Aquebogue-Jamesport: Old Steeple Fair rescheduled to Sept. 5

I hope you and your family fared well in the hurricane. We did not sustain any damage at our end. It was a wild ride. Johanna and I got stuck in Ohio, taking the college kids back to school. We had a lovely time on campus at Franciscan University but we were anxious to get home.

Two big activities were canceled in our local area because of the storm. Old Steeple Church’s antique fair and luncheon, scheduled for Aug. 27, has been postponed to Monday, Sept. 5, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Donation is $6 per person; children under 12 free. This will truly be the final day of summer festivities for our area. Come out and enjoy the community flavor as you browse and buy antiques and food. Hopefully the weather will be cool, bright and beautiful.

I thought I would miss the race, but I guess that was not the case! Unfortunately, the JFD 10K race that was scheduled for Aug. 28 was canceled due to the hurricane. I went to the website and the cancellation notice there said that the race will be rescheduled. No date has been posted yet. I am sure they need time to contact everyone and come up with a plan for rescheduling. If you have any questions, check the website or contact Robert Sikora at 807-4055 or [email protected].

As I mentioned in last week’s column, preparations are being made for the third annual historic Jamesport House Tour. This year’s event will be on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The preservation committee is looking for volunteers to help facilitate the tours. If you help you will be compensated with half-price tickets for $20. This year’s tour is expanded and promises to be a great time for all. Volunteers will work either 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 to 4 p.m. Last year the tour raised over $12,000 for the Jamesport Meeting House Preservation Trust. If you can volunteer, contact Cathie Flanagan at [email protected] or 722-2279.

Today, Sept. 1, is a very special day for a great guy in Jamesport! Jimmy Maggio is turning 17 today! Jimmy is a senior at New York Military Academy. He is working with a special equine program that will incorporate horses into the military training and events, as well as recreational activities like fox hunting. We are all looking forward to the successful endeavors that Jimmy will experience in his senior year and beyond. Best wishes for a happy birthday, Jim! Have a great year in school and we will see you again soon!

There is an early deadline for the Sept. 8 issue, as the Times/Review office will be closed Labor Day, Sept. 5. Any news you may have for that issue needs to get to me by tonight, Thursday, Sept. 1, so that I can send it in by tomorrow at 10 a.m.

Happy September to all and best of luck to all the students starting back to school!