Aquebogue-Jamesport Column: Fundraiser Nov. 10 for Christopher Timpone

11/03/2011 3:30 AM |

This is a final reminder for another exciting event at the Jamesport Meeting House. On Nov. 4 and 5 at 7 p.m. East End Shakespeare and Northeast Stage will present “Shakespeare: In the Company of Players,” a celebration of the actor, the audience, the creative process and the human spirit as told through the language and characters of William Shakespeare and a company of players. A.D. Newcomer is a stage director, teaching artist, actor and board member with Northeast Stage; the creator of the East End Shakespeare Actor Training Program; and co-creator of the ongoing program Café Shakespeare. Northeast Stage is a Greenport-based theater company whose mission has always been to present high-quality theater on the North Fork. For more information, call A.D. Newcomer at 208-6933, email [email protected] or visit Northeast Stage and the Jamesport Meeting House on Facebook.

How about that quick change of weather last weekend? I finally broke down and turned on the heat! You can warm up this weekend at Old Steeple Community Church’s fall soup supper on Sunday, Nov. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. Don’t miss this display of homemade soups, breads, beverages and desserts. Tickets are $12 for adults and $9 for children under 12 and are available by calling Lenny at 722-3580.

The Jamesport Civic Association will be meeting at Angela De Vito’s house at 121 Green St., South Jamesport, on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. It is hoped that some winter events will be planned, such as a dinner social.
Please keep Aquebogue resident Christopher Timpone and his family in your prayers. Christopher, 9, is a fourth-grader at Aquebogue Elementary School who was recently diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a pediatric form of bone cancer. He is an avid golfer and lacrosse player who also pitches for his Little League baseball team. His recent free-time activities include educating all his friends about his cancer, the treatments and what they might encounter in the journey through the treatment. He is an amazing kid.

Fortunately, Christopher’s cancer is treatable with intensive chemotherapy, surgery and/or radiation therapy. My family understands firsthand that even with insurance the fees for daily travel, gas and parking at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in NYC are enormous. It is also difficult to work when you have a child with a life-threatening illness and your income can be negatively affected. Thankfully, the local community has organized a fundraiser to help Chris and his family.

On Nov. 10 from 7 to 10 p.m., a fundraiser for the Timpone family will be held at Eagle’s Landing at Calverton Links Golf Course. The evening includes a walk-about dinner, cash bar, raffles and a chinese auction. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. Checks should be made payable to Courage, Strength and Faith for Christopher, P.O. Box 894, Shoreham, NY, 11786.

I want to wish my son, David, a very happy birthday. David turns 24 on Nov. 6. We miss you!