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Neighborhood News: Spaces still available for Meeting House Chorus

George Moravek directing the first rehearsal of the Jamesport Meeting House Chorus last Tuesday night. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)


I’m sure the Cassatt String Quartet at the Jamesport Meeting House was very well attended. I hope you had a chance to go and enjoy the first musical event of the 2014 season. 

Eileen Benthal

There are still some spaces available if you are interested in joining the Meeting House Chorus. The first rehearsal was last week and they still need some men to join. I missed the first rehearsal but am hoping to go this week. The chorus offers a wonderful opportunity to sing a variety of music, including songs from shows like “Spamalot,” “Wicked,” “The Producers” and “The Lion King,” among others. Rehearsals will be held most Tuesdays from 6 to 7:15 p.m. An “Opening Night” concert will be held May 10 at the Meeting House. If you’re interested in joining the chorus, email director George Moravek at [email protected] or call him ASAP at 631-284-3310. A $25 registration fee, to be brought to the first rehearsal, covers the cost of music and any other incidentals needed for the concert. I sent George an email because I love to sing and I love the Meeting House. Come and join in the fun!

The food pantry at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church is open Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon. They need volunteers to help out one day per month to give food to needy families in our community. If you are interested, call Linda at 334-1069.

The Jamesport-South Jamesport Civic Association met March 1. Thanks to all those who were able to attend the meeting. For detailed minutes of what was discussed and accomplished, email Angela Devito at [email protected]

The countdown to spring is just 14 days! It has been a very long winter. Johanna and I planted some bulbs indoors and two weeks ago a few of the paperwhites were beginning to bloom. Other bulbs were also sprouting but not quite ready to bloom — at least not three weeks ago. We have been in NYU for a few weeks now and Johanna has had a lot of surgeries. I am anxious to get her home to see our indoor garden. I’ll tell her that the spring blooms are just for her; a sign of hope of good things to come!

Even if we have one or two more snowfalls, remember the snow won’t last and spring is just around the corner! Warmer, sunnier days are ahead! I miss the North Fork skies — even in this winter they beat the Manhattan skyline from a hospital window, even with glimpses of the bay. Keep looking up and have a beautiful week.

Contact Eileen Benthal at [email protected] or 833-1897