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Aquebogue News: Fundraiser, ‘Wine and Noses,’ set for July 31

Martha Clara Vineyards hosts a Vines and Canines event where people can bring their dogs along for a tour. (Credit: Carrie Miller)
Martha Clara Vineyards is hosting Canine Companions for Independence fundraiser. (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)

A very special congratulations to the Corwin family — parents Blake and Jasmine Corwin and big sister, Lila. Their new addition, Quinn Marie, was born July 7 at 1:24 a.m. This sweet baby girl weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 20 1/2 inches. Jasmine says Lila is loving every moment with her new baby sister. Congratulations! 

The Northville Beach Civic Association is proud to announce its 2014 academic scholarship winners. The scholarships are supported by the Riverhead Lions and the United Terminal of Riverhead. Each year, applicants from the association are asked to write an essay about their connection to Northville. It can be a memory, a tradition shared, a reflection or an environmental concern or issue. This year’s first-place winner is Alyssa Vicari, who will attend Fairfield University. Second place went to Sarah Richardson, who will attend Le Moyne College. Scholarships will be awarded at the annual NBCA cocktail and scholarship party Aug. 23. Congratulations, Alyssa and Sarah, and the best of luck in your academic pursuits.

There are still some tickets remaining for our Canine Companions for Independence fundraiser, “Wine and Noses,” to be held Thursday, July 31, from 7 to 10 p.m. at Martha Clara Vineyards. Tickets are $60 each or two for $100 and include a glass of wine, appetizers from Grace and Grit, your choice of entree from the North Fork Food Truck or The Roaming Fork and dessert provided by North Fork Food Truck. In addition to the exceptional food, there will be raffles and presentations. You will be inspired as you mingle with these exceptional dogs and their trainers who help create miracles for exceptional people with disabilities. Let’s give CCI a great North Fork welcome. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling me at 631-833-1897. I will deliver them to your door.

August is quickly approaching. Our Redeemer Lutheran Church will host its Vacation Bible School Aug. 18-22 from 9 a.m. to noon for children ages 4-11. Visit for more information.

Old Steeple Community Church will host its annual “Antiques in the Churchyard” show Saturday, Aug. 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The rain date is Aug. 30. Admission is $7. Food and drink will be available for purchase in the church hall.

First Parish Church collects nonperishable items for local food pantries. If you’d like to donate, please drop your food items off at the Grange building on Sundays between 10 a.m. and noon. There is also a collection bin for clean, gently used clothing at the Grange. These items can be dropped off anytime. For further information, contact Pastor Dianne Rodriguez at 516-673-1231 or [email protected].

R031209_Benthal_R.jpgContact Aquebogue columnist Eileen Benthal at [email protected] or 833-1897.