January 2008 Newsletter
P.O. Box 623, Miller Place, NY 11764
Web Page: www.millerplacecivic.com
IT’S TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP
A Message From the President
It has been quiet in our hamlet over the winter and that is always a good thing.
MPCA Board of Directors
Kathy Rousseau - President/Membership Jim Moran- Vice President, Zoning/Planning
Board Meetings are held the second Monday of the month.
General Membership Meeting
SNOW REMOVAL for people with disabilities and/or senior citizens
Every winter the Suffolk County Office of Handicapped Services receives many calls requesting information on snow removal for people with disabilities and/or the elderly. There is no such County Service. Senior citizens and people with disabilities have snow removed from their driveways, walkways, berms and all other areas with few exceptions, by paying for the service. Fees are negotiated privately. Our Town Youth Bureau has a list of names of young people willing to shovel snow for a fee: Brookhaven Town - Patchogue/Medford Youth Services(631) 758-4100. In the past some of Troop 204 Boy Scouts have been available. If anyone is having a problem planning for snow removal please call 473-0943 and we will try to connect you with more resources.
The civic board met with the Vigilante family, owners of Branch Funeral Home in Smithtown, recently to discuss their plans for a funeral home on RT 25A, east of Park Avenue and the sump on the north side. Nearby neighbors were also present. The consensus was that the plan presented was suitable to the area providing the exit to Toledo Avenue was eliminated. This is a residential area that does not warrant the additional traffic that would accompany the exit as it was placed, even if it was used only sporadically as stated.
Miller Place Civic Board Members Honored
This year the Beacon Record honored Rita Miszuk as Volunteer of the Year for her countless hours spent working on fundraising and projects for the Miller Place Beautification Committee which she founded. This was initiated well before Rita became involved with the civic association. She is always bursting with enthusiasm for what needs to be done and follows up with a plan to do it. She donated $125.00 to the civic from one of her tag sales last summer to cover the expense of moving our website to a host that was more compatible with our growing needs and we thank her for her generosity. The North Shore Sun honored Kyle Markott as Civic Person of the Year for his work on the school board, fire department, and our civic association. How he finds the time while running a successful business is inspiring. Everyone should volunteer for one cause in their lives. We congratulate both of these individuals for their accomplishm ents and are proud to have them on our Board.
Start planning your visit to the East End of Long Island Feb. 8 through March 9, 2008 to enjoy a special series of great jazz performances, cultural attractions and programs, hotel and B&B getaway packages, restaurant specials, winery tastings and events and limousine/wine tour special offers during Winterfest 2008. “JAZZ ON THE VINE” is the theme of the 2008 Long Island Winterfest and will include jazz performances in winery tasting rooms every Saturday and Sunday afternoon over the five-week period. The calendar already includes nearly fifty performances with free admission. Included among the performances is a very special appearance by David Amram, hailed by the Washington Post as “one of the most versatile and skilled musicians America has ever produced. The 2008 Winterfest is being organized by the Long Island Wine Council, the East End Arts Council, Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Workforce Housing, the Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau and American Express, with additional support from WLIU Radio and Legislator Ed Romaine. Visit the official website of 2008 Winterfest at www.liwinterfest.com for all the latest events, schedules and special offers.
Historic Society News
The Historic Society is undertaking a fundraiser for the continued renovation of the Hawkins House. This is the home donated to the Historic Society several years back on the north side of North Country Road. More information will follow with specifics. Contributions can be made to :
Membership: It is now time to renew your membership for 2008.
There are still a number of you who haven’t yet renewed for 2007. Your names will be removed from our member list at the end of this month if we don’t hear from you. One of our jobs is to share community information and for that reason I leave names on for a whole year. The $15.00 fee is all we ask for financial support and we make that go a long way. New residents are added to our mailing list for a month which is indicated with an * after your name. Please visit our Web Site, www.millerplacecivic.org, to learn more about our association and consider membership. New members receive a 3 month subscription to the North Shore Sun.
Welcome to Helping Paws Pet Services
Helping Paws recently moved to our hamlet. I can vouch for their professionalism and the quality of pet care provided after using them for my dog and cat for two weeks last summer. They provide daily dog walking, vacation pet sitting, house sitting, play dates, park visits and pet transportation. They care for your pets in the best place, your home! They are Licensed, Bonded and Insured. Custom Plans are available to fit every animals needs.
KEEP BROOKHAVEN BEAUTIFUL
We all need to take responsibility for our communities
More Info in future months