April 2007 News Letter
P.O. Box 623, Miller Place, NY 11764
Web page: millerplacecivic.org
A Message From the President
"The earth laughs in flowers."
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
Chairman Jim Moran reports that the Delea development is yet to move forward. There is a meeting planned with the Town of Brookhaven next week and we are anticipating new comments on the project.
The core group of Woody Brown, John Kreutz, and Kathy Rousseau have begun work on updatiing the 1996 hamlet study. We are looking for volunteers from our membership to review segments of the existing document and make recommendations for the update. As we work along updates will be reflected on the website. There will also be a way to supply comments on specific portions if that is how you wish to contribute input.
Legislator Dan LoSquadro is sponsoring a Blood Drive on Saturday, April 21, 2007 in the King Kullen Shopping Center, Mount Sinai, 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Call 854-1600 for more details. We've been told there is a very severe blood shortage right now.
Cub Pack 204's Blue & Gold Dinner
Legislator Daniel P. Losquandro was in attendance to congratulate the scouts from Pack 204 as they held their Blue & Gold dinner. Civic member and scout leader Victor Varonnier (back left) was also celebrated for his work with the pack and for moving up with his scouts. The dinner was held to perform the Arrow of Light Ceremony that marks the graduation, or crossing over, from Cub Sscouts to Boy Scouts. In all, more than 250 people turned out to support the boys as they continue their journey with the Boy Scouts of America. This organization instills a sense of community in our young people and prepares them to make ethical and moral choices throughout their lifetimes.
Support the Troops
The Rocky Point Lion’s Club is spearheading a 2007 campaign for northeast Brookhaven with local businesses and groups for contributions to send our troops care packages, letters/cards of encouragement. Be on the lookout for collection boxes throughout Miller Place in the near future. A list of suggested items has been hung in the kiosk at the Stop & Shop center. As collection sites are established they will be posted in the kiosk and on our website. For more information please contact Lion’s President Lou Gallo at LJgallo@optonline.net, 821-2290 or Event Chairman Bob Caggiano firstname.lastname@example.org, 375-0993.
Frank Klement reports that The NYS DOT has scheduled an investigation into his request to hang the 25A/Miller Place Road “No Turn on Red” sign overhead. There has also been a request to add a turning signal to the light at 25A/Pipe Stave Hollow Road.
MILLER PLACE Saturday April 14th 9-11:00
Meet near the old Waldbaums for distribution of sites, garbage bags, gloves and shirts. We’ll have bagels, juice, & coffee to energize you before sending you off to clean. Please come to help out with filling just one bag! That won’t take much time at all with all the litter on our streets.
CEDAR BEACH Saturday April 21st 8AM until done
Coffee, Hot Chocolate & Donuts 8-9AM
Meeting place is the Mount Sinai Yacht Club
Work Areas will be assigned Lunch at 12:00
Equipment needed: Gloves, rakes appreciated
Gloves and bags will be provided
Historic Society News
The next meeting is Monday, April 9 at the Congregational Church in Mt. Sinai. All members are eligible to vote for officers and board of directors at 7:30 followed by a free lecture open to the public at 7:45. The topic is the successful raid of the British Fort St.George which was located on the estate of William Floyd, signer of the Declaration of Independence. Led by Setauket Spy Ring leader, Benjamin Tallmadge, it is a daring piece of history. Perhaps you have visited Mt. Sinai Harbor at the very spot where the boats were hidden! The Annual Appraisal Night will be held Saturday, April 28 at 7 PM at the Congregational Church in Mt. Sinai. The $10 admission includes one appraisal. Each additional item is $3 with a limit of three items per person. Call 476-5742 to reserve a spot. Leave your name, phone and number of persons attending. Refreshments will be served. This is always fun and entertaining evening with Lloyd of Greenport. Think of it as our own Antique Road Show!
There are five positions being voted on at next month’s meeting. A short bio of those running will be emailed and posted on our website prior to then. Those interested please contact Kathy at 473-0943.
Welcome to new members André & Edward Berlin. Thank-you to all members who have mailed in their 2007 renewal. New residents are added to our mailing list for several months which is indicated with an * after your name. Printing and postage is one of our main expenses and the reason we have to limit the number of newsletters sent out to non-members.
New from Rita
Save a Pet, Cliff's Clinic and the Animal Shelter and Affordable Pet Care will all be joining in to help manage the costs and care for the cats under their care at Woodhaven Nursing Home. They are still in need of food for those of you interested. Monetary donations in the name of Rita Miszuk and Sue Jacowski/ Woodhaven Nursing Home Cats can be made to Save a Pet or Affordable Pet Care adjoining the Animal Shelter on Horseblock Road. They estimate the cat count at 50. There are also home nursed, hand tamed kittens looking for homes.
Upcoming General Membership Meeting Dates for 2007
September 23 Kevin McCarrick and Daniel LoSquadro
General Membership Meetings
April 23, 2007 7:30 PM HS Library
May 21, 2007 7:30 PM