IF YOU WERE NOT IN NEW SUFFOLK ON JULY 4th YOU MISSED A VERY SPECIAL EVENT! As promised, this year's parade was bigger and better than ever. From the first steps led by the Cutchogue Fire Department to the last, scores of children, floats, flags, vintage cars, military veterans and local community organizations came together to celebrate America's birthday. Patriotic songs, history, and even the firing of a cannon rounded out the waterside
program. Our thanks, once again go to the Wickham family for the use of their wagon/stage and of course to the Moore foundation for the generous and delicious picnic lunch served by Case’s Place.
Many thanks to everyone who attended our annual meeting on June 18th. For those who were not present, we are happy to announce that the NSCA has opened its board to three new Directors. Three board members are parents with children in our school. This is a big asset for our community; it will help shape the future of our hamlet with the perspective of parents.
Joan Doherty gave the treasury and the yard sale reports and thanked Jim Baker, for his help and expertise. Jeanette Cooper gave the New Suffolk School Enrichment Fund report and thanked the community for their generous support. The NSCA was also recognized for its continued effort and generosity. A new playground was installed and the ballfield has been refurbished. Jeanette also mentioned that the Enrichment Fund is also committed to raising money in support of science and nature programs, museum trips etc.
This year, the Spirit of New Suffolk Award was given to the late Lily Andrews, a beloved resident. Carol Dinda spoke about Lily’s wonderful life, courage and compassion. We shall miss her and will always remember her as Lady Liberty on our 4th of July Parade.
Tony Dill, New Suffolk School Board President thanked the community for its support and praised the wonderful school faculty and staff while looking forward for another great school year.
Many residents expressed that a primary concern in our hamlet is speeding along with parking issues on First Street, the beach and when events are scheduled in town. Paul and Joe have been meeting regularly with Southold Police Chief Flatley and Supervisor Scott Russell. Thank you to Jim Baker for your information on traffic procedures with the Town, andyouroffertohelpNSCAinexpeditinganyconcernsresidentsmayhave. Ifyouseeacode violation, such as parking, you can submit your complaint online, and the Code Enforcement Officer is emailed the complaint. The link for Code Enforcement is: http://www.southoldtownny.gov/index.aspx?nid=192
THE NSCA HAS CONTINUED TO BE BUSY :
Hosting a benefit 5K Run to help raise funds for the Rett Syndrome Foundation.
Organizing our community clean up
Supporting Cutchogue-New Suffolk library
Organizing a petition and writing letters in support of Homer Clare, our active postmaster for the position of permanent postmaster.
Fighting to protect the ballfield and keep it free of parking.
Supporting US Submariners and the history of the USS Holland
THANK YOU----THANK YOU----THANK YOU.
NSCA membership was at its highest level 2015/2016 since 2011. One hundred and twelve memberships totaling over 170 people chose to support our community association. Projects such as the funding of a new school playground, refurbishing of the ball field, along with free summer concerts, all sponsored by NSCA have encouraged community members to support our Association. If you have not yet joined for the 2016/2017 year please consider filling out the form included in this newsletter or visit our website: www.newsuffolkcivicassociation.com and click the ‘JOIN’ button in the upper right corner of the page. Follow the directions. Like us on Facebook: ‘I love New Suffolk
The NSCA is also part of the NORTH FORK CIVIC ASSOCIATION COALITION. Meetings are held every 6 weeks at the Southold Library where all the Civic Associations share their ideas and concerns about the North Fork.
OH WHAT FUN!
On Saturday July 2nd, the ball field came alive again with an extraordinary performance of our great North Fork Rock/Country stars, Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks! What a treat that was!
Reminder: Community Concert on the ballfield. Bring your family, your friends and a chair and enjoy our last summer concert, Belle Voce. Sunday, August 14th(rain date August 21st) 6:30pm
The NSCA would like to thank the New Suffolk School for the use of their beautiful grounds for our community. Beside the little league practicing and live performances, residents now have another place to meet and sit. A group of Petanque players are also showing their skills at the game and invite everyone who would like to play to join them. If you are interested contact Michelle Roussan firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text at 631 521 5375
Have a great summer! Let’s embrace our beautiful hamlet and treasure our unique community!