More Sad News

Ellen M. Schlachter, Home Economics teacher at Northport Junior High School, known to her students as Mrs. S, died on July 18, twelve days before her 81st birthday. Ellen is survived by her son James and his wife Lynn. She was predeceased by her husband, William.

Important Information for NYSHIP Enrollees

The NYSUT Regional Office has asked us to inform our membership that the contract between Blue Cross Hospital, which provides the hospitalization benefit portion of NYSHIP, and NYU Langone, is set to expire on September 30, 2019. If no agreement is reached by August 31, 2019 a letter will be sent from NYSHIP to its participants informing them that one month remains in the contract with NYU-Langone and that there is a possibility of a disruption.  We will update you as we learn of developments.

If anyone wants additional information they can call Peter L. Verdon, Regional Staff Director at NYSUT Suffolk Regional Office at 631-273-8822.

Sad New

Joan C. Smith, retired Northport – East Northport teacher, passed away on August 10, 2019 at 89 years of age. Joan lived in Northport and is survived by her husband Edward, her children Suzie, Cindy Latchford, Kevin (Diane), & Keith (Kathy), nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. A funeral mass was held for Joan at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church in Centerport, followed by a private cremation.

Help Us! Help Others!

At our annual picnic is on September 10. As in years past, let us continue to help local families in need by supporting the Ecumenical Lay Council Food Pantry of the First Presbyterian Church of Northport.

The local food pantries need our support this September as families seek assistance to meet their needs. You can help when you attend the R-UTN picnic by making a donation of non-perishable food items, paper or cleaning supplies, cash, Stop & Shop Gift Cards, or checks made out to the Ecumenical Lay Council. Remember, paper goods and personal hygiene supplies cannot be purchased with food stamps.

All donations will be brought to the Northport Presbyterian Ecumenical Lay Council Food Pantry. This organization helps those in need and does not discriminate for any reason. Let’s continue to do our part to prevent local hunger.

An Invitation

Retired Northport High School art teacher, Pamela Waldroup, will exhibit her photography in a solo exhibition, City Perspectives ~ Inside Outside, at fotofoto gallery in Huntington Village from August 28 – Sept 21.  She is proud to invite her fellow retirees to join her for the exhibit reception on Saturday, September 7th from 5-7 p.m.