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The Rocky Point Historical Society is pleased to announce we have received a Preserve New York grant of $6,685 from the Preservation League of New York. The grant will enable the Society to hire Steward Preservation Services LLC to prepare a Building Condition Report of the c.1721 Noah Hallock Homestead. The report will clarify causes of deterioration, identify areas of instability for corrective restoration or repair, and develop work descriptions to assist us in obtaining bids for the necessary work. Preserve New York is the signature grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts and the Preservation League of New York State. Preserve New York is made possible with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, with generous additional support from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation.

For more information, contact Suzanne Johnson, 631-839-0490.

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Edith Mahler, Trustee and Master Gardener for the Rocky Point Historical Society successfully conducted a Garden Tour of the Hallock Homestead on June 22, 2019.
Edith said: “Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make this such a successful day…” Garden Tour June 22 2019 1
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Edith Mahler, 3rd from the left, conducted the Garden Tour at the Noah Hallock Homestead on Saturday, June 22nd. It was a very successful event with 67 amazed and pleased guests, who left smiling! It was a beautiful day!

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Best Wishes to the McCarricks on their well deserved retirement!  McCarrick’s Dairy has been conducting their business in Rocky Point for the past 71 years.  We wish all the best to Kevin, Bridget and Hugh.  We congratulate them on providing one of the best and oldest businesses in town.

Joe Cognitore Grand Marshal Dinner March 5 2017

Congratulations to Joe Cognitore as 67th Grand Marshal at this year’s Friends of St. Patrick Parade. Joe serves as Commander of the VFW Post #6249 at Rocky Point. As a Vietnam veteran he was awarded the Bronze Star, the Combat Infantry Badge, and the National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign and Air Medals. He was inducted in the New York State Veterans’ Hall of Fame in 2005. He works closely in providing homes for wounded veterans and their families, along with the Suffolk County Veteran Commanders, the Long Island Home Building Corporation and Landmark Properties. Joe was instrumental in helping us obtain the rock and our memorial to Rocky Point’s Civil War soldiers in Old Depot Park. He helped establish the Diamond in the Pines 9/11 Memorial and the German Shepherd Service Dogs Memorial. Joe is always helping people, driving them to doctor’s appointments. Along with Mark Baisch, he was honored by the Times Beacon and the Rotary Club for their service as Persons of the Year. He serves on a Committee to Congress on behalf of our veterans Our deep gratitude to Joe Cognitore for his continued and faithful commitment to serve our community.
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An engraved clock was presented during our Christmas Dinner at Caruso’s on December 8th to our Honorary Member, Mark Baisch of Landmark Properties, for his generous support in saving the historic Circa 1721 Noah Hallock Homestead.