Annual Business Meeting and Cocktail Party Recap

Dear Neighbors,

On June 14, 2019, we held our Annual OFS Business Meeting and Cocktail Party at the Setauket Neighborhood House. The meeting was attended by 60 residents, and marked the 90th anniversary of our historic neighborhood.

The most significant outcome of the meeting was the raise of our annual dues to $100/per household. This change was approved almost unanimously, with the intention of providing the OFS Board with more financial flexibility to cover the costs of maintaining the OFS common areas and the social features of our community.  

The other main topic of discussion was the extensive tree clearing that occurred on two recently purchased properties. Many of our neighbors were understandably upset about these breaches to the covenants. The Board has agreed to reach out to new homeowners and realtors that represent OFS properties to provide them with a copy of our covenants and communicate the features that make OFS such a special place to live. 

Two additional concerns expressed by our neighbors were: 1) Mailboxes are not clearly marked with home addresses, making it difficult for emergency personnel to find houses and 2) Cars are speeding on our streets, leading to an unsafe environment for all.

In happy news, it was reported that the three previous OFS clean-up efforts were well-attended and greatly improved the appearance of the major “islands.” Furthermore, the raised bed brick project at the OFS entrance on Mount Grey Road and Highwood Road has gotten tremendous support from our neighbors, and will be completed in the next few weeks. 

The art show held at the annual meeting, entitled “Loving the place we call home,” received nine wonderfully creative entries from OFS residents. After a vote, four winning pieces were chosen to be featured in the next edition of the OFS Directory.

Finally, it was announced that Dale Hodges (Hospitality Co-Chair), Susan Tyson (Social Chair) and Christina Maffia (VP) are stepping down from the OFS Board, after a number of years of dedicated service. The residents elected to fill the newly open board positions are Stephen DelGiorno (VP), Teri Viteritti (Social Chair), and Suja Gurunathan (Communications Co-Chair). 

We thank everyone for contributing to our wonderful community and look forward to seeing everyone at the next OFS gathering!

Another Cleanup Success!

Greetings neighbors —

Thank you to all that came out for our 3rd OFS Community Cleanup on April 27th. We worked on the largest “island,” which is located at Southgate & Intervale. Although our volunteer crew was a bit smaller than the last one, they did an amazing job removing dead wood and debris. A special thanks to Annemarie Waugh, Jennifer Jerit, Jason & Nelson Barabas, Grace Caden, and Annemarie Harris. A special merit award goes to Lloyd Newman & Doug Reuter who have made all the clean-ups!!!

Again, a sincere thanks for making Old Field South the wonderful community that it is.

Patty Yantz
Beautification Chairperson

House Concert – August 2017

On Friday, Aug. 18, at 7 pm neighbor Evelyn Bromet will host a  special summer concert by Macedonian-born pianist Kalina Mrmevska and Polish-born violinist Kinga Augustyn. The concert previews their upcoming performance at the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert at the Chicago Cultural Center.

Kalina and Kinga overlapped in the DMA program Stony Brook. Their music bios are extraordinary!!

Here they are playing Kreisler’s Liebesleid:


H. Wieniawski – Polonaise de Concert, Op. 4

S. Prokofiev – Sonata for Violin and Piano in D Major, Op. 94

F. Kreisler – Three Old Viennese Dances

Romuld Twardowski  –   3 works

  •   Spanish Fantasy
  •   Niggunim – Chassidic melody
  •   Capriccio in Blue – G. Gershwin in memoriam

$25 recommended for the musicians’ honoraria. No charge for students.

For the concert’s location and to RSVP, contact


Free concert at The Jazz Loft

Tomorrow evening, Tuesday, March 21, SUNY Oswego will be hosting a free event at The Jazz Loft in Stony Brook from 7:30 9:00 p.m. The acclaimed Oswego Jazz Project will be performing. The group is led by SUNY Oswego professors, including Eric Schmitz on drums, Trevor Jorgensen on sax, and Rob Auler on keyboard.  Members of the Music Technology / Composition department, who are professional recording engineers, will also be on hand.  In addition to being an evening of great music, this event will afford prospective college students the opportunity to speak with Oswego alumni and professors.

This event is not sold out as indicated on The Jazz Loft web site.

To hear the Oswego Jazz Project go to:

25A Corridor Land Use Meetings

A series of community meetings are being held (The first was on February 4.) to discuss land use in the 25A corridor from Stony Brook to Setauket.  They are being hosted by the Town of Brookhaven and the Citizen Advisory Committee.  For more information, visit the Town of Brookhaven’s site at or check out this article by our own Donna Newman:

The public is invited.  RSVP is requested.  Details below.

Community Visioning Meeting Schedule

•Setauket /East Setauket Community Vision Meeting:

Saturday Feb. 25, from 10 am to 1 pm

•All Hamlets Wrap Up Meeting:

Saturday March 4, from 2 to 4:30 pm

All meetings will be held at the Stony Brook School, 1 Chapman Parkway off Route 25A, opposite the Stony Brook railroad station. Groups will meet in the Kanas Commons.

Councilwoman Cartright requests community members wishing to attend any of the sessions RSVP by the Wednesday before the scheduled meeting.

Email or telephone the office 631-451-6963.

Neighborhood House Concert

Olympus Piano Trio
Regi Papa, violin; Ben Capps, cello; Konstantine Valianatos, piano
September 10, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.

$25 honorarium (basket on front porch; students are free)
RSVP to for location

The trio has performed in concert halls in the US and Greece to extraordinary reviews.

Rachmaninoff, Trio Elegiaque No. 1 in G minor
Shostakovich, Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67
Andante – Moderato
Allegro non troppo


Hatzis, “Odd World” from Constantinople

Brahms, Piano Trio in C major Op.87
Andante con moto
Scherzo. Presto
Finale, Allegro giocoso


Candidate Meet and Greet

[Items posted on behalf of residents do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the OFS Executive Board.]

Dear Neighbors —

You are invited to meet Dave Calone, Democratic candidate for United States Congress, NY First District, on Sunday, May 15, 1 to 3 PM at the home of Ed and Nancy Vitale on Strong’s Neck. Dave and his family live in Setauket. Lloyd and I have met him and feel he would be an excellent choice to represent us in Congress. If you are interested in attending, please email me and I will provide directions.

Donna Newman