Beautification input

Dear Neighbors,

I hope this email finds all property owners in Old Field South in good health, with an abundance of happiness going into 2019. Looking forward to the year ahead, we would like to have your input regarding areas that the Beautification Committee should address. Please let me know about problems you notice such as poor road drainage, dead tree limbs, or other concerns.  You can reach me at

We will do our best to address all concerns in order to further add to the beauty of our wonderful community. In late March, we will be scheduling our next community clean-up. It is a great opportunity to get to know your neighbors and be an active part of Old Field South. We always welcome students who are looking to acquire community service hours.

Wishing a Happy New Year to All,

Patty Yantz
Beautification Chair

Neighbors Come Together

On Saturday, November 10th, a strong, hardworking group of volunteers braved the chilly weather to help clean up one of our Old Field South common areas. They worked on the triangle on Highwood and literally filled a large truck with dead branches and debris.

As the group tackled the job, I was reminded of something I once heard that went something like this —

Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy… When you volunteer you vote everyday about the kind of community you want to live in.

Hopefully, we will be having more “island” cleanups soon. We will be keeping you posted.
A sincere and heartfelt thanks for our volunteers for their kindness to our wonderful community.

Patty Yantz,
Beautification Chairperson

OFS Fall Cleanup

Volunteers Needed

Join your neighbors in helping to spruce up our OFS common areas!  Service hours are available for student volunteers.

Meet Saturday, November 10  at 9:00 a.m. at the Highwood triangle between numbers 7 and 9.

Please bring your own work gloves, pruning shears, and rakes.  Plastic bags will be provided!

For more information, contact Patty at

OFS Book Club – March 2018

Greetings neighbors—

Please join the OFS Book Club on Monday, March 26, at 7:00 p.m. for a spirited discussion of Muriel Barbery’s international bestseller, The Elegance of the Hedgehog.

For location information and other details, please contact book club coordinator Chris at

[The Elegance of the Hedgehog tells] a beautiful story with a large cast of fascinating, complicated characters whose behavior is delightfully unpredictable…No idea is too big or small to find a home in the Parisian apartment building where most of the characters live.  —The Wall Street Journal

The Elegance of the Hedgehog is about love. But not the sappy, head-over-heels variety. Rather, it’s about the love of one’s friends. It’s about the love you can experience when you connect with strangers. And it’s about the possibility—but just that—of romantic love.  —The Huffington Post

Annual Business Meeting and Cocktail Party

Greetings neighbors –

Spring is almost here and it’s once again time for the annual OFSPOA business meeting and cocktail party. It will be held on Friday, April 13th from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the lovely Neighborhood House right here in Setauket! The business meeting will be held first with the party following immediately after. Stay tuned for more information and please watch your email for your Evite (electronic invitation); RSVP by opening the invitation and tapping “yes” or “no.” We hope to see you there!

OFS Book Club – February 2018

Greetings neighbors—

Please join the OFS Book Club on Monday, February 19, at 7:00 p.m. for a spirited discussion of Elizabeth Strout’s Anything is Possible.

For location information and other details, please contact book club coordinator Chris at

When Elizabeth Strout is on her game, is there anybody better? . . . This is a generous, wry book about everyday lives, and Strout crawls so far inside her characters you feel you inhabit them. . . . This is a book that earns its title. Try reading it without tears, or wonder. —  USA Today

Anything Is Possible keenly draws a portrait of a small town where options are few, where everyone’s business is everyone’s business, and where verdicts rendered while young follow you your whole life. . . . — 
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Emerging Artists Exhibit

Greetings all –

Tomorrow night the Atelier at Flowerfield will host the opening of its new exhibit featuring pieces by emerging artists — including our very own Bobbie Beltrami!

For more information:

Emerging Artists: In Celebration of Student Artwork

December 7th, 2017 – February 1st, 2018

Opening Reception December 7th, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.