Northport Reader’s Theater

 R-UTN member Miriam Feinstein is proud to announce that her son, Allen Feinstein, will present a reading of his original musical play, Plotnick’s Movie Palace, at the Northport Reader’s Theater on August 2. She invites everyone to take part in this exciting evening.

Northport Reader’s Theater Special Event
Tuesday, August 2nd, 7:30 p.m.

A reading of Plotnick’s Movie Palace,
a musical by Allen Feinstein
in the Fireplace Room of St. Paul’s Church, Northport

Readings will be followed by a discussion with the playwright. All audience members are welcome to participate.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Reader’s Theater has been generously hosted by St Paul’s for many years. The church is now in need of funds and have requested that we ask for a $2.00 donation from each person who attends our meetings to help defray some of their costs. Please plan to bring your $2.00 donation when you attend the reading. 
If you would prefer to make one donation for the year please consider a total of $20 or more. Checks should be made out to St Paul’s UMC.

Sad News …

Suzanne Taylora retired Fifth Avenue School teacher, passed away recently. A memorial service will be held in the fall.  Condolences can be sent to her niece Jennifer Thomas,  4 Beach Ave, Northport NY 11768.

NYSARA Conference September 19

The New York State Alliance for Retired Americans is not a senior citizens social club and it is not an organization formed to sell you things. It is a way for retired union members and others to make their voices heard on issues important to them. On September 19, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. the NYSARA Long Island Chapter will be hosting a conference titled Challenges Facing Seniors Under the New Politics. Featured will be Barry Kaufmann, President of NYSARA, and speakers who will discourse on Social Security and Medicare. The conference is free to attend and refreshments will be served. If you are interested in attending download, print and return the Registration Form by September 12.

For more information visit the NYSARA Website.


Lois Hutwagner … revisited

Lois Hutwagner, former secretary at East Northport Middle School, passed away on June 26 in Palm Coast, Florida. Lois has lived in Florida since retiring as Principal’s secretary at East Northport Middle School in 1996. For all the years that Lois served as Principal’s secretary, she was the glue that kept ENMS running smoothly. She had the ability to make each teacher, administrator, aide, and custodian feel special.  She was a listener and daily, perhaps hourly, provided answers to so many questions asked of her. When Lois retired, there was a void in the building.  She was and will continue to be missed.

Donations in Lois’ name may be made to St. Joseph’s Carmelite Monastery, 141 Carmelite Drive, Bunnell, FL 32110.

Dr. William Muller was principal at East Northport Middle School for 18 years of Lois Hutwagner’s career. He honors her with the following eulogy:

I was the luckiest administrator in Northport, because Lois Hutwagner was my secretary.  She was everyone’s mom, multitalented and compassionate. We worked together for 18 years and she had this uncanny instinct of knowing what I wanted or what I was going to say before I even said it. While having one such conversation in the main office, someone commented, “You two sound like your married!”  Well, it was a marriage of sorts – Lois was my support, my confidant, my alter ego, and most importantly, my friend.

The last thing I did as principal, was walk through the building with Lois. It was a bit eerie, because the school was empty. It was quiet and we reminisced  for a while. It was a memorable closing to my career.  We started together, we finished together. It is a time I will never forget.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart, no, rather, with all my heart, for what you did for me personally, for the staff, parents and students of ENMS.

As Voltaire says:
     It is with books as it is with people,       
     very few make a difference.  Lois, you
     made a BIG difference in my life!

     G-d bless your soul and may you rest
     in peace.
                                                   Dr. Muller

More Sad News …

Norman Orenstein, retired High School English teacher passed away on July 17. Norm was the President of the Northport Teachers’ Association at the time of the merger that created the United Teachers of Northport. Following the merger, he became the UTN Grievance Chair and was always a staunch advocate of teacher rights.

Norm spent his retirement years in Clearwater, Florida and condolences can be sent to his son at P.O. Box 16355,  Clearwater FL 33766.  A tribute to Norm, written by Bill Hall, is posted on the In Memoriam page of this website

Belated notice of the passing Grete Habermas and Miriam Goldstein. Retired Dickinson Avenue teachers, Greta passed away in February 2015  and Miriam in February 2014.