As it celebrates its 125th anniversary, the Masonic Care Community in Utica, New York is unveiling a new master plan to add new housing, repurpose currently unused buildings, and update Acacia Village, its independent living community. There are also plans for a new child daycare program. The plan will break ground next year with a target completion date of 2026, representing millions of dollars in investment and additional employment for the surrounding community.
The Suffolk Masonic District is located in and encompasses all of Suffolk County, New York State’s easternmost county, which is why we often remark that the sun rises first on Masonry in Suffolk District! Located on Long Island, Suffolk County is surrounded on three sides by water, the easternmost part being split into two forks; the north fork, home of most of Long Islands farms and wineries, and the south fork, known for the Hamptons and the Montauk Light House. Being approximately 85 miles long by 20 miles wide, Suffolk County is one of New York State’s larger counties, populated by 1.5 million residents.