Notes from Remsenburg and Speonk


This weekend I spent several hours switching clothes back and forth between my winter closet and my summer closet. Out with the wool and sweaters and in with the linen and sandals!

Every year when the weather gets warmer and it’s time to bring out the spring and summer clothes, I get such a sense of excitement, akin to back when I was a child with my new school togs. Yes, I was the one child who couldn’t wait to go back to school so I could show off my fresh-from-the-department-store clothes and, of course, start learning again.

Even though I have owned some items for more than 10 years, when warm weather rolls around, it’s like I have a whole new wardrobe. Especially with the shoes. There is something about an open toe sandal and a new pedicure that brings out such a simple sense of happiness for me. Funny, I don’t get the same sense of excitement with winter boots and coats.

Alas, there were a few things that I knew I wouldn’t be wearing again so I packed them up for someone else to enjoy. If you are cleaning out your closets soon, or making the switch from winter to summer clothes, think about what you haven’t used lately and consider donating them.

The Remsenburg Academy will be holding its annual tag sale on Saturday, June 14. Donations will be gratefully accepted at the Academy every Saturday beginning on May 3. You can drop them off between 11 a.m. and noon each Saturday until the day of the sale. All proceeds will benefit the Academy.

If you’d like to kill two birds with one stone this weekend, the Remsenburg Association will be holding its “Summer Solstice Mailing” this Saturday, May 3. Association President Christian Killoran wanted me to tell you that everyone is invited to meet at the Academy at 11 a.m. that day to help prepare the mailings. Coffee and donuts will be provided by the association and it should be a great time to discuss the Solstice Party, as well as what’s going on this summer.

So, drop off your tag sale items, grab a donut and help out with the mailing while socializing with your neighbors. Sounds like a great way to spend an hour this weekend.

Now a gentle reminder: Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 11.

Sprinkles on Montauk Highway in Speonk has some great recommendations for the perfect gift for mom. The store is offering gift certificates for upcoming cake decorating and chocolate making classes. Spots are still available for a few classes.

On Saturday, May 10, Sprinkles will be participating in the “Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale” to fight childhood hunger. All of the proceeds raised at the shop will go toward fighting childhood hunger. Stop by between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to help them reach their goal of raising $2,000.

Suzanne Collins, president of the Speonk/Remsenburg Civic Association, reported that the Speonk plume site is still being investigated but that some progress is being made. The group recently sent copies of the newest report to various local and state administrators including the Southampton Town Board, the Southampton Town Planning Board and New York State environmental and public health officials.

On Saturday, May 17, both the Speonk/Remsenburg Civic Association and the Remsenburg Association will be organizing neighborhood cleanups. More information on both of those events to come next week. In the meantime, remember to mark your calendars to get outside and pitch in to beautify our area.

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