Eastport community notes, September 24

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Autumn officially arrived Tuesday and it was preceded last weekend by some beautiful September weather. Could the sky have been any bluer than it was? Could the air have been any better for sleeping than it was? Out came the slippers and bathrobes, the UGGs and the socks. An early Sunday dinner in the dining room of turkey, stuffing, cranberry and gravy kicked off autumn at our house. We had apple cider and apple pie. A fire in the fire pit topped off the evening.

I looked ahead on the calendar to see when daylight-saving time ends and it is on Sunday, November 1­—the day after Halloween.

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Westhampton will host a carnival at Lufker’s Airport on Montauk Highway in East Moriches from Thursday, October 1, through Sunday, October 4. There will be rides, games, food and fun for all. Carnival hours are 5 to 10 p.m. on October 1, 5 to 11 p.m. on October 2, 2 to 11 p.m. on October 3, and 2 to 8 p.m. on October 4. There will be a fireworks display at 10 p.m. on October 3. All tickets will be sold at the door!

Oktoberfest 2009 will take place at Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck in Center Moriches from Friday, September 25, through Sunday, September 27. There will be rides, games, a beer garden, arts and crafts, and live entertainment! The event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of the Moriches. All are invited to attend.

Eastport South Manor National Honor Society members held their first meeting of the year last week and discussed several upcoming projects and events. They are working on a book drive, a blood drive, a water bottle drive and a “Circus of Fun” to be held at the Dayton Avenue School in Manorville on Friday, September 25, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The ESM Music Booster Club hosted a mixer on Friday night, September 18, to educate prospective new members on what the organization is all about. Dessert and coffee and tea were served and President Gary Wood and other fellow officers (past and present) offered insight on what the Music Booster does for the kids all year long!

Anyone in the ESM School District with a son or daughter in the music program is welcome to take part. Talk to Ken Vignona or Dan Graf at school for more information. Fliers will be handed out at Open House about the Music Booster. There is an exciting schedule of band and chorus events slated for the year. See any music student about the current spring bulb sale going on right now!

The Open House for ESM students in grades nine through 12 will be held tonight, Thursday, September 24, beginning at 7 p.m. Homecoming is the weekend of October 24. Save the dates.

Congratulations to the members of the ESM varsity football team on their recent win over Miller Place. There must have been some magic in the air that night under the new field lights on the new field. It all came together and worked. The smell of VICTORY is so sweet and the guys have been working so hard. We are proud of our ESM Sharks!

The Moriches Community Center will hold its third annual Pet Parade on Saturday, October 3, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Neville Park on Canal Street in Center Moriches. The rain date is Sunday, October 4. The entry fee is $10 per pet. All proceeds will benefit the Moriches Community Center’s “Santa Workshop” holiday outreach program. For more information, please call 874-3700 or 909-1455.

The annual Fall Rummage Sale at the Westhampton Presbyterian Church on Meetinghouse Road in Quiogue will be held on Friday, September 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Saturday, September 26, from 9 a.m. to noon. Check it out.

Eastport residents and local business owners are invited to an open meeting where they can introduce themselves to Southampton Town Board member Anna Throne-Holst, who is running for town supervisor. The meeting will take place at the Renewable Energy Home, 43 South Bay Avenue, Eastport, on Sunday, September 27, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Call 325-1043 for more information.

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