Eastport Community Notes, May 23

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We laid our sweet cat, Boomer, to rest on Friday, May 17, under the cherry tree in the front yard. The lilacs were in full bloom and we encircled his heart-shaped grave marker with a ring of the fragrant purple flowers. We hung wind chimes from a branch above where we buried him and, the next day, planted some annuals around the stone.
My brother gave us Boomer about 10 years ago and we are forever grateful that he entrusted Boomer into our care and into our lives. We loved that silly cat and miss him so. Before he died last week he fell into a deep sleep in my arms, his eyes slowly closing and his body finally relaxing. You know cats—they like nothing better than a good nap.

Well, Boomer … nap on my sweet friend. Rest in peace, Boo.

The seventh annual golf outing sponsored by the Eastport South Manor Sports Association will take place on Saturday, June 15, at the Rock Hill Country Club in Manorville. The cost for individual golfers is $150 per person and that includes the greens fee, a cart, lunch and dinner, beverages on the course and awards. For more information, please call Ian Kessler at (631) 965-6546 or e-mail him at iankessler@esmsports.com.

A blood drive in honor of Eastport South Manor Junior-Senior High school student Rachel Ragone will take place at the Center Moriches Free Public Library on Friday, May 31, from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Rachel, 16, has been diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare cancer that effects about 30 children annually. Call the library at (631) 878-0940 to set up an appointment.

Our thoughts and love go out this week to Michele Adelwerth of Eastport who was involved in a very bad car accident in Eastport on Sunday. Prayers go out to her and her family. Also, special thanks to the members of the Eastport Fire Department and the EMTs who responded so quickly. We are thankful to these men and women who volunteer their time every day.

Come celebrate the 10th anniversary of the East Quogue Village Green on Saturday, May 25, from 2 to 6 p.m. There will be live music, a magician, face painting and lots of refreshments. All are welcome to attend. The event is being cosponsored by the East Quogue Chamber of Commerce and the East Quogue Civic Association.

The Church of the Immaculate Conception on Quiogue will hold its 100th Anniversary Celebration BBQ on Saturday, June 8, from 6 to 9 p.m., in the Parish Center. Lobster dinner tickets are $50, chicken dinner tickets are $30 and hot dog dinner tickets are $12 each. This includes salads and dessert. There will be free hot dogs for children under 3 and takeout meals will be available. Wine, beer, soda will be available, too.

Tickets may be purchased at the church rectory, or at Lynne’s Cards and Gifts in Westhampton Beach. Call (516) 314-2556.

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