Remsenburg And Speonk Community Notes, May 30


The winter wind seems to be blowing out and with it the imperative of staying in the barn, and pounding nails, and breathing sawdust, and laboring at needful things. Finally, I can start thinking of morning rides and beach days with the family. And enjoying cocktails with returning summer friends while planning parties and talking about what they’ve done with the golf course.
The tack room is almost finished and looks like a horse lover’s hideout. When I was a teenager, I remember spending long summer days in a tack room with my horsey friends and barn cats and the sweet, dusty smell of hay and the after-shave aroma of leather tack. Our own barn cat, who had been perfectly happy with her bales of hay, will no doubt be glad to see our sawing and pounding gone.

On Sunday, June 2, there will be a special “celebration of life” in honor of Donald M. Elliman, a longtime Remsenburg resident and a past president of Remsenburg Association. The celebration will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, located on Main Street in the village, and will include musical performances and speeches in commemoration of his special life. All are welcome to attend this free memorial service.

Mark your calendars! The Remsenburg Association Summer Solstice Party will be held at the Remsenburg Academy, located at 126 South Country Road, on Saturday, June 22, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Members and their guests will be able to enjoy a raw bar, hors d’oeuvres and an open bar for $55 at the door. For membership information, please visit

“The Remsenburg Road Show” will be held on Sunday, June 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Remsenburg Academy, located at 126 South Country Road. Bring your treasures to be appraised by Lloyd Gerard of Lloyd’s Antiques and Auction Service in Eastport, and Terri Gerard Davison of Phi Beada Kappa LLC.

Admission is $10 and there will be a $5 per item appraisal charge. Proceeds will support The Remsenburg Academy. For more information, log on at

It does not matter if you walk or run, only that you enter the sixth annual Peg Larkin Memorial 5K Run on Sunday, June 2. Registration runs from 8 until 9:15 a.m.; the race starts at 9:30 a.m. sharp.

Pre-registration is $25 for adults and $20 for those 17 and younger. Same-day registration costs $30 for everyone.

This race is part of the Greater Westhampton Race Series which includes five 5K races. This event will also include a “Kid’s Fun Run,” which is 1 mile and will be held on the grounds of the Remsenburg-Speonk Elementary School.

For additional information, please call Amanda Wellington at (631) 801-2102. To register online, visit

A “Cause for Paws Cut-a-Thon” will be held at Salon Echelon, located at 295 Montauk Highway and in the Speonk Shopping Center, on Sunday, June 9, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Haircuts will be $25 and all proceeds will benefit RSVP Animal Welfare & Rescue Group.

There will be raffles, adoptable pets and T-shirts for sale. For additional information, call (631) 288-4200.

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