East Quogue Community Notes, July 4

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Our Village Green will be sizzlin’ this month!The fantastic summer concert series sponsored by the East Quogue Chamber of Commerce, the East Quogue Civic Association and the Town of Southampton will be held at the Village Green every Tuesday evening this month, with the free shows beginning at 7 p.m. each week.

Six Guns will fill our hamlet with the awesome sounds of country music on July 9. Songs in the Attic will perform the music of Billy Joel on July 16. The Filthy Crickets will entertain with good time rock ‘n’ roll on July 23. And, there will be a double-header on July 30, the final show of the summer, when Side FX, the Southampton Hospital All Star Band, performs at 6:15 p.m. followed by The Fast Lane, an Eagles tribute band, at 7 p.m.

Our amazing students, both young and old, are making news again.

The second-graders at our East Quogue Elementary School rock! The budding young artists recently held an Open House Animal Art Show and painted more than sixty watercolors of the pets who temporarily reside at the Southampton Animal Shelter in Hampton Bays. Every masterpiece sold and the children donated $332 to the shelter to help care for the homeless pets who are patiently awaiting their forever homes. Way to go, our new third-graders!

Ryan Fennell, a recent graduate of Westhampton Beach High School, will attend the Melbourne campus of the Florida Institute of Technology in the fall. Ryan plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in aviation management, flight.

Amanda L. Britton received her bachelor of fine arts degree in the theater arts, magna cum laude, from Boston University.

Brooke Shaughnessy graduated from Hofstra University in May with a bachelor of arts degree in public relations.

Kara Smith graduated from Fordham University with a bachelor of arts degree in art history. She also received a Certificate of Accomplishment from the Division of Student Affairs for her outstanding leadership and service to the university.

And, Anna Finch made the dean’s list at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Anna is a fourth-year student in the ASL-English interpretation program in RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Congratulations to all!

And, finally, how cool is this? While renewing his pilot’s license in the secure area at MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma, my son Bobby spied the Newsday picture of my collie, Christie, and my wild-cat, Emmy Lou, pinned on the bulletin board.

On The CalendarTuesday, July 9: The East Quogue Chamber of Commerce meets at the Quogue Library at 5 p.m.

Wednesday, July 10: The East Quogue Citizens Advisory Committee meets at 7 p.m. at the home of Richard and Carol Combes.

Saturday, July 20: The Quogue Wildlife Refuge hosts its seventh annual “Wild Night for Wildlife” benefit gala, from 7 to 10 p.m., at the historic Quogue home of Paul and Jane Dietche. Tickets start at $175. For more information, call (631) 653-4771.

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