East Quogue Community Notes, July 25

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My wildlife garden is thriving and I am now the proud “grandma” of one baby groundhog. Of course, his chubby parents, East Quogue George and Georgiana, have been profusely complimented. But Shirley Carter has outdone me. She has three baby groundhogs running around in her garden. Congratulations, Shirley!East Quogue’s favorite summertime dining spot, Dockers Waterside Restaurant and Marina, was overflowing with celebrities last week. Eric Trump, accompanied by nine friends, as well as baseball Hall of Famer Dave Winfield were spotted dining at our hamlet’s beautiful bayside restaurant.

And on Monday, July 15, things were really hoppin’ at our local hot spot when several scenes from the movie “The Other Women” were shot on location with both the marina and sunset serving as a backdrop. Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann, as well as swimsuit supermodel Kate Upton, star in director Nick Cassavetes’s upcoming 20th Century Fox film. The filming wrapped up around 6:30 that evening.

News of the honors awarded to our hamlet’s amazing college students just keeps rolling in.

Christian Thienel earned dean’s list honors at Tufts University in Massachusetts while Andie Felsberg and Jennifer Marie Beglane were named to the dean’s list at the University of Rhode Island. And, closer to home, Brooke Shaughnessy made the dean’s list at Hofstra University where she is majoring in public relations.

And last but certainly not least, the magnificent photopaintings of Cheryl Machat Dorskind are on display at The Remsenburg Academy through Sunday, August 11. The gallery is open Thursday through Sunday, from noon until 5 p.m., or by appointment by calling (888) 395-1666).

An artist’s reception will be held this Friday, July 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. The academy is located at 130 South Road in Remsenburg. For more information, shoot an email to Cheryl at cheryl@cherylmachatdorskind.com.

On The Calendar

Tuesday, July 30: Side FX, the Southampton Hospital All Star Band, performs at the Village Green from 6:15 until 6:55 p.m. And, at 7 p.m., The Fast Lane follows with its salute to the Eagles. This will be the final performance of the Summer Concert series on the Village Green.

Saturday, August 10: The East Quogue Fire Department’s 35th annual seafood party, from 7 to 11 p.m., at the firehouse on Montauk Highway. Tickets cost $50 if bought in advance and $60 if purchased at the door. Tickets are available at Fourth Neck Realty and East Quogue Wines and Liquors, both located on Main Street. For more information, send an email to asacks@eqfd.com.

Sunday, August 11: The Fabulous Greaseband performs at the Hampton Bays Beautification Association’s Concert Under The Stars. The free event takes place on Ponquogue Beach, from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information contact Jack O’Keefe at (631) 728-5725 or goodtobejok@gmail.com. (Rain date is Friday, August 16.)

Saturday, August 24: East Quogue United Methodist Church’s annual Chicken BBQ, 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $7 for children age 3 to 10. For information, call Peggy Sanders at (631) 834-4778 or Carole Heller at (631) 653-5102.

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