Come on, East Quogue—let’s win this one. I KNOW that we have the hottest grill in the Hamptons right here in our little hamlet!Our newspaper website, 27east.com, wants to see you in action at the grill, so please upload those photos and tell them why your backyard setup makes you feel like you’re the “King of the Grill.” I’ve been to your BBQs and I’ve tasted your fantastic food, but now it’s up to you to make the judges’ mouths water.
Judging will take place on Monday, August 26, and the top three entries will win prizes. First prize is a $175 gift certificate, second place gets a $125 gift certificate and the third-place finisher will get a $75 gift certificate, all from Catena’s Meat Market in Southampton. For more information, visit www.27east.com.
The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District will hold a public meeting to discuss the district’s plan to improve emergency communications by installing a communications antenna next to the Montauk Highway firehouse. The meeting will take place on Thursday, August 22, at 7 p.m., at the firehouse. All are welcome to attend.
Congratulations to Tal Gordon, a recent graduate of Westhampton Beach High School, who will be attending SUNY at Oswego in the fall.
And, finally, if you miss the Center Island pharmacy as much as I do, take heart. A new Dollar Tree store will be opening soon next to Wild By Nature in Hampton Bays. While you cannot get your scrips filled at the new store, you should be able to find some stuff that Center Island used to carry.
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; $60 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 email@example.com.
Tuesday, August 13: The East Quogue Chamber of Commerce meets at the Quogue Library at 5 p.m.
Friday, August 16: Fourth annual “Celebration of Our Bays,” starting at 5:30 p.m., at the home of Mrs. Peter Salm, 2277 North Sea Road in Southampton. All proceeds will benefit the Peconic Baykeeper’s clean water mission. Tickets start at $125 each and include cocktails and hors d’oeuvres by Tim Burke Productions. For information, visit www.peconicbaykeeper.org.
Monday, August 19: Hampton Bays Civic Association members will meet, starting at 7 p.m., at the Southampton Town Community Center, 25 Ponquogue Avenue in Hampton Bays. Join Southampton Town Conservation Board members Harry Ludlow and Scott Horowitz, as well as Marty Shea, the chief environmental analyst for Southampton Town’s Environment Division, for a discussion about the health of our wetlands.
Thursday, August 22: Third annual Lobster Bash to benefit the Maureen’s Haven Homeless Outreach Program, 6 to 10 p.m., at Dockers Waterside Restaurant and Marina, Dune Road. Visit www.maureenshaven.org or contact Tara Murphy at (631) 727-6831 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, August 24: East Quogue United Methodist Church’s annual Chicken BBQ, from 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.