Eastport Community Notes, August 8


The war monument in front of the Eastport Elementary School is getting a face-lift!Someone has been scraping and painting and restoring the sculpture with painstaking detail. The monument is dedicated to local “Veterans of the World War,” namely those who served our country during World War I and II.

The 23 veterans listed on the plaque have familiar last names: Schmeltzer, Blind, Bell, Griffing, Hoole, Ketcham, Lubniewski, Mott, Penney, Raynor, Tuttle, Layburn, Brown, Jayne, Morey, Morgan, Smith and Wilkinson. A bald eagle watches over them.

Apparently, the monument is starting to look just like it did when it was created. The red, white and blue of the flag are brilliant again.

Does anyone know the name of the artist who created the monument in Eastport? He also did a few others locally. I will investigate and get back to you later with more details!

Congratulations to Manorville’s Ray Navarrete who collected his 1,000th Atlantic League hit on Saturday, August 3, with a solo home run! It was Ray’s third home run of the season. He is the second player in Atlantic League history to reach 1,000 hits! Ray, an outfielder, plays for the Long Island Ducks. They won the August 3 game against the York Revolution, 8-6.

Thursday night concerts at the gazebo in the Village of Westhampton Beach continue this evening, August 8, with The New York Exceptions who will perform your favorite oldies of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. The concert is free and begins at 7:30 p.m. If it rains, the concert will take place in the auditorium of the Westhampton Beach High School off Lilac Road.

Next Thursday, August 15, The Sound Symphony will perform a Summer Pops concert program of classical and contemporary composers.

The Eastport South Manor Music Boosters will hold a bake sale at the Manorville King Kullen on Saturday, August 10, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. This is a fundraiser for the students who will be performing at Carnegie Hall this year, so come on out and support this important endeavor.

Donations of baked goods can be dropped off that morning at the site of the sale. Student musicians are welcome to come perform that day!

Just a reminder: ESM Marching Band Camp is the week of August 19 through 23.

Congratulations to Emily Lohse of Eastport who was named once again to the dean’s list at Marist College in Poughkeepsie. Emily graduated from ESM in 2011. She is majoring in psychology/special education.

The 39th annual Quogue Historical Society Art Show and Sale will be held on Saturday, August 10, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., on the Village Green in Quogue. The show will go on, rain or shine!

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