Quogue Community Notes, August 29

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Quogue Chamber Music will present an end of summer concert featuring the Escher String Quartet and guest pianist Xiayin Wang performing a program of Smetana, Bridge and Brahms at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 7, at the Quogue Community Hall on Jessup Avenue.The concert will be followed by a celebratory party for $100 ticket holders at the home of Mark Carbone. Also, on the morning of the concert, the artists will perform for the residents of the Westhampton Care Center.

The program being performed will include Bedrich Smetana, String Quartet #1 in E Minor From My Life; Frank Bridge, Phantasie for String Quartet in F Minor; and Johannes Brahms, Piano Quartet in F Minor, Op. 34.

Tickets for the concert only are $40, or $5 for students; tickets for the concert and celebration immediately following are $100. To purchase tickets, send checks made payable to “Quogue Chamber Music Inc.” to PO Box 1984, Quogue, NY 11959; visit the website www.quoguechambermusic.com; or go to the box office starting at 6:30 p.m. on the night of the concert.

The Quogue Historical Society Children’s Art Show was held this year on August 17 under a tent on the grounds of the Quogue Library and, as in every year since this delightful affair’s inception, it was an unqualified success. Broken down into 15 different divisions based on subject matter and age of the contestants, this year’s show drew more than 100 works created by young artists from the community.

Among the many ribbon winners, there were a few who won more than one, including: Michael D’Ambrosio, 11, and Claire D’Ambrosio, 8, who each won three ribbons; and Catalina McBride, 7, Charlotte Smith, 9, and Charlotte Thompson, 10, each of whom won two.

The discerning judges were Sally Booth, Pieter Greeff, Betsy McMahon, Inge Mejean, Joan Scanlon and Elmon Webb.

In other news about Quogue’s younger residents, Heather McAuliffe very helpfully filed a report on this year’s summer mini marathon, held on Friday, August 16.

Boys and girls ranging in age from 5 to 14 participated in either the 1- or 2-mile marathon route. From the youngest runners, Stephanie Wahl (10:15) and Jack Hannafin (8:44) won first place for the 5-year-olds, while Linden Frelinghuysen (9:01) and Will McCarthy (7:23) took the top slots for the 6-year-olds.

Kit Knuppel (8:21) and Andres Cardelus-Watkins (7:18) came in first among the 7-year-olds; and 8-year-old runners Olivia Marquez-Cardelus (6:55) and Oakley Debbs (6:43) not only took the top positions for the 9-year-olds but also each had the best overall times for all of the 1-miler runners.

In the 2-mile mini marathon, there was a tie between Margot Douglass and Claudia Goodwin (at 18:13) for first place among the 10-year-old girls as Rufus Knuppel (13:29) won for the boys. Charlotte Thompson (15:24) was first for the girls as Billy Goodwin (12:28) was not only the fastest of the 11-year-old boys, but also posted the best overall time among the male 2-mile participants.

Greer Goergen cruised through the course and grabbed the best overall girls time (14:15) while fellow 12-year-old Kiko Samaini-Cardelus (13:58) took top slot for the boys. Katie Cutler (16:55) and Grant Pulley (12:47) each won in the 13-year-old division, while Maggie Tolley (15:04) and Robert Morris (13:44) posted the best times for the 14-year-olds.

The very talented Susan Cushing has an opening and reception coming up on Sunday, September 1, from 5 to 8 p.m., for her new exhibition, “Endless Summer,” at the North Main Gallery in Southampton. Her work of Romantic Idealism, using strong colors, intense light, shadows and reflections, mirrors aspects of the traditional lifestyle of the Hamptons.

As many in our village already know, Susan summers in Quogue with her husband, the dashing R. Hunter Cushing.

The annual Westhampton Festival of the Arts is back for a fifth installment on the Great Lawn in Westhampton Beach on Saturday, August 31, and Sunday, September 1. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday; admission is free.

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