East Quogue Community Notes, September 26

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Last Saturday could not have been a more beautiful and inspirational day as East Quogue proudly welcomed home one of its own. Army Specialist Andrew Kuroski returned from a long tour of duty in Afghanistan and was greeted with flags waving, family and friends cheering, and well-wishers’ eyes filled with tears of gratitude for the safe return of their 21-year-old hometown hero.Andrew, all of East Quogue thanks you for your courage and bravery, and for all that you have done to keep us safe!

Andrew’s aunt, Mona Kuroski, is creating a photo journal of her nephew’s homecoming and would love copies of your pictures. So, if you would like to share yours, please email Mona at rakur12@aol.com.

The East Quogue Beautification Committee would like to thank Christian and Elaine Mir of the Stone Creek Inn, and Larry Hoffman of Dockers Waterside Restaurant and Marina, for their generous contributions to the group’s annual summer raffle.

And, by the way, congratulations go to the Stone Creek Inn for being named one of Newsday’s top 10 Long Island “international” restaurants.

Take a walk on the wild side with Jungle Bob at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, October 5, at 2 p.m. Jungle Bob will bring the wonders of nature to life with a live animal program featuring some of the world’s most unloved, unusual and unknown creatures.

Interact with snakes, lizards, turtles, crocodilians, frogs, toads, salamanders and tarantulas, and examine their habitats, locations, diets and defense mechanisms. Reservations are required for this exciting program for all ages, and a $5 donation would be appreciated. Call (631) 653-4771 or visit www.quoguewildliferefuge.org.

And, finally, a special thank you from me to Southampton Town supervisor candidate Linda Kabot for the beautiful pictures she took of my granddaughter Julia and me at Andrew’s homecoming.

On The Calendar

Friday, September 27: The East Quogue Historical Society holds its annual meeting at 7 p.m., in the parish hall of the East Quogue United Methodist Church. Afterward, refreshments will be served next door at the Asbury House and society members will give a tour of their museum.

Monday, September 30: The East Quogue Homemakers will meet at the East Quogue Firehouse on Montauk Highway at 10 a.m. Members will work on their projects. New members are welcome.

Wednesday, October 9: The Speonk-Remsenburg Civic Association hosts a Candidates Night at the Remsenburg-Speonk Elementary School, located at 11 Mill Road in Remsenburg. Coffee and refreshments will be served. The doors open at 6:30 p.m., so come early to meet the candidates before the program begins.

Saturday, October 12: The Westhampton United Methodist Church will be assisting those in need from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. New and gently used clothing will be available, as well as food, blankets, diapers and toys. A free hot breakfast will be served. The church is located at 116 Montauk Highway in Westhampton. Call Audrey at (631) 996-2509 or send her a text at (631) 445-3586 for more information. You can also send an email to whumcoutreach@gmail.com.

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