Quogue Community Notes, September 26


Happily for the citizens and responsible electorate of our village, the Quogue Association will host a visit from incumbent Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst to the Quogue Community Hall on Saturday, September 28, at 10 a.m., to discuss the goals of her administration and the various initiatives undertaken to achieve them.Ms. Throne-Holst has taken for her topic “What are we doing for you?” and she is expected to touch on such areas of concern as: managing the town to get the best value for the taxpayer’s dollar; working to protect the bays, beaches and drinking water of the village and Southampton Town; and other community concerns.

The Quogue Market Family Fun and Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday, September 21, was a happy success, with a good turnout enjoying free food samples, live music, face painting for the kids, gift card giveaways, and a 50/50 raffle that raised $300 for the Quogue School Playground fund.

Continuing in the warm autumnal glow of community spirit, the Quogue Market is taking guesses through Saturday, September 28, on the number of apples currently filling the store’s lobster tank, with the winner getting a $50 gift card.

Although the season has yet to supply the kind of brilliant colors so often associated with the final phase in the life cycle of the leaves of deciduous trees growing in a temperate zone, the Quogue Wildlife Refuge is nonetheless all set to offer Fall Foliage Paddles on Old Ice Pond on Saturday, September 28, in two separate sessions, starting at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Single kayaks are available for adults and kids 12 and older, although young people under the age of 16 must have a supervising adult in attendance for the outing. Canoes will be available as well, for families preferring to paddle together.

The fee is $10 and space and watercraft are limited, so timely reservations are encouraged and payment is required ahead of time.

Also on Saturday, September 28, a wine tasting with a Western flair will be held at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church at 165 Ponquogue Avenue in Hampton Bays. The “Wild, Wild West” wine tasting will include music, food, wine from the “Old West,” giant wine basket raffles, a 50/50 raffle and door prizes. Who would have suspected that the gunfight at the OK corral was really about terroir and insouciant vs. audacious notes of black currant in a young pinot noir?

Tickets are $35 if purchased in advance or $40 at the door; available on the St. Mary’s website, www.stmaryshb.org, or by visiting www.localwineevents.com. For more information, call the church at (631) 728-0776.

Art lovers have only through Saturday to take in the September exhibition at the Quogue Library Art Gallery, “Travel and East End Landscapes” by Eileen Dawn Skretch. That exhibition is coming down on Sunday, September 29, to make room for the October exhibition of Michael Yurick’s “Shadowplay” mixed media constructions, “Rising Sky” abstracted landscapes and sculptures.

During election season, At Quaquanantuck is always on the lookout for “meet the candidates” nights, to help readers make the best, and best informed, decisions at the polls. Coming up on October 9, the Speonk-Remsenburg Civic Association is hosting just such an event at the Remsenburg Elementary School on Mill Road starting at 6:30 p.m.

Candidates for the offices of town supervisor, town council, Town Trustees, superintendent of highways and county legislator will be on hand and voters will have an opportunity to ask questions.

Coffee and refreshments will be served and all are encouraged to come early in order to meet the candidates prior to the program.

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