Remsenburg And Speonk Community Notes, October 3


Over the summer, Remsenburg-Speonk Elementary School students were asked to collect Box Top$ For Education coupons, and the prize for bringing in 25 coupons was the chance to be named the “Super Star Box Top$ Collector” and winning tickets to the back to school raffle.The winners of the two Rainbow Looms packages, and the multiple bags of rubber bands that were donated by Sugar Daddy’s of Westhampton Beach, are third-grader Daniel Gosnell and first-grader Connor Morrison. The goodie basket, which contained lots of items and a gift certificate for a pint of the smoothest and best Italian ice from the Original Michelangelo’s in Speonk, was won by second-grader Brielle Bremerman.

And second-grader Sintia Gregorio collected the most Box Top$—approximately 560 of them!—earning the school $56 and the title of “Super Star Box Top$ Collector!” The second grade class is now the class to beat! Great job, students!

The Speonk-Remsenburg Civic Association will host a “Meet the Candidates Night” next Wednesday, October 9, at the Remsenburg-Speonk Elementary School on Mill Road. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and all are invited. Those expected to be in attendance include: the candidates for town supervisor, town council, Town Trustees, highway superintendent and county legislator.

This is a great way to meet the local candidates who are running for office and get to know more about our local civic association that was established in 1989. Annual dues are only $25 per family, and all those living in Speonk and Remsenburg can join.

The annual meeting of the Remsenburg Association will be held on Sunday, October 6, from 2 to 3 p.m., at The Remsenburg Academy located at 130 South Country Road. The membership will be voting on new board members and hold a discussion on activities and objectives for 2014. All members of the association are welcome. For membership information, please visit

Remsenburg’s own artist, Ine Wijtvliet, who has had several exhibits at The Remsenburg Academy, will be featured at an opening reception at Sarabeth’s in Garden City tonight, Thursday, October 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. The event will also feature fashion by Bobbi Brown, cosmetics by Bobbi Brown and champagne from Sparkling Pointe vineyard.

Please RSVP to Dana Amoroso, the personal fashion advisor for the Lord & Taylor in Garden City, at (516) 742-7000, ext. 420. Ms. Wijtvliet’s art will be on display for all of October at the restaurant and throughout the Garden City store.

The Remsenburg-Speonk PTO is sponsoring a men’s basketball league on Monday nights, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Mill Road elementary school. There is no fee to play but all players must join the PTO, which costs $10. For more information, please contact John Barry at (631) 726-6230. All adults and abilities welcome!

Fall is here and so is the Fall Rummage Sale at the Westhampton Presbyterian Church, located at 90 Meeting House Road on Quiogue. The sale runs from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Friday, October 4, and from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 5. Check it out.

On Saturday, October 5, the Eastern Long Island Audubon Society is hosting a field trip to the “Sunken Forest” on Fire Island. The forest is a rare maritime holly forest, the only one on the East Coast. The harsh growing conditions support a variety of rare plants and songbirds, and raptors stop there on their migratory routes.

The ferry to Sailor’s Haven leaves from the Sayville terminal at 10:30 a.m. The group plans on returning at 3 p.m. Bring water and lunch. The cost is $13 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by emailing Eileen Schwinn at

The annual Blessing of the Pets will take place on the lawn of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Main Street in Westhampton Beach on Sunday, October 6, at 2 p.m. This event is held in October in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures.

The church’s Sunday school is accepting donations of blankets, towels, toys and food to give to the Southampton Animal Shelter. If you have any questions, call Maddie Zayicek at (631) 288-1966.

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