East Quogue Community Notes, October 17

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The annual meeting of the East Quogue Civic Association will be held on Saturday, October 19, at 10 a.m., in the auditorium of the East Quogue Elementary School on Central Avenue. The main topic of discussion will be “The Hills Planned Development District.” Guest speaker Dr. Christopher Gobler, associate professor of marine sciences at Stony Brook University, will review the effect of this proposed development on our bays and drinking water. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Our hamlet’s very best wishes go to Tim Shea who has joined the United States Army and is currently in basic training at Fort Jackson in South Carolina. Upon completion of his training at Fort Jackson, Tim will begin advanced training at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri.

Tim is a graduate of our East Quogue Elementary School and Westhampton Beach High School. He was a member of the Quogue Fire Department’s explorers program, as well as a volunteer firefighter. Tim’s proud parents, Stephanie and Edward, and his sister and brother, Dawn and Adam, want him to “stay strong and stay safe.”

Because so many amazing fire posters were submitted by the students from our East Quogue Elementary School, it was very difficult for the members of our East Quogue Fire Department to pick the winners. They would like to thank all of the students for a job well done!

And this year’s winners of the fire poster contest are: Nicolina Masotti, Katherine Chacon and Selin Ozkazanc (kindergarten); Nadine Giraldo, Hanna Herrera and Curtis Barczak (first grade); Rosalie Judd, Kayla Spanbock and Jesica Curran (second grade); Rebeca Boitano, Haley Dunkirk and Owen Duffy (third grade); Kayla Graves, Lindsey Villareale and Abbie Jarzombek (fourth grade); Kayla Jiminez, Hailey Hanyo and Edona Popi (fifth grade); Joslyn McNamara, Jennifer Curran and Sydney Mason (sixth grade). Winners are listed in first, second and third place order.

And, finally, nominations have begun for The Press Community First award. So if you know someone who has made an impact in our hamlet (or anywhere) please write a brief, compelling story about what they have accomplished, what distinguishes them from others and how their actions have benefited the lives of others.

The Press will choose one nominee to honor with its Community First award and the winner will be profiled in the Hamptons Holiday supplement. A donation will be made to the winner’s charity. The deadline for submissions is Friday, October 25. Send your nomination to Kim Covell at kim@pressnewsgroup.com.

On the calendar

Sunday, October 20: The Westhampton Beach Historical Society’s annual Walk Down Memory Lane Pot Luck Supper takes place at 5 p.m. in the parish hall of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Main Street in Westhampton Beach. For information, call Nancy Winters at (631) 288-2853, or Ridgie Barnett at (631) 288-3628.

Saturday, October 26: Pumpkin Carving Contest sponsored by the Town of Southampton at 5 p.m. at the East Quogue Village Green. Refreshments will be provided by the East Quogue Chamber of Commerce. For information, call (631) 728-8585 or shoot an e-mail to elangsdorf@southamptontownny.gov. This event is free.

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