I am trying to be as cheerful as possible about the arrival of our crisp, autumnal weather, so here it goes … happy October everyone!By the way, have you ever wondered why the 10th month of the year begins with the Latin prefix “octo,” which clearly means “eight”? Well, I did and, after a little online research, I learned that, according to the old Roman calendar, October was originally the eighth month of the year. Then, along came Numa Pompilius, the second king of Rome (circa 700 BC), who added the two months of Januarius and Februarius.
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could go back to the old Roman calendar, eliminating January and February completely, and skipping the winter entirely? Ah, this girl can dream, can’t she?!
Congratulations go to our hamlet’s very own Margie Bowen who was chosen as the Artist of the Month by the Old Town Arts and Crafts Guild. Margie works in pastels and oils, seeking to capture light and beauty in all of her paintings.
An artist’s reception is planned for this Friday, October 10, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the guild’s gallery, located at 28265 Main Road (Route 25) in Cutchogue. Just look for the traffic light. In case you cannot make the reception, the exhibit runs through the end of October. For more information, you can call (631) 734-6382, or visit www.oldtownartsguild.org.
Very special wishes, as well as lots of hugs and kisses, go out to my middle son Bobby—the extremely “mischievous” one of my three sons and the one I think of every time I color my hair—as he turns 46 years old on Sunday, October 12. Happy birthday, Robert James!
Love pizza? If so, then this is for you.
The East Quogue Chamber of Commerce is hosting a homemade pizza party on Tuesday, October 14, starting at 6 p.m., at the home of Donna Lanzetta, 6 Barracuda Road in East Quogue. The cost is $20 per person and all funds raised will go toward the group’s scholarship fund.
Bring your own favorite toppings, as well as your own beverage, and Donna will supply the dough, cheese and sauce. This event is open to all chamber members and friends of the chamber. If you have any questions, give Donna a call at (631) 728-5555.
And last but certainly not least, East Quogue’s very favorite waterfront restaurant will now be open on weekends until Thanksgiving. Can you guess which one or do you give up?
Okay, drum roll please! Dockers Waterside Restaurant and Marina on Dune Road will be offering its diners delicious new specials, longer happy hours and fantastic Sunday brunches, not to mention a brand new fall menu.
The fun starts with “$5 Fridays” featuring an all-day happy hour with live music beginning at 6 p.m., as well as $5 drinks and $5 appetizers. Saturday is prime rib night with queen cuts priced at $27, and king cuts priced at $33. And “All-day Lobster-bakes” are featured on Sundays and priced at $33.
For menu updates and more information, please visit www.dockerswaterside.com.
Wednesday, October 15: Eastern Long Island Audubon Society’s annual dinner celebration at The East Wind, 5720 Route 25A in Wading River. Guest speaker is renowned falconer Chris Paparo. Tickets cost $50 each. For more information, visit www.easternlongislandaudubon.homestead.com.
Saturday, October 18: East Quogue Civic Association’s annual meeting, starts at 10 a.m., in the cafetorium of the East Quogue Elementary School.
Saturday, October 18: St. Mary’s Church, located at 165 Ponquogue Avenue in Hampton Bays, hosts its annual wine and beer tasting, from 7 until 10 p.m. Tickets are $35 if purchased in advance, or $40 at the door.
Sunday, October 19: Autumn Antique Auto Show, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., at Big Duck Ranch located at 1012 Flanders Road in Flanders.
Tuesday, October 21: The East Quogue Board of Education meets at 7:15 p.m. in the cafetorium of the elementary school on Central Avenue.
Friday, October 24: Deadline for entries for The Press’s annual Community First Award. For information, visit 27East.com, then click on the “Community” link. The information is on the right side.