Eastport, Remsenburg And Speonk Community Notes, November 6


Veterans Day is when we say “thank you!” to all the men and women who have served, and are actively serving, in our military, protecting our freedoms and life as we know it. There simply is no greater sacrifice that can be made, and every American is forever in their debt.As we begin the season of giving thanks, perhaps we can get things off on a correct note by paying it forward when it comes to our veterans. If you see one standing in line at the deli, buy them their breakfast or a cup of coffee, and say thank you.

George Washington once said: “The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive veterans of early wars were treated and appreciated by our nation.”

Perhaps it is also time to explain to our youth just how important these men and women are to us.

As a friendly reminder, schools and post offices, as well as some businesses, will be closed in observation of Veterans Day, which falls on Tuesday, November 11.

Belated congratulations go out this week Arielle Assayag of Remsenburg. She recently received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and management from Boston University. Another proud Terrier! Great job!

Dr. Elizabeth Lunsford, the niece of Grant and Karl Werner of Eastport, and Jeff Werner of Wilmington, Massachusetts, has joined the Riverside Partners in Women’s Health down in Gloucester, Virginia, practicing in obstetrics and gynecology.

Born in Eastport but raised in Charlottesville, Virginia, Elizabeth completed an undergraduate studies at Virginia Tech, graduating first in her class, and earned a medical degree from the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk. Elizabeth and her husband, Daniel, live in Gloucester with their daughter, Emily. Uncles Jeff, Grant and Karl are very proud of her and know that their brother, Helmuth, is looking on as one “proud papa.”

The first of the Eastport Fire Department’s famous Sunday morning buffet breakfasts took place this past weekend and the reviews were excellent! Be sure to mark your calendars and attend one of the upcoming breakfasts; they run from 8 a.m. until noon every Sunday throughout the month of November over at the Union Avenue firehouse. Tickets are $9 for adults, $7 for senior citizens and $5 for children age 5 to 12. Those younger eat for free.

I heard what I suspect to be a fairly reliable rumor in that Santa Claus will be arriving via fire truck at the Sunday breakfast scheduled for November 30, and that he should be making an appearance at around 9 a.m. So, get those letters ready, kids! Photos can be taken with Santa for $5 per photo. Come on down and get a great keepsake for your family.

As always, all proceeds from the breakfasts will benefit our Eastport Fire Department.

On Saturday and Sunday, November 15 and 16, stop on by The Remsenburg Academy on South Country Road to check out Art Remsenburg’s art collective known as the New Forms Group. This showing features paintings, pottery, jewelry, wood sculptures, photography and fiber art.

You just might find a unique holiday gift for someone while taking in the high level of workmanship represented by the member artisans. They include: C.C. Bookout, Joanne Dimas, Gina Gilmour, Sarah McNamara, Will Paulson and Alice Van De Wetering.

The two-day show opens on Saturday, November 15, and runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. that day. Hours are 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. that Sunday. All are welcome.

The Remsenburg Garden Club’s annual Wreath, Boutique and Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, December 6, from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., at The Remsenburg Academy on South Country Road. And please do not forget to place your wreath orders by Saturday, November 29!

Wreaths are priced at $35 each while Della Robbias cost $50 each. The sale will also feature gift items, baked goods and poinsettia plants. Club members are also selling raffle tickets and there are some nice prizes available thanks to the generosity of our local restaurants and shops. Those tickets cost $5 each, or six for $25.

The Remsenburg Garden Club’s annual fundraiser supports many ongoing projects, including the beautification of the Remsenburg Memorial and the maintaining of the grounds of the Remsenburg Post Office. To place a wreath order, or purchase raffle tickets, call Club President Bee Waterman at (516) 398-5806.

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