My wish for you, dear readers, is that your Thanksgiving Day will be filled to overflowing with happiness and laughter, with the love of family and dear friends, and with delightful memories to warm your heart for years to come.And in keeping with a thankful holiday spirit, please say a special prayer for all of the dedicated and brave men and women who serve our country in the armed forces, and who will not be home to celebrate Thanksgiving. May each and every one of them safely return home.
Hugs and kisses go to my youngest grandson, Matthew. Our little soccer star turned 8 on Monday, November 24. Happy birthday, Matty!
Congratulations go out this week to East Quogue’s Quinn McCormack, as well as to all of his Hampton Bays’ teammates—Dylan Barrantes, Alejandro Ceballos, Tristan Goleski, Kazmin Johnson, Isaiah Lattanzio, James McCormack, William Mendel, Gianni Scotto and Noah Thompson—who play on the Saint Rosalie’s fourth grade CYO basketball team.
On Friday, November 14, the boys competed in an inter-team scrimmage in front of 4,000 fans watching the Saint John’s University game played at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. The kids took to the hardwood at halftime.
As if that wasn’t exciting enough, on Sunday, November 16, the team won its home opener against Shelter Island’s Our Lady of the Isle, taking the contest by the amazing score of 46-0. Way to go, guys!
And, finally, don’t forget that this Saturday, November 29, is Small Business Saturday. What a deal this is. You can enjoy shopping for unique gift specials and, then, depending upon what you spend, you will receive gifts cards in varying amounts, from $5 to $30.
Don’t miss out on this chance to support our Main Street merchants who so appreciate your business.
Friday, November 28: Art Gallery Committee reception, 5 to 6:30 p.m., at the Quogue Library. Officials will announce the winning bidders of the silent auction, “Box+Art—An Exhibit and Auction of Box Art by East End Artists.”
Saturday, November 29: Quogue Wildlife Refuge’s 80th birthday celebration, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., at the refuge. For more information, please visit www.quoguewildliferefuge.org or call (631) 653-4771.
Saturday, December 6: St. Mary’s Christmas Fair, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the church located at 165 Ponquogue Avenue in Hampton Bays.
Saturday, December 6: Annual Holly Tea, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the parish hall of the East Quogue United Methodist Church.
Saturday, December 6: Holiday Open House at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 1 to 3 p.m. Call (631) 653-4771.
Saturday, December 6: Annual tree lighting ceremony sponsored by the East Quogue Beautification Committee at the East Quogue Village Green. The festivities begin at 5 p.m.
Sunday, December 7: East Quogue Fire Department pancake breakfast, 9 a.m. until noon, at the East Quogue Firehouse on Main Street. This event is being sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 4-12. Kids three and under eat for free. Tickets are available from auxiliary members and will also be sold at the door. For additional information, call Lois Holley at (631) 653-4444.
Saturday, December 13: “Santa Comes To East Quogue,” courtesy of the East Quogue Chamber of Commerce, 2 to 5 p.m., at the New Moon Café on Montauk Highway. All are welcome.