Eastport, Remsenburg And Speonk Community Notes, December 3

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The smell of pine is all around us thanks to the many beautiful green wreaths hanging on front doors in our community. This past weekend, on November 28 and 29, the Westhampton Free Library offered wreath-decorating classes where registered patrons were able to trim a wreath with beautiful ribbons and bulbs to bring home and enjoy.My kids and I were admiring them as their creators left the building. And, of course, I was asked more than once why “we” did not sign up for the event during our visit—bad mommy!

So, my kids and I would like to remind patrons to visit the library’s online program calendar to see all that is being offered there this month. Visit www.westhamptonlibrary.net for all of the details. Registration is needed for some of the events and they do fill up so don’t wait too long if you find one that interests you!

“Cupcake Chemistry” is being offered over winter break, on Tuesday, December 29, at 11 a.m. How fun does that sound? We are in!

But I digress. If you are still in need of a wreath to decorate your front door with, please visit our friends from the Remsenburg Garden Club this Saturday, December 5, during their annual Wreath, Boutique and Bake Sale. Poinsettias will also be for sale as will lovely tag sale items.

The sale will be held at The Remsenburg Academy, located just across from the post office at 130 South Country Road, and runs from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Please remember that this is the club’s only fundraiser, and all money raised benefits local charities and beautification projects, such as the plantings and flowers at the post office. For more information, call Dorothy Labowski at (631) 325-8603.

The good folks over at the Eastport Fire Department have the very special Breakfast with Santa scheduled for this Sunday, December 6, from 8 a.m. until noon. Aside from the delicious feast that they will be preparing, two very special guests, Santa and Mrs. Claus, will be appearing at the Union Avenue firehouse at around 9 a.m.

Pictures with Santa will be offered for a small fee ($5), and you may use your own camera if you wish. Breakfast tickets are $9 for adults, $7 for senior citizens, $5 for children age 5 to 12, and all children 5 and younger eat for free. Purchase your tickets at the door. So bring your holiday cheer and come down and enjoy the last of this year’s breakfast fundraisers.

Donations to Operation Special Box, which supports the Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook, are being accepted through Wednesday, December 16. In case you don’t know about this facility, it serves as a nursing home, day care center, short-term rehabilitation center and skilled nursing center for local veterans.

Several students from the Westhampton Beach Rotary Interact Club, headed up by siblings and Westhampton Beach High School students Sunny and Quinn Foglia, have been working to gather as many gifts as they can to shower the veterans with this holiday season.

Shoe boxes filled with the basic necessities for veterans, such as toiletries, books, gift cards, winter clothing (larger sized sweatpants and sweatshirts, scarves, hats, gloves and non-slip socks), and games, such as lottery tickets, are being collected. Please note that ALL clothing items must be new.

Donation boxes for the filled shoe boxes have been left in the main lobbies of the Remsenburg-Speonk Elementary School on Mill Road, the Westhampton Beach High School on Lilac Road, and at Island Bead and Jewelry located across from the King Kullen shopping center at 26 Eastport Manor Road in Eastport.

If you prefer to give a monetary donation, checks should be made payable to “Rotary Interact Club” and mailed to: Westhampton Beach High School, Att: Sunny Foglia, 49 Lilac Road, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978.

What a great way to give back to those who have served our country. Thanks for organizing this, Sunny and Quinn! They are representing Remsenburg in a wonderful way. You and the other students are doing great work—please keep it up!

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