Congratulations go out this week to a couple of local academics who were recently named to the dean list at their respective colleges. Michael Polan, who attends Quinnipiac University, Derek Guzman, who is enrolled at James Madison University, and Lauren Hewlett, who attends SUNY at Oneonta, all earned the honor for the spring semester. Nice job, folks!
Congratulations also go out to two newlyweds. James Richard Frost, the son of Dr. Greg and Pat Frost of Quiogue, married Katy Elizabeth Scharback, the daughter of Robert Scharback of Shoreham, and Roselle Moore of Riverhead, on Saturday, June 8. The reception was held at the Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center in Riverhead.
James is a former Hurricane who graduated from the University of Redlands in California while Katy is a former Riverhead Blue Wave who graduated from Arizona State University. The couple plans to make their new home in Port Jefferson.
The Kiwanis Club of Greater Westhampton will be holding its annual carnival again this year, but at a different venue, Lufker’s Airport on Montauk Highway in East Moriches. The festival actually started last night, June 19, and will continue through Sunday, June 23.
Entry costs $25 per person and includes parking and unlimited access to all rides. The price goes up to $30 on Saturday as there will be a fireworks show that night. Carnival hours are 5 to 11 p.m. each night.
Human Growth and Understanding Seminars (aka HUGS) will be holding a fundraising yard sale this Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. both days, at their offices located at 110 Mill Road in the village. There will be jewelry, Life is Good merchandise, baked goods, java from Hampton Coffee and plenty of yard sale items. If you have items to donate, call the HUGS office at (631) 288-9505 and they will pick them up.
The Quogue Wildlife Refuge will hold a special fundraiser at the All Star bowling alley in Riverhead on Tuesday, June 25, from 5 until 11 p.m. For just $14.95, you can enjoy your choice of three different entrées. The best part is that $10 from every order will go to the refuge. You will need to print out the special dinner voucher at www.quoguewildliferefuge.org or pick one up at the Nature Center, located at 3 Old Country Road in Quogue. If you need more information, call (631) 653-4771.
On The CalendarSaturday, June 29: East End Hospice’s Summer Gala, “An Enchanted Evening,” at the Sandacre’s Estate in Quogue, from 7 until 11 p.m. Tickets range from $150 to $250. Call (631) 288-7080 for more information.
Saturday, July 13: The Family Service League will host its annual summer gala, “South Beach Comes To Westhampton Beach,” on the Great Lawn in Westhampton Beach. Tickets are $250 each and sponsorship opportunities are still available. For details, call Tricia O’Hare at (631) 288-1954, ext. 249.
Saturday, July 20: Quogue Wildlife Refuge’s seventh annual “Wild Night for Wildlife” benefit gala at a private residence in Quogue, from 7 until 10 p.m. Visit www.quoguewildliferefuge.org for ticket prices and more information.
Sunday, July 28: The third annual “Tour de Pour” bar crawl to raise money for pancreatic cancer research in memory of Mark Raynor will start at 4 p.m. at Jonesey’s on Montauk Highway in Westhampton Beach. A portion of the proceeds will benefit cancer research.