Eastport Community Notes, January 9

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Way back in December of 2013, which seems like a long time ago, I was lucky enough to attend my first ever harp recital. It took place on Saturday, December 21, over at the Remsenburg Community Church on South Country Road.The recital was performed by Ruth E. Bennett (you can visit her website at www.ruthebennett.com), a young lady from Center Moriches who lived in England until the age of nine. This was the second year Ruth performed at the church. Her harp was decked out for the Christmas season with silver garland. Her music was beautiful.

The church hopes to invite her back next year, so I will let you all know in advance because you won’t want to miss it!

Speaking of England, Quinn Pitcher of Eastport, who returned this week from a three-week holiday in London, earned a 4.0 GOA from Williams College for the fall semester. Quinn is a graduate of Eastport South Manor High School, a junior at Williams where he is majoring in both economics and art history, and, of course, my son. Congratulations to Quinn!

The Eastport South Manor Community for the Arts will host a Spaghetti Dinner at the high school on Friday, January 17, at 5 p.m. Visit the school website at www.esmonline.org for details.

Parents of juniors at ESM are invited to attend Parent Night at the high school next Thursday, January 16, at 7 p.m., in the high school auditorium. This important meeting will inform parents of juniors about beginning the college search, college applications, letters of recommendation, financial aid that’s available and other issues.

The year 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of ESM as a consolidated school district. To mark the occasion, the Board of Education will host one board meeting each month in a different school in the district. The 7 p.m. meetings will be held following an open house at 6 p.m. at the different schools.

The meeting and open house on Wednesday, January 15, will take place at the Dayton Avenue School in Manorville. All are invited to attend. The February 12 meeting will be held at the Eastport Elementary School.

The Hampton Theatre Company will present the comedy “Heroes” from January 9 to 26 at the Quogue Community Hall on Jessup Avenue. Showtimes are 7 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, 8 p.m. on Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays.

Celebrating their 29th season, the Hampton Theatre Company will offer special dinner and theater packages in collaboration with the Southampton, Westhampton, Hampton Bays and Quogue libraries. Complete information about the dinner and theater packages is available online at www.hamptontheatre.org. The show is directed by Andrew Botsford of Quogue. Call OvationTix at 1-866-811-4111 to reserve seats.

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