Remsenburg And Speonk Community Notes, February 20

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The Remsenburg Association is hosting a meeting about deer management at the Remsenburg Academy, located at 130 South Country Road in Remsenburg, on Sunday, May 4, from 2 to 4 pm. There will be presentations by Josh Stiller, a deer biologist from the Department of Environmental Conservation, Chris Osborne, the code enforcement officer for the Village of Quogue, and Christian Killoran, the president of the Long Island Hunting Exchange (IHE). Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst will also be in attendance.The topics to be discussed include the explosive growth in the local deer population, health risks associated with the deer and the disruption to the local ecosystem. The IHE is in the process of establishing hunting zones in Remsenburg and information regarding this will be available at the meeting. There will also be information on the effort to reduce distances for bow hunting. There is legislation that could reduce the requirement from 500 feet to 150 feet.

This upcoming meeting is an opportunity for all homeowners in the area to learn about what actions will be taken regarding this issue.

The Eastern Long Island Audubon Society is sponsoring a talk about the Birds of Ecuador. Matt and Cathy McCluskey will be showing slides of their trip from November 2011. The McCluskeys will describe their adventure and show slides from the Andes Mountains and the lowlands of the Amazon Basin.

The presentation will begin at 7:15 p.m. with an informal chat. Refreshments will be served. The program will be held at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge and everyone is welcome. There is no cost for the program. In case of severe weather, call (631) 653-4771 to make sure the presentation has not been rescheduled.

The Remsenburg-Speonk Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization is holding a fundraiser at the Margarita Grille, located on Main Street in Westhampton Beach, on Friday, February 28, starting at 7:30 p.m. “Parents Night Out” will include one beverage, light fare, raffles and a 50/50 raffle. Taxi service will be available for rides home.

Tickets are $25 each if purchased in advance or $30 at the door. Please mail your checks to Remsenburg-Speonk PTO, P.O. Box 900, Remsenburg, NY 11960.

Congratulations go out this week to Brenna Hanratty of Speonk on making the dean’s list at the University of Delaware for the fall semester. Great job!

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Westhampton will hold its annual Casino Night on Saturday, March 1, from 7 to 11 p.m., at the Ocean Resort and Bath and Tennis Club on Dune Road in Westhampton Beach. Catering will be provided by Sydney’s “Taylor” Made Cuisine. There will be a live band, prizes and dinner.

Tickets cost $95 each and can be purchased at Lynn’s Cards & Gifts on Main Street in Westhampton Beach or by calling Terrie at (631) 288-1486.

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