Remsenburg And Speonk Community Notes, March 6


Our cable provider likes to warn us that we might experience television outages. They explain that it is not their fault, though. As the path of the sun gets higher, solar radiation could interfere with their satellite. It’s those pesky heavenly bodies … what can one expect a cable company to do?Depending on the quality of the television show, you might not even notice the outage. But having more sun during the day could cause unconstrained feelings of joy and the desire to jump in the air and click your heels. I know for me it means more quality time with the horses, chickens and our barn cat.

The chorus and marimba students at the Remsenburg-Speonk Elementary School recently filmed a short video featuring the New York Lottery’s theme song, “Thank You For Being A Friend.” This is the song written by Andrew Gold and made popular by the classic television series “The Golden Girls.”

The top finalists will win money for their school’s music program. Good luck, kids, and a special thanks to our director of music, Michelle Quigg, who organized this program!

Congratulations to our local students who were chosen to perform at the All County Music Festival hosted by the Suffolk County Music Educators’ Association. This annual festival is held so that our students can perform with the best musicians in the area. Students make friends from other schools and learn skills associated with group performances. The students practice several selections and come together for three long rehearsals before the final concert.

Cole Federico and Braelene Owen, both students at our elementary school, played their clarinets for the performance. Five of our chorus students—Joey DeLeon, Grayson Fox, Carly Traynor, Lindsay Andreopoulos and Molly Skorobohaty—also performed. Great job, everyone.

Hampton Theater Company will next present Larry Shue’s outrageously funny comedy “The Foreigner” starting next Thursday, March 13. The show, which be offered on Thursdays through Sundays over at the Quogue Community Hall, will continue through Sunday, March 30.

This comedy is about a shy and awkward foreigner’s visit to rural Georgia. Showtimes are 7 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, 8:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for senior citizens (excluding the Saturday night performances) and $10 for students. Tickets are available online at

The Harlem Wizards recently visited students at the Remsenburg-Speonk Elementary School prior to their performance next Friday, March 14, in the Westhampton Beach High School gymnasium. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. and the Wizards will be taking on an all-star roster that includes alumni, teachers and local business leaders.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students. Children six and younger get in for free. Tickets can be purchased from any member of the Rotary Club of Westhampton, which is sponsoring the event, or over at Lynne’s Card’s and Gifts or the Bridgehampton National Bank, both in Westhampton Beach. They will also be sold at the door.

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