Happy May Day! I did a little online research and found a charming first day of May tradition. Did you know that in some parts of our country, small baskets filled with colorful flowers or small treats are left at someone special’s doorstep? The “giver” then rings the bell and quickly runs away. The “receiver,” of course, tries to catch the fleeing “giver” and, if caught, a kiss is exchanged. What a fun tradition!East Quogue’s newest little resident, Jack Sherman Fenlon, arrived on Monday, April 21, tipping the scales at 7 pounds 15 ounces. His ecstatic parents, Patrick and Jacqueline, are so very proud of their sweet angel.
Sharing in the joy are Jack’s grandparents, Linda Lee Sherman of Southampton, Roger Allen Smith of Manorville and Michael and Patricia Fenlon of Newton, Massachusetts. May little Jack’s life always be filled with love and happiness.
On behalf of the East Quogue Chamber of Commerce, I’d like to give a great big shout-out to Thomas Lennon, otherwise known as the awesome East Quogue Easter bunny! Thomas, a student at Westhampton Beach High School, rose to the occasion, putting great big smiles on the faces of all the little kids who believe in the “great rabbit.” Way to go, Thomas!
If you would like a special organic treat, Andrea Parker’s “Photographs From Early Girl Farm” will be on exhibit this month in the Art Gallery at the Quogue Library. An artist reception will be held this Saturday, May 3, from 2:30 until 4:30 p.m. All are welcome.
Let’s hear lots of applause for all of our amazing East Quogue Elementary School students who won awards in March!
Fourth-grader Keira Falvey was named Art Student of the Month while the Principal’s Choice Award went to first-graders Reese King, Harrison Moloney, James Monserrate and Ismar Luna.
And, ta-da, East Quogue Elementary School’s All-Star Students of the Month are: Christopher Correa, Alexa Erb-Grant and Matthew Dunkirk (kindergarten); Gavin Wiedemuth, Anthony Agudelo, Hunter Calise and Harrison Calise (third grade); Hailey Hanyo, Eden Brathwaite, Arly Ordonez and Abby Gobler (fifth grade); and MacKenzie McCullough, Christopher Smith and Nick Chen (sixth grade).
Second-graders Juliet Barnabee, William Jankowski, Andrew Albrecht, Priscilla Calise, Francesca Derby, Sabra Harry, Matthew Hebberd and Heath Sumwalt were named All-Stars in physical education. The All-Star music students are Richard Canales, Alexandria Parascandola and Kayla Graves. Congratulations to all!
Monday, May 5: Eastern Long Island Audubon Society meets at 7:15 p.m. at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge. Certified wildlife biologist Tim Green will discuss the natural history of Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Tuesday, May 6: East Quogue United Methodist Magnificent Women’s covered dish luncheon at the church’s community hall, from noon until 3 p.m. No cost; no dish required. Only requirement is to RSVP to Shirley Carter at (631) 653-5361.
Tuesday, May 6: East Quogue Elementary School Board of Education budget hearing, 7:45 p.m., at the Central Avenue school.
Sunday, May 11: East Quogue Fire Department’s annual Mother’s Day pancake breakfast at the firehouse on Montauk Highway, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $6 for kids age 6 to 12. Kids 5 and under eat for free.
Tuesday, May 13: East Quogue Chamber of Commerce meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Quogue Library.
Wednesday, May 14: The East Quogue Citizens Advisory Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the library of the East Quogue Elementary School on Central Avenue.
Tuesday, May 20: East Quogue Elementary School budget vote, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., in the gymnasium of the elementary school on Central Avenue.
Sunday, May 25: East Quogue Fire Department’s Memorial Day parade begins at 1 p.m.