East Quogue Community, May 22

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Well, the weekend that we have all been anxiously awaiting—the official beginning of the summer season in the Hamptons—is finally here. But amid all the barbecues and hoopla, please take a few moments to remember the real reason that we celebrate Memorial Day, and honor the brave men and women who have died in active military service for our country.We all love a good parade and our East Quogue Fire Department’s annual Memorial Day parade is the best! See you there on Main Street at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 25.

And the East Quogue Historical Society will be adding to the parade festivities. The group’s historical museum, located at the Asbury House, will be open from 12:30 until 3 p.m. So stop by before, during or after the parade for an interesting visit.

Only 10 graduating seniors from the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication at Hofstra University have been named Students of the Year and East Quogue’s Amanda Donato is one of them. Each selected senior represents a different major within the school and each recipient was chosen by professors on the basis of academic standing, as well as demonstrated drive, leadership and commitment to their field of study through internships, extracurricular activities and community involvement. Congratulations, Amanda!

Calling all gourmands! The East Quogue Eatery is now open on Main Street and serving specialty breakfast and lunch sandwiches on delicious artisan breads. Owner Adam Feirstein even has his own unique artisan coffee, blended especially for the eatery. There are also luscious “scoopy” ice cream treats, as well as an espresso bar. Adam hopes to “bring a laid back little bit of Soho to East Quogue.”

Congratulations go out this week to Erin Foster who was named manager of the newest branch of the Suffolk Federal Credit Union. The new branch, located at 850 County Road 39 in Southampton, will be hosting its grand opening on Saturday, June 14, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., with a festive barbecue and opportunities to “crack the safe” for special prizes and gift certificates redeemable at local establishments. So come welcome Erin and join in the fun.

It is mea culpa time. Last week I wrote about Nicole Burns and her mom. Her mother was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis—not breast cancer, as was written. My sincere apologies to the entire Burns’ family, with a special thank you to Grandma Justine for being so understanding.

On The Calendar

Sunday, May 25: East Quogue United Methodist Church hosts “Heritage Sunday” at 10:30 a.m.

Monday, June 2: The East Quogue Homemakers meet at the East Quogue Firehouse on Montauk Highway at 10 a.m. After a business meeting, members will work on their projects. New members are welcome.

Monday, June 2: Eastern Long Island Audubon Society meets at 7:15 p.m. at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge. Christine Santora will discuss the Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program.

Tuesday, June 10: East Quogue Chamber of Commerce meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Quogue Library, 90 Quogue Street.

Wednesday, June 11: The East Quogue Citizens Advisory Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the library of the East Quogue Elementary School on Central Avenue.

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