East Quogue Community Notes, May 29


Little Aurora Jean Scott has been diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic rheumatoid arthritis. The pretty 2-year-old loves life, animals and toys, in that order! Her grandmother, Jean Belson, is a former East Quogue resident who volunteered at the East Quogue Fire Department for 15 years and she needs our help.Jean is hosting a fundraiser for Aurora on Thursday, June 12, from 6 until 10 p.m., at The Birchwood located at 512 Pulaski Street in Riverhead. Tickets cost $35 if purchased in advance ($40 at the door) and include a buffet, deejay, cash bar and a Chinese auction. All proceeds will go toward paying Aurora’s mounting medical bills.

To buy tickets, or obtain more information, you can reach Jean at (631) 727-8192 or excaptjean@optonline.net.

Thanks to Barbara Marks, I found the best physical therapist on the East End and he lives and practices right here in East Quogue.

Jason Weeks at Back On Track is really helping me recover from my fall. I like the fact that he explains everything to me: What he is doing and what I am feeling. So, if you are in need of a great physical therapist, call Jason at (631) 766-1991.

Happy birthday wishes are winging their way to Jack Stalters who turned four on Sunday, May 18. Helping Jack celebrate his big day at a Memorial Day barbecue were his parents, Jessica and Tony, and his big brother, Andrew, as well as his grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Congratulations go out this week to Kara Kearns who graduated from Boston University, as well as to Sage Cotignola, who received her degree from the Pratt Institute.

And, let’s hear lots of applause for all of our amazing East Quogue Elementary School students who won awards in April!

Fourth-grader Lauren Schurek was named Art Student of the Month while the Principal’s Choice Award went to kindergartners Caeden Dorn, Alexi Erb Grant, Andrew Stalters and Aiden Judd.

And, ta-da, East Quogue Elementary School’s All-Star Students of the Month are: Sabra Harry, Francesca Derby, Sofia Mattera and Evangeline Wasser (second grade); Lindsey Villareale, Brandon Cirincione and Ciara Herbert (fourth grade); and Oceane Ode, Jefferson Sandoval, Duygu Mete, Olivia Luce and James O’Neill (fifth grade).

The All-Stars in Physical Education are: Curtis Barczak, Hailey Donahoe, Lily Graves, Kyle Strong, Abraham Perez Barios, Jason Passarello and Angie Tirado-Cocha (first grade); and Isabella Mautone, Mario Robles, Kevin Dillon, Danielle Freda, Sydnie Mason and Rudy Samayoa (sixth grade).

Third-graders Miller Brennan, Morgan Donahoe and Abby Rempe were selected as the All-Star music students.

And a very well done goes to Maya Cirincione who received an Honorable Mention at the Brookhaven National Laboratory Elementary School Science Fair. Congratulations to all!

On The Calendar

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.

Saturday, June 7: Artist Cindy Patrick discusses “Art in Your Pocket: Using the iPhone as a Creative Tool” at the Quogue Library at 1:30 p.m. A reception follows at 2:30 p.m.

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.

Tuesday, June 17: The East Quogue Elementary School Board of Education meets at 7:45 p.m. in the cafetorium of the school on Central Avenue.

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