Well, this “late bird” certainly did not catch the worm. I meant to get my tickets weeks ago for the Westhampton Garden Club’s House and Garden Tour and luncheon. I finally remembered this morning only to find that tickets for the luncheon are sold out.It’s not too late, however, to buy your tickets for the garden tour that takes place on Friday, July 11, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Those cost $50 and can be purchased online at www.westhamptongardenclub.org.
East Quogue’s Charles and Phyllis Brooks celebrated a very special day on Tuesday, June 10—their SEVENTIETH wedding anniversary. How awesome and amazing is that!
The childhood sweethearts were married in Queens and moved to our hamlet in 1986. Their daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Kenneth Carter, also live in East Quogue. Their granddaughter, Jill Purpura and her husband, Robert, live nearby in Aquebogue.
Anniversary celebrations are in the works, and I have been promised lots of pictures, so please stay tuned.
Drum rolls, please! Let the applause begin for our amazing award-winning kids at the East Quogue Elementary School.
Kayla Jiminez and Christina Tsaveras were recognized as the school’s Art Students of the Month for May and June, respectively.
At the fifth grade spelling bee, Kieran Lynch and Edona Popi tied for first place while Eric Arnau, Patricia Gilvary, Shawn Gordon and Gabrielle Johnson tied for third place.
The winners of the All-Star Caring Award for May are: Lucas Fitzgerald, Maya Cirincione, Anna Blanco, Mateo Rodriguez, Andrew Naranjo, Angelie Chacon, Olivia Elliott, Emily Kyea, Declan Kerns, Jaycee Newcomb, Sarah Sganga, Sophia Morgado, Alejandra Garcia, Jake Bertorello, Nicole Guerrero, Rachel Frank, Jack Romano, Isabelle Salvi and Jack Naglieri.
The All-Star Citizenship Awards for May went to the following students: Catherine Gilvary, Carlos Velasquez Rivera, Brendan Lynn, Meghan Kelly, Isabella Pinto, Gavin VanderSchaaf, Taylor McNamara, Quinn McCormack, Mason Hughes, Jayson Babcock, Colbie Mason, Luke Mautone, Gianna Lotito, Jimmy Liu, Jackie Amato, Angel Herrera, Sofia Presutti, Isabella Mautone, Ali Carpenter, Rieve Delisle and Lily Schumpf.
Rosalie Judd, Ava Mongeluzzo, Emma Sirico and Julia Stabile received the All-Star Music Award for May while Addison Celi, Lexi Erb-Grant, Aidan Judd, Ashley Perez-Sanchez, Dylan Kopp, Matthew Moran and Kyle Salerno received the same award for June.
Winners of the All-Star Physical Education Award for May are: Christopher Correa, Nicolina Masotti, Matthew Suarez, Ella Warner, Nicholas Gomez, Selin Ozdazanc, Michael Amitrano, Gabriela Bowman, Ross Ebrus, Abby Gobler, Gabrielle Johnson, Anthony Mattera and Jack Moloney.
Another enthusiastic round of applause goes to our award-winning East Quogue seniors who graduated from Westhampton Beach High School. This year’s scholarship winners are: Carly Bossung—East Quogue Teachers’ Association Scholarship; Toni-Layne Cotignola—East Quogue Chamber of Commerce Scholarship; Kirsten Dagostino—Rotary Club Scholarship, and Millard and Rowena Jayne Memorial Scholarship; Julia Frangeskos—Westhampton Junior Ambulance Scholarship and East Quogue PTA Scholarship; Christopher Guida—Kelly Roesel Scholarship; Kaela Murphy—Westhampton Beach High School PTO Scholarship and Westhampton Beach Theatre Booster Club Award; Nuray Ozdemir—Westhampton Woman’s Club Award, and the John and Esther O’Keefe Scholarship; and Julia Petersen—Cor-J West Seafood Scholarship.
Also: Tyler Phillips—East Quogue Fire Department Memorial Scholarship and Westhampton Beach High School PTO Scholarship; Brett Pisaneschi—Westhampton Beach Dug Out Club Scholarship; Connor Regan—East Quogue Fire Department Memorial Scholarship, Doreen Kandell Memorial Spanish Award, Westhampton Beach Theatre Booster Club Award, Long Island Blood Services Award, East Quogue Civic Association Scholarship and New York State Academic Excellence Scholarship; Lazarus Regueiro—Frances Hite Memorial Award and Anita S. Appel Scholarship; Wyatt Richter—Anita S. Appel Scholarship; and Madeline Sganga—Westhampton Woman’s Club Award.
And, finally: Maria Tuzzolo—Anita S. Appel Scholarship, Greater Westhampton Chamber of Commerce Business Scholarship, Barbara J. Mitchell Community Service Scholarship and Westhampton Business Advisory Scholarship; Grace Vail—Blake Kelsey Rotary Scholarship and Donna Palmer Memorial Award; Kelly Vetter—Friends of Westhampton Free Library Scholarship, Hampton Bays Lions Club Scholarship and East Quogue PTA Scholarship; and Taylor Wagner—Anita S. Appel Scholarship.
And, in the hallowed halls of higher academia, Kara Kearns received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Boston University.
Tal Gordon of White Birch Trail made the dean’s list at SUNY Oswego. Todd, a sophomore, is majoring in business administration.
And Abby McLaughlin, a member of the Class of 2015, was named to the dean’s list at Providence College.
Congratulations to all our East Quogue kids. From kindergarteners to collegians, you have made us so very proud of you!
Tuesday, July 1: East Quogue Village Green Summer Concert Series kicks off with country music’s Six Guns. The show starts at 7 p.m. There is no cost to attend and all are welcome.
Thursday, July 3: The Greater Westhampton Beach Chamber of Commerce Summer Gazebo Concert Series begins at 7:30 p.m. with a performance from The North Shore Pops. There is no cost to attend and all are invited.