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Jun 1, 2015 9:48 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

East Quogue Community Notes, June 4

Jun 1, 2015 2:15 PM

Look up, East Quogue, look up! After a slight and unforeseen delay, the hanging baskets finally arrived late last Friday and I’m happy to say that they are bigger and better than ever.The members of the East Quogue Beautification Committee decided to spice up the plantings a bit this year and, along with the traditional trailing ivy geraniums, you will find several new colorful plants—bacopa, calibrachoa and scaevola—added to the bright array. So, look up and enjoy.

After a two-week bronchitis hiatus, I ventured out Saturday to celebrate Vito Gentile’s special day at a birthday breakfast brunch at the New Moon Café. The flavorful fare at our hamlet’s Main Street Tex-Mex eatery was delicious and delightful.

And, as per Ron Campsey’s request, I am “spreading the news” that his restaurant will now be serving breakfast on the weekends, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. So add a little spice to your life and stop by the New Moon Café.

If, however, you are looking for more traditional breakfast choices, then all you have to do is stroll across Main Street to the newly opened Goldberg’s Famous Bagels. The bagels are fresh and the flagels are absolutely amazing.

As promised, the members of the East Quogue Historical Society have slowly begun to divulge a few of their celebratory plans for our hamlet’s part in the upcoming celebration of the 375th anniversary of Southampton Town. The events will be taking place on “East Quogue Day,” or Saturday, July 11.

I’ve heard that The Filthy Crickets will be kicking off the day’s festivities bright and early over at the East Quogue Village Green. So get ready to rock!

Now on to what I like best—all the news about our amazing East Quogue kids.

Drum roll, please! The East Quogue Chamber of Commerce has named Travis Enright, Henry Seeliger and Zoe Johnson as this year’s recipients of its annual scholarship awards. The Westhampton Beach High School seniors each received a check for $750. Well done and congratulations!

And on to the younger set, East Quogue Cub Scout Pack 261 held its annual Soap Box Derby on Saturday, May 16, over at Tiana Beach.

Jason Passarello (first place) and Anthony Danzo (second place) won the Stock Division while Malcolm “Conner” Lueck (first place) and John Hilbert (second place) took the Modified Division.

Afterward, the winners of both divisions raced for fun and Conner crossed the finish line first, a second or two ahead of Jason.

By the way, Jason’s pinewood derby car took first place overall, as well as top honors in the Wolf Division, at the Boy Scouts of America, Suffolk County Council, Trailblazer District race held in March at the Sunvet Mall in Holbrook.

If you have a son who would like to join the Cub Scouts, call (631) 834-4778 or (631) 255-0188.

On The Calendar

Saturday, June 6: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5350 fundraiser to help restore the group’s new Westhampton Beach post, 5 to 8 p.m., at the Boardy Barn on Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays. Tickets cost $65. For more information, please call Bill Hughes at (631) 653-9898.

Monday, June 8: East Quogue Fire Department blood drive, 2 to 8 p.m., at the firehouse located at 465 Montauk Highway.

Tuesday, June 9: The East Quogue Chamber of Commerce meets at 6 p.m. at the New Moon Café on Montauk Highway.

Wednesday, June 10: 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 16: The East Quogue Elementary School Board of Education meets at 7:15 p.m. in the cafetorium of the school on Central Avenue.

Wednesday, June 17: Disney Floral Fantasies hosted by the Riverhead and Southold garden clubs, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., at Raphael Vineyards located at 39390 Main Road in Peconic. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event. For information, please call (631) 594-3521.

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