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Quogue Community Notes, December 15

Publication: The Southampton Press
By Andrew Botsford   Dec 13, 2011 4:55 PM
Dec 20, 2011 5:12 PM

Because there are so many nice little boys and girls in Quogue, and so few really naughty ones, Santa Claus has agreed to make a special visit to the gazebo next to the pond on Jessup Avenue on Saturday, December 17, from noon to 2 p.m.

Word has reached the Quogue Association that he is bringing some refreshments with him. Santa’s visit is being sponsored by the sprightly elves of the Quogue Fire Department, Double Rainbow, the Quogue Market and The Lily Pad.

Following its smash success last year, the Quogue Historical Society is once again holding its Holiday House Tour. This year’s tour will take place on Saturday, December 17, and runs from 2 to 6 p.m. Five local families will open their homes, which will be festively decorated for the holidays.

Closing the evening will be a cocktail party, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the home of Nancy and John Demirjian. Tickets to both events cost $85, or you can pay $50 for just the house tour or $40 for just the party. Tickets will be sold on the day of the event at the society’s Pond House, located at 114A Jessup Avenue, and at the Lily Pad. All pre-purchased tickets will also be available for pickup at that time.

To help you with your holiday shopping, the society and the Lily Pad will offer beautiful items for sale, all featuring the distinctive QHS logo. The items include Christmas tree balls, stockings and wine glasses. Theresa Fontana of the Lily Pad was instrumental in developing this line of products. For further information, call 631-996-2404.

Nice to know that the Have Your Cake Bake Shop on Jessup Avenue will be open during the holiday crunch time. The shop will be open on Wednesday, December 21, from noon to 5; Thursday, from noon to 5; Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Christmas Eve from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Monday, December 26, which is Boxing Day, the shop will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sixth-graders at the Quogue School expressed their gratitude this week to the entire community for its support of their recent decorative wreath sale that raised funds to stock the larder of the local food pantry. The sale netted the students some $1,300 for the cause.

Last week, they put that money to good use by going out and shopping for $1,300 worth of much needed provisions for the food pantry.

Don’t forget that the Quogue Wildlife Refuge has come up with a unique gift for the hard-to-shop-for nature lover on your holiday list.

Oystercatcher Farms of Hampton Bays will install a limited number of beehives on refuge grounds beginning next year. Beehives are available for adoption for a $375 sponsorship fee, which will give adopters their very own hive that has the potential to produce as much as 10 pounds of delicious honey. All adoptions will be officially noted on a recognition sign that will be on display at the refuge.

Beehive orders must be placed no later than Saturday, December 31. Order forms are available at the refuge nature center, located at 3 Old Country Road in Quogue, online at www.QuogueWildlifeRefuge.org, or by calling 653-4771.

“East End Scenes VI: Folk Art and Local Landscapes by Steve Marciw” will remain on display at the Quogue Library through January 2.

A self-taught artist, Steve concentrates his talent on folk art objects and paintings. His works have captured many local scenes, such as the Shinnecock Yacht Club, Georgica Pond, the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club and even the corner of Jessup Avenue and Midland Street in Quogue. His annual Christmas ornament is now a collector’s item.

A member of the Southampton Artists Association, he shows at the Southampton Cultural Center, Historical Museum, Guild Hall and at local festivals.

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