Hard to imagine, but the annual Spanish show at the Quogue School, which took the stage in fine style on Friday, March 2, was an “adiós” performance for impresario Senora Sheila Phillips, who we hear is retiring at the end of the current school year.
Literally generations of Quogue School students have been blessed to study Spanish under the guidance of this talented, dedicated, and charming teacher, who still seems way too young to be retiring. At Quaquanantuck speaks for a grateful village in extending to Senora Phillips congratulations, heartfelt thanks, and all good fortune in the days and years ahead.
The Quogue School fourth grade ski trip to Belleayre Mountain was scheduled for Wednesday of this week, March 7, and early indications were that the class and their snow sports Jedi knight Tim Carbone would have fair weather for the day and wouldn’t have to fall back on the rain date of March 14.
The St. Patrick’s parade in Westhampton Beach is on Saturday, March 10, and once again St. Mark’s Church, right by the end of the parade route, will be offering corn beef and cabbage in the parish hall, $13 for adults or $6 for children (with hot dogs, chips, soda available for the small fry).
“Zima” went off a day late at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge, due to the wet weather on Saturday, and there are already quite a few fans who are hoping it will come back to QWR for an encore.
Tonight’s (March 8) cooking demonstration at the Quogue Library will feature “Irish Cooking: the Flavors of Ireland,” at 6 p.m. In-person registration is required for each of the cooking classes with the $15 fee (cash or check) due upon registration.
The Irish Cooking demonstration features Mark Shortall and CIA chef Paul Fitzpatrick, owners of Buckley’s Inn Between, preparing new Irish cuisine, including their signature Shepherd’s Pie and other recipes, including one for “the best” Irish coffee.
The March Full Moon Night Hike at the Wildlife Refuge is scheduled, weather permitting, for tonight, Thursday, March 8, at 6 p.m. Reservations are required in advance for the 90-minute hike, a program for adults and families with children over 11. There might be a few spots left, so call 653-4771 to check. The moon walk is free for QWR members, or $5 for non-members.
Don’t forget, the Love of Learning “School Art Show” will be on view on March 11 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the school at 7 Midhampton Road in Quogue, showing the work of 2- to 4-year-olds from Westhampton, Quogue and East Quogue.
The school has been open for 14 years and is owned and run by Mary Post of Westhampton. Formerly located at the airport, the school (653-4200) moved to its current location some two or three years ago.
Berklee College of Music has announced that Emmett Ceglia of Quogue earned a place on the dean’s list for the fall semester of the 2011 academic year. To be eligible for this honor, a full-time student must achieve a grade point average of 3.4 or above. The Berklee curriculum focuses on practical career preparation for today’s music industry.