Notes from Southampton

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I hope you’ve been getting out there to enjoy the wonderful weather that has blown our way. I’ve been riding my bike and doing some walking along the shore, which in addition to calming my mind, is firming up all those places that tend to get a little soft over the winter. I highly recommend it.

I’m sending good wishes to my friend and fellow columnist, Steve Kotz, of The Press’s “Chatterbox” fame who was under the weather last week. To those who missed seeing his column in the last issue, he’s on the mend and will be entertaining us once again this week with tales of his life at “Stately Kotz Manor.”

The Long Island Sound Chorus of Sweet Adelines, International, will host a Chinese Auction on Saturday, May 3, at the United Methodist Church located at 160 Main Street in Southampton. The doors open at 11 a.m., and the auction is from noon to 2 p.m. There will be a wide variety of items auctioned in all price ranges and interests, as well as a raffle. The $5 entry fee paid at the door includes a light lunch and a chance to win a door prize. For further information, call Carol at 728-5236.

The Southampton Trails Preservation Society will host its monthly meeting on Thursday, May 1, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Southampton Town Hall’s lower level meeting room. All are welcome. For more information, call Glorian Berk at 283-2638.

Zoe Elizabeth Lawrence, a Dartmouth College student in the class of 2010, studied French in Paris during the spring 2008 term as part of the college’s Foreign Study Program. Zoe is the daughter of Christopher R. and Cathy S. Lawrence of Southampton.

SUNY Oswego sends word that Metahuwae Valdez received a baccalaureate degree in English writing arts this month.

In baby news, Lila Barnes Deuel was born on Thursday, April 10, at 7:08 p.m. weighing seven pounds, one ounce, and was 19 inches long. Her proud parents are Shawn and Kerri Deuel and Travis is her equally proud 2-year-old big brother. Lila’s grandparents are Marie Valentino-Deuel of Jamesport, Dennis Deuel of Southampton and Tim and Judy Pogue of Southampton. Her great-grandmother (Nana) is Antoinette “Toni” Valentino.

Tamara and Glenn Tillman of Athens, Georgia, welcomed a son, Cody Thomas, on March 22. Grandparents for the first time are Toni-Lea and Timothy Corwin of Southampton, and Miriam and Gary Tillman of Surrency, Georgia. First time great-grandparents are Elizabeth Corwin of Southampton and Lea and Jim (Chris) Christensen of Sag Harbor.

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