Happy New Year to all. I hope it is filled with good health, prosperity, peace and love.
PFC William B. DePetris III left for Iraq on November 28 from his post in Schwarzenberg, Germany, his mom, Carolann Sisk, reports. William is excited to be part of Operation Iraqi Freedom with the Bravo Company, 1-2 INF division. William, with his brother Tony, joined the Army in March 2006. They trained together in Ft. Benning, Georgia. After 14 months of training, William was stationed in Schwarzenberg for another year of training before deploying to Kalsu Iraq. To write him, the address is: PFC William B. DePetris III, Bravo Co. 1-2 INF, FOB Kalsu, APO AE 09312
Tonight, the American Legion is holding its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the hall, across from Brent’s General Store. All members are welcome and newcomers are welcome to join.
A fund has been set up for nurse Suzanne Rigg of Hampton Medical, who suffered a stroke last September. You can send any donations to the East Hampton Healthcare Fund at 200 Pantigo Road, Suite M, East Hampton 11937. Just place “Suzanne Rigg Fund” in the memo section of the check. All donations will be greatly appreciated.
Lululemon Athletica in East Hampton has a free yoga class every Sunday at 5 p.m. in its yoga loft. All levels are welcome and if you do not have a mat you can borrow one of theirs. Lululemon is located on the second floor at 35 Main Street.
On Tuesday, January 13, at 7:30 p.m., Guild Hall will present the Naked Stage reading group’s production of “Hurlyburly” by David Rabe, with lead artist Michael Nathanson, and featuring Rachel Viola, Morgan Spector, Tina Jones, Michael Nathanson, Joe DeSane, Kate Mueth, Josh Gladstone, and Joseph Brondo.
Winner of the 1985 Tony Award for best play, this riveting drama took New York by storm in a production directed by Mike Nichols and starring William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Judith Ivey, Christopher Walken, Harvey Keitel, Cynthia Nixon and Jerry Stiller. “The characters are nose deep in the decadent, perverted, cocaine culture that is Hollywood, pursuing a sex crazed, drug-addled vision of the American Dream,” according to the PR I read.
It’s January and the scene around East Hampton is a bit slow. Any information that you would like me to add to my column, please feel free to contact me.