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I usually stay out of things of a political nature, but come on! Nine (count ’em) banks!? I love being able to sit out on my deck in the summer and enjoy what is left of the night sky. We might as well live up-island at the rate that we are going! Enough said on that point.

Karen and Steve Martin of Walworth, New York, are the proud parents of their third son, Tyler Robert, who was born on June 19, 2008, at Highland Hospital in Rochester. He weighed in at 6 pounds 14 ounces, and was 21 and 3/4 inches long. Tyler’s big brothers—5-year-old Eric and 3-year-old Andrew—are very excited to have another brother to play with.

Tyler’s maternal grandparents are Susan and John Noonan of Hampton Bays and they are very happy to welcome their fourth grandchild into their lives. Paternal grandparents are Maureen and Bob Martin of Rochester.

The Reverend Peter Larsen of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Southampton baptized Tyler on November 29. Godparents are Aunt Kimberly Noonan Barnes of East Quogue and Uncle John Noonan of Hampton Bays. Tyler’s brothers, his cousin Emily Rose, and many other friends and family were in attendance for this wonderful occasion.

Hampton Bays resident Patricia Micari was named Peconic Bay Medical Center’s Volunteer of the Month for January. Ms. Micari works in ambulatory surgery, doing anything and everything from making up beds to transporting patients.

According to her supervisor, she is “a great help to the staff and a joy to work with.” Ms. Micari and her husband, also named Pat, have been together for 49 years.

Lots of birthday fervor going around here. Belated birthday wishes are going out to Alan Rosko who celebrated his day on January 30. Happy birthday to Kathleen Tonnesen who celebrated on February 1, and Don Veeck whose big day was February 2. Also, Tommy Garity and George Skidmore celebrated their birthdays on February 3.

Sandy Holzman blew out her candles on Wednesday, February 4. Jean Raymond, Kaitlyn Hummel and Rene Klager all share the same birthday, which falls this Friday, February 6. Beth Gunther’s day to shine is Monday, February 9. And Cheryl Curtis will enjoy her special day on Wednesday, February 11. That’s a lot of candle power!

Happy 40th birthday to Gail Fisher! Gail will celebrate her milestone day this Saturday, February 7, at the family’s speakeasy, Peelers Pub, with her husband, Skipp, serenading her on the bagpipes. Gail and Skipp and their two children, Meghan and Lauren, live in North Tonawanda, New York. Gail is the daughter of Norm and Bina Bickford of Victoria Road, and she and the family still vacation in the best part of the Hamptons: Hampton Bays!

Congratulations to Laura Zaweski of Hampton Bays who recently earned the rank of first-degree black belt at the World Taekwondo Academy in Quogue. You go, girl!

And let’s hear it for 12-year-old Michael Zarro who attended the inauguration of President Barack Obama as part of the Junior Presidential Youth Inaugural Conference. Michael is the son of Jeanne and Michael J. Zarro.

My husband Ron’s office, Agawam Realty, is hosting an “Agawam Loves the Hamptons” open house today, Thursday, February 5, from 4:30 until 7 p.m., at 23 West Montauk Highway (next to Scotto’s). Stop by and partake in some wine and nibbles.

The Hampton Bays Performing Arts Parents Association (PAPA) and the Kiwanis Club of Southampton are hosting a Snowflake Sonata Showcase this Friday, February 6, at 7 p.m., in the Hampton Bays High School auditorium. Come on out and enjoy a fun evening watching our talented high school students show off their musical skills. Admission is $5 and all proceeds benefit the school’s music department and its music scholarship fund.

Ann-Margret movies are in the limelight this month as part of the Friday Matinee at the Hampton Bays Public Library. Tomorrow, February 6, “Bye Bye Birdie” will be screened at 2 p.m.

On Saturday, February 7, Chef Charlie will be cooking up some Mardi Gras-themed delectables at 1 p.m. Tickets to attend this program will be given out upon registration. Stop by the front circulation desk to sign up.

The library is offering a trip to see “South Pacific” on April 8 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater in Manhattan. Tickets are $110 each and that includes round-trip transportation and orchestra seating at the 2 p.m. matinee. Call 728-6241 to reserve a seat.

All you need is love! Join the members of the Hampton Bays Methodist Church for a life-changing “40 Days of Love” event, which kicks off this Sunday, February 8, at the 8 and 10 a.m. services. The church family will begin a six-week journey into the basic principles of love and relationship strengthening. For information, call 728-1660 or e-mail hbumc1@verizon.net.

Hampton Bays Fire Department Fire Explorers are hosting a fund-raising Valentine’s Day Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, February 8, from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Station #1 on Ponquogue Avenue. Admission is $8 for adults; $5 for seniors and kids age 5 to 12. Come on out for a good cause and enjoy a breakfast of pancakes, bacon, sausage, coffee, tea and juice.

Southampton Town Senior Services is offering “Dinner and a Movie” in Southampton on Tuesday, February 10. The cost of $42 includes round-trip transportation, dinner at La Parmigiana restaurant and a movie. Call Heather at 728-1235 for more details and to register.

The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group meets on Wednesday, February 11, at 6 p.m., at the Southampton Town Community Center on Ponquogue Avenue. Dinner and childcare are provided. Call 702-2421 or 723-1235 for more information.

The Southampton Town Parks and Recreation Department is offering a “Broadway Bound” bus excursion on Wednesday, February 18. The bus departs Red Creek Park at 9 a.m. and will return for the trip back home at 7 p.m. The fee is $25 for town residents and $35 for non-residents. Call 728-8525.

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