Sag Harbor Community Notes, March 28

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There is nothing that brings the past year’s financial missteps and follies into such stark relief as a whopping tax bill.

My biggest regret by far was foolishly forking out money I didn’t really have for an extravagant and non-refundable purchase, and then getting stuck with the bill. Naturally.

Oh, how those Deutsche marks could come in handy now. But it could be worse; the guy who came in before me had to write out a $90,000 check to the IRS. Yowsa!

At least I’ve still got my health. And as my friend, Courtney, says, “money comes easily and frequently.” I will keep repeating that mantra, while keeping my fingers crossed, that no deed—good or bad—goes unnoticed.

This week we have Passover, and the holiday celebrations continue, with a variety of Easter events planned for this weekend.

The Sag Harbor Garden Center will host its 18th annual petting zoo on Saturday, March 30, from noon to 2 p.m. The event will be co-hosted by the Sag Harbor Variety store and the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, the 18th annual Easter bonnet parade will be held on Saturday, March 30, starting at 1 p.m. in front of the now defunct BookHampton store. Wear your most creative Easter bonnet, and bring the whole family (even pets) for the fun and free stroll down Main Street.

For additional information on either event, visit www.sagharborchamber.com.

Of course there will also be a variety of religious services for the holiday, including a Good Friday Service at the Community Bible Church in Noyac on March 29, at 7 p.m. The church will also offer Easter services on Sunday, March 31, at 10 a.m. For additional information, call 725-4155 or visit www.cbchamptonscom.

For more events, religious and otherwise, visit the online calendar at www.27east.com or check out the Round & About section and Holiday Services Guide here in The Press.

And for the foodies, Bay Burger officially reopens for the season on Friday, March 29. Soon, Madison & Main will open in the spot where the Paradise Café once operated. The restaurant, under the direction of owner Michael Gluckman and chef Eric Miller, is set to open this spring.

For more information on Bay Burger, call 899-3915 or visit www.bayburger.com. For more information on Madison & Main, call 725-6246 or visit the restaurant’s page on Facebook.

Congratulations to Osvaldo and Richard Rodriguez, who recently qualified for the Taekwondo nationals at the New York State Taekwondo Championship at Queens College. The boys, ages 7 and 9, also became members of the U.S. Olympic Committee. That’s heady stuff!

Kudos also to Lindsay Cox and Elizabeth Grigonis, who will be heading to Brazil for a seminar on girls’ empowerment. The seminar is sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Brazil and the Brazilian Department of Human Rights, with the U.S. Department of State and the Mary Kay Foundation picking up the tab for all travel expenses. The girls are part of a 30-member delegation of female high school students hand-picked to represent the United States.

Cheers to refunds for those of you who are anticipating them and affordable tax bills for everyone else.

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