Hampton Bays Community Notes, May 2

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The Hampton Bays Water District will be flushing out the water mains through Friday, May 10, between midnight and 7 a.m. each day. Make sure you run your water prior to use and if you should have any problems, call (631) 728-0179.

Returning artist Caroline Haines has her digital photographs of ocean and bay scenes on display this month at the Hampton Bays Public Library on Ponquogue Avenue. Be sure to stop in and see them.

Good luck to Domenico Pensa III and Riley Kangas! The boys will be traveling to Washington, D.C., this weekend to compete at the 2013 National School Scrabble Championship. Hampton Bays is the only school from Long Island to be attending this year. Word!

Congratulations to Hampton Bays resident Sonya “Sunny” Bates! Sunny has been named the Suffolk County Senior Citizen of the Year.

Sunny volunteers a lot of her time at Christ Our Saviour Lutheran Church and the Southampton Town Senior Center on Ponquogue Avenue where she manages the thrift store.

A dinner is being held in her honor on Wednesday, May 8, at the Villa Lombardi restaurant in Holbrook. Tickets are $26 and they can be purchased from Heather at the Senior Center. Call (631) 728-1235 for more details.

Let’’s hear it for Tom Humbert! Tom recently sang his new song, “On the Wings of the Angels,”” on the “Live It Up!” with Donna Drake television show. Tom is the director of music and liturgy here at St. Rosalie’’s Parish. To see the show, log on at www.TomHumbertMusic.com.

More applause for Arma “Ham”” Andon. Mr. Andon, who lives in Westhampton Beach, was honored as the Hampton Bays School District’’s April Veteran of the Month.

Mr. Andon is a veteran of the U.S. Army. He fought during World War II and is a survivor of the Battle of Utah Beach in Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge. The 94-year-old is a tireless advocate for local veterans and a role model for all. Thank you for your dedication to our country and community.

Congratulations to Caitlin Diffley for having been accepted into the five-year master’’s program for biomedical engineering at the Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey. Caitlin has also been accepted into a summer research project where she will collaborate with a faculty advisor on synthesizing bioactive compounds in bacteria and cancer cells. Nice going!

Eleventh-grader Amanda Kenny, a Hampton Bays student leader of Kids Stock the House, and a bus-load of Hampton Bays Fire Explorers will be heading up island for the inaugural “Kids Stock the House “Walk of Love”” next weekend on Saturday, May 11, in Eisenhower Park.

For $20 you get an event T-shirt, food and drinks, a finishing line medal and entry to walk for this great cause that benefits families of seriously ill children over at the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island.

Those would like to join the team, or be a virtual walker and donate, can call Donna Christina Oliverio at (516) 456-2172 or log onto Facebook and “Like”” Kids Stock the House.
On The Calendar
Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5: Hampton Bays Boy Scout Troop 483’s annual Plant Sale, on the grounds of the Hampton Bays Fire Department substation on Good Ground Road. All proceeds benefit Scouting programs.

Sunday, May 5: Hampton Bays Historical and Preservation Society’s “Brunch with the History Brunch,” 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Inn Spot on the Bay, Foster Avenue. Tickets are $20 per person and are available at the door.

Monday, May 6: Hampton Bays Beautification Association meeting, 7 p.m., Hampton Bays Public Library, Ponquogue Avenue. Hampton Bays School District Superintendent Lars Clemensen and Business Administrator Larry Luce will discuss this year’’s proposed budget. All are welcome.

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