My favorite field trip in elementary school was the fourth grade trip to Old Bethpage Village Restoration, a living example of a typical rural Long Island farm village in the early 19th century. We learned about life back then, drank “homemade” birch beer and got to buy tin whistles in the gift shop. Looking back I realize now it was an incomplete picture of what life was like at the time. Sadly, the story of native peoples was left out of that snapshot of Long Island’s history. But, for a new generation of children that story will not go untold.
I am thrilled that after a ribbon cutting ceremony last week, the Wikun Living History Village at the Shinnecock Museum will now be open for previews from Thursday, May 16, through Monday, May 20, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., each day. The only native owned and operated living history village on Long Island re-creates Shinnecock life in the 17th and 18th centuries on a 2-acre pine and oak forested area adjacent to the Shinnecock Museum. Visitors to the village can interact with knowledgeable native staff members as they carry out daily activities and learn about the cultural history of the tribe, which has inhabited Long Island for approximately 10,000 years.
The preview week will include guided tours, singing and social dancing, children’s programs, traditional skills demonstrations and commemorative gift giveaways. Admission is free during the preview and the Wikun Living History Village will officially open to the public on Saturday, May 25. For more information, visit ShinnecockMuseum.com.
Congratulations to Southampton Intermediate School 7th-grader Andrew Mosolino, son of Julie and Michael Mosolino of Southampton. Andrew was recently inducted into the National Junior Honor Society. Way to go Andrew! Keep up the good work.
Southampton’s Elizabeth Bousson was the recipient of the Judy Smith Scholarship at Xavier University’s All Honors Day on Saturday, April 20 in Cincinnati. The scholarship is presented to a junior majoring in management/entrepreneurship who has demonstrated excellence in the field of management and leadership. Congratulations Elizabeth!
Proud grandparents Gloria and Dick Nilsson and Jeanette and Walt Jarzombek, all from Southampton, would like to share the news that their granddaughter Jordan Jarzombek of Spring, Texas, is one of only nine soccer players from her school to be signed with Sam Houston State University in Texas. She has had a long career in soccer, as her varsity team’s captain for four years. She was also named as a state semi-finalist, named 1st team all-district and all-greater Houston player. Good luck Jordan, as you pursue not only soccer but a major in criminal justice in college this fall.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Broidy of Southampton sent word to me this week that their daughter Barbra Broidy has recently been promoted to Curator and Assistant to the Director at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Florida. Barbra began her career at the museum as an intern in 2010, and previously held the position of Assistant Curator. Ms. Broidy attended Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where she studied graphic and industrial design and is a graduate of Long Island University in New York with a bachelor of fine arts in arts management.
The Ed and Phyllis Davis Wellness Institute in Southampton and Hampton Bays is extending a discount on its fitness classes to emergency professionals during National EMS Week Sunday, May 19, through Saturday, May 25. In addition to the promotional discount, the institute offers all EMS personnel free stress management classes on an ongoing basis. For more information call (631) 728-WELL.
I also received a thoughtful letter from a Mr. Timothy Christopher Walker this week. Timothy is a member of Cub Scouts Pack 14 from Southampton and he, along with his other scouts were terribly disturbed by the events of the Boston Marathon bombing. Being the good and resourceful kids that they are, Timothy and the scouts decided to organize a fundraiser to support the victims of that senseless tragedy. Come support the scouts and their efforts by heading down to 230 Elm on Sunday, May 19, from 4 to 8 p.m. There will be an all-you-can-eat buffet, family karaoke and more. Ticket are $20 for adults and $12 for kids and can be purchased in advance from any Cub Scout or by calling (631) 905-7421.
What really touched me about his letter was not only the fact that our local Southampton kids think about helping others but by his take on Southampton itself.
“…I mean Southampton is a small town and once you get some people going with that feeling of doing good, most of the time they all get going with you.” – Timothy Christopher Walker.
Couldn’t have said it better myself. Good luck with the fundraiser Timothy!
At The Library
Take a midday break to listen to some captivating and timeless stories at Once Upon a Time … a Story Time for Grown-ups on Friday, May 17, at 12:05 p.m. at the Rogers Memorial Library.
The library will screen “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” on Monday, May 20, at 3 p.m.
The film “Transition 2.0” will be screened on Monday, May 20, at 5:30 p.m. Afterward, there will be a discussion with Hamptons in Transition members.
Pianist Katherine Addleman will present the last of her spring 2013 Music at Midday series with “Fanny Mendelssohn: The Other Mendelssohn,” on Wednesday, May 22, at noon.
Tickets are on sale for the Rogers Memorial Library’s Dinner and Theater Evening of “How the Other Half Loves,” staged by the Hampton Theatre Company, on Thursday, May 30. Meet at Stone Creek Inn in Quogue at 5 p.m. After dinner, the performance will take place at 7 p.m. at Quogue Community Hall. A fee of $53 includes a three-course dinner, tax, tip and theater ticket. Reservations and payment are required by May 24. Contact the Hampton Theatre Company at 653-8955 email@example.com for reservations and information. Call (631) 283-0774, ext. 523 to make a reservation for any program.