Happy Memorial Day! Have a safe weekend, friends and neighbors.
If you happen to be in the neighborhood of the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation in Red Creek Park, stop in and wish longtime Westhampton Beach resident Claire Frank a happy birthday. Claire celebrated “the big one” (aka 60) last weekend on Saturday, May 18.
Happy birthday to Conor and Hayley Curtis! Conor celebrated his b-day on Wednesday, May 22, and Hayley’s day to shine is today, Thursday, May 23. Sunny Bates, Meaghan Fox and George Holzman all share the same birthday next week on Monday, May 27. Cheers!
Dune Local is playing this Friday, May 24, at Shucker’s Lobster and Clam Bar, which is located over at 58 Foster Avenue. For those of you who are unfamiliar, the group features Tristeen Caravella (vocals) and John Loetscher (drums), both of Hampton Bays, Austin Quinn (guitar) of East Quogue and Tyler Bailey (filling in on bass) of Sag Harbor.
Doors open at 5 p.m. and the band will start the first of two sets at 6:30 p.m. There’s no cover charge. This is the first time that Dune Local is playing at home, so come on out in support of our local musicians.
This sounds like lots of fun! Our friends over in East Quogue are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their Village Green on Saturday, May 25, from 2 until 6 p.m. There will be live music performed by the band X-Session, face painting, a magician and lots of food vendors, including Scotto’s, Brewster’s and New Moon Café—to name just a few. Bring along a lawn chair or blanket. Stop by and check it out.
Hampton Bays American Legion Hand-Aldrich Post 924’s annual Memorial Day Parade will take place on Monday, May 27. Just prior to the parade, a small service honoring all World War II veterans will run from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the post on Ponquogue Avenue.
Then at around 10:45 a.m. marchers will proceed north to the traffic light on Montauk Highway and then head west to Good Ground Cemetery for a wreath-laying ceremony and service. Following the ceremony, all are invited back to the post for hot dogs and refreshments.
The Long Island 2-Day Breast Cancer Walk is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and that is taking place on Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9, at Smith Point County Park in Shirley. Two friends of mine, Judy Wilenski of Hampton Bays and Susan Colledge of Southampton, will be participating as members of the Heaven Can Wait team.
One-hundred-percent of the money that the team raises goes to meet the needs of local Long Island men and women who are fighting breast cancer. If you would like to help the girls, log on at www.li2day.org, click on “Donate” and then scroll to where you can enter their last names. Thank you in advance for your generous support.
On The Calendar
Thursday, May 23: Hampton Bays Middle School EARTH Club “Dining To Donate” fundraiser at Friendly’s Restaurant, Montauk Highway. Pick up a flier at any of the schools or log on at www.hbschools.us/our_schools/middle_school.
Sunday, May 26: East End Art Council’s Mosaic Street Painting Festival, noon to 5 p.m., along the Peconic River waterfront in Riverhead. Arts and crafts show and sale, performances by local musicians, children’s activities, vendors and more. Rain date is Monday, May 27.