Hampton Bays Community Notes, June 6

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Happy birthday to Sue Johns and Barbara Cascia! They share the same day—Friday, June 7. Live it up, gals!

Let’s hear it for second-grader Aidan O’Brien, eighth-grader Julia Dzakonski and senior Jesse Dubrowsky. They were each awarded Student of the Month honors for the month of April in the Hampton Bays School District.

Additionally, Jesse Dubrowsky has been selected as this year’s salutatorian for the Hampton Bays Class of 2013.

The American flag is flying for Charles “Charley” Bivona! Charley has been recognized as Hampton Bays School District’s Veteran of the Month for June. Charley started as a trucker’s helper for Teamster Local 814 before being drafted into the U.S. Army and serving in Okinawa and Korea.

He then went on to extend his military service and was sent to Fort Knox, Kentucky, where he helped train new recruits. Charley and his wife, Lucille, have lived in Hampton Bay since 1967. All of Hampton Bays thanks Charley for his service.

Three cheers for Al Bennett! Al was recently honored for 50 years of service with the Southampton Fire Department. Al is the longtime chef at The Hampton Maid.

The Hampton Bays Beautification Association (HBBA) would like to acknowledge the generous sponsors of its Garden Party, which was held last weekend at Cowfish restaurant.

They include: Jones and Little CPA; Maryann D. O’Connor Esq.; Elmore Associates (Rattler family); Weber and Grahn; and Suffolk Cement. And thanks to all the merchants for the wonderful Chinese auction prizes.

HBBA presented the 2013 Beautification Award to David and Rachel Hersh of Cowfish. Congratulations to Dave and Rachel!

My thoughts are with Judy Wilenski, Susan Colledge and the Heaven Can Wait Team. They will be participating in the Long Island 2-Day Breast Cancer Walk this weekend at Smith Point County Park. If you’d like to make a donation, go to www.li2day.org, click on “Donate” and then scroll to where you can enter their last names. Thank you!

The Southampton Town Youth Bureau’s 11th annual Battle of the Bands is slated for this Friday, June 7, at 7:30 p.m., at the Ponquogue Beach pavilion.

Local teen bands will be vying for first-, second- and third-place awards. Gates open at 7 p.m. and admission is $10. The snack bar will be open and there will be music trivia, prizes and lots more good stuff.

Looking for a good laugh? Then be sure to put the Hampton Theatre Company’s production of “How the Other Half Loves” on your to-do list this weekend. It is hilarious!

The play runs through Sunday, June 9, at the Quogue Community Hall on Jessup Avenue. Showtimes are Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. You can purchase tickets online at www.hamptontheatre.org or by calling 1-866-811-4111.

I know that this is a hike, but I want to make mention that my friend and fellow columnist, Maria Daddino, will be showing her beautiful stained glass designs, “Inspired By Nature,” on Saturday, June 8, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the WPPB Art Show in Mitchell Park and Marina in Greenport. Get out and play “tourist” in Greenport.

On The Calendar

Saturday, June 8: Poets Rising group meets from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Hampton Bays Public Library, Ponquogue Avenue. Poems, prose and anything goes.

Monday, June 10: League of Women Voters meeting, 7 p.m., Hampton Bays Senior Center, 25 Ponquogue Avenue. Mary Dewar, president of the Long Island Coalition for a National Health Plan, will speak about “Patient Protection and the Affordable Care Act: What’s Ahead?”

Wednesday, June 26: Michelangelo Lodge’s annual Lobster Fest, 5 p.m., Dockers restaurant, Dune Road, East Quogue. Tickets are $40 per person and all proceeds benefit the scholarship fund and other local charities. For reservations, call Terry at (631) 728-3379 or Mary at (631) 728-6779.

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