Hampton Bays Community Notes, June 13

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Our dog, Ellie, is usually plagued with ticks and fleas at this time of year. Advantix was too strong, and after a number of years, Frontline was not strong enough to do the job.The good news is that we’ve finally found something that seems to be working. Bill Deinzer, the friendly and ever-so-helpful proprietor over at Hampton Pet Supply, suggested that we give it a try. It is a flea and tick collar made by the Bayer company called Seresto.

Bayer claims that after eight months the collar was still 100-percent effective against fleas on dogs and cats, deer ticks on dogs, and Lone Star ticks on cats. Sound too good to be true? Give it a try and see for yourself.

Happy birthday wishes are being sent out this week to Matthew Constantopoulos. Matt’s big day is this Saturday, June 15. And Reverend George Mangan’s special day falls on Father’s Day—Sunday, June 16.

Elizabeth and Kevin Cryan are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Conor Robert Cryan! Baby Conor arrived on May 17 and tipped the scales at 8 pounds 2 ounces.

Big sister and brother, Isabelle and Albert, welcomed their new brother into the Cryan household in Brooklyn. Pleased as punch grandparents are Alice Sullivan and Robert Sadler of Buffalo, and Ann Cryan of Hampton Bays.

Deborah Fanning was recently honored for her 30 years of service at the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital at the Cottage Health System’s Employee Recognition Dinner, which was held on May 29.

Deb has spent 25 years in the operating room as a registered nurse and 20 years as clinical manager of materials for the Department of Surgery. Deb’s father, Gerald Fanning, and his long-time companion, Nancy Dickerson, of Hampton Bays, traveled to celebrate in the festivities. Nice going, Deb!

Stephanie Kozofsky graduated summa cum laude from Pace University in Manhattan with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a minor in criminal justice. She also completed the Pforzheimer Honors College degree and has been on the dean’s list every semester since she began attending Pace in 2009.

This summer, Stephanie is going abroad to intern at the Freie Universitat of Berlin where she will be working with international students at one of the top universities in Germany. And next summer, Stephanie will be moving to Chicago to work as a high school English teacher with Teach for America.

Her very proud parents are Eric and Michelle Kozofsky of Hampton Bays.

Congratulations to Olivia Lofstad! Olivia was named 2013 Dancer of the Year at Dance Centre of the Hamptons. A seventh-grader at Hampton Bays Middle School, Olivia has been dancing for more than 10 years.

Hampton Bays Elementary School students recently had a surprise visit from Ronald McDonald. Ronald was there to collect a $500 check that was donated to the Ronald McDonald House by the K-Kids. He also picked up food and other items for his pantry; those items were donated by the Elementary School Student Council. Go Bays!

Michelangelo Lodge 2451 is having its annual Lobster Fest on Wednesday, June 26, at 5 p.m., at Dockers Waterside Restaurant and Marina on Dune Road in East Quogue. Admission is $40 per person and that includes salad, a choice from three dinners (one with lobster, of course), a glass of wine, dessert and coffee. There’s also a kid’s menu being offered.

All proceeds benefit local charities and the scholarship fund. For reservations, call Mary at (631) 728-6779 or Terry at (631) 728-3379.

On The CalendarThursday, June 20: Dominican Sisters “Cocktails at Sunset” fundraiser, 6 to 8:30 p.m., at the Westhampton Yacht Squadron in Remsenburg. Tickets are $90 per person and include an open bar, buffet dinner and jazz music. There will also be a silent auction with lots of fab prizes. Call (631) 728-0937.

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