Happy summer, friends and neighbors. And congratulations to the Hampton Bays High School Class of 2013. Be safe out there this weekend.June is Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month and the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation is offering “9 Lives for $9.” Cats older than nine months cost only $9 and those older than 9 years of age can be taken home for free. Check them out at www.southamptonanimalshelter.com or just stop in and visit the facility that is located at 102 Old Riverhead Road in Red Creek Park.
I hear-tell that one of my favorite employees at Stop & Shop, Winston, will be heading off to North Carolina at the end of the month. We will miss your smiling face behind the deli counter, Win. All the best to you in your new endeavor!
Hampton Bays Bagels is having its grand opening on Saturday, June 22. The store has moved to a new location right next door to Cork N Jug Wines and Liquors in the Wild By Nature shopping center. Stop in and have a free cup of coffee.
The Hampton Bays Historical and Preservation Society is hosting a “King’s Prosperity Antique Fair” this weekend on Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. both days, upstreet on the grounds of the Prosper King House. An exhibit of quilts of various ages will also be on display inside the King House.
Michelangelo Lodge 2451 is having its annual Lobster Fest next Wednesday, June 26, at 5 p.m., at Dockers on Dune Road in East Quogue. Admission is $40 per person and that includes a salad, choice of three dinner entrées (one with lobster, of course), a glass of wine, dessert and coffee. There’s also a kid’s menu.
All proceeds benefit local charities and the organization’s scholarship fund. For reservations, call Mary at (631) 728-6779 or Terry at (631) 728-3379.
Hampton Art Space will be offering a number of nice art camps for the kids this summer. There are a couple about crazy, fun techniques that you can learn, including one about pirates, another class whose theme is “Under The Sea” and one called “Dinosaur Adventure.”
The cost is $35 for one class and $125 to attend all five classes. To sign up, call (631) 594-3120 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Rosalie’s Church is offering a Vacation Bible Experience the week of July 15-19, from 9 until 11:30 a.m. each day. The fee is $30 per child; $15 for each additional child in the same family. Registration forms are available online at www.saintrosalie.com. Questions? Give Linda a call at (631) 728-9461.
Lots of academic super-achievers to make of mention of this week:
First-grader Cole Meyer, eighth-grader Wendy Moreno and junior Mia Fasenella were all recognized as May’s Students of the Month in Hampton Bays. And kindergartner Laila DeRosa, eighth-grader Cristian Loaiza and high school senior Jason Kozofsky were honored as the district’s Students of the Month for June.
Thomas Pandolfo graduated from the Olin College of Engineering in Needham, Massachusetts. Tom earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, with a concentration in robotics.
Incidentally, total enrollment at Olin is 320 students and the school is ranked as the sixth best engineering school in the country by U.S. News and World Report. Tom is only the second student from Suffolk County to attend.
Tom has been hired as a software engineer for Microsoft where he will begin working at their headquarters in Redmond, Washington, in August. Tom’s very proud parents are Richard and Christine Pandolfo of Hampton Bays.
Brittany T. Tedesco made Stonehill College’s dean’s list for the spring term. Emily Cortese and Nicole Marte each earned dean’s list acclaim at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. Additionally, Nicole Marte has graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English from Quinnipiac. Well done!
On The CalendarSaturday, June 22: Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center “Get Wild” benefit, 6 to 8 p.m., at the home of Ellen and Chuck Scarborough in Southampton. Tickets start at $300. Register online at www.wildliferescuecenter.org. Call (631) 728-4200 for further information.