The Southampton Town Parks and Recreation Department is offering lots of great programs this summer. There are swimming and surfing lessons, water safety and sailing instruction, and stand-up paddleboarding, windsurfing, golf, dance and exercise classes.You can even act in a movie or attend a comedy camp! There are also programs for senior citizens—a little bit of something for everyone! Stop by and pick up a brochure at the Parks and Recreation Department office at 6 Newtown Road.
Congrats to Christine Laureano! Her Hampton Bays skin care company, Ba6 Botanicals LLC, has been accepted as a member of the International Spa Association.
Christine is the founder and chief formulator of the company that creates premium products made from basic, clean and naturally sourced ingredients. To learn more, log on at www.Ba6Botanicals.com.
Private First Class Kevin Klein is home for a month’s vacation after serving with the military police for one year in Okinawa, Japan. His proud dad is Michael Klein of Hampton Bays. Many of you may know Michael as the purveyor of fine spirits over at Sunday’s on the Bay on Dune Road.
Let’s hear it for the winners of the 12th annual Early Fluke Shootout, which took place on June 29 over at Molnar’s Landing. Steve Petras took first place with a catch of 10 pounds, 1 ounce; the second-place winner was Mike Stewart with a fluke that weighed in at 6 pounds, 14 ounces; and John Wienclawski won third place with his catch of 6 pounds, 8 ounces. Bonnie Salivar Loetscher received the Elaine Stimpson Award.
More applause for Kasandra Phillips! Kasandra was the chairwoman and designer of the Kids Stock the House float, which took first place in Southampton Village’s annual Fourth of July Parade float competition.
Kasandra says she is beyond excited that the group’s float enabled members to spread the Kids Stock the House message to thousands of residents and tourists. Kasandra is a student leader for the charity over at the Hampton Bays High School.
Caine Bergenti and the Terra Firma band are playing every Thursday, from 5:30 until 9:30 p.m., over at the Beach Hut at Meschutt Beach County Park. Caine does vocals and keys; Bosco Michne plays lead guitar; Pat Davids also plays guitar; Alex Sarkis is on drums; and Paul Cruz plays bass.
Tom Humbert will perform this Saturday, July 13, at 8 p.m., at the Church of St. Rosalie. Tom will be featuring some songs from his new CD, “Closer To The Heart of God.” A portion of CD sales will benefit the church.
Christ Our Saviour Lutheran Church is offering its Vacation Bible School the week of July 22-26, from 9 a.m. until noon each day. The program is for kids age 3 to 11.
This year’s theme is “The Wild West” and there will be songs, skits, games, crafts and Bible stories. Admission is free. Call Pastor John Kenreich at (631) 728-3288 for more info about that.
The Hampton Bays Fire Department’s third annual Benjamin “Benny” Lupia Memorial Fluke Tournament is coming up next Saturday, July 20, from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Early registration is $45 for adults and $20 for kids age 15 and younger over at East End Bait and Tackle, located at 170 East Montauk Highway. The day will include a BBQ and music provided by Project Vibe. There will be door prizes, a silent auction, a Chinese auction and a 50/50 raffle.
For those who would like to just attend for the BBQ and music, the cost is as follows: $30 for ages 16 and older; $15 for kids age 5 to 15; and no charge for those 4 and younger.
There’s a Captain’s Meeting scheduled for this Friday, July 19, at 7 p.m., at the Hampton Bays Fire Department. For more details, go to www.HamptonBaysFireDept.com.
Lots of students making the grade to mention this week.
Elizabeth Blevins has been named to the dean’s list at Hartwick College in Oneonta.
Andrew Morris was placed on the dean’s commendation list for his outstanding academic achievement for the spring term at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania.
And Alyssa Casciotta, Perry Friscia and Brendan Maddock each made the dean’s list at Roger Williams University on Rhode Island.
Saturday, July 13: Poets Rising group meets from 1 until 3 p.m. at the Hampton Bays Public Library, Ponquogue Avenue. Poems, prose, or anything goes.
Tuesday, July 16: Town of Southampton Youth Bureau’s “Tuesdays on the Go” trip to Splish Splash in Calverton. Cost is $30 per person. Wear a bathing suit and bring along a towel. Bus departs at 3:15 p.m. from the Hampton Bays High School. Permission slips are required and you can print one out online at www.southamptontownny.gov/youthbureau. Preregister by Monday, July 15, if you want to attend.