Hampton Bays Community Notes, October 10

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Last Thursday while I was out and about and heading to Cor-J Seafood, I saw some yellow signs that said “O POS” and “O POSITIVE” leading to the ocean. My curiosity piqued, I headed over the bridge to see what was going on.Ponquogue Beach parking lot was filled with police cars, tents, a trailer, a camera crew, a Porsche convertible and a huge helicopter. According to my Google resources, “O Positive” is a film production company based in Los Angeles, New York and London. Turns out that they were filming a commercial for Lotto.

Only in the Hamptons!

Happy belated birthday to Melissa Micari! Melissa’s day to shine was on Tuesday, October 8.

Happy anniversary wishes are going out to the Reverend George and Virginia Mangan. They will be celebrating their special day this Friday, October 11.

And Katherine Baucum’s cake-and-candle day falls next week on Tuesday, October 15.

Julie Ratner, president of The Ellen Hermanson Foundation at Southampton Hospital, is pleased to report that they had a great year. The net income for the Pink Apron benefit and Ellen’s Run was (drum roll please) $223,134.09! To all of you who participated, Julie is grateful for your friendship, support and hard work.

The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation has announced that Aimee Sadler, director of training and behavior, has been inducted into the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP) Hall of Fame. Incidentally, the IACP was founded in 1999 by a small group of dedicated dog trainers, including Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan.

Aimee recently became an honorary member of the Best of the Best in Dog Training and was awarded for her Playing For Life Program. She travels all over the country teaching shelters her techniques on using doggie playgroups and is here in Hampton Bays once a month. Formerly from Sag Harbor, Aimee and her husband and their two boys live in Longmont, Colorado.

Alan Pederson, an award-winning songwriter, recording artist and nationally recognized speaker on loss and grief, will bring his Angels Across the USA concert to Red Creek Park on Friday, October 18, from 5 until 9 p.m. Advance donation is $25 per family or $30 at the door.

Parents of young children are asked to be aware that the concert is not appropriate for children who are unable to sit quietly for more than an hour. Thanks in advance for understanding.

Please make checks payable to: The Compassionate Friends, c/o Karen Corley, P.O. Box 998, Miller Place, NY 11764. For further information, you can call Karen at (631) 473-0862, or Pamela Rae at (631) 275-0460.

On The Calendar

Friday, October 11: Depression Screening and Emotional Wellness survey, 10 a.m., Hampton Bays Public Library, 52 Ponquogue Avenue. Adult depression screening (private and confidential) and emotional wellness surveys for youth age 5 to 17 will be conducted by Christopher Halucha. Call (631) 276-5147, or email chalucha@yahoo.com. The event is free.

Saturday, October 12: Poets Rising group, 1 to 3 p.m., at the Hampton Bays Public Library, 52 Ponquogue Avenue.

Wednesday, October 16: Breast Health Series: Healthy Mind, Healthy Mood, 6:30 p.m., Hampton Bays Public Library, 52 Ponquogue Avenue. Kathy Malfitani, certified holistic stress management consultant, will teach meditation and relaxation techniques to restore sense of health and well-being.

Wednesday, October 16: The Hampton Bays Citizens Advisory meeting has been canceled. Instead, there will be a “Meet the Candidates” night sponsored by the Concerned Citizens of Hampton Bays, from 7 until 9 p.m., in the Hampton Bays High School auditorium, off Argonne Road East. The two candidates for town supervisor and four councilman candidates will be present to answer questions.

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