Hampton Bays Community Notes, November 14

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Last week I was treated to an unusual sight at my birdbath. Cedar waxwings were helping themselves to a drink before heading off to warmer locales. And the yellow-rumped warblers stopped off there as well, as did an overabundance of robins. All’s well in my backyard!A Baby Boy Brunch to honor Jamie Kae White and our son, Geoff Holthaus, was hosted last Sunday, November 10, by Darlene White at her home in Southampton. Yes, I’m going to be a grandma!

Among those who gathered to shower the couple with baby gifts were Bernadette Burns, Kathy Taylor, Danielle Burns, Jennifer White, Geraldine Knotoff, Laura Keenan, Pat Zaloga and lots of others too numerous to name here.

Thank you, Darlene. It was a lovely party and a good time was had by all.

Kate and Billy Fullam of Hampton Bays are excited to announce that they’ve entered their adorable baby girl, Wren, into Facebook’s Gerber Photo Search 2013 Milestone Prizes contest. The entrant who gets the most votes in each milestone category will win an Apple iPad along with a Smart Case cover and a $150 Apple iTunes gift card.

To cast your vote, go to www.facebook.com/Gerber?sk=app_586462271392312&app_data=242764 and look for Entry ID number 242764 in the “Crawler” category. You can vote once a day through December 1.

The Southampton Mariners and the Hampton Bays Baymen are hosting a Special Olympics Unified Basketball Game today, Thursday, November 14, in the Southampton High School gymnasium, located at 141 Narrow Lane in Southampton.

The opening ceremony is at 5 p.m. and the games will begin at 5:15 p.m. Basic rules of basketball will be followed and the teams will consist of three unified partners and two Special Olympics athletes.

In addition, there will be a Unified Food and Winter Coat Drive to benefit families in the Southampton and Hampton Bays communities. Please bring along a donation of a nonperishable food item or a warm winter coat as your admission. Questions? Contact Brian Tenety at (631) 879-1049 or Darren Phillips at (631) 591-4615. Come on out and show your support!

Gia Buxton is a SCOPE Universal pre-K teacher here at the Hampton Bays High School. She and her parents, Gene and Tina Buxton, owners of the Bay Area Sewer and Drain Services in Center Moriches, are sponsoring a Project Turkey food drive benefiting the food pantry at St. Rosalie’s Church.

Suggested food donations include: stuffing, rice, instant mashed potatoes, gravy, canned yams and vegetables, nuts, cranberry or apple sauce, Jello and puddings, cake and pie mix, fruit and juice.

Your donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., at St. Rosalie’s Parish Center through next Thursday, November 21. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

On The Calendar

November 15, 16 and 17: The Riverhead Faculty and Community Theatre is pleased to present “Nunsense” at the Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, 18 Peconic Avenue, Riverhead. Showtimes are 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7.50 for students. For more info, visit www.rfct.org.

Friday, November 22: Hampton Bays Public Library bus trip to see “The Radio City Christmas Spectacular.” Non-refundable tickets are $70 and include round-trip transportation and seating for the 2 p.m. matinée. The bus will depart at 9:30 a.m. from the back parking lot at St. Rosalie’s Church and return to Hampton Bays immediately after the show. You can purchase tickets at the front circulation desk.

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