I cannot believe it is that time of year again. Happy Labor Day, friends and neighbors! Have a safe weekend.Happy birthday to our son, Geoff Holthaus. Geoff’s day to shine is this coming Sunday, August 31. We love you!
WOW! The biggest single food drive donation ever received by the St. Rosalie’s Church Food Pantry was given last month by Boy Scout Troop 483 of Hampton Bays. Sounds like they had an excellent donation drive. Special thanks are being sent out to Scoutmaster Allen Schneider and to all of the Scouts who participated.
Four local artists—Carolyn Munaco, Steve Brown, Becky Rosko and Jennifer Garry—will have their artwork on exhibit during the month of September at the Hampton Bays Public Library, 52 Ponquogue Avenue. The artists express themselves through the camera lens, on canvas, in objects and more. Stop in to view this unusual show.
Registration is now open for toddler, 3-year-old and pre-K classes at the Hampton Bays Nursery School, located inside the Christ Our Saviour Church on Terrace Drive. Call Lisa Agoglia at (631) 728-5266 for more details about those programs.
Father Philip Hubbard is pleased to announce that regular worship hours have resumed at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church on Ponquogue Avenue. Holy Eucharist services are being offered at 8 and 10 a.m. on Sundays, and also at 9 a.m. on Wednesdays.
Approximately 1,000 new freshmen began their studies this week at SUNY Oneonta, and among them from Hampton Bays are Jack Hilton, Gloriana Mejias, Lauren Nielsen and Michelle Vega. Additionally, Ashley Ahnert, James Maitland-Ward and Andrea Tufano have each enrolled as transfer students at the college.
And Karl Knotoff is heading off to New York City next week to attend classes at Fordham University. Good luck to all!
The Friends of The Big Duck will next meet on Tuesday, September 2, at 7 p.m., at the David W. Crohan Community Center, 655 Flanders Road in Flanders. The group is planning a grand opening of the Long Island Duck Farming Exhibit, which is scheduled for Saturday, October 18, at the Big Duck Ranch. More news will be forthcoming. For now please visit the website at www.bigduck.org.
If you were unable to get on board for the Historic Boat Cruise earlier this month, the Hampton Bays Historical and Preservation Society has some good news. The group is offering another cruise next week on Thursday, September 4, at 5:30 p.m., on the Hampton Lady, which is docked at 363 Dune Road right behind the Hampton Lady restaurant.
Tickets are $50 per person and include light refreshments. Reservations are a must! Call (631) 728-0887.
The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF) is hosting its fifth annual SASF Boardy Barn Benefit on Saturday, September 6, from 6 until 10 p.m., at, you guessed it, the Boardy Barn on Montauk Highway.
Tickets are $30 if purchased in advance and that includes a buffet featuring food from local restaurants, a 50/50 raffle, a silent auction and a Chinese auction. Good old-time rock and roll music will be provided by the band, Second Shift. A cash bar will be available with drinks sold at a discounted price.
Attendees are asked to please bring along a dog- or cat-food donation. Tickets may be purchased online at www.southamptonanimalshelter.com or just stop by the shelter at Red Creek Park, 102 Old Riverhead Road.
The Hampton Bays Lions Club’s fourth annual “Over The Bridge 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk” is coming up on Saturday, September 13, starting at 9 a.m., at Warner’s Park. The fee is $25 if you preregister by Monday, September 8, and the first 450 entrants are guaranteed a T-shirt. Children 14 and younger pay $10. No chips will be given to children age 10 and under.
Awards will be given to the top male and female runners, and the top three finishers in each category: ages 11-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 plus. To sign up, log on to www.islandrunning.net.
The Southampton Town Anti-Bias Task Force, along with many other organizations and businesses, will be hosting its annual After-Summer East End Community Picnic on Sunday, September 7, from 1 until 6 p.m., at Red Creek Park, 102 Old Riverhead Road in Hampton Bays.
There will be food, entertainment and lots of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. Please bring along a pot luck dish to share with five or six people. For more information, call (631) 728-5558.
Schools are back in session next week. Please drive carefully.
Thursday, September 4: Hampton Bays Chiropractic is offering a free consultation at 6:30 p.m. about an upcoming 10-day program focusing on sugar. Meet at the office at 147 Montauk Highway. Call (631) 728-8545 to sign up or obtain additional information.