Hampton Bays Community Notes, September 18

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Happy New Year to all members of the Jewish faith in our community. Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on Wednesday, September 24.Happy birthday to you, Bob Oldeack! Bob’s big day is this Sunday, September 21. Enjoy!

The 14th annual Hamptons Offshore Invitational tournament, hosted by the Shinnecock Marlin and Tuna Club, took place last month with proceeds benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island (BBBSLI). Incorporated in 1977, the organization provides mentoring, education and support services to children on the East End and beyond.

Sixty boats registered for the tournament and this year’s winners in the “Overnight Division” were Ziggy, Triple Play, Rebel, Fish This, Sea U II, Fish Tank, Canyon Bound, Reel Lucky, Barbaric, Dorado, Bolshevik, Lady Jane and Love of the Game. Those winners in the “Day Division” were Mango, Mako Bones, Modern Yachts, Bimini Bum, Spellman’s Marine and Outlaw.

Mark Cox, the chief executive officer of BBBSLI, would like to thank all those that made the 14th annual Offshore Invitational Tournament a huge success:

Platinum Sponsors—George Vickers Jr. Enterprises; Shoreline Insurance Agency; Wahl Rich Group; RBC Wealth Management-The Nydegger Investment Group; Owen and Laurie Schwartz; White Water Custom Sportfish Boats; White Water Outfitters; and Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.

And the Gold Sponsors—Haskell; South Shore Docks; Hampton Watercraft Marine; Oakland’s Restaurant and Marina; Riverhead Building Supply; Dave Bofill Marine Inc.; Staten Island Yacht Sales; Everglades; Spellmans Marine; and Unity International Group.

James Slezak of Hampton Bays has his photos on display as part of the East End Photographers Group exhibition, titled “East End Images.” It is now hanging at the Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First Street in Greenport.

This is the group’s first show on the North Fork in many years and it celebrates the seascapes, farmlands, vistas and abstract images on the North and South forks. Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. weekdays, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. The show runs through Sunday, October 12.

The Hampton Bays Rotary Club is partnering with the Hampton Bays Middle School to bring fresh drinking water to a South Sudan village by raising money to build a well.

The fundraising kicks off at the Rotary Club’s eighth annual Autumn Evening by the Sea party tonight, Thursday, September 18, from 6 until 8 p.m., at Oakland’s Restaurant on Dune Road. Admission is $45 and includes an open bar and sumptuous hors d’oeuvres.

In addition, Rotary is selling raffle tickets for the cause for $5 apiece, or five for $20, and you can purchase those at the Hampton Bays Public Library on Ponquogue Avenue, Spring & Summer Activities on Montauk Highway, or at Good Ground Cleaners on Good Ground Road.

Questions? Give Susan a call at (631) 728-6241, ext. 101. To learn more about this special fundraiser, log on at www.waterforsouthsudan.org.

This sounds way cool! The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center is having a “Color Me Wild” 5K fun run/walk this Saturday, September 20, at 9 a.m., rain or shine, starting at Tiana Beach on Dune Road.

Participants will follow a course along Dune Road, passing through one color station at a time and getting showered with eco-friendly plant-based powdered dye. Wear white clothing and become a living canvas!

Registration is $50. Sign up at www.wildliferescuecenter.org/colorrun or call (631) 728-4200.

Hampton Bays Historical and Preservation Society members are hosting a “Raphael and Rembrandt” evening of fine wine and art on Saturday, September 20, from 4 until 7 p.m., at the Prosper King House, upstreet at 116 West Montauk Highway. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For reservations, call (631) 728-0887.

The ever-popular Hampton Bays Chamber of Commerce’s Chili/Chowder Contest is slated for this Sunday, September 21, from noon until 4 p.m., at the Boardy Barn. Local restaurants, caterers, chefs and individuals will be vying for the title of best chili and chowder recipe on the East End. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample and vote on their favorites.

Admission is $10 for adults, $3 for children, and that includes hot dogs, T-shirts, face painting, raffles and prizes. All proceeds go to benefit the chamber’s scholarship fund.

Hampton Bays Civic Association is holding a debate between U.S. Representative Tim Bishop and challenger Lee Zeldin this coming Monday, September 22, starting at 7 p.m., in the Hampton Bays High School auditorium at 86 Argonne Road East. Come on out and meet the men who want to represent us in Washington, D.C.

On The Calendar

Friday, September 26: Fall Fashion Makeover to benefit East End Hospice, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Worth New York Store at Tanger Outlet Center in Riverhead. Everyone who signs up will receive a Lancome cosmetic goody bag and a $50 Worth New York gift card. Donation is $25. Call (631) 288-7080 or email ddoyle@eeh.org.

Saturday, September 27: The Hampton Bays Civic Association’s third annual Family Fun Day and Rubber Duckie Race, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Cowfish Restaurant. Admission is $5 per person or $15 per family. Go to www.hbcivic.org for more information.

Saturday, September 27: Suffolk County Council Trailblazer District of the Boy Scouts of America’s “Good Deed” award cocktail party and dinner reception, 6:30 to 10 p.m., in St. Rosalie’s Church Community Center, 31 West Montauk Highway. Tickets are $75 each. To purchase, call Kim at (631) 924-7000, ext. 118, or visit www.sccbsa.org/gooddeed.

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