Hampton Bays Community Notes, September 25

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Happy belated birthday wishes are going out to Muriel Henry, with love from your family and friends. Muriel’s red-letter day was on Tuesday, September 16. Ninety-one and still having fun!A champagne toast to Fran and Bob Oldeack. Fran and Bob are celebrating 59 years of marital bliss tomorrow, Friday, September 26. And raise a glass for Kathy and Jamie Hummel. They will celebrate their anniversary next week on Tuesday, September 30. Cheers!

Dr. Robert Bickford is pleased and proud to announce the addition of his son, Dr. Christopher Bickford, to his dental practice here in Hampton Bays, at 154 West Montauk Highway.

Dr. Chris graduated magna cum laude from Boston University’s School of Dental Medicine, and was also inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. In addition, he completed a one-year general practice residency program at the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn.

Dr. Chris is currently accepting new patients of all ages and offering extended office hours, including Saturdays. Please call the office at (631) 728-5606 to set up an appointment.

The Poets Rising group met for its third anniversary celebration earlier this month, with special guest Constance Lagan who led a seminar titled, “Poetry: The Path to Within.”

Among those in attendance were facilitator Bev Livernoche, Anne Shelley, Lenny Slatest, Lorna Capolla, Claude Debeaumon, Jim Castro, Diane Morelli, Betty Brown, MaryAnne DeMilia, Connie Mulvaney and Richard Greene. And everyone enjoyed the anniversary cake with all the fixings!

Many thanks to Southampton Town Councilman Stan Glinka, and the Hampton Bays Rotary Club, for its Autumn Evening by the Sea event held last week on Thursday, September 18. Friends and neighbors out enjoying the lovely party included: Hampton Bays Schools Superintendent Lars Clemensen; Rich and Debbi Joslin; Mary and Peter Castro; Betty Sparrow; and Peg and Lee Allen.

We also saw Chris Nuzzi, Barbara Nordlund, Margaret and Chris Garvey, and many others too numerous to name here. Joyce Oakland and her staff went above and beyond, and the sunset was glorious.

Lots of good stuff going on, so I shall get right to it.

The Hampton Bays Garden Appreciation Committee is hosting a lecture on dried flower arranging and terrarium planting today, Thursday, September 25, at 10:30 a.m., at Marders Bridgehampton Nursery and Garden Shop on Snake Hollow Road in Bridgehampton. All members and friends of the Hampton Bays Beautification Association are invited to attend. Questions? Call Valerie at (631) 728-5938.

Hampton Bays Civic Association’s Family Fun Day and Rubber Duckie Race is on for this Saturday, September 27, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., at Cowfish Restaurant, at 258 East Montauk Highway.

There will be live animals, a bouncy house, a magic show, auctions and raffles, a barbecue, music and free soft drinks. Admission is $5 per person, or $15 per family. All proceeds go to support the work of our civic association.

The Suffolk County Council Trailblazer District of the Boy Scouts of America is hosting its “Good Deed” award cocktail party and dinner reception on Saturday, September 27, from 6:30 until 10 p.m., at the St. Rosalie’s Church Community Center, which is located at 31 West Montauk Highway.

This year Tony Galgano and Mickey Shields, owners of the Boardy Barn, are being honored for their 40 years of generosity to Scouting and our community. Tickets are $75 each and they may be purchased online at www.sccbsa.org/gooddeed, or by calling Kim Taylor at (631) 924-7000, ext. 118.

The Hampton Bays Public Library is offering a memoir writing workshop for Spanish-speaking women called “Herstory: La Historia De Ella.” The class will meet every Wednesday, beginning next week on October 1, from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Sandra Dunn, a Herstory workshop facilitator, will be conducting the class in Spanish. To sign up, please call (631) 728-6241.

The San Gennaro Feast of the Hamptons is coming up next weekend on Saturday and Sunday, October 4 and 5, and the party runs from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. both days, along Good Ground Road.

There will be a parade, vendors, live entertainment, carnival rides and Grucci fireworks. All proceeds go to support Maureen’s Haven, the Coalition for Women’s Cancer at Southampton Hospital and the Hampton Bays High School Scholarship Fund.

In conjunction with the event, raffle tickets are being sold to win a Fiat car from Brown’s Fiat of Patchogue. Tickets are $50 apiece, or three for $100, and you can purchase those at Scotto’s Pork Store, Skidmore’s Sports and Styles, Gigi’s Kids and Pooltastic Pool Works. The drawing will be held on Sunday, October 5, at the feast and the winner need not be present.

Here’s the latest news on the college front:

Alexandra Pandolfo received dean’s award recognition for the spring semester at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York.

Daniella Greene started her first semester as a freshman on the University of Akron campus in Ohio.

And SUNY Oswego awarded a presidential scholarship of $18,800 to Mia Fasanella, while Brian Intermaggio received a merit scholarship of $3,000. Both were scheduled to begin classes last month. Congratulations!

On The Calendar

Sunday, September 28: Flanders Fire Department open house, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the firehouse on Firehouse Lane in Flanders. There will be refreshments, educational exhibits and demonstrations. All are welcome.

Sunday, September 28: St. Rosalie’s Youth Group will be gathering from 6 until 8 p.m. in the Parish Center. Teens in grade seven and higher are invited to check it out. Bring along $1 to buy a slice of pizza.

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