Hampton Bays Community Notes, October 23


Discover the history of Hampton Bays in a new book by local historian and author Geoffrey Fleming called “Images of America, Hampton Bays.” Born and raised on Long Island, Geoffrey is a former resident of our hamlet. He currently serves as director of the Southold Historical Society and has penned three other books.Telling a story in pictures, “Images of America, Hampton Bays” boasts vintage photos, many of them from a collection of the Hampton Bays Historical and Preservation Society. If you would like to purchase a copy, which costs $21.99, please call (631) 728-0887, or email hamptonbayshistoricalsociety@gmail.com.

Happy birthday to you, Karl Knotoff! Karl’s cake-and-candle-day was yesterday, Wednesday, October 22.

A champagne toast to Barb and Jay Baucum who celebrated their wedding anniversary on Wednesday, October 22.

And more corks are a poppin’ for Carolyn and Jim Browne. Carolyn and Jim will be celebrating 50 years of marital bliss this Friday, October 24. Cheers!

Congrats to Conor Press of Hampton Bays. Conor was named on the dean’s list for the spring semester at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Conor earned a scholastic GPA of 3.6 or better while carrying at least 12 hours of regularly graded courses to earn the honor.

Trick-or-treat! The Mark Sinclair Foundation Halloween Walk About is this Saturday, October 25, from 10 a.m. until noon. Participating stores along Main Street in our hamlet will have an orange pumpkin sign displayed in their windows.

The Hampton Bays Rotary Club is selling tickets to win a four-minute Supermarket Sweep through our King Kullen next month to benefit the Food Pantry at St. Rosalie’s Church.

Tickets are $5 apiece, or six for $20, and can be purchased at the following locations: Good Ground Cleaners on Good Ground Road; the Hampton Bays Public Library, 52 Ponquogue Avenue; and at Spring & Summer Activities, 163A West Montauk Highway.

Tickets are on sale through Tuesday, November 4. Questions? Call (631) 723-2100, ext. 5106.

The kids involved in the Hampton Bays Public Library’s Teen Department have been working diligently to raise money to benefit the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation.

Each teenager chose a shelter pet that they wanted to sponsor and when they raised $10, they were given a raffle ticket for a chance to win some totally awesome prizes. The teens also earned a ticket to attend a fun party with dancing tomorrow night, Friday, October 24, from 7 until 10:30 p.m.

In addition, on Saturday, October 25, the public is welcome to come “Fall in Love With the Shelter Animals” that will be visiting, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., on the front lawn of the library at 52 Ponquogue Avenue.

And then on Sunday, October 26, the library’s teens have been invited to the shelter for a party and reception in recognition of a job well done. Cool beans, teens!

The community is invited to visit a “Haunted Hallway” on Wednesday, October 29, from 5 until 8 p.m., at the Hampton Bays High School at 88 East Argonne Road. The event will feature crafts, trick-or-treating and then a walk through the “Haunted Hallway,” which will be full of costumed students. The evening fundraiser is being sponsored by the senior class and tickets are $5 apiece.

East End Hospice is offering a seven-week children’s bereavement group beginning on Monday, November 3, and running every Monday through December 15, from 5:30 until 7 p.m., at the Good Grief Family Bereavement Center, located at 195 Mill Road in Westhampton Beach.

A parent/guardian group will meet at the same time. To register or for more information, please call Angela Byrns at (631) 288-8400.

On The Calendar

Sunday, October 26: “Italian Favorites with Gino De Napoli,” 2 p.m., Hampton Bays Public Library, 52 Ponquogue Avenue. Gino sings everything from classical to pop, and has a repertoire of more than 500 songs. Call (631) 728-6241 to reserve a seat.

Thursday, October 30: Southampton Town Sustainable Advisory Committee public forum on “Green Power: Renewable Energy for Southampton’s Future,” 7 to 9 p.m., Hampton Bays Community Center, 25 Ponquogue Avenue. Attendees will be provided with information about local and regional energy issues.

Thursday, October 30: Hampton Bays Public Library dinner/theater package to see the Hampton Theatre Company’s presentation of “Harvey.” The cost is $50 per person and includes a three-course dinner (with tax and tip) at 1 North Steakhouse at 5 p.m., and a ticket for the 7 p.m. performance at the Quogue Community Hall. Reservation and payment are required by Monday, October 27. Call (631) 728-6241.

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