We saw lots of good-deed-doers out and about last weekend, tidying up at the Ed Warner Marine Park, down at Ponquogue Beach and along Dune Road as part of the 2015 Great East End Cleanup. Thank you to all those who participated!Ronnie Reith, aka “Ronnie Rock,” celebrated his 80th birthday among family and friends at a special party that was held in his honor on Saturday, April 11. I know that many of my readers are familiar with the stones that he puts faces on and gives away over at the Meschutt Beach Hut. Rock on, Ronnie!
Happy anniversary to Pastor John and Charlotte Kenreich. The couple will celebrate their special day this coming Saturday, April 25.
Happy birthday to Karen Andrews. Karen’s day to shine falls on Monday, April 27.
Villa Paul Restaurant first opened its doors in our hamlet 50 years ago, on April 6, 1965. Congratulations to the Pensa family. Here’s to many more successful years!
And the Boardy Barn first opened on April 16, 1970. Back in the day, they sold nickel beer and served real food. Forty-five years later, they’re still going strong.
Our Hampton Bays Public Library is showing signs of wear and tear, and is in need of some sprucing up. Major renovations are necessary and your participation in the planning phase is very important!
Eligible library district voters are invited and encouraged to attend a public meeting that is planned for this Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., at the library, 52 Ponquogue Avenue. Lunch will be served. RSVP to (631) 728-6241.
Your input matters—please come out and share your views!
The Hampton Bays Parent Teacher Student Association’s 19th annual Fashion Show is all set for this Sunday, April 26, at 2 p.m., in the Hampton Bays High School auditorium, located at 88 Argonne Road East.
Come on out and see this season’s latest fashions modeled on the runway by administrators, faculty and students. Among the lineup of stores that will be participating are: Brooks Brothers, Erika’s, Fandango, Flying Point Surf and Sport, TJ Maxx, Sunrise to Sunset Surf and Sport, LF Clothing and Skidmore’s Sports & Styles.
The Class of 2015 will be modeling prom fashions from Estelle’s Dressy Dresses and Rico’s Clothing. Admission is $5. There will be refreshments and a Chinese auction.
Incidentally, renowned photographer Stephen Mastrorocco has created a special Hampton Bays series of photographs, with 25 percent of the sales being donated to the PTSA. A 32-by-40-inch framed aerial photo will be up for bid at the auction on the day of the fashion show. You can check out Stephen’s work at www.LongIslandPhotography.net.
Members of the Moriches Pa-Qua-Tuck Squaws are hosting an inaugural bike-a-thon, called “The Inlet Ride,” to benefit Camp Paquatuck, a camp in Center Moriches that services Long Island children with special needs.
The event is planned for next Saturday, May 2, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., and starts in the parking lot at Cupsogue Beach (Moriches Inlet) and goes to the Shinnecock Inlet in Hampton Bays—and back! That’s a total of 28 miles.
The nonrefundable fee is $25 and you can sign up online at www.inletride.com. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go directly to the camp.
The Flanders Fire Department will be having its annual Memorial Service and Inspection on Sunday, May 3, at 10 a.m., at the Flanders Memorial Park on Flanders Road. Following the service, all are welcome to return to fire department headquarters for light refreshments.
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church is gearing up for its second season and is now seeking vendors for the Hampton Bays Farmers Market. The market will run on Saturdays, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
You can find out more information, and download vendor applications, online at www.stmaryshb.org. Or call Paula Godfrey at (631) 745-6160 or send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And The Friends of The Big Duck is also looking for vendors for its upcoming Craft Sale and Flea Market, which will be taking place on Saturday, May 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Big Duck Ranch, 1012 Flanders Road in Flanders.
The cost is $50 for a 10-by-10-foot space. Food vendor spots cost $100 each. Space is limited. For reservations, please call (631) 727-0593.
Monday, April 27: Sign up for the Universal Pre-K Lottery, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., at the Hampton Bays Elementary School, 72 Ponquogue Avenue. Children must be 4 years of age on or before December 1, 2015. Proof of residency and your child’s original birth certificate are required. Call Maria Schmidt at (631) 723-2100, ext. 5107.
Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3: Hampton Bays Boy Scout Troop 483 Plant Sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on the grounds of the Hampton Bays Fire Department, Good Ground Road.
Saturday, May 9: “Hampton Abbey” tea at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 165 Ponquogue Avenue. There are two seatings: one at 11 a.m. and another at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person. Call Julie Sheehan at (631) 996-4421, or purchase online with PayPal at www.stmaryshb.org.