I recently had the pleasure of watching Anthony Capone’s wonderful documentary of “Olde Hampton Bays” on YouTube. For those who have not seen it, go to youtube.com and search for Hampton Bays Documentary. It is really very special. Thank you, Tony.Birthday wishes are going out to Adam Odell for a super-duper birthday on Monday, December 21.
’Tis the coolest thing ever! Paul Mahos, of New Life Crisis fame, wanted to surprise his daughter, Presley, for Christmas, by recording a song she wrote, but being that it is a Christmas song, he thought it might be better to get the word out ASAP.
So Paul made “Santa’s Christmas” into a CD and put it on CD Baby. You can download it at cdbaby.com/CD/presleymahos
Paul says that words cannot express how proud he is of his little girl. She brings him incredible joy every day and he hopes that this song brings a little bit of joy to each and every one of you who hears it. Merry Christmas, Presley!
Let’s have a big shout-out for U.S. Air Force Airman Ralph M. Oswald! Airman Oswald has graduated, with honors, from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
In order to achieve this, Airman Oswald had to complete an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. He earned four credits toward an associate degree in applied science through the Community College of the Air Force.
A 2015 graduate of Hampton Bays High School, Airman Oswald is the son of Ralph and Suzanne Oswald.
Many thanks to the members of the Hampton Bays Civic Association for the invite to their holiday party that was held in the home of Marc and Anne Fasanella. The food and drink were plentiful and your new house is beautiful!
The Hampton Bays Beautification Association celebrated its 30th anniversary last week with a holiday luncheon and awards ceremony. Congrats to the following award-winners:
Hampton Bays Beautification Association Vice President Valerie Zuccarelli received the “Angel of the Year” award for her service as an officer, director and chairperson of many events and programs. She chairs the Garden Party and Garden Appreciation committees. She also volunteers on every other committee, including the community garden, Concert Under the Stars, holiday decoration and holiday luncheon committees.
In addition, Sheryl Heather, of Spring & Summer Pools, received the HBBA Appreciation Award; a Certificate of Appreciation went to Chris Bean, superintendent of the Southampton Parks and Recreation Department; and Charles and Cheryl Pensa, of Villa Paul Restaurant, were each given a Certificate of Beautification.
Let’s hear it for Frank Butz! Frank was presented with the Lions Knights of the Blind distinguished service award for his fundraising efforts with the club. Nice going, Frank!
Members of the board of directors of the Flanders, Riverside, Northampton Community Association would like to report that the organization delivered 53 pairs of new sneakers for children at the Phillips Avenue Elementary School. The shoes were purchased on Black Friday, resulting in great deals on quality sneakers.
The board would like to say “thank you” for financial support from corporate sponsors as well as from dues-paying members. They could not provide such assistance to the kids without you!
A prerecorded presentation of Handel’s “Messiah,” performed by The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, will be held this Sunday, December 20, at 3 p.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, at 27 Ponquogue Avenue right next to the Southampton Town Community Center. Cookies and hot cocoa will be served. Please RSVP (718) 269-9543 or (917) 734-1447.
Friday, December 18: Evening Prayer, 6 p.m., at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 165 Ponquogue Avenue. A quiet (30 minute) service.