Happy Thanksgiving, friends and neighbors!Happy birthday to you, Frank Costanza, editor of the Western Edition of The Southampton Press. Frank celebrates his big day on Monday, November 28. Cheers!
Fandango Boutique upstreet is having its annual holiday sale. Everything in the shop is 15-percent off. Store hours are Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Stop in for some great buys!
And I hear-tell that the long-awaited Nurel’s Farmer’s Market is now open for business. Hours of operation are from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. every day. All the best to you, Tony!
Hampton Bays Middle School is proud to acknowledge the following students who have advanced from the English as a New Language Program for the 2016-17 school year.
Congratulations to Manuela Arias Pelaez, Kevin Buritica Norena, Nicole De Los Santos, Erica Flores, Maya Francisco, Laura Giraldo Arcila, Dalia Hernandez Dejesus, Beverly Leon Chabla, Mario Lima, Sofia Londono, Danna Lopez Toapanta, Riley Lucero, Jesse Macias and Ashley Medrano.
And Citlali Perez Tlapanco, Gustavo Reyes, Yazmin Rodriguez Morales, Jocelyn Rojas De Los Santos, Tifany Tello Yuvi, Leonardo Valdespino Lopez, Alan Vasquez, Karin Velasquez, Nikola Zastkova and Juan Zuluaga Reyes.
Additionally, the Middle School is pleased to announce that 15 eighth-graders have been nominated to participate in the 2015 Talent Search sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University Talented Youth Program.
Kudos to David Catena, Alexi Cruz, Thomas Culmone, Melissa Fallo, Abigail Galvan Valverde, Grace Grimes, Kyle Gulotta, Tara Lauther, Marek Maslowski, Alvaro Mijangos, Priscilla Putzulu, Katerina Reich, William Theiling, Samuel Williams and Nikola Zastkova. Go, Baymen!
Plans are being made for a 35th anniversary celebration of Our Lady of the Hamptons School. In anticipation of this, a list is being compiled of OLH graduates (1982-2016), as well as graduates of Our Lady of Poland School (1961-1982) and Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary School (1926-1982).
If you are an alumnus, or know of someone, please send their address, or an email contact, to Sister Kathy at 160 North Main Street in Southampton or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suffolk County Parks Department will be having its annual lighting of The Big Duck next week on Wednesday, November 30, at 7 p.m., over at the Big Duck Ranch on Flanders Road. There will be music, a visit from Santa, of course, and the Duck and the Long Island Duck Farming Museum will be open.
Chipotle Mexican Grill is hosting a fundraiser for the Flanders, Riverside, Northampton Community Association (FRNCA), next Friday, December 2, between the hours of 4 and 8 p.m., at the restaurant located at 1501 Old Country Road in Riverhead.
Just let the cashier know that you’re supporting the cause and 50-percent of the proceeds will be donated to FRNCA. Come on out and give them a hand!
Flanders, Riverside, Northampton Community Association (FRNCA) will hold its annual 5K Run on Sunday, December 11, at 10 a.m., at the Hampton Hills Golf and Country Club. The 5K is FRNCA’s largest fundraiser and all proceeds go to scholarships for local students.
There is also a Chinese auction in conjunction with the event. If you, or your organization, would like to make a donation, FRNCA is looking for gift certificates, lottery scratch-off tickets, and new items that can be used in gift baskets. Please contact Ron Fisher at email@example.com or call 631-566-2204.
Please join Hampton Bays Beautification Association officers and directors for their holiday celebration on Wednesday, December 7, from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., at Oakland’s Restaurant at 373 Dune Road.
Lunch is $35 per person and that includes salad, entrée and dessert. Cash bar will be available. An Angel of the Year award will be presented along with Beautification and/or Community Appreciation awards. For reservations, give Grace Daly a call at 631-723-0726.
Tuesday, November 29: Town of Southampton Tri-energy program, 11 a.m., David W. Crohan Senior Center, 655 Flanders Road. Learn more about the energy challenges on the South Fork, free energy audits and solar consultations.
Tuesday, November 29: “Remembering Pearl Harbor,” 1-2:30 p.m., at the Hampton Bays Public Library, 52 Ponquogue Avenue. Guest speaker is Dr. Martin H. Levinson, author, lecturer and historian. Please call 631-728-6241 to reserve a seat.
Friday, December 2: “A Christmas Carol” dinner/theater package at the Southampton Cultural Center. Cost is $59 and includes a three-course dinner at the Plaza Café, gratuity and a ticket for the 7 p.m. show. For reservations, call 631-287-4377, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, December 3: Home and Hearth Christmas Fair, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 165 Ponquogue Avenue.
Saturday, December 3: Hampton Bays United Methodist Church Christmas Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Anderson-Warner Hall, 158 West Montauk Highway.
Saturday, December 3: “Sparkling Holiday Tea,” 2-3:30 p.m., at the Hampton Bays Public Library, 52 Ponquogue Avenue. Margaret M. Johnson, author of “Tea & Crumpets” and “Favorite Flavors of Ireland” will talk about tea history, teatime recipes and how to prepare a high tea. Call 631-728-6241 to reserve a spot.
Sunday, December 4: Pet Photos with Santa, 1 to 4 p.m., at the Hampton Bays Public Library, 52 Ponquogue Avenue. Fee is $10. Call 631-728-6241, ext. 120, or 121, to choose a time slot.
Sunday, December 4: Hampton Bays Chamber of Commerce and Hampton Bays Fire Department annual Christmas Tree Lighting, 4:30 to 7 p.m., opposite the firehouse, 69 West Montauk Highway.
Saturday, December 10: Pet-themed Gingerbread Houses for Families, 1-2:30 p.m., or 3-4:30 p.m., at the Southampton Animal Shelter, 102 Old Riverhead Road West, Hampton Bays. Cost is $25 per family. E-mail Theresa@sasf.org to choose a time.