Notes from Southampton, June 24


You’ll be glad you made time to attend the annual St. John’s Episcopal Summer Fair, which will be held at the church on South Main Street on Saturday, June 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. And, once again, bargain-savvy fashionistas will be treated to the second annual “St. John’s Fair Fashion Preview and Show” on Friday, June 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. According to fashion show organizer Rose Dios, one hundred percent of fair proceeds benefit recognized local community charities and international charitable organizations selected by the vestry.

“Over the years, we noticed stylish women and men coming to the fair early to pick through the racks for the best finds,” Ms. Dios said. “Last year, we got the idea to pull out the best stuff ahead of time and organize it into a fashion show. It was so much fun, we decided that it will be an annual event.”

This year’s show, coordinated by fashion consultant and former top model Bonnie Lowe, will showcase many gently-used designer and vintage garments and accessories that are donated to the fair each year. Clothing will be available for purchase at the event, which is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Saturday’s fair will feature a grand assortment of items for sale including clothing, linens and fabrics, books and audio/video recordings, a “Collector’s Corner” featuring a wide range of antique items, used furniture, ceramics and glassware and kitchen items.

The famous “Trash and Treasures” table will make an encore appearance featuring an assortment of garage sale items, children’s toys and games, used furniture, household accents and fixtures, small kitchen appliances and a few oddities that may be exactly what someone has been looking for. There will also be homemade baked goods, ice cream, and a great selection of seasonal plants for sale. Proceeds from the fair help support St. John’s Church Community Outreach programs.

The Fresh Air Fund is seeking families to host a child for two weeks this summer. The children are from New York City neighborhoods. First-time visitors are 6 to 12 years old, and returnees are up to the age of 18. There are no financial requirements for hosting a Fresh Air child. To learn more about hosting, contact Richard Nydegger at 728-7922, or call The Fresh Air Fund at 800-367-0003. More information can be found at

Join swimwear designer Lü Berry for an elegant evening of hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, fashion, live entertainment and dancing on Saturday, June 26, from 8 p.m. to midnight, at “Lü Berry’s Inaugural Summer Soiree” at the Southampton Elks Club. Tickets are $50 and proceeds will benefit the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Southampton Hospital. Tickets can be purchased at Collette Designer Consignment Boutique in Southampton, Sag Harbor or East Hampton and they can also be purchased online at or at the Southampton Elks Lodge after 3 p.m.

A benefit antiques fair will be held at the Southampton Historical Museum’s White House on the corner of Main Street and Jagger Lane on Sunday, June 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fair will feature antiques, furniture, jewelry, vintage clothing, glass, ceramics, artwork and a variety of collectables. Admission is free. For more information, call 283-2494.

College news is still in full swing and we start things off with word of Jamey Greco, who was among 1,604 students who received undergraduate and graduate degrees from The College of Saint Rose in Albany. Jamey received a Master of Science in Education degree as a member of the Class of 2010.

Sonia Petecka received a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry and French, both magna cum laude.

The spring semester dean’s list at Bryant University includes Hope Stratford, a senior. Hope is majoring in international business and marketing.

Samantha Steck was one of 646 students at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg named to the university’s dean’s list for the spring semester.

At The Library

Former Microsoft executive Noah Carter will be available to answer questions about computers, the internet and digital living today, Thursday, June 24, from 1 to 2 p.m., in the Morris Meeting Room.

Pianist Katherine Addleman will present an illustrated talk about composer Clara Schumann on Friday, June 25, at noon.

For information and reservations, call 283-0774, extension 523.

A benefit concert for the Rogers Memorial Library Foundation will be held on Sunday, June 27, at 6:30 p.m. The event is titled “An Evening of Cole Porter” and will feature award-winning cabaret artist/singer/dancer/pianist Mark Nadler. The concert will be followed by a cocktail reception at 7:30 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres by foundation board member and world-famous entertainment expert, chef and cookbook author Victoria Amory.

Tickets are $100 each and can be obtained by calling the foundation office at 283-0774, extension 582.

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