East Hampton Community Notes, May 30


If you made it through Memorial Day weekend unscathed, the rest of the summer should be a breeze. With the horrible weather, road construction and tourists who had little to do, it is just a good reminder of what we can expect for the weeks ahead. I actually heard one local comment that there are 13 more weeks until Labor Day. I personally do not want to rush the season, I just hope it’s peaceful and lucrative for all the business owners, including myself.

Christopher J. Mangieri received a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering from the University of Vermont. Maria Cumbe, a freshman at Clarkson University majoring in mechanical engineering and aeronautical engineering, received the Phalanx Commendable Service Award for Sophomores, an award presented annually to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduate students, faculty, staff and administration members who have demonstrated quality in service to their area/organization. Maria proved to be a well-rounded individual who excels in all aspects of college life and is especially dedicated to serving her organization.

Julia Hutson recently earned her bachelor’s degree cum laude from Skidmore College.

Andrew T. MacNiven graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in television/film from DeSales University.

Today, at the YMCA ReCenter, is Active Older Adults Day. There will be a Zumba Gold class at 9:30 a.m. and members and guests are welcome for free; refreshments will be served in the lobby at 10:30 a.m.

The library’s Children’s Summer Reading Clubs are starting soon. Sign-up begin on Saturday, either online or in the children’s room. Programs include Read-to-me Readers for ages two and a half to kindergarten (read 20 books), Independent Readers for kids entering grade one through five in the fall (at least 10 books), and Young Teens for kids entering grade six through eight in the fall (at least five books). Club participants will receive a prize for each book they read. At the end of the summer, gift certificates will be given to those who have read five books. Plus, the library will have a drawing at the end of the summer to give away three LEGO sets to kids who have successfully finished the Summer Reading Program.

Glenn Horowitz Bookseller will have works by Jonas Wood and Shio Kusaka on view through June 22.

On Saturday, at 6 p.m., the Ross School will host the 10th annual Live @Club Starlight benefit to raise funds for Ross School programs and scholarships, including the Steven J. Ross Scholarship Fund, which helps ensure that children from all economic backgrounds have the opportunity to attend Ross School. The gala is Ross School’s largest fundraising benefit. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by dinner, a live auction and musical performance by Grammy Award-winning artist Cyndi Lauper. Tickets may be purchased at www.ross.org/starlight. For additional information, call 907-5214 or e-mail development@ross.org.

On Monday, at 11 a.m., Play the links at the Maidstone Golf Club to help benefit Guild Hall. Hosted at the historic, oceanfront Maidstone Golf Club in East Hampton, the outing begins at noon with lunch in the tap room. The shotgun start tournament begins at 1 p.m., and is followed by cocktails on the clubhouse veranda overlooking the ocean. Dinner and an awards ceremony follow from 5 to 8 p.m. This is a unique and rare opportunity to play the Maidstone Club and support Guild Hall. Tickets are $800 per player. To make a reservation or for sponsor information, contact Laura Perrotti at lperrotti@guildhall.org. For additional information, call 324-0806, e-mail lperrotti@guildhall.org.

On Saturday, from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m., join Flywheel Sports Easthampton for a summer kickoff spin class to raise money for our local Head Start programs. Get a Fly workout, try healthy, local eats, get a free T-shirt, and you’ll be entered to win awesome raffle prizes from Wölffer Wine, Naturopathica Spa, Gloria Jewel, and more. All proceeds go directly to Head Start Long Island. Cost is a $50 donation. Flywheel Sports is located at 65 Montauk Highway Suite C.

Bostwick’s Chowder House is offering an afternoon snack special every Thursday and Friday, featuring half-priced appetizers and raw bar items, $4 pints of beer, and $6 well drinks.


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