Southampton Community Notes, August 1


This weekend was a special one for my family. On Saturday evening, my cousin Garrett Harkawik, who summers in Amagansett, married the wonderful and talented Lauren McGrail in a beautiful sunset garden ceremony at the Pruyn House and Barn in Latham, New York.The joyous occasion was the first time in many years that my family was able to be together under one roof. Surrounded by my aunts, uncle, cousins, parents, brother and sister I couldn’t help but feel that my grandmother Renata, who passed away on Good Friday, would have been proud. Congratulations to the happy couple, and welcome to the family Lauren!

Congratulations are also in order to Southampton resident Melody Patton who won $20,000 playing Quick Draw at Outerbanks Restaurant in Riverhead. The lucky lady claims to have “only played the New York Lottery’s Quick Draw game once before,” according to an article published in The Times Review. On the day she won, Ms. Paton played her newborn grandson’s birth date, time of birth and other numbers related to her grandson in the winning ticket. She plans to renovate her kitchen with the winnings.

The Southampton Lions Club will hold its 11th annual Oldies Spectacular to celebrate the 50th anniversary of radio station WLNG on Saturday, August 10, at 7 p.m. at the Southampton High School Auditorium. The show will feature performances by The Duprees, Jay Siegel and The Tokens, Kenny Vance and the Planotones and The Classic Sounds. The evening will be emceed by Cool Bobby D. of WLNG’s “The Doowop Stop Oldies Show.” Tickets are $45 and are available by calling (631) 587-3565 or by visiting

The Southampton Historical Museum has a variety of different events coming up. The 6th annual Southampton Antique Auto Show will be held on the grounds of the Rogers Mansion from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission to the fun-filled exhibition showcasing vehicles from the 1910s through the 1960s is free. From 2 to 4 p.m. visit Emma’s Garden behind the Pelletreau Silver Shop. Check out the flowers, vegetables and herbs while getting helpful garden tips from Emma Woodward, who revived the colonial-era garden behind the shop using sustainable methods both old and new.

For anyone who has walked into Herbert & Rist Wine and Liquor Store on Jobs Lane, Southampton native John Rist, Jr.’s brightly colored fish sculptures are a welcome sight and are easily recognized. Mr. Rist will display his rough-hewn sculptures of vivid marine life Tuesday, August 13, through November 2, at the Rogers Mansion on Meetinghouse Lane. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, August 10, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Our Lady Of Poland R.C. Church on Maple Street will host a discussion on “The Chaplet of the Divine Mercy: Meaning and Questions,” with Father Chris Kaucha, Professor of Theology at Catholic University in Lublin, Poland on Monday, August 12, at 7 p.m.

There is still time to enter’s Beefed-Up Backyard Barbecue Contest running now through August 26. The inaugural photo contest sponsored by Catena’s Meat Market seeks photo submissions from community members of their BBQ set-ups in action.

The best part about the contest is that you don’t have to have a multimillion-dollar outdoor kitchen to win or even a store-bought grill. In this instance, its not the size that matters.

First prize is a $175 gift certificate, second place gets $125 and the lucky third-place winner will get a $75 gift certificate from Catena’s Meat Market right on time to use your prize winning grill to cook up some Labor Day Weekend steaks. Visit to enter.

At The Library

Holly Durning, MS, L.Ac., will be at the Library on Friday, August 2, at 10:15 a.m. to discuss the healing benefits of acupuncture. She will discuss how acupuncture can help improve energy flow in the body for better overall health.

Carol O’Connor will lead a bead workshop at the library on Saturday, August 3, at 3 p.m. There is a fee of $10.

Drummer Jerome Liggon will offer a cross-generational open drumming circle at the Library on Monday, August 5, at 5:30 p.m. Some drums will be provided.

Friends of the Rogers Memorial Library will hold its Book Sale on Wednesdays and Saturdays through the end of the summer from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, in the basement of Cooper Hall. Reasonably priced, all different genres. Free book with every purchase.

Kathleen Cunningham, Climate Reality Project Leader, will offer “Sea Level Rise and Extreme Weather Events: Effects on the East End of Long Island,” on Wednesday, August 7, at noon; a talk about how current evaluations of sea levels rising indicate that we will be dealing with the effects of global warming sooner than we expected.

“Jazz on the Patio: Certain Moves” with Charles Certain, Abdul Zuhrl, Bill “Bang” Gaines, Randy London, and Wayne Hart, on Thursday, August 8, at 6 p.m.

The library will hold its board of trustees election and budget vote on Friday, August 9, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call (631) 283-0774 for more information and to register for programs.

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