Happy Rosh Hashanah to all members of the Jewish faith in our community. Have a healthy and prosperous new year.Raise a glass to Helen Browne! Helen’s cake-and-candle day is on Saturday, September 7. Happy sails to you!
Let’s hear it for Lori Ackerson! This is Lori’s 26th year teaching art at the Hampton Bays High School. You do a great job with our kids, Lori.
And while I’m on the subject of kids and school, they are back in session next week. The first day of classes in Hampton Bays is Monday, September 9. Please drive carefully.
Walter Flaherty had a fall last month and is now recovering at the Westhampton Care Center. Walter is a member of the Southampton Town Senior Center and the American Legion Hand-Aldrich Post 924.
Incidentally, Walter was the very first veteran to be honored in the Hampton Bays Elementary School’s Veteran of the Month program. All of your friends wish you a speedy recovery, Walter.
Beverly Livernoche and Mike Meehan are sharing the space this month in the Helen Gould Room at the Hampton Bays Public Library on Ponquogue Avenue. Mike’s paintings are done in oil and watercolor while Beverly’s works, titled “Instant Gratification” and “Up Close and Personal,” are a series of photographs and a prose poem.
The Southampton Anti-Bias Task Force, which is supported by many other organizations and businesses, is hosting its annual Great East End Community Picnic this Saturday, September 7, from 1 until 5 p.m., at Red Creek Park, located at 102 Old Riverhead Road in Hampton Bays.
There will be food, entertainment and lots of activities for the whole family to enjoy. Please bring along a pot luck dish for five or six people to share. For more information, call (631) 728-5558.
The Dominican Sisters Family Health Service is having its Benefit Golf Outing on Monday, September 9, at the Atlantic Country Club in Bridgehampton. Admission is $700 per golfer and that includes registration, brunch and an awards reception with food and drinks. For more information and reservations, call Alice Cilio at (631) 728-0937.
Do you have an award-winning chili or clam chowder recipe? Well, the Hampton Bays Chamber of Commerce invites local residents and restaurants to participate in its 15th annual Chili/Chowder Contest on Sunday, September 22, from noon to 4 p.m., at the Boardy Barn on Montauk Highway.
If you would like to submit your recipe, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details, call (631) 728-2211 or visit www.hamptonbayschamber.com.
Katherine Constantopoulos is off to High Point University to begin her freshman year on the campus in High Point, North Carolina.
And Timothy Berglin, Austin Ferreira, Daniela Gutierrez and Shpresa Mati have all been admitted as members of the Class of 2017 at SUNY at Oneonta. Good luck!
Monday, September 9: Hampton Bays Beautification Association meeting, 7 p.m., Hampton Bays Public Library, Ponquogue Avenue.
Wednesday, September 11: Town of Southampton Senior Services’ Senior Picnic, 9:30 a.m., Red Creek Park, 100 Old Riverhead Road. Admission is $5 and that includes food, entertainment and fun!
Saturday, September 14: Hampton Bays Lions Club “Over the Bridge” 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk, 9 a.m., Hampton Bays Middle School, Ponquogue Avenue. Preregistration is $25; children 14 and younger pay $10. For more information and to sign up, log on to www.hblions.com or www.islandrunning.net.
Saturday, September 14: Hampton Bays Historical Society’s “Clovis and Canvas” fundraiser, 4 to 7 p.m., Prosper King House, 116 West Montauk Highway. Advance tickets are $20. Call (631) 728-0887.
Saturday, September 14: Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation fourth annual benefit, 6 to 10 p.m., at the Boardy Barn, Montauk Highway. Tickets are $25 in advance. Log on at www.southamptonanimalshelter.com.
September 14-November 2: “Rock Solid 1” eight-lesson Bible Study group, 9 to 10:15 a.m. every Saturday, Hampton Bays Assembly of God, 109 Ponquogue Avenue. Call (631) 723-1847 to sign up and reserve a workbook.
September 23-November 11: East End Hospice’s Children’s Bereavement Group will meet from 5:30 until 7 p.m. each Monday at the Good Grief Family Bereavement Center, 195 Mill Road in Westhampton Beach. A parent/guardian group meets at the same time. For more details and registration, please call Angela Byrns at (631) 288-8400. Please RSVP by Thursday, September 12.