Hampton Bays Community Notes, October 17


Bienvenidos—welcome! Fabiola Romero and Robinson Velez are pleased to announce the grand opening of Antojitos Bakery at 40 West Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays. The shop offers Colombian and Peruvian breads, pastries and cakes, as well as eggs, empanadas, stuffed potatoes and sandwiches. Hours of operation are from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m., seven days a week. Call (631) 594-5501 or just stop in and say hi.

Happy birthday to Karl Knotoff! Karl celebrates his big day next week on Tuesday, October 22.

Raise a glass for Barb and Jay Baucum! Barb and Jay’s wedding anniversary also falls on Tuesday, October 22. Cheers!

Let’s hear it for Emily Meyer, Emily Barry and Mackenzie Engeldrum! The three scholastic super-achievers were recently honored as September’s Students of the Month in the Hampton Bays School District.

Fourth-grader Emily Meyer enjoys computers, music, art and is an avid Jets fan. Fifth-grader Emily Barry is interested in math, gymnastics, basketball and lacrosse. And Mackenzie Engeldrum, a junior, is a strong student leader, excelling at AP physics and history. Mackenzie has also earned a spot on the All-State Women’s Chorus, sang the “National Anthem” at last Friday’s home football game and will be performing as a devil in the Bay Street Theatre Halloween musical. Way to go, girls!

Alan Pederson, award-winning songwriter, successful recording artist and nationally recognized speaker on loss and grief, will bring his Angels Across the USA concert to Red Creek Park tomorrow, Friday, October 18, from 5 until 9 p.m. The donation is $30 per family. Parents of young children are asked to please be aware that the concert is not appropriate for children who are unable to sit quietly for more than an hour. Thanks in advance for understanding. For further information, you can call Karen at (631) 473-0862, or Pamela Rae at (631) 275-0460.

The Rotary Club of Hampton Bays is sponsoring a Supermarket Sweepstakes to win a four-minute run in the King Kullen grocery store. Tickets are $5 apiece or five for $20 and you can purchase them at the Hampton Bays Public Library at 52 Ponquogue Avenue or at Spring and Summer Activities, located at 163A West Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays. All proceeds benefit the food pantry at St. Rosalie’s Catholic Church. For more info, call (631) 723-2100, extension 5106.

Hampton Bays Public Library is offering a dinner/theater package to see the Hampton Theatre Company production of “Other Desert Cities” on Friday, October 25. By the way, Hampton Theatre Company is celebrating its 29th year and they do a fantastic job.

Dinner is at 5 p.m. at Villa Paul Restaurant in Hampton Bays followed by the 8 p.m. show at the Quogue Community Hall on Jessup Avenue in Quogue. The cost is $48 and that includes a three-course dinner, tax, tip and theater ticket. Reservations and payment are required by Monday, October 21, at the library’s front circulation desk.

On The Calendar

Tuesday, October 22: St. Rosalie’s Committee for the Common Good’s Evening of Environmental Education, 7 p.m., in the church’s Community Center. Guest speaker Sister Margaret Macye works at the United Nations and is well known for bringing faith-based considerations to issues of environmental importance. The theme of Sister Macye’s talk is “What Does the Earth Ask of Us?”

Wednesday, October 23: Breast Health Series: Food 101—Healthy on the Go, 6:30 p.m., Hampton Bays Public Library, 52 Ponquogue Avenue. Holistic health counselor Ragan Finalborgo will speak about how healthy food helps fuel the body and fights disease. Call (631) 728-6241 or email scollins@southamptonhospital.org.

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