Congratulations to the Le Guen family of Southampton! Proud parents Tamara Aldrich Le Guen and Guillaume Le Guen along with big brother Ewen Le Guen, age 4, welcomed Maeve Elise Le Guen into the world on Sunday, January 12, at 2:17 p.m. at Southampton Hospital. Baby Maeve weighed in at a healthy 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20½ inches long.You may have seen a mention of Maeve’s birth in last week’s Water Mill column congratulating her maternal grandparents Gary and Linda Aldrich who were recently blessed to welcome not only Maeve, but new grandson Neeko Aldrich as well. Maeve’s paternal grandparents are LouLou and Rene Le Guen of Ploumoguer, France.
New beginnings are also in store for Patrick James Thompson of Southampton. Mr. Thompson was awarded a Master of Science degree in Professional Accountancy from Long Island University’s C.W. Post. He has accepted a position with a local CPA firm. Good luck Patrick!
Two wonderful opportunities to feast and fundraise are coming up this week.
The North Sea Community Association will host its annual Wine and Cheese Auction Party on Monday, February 3, at 7 p.m., at the North Sea Community House. The festive event features food provided by DeJesus Deli and Michael Mosolino’s Deli Counter, wines, cheeses and more. There will be plenty to bid on in the Chinese auction and the group will also hold a 50/50 raffle.
As an added bonus, Joe’s Garage on North Sea Road will be giving a free raffle ticket to anyone getting their car serviced at the garage through February 3. Last year’s 50/50 winner was one of their customers who brought home $2,500! The Garage will also be selling raffle tickets, so get yours today. To quote Southampton Rotary Club President and Southampton Press Sales Manager Paul Conroy, “You got to be in it, to win it!”
Speaking of Rotary, the organization will be hosting its annual Spaghetti Dinner on Thursday, February 6, from noon to 9 p.m. at the Southampton Publick House. Dinner includes spaghetti with meatballs, salad and a dessert for a mere $18 for adults and $12 for kids 12 and under. Diners will also be treated to a Sinatra tribute by none other than local crooner and realtor Beau Hulse. If you can’t stay for dinner, don’t worry, take-out and free local delivery are available. Tickets to the dinner can be purchased in advance from any Rotarian, the Southampton Chamber of Commerce, or are available at the door on the day of the event. All proceeds will benefit Rotary’s scholarship and endowment funds, which have awarded more than 50 scholarships in the past 5 years to high school students in our community.
The Rogers Memorial Library will screen “Stories We Tell,” on Tuesday, February 4, at 7 p.m. This documentary runs for 108 minutes and is rated PG-13.
Dorothy Reilly will be at the library on Thursday, February 6, at 5:30 p.m., to discuss cutting-edge entries for the Department of Energy’s recent Solar Decathlon in Irvine, CA., for which she served as an official. She will also explain the Living Building Challenge.
Dr. Gerard Buffo, a western-trained physician, will talk about Ayurvedic medicine through the lens of western medicine on Friday, February 7, at 10:15 a.m. He will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of both and how they can be combined.
Singer Tierney Ryan, a 2013 graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, will perform classic jazz standards and original compositions, backed by guitarist Nils Weinhold and bassist Raviv Markowitz on Sunday, February 9, at 3 p.m.
To register for any program call (631) 283-0774 or visit www.myrml.org.