Hampton Bays Community Notes, February 6

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There’s a new kid in town. Su Gilmore has opened up a shop called The Tin Roof at 48 West Montauk Highway—right between Fandango boutique and Gigi’s Kids. Su’s lovely selection of unique gifts are inspired by the sea.Store hours are 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon until 5 p.m. on Sunday. Welcome to the neighborhood, Su!

Happy birthday to Jean Raymond, the proofreader for The Press! Jean celebrates her special day today, Thursday, February 6. Julio Velazquez’s big day is this Saturday, February 8. Beth Gunther and John Bourgal share the same birthday on Sunday, February 9. And Michael Klein and Cheryl Curtis also share the same birthday—Tuesday, February 11. Live it up, folks!

Let’s hear it for Timothy Berglin, Colin Cuccia and Nicholas Romagnoli! The boys recently earned their Eagle Scout awards from the Boy Scouts of America.

Tim constructed and installed a fence, map kiosk and geocache at Squiretown Park for the Southampton Town Parks and Recreation Department. Colin cleaned up the eastern side of Tiana Beach and planted beach grass along a 5,000-square-foot dune area for the Town Trustees. And Nick designed and constructed a helicopter training prop for the Hampton Bays Fire Department Dive Team so that they can practice diving in a simulated helicopter cabin.

All of these projects involved hundreds of man hours of planning and the help of Troop 483, as well as their family, friends and classmates. Way to go!

Hampton Bays Boy Scout members are holding their annual Valentine’s Day Rose Sale beginning next week on Wednesday, February 12 and running through Friday, February 14, from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day, right across the street from the Hampton Bays Firehouse.

Bouquets of red and assorted colored roses, single long-stemmed roses and beautiful hand-tied bouquets will be available for purchase. All proceeds from the sale will go to help troop members with their programs and the purchase of equipment.

Soup’s on! Join the Hampton Bays Builder’s Club for a Soup and Sundae Night on Wednesday, February 12, from 5 until 7 p.m., in the Hampton Bays Middle School Café on Ponquogue Avenue.

Chefs from more than a dozen local venues will be participating, among them 1 North Steakhouse, Gator’s, Villa Paul, Dunkirk’s Deli and Oakland’s, to name just a few. Bring a bowl, use one of the school’s, or buy a hand-painted one. Sample as many soups as you want and then cast your vote for the best soup in town. And top it off with a Carvel ice cream sundae for dessert.

General admission is $10 while children and senior citizens pay $5. Thanks in advance for coming out in support of the Good Ground School Community Garden Greenhouse Fund.

Save the date for the third annual Hamptons Hoedown—a Puppy Love dinner dance to benefit the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation. The event will be held on Saturday, February 15, from 7 until 11 p.m., at 230 Elm in Southampton. Tickets are $60 in advance and you can purchase those online at www.southamptonanimalshelter.com or by calling (631) 728-7387. More about that next week!

Do you love to knit or crochet? Well, how about being a part of World Vision for Kids? St. Rosalie’s Church would like to start a knitting/crochet ministry while working with World Vision for Kids. World Vision knits and crochets hats, blankets and sweaters for children and then distributes them around the globe.

If you’d like to get involved, give Linda a call at (631) 728-9461. To learn more about World Vision, log on at www.worldvision.org/knitforkids.

On The Calendar

Saturday, February 8: Poets Rising Group meets from 1 until 3 p.m. at the Hampton Bays Public Library, 52 Ponquogue Avenue.

Saturday, February 8: Metropolitan Opera live simulcast performance of “Rusalka” at noon at the Hampton Bays United Artists theatre, 119 West Montauk Highway. Encore performance will be shown on Wednesday, February 12, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for senior citizens and $19 for children.

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