Southampton Community Notes, February 20


After a little over a year of writing this column I am sad to say this week’s will be my last. It has been my privilege to share the accomplishments, celebrations, events, and happy and not-so-happy news of village residents and I will truly miss everyone that I have become friends with over the course of my tenure as “The Village Crier.”Sometime around Halloween I got an email notification that the Food Network show “Chopped,” was giving out a $40,000 scholarship to the Art Institutes Culinary Program. I had always dreamed of going to culinary school and anyone who knows me knows how passionate I am about food and cooking. I finally decided to bite the bullet and apply for the culinary program at the Art Institute of Charleston and the scholarship at the same time, not really expecting anything to come of either.

To my surprise, I was accepted to the school and have been moved into the next round of the cooking scholarship and will cook in an un-televised “Chopped” cook-off in March and officially start classes at the school in April.

As much as I would like to stay in Southampton and continue to write for The Southampton Press I didn’t think I could handle the daily commute from North Sea to Charleston, South Carolina, and so we will be moving down south at the end of the month. My husband Tim, who does all the shoveling and dog walking, is looking forward to getting out of the winter weather as quickly as possible and was on-board even before I got my letter of acceptance.

I am passing the baton to our new editorial assistant, Katie Frankenbach, who is a Southampton native and very involved in the community. I’m sure she will do an excellent job of keeping everyone informed of Southampton’s goings-on and I know that the community will show her the same kindness they have shown me.

Enough about me, on to the news!

In celebration of Black History Month, HomeGirl Entertainment will host a performance by the “Earth, Wind and Fire Tribute Band,” on Friday, February 21, at 9 p.m. at 230 Elm. Tickets are only $15 in advance and $20 at the door to get your groove on! Proceeds from the event will benefit the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreation Center. Call (631) 204-8028 or (631) 377-3900 for details or to purchase tickets.

The Southampton Chamber of Commerce will host its next Networking Night on Thursday, February 27, at 5 p.m. at Cafe Crust on County Road 39 in Southampton. The evening will be sponsored by the I-Tri (Inspirational Triathlon Racing International) team and will feature complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. Make sure to bring plenty of business cards to swap with your colleagues and to enter in the group’s business card raffle for a chance to win some fabulous door prizes. Tickets are $15. (631) 283-0402 or visit

At The Library

The Rogers Memorial Library’s spring yoga and tai chi classes are now accepting registration.

Violinist Akiko Kobayashi and pianist Eric Siepkes will be at the library on Sunday, February 23, at 3 p.m. to perform works by Beethoven, Mozart, and Prokofiev. This concert is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

The library will screen “In a World” on Monday, February 24, at 3 p.m. The film, 93 minutes long and rated R, is directed by Lake Bell.

The library and the Shinnecock Senior program will offer “Laugh, Munch & Play: What’s Happening at the Shinnecock Center for the Whole Community,” on Monday, February 24, at 5 p.m. at the library. Senior citizen director Karen Torrence will talk about the many services and resources offered at the center for the entire community, including inexpensive meals served Monday through Friday, and recreational activities and trips.

Dorothy Reilly will return to the library for a presentation and discussion about co-housing communities throughout the country and co-working—one of the newest and fastest-growing concepts in work/space management—on Thursday, February 27, at 5:30 p.m.

Charles Certain, owner of CERTAIN MEDIA, will offer a 6-session music video workshop for ages 18 and up at the library, beginning Sunday, March 2, at 3:30 p.m. The class will film and edit a music video at several village locations. Space is limited. There is a $60 fee for this class. Register at or call (631) 283-0774 ext. 523.

To register for any program call (631) 283-0774 or visit

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