I was very sad to learn that the World Village Fair Trade Market has closed its doors after 11 years in the Hamlet Green. Not to worry, though. President Pattye Pece tells me that you will still be able to get Fair Trade products for your churches, schools, fairs and other events. That’s because they always have some items in stock and would be happy to mail or deliver them to you.For more information, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (631) 255-1995. You can also shop online at www.fairtradefederation.org/shop-online, or visit the website www.sobornostfoundation.org and go to the “Blog” category to look for scheduled events where they will be selling and speaking about Fair Trade.
I’m sure that this may be old news for some of you, but the Dollar Tree store recently held its grand opening next door to the Wild By Nature supermarket. What a nice, clean store! They have everything and then some. Welcome Paul!
Happy birthday wishes are being sent out today, Thursday, February 20, to Linda Hartman. Betty O’Gara’s day to shine is this Friday, February 21. Dee McMeekan-Apstein’s cake-and-candle day is Tuesday, February 25. And Danielle Holzman’s b-day falls on Wednesday, February 26. Cheers!
The Southampton Town Kiwanis Club is hosting its second annual Spaghetti Dinner this coming Wednesday, February 26, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m., at the Hampton Bays Middle School on Ponquogue Avenue.
Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for students age 16 and younger. Tickets are on sale at Skidmore’s Sports and Styles, at all of our Hampton Bays schools, or from any member of Kiwanis, K-Kids, Builder’s or Key clubs.
Samantha Barrett was named to the fall dean’s list at SUNY Cortland. Samantha is a sophomore majoring in exercise science. Proud parents are Anne and Steve Barrett of Hampton Bays.
Christina Scandole, a junior at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts, Kerry Glynn, who is enrolled at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, and Emily Cortese, a student at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, were each awarded dean’s list honors for their outstanding academic achievement for the fall term. Congratulations!
St. Rosalie’s Church food pantry shelves are in need of restocking. Donations of peanut butter and jelly, soups, rice, coffee and tea, hot chocolate and canned fruit are especially needed. Sarah’s Coat Closet is also in great need of men’s coats.
Please bring your food and/or coat donations to the church’s Parish Center Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thank you!
Hampton Bays School District kindergarten registration has begun for the 2014-15 school year. Children must be 5 years old on or before December 1, 2014, to register. For more information, call Maria Schmidt at (631) 723-2100, ext. 5107.
Monday, February 24, Thursday, February 27, and Friday, February 28: Walk-in registration for the Hampton Bays Community and Continuing Education Program/Adult Ed courses. Stop by Room 20A (computer lab) at the Hampton Bays High School, Argonne Road East, between 3 and 4:30 p.m. on those days to sign up. Questions? Call (631) 723-2110, ext. 3208.
Thursday, February 27: History of Chocolate and Tasting with chocolate sommelier Roxanne Browning, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Hampton Bays Public Library, 52 Ponquogue Avenue. To reserve a seat, call (631) 728-6241.
Friday, March 7: American Heart Association’s Red Dress Dinner, 7 to 11 p.m., Sea Star Ballroom at the Long Island Aquarium & Convention Center, 431 East Main Street, Riverhead. Tickets are $85 each. For more information or reservations, call Rosanne Goodman at (516) 450-9162 or email Rosanne.Goodman@heart.org.
Tuesday, March 11: Ancient Order of Hibernians Irish Dine and Trivia, 7 to 10 p.m., Buckley’s Inn Between, 139 West Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays. Tickets are $70 per person. RSVP at email@example.com or call Mark at (917) 468-4182.