I was very excited to see that our very own St. Mary’s Episcopal Church is now offering a Farmers Market on Saturdays, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., on the grounds of the church located at 165 Ponquogue Avenue.Among those vendors out selling their wares last weekend were: Jackie Fagereng of jax-ta-pose signs and silks; Fresh Catch of the Day, with Olivia Rae Lofstad; and David Falkowski’s Open Minded Organics mushroom company.
Also, Kenneth G. Merkel’s extra virgin olive oils; cHarissa’s Moroccan sauces created by Gloria Elmaleh and 90-year-old Earl L. Fultz; NoFo Crunch Granola; Hamptons Totes by Brooke; and 2013 Good Food Award-winner Josephine’s Feast! grilling sauces, spice mixes and jellies made by Sean and Laura O’Brien.
They’ll be there every Saturday through Labor Day. Let’s give ‘em the business!
Congratulations to Alanna Frayne on her graduation from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. Allanna received her Bachelor of Science degree in marine biology.
During her four years on campus, Alanna became an integral part of Eckerd College Search And Rescue, or EC-SAR. She was a team leader, instructor and boat captain.
Alanna went on more than 250 calls with the Coast Guard, assisting with rescues in waterways throughout the Tampa/St. Petersburg area. Her mom, Monika, and her sisters, Brianne and Sarah, are very proud of her awesome accomplishments. Way to go, Alanna!
Let’s hear it for Anna Blydenburgh. She graduated from Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virginia on May 10.
Caitlin Hansen received her bachelor’s degree in special education, while Karli Nunez was awarded a bachelor’s degree in Spanish. Both graduated from Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island.
More applause for Alexandra Peterson. Alexandra was chosen to attend the 14th annual Students Inside Albany Conference sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New York State Education Foundation Inc. The Conference brings students together from across the state to learn all about New York State government.
The East End Women’s Network (EEWN) has announced that Kasandra Phillips is the recipient of its 2014 College Scholarship award. Each year, EEWN awards a $1,000 scholarship to a high school senior who has made a positive and significant difference in their community. Well done, Kasandra!
The ever-popular Hampton Bays Beautification Association Garden Party and Chinese Auction is coming up next Saturday, June 7, from 12:30 until 4:30 p.m., at Cowfish Restaurant, located at 258 East Montauk Highway.
Tickets are $45 per person and that includes an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, a light buffet and dessert. You can purchase those at Fandango, 48A West Montauk Highway; Erika’s, 7 Ponquogue Avenue; or at Village Real Estate, 65 West Montauk Highway. Questions? Call Jean Waters at (631) 728-1672 or Valerie Zuccarelli at (631) 728-5938.
Saturday, May 31: St. Rosalie’s Church Garage Sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the church parking lot, East Montauk Highway. All proceeds benefit the Community Food Pantry. Rain date is Saturday, June 7.
Monday, June 2: The Hampton Bays Beautification Association will host its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the Hampton Bays Public Library, 52 Ponquogue Avenue. Scheduled guest speaker is Southampton Town Councilman Stan Glinka.
Saturday, June 7: Sing East End 2014, 7 p.m., Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, Riverhead. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 on the day of the show. All proceeds benefit East End Hospice’s Good Grief Program. Call (631) 664-0983 or visit “Sing East End 2014” on Facebook.
Thursday, June 12: Fundraiser for Aurora Jean Scott, who suffers from juvenile idiopathic rheumatoid arthritis, 6-10 p.m., at The Birchwood, 512 Pulaski Street in Riverhead. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Call Jean Belson at (631) 727-8192.