Congratulations to Steven A. Hatgistavrou, a senior at East Hampton High School, who has been named the Bridgehampton Historical Society’s 2012 scholarship winner. In March, Steven submitted an essay titled “Memories of the Fall Classic of 1960.” The essay, an oral history based on an interview with Bridgehampton resident Ted Damiecki, describes the thrill of listening to the World Series matchup between the New York Yankees and the Pittsburgh Pirates on the radio that summer when the NBC television broadcast of the series did not extend to the East End.
Steven’s engaging essay will be published in the society’s next issue of the Bridge Journal. In addition, he was awarded a $1,000 scholarship for his effort.
Congratulations are also due Bridgehampton resident Phil Cammann, who was named EMS Provider of the Year by the Southampton Town Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board at its annual dinner on Friday. Phil is a paramedic with the Bridgehampton Fire Department Ambulance Squad.
Trying to find a suitable Mother’s Day gift? The Bridgehampton Education Foundation, a charity that benefits the Bridgehampton School, will hold a plant sale at the school on Friday, May 11, from 3 to 6 p.m. and on Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to noon. Annuals, perennials, shrubs, hanging baskets, and starters for vegetable gardens will be among the items available for purchase.
This Friday, the Hayground Forum, a community initiative of the Hayground School, will hold the third in a series, “Bread & Jazz,” with music by the Groove Gumbo Quartet, starting at 6 p.m. Besides listening to jazz, participants will get to bake their own focaccia and shop from specialty local vendors including Arlotta Food Studio, Amber Waves Farm, Let There Be Light Candles, Mecox Bay Dairy, Wölffer Estate Vineyards, PURE COOL and others.
Luisa Masliah will be the guest speaker when the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center holds its next edition of “Straight Talk: Real People” at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 14, at the center on the Bridgehampton Turnpike. Ms. Masliah, a native of Uruguay, is an account executive at Cook, Hall & Hyde, where she serves the personal and business insurance needs of her clients. She came to the United States after receiving a degree in clinical psychology from Universidad de la Republica Oriental del Uruguay in Montevideo, Uruguay. She has worked in East Hampton for the past 19 years and began her career as a bilingual case manager for East Hampton Town’s Department of Housing and Community Development. Refreshments will be served afterward. For more information, contact the center at 537-0616.
The Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt will hold their monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 14, at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center at 1061 Bridgehampton Turnpike just north of Scuttlehole Road. The group will also sponsor a cleanup of Old Farm Road at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 19. Participants should meet at Poxabogue Park and bring gloves; garbage bags will be provided. Call Jean Dodds at 631-599-2391 for more information. At 10 a.m. that morning, the Friends will team up with the South Fork Natural History Museum to host a walk through Vineyard Field behind the museum with naturalist Jim Ash, a board member of both organizations and the former director of the museum. This will be the first of three seasonal walks through the ecosystem with Mr. Ash. For reservations, call the museum at 537-9735.
At the Hampton Library, the film “Monsenor,” in Spanish with English subtitles, will be shown at 5 p.m. on Monday. The film is the story of Oscar Romero, the Catholic bishop in El Salvador who was the voice of that nation’s poor and disenfranchised until his assassination in 1980.
This Saturday, as part of the Bridge Kids program, Liz Small will help moms and daughters celebrate Mother’s Day with henna tattoos at 2:30 p.m.