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Congratulations to Susan Nydegger! She was one of the winners of The Fresh Air Fund’s 2010 Photo Contest! One of her photographs, featuring James and Dorothy Macaluso of Hampton Bays with their Fresh Air guest, Julius, took second place in the “I’ve Arrived!” category. And another photo of Fresh Air visitor Robert, who went on a fishing trip, took second place in the “Catch of the Day” category. You can view all of the winning photos at freshair.org/PhotoContest2010.
The Fresh Air Fund needs more families to volunteer as hosts. There are no financial requirements; all that is needed is an extra room in your home. For more information, call Janet Emmons at 287-9302 or The Fresh Air Fund at 1-800-367-0003, or visit freshair.org.
Thrift Shop Opening: The Dominican Sisters Family Health Service is opening a thrift shop right next to door to Scotto’s on Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays. The new store will be stocked with higher-end merchandise. The Sisters need volunteers to work weekly three-hour shifts, especially on weekends. They would also appreciate any donations of household items and clothing. If you can help out, please call 728-0937. Thank you!
Diana O’Donnell and the staff at Hair, Nails and Beyond Salon and Day Spa would like to thank all those friends and neighbors in our community who came out in support of the “Beyond Breast Cancer” fundraiser that was held on Sunday, October 17. The salon raised $2,755 and that money will go to the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center and Lucia’s Angels. They look forward to seeing you again next year!
Kicking Out Cancer: The Hampton Bays girls’ varsity soccer team participated in the “Kicks Against Breast Cancer” campaign on Sunday, October 17. The team had a mums and cookie sale at the 7-Eleven and thanks to all the generous customers, the girls raised more than $800 from sales and donations. Added to a previous bake sale, they have raised more than $1,000. Way to go!
A champagne toast to Barb and Jay Baucum who celebrated their anniversary last Friday, October 22. And more corks were a poppin’ for Jim and Caroline Browne who celebrated on Sunday, October 24. Cheers!
Get well wishes are going out to Belinda Lamphere who is recovering from hand surgery. Feel better soon!
Pick A Costume: Villa Paul Restaurant is hosting its third annual Halloween Party tomorrow night, Friday, October 29, from 7 until 11 p.m. at the restaurant on West Montauk Highway. Advance tickets are $15 and include a buffet dinner and deejay music. Tickets will also be sold at the door for $20. The best costume wins dinner for two, so dress up for success!
The Mark Sinclair Foundation’s annual Halloween Walk-About is set for this Saturday, October 30, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Trick-or-treaters should be on the lookout for the pumpkin signs displayed in the windows of participating merchants. The foundation would like to thank all those merchants for their continued participation in this Halloween tradition.
Hampton Theatre Company opened its 2010-11 season with “Rabbit Hole,” running through Sunday, November 7, at the Quoque Community Hall on Jessup Avenue. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, call 653-8955. For reservations, log on at hamptontheatre.org or you can call OvationTix at 1-866-811-4111.
I know it is a bit early, but these programs fill up fast. Chef Charlie will be cooking up a special presentation of Holiday Party Hors D’oeuvres on Saturday, November 6, at the Hampton Bays Public Library on Ponquogue Avenue. There are two sessions: one runs from 11 a.m. until noon and the other from 1 until 2 p.m. Tickets will be given out upon registration at the front circulation desk.
Early Start is a state-licensed day care center located at 59 Ponquogue Avenue, right across the street from the library. It offers quality care for children between the ages of 6 weeks and 5 years, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. Parents who want more information are welcome to stop by, call 728-4800 or e-mail email@example.com.