Happy Labor Day weekend, friends and neighbors. And “Goodnight Irene.” I hope that all safely weathered the storm.
Mary DeLuca always has a smile and a kind word for her customers over at the Capital One Bank. This month, she celebrates 14 years of service at the Hampton Bays branch. Your efforts are appreciated, Mary!
We saw our congressman, U.S. Representative Tim Bishop, at Meschutt Beach last week enjoying the nice evening out with his family and grandson, Nathan Counihan.
Happy birthday to Geoff Holthaus! Geoff celebrated his big day on Wednesday, August 31, by attending a Mets game at City Field. We love you and we are very proud of you! XO
Bruno Cavallo recently traveled to England with the Saint Joseph’s College of Maine basketball team and played exhibition games against four club teams in London and Oxford. Bruno is a sophomore who’s majoring in sports management.
Welcome home to Jess Holthaus, who will be staying with us at “Shaque D’Amore” for a week-long vacation. Nice to have you back too, Matt!
Ditto those sentiments for Hannah Sentenac; she is here for a visit with her grandmother, Marge Sentenac.
Locks Of Love: Nine-year-old Marissa Kennedy recently had her hair cut at Salon East to get ready to go back to school. She decided to cut it all off and donate it to Locks of Love in order “to help the children who are sick.” Rosa at the salon did a great job with this special request.
Marissa is a very considerate and thoughtful girl who very often thinks of others and helping those in need. She was a member of the Hampton Bays Elementary School’s K-Kids as a third-grader and plans to participate again this year. She also hopes to run for Student Council. Marissa’s parents, Brian and Kathy Kennedy, her sister, Annika, and her Nana, Marie Kennedy, are all very proud!
Hampton Bays artist Beverly Livernoche will have her “Masks, Life Masks and More” on display this month at the Hampton Bays Public Library. Her work is a blend of art pieces, original poetry and photography. Stop by and see it.
Chris DeRosa and Carissa Massaro will perform a free concert, “A Night of Broadway,” on Friday, September 2, at 7 p.m., at The Common Ground Park in Sayville (between Gillette and Candee avenues). Chris is the son of Denise and Ralph DeRosa of Hampton Bays. You can check that out at www.thecommonground.com.
Chowder Time Again: The Hampton Bays Chamber of Commerce is looking for those favorite chili and chowder recipes for its 13th annual Chili/Chowder Contest, which is slated for Sunday, September 25. Stop by and pick up an application form at the chamber office at 140 West Montauk Highway. Call 728-2211 for more details.
The Center for Creative Retirement is an organization of retired persons who meet under the auspices of Long Island University at the Suffolk Community College’s eastern campus in Northampton. The fall semester will include topics like: Current Events, The Long Island Wine Industry, Spies, Anthropology and Masterpieces of the Louvre, to name just a few.
An open house for prospective members is scheduled for next Thursday, September 8, from 10 until 11 a.m., in the LIU Building (the one facing Parking Lot 3) at the school on Speonk-Riverhead Road. For further information, call 287-8316.
Carb Stocking Time: The Hampton Bays Lions Club is hosting an “Over the Bridge” 5K run/walk and a 10K run over Ponquogue Bridge on Saturday, September 17. The cost is $20; $10 for children 14 and younger. Race applications and course maps can be found at www.hblions.com and online registration can be done at www.islandrunning.net. For further information, email Frank Butz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Dominican Sisters Family Health Service will be celebrating 50 years of service in Suffolk County (and Hampton Bays!) on Friday, September 23, from 6:30 until 10:30 p.m., at the Westhampton Country Club in Westhampton Beach. The gala will include cocktails, dinner, a silent auction and art sale along with dancing to live music provided by the Majic Band. For journal sponsorship opportunities or reservations, call 728-0937 or email email@example.com.
The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation is having a fundraiser at the Bay Street Theatre on Saturday, September 10, beginning at 5 p.m. with a pre-benefit party sponsored by the Demato Art Gallery. The centerpiece of the evening is the 8 p.m. screening of “Madonna of the Mills,” the story of Laura Flynn-Amato, who lives in Staten Island and travels to the Amish country to rescue dogs that are no longer deemed breedable and about to be destroyed. Tickets are $125 and include light fare, desserts, one complimentary cocktail and a silent auction. For more information or to purchase tickets, log on at www.southamptonanimalshelter.com.