The Hampton Bays Beautification Association elves have been busy hanging the new wreaths from the light posts upstreet. Thank you to all the participating merchants who donated to the cause. They look really pretty!
For the second year in a row, our Hampton Bays Fire Department won the trophy in the Southampton Village Parade of Lights last Saturday night. Nice going guys!
Nurel’s farm stand is selling Christmas trees this year. And if you’re looking for a nice selection of live, balled trees grown right here, don’t forget about Walter Olsen’s place on Townsend Avenue in Flanders.
Annette Mansfield has asked me to let my readers know that The Seaside Gift Shoppe is open through Friday, December 23. Business hours are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sunday. The shop has unique household gifts, as well as Southwest and contemporary jewelry, and it is located behind Krieg’s Bakery and Liggett Drugs at 39 West Montauk Highway. Check it out.
Happy anniversary to Ron Holthaus! After 31 years, you can still make me laugh. I love you!
I hear tell that Pat Finocchiaro will be celebrating a red-letter birthday this weekend on Saturday, December 10. Live it up, girl!
The Hampton Bays Public Library is an official U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots drop-off location. Please donate a new, unwrapped toy and help brighten a child’s holiday.
Lilly Spellman of Hampton Bays will star in the Stages production of “Annie” this weekend at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor. Show times are 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 10, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 11. Tickets are $15 each and are available at the box office or by calling 725-9500. They will also be sold on the days of the performances.
Ellen Naro’s handmade beaded jewelry will be on display this Friday and Saturday, December 9 and 10, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. both days, at Fandango boutique. Each of her original designs are beautiful pieces of art.
Katie and her gang of puppets will visit the Red Creek Park Activity Center on Saturday, December 10, at 11 a.m. Following the performance, boys and girls will make their own puppets to take home. This event is free for Southampton Town residents.
The Hibernian Festival Singers will present a winter concert called “Let It Snow” on Saturday, December 10, from 7 until 9 p.m., at St. Rosalie’s Church. Admission is free. Come and warm up to the joyful songs of the season!
The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation is hosting a “Home for the Holidays” event on Sunday, December 11, from 1 until 4 p.m. There will be a bake sale, pet photos with Santa, and refreshments. Sponsor a shelter animal for $20 and receive a picture frame ornament for the tree. Bring along a donation to put under the tree—dog treats, cat toys and peanut butter are especially needed.
The Twin Forks Chapter of the Compassionate Friends invites the community to participate in the Worldwide Candle Lighting on Sunday, December 11, at 6:30 p.m., at the East Quogue United Methodist Church. The ceremony unites family and friends who light candles for one hour to honor and remember children who have died too soon. To learn more about the organization, log on at www.compassionatefriends.org.
There’s still time to sign up for the Hampton Bays Beautification Association’s Holiday Luncheon that will be held next Wednesday, December 14, at Oakland’s Restaurant. Tickets are $30 apiece. Call 723-0726 or 728-5725 for more details.
Hampton Bays High School Student Council members, in conjunction with the PTA, are hosting a Senior Citizen Holiday Dinner on Wednesday, December 21, at 5 p.m., at the school on Argonne Road East. Admission is free. Please RSVP 723-2110, ext. 3208, by Friday, December 16.
Members of Hampton Bays Knights of Columbus Council 7023 are having their annual Christmas party on Friday, December 16, from 6 until 10 p.m., at their hall in Hampton Bays. The $40 donation includes an open bar, hot and cold buffet, and music performed by the Doug Dwyer Trio. For reservations or more info, call Wayne at 728-3356.