I wish all those of the Jewish faith a Happy Hanukkah. Enjoy the Festival of Lights!
Last week we were serenaded by members of the Hampton Bays High School Jazz Choir who happened to be singing for the Lion’s Club Christmas Party at Villa Paul Restaurant.
Thank you to Alexandra Peterson, Jenifer Linares, Samantha Downs, Yvon Reyes, Doree Primavera, Crystal Mintz, Olivia Terry, Noah Montague, Tom and John Capuano, Christian Ruiz, Juan Buritica, Fred Nydegger, Arthur Nygard and Dennis Sullivan. You made our evening out really special.
And while I’m on the subject of our school, for the second year in a row, Hampton Bays High School brought the largest delegation to the National Association of Student Council’s Leadership Experience and Development conference held last month in New Mexico. Thirty-four students were able to attend the conference, which attracted approximately 600 student leaders from all over the U.S. Woo-hoo, go Baymen!
Happy birthday to you Liz Constantopoulos! Liz’s big day is on Saturday, December 17.
Happy birthday to the Benson brothers, Bob and John, whose family and friends also sent well-wishes for his big day. Bob turns 75 on Wednesday, December 21, and John’s cake-and-candle day is on the 23rd.
Give the gift of sight and sound this holiday season. Karen Andrews of Good Ground Antique Center is collecting used eyeglasses and hearing aids for those in need.
The eyeglasses will be sent to a Lion’s Club Eyeglass Recycling Center and Karen will personally take the hearing aids to the town of Valladolid, Mexico, where they will be refurbished and fitted with new ear molds.
You can drop off your eyeglasses and hearing aid donations at the shop, which is located at 52 West Montauk Highway, or call 728-6300 for local pick up.
Susan von Freddi of the Hampton Bays Beautification Association tells me that the film “Tide and Time, the Maritime History of Hampton Bays” makes a wonderful stocking stuffer. It is available for a $15 donation plus $5 for shipping and handling. If you are interested, please send a check made out to HBBA, P.O. Box 682, Hampton Bays, NY 11946.
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, extension 3208, by tomorrow, December 16.
Hampton Bays Knights of Columbus is holding its annual Christmas party this Friday, December 16, from 6 until 10 p.m., at the 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.
The Church of St. Rosalie will have its créche blessing and lighting of the parish Christmas tree on Saturday, December 17, following the 5 p.m. Mass. There will be Advent and Christmas carols, hot cocoa and pony rides.
Hampton Bays Assembly of God will host a Children’s Christmas Pageant, “The Fumbly Bumbly Angels,” followed by a Kids’ Birthday Party for Jesus on Sunday, December 18, at 10:30 a.m., at the church on Ponquogue Avenue. All are welcome to attend.
Hampton Bays Ancient Order of Hibernians is sponsoring a bus trip to Atlantic City in January with an overnight stay at the Resorts International Casino and Hotel. The cost is $110 per person (double) or $150 (single) and includes round-trip transportation, a buffet dinner and other amenities. Call Bill Hughes at 728-7292 for reservations.
If you’re looking for a worthy cause, our friends over to Eastport are looking for Santas to ring the bell for the Salvation Army at King Kullen. If you can volunteer for an hour or so, call Joyce Kelley at 325-1582 and she’ll set up a time that is convenient for you. Thank you!