Let’s give a big shout-out to Rachel Kundrat who has been employed by the Hampton Bays King Kullen for 22 years. You do a great job, Rachel!
More shouting for Simone Scotto! The Hampton Bays Chamber of Commerce recently honored Mr. Scotto for his role in organizing the first-ever San Gennaro Feast of the Hamptons.
Many thanks to Denise, Alexis and Andrew Rosko, and Bill and Noreen Kelly who hosted Hamptons Realty’s Christmas party. It was a fun evening and we had a great time.
Belated birthday wishes are going out this week to John and Joyce Gilbert, and Kathy Algieri. John’s big day was last Saturday, December 17, and Kathy and Joyce shared a birthday on Monday, December 19.
Happy birthday to Joyce Spellman! Joyce’s day to shine is on Christmas Eve. Chris Steudte’s red-letter day also falls on December 24. Enjoy!
A champagne toast to Rita and Brewster Griffing who will be celebrating their wedding anniversary on Friday, December 30. Brew’s birthday is on New Year’s Eve, December 31.
Are you rushing around looking for that last-minute gift? Don’t forget the gift of history! The Hampton Bays Historical and Preservation Society has a variety of small items for sale. Stop in at the Hampton Bays Chamber of Commerce office and have a look.
Sue at One Stop Pet Shop would like to let my readers know that they have moved to a new location. The store is now at 611 Hampton Road in Southampton.
The Ponquogue Avenue entrance to our Hampton Bays Public Library is currently under repair. Library patrons are being asked to use the rear entrance and to use the rear book return. The work should take about a week, weather permitting.
The New York Blood Center is having a blood drive on Thursday, December 22, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., at the Hampton Bays High School on Argonne Road East. Please give the gift of life.
Rumba is hosting a ridiculously awesome Ugly Christmas Sweater Party with music by Project Vibe on Friday, December 23. The fun starts at 7 p.m.
Here are the listings of holiday services being offered in our hamlet churches:
On Christmas Eve, Christ Our Saviour Lutheran Church will have carol singing at 7:30 p.m., followed by a Candlelight Communion Service at 8 p.m.
Hampton Bays United Methodist Church will hold a Festival Candlelight Service at 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve. On Christmas Day, there will be an informal service with caroling and Holy Communion at 9 a.m.
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church will have a Christmas Eve Children’s Service with Holy Communion and Christmas Pageant at 4 p.m. A Candlelight Service will be offered at 10 p.m. And on Christmas Day, there will be a Holy Eucharist at 10 a.m.
Hampton Bays Assembly of God is holding a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7 p.m. A Christmas Day Family Worship Service will be at 10:30 a.m.
The Church of St. Rosalie will offer confessions on Christmas Eve, from 10:30 a.m. until noon. Christmas Eve Masses will be offered at 5 p.m. and midnight at the church, and there will be a 5 p.m. Mass in the Community Center. On Christmas Day, Masses will be held at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m., with a Spanish Mass at 4 p.m.
Kerry Glynn of Hampton Bays recently performed in the Marist College Dance Ensemble’s fall semester showcase, “Dance Out Loud.” The performance, which was completely choreographed by the students, included 19 pieces done in hip-hop, contemporary, tap, Irish step and more.
Stephanie Kozofsky has been selected as a resident assistant at Pace University’s New York City campus. Stephanie, a junior, is majoring in English. Justyna Sokol is also a junior at Pace University’s Pleasantville campus and she has decided to major in general accounting.
Merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah and a happy and healthy New Year, dear friends and neighbors.