Happy birthday to you, Joni LaGrua! Joni’s cake-and-candle day is today, Thursday, February 9. Stop in at Barrister’s and wish her well. Julio Velazquez’s big day is also today, February 9. Feliz cumpleaños, Julio!
Cheryl Curtis will enjoy her special day on Saturday, February 11. Michael Klein also celebrates his birthday on February 11. Michael is the longtime purveyor of fine spirits over at Sunday’s. My sweetheart Ron Holthaus’s red-letter day is this Sunday, February 12. And Denise Rosko’s day in the sun is Monday, February 13.
Ellen Naro, Roseann and Ron Brown, Darren Ottati and Tom Naro have returned from a cruise to the Bahamas. They were aboard the Norwegian Jewel. Welcome home!
Vincent Primavera auditioned for the “Wheel of Fortune” on February 1. Vincent has been an avid fan of the show for years and is thrilled to have had this opportunity. His proud Mom and Dad are Arlene (Squires) and Lou Primavera of Hampton Bays.
Congratulations to Brandon White for being chosen to participate in the Senior High Division of the Long Island String Festival, which took place last weekend at Ward Melville High School in Setauket. Brandon is a junior at Hampton Bays High School.
He’s back! Queens’/Hampton Bays’ TJ Fox returns to The Patio in Westhampton Beach tomorrow, Friday, February 10, at 7:30 p.m. TJ performs a solo acoustic guitar set, singing covers of top 40 and classic rock tunes. Stop by and show your support for our homegrown talent!
Boy Scout Troop 483 is having its annual Rose Sale/Pizza Fundraiser this weekend. Roses can be purchased from Sunday, February 12, through Tuesday, February 14, across from the firehouse. Pizza will be on sale for $15 all day on February 14 at Francesca’s. Call 728-8979 and tell them the Boy Scouts sent you.
Hampton Bays Fire Explorer Post 7-5-0 includes 20 boys and girls, between the ages of 14 and 18, under the direction of advisor Mike Romagnoli. The hands-on program exposes the teens to leadership opportunities, career experiences and community service activities. Explorers also participate in fire prevention exercises, drills and firefighting training.
The Explorers are hosting a Valentine’s Day Pancake and Waffle Breakfast this Sunday, February 12. Bring along a nonperishable food donation for the food pantry. See below for additional details.
On The Calendar
American Legion Hand-Aldrich Post 924’s Valentine’s Day Dance is set for Friday, February 10, at 7:30 p.m., at the Hall on Ponquogue Avenue. Southbound will perform. Admission is $25. Call 728-4340.
Team “Heaven Can Wait” is hosting its second annual Valentine’s Dinner Dance on Saturday, February 11, at 7 p.m., at the Southampton Elks Club. Tickets are $45 if purchased in advance; $50 at the door. Call 487-4296 or 877-0494.
Hampton Bays Fire Explorers’ Pancake and Waffle Breakfast runs from 8 a.m. until noon on Sunday, February 12, at Fire Station 1 on Ponquogue Avenue. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and free for kids under 5.
Hampton Bays kindergarten registration runs from Monday, February 13, through Friday, March 16. Your child must be 5 years of age on or before December 1, 2012. Call Maria Schmidt, 723-2100, ext. 5107.