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Community News, May 19

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Michele Conrad, RN, MSN, Nurse Manger, ICU/CCU at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital accepted a proclamation on behalf of the entire nursing team from Southampton Village Mayor Jessie Warren in honor of Nurses Week, May 6-12.  Mayor  Warren presented the proclamation recognizing Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s nurses for their tireless commitment to serving our East End community by providing high quality healthcare delivered with compassion and respect, every day and every night, throughout the year.

Michele Conrad, RN, MSN, Nurse Manger, ICU/CCU at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital accepted a proclamation on behalf of the entire nursing team from Southampton Village Mayor Jessie Warren in honor of Nurses Week, May 6-12. Mayor Warren presented the proclamation recognizing Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s nurses for their tireless commitment to serving our East End community by providing high quality healthcare delivered with compassion and respect, every day and every night, throughout the year.

On Friday, the live return of The Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons (H.A.H.) annual Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale was held at the Bridgehampton Community House. Members and other VIP's had first choice from the wide variety of plants, before General Admission on Saturday. Radio Flyer red wagons were on hand for the big buyers. Rick Bogusch, H.A.H. Second Vice President, and Director of Bridge Gardens, was this year's Honoree.   RICHARD LEWIN

On Friday, the live return of The Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons (H.A.H.) annual Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale was held at the Bridgehampton Community House. Members and other VIP's had first choice from the wide variety of plants, before General Admission on Saturday. Radio Flyer red wagons were on hand for the big buyers. Rick Bogusch, H.A.H. Second Vice President, and Director of Bridge Gardens, was this year's Honoree. RICHARD LEWIN

Horticultural Alliance (H.A.H.) Treasurer Bettina Benson with Roger and Bambi Felberbaum at the return of the Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons  annual Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale at the Bridgehampton Community House on Friday. Members and other VIP's had first choice from the wide variety of plants, before General Admission on Saturday. Radio Flyer red wagons were on hand for the big buyers. Rick Bogusch, H.A.H. Second Vice President, and Director of Bridge Gardens, was this year's Honoree.     RICHARD LEWIN

Horticultural Alliance (H.A.H.) Treasurer Bettina Benson with Roger and Bambi Felberbaum at the return of the Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons annual Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale at the Bridgehampton Community House on Friday. Members and other VIP's had first choice from the wide variety of plants, before General Admission on Saturday. Radio Flyer red wagons were on hand for the big buyers. Rick Bogusch, H.A.H. Second Vice President, and Director of Bridge Gardens, was this year's Honoree. RICHARD LEWIN

If you grew up in East Hampton in the 1960's and 1970's, it was almost a rite of passage that you worked for a period of time at Georgica Beach, and likely reported to Catherine

If you grew up in East Hampton in the 1960's and 1970's, it was almost a rite of passage that you worked for a period of time at Georgica Beach, and likely reported to Catherine "Katie" Babcock, Beach Manager from 1967 to 1979. Her favorite phrase, "Not on my beach", was celebrated with her extended Family on Tuesday, with a Proclamation from the Village of East Hampton and with a permanent plaque to be mounted on the newly named "Memorial Georgica Beach Building". East Hampton Village Chief of Police Michael Tracey, a former Georgica Beach worker before joining the Police Department, organized the dedication. RICHARD LEWIN

If you grew up in East Hampton in the 1960's and 1970's, it was almost a rite of passage that you worked for a period of time at Georgica Beach, and likely reported to Catherine

If you grew up in East Hampton in the 1960's and 1970's, it was almost a rite of passage that you worked for a period of time at Georgica Beach, and likely reported to Catherine "Katie" Babcock, Beach Manager from 1967 to 1979. Her favorite phrase, "Not on my beach", was celebrated with her extended Family on Tuesday, with a Proclamation from the Village of East Hampton and with a permanent plaque to be mounted on the newly named "Memorial Georgica Beach Building". East Hampton Village Chief of Police Michael Tracey, a former Georgica Beach worker before joining the Police Department, organized the dedication. RICHARD LEWIN

If you grew up in East Hampton in the 1960's and 1970's, it was almost a rite of passage that you worked for a period of time at Georgica Beach, and likely reported to Catherine

If you grew up in East Hampton in the 1960's and 1970's, it was almost a rite of passage that you worked for a period of time at Georgica Beach, and likely reported to Catherine "Katie" Babcock, Beach Manager from 1967 to 1979. Her favorite phrase, "Not on my beach", was celebrated with her extended Family on Tuesday, with a Proclamation from the Village of East Hampton and with a permanent plaque to be mounted on the newly named "Memorial Georgica Beach Building". East Hampton Village Chief of Police Michael Tracey, a former Georgica Beach worker before joining the Police Department, organized the dedication. Pictured, Catherine "Katie" Babcock and her great-granddaughters Sage Burkle and Lily Sullivan. RICHARD LEWIN

The Montauk Fire Department members and their families celebrated with a traditional

The Montauk Fire Department members and their families celebrated with a traditional "Wet-Down" of seven trucks and emergency vehicles. RICHARD LEWIN

Peter Silva, Danielle Hopson Begun, Denise Silva Dennis and Avery Dennis, Jr., at the Maureen's Haven Homeless Outreach Volunteer Thank You dinner on Friday evening at Blu Mar Hamptons in Southampton Village.   LISA TAMBURINI

Peter Silva, Danielle Hopson Begun, Denise Silva Dennis and Avery Dennis, Jr., at the Maureen's Haven Homeless Outreach Volunteer Thank You dinner on Friday evening at Blu Mar Hamptons in Southampton Village. LISA TAMBURINI

Stacy Stanzione, Dan O'Shea with Sara and Russel Blue at the Maureen's Haven Homeless Outreach Volunteer Thank You dinner on Friday evening at Blu Mar Hamptons in Southampton Village.   LISA TAMBURINI

Stacy Stanzione, Dan O'Shea with Sara and Russel Blue at the Maureen's Haven Homeless Outreach Volunteer Thank You dinner on Friday evening at Blu Mar Hamptons in Southampton Village. LISA TAMBURINI

Rick Tamraz, Pastor David Cooke, Christina Cooke and Laurie Whittemore at the Maureen's Haven Homeless Outreach Volunteer Thank You dinner on Friday evening at Blu Mar Hamptons in Southampton Village.   LISA TAMBURINI

Rick Tamraz, Pastor David Cooke, Christina Cooke and Laurie Whittemore at the Maureen's Haven Homeless Outreach Volunteer Thank You dinner on Friday evening at Blu Mar Hamptons in Southampton Village. LISA TAMBURINI

Joy Hear, Robert Freyberg and Kyle Fagerland at the  Montauk Fire Department, Wet-Down of seven trucks and emergency vehicles on Saturday.   RICHARD LEWIN

Joy Hear, Robert Freyberg and Kyle Fagerland at the Montauk Fire Department, Wet-Down of seven trucks and emergency vehicles on Saturday. RICHARD LEWIN

Parrish Business Council board members Erik Fredrickson, Diane Pepi Stott, Emil Everett, Nadine Homann at  Two Forks and a Cork Two Forks on Saturday. The event is planned and sponsored by the Parrish Business Council, a volunteer committee of East End professionals dedicated to providing exciting programming and networking opportunities for Parrish Business Members, as well as business leaders and organizations with a passion for culture and the arts.   LISA TAMBURINI

Parrish Business Council board members Erik Fredrickson, Diane Pepi Stott, Emil Everett, Nadine Homann at Two Forks and a Cork Two Forks on Saturday. The event is planned and sponsored by the Parrish Business Council, a volunteer committee of East End professionals dedicated to providing exciting programming and networking opportunities for Parrish Business Members, as well as business leaders and organizations with a passion for culture and the arts. LISA TAMBURINI

Neighbors in Support of Immigrants distributed 25 donated bikes to the immigrant and Latino community  at their first ever bike giveaway at Red Creek Park on Sunday. Neighbors in Support of Immigrants volunteer group based in Hampton Bays, has been collecting used bikes in working order for high school students who want to find summertime employment or participate in other activities during the season when they are off from school. Left to right, NISI member Lorry Werner, Terese Wildrick, Chair NISI, community bike recipient, Sr Mary Beth Moore, past Chair, NISI, community bike recipient.         COURTESY NISI

Neighbors in Support of Immigrants distributed 25 donated bikes to the immigrant and Latino community at their first ever bike giveaway at Red Creek Park on Sunday. Neighbors in Support of Immigrants volunteer group based in Hampton Bays, has been collecting used bikes in working order for high school students who want to find summertime employment or participate in other activities during the season when they are off from school. Left to right, NISI member Lorry Werner, Terese Wildrick, Chair NISI, community bike recipient, Sr Mary Beth Moore, past Chair, NISI, community bike recipient. COURTESY NISI

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