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Posted on 30 January 2014

Marathon Benefits Hospital

Hamptons Marathon organizers presented Southampton Hospital with a donation of $30,000 representing a portion of the proceeds from their 7th annual marathon and half marathon, which took place in East Hampton on Saturday, September 28, 2013. Hamptons Marathon has been supporting the hospital since 2008, with annual increases that attest to the event’s growing popularity. In 2014, an inaugural Bridgehampton Half Marathon will be held May 10, with the Hamptons Marathon and Half Marathon to follow on September 27. More information can be found at and (l. to r.) Robert Ross, Vice President Community & Government Relations, Southampton Hospital; Diane Weinberger and Amanda Moszkowski, Hamptons Marathon; and Robert S. Chaloner, President and CEO, Southampton Hospital.


Winter Break Dance

An intensive Winter Break dance program will be held for young dancers sponsiored by the Hampton Ballet Theater School. The event will be presented by the A&G Dance Company and will be run by owners Adam and Gail Baranello.

Students from ages 8 through teen can work on thrre different tyoes of dance in three days over the winter school break. On Tuesday, February 18 they will learn contemporary dancing; on Wednesday, February 19 they will learn hip hop, and on Thursday, February 20, they will learn tap.

The fee for the three-day program is $255 (day rates are available). Drop off is at 9:45 a.m. and pickup is at 3:30 p.m.

For more information call the school’s director, Sara Jo, (631-237-4810) or email


Theater Camp for Kids

Bay Street Theatre is pleased to announce its upcoming February School Vacation Kids Camp, February 17-21. The camp is for ages 8 through 12, and runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day at the Bay Street Theatre. Cost is $385 for the weeklong camp per child.

The camps will be led by Bethany Dellapolla, and include instruction in acting, singing, dance, performance & more. In addition, there are fun, creative theater games and improvs to help develop skills and to encourage students to stretch their abilities as young actors. Students will learn standard songs and choreography, and are also encouraged to create their own original work. The camp ends in a performance on Friday, at the theater for friends and family.

“Besides becoming a better theatre performer and storyteller,” says Dellapolla, “playing these games, doing these exercises, strengthens a child’s innate creativity, problem solving skills, teamwork, and inner voice! By acting different characters and doing improvs, children gain insight into who they are, and see things more readily from the perspective of others. It’s a really beautiful thing to see.”

Bethany Dellapolla received her BA in both Theatre Performance and Radio/Television Production from SUNY New Paltz. She also graduated (with honors), from Long Island University with a Masters Degree in Childhood Education and teaches, choreographs, and directs various theatre camps, productions, and classes throughout the island and Manhattan.

Camp size is limited and always sells out. For payment and more information, please call Lorien at 631-725-0818 ext. 129. For more information about the camps or other programming at Bay Street Theatre, log on to




At a luncheon held January 14, 2014, the law firm of Twomey, Latham, Shea Kelley, Dubin & Quartararo and Suffolk County National Bank awarded $2,000 each to five East End Food Pantries.

The grants to the following five food pantries: Long Island Council of Churches Food Pantry in Riverhead, Open Arms Care Center Food Pantry in Riverhead, Community Action Southold Town (CAST) Food Pantry in Greenport, Human Resources of the Hamptons Food Pantry in Southampton and Springs Food Pantry in East Hampton represent an ongoing effort, started by the firm and the bank last year.

This year’s grants were particularly important given the surge in families on the East End and throughout Long Island in need of food, which was chronicled recently in a January 6 Newsday cover story. Increased families needing food followed the nationwide lowering of food stamp benefits in the fall which has hit seniors and those on fixed incomes the hardest.

The law firm of Twomey, Latham, Shea, Kelley, Dubin & Quartararo, together with Suffolk County National Bank, conducted a joint Holiday Charitable Giving Campaign in November and December incorporating several events attended by members of the law firm, bank staff and the public.  Supported by donations and contributions of numerous east end businesses, the net amount raised was $10,000.

Caption for photo: Pictured from left to right:

Front Row: Dru Raley Treasurer of Springs Community Food Pantry, Pat Tius volunteer with Springs Food Pantry, Lisa Kombrink Partner of Twomey Latham, Charlene Cheshire Chairman of TLSKDQ Charitable Giving Committee, Sarah Benjamin Executive Director of CAST, Carolyn Gumbs Manager of LI Council of Churches Food Pantry.

Back Row: Tincy Groover Manager of Open Arms Care Center Food Pantry, Kerry Lewendowski Assistant Director of Human Resources of the Hamptons Food Pantry, Zona Stroy Chairman of Board of Directors of Open Arms Care Center Food Pantry, Tom Twomey Partner of Twomey Latham, Mary Ann Tupper, Christopher Kelley Partner of Twomey Latham, David Dubin Partner of Twomey Latham, Howard Bluver President of Suffolk County National Bank, Frank Filipo Exeuctive Vice President of Suffolk County National Bank, Jeanine Henry Assistant Marketing Director of Suffolk County National Bank.








She is a proud member of the new SAG-AFTRA alliance! Regional and NYC Acting Credits include: THE GRADUATE (Elaine Robinson), THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (Olive Ostrovsky), CABARET (Frenchie/Lady #2), THE LARAMIE PROJECT (Romaine, et al), COMPANY (Jenny), RUTHLESS! (Lita Encore), THE NEW WORLD (Featured Vocalist, NYC) and THE MISS FIRECRACKER CONTEST (Popeye, NYC).



Bay Street Theatre is a not-for-profit institution, dedicated to presenting new, classic and contemporary works of the highest quality, which challenge as well as entertain, speak to the diversity of the community and champion the human spirit.  Bay Street’s commitment extends to educational programs for all ages to foster the continued value of theatre as a vital art form for future generations.


Slow Food East End, Kontokosta Winery and Notable Local Chefs

To Celebrate Gerry Hayden & The North Fork Table & Inn

February 23, from 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm at Kontokosta Winery, ?825 North Road (Route 25), Greenport, NY


Slow Food East End, Kontokosta Winery, and notable East End chefs will host a benefit to honor Gerry Hayden’s exceptional culinary accomplishments, his ongoing commitment to nurturing our local, sustainable farm culture and his many efforts to promote education and awareness of good, clean, and fair food.

The event will take place at Kontokosta Winery on Sunday, February 23 from 4:30 to 7:00 pm. Tickets are $75 per person for Slow Food members and $100 per person for nonmembers. Tickets are available for purchase through the Slow Food East End website,

Kontokosta is the North Fork’s first tasting room and winery with a waterfront location on Long Island Sound. A member of the Long Island Sustainable Winegrowing organization, Kontokosta Winery was designed to become the first LEED Gold-certified winery in the Long Island wine region.

Chef Hayden and his wife Claudia Fleming are owners and chefs of the North Fork Table & Inn, one of the East End’s most popular fine dining restaurants, cited frequently as among Long Island’s best. Hayden and Fleming’s menus focus on seasonally-inspired organic produce, local seafood and artisanal cheeses, making them exemplars of the Slow Food philosophy.  In 2011, Hayden was diagnosed with ALS.  Money raised through this event will help provide for his quality of life care.

The benefit will take place on February 23, from 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm at Kontokosta Winery, 825 North Road (Route 25), Greenport, NY. Tickets are $75 per person for Slow Food Members and $100 per person for non-members

Tasting Tickets include selections of Kontokosta Wines and Greenport Brewery beer.

Local Chefs who will contribute hors d’oeuvres include:

Colin Ambrose, Estia’s Little Kitchen, Sag Harbor; Peter Ambrose, Peter Ambrose Events, East Hampton; Robby Beaver, Frisky Oyster, Greenport, Peter Berley, author Modern Vegetarian Kitchen, South Jamesport; James Carpenter, Citta Nuova, East Hampton; Bryan Futerman, East Hampton; Todd Jacobs, Fresh Hamptons, Bridgehampton; Taylor Knapp, First & South, Greenport; Ty Kotz, Topping Rose, Bridgehampton; Aldo Maiorana, Aldo’s Café, Greenport; Gretchen Menser, Fresno, East Hampton; Kevin Penner, Southampton; John Ross, author The Food and Wine of the North Fork, Southold; Rosa Ross, Scrimshaw, Greenport; Noah Schwartz, Noah’s, Greenport; Cheryl Stair, Art of Eating, East Hampton; William S. Valentine, Valentine Culinary Consulting, East Hampton; Jason Weiner, Almond, Bridgehampton, NYC/L&W Oyster Co., NYC

Slow Food East End is one of about 200 chapters of Slow Food USA, a non-profit, member-supported organization that advocates for healthy food produced with minimal damage to the environment using honest and fair production practices. Slow Food USA is part of Slow Food International with 100,000 members in over 102 countries.



Even though it’s an XO week I have to year end reports. I would prefer to save these for Home & Garden next week so only use them in an emergency!!




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