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Topping Rose House Refreshes Summer Program

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Topping Rose House has added a number of new fixtures to its summer calendar, with a series of sumptuous options sure to draw in crowds throughout August. The selection of specials and activities will augment the fixed menu that already exists.

On Sunday evenings the orchard that surrounds the restaurant will host a pig roast and barbeque, the perfect way to close out any week. Complemented by wines paired by Roman Roth of the Wölffer Estate Vineyard, the three course menu features a spit-roasted pig as its centerpiece with locally-sourced meat and fish grilled alongside. It costs $95 per person, for reservations email mpoore@craftrestaurant.com.

Perfect for an afternoon of luxury pampering, the ‘Ladies Who Lunch’ package is available from Monday through Friday. A sixty minute spa facial or massage is followed by food from a unique Ladies Lunch menu, which features summer favorites and the Topping Rose House rosé. This experience will set you back $135 per person, to book call 631 537 0870.

In a slightly different vein, the studio at Topping Rose House also holds two fitness classes on Saturday mornings. A Pilates class comes first at 9am, with a focus on tone and the improvement of balance. This is followed by the Topping Rose House Party, a class which draws from 90′s hip hop influences to offer a new and fun way to work out. Both classes are taken by city-based instructors Rachel Warren and Kristin Sudeikis, and offer replenishing juices and fresh fruit post-workout. Email ccullen@craftrestaurant.com to reserve a spot.

“Honestly Good” Sweet Treats

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Operating out of Southampton, a new company, Old School Favorites, is bringing its range of healthy artisanal treats to the East End this summer. Comprised of natural, no-preservative ingredients, the snacks can be enjoyed guilt-free, with the small batches evoking a nostalgia for the simple pleasures of days gone by.

Old School Favorites currently have two products on the market: Szauce and Nutsz. Szauce is a gourmet chocolate sauce, comprised of organic ingredients both local and exotic. Though satisfying on its own, the sauce is ideal for incorporation into other sweeter dishes. Nutsz, meanwhile, are California walnuts housed in shells made of maple syrup from New York, and make wonderful snacks.

Nutsz are available in 7oz. bags, which are priced at $10, while the Szauce is available in jars of 4oz. and 8oz., which cost $5 and $10 respectively. The Old School Favorites’ products can be found at a series of Southampton locations, as well as online at www.oldschoolfavorites.com.

Pop-Up Sushi

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A new sushi restaurant has opened for the summer in place of the Highway Diner & Bar in East Hampton, providing diners with all of the local fruits of the sea, served in unconventional ways. Shuko Beach, a pop-up restaurant opened for business on July 2, and will continue to serve food through Labor Day.

The move marks a second step in an Eastern direction inspired by firsthand experience of sushi in its original home. Having left Neta in New York City, chefs Nick Kim and Jimmy Lau traveled extensively in Japan, and dreamt up a concept for a kaiseki-sushi restaurant, which opened in the city in the fall of 2013. Following the success of Shuko NYC, the pair decided to bring their oriental infusions to the Hamptons.

Shuko Beach’s new location provides an obvious bounty of plentiful seafood readily available, which fits perfectly with the restaurant’s theme. The menu features a series of small and large plates, as well as a selection of omakase favorites including a speciality dish of whole roasted fish and family-style local vegetables. The restaurant is medium sized, with 90 seats and an additional 12 at the bar, and is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week until Labor Day.

For more information, visit www.shukonyc.com.

Tommy Keys at Tweed’s

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Tweed’s Restaurant in Riverhead is hosting musician Tommy Keys on Saturday, August 9 and throughout the rest of the summer season.

Tommy Keys is a blues musician whose style encompasses New Orleans jazz, funk and boogie-woogie. The Long Island native has performed all over the United States and internationally, from the Pigs & Peaches Festival in Georgia to the Burghausen Jazz Festival in Germany. In 2012, he was inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame and he most recently released the CD “Devils Den.” He will perform regularly at Tweed’s Restaurant into even after the summer ends.

Tweed’s Restaurant, located on Riverhead’s Main Street, is believed to be the oldest continuing restaurant, bar and hotel in the town of Riverhead, according to the restaurant’s website. The restaurant regularly hosts live music and is serving their signature Lobster BLT throughout the summer. Tweed’s is open seven days a week. To make a reservation, call 631-208-3151. For more information on upcoming events, visit tweedsrestaurantriverhead.com.

Hamptons Collective Pop Up

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In conjunction with the pop-up store that has been opened this summer, The Hamptons Collective will announce the winners of a competition it has held for its customers this week. Customers who have registered online or come into the Bridgehampton store were given the chance to win a $500 gift card, a personal styling session with New York stylist Stephanie Unter, as well as plenty of other fashion related prizes.

The Hamptons Collective opened its doors for the summer on June 19 for a three-month run that will end on September 14. As well as hosting a handful of parties, signings and designer viewings, the store offers a selection of luxury casual and evening apparel, compiling the works of noted designers Tess Giberson and Carlos Falchi to name just a few. Handcrafted gifts, skincare and cosmetics can also be purchased on site.

Located at 2411 Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton, the store is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday through Sunday. It is closed on Tuesdays. Visit www.hamptonscollective.com for more information.

Suffolk Bancorp Reports Second Quarter Earnings

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Suffolk Bancorp, the parent company of Suffolk County National Bank, has announced its figures for the second quarter of 2014, reporting net income of $3.8 million, up from the $2.8 million it posted for the same period last year.

“I am very pleased with our results in the second quarter, as we experienced both strong financial results and accelerating momentum,” said president and CEO Howard C. Bulver in a release. “The expansion strategies we have consistently articulated for both our lending and deposit businesses are working as envisioned.”

The second quarter result follows on the heels of a successful first quarter. For six-month period ending June 30, the company reported net income of $7.5 million, up from $5.5 million posted for the comparable period in 2013.

Elsewhere, there were increases in both total loans outstanding and total demand deposits rising from the second quarter of 2013 by 33.5 percent and 13.2 percent respectively.

Record Income for Bridge Bancorp

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Bridge Bancorp, Inc.,  the parent company of the Bridgehampton National Bank, has broken its quarterly record for net income and earnings per share, it announced. The bank recorded net income of $4.5 million, with earnings per share of 39 cents for the second quarter of 2014. These figures represent a 49 percent rise from the same period a year ago. The bank also recorded an increase in net interest income from $4.5 million to $16.8 million for the same period.

The number of loans have also grown by 33 percent, a dollar increase of some $300 million, the banking company reported. The bank also reported a 27-percent increase in assets to $2.2 billion. In other news, the bank said that deposits had increased 20 percent to $1.75 billion.

The company declared a dividend of 23 cents for the quarter.

“Our expanded footprint and larger capital base allows our team of dedicated bankers to deliver BNB’s brand of community banking services across a greater section of Long Island and into the boroughs of NYC,” said Kevin M. O’Connor, the president and CEO of Bridge Bancorp, Inc.

Douglas Elliman Expands to Greenport

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Douglas Elliman Real Estate has announced that it will open its second North Fork office, in downtown Greenport. The new office is located at 124 Front Street, which is across from Mitchell Park, a popular attraction for both residents and tourists with its antique carousel and Greenport Marina.

Karla Dennehy, the current manager of Elliman’s other North Fork office, in Mattituck, will manage the Greenport office.

The new Greenport location is housed in the former office of Lloyd’s Real Estate. Kathy Lloyd Rosenbaum, who headed operations at Lloyd, and her team have joined Elliman and will be among the first agents in the new Greenport location.

“The North Fork is in the midst of a big resurgence, and we needed to grow along with the success of the region,” Elliman President & CEO Dottie Herman said in a release. “Greenport is a beautiful community that attracts both year-round and seasonal buyers and renters. We go where our clients are, and Greenport simply makes sense for strategic growth in the North Fork.”

Douglas Elliman Real Estate has over 70 offices in New York City, Long Island, Westchester and Putnam counties, Los Angeles and South Florida. For more information, visit its website at elliman.com.

Tick Control Services

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It would be nice if all the ticks would disappear at the end of the month of May, which also happens to be Lyme Disease Awareness Month, but that is not going to happen.

But Brian Kelly, the owner of East End Tick & Mosquito Control at 214 North Sea Road in Southampton, said steps can be taken to decrease the number of tick-related illness on the East End.

“It seems that the polar vortex and freezing temperatures did not kill off the ticks as many had hoped,” Mr. Kelly said in a press release. “I have flagged for ticks a few times over the past weeks and the population has not decreased.”

He advises clients to set up a schedule as early as possible to treat their property to reduce the incidence of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.

East End Tick & Mosquito can be reached at (631) 287-9700, 324-9700 or 765-9700.

Byrne Joins Town & Country

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Christine M. Byrne has joined Town & Country Hamptons Real Estate (1TownandCountry.com) at its Westhampton Beach Office.

Town & Country represents properties in Westhampton, Southampton, Bridgehampton, East Hampton, Montauk, Mattituck and Southold. It is the largest real estate firm exclusive to the East End, according to its website.

Ms. Byrne can be contacted at (516) 314-3206 or at cbyrne@1TownandCountry.com.