Montauk Notes

Community news and events

To Thailand
    Katie Bimson, the daughter of Jane Bimson of Second House Road, has been selected by the Fulbright Program to teach English in Thailand during the 2012-13 academic year. She is a 2008 graduate of East Hampton High School and will graduate in May from Fairfield University, where she is a biology major with minors in marine science and peace and justice.

C.A.C. Meeting
    The Montauk Citizens Advisory Committee will meet on Monday at 7 p.m. in the library of the Montauk School.

Library Budget
    The Montauk Chapter of AARP will hear about the latest budget proposal for the Montauk Library from Karen Rade, the library’s executive director, on Tuesday during the chapter’s general meeting. It starts at 1:30 p.m. in the library. The chapter’s board of directors will meet at noon, and blood pressure readings will begin at 1.

Bridge Winners
    Marie Zerilli and Constance Hoagland took the winning hand in Montauk bridge play on March 21 when the group met at the library. Joan Trabulsi and Gloria Prager came in second.

Bake Sale
    A bake sale to benefit services offered through the Living Well Yoga and Fitness Studio on South Elmwood Avenue will be held at the Montauk Post Office on April 7. Donations are needed and should be wrapped individually for sale and dropped off at the studio by next Thursday. The studio will have a reduced schedule from Good Friday through the following school vacation week. More information can be had by e-mailing

Cooking Demo
    Tony Berkhofer, a chef who previously cooked at the Montauk Clam and Chowder House and the Sloppy Tuna and who is now opening his own restaurant, the Coast, where Luigi’s used to be, will host a cooking demonstration at the Montauk Library on April 14 at 1 p.m. There will be tastings, too. A $5 materials fee is due at sign-up, which is at the circulation desk. Tonight’s free movie at the library, the last of the season, is “Roadie,” produced by Sirad Balducci, who is the daughter of Carolyn Balducci, the library’s program director. It is about a burned-out, middle-aged roadie who gets fired after 26 years of working with Blue Oyster Cult and moves back in with his mother on Long Island. “Roadie” won best feature at the 2011 Stony Brook Film Festival and was reviewed favorably at the 2011 Tribecca Film Festival.

Gurney’s Bunny
    Gurney’s Inn will welcome the Easter Bunny during Easter weekend, April 7 and 8. In addition to discount holiday prices, the tall, furry one will help kids decorate eggs and then hunt for them. He will also be strolling through the premises and available for pictures. A full schedule of events is available by emailing

    The Montauk Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will host a pancake breakfast on Sunday at the firehouse from 8 a.m. to noon. A stack, juice, and coffee will cost $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. The Ladies Auxiliary will also host a visit from the Easter Bunny at the firehouse on April 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. for children ages 2 to 8. There will be crafts, refreshments, and cupcake decorating for the little ones to dig their fingers into.

St. Therese Services
    Church services at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church will return to the normal times on Sunday: 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. The schedule was changed last week to accommodate the St. Patrick’s Day parade.