(07/29/2009) Montauk Beverage Works is a light blend of crisp iced tea that was created by Raymond Smyth from his parents’ house in Massapequa. Mr. Smyth, 27, spent the last year concocting unusual blends of tea leaves, natural sweeteners, and other flavors before he hit upon just the right blend of Nilgiri and Ceylon tea leaves sweetened with agave nectar, which he bottled and is now selling in about 20 stores from Westhampton to Montauk.
Kathleen Beckmann started the new year by closing her real estate business, Kathleen Beckmann Real Estate, at her house on Essex Street at the east end of downtown Montauk and joining the office of Town and Country Real Estate on Main Street.
When Judi Desiderio, who owns Town and Country, opened the Montauk location a little over two years ago, she said Monday that the first person she called to join her team was Ms. Beckmann. “I wasn’t ready,” Ms. Beckman said.
I wrote the letter, sealed it with red wax and a kiss and sent it off to the North Pole. It goes like this:
All I want for Christmas is a new knee. I’ve seen three specialists, my general practitioner, and have gotten five diagnoses: arthritis, a possible fracture, bursitis, edema, and a bruised tibia. Not one of them has offered me a fix, and I’ve been broken for over a year.
At St. Therese
A family Christmas concert will be held at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church on Sunday at 5 p.m. The adult and children’s choir will be singing holiday tunes, some solo. The audience will be invited to join a sing-along of traditional carols.
Christmas Eve services will be held at 4:30 p.m. and midnight at St. Therese, and in Spanish at 7 p.m. On Christmas Day, Masses will be celebrated at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.
A good-sized crowd turned out to support Rob Astorino, the Westchester County executive who is running for governor on the Republican and Conservative lines, at East by Northeast restaurant in Montauk on Thursday evening.
Mr. Astorino, a former radio producer who lives in Mount Pleasant, N.Y., is making a bid against Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, a Democrat, in November. He announced his candidacy in March, and accepted the Republican nomination in May. He is in his second term as Westchester County executive.