Elba Tramontano, a former beauty queen who owned the Park Place Beauty Salon in East Hampton for 35 years, died on April 1 at the Oak Hollow Nursing Center in Middle Island. She was 99 and had Alzheimer’s disease for the last five years.
Mrs. Tramontano was born on Sept. 8, 1915, in Salamanca, Spain, one of 14 children of Miguel and Ortiz Hernandez. She grew up in Havana, Cuba, where in 1938, at the age of 23, she was named Miss Havana Cuba in a pageant that involved a swimming contest and swimwear and formal wear competitions.
Jacqueline Szczepankowski was proud of her roots on the South Fork, and they ran deep. In 1686, her ancestor Ezekiel Sandford, a wheelwright, built the original bridge that connected Bridge Lane to Sagg Road, giving Bridgehampton its name.
Mrs. Szczepankowski died at home on Wainscott Main Street on March 11. She was 85 and had been in declining health for the past two years.
Friday is the final day of the WPPB spring pledge drive, and the sole National Public Radio-affiliated station based on Long Island has taken to YouTube to extend its pitch. Geir Magnusson, a videomaker and commercial photographer, prepared the short spot, which features a number of the WPPB hosts.
For the first time in 16 years, the Bridgehampton boys are heading back to Glens Falls for a chance at a state basketball championship.
The Bees easily won the New York State southeastern Class D regional game, pouncing on Livingston Manor, from Sullivan County, 60-39 Friday evening at Suffolk Community College in Selden.
The annual Empty Bowls event benefiting the Springs Seedlings Project happens on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at the American Legion. Guests who have been invited to bring their own bowls, large or small, can sampele soups prepared by 28 chefs. Bowls will be provided by those arriving without one. Guests can take soups to go as well.
The event also includes raffles and baked goods. Admission is $12, $5 for children 13 and under. Kids under 5 will be admitted free.
The annual fund-raiser for the Kendall Madison Foundation happens Friday night at 8 at the Stephen Talkhouse. The $20 donation funds the Kendall Madison Scholarship Fund, established in 1995 in memory of a popular student athlete who died that year at the age of 21.
In addition to the scholarship, the foundation provides financial assistance to those in need and helps to fund the Kendall Madison Fitness Center at East Hampton High School.
With a winter storm warning in effect for the East End through Thursday evening, many are keeping their doors closed for the day.