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Bank Helps Local Charities

Bridgehampton National Bank has launched its holiday campaign to raise money for local food pantries. The program is a bank-wide effort to raise both funds and food to be distributed to pantries and organizations throughout its 20 branch network in Suffolk County.

During the month of December customers, friends and community members can stop in to any BNB branch and support the program by buying a green paper apple for $2 or red paper apple for $5. The apples will be displayed in the branches with the names of those making the donation. Bridgehampton National Bank will match donations up to $5000. Last year the program distributed $17,000, which included a contribution from Bank employees that was donated in lieu of employee gifts. Branches are also collecting food staples. A list of groceries most in demand is available at www.bridgenb.com.

"During the holidays, the community comes together in a very special way to help those most in need" notes Kevin O'Connor, President and CEO of Bridgehampton National Bank. "The economy continues to be a challenge for businesses and individuals, and many families are feeling its impact in their ability to make ends meet. Hunger in our towns and villages is something we can all help to eliminate and maybe we can make the holidays just a little easier. We hope everyone will support this effort, either by joining us or contributing directly to your local food pantry."

Bridgehampton National Bank was founded in 1910. Today the bank is well known for its commitment to the community and dedication to local businesses. For a complete list of branches visit www.bridgenb.com.

Raynor Fundraiser

The Raynor Country Day School relies on its annual fundraiser to help fund its unique technology, fine arts, and music programs. The Chinese Auction and Dinner Dance is scheduled for February 3, and items are needed for the auctions. Donations are tax deductible. Please call the school at 631-288-4658. Raynor is located in Westhampton.

Christmas Fair

St. Luke's Church in East Hampton will hold its annual Christmas Fair on Saturday from 10 AM to 3 PM. Baked goods, gift items, jewelry, Christmas ornaments and decorations will be on sale. Lunch will be served from 11 to 2. The fair will be held in the parish house, 18 James Lane.

Despatch Self Storage Special

Take advantage of the new "Cyber Monday" Special at Despatch Storage in Bridgehampton: a 5x10 non-climate ground level, drive up storage unit is only $100 for the month!

Nu Green, New Name

Nu Landscaping Inc., a family-owned and operated professional landscaping firm in Riverhead, will now be known as U.S. Lawns. The company, which is owned and operated by Joe and Tracey Densieski, recently became a franchise of U.S. Lawns, a national company based in Orlando, Fla.

U.S. Lawns is the largest commercial landscaping franchisor in the United States, with more than 240 franchises and locations in all 48 contiguous states. "Joining a high-quality national company gives us greater buying power, which will allow us to cut costs and pass the savings on to our customers," said Joe Densieski. "We have also received a lot of valuable information from U.S. Lawns that will help us run our business."

To complement the increased buying power and resources of a national firm, clients of U.S. Lawns of Riverhead will continue to enjoy the benefits of dealing with a company that is locally owned and operated.

Densieski said the new name reflects a shift in his firm's focus. While NU GREEN concentrated primarily on residential landscape design and construction, U.S. Lawns will focus mainly on commercial landscape management. However, the Riverhead company will continue to service its existing clientele and continue to do both residential and commercial landscape installations.

U.S. Lawns of Riverhead will also maintain its focus on environmental sustainability and continue its charitable support of organizations in the community, including Angela's House, Peconic Bay Medical Center, Timothy Hill Children's Ranch, local chambers of commerce and police benevolent associations.

Environmental sustainability and community commitment are strong values of the parent company, as well. On a national scale, U.S. Lawns embraces environmental stewardship as a central component of its mission. The company uses environmentally friendly horticulture best practices and real-world solutions that protect natural habitats, encourage water conservation and minimize waste. Currently, U.S. Lawns supports many industry, civic and charitable groups within the regions and local markets it serves.

U.S. Lawns of Riverhead does business in Suffolk County. In addition to providing full-service landscape management services, the firm provides seasonal color design and installation, fertilization and pest control, irrigation management, arbor care management and snow and ice management.

The company's address remains 139 Reeves Avenue in Riverhead. Its phone number – 631-369-6319 – remains the same, as well. The firm's web site is now www.USLawns.com.

At The JCOH

The Jewish Center of the Hamptons is proud to announce that Rebecca Saber, a recent graduate of our Hebrew school and life-long Shabbat services attendee, will share her experiences from the summer she spent at Seeds of Peace camp on Saturday 10 AM at Shabbat services. Seeds of Peace is an organization dedicated to enhancing peace in the world by bringing together teenagers from regions of conflict, in order to foster mutual respect and create a meaningful dialogue. The principal vehicle for Seeds is a three week camp in Maine, at which the campers participate in professionally facilitated dialogue sessions, trust-building outward bound challenges and typical camp activities such as swimming and basketball. This past summer Rebecca was one of 26 American children invited to the camp, joining 170 teenagers from Israel, Egypt, the Palestinian Territories, Jordan, India and Pakistan.

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