Health Benefits

As April begins to fade into May, we figured we’d squeak in one last “month.”  April is National Poetry Month!  No, we don’t know on whose authority – just go with it.  Perhaps next year we should ask for submissions from our readership – what could...

Debunking the Hamptons

In the last few days we’ve seen a few references to people asking about seeing lots of fish close to shore. It seemed the proper time to share this historical nugget from local Historian Gary Cobb. Thanks Gary! A little history for y’all that live on the...

Hello World!

No one will be surprised to discover that slanguage has come and gone throughout the decades. Browsing our favorite historic newspaper site we stumbled upon this little newsbit which referenced, “everyone’s favorite Hello Girl.” Hmmm, a Hello Girl? We were not quite...

Staples of the Community

There are people that you meet who leave a lasting impression. They don’t need to be a relative or teacher, they can be someone you met casually but repeatedly, yet they are firmly engraved in your psyche. Two such people in Hampton Bays were Lenny and Erwin Thompson,...

Remembered

As it is once again Women’s History Month, I figured I’d highlight a woman whose name may be familiar to you. Sorry to say, we don’t know much about her, but we do know what she did. She wrote books – books about the history of Good Ground, as well as Hampton...

A Weather Eye

Prior to February 9th, 1870 there was even less being done about it. That was the official date that the U.S. National Weather Service began. While Thomas Jefferson was said to have purchased both a thermometer and a barometer – one of the few in our fledgling...