One of the best-known officers in Teddy Roosevelt’s famous First United States Volunteer Cavalry, or “Rough Riders,” was Colonel Charles Wikoff, who died in Cuba in 1898 during operations in the Spanish American War. The second part of the battle was the war against the tropical diseases brought home by the returning soldiers. Montauk was chosen as the ideal site for “Camp Wikoff,” because of its relative isolation, railroad access, climate, and geography. As part of East Hampton Historical Society’s Winter Lecture Series last Friday evening, the Clinton Academy welcomed guests to enjoy a presentation of the camp’s role in our community, by local history experts Richard Barons and Jeff Heatley.
The East Hampton Library offers an Alzheimer’s support group from 11 AM to 12:30 PM. The Alzheimer’s Association Long Island Chapter has established the Caregiver Support Group of East Hampton, which will meet the second Tuesday of each month. Build a support system with people in your area who understand Alzheimer’s Disease.