The James Beard Foundation, the country’s preeminent culinary organization, hosted its annual “Chefs & Champagne” benefit at Wölffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack on Saturday, July 28. Padma Lakshmi, host and executive producer of Bravo’s Emmy award–winning “Top Chef,” was guest of honor.
The Commission on Veterans Patriotic Events will be holding its Memorial Day Service on Monday, May 27, at 11 AM in Agawam Park. Preceding the service, there will be a short parade from the First Presbyterian Church, down Jobs Lane, to the park. All veterans are invited to participate and asked to be at the church parking lot by 10:15 to line up. Cars will be provided for those who cannot march.The Invocation and the Benediction will be given by the Reverend Sarah Bigwood, the new Pastor at the First Presbyterian Church of Southampton. Bill Evans is the guest speaker. Evans is the program director, meteorologist, caretaker, and apprentice DJ for 92.1 WLNG Radio in Sag Harbor. He is also a 15-time Emmy Award winner and New York Times best-selling author.