In free summer camp time mom revisits 125th street

Yvonne Delaney Mitchell | 8/31/2011, 2:31 p.m.

Postponed but not canceled is Sen. Ruth Hassell-Thompson's golf outing. Originally scheduled for Thursday, July 14, the date has been changed to August 20th, but everything else remains the same. Now you still have time to register.

The summer season has officially started in the Hamptons as Sag Harbor Hills hosted a wine tasting to celebrate the community's 60th anniversary. Emceeing was Pam Pickens, who actually has quite a sense of humor as she introduced her father, Bill Pickens.

Bill, who was there with wife Pat and son John, knows the history of Sag Harbor like the back of his hand-his family was among the first to settle there in 1909. Hugh and Martha Lynch were also among the first to purchase land on the East End after the war. Next were the Grangers and Oliver and Juanita Holder who came along to develop the beachfront area, all between the years of 1947-1949. Of course, you'd need Mammett of the Spaulding family to fill you in on more of the details, which somehow elude me. All I know is that the community exists now and they give some swinging parties.

Wines for the tasting were graciously donated by Harlem Vintage, located at 2235 Frederick Douglass Blvd. You can visit them in person, online at or give them a call at (212) 866-WINE-I'm sure they will be more than happy to help by supplying the perfect wine for any occasion.

Attending the event at the gorgeous home of Edglon and Renee Simmons were:

  • Nancy and George Jordon
  • Ed and Joann Dudley
  • Carlton and Thelma Holms
  • Kendall and LeVerne Flowers, guests of Paul and Jennette Burnett for the weekend
  • Bunny Ledford and Eric Coleman
  • Earl and Virginia Arrington
  • Cloe Stentson, who helped hostess
  • Albert Granger and his sister Bebe
  • Buddy Johnson, the golfer
  • Lynette Johnson
  • Shaw Taylor
  • Ralph Dawson
  • Eric Taylor
  • Gladys Barnes
  • Appellate court Judge Cheryl Chamber
  • Teressa Manning and her daughter Cassandra
  • Jackie Johnson
  • Russell Eberhardt

Also on hand was artist Nancy Brandon with her painting, "Sun Rising," on display, borrowed from the private collection of Dr. and Mrs. Curtis Cave. Replica posters were for sale and those who bought one received a raffle ticket for a great bottle of wine. You'll never guess who won. Give up? It was Cheryl and Teressa-oh my.

Until next week...kisses.