Keeping Account 12.08.11

Collecting for Charities
    For the past decade, Kate Carpluk of Town and Country Real Estate has been collecting donations of coats, hats, gloves, blankets, food, and toys to give to three local charities: Maureen’s Haven, the Bread and More soup kitchen, and Little Flower Children’s Services.
    This year all eight Town and Country offices will open their doors to anyone who may wish to donate. Ms. Carpluk can be reached at 838-7608 for pickup.

Contractor of the Year
    Plum Builders of East Hampton has received a Silver Contractor of the Year Award in the category “residential interior, $100,000 and over” from the Long Island chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. The awards are judged by members of another N.A.R.I. chapter. The Long Island competition is known for recognizing exceptional achievement, and the competition is fierce.
    More information about Plum Builders can be found on the company’s Web site,

Holiday Shop
    Snake Hollow Studio will host a holiday shop on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. featuring the hand-crafted wooden works of Keith Barker. The items include custom mirrors, sconces, art tables and chairs, and birdhouses. Equestrian and bird drawings and paintings by Lynn Matsuoka are also available, and portraits of people and pets can be commissioned.
    The studio is at 221 Snake Hollow Road in Bridgehampton. A sneak peek can be had at

Second Skate Shop
    Marley and Lennon Ficalora, who are brothers from Montauk, are opening a second Wampum Skate Shop at 5 Cleveland Place in New York’s SoHo neighborhood, and they have invited the public to the opening party on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m.
    The flagship shop is on Main Street in Bridgehampton behind a jewelry store owned by their mother, Helen Ficalora. It sells skateboards and other skating-related items such as clothing and shoes.