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The Huntington Historical Society Evening of Wine under the Stars for 2012 was a memorable event. Fine wines, gourmet food, live music, fantastic raffles and auction items were just a few of the reasons.  Black and Blue, the Culinary Studio, Rookie's, Kashi Japanese, Crew and Fado all served up their delectable treats.

For the second year in a row Disney World donated some of our silent auction items! Three, one week accommodations in the Caribbean.  And of course those raffle baskets were overflowing with gift certificates and great items from your favorite stores and restaurants.

Look to see scenes from previous years:  200820092010, 2011 and see scenes from this year's event below.

Food generously donated by:

Beverages generously donated by:

Black and Blue
The Culinary Studio

Fado
Crew
Bon Bons Choclatier
Kashi Japanese
Roast
Rookies
Christophers

Huntington Social
California Pizza Kitchen
Bottles and Cases
Blue Point
Whole Foods
Starbucks

This year we will be honoring Robert and Priscilla Hughes for their unstinting support of the Huntington Historical Society and their effort in preservation of Local and Long Island history.

Robert C. Hughes is the Huntington Town Historian.  Prior to his appointment as Town Historian in January 2002, he served as acting executive director of the Huntington Historical Society and was a member of the Huntington Historic Preservation Commission.  He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Studies with a concentration in history from Columbia College and a juris doctorate from Fordham Law School.  Mr. Hughes was a member of the Huntington Historical Society Board of Trustees for six and half years, including three years as president.  He was appointed to the Preservation Commission by the Huntington Town Board in March 1999.  In addition to work with historical organizations, Mr. Hughes is the immediate past president of the Cold Spring Harbor Board of Education; a member and past president of the Cold Spring Harbor Library Board of Trustees; president of the Board of Trustees of the Huntington Rural Cemetery Association; president of Eagle Dock Foundation, which operates Cold Spring Harborís community beach; and a founder of Vision Long Island, Inc., a not-for-profit planning organization working to introduce Smart Growth concepts on Long Island.

Priscilla C. Hughes is the Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Americas and Chief Counsel for Mergers &Acquisitions at Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk.  Priscilla has overall responsibility for the legal affairs of Thomson Reuters Financial Services businesses in the Americas and oversees M&A activities globally. Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, Priscilla worked with Thomson for over 10 years as outside M&A counsel.  Hughes was a partner in the New York office of Morrison & Foerster LLP and co-head of the firmís global M&A practice. Priscillaís practice focused on complex mergers and acquisitions, and federal securities regulation. Hughes also has substantial experience in public offerings, debt and equity financings, restructurings, and regulatory compliance matters. Hughes received a J.D., cum laude, in 1985 from Fordham University School of Law, where she was a member of the Law Review. She received her B.A., cum laude, from New York University, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Robert and Priscilla met in Law School and earlier this year celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.  In May their daughter Katharine graduated from Columbia College.  Eleanor, their younger daughter, is a second year student at McGill University in Montreal.  In addition to her professional and volunteer work, Priscilla is the proprietor of Squadron Hill Farm, where she grows vegetables and weeds, and keeps bees and chickens.

 

Peter Mazzeo and the Hit Squad, is known around Huntington for their great music, fun style, and talented musicians. We are excited to announce that they will be performing at this year's event. Members of the band were formerly or are currently touring with acts such as Meatloaf, Queen, Riot, Herman's Hermits, The Happy Together Tour & many others.


 

Scenes from the Evening's Festivities