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:
2011 and see scenes from
this year's event below.
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
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
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.