Hamptons Happenings


Hamptons MouthPiece…”we do the talking for you” Greetings Friends, are you a member of the United Healthcare Oxford insurance group? If you are, then you may want to continue reading….Our health insurance carrier is Oxford and I received a letter from our carrier informing us that their relationship with EEHA (EAst End Health Alliance) was terminated on July 15, 2011…..I continued reading to find out what does this mean to us. Apparently EEHA and UHO could not come to an agreement and therefore the agreement was ended..According to NYS law there is a 2 month cooling off period which takes us to 9/14…If no agreement has been settled by this time effective September 15, 2011, care for an emergency illness, injury or condition will be treated as in-network care at any hospital. However, you may be transferred to an in-network hospital once your condition stabilizes. If you choose to stay at one of the EEHA facilities which include (Southampton Hospital, Eastern LI Hospital in Riverhead and Peconic Bay Medical Center) you will incur out-of-network cost and if you do not have out-of-network coverage you will be denied treatment. It is important that you speak with your carrier to discuss how this will affect you…I remember a couple of years ago this happened with Oxford and the EEHA and thank goodness it was settled…last year the same issues occurred with Blue Cross/Blueshield and in the final hours it was settled. Lets just hope that we are so lucky, because friends if this agreement is not settled this could be a nightmare for those of us with this healthcare carrier. It could mean having to drive nearly 50 miles if you need x-rays done, or simple procedures, mammograms and etc…

I am crossing my fingers and hoping and praying for a good outcome….as  always Hamptons Mouthpiece, we do the talking for you…’til next time….have a great week…

Hamptons Mouthpiece….We do the talking for you.…It’s JULY and that means IT’S BIRTHDAY TIME!!! Today is my Hubby Kurt’s birthday and we are doing what he likes to do, something quiet and small, that is the Cancer in him….Me however IT’S MY BIRTHDAY AND I’LL PARTY IF I WANT TO…..I just love birthday’s and typically I am the one who plans all birthday celebrations for my friends…I personally feel that You are deserving to celebrate your 1 special day of the year …the day you were born…..
My goal always is to promote year-round businesses because after the hoopla of the summer months….the crowd dies down and many businesses struggle to stay in business. Then the cycle begins gearing up to be ready again for Memorial Day weekend. Some survive and many do not….lets hope that BeachHouse will make it…..
This year the restaurant selected was “Beachhouse” in East Hampton…This restaurant was chosen for many reasons: SPACIOUS*LOCATION*GOOD FOOD*ATMOSPHERE*FUN

This is a fun place….the acoustics are not overwhelming, they have a DJ in the evening and this place is just great fun….

This year I am celebrating with my good friend Laura Mackey because our birthday’s are 1 day apart…..
Date: Friday 7/29…7-10pm*****Cash Bar****Between Laura and I we have many great friends and we look forward to having an awesome time with all of our friends…. Vanessa & Laura’s Birthday Celebration

Hope to see you there! T’il next time Hamptons Mouthpiece “we do the talking for You” stay tuned for my next series of articles this week…

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Michael Wudyka & Sons, Fran Drescher

Fun Day with Fran Drescher in the Hamptons….Wow what can I say it was pretty darn cool to meet Fran Drescher. I have been a fan of the Nanny and have seen every episode but recently my 11 year old has become a Fan and I find myself watching the Nanny all over again…It is just as funny today as it was many years ago. I was excited when I was asked by my good friend Michael Wuydka owner of both the Enclave Inn Hotels in the Hamptons and the East Hampton Studio to come and interview Fran to talk about her foundation Cancer Schmancer.  The one person I could think to bring with me was Allura because I knew what a huge fan she is of the Nanny, and Kurt even decided to come on his day off to take  photos for me.

Allura Leggard, Fran Drescher, Vanessa Leggard
Allura Leggard, Fran Drescher, Vanessa Leggard

The event was filled with games, slides, kinect for the xbox, food, live music and much, much more….Luann and Alex from the NY housewives showed up, Simon was there as well to my disappointment without the blue leather pants…Fran was an hour late and  the media was getting alittle restless waiting for her to arrive … Just then her car rolls in and out comes Fran in a beautiful White jacket, blue jeans, black Hair flowing and her signature voice saying I am so sorry I am late. She immediately gets busy, she wasted no time….She posed for her photo with anyone that wanted to take pictures with her…including yours truly and the new generation fan. She was very warm and just so patient…see more photo’s at
Photography By Kurt

I have to tell you that I really thought her Nanny voice was all acting, so you can imagine my surprise when I realized that it was not an act. I was alittle disappointed that I did not get an opportunity to have a one-to-one interview with her to talk about the Nanny, her new show Happily Divorced, working with her ex-husband ,her beloved Foundation Cancer Schmancer and her new focus; early awareness for children and teens… However I was able to get a small video where she is so open about her own fight with cancer and just how important it is to reach out to women to inform them about early detection and the importance of having yearly doctor visits to the gynecologist and knowing your own body. The Cancer Schmancer Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that all women with cancer are diagnosed with cancer during Stage 1, when it is most curable, through education, prevention, early detection and policy change. Take a look at this video…
Cancer Schmancer has launched their Van line in both NY and California to spread awareness and early detection…Thank you Fran for bringing awareness and reaching out to women who might not seek medical attention due to no health insurance. Thank you Michael Wudyka for partnering with Cancer Schmancer to address healthy eating for our young people and giving them a place to have fun and eat healthy. Congratulations on being Father of the Year…
I end with this video of Leah Laurenti past IDOL contestant who sang at the Family Fun day and I just loved her…She has such a soulful sound….take a listen and judge for yourself.
till next time….

Hamptons Summer 2011 Events….So many events this summer in the Hamptons, want to be seen and hobnob with celebrities like Jamie Foxx (who will be in East Hampton on 6/25)… be prepared to spend some serious moolah….Many of these events are averaging between 250-1500 to attend. Here is a teezer list of upcoming events….more detailed list to follow shortly. If your event is not listed please send me information and I will gladly add it in the updated list that will include more detailed information about the events……There are many events planned this summer in the Hamptons that are free or under $50. Visit Hamptons MouthPiece to see those events and much much more…..

Kites for a Cure
Uniting Against Lung Cancer
Miracle House Summer Kick Off
Miracle House
Southampton Hospital Mem Day Party
Southampton Hospital
Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic
Planned Parenthood
Southampton Fresh Air Home
Spring Pig Roast Picnic
East End Hospice
Love Heals at Luna Farm
Allison Gertz AIDS Foundation
3rd Annual PoP  White Party
Pencils of Promise
Time for Teens
Shelter Island 10K Run/Walk
Time for Teens
East End Hospice
South Fork Natural History Summer Gala
South Fork Natural History Museum
East End Hospice Annual Summer Gala
East End Hospice
The Reginald F. Lewis Foundation Gala
RFL Foundation
Starlight Ball
Ross School
Barefoot under the Stars
Group for the East End
Heart of the Hamptons Gala
American Heart Association
Artists Against Abuse Gala
The Retreat
Art Hamptons
Sag Harbor Whaling summer fundraiser
Hamptons Tea Dance
NY Pride Agenda
Parrish Midsummer Party
Parrish Art Museum
Schecky’s Day Out
Bay Street Gala
Bay Street Theater
LongHouse Reserve Summer Gala
Long House Reserve
Annual Summer Gala
Perlman Music Program
Hampton Designer Showhouse
Southampton Hospital
Chefs & Champagne
James Beard Foundation
Scope Art Fair
Artists Studio Tour Kick Off Party
Artists Alliance of East Hampton

Bridgehampton Polo Club
17th Annual Summer Benefit – Paradiso!
local charity(Bridgehampton childcare center
Watermill Center
Art for Life Hamptons
Rush Philanthropic
Super Saturday
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
Great Chef’s Dinner
Hayground School
18th Annual East Hampton
SandCastle Contest
An Enchanted Evening – 52th Annual Gala
Southampton Hopital
Through Farms And Fields Country Supper
Peconic Land Trust
ARF Beach Party
Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons
Music to Know Concert
Artists and Writers 60th Softball Game
East End Hospice
On Our Toes in The Hamptons
Evidence Dance
Box Art Auction
East End Hospice
Hamptons: It is all about the Art in the Hamptons….The Sixth Annual “Big Show” at the Silas Marder Gallery opening was beautiful yesterday. There were 53 Artists, 159 Canvases in Bridgehampton. They were all beautiful, The show continues until June 22, 2011.. A must see……


There will be several film screenings, art exhibitions and Garden Lectures at the Silas Marder Gallery this year…
Upcoming: June Art Exhibitions
June 25 History of What – Reception 5-9pm
Garden Lecture:
5/28 Hydrangeas
Film Screenings
6/24: Arthur Penn’s “Bonnie & Clyde”
For more events this summer at the Silas Marder Gallery Silas Marder Gallery Events

Please feel free to send me information on your Art Events….Hamptons MouthPiece

to next time…..