Business Briefs: Bulldogs Multi-Sports Camp, 1770 House Spring Deals, & Cataract Surgery Options


Bulldogs Multi-Sports Opens New Camp in East Hampton  

The Bulldogs Multi-Sports Summer Camp will open this year in East Hampton, including soccer, flag football, and basketball in the mornings and baseball or softball in the afternoon for all campers. Camp programs are designed to improve children’s knowledge and skills of sports for both beginners and experienced players alike. The Bulldog Ball Club believes all children can enjoy sports with the right coaching and approach. The coaches at The Bulldogs Multi-Sport Camp are year-round professional youth sports coaches.

“I want children to not only learn the right techniques and rules of the game, but also the important values that come from playing sports. We help children grow mentally and physically.” says Founder and Director Steve DeBlasi.

The Bulldog Ball Club will support both beginners and experienced players.

“Our coaches really see a change in the campers by the end of their time at our camps. They really pick-up on what (we) are teaching them and it shows in they way they act and play” said Mr. DeBlasi.

The opening of the camp is a continuation of the Bulldog Ball Club’s relationship with community members in East Hampton — it actively works with the East Hampton Little League, providing discounts and scholarships for local families and players.

For more information, visit

1770 House Winter Deals Spring Forward Through May 26

The 1770 House Restaurant & Inn, 143 Main Street in East Hampton, has extended its winter dining deals into spring, offering them through May 26.

Those deals include $17.70 Tavern Thursdays, when in the intimate tavern downstairs, Chef Michael Rozzi presents $17.70 entrees. Included are the signature and generously portioned Tavern burger and meatloaf plates plus new chicken Parmigiana with San Marzano tomatoes and mozzarella (all regularly $22) and new Korean BBQ Berkshire pork ribs with Napa cabbage, citrus, scallion and miso dressing (regularly $27). Complementing the Tavern’s giant iceberg wedge salad ($14) are Littleneck clams on the half shell with fresh horseradish and cocktail sauce ($12). Thursday Tavern specials extend to $9 wine by the glass and $5 beer.

From Sunday to Thursday through May 26, except holidays, complementing nightly menus in the dining room and Tavern, a $35 three-course prix fixe includes selections from Chef Rozzi’s popular a la carte menu.

Chef Rozzi’s spring menu may include wild arugula and asparagus salad with purple ninja radish, Browder’s egg, crisp shallot and brown butter vinaigrette; beets and baby mizuna lettuce with Manouri sheep’s milk cheese, maple and cumin dressing; spring sweet pea soup with country ham, affila cress and paprika oil; hand cut fettuccine with house-made local rabbit sausage, Romanesco cauliflower, wild mountain ramps, hazelnuts and nettle pesto; seared Montauk fluke with black rice, hot and sour butternut squash broth, enoki mushrooms and scallions; marinated Berkshire pork tenderloin with truffle risotto and honeyed root vegetables; and grass fed rack of lamb with Provencal sauce, Yukon gold mashed potatoes and haricots vert.

New house-made desserts (regularly $12) include coconut and vanilla custard with chocolate chip-macadamia nut cookie; chocolate espresso mousse with almond crème, wafer cookie and whiskey Anglaise; and almond flour cake with strawberry rhubarb, buttermilk and brown sugar gelato, and, fresh turmeric sauce Also on the menu are The 1770 House signature desserts: ricotta cheesecake with hazelnut crust blueberry compote and Bourbon caramel; and warm date cake with coffee sauce and salted caramel swirl gelato. Wine Director Michael Cohen welcomes recommending pairings by the glass or bottle from The 1770 House’s 200-bottle Wine Spectator awarded wine list.

For more information, or a reservation, call (631) 324-1770 or visit

Breakthrough Cataract Surgery Now Available on the East End

Eastern Long Island Hospital (ELIH) has announced the availability of a new breakthrough surgery for the removal of cataracts. Customized, blade-free, laser assisted cataract surgery is the latest medical procedure available at Eastern Long Island Hospital by board certified ophthalmologist, Lawrence Buono, MD, an attending physician and partner of North Shore Eye Care.

With the new technology called, “Femtosecond Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery or FLACS,” now available at ELIH, Dr. Buono uses a laser to perform several of the critical steps of cataract surgery. The technique utilizes a computer-guided laser based on a real-time image of the eye captured immediately before the procedure.

“No two eyes are exactly the same, so our ability to use a laser to increase our precision to treat the growing cataract population is really exciting,” states Lawrence Buono, MD.

Combined with advanced implant options for cataract surgery, FLACS procedures may offer freedom from glasses, contact lenses, or even reading glasses after surgery.

“For years we have offered advanced technology intraocular lenses that replace the cloudy lens we remove in cataract surgery,” says Dr. Buono. “These lens options help with distance and near vision, and even help people with astigmatism. When used in conjunction with FLACS, these lenses may result in even greater freedom from glasses after cataract surgery and help people remain very active for decades after their retirement.”

“We are delighted that this new procedure is available through our Advanced Ambulatory Surgery Center,” said Paul Connor, CEO of ELIH. “Cataract surgery is now the most commonly performed surgery in the United States. As the first wave of baby boomers turn 65, Eastern Long Island Hospital will be well-prepared to meet this growing need.”