Business: Navy SEAL Fundraising, Heritage Pork, 3rd Quarter Dividends

Alex Germaine, Larry Kelly, Mike Zapataf and Howard North at Navy Beach in Montauk.
Alex Germaine, Larry Kelly, Mike Zapataf and Howard North at Navy Beach in Montauk. Stephanie Lewin photo

Navy SEAL Fundraising Hits Milestone


What a summer Navy Beach had — and, by association, so did the Navy SEAL Foundation.

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the Montauk restaurant ran a “dine & donate” program, during which lunch and dinner checks collected at least $1 per meal while allowing customers to donate additional funds at their own discretion — helping raise $35,000 for the not-for-profit organization, and bringing the five-year total to more than $125,000.

“For a fifth straight year in a row, Navy Beach has outdone themselves with their annual summer campaign to raise critical funds and awareness in support of the Navy SEAL Foundation’s vital mission of service to the warriors and families of Naval Special Warfare,” according to Marc Wolf, director of development in the New York Region for the Navy SEAL Foundation. “Navy Beach continues to set higher goals and surpass them each and every time, and the Navy SEAL Foundation thanks you for a job well done, your continued partnership and look forward to helping Navy Beach make a difference in the future as they are inevitably planning 2018 as we speak.”

For more information about Navy Beach, located at 16 Navy Road in Montauk, please call (631) 668-6868 or visit

Heritage Pork Meets Widow Jane Bourbon

Do you enjoy a good New York State bourbon and/or rye? How about pasture-raised Sullivan County pork?

Oh, good. So does Almond restaurant in Bridgehampton. That’s why they’re serving up a dinner featuring spirits from Widow Jane and a heritage breed pig from Root n Roost Farm on Thursday, October 19, at 7 p.m. at 1 Ocean Road.

For $70, feast on a four-course meal, served family style, paired with four bourbons and ryes. “And, as always, dinner will feature the best of the East End farming mafia,” according to the powers that be at Almond.

For reservations, please call (631) 537-5665.

Bridge Bancorp Announces Third Quarter Dividend

Continuing its trend of uninterrupted dividends, Bridge Bancorp — the holding company for The Bridgehampton National Bank — recently announced the declaration of a quarterly dividend of 23 cents per share, payable on October 27 to shareholders of record as of October 20.

Established in 1910, Bridgehampton National Bank, with assets of approximately $4.2 billion, operates 44 retail branch locations serving Long Island and the greater New York metropolitan area, as well as a loan production office in Manhattan. Through its branch network and its electronic delivery channels, the bank provides financial services and deposit and loan products to local businesses, consumers, and municipalities.

For more information, visit

Tuesdays Are For Tacos

If Tuesday isn’t your favorite day of the week, it’s about to be.

Put $20 in your pocket and head down to Indian Wells Tavern, located at 117 Main Street in Amagansett, for Taco Tuesday, where you can choose from three options — steak, pulled chicken and seared tuna — and chow down, with chips and salsa to start. All tacos are topped with radish, cilantro and queso fresco, and served with rice and beans.

Current hours are seven days a week, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and the bar is open late. For more information, please call (631) 267-0400 or visit