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  • Scott Kampf, executive chef at Union Cantina in Southampton Village, shows off his plaque for winning Best Chowder at the Southampton Rotary’s Septemberfest.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 17</span>
  • The Southampton High School Class of 1967 held their 50th Class Reunion.
1st row: Holly Greene Charles, Janet Skretch Lyons, Stephen Ham. John Herdson, Susan Lane, Maureen Flanagan, Gwendolyn Tucker-Mack, Stella Cowell-Wright, Carole Terry, Beverly Schmidt, Linda Koral, Ruth Renkens Nicholson.
2nd row: Joan Emilita Lynch, Tynee (Dorothy) Birch, Norena Baird, Gail McArdle Bach, Mary Holden Maran, Kathy Lanahan, Kathy Hurley Baldassarre, Jeanne Lally Ryan, Christine Stachecki Johannesen, Connie Walker Dudley, Katie Porter, Margie Masters, Susan Miller Andrews, Richard Hite, Stanley Rosko and Ben Silva.
Back row: Lars King, Lorne Matthews Singh, Tom Sartain, Diane Billing McGann, Charlie Borkoski, Robert McGowin, Christian Walters, Anita Bishop. Ted Skretch, Paula Press, Mark Press<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 16</span>
  • East Moriches community members celebrated International Coastal Clean-Up Day on September 16, 2017 by participating in a beach clean-up of Gull Island, in Moriches Bay. The group removed several grills, broken tent frames, beach chairs, and an assortment of bottles and cans.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 16</span>
  • East Moriches community members celebrated International Coastal Clean-Up Day on September 16, 2017 by participating in a beach clean-up of Gull Island, in Moriches Bay. The group removed several grills, broken tent frames, beach chairs, and an assortment of bottles and cans.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 16</span>
  • Sole East in Montauk hosted an Octoberfest fundraiser for East End Cares on Sunday. KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 16</span>
  • Sole East in Montauk hosted an Octoberfest fundraiser for East End Cares on Sunday. KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 16</span>
  • Sole East in Montauk hosted an Octoberfest fundraiser for East End Cares on Sunday. KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 16</span>
  • Sole East in Montauk hosted an Octoberfest fundraiser for East End Cares on Sunday. KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 16</span>
  • East Hampton High School hosted a color run on Saturday, as part of its homecoming festivities. The rain made it all the more fun and colorful. KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 16</span>
  • East Hampton High School hosted a color run on Saturday, as part of its homecoming festivities. The rain made it all the more fun and colorful. KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 16</span>
  • Caroline, Henry, and Jeffrey Gregor were among those who attended the Bridgehampton Fire Department's open house on Sunday.  KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 16</span>
  • The Westhampton Beach High School varsity cheerleaders kept the crowd cheering during the homecoming football game on October 13.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 16</span>
  • Ross Lower School pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and first grade students visited Bridgehampton's Open Minded Organics farm, where they explored he farm, learned about how mushrooms grow, and sampled the organic products prepared by the farmer, owner and operator Dave Falkowski.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 16</span>
  • Bridgehampton School students gather around author Marijane Meaker, after an inspiring author talk.  Christopher Rodriguez<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 16</span>
  • Pierson High School seniors cheer on student athletes at the school’s pep rally during Homecoming festivities on Friday.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 16</span>
  • As part of Pierson's Homecoming celebration this weekend in Sag Harbor, high school varsity boys and girls soccer team members helped cut the ribbon on the newly revamped back field.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 16</span>
  • Southamp[ton Town Councilwoman Christine Scalera and the Town's Youth Bureau held the 6th annual Bullying Prevention and Awareness Month event at the Hampton Bays Senior Center. This year’s guest speaker was Nancy Silberkleit, Co-CEO, Archie Comic Publications, Inc. and Publisher, Founder/CEO of Rise Above Social Issues Foundations Inc., and featured performances by vocalist Lindsay Dunn a Senior from Hampton Bays High School and the Southampton Town Youth Bureau Act TWO Drama Troupe. The event also featured free pumpkin decorating and information for parents and youth about bullying and cyber-bullying” Left to right: Act TWO performers Nicole Guerrero, Ava Reid, Nicole Guerrero, and Amani Richards, Councilwoman Christine Scalera, Carly Dunn, Lindsay Dunn, and Nancy Silberkleit.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 16</span>
  • Southampton residents Scott and Pam Horowitz were among the former Big Brothers Big Sisters gala honorees recognized at the organization's 40th anniversary event recently. With them are Col. E. David Woycik Jr. (Ret.) and Mark Cox, right.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 16</span>
  • The weather mostly cooperated for the annual hayride and pizza party hosted by the Water Mill Community Club on Sunday.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 16</span>
  • As part of its homecoming festivities on October 6, the Hampton Bays School District honored the high school’s 1987 league football champions.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 16</span>
  • Southampton Montessori School students learned about fire safety from members of the Southampton Fire Department during a recent visit to the school.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 16</span>
  • Marian Phillips celebrated her 100th birthday on October 8 at the Casa Basso Restaurant in Westhampton, with her three sons, Ward, Bruce and John, and many of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The celebration was attended by many of her friends and family, all very excited to have been a part of her life. A lifelong resident of Westhampton, Mrs. Phillips was born on October 12, 1917, in the house next door to her current house, in the old “Culver Town” section of Westhampton. She graduated from college (now SUNY Geneseo) in 1938. In 1939, she married Howard Phillips (1917-1981) of Quogue. Beginning in 1938, she taught second grade at the Quogue Elementary School until retiring in 1969. These days she reads, bakes and visits with her adoring family and friends.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 16</span>
  • Tuckahoe School second-graders are studying communities and the characteristics of the three types of communities: urban, suburban and rural. Students created projects to represent the various types of community, which were presented to parents last week. Karine Mejia presented her project to her mom, Diana Mejia.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 16</span>
  • The Westhampton Free Library held ribbon-cutting ceremonies for its new Little Free Libraries at the Ria Del Bene Memorial Playground and at Glovers Park on October 7. The Free Libraries, which aim to promote literacy and a love of reading, are small book shelters that provide the opportunity for book exchanges among community members.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 16</span>
  • Three East Hampton High School students have been chosen for year's NYSSMA All-State Ensembles. Senior Julia Short and junior Talia Albukrek will be singing in the mixed choir, and junior Anthony Genovesi was selected as an alternate percussionist for the instrumental jazz ensemble. The students were selected out of nearly 2,500 students who earned exception scores at the NYSSMA Solo Festival. They will be travelling to Rochester at the end of November to perform at the NYSSMA Winter Conference. From left, band director Christopher Mandato, Anthony Genovesi, Julia Short, Talia Albukrek, and chorus director Dylan Greene.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 16</span>
  • The relay team of Cooper Sacconaghi, Michael Surozenski, Joseph Surozenski ad Victor Barone, representing Our Lady of the Hamptons School, took first place in the East End Catholic School Track Championships.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 16</span>
  • East Quogue Elementary School first-graders are learning about fire safety and last week the East Quogue Fire Department paid a visit to discuss the theme "Two Ways Out."<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 16</span>
  • East Quogue Elementary School first-graders are learning about fire safety and last week the East Quogue Fire Department paid a visit to discuss the theme "Two Ways Out."<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 16</span>
  • Our Lady of the Hamptons Prep 7 students had some fun while studying force and velocity while on rides at Adventureland last week.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 16</span>
  • Raynor COuntry Day School hosted its annual Tykes on Bikes/Safety Town event on Friday, during which students navigated an obstacle course that included a railroad crossing, toll booth, crosswalk, school zone, a fire department, police department, veterinarian's office, bank, post office, and bakery.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 16</span>