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  • Members of the Westhampton Beach Junior Fire Department and their advisors baked and decorated more than 1,700 cookies for delivery to widows/widowers, sick and infirm and to the elder members. A delivery was also done for the Air National Guard for their service. Firefighter/chef Eli Raynor directed the project.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 14</span>
  • Wearing bright holiday colored hats and smiles, Sag Harbor Elementary School second-graders performed Dr. Seuss’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” for family and friends on December 7.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 14</span>
  • Sag Harbor Elementary School fourth-graders in Libby Lattanzio’s class are spreading goodwill throughout the month of December using kindness calendars. The colorful calendars feature daily kindness tasks the students are encouraged to complete, either individually or as a class.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 14</span>
  • Wearing bright holiday colored hats and smiles, Sag Harbor Elementary School second-graders performed Dr. Seuss’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” for family and friends on December 7.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 14</span>
  • East Quogue first graders spent the month of December learning about generosity through various projects, including collecting socks for local senior citizens, making necklaces for faculty and staff members, and inviting guests to our classroom for a morning of special activities, and giving a “Reading Bear” to first graders that attend Helen Jydstrup Elementary School in Las Vegas, Nevada, along with letters and books.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 14</span>
  • Members of the Westhampton Garden Club gathered at the Quogue Fire Department to decorate holiday topiaries to be distributed to East End Hospice patients at the Kanas Center and throughout our area. The outreach is an annual December activity for the club.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 14</span>
  • Members of Hampton Bays Cub Scout Pack 483 recently decorated and prepared their annual gift bags for Maureen's Haven. The Scouts embrace the season of giving.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 14</span>
  • Rabbi Aizik Baumgarten at the Chabad of the Hamptons public menorah lighting on Tuesday in Amaganset. RICHARD LEWIN<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 13</span>
  • Herb and Barbara Gershkowitz at the Chabad of the Hamptons public menorah lighting on Tuesday in Amaganset. RICHARD LEWIN<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 13</span>
  • Rabbi Leibel Baumgarten at the Chabad of the Hamptons public menorah lighting  on Tuesday in Amaganset. RICHARD LEWIN<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 13</span>
  • Members of the Westhampton Beach High School Key Club recently held a toy drive for Friends of Karen, an organization that benefits children with juvenile cancer. In addition to the toy drive, the Key Club raised funds for gift cards for the families of Friends of Karen by holding several bake sales.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 13</span>
  • BNB helped facilitiate a grant for the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center. At the presentation were, BNB President Kevin O'Connor, Deb McEneaney, Daniel Delehanty, Tammy Coffey, Center Executive Director Bonnie Michelle Cannon, Tayah Coffey, NY Yankee Tyler Austin, and Dave Scherman of WFAN.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 13</span>
  • Rabbi Daniel Geffen of Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor leads the gathering in prayer and song during the menorah lighting on Tuesday evening on Long Wharf TOM KOCHIE<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 13</span>
  • Westhampton Beach student athletes signed their letters of intent last month to continue their athletic careers in college. They included, from top left: Eleanor Kast (Stony Brook-lacrosse), Angela Acampora (Hood-softball), Caitlin Gallagher (LIU Post-lacrosse), Lauren Ramos (Molloy-softball), Emilee Downs (Towson-lacrosse), Jill Mapley (Villanova-soccer) and Hailey Daleo (Stony Brook-lacrosse). From bottom left, Conor Schwenker (SUNY Purchase-lacrosse), Danny Tocco (Roger Williams-tennis) and Craig Conner Jr. (Florida Southern-lacrosse).<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 12</span>
  • Westhampton Beach student athletes signed their letters of intent to continue their athletic careers in college. They included, from top left: Eleanor Kast (Stony Brook-lacrosse), Angela Acampora (Hood-softball), Caitlin Gallagher (LIU Post-lacrosse), Lauren Ramos (Molloy-softball), Emilee Downs (Towson-lacrosse), Jill Mapley (Villanova-soccer) and Hailey Daleo (Stony Brook-lacrosse). From bottom left, Conor Schwenker (SUNY Purchase-lacrosse), Danny Tocco ( -tennis) and Craig Conner Jr. (Florida Southern-lacrosse).<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 12</span>
  • Santa paid a visit to the Montauk Fire House on Sunday. Here is the jolly one with Montauk Fire Chief Vinnie Franzone and First Assistant Chief David Ryan. RICHARD LEWIN<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 11</span>
  • Cole Assogna, Jack Mooney, Taff Kiesewetter and Cian Mooney work on a craft project during the visit with Santa at the Montauk Fire House on Sunday.  RICHARD LEWIN<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 11</span>
  • Dorothy Malik-Atkinson, Priscilla Stein, Dawn Lucas, Blake Lucas and Pat Bonnabeau at the Montauk Fire House on Sunday during the visit with Santa.  RICHARD LEWIN<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 11</span>
  • The East End Classic Boat Society held its annual holiday party, at which the winning ticket of a handmade sailing dinghy, constructed by Society members, is drawn. Wolf Boswick drew the winning ticket before handing it off to Society President Ray Hartjen.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 11</span>
  • Guild Hall spread some holiday cheer by hosting a gingerbread house-making workshop on Saturday afternoon. Regina Galeeva and Anna de-Kwiatkowski with their creation. KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 11</span>
  • Guild Hall spread some holiday cheer by hosting a gingerbread house-making workshop on Saturday afternoon. Jack Kaufman and Lily Brown work on their house. KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 11</span>
  • Guild Hall spread some holiday cheer by hosting a gingerbread house-making workshop on Saturday afternoon. Scarlett Rooks tastes some of the building materials. KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 11</span>
  • Jimmy Fallon was at Bookhampton Saturday signing copies of his new book: “Everything Is Mama.” KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 11</span>
  • Sag Harbor Elementary School students are making holiday wishes come true through the school’s annual Mitten Line project. From left are second-graders Juliet Ambrose, Addison Wayne, Jackson Araya-Druan and Drew Hallock, take a mitten that includes the wishes of a child in neeed.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 11</span>
  • Members of the East Hampton Fire Department hosted a pancake breakfast fundraiser for the East Hampton Bonackers varsity baseball team on Sunday, to help them raise money to travel to Florida for spring training. MICHAEL HELLER<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 11</span>
  • Third- and fourth-graders from the Southampton Elementary School's Garden Club took their annual field trip to Fowler’s Garden Center on Thursday, December 7, to get tips on creating a Christmas wreath with help from Midge Fowler, back.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 11</span>
  • East Hampton High School athletes, second from left to right, Mikaela Juneman, Maddie Smullen, Madyson Neff, Ella Gurney, and Elle Johnsonards, recently attended a banquet hosted by the Suffolk County Coaches Association where the 2017 awards were presented. With them is volleyball coach Kathy McGeehan-Stranberg. All the girls received League 6 All League Awards and Elle Johnson received an All County Tournament Team award and Ms. MvGeehan-Stranberg was League 6 Coach of the Year.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 11</span>
  • Amoy Webley, left, with guidance counselor Danielle Doscher after finding out she was accepted to all four of the colleges that participated in an onsite admissions day at Bridgehampton School.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 11</span>
  • Four Prep 7 students, left to right, Juliette Kerans, Ava Zeledon, Christian Allan and Daniella Dratch interviewed actor and comedian Jimmy Fallon of the Tonight Show, as part of their class project for Newsday’s Kidsday.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 11</span>
  • Town of Southampton Director of Municipal Works Christine Fetten and Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman sample water from the new hydration station in Town Hall. The station's installation was a collaboration aimed at reducing the waste of plastic water bottles and raising public awareness about the safe and constantly tested public water supply. That "hydration station" provides the public and town employees an easy way to refill reusable water bottles. Under the arrangement, SCWA paid for the hydration station, with installation, maintenance and electricity provided by the town.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 11</span>