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  • Voice of Democracy and Patriots Pen Winners from Westhampton Beach and Hampton Bays at Awards ceremony held at Veterans of Foreign Post 5350 in Westhampton Beach on 1-28-16<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by jollyg, Hampton Bays, Feb 7</span>
  • Voice of Democracy and Patriots Pen Winners from Westhampton Beach and Hampton Bays at Awards ceremony held at Veterans of Foreign Post 5350 in Westhampton Beach on 1-28-16<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by jollyg, Hampton Bays, Feb 7</span>
  • The Hampton Designer Showhouse Foundation presented Southampton Hospital with a donation of $100,000, representing the proceeds of the fifteenth Annual Hampton Designer Showhouse.  www.hamptondesignershowhouse.com (l. to r.) Brian Brady, Hampton Designer Showhouse Foundation Board Member; Robert S. Chaloner, Southampton Hospital President & CEO; and Mary Lynch, Hampton Designer Showhouse Operations Manager.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Southampton Hospital, Southampton, Feb 5</span>
  • Westhampton Beach Elementary School fourth-graders, left to right, Adriana Yak, Abigail Ketner, Morgran LaRocca and Kayla Hughes explored Native American artifacts during a special hands-on Native American program.COURTESTY WESTHAMPTON BEACH SCHOOL DISTRICT<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 4</span>
  • Eighth-graders, left to right, Alison Fioriello, Wells Woolcott and Reghan Anderson  have been selected to participate in the American Choral Directors Association Honor Choir in Boston from February 10 to 13. The National ACDA Honor Choir is made up of the best student musicians from among 3,000 applicants from throughout the country.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 4</span>
  • Among the family crowd celebrating Jim Federico’s 80th birthday last year were his grandchildren, from left, Samantha and Jessica Federico, Lance Schroeder, Natalie Federico, Mr. Federico, Chad Federico, Brian Schroeder and Griffin Federico. COURTESY KARIN SCHROEDER<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 2</span>
  • The Southampton Rotary Club hosted its annual Spaghetti Dinner at Southampton Publick House Monday night. From left, members John Rose, Robert Gill, Ed Simoni and Matt Fenney serve up a plate of spaghetti with meatballs and tomato sauce. ALYSSA MELILLO<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 2</span>
  • The North Sea Community Association hosted its annual wine and cheese fundraiser on Monday, February 1. More than 100 attended the event including, left to right, Second Vice President Elaine Szczepanik, Corresponding Secretary Virginia Styler, and Vice President Don Oliver. MICHAEL PINTAURO<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 2</span>
  • The Westahampton Aviators of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League held a fundraiser on Saturday, January 30, at the Mill Roadhouse Restaurant in Westhampton Beach. Proceeds from the event will be used to make improvements to the Westhampton Beach varsity baseball field. From left, Lori and Tom Pisaneschi, Aviator manager Dan Luisi, general manager Henry Bramwell, assistant coach Tom Hoare and Dana Bramwell.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 2</span>
  • East Hampton High School students Talia Albukrek, left, and Catharine Fleming were recently chosen to participate in the American Choral Directors Association Honors Choirs at the Eastern Conference to be held in Boston from February 10-13.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 1</span>
  • Guild Hall hosted the opening of the annual Student Arts Festival on Sunday, displaying artwork from local elementary and middle schools. KYRIL BROMLEY PHOTOS<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 1</span>
  • Montauk’s own singer Sarah Conway performed before a packed house at the Montauk Community Church Coffeehouse Friday night. KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 1</span>
  • The Montauk PTA held a spaghetti dinner at the firehouse Saturday evening at which, left to right, Sarah Newbery, Joan Franzone and Tony Berkhofer volunteered. KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 1</span>
  • Guild Hall hosted the opening of the annual Student Arts Festival on Sunday, displaying artwork from local elementary and middle schools. Caeleigh Schuster, A second-grader at John M. Marshall Elementary School points to her contribution. KYRIL BROMLEY PHOTOS<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 1</span>
  • Guild Hall hosted the opening of the annual Student Arts Festival on Sunday, displaying artwork from local elementary and middle schools. KYRIL BROMLEY PHOTOS<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 1</span>
  • The Clamshell Foundation sponsored the Great Bonac Chili Cookoff at the American Legion Post in Amagansett on Sunday afternoon. Restaurants and individual cooks offered competing chili concoctions for visitors to sample and judge. KYRIL BROMLEY PHOTOS<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 1</span>
  • The Clamshell Foundation sponsored the Great Bonac Chili Cookoff at the American Legion Post in Amagansett on Sunday afternoon. Restaurants and individual cooks offered competing chili concoctions for visitors to sample and judge. KYRIL BROMLEY PHOTOS<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 1</span>
  • American Legion Post 419 in Amagansett received a plaque featuring an American flag from US troops in Afghanistan, in thanks for Christmas packages sent to them by the Post. Ladies Auxiliary President Donna Orr and Post Commander Bill Mott show off the plaque. KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 1</span>
  • The Clamshell Foundation sponsored the Great Bonac Chili Cookoff at the American Legion Post in Amagansett on Sunday afternoon. Restaurants and individual cooks offered competing chili concoctions for visitors to sample and judge. KYRIL BROMLEY PHOTOS<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 1</span>
  • Chicken cacciatore was on the menu for the Springs Community Presbyterian Church’s first Friday Night Takeout for 2016.  Pat Titus, left, Nina Davis were among the volunteers. KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 1</span>
  • The Clamshell Foundation sponsored the Great Bonac Chili Cookoff at the American Legion Post in Amagansett on Sunday afternoon. Restaurants and individual cooks offered competing chili concoctions for visitors to sample and judge. KYRIL BROMLEY PHOTOS<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 1</span>
  • On Thursday, January 28,  the new Stars and Stripes Lounge at the Suffolk County Community College  Eastern Campus in Riverhead opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The lounge is open to SCCC students who are service veterans. Among those attending were, left to right, Eastern campus Executive Dean Dee Laffin, Roger King, Matthew Robar, Michael Pausell, Congressman Lee Zeldin, Timothy Curry, Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay, Abigail Heins, Nancy McCabe, Walter Ochinko and Duane Silvera.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 1</span>
  • On Friday, Southampton Rotary Club members Ron Krawczyk, Tom Bourke and Paul Conroy helped prepare 1,000 meatballs that will be served at the club's annual Spaghetti Dinner from noon to 9 p.m. on Monday at the Southampton Publick House. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children ages 12 and under. ALYSSA MELILLO<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 1</span>
  • On Friday, Southampton Rotary Club members Rob Gill, front, and Tom Bourke and Paul Conroy helped prepare 1,000 meatballs that will be served at the club's annual Spaghetti Dinner from noon to 9 p.m. on Monday at the Southampton Publick House. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children ages 12 and under. ALYSSA MELILLO<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 1</span>
  • On Friday, Southampton Rotary Club members Rob Gill, Roseann Casella-Wilson, Paul Conroy, Tom Bourke and Ron Krawczyk helped prepare 1,000 meatballs that will be served at the club's annual Spaghetti Dinner from noon to 9 p.m. on Monday at the Southampton Publick House. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children ages 12 and under. ALYSSA MELILLO<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 1</span>
  • Fathers of Our Lady of the Hamptons students prepared and served  a record-breaking crowd of diners at the Family Pancake Breakfast. Chaired by Ian Anderson, the event was part of the opening of Catholic Schools Week. The Prep 7 class and their teachers Valerie Hanley and Joseph Basar served as hosts, tour guides and waiters for the event.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 1</span>
  • East Quogue’s Chris Chomicki was inducted into the Golden Key Club Honour Society in a ceremony held at Hendrick's Chapel at Syracuse University on October 9.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 1</span>
  • East Quogue’s Chris Chomicki, a member of Syracuse University’s rugby team, the Syracuse Hammerheads, during the Empire Rugby Conference Championship match against the #1 team in his league--Stony Brook. The Syracuse Hammerheads won 32-28.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 1</span>
  • On Wednesday, January 27, fourth. fifth and sixth graders at Remsenburg-Speonk Elementary School participated in the National Geography Bee. Fifth grader Liam Greiner (right), of Remsenburg, took first place, and sixth grader Erich Schaumloffel (left), of Remsenburg, was runner-up. Liam will soon participate in a regional online geography bee, where the winner will advance to Albany. Photo courtesy Deborah Martel<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 1</span>
  • Pierson High School Student Council collected coats for those in need during the month of January. Sorting the coats are, left to right, Student Council members Meg Atkinson-Barnes, Fallon O’Brien and Denis Hartnett.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 1</span>