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  • Members of Sag Harbor’s Pierson High School’s new Interact Club recently held a successful shoe drive for the Southampton Animal Shelter. The members collected over 300 pairs of shoes that will be sent to Africa as part of the shelter’s Shoes for Shelters Shoe Drive. Pictured with their adviser Susan Denis are Ashley Farez, Simone Kessler, Christina Stivala, Eleanor Byrne and Maylee Konak.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 20</span>
  • Westhampton Beach Elementary School first-graders, left to right, Romeo Rivas, Maria Macro Lindo, Cameron Hipp, Madeleane Chavez, Yeshua Estrada, William Sultan, Grace Hart and Jason Bookmaker, in Meaghan Moran’s class celebrated the presidential inauguration by learning about the White House.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 20</span>
  • The Southampton Montessori School recently replaced a worn flag for a new one and last week, students, left to right, Iris Hanlon-Wells, Mia Vijfvinkel, Mateya Silvera, Catherine Porter, Eva Vijfvinkel and Jasiu Gredysa helped raise the new flag. The activity coincided with lessons about the American flag.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 20</span>
  • Bridgehampton School Pre-K students working on a collaborative project.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 20</span>
  • Hampton Bays Elementary school students boogied and grooved on Jan. 19 during an hourlong dance-a-thon sponsored by the school’s community service club, K-Kids. The dance-a-thon raised $800 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through pledges the students procured prior to the event.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 20</span>
  • Westhampton Beach High School seniors Stephen Forte and Sophie Cohen are the Westhampton Beach Rotary Students of the Month for December and November, respectively.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 18</span>
  • Sixth-grader Peyton J. Feil was the winner of the recent Remsenburg-Speonk Elementary School Spelling Bee. She will represent the school the regional competition at Hofstra University on February 5.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 18</span>
  • Lieutenant Christopher Casale, Trooper Brandon Sumpter and Trooper Justin Puckett coached the Future Troopers youth basketball team from Hampton Bays on January 17. The Future Troopers is sponsored by the Trooper Foundation under the New York State Police Youth Program.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 18</span>
  • Line Dancing class held every Tuesday at VFW Post 5350 Westhampton Beach 7PM. This vibrant group is led by Terry Barrett with Ed Barrett spinning the tunes.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by jollyg, Hampton Bays, Jan 18</span>
  • In commemoration of the birthday of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., students at Ross School’s Bridgehampton and East Hampton campuses spent the day celebrating his work and legacy. At the lower campus, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students sang “This Little Light of Mine” and directed a video detailing ways to be a kinder person.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 17</span>
  • Students from Southampton Intermediate School will star in its producation of "The Sound of Music," which opens on Thursday at Southampton High School. Peformances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 16</span>
  • The weather was picture perfect for ice skating at Buckskill Winter Club in East Hampton on Sunday afternoon. And from now through February, the club will 10 percent of the proceeds from open skate sessions to the East Hampton YMCA, though the Skating for Scholarships fundraiser. KIM COVELL<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 16</span>
  • The weather was picture perfect for ice skating at Buckskill Winter Club in East Hampton on Sunday afternoon. And from now through February, the club will 10 percent of the proceeds from open skate sessions to the East Hampton YMCA, though the Skating for Scholarships fundraiser. KIM COVELL<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 16</span>
  • The weather was picture perfect for ice skating at Buckskill Winter Club in East Hampton on Sunday afternoon. And from now through February, the club will 10 percent of the proceeds from open skate sessions to the East Hampton YMCA, though the Skating for Scholarships fundraiser. KIM COVELL<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 16</span>
  • The weather was picture perfect for ice skating at Buckskill Winter Club in East Hampton on Sunday afternoon. And from now through February, the club will 10 percent of the proceeds from open skate sessions to the East Hampton YMCA, though the Skating for Scholarships fundraiser. KIM COVELL<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 16</span>
  • The weather was picture perfect for ice skating at Buckskill Winter Club in East Hampton on Sunday afternoon. And from now through February, the club will 10 percent of the proceeds from open skate sessions to the East Hampton YMCA, though the Skating for Scholarships fundraiser. KIM COVELL<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 16</span>
  • The weather was picture perfect for ice skating at Buckskill Winter Club in East Hampton on Sunday afternoon. And from now through February, the club will 10 percent of the proceeds from open skate sessions to the East Hampton YMCA, though the Skating for Scholarships fundraiser. KIM COVELL<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 16</span>
  • The East Hampton High School freshman class hosted an evening of basketball with the Harlem Magic Masters on Saturday. A team of all-star alumni took on the Masters in a spirited competition, to the delight of young and old.Tiny” Johnson with a group of fans. KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 16</span>
  • The East Hampton High School freshman class hosted an evening of basketball with the Harlem Magic Masters on Saturday. A team of all-star alumni took on the Masters in a spirited competition, to the delight of young and old. Speedy Williams helps Harry Karoussos with his spin technique.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 16</span>
  • PJ Delia was the headliner at a Winter Jam for the Kiwanis Club of East Hampton on Saturday night at the American Legion in Amagansett. KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 16</span>
  • PJ Delia was the headliner at a Winter Jam for the Kiwanis Club of East Hampton on Saturday night at the American Legion in Amagansett. KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 16</span>
  • The East Hampton High School freshman class hosted an evening of basketball with the Harlem Magic Masters on Saturday. A team of all-star alumni took on the Masters in a spirited competition, to the delight of young and old.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 16</span>
  • The East Hampton High School freshman class hosted an evening of basketball with the Harlem Magic Masters on Saturday. A team of all-star alumni took on the Masters in a spirited competition, to the delight of young and old. Tiny” Johnson with a group of fans.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 16</span>
  • Participants in the Snowstorm in a Jar workshop at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton were fascinated with the results of the project. TOM KOCHIE<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 16</span>
  • Westhampton Garden Club members are learning to propagate native plant seeds as part of the club's conservation initiative. Chris McHugh, production manager of the Long Island Native Plant Initiative with  Westhampton Garden Club President Joy Flynn and Horticulture Chairwoman Nina Lawson, right, led a hands-on workshop on propagation methods so each member could learn how to produce sustainable drought-tolerant seeds to plant in their own gardens as well as the public gardens the club maintains.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 16</span>
  • Three students from Our Lady of the Hamptons School, left to right, cellist Kieran Ameres, and violinists Mary Ann Ryan and Roan Anderson, were selected to perform at the Long Island String Festival.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 16</span>
  • Westhampton Beach Elementary School students in  Lorraine Portcelli’s class marked Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday by participating in a number of activities. During the week of January 9, students read about the civil rights activist’s life and discussed positive character traits, including kindness and politeness. They followed up their discussions by writing about their own positive character traits and attached them to paper cutouts drawn in their own image.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 16</span>
  • Sag Harbor Elementary School second-graders in  Jennifer Regan’s class recently celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday by writing and drawing about the dreams they have for the world. Students wrote about a world with peace, where people make healthy choices and where animals are no long on the endangered species list. Among those who wrote about their dreams for the world are, left to right, Brady Hopkins, Orion Aubry, Anya Oza and Skyla Scheehser.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 16</span>
  • In marking Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, kindergartners in Lori Foster’s class at Hampton Bays Elementary School wrote about the dreams they have to make the world a better place. Students wrote about helping others by becoming police officers, always being a friend and doing good deeds. The lesson culminated with the students making cutouts of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 16</span>
  • In working on their literary skills, Hampton Bays Elementary first-graders designed snowmen projects that depict snowmen and sentences about their favorite part of the story, “Snowmen at Night” by Caralyn Buehner. With their projects are, left to right,  Anais Perez, Gustavo Tzitzimititla and Matheus Ribeiro.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 16</span>