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  • Rescuer uses the Rescue Alive sled to reach his victim.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Westhampton Beach Fire Department, Westhampton Beach, Jan 16</span>
  • Hampton Bays senior Emma Candelaria signed a letter of intent to play Division III softball at Wheaton College on January 10, joined by her numerous coaches who helped her along the way.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 15</span>
  • Hampton Bays senior Emma Candelaria signed a letter of intent to play Division III softball at Wheaton College on January 10, joined by her parents, Wendy and David Candelaria<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 15</span>
  • Hampton Bays senior Emma Candelaria signed a letter of intent to play Division III softball at Wheaton College on January 10, joined by her parents, Wendy and David Candelaria<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 15</span>
  • To mark the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., first-graders in Lori Foster’s class at Hampton Bays Elementary School learned about the life of Dr. King and wrote about the dreams they have to make the world a better place.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 15</span>
  • Westhampton Beach Elementary School kindergartners in Patricia DeCicco’s class marked Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday by reading about and discussing Dr. King’s life and using this knowledge to create colorful posters about the famous civil rights leader.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 15</span>
  • East Quogue Elementary School fourth-graders, including Andrew Stalters and Bailey Hudson, worked in the science lab to observe and infer how energy makes things move or change. The students discovered that sound from their own voice can make a balloon vibrate and that the color of a mood ring changes due to thermal energy stored in the body.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 15</span>
  • East Quogue Elementary School fourth-graders, including Andrew Judd, left, and Matthew Dunkirk, worked in the science lab to observe and infer how energy makes things move or change. The students discovered that sound from their own voice can make a balloon vibrate and that the color of a mood ring changes due to thermal energy stored in the body.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 15</span>
  • Hampton Bays High School seniors Sydney Caldwell and Dylan Flores were recently honored by the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance as winners of the Suffolk Zone Student Leadership Award.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 15</span>
  • Hampton Bays High School culinary students, Griffin Carvajal and Vincent Farrell, both in chefs whites, practiced their catering skills on January 10 preparing eggs, bacon and other breakfast dishes for local veterans from American Legion Hand Aldrich Post 924. The culinary program is part of the Hampton Bays School District’s college and career offerings.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 15</span>
  • Westhampton Beach Elementary School fourth-graders worked collaboratively to paint their school’s first student-designed mural. Once complete, the giant work of art will depict a tree and local wildlife, as well as the “seven habits of happy kids” that aligns with the school’s new leadership program, “Leader in Me.” The initiative aims to teach students to be proactive; begin with the end in mind; put first things first; think win-win; seek first to understand, then be understood; synergize; and sharpen the saw.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 11</span>
  • Quogue Library Art Gallery reception for Harvey Herman<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Quogue Library, Quogue, Jan 10</span>
  • Harvey Herman Art Reception at Quogue Library.  His work will be on display throughout the month of January.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Quogue Library, Quogue, Jan 10</span>
  • Hampton Bays Middle School students learned about a variety of colleges during the school’s 10th annual College Awareness Day, which brings in Hampton Bays alumni to talk about the colleges they are attending. With them are Middle School Principal Dennis Schug and guidance counselor Lorie O’Halloran.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 10</span>
  • Frozen wave at Ponquogue Beach<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Yvette , Southampton, Jan 8</span>
  • Sisters Marissa and Annika Kennedy braved the weekend cold during a visit to the ocean at Ponquogue Beach Pavilion, Hampton Bays<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Yvette , Southampton, Jan 8</span>
  • East Quogue Elementary School third-gradrers and first-graders, including, from left, Zac Davin, Eli Chicas, Heidi Chicas and Nicholas Simone, worked on a STEM activity in which they had to design and build a shelf for an elf. They were only allowed to use the materials provided: popsicle sticks and clay.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 8</span>
  • Technical Sergeant James Dougherty, stationed at the 106th Rescue Wing of the Air National Guard, ws recently honored as a Westhampton Free Library Hometown Hero. He has served in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa. At the presentation were, left to right, library Trustee Mitchell Schecter, library Director of Operations Laura Spillane, library Director Danielle Waskiewicz, Mr. Dougherty, VFW Post 5350 Commander William Hughes, and Liz Sutton, chief legislative aide for Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 2</span>
  • The Principal's Choice winners for December were presented at a ceremony last month. The winners in grade three and four are, front row, Julia Sobhani, Cooper Daniels, Addison Celi and Bailey Hudson, and back row, Matthew Suarez, Brianna Ciro, Nicholas Fernandez, Heidi Chicas, Grace Smith, Adam Poulmentis and Joaquin Jimenez. Weronica Mikucka is also a recipient of the award.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 2</span>
  • The Principal's Choice winners for December were presented at a ceremony last month. Winners in kindergartent through second grade are, front row, Lucas Lasurdo, Anthony Gonzalez, Jan Kadnar, Jack Stalters, Jonah Greenwald and Tyler Cagno, and back Althea Ziccardi, Teagan Dorn, Daniel Kauth, Ava Tessitore and Harry Hebbards. Also a winner but not at the ceremony is Aurora Recchion.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 2</span>
  • The Principal's Choice winners for December were presented at a ceremony last month.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 2</span>
  • Westhampton Beach Elementary School first-graders, from left, Olivia Parker, Mary Rose Atkinson, Kellan Magner and Isaiah Feltongunn took part in a monthlong kindness initiative at their school. Throughout the month of December, the students are writing kind thoughts on red paper hearts that are then displayed on a hallway bulletin board. Every heart added to the display is intended to make the Grinch's heart soften and grow bigger.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 29</span>
  • Westhampton Beach Elementary School students, from left, Grace Hart, Michael Garcia, Juan Vicente and Jude Dawson wrote uplifting messages for a holiday-themed display at their school.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 29</span>
  • The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation rescued dozens of dogs from Puerto Rico last month. After hurricane Maria, the shelter El Faro de los Animales (a Puerto Rico shelter that partners with SASF) kept finding stray puppies and pregnant female dogs.  SASF agreed to save the dogs, and they were shipped in to the Gabreski airport in Westhampton before the holidays.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 29</span>
  • The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation rescued dozens of dogs from Puerto Rico last month. After hurricane Maria, the shelter El Faro de los Animales (a Puerto Rico shelter that partners with SASF) kept finding stray puppies and pregnant female dogs.  SASF agreed to save the dogs, and they were shipped in to the Gabreski airport in Westhampton before the holidays.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 29</span>
  • The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation rescued dozens of dogs from Puerto Rico last month. After hurricane Maria, the shelter El Faro de los Animales (a Puerto Rico shelter that partners with SASF) kept finding stray puppies and pregnant female dogs.  SASF agreed to save the dogs, and they were shipped in to the Gabreski airport in Westhampton before the holidays.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 29</span>
  • The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation rescued dozens of dogs from Puerto Rico last month. After hurricane Maria, the shelter El Faro de los Animales (a Puerto Rico shelter that partners with SASF) kept finding stray puppies and pregnant female dogs.  SASF agreed to save the dogs, and they were shipped in to the Gabreski airport in Westhampton before the holidays.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 29</span>
  • Members of the Westhampton Beach Fire Department’s Juniors spread some holiday cheer before Christmas by delivering cookies to retired department members, widows of former members, and members currently on medical leave. The juniors are shown above making a delivery at the home of Peggy Lawless, widow of Chief Steve Smith. Courtesy Westhampton Beach Fire Department<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 29</span>
  • A few members of The Hampton Theatre Company and the community performed in a radio style production of Joe Landry's adaptation of "A Christmas Carol" on Sunday.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 18</span>
  • A few members of The Hampton Theatre Company and the community performed in a radio style production of Joe Landry's adaptation of "A Christmas Carol" on Sunday.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 18</span>