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  • Representatives from Southampton Head Start accepted a check from Suffolk Federal Eastport Branch Manager Debra Castro, left.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted May 21</span>
  • Raynor Country School fourth-grader Noah Beren, recalled Pi to the furthest digit in the shortest amount of time to win a $31.41 gift certificate for pie at Michelangelo's in Speonk<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 18</span>
  • Raynor Country Day School third-graders, from left, Bella Evans, Isabelle Grucci-Petersen, and Aubrey Brandt, take a break from their frequency graphing activity during Pi Day.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 18</span>
  • Raynor Country Day School fifth-graders Cameron Giordano and Julian Carballal, right, worked on a  Lego skyline activity for Pi Day.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 18</span>
  • U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin recently announced the New York’s First Congressional District's nominations to the United States Service Academies. Among them was Bernadette Blackford of Eastport, who will be entering the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 31</span>
  • Raynor Country Day School sixth-grader Camdyn Glover was presented with the VFW Patriot's Pen Award by VFW Commander William Hughes.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 30</span>
  • Soloists from Dance Centre of the Hamptons participated in their first competition of the year on  January 26 and 27, at the C.W. Post campus. Lucy Morrison, a third-grader at Remsenburg Speonk Elementary School, was named Emerging Artist Petite Miss Starquest. Lucy also won first overall in the Classic Level 8 and Under Category. Charlotte Dennehy, also a third-grader at Remsenburg, received second overall. Emely Carrillo, a third-grader from Hampton Bays, won first overall in the Select Level, 8 and under category. She was also  first runner-up for Elite 8 Miss Petite Starquest. From left, Charlotte Dennehy, Emely Carrillo and Lucy Morrison.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 28</span>
  • Jillian Gmelch recently donated more than $100 that she saved to the Alzheimer's Association, in honor of her grandmother.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 28</span>
  • Raynor Country Day School Principal Kerry Coonan with the school's spelling bee champion Sadie Kennedy Jaffe and runner up, Nick Peragine. Sadie will represent the school at the upcoming regionals.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 7</span>
  • Nicholas Borrusso, accompanied by his dad, brought a donation to the VFW Post 5350 in Westhampton Beach, which was accepted by Post Commander William Hughes, right. The donation givin in honor of Eric Albert, Nicholas's teacher at Remsenburg-Speonk Elementary School. Families of students in the class gave money for a group gift for Mr. Albert and when he heard about it, he suggested it be a donation to the Post.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 27</span>
  • First-grader Rory Coonan and second-grader Cole Farruggia were among those who, participated in Raynor Country Day School's ugly sweater celebration, which featured a fashion show, prizes, and festive fun.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 10</span>
  • Sixth-grader Alexandra Behmoiram and Camdyn Glove wore their best ugly sweaters at a recently holiday celebration at Raynor Country Day School.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 10</span>
  • Pre-K students Piper Berezny and Luna Pouteau celebrate the season by wearing very cute ugly sweaters at Country Day School.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 10</span>
  • As the nation mourned the death of our 41st president, George H.W. Bush, Ine Wijtvliet of Remsenburg was reminded of a photo taken by her late husband,  Arthur Schatz, for People Magazine in July 1976 at Kennebunkport, Maine, when Mr. Bush was on the Republican ticket as vice president. He caught a moment when Ine and Mr. Bush shared a laugh.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 7</span>
  • Pre-K ballerina, Olivia Sawler, performs at Raynor Country Day School during the annual Holiday Tree Lighting. The evening featured a performance of the ballet troupe and the lighting of the tree.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 4</span>
  • Raynor Country Day School recently hosted its 20th annual Veterans Day celebration. The event included more than 100 honored veterans and featured a performance of the Star Spangled Banner by the senior band, vocal performances of America the Beautiful and the Armed Forces Medley were performed by the schoolwide chorus, and student speakers shared their poems and letters reflecting upon the significance of the day. In addition, the veterans were invited to address the students and shared many memories and moving moments.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Nov 13</span>
  • Raynor Country Day School recently hosted its 20th annual Veterans Day celebration. The event included more than 100 honored veterans and featured a performance of the Star Spangled Banner by the senior band, vocal performances of America the Beautiful and the Armed Forces Medley were performed by the schoolwide chorus, and student speakers shared their poems and letters reflecting upon the significance of the day. In addition, the veterans were invited to address the students and shared many memories and moving moments.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Nov 13</span>
  • Students at Remsenburg-Speonk Elementary School, including Lilah Caputo, and sisters Jadyn and Lauren Hunter, wrote letters of appreciation to the United States military during their lunchtime on Tuesday, November 5. They are also collecting their leftover Halloween candy to donate to the troops through the Candy Buy-Back Fundraiser supported by Bach/Grazina East End Orthodontics of Riverhead. JENNIFER BIGORA<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Nov 6</span>
  • Students at Remsenburg-Speonk Elementary School, including fifth-graders Brady Schultz and Scarlett Maag, wrote letters of appreciation to the United States military during their lunchtime on Tuesday, November 5. They are also collecting their leftover Halloween candy to donate to the troops through the Candy Buy-Back Fundraiser supported by Bach/Grazina East End Orthodontics of Riverhead. JENNIFER BIGORA<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Nov 6</span>
  • The fifth- and sixth-grade students of Raynor Country Day School recently traveled to Philadelphia where they took a moment on the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum, made famous in the movie "Rocky."<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 29</span>
  • Raynor Country Day School fourth-grader Jameson Lecci helps students navigate Safety Town during Raynor Country Day School's annual Tykes on Bikes event.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 22</span>
  • Raynor Country Day School pre-K studentLondyn Minassian gets help from fifth-grader Avery Peragine at Raynor Country Day School's annual Tykes on Bikes Safety Town event.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 22</span>
  • Members of the Eastport Fire Department visited Raynor Country Day School on  October 11 to educate students on many fire safety lessons.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 15</span>
  • Southampton Town Police Officer Eric Plum takes a moment to work with Raynor Country Day School students as part of the 2018 School Resource Officer Program. Officer Plum also met with the fourth- fifth- and sixth-grade students earlier in the day to review concepts such as cyberbullying and internet safety.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 15</span>
  • Billy Graham of the Eastport Fire Department with Raynor Country Day School sixth-graders Nick Peragine, Kai Ryan, Sadie Kennedy Jaffe, and Max Beren during the school's recent safety day.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 15</span>
  • Raynor Country Day School sixth-grader Camdyn Glover, joined by her parents, Tim and Jennifer at Raynor Country Day School's annual See You at the Pole event on September 27. The event is observed internationally.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 1</span>
  • "Nikki Neutron" and her "Energy Guys" teach the students at Raynor Country Day School how to be energy wise.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Sep 24</span>
  • Eastport Fire Department’s First Assistant Chief Mike Tortorice, Chief Mark Yakaboski, Firefighter of the Year Roy Yeager, and Second Assistant Chief John Rankin at the Southampton Town Fire Chiefs Council's Firefighter and EMT of the Year awards dinner at Dockers Restaurant in East Quogue on Saturday night. The award recipients were each chosen by their departments for their dedication to their departments and communities. COURTESY WESTHAMPTON BEACH FIRE DEPARTMENT<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Sep 17</span>
  • Shea Lukert was among those who turned out for the annual Ice Cream Social, sponsored by the Parent Teacher Association, at Remsenburg Speonk Elementary School on September 6. JENNIFER BIGORA<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Sep 10</span>
  • The annual Ice Cream Social, sponsored by the Parent Teacher Association, at Remsenburg Speonk Elementary School took place on September 6 on the school grounds. Parents, students and faculty gathered for a barbecue, casual conversation and of course, ice cream from Häagen-Dazs of Westhampton Beach, including kindergartner Olivia Bienkowski of Remsenburg. DEBORAH MARTEL<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Sep 10</span>