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  • East Quogue residents Mary O'Brien, Joan Hughes, Susan DeVinney, and Brynna and Finn Moran, from left, participated in last weekend's Great East End Cleanup.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by COURTESY OF JOYCE ROPER, , Apr 20</span>
  • WHB Sidewalk Sale<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by GWCofC, Westhampton Beach, Apr 19</span>
  • The Quogue Wildlife Refuge held its anual egg hunt on Saturday where 2-year-old Lily Maher of Dublin, Ireland, admires her golden egg, and August Feldman of Westhampton Beach and Alexander Areñas-Andrews of Water Mill enjoying toys from their gift bags.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 7</span>
  • The Quogue Wildlife Refuge held its anual egg hunt on Saturday where 2-year-old Lily Maher of Dublin, Ireland, admires her golden egg, and August Feldman of Westhampton Beach and Alexander Areñas-Andrews of Water Mill enjoying toys from their gift bags.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 6</span>
  • The Quogue Wildlife Refuge held its anual egg hunt on Saturday where 2-year-old Lily Maher of Dublin, Ireland, admires her golden egg, and August Feldman of Westhampton Beach and Alexander Areñas-Andrews of Water Mill enjoying toys from their gift bags.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 6</span>
  • <br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Neely, Westhampton Beach, Apr 6</span>
  • Girl Scout Troop 1442 from Quogue and East Quogue visited The Press office on Friday, April 3, for a tour. Pictured left to right: Press reporter Alyssa Melillo, troop member Christina Tsaveras, Editorial Assistant Katie Frankenbach, troop member Michaela Ayer, Press reporter Erin McKinley, troop member Emily Vignieri, troop leader Jean Linder and troop member Alicia Linder.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 6</span>
  • Fourth-grader Carley Dunn with her submission, called "Project Popcorn," during the Hampton Bays Elementary School's annual science fair on March 26.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by COURTESY OF THE HAMPTON BAYS SCHOOL DISTRICT, , Apr 3</span>
  • Hampton Bays Elementary School third-graders Emmy Theiling and Cassidy Leporan, right, with their project, “Skittles in Water.” The school's annual science fair was held on March 26.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by COURTESY OF THE HAMPTON BAYS SCHOOL DISTRICT, , Apr 3</span>
  • Dom DiStefano, who splits his time between the Hampton Bays School District and Peconic Physical Therapy on Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays, shares details about his career as an athletic trainer with students during the high school's second annual Career Fair on March 27.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by COURTESY OF THE HAMPTON BAYS SCHOOL DISTRICT, , Apr 2</span>
  • Neighbors in Support of Immigrants in the Hamptons hosted a "Welcome Party" on Saturday at the Church of St. Rosalie in Hampton Bays, an example of the old-fashioned Welcome Wagon. Local eateries donated food; Jaime Ruiz, a local dance instructor and DJ and his troupe of dancers, gave a wonderful performance of Salsa dancing, Brazilian dance and even Irish dance. The entrance fee goes to fund summer camp for needy children at Red Creek Park in Hampton Bays. Centro Corazon de Maria was a primary sponsor of the event.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 30</span>
  • Neighbors in Support of Immigrants in the Hamptons hosted a "Welcome Party" on Saturday at the Church of St. Rosalie in Hampton Bays, an example of the old-fashioned Welcome Wagon. Local eateries donated food; Jaime Ruiz, a local dance instructor and DJ and his troupe of dancers, gave a wonderful performance of Salsa dancing, Brazilian dance and even Irish dance. The entrance fee goes to fund summer camp for needy children at Red Creek Park in Hampton Bays. Centro Corazon de Maria was a primary sponsor of the event.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 30</span>
  • Neighbors in Support of Immigrants in the Hamptons hosted a "Welcome Party" on Saturday at the Church of St. Rosalie in Hampton Bays, an example of the old-fashioned Welcome Wagon. Local eateries donated food; Jaime Ruiz, a local dance instructor and DJ and his troupe of dancers, gave a wonderful performance of Salsa dancing, Brazilian dance and even Irish dance. The entrance fee goes to fund summer camp for needy children at Red Creek Park in Hampton Bays. Centro Corazon de Maria was a primary sponsor of the event.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 30</span>
  • Hampton Bays students along with Veterans and Congressman Lee Zeldin honored Lila Shattuck in a Flag Ceremony commemorating her service in the US Army during WWII.
<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by jollyg, Hampton Bays, Mar 21</span>
  • Wendy Wax of Remsenburg signs a copy of one of her children's books for Hampton Bays second-grader Victoria Madison during the school's annual Author Night on Wednesday, March 11. Students had the chance to meet 17 authors and illustrators during the event, coordinated through the Long Island Children's Writers & Illustrators organization.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by COURTESY OF THE HAMPTON BAYS SCHOOL DISTRICT, , Mar 19</span>
  • Alex Posada, a third-grader at the Hampton Bays Elementary School, participated in the school's 16th annual Jump-A-Thon on Friday, February 13. Third- and fourth-graders solicited sponsors and helped raise $1,600 for the American Heart Association.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by COURTESY OF THE HAMPTON BAYS SCHOOL DISTRICT, , Feb 26</span>
  • Hampton Bays Middle School seventh-grader Jaden Ottati and eighth-grader Riley Tupper won the South Regional Elks National Hoop Shoot Competition in Nanuet on February 7. They are both New York State finalists in the and will compete against three other regional champions for a chance to become New York State free throw champions on March 7 in Syracuse. This is Jaden's second consecutive year making it to the state finals and Riley is a past winner of the state competition and finalist at national level.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 26</span>
  • From left, brothers Nick and Christian Berglin, seniors at Hampton Bays, have signed letters of intent to continue their cross country and track and field careers at the next level. Nick will compete at SUNY-Oneonta, while Christian is headed to SUNY-Maritime.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 23</span>
  • Fr. Philip Hubbard of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Hampton Bays gives ashes to Jim Castro in front of the Starbucks on Ash Wednesday as a part of  "Ashes to Go,"  an effort to bring the Church to the people.   DANA SHAW<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 23</span>
  • Victor Alamoe-Messman of East Quogue enjoys a snowy morning stroll with his mother, Elizabeth, on Tuesday.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Kcampbell, Westhampton Beach, Feb 17</span>
  • Elizabeth Alamoe-Messman walks down Tarpon Road in East Quogue with her son Victor. KYLE CAMPBELL<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Kcampbell, Westhampton Beach, Feb 17</span>
  • Elizabeth Alamoe-Messman walks down Tarpon Road in East Quogue with her son Victor. KYLE CAMPBELL<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Kcampbell, Westhampton Beach, Feb 17</span>
  • Elizabeth Alamoe-Messman walks down Tarpon Road in East Quogue with her son Victor. KYLE CAMPBELL<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Kcampbell, Westhampton Beach, Feb 17</span>
  • Mike Piliero discovered this gray seal pup west of the Shinnecock Inlet on Thursday morning.The Riverhead Foundation was contacted and they sent a marine biologist who felt pup wasn't in distress. According to the Foundation, seal pups will seek refuge in dunes with inclement weather. MIKE PILLERO<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 16</span>
  • Funeral Services Held For Paramedic Ralph E. Oswald
  • The Hampton Bays High School varsity and junior varsity cheerleading squads helped raise more than $5,700 for epidermolysis bullosa research at their Cheer for a Cure event on Saturday, February 7. Epidermolysis bullosa is a group of rare diseases that can cause blistering on the skin and internally; there is no known cure. More than 350 cheerleaders, representing 19 teams from across Suffolk County, performed in front of a packed gymnasium in the middle school.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by COURTESY OF THE HAMPTON BAYS SCHOOL DISTRICAT, , Feb 12</span>
  • Mind Over Matter<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Ernie, Hampton Bays, Feb 9</span>
  • East Quogue Students Shoot Hoops For American Heart Association
  • VFW Patriots Pen Winners from Hampton Bays. . Pictured are Tristan Halsey, Assistant Principal Anthony De Blasio, Holly Anderson, Jordan Hanes, Commander William Hughes, and Jacob Helfand. Katerina Reich not pictured was also honored.

<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by jollyg, Hampton Bays, Feb 8</span>
  • Seven girls' basketball teams scrimmaged during the recent Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament, held at the Hampton Bays High School. The event, which also featured boys' teams, raised $5,000 for the American Cancer Society. The Lady Baymen took home the tournament championship while the Baymen finished in second place.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 8</span>