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  • Vaughan Cutillo, a founder of Montauk Brewing Co., with Erin Burns at the brewery's sixth anniversary celebration on Saturday. KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jul 2</span>
  • Cara Fernandes of the Quogue Wildlife Refuge entertained and enlightened a youthful audience at the Montauk Library with an array of reptilian critters Saturday afternoon KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 25</span>
  • Cara Fernandes of the Quogue Wildlife Refuge entertained and enlightened a youthful audience at the Montauk Library with an array of reptilian critters Saturday afternoon KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 25</span>
  • Cara Fernandes of the Quogue Wildlife Refuge entertained and enlightened a youthful audience at the Montauk Library with an array of reptilian critters Saturday afternoon KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 25</span>
  • Cara Fernandes of the Quogue Wildlife Refuge entertained and enlightened a youthful audience at the Montauk Library with an array of reptilian critters Saturday afternoon KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 25</span>
  • Cara Fernandes of the Quogue Wildlife Refuge entertained and enlightened a youthful audience at the Montauk Library with an array of reptilian critters Saturday afternoon KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 25</span>
  • Kathleen Cashman Hildreth O’Keeffe, surrounded by her family, recently graduated from the University of Scranton. Her ancestors have been coming to Montauk for generations<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 20</span>
  • Luke and Gage Stein had a productive morning on a Viking Fleet Father’s Day fluke fishing trip on Sunday. KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 18</span>
  • The Navy SEAL Foundation held its annual benefit at Navy Beach restaurant on Saturday afternoon. Among those attending were, left to right, Ryan Westmoreland, Larry Kelly, Rear Admiral Tom Steffens, Marc Wolf, Frank Davis, Wayne Duncan and Josh Spaulding. KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 18</span>
  • Julianna Lester and Grayson Forsberg of Montauk School competed in the Long Island Science Congress (Long Island middle school science competition) in April, followed by an award ceremony in late May. Of the 800 entries, Julianna Lester received a High Honors Award  for a science project titled "Will Geobags Protect Shoreline Buildings in Montauk?" Grayson Forsberg received a Honors award for her project titled "Can sunspot electrical storms be measured?" Her project tried to measure changes in energy levels on the ground during solar storms using an electrical detector. From left, science teacher Joseph Malave, Julianna and Grayson.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 7</span>
  • On a rainy Sunday morning there was a small turnout for the annual Blessing of the Boards at St. Therese Church. Among those who were there were Connie Auteri, whose paddleboard was blessed by Father Tom Murray. KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted May 29</span>
  • The Montauk Music Festival took place last weekend with music on the main stage on the hamlet greet and at various pubs and restaurants in downtown Montauk. KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted May 21</span>
  • The Montauk Music Festival took place last weekend with music on the main stage on the hamlet greet and at various pubs and restaurants in downtown Montauk. KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted May 21</span>
  • Montauk School fourth-grader Zebidiah Ryan earned an honorable mention at the recent Brookhaven National Laboratory Science Fair. His project was on the affect of wind turbines on wildlife. While his project was quick to point out the benefits of electrical energy from wind energy, he focused on designs that would minimize harm to wildlife.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted May 21</span>
  • A relay walk to raise awareness for autism, organized by the EJ Autism Foundation, made its way across the South Fork on Saturday and Sunday The walk started in East Islip early Saturday morning and walkers took turns doing legs of the walk until reaching the western most edge of Hampton Bays. It picked up the next morning and concluded in downtown Montauk on Sunday afternoon. Tim Motz (in blue shirt), a columnist for The Press, walked the entire Sunday leg, a total of 36 miles, in support of the Flying Point Foundation for Autism, a local nonprofit founded by his wife, Kim, that is among the beneficiaries of the walk. KIM COVELL<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted May 21</span>
  • A relay walk to raise awareness for autism, organized by the EJ Autism Foundation, made its way across the South Fork on Saturday and Sunday The walk started in East Islip early Saturday morning and walkers took turns doing legs of the walk until reaching the western most edge of Hampton Bays. It picked up the next morning and concluded in downtown Montauk on Sunday afternoon. Tim Motz (in blue shirt), a columnist for The Press, walked the entire Sunday leg, a total of 36 miles, in support of the Flying Point Foundation for Autism, a local nonprofit founded by his wife, Kim, that is among the beneficiaries of the walk. KIM COVELL<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted May 21</span>
  • A relay walk to raise awareness for autism, organized by the EJ Autism Foundation, made its way across the South Fork on Saturday and Sunday The walk started in East Islip early Saturday morning and walkers took turns doing legs of the walk until reaching the western most edge of Hampton Bays. It picked up the next morning and concluded in downtown Montauk on Sunday afternoon. Tim Motz (in blue shirt), a columnist for The Press, walked the entire Sunday leg, a total of 36 miles, in support of the Flying Point Foundation for Autism, a local nonprofit founded by his wife, Kim, that is among the beneficiaries of the walk. KIM COVELL<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted May 21</span>
  • A relay walk to raise awareness for autism, organized by the EJ Autism Foundation, made its way across the South Fork on Saturday and Sunday The walk started in East Islip early Saturday morning and walkers took turns doing legs of the walk until reaching the western most edge of Hampton Bays. It picked up the next morning and concluded in downtown Montauk on Sunday afternoon. Tim Motz (in blue shirt), a columnist for The Press, walked the entire Sunday leg, a total of 36 miles, in support of the Flying Point Foundation for Autism, a local nonprofit founded by his wife, Kim, that is among the beneficiaries of the walk. KIM COVELL<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted May 21</span>
  • Montauk Youth Organization held its annual Mother's Day 5K . KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted May 14</span>
  • Montauk Youth Organization held its annual Mother's Day 5K . KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted May 14</span>
  • Montauk Youth Organization held its annual Mother's Day 5K . KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted May 14</span>
  • Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. welcomed members of the Montaukett Indian Nation who traveled to Albany for their "We are still here!" Advocacy Day on Tuesday, April 24. The members of the delegation spent the day meeting with legislators in support of a bill sponsored by Mr. Thiele and Senator Ken LaValle, providing for the state acknowledgement and recognition of the Montaukett Indians. With Mr. Thiele are, seated left to right, Teri Caldwell O'Neal, Ronice Bunn, Mandy Miller Jackson; standing, Leighton Delgardo, Professor John Strong, Mr. Thiele, Denise Jackson Sheppard, Vickie Lewis, Albert Miller Jr. and Sandi Brewster-Walker.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted May 1</span>
  • The Montauk Library hosted a birthday party for chicks incubated at the library, with children naming them and singing Happy Birthday. KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 30</span>
  • The Montauk Library hosted a birthday party for chicks incubated at the library, with children naming them and singing Happy Birthday. KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 30</span>
  • Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. welcomed members of the Montaukett Indian Nation who traveled to Albany for their "We are still here!" Advocacy Day on Tuesday, April 24. The members of the delegation spent the day meeting with legislators in support of a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Thiele and Senator Ken LaValle, providing for the state acknowledgement and recognition of the Montaukett Indians. With Assemblyman Thiele are, seated left to right, Teri Caldwell O'Neal, Ronice Bunn, Mandy Miller Jackson; standing, Leighton Delgardo, Professor John Strong, Assemblyman Thiele, Denise Jackson Sheppard, Vickie Lewis, Albert Miller, Jr. and Sandi Brewster-Walker.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 30</span>
  • The top finishers in the Montauk School Science Fair, grades 7 & 8, competed in a regional science fair on April 17. The Long Island Science Congress is an event for the best science projects/research from each school all across Long Island. There were 600 entries in the Junior Division.From left, Julianna Lester, Emily Ryan, Noelle Hear, Maya Feit, Jessica Prince, Grayson Forsberg, Emma Stein, and Colin Tyrell. Montauk school science teachers, Mr. Malave and Mr. Brunn were judges at the event.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 27</span>
  • Harvest Restaurant hosted a fundraiser for the Montauk Community Garden on Sunday. Among those attending were, left to right, Sue Yunker, Rikki Kuehn, Cheryl Erb, Bill Becker, Brian Gladstone, Greg Donohue and Sarah Martin. KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 16</span>
  • The Montauk School hosted its annual Multicultural Night on Friday evening. Representing Costa Rica were Priscilla Stein and Monica Villarreal. KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 16</span>
  • The Montauk School hosted its annual Multicultural Night on Friday evening. Hanna Mirando representing Japan and Georgia Flight representing Thailand. KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 16</span>
  • The Montauk Historical Society hosted a fundraising party at Harvest Restaurant Sunday, benefitting Coen and Benjamin Scheffer, whose mother died during childbirth in February. At the event were family members Daniel Scheffer and Robert Schorr, right.  KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 9</span>