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  • Hampton Bays Elementary School kindergartners learned about the presidency by participating in a President’s Day activity on February 11. The students designed posters featuring promises they would keep if they were to become president. Among the promises, students declared they would help people who were hurt, prevent bank robberies and provide food to those in need. From left, Tommy Malone, Jordan Suarez, Esme Rottkamp, Maci Hatzel, John Georges and Connor Bultinger with some of the posters.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 12</span>
  • Hampton Bays Elementary School first-graders Nathan Kearns and Brianna Ciro celebrated Valentine’s Day on February 11 by making Valentine’s Day cards for family members.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 12</span>
  • Hampton Bays Elementary School students marked their 100th day of school on February 10 by participating in a variety of activities surrounding the number 100, including counting and coloring projects. Pictured are second-grade students in Deb Joslin’s second class who celebrated by creating projects using 100 items, such as popsicle sticks, stickers and cotton balls.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 12</span>
  • Quogue Wildlife Refuge came to visit Mrs. Hutchison's 1st grade class at Hampton Bays Elementary School<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by VickieWeidner-Single, , Feb 11</span>
  • Quogue a Wildlife Refuge came to visit Mrs. Hutchison's 1st grade class at Hampton Bays Elementary School<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by VickieWeidner-Single, , Feb 11</span>
  • Boy Scout Troop 483 in Hampton Bays celebrates National Scout Sunday, the annual birthday of the organization at Hampton Bays United Methodist Church, which sponsors the troop, on Sunday, February 7. Troop Senior Patrol Leader Aidan Martin, left, and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader Pierce Rosen-Keith show off the troop birthday cake.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 8</span>
  • Voice of Democracy and Patriots Pen Winners from Westhampton Beach and Hampton Bays at Awards ceremony held at Veterans of Foreign Post 5350 in Westhampton Beach on 1-28-16<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by jollyg, Hampton Bays, Feb 7</span>
  • East Quogue’s Chris Chomicki was inducted into the Golden Key Club Honour Society in a ceremony held at Hendrick's Chapel at Syracuse University on October 9.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 1</span>
  • East Quogue’s Chris Chomicki, a member of Syracuse University’s rugby team, the Syracuse Hammerheads, during the Empire Rugby Conference Championship match against the #1 team in his league--Stony Brook. The Syracuse Hammerheads won 32-28.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 1</span>
  • The Hampton Bays Elementary School K-Kids, a school-based arm of Kiwanis, recently donated 67 coats and four large boxes of food to the Church of St. Rosalie.  They also decorated 50 bags each filled with a new hat, scarf and gloves that were generously donated by Jennifer Kapahi of tre-Stique. The bags were given to Maureen's Haven where they were distributed to people in need. The club is advised by Barbara Ferucci, Shannon Hickey and Kaitlyn Roche.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 28</span>
  • Hampton Bays Korean War Veteran Herbert Jannsen, center, was honored by the Hampton Bays School District at a ceremony on January 22. At the ceremoney were Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, left, and Southampton Councilman John Bouvier. COURTESY HAMPTON BAYS SCHOOL DISTRICT<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 28</span>
  • Claire Riley of East Quogue is not sure just yet whether she like the weather.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 26</span>
  • The Hampton Bays Lions Club presented a $5,000 donation  to the Canine Companions for Independence. From left, Lion Bob Guerra, Joan Pergolis, Lion District Governor Peter Pergolis, Lion President Tony Villareale and Lion Frank Butz.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 25</span>
  • To celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Hampton Bays Elementary School kindergartners wrote about their own dreams for the world. Their words were attached to paper cut outs of Dr. King and displayed outside their classroom. From, left, Lyla Allen, Casey Farrell, Lily Billingham, Christopher Cortez and Asa Lattanzio participated in the project. COURTESY HAMPTON BAYS SCHOOL DISTRICT<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 21</span>
  • Hampton Bays Elementary School fourth-graders Michael Poremba, left, and Cesar Ramos show off the dioramas they made after studying the Iroquois Indian Tribe.  COURTESY HAMPTON BAYS SCHOOL DISTRICT<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 21</span>
  • Third-graders at Hampton Bays Elementary School were given the honor of naming the four new Guide Dogs sponsored by the Hampton Bays Lions Club.  The winners and the names are, front left to right, Valeria Gamboa - "Soldier," Christopher Clinton - "Buddy," Caren Vallenzillos - "Sparky," Camilo Betancur - "Rocky." Presenting the winners with $25 awards are, back left to right,  Frank Butz of the Lions Club Sight Committee Member, Principal Marc Meyer,  Sight Committee Chair Bob Guerra, Charlie Milling of the Sight Committee, and Assistant Principal Richard Triandafils.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 15</span>
  • Hampton Bays High School’s Foreign Language Club recently donated 10 new soccer balls to children in need through the World Vision organization. To support the effort, the club raised $80 in donations. The new equipment will help to replace the makeshift balls made of banana leaves or trash currently used by the children.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 14</span>
  • Ginet Xiomara Arias Rendon of Hampton Bays won a $300 scholarship from Peconic Bay Zonta, a service and advocacy group that works to improve the status of women. Peconic Bay Zonta members Barbara Pierce, left, and Diane Greenberg joined her at Suffolk County Community College’s eastern campus to present the award.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 13</span>
  • First-graders at Hampton Bays Elementary School put on a show for friends and families that captured what they have learned about how holidays are celebrated around the world. COURTESY HAMPTON BAYS SCHOOL DISTRICT<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 4</span>
  • Kindergartners at Hampton Bays Elementary School have been busy learning about the holiday season through a variety of hands-on activities. Throughout the month of December, the students made paper Christmas trees, menorahs and gingerbread reindeer. Each activity included curriculum components, such as sequencing, ordering and letter formation. Showing off their projects are, left to right, Conner Molnar, Tommy Malone, Maci Hatzel and Esme Rottkamp.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 18</span>
  • Hampton Bays Middle School Builders Club members met with senior citizens from the Southampton Senior Center to learn more about their lives and the history of the town. Bob Salmaggi talks with members of the Builders Club.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 18</span>
  • The Hampton Bays School District is paying tribute to World War II Veteran Norman Friedman by flying an American Flag in his honor throughout the month of December. From left, Hampton Bays Schools Superintendent  Lars Clemensen, Southampton Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst, Mr. Friendman, Assemblyman Fred Theile and Hampton Bays School Board President Richard Joslin.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 16</span>
  • Sixth grade Student Council elections were held last week at the East Quogue Elementary School. Principal Robert Long and sixth grade teachers Ms. Russo and Mrs. Chieffo with all the candidates. Standing from left Ms. Russo, Luke Mautone, Griffin Scheurer (vice president), Jaden Kass, Emily D'Alessandro, Ali Jedlicka, Jahnese Brathwaite, Emily Schmidt (president), Mark Sirico, Principal Robert Long, Daniel Stark (student executive), Kyle Riordan and Mrs. Chieffo; seated from left, Lauren Schurek, Keira Falvey, Alesancria Parascandola and Rachael Terry (secretary).  COURTESY EAST QUOGUE PTA<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 14</span>
  • Hampton Bays Lion President Tony Villareale presented Lion Frank Butz with the Lions Knights of the Blind distinguished service award for his fundraising efforts with the club.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 11</span>
  • The Hampton Bays Beautification Association celebrated its 30th anniversary with a holiday luncheon and awards ceremony at Oakland’s Restaurant in Hampton Bays on December 9. The association's vice president, Valerie Zuccarelli, received the “Angel of the Year” award for her service to the organization. From left, Valerie Zuccarelli, Hampton Bays Beautification Association President Susan von Freddi and Grace Daly, who planned the event.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 11</span>
  • Don Getz, right refurbished a weathervane donated to the Hampton Bays Beautification Assocation and it will be installed on the Hampton Bays Post Office. The original weathervane blew off in a hurricane. With Mr. Getz are EJ Getz, left, and  Postmaster Buddy Klein.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 7</span>
  • Hampton Bays High School student-athletes Tyler Carbone and Alexis Fotopoulos were honored as Suffolk Zone Student Leadership award winners From left, Director of Athletics Drew Walker, physical education teachers Samantha Lupa and Amy Stangasser, Tyler Carbone, Alexis Fotopoulos, physical education teacher Fran Arato and assistant principal Eric Ferraro. COURTESY HAMPTON BAYS SCHOOL DISTRICT<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 4</span>
  • Hampton Bays High School marine science students recently took their science skills into the field to study Fire Island’s vast ecosystem. As part of the study, students traveled to and discovered the unique nature of Fire Island’s Sunken Forest. They learned about the distinctive vegetation in the maritime forest through observation, taking notes and sketching. Additionally, they embarked on a hunt for mile crabs and volunteered to cleanup any trash along the shoreline.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Nov 30</span>
  • Students at the East Quogue Elementary School had a great time at the annual Turkey Trot that was held at the school on Saturday, November 21. TIA-BETH ELLIOT<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Nov 30</span>
  • Volunteers with the Dominican Sisters Family Health Service's Helping Hands Program, which is based in Hampton Bays, worked with students at the Suffolk County Community College Culinary Institute to provide Thanksgiving dinners to local homebound seniors. Volunteers Jack Naglieri, Luke Farnan and Alex Alford, from left, with some of the prepared foods.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Nov 30</span>