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  • Westhampton Beach firefighters held a rescue drill at their Seabreeze Avenue headquarters on what was a cold evening last Tuesday, February 24. Volunteers practiced using power saws, which are important tools when cutting ventilation holes in roofs of buildings.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by COURTESY OF THE WESTHAMPTON BEACH FIRE DEPARTMENT, , Mar 2</span>
  • Library Day Draws Big Crowds

The Westhampton Free Library was a busy place on Saturday, February 7. Over 400 children and their families attended Take Your Child To The Library Day.  Activities and events were scheduled throughout the day.  The event is organized each year by Idea Place Librarian Melissa Fried.  It is a day to celebrate the great programs offered by libraries.




Elizabeth Sultan with the Valentine's Day Teddy Bear.





Colm Parsons having fun Facepainting.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Westhampton Free Library, Westhampton Beach, Feb 22</span>
  • The Library Board of Trustees, administration and staff wish to thank the Woman’s
Club of Westhampton for their donation of $500 to go toward adult programs in the
Library. A part of the Woman’s Club mission is to support local activities and this
donation accomplishes that goal.
<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Westhampton Free Library, Westhampton Beach, Feb 22</span>
  • Westhampton Beach athletes, from left, Ben Bruzga (SUNY Cortland/football), Jordan Laube (Bryant/football) and Alex Patricolo (U.S. Naval Academy/squash), all signed their letters of intent last week to continue playing sports in college.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 16</span>
  • The Westhampton War Memorial Ambulance Juniors recently delivered 30 "blizzard bags," each containing nonperishable items, like flashlights and blankets, as well as emergency contact numbers, to those in the community who are elderly, disabled or live alone. Group members, who range in age from 15 to 18, meet every other Sunday at the ambulance company barn to receive emergency medical training.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by COURTESY OF CHRIS ISOLA, , Feb 12</span>
  • Spaghetti And Meatballs On The Menu At Westhampton Rotary Fundraiser
  • The Woman's Club of Westhampton recently donated $500 to the Westhampton Free Library to help support adult programming at the Westhampton Beach facility. From left, Westhampton Free Library Adult Programmer Nola Thacker, Woman’s Club Co-President Verna Merkel and Library Director Danielle Waskiewicz.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 30</span>
  • Westhampton Beach Fire Department volunteers Robert Eckles Jr. and Paul Capozzola, right, inspect their self-contained breathing apparatus, or SCBA, during a special training event dubbed "Super Sunday," held at the temporary firehouse on Seabreeze Avenue. Volunteer firefighters learned how to handle exposure to blood-borne pathogens and hazardous materials before focusing on proper communication procedures.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by COURTESY OF WESTHAMPTON BEACH FIRE DEPARTMENT, , Jan 25</span>
  • Lorraine Porcelli, a kindergarten teacher at the Westhampton Beach Elementary School, took home Suffolk Asset's "Bright Light" award during a luncheon held on January 14 at the Timber Point Country Club in Great River. The award recognizes those educators who enhance classroom learning with the help of technology.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by COURTESY OF THE WESTHAMPTON BEACH SCHOOL DISTRICT, , Jan 25</span>
  • Westhampton Beach High School Key Club members are trying to raise $10,000 so they can pay for the installation of a freshwater well in a developing African nation. Club members are about halfway to their goal and still seeking donations.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by COURTESY OF THE WESTHAMPTON BEACH SCHOOL DISTRICT, , Jan 23</span>
  • Winter fest sponsored by The GreaterWesthampton Chamber of Commerce<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Shock, , Jan 19</span>
  • WHB  Ice Skaters enjoining  the Rink on The Great Lawn<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Shock, , Jan 19</span>
  • U.S. Army Sergeant Ronan Seltenreich visited with seniors in Glenn Dorskind's 9th period English class at the Westhampton Beach High School on Friday. A 2011 graduate of the district, Sgt. Seltenreich answered questions and discussed the life of a soldier in Afghanistan. From left, Victoria Calvaruso, Mary Reid, Sgt. Seltenreich and Taylor Oudeans.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by COURTESY OF GLENN DORSKIND, , Jan 16</span>
  • "Mike the Caveman," a scientist with Mad Science of Long Island, entertained Westhampton Beach Elementary School students during an assembly on January 8. Students enjoyed watching experiments during his hour-long program, titled "Fire & Ice."<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by COURTESY OF THE WESTHAMPTON BEACH SCHOOL DISTRICT, , Jan 15</span>
  • The new leaders of the Westhampton Beach Fire Department: From left, 2nd Assistant Chief William Dalton, 3rd Assistant Chief Halsey Stevens, 1st Assistant Chief William "Bo" Overton and Chief Ross Donneson.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by COURTESY OF THE WESTHAMPTON BEACH FIRE DEPARTMENT, , Jan 15</span>
  • Tom Hadlock, commander of American Legion Post 834 in Westhampton, presented a $500 check to Westhampton Beach Historical Society President Bob Murray, right, during the group's annual meeting on Sunday at the Westhampton Free Library. The money will be used to promote various walking tours planned for this summer.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 12</span>
  • Two Westhampton Beach School District students--Ryan Gilmartin, a seventh-grader at the middle school, and Emma Edwards, a fourth-grader at the elementary school--were recently recognized for their culinary creations. Ryan was selected for the new culinary award for his steamed potato side dish while Emma was recognized for her pasta dish that featured a mix of olives, sun-dried tomatoes and capers.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by COURTESY OF THE WESTHAMPTON BEACH SCHOOL DISTRICT, , Jan 5</span>
  • Two Westhampton Beach School District students--Ryan Gilmartin, a seventh-grader at the middle school, and Emma Edwards, a fourth-grader at the elementary school--were recently recognized for their culinary creations. Ryan was selected for the new culinary award for his steamed potato side dish while Emma was recognized for her pasta dish that featured a mix of olives, sun-dried tomatoes and capers.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by COURTESY OF THE WESTHAMPTON BEACH SCHOOL DISTRICT, , Jan 5</span>
  • Santa and Mrs. Claus Make Visit To Quogue
  • Serena Buckholz, Jessica Buckholz, Lillian Schon, Edward Ocasio, Wanda Ocasio, Licia Graziano and Sonya Signorelli, from left, at the Greater Westhampton Chamber of Commerce holiday party held at The Beach Bakery in Westhampton Beach on December 17.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 21</span>
  • Westhampton Beach High School Student Government Vice President Catherine Penn and President Emma Galasso, right, helped wrap gifts for two local families in need this holiday season. Student Government members raised more than $1,200 through various fundraisers and used those proceeds to buy more than three dozen gifts for the families. The gifts were distributed through the Church of the Immaculate Conception on Quiogue.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by COURTESY OF THE WESTHAMPTON BEACH SCHOOL DISTRICT, , Dec 18</span>
  • The Westhampton Beach High School ninth and 10th grade Winter Concert was held last Tuesday, December 16, in the school's auditorium.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by JENNIFER BIGORA, , Dec 18</span>
  • Happy Hanukah Merry Christmas<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Shock, , Dec 15</span>
  • Westhampton Beach High School Group Holds Polar Bear Plunge
  • <br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by GWCofC, Westhampton Beach, Dec 11</span>
  • Congratulations New Chief of Police  Trevor Gonce<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by GWCofC, Westhampton Beach, Dec 11</span>
  • Westhampton Garden Club president Mary Kelberg and Hospice Workshop Chairwoman Barbara Sartorius admire the decorated topiaries to be delivered to the families of East End Hospice patients for the holiday season at the Westhampton Garden Club's annual topiary workshop, an event held for over 20 years, on Monday, December 8, at the Quogue Firehouse.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 8</span>
  • Westhampton Garden Club elves Jinki Webb and Cecelia Lazarescu put the finishing touches on their topiaries at the garden club's annual topiary workshop for the families of East End Hospice patients on Monday, December 8 at the Quogue Firehouse.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 8</span>
  • On Saturday December 6th, the Westhampton Free Library hosted Meet the Friendly Snowman. Children made crafts, enjoyed hot chocolate and had their pictures taken with our very own snowman! Pictured are Connor and Lucy Morrison.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Westhampton Free Library, Westhampton Beach, Dec 8</span>
  • Last week, Westhampton Beach athletes signed their letters of intent to continue playing athletics in college. From left, Patrick Dean (Endicott College/lacrosse), Kaitlyn Parry (Colorado Mesa University/lacrosse), Daniel McEvoy (Stony Brook/baseball), Sarah Culver (Christopher Newport University/lacrosse), Ernie Geraci (Coker College/baseball), Arianna Riemma (Vassar College/soccer).<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 8</span>