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  • Jupiter Medical Center Foundation hosted a reception at the home of donors Kevin and Lorraine Boyle in Westhampton on July 31. Among those attending were, John Larkin and Richie Guerin, right. SARAH MERRIAM<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Aug 22</span>
  • Jupiter Medical Center Foundation hosted a reception at the home of donors Kevin and Lorraine Boyle in Westhampton on July 31. Among those attending were Kathy Ross and Pat Guerin, right. SARAH MERRIAM<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Aug 22</span>
  • The Westhampton Yacht Squadron recently hosted several swim meets against teams from clubs around the East End. In a meet agains the Swordfish Beach Club on August 11. Some of the Squadron competitors included, from left, Kendyll Lagattolla, Arcadia Biondi (front), Lily Jackey and Fainne Sheehan.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Aug 22</span>
  • The Westhampton Yacht Squadron recently hosted several swim meets against teams around the East End. The squadron competed against Swordfish Beach Club of Westhampton Beach on Thursday, August 11. Among the competitors were, left to right, Brady Schultz, Zachary Berger, Lewis Gibbons, Montgomery Hahn, Truman Hahnand Nicholas Borruso.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Aug 22</span>
  • Ambulance, Fire Department Volunteers Sharpen Skills During Accident Drill In Westhampton
  • The Westhampton Garden Club presented its annual scholarship to a graduating senior at its August 9 meeting. From left, incoming president Joy Flynn,  outgoing president Mary Kelberg, scholarship winner Alexa Pedneault and scholarship chair Cecelia Lazarescu. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding applicant who will pursue a degree in a horticulture related field. Alexa, who lives in East Moriches, is a June graduate of Westhampton Beach High School and will attend the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry this fall.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Aug 11</span>
  • The Rio stadium created with cake, jelly beans, and cheese puffs for the Olympic torch! Crafted by ESBOCES Westhampton Beach Learning Ctr students and staff!<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Parker, Patchogue, Aug 9</span>
  • USA! USA! An American Flag cake with the Olympic Rings created by Westhampton Beach Learning Center students and staff at ESBOCES.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Parker, Patchogue, Aug 9</span>
  • The Olympic Rings depicted by cake pops. That's a first! Created by students and staff at ESBOCES Westhampton Beach Learning Center. Cake Day!<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Parker, Patchogue, Aug 9</span>
  • An amazing "swimmer head" cake created by students and staff at ESBOCES Westhampton Beach Learning Center for Cake Day.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Parker, Patchogue, Aug 9</span>
  • The Friends of the Westhampton Free Library hosted a cocktail reception at the library on Saturday evening to celebrate lifelong learning with the continuation of the Literacy Outreach Project in memory of Carolyn Wojcik. Ms. Wojcik was president of the Friends of the Westhampton Free Library and the founder of the Literacy Outreach Cocktail Fundraiser. The Literacy Outreach Project provides digital literacy access through free online video tutorials and classes, nutritional literacy for youths and their families and the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. Eileen Wooden, Joe Giaquinto and Peggy Giaquinto.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Aug 8</span>
  • The Friends of the Westhampton Free Library hosted a cocktail reception at the library on Saturday evening to celebrate lifelong learning with the continuation of the Literacy Outreach Project in memory of Carolyn Wojcik. Ms. Wojcik was president of the Friends of the Westhampton Free Library and the founder of the Literacy Outreach Cocktail Fundraiser. The Literacy Outreach Project provides digital literacy access through free online video tutorials and classes, nutritional literacy for youths and their families and the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. Susanne Jansson and Sheila O'Connell.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Aug 8</span>
  • The Friends of the Westhampton Free Library hosted a cocktail reception at the library on Saturday evening to celebrate lifelong learning with the continuation of the Literacy Outreach Project in memory of Carolyn Wojcik. Ms. Wojcik was president of the Friends of the Westhampton Free Library and the founder of the Literacy Outreach Cocktail Fundraiser. The Literacy Outreach Project provides digital literacy access through free online video tutorials and classes, nutritional literacy for youths and their families and the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. From left, Friends of the Westhampton Free Library Executive Committee Jane Dell, Lois McLaughlin, Eileen Wooden and Jean Bean.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Aug 8</span>
  • The Friends of the Westhampton Free Library hosted a cocktail reception at the library on Saturday evening to celebrate lifelong learning with the continuation of the Literacy Outreach Project in memory of Carolyn Wojcik. Ms. Wojcik was president of the Friends of the Westhampton Free Library and the founder of the Literacy Outreach Cocktail Fundraiser. The Literacy Outreach Project provides digital literacy access through free online video tutorials and classes, nutritional literacy for youths and their families and the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. Susan Broderick and Louise Franza.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Aug 8</span>
  • What's summer without ice cream? This ESBOCES Westhampton Beach Learning Center student knows that this is the perfect treat!<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Parker, Patchogue, Aug 5</span>
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars National Commander John Biedrzycki with VFW Post 5350 Commander William Hughes honored as an All American Post Commander<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by jollyg, Hampton Bays, Aug 3</span>
  • Quogue Association Hosts Annual Rubber Duck Race On Friday Afternoon
  • Glover's Park Grand Opening<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Tom Moore, Westhampton Beach, Jul 28</span>
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Walter Stockton, CEO of Independent Group Home Living (IGHL), made a hole-in-one at the Head Injury Association charity golf outing on Monday, July 18, at the Glen Oaks Club in Old Westbury, New York. He won a 2-year lease of an Audi A4, courtesy of Biener Audi, White Plains.
 
Stockton used a 4 wood on the 214 yard, par 3, on the second hole on the white course. 
 
"You know when you hit a golf ball perfectly and that's what it felt like,' exclaimed Stockton, who founded IGHL in 1978 and has been leading the organization ever since. IGHL provides services for the intellectually-disabled. For more information on IGHL, www.ighl.org.
 (LtoR:  Andrew Weinstock, Biener Audi; Stu Gleiber, President, Board of Directors, Head Injury Association; Walter Stockton, CEO, IGHL; Liz Giordano, CEO, Head Injury Association.)<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by CaroleImperiale, , Jul 25</span>
  • Walter Stockton, CEO of Independent Group Home Living (IGHL), made a hole-in-one at the Head Injury Association charity golf outing on Monday, July 18, at the Glen Oaks Club in Old Westbury, New York. He won a 2-year lease of an Audi A4, courtesy of Biener Audi, White Plains.
 
Stockton used a 4 wood on the 214 yard, par 3, on the second hole on the white course. 
 
"You know when you hit a golf ball perfectly and that's what it felt like,' exclaimed Stockton, who founded IGHL in 1978 and has been leading the organization ever since. IGHL provides services for the intellectually-disabled. For more information on IGHL, www.ighl.org.
<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by CaroleImperiale, , Jul 25</span>
  • The Westhampton Garden Club held its annual “Hat Party” at the Quiogue home of president Mary Kelberg on Monday, July 18. Members decorated their hats in celebration of their successful July 2016 House & Garden Tour attended by more tha 500 people. Funds raised support the five public gardens the club has established: the village greens in Westhampton and Quogue, the historical garden at the Quogue Library, the Gates Memorial Garden and the butterfly garden at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge. JUDITH MCDERMOT<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jul 25</span>
  • The Westhampton Garden Club held its annual “Hat Party” at the Quiogue home of president Mary Kelberg on Monday, July 18. Members decorated their hats in celebration of their successful July 2016 House & Garden Tour attended by more tha 500 people. Funds raised support the five public gardens the club has established: the village greens in Westhampton and Quogue, the historical garden at the Quogue Library, the Gates Memorial Garden and the butterfly garden at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge. Westhampton Garden Club member Inger Mejean. JUDITH MCDERMOT<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jul 25</span>
  • The Westhampton Garden Club held its annual “Hat Party” at the Quiogue home of president Mary Kelberg on Monday, July 18. Members decorated their hats in celebration of their successful July 2016 House & Garden Tour attended by more tha 500 people. Funds raised support the five public gardens the club has established: the village greens in Westhampton and Quogue, the historical garden at the Quogue Library, the Gates Memorial Garden and the butterfly garden at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge. Westhampton Garden Club member Melissa Morgan Nelson.  JUDITH MCDERMOT<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jul 25</span>
  • The Westhampton Beach Fire Department’s heavy rescue truck, was the first apparatus to be backed into the department’s new Sunset Avenue firehouse last Thursday. The radio room computers and radios became operational that afternoon, allowing the volunteers to make the move from their temporary facilities on Seabreeze Avenue. The firefighters transported their bunker gear as well as tables, chairs, and assorted equipment to the new facility and were ready to respond to two alarms later that evening. COURTESY WESTHAMPTON BEACH FIRE DEPARTMENT<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jul 19</span>
  • Westhampton Beach varsity girls lacrosse players Hailey Daleo, left, and Eleanor Kast participated in the Long Island All-American Nassau vs. Suffolk Game on July 11 at Farmingdale High School. It was the third time both girls were selected to play in the game.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jul 18</span>
  • The Westhampton War Memorial Ambulance Association made a visit to the Westhampton Free Library last week so that youngsters could have a tour of the ambulance. Ambulance volunteer Mary Post takes some vitals from Colin Roberts.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jul 18</span>
  • Westhampton Free Library Idea Place (youth) librarians, left to right,  Marie Yervasi, Carrie Pecoraro, and Sonja Roese organized a Contract District Day, which was held on Saturday, July 16. The purpose of the event was to welcome those introduce and welcome residents from the contract districts, the areas surrounding the library that have approved the library's budget, to the library.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jul 18</span>
  • Students in the Eastern Suffolk School of Practical Nursing, sponsored by Eastern Suffolk BOCES, organized a book drive for the students at Westhampton Beach Learning Center, ultimately donating more than 100 gently used books. The student nurses visit the WHBLC for their clinical and psychiatric rotations to observe student behaviors and help identify disorders and therapies that might be helpful.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jul 12</span>
  • The Westhampton Country Club hosted its annual fireworks show on Sunday evening and they could be seen from throughout the village. NEIL SALVAGGIO<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jul 5</span>
  • Westhampton Beach Village Mayor Maria Moore officially opens Glovers Park on Friday. The park, which features a fountain, walkways, benches, tables and games, was purchased by Southampton Town using Community Preservation Fund money and will be maintained by the village. ERIN MCKINLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jul 4</span>