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  • 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>
  • Two members, Ed Cartoski, left, and Al Vicarelli, of the Westhampton VFW Post 5350 were honored as "Heroes of the Game" during a recent Long Island Ducks baseball game. A contingent of 20 members, as well as Quackerjack, the Ducks' mascot, were there to cheer them on.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jul 1</span>
  • Isabel Vincent was the recent guess of Westhampton Beach Library, where she signed copies of her new book, "Dinner with Edward." GINGER PROPPER<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jul 1</span>
  • Moriches Bay Project Hosts 'Oyster Fling'
  • East End Hospice Hosts Summer Gala
  • Bubble Waffles at Shock Ice Cream in Westhampton Beach<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Shock, , Jun 26</span>
  • RHONY alum Jill Zarin hours before her big win at the Hamptons Golf Classic XII powered by Absolut Elyx to benefit Water for People<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by jessmarsh, new york, Jun 23</span>
  • Westhampton Beach Elementary School first-graders with author illstraator David Biedrzycki, who taught them how a book is written from start to finish, during a visit to the school on June 10.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 23</span>
  • Westhampton Beach Seniors Roam Elementary School Halls One Last Time
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RHONY alum Jill Zarin hours before her big win at the Hamptons Golf Classic XII powered by Absolut Elyx to benefit Water for People<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by jessmarsh, new york, Jun 21</span>
  • Jan Camarda, circulation manager, and Sonja Roese, right, children's department manager, of Westhampton Free Library graduated from the 34th Civilian Academy during a ceremony held at the Suffolk County Police Academy in Brentwood recently. with them at the ceremony is Citizens Academy Coordinator for the Suffolk County Police Department Mitchell Savino.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 17</span>
  • The American Legion Post #834 presented a $500 scholarship award to Lauren Bauer of Westhampton. She earned the scholarship for her commitment to her community, as well as her academic excellence. She will attend College of William and Mary in the fall. Presenting the check were Post treasurer Michael Berdinka, left, and Commander Tom Hadlock.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 16</span>
  • Westhampton Beach High School students and staff united recently to help the school’s Spanish club collect donations for those affected by the devastating 7.8 earthquake that hit Ecuador in April. Hundreds of items were collected and sent to families that lost their homes and businesses. Among those who helped wtih the effort are, from left, Spanish Club members Johnny Giraldo, Jackie Ortiz, Luis Guerrero, Nahomi Mantuano and Maylin Rodriguez.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 16</span>
  • Bubble Waffles at Shock Ice Cream<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Shock, , Jun 11</span>
  • Westhampton Beach firefighter Lester Gutierrez is honored as Firefighter of the Year during the fire department's installation dinner Friday night at the Westhampton Country Club. Westhampton Beach Fire Chief Ross Donneson, left, presents Mr. Gutierrez with his award. COURTESY WESTHAMPTON BEACH FIRE DEPARTMENT<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 6</span>
  • The Pawcasso Art Studio and Pet Boutique celebrated its grand opening on Moniebogue Lane in Westhampton Beach late last month. Barbara Morterelli and Ron Shapland, the owners of the store that offers couture dog clothing, leashes, beds and other supplies, were joined by village officials at the event. From left: Ms. Morterelli, Greater Westhampton Chamber of Commerce Vice President Philip Grossman, Mr. Shapland, Westhampton Beach Mayor Maria Moore, chamber member Reeni Brill, Westhampton Beach Village Trustee Charlie Palmer, chamber member Lilian Schon, and chamber President Noelle Bass.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 3</span>
  • Westhampton Beach High School inducted 38 juniors into the National Honor Society on May 31.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 3</span>
  • Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory, right, and 2nd District Legislator Bridget Fleming, left, commend Brigadier General Thomas J. Owens II at the Legislature’s May 10 general meeting in Riverhead. With Brigadier General Owens is his wife, Karen.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted May 27</span>
  • Anthony, playing the role of the Tin Man sings "If I only had a heart" at the Westhampton Beach Learning Center production of the Wizard of Oz<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Parker, Patchogue, May 26</span>
  • Westhampton Beach High School student Ariana DeMattei recently accepted a proclamation from Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming for her community service work.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted May 26</span>
  • Augusta Greenbaum of Westhampton Beach graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated cum laude with a double major in English and art history.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted May 23</span>
  • Westhampton Beach student athletes continuing their athletic careers in college include: top row, from left, Devin Laube (Endicott/football), Mynor Martinez (Bryant and Stratton/soccer and track), Nick Arpino (Ithaca/baseball), Brian Haley (Mount St. Mary's/lacrosse). Middle row, from left, Jeffrey Schulz (SUNY Potsdam/soccer), Bryce Phillips (Hamilton/football), Eric Caldwell (Western Connecticut State/lacrosse), Emmanuel Clarke (Western Connecticut State/football), Shea Casey (SUNY Geneseo/volleyball). Bottom row, from left, Caroline Corrigan (Sacred Heart/lacrosse), Caitlin Smith (University of Denver/lacrosse), Bella Recchion (Syracuse/lacrosse), Sunny Foglia (Rivier University/volleyball), Maddie Neuberger (Roger Williams/volleyball), Keira Kelly (Notre Dame/track). Not pictured: Will Reed (Covenant College/golf) and Jeffrey Dalder (City College of New York/baseball).<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted May 19</span>
  • Westhampton Beach student athletes continuing their athletic careers in college include: top row, from left, Devin Laube (Endicott/football), Mynor Martinez (Bryant and Stratton/soccer and track), Nick Arpino (Ithaca/club baseball), Brian Haley (Mount St. Mary's). Middle row, from left, Jeffrey Schulz (SUNY Potsdam/soccer), Bryce Phillips (Hamilton/football), Eric Caldwell (Western Connecticut State/lacrosse), Emmanuel Clarke (Western Connecticut State/football), Shea Casey (SUNY Geneseo/volleyball). Bottom row, from left, Caroline Corrigan (Sacred Heart/lacrosse), Caitlin Smith (University of Denver/lacrosse), Bella Recchion (Syracuse/lacrosse), Sunny Foglia (Rivier University/volleyball), Maddie Neuberger (Roger Williams/volleyball), Keira Kelly (Notre Dame/track). Not pictured: Will Reed (Covenant College/golf) and Jeffrey Dalder (City College of New York/baseball).<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted May 17</span>
  • Westhampton Beach student athletes continuing their athletic careers in college include: top row, from left, Devin Laube (Endicott/football), Mynor Martinez (Bryant and Stratton/soccer and track), Nick Arpino (Ithaca/baseball), Brian Haley (Mount St. Mary's). Middle row, from left, Jeffrey Schulz (SUNY Potsdam/soccer), Bryce Phillips (Hamilton/football), Eric Caldwell (Western Connecticut State/lacrosse), Emmanuel Clarke (Western Connecticut State/football), Shea Casey (SUNY Geneseo/volleyball). Bottom row, from left, Caroline Corrigan (Sacred Heart/lacrosse), Caitlin Smith (University of Denver/lacrosse), Bella Recchion (Syracuse/lacrosse), Sunny Foglia (Rivier University/volleyball), Maddie Neuberger (Roger Williams/volleyball), Keira Kelly (Notre Dame/track). Not pictured: Will Reed (Covenant College/golf) and Jeffrey Dalder (City College of New York/baseball).<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted May 17</span>