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  • Baby on Board Program Helps Expected Mothers at Westhampton Free Library




The Westhampton Free Library Idea Place hosted their first annual Baby on Board event on June 20. Representatives from Southampton Hospital, La Leche League of Southampton, Peconic Pediatrics, Mercy Medical Center, the Long Island Doula Association, and Cornell Cooperative Extension were available to answer expecting mothers and new mothers questions about labor and delivery, childcare classes, child nutrition and more.  Pictured (l-r) are Idea Place Librarian Melissa Fried and Idea Place Manager Sonja Roese the day of the event.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Westhampton Free Library, Westhampton Beach, Jun 29</span>
  • Patrons celebrated the fifth anniversary of the new Library building on June 26 with bagels, crafts, and a visit from Spiderman.   Children also learned to make vegetable lasagna, met book character Junie B. Jones, decorated a cookie, witnessed science experiments with Mad Science, enjoyed music from Bash the Trash, and concluded the evening with bingo and dessert! Over 400 people attended this fun-filled family event.
Pictured are Elizabeth and William Sultan with Spiderman.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Westhampton Free Library, Westhampton Beach, Jun 29</span>
  • Moriches Bay Project Hosts First Ever Oyster Fling To Save The Bay
  • Westhampton Beach High School Grads Collect Diplomas
  • Westhampton Beach Elementary School fifth-graders enjoyed a sand sculpting contest at Rogers Beach on June 22. Kate Farrell, Valerie Finke and Olivia Rongo, from left, took top honors for their "Millie The Mermaid" creation.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 25</span>
  • After a two-and-a-half year admissions process, the Westhampton Garden Club is now a member of The Garden Club of America. Founded in 1913, The Garden Club of America is a volunteer nonprofit organization comprised of 200 member clubs and approximately 18,000 club members nationwide. Westhampton Garden Club, which draws its membership from throughout the Greater Westhampton area, is the 201st member club, is one of the few admitted in recent years. Westhampton Garden Club President Mary Kelberg, left, and 1st Vice President Joy Flynn attended the welcoming party at the Garden Club of America annual meeting held May 19 in Rochester. Garden Club members, left to right, Lone Schweitzer, Lindsay Frucci and Cecelia Lazarescu working on the Gates.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 22</span>
  • After a two-and-a-half year admissions process, the Westhampton Garden Club is now a member of The Garden Club of America. Founded in 1913, The Garden Club of America is a volunteer nonprofit organization comprised of 200 member clubs and approximately 18,000 club members nationwide. Westhampton Garden Club, which draws its membership from throughout the Greater Westhampton area, is the 201st member club, is one of the few admitted in recent years. Westhampton Garden Club President Mary Kelberg, left, and 1st Vice President Joy Flynn attended the welcoming party at the Garden Club of America annual meeting held May 19 in Rochester. Garden Club members, left to right, Lone Schweitzer, Lindsay Frucci and Cecelia Lazarescu working on the Gates.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 22</span>
  • Westhampton Beach Fire Department Captain Mauro DiBenedetto, right, was named Officer of the Year during the volunteer outfit's annual dinner on Friday, June 5, at the Westhampton Country Club. Joining him were, from left, former chief John “Chip” Bancroft, Chief Ross Donneson and 2nd Assistant Chief Bill Dalton.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by COURTESY WESTHAMPTON BEACH FIRE DEPARTMENT, , Jun 8</span>
  • Westhampton Beach Fire Department volunteer Jeffrey Wachenfeld was honored as Firefighter of the Year during the organization's annual dinner on Friday, June 5, at the Westhampton Country Club. He was joined by former chief John “Chip” Bancroft, Chief Ross Donneson and 2nd Assistant Chief Bill Dalton.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by COURTESY WESTHAMPTON BEACH FIRE DEPARTMENT, , Jun 8</span>
  • Westhampton Beach Fire Department Captain Kevin Raynor holds the Chief Stephen Smith Award for outstanding assistance to the chiefs after it was presented to him during the outfit's annual dinner held at the Westhampton Country Club on Friday, June 5. With Capt. Raynor were, from left, former chief John "Chip" Bancroft, Chief Ross Donneson and 2nd Assistant Chief Bill Dalton.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by COURTESY WESTHAMPTON BEACH FIRE DEPARTMENT, , Jun 8</span>
  • Forty-eight juniors were inducted into the Westhampton Beach High School's chapter of the National Honor Society during a ceremony held on June 2.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 8</span>
  • The Flying Point Foundation for Autism awarded its 2015 scholarship to graduating Westhampton Beach High School senior Cristian Schroder, center. With him are Flying Point Foundation board member Patty Tuzzolo and Westhampton Beach School District Guidance Director Rob Finn. Christian plans to attend SUNY Cortland to study exercise science.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jun 8</span>
  • Scientists with the Moriches Bay Project, a nonprofit focused on improving the quality of water in the bay, hosted an educational breakfast on Saturday, May 23, in Westhampton Beach. Attendees learned how to make an oyster cage and about the importance of oyster farming.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted May 29</span>
  • Deaglan Patrick, the son of Westhampton Free Library Director Danielle Waskiewicz, was born on May 18 at Stony Brook University Hospital.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted May 25</span>
  • Westhampton Beach Middle School eighth-grader Elina Rulchmanova, who recently moved to the East End from Russia, designed the school's lobby case as part of a school-wide contest. Elina spent two weeks designing the showcase, which now features a hand-drawn clock surrounded by pink butterflies.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by COURTESY WESTHAMPTON BEACH SCHOOL DISTRICT, , May 21</span>
  • Members of Westhampton Beach High School Rotary Interact Club collected food and other needed items for the food pantry, located at the Immaculate Conception Church on Quiogue.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted May 18</span>
  • <br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by GWCofC, Westhampton Beach, May 18</span>
  • WHB Farmers Market Ribbon Cutting<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by GWCofC, Westhampton Beach, May 18</span>
  • WHB Farmers Market<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by GWCofC, Westhampton Beach, May 18</span>
  • <br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by GWCofC, Westhampton Beach, May 2</span>
  • <br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by GWCofC, Westhampton Beach, May 2</span>
  • Opening Day at The Westhampton Beach Farmers Market<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by GWCofC, Westhampton Beach, May 2</span>
  • This picture is from the Westhampton Free Library Science Camp: Make a Lemon Battery.  Children made an LED light illuminate by using Lemons, wire, and paper clips.  The boys are Liam and Noah Parsons and Colin Robert<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Westhampton Free Library, Westhampton Beach, May 1</span>
  • Westhampton Beach High School Class of 2015 celebrates National Decision Day on May 1st. Students posed for a picture outside of the high school on Friday morning, sporting their future college gear!<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by emmacgalasso, Westhampton, May 1</span>
  • Quogue Fire Department Holds Recruitment Open House Sunday
  • The mad dash to be the "First Under Water" was on at the third annual Spring Splash fundraiser held at Rogers Beach in Westhampton Beach on Saturday. Proceeds from the event benefitted Backpacks For Fellow Students, a group that provides food and school supplies to less fortunate students.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by NEIL SALVAGGIO, , Apr 26</span>
  • The Beach Ballerinas were excited to hit the water at the third annual Spring Splash fundraiser held at Rogers Beach in Westhampton Beach on Saturday. Proceeds from the event benefitted Backpacks For Fellow Students, a group that provides food and school supplies to less fortunate students.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by NEIL SALVAGGIO, , Apr 26</span>
  • Luca Virgin of Westhampton Beach participates in a Trike-A-Thon last week at St. Mark's Bright Beginnings Pre-School in the village. The event raised more than $9,000 for the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by COURTESY OF DAWN ORBAN, , Apr 24</span>
  • Mila Nathan of Westhampton Beach participates in a Trike-A-Thon last week at St. Mark's Bright Beginnings Pre-School in the village. The event raised more than $9,000 for the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by COURTESY OF DAWN ORBAN, , Apr 24</span>
  • The Town of Southampton Youth Bureau hosted its second annual Hamptons Got Talent Competition on Saturday, April 18, at Hampton Bays High School. James Sullivan of Westhampton Beach High School took third place.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 24</span>