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  • 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>
  • Members of the Westhampton Beach High School Gay-Straight Alliance participated in the national "Day of Silence" on Friday, April 17, a movement that began in 1996 and is designed to bring attention to the silence faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. In addition to vowing not to speak for an entire day, students signed a Day of Silence poster, pledging their opposition to harassment and bullying.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by COURTESY OF THE WESTHAMPBON BEACH SCHOOL DISTRICT, , Apr 23</span>
  • WHB Sidewalk Sale
<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by GWCofC, Westhampton Beach, Apr 19</span>
  • Members of Girl Scout Troop 333 helped clean up Pikes Beach on Saturday in time for Earth Day. From left, Paige Rignola, Julia Galasso, Cayla Kuey, Hannah Donneson and Isabella Topping. The Troop is led by Barbara Kuey and Allison Galasso.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by COURTESY OF BARBARA KUEY, , Apr 19</span>
  • Campers Meet Eight-Legged Friends At Quogue Wildlife Refuge
  • Westhampton Beach High School students visited the Eiffel Tower during their tour of France. Photo courtesy of the Westhampton Beach School District<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 6</span>
  • First-grader Olivia Virgin demonstrates her science project, "Let’s Make Clean Water," at the Westhampton Beach Elementary School's 17th annual Math, Science and Technology Fair on March 26.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by COURTESY OF THE WESTHAMPTON BEACH SCHOOL DISTRICT, , Apr 2</span>
  • Westhampton Beach Elementary School fourth-grader Lilly Moeller stands next to her project, "The Levitating Orb," during the school's 17th annual Math, Science and Technology Fair on March 26.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by COURTESY OF THE WESTHAMPTON BEACH SCHOOL DISTRICT, , Apr 2</span>
  • The Father Joseph Slomski Council of the Knights of Columbus hosted its annual Pancakes & More Breakfast on Sunday, March 29, inside the Parish Hall of the Church of the Immaculate Conception on Quiogue. The menu offerings included four kinds of pancakes-plain, blueberry, banana and chocolate chip-as well as sausage patties and juice. Clockwise from left, Knights Bob Santucci, Ray Hayes, Bob Giglio and Kevin Kelly, and church bell-ringer Cortina Green, get ready to serve patrons.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by JENNIFER BIGORA, , Mar 30</span>
  • The Father Joseph Slomski Council of the Knights of Columbus hosted its annual Pancakes & More Breakfast on Sunday, March 29, inside the Parish Hall of the Church of the Immaculate Conception on Quiogue. The menu offerings included four kinds of pancakes-plain, blueberry, banana and chocolate chip-as well as sausage patties and juice. Knight Jimmy Thorne served as master pancake flipper during the fundraiser.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by JENNIFER BIGORA, , Mar 30</span>
  • Dance Centre of the Hamptons and Manorville  was named Top Intermediate Studio on Sunday at the Kids Artistic Review Regional Competition Tour in West Islip. More than 100 dancers from Dance Centre competed Thursday through Sunday at St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School in West Islip. The Top Intermediate Studio award is presented to the school with the highest point total in the Intermediate category over the four day competition.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 24</span>
  • Winners were announced for the Westhampton High School Juried Art Show hosted by the Westhampton Free Library at a reception on March 18. First place went to Katherine Fucigna, second place, Madeline Neuberger, and third place, Haley Pisciotta. Five honorable mentions went to Harrison Aponte, Laura Halsey, Liam O’Brien, Daniel Qua and Hannah Wagner. Pictured are Madeline Neuberger and Katherine Fucigna.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 23</span>
  • Westhampton Beach High School juniors Sammy Tiska and Yesha Dalao, right, are working to raise $5,000 for the Cookies for Cancer organization before they graduate next June.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by COURTESY OF THE WESTHAMPTON BEACH SCHOOL DISTRICT, , Mar 23</span>
  • Michael Garcia of Westhampton greets a friend during the Westhampton Free Library's "Meet The Leprechaun" program on Sunday, March 15. In addition to having their photos taken with the library's leprechaun, children sampled Irish soda bread and played games.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 19</span>
  • Westhampton Beach High School student volunteers Claire Beaver, Grace Gilbakian, Catherine Penn, Brandi Gene Spano and Caity DeCara, from left, helped their school host a Special Olympics basketball tournament on March 8.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by COURTESY OF THE WESTHAMPTON BEACH SCHOOL DISTRICT, , Mar 19</span>
  • Marching in the rain - they were troopers!<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by jaspomroy34, Westhamtpon, Mar 19</span>
  • Westhampton Free Library Read Across America Event.  To celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday, children read stories and dressed up as their favorite book characters.  Pictured is Collin Roberts. <br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Westhampton Free Library, Westhampton Beach, Mar 15</span>
  • Jackie W. Vogel of Manorville has been appointed Drug Demand Reduction (DDR) officer of the 9th Suffolk Cadet Squadron Civil Air Patrol, whose members meet weekly at Francis S. Gabreski Airport in Westhampton. A senior member of the Civil Air Patrol, the auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, Mr. Vogel is a research specialist at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, as well as an 8-year veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve. A DDR officer is charged with educating cadets about drug abuse awareness and prevention.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 13</span>
  • In recognition of Dr. Seuss' birthday, Westhampton Beach Elementary School students wore "Cat In The Hat" hats on Monday, March 2, and also read some of his classic stories.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by COURTESY OF THE WESTHAMPTON BEACH SCHOOL DISTRICT, , Mar 5</span>
  • The Hampton Synagogue Hebrew School, on a recent field trip to the Beach Bakery Cafe in Westhampton Beach, learned how to make the traditional "Hamentashen" for  Jewish holiday of Purim.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 5</span>
  • At a candle-lighting ceremony on February 26, 66 Westhampton Beach Middle School eighth-graders were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by COURTESY OF THE WESTHAMPTON BEACH SCHOOL DISTRICT, , Mar 5</span>
  • Purim with Simon at Beach Bakery<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by MerylSpiegel, , Mar 5</span>
  • 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>