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  • After learning about the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, Westhampton Beach Elementary School fourth-grader Max Atkinson created a lemonade stand raising $200 and has since started a fundraising campaign within his school. He’s handed out flyers and spoke to his peers over his school’s public address system. His goal is to raise more money for Houston, Texas, football player J.J. Watt’s Houston Flood Relief Campaign on Youcaring.com.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Sep 22</span>
  • Dozens of Westhampton Beach High School students have earned the title of Advanced Placement Scholar. In total, 42 students were named AP Scholars; 14 earned the recognition of AP Scholar with Honor; and 11 were named as an AP Scholar with Distinction. To earn a scholar recognition, students are required to score a 3 or higher on three or more AP exams; to be recognized as a Scholar with Honor, students must earn a 3.25 on all AP exams taken and grade of 3 or higher on four or more of those exams; and for a Scholar with Distinction award, students must receive an average score of 3.5 on all AP exams and grades of 4 or higher on five or more of the exams.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Sep 21</span>
  • Westhampton Beach High School musicians, from left, Comeragh Sheehan, flute; Cailyn Monastero, oboe; and Jackson Parli, vpcals, have been named as NYSSMA All-State performers.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Sep 19</span>
  • Westhampton Beach High School senior Adam Sheren, has been selected as a semifinalist in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. He earned the recognition based on his PSAT scores. Adam intends to study within the field medicine in college, is the vice president of his school’s National Honor Society and member of the school’s pep band and jazz ensemble. He is also plays varsity tennis.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Sep 19</span>
  • St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Westhampton Beach hosted a "Mass on the Grass" rally on Sunday, September 10. It was followed by a barbecue.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Sep 11</span>
  • The new school year is under way and at Westhampton Beach Elementary School kindergartners Pablo Lopez Espana, Evan Pereyra and Arden Faloon explored the pages of a book on the second day of school.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Sep 7</span>
  • John Wagner made a hole-in-one at the VFW Post 5350 golf outing last Thursday at The Vineyards. His score helped Ron Michne’s “Village Graphics” team win the “scramble” with 13-under-par score. John, who also won the "longest drive” prize. NEIL SALVAGGIO<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Sep 5</span>
  • The Westhampton Free Library recently paid tribute to World War II veteran Creighton Berry, third from right, as a Hometown Hero. At the presentation were aide to U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin, Jeanette W. Smith;  Cleveland Johnson III; Westhampton Free Library trustees Mitchell Schecter and Mary Anne Yutes, Claire Berry; Library Director Danielle Waskiewicz and VFW Post 5350 Commander William Hughes.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Aug 29</span>
  • Westhampton Beach Fire Department volunteers extinguish a car fire as part of a demonstration at the department's annual open house on Sunday. Guests at the event were given rides around town on the department’s brush truck and its antique Mack engine. For the children there were hose games, a bouncy house, and a visit by Sparky the firefighting dog. They also received fire safety instruction and got to practice putting out a fire with a fire extinguisher. In addition to the car fire drill there were two heavy rescue drills and a demonstration of the department’s new drone and its use in water and ice rescues. COURTESY WESTHAMPTON BEACH FIRE DEPARTMENT<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Aug 21</span>
  • Two-year-old Caia O’Keefe of London, England, practices her firefighting skills with some help from firefighter Kristen Gordon at Westhampton Beach Fire Department’s open house on Sunday. Guests at the event were given rides around town on the department’s brush truck and its antique Mack engine. For the children there were hose games, a bouncy house, and a visit by Sparky the firefighting dog. They also received fire safety instruction and got to practice putting out a fire with a fire extinguisher. There were two heavy rescue drills and a demonstration of the department’s new drone and its use in water and ice rescues. And at the end of the day the guests were able to observe the volunteers putting out a pair of car fires. COURTESY WESTHAMPTON BEACH FIRE DEPARTMENT<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Aug 21</span>
  • Helping Hands - Staff assist the students at Westhampton Beach Learning Center with the creation of their individualized Make Your Own Pizza project.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Parker, Patchogue, Aug 10</span>
  • Helping Hands - Staff assist the students at Westhampton Beach Learning Center with the creation of their individualized Make Your Own Pizza project.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Parker, Patchogue, Aug 10</span>
  • Westhampton Beach Learning Center students find success and satisfaction in their Make Your Own Pizza Project.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Parker, Patchogue, Aug 10</span>
  • ESBOCES Westhampton Beach Learning Center students participate in a hands-on pizza project. Make Your Own Pizza. Education is fun.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Parker, Patchogue, Aug 10</span>
  • The Westhampton Beach Historical Society hosted its house tour and cocktail party on August 5. It featured three historic homes on Woodbridge Lane in Quiogue, all of which had benn meticulously restored to their 1800s grandeur. Among those attending were, left to right, Ernie Hutton, Anne Moore Hutton, Pam McBride, Kate Kipp, Peter McBride, Adam McBride, Marcia McBride and Tim McBride.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Aug 7</span>
  • Mambo Kitchen, a restaurant in Westhampton Beach, hosted its inaugural Westhampton Beach Cleanup, along with the Surfrider Foundation's Eastern Long Island Chapter, last week. About 70 people showed up at Rogers Beach and covered the area from Ponquogue to Cupsogue for about two hours, filling 70 bags of trash collected from the beaches. Sunset Sanitation donated its services and  picked up the collected garbage. Afterward, Mambo Kitchen hosted a thank you party with food, and raffle prizes from local stores and national companies, and raising $500 in food sales for Surfrider.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Aug 6</span>
  • Mambo Kitchen, a restaurant in Westhampton Beach, hosted its inaugural Westhampton Beach Cleanup, along with the Surfrider Foundation's Eastern Long Island Chapter, last week. About 70 people showed up at Rogers Beach and covered the area from Ponquogue to Cupsogue for about two hours, filling 70 bags of trash collected from the beaches. Sunset Sanitation donated its services and  picked up the collected garbage. Afterward, Mambo Kitchen hosted a thank you party with food, and raffle prizes from local stores and national companies, and raising $500 in food sales for Surfrider.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Aug 6</span>
  • Mambo Kitchen, a restaurant in Westhampton Beach, hosted its inaugural Westhampton Beach Cleanup, along with the Surfrider Foundation's Eastern Long Island Chapter, last week. About 70 people showed up at Rogers Beach and covered the area from Ponquogue to Cupsogue for about two hours, filling 70 bags of trash collected from the beaches. Sunset Sanitation donated its services and  picked up the collected garbage. Afterward, Mambo Kitchen hosted a thank you party with food, and raffle prizes from local stores and national companies, and raising $500 in food sales for Surfrider.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Aug 6</span>
  • As part of the Westhampton Free Library’s tween garden club, participants recently helped plant and care for flowers and other vegetation in the library’s tween garden space. With help from children’s librarian Kristina Nash, the participants also learned about different types of plant life and gardening techniques.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jul 31</span>
  • American Legion Westhampton Post #834 presented a $500 scholarship to David Cable a recent meeting. At the presentation were, left to right, Post Commander Tom Hadlock, David Cable and Past Commander Bill Matthews.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jul 20</span>
  • Many campers from Raynor Country Day Camp participated in the kids fun run at the Joe Koziarz 5K on Saturday. Kate Lynch is ready to run.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jul 18</span>
  • Many campers from Raynor Country Day Camp participated in the kids fun run at the Joe Koziarz 5K on Saturday. Young Rory Coonan races towards the finish alongside a "big kid."<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jul 18</span>
  • Many campers from Raynor Country Day Camp participated in the kids fun run at the Joe Koziarz 5K on Saturday.Justin Piazza with his gold medal.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jul 18</span>
  • Many campers from Raynor Country Day Camp participated in the kids fun run at the Joe Koziarz 5K on Saturday. Camp counselor Ashlyn Burbano cheers on the runners as they race down Library Avenue.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jul 18</span>
  • Le Cabaret, a line mass design created by Joy Flynn, won first place in the floral design category at La Belle Epoque, the Westhampton Garden Club's 2017 Flower Show held on July 15. More than 400 people visited the floral design, horticulture, photography and conservation exhibits at St. Mark's Parish Hall. Ms. Flynn is president of the club.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jul 18</span>
  • More than 200 Westhampton Beach students are spending their summer mornings learning and playing at the district’s summer recreation program, which runs through July. During the four-week program, held at Westhampton Beach Elementary School, students in kindergarten through grade eight, participate in a wide variety of activities, including sports, crafts, art, computers and science. Additionally, students are treated to special programs provided by local businesses.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jul 14</span>
  • More than 200 Westhampton Beach students are spending their summer mornings learning and playing at the district’s summer recreation program, which runs through July. During the four-week program, held at Westhampton Beach Elementary School, students in kindergarten through grade eight, participate in a wide variety of activities, including sports, crafts, art, computers and science. Additionally, students are treated to special programs provided by local businesses. 2. Julianne Durnan and Ava Combuechen designed string bracelets during the program.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jul 14</span>
  • Moriches by was hopping on the Fourth of July.  JEN BIGORA<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jul 10</span>
  • Chris (left) and CJ (right) Andrews won the Father-Son Golf Tournament, held Sunday, July 9, at the Westhampton Country Club. Pictured here with golf pro Bobby Jenkins.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jul 10</span>
  • Little Free Library in the Toddler Park, WHB.  Thank you Westhampton Library!<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Mayor Moore, Westhampton Beach, Jul 6</span>