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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>
  • Fifth-grade student, Mia Valenzuela, takes a lap while getting a few high-fives from the fourth-graders at the Westhampton Beach Elementary School "Fun Run" held in the gymnasium on Wednesday, September 20. Students ran a total of 35 laps each around the gymnasium at the school-wide event which raised over $19,000 to support the school's Parent Teacher Association.    JENNIFER BIGORA<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Sep 21</span>
  • Fifth-grade students, Anthony Pilo, front, and Brayden Mackie, back, take a lap while getting a high-fives from the fourth-graders at the Westhampton Beach Elementary School "Fun Run" held in the gymnasium on Wednesday, September 20. Students ran a total of 35 laps each around the gymnasium at the school-wide event which raised over $19,000 to support the school's Parent Teacher Association.   JENNIFER BIGORA<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Sep 21</span>
  • Fourth graders at Westhampton Beach Elementary School took their turn in running a lap at the "Fun Run" in the school's gymnasium on Wednesday, September 20. The fundraiser gained tremendous community support, raising over $19,000 before the event even took place, to support the annual needs of the school's Parent Teacher Association.     JENNIFER BIGORA<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Sep 21</span>
  •  LongHouse Reserve’s Landscape Awards Luncheon<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by cpetree, new york, Sep 20</span>
  • emarkable design meets Mother Nature at LongHouse Reserve’s Landscape Awards Luncheon, which was held on Saturday, September 16. The event, a celebration of outstanding landscape design and creativity, was held at the 16-acre Reserve in East Hampton. Additionally, LongHouse hosted a pre-awards lecture featuring honorees Deborah Nevins and Kris Jarantoski at Hoie Hall at St. Luke’s Church in East Hampton beforehand.

Guests included: Caroline Bauman, Dianne Benson, EddieCorcoran, Alex Feleppa, Manuel Fernandez-Casteleiro, Devon Fredericks, Pamela Governale, Hal Hunnicut, David Swers, Sara Thompson, Mariah Thompson, Mariah Whitmore, John Whitmore

The biennial event was held in partnership with Garden Design magazine, which also honored for the Publication Award. The Longhouse Landscaping Awards Luncheon also honored the work of Ms. Deborah Nevins with the Landscape Award. Warrie Price, President and Founder of The Battery Conservancy, presented Deborah with the award which celebrates her spectacular civic gardens. She is a highly regarded landscape designer and founder of the Manhattan-based eponymous firm which has been responsible for projects all over the world, most notably the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center in Athens, Greece and a number of significant green-roof plantings.

The LongHouse Garden Direction Award was given to Mr. Kris Jarantosk. Kris is the outgoing Executive Vice President and Director of the Chicago Botanic Garden and Nicole Williams, who has served on the Board with him, presented him his award. Mr. Jarantosk was recognized for his extraordinary efforts at building the Chicago Botanic Garden. Retiring after 25 years, Kris has played a major role in the creation of the 27 distinct gardens and four natural areas of the renowned Botanic Gardens’ 385-acre campus.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by cpetree, new york, Sep 20</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>
  • Planned Parenthood of Hudson Peconic board member Ann Pogue; board chair, Joan Rosen; president and CEO Vincent Russell; and board member Wendy Gardner at the opening of the new office in Riverhead on Friday.    RICHARD LEWIN<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Sep 18</span>
  • Montauk Fire Department Treasurer Dick White, Captain Edward "Ed" Ecker, Jr. and Harold "Herb" Herbert at the Montauk Fire Department's Big Bucks Bonanza raffle on Sunday. RICHARD LEWIN<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Sep 18</span>
  • The seventh annual Donald T. Sharkey Memorial Motorcycle Ride took place on Sunday. Motorcyclists, led by Red Knights Chapter 25,rode from the Bridgehampton Firehouse to Montauk Point and back to the Highway Restaurant to raise money for the Donald T Sharkey Memorial Community Fund. KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Sep 18</span>
  • The very first Cars and Coffee took place at the Bridgehampton Museum on Saturday. Dozens of cars, vintage and fast, were on display.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Sep 18</span>
  • The seventh annual Donald T. Sharkey Memorial Motorcycle Ride took place on Sunday. Motorcyclists, led by Red Knights Chapter 25,rode from the Bridgehampton Firehouse to Montauk Point and back to the Highway Restaurant to raise money for the Donald T Sharkey Memorial Community Fund. KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Sep 18</span>
  • The seventh annual Donald T. Sharkey Memorial Motorcycle Ride took place on Sunday. Motorcyclists, led by Red Knights Chapter 25,rode from the Bridgehampton Firehouse to Montauk Point and back to the Highway Restaurant to raise money for the Donald T Sharkey Memorial Community Fund.Tina Piette and Mike Davis, president of the Red Knights, set out.  KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Sep 18</span>
  • Surfers Healing, which provides a day of surf therapy for children with special needs, made its annual stop at Ditch Plains Beach in Montauk on Friday. KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Sep 18</span>
  • Surfers Healing, which provides a day of surf therapy for children with special needs, made its annual stop at Ditch Plains Beach in Montauk on Friday. KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Sep 18</span>
  • Surfers Healing, which provides a day of surf therapy for children with special needs, made its annual stop at Ditch Plains Beach in Montauk on Friday. KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Sep 18</span>
  • Surfers Healing, which provides a day of surf therapy for children with special needs, made its annual stop at Ditch Plains Beach in Montauk on Friday. KYRIL BROMLEY<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Sep 18</span>
  • Inaugural Great Eastern Music Festival Held At Lighthouse
  • Raynor Country Day School hosted its annual Bus Safety Assembly last week. During the 45-minute, hands-on and interactive assembly, the students reviewed bus safety rules, created a bus-themed "craftivity," and took a "ride" on the school bus. Oscar Gallacher gets some help making an "emergency" exit.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Sep 18</span>
  • Raynor Country Day School hosted its annual Bus Safety Assembly last Friday. During the 45-minute, hands-on and interactive assembly, the students reviewed bus safety rules, created a bus-themed "craftivity," and took a "ride" on the school bus. Pre-K students Vanessa Benevente and Gianna Trimarco.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Sep 18</span>
  • Hampton Bays High School junior Nicole Culmone recently delivered backpacks and supplies to students in need at Hampton Bays Elementary School.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Sep 18</span>
  • Hampton Bays High School senior Daniel Dimijan has been named a National Merit Semifinalist. He qualified based on his PSAT score and intends to study computer science in college, is a member of his high school’s robotics team, runs cross-country and participates in the high school’s band and chorus.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Sep 18</span>
  • More than a dozen seniors at Hampton Bays High School were recognized by the College Board as Advanced Placement Scholars.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Sep 18</span>
  • Tuckahoe students and their families helped hurricane victims and their families by donating canned food, batteries, diapers and wipes, baby food and formula, toiletries and cleaning supplies. Jernick Moving and Storage, located in Greenport, sent a truck to bring supplies to hard-hit areas.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Sep 14</span>