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Westhampton Beach Community Notes, November 3

Nov 1, 2011 11:43 AM

I received calls last week from several readers alerting me about two houses—one on Summit Boulevard in Westhampton and the other on South Country Road in Remsenburg—that were all decked out for Halloween. I grabbed my camera after work that day and took a ride to see them for myself.

When I drove up Summit, it was hard to miss the house. There were decorations everywhere, including the garage, which was cleared of vehicles and made to look like a mad scientist’s laboratory. I spoke with the creators—Deborah Kirschenbaum and her daughter, Amy—who explained that Halloween is their favorite holiday and that their decorations grow every year. They said the garage was a new addition this year and they were going to make the trick-or-treaters walk through the spooky lab to earn their candy.

Next, I took a ride over to the King residence in Remsenburg where there was an old red tractor eerily lit on the front lawn with a farmer at its helm who had a lit pumpkin for a head. Neighbors told me the Kings have been decorating their home like that for years. It made for some cool photos.

If you haven’t noticed, there is a lot less going on in our village these days, so I urge you to send me information on your upcoming events or even just to wish a relative a happy birthday or anniversary. You can email me at, just please make sure you get me the info the weekend before an event is scheduled!

Don’t forget that daylight-saving time ends this weekend, so turn your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday night. We all gain an hour of sleep on Sunday—that’s the good news. The bad? Starting next week it will be dark when we get out of work at 5 p.m. Bummer.

Get Your Tickets: Family Counseling Services is hosting its annual Holiday Party on Friday, November 4, from 7 to 11 p.m., at the Westhampton Country Club on Potunk Lane in Westhampton Beach. Tickets are $150 per person and will get you cocktails, dinner, dancing and dessert. For more information, call 288-1954, ext. 249.

Westhampton Beach High School students will be performing the Neil Simon play “Fools” in the school auditorium this weekend. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 4, and Saturday, November 5, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 6. There is no charge to attend and all are welcome.

Congratulations go out this week to several of our Westhampton Beach High School sports teams. The football team made the playoffs with a win over Bellport last weekend, securing a No. 2 seeding. Show some support and cheer on the Hurricanes this Friday, November 4, at 6:30 p.m., under the lights at the Carl Hansen Memorial Field when they take on Bellport again.

The girls and boys soccer teams, as well as the girls volleyball team, also made the playoffs. Good job! For the full playoff schedule, please check Go Canes!

High Tea Time: The Westhampton Methodist Church, located at 119 Montauk Highway, will host a Fall High Tea on Saturday, November 5, from 1 until 4 p.m. There will be a white elephant table, gift baskets, crafts and a baked goods table. A donation of $5 is requested. Refreshments will be available.

The Westhampton Beach Junior Fire Department asked me to remind everyone that the week of November 14-18 is Anti-Bullying Week and that we should all “stop and think, “lend a hand” and “be a part of the solution, NOT part of the problem.”

Kym Laube and Allison Galasso from HUGS, Human Growth and Understanding Seminars, wanted me to remind everyone about the Westhampton Beach Middle School Drop-In Center that opened on November 2. The center is open to all middle school students from the Town of Southampton. For more information, call HUGS at 288-9505.

Save These Dates: The Quogue Association will host the next meeting of the Gabreski Airport Community Advisory Board on Thursday, November 10, at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at Quogue Village Hall on Jessup Avenue. Attendees will hear about pending applications at the Westhampton airport and will be allowed to ask questions. All are invited.

The Knights of Columbus Father Joseph Slomski Council 7423 of Westhampton will hold its annual wreath laying ceremony, honoring all veterans, at the Westhampton Cemetery on Friday, November 11, at 4 p.m.. For more details, call 878-2853.

Lastly, time is running out for you to take advantage of our award-winning Westhampton Beach Farmers Market. The last day to grab your goodies until next spring is Saturday, November 19. Stock up the next couple Saturdays! Thank you to all the vendors and organizers—it is great having a local farmers market as an option on Saturday mornings.

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