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Members of the Southampton High School Class of 2009 gathered for its 10-year reunion on November 29 at the North Sea Tavern.

Members of the Southampton High School Class of 2009 gathered for its 10-year reunion on November 29 at the North Sea Tavern.

Southampton High School girls varsity soccer players, from left, Ellie Avallone, Carli Cameron and Taylor Zukowky were recognized at the Suffolk County Division II Awards Dinner on November 26 at Villa Lombardi’s in Holbrook. Avallone and Zukosky received All-Division awards, while Cameron was honored with All-County.

Southampton High School girls varsity soccer players, from left, Ellie Avallone, Carli Cameron and Taylor Zukowky were recognized at the Suffolk County Division II Awards Dinner on November 26 at Villa Lombardi’s in Holbrook. Avallone and Zukosky received All-Division awards, while Cameron was honored with All-County.

Southampton High School seniors Phillips Ferraiuolo and Caraline Oakley were honored by the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance on December 3 as winners of the Suffolk Zone Student Leadership Award. The pair were selected based upon their excellence in physical education, leadership ability and service to the community.

Southampton High School seniors Phillips Ferraiuolo and Caraline Oakley were honored by the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance on December 3 as winners of the Suffolk Zone Student Leadership Award. The pair were selected based upon their excellence in physical education, leadership ability and service to the community.

Eighth-graders in Kelly Russell’s critical literacy class at Westhampton Beach Middle School gave back to the district's Hurricane Foundation by organizing an escape room fundraiser on December 3. The inspiration for the event began in seventh grade, when the students learned about the United Nations Messengers of Peace program as part of their curriculum. Expanding on the lesson this year, they decided to organize a fundraiser for which they designed an escape room around the theme of “evil science lab.” Participants were given clues and moved through 10 rooms to solve riddles, find a blueprint and race back to the school’s cafeteria to crack the final code. The event also included a student-run bake sale and a photo booth featuring various props, ultimately raising more than $800.

Eighth-graders in Kelly Russell’s critical literacy class at Westhampton Beach Middle School gave back to the district's Hurricane Foundation by organizing an escape room fundraiser on December 3. The inspiration for the event began in seventh grade, when the students learned about the United Nations Messengers of Peace program as part of their curriculum. Expanding on the lesson this year, they decided to organize a fundraiser for which they designed an escape room around the theme of “evil science lab.” Participants were given clues and moved through 10 rooms to solve riddles, find a blueprint and race back to the school’s cafeteria to crack the final code. The event also included a student-run bake sale and a photo booth featuring various props, ultimately raising more than $800.

Hampton Bays Middle School’s Harmonizers performedg at Radio City Music Hall on November 23 to a sold-out audience of 6,000. The 26- member vocal ensemble sang a cappella renditions of holiday songs before the curtain opened on the Christmas Spectacular featuring the Rockettes. Nickolette Kacharaba conducted the group and Carolanne Mazur accompanied them with body percussion.

Hampton Bays Middle School’s Harmonizers performedg at Radio City Music Hall on November 23 to a sold-out audience of 6,000. The 26- member vocal ensemble sang a cappella renditions of holiday songs before the curtain opened on the Christmas Spectacular featuring the Rockettes. Nickolette Kacharaba conducted the group and Carolanne Mazur accompanied them with body percussion.

Hampton Bays High School Baymen Lucas Brown and Rebecca Heaney were honored by the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance on December 3 as winners of the Suffolk Zone Student Leadership Award. The seniors were selected based on their excellence in physical education, leadership ability and service to the community. During her tenure in Hampton Bays, Heaney has played soccer, basketball and softball. She plans to attend SUNY Cortland in the fall to study physical education. Brown has played football and basketball. He plans to study physical education at Suffolk County Community College in the fall.

Hampton Bays High School Baymen Lucas Brown and Rebecca Heaney were honored by the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance on December 3 as winners of the Suffolk Zone Student Leadership Award. The seniors were selected based on their excellence in physical education, leadership ability and service to the community. During her tenure in Hampton Bays, Heaney has played soccer, basketball and softball. She plans to attend SUNY Cortland in the fall to study physical education. Brown has played football and basketball. He plans to study physical education at Suffolk County Community College in the fall.

Hampton Bays High School Baymen Lucas Brown and Rebecca Heaney were honored by the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance on December 3 as winners of the Suffolk Zone Student Leadership Award. The seniors were selected based on their excellence in physical education, leadership ability and service to the community. During her tenure in Hampton Bays, Heaney has played soccer, basketball and softball. She plans to attend SUNY Cortland in the fall to study physical education. Brown has played football and basketball. He plans to study physical education at Suffolk County Community College in the fall.

Hampton Bays High School Baymen Lucas Brown and Rebecca Heaney were honored by the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance on December 3 as winners of the Suffolk Zone Student Leadership Award. The seniors were selected based on their excellence in physical education, leadership ability and service to the community. During her tenure in Hampton Bays, Heaney has played soccer, basketball and softball. She plans to attend SUNY Cortland in the fall to study physical education. Brown has played football and basketball. He plans to study physical education at Suffolk County Community College in the fall.

Westhampton Beach High School seniors Isabelle Smith and Jack Naglieri were honored by the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance on December 3 as winners of the Suffolk Zone Student Leadership Award. The pair were selected based on their excellence in physical education, leadership ability and service to the community.

Westhampton Beach High School seniors Isabelle Smith and Jack Naglieri were honored by the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance on December 3 as winners of the Suffolk Zone Student Leadership Award. The pair were selected based on their excellence in physical education, leadership ability and service to the community.

The Hampton Bays Beautification Association presented its annual awards at its holiday party last week. FMichael Braun of Silver Bay Lending, left, and Kenneth Pagano of Allstate Insurance were given the group's Community Beautification Award for 2019. ValerieZuccarelli and Susan von Freddi, second from right, made the presentation.

The Hampton Bays Beautification Association presented its annual awards at its holiday party last week. FMichael Braun of Silver Bay Lending, left, and Kenneth Pagano of Allstate Insurance were given the group's Community Beautification Award for 2019. ValerieZuccarelli and Susan von Freddi, second from right, made the presentation.

East Quogue Elementary School first-graders gathered for a Thanksgiving feast before their break.

East Quogue Elementary School first-graders gathered for a Thanksgiving feast before their break.

Raynor Country Day School hosted its annual Winter Concert for students in fourth- through sixth-grade. During the event, the senior band, jazz band, senior chorus, the ukulele ensemble and piano soloists performed. The senior chorus performing.

Raynor Country Day School hosted its annual Winter Concert for students in fourth- through sixth-grade. During the event, the senior band, jazz band, senior chorus, the ukulele ensemble and piano soloists performed. The senior chorus performing.

Raynor Country Day School hosted its annual Winter Concert for students in fourth- through sixth-grade. During the event, the senior band, jazz band, senior chorus, the ukulele ensemble and piano soloists performed. Dan Schumacher ready to perform.

Raynor Country Day School hosted its annual Winter Concert for students in fourth- through sixth-grade. During the event, the senior band, jazz band, senior chorus, the ukulele ensemble and piano soloists performed. Dan Schumacher ready to perform.

Raynor Country Day School hosted its annual Winter Concert for students in fourth- through sixth-grade. During the event, the senior band, jazz band, senior chorus, the ukulele ensemble and piano soloists performed. Parker Roppelt and George Nikolopoulos warming up for the performance.

Raynor Country Day School hosted its annual Winter Concert for students in fourth- through sixth-grade. During the event, the senior band, jazz band, senior chorus, the ukulele ensemble and piano soloists performed. Parker Roppelt and George Nikolopoulos warming up for the performance.

Southampton Fresh Air Home for physically challenged youth hosted its annual holiday party on Saturday, December 7, welcoming more than 125 former and current campers, along with friends and family. The home’s volunteers and counselors served lunch and distributed gifts purchased with donations received on #GivingTuesday. There was even a visit from Santa. Southampton Fresh Air Home offers both summer camp programs and year-round programs providing recreational and educational activities. NIELS SCHRODER

Southampton Fresh Air Home for physically challenged youth hosted its annual holiday party on Saturday, December 7, welcoming more than 125 former and current campers, along with friends and family. The home’s volunteers and counselors served lunch and distributed gifts purchased with donations received on #GivingTuesday. There was even a visit from Santa. Southampton Fresh Air Home offers both summer camp programs and year-round programs providing recreational and educational activities. NIELS SCHRODER

Southampton Fresh Air Home for physically challenged youth hosted its annual holiday party on Saturday, December 7, welcoming more than 125 former and current campers, along with friends and family. The home’s volunteers and counselors served lunch and distributed gifts purchased with donations received on #GivingTuesday. There was even a visit from Santa. Southampton Fresh Air Home offers both summer camp programs and year-round programs providing recreational and educational activities. NIELS SCHRODER

Southampton Fresh Air Home for physically challenged youth hosted its annual holiday party on Saturday, December 7, welcoming more than 125 former and current campers, along with friends and family. The home’s volunteers and counselors served lunch and distributed gifts purchased with donations received on #GivingTuesday. There was even a visit from Santa. Southampton Fresh Air Home offers both summer camp programs and year-round programs providing recreational and educational activities. NIELS SCHRODER

Southampton Fresh Air Home for physically challenged youth hosted its annual holiday party on Saturday, December 7, welcoming more than 125 former and current campers, along with friends and family. The home’s volunteers and counselors served lunch and distributed gifts purchased with donations received on #GivingTuesday. There was even a visit from Santa. Southampton Fresh Air Home offers both summer camp programs and year-round programs providing recreational and educational activities. NIELS SCHRODER

Southampton Fresh Air Home for physically challenged youth hosted its annual holiday party on Saturday, December 7, welcoming more than 125 former and current campers, along with friends and family. The home’s volunteers and counselors served lunch and distributed gifts purchased with donations received on #GivingTuesday. There was even a visit from Santa. Southampton Fresh Air Home offers both summer camp programs and year-round programs providing recreational and educational activities. NIELS SCHRODER

The Westhampton Beach Fire Department Juniors helped out at the Winter Festival on Saturday, December 7 by assisting young children with roasting marshmallows over an open fire and other activities. From left, Eoughan Hayward, Connor Puch, Carter Padavan, Steve Frano, Village Mayor Maria Moore, Zoe Stokes, Makayla Messina, Advisor Chris Kampher, Advisor Paul Hoyle, Evan Hoyle, Natalie Runowski, Finnegan Hayward, Jayson Kampher and Michelle Castro.

The Westhampton Beach Fire Department Juniors helped out at the Winter Festival on Saturday, December 7 by assisting young children with roasting marshmallows over an open fire and other activities. From left, Eoughan Hayward, Connor Puch, Carter Padavan, Steve Frano, Village Mayor Maria Moore, Zoe Stokes, Makayla Messina, Advisor Chris Kampher, Advisor Paul Hoyle, Evan Hoyle, Natalie Runowski, Finnegan Hayward, Jayson Kampher and Michelle Castro.

Westhampton Beach Elementary School students, including, from left, Brian Cruz Cordova, Fabiana Rodriquez Flores and Kenna Rogue Gutierrez, participated in an Hour of Code during Computer Science Education Week.

Westhampton Beach Elementary School students, including, from left, Brian Cruz Cordova, Fabiana Rodriquez Flores and Kenna Rogue Gutierrez, participated in an Hour of Code during Computer Science Education Week.

To give back to the community, members of the Hampton Bays Elementary School K-Kids community service club recently organized a coat drive. All coats will be donated to local families in need. From left,  K-Kids Liam Fitzgerald, Sean Donahue and John Hayes.

To give back to the community, members of the Hampton Bays Elementary School K-Kids community service club recently organized a coat drive. All coats will be donated to local families in need. From left, K-Kids Liam Fitzgerald, Sean Donahue and John Hayes.

Hampton Bays High School students honored U.S. Navy veteran Dick Crescenzo during a flag ceremony on December 6. Among the students at the ceremony were three students who will be entering the military following graduation. From left, Pedro Robles (U.S. Army), Mr. Crescenzo, Kyle Rodriguez (U.S. Air Force) and Sophia Gonzalez (U.S. Air Force).

Hampton Bays High School students honored U.S. Navy veteran Dick Crescenzo during a flag ceremony on December 6. Among the students at the ceremony were three students who will be entering the military following graduation. From left, Pedro Robles (U.S. Army), Mr. Crescenzo, Kyle Rodriguez (U.S. Air Force) and Sophia Gonzalez (U.S. Air Force).

The Water Mill Community Club hosted its annual Christmas on the Green on Sunday, which included a visit from Santa.

The Water Mill Community Club hosted its annual Christmas on the Green on Sunday, which included a visit from Santa.

Sara Blue and Edyle O'Brien  at the Maureen's Haven Homeless Outreach winter benefit on Saturday night at Seasons of Southampton. TOM KOCHIE

Sara Blue and Edyle O'Brien at the Maureen's Haven Homeless Outreach winter benefit on Saturday night at Seasons of Southampton. TOM KOCHIE

David Agtsteribbe, Maria Moore, Rick Martel, Russel Blue and David O'Shea at the Maureen's Haven Homeless Outreach winter benefit on Saturday night at Seasons of Southampton.  TOM KOCHIE

David Agtsteribbe, Maria Moore, Rick Martel, Russel Blue and David O'Shea at the Maureen's Haven Homeless Outreach winter benefit on Saturday night at Seasons of Southampton. TOM KOCHIE

Martha and Mark Potter at the Maureen's Haven Homeless Outreach winter benefit on Saturday night at Seasons of Southampton. TOM KOCHIE

Martha and Mark Potter at the Maureen's Haven Homeless Outreach winter benefit on Saturday night at Seasons of Southampton. TOM KOCHIE

Elise Douglas, Sandy Griffin and Diane Vitale at the Maureen's Haven Homeless Outreach winter benefit on Saturday night at Seasons of Southampton. TOM KOCHIE

Elise Douglas, Sandy Griffin and Diane Vitale at the Maureen's Haven Homeless Outreach winter benefit on Saturday night at Seasons of Southampton. TOM KOCHIE

Kids shoot hoops during the Lights Out! Glow Night event at the SYS facility in Southampton on Friday night.  MICHAEL HELLER

Kids shoot hoops during the Lights Out! Glow Night event at the SYS facility in Southampton on Friday night. MICHAEL HELLER

Kids play volleyball during the Lights Out! Glow Night event at the SYS facility in Southampton on Friday night. MICHAEL HELLER

Kids play volleyball during the Lights Out! Glow Night event at the SYS facility in Southampton on Friday night. MICHAEL HELLER

Festivities were cut short due to the rain but that didn't stop the Grinch, the Dickens Carolers and visitors from singing a quick carol and lighting the tree at Good Ground park in Hampton Bays on Friday.  DANA SHAW

Festivities were cut short due to the rain but that didn't stop the Grinch, the Dickens Carolers and visitors from singing a quick carol and lighting the tree at Good Ground park in Hampton Bays on Friday. DANA SHAW

Festivities were cut short due to the rain but that didn't stop the Grinch, the Dickens Carolers and visitors from singing a quick carol and lighting the tree at Good Ground park in Hampton Bays on Friday.  DANA SHAW

Festivities were cut short due to the rain but that didn't stop the Grinch, the Dickens Carolers and visitors from singing a quick carol and lighting the tree at Good Ground park in Hampton Bays on Friday. DANA SHAW

Festivities were cut short due to the rain but that didn't stop the Grinch, the Dickens Carolers and visitors from singing a quick carol and lighting the tree at Good Ground park in Hampton Bays on Friday.  DANA SHAW

Festivities were cut short due to the rain but that didn't stop the Grinch, the Dickens Carolers and visitors from singing a quick carol and lighting the tree at Good Ground park in Hampton Bays on Friday. DANA SHAW

Grace and Brittany Carleton watch the tree lighitng at Good Ground Park in Hampton Bays on Friday.  DANA SHAW

Grace and Brittany Carleton watch the tree lighitng at Good Ground Park in Hampton Bays on Friday. DANA SHAW

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