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Community News, June 11

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Long time Sag Harbor resident Marjorie Day will be celebrating her 100th Birthday on June 17.

Long time Sag Harbor resident Marjorie Day will be celebrating her 100th Birthday on June 17.

Marjorie and Lloyd Day.

Marjorie and Lloyd Day.

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A "Solidarity in Surf" paddle out was held on Friday evening at Ditch Plains in Montauk. DANA SHAW

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A "Solidarity in Surf" paddle out was held on Friday evening at Ditch Plains in Montauk. DANA SHAW

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A "Solidarity in Surf" paddle out was held on Friday evening at Ditch Plains in Montauk. DANA SHAW

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A "Solidarity in Surf" paddle out was held on Friday evening at Ditch Plains in Montauk. DANA SHAW

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A "Solidarity in Surf" paddle out was held on Friday evening at Ditch Plains in Montauk. DANA SHAW

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A "Solidarity in Surf" paddle out was held on Friday evening at Ditch Plains in Montauk. DANA SHAW

OLH eighth grade student and Southampton resident Winslow Ryan was the first place winner of the New York State Conference of Mayors

OLH eighth grade student and Southampton resident Winslow Ryan was the first place winner of the New York State Conference of Mayors "If I Were Mayor" essay contest.

Members of The Southampton Garden Club created a surprise 'Flower Flash' in front of Stony Brook Southampton Hospital to thank staff and employees for all they do for the community. Using flowers from local flower shop Topiare and members' own gardens, the display was arranged under the direction of club president Barbara Glatt and members Erin Meaney and Cindy Willis.

Members of The Southampton Garden Club created a surprise 'Flower Flash' in front of Stony Brook Southampton Hospital to thank staff and employees for all they do for the community. Using flowers from local flower shop Topiare and members' own gardens, the display was arranged under the direction of club president Barbara Glatt and members Erin Meaney and Cindy Willis.

Eleanor Kast, a 2018 Graduate of Westhampton Beach High, was named to the Dean's List for both the fall and spring semesters at Lindenwood University.

Eleanor Kast, a 2018 Graduate of Westhampton Beach High, was named to the Dean's List for both the fall and spring semesters at Lindenwood University.

Eastport-South Manor Junior-Senior High School student Victoria Havens took first place with her piece

Eastport-South Manor Junior-Senior High School student Victoria Havens took first place with her piece "Natchez Sunset" in the annual Congressional Art Competition for local high school students.

Lauren Richard-Holt a social worker at The Phillips Family Cancer Center at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital led a small group of volunteers in planting 200 pinwheels in celebration of National Cancer Survivors Day at the center on Sunday.  DANA SHAW

Lauren Richard-Holt a social worker at The Phillips Family Cancer Center at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital led a small group of volunteers in planting 200 pinwheels in celebration of National Cancer Survivors Day at the center on Sunday. DANA SHAW

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A "Solidarity in Surf" paddle out was held on Friday evening at Ditch Plains in Montauk. DANA SHAW

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A "Solidarity in Surf" paddle out was held on Friday evening at Ditch Plains in Montauk. DANA SHAW

author on Jun 9, 2020
Happy 100th Marjorie Day  Marjorie Day, a retired nurse, will be celebrating her 100th Birthday on June 17 at her Long Island senior living residence, following her retirement and long... more

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