Westhampton Community Notes, April 25

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The Westhampton War Memorial Ambulance Association held its annual installation dinner at Dockers Waterside Restaurant and Marina in East Quogue on Friday night. They honored members for their years of service, welcomed new members and honored a few retiring members.
The top responder awards were given to EMTs Michael Jacobs, Cody Hoyle and Clarissa McClure. There was also a special ceremony honoring longtime volunteer Barbara Mitchell who died last January.

I know I speak for everyone in our village when I say “thank you” to our paramedics and EMTs.

The Family Service League has been named a “Century of Living” nominee and is in the running for a $5,000 award. They are competing against three other Long Island charities and they need our votes to win. Visit www.fsl-li.org and cast your vote for them.

The Village of Westhampton Beach will host an Arbor Day celebration on Friday, April 26, at 3:30 p.m., on the front steps of Village Hall. Not only are officials celebrating Arbor Day, they are also marking the village’s 25th consecutive year of being a “Tree City U.S.A.” community.

In the days leading up to the celebration, Westhampton Beach School District students will be planting “25 trees for 25 years” around the village, with the last tree being planted outside Village Hall on the day of the Arbor Day celebration.

Westhampton Boy Scout Troop 62 will hold its third annual yard sale fundraiser on Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., at 39 Oneck Lane, across from the tennis courts. They are hoping to raise some money for camping equipment and supplies for their growing Troop.

The Scouts will also be holding a car wash at the Westhampton Beach Middle School at the same time as the yard sale. So, if you are looking for some bargains or your car needs a quick cleaning, stop down and let the Scouts help you out.

On Saturday, April 27 the Eco-Friends will host its fifth annual Earth Day celebration on the Village Green, here in Westhampton Beach, from 1 until 4 p.m. The celebration will feature representatives of the Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Sang Lee Farms, Garden of Eve, Amy’s Ark Farm and Hampton Coffee Company introducing ideas regarding recycling, eco-friendly products, garden supplies and more.

There will also be music, face-painting and crafts for the kids. The best part? There is no charge to attend.

Are you looking to spruce up your backyard? If so, stop by Ocean Spray, located at 97 Old Riverhead Road here in Westhampton Beach, this weekend for their “Backyard Living Event.” There will be grilling courses, decking seminars and even hot tub demonstrations. Visit www.oceanspraypoolsandspas.com for the schedule of events and more information.

The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center has announced it 15th anniversary season and there are some great artists in this year’s lineup. There’s something for everyone, including those who love rock ‘n’ roll, R&B and reggae, as well as comedy shows. Even the circus will be returning to town in July.

Please visit the PAC’s website, www.whbpac.org, to review the full schedule and purchase your tickets before they are gone.

Bideawee on Old Country Road in Westhampton is going to be giving cats away all next month as part of its latest promotion. Throughout May, all cats 6 months and older can be adopted at no cost. Yup, that’s not a typo. Visit www.bideawee.org if you don’t believe me.

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