Westhampton Community Notes, May 30

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There are a bunch of congratulations to send out this week—so let’s get down to business.
The first goes to a pair of former Hurricanes, Allison Barnett and Kristen Stacknik, who now attend Stonehill College in Massachusetts. Not only have these ladies consistently made the dean’s list at Stonehill, they were both recently inducted into honor societies.

Allison, a member of the class of 2013, was inducted into Lambda Epsilon Sigma while Kristen, a member of the class of 2014, was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma. Nice job, ladies!

Next up is Devon Sadloski, another former Hurricane, who graduated from the University of Vermont and received her bachelor of arts degree in biology. Congratulations, Devon!

Andrew Choi, a student at the Ward Career Technical Center in Riverhead, was inducted into the National Technical Honor Society. Andrew maintained a 90-plus grade average and had an excellent attendance record. Nice job!

The Westhampton Beach Business Advisory Board recently held its annual business plan competition. Students were asked to team up and invent a business from scratch, and present their visions to a panel of judges made up of local business owners. Eleven teams entered and the top three were chosen to present their business plans during the Greater Westhampton Chamber of Commerce’s monthly May meeting held at Starr Boggs.

First place went to Darren Taylor, Lazarus Regueiro and Adrian Muharmovic, who created ADL Transportation, a company that utilizes natural resources to fuel vehicles and transport other vehicles. Second place went to Brian Corrigan, Joe Ogeka and John Maura; they created MicroNote, a pen that translates handwriting through your USB into a Word document. And third place went to Tahsin Korur, Susan Dovale and Joey Hernandez, who created Powerline, a charger for your phone that’s powered by pedaling your bicycle.

The teams were awarded monetary prizes for their businesses and also enjoyed dinner at Starr Boggs. Nice job, folks!!

And last but not least, congratulations go out this week to Kenneth Winston, administrator of the Westhampton Care Center, who was honored by the American College of Health Care Administrators with Facility Leadership Award. Thank you for your hard work, Kenneth.

The Greater Westhampton Chamber of Commerce will host its annual spring art and craft show on Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., and Sunday, June 2, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., on the Westhampton Beach Village Green. There will be more than 75 artisans and crafts people showcasing their goods. For more information, call (631) 288-3337.

East End Hospice will be hosting its annual North Fork Pig Roast at Pindar Vinyard on Route 25A in Peconic on Saturday, June 1. The fun begins at 4 p.m. and there will be plenty of great food, amazing raffle prizes and music courtesy of the country western band “County Line.”

The cost is $25 for adults and $10 for children under 10. For more information, call (631) 288-7080.

And don’t forget about the East End Hospice Summer Gala happening on Saturday, June 29, over at the Sandacres Estate in Quogue. Save the date!

The Westhampton Rotary Club’s 28th annual golf outing will be held at the Westhampton Country Club on Monday, June 3. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The cost is $350 per player. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

For more information, please call Herb Phillips at (516) 356-4040, Tom Otis at (631) 653-4000, ext. 123, or Michael Schwenk at (631) 723-4140.

The Westhampton Beach Historical Society will host a benefit and opening reception of the exhibit “The Hurricane of ’38” on Friday, June 14. The benefit and reception will take place at Starr Boggs, located at 6 Parlato Drive, from 4 until 6 p.m., immediately followed by the opening of the exhibit at the Foster-Meeker House, located at 101 Mill Road.

The exhibit will feature photographs and artifacts commemorating the 75th anniversary of the “Long Island Express.” The exhibit runs through September 21. For more information, call (631) 288-1139.

The Church of the Immaculate Conception will hold its 100th Anniversary Celebration Barbecue on Saturday, June 8, from 6 to 9 p.m., in the parish center. Lobster tickets are $50, chicken tickets are $30, and hot dog tickets are $12. Each ticket includes salads and dessert. Take-out meals also are available.

Tickets are now available at the church rectory or at Lynne’s Cards and Gifts on Main Street in Westhampton Beach.

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