Westhampton Beach Community Notes, June 6


The Westhampton Beach Fire Department held its 82nd installation dinner at the Westhampton Country Club on Friday, May 31. John Cable was named 2012 Firefighter of the Year, Thomas Glover was recognized as the 2012 Officer of the Year and Padraic Smith was honored with the Chief Stephen Smith Award for outstanding service.

The volunteer outfit’s top five responders for 2012 were also honored at the event. They are: Darryl Schunk, John Cable, Thomas Covino, Donald Griffin and William “Bo” Overton. Also, firefighter Christopher “Yogi” Raynor was honored for his 29 years of service to the department.

Mayor Conrad Teller and Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst even stopped by to congratulate and hand out some of the proclamations. Nice job, folks, and thank you for all that you do.

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 for purchase at the church rectory or at Lynne’s Cards and Gifts on Main Street in Westhampton Beach.

The church will also hold a Centennial Golf Outing at the Westhampton Country Club on Monday, June 10. This event is open to all parishioners, with a maximum of 100 players. The cost is $200 per player and that includes range balls, a buffet lunch, on-the-course refreshments and a cocktail reception with an open bar afterwards.

Registration begins at 11 a.m. with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. For more information, call the rectory at (631) 288-1423.

The Hampton Synagogue with host the recently crowned Miss Israel, Yityish Aynaw, on Saturday, June 8. After 11 a.m. morning services, Ms. Aynaw will share her story about her immigration from Ethiopia to Israel at the age of 12 and her becoming a ranking officer in the Israel Defense Forces. This event is free and all are welcome. For more information, call (631) 288-0534 or visit www.thehamptonsynagogue.org.

The 14th annual Play for Pink ladies golf tournament will be held at Hampton Hills Golf and Country Club on Thursday, June 13. The cost per golfer is $275 and that includes golf and cart (8:45 a.m. shotgun start), breakfast, lunch, a fashion show and goody bag. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation founded by Evelyn Lauder in 1993. Call (917) 679-9433 for tickets.

The Westhampton Beach Historical Society will host a benefit and opening reception of its next 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. It will be 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.

On The Calendar

Saturday, June 8: East End Hospice’s “Sing East End 2013” at the Vail-Leavitt Music Hall in Riverhead, 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 each if purchased in advance; the price goes up to $30 the day of the show. Call (631) 664-0983 for tickets.

Saturday, June 29: East End Hospice’s Summer Gala, “An Enchanted Evening,” at the Sandacre’s Estate in Quogue, from 7 until 11 p.m. Call (631) 288-7080 for tickets.

Saturday, July 13: The Family Service League will host its annual summer gala, “South Beach Comes To Westhampton Beach,” on the Great Lawn in Westhampton Beach. Tickets are $250 each and sponsorship opportunities are still available. For details, call Tricia O’Hare at (631) 288-1954, ext. 249.

Saturday, July 20: Quogue Wildlife Refuge’s 7th annual “Wild Night for Wildlife” benefit gala at a private residence in Quogue, from 7 until 10 p.m. Visit www.quoguewildliferefuge.org for ticket prices and more information.

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