Congratulations go out this week to Westhampton Beach High School Class of 2013 valedictorian Nicasia Beebe-Wang. The Rotary Club of Westhampton recently presented Nicasia with its Paul Harris Fellowship, which is named after the founder of Rotary International, and selected her as its “Student of the Year” for 2013!She will be leaving soon for Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and is leaning toward majoring in either neurobiology or psychology. Many of you will recall that Nicasia made history her senior year at Westhampton Beach by being the first Intel Talent Search semifinalist in district history. Way to go, Nicasia!
The Sound Symphony will take to the gazebo on the Westhampton Beach Village Green this Thursday, August 15, at 7:30 p.m., as part of the 2013 Summer Concert Series. They will perform classical and contemporary works. Then next Thursday, August 22, Leslie Orofino will entertain the crowd with a selection of cabaret tunes.
In case of rain, which we have unfortunately experienced a few Thursdays this summer, the concert will take place in the Westhampton Beach High School auditorium. Don’t forget your beach chairs and bug spray.
Bideawee will host its annual “Love on a Leash” walk this Saturday, August 17. The walk begins at the Village Green at 8 a.m. (registration starts at 7 a.m.) and will wander around Westhampton Beach and end up back at the Village Green. A pet fair will be held from 9 until 11 a.m. on the green.
You can register to walk, raise funds or donate online at www.bideawee.org/walk.
The Westhampton Beach Fire Department will host its annual open house on Sunday, August 18, from 2 until 5 p.m., at the Sunset Avenue firehouse. There will be water games, rescue demonstrations, fire truck rides, as well as plenty of food and refreshments.
As always, there is no charge to attend and all are welcome. It’s a fun time for the kids.
The 10th annual Moon & Stars Memorial Golf Tournament will be held next Thursday, August 22, at the Rock Hill Golf and Country Club, located off Clancy Road in Manorville. The tournament is held in honor of Samantha Jo LeBrun, a Westhampton Beach high school senior who was killed in a car accident in March 2004.
The cost to play is $175 per golfer and that includes range balls, food and beverages on the course, and prizes for longest drive, closest to the pin and team scores. Registration starts at noon and the shotgun scramble start begins at 1:30 p.m. For more information or to reserve your spot, call Charlie LeBrun at (631) 875-3716.
Maureen’s Haven will host its third annual Lobster Bash Fundraiser on Thursday, August 22, from 6 until 10 p.m., at the Dockers Waterside Restaurant and Marina on Dune Road in East Quogue. This year’s event will have a country theme and actress Susan Lucci and her son, Andreas Huber, are the honorary chairs. Tickets start at $175 per person and can be purchased online at www.maureenshaven.org or by calling (631) 727-6831.
Do you have “The Hottest Grill” in the area? Well, 27east.com is holding a “Beefed-Up Backyard Barbecue Contest” and will be giving away gift certificates to Catena’s in Southampton for the top three grill setups. Upload a photo of your grill/outdoor kitchen at 27east.com and tell us why it makes you “King of the Grill.” Judging will take place on Monday, August 26. Good luck.
Nancy Burner and Associates is offering free seminars for senior citizens at Jonesey’s Restaurant, 141 Montauk Highway in Westhampton Beach. On Tuesday, August 20, officials will be discussing Social Security and Medicaid, and the following week, on August 27, they will share info on how to manage trusts.
The seminars run from 6 to 9 p.m. and complimentary food will be provided. For more information, contact Michele at (631) 941-3434 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quogue Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5350 in Quogue will host its annual Craft Fair on Saturday, August 24, from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., at 125 Montauk Highway. The rain date is Sunday, August 25. There will be 80-plus vendors, as well as a Chinese Auction, raffles, a 50/50 raffle, and the barbecue will be fired up, too. All proceeds will be shared with veterans assistance programs and local scholarships.
Bidawee of Westhampton is looking for some loving people to adopt some of their animals and, in September, they will be waiving all adoption fees! This includes kittens and puppies. I think five cats are enough for me or else I might swing by to find another feline friend.
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Long Island is hosting a celebration next month to thank and bid farewell to longtime employee William Tymann, the father of former Town Trustee Brian Tymann of Westhampton Beach. The party is on Thursday, September 12, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Hotel Indigo off Route 25 in Riverhead.
Bill has worked with Big Brothers/Big Sisters for 34 years and helped change the lives of many children over that time. To show their appreciation, organizers are naming the entranceway to their Levittown office “The William Tymann Grand Entrance.” Congrats, Bill!
Saturday, September 7: East End Hospice’s annual Box Art Auction at the Ross School, Goodfriend Drive, East Hampton, at 4:30 p.m. Visit www.eeh.org for more details.
Tuesday, October 15: Quogue Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5350 will host its annual golf outing at the Rock Hill Golf and Country Club, Clancy Road, Manorville. More details as we get closer to the date.