Remsenburg And Speonk Community Notes, September 12


The Speonk Solvent Plume work group has been hard at work protecting our water supply. According to Bob Mozer, a member of the group who lives in Remsenburg, 221 letters were sent to residents in our community urging them to get their well water tested. Unfortunately, 121 residents did not respond and three people have declined.Mr. Mozer wants to get the word out that the testing is only to get help for residents who may have volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, seeping into their drinking water. The well testing is free if you call the Suffolk County Department of Health at (631) 852-5810.

We have been testing our water annually. The test only takes about 20 minutes and is easy to schedule.

The Westhampton Yacht Squadron honored some young sailors this summer at a recent family night. Congratulations go out to two Remsenburg children—R.J. Kern, who won the Opti 2 Sportmanship Award, and Elena Devita, who took the Most Improved Sailor of 420s honors.

Emma and Taylor Lagatolla were both honored as Most Valuable Swimmers for their age groups, while Avery Lagatolla won best Tennis Singles Player title.

At the Westhampton Country Club awards, which were also held recently, Blake Busking of Remsenburg won the 5-holer putting championship and Cole Federico took top honor in the longest drive event. Congratulations to both sixth-graders!

Wally Dawydiack of Remsenburg won the Labor Day Race in the Sunfish Class over at the Westhampton Yacht Squadron. The club is starting its Fall Racing Series, which actually began this past Sunday, September 8, and continues through Sunday, October 13.

Atlantic Tides Travel Baseball is looking for some 9-year-olds for its fall travel team. The program is a great way for kids to learn sportsmanship, baseball skills and the joy of playing on a team. For more information, call Paul Gibson Jr. at (631) 901-6807.

HYAL Volleyball is starting a travel team for sixth and seventh grade students, and teams are forming now. Practices and games will be held in the evening between September 24 and November 15, throughout Westhampton Beach and Hampton Bays. Fifth grade students can also play if they have participated in clinics. Coaches are also needed. Please call Linda DiCapua at (631) 653-8158 if you have any questions or would like more information.

Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead will host its annual Black & White Benefit on Friday, September 20, at the Westhampton Country Club in Westhampton Beach. Tickets cost $250 per person. For tickets or more information, call (631) 548-6080 or visit

The second annual Community Beach Family 5k Pedal will be held on Saturday, September 21. Check-in runs from 8 until 8:45 a.m. at the Beach United Methodist Church, located at 41 Main Street in Westhampton Beach.

Participants will start at the church and continue down Beach Lane, over Rogers Bridge, west along Dune Road and back over the Swordfish Bridge before returning to the church.

The cost is $40 per family, or $15 per rider. The funds will be used to support the renovation of the church, which was built in 1892.

And there will be a fundraiser benefiting the Remsenburg Community Church on Saturday, October 12, from 6 to 10 p.m. “Oktoberfest 2013” will be held at the Westhampton Country Club on Potunk Lane in Westhampton Beach.

The night will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner and dancing. This is an elegant way to make sure those beautiful buildings will continue to be restored as more work still needs to be done. Money raised last year were invested in the white chapel.

Come and be a part of this continuing preservation effort. Tickets are $150 each and can be purchased by calling (631) 325-1016.

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