Westhampton Community Notes, May 14

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Westhampton Beach Elementary School students got into the Earth Day spirit on April 30 by participating in a number of green activities.Students wore Earth Day theme T-shirts while creating art projects using recycled items, enjoyed a reading of Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax” by members of the Westhampton Beach High School Classmates United in Restoring the Environment (CURE) club and brought garbage-free lunches to school. The students will also be collecting coins over the next two weeks with the goal of donating the money to the 10th annual Coins for Creatures fundraiser that will benefit local animal refuges.

Congratulations go out this week to the Westhampton Beach Lady Hurricanes “Fab Four” track and field relay team. Senior Lauren Lorefice, juniors Grace Gilbakian and Nora Murphy, and sophomore Jenny Jordan were honored by Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman at the legislative body’s general meeting on April 28.

The “Fab Four” placed third in the 2015 New York State Championship with a final time of 4.07.72—the second fastest time ever recorded by a Suffolk County relay team! They also nabbed a total of five medals, setting Westhampton Beach school district history.

It’s that time of year to add to the collection of circle stickers on your car windows.

Residents of Westhampton Beach, and members of the village’s fire department and ambulance company, can start picking up their beach parking stickers at Rogers Beach between 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 15, and from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 16.

Non-resident and summer renter beach parking stickers will be available at Westhampton Beach Village Hall starting on Friday, May 15, from 4 until 6 p.m. Or you can stop down the following day, Saturday, May 16, between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and noon. If you cannot make either date, just swing by Village Hall on any Saturday between May 16 and July 11.

The Westhampton United Methodist Church, located at 116 Montauk Highway, will host a free movie and snack night at the church this Friday, May 15, starting at 7 p.m. They will provide free childcare and also dish out some homemade desserts after the screening. Call Audrey at (631) 996-2509 if you have questions.

The Friends of the Westhampton Free Library will hold its “Third Sunday of the Month” book sale from 12:30 until 3 p.m. on May 17 at the Library Avenue facility. In addition to books, they also have CDs and DVDs. Stop down and grab you next beach read for this summer.

The Westhampton Beach Amazing Rase will be held this year on Saturday, May 23. This race is for teams of two to six people who will have both their minds and bodies tested with clues and challenges.

Teams are asked to arrive on the Westhampton Beach Village Green at 10:30 a.m. Please make sure your application forms are filled out before then and that you have your check for $100 made out to the “Hurricane Education Foundation.” They will also accept cash.

You can pick up an application at Lynne’s Cards and Gifts on Main Street, or at the Hentschel Agency on Montauk Highway. You can also download a form at the Hurricane Education Foundation website, www.westhamptonbeach.k12.ny.us/Page/6894. For more details, visit the Westhampton Beach Amazing Rase Facebook page or email organizers at amazingrasewhb@gmail.com.

The Quogue Historical Society is hosting an open house, an official Town of Southampton 375th Anniversary event, on Sunday, May 24, from 3 until 5 p.m., at the Pond House, 114 Jessup Avenue in the village. Organizers will celebrate the grand opening of the facility’s new lower level and showcase three new exhibitions: “Quawquannantucke: Early Settlement,” “Boarding Houses, The Heyday 1880-1910,” and “A Tribute To Jessup Avenue.”

Admission is free and refreshments will be served. For more information, visit www.quoguehistory.org, email info@quoguehistory.org, or call (631) 996-2404.

Finally, save the date! The 25th annual Joe Koziarz Memorial Certified 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, July 18.

For all those potential sponsors that keep missing getting their logo on the annual T-shirt, now is the time to get in touch with Allison Galasso and join the Koziarz T-shirt club. There are also other sponsorship opportunities—mile markers, water stations and music/announcer, to name a few. Call (631) 258-1192 or email Allison at 4alli@optonline.net if you want to help out a great cause.

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