Westhampton Community Notes, July 4


Congratulations go out this week to Jay and Ian Oxman, and Jonah Holderer, all of Remsenburg, and Sam Santora, of Westhampton. These four young men pulled off a “Three-Peat” at the fourth annual Riverhead Cardboard Races on Saturday, held on the Peconic Riverfront. They not only won their race for the third year in a row, but also took home trophies for the Best Captain and Best Themed awards!Jay, Ian, Jonah and Sam, who were aboard Archimedes III, took first place in the second competition of the Youth Regatta. Nice job, fellas!

Congratulations also go out this week to Kala Jae Lindtvit, who was named to the dean’s list at SUNY Plattsburgh for the spring semester. Nice job, Kala!

The Hampton Synagogue will be hosting free children’s programs on Friday nights during July and August. “Friday Nite Lively” will take place at the synagogue, located at 154 Sunset Avenue in Westhampton Beach, from 6-7 p.m. Children, parents and grandparents are invited to create an art project, sing, dance and welcome the Shabbat with grape juice and challah. These events are free, but reservations are required by calling (631) 288-0534.

The 24th annual Gazebo Concert Series on the Village Green in Westhampton Beach kicks off tonight, Thursday, July 4, with a performance by the Atlantic Wind Symphony. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and don’t forget to bring a beach chair or blanket and your bug repellent. In case of rain, the concert will be moved to the auditorium of the Westhampton Beach High School, located at 49 Lilac Road.

The Westhampton Presbyterian Church, located at 90 Meeting House Road on Quiogue, will host its annual Summer Treasure Sale on Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., at the church. There will be household items for the summer, jewelry, linens, children’s books, board games and even baked goods. Stop by and see what treasures you can find.

The Family Service League will host its annual summer gala, “South Beach Comes To Westhampton Beach,” on Saturday, July 13, from 7 until 11 p.m., on the Great Lawn in Westhampton Beach. Linda Bohlsen and Scott Skorobohaty are the co-chairs for this event, which will honor Donald Eversoll with the Fay J. Linder Humanitarian Award, DiCarlo Food Service with the Corporate Leadership Award, Barbara Page with the Vaughan Spillsbury Family Advocacy Award and State Senator John J. Flanagan with the Government Leadership Award.

There will be dinner, dancing, and tons of auctions and raffles. Festive attire is suggested. (Am I the only one who keeps picturing white jackets with pink T-shirts, a la Crockett and Tubbs?) Tickets are $250 each and sponsorship opportunities are still available. For details, call Tricia O’Hare at (631) 288-1954, ext. 249, or visit www.fsl-li.org.

The Joe Koziarz Memorial 5K is right around the corner as it is set to take place on Saturday, July 20. Check-in at the Village Green will begin at 7 a.m., with the race starting promptly at 8:30 a.m. There will also be a 1K fun-run for the youngsters right after the start of Joe Koziarz 5K. Peconic Bay Medical Center will be on hand for glucose and cholesterol screenings before the race. For more information, call (631) 288-3337 or email digg@optonline.net.

The Westhampton Beach Historical Society will be holding its Second Historical House Tour on Friday, July 12, from noon until 4 p.m. Tickets are $75 and all proceeds will go toward the restoration of the Foster-Meeker House on Mill Road, a future heritage education center for all ages.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at Lynne’s Cards and Gifts on Main Street here in Westhampton Beach, or from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on the day of the tour at the Tuthill House Museum, located at 101 Mill Road. For more information, call (631) 288-1139.

Local photographer Cheryl Machat Dorskind will be showing her “photopaintings” at The Remsenburg Academy, located at 130 South Road in Remsenburg, between July 26 and August 11. Academy hours are noon until 5 p.m., Thursday through Sunday. There will be an artist reception on Friday, July 26, from 5 until 7 p.m. For more information or to RSVP for the reception, please email the artist at Cheryl@cherylmachatdorskind.com.

On The CalendarSaturday, July 20: Quogue Wildlife Refuge’s seventh annual “Wild Night for Wildlife” benefit gala at the home of Paul and Jane Dietche in Quogue, from 7 until 10 p.m. Visit www.quoguewildliferefuge.org for ticket prices and more information.

Sunday, July 28: The third annual “Tour de Pour” bar crawl to raise money for pancreatic cancer research in memory of Mark Raynor will start at 4 p.m. at Jonesey’s on Montauk Highway in Westhampton Beach. A portion of the proceeds will benefit cancer research.

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