Westhampton Community Notes, January 23

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It’s that time of the year again. We have a few more former Hurricanes who have achieved academic honors at their respective colleges for the fall semester.Tyler Giancola, a 2010 graduate of Westhampton Beach, was named to the dean’s list at Suffolk County Community College while Kristen Polan, a 2012 graduate, was named to the dean’s list at SUNY Oneonta. And Taylor Ryzuk was named to the President’s List at SUNY Oswego. Nice job, folks!

While on the subject of former Hurricanes, I would like to send my deepest condolences to the Hubbard family, along with their friends, on the loss of their son and Westhampton Beach graduate, Cory Hubbard. Cory was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Maryland this past Friday.

Friends and family gathered on the Carl Hansen Memorial football field in Westhampton Beach before his wake on Tuesday to form the number 12 in his honor—the number he wore while playing football and lacrosse. I did not know Cory personally but, from what I’ve heard and read, he sounded like a great guy and someone who will be missed by many.

East End Little League is in the process of registering players for the 2014 season. Boys and girls age 4 to 12 who attend the Westhampton Beach, Remsenburg-Speonk, Quogue and East Quogue school districts, are eligible to play. Forms have been distributed at those schools and can be mailed in by returning players.

New players must register in person at the Quogue Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, located at 125 Montauk Highway, on either Saturday, January 25, or Saturday, February 1, between 10 a.m. and noon on those days. The cost is $120 per player, with discounts for siblings.

Visit www.leaguelineup.com/eastendlittleleague for more information or shoot an email to eellpresident@gmail.com.

The Westhampton Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee is hosting another Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament next Friday, January 31, starting at 8 p.m., at Agave’s on Mill Road in Westhampton Beach. The entry fee of $100 will get you in the running for some nice prizes. They are even offering some bonus chips if you register early.

For more information, or to sponsor a table, call (631) 806-2624 or email info@whbstpats.com.

And just a heads-up: The St. Patrick’s Day Parade fundraiser will take place on Saturday, March 8, from 7 until 11 p.m., at Agave’s as well.

The 22nd annual Westhampton Rotary Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Sunday, February 9, from 1 until 7 p.m., at Casa Basso Restaurant located at 59 Montauk Highway in Westhampton. On the menu will be delicious spaghetti with meatballs, salad, bread, coffee, tea and dessert. There will even be a 50/50 raffle.

Tickets are $12 for adults, or $10 for children under 12 and senior citizens, and can be purchased at Lynne’s Cards and Gifts on Main Street, Bridgehampton National Bank on Mill Road and, of course, at the door the night of the dinner.

The Westhampton United Methodist Church, located at 116 Montauk Highway, will host a free dinner and movie night from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m. on Friday, February 7. The movie will be Kirk Cameron’s “Unstoppable” and guests will enjoy complimentary popcorn, dinner and dessert. For more information or to register, please call Audrey at (631) 996-2509 or email whumcoutreach@gmail.com.

If you are procrastinating on your New Year’s resolution to get in shape, Oscar Gonzalez, a master fitness instructor, is offering a free class to help you get in gear. The 90-minute class will take place at the new Dance Centre of the Hamptons studio located at 10 Mitchell Road in Westhampton Beach and begins at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 8.

The master class will be half Zumba and half Ultimate Conditioning, and there will light refreshments and beverages served afterward so you can speak to Oscar and ask any questions about your fitness you might have. Space is limited, so if you are interested in enrolling in the class, please register by calling (203) 536-1159 or emailing denisefreda@gmail.com.

The Village of Westhampton Beach is offering a boater safety course next month. It will consist of two four-hour classes on Tuesday, February 25, and Thursday, February 27, from 6 until 10 p.m. both days, at Village Hall, 165 Mill Road. Attendees must attend both classes to earn certification.

The cost is $10 per person, though there is a suggested donation of $30 to help out local Boy Scout Sal DiBenedetto install a life jacket loaner station at the village marina. He is building the station as part of his Eagle Scout project, so let’s help him out if we can.

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