Water Mill Community Notes, June 12

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The Water Mill Community Club awarded scholarships to two graduating Southampton High School seniors at its annual barbecue supper. The winners are Tim Squires and Andrew Gardner. Tim is going to study conservation biology at SUNY Syracuse’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry and Andrew will be studying history and business at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. We wish both of these young men well in their studies this fall.As part of the barbecue, the club also hosted a rocket launch for the third year. More than 80 people turned out and shot off more than 60 rockets. Thankfully, the wind and weather cooperated this year.

The event would not have been possible without the committee who put it all together. Hats off to Chris and Jenn Corwith, Brian and Stacy Halsey, Glenn and Kim Halsey, Kristina and Mosey Muller, Kirsten and Ted Squires, Kristy and Andrew Stevens, and Teal and Steve Vella.

The Green Thumb kindly donated potted herbs to be used as centerpieces at the dinner and Glenn Halsey, Ted Squires and Dan Morris stepped up to the grill to turn out the hamburgers and hot dogs for 80 people.

One criterion for the WMCC’s scholarship is service to the community. So members who have high school-age children, take note that the Water Mill Museum is seeking volunteers for the summer in exchange for community service hours. Contact Sandy Raynor at 283-0527 or millpondsandy@optonline.net

Speaking of the museum, I goofed last week when I refered to Ann Lombardo as president of the museum. My apologies to Marlene Haresign and Jeanne White, who share the duties of president at this time. The email I got was from Ann but it was in her capacity in public relations, and her being the former president I mistakenly connected the two.

Jeanne and Marlene have been co-presidents since January 2014, among the many other ways they are involved in our community.

Did you watch the Belmont Stakes? Maybe you were rooting for Samraat, which is owned by Leonard Riggio, chairman of Barnes & Noble and owner of My Meadowview Farm in Water Mill. Bringing in a fifth-place finish in the Kentucky Derby, Samraat was sixth at Belmont.

The Parrish Art Museum is inviting East End filmmakers to submit short surf movies to be considered for Atlantic Vibrations, Vol. 2—an outdoor screening of noncommercial surf films at the Parrish Art Museum on Friday, August 22. There is no entry fee for submissions. Films will be selected for the screening by photographer/filmmaker Michael Halsband, artist Mike Solomon, and surf film producer/promoter Tyler Breuer.

For submission guidelines, visit www.parrishart.org.

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