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  • Meta Budtryte, left, and Emma Lockwood are among the East Quogue Elementary School fifth-graders who made rock candy as a culminating activity in a science unit on mixtures, compounds and states of matter.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 18</span>
  • Riley Herrmann, right, took the win in the recent Southampton Intermediate School spelling bee. Dhivya Sampath was the runner-up. Riley will go on to represent the school at the regional competition.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 18</span>
  • Jessica Curran is one of the Westhampton Beach Middle School students who recently used interior design skills learned in family and consumer science class to create a model dream bedroom inside a shoebox.  The project  focused on design concepts, including the use of warm and cool colors, while using creativity, brainstorming and problem-solving skills.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 18</span>
  • Karlie Linda Rodriguez was born on January 7, 2019, at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital at 3:04 p.m. to Steven Rodriguez and Karen MacWhinnie Rodriguez of Southampton. She joins big brothers Luke James and Steven Thomas.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 18</span>
  • Regatta boat races made a big splash with Tuckahoe School fifth-graders. Students designed and built the watercraft and then adjusted the design after testing to fix flaws. The winners were Dalia Ascension and Vanessa Gonzalez; second, Anthony Bonilla, Elijah Chai and Juan Pichardo; and third, Nigel Abercrombie, Joseph McLaughlin and Jordan Mendoza Nava.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 17</span>
  • The Coalition for Women's Cancers at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital received a record-breaking check for $85,244.36 from Gurney's Montauk, representing the proceeds from the annual Girls Night Out event. From left, Sofi Valenzuela from Gurney's, Susie Roden of the Coalition, Michael Nenner from Gurney's, Stacy Quarty of the Coalition, and Janie Marti from Gurney's.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 17</span>
  • Southampton High School senior Megan Robinson has been recognized by the Rotary Club of Southampton as the Rotary Student of the Month for January.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 16</span>
  • First-graders at Sag Harbor Elementary School recently completed a unique, multidisciplinary project that incorporated cognitive skills, history and mathematics into knitting lessons. Art teacher Gary Osborne, parents and members of the community helped each child knit a small square that will become a chicken to be displayed at the Guild Hall Student Art Festival later this .month in an installation called “Free Range Chicken." Taylor Schroeder gets help from parent-volunteer Anna Koncelik.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 16</span>
  • First-graders at Sag Harbor Elementary School recently completed a unique, multidisciplinary project that incorporated cognitive skills, history and mathematics into knitting lessons. Art teacher Gary Osborne, parents and members of the community helped each child knit a small square that will become a chicken to be displayed at the Guild Hall Student Art Festival later this .month in an installation called “Free Range Chicken." Jasmine Hidalgo gets help from parent-volunteer Anna Koncelik.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 16</span>
  • The Southampton Elks Lodge 1574 was awarded a $1500 Anniversary Grant by the BPO Elk’s Grand Lodge in Honor of 150 Years of Elks Service. The Lodge used the award to purchase coats for people in its service area. From left, Elk Gene Scanlon, Maureen's Haven volunteer Kaitlin Corwith, Elk Richard Nilsson and Elk Susan Armusewicz.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 16</span>
  • The Southampton Elks Lodge 1574 was awarded a $1500 Anniversary Grant by the BPO Elk’s Grand Lodge in Honor of 150 Years of Elks Service. The Lodge used the award to purchase coats for people in its service area.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 16</span>
  • The Southampton Elks Lodge 1574 was awarded a $1500 Anniversary Grant by the BPO Elk’s Grand Lodge in Honor of 150 Years of Elks Service. The Lodge used the award to purchase coats for people in its service area.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 16</span>
  • The Southampton Elks Lodge 1574 was awarded a $1500 Anniversary Grant by the BPO Elk’s Grand Lodge in Honor of 150 Years of Elks Service. The Lodge used the award to purchase coats for people in its service area. From left, Elk Gene Scanlon and Heart of the Hamptons volunteers Maximo Roman and Maripaz Ramos.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 16</span>
  • Our Coalition for Women's Cancers received a record-breaking check for $85,244.36 from Gurney's Montauk for our annual Girls Night Out event. Thanks so much to all of our hard working volunteers, our sponsors and Gurney's!<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Stacy Quarty, Southampton, Jan 15</span>
  • Karlie Linda Rodriguez was born on January 7, 2019 to her loving parents, Steven Rodriguez & Karen MacWhinnie Rodriguez. <br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Macrod, Southampton, Jan 14</span>
  • Hampton Bays High School student Natalie Gomez interviewed local veteran Frank Fallo during a breakfast for veterans served and prepared by high school culinary students.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 14</span>
  • Alanah Johnson, a junior at Bridgehampton High School, created the winning design of the secondary level PBIS – Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports –logo challenge. Alanah’s design ideas incorporate the vision and goal of the PBIS team for students – individuality, safety, responsibility and respectfulness. Her creative piece was chosen by the PBIS team, which consists of teachers in the district. The logo will be used for future Bridgehampton PBIS materials that are sent to families. With Alanah is special education teacher Joseph Pluta.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 11</span>
  • East Quogue Elementary School fourth-graders are studying electricity and, last week, undertood numerous hand-on experiments, including creating a series and parallel circuits, testing various solid materials to determine if they conduct electricity, and making hidden circuit boards. The students, including  Joaquin Jimenez and Parker Dennis, applied their knowledge of hidden circuits by creating quiz boards in order to test their classmates on European explorers.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 11</span>
  • Hampton Bays Elementary School hosted a weeklong “Reading Together” event the week of January 7, during which teachers read the popular children’s book “Flat Stanley: His Original Adventure!” by Jeff Brown to their students and engaged them in activities related to the story. From left, from left, Mahki Forrester, Quint White, Scarlett Macias and Samantha Tacuri-Chuqui.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 10</span>
  • Westhampton Beach Middle School eighth-graders, from left, Reilly Mahon, Anthony Agudelo and Lauren Goss are organizing a polar plunge, to be held on January 19 that will benefit East End Disability Associates.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 10</span>
  • Suffolk County officials recently presented "CPR Save" recognition awards to members of the Southampton Volunteer Ambulance, Southampton Town Police Department and Southampton Volunteer Fire Department. Pictured from left to right: Suffolk County Medical Director Gregson Pigott, police officers Edward Henderson & David Peterson, Medics John O’Brien & Philip Cammann, EMS Council Vice-Chair Anthony Pellicone. DINA WAYRICH<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 10</span>
  • Tuckahoe School second-graders Elizabeth Morales & Jameson McLaughlin with their handpainted bags filled with books.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 10</span>