It’s Monday…

By:  Progress for Westhampton Beach

The Monday Night Movie is Raiders of the Lost Ark.  Sunset is 8:07 p.m. the movie starts soon after.  raiders_of_the_lost_ark_movie_poster-2689

The weather looks like it will cooperate for the fifth consecutive movie on the Great Law.  Come a little early to stake out a good spot.

ADDENDUM:  Another successful movie night.  The attendance was much the same as in previous weeks with well over 300 arriving at sunset to see the movie.  With wind out of the Southwest at 14 mph the screen had been set perfectly to insure it was luffing into the wind and not sailing off into the night.  A nice evening.

The Art Show

By:  Progress for Westhampton Beach

The 43rd Annual Mary O. Fritchie Art Show was held on the Village Green with extra tents flowing into Beach Road.  It is a high point each summer to see the work of artists from near and faraway on display.

Chuck Seaman of Hampton Bays was at the show, he has been rubbing fish. It is a Japanese art form called Gyotaku that  he has been practicing for six years to great effect.

Seeing the artwork is free, if you missed this year you will have to wait for the 44th Annual Art Show.  Between now and then there is the Fall Arts and Crafts Show on October 10th.

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 The village was a busy place this weekend.

Serious Business…

By:  Progress for Westhampton Beach

This past weekend there was a tragic death at Roger’s Beach.  The exact cause is still under review by the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.  The  response of our dedicated professionals was top-notch.  See also Story on 27east published 8/11/15

It is important that we all remember that two parents lost their adult son and the result of this review will not diminish their grief. Reckless uninformed commentary, on the other hand, can exacerbate their pain.

If there is anything we can individually do it is to remind our loved ones of the safety protocols that we can each observe:


  • Swim only between the red flags in the area supervised by trained lifeguards.
  • Never turn your back on the ocean.
  • Know your limitations, some days its best not to enter the surf.
  • Be informed and aware.

linked video produced by NOAA

Seawater weighs, on average, 64 pounds per cubic foot.  The surf delivers many, many cubic feet of water with each wave; it is force of nature that is always present.  Enjoy and respect the majesty of the ocean. 

By:  Progress for Westhampton Beach