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Southampton, NY, December 13, 2012 – More than 150 people attended Stony Brook Southampton’s annual Windmill Lighting on Friday, December 7, to usher in the holiday season. The newly renovated windmill, damaged by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011, was outfitted with a new central yoke that supports the vanes which house the lights. This year the lights were returned to their rightful place on the vanes.

Southampton, NY – 12/7/12 – Windmill holiday lighting ceremony at Stony Brook University Southampton campus in Southampton, NY December 7, 2012. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant)

After the lighting, attendees were treated to a Winter Wonderland reception including hot cocoa, holiday treats, a caricaturist, balloon magic, children’s crafts and the melodic harmonies of the Voices of Southampton High School (VOSH) and the Men of Southampton High School (MOSH). The evening was capped off with a School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) discussion on climate change, “Shifts Happen: How will Climate Change Affect Fish and Fisheries?” presented by Assistant Professor Janet A. Nye.


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