My fondest childhood memories were my summers at Hawks Nest Beach – –

…rainbow cottage 64W and can’t recall the other. Our family stayed the longest, up to six weeks each summer. I fell asleep to the tide, woke to the foghorn and Bunce twins shouting “DOUGHNUTS!” Best I’ve ever had! I lived in bare feet, slept in a sandy bed, lived off grilled hotdogs and burgers, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and Mr. Softy cones for dessert. I can still feel the heat from that truck. We spent our days in the sand, tunneling under the cottages, swimming with rafts and rubber boats, lying on the beach, hunting for sea glass, putting on plays, singing dancing, crabbing on the Jetty, playing tennis. I took walks to Garvin’s store for caps and snakes and comic books and pixie sticks. After dinner we took walks on the beach, watched the sun fade, imagining the forbidden Sound View. We walked to the creek, crossed over to White Sands, hurrying back, imagining high tide rolling in and getting stranded! We had seances on the beach in front of our cottage. We rowed out in the dingy, sailed in the Sunfish; yes, It was difficult to return home. – Beth Brown

2020 Photo Contest Winners

Photographer: Donna LaFata Photographer: Tina Cielski Norton Photographer: Peter Leis Photographer: Heather Sevick

2019 Photo Contest Winners

Photographer: Karen Bessette Knightly Photographer: Sandie Shea-Crabb Photographer: Tabetha Babcock Irwin Photographer: Teri Filippi Seibert

2018 Photo Contest Winners

Photographer: Georgianna Serra Murray Photographer: Brian Reid Photographer: Kate Pierpont Photographer: Jamie Snurkowski

2017 Photo Contest Winners

Photographer: Jackie Carniglia Photographer: Josh Seifken Photographer: Anthony Trani Photographer: Brian Reid

2016 Photo Contest Winners

Photographer: Michelle Le Photographer: Frank Papa Jr. Photographer: Erica Mathews Photographer: Cathy Huard Sypher

2015 Photo Contest Winners

Photographer: Heather Monks Photographer: Len Murtha Photographer: Len Murtha Photographer: Drew Cutting

2014 Photo Contest Winners

Photographer: Debby Weeks Denke Photographer: Rachel Lallier Photographer: Jessica Jackson & Cusson Family Photographer: Teri Fillipi Seibert Photographer: Len Murtha Photographer: Linda Weaver Terrier Photographer: Tiffany Carmichael Holmes Photographer: Jenna Fitzgerald Photographer: Teri Fillipi Seibert

2013 Photo Contest Winners

Photographer: Jayanth Devasundaram Photographer: Len Murtha Photographer: Catie Winslow Photographer: Sue Oswald Photographer: Teri Fillipi Seibert Photographer: Len Murtha

2012 Photo Contest Winners

Photographer: Julia Genzano Photographer: Martha Kirkland Cuthbert Photographer: Jane Breen Photographer: Bryan Monks Photographer: Kate Harrington Photographer: Martha Kirkland Cuthbert

2011 Photo Contest Winners

Photographer: Teri Fillipi Seibert Photographer: Tracy Rich Sisti Photographer: Chip Cutting Photographer: Kristine Newbold

2010 Photo Contest Winners

Photographer: Carly DiLeo Daniels Photographer: Terry Filippi Seibert Photographer: Janet McConnell Philips