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Congratulations go to Amagansett’s own soccer jock, Andrew Gualtieri, who represented East Hampton High School in the Suffolk County Exceptional Seniors Soccer Showcase on Saturday, November 29. He was selected first team defensive sweeper, representing the Suffolk County boys. The players are nominated by their coaches and attend countywide tryouts. The event is sponsored by the Long Island Juniors Soccer Association in conjunction with the Suffolk and Nassau County Soccer Coaches Association. You can be sure this event was visited by many recruiting college coaches. Good luck to Andrew and all the other athletes in our town.

Great news just in time for the holidays: A new business has just opened up, and we all know how important it is to support our local businesses especially in times like these.

It’s the Amagansett Studio, which is a creative partnership between graphic designer Joana Nanci and photographer Christine Newman. They will work wonders with your websites and print work. Speaking from experience, their design work is out of this world. Please go to their website to see for yourself at amagansettstudio.com or contact them at P.O. Box 1139 or 267-7801. Who knows? They may be the answer to your holiday card picture this year, though it’s getting a little late for that.

Don’t forget about sending that extra card this year to A Recovering American Soldier c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 6900 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20307-5001.

Another local establishment, the Amagansett Library, has just put out its second e-newsletter. Please go to their website to tap into the amazing resources at our fingertips, right here in our hamlet. It’s at amaglib@suffolk.lib.ny.us. While there, also check out the children’s programs and exercise programs being offered.

Then we also have the shops and restaurants along Main Street and Sabine’s knitting classes, which are given on Sundays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at BookHampton in Amagansett Square. For more information, contact Sabine at (631) 604-2799.

At the First Presbyterian Church of Amagansett, the Reverend Steven E. Howarth will preside at the 11 a.m. service on Sunday, November 14. There will be no Bible Class next week, but the Session will meet at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17, at 7 p.m. in the Yule Room.

There will be a Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship service at 7 p.m. and all are welcome to attend.

The first PTA Pizza Day fund-raiser on Friday went off without a hitch, although grades K-3 were left out because they went to see the Nutcracker at the Patchogue Theater, so all is good. Stay tuned for flyers about the next Pizza Day. It will be in your child’s backpack. Due to the economy, even the PTA is trying to find a way to raise money for all the programs we provide to the school.

The PTA Holiday Store will be open to students on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 16 and December 17. It is a great way for your children to pick out gifts for you and the grandparents. Not only is it fun, the money goes right back to be used on programs for the kids.

Tomorrow is the long awaited winter musical, “Snow Biz,” at the school. Finally, we will get to see Lucy and Lina do the tango with Hunter and Noah.

Cindy Galvin, the music teacher, will also be bringing both the chorus and the band to the Senior Nutrition Center to play and sing for the holidays. We should all be grateful to Cindy for all she does, not only for our students but for our community.

On Monday, December 1, at the principal’s “Coffee and Conversation” meeting with parents and residents, Steve Long from the Children’s Museum of the East End came to speak about all the programs being offered as well as welcomed suggestions for more to come.

There’s not much more to announce. May I suggest you take a few minutes out of your day to walk around our great town and enjoy the beautiful lights and support our local business. Remember, according to Ghandi: “Be the change you desire in the world.” Have a great week and please send me any Amagansett news you would like to share.

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