The Springs Presbyterian Church has a website, springscommunity.org, and a new e-mail address, Springschurch@optonline.net.
Sunday morning services have been changed to 9 a.m. so their new choir director and organist has time to get to her second job at the Bridgehampton Methodist Church, where she is the music director. Christine Cadarette, who lives in Napeague, brings an interesting resume to the church. She studied at Juilliard and for a while was on the staff at Juilliard, The Circle in the Square Theatre School, NYU Graduate Theatre and the Tisch School for the Performing Arts.
She has toured with several Broadway shows, including “Annie,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Little Shop of Horrors.” Aside from her musical duties at the church, she is also in charge of the winter coat drive. Anyone who has a winter coat not being worn can bring it to the church for donation to someone who can really use it.
The church was built in 1882 on land donated by Charles T. Miller and was originally called the Springs Chapel. Over the years, there have been many pastors who have ministered there, the most recent being the much missed Joe Hines. The current pastor is the Reverend Jeanne aum, who is serving as an interim pastor until a permanent replacement is selected.
The church will again be hosting the Crossroads Coffeehouse music night on Friday, December 20, at 7 p.m. The bands playing will be The 3rd Estate, with rock and roll covers and originals; Ghost Town, rappers Double L Johnson and DJ Cut, and the Lost Keyes, playing classic and acid rock. Admission is $10 with the proceeds going to the food pantry and other local charities. Refreshments will be supplied by the Springs General Store. It will be a fun night out so try to come.
A correction is in order. Last week I stated in my column that the Surface Library’s “The Gift of Art” show was coming down December 12. It turns out I was wrong. It’s up until December 22. Check it out. They have some nice last minute Christmas items for sale.
I want to once again invite anyone interested in helping out with documenting of the 100 years of the Springs Improvement Society to please contact me. We have been going through many fascinating bits of history stored in filing cabinets in the attic at Ashawagh Hall. The Society would eventually like to produce a book or booklet. They are also looking for old photos, especially of the Fisherman’s Fair. Anyone interested in helping out, please contact me.
A “Support Our Soldiers” holiday soiree is being held today, Wednesday, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Indians Wells Tavern on Main Street in Amagansett. All are invited to show up to send messages to American troops serving overseas and find out about holiday gift-giving that raises funds for wounded soldiers and disabled veterans. The event is free, and Indian Wells is providing free finger foods and happy hour prices on beverages.
And finally, here’s a reminder to the people of Springs: This column is open to any Springs news, births, weddings, deployments, community events, torrid affairs and anything else newsworthy.