Springs community notes


Congratulations to the Springs School girl’s soccer team for finishing a second season in a row undefeated. Under the direction of Coach Nancy Olsen, the team beat 12 other teams, finishing up with a game against Shelter Island. Go, Springs, go! I was talking to Tim Bryden and Rebecca Morgan the other day and they filled me in on what after-school programs are available at the Springs School. They are with the organization, Project MOST, a non-profit group that gives kids and parents an alternative to going home to an empty house.

The group subsidizes most of the programs, but charges parents $25 a week to help cover expenses. From 3 to 6 p.m., the group offers a full afternoon of structured activities. They offer art classes, karate lessons, swimming at the RECenter, field trips and homework help.

The project is also involved with an online homework help program along with the East Hampton Library and the Suffolk County Library Association. From 2 to 10 p.m., students can log on and interact with a teacher. They can assist the student with any subject from calculus to term papers.

The help is free, but to log on the students need a library card from either the Montauk Library, Amagansett Library or the East Hampton Library. The number on the library card gives them an access number. Go to projectmost.com or easthamptonlibrary.org and click homework help. Help is available in English or Spanish. Okay, kids, you have just run out of excuses for not finishing your homework.

After a few weeks of inactivity at Ashawagh Hall, there will be an art opening on Saturday, January 31, from 5 to 8 p.m. The show is titled “Body of Work” and features works of art celebrating the human form. There will be a raffle during the opening, with the winner getting to pick a piece of art chosen by each artist. Tickets are $5. The artists include: Margaret Weissbach, Frank Sofo, Ruth Nasca, Linda Capello, Mary Antczak, Molly M. Weiss, David Slater, Michael Cardacino and Scott Artman.

The Springs Presbyterian Church will be hosting a roast pork dinner on Saturday, February 7, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The dinner includes roast pork and vegetables, red cabbage, delicious homemade desserts and drinks. The money raised will go to the deacons’ mission fund and the kitchen restoration fund. Tickets are $20 and take-out is available.

Remember: The Springs Improvement Society is still looking for old photos of Ashawagh Hall and the Fisherman’s Fair. If you have something to contribute, contact me or Maryann at the Springs Library.

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