Amagansett Community Notes, June 13

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Today is Jamie Balsam’s and Jeremy Blutstein’s birthdays. Jeremy is the executive chef at the Crow’s Nest restaurant in Montauk, and Jamie and her husband, Alex, who are expecting a baby any minute, run beautiful Balsam farms. Congratulations to you all!Bradley Hughes, grandson of Scott and Judy Bennett, graduated from Suffolk County Community College with an associate degree in criminal justice and is going on to St. John’s University as a junior in the fall. He graduated Phi Theta Kappa and Alpha Sigma, and graduated with the highest distinctions.

Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, has announced the Dean’s List for the spring semester 2013. To receive this honor, a student must achieve a 3.6 grade average, based on a 4.0 scale. Among the students who made the spring 2013 dean’s list are Erika Intermaggio of East Hampton and Nicole Miksinski of Amagansett.

Tomorrow, the Amagansett United States Lifesaving and Coast Guard Station Society will have the second reenactment of the Nazi landing at 6:30 p.m. at the Lifesaving Station on Atlantic Avenue. There will be a skit-like reenactment led by Town Crier Hugh King of the fateful day in 1942 when our Coast Guardsman and local hero John Cullen came across four Nazi saboteurs along our Amagansett beaches.

Society members will inform all who attend about all of the great work that has been done on the station, and you will have the opportunity to be some of the first to enter the historic boat room to witness the continued work and get a firsthand look at the work that still needs to be done.

There also will be a special tribute to Coast Guardsman Milton Miller, who was the last living serviceman to be stationed at the Amagansett station. Milton recently passed, and his presence will be missed but not forgotten.

They are accepting charitable tax-deductible donations. Please email to find out how you can donate or for more information at Amagansettuslss@gmail.com.

This Sunday, Father’s Day, is the last Sunday for the training, testing and evaluation program for 2013 Junior Lifeguard program, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., at the YMCA RECenter Pool. This program is for ages 9 to 14. For more information, call John Ryan Sr. at 324-2787. The cost for the preparation is free—you must pass the swim test to be admitted into the Junior Lifeguard program for this summer. This is a fabulous program, and I highly encourage you to bring your children to it. The Junior Lifeguard program begins Saturday, June 22, at Indian Wells, Ditch Plains, and culminates with a tournament on Saturday, August 4, and Sunday, August 5. (Beaches open June 14—can’t wait!)

On Sunday, June 16, Main Beach Surf and Sport will sponsor a charity Stand-Up Paddle Race for Paddlers for Humanity (p4h.org). The race will start at Beach Lane in Wainscott at 9 a.m. and proceed in an easterly direction to Indian Wells Beach. This is a Surf Zone Race. Participants will enter through the surf, round a turn buoy on the outside break, and ride the wind swell downwind to the finish, where another turn buoy will be located. They will then exit through the surf to the beach.

Registration will take place at the Main Beach Surf Shop starting at 7:30 a.m. Race support is provided by the East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue Squad. Visit www.mainbeach.com to sign up, or for more information, or call (631) 537-2716.

There will be a Youth Soccer Camp on June 17 to 20 at the East Hampton High School turf field. This camp is staffed by the high school soccer coaching staff. This is a great opportunity to be coached by the best. The camp for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade will take place from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.; the cost is $85. Kids in grades six, seven and eight will take part from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.; the cost is $100. Checks are payable to EHHS Varsity Club; please mail your check to reserve your spot to Rich King, Head Coach, EHHS Boys Soccer, 2 Long Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. Any questions, please contact Don McGovern or Rich King at bonacsoccer@gmail.com.

Stony Hill Stables, 268 Town Lane in Amagansett, has been owned and operated by the Hotchkiss family for more than five decades. They are pleased to announce the success of the Stony Hill Stables Foundation, a not-for-profit organization with the express purpose of promoting equine sports through riding education and competitive opportunities for children and young adults in the East End community.

In celebration and continued support of the Stony Hills Stable Foundation, the second annual benefit cocktail party will be held on the evening of Saturday, June 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the stables. There will be a dressage exhibition performed by Grand Prix dressage riders, as well as an exciting Pony Drill Team Presentation performed by the young riders of Stony Hill Stables. Tickets are $125 per person or $200 per couple and can be purchased online. For more information, or if you would like to make a donation, go to www.stonyhillstables.com, or call 267-3203.

Story and Craft time for families takes place every Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at the Amagansett Free Library. Each week there is a different theme to the stories they read, and they make a different craft. Saturday, June 15, will be “Fab Dad,” in honor of Father’s Day; Saturday, June 22, will be “Fly Fly”; and Saturday, June 29, will be “Sweet Strawberries.” This is a nice way to enjoy the afternoon with your child. The library also offers regularly scheduled programs for toddlers and babies: every Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. is First Story Time, and every Friday at 10 a.m. is Shake, Rattle and Roll.

The library also offers many book clubs and special events for adults. Stop by the circulation desk for more information.

The Town of East Hampton will offer tennis, basketball, baseball and softball clinics for kids in kindergarten and up at the youth park beginning June 24. Register and find out all the times by stopping in the Department of Parks office at 159 Pantigo Road in East Hampton. Also to be offered: a soccer clinic at Stephen Hands Path and at the Lions soccer field in Montauk. For more information, go to www.ehamptonny.gov.

The First Presbyterian Church of Amagansett holds its worship service Sundays at 11 a.m. All members of the community are welcome to attend.

The Deacons of the First Presbyterian Church of Amagansett and the Springs Presbyterian Church will be having a picnic on Saturday, June 15, at 4 p.m. at Maidstone Park. Remember to save the date for the 100th summer fair on Saturday, August 3.

In Amagansett School news, the last day of school and the sixth grade graduation is June 21, which is also the first day of summer—yahoo!

Enjoy your week in the hamlet—beaches open June 14. Please be safe and have fun.

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