Amagansett Community Notes, August 7


Welcome August and all the August festivities and birthdays. Happy birthday to Tennille Treadwell, Liam Cashin, Ilene Hochman, Heather Leland, Ann Albright, Peyton Hren, T. Bushman, Jen Fenelon, Kerrie Jurkowitz, Claire McGovern, Grandma Sue Emptage, my niece , Isabelle Sanderson, Joan Tulp, LB Lownes, Margueritte Gualtieri, Jack Suter, Nancy Cohn, Jack Rivkin and Hunter Fromm.And finally, a happy birthday and welcome to the world and Amagansett to Connor Cashin, born July 31 to Caroline and Ed Cashin, and joining his sister Dylan and brother Liam ( whose birthday is August 16).

Last weekend was the Junior Lifeguard Tournament, many fairs and events and now the final days of enjoying summer are here.

Thanks to all who came out and supported the First Presbyterian of Amagansett at its 100th annual Summer Fair. It was a great time and a success for the church. The church holds its worship service Sundays at 10 a.m. and all members of the community are welcome to attend.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church, at the corner of Indian Wells and Montauk highways, is open through Labor Day and holds worship services on Sundays at 10 a.m.

St. Michael’s Lutheran Church holds its services on Sunday at 11 a.m. Remember, St. Michael’s is home to the Amagansett satellite of the East Hampton Food Pantry, which is open on Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. donations and volunteers are always welcome.

The food pantry and the Hamptons Drive-In begin their summer movie series at Indian Wells Beach tonight at dusk. The suggested donation is $5 per person or $20 per family. There will be food and snacks available for purchase and all proceeds go to the food pantry. Tonght’s movie is “Spiderman.” August 14 will be the 1989 version of “Batman,” August 21 is “Superman,” which was made in 1979, and August 28 will be “The Avengers.”

Wednesday night is also movie night at Amagansett Square. To see tonight’s movie listing and other upcoming events in the square please go to

The East Hampton Town Marine Museum has a poetry marathon on Sundays at 5 p.m. Sunday, August 11, will be poems by Monica Enders and Teri Kennedy. A reception follows the readings. For more information please go to

The Amagansett Free Library has movies for tweens on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and movies for families on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. Please call the library at 267-3810 to find out this week’s scheduled fare.

Every Saturday at 3:30 p.m. the library has a story and craft time for families. Saturday, August 10, will be “Dig that Beat.” Come to read stories about, and make, drums. August 17 will be “Go Fish.”

Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. is event and crafts time for families. Today is “Bits ‘n Pieces Mosaic” and next week, August 14, is “Rip It Up” collage art with the Pollock-Krasner House. On August 21, they will make ice cream. Please call the library ahead of time to reserve your spot because space is limited.

The Wednesday at One book club will meet on August 14 . The book will be “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” by Maria Semple. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

The “Authors After Hours” summer series continues on Saturdays from 6 to7 p.m. August 17 will be Kati Marton and “Paris, A Love Story”; August 24, will be Talia Carner, author of “Jerusalem Maiden.”

Coming up on the horizon, the Amagansett Fire Department will hold its annual Chicken Barbecue on Sunday, August 18, from 2 to 6 p.m. This is the best chicken in town. Please look for the fire trucks in your neighborhood, with firefighters selling tickets. See you there!

The Miss Amelia’s Cottage 2-mile race takes place this Sunday, August 11, at 9 a.m. This race benefits OMAC’s (Old Montauk Athletic Club) Athletic Grants Program and the Amagansett Historical Association. This is a great family race with games and prizes at the end. The fee is $10 for adults, 18 to 64;, $5 for kids between the ages of 12 and 17; and free for adults over 65 and children under 11. The race begins at 730 Old Stone Highway near the lumber yard and ends at Miss Amelia’s Cottage.

For more information please contact or mail a donation to OMAC, Box 1997, East Hampton, NY 11937.

Paddlers for Humanity held their 18-mile Block Island Paddle last weekend .The Wahine Women’s and Girls 3-mile Paddle for Paddlers for Humanity will take place Sunday, August 25 from 9- 1 a.m. at Big Albert’s Beach. For more information or to join the paddle please go to

Congratulations to Brock Lownes who received a $1,000 Business Scholars Award from the Bridgehampton National Bank. Brock received his award at a breakfast at the bank on Friday. He was one of five seniors honored.

Back to school shopping commercials have begun, kids are coming home from and leaving for camp and with all the hustle and bustle let’s take the time to thank those that guard our beaches and keep our children safe. Please remember to pick up (not bury) your garbage and thanks for all your Amagansett news. Be kind to each other and have fun.

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