Amagansett Community Notes, August 29


Welcome to September and Labor Day weekend in the hamlet. Take these last days to do all the things you promised yourself you would do this summer. Play golf, have a bonfire, kayak, paddleboard, go for a swim or a walk and enjoy our beautiful hamlet.Happy September Birthdays to Barbara Rickards, Tim Gualtieri, Jean Hantz, Jack Emptage (Lucy Pearl’s grandfather), Jacqueline Emptage, Lauren Walsh, Rob Lambert, Jennifer Farbar, Jimmy DiSunno, Douglas Kane, Polly Victoreen, Ed Williams, Tommy Piacentine, Critter Piacentine, Ronan O’Dwyer, Alyssa Bahel, Kristin Welsch, Jacqueline Smudzinski, Meghan White, Patty Ryan, Grace Meyer, Pat Bistrian, Abby Quinn Nanci-Ross, Brynley Lys, Cailyn Brierley, Jordan Silver, and Maddie Jones.

Tonight, Wednesday, August 28, is the last night to enjoy the East Hampton Food Pantry and Hamptons Drive-In movie at Indian Wells Beach at dusk. The suggested donation is $5 per person and snacks will be sold. Tonight’s movie will be the 2012 version of “The Avengers.” Come down and enjoy the last few summer nights.

The Women’s Guild of the First Presbyterian Church of Amagansett will hold a bake sale in front of the Amagansett IGA on Saturday, August 31, from 8:30 a.m. until noon or until the goodies sell out. Donations of baked goods would be appreciated. All proceeds from the bake sale will go to the Scoville Hall building fund. For more information or to make a donation please call Lucy Bennett at 267-3655.

The First Presbyterian Church of Amagansett will have its last summer worship at 10 a.m. on September 1. Next week, the church returns to its regular schedule of at 11.a.m.

Craig Kitt and Peter Ludlow will perform solo classical pieces at a recital at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church on Sunday, September 1, at 3 p.m. They will close with a piano duet of Beethoven’s 6th Symphony. This event is free with a goodwill offering. There will be cake and coffee afterward.

St. Michael’s holds its worship service Sundays at 11 a.m.

It is also 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 welcomed.

St. Thomas Episcopal Chapel will have its last worship service of the summer on Sunday, September 1, at 10 a.m. The church is a historical landmark located on the corner of Indian Wells Highway and Main Street.

St. Peter’s Catholic Church holds its worship service at 9 a.m. followed by coffee on the front lawn.

Thanks to all who came out to support the Body Tech and Old Montauk Athletic Club Pump and Run on Tuesday, August 20, at Atlantic Avenue Beach. The top two adult winners were Sinead Fitzgibbon and Neil Falkenham. In the 13-and-under division the top two winners were Liana Paradiso and Maggie Purcell.

The Amagansett Free Library will have a back-to-school story and craft time on Saturday, August 31, at 3:30 p.m. for families.

Tonight is the last movie night for tweens at 6 p.m. Please call the library at 267-3810 to find out the movie and to reserve your space. Tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. is the last movie for families.

The library will hold its Monday Book Group on September 9 at 1:30 p.m. The book will be “Noah’s Compass” by Anne Tyler. Pick up your copy at the circulation desk.

The Wednesdays at One book club will be September 11 and the book will be “Light Between Oceans” by M.L. Steadman.

The Amagansett Library has a fabulous tech department and tech newsletter at They have a great solution to a dilemma I know we all share: keeping track of your passwords. You can do so by installing a password memorization program called Dashlane.

The library has also expanded its digital library with books and programs. Stop by or go to to see the programs available at the library. This is just in time for school starting September 9, and while you are at the library don’t forget to pick up your library card.

Sunday, August 25, was the Women’s Wahine Paddle at Big Albert’s Beach for Paddlers for Humanity. It was a beautiful day, but not a big turnout. Please put it on your calendars for next year. Paddlers for Humanity is a great organization that really gives back to our kids. It is an all volunteer nonprofit organization based in East Hampton that raises money and awareness for local and global organizations dedicated to bettering children’s lives. It also supports local families in crisis and awards scholarships to local students. Thanks for taking the time to learn more about this organization and to support it, because as you know children are our future. Check it out at

Have a great safe week in the hamlet and please drive carefully and be kind.

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