Welcome to post-Labor Day in the hamlet! I hope you all had a happy and safe holiday with your families and friends. The weather wasn’t the greatest, but there were so many things going on that no one seemed to notice.The Amagansett Beach Association closed until next summer on Monday, September 2. Atlantic and Indian Wells beaches are still open and staffed with fabulous lifeguards, so there is still time to enjoy them before school starts September 9. The beaches close for the season on September 15.
A reminder, these days are the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah, so enjoy the holiday and be safe.
Worship services will return to their fall schedules this weekend. The First Presbyterian Church of Amagansett holds a worship service Sundays at 11 a.m., and all members of the community are welcome to attend. The sermons are led by Pastor Steven E. Howarth. (Thank you to all who came out in support of the bake sale for Scoville Hall on Saturday, August 31.)
St. Peter’s continues its 9 a.m. worship service, followed by coffee hour on the front lawn, through Christmas.
St. Michael’s Lutheran Church holds a worship service Sundays at 11 a.m. The church is located across the street from the post office and next to the senior housing center. St. Michael’s also is home to the Amagansett satellite of the East Hampton Food Pantry on Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. Donations and volunteers are always welcome. For more information, go to www.easthamptonfoodpantry.org.
Balsam Farms (www.balsamfarms.com), Amber Waves Farm on Main Street, and Quail Hill Farm are still open for harvesting.
Sadly, all the summer movie nights have ended along with summer, but there are still some outside activities going on in Amagansett Square. A new fall schedule is available at www.amagansettsquare.com.
Free Tuesday tennis lessons with Peter Hoopes at the Atlantic courts have stopped, but you can still play there and perhaps enlist Peter for a lesson. The children’s lessons were sponsored by the Amagansett Village Improvement Society. To check out all that the organization does for our hamlet, and for upcoming events, go to its website, amagansettavis.com.
The Amagansett Free Library gave us many great grownup and children’s programs this summer. The Family Saturday Story and Craft Time will continue on Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. Please stop in and pick up a September calendar of events at the front desk.
The library will hold its Monday book group on September 9 at 1:30 p.m. The book will “Noah’s Compass” by Anne Tyler—pick up your copy at the circulation desk. Next month’s Monday book club will be on October 7, and the book will be “Caleb’s Crossing” by Geraldine Brooks. The Wednesdays at One book club will be held this month on September 11, and the book will be “Light Between Oceans” by M.L Steadman.
In case you didn’t know, the Amagansett Library has a fabulous technology department. They have found a great solution to a dilemma I know we all share—the password dilemma—by installing a password memorization program called Dashlane. The library also has expanded its digital library, with books and programs; stop by or go to www.amaglibrary.org 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.
Also new this month at the library is IndieFlix, which is unlimited access to award-winning movies and documentaries for library cardholders to view on their computer. For more information or to make an appointment with Seth or Sinead to help you with all these new features, call the library at 267-3810.
Congratulations to Pat and Joe LaCarruba on celebrating 57 years of marriage on September 2. Their grandson, Matthew Kalbacher, son of Dana and Richard Kalbacher, joins his buddies Tim and Andrew Gualtieri, sons of Dan and Marguerite Gualtieri, at Savannah School of Arts. Congratulations also go to Brian Pucci, son of Liz and Bob Pucci, who will be attending SCAD as a freshman this year.
Have a great and safe week in the hamlet, and thanks for sharing all your Amagansett news. Please take a moment to thank the lifeguards who kept our beaches safe this summer, and thanks to you all for helping to keep them clean!