Amagansett Community Notes, October 10


The Amagansett Student council held its elections on Thursday, October 3. The candidates gave their speeches during the morning wake-up Amagansett assembly and then the students went back to their classrooms for the voting.Matthew McGovern is the new president; Olivia Davis, Vice President; Zane Stenerson, secretary; and Mimi Fowlkes, treasurer. Congratulations to all the candidates.

Today is picture day at the Amagansett School and remember that on Monday, October 14, school is closed for Columbus Day.

Two well deserved accolades go to Amagansett’s own, Kim Hren, who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at EHHS On Saturday, October 12, and to Debbie Disunno, who was awarded EMS person of the Year by the Amagansett Fire Department at their yearly awards on Friday, October 4.

This is Homecoming week, so please come out and support your local teams at the 7 p.m. EH Bonackers football game under the lights, against the Southampton Mariners on Saturday. A carnival will begin at 3:30 p.m. on the school grounds. Please come to show your school spirit and to root for our local teams.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. The EHHS Boys and Girls Varsity Swim Teams have joined with to sell bracelets with 100-percent of the proceeds going to the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center of Southampton Hospital. Look for them at the girls swim meets at the YMCA on October 10, 18, and 21, at 4:30 p.m. They will also be available at girls volleyball games at EHHS on October 14 and 22, at 5 p.m., and at the boys volleyball games at EHHS on October 11 and 21. They will also be sold at the carnival at the high school on Saturday, October 12, before the game, or you can ask a swimmer friend. The cost is $5 each or 5 for $20.

The final Stand-up Paddleboard race of the season for the Ocean Rescue Squad will take place on Saturday, October 12, from Lazy Point to Montauk. Please come out and support the East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue Squad that kept you safe at summer water events and helped to work with the Junior Lifeguard programs. The race is a 6-mile downwind course. For more information or to register, go to, or call the Main Beach shop at 537-2716. Thank you in advance for supporting and participating in this event.

Paddlers for humanity ( is holding a Montauk Brewathalon chug and run, paddle, bike event on Sunday, October 20 at 1 p.m. For more information or to register go to or call Caroline Cashin at 267-2274.

The First Presbyterian Church of Amagansett holds its worship service Sundays at 11 a.m. and all members of the community are welcome to attend. The sermons are led the Pastor Steven E. Howarth.

The October 15 anniversary of the devastating fire that destroyed Scoville Hall, Amagansett’s own community center, is almost here. Work has begun to repair the hall, but funds are still needed. Please donate if you can to bring the hall back to our hamlet. To donate to the building fund, mail a check payable to the First Presbyterian Church of Amagansett, to P.O. Box 764, Amagansett, NY 11930.

St. Michael’s Lutheran church holds its worship service Sundays at 11 a.m. It is located across the street from the post office and next to the Senior Housing center.

St. Michael’s 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

There is a lot going on at the Amagansett Library. The Wednesday at One Book Club will take place today, October 9. The book will be “Sense of an Ending” by Julian Barnes. Copies are available at the circulation desk.

Also today, October 9, for ages 9 to 90 there will be a 7 p.m. lecture on Saturn: Lord of the Rings. Saturn is the most distant planet clearly visible to the naked eye. Dr. Mike Inglis, professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at Suffolk County Community College, will take you on a guided tour of Saturn, its rings, and its many moons, presenting the latest results from space missions along with new images and films of the ringed planet. After the lecture, weather permitting, there will be stargazing using two telescopes at 8:30 p.m. Please call the library, 267-3810, to reserve a seat.

The Saturday Story and craft time for families continues at 3:30 p.m. On October 12. The theme will be farm stories and animal crafts.

On Saturday, October 19, at 3:30 p.m., the library is offering animal adventures with Nature Nick for families and children in kindergarten through grade 6. Nature Nick will be bringing 10 to 12 exotic animals like a kangaroo or a spider monkey. Please reserve a spot.

Cornell educators are joining with the library for research-based seminars aimed at parents. The topic on Wednesday, October 30, is bullying; and on November 6 is screen time, learning the effects and becoming media savvy. The seminars begin at 6 p.m.

On Sunday, October 27, at 2 p.m., the library will host a talk, Oysters in our Backyard, by “Barley” John Dunne, the director of the East Hampton Town Shellfish Hatchery. You will learn how oysters are grown and harvested.

To check out the library’s programs for the young and not so young, stop in or check out its website at

In November, the library will be joining with the Parrish Art Museum for art workshops for children. We will keep you posted.

And last but not least, Happy Birthday today to Brother Tom Piacentine.

Enjoy the foliage and the changing weather.

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