Wednesday, November 6, 2013
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It’s back to school today after Election Day off. I hope your candidate was a winner and I know the kids loved having a mid week break from school. Just a reminder, If you have too much candy on your hands after Halloween you can send it to school with your middle school or grade school child until this Friday, November 8. Amagansett School and East Hampton Middle School PTA’s have joined with Bach/ Grazina Orthodontists in a buy back candy program. They will collect the candy and ship it over seas to our enlisted men and women, and in exchange our PTA’s can raise some money for all they do.
The First Presbyterian Church of Amagansett is having a Yard sale on the church grounds this Saturday, November 9 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. to benefit the rebuilding of Scoville Hall.
The Church needs donations for the White Elephant table. The committee requests that donors return at the end of the sale to retrieve any unsold items because there is a storage space available.
There will be refreshments, hot dogs, hot chocolate, coffee, and hamburgers will be sold throughout the day. Major credits cards will be accepted.
Dennis Carr has made copies of the Summer Fair poster that was painted by the late Gracella Conkle into 5×8 note cards. Ms. Conkle was the wife of the late Reverend Paul Conkle who was a former pastor of the church. These cards will be available for sale.
Donations of baked goods would be appreciated. Please bring them the morning of the sale. Upon completion, Scoville Hall will be used as a community center available to rent to all groups on the east end. For more information, please contact Elizabeth at 324- 2042. If you can’t make it to the yard sale or if you would like to donate to the Scoville Hall building fund, please mail a check to the church at Box 764 Amagansett, NY 11930
The American Legion post 419, across the street from Brent’s, will be having a Fall Fling Fundraiser Dance for the Legion on Friday, November 8 at 7 p.m. There will be a light buffet, cash bar, 50/ 50 raffle and a great DJ.
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. To purchase tickets prior to the dance, please call Terry Hickey at 324- 6024.
On Sunday, November 17 at 2 p.m. The Amagansett Free Library will present a lecture by Mac Griswold about her new book, The Manor: Three centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long Island. The book tells the story of Shelter Island’s Sylvestor Manor, 243 acres on Shelter Island belonging to one family. Please call for reservations to this event at 267 -3810.
The Amagansett Free Library is joining with Cornell educators for research-based seminars. They are offering parents nights at 6 p.m. November 6, on Screen time, learning the effects and becoming media savvy.
Children’s programs continue this weekend with Art workshops with the Parish for children grades K- 6 on Saturday November 9 at 3:30. Advance registration is required for this class. Please call 267-3810 to reserve your spot.
Amaryllis planting with Hah will take place on Saturday. November 16 at 3: 30 and Pet Pals with Cornell will take place Saturday, December 7 at 3:30. There are ongoing children and tots programs so please stop by the circulation desk and see all that is going on.
Reminder the Amagansett Free Library offers technology classes by appointment on Tuesdays from 10- 5 and Thursdays from 1-8.
The next Wednesday at One book club will be November 13 and the book will be 11/22/63 by Stephen King. Please pick up a copy at the circulation desk.
At the Amagansett School, Friday, November 8 is Crazy Hair and Hat day – and remember Monday, November 11, schools are closed for Veterans Day.
The judging is in for the scarecrow contest and some of the remarkable winners are the whole third grade class for their participation. They won an ice cream social.
I hope you got a chance to see these beauties and will agree that most creative went to the SpongeBob scarecrow on the corner of Hedges by Crossroads music. This was made by William and Wylie (Pre K 3 twins) and Charlie Stern in Kindergarten. 2nd place went to Liam Cashin for his fabulous pig on the corner of Miakoma and 3rd place to the Leaf Blower by Carlos Quintana in First grade.
The other categories were Go Green (use of recycled materials). 1st place went to Lucas and Lyla Sowder- Yuson in 3rd grade, 2nd place to that great Crow by the jitney stop by Charlie Goldsmith in 5th grade.
Most tradition first place went to Noelly Feliciano in Pre K 4 and second place to Tabitha (4th grade) and Jocelyn Bennett (1st grade).
Congratulation to our Sports Teams. Middle School boys soccer was undefeated, JV Boys soccer ended on top of their game and Varsity Boys are still in the finals. Boys and Girls cross country is going to States, Girls Volleyball is going to counties and the Girls Varsity Swim team shined at League championships Friday, November 1. They will go onto Counties Saturday, November 9. Go Bonac! Please take the time to come out and support our towns and teams if you can.
Enjoy the extra hour of sleep this week and thanks for all your news.