Amagansett Community Notes, November 21

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The colors in the hamlet are still beautiful due to the pumpkins, bittersweet and pine trees. Most of the leaves have fallen and winter is on its way.

In honor of National Hunger week, which is November 16 to 23, there will be food drives in our hamlet and at the East Hampton Middle School

The Rotary Club of East Hampton will hold a food drive on Saturday, November 23 outside the Amagansett IGA from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to benefit the Amagansett food pantry.

Another food drive will be the 3rd Annual Harvest food drive at the East Hampton Middle School from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. sponsored by the East Hampton Food Pantry www.easthamptonfoodpantry.org. Please bring nonperishable food items and food related gift cards. There will be refreshments for sale and crafts and raffles for kids too. This is a fun day for a good cause. Donations will be distributed to the Amagansett, East Hampton, Springs and Wainscott food pantries. For more information, please contact Vicki Littman at (631) 831-6466.

I just found out about this and thought I would pass it along. The Amagansett Food institute is a non-profit member organization that supports farmers and food producers on the East End of Long Island. For more information, go to www.amagansettfoodinstitute.org.

Balsam Farms, at www.balsamfarms.com, is still open for harvest business and Amber Waves Farm is still growing for holiday harvests. Check them out.

There is news from the Wounded Warrior Project; “Soldier Ride the Movie” is taking tax-deductible contributions to finish the documentary. Soldier Ride began in 2004 when Chris Carney started a coast-to-coast bicycle ride in support of the Wounded Warrior Project. The movie documents his first ride cross-country. Over the years, Soldier Ride has grown from cross-country to international and local and regional rides. Check it out at www.soldierridemovie.com.

This is the season of giving back and giving thanks, and I know we all do what we can and are grateful for what we have.

When you are thinking holidays and think of holiday shopping, check out www.igive.com. By registering and shopping through this site, monies are donated to the Greater East Hampton Education Foundation, which supplies funds to public schools from Montauk to Sagaponack. For more information, check out info@gehef.org.

Speaking of giving back, our Amagansett Fire Department is looking for EMS and firefighters. For more information, please call 267-3300. They are truly always there when we need them.

Sportime is offering free youth open hockey on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Winter Hockey league for ages 7 to 10 and 11 to 15 takes place on Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. December 7 to April 5. For more information, please call 267-3460.

Today is picture retake day at the Amagansett School, and parent teacher conferences for Amagansett and the East Hampton Middle School takes place today and tomorrow.

Saturday, November 23 at 3:30 p.m. the Amagansett Free Library will be offering a story and craft time for children and their families in celebration of Thanksgiving. The First Presbyterian Church holds its worship service Sundays at 11 a.m. All members of the community are welcome to attend.

St Michael’s Lutheran Church, across the street from the post office, holds its worship service Sundays at 11 a.m. It is also home to the Amagansett Satellite of the East Hampton food pantry on Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. Donations and volunteers are always welcomed.

A lot of beautification and repairs are being done on St. Peter’s next to the school. It looks great. Worship service is on Sundays at 9 a.m. followed by a coffee hour.

The East Hampton Lions Club will hold a Blood Drive at the American Legion Hall (across the street from Brent’s) on Monday, November 25, from noon to 7:15 p.m. Please bring photo ID, and thanks in advance for donating.

Happy birthday today to Jeannine Ryan, and Diane Merritt celebrates her birthday this week as well.

Have a great week and please be safe.

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