Notes from Springs, August 19


It was a picture-perfect day last Saturday and the Fisherman’s Fair was a huge success. We sold 6 bushels of sweet corn, 800 hot dogs, gallons of clam chowder, dozens of baked clams, 15 sliced up clam pies and lots of mussels. We did have a tub of mussels left over, so you can imagine what a few of the volunteers had for dinner that night. Posters and T-shirts also did a brisk business.

Across the street Kim Notel had a gazillion kids enjoying themselves. She had all kinds of games for them to play including some new ones she introduced this year. There was a Pirate Cove inflatable adventure that was well used and pony rides. Next door, James DeMartis had crowds all day as he instructed them in the art of forging at the Parsons Blacksmith Shop. And the Springs Library did quite well with its book sale.

I want to thank Lenny and Barbara, owners of Barnes Country Market, for donating all the ice. I would also like to thank Kim Notel for handling all those kids; Kristi Hood for running the whole show; and finally, a big thank-you to the dozen or so volunteers who worked the booths. Without you guys, the fair would not be possible.

Vanessa Edwardes is the most awesome lifeguard in Springs. At the National Lifeguard Competition in Huntington Beach, California, she came in first place in the beach flag competition and third place in the 2-kilometer beach run. She was there with 32 junior lifeguards and 23 senior lifeguards. Upon returning home, she was honored at the annual Lifeguard Dinner with the Junior Lifeguard Instructor of the Year award. Congratulations Vanessa.

The Great Bonac Footrace is held on Labor Day beginning at the Springs Firehouse. Entry fees are $25 for adults and $15 for children under 12 or over 65. You can register online at or call 267-0351 for a mail-in application. Race day registration starts at 7:30 a.m. and is $30 for adults and $20 for kids.

The Springs Presbyterian Church is back to holding 8 a.m. outdoor services followed
by a 10 a.m. service in the church with a coffee hour afterward. They will be having a chicken barbecue on September 11. Tickets are $18 and are available at the Springs General Store or by calling the church at 324-4791. St. Peter’s Chapel holds its service every Saturday night at 6 p.m. followed by a potluck dinner.

The Springs Historical Society will be giving a two-part program about Gardiners Island beginning on Sunday, August 22, at Ashawagh Hall. The program starts at 7:30 p.m. and there will be cookies. The Springs Artist Invitational art show is up at the hall until Sunday and gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m.

Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the Pollock-Krasner House holds drip-painting classes and a tour of the house from 10 to 11:30 a.m. To register for Thursday or Friday, call 329-2811. To register for Saturday, call (917) 502-0790.

Springs’ family artists Jim,
Jana and Dylan Hayden are showing their works at the Bridgehampton Historical Society, which is located at 2539 Montauk Highway, until
August 27.

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