Amagansett Community Notes, January 30


The big news this week is it is almost February and the Super Bowl is Sunday, February 2. Hope your team wins. I am rooting for the Denver Broncos to win—love that Peyton Manning.A lot of February birthdays and the three amigos, Elizabeth Bistrian, Lina Bistrian and Lucy Emptage, all turn 14 this month.

Happy birthdays also go to Lynn Czarnecki, Ryan Shaw, Dana Kalbacher, Liana Paradiso, Sarah Focarino, Bailey Bennett, Steven Howarth, Encie Peters, Sierra Grace Weitz, Will Hantz, Tina Quarty, Eddie Ryan, Harriett and Bridgid Albright, Zachary Newman and happy anniversary to Dan and Marguerite Gualtieri.

CFAR’s (Citizens for Access Rights) Trivia night is this Friday, January 31 at the American Legion Hall across the street from Brent’s. Registration begins at 6:30, game time from 7 to 10 p.m. There will be free pizza and snacks and a cash bar. Prizes will be awarded to the winner. The fee to join the fun is $25 per person. You can form a team of 4 or you will be placed on a team. For more information or to form and submit a team, go to This is a great fun night and a good way to test your brainpower.

The First Presbyterian Church of Amagansett holds its worship service on Sundays at 11 a.m. All members of the community are welcome to attend. Please remember that Scoville Hall is in the process of being rebuilt for use by the community, so please give to the building fund. Reminder, Pastor Steve Howarth celebrates his birthday this month.

St. Michael’s Lutheran Church 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. Volunteers and donations are always welcome. East Hampton Town offers a lot of great programs for our youth and adults. These programs take place at the Youth Park in Amagansett, Montauk Playhouse, John Marshall School, Amagansett School, Sportime and the East Hampton Middle School. For more information, please go to This is a good time of year to try something new and to stay busy.

There is a new program for adults at the Amagansett Free Library called the Knitting Circle. The class is held on Thursdays at 11 a.m. Bring #8 needles and some yarn and join the fun.

Story and craft time continues for families on Saturday, February 1 at 3:30p.m. This week’s theme is Bring Your Child to the Library Story and Craft Time; join them in reading stories and making a book bag.

Winter programs have begun for preschoolers. Mondays at 2:15 is Flash Story and Craft Time and Wednesday at 2:15 is Tot Hop. Bring your preschoolers to move with songs and rhymes and play.

For children in grades kindergarten and up there will be a Lego club on Thursdays at 4 p.m. Sixth-graders will be available as play partners and will earn community service hours. Please contact the library at 267-3810 if you would like your child to volunteer.

Keep your eyes open for the beautiful new garbage cans in our hamlet courtesy of AVIS (Amagansett Village Improvement Society), and although it is early to think about going to the beach and parking, perhaps we can think of ways to keep our beaches clean.

February school break is from Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14, to February 21. It’s back to school on Monday, February 24. The library and the town are offering special youth programs and camps to keep our children busy, safe and having fun so you can do the same.

Have a great week and thanks for all your Amagansett news.

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