Amagansett Community Notes, February 20

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The 1st annual Shoreline Sweep has been postponed again to Saturday, February 22, this snow is really getting in the way of everything including beach clean up. At the rate we are going with the weather maybe the cleanup should wait until Earth Day. This inaugural event was founded by Dell Cullum and planned in cooperation with the Town of East Hampton litter committee. They will be cleaning up beaches from Montauk Point to Wainscott.Volunteers are still needed beginning at 9 a.m. Please join with your friends and family. For more information and to get your designated cleanup spot, please contact Dell Cullum shoreline sweep organizer at kachina35@gmail.com or East Hampton Town Litter Committee chair Deb Klughers at keepinitgreen@optonline.net.

The town is offering extra programs over this winter break, which takes place from February 14 to February 23. Winter recreation will take place at John Marshall School and Montauk school February 18-21 from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information about these free programs, visit www.ehamptonny.gov.

Sportime is also offering some mini camps during vacation time. Monday February 17-Friday, February 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. a winter break camp will be held for ages 5 to 12. The cost is $65. For more information, please contact mritsi@sportimeNY.com

Church reminders; the First Presbyterian Church of Amagansett holds its worship service Sundays at 11 a.m. All members of the community are welcome to attend.

St Michael’s Lutheran church holds its worship service on 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.

Please mark your calendars for the Junior Lifeguard and Lifeguard Training Program Summer Kickoff Benefit Party on Friday, March 28 from 7 to 11 p.m. at ENE restaurant in Montauk. Tickets are $40 per person or $75 per couple. This is always a great night with DJ dancing and great food and friends. If you are interested in purchasing tickets or more raffle tickets for the great prizes, please contact Christina Brierley (631) 871-6355, Julieanne Purcell (631) 259-2019, Lynne Calabrese (631) 553-7768, Mary Lownes (631) 267-8447, Marigrace Ryan (631) 680-4554, Ricci Paradiso (732) 245-0505, or John Ryan Sr. at (631) 324- 2787.

The Junior Lifeguard training and testing program runs from Sunday, March 2, to June 16 from 1 to 2:15 p.m.

This is a perfect time of year to visit the Marine Museum on Bluff Road and the Community Boat Shop located behind it, open Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The Amagansett Historical Association, P.O Box 7077 is looking for donations to complete work on the Old Lester Barn, which will be reopened in 2014. They have also completed work on Miss Amelia’s Cottage and are busy working on the 1805 Phebe Edwards Mulford Cottage, which will become a historical photo and document archive where the collection of Carleton Kelsey the long time Amagansett librarian and historian will be displayed.

The East Hampton Little League for ages 7 to 12 will be having a fundraiser on Thursday, February 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Race Lane Restaurant in East Hampton. The cost is $25 and that includes light snacks, drinks and fun. If you would like to register your 7 to 12 year old for little league, please go to www.eteamz.com

There has been a lot of chatting about 7-11 coming to our hamlet. If you really want to get the facts, please attend a Town Board meeting. Knowledge is power.

At the Amagansett Free Library on Saturday, February 22, is story and craft time with stories about pets. Join with your family to hear stories and to make a craft. Please stop by the circulation desk or check out their website for more fantastic ongoing programs. Visit them at www.amaglibrary.org.

If you are a member of Facebook, please check out the new Amagansett Chamber of Commerce page.

School is back in session Monday, February 24. Hope you are enjoying your holiday in the hamlet and keeping safe and avoiding the potholes.

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

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