Springs Community Notes, February 27

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What a glorious reprieve we had last weekend when the temperatures reached a downright tropical 50 degrees! Waking up to last Saturday’s blue skies and balmy breezes was exactly what I needed to put the spring back into my step. The cheerful energy was everywhere I went, shining from the sparkling eyes of people and dogs all obviously boosted from that wonderful, welcome dose of vitamin D. I did hear that more snow was in the forecast, and supposed to be with about now. If so, hopefully everyone has had a chance to soak up and store away a little bit of last weekend’s weather into an inner reservoir of sunny feel-goodness.Before we know it, we’ll all be enjoying more and more outside activity. I’ve heard from Adam Wilson, president of the East Hampton Little League that registration is now open for boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 12. To register, parents need to visit www.eteamz.com/ehll. Don’t delay, as the deadline is March 6.

The act of giving to others, especially to our neighbors, is really an act of giving to ourselves. It is almost always a sure fire way to boost the spirit. The volunteers of the Springs Food Pantry would most likely agree. Certainly, they are a generous group who give of their time every week to accomplish all that needs to be done to help supplement the food supply of our neighbors who are struggling.

The pantry is set up in the Springs Community Presbyterian Church located at 5 Old Stone Hwy every Wednesday and gladly accepts donations from 2 to 6 p.m. Pantry volunteer Pamela Bicket let me know that during the month of March, the pantry is specifically seeking donations of non-perishable desserts and dessert mixes. “There are some things that we just can’t order, or don’t order, for financial reasons … but, we would love to give to our clients from time to time,” explained Pamela to me in a recent email. These dessert items will help make many families’ Easter or Passover feel a little sweeter … and, probably yours, too!

Also, at the church is another scrumptious and affordable, Friday Night Take-Out. This Friday from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. features delicious lasagna roll-ups, Caesar salad, and chocolate chip cookies for just $12. These church cooks are tireless and amazing. Even if you aren’t lucky enough to live in the Springs, it’s well worth going out of your way. Staying in to dine this Friday night couldn’t be easier!

Going out the following night couldn’t be more family friendly, affordable, and fun … and close to home to boot. The deacons of the Amagansett Presbyterian Church are holding the 5th annual Soup & Chili Supper at the Amagansett Fire Department this Saturday, March 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. For $12 adults, $6 children (12 and under), it’s an unlimited help yourself sampling of a wide array of homemade chilies and soups made by our also talented cooks and delicious surprises donated by Rowdy Hall, One-Stop Market, and the Art-of Eating. With homemade cornbread, cookies, brownies, 50/50 raffle, and the especially cute commemorative church mug to take home, this event is truly a feel good one!

Another venue to add to an enjoyable evening, is to head to Ashawagh Hall for the new show by Hampton Photo-Arts “HPA/OVEREXPOSED” this Saturday from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Featuring the work of more than 50 of our most talented local photographers, an evening is planned that includes lively music and food. Gallery hours on Sunday are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Well, good. It seems that it’s picking up a bit with things to do around here. Until next time, happy week all!

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