Aamagansett Community Notes, June 19

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On Wednesday, June 11, the East Hampton Middle School held its end of the year awards ceremony at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. Once again, our Amagansett alumni really shined.In grade seven, Emily Hugo received the Highest Academic Achievement, 4 Sport Athlete and the LVIS award for Highest Scholastic Achievement. Ravi MacGurn received the PTA Book Award. Kurt Matthews and Grace Myer received the 4 Sport Athlete award.

In eighth grade, Michelle Barranco Ramirez received the Math award. Lina Bistrian received the award for physical education. Samantha Merritt received the President’s Academic Award for maintaining a 95 and above average. Ruby Stenerson received the PTA Humanitarian Award and the Ambassador of Goodwill Award. Thomas Treadwell received the American Legion Award for Citizenship and the Social Studies Award. The Principal’s Award for maintaining a 90 and above average went to Elizabeth Bistrian, Lina Bistrian, Finn Li, Faith Modek, Maya Schultz, Ruby Stenerson and Thomas Treadwell.

The National Junior Society Inductees we also recognized at the assembly.

My apologies to eighth-grader Thomas Treadwell, I didn’t mention him last week. He also received a varsity letter for swimming at the EHHS awards on June 4.

Many thanks to Dreesen’s for donating all the hot dogs and the grill to help out with the PTA-sponsored eighth grade picnic on Thursday, June 13. Thanks also to Rich King and Claude Beudert for helping us grill. Hopefully, a new tradition for the eighth-graders has begun.

The Junior Lifeguard Program begins this Saturday, June 21, at Indian Wells and Ditch Plains Beach. The program runs on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 to 11 a.m. for ages 9 to 14. Requirements are passing the test that was given at the YMCA and a good attitude and a smile. The cost is $80, payable to the Town of East Hampton.

There is also a new program for those who have completed the Junior Lifeguard Program. It is called the Cadet Program for ages 15 and up. To register for either of these programs, go to Indian Wells beach on a weekend and chat with one of the lifeguards.

The Amagansett Library offers story and craft time every Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

A Book Cover workshop for grades four through six will take place on Sundays, June 22 and 29 at 2 p.m. Learn how to make a book cover using your favorite books as examples.

For younger children and their caregiver/parent, every Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. is First Story time. Fridays at 10 a.m. is Shake, Rattle and Roll. On June 27 a speech pathologist will visit the program to answer any questions you might have about speech development.

A Benefit Race for the i-tri girls for the Maidstone Triathlon will be held this Saturday, June 21, at 5 p.m. at the Maidstone Pavilion in Springs. The race is open to ages 17 and up. It is a 300-yard bay swim, a 7-mile bike and a 1.5 mile run. You can join as an individual or as a relay. The cost is $120 for individuals and $170 for relays. Dinner is included with each registration. For more information or to purchase additional dinners for family members for $25, go to www.turbotri.org. one hundred percent of entry fees go directly to i-tri to provide the necessary training and equipment for 55 girls on the East End who are training for the Maidstone Park Youth Triathlon, which takes place on July 13. For more information or if you would like to make a donation, please contact Theresa Roden at (631) 902-3731 or visit www.itrigirls.org.

Stony Hill Stables at 268 Town Lane is having its annual benefit for the Stony Hill Stables Foundation, a not-for-profit organization. The Benefit Cocktail Party will be held on Saturday, June 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the stables. Scholarship applications for the 2014 season are currently being accepted. Local residents of Montauk, Amagansett, East Hampton, Sag Harbor, Southampton and Westhampton are encouraged to apply. Scholarship applications and more information are available at www.stonyhillstables.com.

Tickets for the benefit are priced at $125 for a single ticket and $200 for a couple. Tickets can be purchased in advance online. Contributions are gratefully welcome. Checks can be sent to Stony Hill Stables Foundation, P.O. Box 283, Amagansett, NY. For more information about Stony Hill Stables and the Stony Hill Stables Foundation, visit the website or call (631) 267-3203.

East Hampton Youth Soccer is holding a soccer clinic for boys and girls at the East Hampton High School Turf field from Monday, June 23, through Thursday, June 26, for kindergarten through grade six. The event takes place from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and the cost is $85. The event for grades seven, eight and nine takes place from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. and the cost is $100. Please email bonacsoccer@gmail.com to reserve a spot. Payments can be mailed to Rich King, Head Coach, EHHS Soccer, 2 Long Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. Please make checks payable to Sag Harbor Youth Soccer.

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 is located across the street from the Amagansett Post Office. It 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.

In AVIS (Amagansett Village Improvement Society) news, free tennis lessons for Amagansett kids will be starting soon at the Atlantic Avenue courts. They will be taught by the fabulous Peter Hoopes. For more information and to sign up your child, please call Joan Tulp at 267-3664.

Swim Across America takes place on Saturday, July 12, at Fresh Pond Bay. Go to www.swimacrossamerica.org for more information or to make a team or sponsor a swimmer. This event will be bittersweet this year, since the community has lost loved ones that they have swam for and with.

Reminder to keep your calendars clear for Saturday, July 12. That is the day of the 100 year anniversary of the Amagansett Firehouse. Joe LaCarruba will be the Grand Marshal of the parade. This is sure to be a grand, special day.

Summer weather and summer crowds seem to be here, but school is still in session so please drive safely, wear sunscreen and don’t forget to hydrate, Have a great week.

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