On Thursday November 10, the East Hampton High School boys soccer team defeated Sayville in the Suffolk County Class A championship game at Dowling College in Shirley by a score of 2-1, with the winning goal coming in the last 35 seconds. This win gave the Bonackers their first county title in program history. Way to go, Coach Don McGovern. Stay tuned for more great news about this team.
The Star of the East Lodge #843F&AM will be having a benefit dinner for the First Presbyterian Church of Amagansett to provide assistance in the aftermath of the fire that destroyed Scoville Hall last month. The spaghetti and meatball dinner will take place at the Amagansett Fire Department on Saturday, November 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7.50 for children.
The East Hampton Union Free School District and the five sending districts, Amagansett, Montauk, Sagaponack, Springs, and Wainscott, will hold a joint meeting on Monday, November 21, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the East Hampton High School auditorium at 4 Long Lane in East Hampton. The joint workshop, open to the public, will be led by Anthony Cashara, school aid specialist with the New York State Department of Education. Mr. Cashara will discuss the impact of New York State’s tax levy cap on our school districts, including budget implications, fiscal guidance and state aid. It is important to go to this meeting to get the facts.
The Town of East Hampton’s Department of Parks and John Keeshan Real Estate will co-sponsor the 35th annual Run for Fun Turkey Day 3- and 6-mile Run/Walk on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, at 10 a.m. Please check in at the Circle between 8 and 9:30 a.m. There is a discounted fee of only $8 for those who preregister at the Department of Parks or the Montauk Playhouse. Otherwise, the cost on the day of the race is $10. This is always a great way to start the holiday.
The town’s winter youth basketball program will be held on Saturday mornings from December 3 to March 3. Registration is $40 and takes place at the Department of Parks on Pantigo Road. There are different times for different grades, so make sure you check it out or look for the flyer in your child’s backpack.
There will be an indoor yard sale at the American Legion post 419 on Saturday, November 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, please call 287-3249.
The Amagansett Free Library will be hosting a story time for families on Saturday, November 19, at 3 p.m. This week’s topic will be turkeys, and the Thanksgiving holiday. Don’t forget the library offers free online homework help. For more information or to schedule a demonstration please call Jeanne McDermott at 267-3810 or go to www.amaglibrary.org. You do need a library card to participate.
In addition to the Wednesdays at One book club, there is now a First Monday Book Group. It will meet at 1:30 p.m. on December 5 and the book to be discussed will be “The Invisible Bridge” by Julie Orringer. Pick up a copy of the book at the circulation desk.
In school news; Mrs. Bianchi’s sixth grade class went to the Brooklyn Museum and the New York Botanical Garden on Thursday, November 10. The class had a great time and learned a lot about Egyptian mummies and all sorts of fascinating things.
Tuesday, November 22, is the Thanksgiving Feast and the PTA Box Top drawing. Make sure you have your box tops in by Monday, November 21. Box tops are 10-cent coupons that can be found on many cereals and Kleenex and plastic bags. Keep your eye out for them and earn money for our school.
Pat Bistrian III turns 40 on Friday. Happy birthday.
Have a great week and please send me any Amagansett news you would like to share.