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Apr 23, 2012 10:28 AMPublication: The East Hampton Press

Amagansett Community Notes, April 25

Apr 24, 2012 1:17 PM

The Montauk Rugby Football Club will hold a Casino Night this Saturday, April 28, from 9 to 11 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. Tickets are available by calling 631-335-0906. There will be a gourmet buffet, Chinese auction and a 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $60 per person or $100 per couple in advance, or $75 per person or $120 per couple at the door.

Congratulations to Amagansett’s Mata family and all their new honors and ventures. Michael Mata, a junior at East Hampton High School, was recently accepted into the National Honor Society. Michael’s dad George has moved his well-known painting and contracting business to 106 North Main Street, the site of the former East Hampton Pharmacy, in East Hampton. Michael’s mom Tracey has opened a shop in the same location called “Curiosity on North Main.” The shop has items for all ages. This is a great success story of another Amagansett family working together to keep things real and affordable for the locals and at the same time offering charm and good work to our visitors.

Another proud Amagansett family is Jacqueline Smudzinski’s. Not only was Jacqueline, a junior at East Hampton High School, inducted into the National Honor Society along with Michael Mata and Laura Gunderson, but on Saturday, April 21, she was a part of the Bonac Dance Company that attended the Star Quest regional dance. They placed first overall in their age category (“the seniors,” ages 15 and up). They achieved a high Gold Award as well as a special judge’s award called “Lovely Lyrical.” What makes this so cool is that this was their first time competing, and their performance to Adele’s “Hometown Glory” was flawless.

Besides Jacqueline, the six other dancers on the team were Caroline Riege, Kate Havlicek, Kelly Boles, Dana Chittavong, Aoife Forde and Leidy Narvez. Jacqueline, Kate and Caroline have been chosen to perform at the Longhouse in East Hampton on June 11, so stay tuned.

Boy Scout Troop 298 would like to say thank you to everyone, especially the Sons of the American Legion Post 419, and all the families, volunteers and community members throughout East Hampton, Amagansett and Springs for supporting their annual spaghetti dinner last month. The boys served more than 400 dinners, and the communities’ generous donations mean all our scouts will enjoy a week of adventure and fun at summer camp in the Pennsylvania mountains. They would like to especially thank their amazing chef and Eagle Scout, Jason Ganga, who gave up his entire weekend to roll meatballs, make a delish sauce and keep the kitchen pumping.

On Saturday, April 28, from 8 to 9:30 p.m., Crossroads Music at 160 Main Street will host music Grammy and Emmy-Award winning recording engineer Cynthia Daniels, as she continues her monthly recording of local talent. Her radio show, Monk Music Radio, will air the performance at a later date on WPPB 88.3 FM. Admission is free, but a $5 minimum donation for the local food pantry is requested. Coffee and desserts will be served. This month’s scheduled performers are Inda Eaton, Leah Laurenti, The Ross Brazilian Quartet (the monthly young person’s spotlight) and Joe Delia & The Thieves. For more information, please contact Michael D. Clark at 907-4838.

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. The Amagansett satellite of the East Hampton Food Pantry is held in the basement of the church on Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m.

There will be a blood drive on Monday, April 30, from noon to 7:15 p.m. at the American Legion. Please give if you can.

The East End Classic Boat Society will hold a Spring open house on Saturday, April 28, from noon to 3 p.m. in the Community Boat Shop at 301 Bluff Road in Amagansett (behind the town Marine Museum). There is no admission charge. The museum will also be open with no admission charge.

Volunteer members of the society will be on hand to explain and demonstrate how they are building a Swampscott Dory, a classic wood rowboat that is 12 feet 6 inches long. Raffle tickets are being sold for the boat and a new trailer as a fundraiser for the non-profit organization. The raffle drawing will take place later in the year.

Visitors will also be able to speak with and observe volunteer members who are restoring a Herreshoff 12.5 that was built in 1921. On display is a Beetle Cat, a 12-foot gaff rigged sailboat that was restored by the society in the past year. The builder of a wood kayak will also be on hand to explain how you can build your own kayak. Other classic sail and rowboats will be on display.

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