Students at Phillips Avenue Elementary School in Riverside are opening a food pantry.
Students at Phillips Avenue Elementary School in Riverside are opening a food pantry.

Good Morning!

• Island Harvest and the kids at Phillips Avenue Elementary School in Riverside have teamed to open a food pantry for families of the children that attend the school. If you would like more information about receiving or donating food, call the school at 631.591.5987 or send them an email at More information and a donation form are online here. The school will host a grand opening of the food pantry next Thursday, Jan. 22 at 10 a.m.

• Rev. Dr. Martin Luther  King’s legacy is being celebrated in new ways across the East End this year. Southold Town is hosting its first-ever day of community service in honor of Dr. King, the Blue Duck Bakery is hosting a food drive, and, Saturday night, author Jack Hill will speak on Dr. King’s legacy at Canio’s Books. The Beacon’s full schedule of events is online here.

• Are you still wondering what’s so special about Long Island’s pine barrens? Well, the folks over at the Long Island Pine Barrens Society have just released this high definition public service announcement to remind you of what you’re missing when you don’t venture out into the woods:

• East End Arts in Riverhead is accepting submissions today and tomorrow for their upcoming members show, “Squares,” which opens Jan. 23. Work can be in any genre, of any subject, in any style, created with any medium, as long as it is square and has maximum dimensions of 14 inches wide by 14 inches high, including the frame. Scuplture and poetry are also welcome. More information is online here.

Amagansett bunker• The Amagansett Chamber of Commerce posted this Throwback Thursday picture to its Facebook page. If you know or are related to any of the crew pictured hauling in a nice load of fish on this bunker steamer, the Amagansett, contact the Chamber at their Facebook page.

• Don’t forget to plan your weekend with The Beacon’s Events Calendar, which has details on the best music, theater, film and outdoor events all over the East End this weekend.


And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.


Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at

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