Good Morning!

• We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 38 degrees but wind chill values between 10 and 20, with a northwest wind 10 to 14 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 20. We’re expecting mostly cloudy skies on Saturday, with a high near 39 and a 30 percent chance of rain and snow after 2 p.m. We’re expecting increasing east winds Saturday night, with a 100 percent chance of snow and less than half an inch of overnight accumulation possible. We’re expecting rain and snow on Sunday, with a high near 37, high winds and new snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible.

• The East Hampton Healthcare Foundation will sponsor a free community Health Fair at the St. Luke’s Church meeting room from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Here’s more info.

• The 19th Annual Variety Show kicks off this evening at the North Fork Community Theatre, 12700 Old Sound Avenue in Mattituck, with showtimes Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The best talent in the community appears in this fundraiser for high school scholarships. For info, email varietyshow@nfct.com. Tickets are $20 and are sold at the door.

• The Flanders Fire Department at 19 Firehouse Lane in Flanders will host a New York Blood Center blood drive on Saturday, Jan. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments can also be made online here.

• The Peconic Community School is holding a ribbon cutting and open house for its new school location at 27685 Main Road in Cutchogue this Saturday, Jan. 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Peconic Community School is an independent school offering accessible, progressive education with programs from Early Childhood through Grade 8. Here’s more info.

• The Suffolk County Historical Society at 300 Court Street in Riverhead hosts an Opening Reception for “A Sportsman’s Paradise: Man and Nature in Suffolk County’s Past” on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. From New York City’s wealthy elite to the resident locals making a living here, Long Island has been recognized as a mecca for sportsmen (and sportswomen) for over 150 years. Admission is $5 for the general public or free for members. More details are at suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org.

• The Homegrown String Band performs high-energy acoustic American roots music Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First Street in Greenport. More details about this free concert are at floydmemoriallibrary.org.

• Sean Altman & Jack Skuller unleash sparkling vocal harmonies with great songs in ‘The Everly Set: A Celebration of the Everly Brothers’ Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Free Library, 27550 Main Road in Cutchogue. More info on this free concert is at cutchoguelibrary.org.

• Looking ahead to next week, the Village of Greenport hosts a community Vision For Greenport workshop on ‘Housing That’s Affordable’ and on updates to the village code and Local Waterfront Revitalization Program on Thursday, Jan. 11 at  6 p.m. at the Third Street Firehouse. All are welcome to attend.

The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:

January 5
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:43 a.m., 5:06 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:51 a.m., 4:14 p.m.
Greenport: 5:20 a.m., 5:43 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:46 a.m., 6:19 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:15 a.m., 5:38 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:42 a.m., 7:05 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:49 a.m., 7:12 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:22 a.m., 3:26 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:31 a.m., 1:35 p.m.

January 6
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:33 a.m., 5:59 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:41 a.m., 5:07 p.m.
Greenport: 6:10 a.m., 6:36 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:38 a.m., 7:15 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:05 a.m., 6:31 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:32 a.m., 7:58 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:39 a.m., 8:05 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:11 a.m., 4:24 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:20 a.m., 2:33 p.m.

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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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