On Flanders Bay
On Flanders Bay

Good Morning!

• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 66 degrees and a northeast wind 10 to 16 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 50. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 66, and Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 75.

• Our Gardenwise columnist, Susan Tito, has been growing several species of sedum — commonly known as stonecrop — for years, but it is only recently that she’s acquired a newfound appreciation for them. They may not have the showiest blooms or sweetest fragrance in the plant kingdom, but sedums are among the few perennials on her property that are truly spectacular this time of year. Read this month’s column: The Season (And the Reason) for Sedums.

• Poets Saleem Abdal-Khaaliq and Sarah Azzara will read from their recent works at Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor this evening at 6 p.m. [Free]
• Stony Brook University Astronomer Professor Neelima Sehgal will discuss “Dark Energy and the Accelerating Universe” in a special Montauk Observatory lecture this evening at 7 p.m. at the South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo). [Free]
• SoFo also plays host on Saturday to the 20th Anniversary celebration of the Long Pond Greenbelt, a family-friendly series of nature walks, crafts and information sessions from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. [Free]

• The honor society at Suffolk County Community College’s Eastern Campus in Riverhead is hosting a 5K run and walk this Sunday, Oct. 7 to benefit immigrant advocacy on Long Island. More details are online here.

• Riverhead’s 43rd annual Country Fair will be held this Sunday, Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
• There’s plenty to do on the East End this weekend, and in the weeks ahead. Get the details in our Events Calendar.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:

October 5
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:03 a.m., 7:32 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:11 a.m., 6:40 p.m.
Greenport: 7:40 a.m., 8:09 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:34 a.m., 8:58 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:35 a.m., 8:04 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:02 a.m., 9:31 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:09 a.m., 9:38 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:13 a.m., 6:33 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:22 a.m., 4:42 p.m.

October 6
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:55 a.m., 8:22 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:03 a.m., 7:30 p.m.
Greenport: 8:32 a.m., 8:59 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:30 a.m., 9:55 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:27 a.m., 8:54 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:54 a.m., 10:21 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:01 a.m., 10:28 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:13 a.m., 7:32 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:22 a.m., 5:41 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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