• We’re expecting isolated showers before 10 a.m. today, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 76 degrees and a west wind around 6 mph. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 55. Skies will clear throughout the day Saturday, with a high near 78. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers Sunday, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 78.
• Greenporter Roselle Borrelli doesn’t scare easily, but when she bought a historic house in the village, the ghosts she encountered there shook her to the core. Read our discussion with Ms. Borrelli on her new book about the experience, “Greenport: Right Place, Wrong Time.”
• Stony Brook Southampton Hospital is collecting batteries, flashlights, portable lanterns, diapers, baby wipes, cases of water, and feminine hygiene products to send to Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria’s devastation. The collection box, for unopened products in their original packaging, is in the main lobby of the hospital at 240 Meeting House Lane in Southampton. All supplies collected will be brought to an Empire State Relief and Recovery collection site every weekend beginning this Saturday, October 7. Financial contributions can also be made. Checks can be made payable to Southampton Hospital Foundation with a note clarifying that it is for the Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Fund. All checks should be mailed to the Foundation at 240 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY 11968. The hospital is also gathering a crew of medical personnel to travel to Puerto Rico to assist in the recovery.
• In honor of yesterday’s Feast of St. Francis, there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate your pets around the forks this weekend, including ARF’s 24th Annual Stroll to the Sea and the Southampton Animal Shelter’s Paws on Parade on Saturday, and blessings of the animals at churches throughout the East End, including at Aquebogue’s Old Steeple Church on Saturday at 10 a.m.
• The Southold Historical Society is celebrating the 160th birthday of the Horton Point Lighthouse tomorrow, Oct. 7, with a celebration of the invention of the Fresnel Lens at 2 p.m.
• The Riverhead Country Fair is this Sunday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 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, online here.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:43 a.m., 11:05 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:51 a.m., 10:13 p.m.
Greenport: 11:20 a.m., 11:42 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:16 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:15 a.m., 11:37 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:21 a.m., 12:42 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:28 a.m., 12:49 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8 a.m., 8:23 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:26 a.m., 11:52 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:34 a.m., 11 p.m.
Greenport: 12:03 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:43 a.m., 1 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:58 a.m.
New Suffolk: 1:04 a.m., 1:25 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:11 a.m., 1:32 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:43 a.m., 9:09 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.