Before the first Lighting, Tuesday afternoon.
Before the first Lighting, Tuesday afternoon.

Good Morning!

• There’s a 20 percent chance of snow showers before 3 p.m. today, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 33 degrees but wind chill values between 10 and 15, with a west wind 23 to 29 miles per hour, gusting as high as 43. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 19. There’s a 20 percent chance of light snow tomorrow, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 34. Friday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 36.

• Let’s face it, aside from your neighbors’ gaudy inflatable holiday decorations, there’s not much to look at outside — that is, unless you have some evergreens. Read up on how to introduce some green into your landscape in Susan Tito’s latest Gardenwise column.

• The Bridgehampton Fire Department at 64 School Street in Bridgehampton will host a blood drive from 2 to 8 p.m. today. To find out more about giving blood locally, visit

• Inspirational author Jim Ryan will read from his latest book, “Finding Joy: Eight Characteristics of Happy People,” this afternoon at 4 p.m. at Peconic Landing in Greenport. All are welcome to attend. [Free]

• Carolyn Munaco will be leading a Crafty Holiday Card Collage workshop tomorrow, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Southampton Arts Center. More details are online here. [$20]

• If you’re at a loss for a gift idea, a night of Motown at The Suffolk Theater to benefit the Butterfly Effect Project may be just the thing you’re looking for: On Dec. 28, you can dance the night away, and raise money to help local girls build their self-esteem. More details are online here. [$39]

• Another idea? How about a subscription to the East End Beacon’s print edition, currently on newsstands throughout the Twin Forks.

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

Dec. 13
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:07 a.m., 6:32 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:15 a.m., 5:40 p.m.
Greenport: 6:44 a.m., 7:09 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:31 a.m., 8:01 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:39 a.m., 7:04 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:06 a.m., 8:31 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:13 a.m., 8:38 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:17 a.m., 3:32 p.m.

Dec. 14
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:53 a.m., 7:17 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:01 a.m., 6:25 p.m.
Greenport: 7:30 a.m., 7:54 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:21 a.m., 8:51 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:25 a.m., 7:49 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:52 a.m., 9:16 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:59 a.m., 9:23 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:09 a.m., 4:26 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

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