Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 35 degrees but wind chill values between -5 and 5, with a northwest wind 10 to 15 miles per hour. It will be clear overnight, with a low around 12. Saturday will be partly sunny, with a high near 39 and Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 42.

• Southampton residents Amy Kirwin and Rebecca Edana’s totally off-the-cuff, unscripted new cooking show, “Two Jews Making Food” premieres this afternoon at 3 p.m. We got a sneak peak into their test kitchen earlier this week.

• Due to tomorrow’s anticipated inclement weather, Riverhead’s annual Christmas Bonfire and Parade has been rescheduled for next Saturday, Dec. 21 beginning with the parade through downtown at 3 p.m. and the bonfire on the riverfront at 4 p.m.

• The North Fork’s Rites of Spring Music Festival will hold a holiday concert of music by Shostakovich, Bartok, Beethoven and Cui performed by a trio with Yanki Karataş, violinist, Ginevra Petrucci, flutist and Paolo Bartolani, pianist on Saturday at 5 p.m. at Castello di Borghese Vineyard in Cutchogue. Tickets are $25. More details are online here.

• Northeast Stage is presenting a staged reading of “A Christmas Carol” this Saturday, Dec. 21 at 3 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church in Greenport, a fundraiser for its 2020 Shakespeare in the Park production of “Taming of the Shrew” in Greenport’s Mitchell Park. More details are online here.

• The Beacon’s Holiday Sale is now on. All subscriptions to our monthly print edition are half off through Christmas. Get this deal online here.

• The Morning Bulletin will be off through Jan. 1 as our editor recovers from surgery. Have a safe and happy Christmas and New Year’s and see you in 2020!

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

December 20
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:24 a.m., 4:47 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:32 a.m., 3:55 p.m.
Greenport: 5:01 a.m., 5:24 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:47 a.m., 6:16 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:56 a.m., 5:19 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:23 a.m., 6:46 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:30 a.m., 6:53 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:27 a.m., 3:40 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:36 a.m., 1:49 p.m.

December 21
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:24 a.m., 5:48 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:32 a.m., 4:56 p.m.
Greenport: 6:01 a.m., 6:25 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:47 a.m., 7:18 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:56 a.m., 6:20 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:23 a.m., 7:47 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:30 a.m., 7:54 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:26 a.m., 4:42 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:35 a.m., 2:51 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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