• We’re expecting rain today, mainly before 10 a.m. with temperatures in the mid-50s early, falling to around 49 by 5 p.m. It will be breezy, with a southwest wind 14 to 20 miles per hour, becoming west in the afternoon. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 29. Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 42. There’s a 70 percent chance of rain Thursday, with a high near 43.
• The Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce and Sag Harbor’s Cormaria Catholic Retreat House will hold a candlelight gathering for the community at the Christmas Tree on Long Wharf this evening, Dec. 27 at 4:30 p.m. to celebrate the village and share hope for rebuilding after last week’s fire.
• The Southampton Town Board is one of the few East End town boards to meet this week — they’ll be holding a regular meeting at town hall this afternoon at 1 p.m. On the agenda is a public hearing on updates to certificates of occupancy and adoption of water quality improvement projects in the Community Preservation Fund Project Plan and approval of a local law allowing late filing of property taxes for senior citizens. The board is also slated to schedule a public hearing on the proposed Tuckahoe Center shopping center on County Road 39 for Jan. 24, 2017 at 6 p.m. Their full agenda is online here.
• The South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton has a week filled with nature events for kids planned this week, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. each day. More details are online here.
• Get off to the new year on the right foot with the The Beacon’s 2017 Wall Calendar, a downloadable PDF of an old-school wall calendar. The calendar is available online here.
• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Christmas morning. To get your own copy every Sunday morning, sign up here.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Beth Young has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, 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 email@example.com