Proof by the mailbox.
Proof by the mailbox.

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting rain today, mainly after 2 p.m., with patchy fog and a high near 44 degrees. Rain will continue overnight, with temperatures in the mid-40s. It will be mostly cloudy Saturday, with a high near 51. We’re expecting rain Sunday, with a high near 50.

• Stony Brook Southampton Hospital will host an American Red Cross blood drive today from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Southampton Youth Bureau and the Westhampton Free Library Teen Center will be partnering with the New York Blood Center for a blood drive this Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

• As part of American Hearth Health Month, Eastern Long Island Hospital will host two seminars on heart health today. The first will be held at the Southold Town Senior Center on Pacific Street in Mattituck at 11 a.m., and the second will be held at Greenport’s Floyd Memorial Library at 1 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

• HarborFrost returns to Sag Harbor for the eighth season this weekend. Find the full schedule of events on our sister website, The Peconic Bathtub.

• The Ecological Culture Initiative, which is creating a Heritage Garden at St. Joseph’s Villa in Hampton Bays, will host a Heritage Gardens Tea on Sunday, Feb. 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the site of their new garden. More details are online here. [$20]

• The Eastville Community Historical Society and Sylvester Manor Educational Farm will hold their annual Black History Month celebration this Sunday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. at Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor. More details are online here. [$15/$20]

• 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:

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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