In the Creek
In the Creek

Good Morning!

• This year’s annual Poetry at Poquatuck celebration at Poquatuck Hall in Orient will be held tomorrow night, March 1. Suffolk County Poet Laureate Pramila Venkaetswaran and former county poet laureats Ed Stever and Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan will join North Fork poets David Berson, Miranda Beeson, Vivian Eyre, Billy Hands, Jason Hefter and Yvonne Lieblein, and the art of Megan Barron, Gail Horton, Kristian Iglesias, Estefany Molina, Holly Mastrangelo, Cindy Pease-Roe, Rita Rooney and Nadira Vlaun will be on display. It all begins at 7 p.m. More information is online here.

•  Poet, farmer and educator Scott Chaskey will share his poetry and his new book, “SeedTime” with families, children and the public at large at a benefit for the Peconic Community School on this afternoon, Friday, Feb. 28, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the school, 269 Main Road, Aquebogue. There is a $10 suggested donation.

• The Pine Barrens Society has launched a new “Bridge to the Barrens” website for kids, which includes video lessons, photo galleries and games. The site is designed for kids to learn all about Long Island’s Pine Barrens and the role open space plays in preserving our water resources. It’s online here.

• The next installment of the radio show “Going Green” with Bob DeLuca airs on WPPB this morning at 11 a.m. Editors of local newspapers will discuss tough environmental topics on the East End.

• There’s a ton of music to be heard on the East End this weekend. Find out what’s going on in The Beacon’s music listings.

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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