On Flanders Bay, Thursday.
On Flanders Bay, Thursday.

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting increasing clouds throughout the day today, with a high near 34 degrees and a west wind 8 to 11 miles per hour. Skies will gradually clear overnight, with a low around 16. Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 33 and Sunday will be cloudy, with a high near 41.

• The East Hampton Healthcare Foundation and Southampton Hospital will co-sponsor a free community Health Fair at the Most Holy Trinity School at 77 Buell Lane, East Hampton today, Friday, Feb. 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Highlights include free health screenings (cholesterol, blood pressure, HIV, and colorectal) and appointments for no-cost mammogram and pap tests (for uninsured women over the age of 40).

• There are several interesting African American History Month events this weekend, including the opening for “Expanding Tradition: The Journey of the African American Artist” on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at at the Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor, and a film screening of “Under African Skies” and discussion with South African bassist Bakithi Kumalo on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 4 p.m. at Peconic Landing in Greenport. Both events are free and open to the public.

• Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor is hosting a 50th Anniversary celebration of The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” tonight and tomorrow night at 8 p.m., at which East End musicians will recreate the entire album, from start to finish. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 on the day of the event. More information is online here.

• Next Monday, Feb. 6, the Westhampton Beach Fire Department will be hosting a NARCAN training session and prescription drug disposal at the Westhampton Beach Firehouse at 92 Sunset Avenue at 6:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming, County Executive Steve Bellone, Suffolk County Department of Health Services, Westhampton Town Police, Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office, HUGS, Inc., Thomas’ Hope and the Westhampton Beach Fire Department.

• The Beacon’s Events Calendar is chock full of things to do this weekend, and throughout the winter months. See all the details online here.

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

Feb. 3
MTK Hbr: 1:22 a.m., 1:44 p.m.
Orient: 2:23 a.m., 2:45 p.m.
Greenport: 2:51 a.m., 3:13 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 2:46 a.m., 3:08 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 4:13 a.m., 4:35 p.m.
S. JPT: 4:20 a.m., 4:42 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:54 a.m.

Feb. 4
MTK Hbr: 2:24 a.m., 2:50 p.m.
Orient: 3:25 a.m., 3:51 p.m.
Greenport: 3:53 a.m., 4:19 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 3:48 a.m., 4:14 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 5:15 a.m., 5:41 p.m.
S. JPT: 5:22 a.m., 5:48 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:26 a.m., 12:54 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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