• It looks like we’ll be catching the eastern edge of today’s storm. Snow early is expected to change to rain mixed with sleet between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., before turning over to all rain after 4 p.m. The high temperature will be near 40, with an east wind 16 to 21 miles per hour increasing to 24 to 29 mph in the afternoon, with gusts to 50. Rain is expected to turn to snow overnight, with a low around 32 and new snow accumulations of less than an inch. Thursday will be partly sunny, with a high near 44, and Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 43.
• “The idea that the fates are always there, that exterior forces are so much in control of the actors, is one of the great themes of the play that is unchanging…. How much agency do we really have in life? It’s interesting.” So says director Josh Gladstone of his new production of “Romeo & Juliet,” opening March 14 at Guild Hall. Our correspondent Kara Westerman got a chance to talk with the cast in late February about what this Shakespeare classic means to them.
• Affordable housing, with a preference for artists and displaced Hurricane Sandy survivors, will soon be available in downtown Riverhead’s new Peconic Crossing, overlooking Grangebel Park. More details are online here.
• The East Hampton Democratic Town Committee has rescheduled the C.D.1 Democratic Primary Candidates Forum postponed for weather last Friday. It will be held this Friday night, March 9 at 6:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church. All members of the public are invited.
• The Southold Historical Society is preparing a summer exhibit about the wine industry on the North Fork titled “Clink! A Toast to North Fork Wine.” The Society is looking for small artifacts to be part of the exhibit. Do you have any vineyard or winery hand tools that you would be willing to loan or even donate to the society for the exhibit? Do you have a vine knife, grafting knife, grape shears, corkscrew, wine thief or any other interesting objects? If so, please contact Assistant Director Deanna Walker at 631.765.5500 ext 2 or email email@example.com.
• The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will hold an “Art + Wine” business leader mixer tomorrow evening from 5 to 7 p.m. More details are online here.
• The Ellen Hermanson Foundation, which provides free services for women who are battling breast cancer, presents their annual fundraiser, “Denim and Diamonds,” this Saturday, March 10 at 230 Elm in Southampton. More details are online here.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:01 z.m., 3:28 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:09 a.m., 2:36 p.m.
Greenport: 3:38 a.m., 4:05 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:27 a.m., 4:58 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:33 a.m., 4 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5 a.m., 5:27 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:07 a.m., 5:34 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:19 a.m., 12:34 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:03 a.m., 4:33 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:11 a.m., 3:41 p.m.
Greenport: 4:40 a.m., 5:10 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:23 a.m., 5:57 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:35 a.m., 5:05 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:02 a.m., 6:32 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:09 a.m., 6:39 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:10 a.m., 1:27 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.