Flanders Bay, Thursday afternoon
Flanders Bay, Thursday afternoon

Good Morning!

• We’re in for a spate of foul weather this weekend. Today will be cloudy, with a high near 58 degrees and an east wind 8 to 18 miles per hour. We’re expecting rain overnight, with a low around 51 and an east wind around 17 miles per hour. We’re expecting rain throughout the day Saturday, with a high near 60 and wind continuing out of the east 10 to 15 miles per hour. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Sunday, mainly after 2 p.m.

• Martin H. Levinson of Riverhead provides our poem of the month, “The Thief.” The Beacon is accepting poetry submissions at poetry@eastendbeacon.com.

• The evolution of a diverse community over three centuries is the focus of this year’s Sag Harbor Cultural Heritage Weekend, to be held today through Sunday, May 20 at venues throughout the village. More details on the whole weekend’s schedule are online here.

• The Flanders, Riverside & Northampton Community Association is hosting its second annual Food Truck Festival this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with numerous food options, physical activities, and a kids zone. More details are online here.

• NASA Solar System Ambassador Paul Stengel will give a Montauk Observatory talk titled “Next Stop, Mars” this evening at 7 p.m. at the South Fork Natural History Museum. More details are online here.

• North Fork Audubon’s annual Native Plant Sale at Inlet Pond County Park will be held Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a lecture on stopping mile-a-minute weed on Saturday at 10 a.m. More details are online here.

• Tomorrow is also Stewardship Day at Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett. Volunteer to help the Peconic Land Trust with planting at this community farm. More details are online here.

• The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons will be holding a Democratic Congressional Candidates Debate on Thursday, May 24, 7 p.m in the auditorium of Hampton Bays High School. All are welcome to attend. More details are online here.

• 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:

May 18
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:19 a.m., 12:57 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:05 p.m.
Greenport: 12:56 a.m., 1:34 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:52 a.m., 2:33 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:51 a.m., 1:29 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:18 a.m., 2:56 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:25 a.m., 3:03 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:21 a.m., 10:33 p.m.

May 19
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:14 a.m., 1:53 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:22 a.m., 1:01 p.m.
Greenport: 1:51 a.m., 2:30 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:46 a.m., 3:28 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:46 a.m., 2:25 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:13 a.m., 3:52 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:20 a.m., 3:59 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:21 a.m., 11:33 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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