Good Morning!

• We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 69 degrees and light and variable winds, becoming south 5 to 9 miles per hour in the afternoon. There’s a 40 percent chance of showers overnight, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 47. Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 67, and Friday will be sunny, with a high near 71.

• The Hampton Bays Library at 52 Ponquogue Avenue hosts a New York Blood Center blood drive this afternoon and evening from 1 to 7 p.m. Appointments are recommended and can be made online here.

• The East End Food Institute hosts “Sea to Soil: Restorative Aquaculture with the Shinnecock Kelp Farmers tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. at their headquarters in Riverhead. Shinnecock Kelp Farmers, an Indigenous women-led collective, is cultivating sugar kelp to restore Shinnecock Bay and produce an environmentally friendly soil amendment using skills passed down for 10,000 years. Register for this free program online here.

• Just in time for grilling season, our Peconic Dish columnist, Alison Boyd, brings us recipes for a perfect afternoon barbecue inspired by the tastes of the eastern Mediterranean. Read more on our sister website, The Peconic Dish.

• Sag Harbor’s John Jermain Library hosts “Among Whales in the Wild,” a discussion with photographer Gaelin Rosenwaks and ecologist Carl Safina about their work studying sperm whales in their natural environment tomorrow at 6 p.m. Sponsored by Canio’s Books, this free event is part of a series leading up to a community-wide Moby Dick Marathon reading the weekend of June 9. Here’s more info.

• The Auxiliary of the Southold American Legion Griswold Terry Glover Post 803 at 51655 Main Road in Southold will host a drive-through poppy distribution on Friday, May 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The red poppy flower is a recognized symbol to honor those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces and died for our country in war. Donations will be gratefully accepted and will be used exclusively to support veterans. Visitors are asked to kindly use the Tuckers Lane entrance for the poppy distribution.

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

May 24
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:43 a.m., 2:18 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:51 a.m., 1:26 p.m.
Greenport: 2:20 a.m., 2:55 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:02 a.m., 3:41 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:15 a.m., 2:50 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:42 a.m., 4:17 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:49 a.m., 4:24 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:39 a.m., 1:31 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:40 a.m., 11:36 p.m.

May 25
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:34 a.m., 3:12 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:42 a.m., 2:20 p.m.
Greenport: 3:11 a.m., 3:49 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:50 a.m., 4:30 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:06 a.m., 3:44 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:33 a.m., 5:11 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:40 a.m., 5:18 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:27 a.m., 2:21 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:30 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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