Walk On By, Westhampton
Walk On By, Westhampton

Good Morning!

• The 60th Annual Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival starts tonight and continues through Sunday. Their full schedule is online here. If you haven’t yet learned how to love the Strawberry Festival, hulling night is a good time to start. Here’s The Beacon’s Hulling Night survival story from last year to help you out.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss their Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan at their 10 a.m. work session today, followed by an executive session at 11 a.m. and a special meeting to consider the Sandy Hollow Cove Planned Development District at 1 p.m.

• If skies clear tonight, June 12, Dr. Mike Inglis and Sean Tvelia will be at the Ross School’s Tennis Center at 8:30 p.m. for the first of hopefully many Montauk Observatory star parties. During the event, Dr. Inglis and Mr. Tvelia will introduce participants to the June sky—explaining how to locate the spring constellations and discussing constellation mythology. Montauk Observatory telescopes will also be available for viewing and discussing  celestial objects.

• The Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport is hosting a free screening of the documentary “War Photographer” tonight at 6 p.m. This film by Christian Frei about the photographer James Nachtwey tells the story of an iconic man in the field of war photography and addresses the broader scope of ideas common to all those involved in war journalism and the issues that they cover.

• Guild Hall in East Hampton is kicking off its “Teen Oblivion” local youth band concert series tonight with a concert by Skylar Day, Olivia Salsedo, Shore Road and Supply Side at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 and more information is online here. If you think you’re too old or too cool or two far away on the other fork for kids’ music, go see a tribute to the Bee Gees at The Suffolk Theater in Riverhead tonight.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss recycling dumpsters, Riverhead Idol (which is Saturday night at 7 p.m. at the town senior center) and a waterski course at its 10 a.m. meeting today. What do those three things have in common? You’ll have to go there to find out. Their full agenda is online here.

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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