• Showers are likely today, mainly after noon, with patchy fog before 9 a.m., a high near 72 degrees and a northeast wind around 9 miles per hour. There’s a 50 percent chance of showers overnight, with a low around 65. There’s a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms before 8 a.m. Saturday, but otherwise it will gradually clear, with a high near 82. Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 84.
• The girls of the Butterfly Effect Project braved the heat last Saturday to bring lunches all around the neighborhoods surrounding Ludlum Park in Riverside, as part of their second annual “Feed the Streets” initiative. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Peconic Bay Medical Center and Northwell Health held a ceremonial groundbreaking Wednesday to celebrate their new Critical Care Tower, now under construction. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
•Southold’s beaches have been inundated by visitors, campers and fishermen this summer, and nowhere has the North Fork’s surge in popularity been more strongly felt than in New Suffolk, whose residents packed Southold Town Hall looking for solutions at a special meeting Wednesday afternoon. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Science writer and artist Erica Cirino, who is studying global plastic pollution, will be the guest speaker at the North Fork Environmental Council’s speaker series tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Jamesport Meeting House. More details are online here.
• Marine biologist and underwater photographer Christopher Paparo will discuss “From Plankton to Whales: Why Our Local Waters Are Worth Protecting” at a special lecture by the North Fork Audubon Society tonight at 7 p.m. at the Peconic Lane Community Center. More details are online here.
• East Hampton’s historic Duck Creek Farm, former home to artist John Little, has been restored and will reopen to the public with an art show by Sydney Albertini tomorrow, July 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. More details are online here.
• Tickets are only on sale until noon tomorrow for the Sag Harbor Partnership’s Party for the Cinema on Long Wharf, to raise money to buy and rebuild the Sag Harbor Cinema site. Tickets are $50 and more details are online here.
• There’s plenty to do on the East End this weekend, and in the weeks ahead. Find the details in our events calendar, online here.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:54 a.m., 2:35 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:02 a.m., 1:43 p.m.
Greenport: 2:31 a.m., 3:12 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:21 a.m., 3:52 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:26 a.m., 3:07 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:53 a.m., 4:34 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4 a.m., 4:41 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:36 a.m., 11:47 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:38 a.m., 3:22 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:46 a.m., 2:30 p.m.
Greenport: 3:15 a.m., 3:59 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:09 a.m., 4:40 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:10 a.m., 3:54 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:37 a.m., 5:21 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:44 a.m., 5:28 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:25 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.