Good Morning!

• We’re expecting partly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 86 degrees and a light southeast wind, increasing to 5 to 9 miles per hour in the morning. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 70. Saturday will be partly sunny, with a high near 85, and Sunday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 84 and a 40 percent chance of showers after 2 p.m.

• The Flanders Fire Department hosts a New York Blood Center blood drive tomorrow, July 8 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Appointments are recommended and can be made online here.

• The Annual Mattituck Street Fair will be held tomorrow, July 8 on Old Sound Avenue adjacent to Love Lane form 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be street food, music by the Hidden City Orchestra, arts & crafts and the crowning of Little Miss and Mister Mattituck. Admission is free. More details are at mattituckchamber.org.

• The Long Island Antique Power Association’s 31st Annual Antique Farm Tractor Show & Pull and Hit & Miss Engine Run will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 8 & 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m at the LIAPA Show Grounds, 5951 Sound Avenue in Riverhead, rain or shine. Admission is a donation of $10, children under 12 are free. More details are at www.liapa.com.

• The central part of Route 58 from the Traffic Circle at Roanoke Avenue west to Mill Road in Riverhead, along with Roanoke Avenue from Pulaski Street to Route 58 will be closed Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for the parade for the Suffolk County Motorized Fire Drill Team Championship — about 50 fire departments from throughout the county are expected to participate. The competition itself will be held at the Riverhead Ironmen‘s drill grounds just east of the Armory, which can be best accessed through Stotzky Park on Pulaski Street. Here’s more info.

• Fireworks across the East End continue tomorrow night, with fireworks Saturday evening at Shelter Island’s Crescent Beach at 9 p.m. and the Greenport Firemen’s Carnival at 10 p.m.

• The Southampton Arts Centers hosts a Panel Discussion and Screening of Nova’s “Saving the Right Whale” on Sunday evening, July 9 at 7:30 p.m., with environmental author Carl Safina, Shane Weeks from the Shinnecock Nation, Rob Martin of NOAA and marine veterinarian Dr. Sarah Sharp. Admission is free. More details are at southamptonartscenter.org.

• The North Fork Pollinator Pathway’s Inaugural Garden Crawl will take place on Sunday, July 9 from noon to 4 p.m. They will be visiting an exciting mix of 13 old and new gardens, mostly native and working-on-it, public and private, large and small, no expenses spared and penny-wise gardens. RSVP to northforkpollinatorpathway@gmail.com to receive addresses and map your tours, or start at Custer Preserve at 1080 Main Bayview in Southold. Follow them on Instagram @northforkpollinatorpathway. Here’s more info.

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

July 7
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:19 a.m., 1:57 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:27 a.m., 1:05 p.m.
Greenport: 1:56a.m., 2:34 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:53 a.m., 3:29 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:51 a.m., 2:29 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:18 a.m., 3:56 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:25 a.m., 4:03 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:33 a.m., 1:13 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:22 a.m., 11:39 p.m.

July 8
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:14 a.m., 2:54 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:22 a.m., 2:02 p.m.
Greenport: 2:51 a.m., 3:31 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:49 a.m., 4:24 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:46 a.m., 3:26 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:13 a.m., 4:53 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:20 a.m., 5 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:30 a.m., 2:10 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:19 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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