South Fork News

This displays the common species of Spotted Lanternflies that are damaging the environment. Independent/Courtesy Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons

November Chamber Networking

The Springs Tavern is hosting a networking mixer for the East Hampton Chamber of Commerce during happy hour on Thursday, November 8. This event will run from 5:30 PM to 7 PM at 15 Fort Pond Boulevard in Springs. Owners Charlene and Dan DeSmet will welcome all chamber members and the rest of the community.

“Lite bites” and happy hour beverages will be served and the chamber’s executive director, Steve Ringel, will update all on several projects in the planning stages for late fall and winter, including the annual Santa Parade, to be held on Saturday, December 1. Admission is free to members and $10 for non-members.

How To Save A Life

Give the gift of life this Thanksgiving season by donating blood at any one of these upcoming blood drives.

First, the Southold Fire Department will have a walk-in clinic for all blood donors on Wednesday, November 7, from 2:15 to 8:15 PM. Next is the annual South Fork Drive on Thursday, November 8. This will be held in the Westhampton Beach High School from 7:30 AM to 1:30 PM. The Peconic Bay Medical Center will also have a blood drive in its second-floor conference rooms on Tuesday, November 13, from 7 AM to 6 PM.

Finally, the American Red Cross is holding many blood drives between November 16 and November 30. Stony Brook’s will be first, on November 20 at Stony Brook University, from 11:30 AM to 5:30 PM. The blood drives in Center Moriches and Riverhead will be occurring simultaneously on November 24, from 10 AM to 3 PM. The Center Moriches blood drive will be at Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck’s Chapman Hall and the Riverhead blood drive will be at Seventh Day Adventist Church.

For more information, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit

Invasive Species Found

This displays the common species of Spotted Lanternflies that are damaging the environment. Independent/Courtesy Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons

The Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons announced a quarantine started last month to restrict certain goods traveling between New York, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia in an effort to stop the spread of Spotted Lanternflies. The Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive species and it has begun to damage our local ecosystems.

In other HAH news, on Saturday, November 10, there will be a public meeting at 10 AM to discuss blooming camellias and how they have fared. On Sunday, November 11, at 2 PM, Jane Garmey will present “A Sense of Place.” The final meeting date will be on Tuesday, November 13. At 10 AM, help maintain the HAH Marie Donnelly Garden. All three meetings will be held at the Bridgehampton Community House.

For the full event listing and additional information, visit or call 631-537-2223.


Chabad Honors Pittsburgh Victims

Chabad of East Hampton will be hosting a community dinner on Saturday, November 10, to pay tribute to the 11 victims of the Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh, PM and to mark the 70-year anniversary of Kristallnacht.

Renowned author and historian, Max Wallace, will tell the story of the unlikely trio who ended the Nazi killing machine in Auschwitz.

“We are still shocked by the gruesome tragedy in Pittsburgh,” said Rabbi Leibel Baumgarten, director of the Chabad Center. “We urge the community to come together in unity to memorialize the holy souls lost, and add warmth and light into the world.”

The Melaveh Malka (a Saturday night dinner by which Shabbat is escorted into the week) will take place on Saturday at 7:30 PM at Chabad of East Hampton, 13 Woods Lane. For more information and reservations, call 631-329-5800 ext. 2.

LVIS Scholarship for Women

The Ladies’ Village Improvement Society of East Hampton is offering the Madelon DeVoe Talley Scholarship for $3000. This offer is for a woman who is at least 25 years of age and is currently enrolled or plans to enroll in a college undergraduate program. The applicant must have been a resident of East Hampton Town (from Montauk to Sagaponack) for at least the last two years.

Applications for the scholarship are available in the LVIS office. The application must be completed and returned by Friday, November 16, to: LVIS/Madelon DeVoeTalley Scholarship, 95 Main Street, East Hampton, NY, 11937. Applications are also available online at under “Scholarships.”

Compiled by Justin Meinken and Bridget LeRoy
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