Labor Day weekend brings not only the end of the summer rental season but also the Shinnecock Indian Nation’s annual powwow, which will take place on the reservation from tomorrow through Monday.
The event, said to be the 68th in the tradition, features drum and dance contests, authentic native dress, and over $50,000 in prize money. The Shinnecocks will welcome members of many other tribes as well as the general public, and native arts, crafts, and foods will be for sale. There will also be raffles and a sunset fire-lighting.
A special spin class held Sunday at the Sag Harbor Gym raised money for the I-Tri empowerment-through-triathlon program for teenage girls.
The sold-out class raised more than $1,300 for I-Tri, "every penny of which will go to providing the equipment and training necessary for this year's I-Tri girls to cross the finish line of our new Hamptons Youth Triathlon," Theresa Roden, the program's founder, said.
Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, but turning your clocks one hour ahead shouldn't be the only item on your to-do list.
East Hampton Fire Department Chief Richard Osterberg Jr. said everyone should also do some biannual maintenance on their smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms. "Whenever you change your clocks you should change the batters in your smoke and CO detectors," he said. "And, if the detector is six years or older, you should replace it with a new one."
In case you haven't had enough snow this season, Old Man Winter is sending some more to the South Fork over the next 24 hours.
The National Weather Service in New York issued a winter storm warning for heavy snow on Long Island from 7 p.m. Wednesday to 7 p.m. Thursday. Accumulations of between 4 and 8 inches are forecasted.
More snow is on the way for the South Fork, with up to 3 inches possible Tuesday night and another 6 inches or more forecasted for Wednesday night into Thrusday.
The National Weather Service reported that a winter weather advisory is in effect for southeastern and northeastern Suffolk County from 3 p.m. on Tuesday to 2 a.m. on Wednesday. Snow will develop on Tuesday afternoon, though it will mainly fall after 5 p.m. The snow will then mix with sleet and freezing rain by midnight before turning to rain.