Week of December 18 - click here for updates

Congress to Bail Out Social Service Agencies-NOT

Holiday Spirit at the Bridgehampton Child Care Center - Monday, December 22

Shinnecock Museum Exhibit- People of the Shore

December 14 - 24: Art Show Benefits Burmese HIV Positive Children

Peace and Justice Calendar

Suffolk Peace Vigils - East End Women in Black - Schedule Change Starting Sunday December 7: Vigils once each month at Bridgehampton Monument

Casualties in Iraq

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Economic Contributions of Immigrants to Long Island

Counter Recruiting Schedule

Alternative Media

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Congress to Bail Out Social Service Agencies - NOT

It seems that the coming change in administration and Congress in DC will not see an increase in funds for social services. Rather hundreds of billions will be bled to 'fix' the banking, auto and financial industries. Meanwhile the collapse of the economy will increase the needs that private social service agencies attempt to fill.

Here is our list of local organizations that need our help to survive.

Please send us your list to eastendreport@yahoo.com and we will include them.


Padoquohan Medicine Lodge, Inc a 501 c3 organization on the Shinnecock Reservation helps with emergencies such as housing repairs and food, typically for single parent households.

Post Office Box 5078
Southampton, NY 11969

Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center

Operates day care and after school programs and a food pantry.

P.O. Box 1197 

Bridgehampton, NY 11932

The Sag Harbor Food Pantry

at the Old Whalers Church
44 Union Street
Post Office Box 1241
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
ph: 631-725-0894

Shinnecock Cultural and Center Museum

Besides preserving the history and culture of some of Long Island's first peoples, the museum provides employment for several well trained professionals from Shinnecock

Budget cuts have threatened its existence and has forced the reduction in staff hours.

Contact the Museum: (631) 287-4923

online: www.shinnecockmuseum.org

Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center & Museum
PO Box 5059
Southampton, NY 11969

Holiday Spirit at the Bridgehampton Childcare and Recreational Center

In the Heart of the Community, the Historic Bridgehampton Childcare and Recreational Center Holds Holiday Gathering, Supports Families

In the true spirit of community, in keeping with its historic tradition and commitments, the Bridgehampton Childcare and Recreational Center on the Bridge/Sag Turnpike will open its doors wide for holiday sharing on Monday December 22nd, at 5 p.m.

Thanks to community groups including Island Harvest, Have a Heart, the Southampton Town PBA, Southampton Village PBA , Dan’s Papers, among others; local Center families will be offered turkeys, gifts and a warm celebration.

The Center’s Girl Scout Troop also adopted a family in need for the holidays. The girl scouts are collecting specifically requested items for the 15 and 11 year old sisters in the single mother family of seven. Their home is also in need of repair.

The Center, founded in 1954 has been energized under the direction of Southampton Village Trustee Bonnie Cannon. Other initiatives include a Visiting Artists program. In the past weeks renowned local singer/songwriter Terry Winchell has been teaching music and creating songs with the children. If one listens it may be possible to hear an original Christmas song composed by Terry and the Center kids, very soon!

The Center hosts regular community informational meetings on a range of critical subjects, from good parenting to health care alternatives.

According to Ms. Cannon: “We want the Center to serve as a beacon for our youth and families. Just as President-Elect Obama seeks to engage all communities in a revitalization of our nation; we seek to engage our local families in building what Dr. King called a Beloved Community.”

For more information contact Bonnie Cannon, Director, at 631 537-0616, ext 16.

East End Ink - Thursday December 18 at 12 Noon

WPKN 89.5 Bridgeport / WPKM 88.7 Montauk / streaming at wpkn.org

This month on East End Ink two local poets read from their recent work.
Alex Russo, a painter, poet and teacher reads from "Poems and Images" (Xlibris), a collection of 64 poems and 10 pen and ink drawings.

Allen Planz , a former poetry editor of The Nation and a licensed sea captain, reads from
"Creaturely Drift: New & Selected Poems" (Street Press).

More about the reading, recorded at Canio's Books in Sag Harbor at hamptons.com

East End Ink is heard each month on the third Thursday at 12 noon.