Montauk Notes 04.05.18

Local Montauk Notes


For the Scheffer Boys

A fund-raiser at the Harvest restaurant on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. will benefit Coen and Benjamin Scheffer, the young sons of Deborah Lee Scheffer, who died in February from complications of childbirth. Hosted by the Montauk Historical Society, the event will include hors d’oeuvres, a buffet, and a cash bar, plus raffle prizes. Tickets cost $25 and are available at Becker’s Hardware, the Montauk Lighthouse gift shop, and at the door.  


Foods from around the world can be sampled during a multicultural night at the Montauk School on Friday, April 13. The event is sponsored by the school’s PTA and will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets cost $20 per person or $30 per family, and will be available at the door. 

A save-the-date has been issued for Sunday, April 15, when a fund-raiser for the Montauk Community Garden will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at the Harvest. There will be an auction, raffles, food, and a cash bar. Music will be by Lost Time.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $20 at Naturally Good Food and Cafe, the Salt Cave, and White’s Liquors. They will cost $25 at the door. 

Fish, Films, Budget Vote

Chris Paparo, a.k.a. the Fish Guy, the manager of the Marine Sciences Center at Stony Brook Southampton, will speak at the Montauk Library tonight at 7:30 p.m. about our local water challenges and how to protect the environment.

Francisco Roldan, a classical guitarist, will perform works by a range of composers from Bach and Giuliani to selections of Spanish music by Segovia on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. 

“I, Tonya,” the Oscar-winning film about the competitive figure skater Tonya Harding and the scandal that brought down her career, will be shown tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the library. The screening was originally scheduled for March 21, but was canceled due to snow. 

“Molly’s Game” is the Wednesday night movie, also showing at 7. The film is a true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier, who ran an exclusive high stakes poker game and became a target of the F.B.I. Jessica Chastain stars. Refreshments will be served at both movies.

Tomorrow the AARP will offer tax return assistance to older residents. One-hour appointments can be booked between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. People have been asked to take last year’s tax returns.

The Montauk Library budget vote and trustee election will be held on Tuesday, from 2 to 8 p.m. The proposed 2018-19 budget is just over $999,000, an increase of $54,200 over this year’s budget.

The tax rate would increase from $28.60 per $1,000 of assessed property value to $30.20 per $1,000 of assessed value. Carter Tyler is running unopposed for trustee to fill the late Jim Donna’s position.

Christopher E. Schubert, a supervisory hydrologist with the United States Geological Survey, will be the guest speaker at a May 17 fund-raiser in Manhattan for Concerned Citizens of Montauk. 

C.C.O.M. recently partnered with the U.S.G.S. on an effort to track the sources of bacteria and nitrogen entering Lake Montauk. Dr. Schubert will discuss microbial source tracking in the lake and how the U.S.G.S. and C.C.O.M. plan to use the scientific data collected to implement targeted solutions to clean up the lake. 

The fund-raiser will be held at a private residence from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Tickets start at $250 and can be reserved at 631-238-5720 or online at


Kati Tikkanen of this hamlet has made the dean’s list at the University of South Carolina’s College of Arts and Science for the fall semester. A sophomore majoring in business, Kati is the daughter of Beth Tikkanen of Montauk and Keith Tikkanen of Panama. Her grandmother is Edna Steck of Edgemere Street.