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Apr 7, 2014 4:06 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Water Mill Community Notes, April 10

Apr 7, 2014 4:26 PM
My neighbors often see me running on the road, and throughout the winter I faithfully rode my indoor bike. The purpose for both is to stay fit and strong. That purpose was called into question on Monday when I awoke, the day after spending about three or four hours raking and cleaning the gardens in the yard. I could barely move. My muscles ached throughout the day and is making the idea of finishing up the spring cleaning much less appealing. The fact that I’ll appreciate how the yard looks when it’s all done is the only thing getting me to finish the job.With spring in the air, sort of, some are surely thinking about Easter egg hunts and so if you’re a member of the Water Mill Community Club, come on down to its annual festivities on Sunday, April 13. At 2 p.m. sharp, the kiddies will be let loose on the big field to collect the thousands of eggs that have been stuffed with candies or a note for a prize much bigger than the egg. If it rains, as has been the case more often than not it seems, head over to the Burnett barn. Don’t forget to bring a basket to hold the eggs.

By the way, the Easter egg hunt committee is looking for students who need community service to help stuff the eggs. Call Kristy or Andrew Stevens at 726-0214 if your teen is interested.

A reminder to families who have been members in good standing of the Water Mill Community Club and who have a child graduating from high school, that the deadline to submit applications for the club’s scholarship is rapidly approaching. They must be received by April 15. Applications are available on the club’s website.

Peter Robinson sent in a beautiful photo of the pair of osprey that nest near the Zaluski farm on Deerfield Road. Some will remember that the nest was damaged and baby osprey injured last year when the nest blew apart in a storm. The nest is rebuilt and it appears the residents are happy to be back for the season.

Next Friday, you will see something special on the grounds of the Parrish Art Museum. Roy Lichtenstein’s monumental sculpture, Tokyo Brushstroke I & II (1994), will be on view outdoors at the museum, marking the first long-term outdoor installation at the Parrish’s new digs. The sculpture will be placed on the front lawn, west of the driveway entrance to the museum, near Montauk Highway.

The Town of Southampton is gearing up once again for the Great East End Cleanup, set for Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27. The effort asks that residents voluntarily remove litter and debris from town’s roadsides, parks, trails, and beaches. If you would like to participate, go to the town website and register online for the public area you’d like to clean up.

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Raking is painful to the arms and to the muscles in your sides. You have to stretch while you're raking.
Throw the rake down so that it lays across your foot.
Stretch your right arm over your head and bend toward the left side. Switch to the other side.
Then slowly stretch your arms over your head until your hands touch. Slowly bring them down.
Now pretend you are going to touch your elbows behind your back a few times. Then put your hands on your hips and rock side to side. ...more
By btdt (449), water mill on Apr 11, 14 6:15 PM