The Rip Tide contest finale was held on Saturday, November 10, from 3 to 6 PM at Southampton Arts Center. The Spur and I-hamptons held the contest to give grants to start-up businesses. Finalists included Culiraw, Sproutbox, Sweet Vineyards Biscotti, Peddle Share, and Wick & Wine Candle Co. At the event, which was held at Southampton Arts Center, the top five finalists presented their business concepts to a panel of expert judges for a shot at up to $30,000 in prize money. Wick & Wine was the overall winner of the competition, with Peddle Share the runner up.
L&W Market in Bridgehampton is holding a coat drive. Through December 31, L&W Market will be collecting lightly used or new coats, which will be donated to those in need on the East End through the local organization Maureen’s Haven. As a thank you for donating, L&W will offer a free cup of coffee to those donating coats.