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THE NORTH FORK
oPen house sun. 2/2 | 12-3Pm 2 milton road, north sea | $475,000 This 3-bedroom, 2-bath Ranch includes stove vaulted ceilings, a fireplace, wood beams in the living room, 760 sf deck and a 2-car garage. Web# H22482. irene shmerykowsky 631.764.7319 diana donadoni 631.513.6098
WAterfront estAte hampton Bays | $3,858,000 Bayfront estate with 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, formal dining room, eat-in kitchen, solarium, wine room, Gunite pool and bulkhead. Web# H18103. Anne marie francavilla or Constance Porto 631.723.2721
imPeCCABLe in the ViLLAge east hampton | $3,799,000 This impeccable Traditional was the creation of Francis Fleetwood of Fleetwood and McMullan Architects. Located 400 ft from the heart of the village and just over a mile away from ocean breezes. Web# H27624. William Wolff 631.267.7345
ViLLAge doCk And PooL sag harbor Village | $3,650,000 Waterfront with a dock, heated Gunite pool, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, and chef’s kitchen. Den/5th bedroom, walk out lower level, 2-car garage. James Merrill design, solid construction, faces south. Web# H061409. Lori Barbaria 516.702.5649 | firstname.lastname@example.org
trAditionAL meets modern east hampton | $3,395,000 | This newly finished 5,500 sq ft home seamlessly blends Traditional architecture with a distinctive Modern flair. Features 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths and a gourmet chef’s kitchen. Web# H27145. tyler mattson 631.267.7372
PAnorAmiC VieWs to oCeAn Bridgehampton | $2,900,000 Barn style Contemporary on 1 acre, 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, gym, 3,700 sf, heated pool and a 2-car garage. Greatly expandable and adjacent 1-acre property may also be purchased. Web# H40806. Lori Barbaria 516.702.5649 Lbarbaria@elliman.com
sAgAPonACk trAditionAL sagaponack | $2,250,000 Traditional home with 4 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, formal dining room and eat-in kitchen on 1.7 acres with heated Gunite pool and great outdoor living spaces. Web# H33466. erin downey 631.283.4343
north hAVen, 2.4 ACres sag harbor | $1,750,000 Mostly cleared 2.4 acres by the bay. Rolling lawn, pool, room for tennis. 3 bedrooms, finished basement, 2-car garage. Private beach community with boating. Web# H15250. Lori Barbaria 516.702.5649 | email@example.com
dunes CottAge Amagansett | $1,595,000 | This Scheffer Cottage was originally part of architect Alfred Scheffer‘s compound. It is on over a 1/2 acre with mature trees and perennial gardens surrounding the property. Web# H40885. dawn neway 631.267.7339
BeAutY off LumBer LAne Bridgehampton | $1,395,000 New to the market. Come see this 2,500 sf home on a half acre with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. This Traditional also has an inground heated pool and community tennis. Web# H41762. Cynthia Beck 631.537.6076
AmAzing WAter VieWs southampton | $1,375,000 This home offers 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and a custom kitchen. A deck sits atop a cupola, and there is water as far as the eye can see. Green features keep maintenance costs very low. Web# H35293. Ann Pallister 631.723.2721
stunning WAterVieW home montauk | $1,345,000 Enjoy gorgeous views from this hilltop Contemporary home, which has 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, gourmet kitchen, loft area, full basement and expansive decking. Web# H35876. susan Ceslow 631.335.0777 Jan nelson 631.905.4617
A ChArming home Bridgehampton | $1,250,000 This stylish home has 3 en suite bedrooms, 4 baths, large gourmet kitchen, master bedroom on first floor, fireplace, central air conditioning, small office loft and heated pool. Web# H31089. Priscilla garston 631.834.7174
BeACh retreAt Amagansett | $1,100,000 This Postmodern home is on .19 acres with water views, only 700 ft from the beach. The 2,603 sf home includes 6 bedrooms, 3 baths, eatin kitchen, a spacious living room and a dining area. Web# H26468. martin Ligorner 631.267.7313
gAteWAY to southAmPton southampton | $899,000 Striking Contempory with open living areas offering 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, full basement, a heated pool and a serene atmosphere on nearly an acre of land. Web# H40490. michael shaheen 631.283.9000 maryanne horwath 631.204.2720
ViLLAge neW ConstruCtion sag harbor | $849,000 | Energy Star Traditional completed 2012 with 4/5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 9 ft ceilings and hardwood floors. A wrap-around porch with mahogany decking is rich in style and taste. Web# H48800. Andrea mammano 631.680.4461
desirABLe CedAr shores southampton | $829,000 Located in the desirable Cedar Shores area, this top-of-the-line home was completely redone in 2012. Features customized built-in furnishings and is only minutes to the bay. Web# H19758. Constance Porto 631.723.2721
Attention nAutiCAL LoVers east Quogue | $550,000 Canal front deep dock, 50 ft exposure heated inground pool and hottub. Ranch style home, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1-car garage and enclosed porch. Plenty of room for expansion. Web# H13208. Codi garcete 516.381.1031
exCeLLent Condition east Quogue | $349,000 This 2-bedroom, 2-bath Condo is in the Southampton Pines Community. Beautifully landscaped with walking trails, spacious club house and a salt water heated pool. Web# H25829. roman iwaschko 631.278.3057
oCeAnfront BeAutY Westhampton Beach | $269,000 Enjoy the Hamptons summer season in this beautifully renovated residence. New kitchen and bath. The resort offers a spectacular heated pool and tennis. Web# H41855. Peter schwartz 917.647.3632
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When the GPS Takes You to Shelter Island This Newspaper OnStar 4. when wants to know OnVixen A. With the Deer OnStud cell phones die HomeMama B. Eaten By Lions
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who’s riding the Hamptons subway? A. Chanel Iman B. Karine Vanasse C. Anderson Cooper D. Ireland Baldwin page 11
east end sipping at the super bowl
Signs are popping up on bars and taverns all over town. BIG GRIDIRON PARTY SUNDAY. Or WATCH THE BIG GAME HERE. Occasionally a merchant will put one out reading SUPER BOWL XLVIII 2 PM and some people will come in and tell him to take it down. This year, with New York and New Jersey hosting the game, the NFL is rigorously enforcing any commercial partnership without permissions and fees paid. They own “Super Bowl XLVIII” as a banner, sweatshirt, coffee cup, event and logo, and they fear it might get taken away from them and go into the public domain. If they let it out of their control, they won’t be able to charge. Just look what happened to aspirin. Who are you rooting for? The team beginning with a B or the team beginning with an S? -- DR
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minutes it took legendary east hampton chef pierre franey to teach the rest of the world how to become gourmets page 24
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The Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce and The Sag Harbor Express present
HarborFrost The Fourth Annual
an ice sculpting and fireworks spectacular
Kick off HarborFrost Weekend with the Second Annual Frost Ball! Friday, February 7 from 6-10 p.m. at Muse in the Harbor
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VOLUME LIV NUMBER 44
This issue is dedicated to the Ireland Baldwin.
Chief Executive Officer Bob Edelman, firstname.lastname@example.org
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15 Please Don’t Go
by Dan Rattiner The struggle to save the life of a smart phone given last rites
by Dan Rattiner The lions have killed all the deer. Why do we need sharpshooters?
by Dan Rattiner From Western Union to Weather Control to the Watermill Center
Assistant Editor Lee Meyer, email@example.com Director of Technology Dennis Rodriguez, firstname.lastname@example.org
Publisher Steven McKenna, email@example.com Associate Publishers Catherine Ellams, Kathy Rae, Tom W. Ratcliffe III
9 South O’ the Highway
HONORING THE ARTIST
25 Joe Chierchio
N orth Fork
All the latest Hamptons celebrity news
by Marion Wolberg-Weiss
A tasting at Sparkling Pointe
11 Hamptons Subway
26 Chomping at the Bitcoin
by Dan Rattiner
by Matthew Apfel
12 Police Blotter
All the news that’s not fit to print on the East End. Featuring Shelter Island.
27 Super Bowl Hype by Kelly Laffey
31 North Fork Calendar
A rt s & enterta inm ent page 32
Getting to know Southampton Center’s new Director, Michele Thompson
34 Art Calendar
13 PAGE 27
Your route to where the beautiful people play
28 Island Idol by Sally Flynn
22 Southampton Animal Shelter Mobile Neuter Clinic
28 Rocking and Rolling Through the Decades
H ou se & H om e
by Brendan J. O’Reilly
by Bob Gelber
How bugs are faring in the cold weather
23 Mr. Wolfe, You Can
—Otis G. Pike, 92 —Riverhead Indoor Farmers Market debuts Saturday —BNB Announces year-end results for 2013 —HarborFrost to be held next weekend —Paul Monte named Grand Marshal for Montauk’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade —Governor proposes reducing setback for deer hunting
Go Home Again by Denize Magyar
24 Pierre Franey Remembered by Joan Baum
Shop ’til you drop!
29 News Briefs
l if es t y le
37 Calendar 38 Kids’ Calendar 38 HarborFrost Calendar
Food & Di n in g page 40
Hamptons Epicure: Snow days are for “glown-ups!”
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THE MILL HOUSE: Set in Carversville is an impressive stucco over stone manor house sited within the quaint Hamlet of Carversville. This three-story home has been lovingly and meticulously restored with style and sophistication by its current owners. The genesis of the home is circa 1780 with newer additions in the 1800's and 1990's. All of the infrastructure has been either replaced or elevated. $1,399,900 Contact Carole Barocca or Art Mazzei for information
THE CUTTALOSSA MILL:This circa 1847 home is reflective of older Bucks County.The structure,located on one of the most beautiful and coveted roads in all of Bucks County,resembles a barn or a country lodge.The large Great Room has all wood floors with a large stone fireplace.The eat-in kitchen has all new counters, appliances and fixtures and is adjacent to the generous sized dining room.The grounds are low maintenance and have wonderful patios and decks. The list goes on and on... $1,195,000
90 OAK GROVE: A beautifully renovated late 1700s farmhouse in the heart of Tinicum Township on 56 acres.The home has an eat-in kitchen with high end appliances and enough counter space for the gourmet chef. The property has a large in-ground pool with cabana and extensive gardens.A large barn offers possibilities for farm animals, workshop, gym or whatever. A caretaker’s apartment is perfect for in-laws or weekend guests. This comes with one bedroom and two full baths. 50 acres can also be sold separately. $1,295,000
COFFEETOWN MILLER'S HOUSE: Set on 11 acres is a beautiful 1842 stone farm house. Modern addition of large studio with upper and lower decks provide bird's eye views over stream and forest.The rooms meander in a graceful pattern. Historic bank barn. Easy access to I-78. 80 minutes to NYC and Philadelphia. $849,000 Contact Art Mazzei or Janice Haveson for information
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Congratulations, Paul Monte! The Gurney’s Inn general manager and CEO was selected as the 2014 grand marshal for the Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade. See story on page 29. The Hamptons were well represented at the 56th annual Grammy Awards last Sunday. South Fork fans Jay-Z and Beyoncé opened the show with a sizzling duet; Bridgehampton’s Madonna performed with Best New Artist Macklemore and Ryan Lewis; and Amagansett’s Paul McCartney reunited for a song with Ringo Starr. South Forker Beth Ostrosky Stern will host the inaugural Kitten Bowl on the Hallmark Channel on Super Bowl Sunday Feb. 2. The fur starts flying at noon. Along with husband Howard Stern, animal lover Ostrosky Stern has fostered more than 50 cats and kittens since last summer. She’s also a spokeswoman for the North Shore Animal Welfare League America. Nancy Atlas’s Fireside Session at Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor last Friday was another rockin’ hit! Her performance with guest player, violinist Randi Fishenfeld, was totally, completely, utterly sold out! (See Daniel Gonzalez’s photos on page 13 and on DansPapers.com.) Atlas’s next special guest will be noted vocalist and harmonica player Jonny “Rock ‘n’ Roll Doctor” Rosch on Friday, Jan. 31. Rosch is an original member of the Blues Brothers Band, hand-picked by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd. He sings and he plays harmonica, keyboard and guitar. Whew! Plus, this Blues Brother is an actual brother to The Nancy Atlas Project’s drummer David Rosch and East Hampton painter Michael Rosch. Join the family! Team USA’s opening ceremony uniform for the upcoming winter Olympics, designed by East Hampton’s Ralph Lauren, was unveiled on the Today show last week. The patriotic ensemble consists of a turtleneck, patchwork cardigan, white fleece pants and boots, all made in America. Water Mill resident Matt Lauer appeared with Today co-host Savannah Guthrie on Bravo’s Watch What Happens: Live, hosted by Shelter Island’s Andy Cohen, last week. East Hampton’s Hilaria Baldwin, wife of Alec, is reportedly in talks to open her own yoga studio in Manhattan. (Continued on page 14)
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“Along with the New York Subway System, Hamptons Subway is the only underground transit system in the State of New York.”
The H amptons Subway Newsletter By DAn rattiner
Week of January 31–February 5, 2014 Riders this past week: 5,402 Rider miles this past week: 71,909 DOWN IN THE TUBE Chanel Iman of Victoria’s Secret was seen on Thursday traveling on the subway from East Hampton to Amagansett, apparently off to see her friend Ireland Baldwin at the Baldwin manse there. Karine Vanasse, who will join the regular cast of Revenge, the TV show about the Hamptons, was seen on the platform in North Sea. This was on Tuesday. Anderson Cooper, in full safari gear, was seen on the subway between Westhampton Beach and Quogue on Friday. HANDCAR WORKOUT Hampton Subway and Stronghampton Gym together announce a new form of exercise program for devotees of Hampton Subway. The Subway is closed every night from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. for maintenance. On weekends during those hours, Stronghampton instructors will
be on the Southampton subway platform to put gym goers on handcars. Bring a friend. The handcars require two people to make them go along the tracks at five miles an hour. One gym goer pushes down while the other pulls up on a bar, burning 100 calories every 20 minutes. Handcars can be rented by the hour to go either east or west on the system. Go to the gym’s website for costs per hour. All gym goers who take them out must bring them back before 5 a.m. STEAM WHISTLE GOES LIVE Beginning next Monday, all subway trains approaching stations or coming up behind other trains will be signaling their presence by sounding steam whistles. The whistles provide the wonderful moaning sound that people remember so fondly from the days of steam engines. A cord is pulled by the motorman in the front car, steam emits from the roof and that familiar sound is heard. What great memories it brings back. The idea for the steam whistle was brought up at a board meeting six months ago by Adam Aspinall, the father of our Subway Commissioner, who worked as an
January 31, 2014 Page 11 engineer on the Erie, Lackawanna, Santa Fe and Chattanooga before it was merged. Mr. Aspinall signed the proposal into law and here we are. STRAPHANGER CAUTION During the next two weeks, Hampton Subway will be experimenting with several new proposed subway train engines. The old engines were all installed 11 years ago and must all be replaced in the next 60 days. Riders might experience lurching or bucking or high speeds or even complete silence as they glide on their commutes. The engines, proposed by Ford, Samsung, Boeing, Apple, Rolls-Royce and General Electric, run on gasoline, diesel, corn oil, solar power, electric charge and peanut butter, respectively. PINK IS THE NEW BLACK Extras getting parts in the TV series Pink is the New Black, filming here, might find themselves on the Hampton Subway from time to time. In one episode on a subway car, a bum panhandles on a subway car for beach parking permits. In another, there is a scene in a subway car where a woman kicks a man in the shins. These cars are leased out to the producers for these occasions, but the cars still must be filled with “extras.” GRATING STOLEN A steel vent grating in a field in Shinneock used to vent fumes from subway trains traveling beneath has gone missing. Subway officials noticed it was gone Sunday when a pile of snow four feet high accumulated on the tracks below in one of our underground tunnels.
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Other dealers have refused to compromise and let the public know this, but at Flanders we value our skilled workers greatly and would rather keep them busy, even if it means making little or no money. To do this, I’m going to slash the price of our first rate air conditioning and heating systems. Here’s my offer: Purchase a premier central heating and air conditioning system (furnace & air conditioner) and I’ll Give you a high efficient furnace at 1/2 the normal price. If you need only an air conditioner or furnace, I’ll still give you a discount off the cost of the equipment which can reduce your utilities up to 40%.
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Please Don’t Go! The Struggle to Save the Life of a Smartphone Given Last Rites
don’t intend to talk much about how I killed my iPhone. I can tell you it had something to do with a plastic cup of water in my car for my dog, the fact it was night, and that I did not notice where I had set my cellphone down when I began to talk to my wife in the city using my headphones, because it’s illegal to talk directly into a cellphone while you drive. I did notice that, suddenly, my phone call ended because my iPhone shut down. That’s funny, I thought. I just charged it. I pulled over into the right lane and, driving slow, reeled in the iPhone by pulling on the earphone cord. It dripped water on my pants. I had reeled in a wet, dead fish. Of course, I immediately pulled over and stopped the car. This was an emergency. I found some tissues, and began patting it down. Water had definitely gotten into the charging slot on the bottom. You could shake it and water would sprinkle out. Stupidly, after I got it dry and shook out as much water as seemed was inside, I tried to
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Please (Continued from previous page) her it was not I who had died. I talked dark, dog, water dish, etc. Next I called Apple. A service person directed me to try some different things so she could get a rough idea of what we were dealing with, which I did. She then declared it dead. “You’ll need a replacement,” she said. “You can either go to an Apple Store and get one, or, if you aren’t near a store, we can send you one by express mail. And then you mail back the old one.” We determined I had insurance in force, that it would therefore cost me $50 for a replacement instead of $250, but neither of these options Life is full of wonder when you don’t have a cell phone... would resolve my desire to have flu shot on Friday morning. I didn’t know what a new iPhone up and working by morning so my life could re-start back up. The to do with myself. I had lunch with friends nearest Apple Store was in the Smithhaven that day, and when questions came up, my Mall, 60 miles away. (Actually, there was one friends whipped out their cell phones to get closer. She said, as the crow flies my nearest the answers. What was much worse, however, Apple Store was in New Haven, Connecticut, was that when I was alone, walking the dog as I three ferryboats away.) As for mailing me a was that afternoon, I reflexively looked for my replacement, the best they could do was two or iPhone when I wondered if the piece of broccoli three business days. There was no overnight, I had given the dog as part of his dinner would even if I paid for it. As this was Thursday, that hurt him. No Google. I was just left to wonder. I meant I would be without an iPhone at least was left to my own devices, without an answer. until Monday, and possibly till Tuesday. I would Well, no not to my devices. Just to my wonder. There’s a lot to wonderment when you don’t have to accept the inevitable. Now let me tell you how life is without my have your cell phone with you. You wonder iPhone. Everything I had mentioned before about what time sunset is. You wonder if the went into effect. I had to wait on a line to get a jury had come back with a verdict in a case
you are following. You wonder if a particular movie is playing at the theater. You know from when you had your cell phone that a full moon will rise at 11:52 p.m. But will it be a clear night at that time? My iPhone had an app for that. But now I was rudderless. Yes, life is full of wonder when you don’t have a cell phone. I could have enjoyed it, walking along the marina boardwalk, looking at the boats that day. But I couldn’t. All I could think of was my iPhone. Also, didn’t I have an appointment around 5 p.m.? I could only guess. I did worry about Siri. She’s the nice lady who you can ask questions on an iPhone. I had asked her so many things. She was now trapped in there. I seem to recall that the Egyptian pharaohs had themselves buried in the pyramids with their servants and pets. Right? I could look it up. No I can’t. What will happen to Siri? Of course, I needed to stay in touch with family and friends and business associates one way or another. So Sunday morning, I bought myself a little Samsung flip phone at Radio Shack for $12 and packed it with 100 minutes for another $15. The clerk at Radio Shack had taken the back off to put a SIM card inside while preparing it for me. Its innards were so complicated, like those in a fine watch. How on earth was it possible to make money selling a phone, even a flip phone, (Continued on page 18)
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Editorial The Lions Have Killed All the Deer. Why Do We Need Sharpshooters? By Dan Rattiner
n several weeks time, federal sharpshooters may be coming out to the East End of Long Island with high-powered rifles to kill deer. They will go out at night with sights on their guns, they will climb trees and drop bait to attract the deer. And they will fire away—with silencers, so as not to wake the neighborhood—until as many as 3,000 deer are killed to supposedly “cull the herd.” This newspaper wants to know why they are coming. There is little doubt in our minds that for at least the last ten years, deer out here have been in need of culling. But now the deed has been done. Earlier this month, African lions from South Africa were brought here, 26 of them, by a rich man with an oceanfront home in Bridgehampton, and he set them loose out here, and, in just one night, they killed practically the entire herd of deer, except for a few stragglers. Why is it therefore necessary to have the sharpshooters—which the Long Island Farm Bureau announced in December would be paid for with a $200,000 New York State grant— coming out here, where a stray bullet could cause all sorts of havoc for which we will all be very sorry. The East End towns and villages are being asked to contribute between $15,000 and $25,000 each to have the sharpshooters
come. This is not a vast sum of money. I have little doubt that if the sharpshooters were now called off, this money, if paid, would have to be returned. Is it the obligatory paperwork that needs to be filled out that is holding this up? Is it the fear that the feds might refuse the request but still get the money? Or worse, announce they will return the money and then, for years and years, fail to do so? This is not a lot of money. There appears to us to be no reason why this “culling” should not be called off and any money paid out be requested returned. What is holding our elected officials back? It is true that the few deer left are much smarter than the thousands of run-of-the-mill deer that got killed by the lions. It was, for that terrible bloody night, a true survival of the fittest, and if you have not noticed, the few deer that remain, having had the good sense to have crawled into hollow logs or hidden behind woodpiles during the carnage, are still out and about. As for the two lions that were not rounded up and brought back to South Africa, we have learned that they have been found dead in the woods, eaten alive by these wily few highly intelligent deer that now remain. I say it is time for us humans to live in peace with this small tribe of smart deer that is here. We can reason with them. We can make them understand that we want to get along with
I say it is time for us humans to live in peace with this small tribe of smart deer that is here. We can reason with them. them. You may have noticed that they have the pluck to avoid cars entirely now. Or the few that don’t and get angry let us know, standing straight still and sticking their little ears out in preparation of charging. So they know how to warn. They are communicating. In any case, it might be a blessing to call off the sharpshooters. For their own safety, with these surviving deer capable of working together and sneaking up behind, it might be lifesaving for us, ahead of time, to tell the sharpshooters not to come, even if it means we don’t all get our $15,000 to $25,000 back. And remember: If you are face-to-face with one of these deer that stand statue-still and stick their ears out, do not make eye contact. Simply look at your feet and walk quietly but quickly backwards until you are behind some wall or telephone pole or sign where they can’t see you. Remember, what the deer cannot see, they cannot know is there. This warning, brought to you by Dan’s Papers, is for your own good.
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Please (Continued from page 16) for $12? No wonder the Chinese are beating us. Now I had a temporary number, and I texted it to several people important to me. Here’s how you can reach me. Texting on the flip phone was very primitive. If you wanted to type the letter S, for example, you’d go to the number 7 button with the letters PQRS under the 7 and press the 7 button four times. I mastered my flip phone in a half-hour. I was master of 1985. Periodically, during Friday, I talked to my dead iPhone and would plug and unplug its charger, hoping for some signs of life. There was nothing. Friday night, I went to a very chic party. People would whip out their smartphones. At one point my flip phone buzzed in my pocket,
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little baby, a heart was quietly beating. Later on Saturday, I got another New York Times bulletin. I also had a message on the black screen that I had missed an incoming phone call. This was amazing. For the rest of the day I went into major paramedic mode. I’d turn it on and off. I’d press the two buttons together and put it into a deep sleep. Then I’d order it to wake up. The messages remained. But that was all. I put it on a continual charge. I gave it mouth-to-mouth. At 11:15 p.m. it came partially back to life. This was my reward for all my hard work. It gave me my home screen, which has on it a photo of my wife. But that was it. I could tap it, swipe it, thump on it, nothing. It wouldn’t budge. My wife could smile out at me, though. I put it back on its charge for the night around 11:30 p.m. And in the early morning I began a further routine of shutting down and starting up and shutting down with the charger in and the charger out. Come on, come on. Suddenly, just like that, I was in. And it was all there, all assembled as it was just before it died. My notes, my photos, my downloads, my videos, everything. I could swipe and tap this way and that. I was ecstatic. I told my wife, who was still asleep. Then I told Siri. I held down the main button until the microphone appeared. “Welcome back, Siri,” I said. “Thank you, Dan,” she said. “Did you have a nice sleep?” “That’s a very interesting question, Dan,” she said. It most certainly is. Profound lady, Siri. My wife stared at me blankly for a minute. Around three o’clock on Sunday afternoon, six hours after my iPhone had completed its remarkable recovery, it began playing the Beatles song “Get Back.” This was very odd. The phone, at the time, was in the off position, just sitting on the sofa next to me. I was watching the Giants game on television. I hadn’t touched it in any way. I looked down at it, and, as I did, the song changed. Now it was playing the Rolling Stones’ “Far Away Eyes,” another of my favorites. Then it stopped that after just a few bars and went into clock mode, displaying my various alarms, and then that stopped and the phone began to show photographs I had taken from years gone by. Uh oh. I picked the iPhone up and held it close. Then I pushed the buttons again to make it force quit. Then put it back on charge. I think one of three things is going on. One is that it’s updating. A lot got thrown up into the cloud. Now it was automatically coming back. Two is that it’s just so excited to be back, it’s like happy and all over the place. Three is it’s about to die—really, this time—and all its life is passing before it. The Giants game is in the third quarter. The new iPhone will arrive tomorrow or Tuesday. When it does, I will have to make a decision. Based on the things that happen between now and then, I will either return the new iPhone, saying my old one is back and just fine, or I will wrap my old friend in bubble wrap, seal it up inside the box and send it off with the return to sender label to, uh, China, I suppose, heartless bastard that I am. I mean, when you’re dead, you’re dead. Somebody famous said that. I could look it up.
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Life at the Watermill Center
Transformation From Western Union to Weather Control to the Watermill Center By Dan Rattiner
ack in the 1970s, I wrote a series of articles about Scotty McPherson, who ran what I called the Weather Center in Water Mill. He was a mythical character, modeled after “Scotty” from the TV series Star Trek, which had run in the late 1960s. Whenever a big storm or hurricane would loom in the South Atlantic, I would call him on the telephone. We had very inaccurate weather forecasting in those years, and I thought it important to readers of Dan’s Papers that we get an advance and perhaps more accurate prediction about whether it would hit the East End. There were many who remembered how the Hurricane of ’38 had hit Westhampton Beach with almost no advance notice, killing hundreds of people as it swept through. McPherson worked running the Hampton Weather Center at a formerly abandoned threestory factory deep in the woods of Water Mill. His job involved overseeing workmen shoveling coal into over 100 furnaces on that site. The huge amount of energy created by this, directed by scientists reading printouts from computers the size of trucks on the property, would result in cosmic energy and steam pouring out of the smokestacks of this building so that, if things went well, approaching storms could be driven off course and out to sea off Montauk, instead of striking the mainland. Hurricanes had begun to be given names by that time. “We’re shoveling as fast as we can,” McPherson would shout over the din of the furnaces and the power generators roaring in the background. “I dunno what we can do with this one.” We’d talk about a recent failure or success
and though he might be encouraging that they’d be able to control this one, in the end, he’d always hedge his bets. It basically was the same conversation that Scotty in the engine room would have with Captain Kirk. I continued with this for a number of years, but eventually, with the invention of really smart computers, nuclear power, accurate weather reporting, the discovery of global warming—which put an alarming spin on anything thrown into the atmosphere and a few other minor things—I could not continue on with this particular fantasy. I never did forgot that abandoned Western Union factory, however. And once, I even went looking for it. It was deep in the woods in Water Mill somewhere. There were no signs directing one to it, it was not on any paved road. Eventually, after going down trails that led nowhere, I gave up and came home. I did imagine, however, that in the even earlier days at this very large building, Western Union had sorted out and sent telegrams this way and that. And of course, I imagined that some sort of research was being done there to improve the service. On the other hand, when it was taken over by Scotty’s Water Mill Weather Center in my mind, that all came to an end. What did happen to that abandoned building in reality, in the early 1990s, is that it was taken over and fixed up by the celebrated playwright, installation artist and director Robert Wilson, who turned it into his home base, the Watermill Center. He spends several months a year creating performances, sculptures, operas, tableaus and other projects all over the world, but in the summer he comes home to Water Mill and to his eight-and-a-half acre “Center” there. He loves the light here, he has said. I did visit him there in the early years. It was
actually the first time I had been there, and it was surely easy to see how this red brick three-story factory building, looking much like the Watchcase factory in Sag Harbor now being restored, could mess with telegrams and divert hurricanes. Since then, Wilson has completely redesigned and expanded this building, to the point that it’s unrecognizable from its earlier incarnation(s). And every summer, he holds a fundraiser there, where people come to have cocktails and dinner and view the living art installations and performances he creates there for the occasion. At this past year’s, his 20th, among the hundreds of guests were Hugh Jackman, Winona Ryder, Cindy Sherman, Marina Abramovic, Lady Gaga and, separately, a French woman by the name of Orlan, who sued Lady Gaga for what she said was plagiarism of her body modification inventions. But that’s a whole other story. The fundraiser raised $1.85 million this year. In any case, I didn’t know of a particularly unusual connection between Robert Wilson, the Western Union building, Albert Einstein, possibly the Weather Center and this reporter, until I read about Wilson’s triumphant series of performances and displays now going on in Paris. As a climax to a world tour, he’s being showcased at the Louvre, where they’ve given a series of galleries over to him in what they call a “residency,” rarely offered to a living artist. Elsewhere in Paris there are performances of his work The Old Woman starring Mikhail Baryshnikov and Willem Defoe; his opera Madama Butterfly and his sobering take on Peter Pan, both at the Paris Opera; and a revival of his seminal work, the opera Einstein on the Beach, at the Theatre du Chatelet. Einstein on the Beach, created and directed by Wilson and Phillip Glass, (Continued on next page)
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had its world premiere on stage in Paris in 1976 and, according to a recent article in The New York Times, brought these two young SoHo artists to the attention of the world at large. “I think Bob Wilson might not have ever emerged from the New York downtown avantgarde scene of the ’70s, had it not been for French audience support and government support,” Margery Arent Safir, the general editor of a collection of essays about Wilson, told the Times. Wilson had produced a performance of Deafman Glance, in 1972 at the Nancy Festival and later in Paris, which was praised by poet Louis Aragon, who claimed that Wilson was the true heir to the Surrealists. Then in 1976 came the six-hour Einstein on the Beach, which
caused a sensation. “This totally set Bob up,” Safir told the Times, although not, right away, in New York City. A few months after the premiere, Glass and Wilson did succeed in bringing this production to New York. There, the Metropolitan Opera refused to produce it but did allow a company headed up by the two artists to rent the theater for a night. (Tickets sold out in two days). Why is all this of such interest? Einstein on the Beach is the connection to it all. According to the Times, this production was basically about the idea that Einstein, a wellknown pacifist living in America after emigrating from Germany, was largely responsible for the development of the atomic bomb.
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Indeed, Einstein wrote a letter to President Roosevelt in 1939 urging him to put a group of scientists together to create such a bomb. He wrote it while on a summer vacation in a cottage on eastern Long Island at Nassau Point, at the urging of two physicists who came to see him there. These physicists, Leo Szilard and Eugene Wigner, were worried the Germans were going to produce such a bomb and be able to destroy an American city in one blow. We needed to beat them to the punch. Directly as a result of this letter from Einstein, who was world famous by that time, Roosevelt secretly ordered the creation of a scientific facility in the mountains of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, which, still during the war, six years later, split the atom and figured out how to use it for an atomic bomb. This is a well-known piece of history that took place on the eastern end of Long Island, although the existence of the letter was not revealed until after the war and the details of it all not until 10 years later. Did Einstein send a telegram to President Roosevelt in the White House that, perhaps, was handled by the giant Western Union facility in Water Mill? Indeed, in recent years, it’s been learned that this letter was not sent the ordinary way. Believing that even a telegram would not get the attention of the President, Einstein and his colleagues arranged to hand deliver it to Alexander Sachs, a banker they knew who was in frequent contact with the President. In the event, it took two months to get from Southold to Roosevelt’s desk. Not long ago, I saw this letter. It was on display under a spotlight at the Museum of Natural History in New York, in an exhibit about New York World War II memorabilia. I snuck a picture of it. (You can see it at DansPapers.com) In age, Robert Wilson is a contemporary of mine. We are both in our mid-70s. I got here as a teenager in the 1950s, and he came, although I did not know him then, in the 1970s. And then, in 1976, he and Philip Glass, in Manhattan, created Einstein on the Beach. It was a true collaboration. It involves seven sets for the nine acts (two appear twice), all designed by Wilson, in front of which the singers, dancers and actors perform the opera about Einstein’s nuclear dilemma and other aspects of his life. In addition, there are four interludes, which the pair call “knee plays” since they are performed while the curtains are closed during the time the seven sets by Wilson (two twice) are assembled between the acts. They act as knees connecting shin and thigh. As I said, the whole performance takes six hours. The audience is allowed to come and go. This was surely unique in American—or any other—opera at that time, all based on a letter sent from eastern Long Island years before. Recently, I have thought of reviving the Weather Center and having Scotty, all cleaned up, manipulating the weather with lasers and lightning bolts from here that might have a positive effect on the atmosphere. If he were to come back, though, with the old center no longer available, he would be in a tough position. With skyrocketing real estate prices here, I seriously doubt he and his Trekkies could afford a place, so it might be necessary to find an angel to donate a property. Any offers?
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Animal Shelter Brings Mobile Neuter Clinic to East End
n order to make it easier for responsible pet owners to get their dogs and cats spayed and neutered, the Southampton Animal Shelter has rolled out a new mobile clinic to serve Southampton—and eventually the whole state. With an estimated 8 million dogs and cats residing in shelters in the United States at any time, about half are euthanized each year, according to the Humane Society. Spaying and neutering is the most important thing to do to cut down on euthanasia, said Jill Rappaport, a Water Mill resident and NBC’s animal welfare correspondent, while she helped Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation
President Jonathan McCann turn or ready to be picked up give a tour of the mobile clinic by their owners. On one side, recently. the cages open to the inside The mobile clinic is by La of the van, while on the other, Boit, an Ohio company that large windows let them see makes specialty vehicles for outside and feel less cramped. medical and emergency uses. A retractable awning provides Step inside and it’s like being shade so they don’t get too at a veterinarian’s office. It hot. is well-lighted with heating “When people see this, it’s and air-conditioning. An pretty amazing,” Rappaport examination table sits in the says of the clinic. center, and back in the surgery Rappaport is an awardroom there is vitals monitoring Jonathan McCann and Jill Rappaport winning animal advocate and and anesthesia equipment. a big supporter of the shelter in There are four cages for patients waiting their Hampton Bays. In 2013, the shelter honored her at its fourth annual Unconditional Love Gala, a major fundraising event. Southampton Animal Shelter is a no-kill shelter, meaning adoptable animals will never be put down. It is always filled to capacity, with about 135 cats and 70 dogs. Whenever local animals don’t fill the shelter, it accepts puppy mill breeder dogs and dogs from a high-kill shelter in Georgia. “It’s our dream to see empty cages,” Rappaport said. While the shelter has historically offered spay and neutering on-site, the mobile clinic is a first for the East End. The ASPCA awarded the clinic to the shelter through a grant program. “We’re eternally grateful for their support,” McCann said. Though the shelter’s first obligation is to Long Island, he said, the van will eventually travel all over Suffolk and Nassau counties—and upstate. The mobile clinic has already made its maiden voyage, to the Shinnecock Indian Reservation in Southampton. Next up were the Southampton Town Recreation Center in North Sea and Riverhead Polish Hall, the Hampton Bays Legion Ambulance and the YMCA in Patchogue. The shelter will also use the clinic to address Long Island’s feral cat population. The clinic, with Hampton Bays’ Shinnecock Animal Hospital, stopped at Jefferson Drive in Mastic Beach on Saturday to alter a number of feral cats that resident Joanne Powers has trapped. Eighteen cats were altered onsite Saturday and another 15 were taken back to the shelter for their surgeries, Powers says. “The volunteers were just unbelievable,” she adds “I was overwhelmed.” Some spayed and neutered cats will be released so they can live out their lives while not breeding and contributing more to the overpopulation. Some of the cats were domesticated before they were abandoned on Jefferson Drive, and now new homes will be found for them, Powers says. The cost to alter a cat is $35 for males and $40 for females. For dogs under 50 pounds, the cost is $60 for males and $75 for females. Add $10 for dogs between 50 and 75 pounds and $20 for dogs over 76 pounds. The mobile clinic also offers vaccinations, including rabies, bordetella and DA2PP. Microchipping is $20. B.J. O’Reilly
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Mr. Wolfe, You Can Go Home Again By denize magyar
nother week has come and gone; it’s time for mother’s bath. A practice, I must admit, that holds all the charm of a broken record, never changing; never seamless. As I get her ready, I reflect for the umpteenth time on how time turns all children into parents and all parents into children; on how my decision as a dutiful daughter put 4,000 miles of watery distance between me and the spousal yin to my yang of 31 years. It was a decision that has had me on an emotional rollercoaster from the moment I stepped off the plane at JFK. In the initial months, my struggle to adjust was haunted by the words of Thomas Wolfe: “You can’t go home again.” I worried that Wolfe’s warning would carry the same disillusionment for me, the seeds of our stories having both been sown in Munich, Germany. Was I destined to be as much a stranger in my own hometown as he was? The words of Dorothy Gale of The Wizard of Oz provided a counterpoint: “There’s no place like home; there’s no place like home.” Admittedly more Hollywood than hallow, her words redirected my thoughts away from care to the carefree summers of my formative years, the years that made me who I am today. Those were the summers spent in Mattituck, a mere freckle on the index finger of Long Island. It was the early ’60s, when, if there wasn’t a yard sale or a band warming up on the many town commons that dotted the Main Road from Riverhead to Orient, nature provided its own matinee and evening performances of katydids and catbirds, crickets and toads. Much as we looked forward to the annual Fourth of Denize Magyar was born in Manhattan but grew up on Long Island. She attended the Juilliard School’s precollege division as a voice student, and appeared on and off Broadway in a number of productions, including the touring company of “The Sound of Music.” She has performed numerous song recitals and sang the lead role in the revival of an opera by Gaetano Donizetti. She moved to Munich in 1982 but returned to Long Island in 2008 to care for her mother.
July fireworks, the unexpected ones were just as much a treat. On any given hot summer night, a curtain of dark clouds might part and Mother Nature would put on a dramatic demonstration of pyrotechnics that would be the envy of any modern-day rock band. Since every story has a beginning, ours began with a phone call. It was an early autumn afternoon when Mr. Silkworth, the sole real estate agent of Mattituck, rang my mother, instructing her to come with my father to his office. Asking no questions, my parents jumped into their handme-down Plymouth, with me in tow, and made the 74-mile trek east along Jericho Turnpike. Had there been a Long Island Expressway, we might have arrived even sooner at opportunity’s door. But alas, the Expressway ended at Exit 49 in Melville. In retrospect, opportunity practicing a little patience on that day opened a window to Providence. This call was to be the pivotal piece of the puzzle of events that began with an invitation to a barbeque on Bailey Beach, ultimately leading to our investment in a piece of paradise. Mr. Silkworth’s call was prompted by one of his own to Mrs. Horton, who owned an acre of land overlooking the Long Island Sound. She was determined not to sell the property. Her reluctance was understandable, though. The property simply held too many fond memories of her and her recently deceased husband driving out to their special spot high above the Sound to watch the sun slip into the water and drench the length of the horizon with splashes of red, peach and mauve. Had it not been for their friendship, Mrs. Horton might not have agreed to Mr. Silkworth’s suggestion to meet my parents. Providence smiled on my parents for Mrs. Horton took an immediate liking to them, and agreed to sell. Her asking price was a mere four figures; unfortunately for my parents, one and a half figures too many. But Providence smiled a second time on our family that day. For Mrs. Horton not only agreed to sell but also agreed to finance the sale. The monthly mortgage payments (Cont’d on page 26)
This essay is one of the many nonfiction essays entered in the Dan’s Papers $6,000 Literary Prize competition.
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Pierre Franey’s Children—and Many Fans—Remember By joan baum
Papa—he cooked to live, he lived to cook.” The internationally acclaimed “60-minute Gourmet” syndicated columnist, Chef Pierre Franey, who would have been 93 this month, was unique. He was also beloved, especially in Springs, where he lived and worked for over 40 years, chatting up neighbors whom he’d meet at the local marina or around town, inviting them to write or call him (he loved to teach), a man who, while passionate about cooking, was also incredibly down-to-earth about his fame. Now, thanks to a new website created by his children—Diane (61), Claudia (59) and Jacques (51)—Pierre Franey will continue to delight and instruct, while attracting a new generation of fans, particularly younger folks more likely to look for recipes online than in print. The site, pierrefraney.com, was launched last May and has hit a hot spot with food and wine lovers.. “He taught me how to cook,” gushes one foodie. For Diane, Claudia and Jacques, the website keeps their father’s work current by slightly modifying French recipes that were heavy on sweets and carbs. (I should note that in preparation for this interview with the Franeys, I tried out the “low calorie” steak and mustard sauce Recipe of The Month, which proved rich and incredibly delicious.)
Franey headed the kitchens at Le Pavillon, La Cote Basque and The Hedges, though he never let professional life eclipse family life. A classically trained French chef, “in the old ways,” Franey, was born in a small Burgundy village and nicknamed Pierre Le Gourmand, as he demonstrated an early love of food and cooking. As a child he would feast on rabbits marinated in red wine and snails in garlic as he prepared family meals on a woodand-coal stove. When he was 13, his parents sent him to Paris, where he began culinary training, working his way up from apprentice at a Paris brasserie (six days, insane tasks and hours, no money) to become a master chef in all areas. In New York, Franey headed the kitchens at Le Pavilion, La Cote Basque and, later, The Hedges in East Hampton, though he never let professional life eclipse family life on Gerard Drive, with his wife Betty. Betty Franey was a cultural force of her own on the East End— she was a founding member of what was to become the Accabonac Protection Committee, and during her 50 years in Springs she also served as President of the Springs Improvement Society and as a trustee of East Hampton Town and the Nature Conservancy. Cooking was always a heartfelt affair in the Franey household. Diane points with pride to the original five-star range her father was given when he started his “Kitchen Equipment” column for The New York Times, his second column with the paper. Franey’s first stint with the Times was the popular “60 Minute Gourmet,” which he wrote with Craig Claiborne. Franey was also a familiar and adored presence every August at the Fisherman’s Fair in
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Italian and Southern cuisine. Diane points out that her father was also one of the first to respond to interest in nutritious food in an age of growing health concerns. However, he never yielded to the lure of the exotic. In fact, he was critical of precious markets with their esoteric ingredients. Fish, for example, was best if locally caught and simply prepared. No need to subscribe to getting ingredients “direct from the Himalayas.” He had his own Eden outside his family compound off Gerard Drive, where he grew herbs and vegetables. And he may well have been the first on the scene, Jacques adds, to introduce fingerling potatoes, which he started with seven plants. Many people came to know Pierre Franey from his TV shows. “That was him,” says Diane. “No acting,” except for his sign-off, which he never got right because, well, it was the only scripted part of the show. In order to ensure that viewers felt the authenticity of the program, he would bring in props from his own house. He wanted the show “to seem like home.” Even his dog Luc would make appearances. He delighted in the modern. A food processor replaced the laborious food mill. Claiborne, who would hover around with his typewriter, took down everything Franey was doing in the kitchen. The two would then work out how to present the recipes to their audiences. They worked well together, calling to mull over this and that, experimenting. Pierre Franey suffered a fatal stroke just after conducting a cooking demo for 400 people on the Queen Elizabeth II. Franey later died at a hospital in Southampton, England. He is buried, as is many an artist, in Green River Cemetery in East Hampton, with herbs maintained at his gravesite. The legacy goes on, however, even if it skips a generation: Diane’s daughter Noelle works as a private chef on the East End. And all three of Pierre Franey’s children have accomplished their “2013 mission”—to establish a website in his name. They sustain and enhance their father’s reputation by way of links to his books, videos, recipes and a picture gallery—not to mention an opportunity for viewers to subscribe to a newsletter featuring the Recipe of the Month. Bon Appetit.
Springs, where he and Claiborne would serve up some mean clam chowder, crepes and moules marinères. It’s unlikely that many who strolled the grounds realized they were being served by a famous print and television personality, and even less likely that those who did recognize him knew that the French chef was such an American patriot and humane person. He was chosen to cook at the French Pavilion at the 1939 World’s Fair, his ticket to U.S. When WWII broke out, he joined the U.S. Army, and he was summoned by General Douglas MacArthur to be his personal chef at the Pentagon. However, he rejected the prestigious offer, eventually joining the infantry and winning a Purple Heart as sergeant. After WWII ended, Franey returned to Le Pavillon in Manhattan, becoming executive chef in 1952. In 1960 he famously got into a bitter dispute with Le Pavillon’s Henri Soulé over wages and hours for the staff, prompting a massive walk-out. He also worked for a while for Howard Johnson, Sr., meeting his challenge to cook well for the masses. His children have struck out on their own: Diane, a visiting nurse with the Dominican Sisters, specializes in working with patients suffering from diabetes or wounds. Claudia, who went into early childhood education, wrote Cooking With Friends with her father. Jacques, who worked in the kitchens in France, decided to go into wine. He now manages Domaine Franey Wines & Spirits in Amagansett. As Diane says, Papa was not initially encouraging of his daughters going into the food or restaurant business, seeing it as too hard and demanding for them. However, he did come to see that the times—and women—were changing. She adds that Franey was prescient in seeing that many French chefs “stayed in the rut,” continuing to turn out food in the old French classical tradition without acknowledging other cultures. In this regard, she says, Claiborne was influential, introducing Franey particularly to Asian, Craig Claiborne (left) with Chef Pierre Franey
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This Week’s Cover Artist: Joe Chierchio This week’s cover, “Ice Boating,” is typical of artist Joe Chierchio, although its signature traits may not be readily apparent. Focus on the environment is one such characteristic seen in many of Chierchio’s works, and it certainly stands out here. Consider the ice surrounding the boats, especially relevant now with our arctic temperatures. Also, how about the foreground/ background composition, with the main focus in the foreground? Finally, note the juxtaposition of lines, another recurring compositional arrangement, where vertical and horizontal planes collide. While Chierchio’s subjects are wide-ranging and include such images as classic cars, diners and scenes of every-day life, these common qualities are present in some form or another. The artist’s illustrations for his series, Iconic Film Montages, also contain similar elements as well. What is it about sporting images like the cover’s ice boats that attract you? Sports are fun, invigorating, exciting. And you don’t find many people boating on the ice. It’s natural to create work in the winter that’s related to cold weather. Does the cold weather inspire you when it comes to certain subjects? Bad weather is the best time to do artwork generally. A warm, comfy studio, doing art, you can’t beat it. What else drives your ideas besides weather? I get my ideas from living life and digging deep. I start from reality, then bring fantasy in it and make it my own. The idea of fantasy also plays a part in your recent series about images from movies, which you label “Iconic Film Montages.” Environment also plays a big role in these images as it does in all your work. Give us some examples. In my image of “On the Waterfront,” I depict Marlon Brando looking over his shoulder, with a hook like the longshoremen carry. The Brooklyn Bridge is in the background, although the actual film was shot in Hoboken, New Jersey.
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Champing at the Bitcoin By MATTHEW APFEL
I’m old enough to recall the dawn of the internet. Like many, I was flabbergasted when this thing called PayPal came along. Do you mean to tell me that you can just type in your credit card numbers, and someone on the other end will actually process your account, accept the charge and send you the item in the mail? And that’s legal? This was the moment when the web changed for me. If people could find ways to communicate but also to do business without ever being in the same room, then anything was possible, right? Guess what? That moment occurred less than 20 years ago. It took longer for some of us to come around, but virtual currency has pretty much become part of our collective psyche. It’s something we use every day. Then Bitcoin arrived. And now I’m having a similar “WTF” moment about where we’re going with this. At first it was easy to dismiss Bitcoin as another internet fad that only super nerds do—kind of like flash mobs or the Harlem Shake. But you know what? The internet is something that super nerds do, so who’s to say that Bitcoin won’t catch on? Then I saw this recent story: A Southampton homeowner is putting his lovely, 1,700-squarefoot cottage on the market…for BITCOIN. That’s
right, if you come up with $800,000 in dollars or slightly over 950 Bitcoins, this little fixer-upper can be all yours. C’mon, who’s in? Seriously, here are four key questions to ponder before you enter the Bitcoin Terrordome. What Is It? Bitcoin is a virtual currency founded around 2008 by a mysterious Japanese tech entrepreneur who nobody has ever seen. Other computer types started trading Bitcoins for random internet junk, because that’s what nerds on the internet do. Soon, an exchange was born. Because there’s no real backing or organized market behind Bitcoin, prices have spun and gyrated like the Tasmanian Devil on PEDs; from lows of $.30 to highs of over $1,100. Fun side note: The Winklevoss Twins (made famous by allegedly getting frozen out of Facebook by Mark Zuckerberg) were early Bitcoin speculators, I mean adopters. What Is It Not? Proponents like to think of Bitcoins as the Euro of tomorrow, a purely free market currency not affected by political spin. I’m not so sure. Until it gets the full faith and credit of a legitimate government (sorry, North Korea) or a huge corporation (I’m looking at you, Apple) it will have a difficult time catching on with the mass public—despite the occasional home owner in Southampton. Why the Fuss? Simple: because it’s crazy! Citizens are ascribing real value and making real transactions
using lines of code that have no basis in fact and no owner. We don’t even know who “makes” or creates Bitcoins, or how their perceived value (or whatever you call it) can be manipulated by programmers. The speculation and feeding frenzy has gotten so bad that the Chinese government had to step in and stop its own banks from accepting it. Naturally, the value plummeted. but then a huge international black market was formed, with organized crime and terrorists making it their currency of choice. Good times! Should I Buy? Of course not! Are you crazy? Well, hold on a sec. Here’s the thing about Bitcoin: someone, somewhere, believes in it. And when you stop to think about it, how is that different from taking a dollar bill to the bank and demanding some gold or other metal for it? In the end, Bitcoin reveals two things about our tech-driven world. First, we are smack dab in the middle of a major internet bubble. There’s so much money out there that people are starting to forget that it takes hard work and vision to earn it. Second, Bitcoin reveals that perception truly drives reality. If enough people think a dead fox or rabbit looks good as a fashion accessory, it becomes a valuable minx stole. If enough people decide that the iPhone is better than the Samsung Galaxy, then it usually costs more. That advice is as old as time itself. Just don’t pay me in Bitcoin.
“home”—a 12’x12’ army-issue tent. It was the summer our family—mother, father, grandparents, two sisters, and I (the baby of the brood), moved into our tent to spend six glorious weeks sleeping under the stars, exploring the marshes and thickets that hugged our shoreline and the inlet. We’d awaken to the cooing of the mourning doves resonating off the canvas while the aroma of father’s Coleman-stove breakfast, on the other side of the flaps, threaded its way through the eyelets. Breakfast dishes were washed while watching the dolphins make their morning commute west. Through my eyes of seven, the horizon looked like a line of semi-submerged cartoon cars, bobbing along an imaginary highway. Dishes done and stowed, it was time for the adults to tend to the chore of clearing away the poison ivy while the kids checked the thickets for wild berries that hung beneath the brows of the bluff. As the sun gradually began its descent, the family, grandparents too, would run, slide, or roll down the sandy bluff to cool down in the Sound. So clear, so alive was the water with schools of bait fish nibbling at our toes. Back on top of the bluff, we’d shake off the sand as we’d watch the dolphins make their commute back at the end of the day, thus signaling it time to set the table for dinner. So regular was the timetable of nature that we rarely bothered to look at a watch. We synchronized our day to the sun, the tide, the dolphins and, the stars and the moon. As for shopping, our grocery store of choice was the many make-shift stands along
Oregon and the Main Road with hand-painted signs and mason-jar tills selling anything from freshly caught lobster and puffers to freshly picked tomatoes, potatoes, and corn. The North Fork was (and still is) a veritable cornucopia of agriculture and aquaculture. Back in the day when Rockefeller had a hankering for oysters, they’d be delivered fresh from Greenport. The North Fork never needed to “put on the Ritz.” As a matter of fact, it supplied the Ritz with oysters, scallops, clams, steamers and ducklings. As the sun got ready for its twilight dip into the Sound, we got ready for bed. For once the afterglow of sunset was replaced by the dark coverlet of evening our only lights were the stars. I wake up from my musings to find myself no longer giving my mother her bath but tucking her into bed. What a blessed distraction from the mundane these memories of Mattituck are. Once warped with worry over the warning of Thomas Wolfe, I find my point of view has changed. All things considered: the distance separating me from my husband, the loneliness of a 24/7 caregiver, I find myself disagreeing with Mr. Wolfe and joining Dorothy in saying there’s no place like home. Yes, Mattituck and the North Fork may have gone from sleepy to smart, local to touristy, thrifty to trendy, but no matter what changes the march of time might have wrought, the sense of “home” is still very much present. It may have taken several decades in Munich and an aging mother for me to understand, but here I am, Mr. Wolfe, proof that you can go home again.
Guest (Continued from page 23) came to a mere $53. Neither party ever regretted the arrangement, one that would span 15 years. For my parents, it was a dream come true to own property that literally knocked on heaven’s door; for Mrs. Horton, it was a way to vicariously enjoy Mattituck through the eyes of my father as recounted in the bread-and-butter notes that accompanied his monthly check. It was a time before Tanger, the LIE, vineyards, and Jitneys. Those were the days of the Apple Tree, now Four Doors Down, where folks from as far as “the city” came to dance to the music of The Drifters and The Young Rascals. There was Love Lane, even back then, a mere 300 paces long from Pike Street to the Main Road. It was where the locals got together to talk about potato prices, politics and gossip, not to text about them. No, you were never a stranger on Love Lane, at least not for long. The locals of those bygone days still remembered me even after I’d lived abroad for so long. “You’re Steve’s kid, aren’t you?” they’d say. “Sorry to hear about your dad, good man.” I spent most of that first summer sitting next to my father in the Plymouth as he made his daily rounds from Penny to Reeves lumber yards and finished up at Raynor & Suter Hardware. I remember the long drive to the freight depot in Riverhead. It’s where the Stop & Shop currently stands, but then it was a field with a curious crop of whitewashed roof-covered loading docks. It was there where we picked up our summer
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Prop Bets Bring Super Bowl Hype to Hamptons Depending upon whom you ask, Southampton or Southold is the first English settlement in New York State. The debate will continue to rage, as these things do, on Sunday. But as an antidote to the small-town idiosyncrasies, February 2 will bring an undisputed first to the suburbs of Manhattan—Super Bowl XLVIII. The Super Bowl, which will be played at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, will be the first Super Bowl played in the New York metro region, the first Super Bowl to be played outdoors in a cold weather climate and the first to tap an opera singer to sing the national anthem. For the first time since 2010—and just the second in 20 years—the Super Bowl will feature the two No. 1 seeds. The game will also pit the NFL’s stingiest defense of 2013—Seattle—against the year’s top offense— Denver. The Seahawks are one of 13 NFL teams who have never won a Super Bowl. And if they take home their first championship Lombardi Trophy on Sunday, coach Pete Carroll would be only the second coach in history to win both an NCAA championship and a Super Bowl. But like all Super Bowls before it, the secondlargest U.S. eating holiday will be about much more than the winner. It’s about betting. On everything possible, outside of the score. For both the diehard enthusiast and the person who came to your party just because you make a great guac, prop bets clock in as one of the more highly anticipated parts of the mostwatched television event of the year. Betting website Bovada.com has set a number of prop bets. Here, the top five most ridiculous, broken down: 1. What color will the Gatorade (or liquid) will be dumped on the head coach of the winning Super Bowl team? Clear/Water 2:1 Orange 3:1 Yellow 3:1 Red 5:1 Blue 7:1 Green 10:1
Breakdown: Much to prop bet enthusiasts’ disappointment, last year’s winning coach, Baltimore’s John Harbaugh, avoided the
Where will you be at kickoff?
By kelly laffey
MetLife Stadium, site of Super Bowl XLVIII
Gatorade spill. Here’s hoping we can dodge that outcome this year…and the water, clearly the most boring option. Dan’s Papers editorial director Eric Feil figures that the odds favor water simply because there are likely more jugs filled with water than with Gatorade. But I think the players deserve more credit: They’re going to pick the color of their team to dump on the coach. Hedge your bets on who’s going to win, and pick either orange or blue for this one. 2. How many times will Peyton Manning say “Omaha” during the game? The over/under is set at 27.5. Breakdown: When calling plays before the snap, the Broncos quarterback has shouted “Omaha” amid the signals. His crazy, complicated sequence of calls—as complicated as trying to explain to someone that there are really only two roads out here, but their names vary among County Road 39, Sunrise Highway, Montauk Highway, Old Montauk Highway 27, 27A, the Napeague Stretch and Main Street— often forces the opposing team to move before the ball is snapped, putting them in an offsides penalty situation. Manning will need to keep Seattle’s D off-balance, so go with the over. 3. What will Bruno Mars be wearing on his head at the start of his halftime performance? Fedora: -160 Fur Hat: +500 Tuque: +1000 No hat: +200 Breakdown: There was some outcry when Super Bowl officials chose the Hawaiian-born Mars to perform at halftime, a perceived snub to Jersey boys Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen. Jersey’s strongest must be taking a small bit of pleasure in knowing that warm-blooded Mars will be frigid during the show. Will he shun his signature fedora in favor something warmer? Or will the addition of the Chili Peppers allow
him a smaller set, less time outdoors and more comfort in donning the beachiest of hipster head apparel? We say no hat! 4. Will any member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers be shirtless during their performance? Yes: Even No: -140 Breakdown: If you’re going to take this wager, it’s easier than you think to get in touch with Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith. He has a place in Montauk, and he was the inaugural guest at Nancy Atlas’s Bay Street Theatre Fireside Sessions. No cheating, but just sayin’… 5. What will be the lowest temperature during the game? Over 28 degrees Fahrenheit: Even Under 28 degrees Fahrenheit: -140 Breakdown: At press time, Accuweather.com is predicting a low of 22° for Sunday. The coldest Super Bowl played in an open-air stadium was in 1972 in New Orleans at 39°. We’re pretty sure 2014’s contest will take down that record. You can also bet on whether it will snow during the game, and the odds are favoring a winter wonderland. The record for most snowfall on Super Bowl day was in 2006, as 1.1 inches of snow fell in Detroit. Detroit, however, has a domed stadium, so the snowy weather really only impacted tailgating. However, there’s one prop bet that has yet to make it onto the official Vegas roster. What are the odds on the game date being changed? Breakdown: Officials announced that they have contingency plans to hold the game on Friday, Saturday or Monday if the weather forces their hand. If that happens—which it definitely won’t—this would be the first Super Bowl to not be held on a Sunday.
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Island Idol, a Shellibration I confess, I love American Idol. I think it’s wonderful that somebody gets a shot at a dream. The show certainly has grown. This year they auditioned 75,000 singers. I’m assuming that their screening process has improved, because an alarming number of people think they can sing, and it may be true on their planet, but not this one. Shelter Island has always existed in its own world, and has its own version of American Idol. “Island Idol, I’m telling you, Max, it’s an idea whose time has come. We set up a competition, sell ads and clean up.” “We don’t have enough singers for a competition, Pete. There’s maybe a dozen good voices here—not enough, I tell you.” “We don’t need good singers. That’s the beauty of my idea. You know how some people shatter glass with their voice?” “Yeah, so...” “So we do it Island style. We have a contest to see who can hit a note that can crack a crab shell.” “Hey, I think you got something there, Pete. You know Brenda, Jack’s wife? You can hear her from any deer blind on this island.” “I’m thinking we could have it at Crescent
Beach. We could line the crabs up along the shoreline—sponsors could decorate their crab and sell tee shirts with slogans like ‘We Back our Crabs’ or ‘Crabs—Lets Give Them Something to Talk About!’” “You’re getting it now, Maxie. Who on this Island doesn’t love crabs? This is the only place in the world a guy can come home with crabs and get gratitude.” “Prizes, what can we do for prizes?” “What, are you kidding me? How about a hundred ferry tickets for first prize?” “Yeah...how about a hundred gallons of gas for second prize?” Fast forward three months... “And we all want to thank Pete and Max for organizing this event. Now to business. Our first contestant, Susan Swack. Susan, stand behind
By sally flynn
the line, which is 25 feet from the first crab—wait, why is that crab moving? Where’s Pete?” “Right here, what’s up? Hey, why is that crab moving?” “Pete, why are they all moving? I thought you and Max got dead crabs, just the shells for this competition?” “Our bad, everybody. Max got live crabs and it looks like they’re making a break for the water.” “Alright Islanders, the screaming to crack a crab shell contest has been amended and the crab boil is on! We need volunteers for butter and beer runs! And everybody else, grab these crabs before they figure out what’s going on and start to pull out their iShell phones and get on their Fritter apps and warn each other! Be careful, they travel sideways to outwit our frontal assaults—they may be crustaceans, but they are clever! Butter on everybody!”
Rock and Rolling Through the Decades The other day, while driving, I heard the absolutely wonderful early ’50s sound of a Bo Diddley song. It was unique to its times with its driving African rhythm and made me realize how much we’ve changed from the early days of the ’50s. Cars of the early ’50s were rather conservative post-WWII designs, and many of them were powered by prewar engines that were certainly sturdy studies in practical and safe engineering. Most Chrysler and Ford products still ran flathead cast-iron cylinder heads, and Chevrolet still had its trusty old “stovebolt six” powering its products. GM was starting to get frisky with overhead valve V-8 engines with their higher priced offerings, the Oldsmobile and Cadillac, but they were still in postwar chassis and bodies. In 1953, Chevrolet stunned the automotive world when it introduced the new Corvette. It was a beautiful sports car made out of a new space-age plastic called fiberglass. The future was around the corner. For Detroit, 1955 was a pivotal year. Chevrolet introduced a new V-8 engine (whose basic design is still in production today). Ford wowed everyone with its new twoseat Thunderbird, and Chrysler showed the world it could produce the most powerful car
in America, the Chrysler 300. All the cars of 1955 were so different from the early cars of the ’50s. They almost, like a lightning bolt of change, hit all the design studios of every manufacturer at the same time. It was truly amazing and the world took notice. Soon, Detroit products were watched by every car manufacturer in the world. Detroit inspired wraparound windshields, which appeared on many cars in Europe. One big trend, of course, was the tail fin that first appeared as a modest appendage on the 1949 Cadillac. Ten years later, the tail fin morphed into the stupendously tall tail fins of the 1959 Cadillac. Why this design element caught on has always been a mystery, but eventually, virtually every car had tail fins. Why, even the staid British Bentley grew a What’s your car style? small pair. We also forget how many wild two-tone paint jobs were offered on cars as the ’50s wore on. Pink and white was fairly popular. So was chartreuse. Another common silly visual design detail on late ’50s iron was an over abundance of chrome. It was everywhere. On dashboards, around windows, and festooned over the bodywork. There were especially large chrome bumpers that were so big they could
have worked as a cow catcher. In my memory, the grand champion of chrome and fat bumpers was the 1958 Oldsmobile. On a sunny day, you not only had to wear sunglasses to drive an Olds convertible, but you needed to protect your eyes from sun glare to just look at one. As the ’50s wore on, cars got crazier and louder with highway presence—twin radio antennas, prominent dual exhausts poking through bumpers, gas caps hidden under taillights or behind license plates and super size whitewalls. Some details were even silly, like metal wire curb feelers jutting off the passenger side lower bodywork to tell dummy drivers when they were close to the curb during parking. The only problem with the “jet age” modern look of all these cars is that most of them were still running on old prewar chassis. Most ’50s American cars had primitive solid rear axles, and many still had drum brakes. Plus they all rode on bias ply tires designed in the late 1920s. To sum up, they looked great, but the handling was lousy. The ’50s started with Diddley and ended with Elvis. The ’60s were around the corner and so were the Beatles. Automobile design calmed down and has improved ever since. I wish I could say the same about the music. Bigstock.com
By BOB GELBER
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NEWS BRIEFS Compiled by kelly laffey
Paul Monte Named Grand Marshal for Governor Proposes Reducing Setback for Montauk’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Deer Hunting EAST END: In order to make it easier to hunt deer in more areas, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s state budget proposal includes a provision to reduce the setback from 500 feet to 150 feet for bowhunting. Instead of bowhunters having to be 500 feet away from a building or property where hunting is prohibited, if the budget passes as is, they can be within 150 feet when they shoot arrows. New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr., of Sag Harbor, previously put forward an identical proposal. The state Department of Environmental Conservation recommended the new setback in its deer management plan. It is consistent with setbacks in most adjoining states, according to Thiele’s office. While the budget is debated in Albany, on the East End municipalities continue to debate hiring U.S. Department of Agriculture sharpshooters to cull the deer herd—as many as 3,000 deer this winter.
Riverhead Indoor Farmers Market Debuts Saturday RIVERHEAD: With the Sag Harbor Farmers Market not returning this winter, Riverhead has stepped in to provide an indoor market for East End growers, fishermen and other vendors. On Saturday, February 1, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. the market will be open at the former Swezey’s, 117 East Main Street. The market will be there weekly through May 17. Only locally produced products and food are permitted. To be a vendor, the cost is $25 per week, or $100 for half the season, or $150 for the entire 2014 run. Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton is also hosting a winter farmers market on a monthly basis, and the next one will be held on February 15 from 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
MONTAUK: Paul Monte, the General Manager and CEO of Gurney’s Inn Resort & Spa, has been named the Grand Marshal of the 52nd Annual Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The announcement was made last week at Gurney’s during the Friends of Erin Pub Quiz Night, hosted by the Friends of Erin Ladies Auxiliary. “In my opinion, being named Grand Marshal is the highest honor a person can receive from the Montauk community,” says Monte. “As a longtime member of this wonderful community, I am both honored and humbled to join all of the previous Grand Marshals in this great tradition.” Monte moved to Montauk in 1968 when he was 11 years old, and many of his favorite memories of the parade—which is the second largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York State—are from the various times when he participated. “Whether I was marching as a Cub Scout or Boy Scout, riding horseback or driving or riding on a float, it was always a memorable and exciting experience. I guess that type of excitement and small town experience is what draws the 30-40,000 visitors that line our streets to watch it every year.” The Montauk St. Patrick’s Day festivities kick off at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 23, when the Montauk Chamber of Commerce will begin serving hot clam chowder donated by local restaurants. The parade kicks off from Edgemere Road at 11:30 a.m., before turning onto Main Street and finishing by the IGA. “As a seasonal community, the parade and the festivities of that weekend are a kind of rebirth for our community each year,” Monte says of the significance of the parade to Montauk. “It’s a time to say goodbye to winter, hello to spring and “welcome” to the throngs of visitors who love Montauk as much as we do. It’s also an opportunity for our local merchants and workers to bring in some sorely needed capital after the long slow winter months.”
BNB Announces Year-End Results for 2013 BRIDGEHAMPTON: On January 27, Bridge Bancorp, Inc. the parent company of The Bridgehampton National Bank, announced fourth quarter and year-end results for 2013. Among the highlights are a growth in loans, core deposits and net income.“This was another year marked by significant achievements for Bridgehampton National Bank. Through organic growth, we eclipsed $1 billion in loans and $1.5 billion in deposits. In October, we announced the acquisition of FNBNY Bancorp, increasing our franchise’s scale and extending our footprint into Nassau County. Finally, we strengthened our company with the completion of an equity offering,” commented Kevin M. O’Connor, President and CEO of Bridge Bancorp, Inc. Highlights of the company’s financial results for the quarter and year end include: • Core net income of $3.7 million and $.33 per share for the quarter, a 9% increase in core net income over 2012. • Core net income of $13.5 million and $1.40 per share for the year 2013, a 5% increase over 2012 core net income. • Returns on average assets and equity utilizing core net income for 2013 were .79% and 10.18%, respectively. • Net interest income increased $6.8 million for 2013, with a net interest margin of 3.24%. • Total assets of $1.9 billion at year end, 17% higher than 2012. • Loan growth of 27% for 2013, with loans exceeding $1 billion at year end. • Deposits of $1.54 billion at year end, a 9% increase compared to 2012. • Continued solid asset quality metrics and reserve coverage. • Successful completion of a $37.5 million common stock offering following the announcement of agreement to acquire FNBNY Bancorp and its wholly owned subsidiary, the First National Bank of New York.
Otis Pike, 92 VERO BEACH, FLA.: Otis G. Pike, who represented the East End of Long Island in the U.S. Congress for nine terms, serving from 1960 to 1978, died last Monday in Vero Beach, Florida. He was 92. In Congress, Pike developed a reputation as a critic of government waste and abuse, exposing military overspending as well as the foibles of the CIA. Pike was a student at Princeton University when the U.S. entered World War II, and he enlisted in the Marines, flying 120 missions as a fighter pilot in the Pacific. After the war, he completed his degree and then took a law degree at Columbia University. During the ’50s, he practiced law in Riverhead. Pike ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 1958, but was victorious in 1960. A Democrat elected by what was then a heavily Republican local electorate, Pike liked to joke about his district, “I’ve always said I’m surrounded on three sides by water and on the fourth by Republicans.” In 1967, Pike came to national prominence when he called into question the Defense Department’s practice of paying absurdly high prices for hardware that was available from standard parts catalogs. His mid-’70s Pike committee hearings in the House exposed rampant abuse of power at the CIA. The Pike committee’s proceedings were kept secret, so its findings were overshadowed by the similar Church committee hearings in the Senate. Predeceased by his first wife and one son, Otis G. Pike is survived by two children and two grandchildren, as well as his second wife.
It’s Almost Time for HarborFrost! SAG HARBOR: Finally, a good kind of polar vortex is scheduled to hit the Hamptons. Sag Harbor’s fourth annual HarborFrost will be held next weekend, with events scheduled to take place throughout the village. Stay tuned to DansPapers.com for additional details, as they become available.
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"Recycle for Art" at East Hampton Library On Saturday, East Hampton Library held one of its popular art programs, and this time children ages 4 and older combined recycling with art. Families created collages from "stuff" collected around East Hampton. Photographs by Richard Lewin
People Say NY Open Mic Every last Saturday night of the month, People Say NY hosts an evening of music, poetry and comedy in Water Mill. Jeff Schaeffer of Comedy Incorporated served as the MC of the third open mic, on January 25. Photographs by Daniel Gonzalez
1. East Hampton Library's head of children's services, Alexandra Giambruno, read her favorite children's book 2. "Look what we made!" 3. Joyce Raimondo is quite a prolific author 4. Tracy and Dana Stelk spent some great mother/daughter time together at the library
Farmers Market at Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton Who says farmers markets are only in the warmer months? Topping Rose House proved that it isn't so on January 18, when it held its inaugural monthly farmers market at its barn and studio. Photographs by Richard Lewin
Lusia Masliah of Gula Gula Empanadas and Chucky Bologna Anne, Jack and Eliza Nordeman, the Topping Rose House catering and sales manager
3. 1. The husband-and-wife team Ashley and Tom Puglia of Tasty Bites Catering supplied the food 2. The People Say NY founder Dominique Lamboy with the evening's MC, comedian Jeff Schaeffer 3. Kendra Carlson and Grace Conklin
Steve Amaral and Lauren Woods of North Fork Chocolate
Aida Luna of East Hampton Gourmet
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NORTH FORK EVENTS
Drink in the whole North Fork!
So much to see and do this weekend!
Sparkling Pointe’s Annual Tête Cuvée Tasting By nick chowske
t’s not always enough to know you’re the best; sometimes you have to prove it. That’s why Sparkling Pointe holds their annual Tête de Cuvée Grand Tasting Event, putting their award-winning sparkling wines up against the world’s most renowned champagnes. “Tête, in French, is head, so it’s the head of the cuvée. It’s the best of the best,” says Tom Rosicki, who owns Sparkling Pointe with his wife, Cynthia. “What we’ve done is pair very renowned, awardwinning champagnes from around the world, and méthode champenoise from England, against what we do and our méthode champenoise, to really bring out the fact that Long Island wines are reaching worldclass levels.” Méthode champenoise is a delicate, timeconsuming and labor-intensive process that relies on fermentation to create bubbles. “It’s amazing, but even with some of the very expensive French wines—$200 and $300 a bottle stuff—our méthode champenoise stands up to them,” Tom says. Guests packed Sparkling Pointe’s tasting room for the third Grand Tasting Event, where they enjoyed three flights of sparkling wine, each paired with a New York cheese. The flights were led by a panel of experts—Tom Schaudel, one of Long Island’s top chefs and the man behind Panama Hatties, ALure, A Mano and Jewel; Sean Gantner, sommelier at the famous Rothmann’s Steakhouse in East Norwich; and Sparkling Pointe’s winemaker Gilles Martin, who explained the nuances of each wine, while taking
questions from the audience. “Every year, we have a different panel. Gilles is the only mainstay, because it’s always against our wine,” Cynthia says. “We have people that have a different point of view and a different perspective. We have the winemaker’s perspective, the sommelier’s perspective and the chef’s perspective,” she says. “They’re all looking at wine for different reasons, and their critique of how it is, how it sells, how it blends, or how it compares is going to be different. I always learn a lot at these Tête de Cuvée events.” “It’s important from a restaurateur’s perspective to get behind these wines,” Schaudel says. “I wouldn’t support them to the degree that I do if I thought the wines were mediocre. They’re fabulous, and they’re as good as anything I’ve had out there, and I’m trying to get that message out.” The first round was among Ridgeview Wine Estates Bloomsbury 2010, which was served at Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee, Trump SP Blanc de Blancs 2008, winner of the Jefferson Cup, and Sparkling Pointe’s Blanc de Blancs Magnum 2008. Round two, dubbed the “Champagne Showdown” pitted Frances own Armand de Brignac Brut Gold Ace of Spades and their rival, the infamous Louis Roederer Bruch Champagne Cristal 2006 against Sparkling Pointe’s Brut Seduction 2003. The final round of tastings featured something new this year,
“STEEL MAGNOLIAS” AT NFCT 8 p.m. Through 2/2. Beloved play by Robert Harling. $15. North Fork Community Theatre, 12700 Old Sound Avenue, Mattituck. 631-298-4500
For more events happening this week, check out:
saturday, february 1
Arts & Galleries Listings pg. 34 Calendar pg. 37, Kids’ Calendar pg. 38
FREE THE TREES! 10 a.m.–noon Come out and remove Asiatic bittersweet, porcelain berry and other smothering vines, which can kill trees. Winter is a great time to get out and eradicate invasive vines. Bring work gloves and come make a difference. Water and snack provided. Mashomack Preserve, 79 South Ferry Road, Shelter Island. 631-749-1001 nature.org/mashomack
thursday, january 30 BEER PAIRING DINNERS AT LOVE LANE KITCHEN 5 p.m. Long Island brewing companies team up with Love Lane Kitchen for special fourcourse menus each Thursday in January. $45. Love Lane Kitchen, 240 Love Lane, Mattituck. 631298-8989 lovelanekitchen.com
B OOK - IN - T HE - WOO D S : “SUGARBUSH SPRING” 9 a.m.–4 p.m. A family nature adventure. Half-mile walk and read a story as you go. Sugarbush Spring by Marsha Wilson Chall will be mounted along the trail. Mashomack Preserve, 79 South Ferry Road, Shelter Island. 631749-1001 nature.org/mashomack
friday, january 31
INDOOR RIVERHEAD FARMERS MARKET 11 a.m.–3 p.m. A new indoor farmers market showcasing local goods. Old Swezey’s building, 117 East Main Street, Riverhead. N. Chowske
LIVE MUSIC AT OREGON ROAD 6–9 p.m. Live music every Friday night. Local beer, light fare. Lieb Cellars Oregon Road, 13050 Oregon Road, Cutchogue. 631-734-1100 facebook.com/ FridayNightsOregonRoad Sparkling Pointe’s owners Tom and Cynthia Rosicki
with winemaker Gilles Martin at their Tête Cuvée. LIVE MUSIC AT TWEED’S 7–10 p.m. Various artists on Friday Nights. 17 East Main Street, Riverhead. 631-208-3151 tweedsrestaurant.com LIVE MUSIC AT LENZ WINERY 2–5 p.m. Also on Sundays. The Lenz Winery, 38355 WINTER JAZZ EXPERIENCE FEATURING CLAES BRONDAL Main Road (Route 25), Peconic. 631-734-6010 AND THE LATIN JAZZ ODYSSEY lenzwine.com 7–10:30 p.m. General admission tickets $20 in advance; subject to availability, $25 at the door. All tickets LIVE MUSIC AT LIEB CELLARS OREGON ROAD include a glass of wine. Martha Clara Vineyards, 2–6 p.m. Rain or shine. Open every day from 12 – 6025 Sound Avenue, Riverhead. 631-298-0075 7. 13050 Oregon Road, Cutchogue. 631-298-1942 marthaclaravineyards.com liebcellars.com
a flight of sparkling reds. This round included Ruinart Brut Rosé NV, Veuve Cliquot Brut Rosé La Grande Dame 2004 and Sparkling Pointe’s Blanc de Noirs 2008. The event was created three years ago by Sparkling Pointe’s general manager, Melissa Schwartz. “Our wines are world-class, and she said we really needed people to try them against other world-class méthode champenoise to see where they pair and stand up,” Cynthia says. “She thought it was very important for us as a group, as well as for the general public, to see how we stand up against other méthode champenoise from around the world.” While pride may play a role, education is the event’s main focus. “Part of our mission is to educate about the region and the wine, to take some of the mystery out of winemaking,” Tom says. “So many people are intimidated by wine, and once they really know what it’s all about, they can make better choices about what to order.” “It is an event that people really enjoy, and the fact that we are comparing these other wines is for the education more than anything else, and we take great pleasure in that,” says Martin. “It’s a journey to understand where we stand, and prove this area has no shame to compare to the rest of the world,” he says. “It’s a journey through wines, through the different areas of the world, and that’s what makes people very interested.”
OPICK OF THE WEEK SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1
Indoor Riverhead Farmers Market 11 a.m.–3 p.m. (see below) CHINESE ACROBAT LI LIU PERFORMS 4–5 p.m. The North Fork will celebrate the beginning of the Chinese Year of the Horse with a performance by renowned Chinese acrobat Li Liu. Free, all ages welcome. Greenport School Gymnasium, 720 Front Street, Greenport. 4ecoalition.org
sunday, february 2 - Super bowl sunday! LIVE MUSIC AT MARTHA CLARA VINEYARDS 1–4 p.m. Free admission. 6025 Sound Avenue, Riverhead. 631-298-0075 marthaclaravineyards.com LIVE MUSIC AT JAMESPORT VINEYARDS 2–4 p.m. Featuring Nick Kerzner. Music every Sunday in the winter. Jamesport Vineyards, 1216 Main Road, Jamesport. 631-722-5256 jamesportwines.com SLOW FOOD SNAIL SUPPER 4–7 p.m. Rona Smith hosts the latest Snail Dinner, with a “Mid-Winter Comfort Food” theme. $15 for members, $20 for non-members. Please bring a dish that serves 6–8 and keep it as local as possible. Will likely sell out; RSVP for location and more details: email@example.com 2ND ANNUAL SUPER BOWL WATCH PARTY AT THE ALL STAR 6:30 p.m. Half-priced pizza and burgers during half-time show; $.50 wings; $3 pints; special Lanes Party Package that includes unlimited bowling during the game. The All Star, 96 Main Road, Riverhead. 631-998-3565 theallstar.com For more events and to post your event online, go to Events.DansPapers.com. Events submitted by noon Friday will be considered for the print calendar.
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Openings, closings see and be seen.
Southampton Center Leading the Way
he Southampton Center, which opened at 25 Jobs Lane in 2013, following the Parrish Art Museum’s move to Water Mill, will welcome their first director, Michele Thompson, on February 1. Thompson has extensive experience in the arts, having served as director of the 92nd Street Y in Tribeca, where she developed a cross-disciplinary arts program, as well as director of the Trisha Brown Dance Company. Thompson has also worked at Carnegie Hall, the American Ballet Theatre and Vanderbilt University, her alma mater. Dan’s Papers spoke with Thompson about her career, her love of the East End and her plans for the Center. How did you initially hear about the Southampton Center? I’ve been out in Southampton on and off over the years, and I was very well acquainted with the Parrish Art Museum and that it was moving [to a new location]. I was curious about what was going into the space. When I found out the Center was looking for a Director, I said, “Oh my goodness, I have to try for this,” so I reached out to the board and search committee. What are your initial plans for the Southampton Center? The programming ideas are very much in flux, as I don’t officially start until February 1. However, I think
remember. I always intended to move here [after finishing school]. I’ve really enjoyed my time here, particularly on the East End, and I’ve developed some great relationships. My dog and I are looking forward to moving to the Hamptons [on a full-time basis]. When I’m in the Hamptons, I like to stay outside as long as I can. I’m very excited by our lawn .
the sky’s the limit; they did a bit of a [soft] launch last summer with some wonderful partnerships, such as the Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre and the Hamptons International Film Festival. I hope that we can build on those partnerships and take full advantage of the arts resources on the East End. I’m also hoping that I’ll be able to call on some connections I have developed from the city and begin to develop a fully fleshed-out program. It’s a great space for visual art. I can see dance working so well in the space. I can think of any number of ways to use [the facilities] for educational programs, social programs and more. So I’m hoping we will be able to start from the ground up and create. You have a background in the arts; why work in arts administration? My undergraduate degree is in theater and English, and I also have a background in music, so I’ve always been involved in the arts, mostly on the performing arts side. I was trying to think of what I was going to “be,” and I realized there was a Masters degree in Institutional Advancement at Vanderbilt University. It was actually in the division of Higher Education, but I did all my research in arts and culture. Then I got hired in fundraising, and I’d been working in community and semi-professional theater. I always intended to become an arts administrator.
What’s your general goal as Director for the Southampton Center? I think that the next two years are the time to lay the groundwork for the Southampton Center as a cultural heart of Southampton village. Everything we’re going to be doing is working toward that end. I feel very strongly that the program needs to be organic to the community. The Southampton Center will host a reception to welcome Thompson on February 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. The Southampton Center is located at 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton. For more information, call 631-283-0967 or go to southamptoncenter.org.
What’s your relationship with the Hamptons? I wanted to live in New York for as long as I can
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The Beatles Are Coming!
hey’re taking over Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor for a whole weekend—February 7, 8, and 9—almost precisely 50 years after the start of the Beatles’ first U.S. visit. Yes, it has been 50 years since John, Paul, George and Ringo landed on our shores, to become the most indelible rock band the world has ever known. 50 years ago, record stores across America had signs that read “The Beatles Are Coming” plastered all over, heralding the arrival of England’s pop sensation. The Beatles earliest records had just been released in the U.S., and Beatlemania was just starting to spread beyond the U.K. The band came to America to appear live on the enormously popular Ed Sullivan Show for three consecutive Sundays and to play several other concerts to promote their recordings. The Beatles WERE coming, and the world would never be quite the same. What the Beatles achieved musically continues to inspire awe and, with every new generation, continues to attract new fans. The Beatles’ recordings remain some of the best-selling of all time. Then there’s Beatlemania. In recent years, sociologists have published research that seeks to show that Beatlemania, 1964-65’s mass hysteria that struck mostly girls in their early teens, was in fact a crucial ingredient in the women’s liberation movement that took hold in the early ’70s. Their theory is that the Fab Four, with their long hair and their carefree, liberated ways, proved an irresistible lure for young women to try to break out of their own, confined roles—Beatlemania gave young girls a taste for freedom. Bay Street Theatre is celebrating the 50th
For Lauro, the screening will anniversary of the moment be a trip down memory lane, a when it all started. look back at what set him on his The festivities start Friday, own life path. February 7 at 8 p.m. with a “I remember watching that special screening of rare show. I was 6 years old, and archival films and live my sister was a first generation performances compiled by Joe Beatlemaniac, so we knew Lauro, one of the weekend’s what was happening. I’ll never organizers. “I’ve got some great forget watching that first clips,” says Lauro. “Not just performance!” of the boys, but of the fans.” In fact, it was from watching Among the treats included is the Beatles on Ed Sullivan that footage of the legendary arrival Lauro decided to start playing at Kennedy Airport (nobody an instrument. “Paul McCartney expected such a large turnout The Fab Four returns next weekend! became my idol,” recalls Lauro, for their arrival), selections from Beatles press conferences (they were well-known for “and so I took up the bass.” Lauro wasn’t alone. cracking wise and witty with the press), plus classic Legend has it that so many young boys were inspired performances by the Beatles, of course, and by by watching Ringo play the drums that Ludwig, the maker of Ringo’s drum set, couldn’t keep up with contemporaries playing their music. Saturday, February 8 at 8 p.m., gets even more demand. Along with the full weekend of entertainment, Bay exciting as an assemblage of great local musicians take turns performing their favorite Beatle tunes. Street has also arranged to host an exhibition of Lauro will play bass, and his band the Hoo-Doo Beatles memorabilia. Collector Steven Green will be Loungers will make up the core of the house band. showcasing historic treasures from the heyday of Other local luminaries joining in will include Mick Beatles merchandising as well as rare autographed Hargreaves and Gene Casey. Randolph Hudson will material. Tickets are available for individual events, or provide the authentic Beatles touch as he wields the Rickenbacker 12-string electric guitar and an electric you can get a Fab Four Fan Pass for $40, which sitar—providing two George Harrison trademarks will get you in to all three fabulous events. Many free HarborFrost events will also be talking place that were essential to the Beatles’ distinctive sound. On Sunday, February 9 at 7 p.m., Bay Street will this weekend as Sag Harbor celebrates this annual, screen, in its entirety, the first Ed Sullivan Show that village-wide event. Get your tickets now—you won’t want to miss this. the Beatles appeared on. The show was originally broadcast live on February 9, 1964, and so Bay Beatlemania is BACK! Street’s screening will take place 50 years, to the day, For more information, go to baystreet.org. of the original air date. Courtesy Bay Street Theatre
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Maggie Harrsen, A Vision By Joan baum
Some think they’re complimenting an artist by calling to mind other genres— comparing a realistic painting, say, to a detailed photograph, or a photograph with hazy aerial perspective to a Monet-like painting. Certainly the temptation to do so is there for Maggie Harrsen’s lovely pastel, impressionistic photographic images, many of which feature sharply focused centered objects set against out-of-focus backgrounds, where muted color and delicate hues count for more than contour line. To invoke such comparisons, however, does an injustice to artists who feel they are distinctive in their chosen genre and who tend to evolve in that genre, rather than take on other media. For Harrsen, whose body of work can be seen in catalogue collections (she exhibits in the city and at Neoteric Fine Art in Amagansett), the essence of photography is spiritual exploration and expression. She would intuit a disposition toward “all living beings and their life energy” and have her images reflect that sentiment. She describes her work as a responsiveness to the “sensitivity of the earth” and hopes that her beautifully composed, gentle images of flowers, plants, seeds and food will encourage in viewers “ecological awareness,” a “mindfulness to protect the environment” and an appreciation of the interconnections of sea, earth, fire, wind and sky. Harrsen, 31, is onto her fourth collection in conjunction with Good Water Farms—a “New American Farm” at 6 Plank Road in East Hampton,
specializing in organic microgreens, which are sold to high-end markets and restaurants (the website contains some of Harrsen’s images). Microgreens are “young, edible greens of various vegetables and herbs that are harvested at the first stage of leaf growth,” and celebrated for their delicate nature and distinctive flavor. Meditations also dot her latest collection, as do references to her soul mate, Brendan Davison from Good Water Farms, whose travels to the Sacred Valley of Peru, where he observed farming in the mountains and participated in healing ceremonies with the shaman of the Andes, proved influential. Healing is important to Harrsen, especially since it prompted her interest in photography. An extended debilitating bout with Lyme disease some years ago sent her abroad, where she found benefit from homeopathy and a changed diet. There, in nature, she confirmed her new professional as well as personal direction. A former fashion photographer and art buyer—“the wrong life path”—the Pennsylvanian fell in love with the East End, which became her landscape source. In September 2012, Harrsen self-published her first book, Kanoa (2012), which means “the free one” in Hawaiian. It sold out in several indie bookstores and was featured in the New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1 and at similar fairs in Paris and L.A. Her next collection, Solidago (2013), which takes its name from Solidago sempervirens, seaside goldenrod, shows the plant in various life cycles
and is intended, she says, to prompt learning about its medicinal, healing capacities (mainly by way of herbal tea). Earthguide to Wellbeing (2013) was also locally inspired. In addition, it includes people along with vegetation, a happy juxtaposition that results in recipes. These, casually spaced throughout, include Buddha Bowl; Kale Hemp Smoothie, Lemon Balm and Chamomile Sun Tea, Mung Bean and Rice Cleanse (strikingly photographed in a bowl and set on a bare wooden table); Basil Sunflower Seed Pesto (try it on sprouted bread and top with cucumber slices); and Watermelon Arugula Microgreen Salad. A fourth volume, due out soon called Rio Abajo Rio (“the river under the river”), draws on Harrsen’s travels through Arizona, California and New Mexico, and shows her deepening desire to capture the ineffable, invisible, interconnected rhythms between people and the earth. The photographs, of little known plant species, are intended to lead the viewer to wonder more deeply about relationships between the self and nature. Thus her reliance on film, over digital, to generate overexposed images that create “dreamy,” reflective qualities. The images, taken with a Hasselberg, attempt to catch the special moment of connectedness—no cropping, no alteration. Although she writes (in Earthguide) that “All beings intuitively know what is right for their individual constitution,” she would point the way to accessing this “internal knowing” and “sharing this truth with all sentient beings.” Not a bad mission to invoke in the New Year.
ART EVENTS For more events happening this week, check out: North Fork Calendar pg. 31, Calendar pg. 37, Kids’ Calendar pg. 38
openings and events 2014 STUDENT EXHIBITION CELEBRATION AT THE PARRISH ART MUSEUM 2/7, 5–7 p.m. Experience the 2014 Student Exhibition in this fun-filled evening. Tour the exhibition and create your own art projects. Free with museum admission. 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill. 631-283-2118 parrishart.org
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style mural in the studio. Guests are invited to tour the 2014 Student Exhibition. Free with museum admission. 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill. 631-283-2118 parrishart.org GUIDED TOURS AT THE PARRISH ART MUSEUM Sundays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. Docent-led tours featuring highlights from the permanent collection. Tours last approximately one hour. Free with museum admission. 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill. 631-283-2118 parrishart.org
OPICK OF THE WEEK THROUGH FEBRUARY 23
Student Art Festival at Guild Hall (See below)
ongoing DANIEL GONZALEZ PHOTOGRAPHY Come to Salon Xavier and see the work of acclaimed photographer Daniel Gonzalez. Salon Xavier, 1A Bay Street, Sag Harbor. 631-725-6400 salonxavier.com
ANTHONY LOMBARDO & TOBY HAYNES AT ROSALIE DIMON GALLERY 2/7 through 4/30, Opening reception Mar. 2, 3–5 p.m. The Rosalie Dimon Gallery is located in the Jamesport Manor Inn, 370 Manor Lane, Jamesport. Hours are Wed.–Sun., Noon–10 p.m. 631-722-0500 eastendarts.org
MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY SHOW AT VERED Through 1/31. Construction, painting, photography and more are represented. Artists in the exhibition include Larry Rivers, Bert Stern, Elektra KB, Adam Handler, Hunt Slonem, Dean West, Steven Klein, Tim Conlon, Ron Agam, Ray Caesar, Wolf Kahn. 58 Park Place, East Hampton. 212-288-6234 veredart.com
TWO WEEKS IN UMBRIA AT TRIPOLI GALLERY 2/8, 5–7 p.m. On view through 3/17. A new group of paintings by Darius Yektai. The series of 25 paintings were made over a two-week period in Montecastello di Vibio, Umbria. Tripoli Gallery, 30a Jobs Lane, Southampton. 631-377-3715 tripoligallery.com
KRYN OLSON & MEREDITH ROSE AT ROSALIE DIMON Through 2/5. View new works by artists Kryn Olson, abstract acrylic painter, and Meredith Rose, assemblage artist. The Rosalie Dimon Gallery is located in the Jamesport Manor Inn, 370 Manor Lane, Jamesport. Hours are Wed.–Sun., Noon–10 p.m. 631-722-0500 eastendarts.org
WINTER PHOTO EXHIBITION AT ASHAWAGH HALL 2/8, Opening Reception, 5 p.m. 2/8 & 2/9, on view noon–5 p.m. 780 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton. 631-267-6554 ashawagh-hall.org
SMALL WORKS, BIG GIFTS EXHIBIT & SALE Through 2/9, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. A special exhibit featuring 50+ framed photographic works 14” or smaller from 21 regional and national, award-winning photographers. Currently running at the Alex Ferrone Photography Gallery, 25425 Main Road at Alvah’s Lane, Cutchogue. 631-734-8545 alexferrone.com
DJ DANCE PARTY AT THE PARRISH ART MUSEUM 2/21, 5–7 p.m. Let loose in the theatre with dancing to a live DJ and learn hip-hop dance moves by the A&G Dance Company with a special performance to original music by Adam Baranello. Make your mark on a collaborative graffiti-
STUDENT ART FESTIVAL PART I/GRADES K-8 Through 2/23. Guild Hall presents their 22nd Student Art
Work by Darius Yektai
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Festival features work from young talent across the East End. Free admission. Open special hours after school Monday–Thursday 3–5 p.m.; Friday, Saturday 11 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sunday noon–5 p.m. Guild Hall, 158 East Main Street, East Hampton. 631-324-0806 guildhall.org CHRISTINE HIEBERT AND DIANE MAYO AT THE DRAWING ROOM Through 3/10. Christine Hiebert presents 10 drawings that investigate how the art of drawing expands from the intimacy of a sheet of paper to rotunda wall installations in museums. Ceramic artist Diane Mayo examines dimensionality and rich, saturated color in abstract handbuilt forms through her sculpture. 66 Newtown Lane, East Hampton. 631-324-5016 drawingroom-gallery.com For more events and to post your event online go to Events.DansPapers.com. Events submitted by noon Friday will be considered for the print calendar.
Movies... Best Night Ever The PR firm that’s responsible for making sure that Las Vegas retains its reputation as the raunchiest city in the U.S. continues to draw a paycheck. In what has to be one of the most blatant copycat screenplays to be produced, Best Night Ever recounts the adventures of four young women who go to Las Vegas for a bachelorette weekend. Even indifferent moviegoers will recall that this is basically the story of all of the Hangover films, only with the gender of the leads changed. This storyline got thin enough that, by the third Hangover film, Las Vegas itself became sort of a bit player���it was as if the filmmakers realized that sleazy scenery and rampant lewdness, courtesy of Sin City, had been done to death. The makers of Best Movie Ever must be hoping that changing it into a girl’s film will pump life back into a stale genre. Good luck! That Awkward Moment Time was, the number one thing many young guys wanted was to appear cool to the opposite sex. That a young man’s ideas of what would make him cool—reading Camus, listening to Miles Davis records, wearing a hat—were actually pathetic and awkward would have been unthinkable to him: awkward was the
opposite of cool, and the last thing he would want would be to appear awkward. And the last thing he would envision for himself, once he attracted a female with his irresistible cool, would be to experience any awkward moments with said female. Properly exerted, his cool would smooth over any and all awkwardness. That’s how it was in the movies, after all. Well, all of that has changed, if the film That Awkward Moment is to be trusted. The new ideal is to revel in romantic clumsiness, to flaunt your inner geek, and to wear awkwardness like a badge of honor. Why young couples would invite the discomforts of awkwardness is hard for us veterans of the cool approach to fathom. And I’ve got to wonder who’s going to buy all of those Camus books and Miles Davis records. Tim’s Vermeer Tim’s Vermeer, which was screened during the 2013 Hamptons International Film Festival, follows Texas-based inventor Tim Jenison as he tries to explain how the great Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer was able to paint so realistically. The Dutch pioneered not only painting but also the production of lenses, and it’s known that many Dutch painters used a variety of means to project images onto canvases in order to make preliminary sketches—but that doesn’t explain how a painter like Vermeer could capture light and shadow with photographic precision. Perhaps Tim’s Vermeer has the answer.
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By late January, winter fashion is just plain exhausting. Getting bundled up, day after day, in multiple layers is the only option but there must be a way to make it a little more fun. Earlier this week, I traumatized my inner fashionista with an outfit that consisted of a black Theory turtleneck, a black J-Crew cashmere cardigan, a brownish Theory tweed skirt, black wool Wolfords and black boots—enough to make a fat Buddha frown. The only saving grace, and signal that I wasn’t attending a funeral, was the bright pink Essie nail polish “Mod Squad” and a Designs by the Sea bracelet in turquoise and silver. Ah, ha! The answer, my friends, lies in accessories! So don’t despair, accessories are easy to come by and super fun to shop for. To brighten up a grey day, head to C. Wonder in Southampton for a bevy of accessories in eye-popping hues. The Polka Dot Hat, like everything else in the store, is on super sale, and nicely combines warm shades of polka dots over a chic camel “background” with a faux coyote pom-pom to top it off. I also think winter is a nice
time to do it up with jewelry. In the summer, we’re likely to prefer less shark bait, so for now, go wild. C Wonder has a very pretty collection of cuff bracelets in gold, with little elephants, hearts and zodiac symbols on either end. The Leo bangle includes a scattering of pave stones on an asymmetrical 14k gold-plated silhouette. A little thicker, the Buckle Bangles make a statement and can still be paired with slimmer additions. Channel Grace Kelly with a pair of Forget Me Knot Pave Stud Earrings. The list goes on, so really just head over to see for yourself. C Wonder is located at 5 Main Street, Southampton. Call 631-287-2645 or visit cwonder.com. Now for those nails! I’m quite fond of Hampton Perfect Nail Spa in Southampton. They truly are perfectionists and the salon could not be in a more convenient location for Southamptonites— at 36 Hampton Road. Call for an appointment, 631-283-3877, or just pop in. Pinching pennies? Go the DYI route and explore the massive nail polish selection at Ricky’s in East Hampton, located at 50 Main Street. Call 631-329-7588 or visit rickysnyc.com. If you’re looking for unique jewelry, as mentioned above, might I suggest Designs By The Sea, which you can find at Flying Point Surf & Sport, the women’s boutique at 69 Main Street, in Southampton, and at Ananda Yoga and Wellness, which is right above La Carezza. Locally designed and hand-crafted, each piece balances
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Hibernating Winter Insects Will Soon Signal Spring By jeanelle myers
The garden is covered in a thick layer of snow that has laid there for at least a week. Birds and squirrels account for activity in the landscape. Though the blanket of white covers much of the evidence of last year’s garden, we gardeners know that an explosion of spring growth awaits. And I take great delight contemplating the insects hibernating out there, also waiting to explode into growth. We marvel at the migration of monarch butterflies, but most of the insects, a fascinating and necessary part of our world, are hibernating right outside. While I am reveling in the warmth of my house, they are tucked into spaces at the sides of windows and doors, between walls in attics, cellars and, basements. They are under porches and decks, in storage sheds and under shingles. They are under rocks and fallen trees, under leaf litter, in dead plants, in burrows and holes, under tree bark. Extended families of colonizing insects are deep underground. Each type hibernates in a form specific to its life cycle, i.e. egg, pupae, nymph, cocoon, chrysalis or adult. Like plants and wildlife, they respond to changes in light and temperature. To survive the cold, they replace the water in their systems with a
kind of antifreeze, suspend all growth and activity, and slow their metabolic rates to just high enough to keep them alive. And if the freeze/thaw cycle is not too frequent and they don’t become desiccated from of lack of moisture, they will carry on their life cycles with spring warmth. I am comforted to know that the wooly bears I see in the fall are tucked into the leaf litter in my borders. They will emerge in spring, spin a cocoon and become an Isabella tiger moth that lays eggs in late summer to produce more fall wooly bears. Last spring I experienced an intimate moment with a morning cloak butterfly, as the two of us were in the same patch of flowers. It worked the flowers so close to me that I was able to see its velvet black wings, with blue spots and yellow borders, very distinctly. This butterfly hibernates as an adult in barns, sheds, hollow trees and under log plies. Nothing means summer to me like the songs of katydids. In fall, these insects glue their eggs onto twigs and some varieties deposit them into the stems of goldenrod and asters. Ladybugs hibernate in colonies under loose tree bark, tree cavities, building cavities, in walls or similar places. June bugs burrow beneath the frost line. Ants close the entrance to their homes and move the group farther underground. Bumble bees hibernate, as young queens spend the season in a burrow, emerging in spring to raise a family as a single mom!
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Praying mantis, my most favorite insect to see in the garden, make an egg case in fall that they attach to a branch or stem. With luck, the gardener may discover it while working “inside” a plant or shrub. They are very well disguised but if discovered, a jewel to be watched in spring, perchance to witness the magical hatching of thousands of quarter inch mantis babies. Black swallow tail butterflies hang from branches as pupae, the amazing cecropia moths as cocoons on twigs and the extraordinary luna moths in folded leaves that fall onto the leaf litter in autumn. If you see one of these as adults, you have, indeed, been chosen by the garden gods. The winter phase of the extraordinary life cycle of honey bees is spent deep in the heart of the hive, in a ball of bees. The queen is protected in the middle of the ball. All of the bees in the hive surround her and beat their wings to create heat for her and themselves. These are just a few examples of the numerous types of insects hibernating in our gardens and the larger landscape. Winter seems to have settled on us. Sometimes it feels unending even with the occasional sunny day. But rest assured, the garden and the attending insects, even in their present torpors, will endure and come to life again in spring.
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CALENDAR For more events happening this week, check out: North Fork Calendar pg. 31, Arts & Galleries Listings pg. 34, Kids’ Calendar pg. 38
thursday, january 30 A.A. MEETINGS AT JOSHUA’S PLACE 7:30–8:30 a.m. See website for more daily meeting information. Donation appreciated. Joshua’s Place, 30 Sanford Place, Southampton. 631-287-4100 joshuasplace.org P90 X WITH RACHEL FELDMAN AT LULULEMON ATHLETICA 5:30 p.m. Bring sneakers and get ready to work out. Classes are complimentary. Lululemon Athletica, 35 Main Street, East Hampton. 631-324-4192 lululemon.com
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CITIZENS FOR ACCESS RIGHTS “CFAR” HOSTS WINTER TRIVIA NIGHT 7–10 p.m. Benefiting CfAR to protect beach access on the East End. $25 per person for teams of four; singles may register as well and will be put on a team. Amagansett American Legion, Montauk Highway, Amagansett. To register in advance email firstname.lastname@example.org. 631-324-3502
THE W CONNECTION: A WIDOWS SUPPORT GROUP 4–6 p.m. Widows meet and discuss topics and issues that have helped them adapt to their new lives. No fee, but joining is required. The Hampton Library, 2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton. 631-537-0015 800-425-0675 wconnection.org
KARAOKE AT MJ DOWLING’S STEAK HOUSE AND TAVERN 10:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m., Friday night karaoke. MJ Dowling’s, 3360 Noyac Rd., Sag Harbor. 631-725-4444
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FAMILY TO FAMILY NAMI CLASSES ON MENTAL ILLNESS 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Six Saturday classes to help families learn how to help their ill relatives. Free. East Hampton High School, Long Lane, East Hampton. 631-725-4342
STEVE FREDERICKS AT MUSE IN THE HARBOR 7–10 p.m. Thursdays. Steve Fredericks will perform every Thursday, no cover. 16 Main Street, Sag Harbor. 631-899-4810 museintheharbor.com
TASTINGS AT THE MONTAUK BREWING COMPANY Noon–7 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays; 3–7 p.m., Friday. 62 S. Erie Ave, Montauk. 631-834-2627 montaukbrewingco.com
F.L. & FRIENDS AT HOTEL FISH & LOUNGE 7–11 p.m. Music at Hotel Fish & Lounge. $1 burgers. 87 N. Road, Hampton Bays. 631-728-9511
ENHANCED RESTORATIVE YOGA 4–5 p.m. Gentle movement and breathing. Special class limited to 10. Hamptons Yoga Healing Arts, 8 Moniebogue Lane, Westhampton Beach. 631-355-1855 hamptonsyogahealingarts.com
THE 50/50 FITNESS EXPERIENCE WITH OSCAR GONZALEZ 9:30–10:30 a.m. Zumba and Total Body Conditioning combined into one unique and effective class. $20 or call for 10-class promotion. Dance Centre of the Hamptons, 10 Mitchell Lane, Westhampton Beach. 203-536-1159 zumbafitnesshamptons.com HAPPY HOUR AT SOUTHAMPTON PUBLICK HOUSE 4 p.m.–midnight. Party all night with DJ Dory at 10 p.m. 40 Bowden Square, Southampton. 631-283-2800 publick.com CANDLELIGHT FRIDAYS AT WöLFFER ESTATE VINEYARD 5 p.m. Wines are served by the glass or bottle and cheese and charcuterie plates are available for purchase. There is no cover charge or reservations necessary. 139 Sagg Road, Sagaponack. 631-537-5106 wolffer.com EXPRESSION SESSIONS AT CAFÉ AT THE PARRISH BY ART OF EATING 5–7 p.m. End the week with a gathering of local artists and business people and express yourself in “Artist’s Sketchbook” with a profound saying, poem, sketch, drawing, pen, ink and more. Best entry each week wins a free lunch for two at the café. Café at the Parrish by Art of Eating, 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill. 631-283-2118 facebook.com/cafeattheparrish THE LOUNGE: EDITH AND BENNETT AT PARRISH ART MUSEUM 6–8 p.m. Edith Gawler and Bennett Konesni are musicians and worksong scholars who play fiddle, banjo, Swedish dance tunes and more. $10, free for Parrish Art Museum members. Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill. 631-283-2118 parrishart.org
HARRY-OKE FRIDAYS AT LIARS’ CLUB 10 p.m. Fridays. 401 W. Lake Drive, Montauk. 631-668-9597
THE JAM SESSION AT BAY BURGER 7–9 p.m. Thursdays. The Jam Session & The Thursday Night Live Band. Bay Burger, 1742 Sag Harbor Turnpike, Sag Harbor. No cover charge. 631-899-3915 thejamsession.org
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KNITTING GROUP AT JOHN JERMAIN 1 p.m. Yarn donations are always appreciated. John Jermain Library, 34 West Water Street, Sag Harbor. 631-725-0049 ext. 230 johnjermain.org
ZUMBA IN THE HAMPTONS WITH OSCAR GONZALEZ 9 a.m.–10 a.m. Burn calories with Oscar and leave sweating and smiling. The Dance Centre of the Hamptons, 10 Mitchell Place, Westhampton Beach. 203-536-1159 zumba-oscar.com
KARAOKE AT GURNEY’S 9:30 p.m. Thursdays, with Helen of The Diva’s karaoke. Gurney’s Inn, 290 Old Montauk Hwy, Montauk. 631-6682345, gurneysinn.com.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 31
FIRESIDE SESSION WITH NANCY ATLAS 8 p.m. New series featuring Nancy Atlas and a new gueststar each week. $15. Bay Street Theatre, Corner of Bay and Main Streets, Sag Harbor. 631-725-9500 baystreet.org
ESL FOR BEGINNERS 6–7 p.m. Every Thursday. Join instructor Lisa Del Favero for this basic English class. The Hampton Library, 2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton. 631-537-0015 hamptonlibrary.org
LADIES NIGHT AT AGAVE’S TEQUILA AND RUM BAR 8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Ladies Night is all night, with DJ. 142 Mill Road, Westhampton Beach. 631-998-4200 agaveswhb.com
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NEW LIFE CRISIS AT PAINTER’S 9:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m. New Life Crisis returns to the newly renovated Painter’s in Brookhaven. 416 S Country Road, Brookhaven. 631-803-8593 newlifecrisis.com SATURDAYS AT SOUTHAMPTON PUBLICK HOUSE 10 p.m., DJ Brian Evans spins Hamptons classics every Saturday in the taproom. 40 Bowden Square, Southampton. 631-283-2800 publick.com
MONDAY NIGHT DANCE CLASS 5:45–6:45 p.m. Light-hearted, full-bodied dance class offered on a donation basis by Jamie Lerner. Different music/dance styles each week. The Body Shop, 26 Newtown Lane above Eileen Fisher (enter through back), East Hampton. 631-604-1462 jamielerner.com
tuesday, february 4 INDUSTRY NIGHT AT WöLFFER ESTATE VINEYARD 4–6 p.m. Every Tuesday through the winter. Employees of local restaurants and wine shops who sell Wölffer wine can enjoy half-off glasses of wine and cheese plates. 139 Sagg Road, Sagaponack. 631-537-5106 MEMOIR AND PERSONAL ESSAY WRITING WITH EILEEN OBSER 5:30–7 p.m. Write your life story. All are welcome to join. $65 for 5 sessions. The Hampton Library, 2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton. 631-537-0015 hamptonlibrary.org ZUMBA AT QUOGUE LIBRARY 6:30–7:30 p.m. $5 per session. Call to register. Quogue Library, 90 Quogue Street, Quogue. 631-653-4224 ext. 101
wednesday, february 5 LADIES NIGHT AT SOUTHAMPTON PUBLICK HOUSE 9:30 p.m. DJ Tony spins Hamptons classics. 40 Bowden Square, Southampton. 631-283-2800 publick.com
friday, february 7
sunday, february 2
SAG HARBOR’S 4th ANNUAL HARBORFROST Family events through 2/9. See complete list on page 5 and on DansPapers.com.
ADULT TENNIS PROGRAMS AT FUTURE STARS SOUTHAMPTON 7 a.m.–8 p.m. Tennis programs for all levels, including clinics, private sessions, seasonal court rentals and hourly rentals. Mornings or afternoons. Future Stars Southampton, 1370A Majors Path, Southampton. 631-287-6707 futurestarssouthampton.com
OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS (LIVE ACTION) 7:30–10 p.m. Live action short films nominated for this year’s Oscars. Tickets $5–$15. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach. 631-288-1500 whbpac.org
OPEN LEVEL VINYASA AT LULULEMON 11 a.m.–noon. Class is complimentary. Athletica, 35 Main Street, East Hampton.
For more information and to submit your event online go to Events.DansPapers.com. Events submitted by noon Friday will be considered for the print calendar.
DHARMA DIALOGUES WITH CATHERINE INGRAM 1–2:30 p.m. Practical wisdom in precarious times. Suggested $15–$20 donation. All ages. Living Dharma, 1090 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton. 510-250-7902 dialogueswithcatherine.com PRENTISS DUNN MUSICAL LECTURES 2 p.m. The classical music professor returns once again for the annual lecture series. These lectures are not to be missed. The Hampton Library, 2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton. 631-537-0015 hamptonlibrary.org
monday, february 3 NEWPLICATE BRIDGE GAME WATER MILL BRIDGE CLUB 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Every Monday. Players with little or no experience are welcome to join this introduction to bridge. Teacher Susan Denenholz teaches players as the game goes along. Water Mill Bridge Club, 1040 Montauk Highway, Water Mill. 631-726-6448 bridgeinthehamptons.com
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KIDS’ CALENDAR For more events happening this week, check out: North Fork Calendar pg. 31, Arts & Galleries Listings pg. 34, Calendar pg. 37
thursday, january 30 MORNING STORYTIME AT THE QUOGUE LIBRARY 11 a.m. For little ones 1–3 years old. Special stories with Miss Pat. Register by phone. Quogue Library, 90 Quogue Street, Quogue. 631-653-4224 ext. 4 quoguelibrary.org LEGO MANIA 3:30–4:30 p.m. Create anything you like with Legos at the library! This is a great chance for parents to relax and socialize, too. Hampton Library, 2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton. 631-537-0015 hamptonlibrary.org LEGOS AND GAMES 4–5 p.m. For Kids K-up! Build with Legos; play board games and hopscotch; Hula Hoop; Rubber band jump-rope and more. Also seeking 6th graders to be play-partners and earn community service hours. Amagansett Free Library, 215 Main Street, Amagansett. 631-267-3810 amaglibrary.org
FRIDAY, JANUARY 31 SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL 10 a.m. Fridays. Amagansett Free Library, 215 Main Street, Amagansett. Parents/caregivers with toddlers 10–36 months olds are invited to join us for an hour of interactive play. 631-267-3810 amaglibrary.org
DAN’S PAPERS SUNDAY GAMES 3:30 –4:30 p.m. Sundays. John Jermain Library. 34 West Water Street, Sag Harbor. Get away from TV screens and challenge your friends or family to a friendly board game competition. The library will provide a variety of games including Chutes & Ladders, Candyland, Apples to Apples and others. Ages 3–9. 631-725-0049 johnjermain.org
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3 WALDORF-INSPIRED MORNING CRAFTS 8:45–9:45 a.m. Crafts made of natural materials to be cherished by children and adults. Felted animals, knitting kittens and more. Our Sons and Daughters School, 11 Carroll Street, Sag Harbor. 518-265-9423 oursonsanddaughters.org MONDAY STORYTIMES AT MONTAUK LIBRARY 11:45 a.m., Listen to stories, sing songs and make a craft! All are welcome to listen. The crafts are most appropriate for preschool age children. 871 Montauk Highway, Montauk. 631-668-3377 montauklibrary.org FLASH STORY TIME AND CRAFT 2:15 p.m.–2:45 p.m. Super-fast and super-fun with books and a simple craft. Great for children nursery school-PreK. Amagansett Free Library, 215 Main Street, Amagansett. 631-267-3810 ALATEEN 4–5 p.m. John Jermain Library. 34 West Water Street, Sag Harbor. Alateen is a chance for young people affected by someone else’s problem drinking to share their experiences
Sag Harbor’s Fourth Annual HarborFrost
SHARK DIVE 11 a.m. Daily, ages 12 and up (12–17 must be accompanied by a parent). Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center, 431 East Main Street, Riverhead. The aquarium puts you into a cage in the middle of more than 10 circling sharks! No diving certification necessary. $155/nonmembers, $140/ members (includes aquarium admission). 631-208-9200 longislandaquarium.com GUILD HALL STUDENT ART FESTIVAL GRADES K–8 11 a.m.–5 p.m. This special exhibition will have a reception in the lobby from 2–4 p.m. Musical groups from the elementary and middle schools will perform in the John Drew Theater. Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton. 631-324-0806 guildhall.org RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S OKLAHOMA! 7–10 p.m. See WHBPAC’s students, ages 5–17, sing, dance and act in this classic musical. $15. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach. 631-288-1500 whbpac.org
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1 VALENTINE’S PARTY FOR KIDS 11 a.m.–1 p.m. “Happy Hearts” Party for Kids includes arts and crafts, cookies and cupcake decorating, games, refreshments and special musical performance by Jim Turner at 11:30. Ages 2–6. Free. Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center, 2 Gingerbread Lane Extension, East Hampton. 631-324-5560 ewecc.org
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4 WALDORF-INSPIRED NURSERY CLASSES AGES 2.5–3.5 9 a.m–noon The nursery program provides a nurturing staff in a beautiful and calm environment, suited for the child’s development. Our Sons and Daughters School, 11 Carroll Street, Sag Harbor. oursonsanddaughters.org FIRST STORY TIME Tuesdays, 10:15–11 a.m. For caregivers and their tots through 4 years old. Stories, flannel boards, puppets, songs and fun. A perfect introduction to story time for young children. Amagansett Free Library, 215 Main Street, Amagansett. 631-267-3810 amaglibrary.org
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5 TOT HOP 2:15–2:45 p.m. Preschoolers play games and move with songs and rhymes in this directed program to help them burn excess energy from the winter! Amagansett Free Library, 215 Main Street, Amagansett. 631-267-3810 amaglibrary.org CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS AT THE AQUARIUM 9:15–10 a.m. or 3:15–4 p.m. Explore the Aquarium with hands-on activities, stories, songs, crafts and live animal encounters. Ages 2–3 on Wednesdays and 3–4 on Thursdays. $60 Series/ $15 Class. Aquarium admission is included. Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center, 431 East Main St, Riverhead. 631-208-9200 longislandaquarium.com BABIES AND BOOKS 11 a.m.–Noon. For babies from birth through 15 months. Enjoy baby’s first story time with simple books, songs, rhymes and finger plays. Hampton Library, 2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton. 631-537-0015 hamptonlibrary.org
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6
Rod Capone of Fear No Ice at HarborFrost 2013
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7-9 Main Street and Long Wharf, Sag Harbor
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7 The Frost Ball: Muse in the Harbor, 16 Main Street. Open Bar and DJ, all you can eat hors d’ouevres. $65 Chamber members, $75 non-members
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 Family Fun Day: Ice carving, fire dancers, fireworks by Grucci On Main Street: Special sales, live music, culinary stroll, restaurant specials, Zima performs
YOGA FOR CHILDREN 12:30–1:30 p.m. Every Saturday at Amy’s Ark Studio and Farm. Children ages 5–9. $8. Amy’s Ark Studio and Farm, 10 Hollow Lane, Westhampton. 631-902-3655
Beatles at Bay Street: Celebrate the Fab Four’s 50th Anniversary
SUNDAY STORY TIME 1:30 p.m. East Hampton Library, 159 Main Street, East Hampton. Open up your child’s mind with stories from our picture book collections. Ages 3–plus. 631-324-0222 easthamptonlibrary.com
and discuss effective ways to cope in a safe and anonymous setting. Light snacks will be served. 631-786-0368/ 631-793-0074 johnjermain.org
MINECRAFT CLUB 7 p.m. Do you love Minecraft? The library is starting a club dedicated to playing it. We will snack, play, and build as we make new friends and explore new worlds. Hampton Library, 2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton. 631-537-0015 hamptonlibrary.org
TAKE YOUR CHILD TO THE LIBRARY DAY AT MONTAUK LIBRARY 12–4 p.m. Stop by the Children’s Department for crafts and games for all ages. Free of charge. Visitors and residents welcome. Montauk Library, 871 Montauk Highway, Montauk. 631-668-3377 montauklibrary.org
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2
Frosty Plunge: Windmill Beach, benefiting the Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps and Pierson High School Theater and Arts
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9 Pancake Breakfast: Benefiting the Sag Harbor Junior Fire Department Hike for HarborFrost See complete list of events on page 5 and on DansPapers.com.
MORNING STORYTIME AT THE QUOGUE LIBRARY 11 a.m. For little ones 1–3 years old. Special stories with Miss Pat. Register by phone. Quogue Library, 90 Quogue Street, Quogue. 631-653-4224 ext. 4 quoguelibrary.org LEGOS AND GAMES 4–5 p.m. For Kids K-up! Build with Legos; play board games and hopscotch; Hula Hoop; Rubber band jumprope and more. Also seeking 6th graders to be playpartners and earn community service hours. Amagansett Free Library, 215 Main Street, Amagansett. 631-267-3810 amaglibrary.org STORIES, SONGS & PLAYTIME 10:30 a.m. John Jermain Library. 34 West Water Street, Sag Harbor. Librarian Susann will read a short story, do finger plays, sing songs and nursery rhymes, dance with children and put out toys for playtime. Ages 1–4. 631-725-0049 johnjermain.org WALDORF-INSPIRED NURSERY CLASSES AGES 2.5–3.5 9 a.m–noon The nursery program provides a nurturing staff in a beautiful and calm environment, suited for the child’s development. Our Sons and Daughters School, 11 Carroll Street, Sag Harbor. oursonsanddaughters.org
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7 SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL 10 a.m. Fridays. Amagansett Free Library, 215 Main Street, Amagansett. Parents/caregivers with toddlers 10–36 months olds are invited to join us for an hour of interactive play. 631-267-3810 amaglibrary.org For more information and to submit your event online go to Events.DansPapers.com. Events submitted by noon Friday will be considered for the print calendar.
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Snow Days Are for “Glown-Ups” Last Tuesday brought an s-load of snow to the East End of Long Island. There was no way I could get from my home in Sag Harbor Village to the Dan’s Papers offices in Southampton on Wednesday morning. There were insurmountable obstacles that included an unplowed driveway, roads of frozen moonscape and seven dangerously slushy-icy turns (four rights and three lefts). So I stayed home safe and warm to write this column, a restaurant review and a cookbook review. I have many ideas in my head for column topics, too many. I wrote up the restaurant review (Jedediah Hawkins Inn) and finished reading the cookbook and it was mid-afternoon. Cabin fever time. There’s one reliable cure for the ennui brought on by storms of global warming proportion. Remarkably it was developed in the magical land of Prussia centuries ago. One word, two syllables: Glühwein. (Pronounced glue-vine.) My husband and I discovered this cure while touring Nüremburg in December 1996—during their coldest winter in 30 years. Glühwein, a warm, spiced wine, is traditionally served during the Christmas holidays in small, handled mugs. Christmas should be celebrated in our hearts every day, right? The
*if your bad and/or cheap red wine warmth bakes the buzz right in. happens to be dry, double the sugar Luckily we had the components and omit the verjus at hand to make enough glühwein for two generous servings. A snow Place all ingredients in a saucepan. day miracle! I soldiered on with my Stir to dissolve sugar or honey. Bring writing, glühwein in hand. Wonder to a bare simmer, reduce heat to if we could run these ingredients lowest setting. Leave to steep for 1 through the coffee maker at work... hour. Pour into cups through wire It all starts with a bottle of bad red mesh strainer or cheesecloth. Enjoy. wine, in this case a half bottle of very Why, yes, my friends, you can bad red wine. Specifically, a leftover double or duodecuple this recipe. bottle of Midnight Moon Red Finger Wind down and warm up! Why is it called “glühwein?” It’s Lakes Table Wine from Eagle Crest Vineyards that I had taken to an editorial department “glow-wine,” from the hot irons used for mulling wines in olden times. Don’t try this at home. Glühwein party. (It was a gift from family upstate.) If ever you want to test just how bad a bottle of is sometimes consumed “mit Schuss”—with a shot of wine is, take it to a get-together of the Dan’s Papers rum or other liquor. Only try this among friends. A popular variant of glühwein is Feuerzangenbowle. editorial department. If they don’t drink it, no one will. So with some spices, an orange and this half It includes the same ingredients, plus a rum-soaked sugarloaf that’s set on fire and allowed to drip into bottle I concocted a pleasant afternoon’s elixir. the wine. I might go “feuerzangenbowle” if I had four Here’s my recipe for glühwein—Prost! or more snow days in a row. Over the weekend I went to Water Street Wines & Stacy’s Snow Day Glühwein Spirits in Sag Harbor for a bottle of “bad red wine.” Owner Marc Cohen took over the business a few 1 bottle bad and/or cheap sweet red wine* years ago, nowadays all the wine is good—so I asked 1 orange (juice and peel) for his cheapest red and we settled on Crane Lake’s 2 tablespoons sugar or honey 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon. Though not a bad wine at 1 tablespoon verjus or lemon juice all, it made a fine glühwein. And it’s only $13.99 for a 4 whole cloves magnum. We used half for glühwein and my husband 2 cardamom pods will happily drink the rest as-is. 2 cinnamon sticks Zum Wohl! 1 bay leaf Bigstock.com
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Colorful Books to Cook and Eat By By stacy dermont
If today’s kids aren’t required to take Home Economics classes in school—they should be required to read and study this book!
he publisher of Kate Bingaman-Burt’s new book, What Did I Eat Today? A Food Lover’s Journal (Princeton Architectural Press, 2014), sent me a copy last month. I quite like it. It’s mostly cute, bright green space to fill with notes. It has become my go-to notebook. Its intention is to provide foodies with a means to recording—and perhaps reliving— their choice meals. I tried entering my “better bites” for a while, then I tried to add a poetic line or insightful, terribly original thought, alongside each meal’s description. It quickly turned into me just listing everything I ate each day—like I’ve heard some people do when they’re on things called “diets.” Then I started scribbling down words I’d like to use more often in my writing. Now this happy little book is a repository for the ideas I plan to weave into a novel. Such inspiration this tiny tome has wrought! I figure whatever you write in there is arty because the Parrish Art Museum Gift Shop sells Bingaman-Burt’s earlier book, What Did I Buy Today?: An Obsessive Consumption Journal (Princeton Architectural Press, 2012). These books are just so much more
inviting than those dark little Moleskines. Plus, in the back, this one offers a grocery shopping list, a list of what’s-in-season-when and descriptions of herbs. I guess these will all appear in my novel. It’s not often that I get this jazzed about a cookbook—Starting from Scratch: What you Should Know about Food and Cooking by Sarah Elton (Owl Kids, 2014), though for children, is a stunner! The author is a Canadian journalist who specializes in food writing. It’s clear to this food writer that she’s distilled the knowledge from a great many books for this one colorful and concise one. Plus she’s coalescenced all this knowledge into a fun, upbeat language that will appeal to kids just learning to cook. It’s a terrific start! Plus Jeff Kulak’s sunny illustrations harken back to my childhood textbooks in a good way—they remind me that cooking is a fun, inventive science! I was surprised that, in a book that includes information on what “organic” means and the dangers of BPA (bisphenol A), that GMOs (genetically modified organisms) were not mentioned. Of course among foodies, the matter has already been decided—say “no” to all GMOs.
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Super Bowl Foods for Sunday “Dinner”
1. Heat oil in a 1” skillet and add the scallions and garlic. Sauté to 1 to 2 minutes over medium heat, stirring frequently. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally for 3 to 4 minutes longer until mushrooms are tender. Season with salt and pepper to your taste. Remove from heat, add the cilantro or parsley and stir to mix. Transfer to a dish and divide into six equal portions.
Super Bowl Sunday seems to be as much about delicious munchies as it is about the anticipated game. It’s best to keep the foods simple, avoiding any last minute preparation. With a little planning ahead you can offer your guests an assortment of savory fare to be enjoyed while huddling in front of the television. A hearty snack such as a heaping plate of tortilla chips with a fresh avocado-tomato salsa puts an immediate spin on your party. A platter of cheesy, do-ahead whole-wheat tortillas with a zesty mix of mushrooms, jalapeno and grated Jack cheese for hungry fans are sure to please. When the quesadillas are halved or quartered alongside a bowl of fresh vegetable nibbles, it becomes satisfying finger food. Finish with a big bowl of ripe seasonal fruits and when your guests shout “score” they won’t necessarily be talking about the game.
1 tablespoons coarsely chopped cilantro or flat-leaf parsley Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided 6 large whole-wheat flour tortillas 1 8-ounce package grated Jack cheese
Make yourself a dang quesadilla!
2. In the same skillet the vegetables cooked in, melt 1 teaspoon butter and put in one flour tortilla. Spoon one-sixth of the mushroom mixture over half the tortilla. Scatter 2 tablespoons grated cheese over the mushrooms and fold over the tortilla. Cook for 1 minute more and transfer to a baking sheet. Continue adding 1 teaspoon butter to the skillet, the tortilla,
mushroom mixture, cheese etc. as above. Fold and transfer to baking sheet. Continue until all are done. Drizzle over any melted butter from the pan. Can be prepared up to 2 hours ahead to this point. 3. When ready to serve preheat oven to 350°F and bake the tortillas to heat through, about 10 to 12 minutes. Serve warm.
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1. Rinse and dry the tomatoes and tomatillos. Slice thinly, then stack the slices, and cut into small dice. Transfer to a mixing bowl and add the sliced scallions. Slice the avocado in half, discard pit and scoop out the meat. Dice the avocado and add to the tomato mixture with the cilantro. Season mixture with lime juice, salt and pepper to taste. Toss gently to mix. Refrigerate in a suitable container until ready to serve.
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75 MAIN RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE Italian/American $$$ Executive chef Mark Militello. Open daily, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Dinner 4:30 p.m.–midnight, 75 Main Street, Southampton. 631-283-7575, 75main.com.
BOBBY VAN’S Steak and Fish $$$ Steakhouse classics and fresh fish. Open 363 days for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Open Mon –Fri. 11:30 a.m.–10:30 p.m. Sat. 11:30 a.m.–10:30 p.m., Sun. 11:30–10 p.m. Main St., Bridgehampton. 631-537-0590, bobbyvans.com.
Hampton Lady Restaurant Seafood $ Enjoy the freshest seafood with an Italian flare. Ocean and bay views. Check out our new menu. Open all year long for lunch & dinner. prixe fix lunch $14.99. Open New Year’s Eve. 363 Dune Road, Hampton Bays. 631-728-5239 MATSULIN Asian $$ Finest Asian Cuisine. Zagat-Rated. Lunch, Dinner, Sushi & Sake Bar. Catering available. Open daily from noon. 131 West Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays. 631-728-8838, matsulin.com. NAMMOS Greek $$$ Authentic Greek Cuisine. Open 7 Daily, Fresh fish flown in daily. Featuring 2010 Greece’s Chef of the year Emmanouil Aslanoglou. Prix Fixe All Day four courses $34. Reservations. 136 Main Street, Southampton 631-287-5500.
east hampton RACE LANE Local Cuisine $$$ New menu! Join us by the fireplace for some cheese, charcuterie and wine. Serving dinner nightly from 5 p.m. 31 Race Lane, East Hampton. Three-course Prix fixe, $33 until 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 6 p.m. 31 Race Lane, East Hampton. 631-324-5022, racelanerestaurant.com.
HAMPTON COFFEE COMPANY Espresso Bar, Bakery, Cafe & Coffee Roastery $ A Hamptons classic since 1994 and a Dan’s Papers “Best of the Best!” Famous hand-roasted coffee, real baristas, muffins and bagels, egg sandwiches, a Mexican Grill and more. Open 6 a.m.–8 p.m. daily, year round. Locations in Water Mill next to The Green Thumb farmstand and in Westhampton Beach across from Village Hall and now in Southampton on the highway next to BMW. Also anywhere with their Mercedes Mobile Espresso Unit for your event! 631-726-COFE or visit them on Twitter and Facebook. hamptoncoffeecompany.com. MJ Dowling’s Steak House and Tavern American $$ Great selection of American Fare in a friendly Pub atmosphere. Draft Beers. Family owned and operated. Game room—Pool Table. 3360 Noyac Road, Sag Harbor. 631-725-4444 OLD STOVE PUB American $$$ A Hamptons classic since 1969. Perfectly charred steaks at the oldest stove in the Hamptons. Open 7 Days, lunch Saturday and Sunday noon–3 p.m., Prix Fixe Sunday– Thursday four courses $29. Live piano Friday and Saturday. Reservations 3516 Montauk HWY Sagaponack. 631-537-3300.
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La Fondita of Amagansett is offering a Fiesta Dip ($7.50) that fits in perfectly at all Super Bowl parties. The layered dip of refried beans, seasoned cream cheese, shredded jack and shredded cheddar with diced chilies may be purchased cold to take home and cook when you’re ready. Serve with tortilla chips, serves 4 to 6 people. 631-267-8800. lafondita.net The Lobster Grille of Southampton offers an early bird prix fixe Thursday through Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. The $15.95 menu features three courses. Dinner begins with a Caesar salad followed by one entrée and one dessert. Entrée choices include: salmon with a horseradish crust and lemon sauce, pan-roasted chicken with rosemary pancetta, crispy jumbo shrimp with tartar sauce, crab-crusted flounder with roasted corn sauce and one of Chef’s daily specials. Dessert selections include: bread pudding with bourbon caramel sauce, apple tatin with ice cream and berries and vanilla or chocolate ice cream. 631-283-1525. lobstergrilleinn.com Matsulin of Hampton Bays serves authentic Asian cuisine Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m. Menu items from the wok and grill include a crispy basil spring roll ($5) with carrot, cabbage, fresh basil and vermicelli, miso soup ($3), and miso orange sea bass ($25), a seared and marinated Chilean sea bass filet
with miso-infused sauce. The sushi bar includes the classics and specialty rolls such as: California roll ($5), spicy tuna roll ($6), rainbow roll ($13) and volcano roll ($12). 631-728-8838. matsulin.com Nick and Toni’s of East Hampton serves brunch every Sunday. A “to start and to share” selection includes hearts of Romaine with Caesar dressing, garlic croutons and Grana Padano with crispy chicken ($12), pizzetta margherita with fresh mozzarella, tomato and basil ($16) and pizzetta al salmon ($19) with house-cured salmon, mascarpone, red onions and capers. “More like breakfast” items include Balsam Farms cheese pumpkin pancakes ($14) with fresh cinnamon cream and walnuts, frittata ($15) with agro-dolce peppers and goat cheese, and sweet potato hash ($17) with Brussels sprouts and fried organic egg. “More like lunch” items include: a Mortadella Panini ($17) with roasted figs and Asiago cheese, spaghetti ($18) with house-cured guacamole, red onion and fried egg, and chicken and biscuits ($18) with buttermilk chicken, chive biscuits and pancetta red eye gravy. 631-324-3550. nickandtonis.com First and South of Greenport is now operating under winter hours. Dinner is served Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. and Sunday and Monday from 5 to 9 p.m. Brunch is served Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the restaurant is closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Select menu items include: Long Island calamari ($15) with preserved lemon, green onion and smoked yogurt, skirt steak ($30) with potato and bacon gratin, crispy Brussels sprouts and homemade steak sauce, and the Caesar ($14) with toma torino cheese, bluefish “anchovies” and sourdough croutons. 631-333-2200. firstandsouth.com
OSTERIA SALINA Sicilian/Italian $$ Think Sicilian ingredients like extra virgin olive oil, currants, pine nuts, fava beans couscous & candied oranges. Authentic Sicilian and family recipes from the Aeolian Island of Salina, including Caponatina, Bucatini con Sarde, Pesce Spada, Polpo, Artisanal Cannoli and Salina’s signature dessert, “Panino di Gelato.” 95 School Street, Bridgehampton. 631-613-6469, osteriasalina.com.
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PIERRE’S Casual French $$$ Euro-chic but casual French restaurant and bar. Late dinner and bar on weekdays. Open 7 days. Brunch Fri.– Sun., 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 2468 Main Street, Bridgehampton. 631-537-5110, pierresbridgehampton.com.
north fork CLIFF’S ELBOW ROOM Steak and Seafood $$ The best aged and marinated steak, freshest seafood and local wines, in a casual, warm atmosphere. Lunch and dinner. Two locations: 1549 Main Road, Jamesport, 631-722-3292; 1065 Franklinville Rd., Laurel. 631-298-3262, elbowroomli.com. Legends American $$ In historic New Suffolk for 20 years, offers “The Best of Both Worlds:” Fine dining in the sophisticated, cozy and eclectic dining room, and the classic bar with rich, warm woods and brass accents—both serve the same innovative food. Latenight burgers and light fare. 835 First Street, New Suffolk. 631-734-5123, legends-restaurant.com. NOAH’S Seafood $$$ Seafood-inspired small plates with a nod to local producers. Open 7 days for lunch and dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, The Lounge @ Noah’s serves a late night small bites menu and specialty cocktails with a DJ until 2 a.m. Outdoor dining available.136 Front Street, Greenport. 631-477-6720, chefnoahschwartz.com. TOUCH OF VENICE Italian $$ Proudly serving the North Fork for over 20 years. We take advantage of all the North Fork has to offer, preparing local cuisine with Italian soul. Extensive wine list featuring local and Italian wines, full bar with happy hour specials. Private room available for all occasions. Special chef’s family-style menu available for small groups. Winner of BOB 2012 Best Summer Drink: Blueberry Lemonade. 28350 Main Road, Cutchogue. 631-298-5851, touchofvenice.com.
riverhead, westhampton THE ALL STAR All American $$ Premiere bowling, sports bar and entertainment venue. This industrial chic-inspired facility boasts 22 state-of-theart bowling lanes, VIP room with six private lanes, vortex bar with 12 inverted beer taps. 96 Main Road, Riverhead, 631-998-3565, theallstar.com. Buoy One Seafood & Steak $$ Offering the freshest fish and finest steaks, daily specials, Eat in or Take out. 62 Montauk Hwy., Westhampton 631998-3808 & 1175 W. Main Street, Riverhead 631-208-9737, buoyone.com. Also in Huntington! TWEED’S Continental $$ Located in historic Riverhead, Tweed’s Restaurant & Buffalo Bar in the J.J. Sullivan Hotel serves the finest local food specialties and wines representing the best L.I. vineyards. Open 7 days for lunch and dinner. 17 E. Main St. 631-208-3151, tweedsrestaurant.com. Check out DansPapers.com for more listings and events.
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What technological trends, such as video, should sellers be implementing these days?
“Internet, Internet, Internet. Most buyers today start their search for a new home with the internet. Any visual information you can provide the buyer will separate you from the competition. If a picture is worth 1,000 words, a YouTube video is cash in the bank. Remember, there is “a hat for every head.” You just have to find the buyer with the right head size.”—Alan Schnurman “Virtual staging is hot. It permits buyers to picture the bones of a house with the interior that tickles their imagination without having to intuitively have such a vision.”—Andrew M. Lieb, Esq. “I’m fortunate to affiliate with Douglas Elliman. [President and CEO] Dottie Herman has spent millions of dollars redoing our web site and making us user friendly. We get over two million hits a month. Plus, we have automatic feeds into numerous websites such as, newyorktimes.com, newyorkpost.com,
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any people planning to retire evaluate their present housing situation: is the home too big, are taxes too high, is it too time consuming and/or costly to maintain, or, is it just fine? When it’s clear that it’s time for a change, choices including moving out of state are generally considered. But if you’ve made the decision to stay on Long Island, for at least part of the year to be near family members, then buying a smaller home, or moving to a condominium or co-op becomes a possibility. While some people prefer to move to an open (nonage restricted) community, many people like the idea of 55 and better developments and the result is that they are becoming increasingly popular. Many of these communities have been around for several decades, while others have come along in the past ten years. Riverhead is one city that has seen significant growth but they’ve been popping up in other areas including eastern Long Island where taxes tend to be lower then they are further west. Once the decision to choose a 55 or better community is made, the search begins. As with any move, most people are interested in the building’s soundness, floor plan, room size, kitchen, closet space, outside appearance and other features that are important to them including a water view, tennis court, pool and so on. There are certainly many upsides to living in a community, beginning with being freed of the responsibly for lawn work and making repairs to the outside structure. To some, the activities are important, and usually dances and games of every type, from bridge to poker are not uncommon. Craft clubs, book clubs,
exercises classes and even taking trips are the norm. There’s even a club in a Florida 55 community called “Women Who Wine” where members test different wines at their meetings and take a four day cruise each year. And to enjoy the activities, people need only walk or take a short drive to the clubhouse, to see a movie, attend a party or listen to a guest speaker. Of course, the choice to participate in most, some or none of the activities is completely up to you.
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Another generally appealing feature is people have a shared history. They remember when Kennedy and Johnson were in the White House and when going to the moon was just a dream. There are also other benefits, such as a spirit of support when a neighbor has been ill or had to say good-bye to a loved one. Some communities get involved in helping charitable causes, including collecting for food pantries and accepting donations of bedding,
clothing and everything in between for local veteran’s organizations, etc. And if you need to check where to buy this, or what physician to see for that, you’ll find that your neighbors are valuable resources. While there are always a few downsides such as some developments that restrict the number of pets and even certain types of vehicles; this would appeal to some people too. Then there are the house rules and maintenance fees. No longer living autonomously, you become part of a group and must abide by the rules because they’re unlikely to change unless a significant number of people object. And if a nearby neighbor becomes difficult, let’s face it; that can happen if you live anywhere. As to expenses, from the grounds to the roofs, to the administration of the operation, they pass to the residents, so it is essential to review the budget and determine what the reserve fund looks like. A thorough look at the development to determine if it appears to be well maintained and the opportunity to chat with a resident can’t hurt either. Long Island has many “55s” with a wide variety of amenities. Saddle Lake in Riverhead has an authentic movie theater and an indoor pool, while the marina, tennis courts and Happy Hour at the Waterways in Moriches are also great features. Finding the right place begins by choosing a general area, asking friends and reading the newspapers. The Multiple Listing Service of Long Island, mls.com is an excellent resource too and when you’re ready, absolutely hire a licensed real estate salesperson to help you in this process. Finally, don’t forget once you move in, when it snows, your staff will take care of that for you!
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