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300 Years of Trustee Decisions Could Be Overturned

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he Trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of the Town of Southampton is an ancient and unique organization in that town, not connected up either with the Town or the State of New York. They have owned, on behalf of the townspeople, all the bay bottoms, beaches, dunes, wetlands, trails and certain roads for more than 300 years, and they make the laws on these properties and enforce them. Similar organizations exist in East Hampton and Southold. They have a fascinating history. All three Towns were founded in the 1640s by English settlers. Governments were set up. Colonists elected “Trustees” to represent them. They have continued to this day, surviving the founding of the country in 1776, and even up through about 1910, when the State of New York created the Town Boards for all the towns in the state. When that happened, the town boards moved into the town halls and took over much of what the Trustees did. They did not, however, supersede the Trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty in doing their original duty defined by the King’s Patent. The Trustees, also with offices in the town building, continued to be in charge of the beaches, bay bottoms, wetlands

and dunes as before. They have remained independent of the Town and State. They were created before the State. And what they were to own and supervise were the precious resources of the community. They would be responsible only to the people who elected them. There have been frequent legal challenges to the Trustees’ existence since 1910, particularly by those wishing to develop the shoreline. All have failed. The most recent challenge was by the State of New York, itself, which in 2010 created a law that would require surfcasters to buy state fishing licenses. The local Trustees challenged this. The State soon abandoned their law. There would be no saltwater fishing licenses. Those in these three eastern towns continue to surfcast for free. The Trustees collect fees for dockage, for clamming licenses and for other things on their land. Recently they have been selling large amounts of sand that has accumulated on their property to oceanfront homeowners who need more sand for protection against winter storms. Last year, the Trustees banked about $1.3 million in selling this sand. The Trustees also benefit from annual monies allocated to it by the Town Board, which is put into a special account. The Trustees use it for, among other things, payment of legal fees to defend

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Lost (Continued from previous page) Pond and Mecox Bay into the sea every six months or so, a job which has been done since the settlers first came. As for the money from the sand sale, the fundraisers, the fees and everything else, it is all the town’s money, not the Trustees’ money, to oversee, the judge ruled. He orders the trustees to list all the bank accounts where they held this money from 2005 to the present so transactions can be examined, and he issues a preliminary injunction in the case that prevents further use of the funds in these accounts, citing a request in this legal action that “…the waste of public funds through the discernable desire of the Trustees to continue their unfettered expenditures, in their sole discretion, of public funds from the Trustee accounts and the enormity of the past expenditures is both immediate, likely to recur and irreparable.” The Southampton Press has written about this decision. They say “the ruling even seems to indicate that some members of the Trustees, current and former, could be held personally liable for reimbursement of public funds spent on improper expenditures.” This reporter agrees with that statement. The case was brought by some private citizens in the little Village of West Hampton Dunes, where for years the Trustees and the private citizens (one of whom is the mayor’s wife) have been embroiled in another case involving at least 2 acres of land that suddenly appeared where wetlands had been before in the bay in that village. The village approved a request from the private citizens group that

Would an appeals court confirm a decision that would upset and void out hundreds of thousands of decisions made by trustees? these 2 acres, which abuts their land and sticks out into the bay, belongs to them. The Trustees have challenged that ruling, saying the land is technically part of Moriches Bay, an area under their purview. “It happened in a sudden event,” the President of the Trustees, Eric Shultz, told me. “The ocean broke through the barrier island there, and it carried this sand onto our property to become land. Now the breach has been healed. In a sudden event, the property remains with who owned it before.” And that was the Trustees, he believes. Shultz also said that this was nothing but an attempt by the plaintiffs to dry up the Trustees’ ability to pay the attorneys in the land matter. Needless to say, the mayor was gleeful at this decision. In a telephone conversation, he asked me to have a look at it. I said I would. And so he then had it sent to me. Mr. Shultz’s response? The charities supported were other environmental groups that help save wetlands. The funeral money was for flowers and condolence cards for well-loved people in town. Bidding for work done was in accordance with state bidding practices. And there is an annual oversight audit done by the

State of New York. Incidentally, a Southampton Trustee makes $23,900 a year. A Southampton Town Board member makes $60,000 a year. Where does this go? To appeal. The appeal, the Trustees hope, would put a stay on the injunction ordering the Trustees to cease using their bank accounts. And an appeal is generally not denied when it comes from a government authority. The Trustees of Southampton, East Hampton and Southold met last Wednesday to discuss all this. There’s going to be a lot of legal fees, a lot of paperwork and approvals and other things as this drags on, and much of it will be paid for one way or another by you and me as taxpayers. In my opinion, the Trustees, this ancient independent body, provide a tremendous service protecting our natural environment, and whatever taxpayer money has to be spent to overturn this poorly thought through decision is money well spent. Since this was written, Judge Mayer has issued still another decision, involving a case in West Hampton Dunes. He declares that the Trustees have no rights to regulate anything in the Village of West Hampton Dunes and, by implication, in any village in the Town of Southampton. Their only rights, he says, are to protect the beach rights of the townspeople while they are in the village. Would an appeals court confirm a decision that would upset and void out hundreds of thousands of decisions made by these longestablished government trustees? We’ll have to see.


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Secrets of a Bus Stop What It’s Like to Wait for the Hampton Jitney on 86th Street By Dan Rattiner

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t 9:30 in the morning last Thursday, I trudged out of our apartment into the vicious snowstorm that was underway at that time in the city. My destination was the Hampton Jitney stop at 86th Street near Third Avenue, where at 10 a.m., I hoped to board the bus that would take me out to Southampton. I wore six layers of clothing. T-shirt. Silks. Sports shirt. Sweater and another sweater. Jacket. Scarf. With the scarf, seven. It was well below freezing. And because I would be crunching my way around snow mounds, through slush, past snow shovelers and others on the street at that hour while carrying a suitcase, I allowed myself a half-hour for what’s usually just a 10-minute walk. I arrived at about 10 minutes to ten. There’s a strange thing about the location of the Jitney bus stop there at 86th. It’s directly in front of the Victoria’s Secret store halfway between Third and Lexington. You stand there on the sidewalk in front of the 10-foot show windows with ninefoot-tall posters of larger-than-life-size models in various stages of undress, mostly involving lingerie. You stand next to the revolving door, which, until they open at 10 a.m., is locked shut. People show up. There are those who arrive

to take the Jitney, mostly well dressed. And there are people who show up wanting to go into Victoria’s Secret. They come, they rattle the locked revolving door, they look at their watches and they go away. Sometimes it’s fun to try to guess, among these people coming over, whether they are there for the store or they are there for the Jitney. A few minutes after my arrival—it was now five minutes to ten—I got a text. The bus is almost always a few minutes early, though on this day I didn’t expect it would be. I took the phone out, brushed off the snow that had quickly accumulated on it, and read it. It was from my wife, still toasty warm at the apartment. She would be taking a later bus that day. Weather permitting. “You’re on the Jitney?” she texted. She was worried I’d had a problem getting there. I considered the situation. I was standing beneath posters of some very large breasts. “Waiting wet in the snow in front of ‘the jiggly boob place,’ which is locked.” I wrote. “Oh dear, poor you,” she replied. No one, at this time, other than me, was waiting for this bus. But now a few people wandered over. A woman all in black came over, went to the revolving door, tried it and

I thought, she’s a kept woman. Or, she’s for sale. Maybe she’s the CEO of Yahoo. Funny, the things you think of when you’re waiting for the bus. walked away. Another woman came over with a piece of rolling luggage and, without trying the revolving door, waited on the other side of the revolving door. A Jitney lady. Then a shabbily dressed man with a set of keys on low-rider pants tried the revolving door and walked off. Then a beautiful woman of about 40 came over. She had long blond hair, furs, jewelry, high cheekbones and, with her head held high, a Kennedy smile. She would be a Jitney lady, I thought. For a moment, she caught my eye. I was looking at her admiringly. She smiled back, thanking me for the compliment. But then she walked over to the revolving door, found it locked, frowned and walked off. Not open, darn it. I thought, well, I was wrong about that. A few moments after that, from the inside, a sales clerk unlocked the revolving doors. Victoria’s Secret was open (Cont’d on next page)


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for business. I’ve seen them all over the years, going into that store. Young men, trying not to show the electric heat they feel as they shop for their women. Young women with high heels knowing exactly what they wanted. Two or three women together, giggling. I imagine pole dancers in there, women of the night, lovers in clandestine relationships. Determined wives. And with that, the workman with the low-rider pants went through the revolving door, and, after him, the high-fashion lady with the furs and jewelry who looked so nice. I thought, she’s kept woman. Or, she’s for 11:43 sale.AM dans 2a14 14 logo 3:Layout 1 2/17/2014

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Or, maybe she’s the CEO of Yahoo. Funny the things you think of when you are waiting for the bus. At that moment, an older man, about my age, appeared. He was carrying plastic shopping bags, he wore a camel hair coat with a hood up and he had a scarf. I stood with my back to the nine-foot ladies, close to the show window where there was less snow. He faced me, further from the storefront, the snow falling on him. “Excuse me,” he said, “you’re Dan from Dan’s Papers, aren’t you?” “Yes.” “I read you all the time. I love the paper. You’re famous.” “Well, maybe for 50 miles,” I said. I looked him over. “The snow is piling up on you.” “It’s alright, I don’t even notice. I have the hood,” he said. And he brushed some of the snow atop it off. It was now about five minutes after the hour. He and I talked about the Jitney and the Hamptons for a while. He told me his name, but he said, “I like to stay under the radar, unlike you.” And I thought that was surely true. Then I told him about what had gone through my mind during the prior 15 minutes, about the posters and the lady in black and the other high-fashion lady about 40 with the Kennedy smile and how you never know what they are up to and how I had admired her, and he said his wife was just like that—I had described her to a tee and so he knew exactly what I meant. We talked about a few other things for a while, about which Hampton he was going to, and how he had bought some vegetables and fruit from Whole Foods so they could be set up in their house even if the snowstorm had them socked in. And then, just 10 minutes later in this snowstorm, I saw the bus coming up Third Avenue, coming to the light and stopping, and I saw the blinker go on for the turn. “Here’s the bus,” I said. “Oh, I should get my wife,” he said, and he looked past me and into the store. I turned too. Inside was the beautiful lady. “That’s the woman I was telling you about,” I grinned excitedly. “That’s my wife,” he said. “Oops.” “Well, you have a beautiful, tall wife, too,” he said. How did he know my wife? I had never seen him before in my life. We all stood in line, waiting to talk to the attendant with the clipboard who would usher us on the bus. The man’s wife was in front, the man was in the middle, I was behind him. He turned. “You should write this story for the paper,” he said. “Oh, I can’t do that.” I was so embarrassed. “Please. If you want to tell this story to your wife, please wait until after we get off the bus. Please?” His wife was getting on. And I had another thought. “You know, when all is said and done, she was the only one of us smart enough to wait indoors.” Bigstock.com

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What They Used to Be Sleazy Bars, Race Tracks, Torpedo Stations and More We Left Behind By Dan Rattiner

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hen I came to live on the eastern end of Montauk as a teenager, this place was as local as, for example, Ronkonkoma. The East End was sleepy, undiscovered, and, if a dog were to lie down in the middle of the road to take a nap, nobody would bother him. Today it has transformed into a full-blown international resort of billionaires and celebrities. The entire western world watches this place enviously while taking note of every new change and wrinkle. In this context, I find it amusing to look at a present-day enterprise and, in my mind, see what I recall from 55 years ago. There’s people walking around on the property today, beautiful and well dressed. There were other people, with other attributes, maybe better ones, maybe worse, that walked around back then in work boots and peaked caps. Here’s my top 20, not in any particular order. *** Bay Street Theatre, the great live venue in Sag Harbor, was, 50 years ago, an off-limits manufacturing warehouse for military aircraft parts made by Grumman. (The buildings were constructed before my time as a torpedo testing station during the First World War.) The Bridge, one of the fanciest golf courses in the Hamptons, with a membership fee north of $500,000, was the Bridgehampton Race Circuit, a track similar to, but with a better reputation than, Watkins Glen. It smelled of diesel fuel, oil, fumes and, occasionally, explosions when cars caught on fire. I went to numerous events there. The noise caused windows to rattle. The cars were driven at speeds close to 200 miles an hour by well-known international racing drivers such as Dan Gurney, Jackie Stewart, Bruce McLaren and, when he made a second career

out of auto racing, actor Paul Newman. In Montauk, what today is the oceanfront Sloppy Tuna, frequented by the 20-something hip New York crowd, was when I got here a dry-cleaning laundry. It had been built as such only a few years before my arrival, to handle the laundry needs of the booming motel business. During the ten years just prior to my arrival, nearly 40 motels were built in Montauk. I never set foot on the premises when I first got here, didn’t have to, but often wondered if bad chemicals were being left to go down a pipe into the ocean. There were no laws to prevent that at the time. In East Hampton, what is today the chic Juicy Couture apparel shop on Newtown Lane was the village police station. You went inside and there was a desk patrolman sitting high up on a platform. They had the village lockup in a back room. In front on the sidewalk were two gas pumps. The place was no longer being used as a commercial gas station, but the pumps worked. The police cars gassed up there. A classy restaurant called Page at 63 Main occupies the space on Main Street in Sag Harbor which, when I got here, was the sleaziest, dirtiest bar and grill on the East End, the Sandbar. Drunks would get tossed out of the Sandbar onto the sidewalk on occasion. Directly across the street was the second sleaziest, dirtiest bar and grill on the East End, called the Black Buoy. Both of these places, with sawdust sprinkled on the wood floors, were legendary in their time. The Black Buoy is where LT Burger, the home of the $14 hamburger, is today. In East Hampton, on the corner of Main Street and Newtown Lane where there is today Elie Tahari, was, at the time I came here, a sewing repair and dressmaker shop run by a very beloved woman named Hattie Goldberg. A lot of very loved women ran successful stores

or restaurants in that era. In Southampton, where today there is the Red Bar, Marge and Renato Galante ran an Italian restaurant that for several generations had been called Balzarini’s. Balzarini’s was the maiden name of Mrs. Galante. Where Nick & Toni’s is today was for more than 30 years an Italian restaurant run by Ma Bergmann and her husband. It was called Ma Bergmann’s and her whole family helped out. I recall going in there one night with my young family to find there was only one table left— where Mrs. Bergmann’s daughter was doing her homework. She cleared out and went upstairs to finish so we could have the table. When I first got here, the widow of painter Louis Guglielmi, a loving, interesting woman who lived in Amagansett, was running Guglielmi’s, an Italian restaurant on the site which is today The Stephen Talkhouse Mary Damark owned and ran the deli on Three Mile Harbor Road when I first got here. It was called Mary’s although there was no name on the door. She was another of the many beloved women who ran retail businesses here. After she died, her daughter ran it but changed the name to Damark’s, which is what it is today. Still, people in that community today refer to it as Mary’s in order to remember that woman fondly. The very upscale restaurant 75 Main in Southampton was, at the time I moved here, a down-and-out local dive called the Anchorage. For many years thereafter, the neon sign that ran vertically on the outside of the building on up the second floor remained. A few weeks after the Anchorage closed, it was a French café, bistro and patisserie. I once watched a couple of drunks wandering up to the front door, not having been there for a while, peering in, looking up at the neon, then shaking their heads and walking off. (Continued on page 22)


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he third in a series of essay readings by nonfiction writers at the Southampton Inn took place in the middle of a snowstorm last Saturday night. The event, part of the Dan’s Papers $6,000 Literary Prize competition for 2014, began at 5 p.m., about seven hours after a huge nor’easter hit the South Fork and began to dump what would be half a foot of snow on the area. Plows were out. Traffic was slowed to a crawl. The police and fire people were out attending to several fender benders nearby on the Montauk Highway, but nevertheless, at the proper time, the people came. They settled into the grand living room of the Inn, just beyond the front desk, where a lectern had been set up in front of a roaring fire for the three readers. There was a free hors d’oeuvre table and a cash bar off to one side. People came in the front door, stamped the snow off their shoes, and it began. The first reader was Mark Chapman of East Quogue, who read his essay “Journey to the East.” Chapman comes from Scandinavian stock and his father had been a seaman during the Second World War. Chapman’s essay sketched his teenage years when his father first took him out to the eastern end of Long Island from their home on the Great South Bay in a tiny 13-foot lapstreak sloop. It was a day sail and they got as far as Shinnecock Bay. Chapman recalled what the East End looked like from the boat as they skimmed across that bay, passing fishing boats and pleasure boats. Five years later, in a much larger boat—his father had been successful in, among other pursuits, editing editions of Roget’s Thesaurus— they took numerous trips beyond Shinnecock Bay in their boat named The Saurus, which the family had hoped his father would not persist with but did. They explored Gardiner’s Bay and the various harbors, and on one occasion they anchored in a becalmed ocean off Amagansett and Chapman went ashore for supplies in a rubber boat. His description of the people talking on the beach, the sound of portable transistor radios and the happiness of ocean bathing were the further subjects of his essay. Today he lives in East Quogue next to a marina that lovingly restores old sailboats. The second reader was Kristen McConnell of Brooklyn, a registered nurse, who in “Stitches” described a time when her very young daughter fell and needed stitches while they visited the author’s parents in the Hamptons. The daughter had fallen not once but twice, and in the end required 17 stitches in her face and head and 7 stitches in her lip at a hospital emergency room visit here. As a nurse, she was fully covered by insurance, but as she soon found, there was a discrepancy between what the insurance paid— which was $4,000—and what the hospital and doctor billed, which was an additional $10,000, that the insurance company said it would not pay. “This is how people lose their homes,” she said. In the end, the insurance company did pay it, but it took a year of negotiating, and the episode highlighted for her the very out-ofwhack situation in medical costs today. The third essay was called “Full Circle” and it was read by its author, Dr. Nick Kardaras, who

Dr. Nick Kardaras (center) waits to give his reading; Mark Chapman presenting on Saturday at the Southampton Inn

teaches in the Psychology Department at Stony Brook University. Kardaras described growing up in the city and graduating Bronx Science High School and then going into the restaurant business in New York. It was a world, he said, of drugs and bad people, and at one point he almost died from an overdose. Recovering, he decided he could live or die, and he decided to live. Having made that decision, he went on through college, got a masters and PhD, got married and had twins—both his children, now 7, and his wife were there to hear this essay. At one point about two years ago, he got an email from someone who said he had found Nick’s high school ring. Nick said he barely remembered ever having one, and he thought he lost it during a night of partying upstate. Now, apparently, here it was. It turned out that it was found by a man with a metal detector at a crime scene, outside a retail establishment where a murder had taken place. The man had been looking for shell casings. He found the ring, with Kardaras’s name on it, in three feet of dirt. At this point in his reading, Kardaras held it up. He wondered why this ring had come back to him from his wayward former life he would rather forget. And then, a short time later, he experienced another lost and found. He had been swimming

in the bay and, while swimming back to the steps of a dock, the wedding ring he’d had on his left hand fell off. He was in four feet of water. He dove down. He could not find it. He returned again and again to the spot, diving down to no avail. He did this for another year. His wife told him to give it up. But he persisted. Finally, he happened to meet a man who owned what Kardaras said was “the most powerful metal detector on the planet,” who he persuaded to go to the spot. The man found the ring in 10 minutes. And Kardaras held his hand up to show us. There it was. What did it all mean? He raised this question when his first ring was returned. But he knew what it meant when he got the second, and with that, he ended the essay. Further readings will be held at the Southampton Inn this spring. The next will be in March, shortly after the 2014 Dan’s Papers $6,000 Literary Prize for Nonfiction opens for entries. The winner will take home $5,000 and two runners up will take home $500 at an awards ceremony to take place at the John Drew Theater in East Hampton on August 24. To read Dr. Kardaras’s story, see page 18. To see highlights of the 2012 and 2013 awards ceremonies, go to literaryprize.danspapers.com.


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MUELLER MANOR: The "Mueller Bulb" Farm has been a local landmark for years. Although the main house dates back to the late 1700's, the structure exudes the sensibility of a "Gatsby" era house on the North Shore of Long Island. Beautiful hardwood floors,intricate mouldings,warm fireplaces and light filled rooms are necessary aesthetics of this period home.New central air just installed.WithTLC, this manor can once again become the "Grand Lady" she was. $795,000

ONE OF A KIND: This modern, light filled 4 Bedroom home sits in a private compound.Features include Open design, Gourmet kitchen, big Family Room, separate Studio /Office suite over 4 car garage, 3½ Baths with designer fixtures, finished walkout basement, and plenty of storage. Entire property is fenced, with mature landscaping, free form Pool, Gazebo, and large sunny Lawn and Gardens. Must see to appreciate all that this has to offer. $1,195,000

TRUNNELL HYLL: is “green” with envy. Its architectural beauty lies in the fusion of period perfect barn structures with the highest level of interior amenities. The home features a state of the art Geothermal heating and cooling system.Trunnel Hyll was well thought out and planned by the builder and his team to create a home that has the beauty of yesteryear and the sensibility of today’s engineering. Property being sold at this price in “As Is” condition. $1,725,000

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

WALLS LANDING:Located in the center of the Hamlet of Lumberville, sits this amazing transformation. Although originally a lodge, this home has maintained the rusticity if its prior life while incorporating the sophistication of a riverfront Arts and Crafts cottage circa early 20th century. The focal point of the Great Room is a two-story Riverstone fireplace place with the traditional pyramidal shaped favored by the turn of the century Artisans. $795,000

RALPH STOVER MANSION:This 1780 stucco over stone mansion still exudes the graciousness and sophistication that has been part of its essence throughout the centuries.This mansion is either an exceptional private home or working Bed & Breakfast. This property is zoned for a community center,school,library,day care center,nursing home, medical use, office, funeral home and many others. $795,000

PEACOCK FARM : This amazing proper Bucks County stone farmhouse is sited on 10 desirable acres on prestigious Pidcock Creek Road. The home has a large, inviting kitchen. Radiating from the kitchen is a spacious family room with walls of glass and vaulted ceilings. There are 4 bedrooms and 3½ baths. The 10 acre site offers a large frame barn, a separate guest house, garage, in-ground pool, peacock house, a large pond and beautiful vistas. $2,395,000

ROSEBUD:Wonderful country retreat - Rosebud, nestled into 5 acres of verdant grounds, represents the creative fusion between a historical structure and the amenities of today's Buyers. The core of the home is a 1700's log home with new additions. Beautiful gardens, pond, garage with office. Unique zoning permits home occupation with sign display. $595,000

FOX EARTH:Set on 29 acres in the middle of lush greenery,is a rare example of modernist architecture by world renown architect, Paul Rudolph. For 52 years, this work of art has been hidden by its very private setting.The current owners recognized this architectural masterpiece and restored it to perfection. Interior walls were opened,baths redone with quality materials, the kitchen was totally renovated with Pecan cabinets, high-end appliances and granite counters. $2,250,000

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Wuneechanunck Shinnecock Preschool to Open By james keith phillips

Courtesy Donna Bess, Lauryn Randall

or all you students who wait until the last minute to do your homework, let me assure you, sometimes things change –-and sometimes they stay the same. I graduated long ago from high school, but I still tend to wait a bit too long to hand in an assignment...like this one. It was due about two months ago, but I have as lame an excuse as whatever you can come up with, and no paper-eating dog was involved. I started a new job at the Shinnecock Health services right before Thanksgiving and, lo and behold, my office window looks out on the construction site of the Wuneechanunck Shinnecock Preschool. The Algonquin translates to “Our Children of the Stony Shores.” Although this article was due around Thanksgiving, as anyone who has been lucky enough to have found a job knows, things tend to be a bit hectic in those first few weeks. And I still had the Wuneechanunck Shinnecock Preschool staring back at me every day, reminding me of my procrastination. However, trust a beautiful Shinnecock woman to give a non-verbal kick in the pants when needed. This came in the form of project director Lauryn Randall walking past my window last week with tile samples in hand, smiling and waving at me. Nothing motivates like a guilty conscience. Randall and Donna Bess, the administrative assistant, are the two women responsible for bringing the project to fruition. It had been kicked around since the 1990’s. Andrea Godoy and Winona Warren, who wrote the initial grants, began the initial planning and groundwork in 2008.   Randall and Bess came on in 2010. Their paid positions ended a few months ago, but they continue to volunteer, giving endless hours of their time and energy to keep this worthwhile project going. Hardly a day goes by that I don’t see one or the other at the site. They took me on a tour earlier this fall (when I first started this article) and there wasn’t anything they didn’t know about the building. Randall explained to me that she and Bess work well together, with Randall being more into the finances, while Bess looks at the big picture. They are both dynamos on their “A game” and share a sense of fortitude that is admirable. Things really got going in 2012, when the tribe voted overwhelmingly to begin construction. The plans were presented at a tribal meeting— everyone was impressed, since the consensus was that the community needed something positive in a year full of letdowns and negative news stories. It was a time of put up or... and everyone regarded it as an investment in the future of the tribe and its future generations. Funding for the project came from various sources: an Indian Community Development grant, a Special Initiative Congressional grant obtain by congressman Tim Bishop, The Karrus Foundation, the federal Child Care Development Fund, and most important, at the same tribe meeting that gave the go-ahead to start building—tribal funds were approved to be released from the tightly held tribal account. I must say that this was done with minimal— if any—objections or hoary speeches about spending.

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The Wuneechanunck Shinnecock Preschool is nearing completion!

The late Jason King, a young man who had immense artistic talent and one of the cofounders of the Young Men of Shinnecock youth group, designed the logo. Designed by the Native American–owned architectural firm of WH Pacific teamed with the local firm of Chaleff and Rogers of Water Mill, the center’s four corners sit on the cardinal points of the compass, with its main entrance facing the rising sun in the east. It will initially serve 28 children, from infancy to three years of age. At least six teachers and caregivers will staff it. Randall told me that it would be really wonderful if the majority of the staff were Shinnecock, so all you students out there interested in early

childhood education should keep that in mind... and your noses to the grindstone. Bess and Randall stated that construction is on schedule and they’re looking at a springtime completion. Their next efforts will focus on obtaining long-term operational funding along with underwriters to make enrollment affordable. They are also considering fundraising events such as dances and auctions to keep the funds flowing. If you are interested in more information about the Wuneechanunck Shinnecock Preschool or want to make a donation (the project is a 501(3)c and is tax deductible), the website is shinnecockpreschool.com.


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Full Circle By nick kardaras

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ife has a funny way of coming full circle. Sure, we grow older, maybe wiser. We get married—have kids. Experience the heartache of losing loved ones. Shed some tears. Maybe sometimes we even feel like we don’t recognize the face in the mirror as we brush our teeth. Or, worse yet, we don’t recognize ourselves when we look at an old photo from high school…we don’t recognize the sparkle in the eyes—the look of youthful exuberance (naiveté?) of the person in the corny black and white yearbook portrait. Was that me? Beyond the goofy-yet-groovy hairstyle, does that kid still exist anymore? Four years ago, circumstance and synchronicity reminded of that old 18 year-old me from over a quarter of a century ago. I was sitting at my desk in my farmhouse in Cutchogue—looking for a simpler, calmer life, I had moved to the East End during the summer before the infamy of 9/11—when an email brought me back to 1982. It was an email from my alma mater, the Bronx HS of Science Alumni Association; it Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, Ph.D., is a Cornell graduate, author of “How Plato and Pythagoras Can Save Your Life” (Conari, 2011), Clinical Professor at Stony Brook University, Executive Director of The Dunes East Hampton and a regular contributor to “Psychology Today.” Having lived a colorful life (he’s a former NYC nightclub owner and a coma survivor), he lives in Sag Harbor with his wife and twin sons.

seemed that someone had found my high school class ring and had been trying to contact me. Initially I thought that it was a prank—it had been so long since I had lost my school ring, that I didn’t even remember that I had ever had one. But as I strained my memory to its farthest reaches, I ever so vaguely remembered having once proudly worn my gold-plated extravagance. As I thought about it, I seemed to recall that it had been lost somewhere during my college years in the mid ’80s. Sure enough, the next day, I was emailed by a man who claimed to have found my wellpreserved gold and turquoise “Class of 82” ring which, apparently, had been buried in six inches of dirt in Binghamton, New York. Even more shockingly, it was found outside of a horrific crime scene—the mass shooting outside of an immigration center where an unhinged Vietnamese-American named Jiverly Antares Wong had shot and killed 13 innocent people in one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history. Outside of that indescribable carnage laid my long-buried Bronx Science school ring—found by a man who had been using a metal detector to look for spent shell casings at the crime scene. I had spent two semesters at SUNY Binghamton before transferring to Cornell; I figured that it must have fallen off of my finger after a night of bar-hopping (there was a bar on the corner of where the immigration center was). Conflicted feelings ensued; I was repulsed by the crime that led to (Continued on page 24)

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Flu Survival 101: A Shelter Island Prescription The flu. The first few hours you start to feel the symptoms, you try to tell yourself you’re imagining things. You’re not really sick, just tired. You’ll take a nap and you’ll be fine. So you nap and wake to discover you have fever and chills and there is a furry animal running around in your head making you feel slow and your thoughts blunted. So it’s off to the drug store to buy an assortment of potions to address the symptoms. You buy old standbys and some new meds on sale. Your hope is that if the meds don’t knock out the symptoms, they will at least knock you out ’til morning. The next critical decision is what tissues to buy. They have to be soft, lotion–infused and strong. Lastly, you hit the grocery store and buy orange juice and comfort foods. Recent studies show that comfort foods have no impact whatsoever on flu recovery, but who cares what the pundits say? Tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches help you recuperate, and them what disagrees are not true Americans. There are three levels of flu recovery. Level One is you recovering on your own, all alone in your house. You decide where to set up “sick camp,” either the couch or the bed, depending on where the better TV is located.

There’s no one to bring you anything. Nobody to pet your head, or bring tea, or accuse you of being overdramatic or even ignore you. You spend your time clicking through the channels because you can’t focus on anything that requires intelligent thought, and you are fine watching SpongeBob SquarePants. You amuse yourself by making sick–looking origami animals from your used tissues. Level Two is you live with a partner, but no kids. Your partner will make the pharmacy and grocery store run for you and make tomato soup and grilled cheese for you, but once they have you set up, they would prefer you How do you recover from the flu? suffer in silence. They forget strength to channel surf and watch sports. He that they are next in line to get sick and what they didn’t do for you, you don’t is authorized to moan and groan as loudly as he plan on doing for them. When it comes to the needs to insure someone comes, and when they flu, what goes around keeps going ’til it comes ask what he needs he answers, “Nothing, why? full circle, and sometimes it even goes around Did I wake you?” Level Three for married women is very simple. one more time after that. Level Three is for married with children. You can’t have the flu—that’s for people who There is a male and female version. The male need some rest and a break. You need to take version of Level Three flu allows that the male whatever meds will keep you moving and on gets to go to bed immediately and everything your feet. You got dinner to make, laundry to is brought to him since he only has enough do, and the dog threw up in the car again...

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What (Continued from page 17) If Sag Harbor had a torpedo testing station during the First World War, there was one leftover from the Second World War in Montauk on Fort Pond Bay called, unremarkably, the Naval Torpedo Testing Range, Montauk, Long Island. Torpedoes would be brought to Montauk by train, fired off on a course just under the surface of Fort Pond Bay while officers in a seaplane flew overhead to observe. Today that site, which consisted of about ten cinderblock concrete buildings (all dismantled and carted to the dump), is now the condominium Roughriders Landing. What is now the community center in Montauk, a massive 50,000 square foot building, was when I came here an indoor holding pen for cattle. The cattle were driven down to it from the Deep Hollow Ranch up near the Lighthouse, then held there to be eventually herded across the street to the railroad station and into cattle cars for transport to the slaughter houses up the island. The building had originally been built as a glass-roofed indoor tennis court. It was also used as a boxing ring with bleachers before I got here, then for a while, when I first got here, as a movie theater and a summer stock Broadway show facility called the Montauk Playhouse. The final name stuck. On Jobs Lane in Southampton, there was a dress shop run by a very high society well-to-do woman from the social set by the name of Ninna Murray. Ms. Murray was a very vocal supporter of her class of people, and frequently wrote to the local papers complaining about them. She referred to them as “the people who eat ice

cream on the street.” Today that store is Carvel. The store on the northeast corner of Hampton Road where it meets up with Main Street in the very center of downtown Southampton is today a Pottery Barn. Before that, for more than 60 years, it was a Saks Fifth Avenue, but when I first came here with my parents it was the Southampton Town Hall. Bridgehampton had seven gas stations when I first moved here. Mostly it was because Bridgehampton was completely surrounded by potato farms in those years, and so it was a farm town where seed and equipment were bought. The gas stations largely repaired farm equipment as well as automobiles. The one on the southeast corner in the center of town at the monument is today completely torn down. The mansion behind it is being restored as a historical museum. The gas station on the northwest corner at the monument, directly across from the first one, is also torn down. It is a lot for sale now, but for a long time was a Beverage Barn. A gas station on Lumber Lane just north of the tracks is now a private home. The gas station at the corner of Corwith Lane and Main Street on the north side is today a florist and toy store. The gas station on the southwest corner of Halsey Lane and Main Street is now torn down and replaced by a beautiful new building, Urban Archaeology, which sells expensive stone, modern or antique garden, bathroom and kitchen fixtures. The gas station across the street, at the corner of Butter Lane and Main Street, is today an office building for an investment firm. Only the gas station to

the west of town before you get to the shopping center remains. And it has become a full-blown gas station and convenience store facility. The Bridgehampton Commons, today a complex of 20 stores and restaurants, was, when I got here, the Hamptons Drive-In, where we took dates to make out in our cars while watching black-and-white horror movies or comedies on a huge screen. World Pie in Bridgehampton, an Italian restaurant, was the original literary bar and café called Bobby Van’s, which subsequently moved across the street. The first year I was here, what the following year was to become Bobby Van’s was a tavern with a nightly barbershop quartet for entertainment. Waiters dressed in red-andwhite-striped pants and blue vests too. On Main Street in Westhampton Beach, the rough disco Club Marakesh, a fixture for years and years, is now the Hudson City Savings Bank. Pier One on Hampton Road between Southampton and Water Mill was originally a big bowling alley and, after that, for many years, a disco. What is now the McLoughlin Construction Corporation on Main Street in Bridgehampton, was originally built as a private home in 1904. It was the home of Dan’s Papers from 1971 to 2012, which is how I see it when I drive by today. In 2012, however, I sold the building and we moved our offices to a new and larger building on County Road 39 in Southampton. Times change but things stay the same? Wrong.


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This Week’s Cover Artist: Randolph Smith This week’s cover artist, Randy Smith, is a study in contrasts. While his cover image, “Snowy Day,” replicates what Smith no doubt sees surrounding his Virginia home, his New York paintings represent opposing views. Consider, for example, his skaters in the park, tall vertical buildings and impressive historical structures. He also paints beach scenes and other settings in the Hamptons. Smith loves the feel of the land, evoking its smell and sound no matter where he paints. Being a “man on the move” allows this artist to experience everything he loves and to communicate that with us, the viewers. How does all this snow affect your routine and your painting? Snow inspires me. There’s no such thing as bad weather. After all, I grew up in New Jersey. I take long walks in the snow, too. You walk in 18” of snow? Do you use skis? No. I just trudge along in my boots. And I plan on going to New York City again in a week or so despite the snow—just as long as I’m not too far from hot chocolate.

That makes sense, as twice—and to the horse show you love being outdoors. in Wellington, Florida. I remember that you take What is it about horses that part in the Batteau (Boat) attracts you? Festival each year on the Like the skaters that I paint, James River. And you lived horses are on the move. I like in Howardsville, Virginia, a motion. small community of rolling terrain. You also have lived in other places where I can see that, especially landscape is important, like your involvement with boats, when you were completing which certainly move. You your B.F.A. in studio also have a penchant for sculpture at the University Artist Randy Smith at work on the water history. Howardsville, where of New Mexico. What other you lived half the year, has a settings have inspired you? historical background, being I used to be a crane operator in Texas. Even involved in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. now, I get distracted when I walk by cranes in What role does history play in your art? New York. I worked on a barge, dredging sand I have a work featuring Alexander Hamilton’s out of the Sacramento River. I would get off the house in a museum on Wall Street. I like to do barge only when it was full of sand, maybe after historical paintings, like George Washington’s two days. Headquarters in New Jersey. Courtesy Randy Smith

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Why did you want to work on a barge? It stimulated my senses, like smell, sound and sight. I can see that. All your images conjure up the senses. Will you go back to Texas soon? I’ve been invited to go to Marfa, in West Texas, by my brother. Where else would you like to go to paint? I’d like to go around the world once or

How about history in the Hamptons? I’m interested in Lion Gardiner’s legacy in the Hamptons, and I painted Sag Harbor’s Whalers’ Church. I hope to paint the John Jermain Library when it’s finished. Oh yes, and I read tombstones. Randy Smith’s paintings can be viewed on his website, randysmithart.com, and at Sag Harbor’s Romany Kramoris Gallery, 41 Main Street, kramorisgallery.com, 631-725-2499.

The Snow Days Are Almost Over? By kelly laffey

There are just over 100 days left until Memorial Day, and I think every East Ender is ready for summer. When each day brings the very real—according to the media—threat of a snowpocalypse, the thought of tourists and day-trippers invading our town isn’t so daunting. For Christmas 2012, a friend gave me a fiveyear, sentence-a-day journal. The idea is to briefly recap each day for a total of five years, leaving you with a log of snapshots of your daily life. As the snow and winter weather take their toll on my sanity, I’ve flipped back in the journal to September, a time when I was fine— and almost relieved—that summer was over. I can barely recall a time when such blasphemous thoughts entered my mind. But there they are, recorded in the journal. At this point, I almost feel like filling each day with a simple countdown until Memorial Day. Or at least until spring. My progression from relief to desperation is neatly recorded here, with some slight embellishments to reflect my current mood… Tuesday, September 3: It’s Tumbleweed Tuesday. My heart rate has slowed, even though I went out for an ideal early-morning

run. Stopped in the village for lunch and got a parking spot. I walked down Main Street and didn’t bump into anyone. Is it weird that I feel like I can breathe better? Wednesday, September 4: I went to the beach after work. Right at 5 p.m. There was no one there. I jumped into the ocean and attempted to just float, but playing in the surf was too tempting. Friday, September 6: I blow-dried my hair this morning for the first time in months. It was a little too chilly to drive to work with my windows down, nature’s blow drier. Saturday, September 7: Another quiet run this a.m., then off to Sag Harbor for HarborFest! The crowds are clearly back, but it’s nothing like last weekend. There’s so much going on downtown and I can actually participate in it. Sunday, September 22: First day of fall. But it still feels like summer. I’ve just heard the phrase “locals summer,” realizing that it applies to the month of September. Rode my bike to town. Wednesday, January 1, 2014: Happy New Year! Holidays were amazing. I left the East End for a while to celebrate in Boston with some college friends. Much to look forward to in 2014. Signed up for a half marathon in Central Park in February. Friday, January 3: It’s Candlelight Friday at Wölffer and Nancy Atlas’ inaugural concert at Bay Street. How nice to have such problems. Saturday, January 4: No live music for me. I stayed in tonight due to weather. Glad we got our annual big storm out of the way.

Wednesday, January 8: Nope. More snow. Found out my car has a “Caution You’re Skidding!” light. I was like “duh, I’m skidding.” Friday, January 17: Is it illegal to drive with your knees if your steeling wheel is too cold to touch? Too cold to think about that. Wednesday, January 22: They say some sort of polar vortex is coming. Sunday, January 26: Polar Vortex is a season, not a phenomenon, apparently. Tuesday, January 28: I wonder if my half marathon deposit is refundable. Wednesday, January 29: Got into an argument over when they should make the call to cancel schools. This doesn’t even affect me. Why can’t I channel my energy into something that’s not the weather? Friday, January 31: Went to Nancy Atlas tonight with special guest, blues legend Jonny Rosch. Drinks at the American Hotel after. Necessary fun. Sunday, February 2: Absolutely needed to go for a run outside today. The sun actually poked through and the wind was calm, so I ran on the beach from Cooper’s to Old Town. The sand was frozen, so it was like running on a packed trail, something we’re lacking out here a bit. Tuesday, February 11: Is it a problem when above–freezing temps actually feel balmy? Wednesday, February 12: Seriously? More snow tonight? Friday, February 14: Day 100 of Snowpocalypse. Or something like that. Am wearing black to protest the snow.


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Postcard from the Consumer Electronics Show By MATTHEW APFEL

I was in Vegas last month for the the annual Consumer Electronics Show, or as I like to call it, “Nerd Core.” CES is the Super Bowl of the tech world; all the major players come here to unveil super awesome new gadgets, hoping to build early sales buzz for the coming year. If you’ve never had the chance to hit this epic event, close your eyes and picture this: You’re standing in the largest room you’ve ever seen. There’s aisle after aisle of tablets, TVs, phones, game consoles, appliances and more. Now add lots of scantily clad “gadget girls” (their term, not mine) who shamelessly lure you into sampling the merchandise—as if we needed extra incentive. And for good measure, throw in hordes of guys who still live in mom’s basement and come to CES dressed as wizards, gnomes, jousters and other roleplaying characters. Good times, right? Ironically, I rarely have the chance to walk the floor these days. Digital media companies like Hulu and Yahoo have started coming to CES; most corporate attendees use the time for networking, so it’s nonstop meetings in hotel lobbies and bars. This year, I managed to find a few hours to

see what’s what. Here are some observations, trends and things to look for in 2014.

technology and sets as the TV industry makes its last stand.

TV’s Last Stand Did you know that the TV business is in big trouble? Neither did I! Apparently, flat screen TVs are getting bigger and better, but prices and margins are plummeting. The manufacturers can’t make any money on the sets. And the kids (it’s always the kids!) would rather watch on tablets anyway. How did this happen and why aren’t people rioting in the streets? The TV companies have a plan for 2014: Smart TVs. Manufacturers like LG, Samsung and others are making big bets on them. The strategy is to replace your home computer with a TV set that already has all the apps and functions built in. I saw models that let you surf the web while watching ESPN, or click a single button to pull up your family photos and videos right beside Netflix. I even saw a 100-inch curved TV that looks and feels like an actual movie screen. These TVs are dazzling, and I understand that the TV makers need to blow customers away. But there’s big problem: mobility. The tablet is great because you have all that functionality right in your hands—email, games, video, web—and you can take it anywhere you want. Not so with a 60-inch LED TV that’s mounted above the fireplace. I’m not sure that Smart TVs will ever catch on, but we can expect to find some amazing

It’s All Wearable I have a love-hate relationship with Wearable Technology. I’ve been goofing on Google Glass for over a year now. I mean, how can you not? Then came the Samsung wristwatch computers, which had major hype but didn’t exactly set the world on fire. Maybe I spoke too soon, because Wearable Technology is everywhere at CES. We’re talking wristband health monitors, lapel pin video cameras, gift cards that track your purchasing history and more. I even saw shoelaces that doubled as fiber-optic cable. (OK, I made that one up.) To me, this signals two things. First, electronics makers have maxed out the bells and whistles for smart phones. They’re struggling to invent the next great leap forward, so it logically follows that smaller, omnipresent devices will be part of the solution. It also opens a lot of questions about consumer behaviors. What kind of gadget experiences do we truly want over the next 3, 5 or 10 years? Will we be OK with the present generation of smart devices, where we manually access content and information? Or will we want gadgets to do the thinking for us and offer seamless, constant technology experiences—almost like systems monitors for daily lives? Having seen the goods in Vegas, I think the human robot age might be upon us much faster.

it is for any of us to reconnect with our younger selves. As we can sometimes get ossified by life, it can literally be a life-saving reunion. Interestingly, long-lost rings returning to me has become a bit of a theme in my life. I had lost my wedding ring while swimming at Nassau Point in Cutchogue in 2007 (a couple of years before the return of my high school ring in 2009); it had slipped off my finger as I swam

back to shore late one fall afternoon. Distraught, I counted the paces out from some wooden steps to the spot where I believed that my ring had fallen. I went back every day for a month searching for it, but never got more than handfuls of sand and endless grief from my wife. Years passed…children were born (twin boys)…and my wife and I decided to move to Sag Harbor in 2010 because we just always loved the character and more creative flavor of the people who call Sag Harbor home. By chance I would meet David Cosgrove—a man who owns one of the most high-tech and powerful underwater metal detectors on the planet. Emboldened by the return of my high school ring, I asked David—an exceedingly kind man—if he’d be game to take a trip to the North Fork to look for my wedding ring. He enthusiastically agreed as my wife and 4-year-old twins followed behind in our Jeep for our treasure hunting adventure. Not really believing that I could find my aquatic ring after three years, I tempered my expectations as my boys excitedly followed the determined Mr. Cosgrove into the water as I paced off where I thought that my ring might have settled. He found it within 5 minutes. My high school ring and my wedding ring have defied the odds and returned to me; as I look back on my life, I think I’m beginning to understand why.

the discovery of my ring—yet I was elated—and strangely sentimental and nostalgic to reconnect with a part of me who I wasn’t sure even existed anymore. Admittedly, I’ve had a surreal personal life: After graduating from Cornell in 1986, I tripped and stumbled into a career as a NYC restaurant and nightclub owner; in that world of hipsters, gangsters and drag queens, I somehow lost my way—and my soul. Drug addiction would lead me to an almost fatal overdose and a coma. But almost dying would lead to my rebirth; emerging from that coma, I got clean and sober and went back to school. A master’s degree and a Ph.D. later, I now teach the treatment of addiction at Stony Brook and am the Clinical Director of the Dunes in East Hampton—a high-end drug and alcohol treatment program. As I found out, life can sure be full of twists and fate can be quite the trickster. And after that 25-year journey, the “me” from high school came a knocking. Why? After an exchange of emails, my prodigal school ring was mailed to my doorstep— it looked brand new; no one could have ever told that it had lain in the dirt for a quarter of a century. But, as a believer in synchronicities, I asked myself again and again, why did this little hunk of gaudy metal make its way across space and time to reunite with me? As I thought about that, I began to realize how important it was for me to get reacquainted with that young man—indeed, how important

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EAST HAMPTON: In news that seems to have flown under the radar, the elusive East Hampton Village non-resident beach parking passes went on sale on February 1. Last year, the permits, which are issued on a first-come, first-serve basis, sold out by the end of March. “We’re well over half done,” Sue Dayton, principal clerk at the Village, said on Tuesday. Permits are required at East Hampton Village beaches from May 15 through September 15, which means that people who don’t purchase them now are in for a bummer of an East Hampton summer. The non-resident permits cost $375 and the link to purchase passes can be found at DansPapers.com.

THE INTERWEBS: As a couple million people binge-watched the second season of the Netflix series “House of Cards” over the weekend, they were exposed to a derisive comment about Long Island wines that East End winemakers and our local congressman were not happy to hear. The comment in the fourth episode arises as the new House whip is trying to drum up votes from two holdouts, and she feigns an offer to back their pork-barrel projects. Here is the conversation: Whip: Paul, Remy tells me you need a waste treatment plant. Paul: We’ve had some trouble getting matching federal funds. Whip: Ben, you mentioned once a winery museum in your district Ben: We are making some great wines on Long Island these days. Whip: I’ve tried some; it tastes like piss compared to what we have in Napa. The kind of piss that belongs in Paul’s waste treatment plant. That didn’t sit will with Steven Bate, the executive director of the Long Island Wine Council. “It is very unfortunate that the creator, Beau Willimon—and Kevin Spacey is a lead producer—decided to disparage our region with a gratuitous slap,” Bate says. “My first reaction is that it seems like a good opportunity to bring them out and have a blind tasting.” He envisions having Willimon, Spacey and others involved with the show gathering in Manhattan for the tasting. “Our wines speak for themselves,” Bate says. “We’re getting a lot of recognition, nationally, for the product.” Tim Bishop, a Southampton native and the real congressman representing Long Island Wine Country, also asked the makers of House of Cards to try Long Island wine before they criticize it. “On behalf of East End vintners, growers, their employees and customers, I take exception to anyone criticizing Long Island wines,” Bishop says. “We have exceptional wines produced by skilled, dedicated and hard-working owners and their employees of vineyards on both forks of our East End, which is why wine production is one of the fastest growing industries on Long Island. I invite the individuals involved in the show to visit New York’s First Congressional district to join me at some of our vineyards.”

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UPISLAND: On Tuesday, customers of the First National Bank of New York (FNBNY) became a part of the Bridgehampton National Bank family. The former FNBNY branches in Massapequa, Melville and Merrick reopened as BNB that morning. With the acquisition of FNBNY last fall, BNB now boasts 26 branch locations across Long Island. This spring, BNB will expand its ATM network, including surcharge-free access to ATMs at nearly 600 Rite Aid Pharmacies in New York.

SAG HARBOR: Bay Street Theatre has announced the three 2014 Mainstage Season productions. The Mainstage shows begin with the world premiere of Conviction, a modern drama. Next on tap is Travesties, a Tony award-winning comedy, and the season concludes with the world premiere of My Life is a Musical. The season, which will be Bay Street’s first summer under new artistic director Scott Schwartz, begins on May 27 and runs through August 31 “I am so excited to announce Bay Street’s full 2014 season,” Schwartz says. “It’s a season about art and revolution. By presenting two world premieres and a comic masterpiece by one of the greatest living playwrights, I hope to give our audience productions that are provocative, unusual, and most importantly entertaining.” As previously announced, the Mainstage season begins with the world premiere of Conviction, a modern drama, which will run from May 27 through June 15, directed by Scott Schwartz. For the second production, Richard Kind returns to Bay Street in Travesties, a Tony award winning comedy, which runs from June 24 through July 20. This Tom Stoppard classic will be directed by Gregory Boyd. The season culminates with the world premiere of My Life is a Musical, which runs July 29 through August 31. My Life is a Musical is about Parker, whose life plays out like musical theater, despite his hatred of the genre. As previously announced, Bay Street Theatre has organized a new fundraising initiative, the Scott Schwartz New Directions Fund, as part of Schwartz’s long-term plans and vision for the theater.

Montauk, 7-Eleven Named Busiest in Country

MONTAUK: Is there anything better than a Slurpee after spending a hot summer day at the beach? Clearly not, as revelers of the once-named “Miami Beach of the North” have helped make the Montauk 7-Eleven the highest grossing 7-Eleven in the country, according to data recently released by the Dallas-based chain. Details on the 7-Eleven corporate website reveal that the Montauk 7-Eleven boasts an ATM, hot foods, lottery tickets and wine. But locals know they also stock up on such summer essentials as boogie boards, sunblock and beach chairs. Though 7-Eleven does not release sales figures, the East End is well represented in the list of top grossing stores in the U.S. Coming in second place is the store in East Patchogue. Both the Montauk and East Patchogue franchises are operated by Chris Stephens. Southampton’s store, located at what some refer to as “The Gateway to the Hamptons” at the intersection of County Road 39 and North Sea Road, comes in at third place. Sag Harbor’s 7-Eleven is the 11th highest grossing, and the Patchogue store comes in at No. 19. 7-Eleven takes its name from its original operating hours, 7 a.m.–11 p.m. Nowadays, they’re best known for remaining open 24/7, making the franchises the only truly convenient convenience stores on the East End. Oh thank heaven. As of the 2010 Census, there were 3,326 full-time residents on Montauk. There are almost just as many nicknames for the iconic franchise—Sevs, Slevs, Sleven… Whatever you call it, clearly East Enders enjoy it. Let’s all raise a Go-Go Taquito in celebration.


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Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks at Hotel Indigo in Riverhead The falling snow seemed to pose no problem for those who gathered at the Hotel Indigo on Saturday night for a ballroom performance by Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks, part of Long Island Winterfest. Photographs by Gianna Volpe

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Gene Casey serenades the crowd

Love & Passion in Water Mill The Sara Nightingale Gallery of Contemporary Art in Water Mill attempted to host a "Love & Passion" exhibition Saturday evening, only to be postponed due to a snowstorm that couldn't keep some revelers away. The opening is rescheduled to February 22 at 5 p.m. Photographs by Daniel Gonzalez

2. 1. Sara Nightingale shoveling snow outside her gallery 2. A few stalwart souls braved the weather Saturday evening 3. One of the interesting pieces in the group show 4. Even if the elements would not cooperate, Matty Liot, Keith Douglas and Billy Lucey still showed up for their 3. part of an evening of art and music

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Montauk School Talent Show 2014 The Montauk School gym was transformed into a theater for the school's annual talent show. Brave and talented students presented 33 skits, which showed off their unique entertainment skills to parents, teachers and schoolmates. Photographs by Richard Lewin

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NORTH FORK EVENTS

WINERIES

So much to see and do this weekend!

Drink in the whole North Fork!

Meet LI Wine Council President Sal Diliberto he future of the East End’s wine region is in fresh hands, as newly elected President Sal Diliberto, of Jamesport’s Diliberto Winery, takes the helm of the Long Island Wine Council. “I’m looking forward to working with the board, and to seeing the organization continue to grow, to seeing the region continue to prosper, and to see more and more businesses come out here and open their doors, so we can welcome them and make them a part of our organization,” he says. Diliberto, who has served on the Long Island Wine Council as a board member for the past four years, was chosen to succeed former President Ron Goerler of Jamesport Vineyards, after his second term was up at the end of last year. “The term of office for the directors, as well as the officers of the organization, is a two-year term,” Diliberto says. “There was an election at the general membership meeting we had a few weeks back, and I was proposed to be president of the organization, and then membership voted me in.” “We’re having our first board meeting in the middle of February, and I have some ideas to propose to the board at that time, and based upon their reaction and their input, we’ll make some decisions about what projects we might want to add to the ones we currently have,” he says. As president, Diliberto is tasked with both guiding the council to benefit the region, as well as serving as a diplomat to the government. “Whether it be on a local, state, or even national level, we have to be

NORTH FORK For more events happening this week, check out: Arts & Galleries Listings pg. 30 Calendar pg. 33, Kids’ Calendar pg. 34

friday, february 21 LIVE ON THE VINE LONG ISLAND WINTERFEST Various times. Through 3/16. A six-week mid-winter music festival throughout the North Fork’s vineyard tasting rooms, hotels and other venues. Go to events.danspapers.com for the complete listing of events.

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sunday, february 23 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

LIVE MUSIC AT TWEED’S 7–10 p.m. Various artists on Friday Nights. 17 East Main Street, Riverhead. 631-208-3151 tweedsrestaurant.com

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LIVE MUSIC EVERY SATURDAY AT LENZ WINERY 2–5 p.m. Also on Sundays. The Lenz Winery, 38355 Main Road (Route 25), Peconic. 631-734-6010 lenzwine.com LIVE MUSIC AT LIEB CELLARS OREGON ROAD 2–6 p.m. Rain or shine. Open every day from 12­–7. 13050 Oregon Road, Cutchogue. 631-298-1942 liebcellars.com RAG DOLL AT SUFFOLK THEATER 8 p.m. (Bar and restaurant open at 6:30 p.m.)“Big Girls Don’t Cry;” The music of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons.

“Rag Doll” at Suffolk Theater 8 p.m. (see below)

monday, february 24 MONDAY NIGHTS AT LOVE LANE KITCHEN 4 p.m. Weekly. Enjoy $15 meals such as a grass-fed beef burger, cheese and fried and more. Love Lane Kitchen, 240 Love Lane, Mattituck. 631-298-8989

RIVERHEAD FARMERS MARKET 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Indoor farmers market located in the old Swezey’s building. 17 East Main Street, Riverhead.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22

LIVE ON THE VINE AT SPARKLING POINTE 3–5 p.m. Special performance by the Royal Strings duo. Prices start at $20. Sparkling Pointe Vineyards & Winery, 39750 County Road 48, Southold. 631-765-0200 sparklingpointe.com

FRIDAY NIGHT 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

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GIRLS NIGHT OUT AT COOPERAGE INN 3:30–10 p.m. Enjoy $5 appetizers & cosmos, $15 full dinner menu, & more specials. Every Wednesday, 2218 Sound Avenue, Calverton. 631-727-8994 cooperageinn.com LADIES NIGHT & KARAOKE AT THE ALL STAR 8–11 p.m. $5 Ladies bowling & drink specials. 7 p.m., Karaoke at the Stadium. 96 Main Road, Riverhead. 631-998-3565 theallstar.com

thursday, february 27 THURSDAYS AT THE RIVERHEAD PROJECT 7 p.m. Every Thursday, Executive Chef Lia Fallon prepares four courses served with a side of culinary conversation. Reserve a dining room banquette or the special table in the kitchen to watch the chef in action. $50/$70 per person. 631-284-9300 theriverheadproject.com

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we have affiliate members,” Diliberto involved,” he says. “The president says. “It’s an organization that does a can serve as a spokesperson to lot for the industry, and for the whole different levels of government to economy of the East End of Long let them know whether we feel Island—we’re an important part of that something being proposed that.” The affiliate members include legislatively is something that local restaurants, hotels and bed and would either be detrimental to our breakfasts. “As the industry grows organization or detrimental to our and strengthens, we continue to get whole area.” new members, and that adds to our Government liaison is part of overall strength,” he says. “They all the job, but it’s only a small part. benefit from us having a successful “You hope that you don’t have and strong wine industry.” to do that too often, because it That strength has been crucial for takes you away from the other things the region over the past few years. that you like to do, and you don’t “Times have changed, the economy want to consume your time by trying has changed, and Hurricane Sandy to hold off what you consider to be had a great impact on most of us potential problems,” he says. “You’d out here,” Diliberto says. “There rather be out there proactively LIWC President Sal Diliberto have been things that have happened looking to do the things that will help over the years that have made very big changes in the organization and the individual members.” Among those are events, which help draw attention everybody’s business, and we’re concerned about and money to the East End. “The organization has the future, and we’d like to do whatever we possibly done a tremendous job, especially the past four years can to continue to grow as an industry.” While Diliberto is concerned about the future that Ron was president,” Diliberto says. “Things like the Harvest East End, which was very successful last of the industry and the East End, he remains year, will be on the North Fork again this year—they optimistic. “I see, in the future, that we’re at the center of a larger and larger organization that bring great visibility to the industry.” The Long Island Wine Council was founded in 1989 has members from all of the affiliated industries,” to unite the East End’s many wineries and to promote he says, “working together with us, and we and preserve the region. “We have about 48 wineries with them, to develop the future economy of Eastern out here who are members of the organization, plus Long Island.” N. Chowske

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See you at the Riverhead Farmers Market on Saturday!

WADING RIVER CIVIC MEETING 7:30 p.m. Updates on issues in Riverhead & Brookhaven. Guest speaker: Dr. Mathew Cordaro, LIPA Board Member. New members welcome! Wading River Congregational Church Auditorium, 2057 North Country Rd., Wading River. UPCOMING 1st ANNIVERSARY GALA AT SUFFOLK THEATER 3/1 8 p.m. Gala; 10 p.m. After Hours Speakeasy Party; Celebrate the Roaring ’20s with Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks—Dinner, Dancing, DJ. $45 admission; add prix fixe dinner for $35. 118 East Main Street, Riverhead. 631-727-4343 suffolktheater.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.

Suffolk Theater 2014 Update s the historic and recently renovated Suffolk Theater celebrates its one-year anniversary, owners Dianne and Bob Castaldi have made some bold staffing decisions. Dan Binderman has taken the helm as General and Artistic Director and Riverhead local Diane Tucci steps up as Director of Marketing. “Like any new enterprise, the first year is always challenging,” says Dianne Castaldi. “There was definitely a learning curve. But we are deeply committed to this theater and its success in Riverhead, as well as the revitalization of the downtown area. We reevaluated the situation and made some changes.” Binderman, who comes to the theater with a wealth of knowledge from his time at World Music Institute, The Knitting Factory, NY POPS and other prestigious performance venues, shares the Castaldis’ vision. “I want this to be a hub, to draw people from the cities.” To that end the theater is investing in bigname entertainment. They recently hosted Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Booker T. On the docket are Grammy-winner Shaun Colvin (April 11) and blues singer Mavis Staples (March 29), with more celebrated entertainers to follow. “This theater has the potential to become one of the great concert halls, like the Fillmore in New York or Whiskey A Go Go in Chicago,” says Binderman, who grew up in Westchester and did his graduate studies in Arts Management at NYU. “Long Island is

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really invested in providing a worldone of the biggest metropolitan areas class cultural and arts experience for on its own, excluding the boroughs.” my children (and) the entire region.” He’s planning to increase the scope There will be much to celebrate of genres presented at the theater, at the 1st Anniversary Gala, March scheduling evenings featuring dance 1, featuring dinner and dancing to bands, salsa, comedy, rock, folk the music of Vince Giordano and the festivals, and film. “We want to serve Nighthawks from HBO’s Boardwalk a broad population,” he says. The Empire. In keeping with last year’s theater, with its full service bar and opening gala, and the vintage of the state-of-the-art kitchen is already theater, attendees are encouraged to established as a sought-after venue wear Jazz Age clothes to this “After for weddings and benefits. Hours Speakeasy.” Binderman has a wide interest in the “It’s going to be a very exciting arts. He’s an accomplished guitarist, season,” says Binderman. “But I want adept at finger-style jazz blues and Suffolk Theater’s new face, the programming to speak for itself.” has also worked as a jingle singer. Dan Binderman And it already does. In addition to With a strong belief in the importance of the arts as a part of a well-rounded life, he’s also bringing in high profile names, he says they are also looking forward to developing educational and active in philanthropic arts organizations. Tucci, an accomplished professional photographer, children’s programming. “We are approaching our first anniversary with honed her skills as Marketing Manager for jazz legend Al Di Meola. With 20 years of media experience tremendous enthusiasm,” Castaldi says. “I think and a strong graphic design background, she and we have put together a dynamic team and we are Binderman have already revamped their marketing looking forward to a great season.” Binderman agrees. “I think we have every outreach plan. But she also brings a deeply heartfelt connection to the theater. It’s not just a building advantage here. We have great food and wine. We to her, says Tucci. “It’s where I spent many rainy are at the crossroads: the best of all worlds right Saturdays watching movies as a kid. It was a place here and the best opportunity to bring so many artists to one of the best concert halls I have seen… to go to feed my imagination and dream.” She understands the value a performing arts venue can to create a destination. I want folks to come and bring and is working hard to spread the word. “I’m support us with their feet!” Courtesy Suffolk Theater

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When Do I Get My Own TV Show? By lee meyer

February is sweeps month on television, which means the networks dish out lots of exciting stories and special episodes to get the best ratings possible. As usual, though, there’s a lot of drama going on behind the scenes! NBC has pulled the plug on Quogue resident Michael J. Fox’s ratings-challenged new comedy The Michael J. Fox Show. The series, which is structured like Modern Family but without the brilliant premises and gags, has faced an uphill battle since premiering. I thought it was pleasant enough, and it was nice to see Fox portray a character who was also diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease but didn’t let it take over his life, but the rest of the show just lacked charm and personality. Still, the fantastic Mr. Fox (see what I did there?) will surely rise again—he’s sitcom royalty.

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Sharon Carter, a potential love interest for Cap. Speaking of Revenge, the hot Hamptons soap will return on March 9 at 10 p.m. on ABC, replacing Betrayal (aka the show nobody watched because it sounded too much like Revenge). Make sure you tune in—we want Emily to continue scheming for many seasons to come! Sagaponack’s Jimmy Fallon took over as Tonight Show host on NBC on Monday, February 17, with special guests Will Smith and U2. On February 18, he welcomed East Hamptonite Jerry Seinfeld. Other guests during his first week include First Lady Michelle Obama, Will Ferrell, Lady Gaga and other big stars. Congratulations, Mr. Fallon! That’s all for now, Hamptonites. Have a lovely weekend (hopefully devoid of any more winter weather emergencies) and head to DansPapers.com for all the latest pop culture news and gossip!

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hopefully we’ll have less SoCal Hamptons and more, you know, actual East End locations. I’m not much of a football fan, but the Super Bowl is a special event for one reason: awesome commercials! Did anyone catch Amagansett’s Scarlett Johansson as the sultry assassin, Natasha Romanov (aka Black Widow), in the new TV spot for Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Johansson explained to Captain America the mystery of the Winter Soldier, an elusive assassin known for his metal arm and extreme speed and strength. This will be Johansson’s third appearance as Black Widow, a role she originated in Iron Man 2 and continued in The Avengers. Her friendship with Captain America is said to be one of the most important aspects of the film. Also appearing in Captain America: The Winter Soldier is Emily VanCamp, who Revenge fans know as central schemer Emily Thorne. VanCamp will play

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The cancellations continue: Hamptonite Bethenny Frankel’s little-watched talk show Bethenny (which is produced by Ellen DeGeneres) has gotten the axe. Also the subject of recent bad news is my Quiogue boyfriend, Anderson Cooper (a boy can dream, can’t he?), whose 10 p.m. CNN show AC 360 Later has been pulled from the schedule. The more lighthearted of Cooper’s talk shows, AC 360 Later has often been the first thing CNN preempts in favor of more important news and events, and CNN President Jeff Zucker has reportedly canned it in order to shake up the popular news channel’s lineup. AC 360, which airs at 8 p.m., remains unaffected and is one of CNN’s highest-rated shows. Hey, Anderson—I forgive you for standing me up on Valentine’s Day. Hamptons-set Revenge and Royal Pains are going to have another East End-related show to contend with during the 2014–2015 season. Showtime has picked up a new series called The Affair, about two couples torn apart by a love affair, set against the backdrop of the Hamptons. Don’t expect the over-the-top histrionics of Revenge, though; The Affair is apparently going to explore the emotional and familial changes the couples go through and will be very focused on telling a tight story (in other words, no kung-fu socialites). Popular TV actor Joshua Jackson is set to star. The series apparently filmed in the Hamptons last year, so

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ART EVENTS For more events happening this week, check out: North Fork Calendar pg. 27, Calendar pg. 33, Kids’ Calendar pg. 34

openings and events DJ DANCE PARTY AT THE PARRISH ART MUSEUM 2/21, 5–7 p.m. Let loose in the theater 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 graffitistyle 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 9TH ANNUAL LOVE & PASSION ART SHOW: WALK ON THE WILD SIDE 2/22, 5–8 p.m.. A collaboration between Karyn Mannix Contemporary, Hampton Hang and the Sara Nightingale Gallery. This year’s theme is “Walk on the Wild Side.” Wine sponsor: Bottle Hampton. 668 Montauk Highway, Water Mill. 631-329-2811

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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

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Walk on the Wild Side 5–8 p.m. (See below)

ongoing Avenue, Riverhead. 631-727-3200 eastendarts.org SEASON OF LOVE: AN EXHIBITION OF ORIGINAL ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST PAINTINGS & DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHS Susan Levin’s Abstract Expressionist paintings and digital photographs resonate with humor, authenticity and fun. This show speaks to Levin’s philosophy of life as it’s expressed through her work. Sotheby’s International Realty, 7 Spring St., Sag Harbor. 631-725-6000 artbysusanlevin.com TWO WEEKS IN UMBRIA AT TRIPOLI GALLERY A new series of paintings by Darius Yektai, marking his third solo show with Tripoli. The series of 25 paintings were made over a two-week period in Montecastello di Vibio, a medieval hilltop fortress town in Umbria. Most of the paintings were done en plein air, under the bright summer sun. Through 3/17. Tripoli Gallery, 30a Jobs Lane, Southampton. 631-377-3715 tripoligallery.com

#NSFW: BODIES AT VERED 2/22, 6–8 p.m., Vered Gallery presents a group exhibition featuring figural works by both renowned modern masters and contemporary artists, both established and emerging. “Not Safe Fork Work” speaks to Vered’s contemporary take on traditional nudes and portraiture. Through 3/31. 58 Park Place, East Hampton. 212-288-6234 veredart.com

STUDENT ART FESTIVAL PART I/GRADES K-8 Through 2/23. Guild Hall presents their 22nd Student Art Festival features work from young talent across the East End, including Amagansett, East Hampton, Montauk, Wainscott, Southampton, Bridgehampton, Shelter Island and Sagaponack. 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

ANTHONY LOMBARDO & TOBY HAYNES AT ROSALIE DIMON GALLERY 3/2, 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. Through 4/30. 631-722-0500 eastendarts.org

KASMIRA MOHANTY AT RIVERHEAD TOWN HALL GALLERY Through 3/4. The Riverhead Town Hall art exhibits are a collaborative effort on the part of East End Arts and the Township of Riverhead to support local artists and introduce their works to the community. 200 Howell

CHRISTINE HIEBERT AND DIANE MAYO AT THE DRAWING ROOM Through 3/10. The Drawing Room in East Hampton is pleased to present two concurrent exhibitions. 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 hand-built forms through her sculpture. The Drawing Room, 66 Newtown Lane, East Hampton. 631-324-5016 drawingroom-gallery.com ANNUAL MEMBERS SHOW: THE MUSE Through 3/27. East End Arts’ Annual Members Show dedicated to the “muse” as inspiration that propels the creative process. Hours are Tues.–Sun., 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 133 East Main Street, Riverhead. 631-727-0900 eastendarts.org DOWNTON ABBEY STYLE IN SOUTHAMPTON Through 4/26. Styles and activities during Southampton’s Gilded Age occurred between 1880 and 1929 mirror the historical television drama Downton Abbey. See the fashion, activities and lifestyle of the community that changed Southampton forever. Southampton Historical Museum, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton. 631-283-2494 southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org 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... 3 Days To Kill It’s the perennial dilemma. How to explain the fact that the action hero in your action-adventure blockbuster is played by a wizened old man? Is he an old trooper called back into service and haunted by some forgotten failure that he’s trying to make up for? Is he just so good and resilient that the team can’t get along without him? Well, the makers of 3 Days To Kill have arrived at a new explanation: their hero, played by a wrinkly Kevin Costner, is actually terminally ill, and he agrees to one last mission in return for an experimental drug that might save his life. It’s a good ruse for Costner, since he presumably didn’t have to go on a training regimen to get buff for the role. He just reported to the set his paunchy, grizzled self and acted like he was on his way out. Nice work if you can get it. Pompeii Once upon a time, there was a sprawling computergenerated city in the shadow of a towering computergenerated volcanic mountain. The imaginary city’s designers called it Pompeii, after the famous Roman city that was destroyed by a volcano, and they made a fake-looking film set in the computer-generated city, a film they also called Pompeii. Apparently, while the streets and buildings of the digital Pompeii looked unreal and cartoonish, the city still managed to suffer from all manner of corruption and intrigue among its

inhabitants. Ah, these hubristic inhabitants— little did these mostly evil and vicious inhabitants know that the computer mountain looming behind their computer city was set to send a ludicrously fake-looking hail of destruction upon their digital world. That’s what they get for their petty, godless ways. Barefoot So, a gambling addict takes a girl from a mental ward to his brother’s wedding. That may sound like the set-up for a cheap joke, but it’s actually the setup for the romantic comedy Barefoot, starring Evan Rachel Wood and Scott Speedman. Ever since the ’60s, makers of romantic comedies have had to deal with the basic obsolescence of the form. They have to have two very good-looking people meet and hit it off early in the film, and then they have to find some way to have the couple avoid consummating their relationship until the very end of the film. This wasn’t too hard back in the ’30s and ’40s when those were the rules people followed, but now filmmakers tie themselves in knots trying to make it work. So, in Barefoot, the girl grew up in a mental ward and she might be crazy, so naturally they’re going to take things slow. Better hope the popcorn’s good.

ua east hampton cinema 6 (+) (631-324-0448) 30 Main Street, East Hampton

ua southampton cinema (+) (631-287-2774) 43 Hill Street, Southampton

sag harbor cinema (+) (631-725-0010) 90 Main Street, Sag Harbor Closed Tuesday and Wednesday

ua hampton bays 5 (+) (631-728-8251) 119 West Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays

mattituck cinemas (631-298-SHOW) 10095 Main Road, Mattituck hampton arts (Westhampton beach) (+) (631-288-2600)

2 Brook Road, Westhampton Beach

Village cinema (greenport) (631-477-8600) 211 Front Street, Greenport Closed for the season.

montauk movie (631-668-2393) 3 Edgemere Road, Montauk Closed for the season.

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SHOP ’TIL YOU DROP

FABU FINDS

Where to find the bargains this weekend.

For you, family and friends.

Shop ’til It Feels Like Spring By stephanie de troy

On the back of all of our minds is that looming question: How many more weeks of winter? My mother always said a watched pot never boils so maybe we should just ease in and just fully embrace the depths of February. Is there really any other option, anyway? Cabin fever can easily be soothed with just moving from one indoor location to another. I’m all about the Hampton Coffee in Southampton. Located at 749 County Rd. 39A, Hampton Coffee Company is the perfect place to unwind and perk up. If you haven’t tried Chocolate Cherry Kiss, you simply must—the Valentine’s Day special, along with Crème Brulée Lattes are available all month. Hampton Coffee is also on Perka, the app that notifies you of local deals and discounts, and on Wednesdays at 5 p.m., they have a documentary film club. All of their gourmet bites are made on premises and their West Coast city-style Pour Over Bar offers hand-roasted coffee brewed in a method of your choice. Hampton Coffee is also located in Water Mill and Westhampton Beach. Call 631-726-COFE or visit hamptoncoffeecompany.com. Snowed in again? You obviously need a stack

of books. If you’re in a reading rut, make a trip to Westhampton Beach’s Books & Books. They have a wonderful selection along with helpful notes from their book-savvy staff to steer you in the right direction. Always curious to compare Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited to that fabulous BBC version with Jeremy Irons, I finally picked up a beautiful paperback copy of my own. My boyfriend grabbed The Epic of Gilgamesh. Next time we can’t get out of the driveway, we’ll be inwardly rejoicing. The Dan’s “Best of the Best” bookstore winner is located at 130 Main Street, Westhampton Beach. Call 631-998-3260 or visit booksandbookswhb.com. With books and beverages in place, what else is a girl to do but give a little attention to beautifying? It’s not vanity, I tell you, to take proper care of your skin, hair and nails. In an attempt to rid myself of toxins, I’ve gone the organic route—selecting minimally processed products when possible. I’m a big fan of Dr. Hauschka’s holistic skincare line. If you’ve recently started using Dr. Hauschka’s products, you’ll love adding Rhythmic Night Conditioner to your evening routine. Little capsules pop open with the exact amount needed and the clear, weightless formula is absorbed instantly. Ideal for times of transition, seasonal change, travel or stress, there’s really no time like the present for this one! Find Dr. Hauschka at Second Nature markets in Southampton or East Hampton, or at drhauschka.com. As it’s the month of love, why not send some cheer to a loved one with a box of sugar-cube-sized

cookies from Carla Hall. Hall is the owner of Carla Hall Petite Cookies, an “artisan cookie company that specializes in creating sweet and savory ‘petite bites of love.’” We were lucky enough to sample a gift box of petite cookies here at the Dan’s Papers headquarters in Southampton and loved them! The Black Forest Crinkle provoked comments like, “Wow! Chocolatey bite of goodness” and “Achtung! Like a trip down the Danube,” while the Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate had us saying, “Crunchy, with a perfect amount of oatmeal flavor.” The Almond Ginger Cherry Shortbread and Lemon Black Pepper Shortbread would make a great duo for tea time. Find them in Manhattan at Chelsea Markets or order online at alchemybycarlahall.com. Christopher Fischer East Hampton will be closing after 14 years on Main Street, and their “End of Lease Sale” ends Sunday, February 23. Stop by and stock up on luscious cashmere at 67 Main St, East Hampton. East Enders can still shop Christopher Fischer at their Southampton location and at christopherfischer.com. Take eco-friendly beauty a step further with John Masters Organics. I shampooed this morning with Lavender Rosemary Shampoo, followed by Citrus Neroli Detangler, and now my hair is soft, smooth, shiny and yet bouncy and full of life. You’ll love the 100% Argan Oil, too—the multi-purpose product can be used to mend split ends and hydrate skin all over. Find yours at Wild By Nature in Hampton Bays or online at johnmasters.com.

Studio 89, an Off-the-Beaten Path to Fitness By kelly laffey

ag Harbor has long been known as the “Hampton” that defies the traditional definition of “The Hamptons.” Like the mindset of the village in which it lies, Sag Harbor’s Studio 89 is a bit off the beaten path, both in terms of its Brick Kiln Road location and its unique fitness philosophy. Offering both group classes and personal training sessions, Studio 89 is your ticket to a fitter you. Located in an unassuming rectangular building, Studio 89 recently underwent a renovation and now includes three state-of-the-art fitness rooms to accommodate fitness aficionados with a wide variety of interests and goals. I attended a spin class a few weeks ago, hosted by Christa. I haven’t been to many spin classes, mostly because I found them too difficult to endure on a regular basis. But the bikes at Studio 89 have a leg up on spinning at other studios, because there’s a small monitor at the top to let you know your rotations per minute. The calculator takes the guesswork out of how hard you’re working—or how hard you’re supposed to be working—and allows you to more closely follow the session the instructor has crafted. Christa’s class was also unique in that she perfectly paired the workout to music. Something as simple as knowing that you’re going to pick up the pace during the chorus is a mentally satisfying way to get through an hour-long session. As I left the studio, I felt the way you’re supposed to feel after a spin class—like I had gotten my heart rate up without the stress that constant pounding from running puts on your knees and joints. Studio 89 has a number of classes, an impressive lineup for the winter season, all listed on their website. In addition to spin, East Enders are invited

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the class schedule and offerings. Should you go the one-on-one route, the tagline of Studio 89 is “U R The Machine,” and the focus of the facility is on core, agility, flexibility, strength, suspension and gravity training. By engaging your core to assure proper technique, you are able to target specific muscles and, as Studio 89 attests, “your body actually becomes the machine.” With 23 years of experience in the fitness industry, owner Rich Decker crafts personalized workout routines for each client. The private studio allows soonto-be fitness gurus to comfortably work out without fear or distractions, offering such equipment and facilities as a soft sand military-style “pit,” weighted med balls, Swiss balls, exer tubes and stability discs. The 20,000-square-foot pit is unique to the Hamptons fitness scene. An outdoor course, it includes a 1/10-mile track, and over 20 exercise stations, inducing a rope wall, agility tires, monkey bars, tire flipping and low crawl. Despite the snow that persistently covers the East End, summer is closer than you think. Tuck into Studio 89 for a personalized workout to get that perfect beach bod’. Or, if you want to train for spring, consider seeking motvation in this: Decker boasts that his “no nonsense” approach is responsible for the arms of Keith Hernandez, the legendary Mets pitcher.

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CALENDAR

What’s happening in our microclimate.

Events for families, kids and singles.

Using Winter Studio Time To Cultivate Technique The relatively warm weather on the horizon is not pleasing to me! I actually enjoy the cloudy and cold weather and even like the shorter days. I know many people like to escape the cold but this is the time of year when I go into my art studio for long hours at a time and any traveling I must do is an interruption. During the season, gardening fulfills my creative compulsion to “make things” by about September, I begin to daydream about that upcoming studio time. However, I do keep my fingers in gardening. I was recently researching single stem tomato growing just to see if there are any new suggestions or techniques. I found that cucumbers and zucchini can also be grown this way. I grow tomatoes using this cordon technique and have for many years. The plant is grown tied to a stake. As suckers are produced, they are removed, sending all of the energy and food to a single stem. The fruit is raised off of the ground, preventing disease and rot. The single stem plant makes the same large root ball it would if it had been allowed to develop all of the suckers, and the fruit then gets all of the nutrition this large root ball makes. The tomatoes are larger and easy to see. Monitoring disease is easy. The plants can be planted as close as 12” to 18” apart, making it easy to grow

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more tomato varieties in a smaller space and leaving more space for other plant varieties. The rows of tomatoes with their fruit clearly displayed add much beauty to the garden! While I probably should have realized that cucumbers and zucchinis can be grown on a single stem, I look forward to getting these sprawling vines off of the ground, reaping greater fruit production and the ability to monitor disease on these plants this next year. I will also plant some bush cucumbers and zucchini for comparison. I also look for new plants now. Seed and plant catalogues are arriving in a deluge. Gardening magazines at this time of year are sources for new plants, as well as favorites of well-known gardeners and nursery people. The plant nerd in me rejoices, and I make lists of possible plants for clients and myself. I must admit that I can, Seed for thought. have, and still do spend many hours doing this. These lists are in preparation for the “real” lists that will be made later in the month when I actually plan out gardens and make orders. I also like to study soil at this time. Care of soil is the basis of gardening. It’s the flora and fauna in the soil that feed plants so they must be nurtured. Soil science still seems complicated to me, but I’m determined to keep learning gardening techniques that feed the soil. Peter Garnham, a local farmer and gardener, is offering a series of articles in Horticulture

magazine on soil and I’m looking forward to reading them. I also cook more at this time and go regularly to The Milk Pail for apples. They have several varieties and I’m happy to be able to support a local grower all year. When I went outside to fill the bird feeders and put out corn for the squirrels the other day, I found that several plants in the garden are surviving the cold and snow. They are green and look, even now, prepared for spring. Digitalis purpurea, lineria, alcea and lychnis coronaria are self-seeding biennials and are preparing a display for me. The autumn fern “brilliance” is still green, and the arum italicum is in its leaf form, adding summerlike green to the border. The bluegreen foliage of rue brightens dark leaf layers in the borders. Oriental poppy foliage brings the color scarlet, which is greatly anticipated! On many other plants, new growth lurks near the soil surface. Or, in the case of peony buds, the signs of spring are just below ground. Verbena bonariensis and rudbeckia “goldstrum” are there. Buds of trees and shrubs are evident. They’re just just waiting to swell, preparing this year’s leaves and flowers. I’m comforted knowing that the garden is waiting there for me. Jeanelle Myers is a professional gardener, landscaper and consultant. Visit jeanellemyersfinegardening.com. Bigstock.com

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Prevent the needless suffering, disease & starvation of feral cats! In honor of World Spay Day USA this year, the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF) has teamed up with the North Fork Animal Welfare League (NFAWL) to help with our furry feral cats that roam the neighborhoods. NFAWL is sponsoring the SASF Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic that will be at the Southold Shelter at 165 Peconic Lane in Peconic on Sunday, March 2nd. Volunteers and staff will be utilizing the TNR program to spay & neuter cats in problem areas. Trap, neuter, release (TNR) helps to decrease the population of unwanted cats and kittens that overcrowd shelters and neighborhoods each year. Allowing your un-neutered cat to roam creates the problem. Please spay or neuter your pet.

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KARAOKE AT M.J. DOWLING’S 10:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m., Friday night karaoke. MJ Dowling’s Steakhouse & Tavern, 3360 Noyak Rd., Sag Harbor. 631-725-4444

saturday, february 22

thursday, february 20

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

ESL FOR BEGINNERS 6–7 p.m. Join instructor Lisa Del Favero for this basic English class. The Hampton Library, 2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton. 631-537-0015 hamptonlibrary.org

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

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

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

North Fork Calendar pg. 27, Arts & Galleries Listings pg. 30, Kids’ Calendar pg. 34

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

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OPICK OF THE WEEK FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21

Fireside Session: Atlas on Atlas 8 p.m. (See below)

local restaurants and wine shops who sell Wölffer wine can enjoy half-off glasses of wine and cheese plates. Wölffer Estate Vineyard, 139 Sagg Road, Sagaponack. 631-537-5106 AUDITIONS FOR ONE-ACT PLAYS 5:30 p.m. MFA Directing students will hold auditions for one-act plays in Avram Theater. Ages 17–50 needed. Email Jenna to make an appointment: jenna.mate@stonybrook. edu. Stony Brook Southampton, 239 Montauk Highway. ZUMBA AT QUOGUE LIBRARY 6:30–7:30 p.m. Get fit and raise your fitness level while having fun. $5 per session. Call to register. Quogue Library, 90 Quogue Street, Quogue. 631-653-4224 ext. 101

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

JAMSOID AT THE HOTEL FISH & LOUNGE 7–11 p.m. Come enjoy a great night of music. $1 burgers. 87 N. Rd, Hampton Bays. 631-728-9511

F.L. & FRIENDS AT HOTEL FISH & LOUNGE 7–11 p.m. Music at Hotel Fish & Lounge. $1 burgers. 87 North Road, Hampton Bays. 631-728-9511

sunday, february 23

wednesday, february 26

CORETTA: PROMISE TO THE DREAM 8 p.m. Through 2/23. One-woman show by Tina Andrews about life of Coretta Scott King. Levitas Center for the Arts, Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton. 631-287-4377 scc-arts.org

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. Future Stars Southampton, 1370A Majors Path, Southampton. 631-287-6707 futurestarssouthampton.com

WELLNESS CHALLENGE 10:30 a.m.­ –noon. Wellness Foundation’s six-week natural plant food and exercise program. $150 for all sessions. The Hampton Library, 2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton. 631-537-0015 hamptonlibrary.org

friday, february 21 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 FRIDAY NIGHT JAMS AT HOTEL FISH & LOUNGE 7–11 p.m. Night of great music. $5 burgers. 87 North Road, Hampton Bays. 631-728-9511 FIRESIDE SESSION WITH NANCY ATLAS: ATLAS ON ATLAS 8 p.m. Hottest concerts in the Hamptons. $20. Bay Street Theatre, Corner of Bay and Main Streets, Sag Harbor. 631-725-9500 baystreet.org HARRY-OKE FRIDAYS AT LIARS’ CLUB 10 p.m. Fridays. 401 W. Lake Drive, 631-668-9597

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SUNDAY SALUTATIONS WITH SHANA HEATLEY Noon. Class is complimentary. lululemon Athletica, 35 Main Street, East Hampton. 631-324-4192 lululemon.com

thursday, february 27 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. 631-899-3915 thejamsession.org

SCREENING OF VERTIGO HOSTED BY ALEC BALDWIN 7:30 p.m. Guild Hall and HIFF present a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, hosted by Alec Baldwin. Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton. 631-324-0806 guildhall.org

monday, february 24

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

NEWPLICATE BRIDGE GAME WATER MILL BRIDGE CLUB 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Every Monday. Oliver Mtukudzi & The Black Spirit at Players with little or no experience Westhampton Beach PAC March 9 friday, february 28 are welcome to join this introduction FIRESIDE SESSION WITH NANCY ATLAS to bridge. Susan Denenholz teaches AND ARNO HECHT players as the game goes along. Water Mill Bridge Club, 8 p.m. Last concert in series featuring Nancy Atlas and a 1040 Montauk Highway, Water Mill. 631-726-6448 guest-star each week. $15. Bay Street Theatre, Corner of bridgeinthehamptons.com Bay and Main St., Sag Harbor. 631-725-9500 baystreet.org KNITTING GROUP AT JOHN JERMAIN 1 p.m. Yarn donations are always appreciated. John For more information and to submit your event online go to Jermain Library, 34 West Water Street, Sag Harbor. Events.DansPapers.com. Events submitted by noon Friday 631-725-0049 ext. 230 johnjermain.org will be considered for the print calendar. 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 MONDAY NIGHT DANCE CLASS 5:45–6:45 p.m. Light-hearted, full-bodied class offered on a donation basis by Jamie Lerner. Different styles each week. The Body Shop, 26 Newtown Lane above Eileen Fisher, East Hampton. 631-604-1462 jamielerner.com ESL CONVERSATION AT HAMPTON LIBRARY 6 p.m. Other class levels available throughout the week, call for information. The Hampton Library, 2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton. 631-537-0015 hamptonlibrary.org

tuesday, february 25 INDUSTRY NIGHT AT WÖLFFER ESTATE VINEYARD 4–6 p.m. Every Tuesday through the winter. Employees of

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KARAOKE AT GURNEY’S 9:30 p.m. Thursdays, with Helen of The Diva’s Karaoke. Gurney’s Inn Resort Spa and Conference Center, 290 Old Montauk Hwy, Montauk. 631-668-2345, gurneysinn.com

LADIES NIGHT AT SOUTHAMPTON PUBLICK HOUSE 9:30 p.m. DJ Tony spins Hamptons classics. 40 Bowden Square, Southampton. 631-283-2800 publick.com

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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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thursday, february 20 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 grades K and up. Build with Legos; play board games and hopsctoch; 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, february 21 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 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

saturday, february 22 SATURDAY STORY TIME 10 a.m. Join Amy for a Saturday morning full of fun. Enjoy great stories and an art activity. For children of all ages. Hampton Library, 2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton. 631537-0015 hamptonlibrary.org 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

sunday, february 23 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

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FOR CHILDREN TEENS & HANDICAPPED

631-287-TOTS Hampton Pediatric Dental Associates specializes in general dental care for young people. We believe that good dental habits started at a young age will last a lifetime. Our office is designed to make children (& their parents) feel comfortable in a situation that many adults choose to avoid! Our hours will accommodate even the most hectic schedule. 1045403 31955

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TEA WITH T 2:30 p.m. For children 4 and up. Enjoy tea and stories with T. Hampton Library, 2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton. 631-537-0015 hamptonlibrary.org 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. 631725-0049 johnjermain.org

monday, february 24 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 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

tuesday, february 25 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 26 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. 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

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Street, Bridgehampton. 631-537-0015 hamptonlibrary.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

thursday, february 27 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 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 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 28 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

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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

YOUTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE NEEDS TEENS TO VOLUNTEER If you are a middle school or high school student looking for community service hours, the Town of Southampton’s Youth Bureau is looking for members to join its Youth Advisory Committee. Monthly meetings in Flanders or North Sea. Students volunteer and help plan for events and trips. For more info, call 631-702-2425

RUBBER BAND BRACELET BONANZA 7 p.m. For ages 8–12. Learn new tricks and share some of your favorite designs. All levels of ability are welcome, looms are not necessary. Hampton Library, 2478 Main

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y husband and two of our friends, Brendan and Allison, dined at the Jedediah Hawkins Inn (JHI) in Jamesport last month. I was all set to tell you about that meal when news came in that Executive Chef Richard Kanowsky is no longer in the JHI kitchen. The restaurant business has revolving doors and more turnover than most professions. Kanowsky was hired last June to replace Lia Fallon. I’m guilty of saying that Keith Luce was my favorite chef at JHI. We were blown away by his work there, especially early on when he seemed to have more free rein. But it’s not fair to JHI’s other past chefs to laud Luce as a favorite—we didn’t have the pleasure of dining there when Chef Tom Schaudel was at le piano (when the inn opened in 2006) nor did we have a chance to eat there when Fallon was at the helm. The thing about JHI is that it’s a really lovely setting and it offers comfy rooms above the restaurant. It’s a great place to hang out or to enjoy a North Fork getaway. The restored and professionally decorated mansion dates to 1863 and it enjoys a rich history. Any member of the staff can tell you about the mansion’s original owner Captain Jedediah Hawkins—but only manager Colin Keillor appears to resemble him! Check out the oil painting above the main desk. In season the property offers access to acres of gardens and grounds. I love to go there, take in an art exhibition in the “barn,” have a couple glasses of

perfection. I quite enjoyed my local wine and a fine meal and Wild Mushroom Ravioli, which then drive home to the South were pure truffled porcini Fork thinking, “someday I’ll deliciousness, salty good with have the time to stay there…” a nice fresh arugula garnish. I JHI reopened two weeks found the standout dessert to ago, following its annual break be the Fresh Lemon Curd Tart. for maintenance. Right now an In fact, it was nicely tart and experienced team is at work in the inclusion of sweetened the kitchen and I can’t wait to sage crème fraîche was a get back there for a bite. revelation. Though Brendan I’ll just run down some of was enthusiastic about the the highlights of my most Ooh, the delish flatbreads at Jedediah Hawkins Inn! Vanilla Crème Brûlée with his recent meal at JHI: Firstly, the JHI staff is happy to provide suggested wine cup of French press coffee… After dinner we checked out the Speakeasy in pairings for your every course—I have a blissful though somewhat hazy memory of this service the basement, it’s really cozy, inviting and its décor including some Sparkling Pointe Topaz Imperial and indeed harkens to another time of vices—there’s a a Paumanok Sauvignon Blanc; no, actually, “firstly” hookah that looks like it could service a extended we toured the gorgeous rooms upstairs, in case family of shisha fiends! On Friday, February 28, at 6:30 p.m. this venue will I’d once again find myself too tipsy to tackle this tour post meal—I especially admired the chocolate host beer historian Tom Acitelli’s presentation “Craft brown room that featured fuzzy (but sophisticated) Beer: A Love Story,” which illustrates the unfolding of walls. Getting back to the meal: We quite enjoyed the the craft beer revolution on Long Island as described Potato Leek Soup served in a beautiful bowl with a in Acitelli’s new book, The Audacity of Hops. Join fried leek garnish and a Chef’s Whim Flatbread. That Acitelli for a tasting of local brews to round out an night the “whims” included ricotta, arugula pesto, evening of gastro-goodness. Guests will receive a parmesan, caramelized onion, mascarpone, Brussels signed copy of the book. Tickets for this “Speakeasy sprouts, sage crème fraîche and fresh arugula. It Session” are $95 per person, plus tax and tip. was overwhelmingly umami-good!; the Poached Jedediah Hawkins Inn Restaurant and Speakeasy, Apple Salad was voted “very good,” as were the luscious Braised Short Ribs. The Crescent Farm Duck 400 South Jamesport Avenue, Jamesport, 631-722-2900, Breast, beautifully presented, was found to be tender jhinn.com Brendan J. O’Reilly

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With the weather continuing to chill our bones, French onion soup—chock full of caramelized onions, with a crown of meltingly delicious grated Gruyere cheese over a deep rich brown broth— simply makes my mouth water. Caldo Verde, the classic Portuguese green soup, incorporates the currently favored kale, a green that is taking first place this winter in soups, salads and side dishes. The soup may not be familiar to many, but take my word for it, it is a winning and hearty winter soup. The kale along with familiar ingredients, such as onion, garlic and potatoes, combine with water and the addition of chorizo or sausage for another tasty way to ward off winter chills.

1 to 1 1/2 pounds kale 1 yellow onion, finely chopped 1 large clove garlic, finely chopped 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 4 to 5 boiling potatoes, peeled and diced 2 quarts cold water 1/4 pound Chorizo diced Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

2. Blend in the salt and sugar, lower heat to medium-low, and let the onions brown, stirring frequently until they are a deep walnut color, 25 to 30 minutes. Sprinkle in the flour, and cook slowly, stirring for another 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat, cool a moment, and then whisk in 2 cups hot stock. When well blended bring to simmer, adding the remaining stock, the Cognac or brandy, and the vermouth. Cover loosely and simmer very slowly for 1 1/2 hours, addling a little water if the liquid reduces too much. May be prepared in advance, refrigerate covered.

FRENCH ONION SOUP GRATINÉE Who else would I turn to but to Julia Child for “one of the all-time favorites?” Serves 6

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1. Set a heavy-bottomed 3-quart saucepan with cover over medium heat with the butter and oil. When the butter melts, stir in the onions, cover the pan and cook slowly until tender and translucent, about 10 minutes.

2. Warm 3 tablespoons of the oil in a large saucepan and put in the onion and garlic. Sauté for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally over medium heat until onion is translucent. Do not brown. Add the potatoes and sauté, stirring constantly for 2 to 3 minutes, just until they begin to color slightly. Add water, cover and cook at a brisk simmer over medium heat for 20 to 25 minutes until potatoes are soft. Remove the saucepan from the heat and, with a potato masher, mash the potatoes directly in the pan. Add salt and pepper to taste then add the sausage pieces and cook covered for 5 minutes. Add the greens and simmer for 5 minutes longer. Stir in the remaining tablespoon of oil and taste for salt and pepper.

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3. Bring soup to room temperature if refrigerated and divide into 6 oven-proof bowls. Top each bowl with a bread slice and a thick coating of grated cheese, divided equally, and overlapping the rim. Place bowls on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated 425-degree oven until cheese is crusty and bubbly.

3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 8 cups thinly sliced onions (2 1/2 pounds) 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar 2 tablespoons all purpose flour 2 1/2 quarts beef stock, preferably homemade, heat 2 cups ahead 4 to 5 tablespoons Cognac or other good brandy 1 cup dry white French vermouth

1. Fold the green kale leaves onto each other to expose the coarse stems. Cut and discard the heavy stems. Rinse the greens then stack 5 to 6 leaves at a time on a cutting surface. Slice the leaves thin and set aside.

Adapted from Julia Child’s The Way to Cook, (Knopf, 1989). CALDO VERDE Portuguese Green Soup, classically made with fresh kale is served as a main course with crusty bread.

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The (Prix) Fixe Is In! By aji jones

Bobby Van’s offers a special three-course prix fixe menu in Bridgehampton Sunday through Thursday. Cost is $27 per person, plus tax and gratuity. The menu includes an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Entrée choices include a 21-ounce broiled ribeye steak, meatloaf, chicken Parmigiano, grilled salmon, moules et frites and pappardelle Bolognese. 631-537-0590. bobbyvans.com. Rowdy Hall in East Hampton is now serving new lunch, dinner and snack menu items. Lunch items include chicken pot pie, cream chicken stew with peas, carrots, onions and a biscuit top, and charcuterie sandwich, country pâté with pickled squash, mustard and arugula on a toasted baguette with radicchio slaw. New dinner items feature stout braised Berkshire pork shoulder with sweet potato purée, Brussels sprout slaw and dried cherry juice, and chicken fried pork, a pan-fried natural pork loin with roasted Halsey Farms apples and braised red cabbage. New snacks include cod sliders, Guinness battered cod on a slider bun with Rowdy’s tartar sauce and coleslaw and shrimp corn dogs with honey mustard aioli. 631-324-8555. rowdyhall.com. theRIVERHEADPROJECT in Riverhead presents theWINEPROJECT every Tuesday evening beginning at 7 p.m. Each week a new presenter from a local vineyard or a wine purveyor will host a dinner and

casual discussion on wines. The chef will serve a multi-course, family-style menu paired with select wines. The next dinner will take place on February 25 and feature Lauber Imports. 631-284-9300. theriverheadproject.com. Tweed’s Restaurant & Buffalo Bar in Riverhead is open every day for lunch and dinner. Lunch, beginning at 11:30 a.m., features menu items such as fresh buffalo mozzarella with tomatoes, peppers and basil purée, the bison reuben, corned bison with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Russian dressing, the quiche de jour made with Baiting Hollow farm fresh eggs and organic greens, and the baked salmon, served with a green peppercorn glaze. Dinner items include crab cakes with citrus and Thai sauces, the Mediterranean salad with lettuce, tomato, pepperoncini, anchovies, red onions and olives, the Aquebogue duck two ways, leg confit and pan-seared breast with blackberry reduction, sesame-seared sashimi tuna served rare with seaweed salad and Asian sauces, Tweed’s bison hanger steak with wild mushroom cognac and cream sauce, and the salmon and penne with tomato sauce and spinach. 631-208-3151. tweedsrestaurantriverhead.com. Touch of Venice in Cutchogue serves lunch and dinner, Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. Menu items include eggplant sorrentino with parma prosciutto, ricotta and fresh mozzarella, baby spinach insalata with gorgonzola, crispy pancetta, vine-ripe tomato, walnuts and lemon-walnut oil vinaigrette, tagliatelle with shrimp and scallops, preserved lemons, olives, capers and extra virgin olive oil, and veal parmigianna with Parmigiano Reggiano, fresh mozzarella and garganelli pasta. 631-298-5851. touchofvenice.com.

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A Guide to Local Favorites BOBBY VAN’S Steak and Fish $$$ Steakhouse classics and fresh fish. Open 363 days for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Open Mon –Fri. 11:30 a.m.–10:30 p.m. Sat. 11:30 a.m.–10:30 p.m., Sun. 11:30–10 p.m. Main St., Bridgehampton. 631-537-0590, bobbyvans.com. OSTERIA SALINA Sicilian/Italian $$ Think Sicilian ingredients like extra virgin olive oil, currants, pine nuts, fava beans couscous and 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. PIERRE’S Casual French $$$ Euro-chic but casual French restaurant and bar. Late dinner and bar on weekdays. Open 7 days. Brunch Fri.–Sun., 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 2468 Main Street, Bridgehampton. 631-537-5110, pierresbridgehampton.com. M.J. Dowling’s Steak House and Tavern American $$ Great selection of American fare in a friendly pub atmosphere. Draft beers. Family owned and operated. Game room with pool table. 3360 Noyac Road, Sag Harbor. 631-725-4444.

water mill 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.

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sagaponack 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 Highway, Sagaponack. 631-537-3300.

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 Long Island vineyards. Open 7 days for lunch and dinner. 17 E. Main St. 631-208-3151, tweedsrestaurant.com.

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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.

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.

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Window Replacement Renewal By Andersen of L.I. (877) 844-9162 http://renewal-by-andersen-long-island.com

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What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given regarding dealing with the East End real estate market? “Know where you are and play their game. This is particularly true because the East End is comprised of so many different municipalities (villages and towns) and they each have their own local rules for the game of land use and transactions. So, a strategy or practice that may work in NYC often is not permitted here and while NYC is one place in terms of laws affecting real estate transactions, the

East End has many different little places with their own sense of sovereignty that each set their own rules for the game. To illustrate a trap for the weary, the tiny Village of Quogue requires transacting parties to have a new Certificate of Occupancy issued within three months either before or after a change of ownership. How does one know this stuff? It’s simple, beyond using local professionals, local rules can be found at: generalcode.com/codification/ecode/library. Get familiar with the rules before getting involved in the East End Transaction Game so that when you’re finally ready to deal in East End Real Estate you already know how to win.”—Andrew M. Lieb, Esq., MPH, Lieb at Law, P.C. “The best advice I received regarding East End real estate was given to me by a broker, Joe Gaites, 30 years ago, when he told me ‘it will be the best investment you ever made.’ What more can I say?”—Alan Schnurman, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, Saunders & Associates. “The best real estate advice I’ve received is ‘A deal is not a deal till it’s done.’ So many real estate agents think that once contracts are signed, they’re done. There are many variables that come into play before a closing. One, for example, is updated certificates of occupancy. A good listing agent will make sure there are no “open” building permits or worse yet, construction done to a home without a building permit. The old adage of “do and then ask for forgiveness” works to the disadvantage of the seller and can, in some cases, delay a closing by at least six months. Not good for some people looking to buy in the spring and wanting to be in the home by the summer.”—John Christopher, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, Brown Harris Stevens of The Hamptons. LLC. “To answer your question, what does everyone want: to buy low and sell high. Did I make you smile? The reality is finding the right broker who understands you, your needs plus wish list, and who isn’t going to give you a song and dance or wears too many hats. They build, sell and design etc.—too many motivations. I’ve had customers who have taken three years to find the right property or project and others who have purchased within a few weeks. I never would have said this years ago, but if you’re buying, find the right broker and let them represent you as a buyer’s broker. The money is the same money, it’s just who cuts the check—it doesn’t cost you more. It should be someone you believe in, who will tell you their sincere opinion. My philosophy is treat people the way you would want to be treated. If you’re selling, don’t go for the broker or agent because they tell you what you want to hear. I’ve pitched many listings, which I have lost, and two or three years later the home is priced where I recommended initially. They may not want to hear it, but in the end you only hurt yourselves.”—Lynn November, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, Douglas Elliman Real Estate. “The best real estate advice I’ve received is ‘Don’t take it personally!’” —Maz Crotty, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Nest Seekers International.

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Everything Over a Million SALES REPORTED AS 2/14/2014 Bridgehampton John R. Carl to John R. Carl, 56 Butter Lane, $1,350,000 East HaMpton Dickey Family Trust to James L. Dooley 16 Roberts Lane, $1,850,000

Quogue Alanson & Joanne Houghton to Kenneth & Mary Cotty 105 Old Depot Road, $2,700,000

Daniel A. Fierro to Ginni & Mark Salaman, 1 Meadow Way $3,000,000 North HAven Martin P. Harding to 8 On The Bluff LLC 8 On The Bluffs, $5,088,750 Peter Cook to 150 Ferry Road I LLC 150 Ferry Road, $1,200,000

George K. Cooney to Lynn & Robert Ducommun 14 Post Lane, $1,500,000 Southampton Ilene M. Fischer to Jennifer & Jonathan Kayne 145 Sandy Hollow Road, $1,265,000

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