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VOLUME XLVII NUMBER 10

This issue is dedicated to Bob Edelman

MAY 18, 2012

25 For Conscience Sake

29 Big Fish

29 Fast Food

by Dan Rattiner A search for the first words uttered by the first settler landing at Conscience Point, Southampton in 1640. This person, a woman, waded ashore from a small boat and said “For conscience sake, we are on dry land again.” The world wants to know.

by Dan Rattiner Another world rod and reel fishing record for Montauk. A fisherman from Bay Shore, after quite a fight, brings in his catch to Montauk Fishing Village. The crowds cheer as the fish is hauled up by the crane. Is this on the up and up? Only a careful reading of this story will lead you to the answer to that.

by Dan Rattiner A dizzying trip through the mind of the author about hot fudge sundaes, visits to the doctor, fast food laws in East Hampton that aren’t, the new offices of Dan’s Papers and his mother. It’s possible he will be telling you more than you care to know.

20 South O’ the Highway

37 The Montauk Monster

All the latest Hamptons celebrity news.

by Kate Maier Who would destroy such a beloved piece of public art?

21 Hamptons Subway by Dan Rattiner

Who’s Here

22 Police Blotter

by Judy S. Klinghoffer and Kelly Laffey Grammy Award-winning singer/ songwriter

33 The Andy Warhole Gallery by Mr. Sneiv The selling of a painting sparks the entrepreneurial sprit of an author who wants more than the few pennies he now makes writing stories such as this. (Wait. He submits these.)

39 Suzanne Vega

by David Lion Rattiner All the news that’s not fit to print on the East End. Featuring Shelter Island.

28 Literary Prize

23 PAGE 27

by Nicole Stanek Be a winner.

Your route to where the beautiful people play.

31 The Rowers by Dan Koontz What will be the fate of Sag Harbor Community Rowing?

31 Poxabogue Golf by Dan Rattiner Sailing into the waiting arms of Southampton Town.

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35 Smart Crosswalks by Nanci E. LaGarrenne Beep, Flash, Flash, Flash, Zoom

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41 Seen: Billy Joel

42 Seen in my Salad Bowl

by David Lion Rattiner Billy Joel and motorcycle.

by Stacy Dermont A story from a self-proclaimed farmers market groupie. Honoring the Artist

44 John Chierchio by Marion W. Weiss

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59 Hot Hamptons Buys

by Chenoa Van Sickle Things you’re not told before becoming a mother...

By Maria Tennariello Weekly East End shopping picks and new businesses

classic cars

62 Calendar 62 Letters to the Editor By Lenn Thompson Exploring Sherwood House Vineyards

54 North Fork Events

By Tamara Matthews-Stephenson Give your outdoor space a fresh perspective view from the garden

50 Hot Rides

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51 Unwanted Company by Darren Demaille Tips for avoiding ticks on the golf course.

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66 Restaurant Review: Stonewalls

87 The Sandcastle

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68 Restaurant Specials

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5 holidays you didn’t know about 5.

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What did the first settler say upon setting foot in Southampton in 1640? See Page 25

How do you steal a bump off a log? See Page 37

a) This place looks exactly like Southampton, England. b) Forsooth, Yorick, I knew him well. c) May the Force Be With You. d) May the odds be ever in your favor e) Where are the celebrities? f) I think we are here, don’t you?

May 24 National Escargot Day May 25 Tap Dance Day May 27 Sun Screen Day May 29 Learn About Composting Day May 30 Water a Flower Day

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How many of Poxabogue’s nine holes are full length and how many are pitch and putt?

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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and the Suffolk County Legislature have awarded funds for Next Exposure, a grant program run by the Suffolk County Film Commission, to the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center’s film series and the Hamptons Take 2 Film Festival. Each organization will receive $6,000. Bridgehampton residents Natasha Esch, former president of Wilhelmina Models, and husband Matt Coffin have opened a new home store on Madison Street in Sag Harbor. The shop features vintage furniture and stylish accessories. (See South O’ the Highway on page 36)


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DOWN IN THE TUBE Jason Kidd looked sad holding a basketball and sitting alone on the subway between Southampton and Water Mill last Monday. It was the day after his beloved Dallas Mavericks, the team he piloted to the championships last year, got knocked out of the playoffs by the lowly Oklahoma City Thunder.

SUBWAY DELAYED RE-OPENING LAST TUESDAY Monday night after the subway shut down for its nightly maintenance, the workers brought out the giant, twirling Roto-Rooter bristle brush they use once a year to clean all the walls, ceilings and floors in the tunnels. The brush is a wonder to behold. It’s 12 feet in diameter and 20 feet long, and attached to the front of a subway car, it’s pig bristles turn corkscrew fashion brushing and brushing as the subway car guides it slowly down the tracks. Attached behind is the swiss shower water cannon car, which washes what the pig brush scrapes off and sends it down the drains rub-a-dub-dub. Call it spring cleaning, call it a miracle, but there was a 20 minute delay in finishing the job before the 7 a.m. reopening and we apologize for it. Still, the straphangers applauded the squeaky clean tunnels when they boarded the cars. “This is the Hamptons,” one of them shouted, pumping his fist in the air.

NO MORE TOKENS May 15 was the last day that old subway tokens could be brought to the token booths and exchanged for the new swipe cards. Some people on May 16 brought buckets and buckets of still more tokens and just angrily left them on the subway platform for people to trip over. Get over it, people.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALBRECHT SPEER Last Wednesday was the 100th birthday of Albrecht Speer, the classy German architect who designed our headquarters building in Hampton Bays in 1937. He did his best work in Berlin in those years. This is the only work he did in America, a project made from granite imported from Germany just moments before World War II broke out.

COMMISSIONER ASPINALL’S MESSAGE I know I promised this week I would tell the full story about how I was able to snooker Mayor Bloomberg of New York into buying back the New York City subway system he had sold me last fall for $1. But now my agent tells me he’s sold my account as a book, with the movie rights gone to the Weinstein Brothers, so my mouth is sealed. All monies I make will go into the coffers of Hampton Subway, after I take my cut, of course. SUBWAY FRANCHISE NAME A big problem on Hamptons Subway is that the restaurant chain Subway has units on all the platforms for the hungry straphangers. There is confusion when saying, “I’m going to the Subway,” because of this, but the Commissioner is steadfast that we have to continue to call them that.

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Live Out Loud Gala Live Out Loud’s Young Trailblazers 11th Annual Gala presented five youths with scholarship as well as Alan Cumming (Star Award), Deutsh (Corporate Leadership Award) and Bruce T. Sloane (Founders Award), who will host the June 23rd Live Out Loud “Pride in the Hamptons” benefit. Photographs by Barry Gordin

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The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center’s Advisory Council celebrated its 10th Anniversary at The Sherry Netherland Hotel in New York. Yvonne Elliman was awarded with the “Woman of Distinction Award” an award to extraordinary women who have been powerful advocates of the theatre. Photographs by Barry Gordin

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For Conscience Sake... What Did the First Settler Mean to Say as She Came Ashore in Southampton? By Dan Rattiner

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ll my life, I have wondered about the first words uttered by the first English settler who came ashore at Southampton. There is a big boulder marking the spot on the beach in North Sea where these first settlers waded ashore in 1640. This place is called Conscience Point. “For conscience sake, we are on dry land once more,” were the first words spoken, reportedly by a woman. Has this statement ever bothered you? It bothered me. I have no idea what this statement means. And I wondered, did she? She was feeling something about it, that’s for sure. Over all these years, I never looked this up. I guessed “for conscience sakes” was some kind of Pilgrim talk. It was some religious thing, some hocus pocus. Of course they knew what it meant. But it was 1640 and people talked in this stilted way. All you have to do is read books written from that time. Here are the facts. In the spring of 1640, in the port town of Lynn, Massachusetts just north of Boston, a group of several dozen people, a little put off by the strict religious codes of the dominant group of Puritans and also apparently feeling the town was getting a

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Conscience (Continued from previous page.) sailed back across the Sound to New Haven where, getting a new patent, they regrouped and headed out once again, this time toward somewhere further east on Long Island. Their new charter granted them “all those lands lying and being bounded between Peaconneck and the easternmost point of Long Island with the whole breadth of the said island from sea to sea.” This was quite a charter, though it was modified soon after to exclude all of what is now East Hampton Town because Lion Gardner and his wife, children and servants had gone to live there. And so the sloop sailed again, this time tucking in south of the North Fork of eastern Long Island and near what is now Shelter Island to land in this place which they referred to as North Sea and which we now call “Conscience Point.” The trip had taken 17 hours from Lynn. They slid up on the beach in a small boat, at which point this woman said her famous line. It is not clear, after this, whether the local Indians, the Shinnecocks, met them on the beach there, or met them soon after. In any case, the Shinnecocks, a peaceful people, exchanged gifts with them, and then led them down a long trail—today this is North Sea Road— to a clearing inland where they suggested the Englishmen settle. The Shinnecocks either helped them or showed them how to dig deep trenches over which they could place trees and bushes to brace themselves for when they could expect the cold winter. It was July, 1640. While researching all this, I also looked up whether anybody said anything at the more

famous landing by the English at Plymouth, 20 years before. There is a boulder there announcing it as the first English settlement in New England. But what I learned was that this was not actually where the English first landed, and it was very likely that where they first landed they were too miserable to have anything interesting to say. It was late at night and it was raining.

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hose pilgrims, more than 102 of them in a bigger boat called the Mayflower, had first waded ashore at what is now Provincetown on Cape Cod. When they first arrived before any of them rowed in, they dropped anchor to think about things. They could see the land. They could see there was nobody on it. And, as it happened, the passengers, all of whom had agreed to become indentured servants to the captain and crew for seven years, started talking about rebellion. Why should they agree to servitude now? They were here, way beyond the jurisdiction of England. They were many more in number than the colonel who led them and the ship’s crew. They wanted to be relieved of their indenture. The end of this conversation resulted in the captain and crew and the religious leader of the expedition drawing up what was called the “Mayflower Compact” which basically reconfirmed what the original agreement said, but with less stringent terms. Everybody signed. Then they came ashore. Here are the notes from their leader William Bradford, who was the second governor of Plymouth Colony after John

Carver died, about this: “...though it was very dark and rained sore, yet in the end they got under the lee of a small island [Clark’s Island] and remained there all that night in safety... And this being the last day of the week, they prepared there to keep the Sabbath. On Monday they sounded the harbor and found it fit for shipping, and marched into the land and found divers cornfield, and little running brooks, a place (as they supposed) fit for situation.” At least it was the best they could find. They also could see that the land circled around a vast bay. All they needed to do was follow it around to the other end where, perhaps, they might find something better than the sandy soil they were on. They sent out an exploration party. At First Encounter Beach in Eastham they were attacked by the local Wampanoag tribe, which came with bows and arrows. When the pilgrims returned with musketfire, some of the Indians fell to the ground and the rest ran away. And then they sailed the Mayflower across to what became Plymouth, and that is what became their first settlement. According to the dictionary, the word “conscience” is defined as having “a sense of right and wrong.” There is a phrase in the dictionary, “In all or good conscience,” which is defined as “what you are saying is truly the case.” There are other definitions, but I think this one is the probable fit. In other words, she was saying “It is truly the case that we are back on dry land again.” And they were.


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Big Fish A New World Record for Rod and Reel Is Again Awarded to Montauk By Dan Rattiner

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ontauk has more world Rod and Reel fishing records than any other fishing town in the world. And now there is another one. Last Friday, angler Thomas Cleveland, a mechanical engineer from Bay Shore, went out with his friend Dave Singleton aboard the Montauk Lady captained by Fred Shore and his mate Bob Adams. Then went to Coxes Ledge, 30 miles from Montauk. “We were fishing for Blues,” Captain Shore later said. “But then I saw this group of monster guppies basking in the sun along the surface. I’d never seen anything like this before. “I immediately had the mate replace the reels on the rods, using new reels with a smaller gauge line I had on hand,” said Shore. “I saw right away this was extraordinary. I looked up

guppy in the rulebook. You couldn’t enter one with any line stronger than a 10-pound test.” Captain Shore excitedly talked to Cleveland about what was going on, Cleveland and Singleton talked and it was decided Cleveland would make the attempt. “You take it,” Singleton said. “I’ll watch.” Captain Shore then had his mate put a worm on the hook, turned the wheel so Montauk Lady would drift sharply to port, and then motored over very slowly to get close without, he hoped, frightening the guppies. Cleveland stood in front of his fighting chair, made a long cast with the smaller rod, then a second cast, then a third and the finally, one of the guppies wiggled over and took a bite. “We got him!” Cleveland said. “It’s huge.” Cleveland then took two steps back, settled down in the fighting chair and strapped himself in.

This particular guppy, however, was a fighter. Although no longer than six inches—most guppies are about one half inch—he’d make these spectacular leaps out of the water, shimmying and shaking his sparkling gold body in the sunshine, trying to get free. Cleveland hung on. Twenty minutes later, the Captain phoned Uihlein’s Boat Rental to alert Henry of what was going on. The Captain said he hoped they’d have the guppy within the hour, and that they would, with luck, be in by 4 p. m. After that, the word went out. Record fish coming in to Uihlien’s. The whole town began to head down there. Cleveland fought this guppy for more than an hour and a half. “It was exhausting,” he later told everybody back at the dock. “He’d race off one way, then race off another. I’d pull him in, then have to let him (Continued on next page.)

Fast Food, Obesity and My Mother By Dan Rattiner

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eople have asked me how I like our new Dan’s Papers offices on County Road 39 in Southampton. They are much more spacious and new. In recent years in Bridgehampton, we had been operating with 35 or 40 people out of this two-bedroom house. It was difficult. Now, with new projects, with our expanded web presence, with our magazines, event division and with our other new ventures, we just didn’t have room anymore. This is a huge plus for us. On the other hand there are some minuses. I miss Bridgehampton. I have a longer commute from my home in East Hampton—10 minutes. But these are really just

minor inconveniences. The biggest minus for me, towering over all, is fast food. This is a really loopy story, much more complicated than you might think. It involves mild hypochondria, hot fudge sundaes, doctor’s offices, a law in East Hampton Town that turns out not to be there, Southampton Hospital and my childhood. For starters, I will remind people that County Road 39, better as it is for a business environment, is not Main Street, Bridgehampton. In Bridgehampton, the closest places where we could eat were Bobby Van’s, the Candy Kitchen, Pierre’s and World Pie, institutions all. In Southampton, the closest places to eat are Burger King, Dunkin’ Donuts, McDonalds and the 7-Eleven. This is a problem.

When I was a boy in school growing up, my parents would be very proud of me if I won a spelling contest or gave a successful recital on the piano which, as a boy, I studied. After the event, they’d take me to a restaurant where they had hot fudge sundaes. I would be told that was my reward. I was free to modify it— butterscotch sauce for example or make it into a banana split—but I so remember my parents looking at me proudly—as I scarfed down this special treat. Now the third part of this is how I am taking care of myself healthwise today. Like many people who want to stay on top of things, I see a lot of doctors. I have pains here and I have pains there. The other (Continued on next page.)


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Guppy (Continued from previous page.) back out.” The rest of the guppies had fled the scene as a result of all the commotion so it was either this one or nothing. One hour later, the guppy began to tire, and 10 minutes after that, Cleveland got him alongside where mate Adams, with a deft hand, was able to scoop the fish up in a net and bring him on board. But then the guppy leaped out of the net and began flopping around on the deck. It was a little frightening. Cleveland, and Singleton with him, scrambled below to get out of the way, leaving the Captain and the mate to struggle to get the guppy under control. When the Montauk Lady came through the jetties at 4 p.m. with the four men beaming and raising their fists aloft in triumph, the crowd on shore responded with cheers and applause.

A hush fell over the crowd as Captain Shore, Marina owner Henry Uihlein and two mates carried the guppy, now dead, ashore in a bucket and put him on the scale. People gathered around. Reporters were there from all the local papers, also newsmen from Channel 12 and Channel 55. “The weight is…” intoned Henry Uihlein, “0.641 pounds.” People cheered and danced around. “It is 2.4 inches long and 0.8 inches round.” A string was attached to the tail of the fish and it was hoisted up on a crane. It glistened in the sun. Cleveland stood next to the fish with his rod and reel, on the other side stood Uihlein and Singleton. “What are you going to do with the fish?” a

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reporter asked Cleveland. “Have it stuffed and mounted, of course,” he said. “It’s not every day you get to catch a world record fish.” All that has to happen now is for the International Game Fishing Association to approve the record. The current record for guppy is 0.0522 pounds, posted by Guy Enrenrouk of Capetown, South Africa on December 12, 1966. Bye bye, Capetown.

Food (Continued from previous page.) day I hurt my knee. Banged it into something. Jeremy Lin had a torn meniscus and had to have an operation on his knee. What if I had a torn meniscus? If I don’t attend to it, it will get worse. I could have a limp for the rest of my life. I’ve got to do something about this. Now I make no apologies for having this attitude toward my body. It surely does swing toward hypochondria, but then again, it gets things done. With some anxiety, I call my orthopedist to make an appointment. Now here’s the thing. Practically all my doctors have their offices clustered around Southampton Hospital. It makes sense. If they need to go to the hospital to see a patient, there they are. And here’s another thing. For 20 years or more, it’s been the belief of people in East Hampton that fast food restaurants are verboten in this town. We are an historic town. We want to keep it that way. During my long tenure with this newspaper, I know of several occasions where fast food places have been in the works, but every time they never even get to the point of making an application. They are told of the law and they go away. Now it turns out that such a law does not exist in this town. A 7-Eleven opened in Montauk last year. Montauk is part of East Hampton Town. The Town emptied their pockets. They looked everywhere. They couldn’t come up with this so-called law. But this is no never mind. It’s been 20 years that we have not had fast food in East Hampton. And though I am happy for that, it is true that every once in awhile, maybe once a month, I get into some sort of stressful situation, call it a sugar rush if you will, and I get this craving for fast food. I see those golden arches. But they are too far away to get to. So I live without. Which is probably why though I may be a bit pudgy, I do not suffer from the national affliction of obesity. Now let us, you and I, put this all together and what happens? Well, when I leave my doctor’s office with the good news that my fear of a permanent limp is not going to come about, I feel elation. It was stressful going in to the doctor. Now it is cause for elation coming out. And celebration! And so it has been that for the last 20 years, every time I have gone to one of my doctors, I have, discovering all my worry was for nothing and all the fast food joints are right at hand, I skip out to my car and drive straight to McDonalds for a Big Mac, French fries, an ice cream sundae and any other thing I can pack in. It’s my reward! A big feast for having dodged the bullet! As a matter of fact I have all this in mind when I leave my house in East Hampton! Hi, mom. Hi, dad. I DID it!


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The Rowers I’ve Heard of “Not in My Backyard,” but “Not in That Nearby Cove?” By Dan koontz

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owing, or crew, is a sport that for many carries the faint tinge of elitism. Perhaps we lump it in with polo and sailing, sports that seem designed for people with large bank accounts. We picture privileged Ivy League rowers in their pricey preppy regalia, and figure we’re better off supplying our children with a bat and a ball. We ask ourselves where kids go to learn the sport, and we assume it’s some fancy resort that only high rollers know about. Finally, if we see a crew rowing out on the water, we may develop the idea that rowing is more of a recreation than an athletic activity—a pleasant diversion for wealthy people to engage in when they’re not eating caviar, getting massaged, or buying Rolls-Royces. From a distance, when you can’t see the sweat or strain, rowing can

look rather like a pastime. This, we might tell ourselves, is not a real sport. Our boy should play football instead. Thanks to Sag Harbor Community Rowing (SHCR), all of the possible misconceptions about rowing are coming to an end. Founded in 2008, Sag Harbor Community Rowing has rowing shells (outsiders would call them boats), oars, life preservers, and instruction for rowers from beginners to advanced. They are located at Cove Park in Sag Harbor, which is on Redwood Road, at a spot that provides the only good public place to launch a racing shell into the cove. Forget the need for a trust fund. For a membership fee of only $250 (or only $125 for children 10 – 17), members can use the equipment from May 1 through November 15 during daylight hours. For those without

prior experience, Community Rowing provides instructors on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and on Saturday mornings from 7:30 to 9 a.m. More experienced rowers can also frequently find partners to row in a double if they come at these times. Now that the price is right, how can you get your kids more intensive instruction? Do they need an invitation from the Queen? No! Sag Harbor Community Rowing has that covered with their Summer Rowing Camps. Each week from June 25 through August 31, kids nine and older can participate in morning or afternoon sessions where they will learn balance and technique for moving the boat through the water with efficiency and skill. Visit www. rowsagharbor.org for tuition and more details about this program. As to whether rowing (Continued on next page.)

The Saving of Poxabogue Golf Course By Dan Rattiner

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outhampton Town bought out East Hampton Town’s half share in the Poxabogue Golf Club last week. Southampton now owns the whole thing. This is a happy ending to a long and interesting story about this public golf course that sits wholly within Southampton Town but within a three wood of East Hampton. It’s a story about greed, death, golf, sex and lies. No, actually, it’s just the first three. But it’s good enough. The golf course, which is nine holes, was originally built back in the 1930s because the local farmers and merchants, and also the tourists, could not play golf at the private clubs built by the rich. It was a small potato farm

originally. Actually, it was not really enough land for nine holes. So they built six par 3 holes and three par 4 holes. Voila. Nine holes. Around 1965, the family that built it improved the property. Originally there had been a small building where you could pay the $5 bucks to play, rent some balls and perhaps some clubs. Now there was a new building. About a quarter of it became the place to rent and pay. The rest of it became a luncheonette, today famously run by Danny Murray. Golfers could eat both before and after a round. In the mid-1990s, the woman who had inherited Poxabogue from her parents lay on her deathbed. She was approached by three Hamptons millionaires who, through intermediaries, offered her $1 million for it. She

didn’t sell, but after her death, the estate sold it to them. One of these buyers really wanted to continue the club, or so it seemed to me at the time covering this story as it unfolded. The other two wanted to either put up a 45-house housing development or, if that scared everybody— Poxabogue was a real recreational plus for the community—force some person or group to take it over to save it from a horrible fate as a housing development. In terms used by developers, this is called “flipping” a property. The developers made lots of noises about what they wanted to do. They did, to their credit, spend a lot of money to improve the club in the second year of their ownership. They brought in a pro. They (Continued on page 34.)


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Rowing (Continued from previous page.) is a REAL sport: my own son, who was never However, it is a low-impact sport, and so unlike much of an athlete, was introduced to rowing in football, injuries are rare, and usually caused through a Sag Harbor Community Rowing camp by bad technique. If you keep up with rowing, session. (Incidentally, rowing is a great sport you will get fit and you arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t liable to hurt for people who arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t any good at throwing or yourself. My son kept it up, and now he rows catching a ball.) When on the varsity boat he started rowing, I at his school. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all figured I would give This spring, 30 students from Piermuscle, and he hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t it a try as wellâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and son, East Hampton, the Ross School broken any part of his let me tell you, it is body! NOT just a pastime. and one homeschooler did crew as This spring, 30 It exercises all of the their sport through SHCR. students from Pierson, muscle groups and East Hampton High requires tremendous School, the Ross endurance. Those idyllic-looking boats out School and one homeschooler did crew as their there on the peaceful water are the site of one spring sport through Sag Harbor Community of the most grueling activities known to man. Rowing. Competing recently at the Long Island

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Junior Championships, three of their boats picked up medals and others placed very well against a large number of crews. It seems reasonable to assume that, if it werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t for Sag Harbor Community Rowing, these young people would never have even heard of crew, much less become involved in it. Especially for a small school like Pierson, the availability of a sport like rowing means that students have an opportunity to be active and gain strength even if they arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t great at swinging a bat. By bringing this less familiar sport to the area, Sag Harbor Community Rowing is doing a great thing for the local youth.

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ecently, however, while there have been no complaints and everybody agrees that Sag Harbor Community Rowing is a great asset to local kids, there has been some question as to whether the village would allow them to remain at Cove Park. Sag Harbor Mayor Brian Gilbride, in particular, has expressed his feeling that Cove Park may be too small to accommodate the numbers of children now involved. This position puts the program in jeopardy, because the boats are extremely â&#x20AC;&#x153;tippyâ&#x20AC;?, to use a landlubberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s term, and they need calm, protected water â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the kind that you only find in the coves. Trying to launch a racing single at Havens Beach, which has been suggested as an alternative location, would be a recipe for capsizing, not to mention the dangers involved with heavier boat traffic in the harbor

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area. In order to draw attention to the situation, dozens of young rowers appeared at last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sag Harbor Village Board meeting, and a select group made prepared remarks. While Sag Harbor Community Rowingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lease on Cove Park is not currently up for review, the young peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s show of support for the program seems to have softened Mayor Gilbrideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s position somewhat. He was quoted in The Sag Harbor Express as saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;If the owner can stay under the radar and the club doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t grow much larger I think they will be fine at Cove Park.â&#x20AC;? While this may not be the full-throated endorsement that some might be looking for, at least it eases worries about imminent eviction. Check out www.rowsagharbor.org or, better yet, get out there and row!


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Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m Going to Make a Fortune with My Friend Andy Warhole By mr. sniev

am always coming up with ideas on how to make money. Some of them havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t panned out but I will not be deterred. This one is a sure thing! I was watching the news the other day and there was a story about how a guy named Andy Fields bought five paintings at a Las Vegas garage sale for $5. When he decided to reframe them he discovered an original Andy Warhol sketch hidden behind one of them. It has been reported to be valued at more than $1 million. That is quite fortunate for Fields but maybe even more fortunate for me, as it gave me a brilliant money-making idea. The 1963 Warhol canvas titled Eight Elvises fetched $100 million. The private transaction was reported in a 2009 article in The Economist, which described Warhol as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;bellwether of the art marketâ&#x20AC;? Warholâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s works include some of the most expensive paintings ever sold. Most East Enders are aware that many years ago, Mr. Warhol along with a group of other artists made Montauk their home away from home. In a way they actually helped put Montauk on the map. What many donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know is that Warhol was born on August 6, 1928, the youngest son of Ondrej and Julia Warhola (not Ondrej and Julia Warhol.) The East End is still known for its artists and art aficionados so I am going to take advantage of that fact and open an Andy Warhole Gallery. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right, Andy Warhole. Mr. Warhole is

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a local guy I found through the Internet. His name is spelled differently than Warhol or Warhola, but close enough to confuse people. Mr. Warholeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s principal employment is that of an animal psychologist, providing services to local celebrities, whose animals have emotional issues. Animal suicide attempts have been down the last few years so his business has been slow. He was more than willing, for a 50% ownership position, to lend his name to the Gallery. I think people are so busy they wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t realize the difference in the spelling of the names (Warhole vs. Warhol) and will visit the

studio. I have convinced the owner of an awesome building in Montauk to dedicate the Warhole Gallery Space rent-free, for a 45% ownership position. I have already contacted a leading Manhattan Publicist who is willing to promote the Gallery for a 15% ownership. I will be offering Dan a 10% ownership as compensation for advertising in Danâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Papers. I have agreed to a 20% ownership with a major East End Celebrity, in return for an endorsement and to be present at the Gallery Opening and future events. I will also be donating a 20% ownership to The Montauk Starving Artist Fund. As for the artwork I will be selling, I recently ran across a computer program that can take any scanned picture and convert the image to one that is Warholesque. It takes 10 minutes for me to create a one-of-akind 8.5 x 11 inch Warhole. So that means I can do six an hour. I intend to sell them for slightly less than what a real Warhol would sell for. And so quite possibly, just by virtue of the fact that some guy happened across a genuine Warhol at a garage sale in Las Vegas, I may now have a mega-million dollar enterprise that will offer me financial stability for life. Thanks Mr. Warhol and Mr. Warhole. The only other thing I need to do is find a good accountant, as I am not very good calculating numbers or percentages. Note: If for some reason the Warhole Gallery doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work out, I also have a lead on an Italian guy in The North Fork with the last name of Picazzo. Sounds like Picasso.

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Poxy (Continuted from page 31.) the cost and ownership of the purchase. And so, in March 2004, they jointly bought the golf course to save it. Until this latest turn of events, the two have owned it jointly, setting it up as a small business with the two entities hiring a management to run it. An interesting development happened in 2007. In that year, the people living in Sagaponack created a village they wanted to carve out from the Town of Southampton. It would include Poxabogue. The people in that community voted almost unanimously to have that happen, and so it did. So now you had a golf course owned by two towns within a village. Now, the two towns owned it. The impetus for Southampton buying out East Hampton’s half was the discovery several years ago that

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groomed the golf course beautifully though they jacked up the rates to play a round about fivefold to cover that cost. They spruced up the driving range. Their proposal to put in an “environmentally positive” miniature golf course near the driving range got everybody talking, mostly about how they would hate that. The crowds would come. It would be lit at night. Help! So flip it they did. The sellers wanted $6.5 million for it—to what should have been the Town of Southampton. But Southampton said this was a pretty steep price to pay. They also noticed that since the course was practically on the town line with East Hampton, many golfers came from that town. In the end, they persuaded a free-spending Town of East Hampton to split

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that old supervisor in East Hampton had been going on a spending spree with CPF money, that was intended to be used only for open land preservation. East Hampton was in big trouble. Southampton is, essentially, helping East Hampton in the bail out. The towns had the golf course appraised, of course. It came back at about $4.4 million, down $1 million from the good old days before the real estate crash. So Southampton has to pay East Hampton $2.2 million. In researching this story, a number of interesting things about the arrangement between East Hampton and Southampton here at the golf course have come up. Turns out that in their arrangement, either town could have sold its half to another entity. It would have been an unlikely event, but consider that if it did, you might have to pay one fee to play holes two, seven and eight, and another fee to play the other holes, except maybe for the ninth hole which would be for the personal use of the new half-owner and his family. Another odd thing is that Southampton Town at the time the club was purchased from the developers, got the money to pay them by legally dipping into the 2% Community Preservation Fund money, thus actually saving half the course from ever being developed. East Hampton Town did not do the same. They borrowed the money, long term at pretty high interest rates. East Hampton will not only get the $2.2 million for their half share, they will also look to recover some of the course’s revenue, which is specifically used for course maintenance. These amounts will enable the new East Hampton Town Supervisor, the new broom sweeping clean, to be able to pay off that bond in the next few years and thus avoid about $288,000 in interest fees they would otherwise have to pay over the years. Southampton is also now in a position to charge less to town taxpayers for the use of the course than for “out of towners” which could include East Hamptonites—and even Sagaponackers. Hopefully that won’t happen. Right? Did I mention that Southampton golfers are better than East Hampton golfers?


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Beep, Flash, Flash, Flash, Flash, Flash, Zoom By nanci E. Lagarenne

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ast Hampton Village is changing. They call them “smart” illuminated crosswalks. And for good reason. They work. In-roadway lighting “became a reality in the United States in the early 90’s,” according to an article in Public Roads Magazine, a bi-monthly periodical by the Federal Highway Administration, called “Seeing crosswalks in a new light…” focusing on a town in Alexandria, Virginia, that installed such “smart” crosswalks to light dark pedestrian crossings. The research began in 1978, and observing what was already a success in Israel, researchers found accidents lessened as a direct result of a lighted passage to the other side of the street. Virginia has them. Washington state has them, Florida, New Jersey, California, the town of Brookhaven on Long Island, and now the Hamptons. I dare say we need them.

Roads Magazine states crash statistics for 2001 the lights. Others work on sensors that are involving pedestrians. “In the United States, a automatically activated when a person steps pedestrian was injured every seven minutes, into the crosswalk. Ultimately the responsibility on average, and one pedestrian was killed every lies with the pedestrian and the drivers. The 108 minutes.” That sounds like a good enough pedestrian lights up the crosswalk, the driver reason to consider the safety of our Village stops because the crosswalk and pedestrian citizens and visitors. Granted, pedestrians must are perfectly visible. Each go on their merry be in the crosswalk to be illuminated. Not in the way. Let’s have a safe season. Illuminate your middle of Main Street, darting across in traffic. mind and use sense. Use the lighted crosswalks The cinema in the Village is not a crossing when they are ready. point. Stop pretending it is one. Walk down to As for other East Hampton Village changes? the traffic light or the new lighted crosswalk. The use of security cameras in Herrick Park Wake up in your own bed, not in Southampton is being discussed. Nothing yet. And The Hospital. Wake up, is the key here. Department of Defense is talking about satellite Some of the in-road lighted crosswalks require Oh AM sorry, that SMF_Dans_QrtrPgAd_May12:SMF_Dans_QrtrPgAd_May12 surveillance. 5/12/12 5:24 Page 1 is just for Dan. Our that pedestrians push a button to activate Village administrator has a sense of humor!

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South O’ (Continued from page 20.) Author Priscilla Dunhill has put her longtime Sag Harbor home on the market. Built around 1830, the 2,400-square-foot house sits on a quarter of an acre that is located within walking distance of Main Street. Dunhill has called the property home for more than 20 years. While Sarah Jessica Parker was making an entrance, wearing a stunning Valentino at the Metropolitan Costume Gala Monday evening, hubby Matthew Broderick was at the 30th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards Nominations party at the Lambs Club crosstown. Broderick was nominated for an Astaire Award for his fancy moves in Nice Work If You Can Get It, the new Broadway musical. He posed for photos with his director and choreographer, fellow Astaire nominee, Kathleen Marshall and

Astaire Awards associate producer Carolyn Kendall Buchter. Southampton’s Buchter will co-chair the 30th Fred & Adele Astaire Awards on June 4 with Water Mill’s Alix Michel. Parker is joining forces with Tom Hanks, Michael Douglas and NBC Universal to make public service announcements in support of military veterans.

and very feminine at the same time,” Paltrow told Women’s Wear Daily. Southampton teacher Anastasia Gavalas has been selected as the winner of the Fair Media Council’s Media Savvy Teacher Award for using news in the classroom. FMC Executive Director Jaci Clement presented her with the award on May 9 at Southampton Elementary School. Sarah Jessica Parker

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The Post reports that the Hamptons nightlife scene is heating up! EMM Group owners Eugene Remm and Mark Birnbaum will soon launch their second season of SL East, which last summer hosted celebs such as Edward Norton, supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio, Carmelo Anthony and Kellan Lutz, among others. The East Hampton hot spot, located on Three Mile Harbor Road, will boast an outdoor bar and a new sound system and video wall, matched with live performances and DJs. Meanwhile Matt Shendell’s Paige Management Group is closing up shop at Dune this summer and taking over operations at Southampton Social Club with partners Ian Duke and David Hilty. The renovated Madame Tong’s will open Memorial Day weekend. The Hamptons Players Club, a new restaurant, lounge and beer garden, opened on Tuesday in East Hampton. The team behind the spot, Neal, David and Caroline Levinbook and Frank Cilione, have brought in Miami chef Hector Diaz. And last but not least, Stephen Tedeschi and partners Erik and Gordon Von Broock will be bringing back South Pointe—known for its packed parties last summer—on Tuckahoe Lane in Southampton, with the help of Ben Grieff and David Marino. And Goldberg’s is coming to Montauk…if you’re up all night, you need a bagel. Southampton’s Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel will be honored, along with Arianna Huffington, at the 2012 Elly Awards on May 18 at The Plaza in New York. Presented by the Women’s Forum of New York.

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Dan’s Papers Susan Saiter reports from the field that an afternoon of sumptuous house-viewing and a gorgeous spring afternoon made The Third Annual Insider’s View of Southampton Homes a success for the Southampton Historical Museum on May 12. Super-friendly guides chock-full of great details on history and decorating guided visitors through such treasures as a classic Hamptons beach house with a view that goes on forever in Water Mill. Sculptor Marsia Holzer (whose studio is in Tribeca) hooked arms with guests, leading them through her secluded, “wild and beachy” house decorated with her furniture and art creations, “driftwoody stuff,” sometimes covered in aluminum, like a lamp set by the ocean view reflecting the gorgeous sky and water colors. Back in town, one of the other five homes was on Hill Street, nestled back from the traffic behind fragrant flowering trees and woods. Minot Amory was not only the perfect host, but the perfect husband—extolling his wife, the famous cookbook writer, Victoria’s decorating talent evident in the truly yummy furnishings and objets d’art, beginning at the threshold which is covered by a rug from a French church altar, and heading into the stunning airy living space full of antique bamboo furniture and much more. Last stop was the Rogers Mansion on Meeting House Lane, where, appropriately enough for this occasion, guests pass under an oil painting of the Mayflower leaving Southampton (England, that is) into a room featuring local scenes like the National and Shinnecock Golf Clubs by contemporary painter Chris Murray, with event chair Sandra Walser making sure guests had enough champagne to complete the dreamy state spun up by the tour.


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Stealing Carvings From a Log With a Chain Saw are left with a bold and ugly scar—evidence of a rape that we thirst to avenge. “It’s actually a metaphor for the general change in attitude toward our beautiful town— instead of cherish and respect—it’s exploit and destroy,” said one Montauk resident, in a stream of outrage expressed through Facebook. The selfishness and wanton disregard displayed by the individual responsible for this crime is a sad indicator of the way things are going in this town. It just seems like all anyone wants to do is take, take, take, and keep for themselves. These are the types of people who spend tens of thousands of dollars on non-indigenous landscaping for the specific purpose of blocking (Continued on page 40.)

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t is always disconcerting to realize that there are sociopaths in our midst. You know they’re statistically impossible to avoid: hopefully your encounters with them will remain brief and uneventful. But the painful truth is that there are people walking amongst us who spent their childhoods wetting the bed and torturing small animals. It seems that one of those people has recently visited Montauk’s once-pristine beaches, taking their trademark chainsaw along for the ride. A few years ago, one of several wonderful pieces of public art surfaced on our shores. Using one of the scarce and beautiful driftwood logs conditioned by the sea as a canvas, a humble artist took the time to etch carvings of footprints, Celtic symbols, and a calligraphy rendition of the word “Montauk” into it for all to enjoy. It was a warm and giving act of kindness that countless beach goers stopped in their travels to smile upon—a true example of the beauty that so rarely occurs when humanity and nature collide. For years, the log, which was located on the beach near the IGA, was revered by locals and tourists alike. It was climbed upon and prodded at by children, rested upon by lovers and dreamers and other people who are drawn to the curious stretch of sand that marks where the land ends and the ocean begins. The log was the site of countless photo shoots, so that anyone could easily take away an image of our beloved Montauk to cherish for years to come. Just last year, I took a lovely set of pictures of my pregnant sister and her little family crawling all over the log. And guess what? I managed to do it without screwing it up for everyone else by defiling the log and the beach and the people who live here by cutting out the pretty parts with a chainsaw. I will be the first to admit that I was a terrible girl scout. I was asked not to come back to Brownies after a few meetings because I thought scouting was supposed to be about learning how to tie knots and playing in the woods, and all they seemed to want to do was make dolls out of ice cream sticks and stay as far away from the woods as possible. I did come away with something though— the old scouting mantra, “take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints.” And while I’ve been known to scoop my share of beach glass and driftwood, I’ve kept the phrase close enough to my heart in my adult life to remember that you don’t take the footprints, particularly if they were carved in driftwood by an artist for all to enjoy. Public art by its nature disappears in time. Sand mandalas take to the wind and chalk drawings are washed away by the rain. But there was a certain permanence to this particular treasure, and a certain pride we took in its existence. It said something about who we are as a people, the Montaukett tribe. And now, sadly, it says something about what is happening to said tribe, and how our fears of extinction are realized daily, in subtle and not -so-subtle ways. Because some vile person— and I use the term “person” loosely, mind you— had the gall and nerve to hack those beautiful carvings straight out of the driftwood. Now we

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And what does this empty-souled individual tell his friends when they inquire about the chiseled log he had the help so neatly display over the mantel of the summer home he probably occupies only two months out of the year? “Oh, Buffy, where did you get that beautiful driftwood carving? You must have commissioned someone to create it, it is just divine.” “Actually I ripped it off from the people of Montauk, and now it’s MINE. Best part is it was free! Aren’t I a swell guy?” The bottom line is there was only one entity that could have taken that log without pissing anyone off. It was just light enough to be slowly rolled and shuffled along the shore by years of storm surge. If the sea had reclaimed it, it would

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Vega (Continued from previous page.) shots for the coffee shop on “Seinfeld.” The song is so quintessentially New York that Time Out, New York placed it on their 101 Top New York City songs, along with another Vega tune, “Anniversary.” “Tom’s Diner” has also earned Vega the title of the “mother of the MP3.” Karlheinz Brandenberg, a German audio engineer who was working on the development of the MP3, heard Vega’s original a cappella recording of the tune on the radio. He felt that the warm timbre of Vega’s voice, undisguised by accompaniment, would make a perfect model for the sound compression algorithm that he had to create. This wasn’t the only experiment in sound engineering that involved Vega. She joined a group of students from Bay State College at Thomas Edison National Historic Park in West Orange, New Jersey for a demonstration of early sound recording. This time, “Tom’s Diner” was captured not in an MP3 file, but on a wax cylinder, in the exact same method as were the very first sound recordings.

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Billy Joel on a Motorcycle in Southampton gave his girlfriend another hug, and as if he was a high school senior, got back on his motorcycle, revved up the engine and rumbled off down Main Street, into the nothingness. I started to think about how many people saw him like I just did and whether or not it was going to become tabloid news that he was in the Hamptons over the weekend, but t hen I realized that it doesn’t matter what they say in the papers cause it’s always been the same old scene. I had my iPod on me, and immediately fired up the song, “Movin’ Out” and set the volume to the highest level. I continued walking the dog down Main Street and realized that there were a ton of errands that I needed to take care of before I got back home. It’s funny how you have so much to do but only so many hours in a day. I’m young enough to still see the passionate guy that I used to be, but I’m old enough to say I got a good look at the other side. The truth is that we have to work real hard, maybe even for the rest of our lives. So for me, taking a moment to see Billy Joel in the street is pretty cool. When I got home, I was pretty tired from the day, so I went to sleep with the television on. jBillyJoel.com

I was very, very nervous, and yes, it Friday night I crashed a party, was because the guy and on Saturday I said I was kissing the stunning saying sorry to friend of mine blonde was Billy while I was walking down Joel. In the Hamptons, Main Street in Southampton enjoying the sunshine. While we all have celebrity and in the middle of conversation, moments, I ran into this absolutely nobody ever seems stunning blonde woman. She to know what the had a way about her, I don’t hell to do. I’ve seen know what it was. I stopped all the movie stars, to let our dogs say hello, and the two of them sniffed in their fancy cars and their limousines. each other out to see what was what. This situation is always interesting. One dog checks My personal rule out the other and depending on who is walking the is that I pretend to dog, you may strike up a brief conversation with the not recognize them person, or they may look at you with sheer terror in out of respect. But I fear that your dog is going to attack their dog. But simply couldn’t get everything seemed to be going fine with this meeting, over the fact that Billy Joel was pimping out on his and then, in a short amount of time, something kind motorcycle like he was the Fonz or something like that and saying hello to his girlfriend for a brief of amazing happened. moment. I looked up at the I watched the romance blonde, and out of take place in front of the corner of my eye, me for a minute. I really a Harley Davidson In the Hamptons, we all have cewish I was less of a motorcycle rode up and lebrity moments, and nobody ever thinking man, and more parked in a space right a fool who’s not afraid of next to the two of us. The seems to know what the hell to do. rejection, so in a sheer loud rumble of the Harley My heart was racing, I remained panic, I let out the words, hushed to a stop, and a “Hi Billy.” man in sunglasses and a silent. He turned and looked silver helmet swung off towards me, before the saddle, walked over saying, “How are you?” to the blonde, and gave her a kiss. I remained silent as a self defense, and then he My heart was racing at a mile a minute. Yes, By David lion Rattiner

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What’s in My Salad Bowl This Week... Despite having grown up in farm country, I’ve never been much of a gardener. I have whatever the opposite of a green thumb is—a purple pinky? I lay claim to the dubious distinction of having once killed a spider plant. Nothing can kill those things...except for me. I figure it was either a case of extreme neglect or the little guy overheard me barking at a telemarketer who called my home at dinnertime. That could make anything wither. But, as my husband is fond of teasing me, I am a farmers market groupie. So last month I attended the Small Farm Summit at Hofstra University with many of my farmer friends. It was edifying to learn that many edible plants grow in the wild on Long Island. I trundled off on a group nature walk with The Natural Nurse at the event. She assured us that dandelion greens have a place at the table, as she munched on some Japanese knotweed. I remain wary of the flavor of dandelion greens due to an early, BAD experience—but I might sprinkle in some dandelion petals. Back at home, I set about concocting a “local” salad. I nabbed some woodland sorrel—a weed that I grew up calling “shamrock.” I snipped off two tiny sprigs of mint—that stuff grows all over Sag Harbor. I’ll even throw in some rose petals when they come out. Someone who lived on our property many years ago left a legacy of rootstock roses—small and white.

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In addition to the weeds growing in the cracks in the pavement around my home, I had a few garden successes to add to the bowl.

My store-bought pansies are thriving—I threw in a bunch of their colorful blossoms. I was sorely tempted to throw in a pea shoot or two because they’re so fun to munch on when they’re young and tender. But of the many peas I planted this season only two “shot.” I figured I better leave those two alone and pray for peas. You can plant peas and some varieties of beans several times throughout the season because they grow so quickly. It’d be nice to have some pea plants for shoots and some for peas…when I dream, I dream big. We’ve had oregano growing outdoors for several years—so some of that went in. I wouldn’t think of putting in any of the other hardy survivor in our herb patch—the sage. My husband hates it—unless it’s a hint on a finely-roasted turkey. My big successes this season are chives and mustard greens. I bought a chive plant from Regina at the Fair Foods Market at Bay Burger and—thanks to the rain we’ve had—it’s still with us three weeks on. The shocker is our homegrown mustard greens. They came up! To round out my seasonal tossed salad I relied on the pros and threw in half a bag of organic Spring Radish Mesclun Mix from Bette & Dale’s Farm on the Bridgehampton Turnpike. Then I drained a can of black olives and threw them on. Long Island—meet California! I mixed up an Italian dressing with Wolffer’s rosé vinegar and olive oil and it was a party in my mouth. Husband liked it too—I just had to assure him that I’d rinsed everything twice. Would that life could be gathered up and mixed around in a bowl, dressed up and chowed down… See Dan’s Calendar on page 62 for a complete list of local farmers markets.

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Mitchell Park will host a fête. The waterfront will have activities that will keep kids and adults entertained, a carnival in the evening, and of course the classical carousel will be perpetually spinning. Musical concerts will only add to the delightful ambience, as merchants and streetside vendors will be creating their own festival atmosphere offering a smorgasbord of food; fine dining at local restaurants like Claudio’s, Noah’s and the Frisky Oyster will also add to the festivities. Though the tall ships are the main attraction, the festival is also about promoting maritime history. Tall Ships America’s mission is to provide a unique educational experience for young children and nautical enthusiasts

interested in sailing. In addition, the East End Seaport Museum is presenting a nautical exhibit called “Art of the Sailor.” The village held a Tall Ship event eight years ago in 2004. However, for that festival the town received financial aid from a grant that covered the touring fees of the boats, which can range from $20,000 to $40,000. Though the village does not have that grant this year, visitors will still be allowed to see the magnificent ships for a small fee $8 ($7 if bought previously online), and children under 12 are free. “We’ll try and put on the event of the year,” says an enthusiastic Nyce. Ships ahoy!

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The Truth You Did Not Want To Know To my mother Sally Flynn, and all mothers, I wish a restful and relaxing post-Mother’s Day season full of pampering and peace. Good luck getting it. As a mother myself of a beautiful, intelligent little three-year-old, I’ve learned a lot (and I’m not talking about my becoming bilingual from hours and hours of Dora brainwashing). There are a few things you’re not told before becoming a mother: I’m not sure whether it’s because they’re too embarrassing to admit to or because the fate of the human population depends on maintaining some level of reproduction. Myth No. 1: Movie Labor All those movies where they show five minutes of labor and then they place a sleeping baby into the arms of a mother with perfect hair and makeup, that’s a crock. As I recall, it was several hours of screaming and writhing while people are snapping pictures of you looking like you just survived a natural disaster. Just when you think all the horror is over, they hand you an adult diaper to wear home and you still look pregnant. Myth No. 2: Maternal Instinct Maternal instinct is made out to be an instantaneous turn around from the wild and free-spirited young woman to the mature, demure super-mother. Wrong again: it’s merely the transition from carefree to paranoid. Maternal instinct is decidedly animalistic, meaning your good-hearted nature is now only as good as what the person talking to you is saying about your child. Criticism of your child forces you

crayon or waking my daughter from her nap. Myth No. 4: Motherhood is Beautiful While the emotions of motherhood are beautiful, it is hard to feel so yourself sometimes. Most days my three-year-old outshines me. Her wardrobe is larger and newer than mine, if I’m in a hurry I brush her hair and not mine, her shoes always match her outfit and she won’t put on a pair of socks that don’t match. When we show up to preschool, I know I don’t look like her mother, so much as her handmaiden. I don’t remember the last time I took a bath alone, sometimes I have to change what I planned to wear despite the weather because I haven’t had the opportunity to shave my legs in a week...okay, two weeks. I admit I’ve surrendered my expensive perfumed shave gel for use as a bath toy for drawing pictures on the shower wall. Myth No. 5: Your Teenager Thinks You’re Dumb. I haven’t experienced this wonderful passage of motherhood yet, but I’ve been told the war stories. Being young enough to still remember it from the flip side, though, I’ll let you in on something...your teenager doesn’t actually think you’re stupid, they’re just sick of you always being right! Let them make some mistakes, they’re going to anyway. Be easy on yourself, you did a good job; besides, eventually your children will have children. That’ll show them. Elizabeth/Table4FiveFlickr

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You see, a Super Seven is not really a car, but a device one wears to legally drive on the road and pretend it’s an extension of your body. It allows one to slip by other cars and drive ghostlike around impossibly fast curves. I know mothers hate the car because my wife, who is probably the best mother on earth and a great driver, hated my Lotus Super Seven. She called it “the coffin car.” It sorta looked like a coffin and every time we used it she was sure we would die. I loved the little plastic hot rod. Sorry, Mom. High horsepower cars freak moms out. Ever try peeling out with your mother in the car? My best advice to all the teenagers in the world, don’t show off. If your rich dad was stupid enough to get you a Corvette for your high school graduation, keep the horsepower to yourself. Another big secret is that most moms really don’t like riding in convertibles, especially in the back seat. Truth be told, nobody really likes riding in the back seat. You may look cool, but it’s pure torture, especially when driving over sixty. So keep the top up if mom is in the car, and give her some respect. At least, let her sit up front. In all due respect to moms and women of the world, not all of them hate fast or sporty cars. Automotive racing legend Janet Guthrie was the first woman to race in both the Daytona 500 and the Indy 500. Just yesterday, I watched a current race driver, Danica Patrick, force another racer into the wall at a race, in reprisal for his jamming her car into the same wall a lap earlier. (No one was injured.) She’s a hot shoe race winner and placed higher than any female ever in the Indy 500 in 2009. Both women are automotive legends. Several years ago I wrote and co-hosted a TV show called “The Car Critics” where I road tested new cars. The high-speed work was done at the Bridgehampton race track. For my co-host I had a female racing driver named Leanne Lombardi. She was a fine co-host, but I was most impressed with her driving skills and dedication to racing. And yes, she was faster than me on the track. Go moms, go.  

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Taking the “Stinging” Out of Your Swinging

DEET DEET is the active ingredient in many insect repellent products and is used to repel biting pests that may carry disease. Products range in concentration from 4% to 100% DEET and are available in many forms such as an aerosol, lotion, or cream for application to skin or clothing. DEET is effective for one or more hours and must be reapplied periodically. The effectiveness of DEET is influenced by the concentration and for most golfers a concentration around 30% to 40% should be used. Anything higher can be harmful to the skin and should be used carefully on clothing only. When applying DEET to protect against ticks, particular attention should be given to the shoes, socks, and lower portion of pants. In addition to using DEET, one should regularly check shoes and pants when walking in the woods or high grass. Wearing light colored pants and socks are also a good idea so that it is easier to spot these pests. Shower quickly after

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This year’s unseasonably mild winter has been wreaking havoc across the East End. Golfers everywhere are finding an abnormally high number of ticks when searching for errant shots. Warm winter temperatures, decreased field mice population and straying from the middle of the fairway are the primary causes of the increased potential for finding a tick. Here are a few tips to help you keep the ball in the fairway and repel those pesky ticks and the diseases they carry.

hinge and keep the arms relatively straight. Use the rotation of the body to move arms and club, very effective for accuracy, not so much for distance. In addition, try implementing some course management strategies. Keep the driver in the bag and start playing smart. Use a hybrid or 3 wood off the tee and play to the largest part of the fairway. Tee the ball low and trap the ball off the turf. This will allow you to use the ground to keep the clubface square, ensuring a controlled clubface. Stay healthy on the course this summer. Use these techniques to try Annika Sorenstam takes a steadied swing. and keep your ball out of the rough or woods and stay a round of golf to wash off any DEET that might be protected in case your ball travels astray. If you do on your skin or any ticks that might have found you. happen to get bitten, take the proper precautions and get checked. Ticks spread life-threatening diseases Accuracy Golf no longer favors the straight hitter, and the and, if you live on the East End, it is not a matter of younger generation is taught to hit the ball as far as if, but when a tick will bite you. possible. Players like Bubba Watson are proving that Darren deMaille is the Head Golf Professional at The they can win Majors missing fairways and wedging the ball onto the green from the woods. However, in Bridge in Bridgehampton. Prior to The Bridge, Darren order to keep the ticks away, accuracy this season worked at The Bear’s Club in Jupiter, FL and The is a must. Annika Sorenstam’s swing is a wonderful Country Club of Fairfield in Fairfield, CT. Darren has example of how to swing the club with accuracy. had many top 100 instructors influence his philosophy Try to create Anika’s structure by making some but most of his principles are based on Jack Nicklaus’ small swings back and through with very little wrist way to play golf.

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The Tate-Witch, a tasty cookie and ice cream treat, is about to make some serious waves in the Hamptons. Dan’s Papers has “the scoop.” Joe and Liza Tremblay, the owners of Bay Burger, have expanded their ice cream production, and they have partnered with Kathleen King of the nationally renowned Tate’s Bake Shop. Joe revealed to Dan’s that the first Tate-Witches will contain two chocolate chip cookies and vanilla ice cream. No whacky flavors yet. The “secret” to this winning combo of ice cream and cookie? They rest in the freezer for a couple of weeks to achieve ice cream cookie sandwich texture perfection. Joe promised to bring a case to the Dan’s Papers offices in Southampton for taste testing…

Reverend Stanley Kondeja, 78 Rev. Father Stanley Kondeja of Our Lady of Poland Roman Catholic Church in Southampton passed away in his home on Maple Street on May 12. The beloved pastor served mass in both English and Polish. He died of natural causes. Father Stanley was instrumental in the church’s renovation project in 2009. The church opened on Christmas Day in 1918, and the current building reflects the charm of the original structure. He was also very involved in Our Lady of the Hamptons Regional Catholic School (OLH), serving as the sponsoring pastor for almost 20 years. The church and the school share a parking lot, and Father Stanley was a constant presence at OLH. Kids looked forward to his annual Blessing of the Animals each October for the Feast of St. Francis, where all were invited to bring their pets.

Surf Lodge Reaches Settlement

It seems like the Surf Lodge saga has finally come to an end. On Monday, East Hampton Town and the famed Montauk nightclub reached a $100,000 settlement for the roughly 700 Town Code violations the polarizing hotspot accrued last season. Attorneys Thomas Horn and Andy Hammer represented the Surf Lodge, which agreed to plead guilty to 100 of the charges to a fine of $1,000 apiece. The types of charges leveled against the Surf Lodge last summer ran the gamut of town code violations and included no certificate of occupancy, no building permit, illegal clearing of wetlands and overcrowding. This marks another major development in the Surf Lodge’s contentious history in the past month—Montauk Properties LLC purchased the Surf Lodge on April 30. The press release indicated that it may become a more mellow, family-friendly environment. Earlier that week, Chef Sam Talbot announced that he was leaving Montauk and the Surf Lodge to pursue different projects.

Fire at the Dock On May 11, a fire destroyed the Fish Dock, one of two commercial fishing docks in Montauk. The cause of the fire is still unknown, but the diesel fuel pump at the dock and wax and cardboard fishing cartons likely helped to feed the flames. The Montauk Fire Department arrived at the scene at about 3 a.m. Their quick response allowed them to prevent the fire from spreading, as it could have threatened nearby Gosman’s Dock. The business is owned by Paul Farmham, who sources say is committed to rebuilding the business. However, locals worry about the impact that the loss of the Fish Dock could have on the local commercial fishing economy. No one was hurt in the incident.

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At the Maidstone Golf Club, 29 Maidstone Lane, East Hampton, there will be more on the line to make a hole in one on Monday, June 4. The event, “Play the Links at the Maidstone Golf Club,” will give out awards and a “little” something extra. After a lunch, followed by the tournament, dinner and award ceremony, anyone will be able to win a new Porsche Panamera from Porsche Southampton—if you make a hole in one. The rules are simple. Make a hole in one at the Maidstone Club and drive home in a new Porsche Pasnamera. This car makes a great fit for the contestants, those who want to be seen driving around in a state-of-the-art sports car.

On March 9, East Hampton resident Jerry Seinfeld tweeted “Working on my New Thing. Shooting in Manhattan with the Great @alecbaldwin.” What could these two comic geniuses possibly be doing? Hamptonites, we have our answer. It was revealed this week that Seinfeld, a known car enthusiast, is working on a new show called “Comics and Cars” with Baldwin, Ricky Gervais and Larry David. The friends will test drive classic cars while cracking jokes and taking trips down memory lane. Check out www. danshamptons.com for additional updates on the show, as we hear them!


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Owned and operated by Charles and Barbara Smithen, Sherwood House Vineyards (www. sherwoodhousevineyards. com) is the coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ultimate expression of an intense passion for both wine and the East End. A cardiologist and vintage jewelry dealer, respectively, they purchased their 1860 farmhouse in 1996 and planted their vines soon after on land that once grew corn and potatoes. In 1999, after selling off their grapes to local wineries for a few years, the Smithens decided to make their own wine and enlisted the help of French-born, local veteran winemaker Gilles Martin. Martin also makes wines for Bouke and Sparkling Pointe locally. The portfolio leans heavily on chardonnay and merlot â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sherwood House was a founding member of Merliance (www.longislandmerlot.com) and remains a member â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but they also produce cabernet franc and a Bordeaux-style blend. Some of the chardonnay is used in sparkling wine production, a real specialty of Martinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. There are two primary places you can taste the portfolio â&#x20AC;&#x201C; at the more traditional tasting room in Jamesport and right amongst their vines on Oregon Road, where theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve dropped a tasting shed in and offer several tables for casual, vineyard-side enjoyment. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re out tasting at several places throughout the day, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d recommend the Jamesport location, but if a lazy afternoon is your goal, get over to the vineyard in Mattituck. Start with Sherwood House Vineyards 2011 Oregon Road Chardonnay ($18), an un-oaked expression of their chardonnay vineyard. With aromas of lemon and orange zest, yellow apples and a subtle nutty

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leesy note, this is anything but a flabby West Coast chardonnay. Bright and straightforward, the palate shows good acidity that brings verve to apple-lemon flavors with a bit of saline minerality on the finish. Seafood or simply prepared white meats seem a good foil. RosĂŠs made from merlot can be a bit onedimensional and uninteresting, but Sherwood House Vineyards 2011 White Merlot ($18) is quite refreshing and delicious. Pears, apples, strawberries and hints of peach greet the nose while the palate focuses more on peaches and wild strawberries â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with a light sweet herb quality â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and plenty of acidity to go around. Summer wine? Absolutely. Think beach, pool or boat. Sherwood House has built its reputation largely on the back of its Old World-styled barrel fermented chardonnay. Personally, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like to compare any local wines to those from any other individual region, but many mention Burgundy when it comes to Sherwoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chardonnay. The Sherwood House Vineyards 2009 Chardonnay ($30) isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quite as delicious as the stellar 2008, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still a fine

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thursday, may 17 CALL FOR ARTISTS Through 6/1, 133 East Main St., RVHD. “La Morte,” an East End Arts gallery show. Open for all artists to submit works inspired by the subject of death. www.eeac.org EXHIBIT AT THE SUFFOLK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY Through 5/26, “Death Becomes Her: Objects of Art & Death and Mourning,” Exhibit hours Tuesday- Saturday 12:304:30 p.m., 300 West Main St., RVHD. 631-727-2881, www. suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org SHERWOOD HOUSE MUSIC 4-8 p.m. Sherwood House Vineyard, 1291 Main Rd., Jamesport. Free. 631-779-2817, www.sherwoodhousevineyards.com. OPEN MIC NIGHT: PECONIC BAY WINERY 6-9 p.m. 31320 Main Rd., Cutchogue. 631-734-7361, www. peconicbaywinery.com

frIday, may 18 FOOD FOR THE NEEDY Noon, every Friday. Old Sweezy Building, East Main St., RVHD. Free food and clothing provided by The Lighthouse Group. No questions asked. FIRESIDE FRIDAYS 4-7 p.m., Sherwood House Vineyards, 1291 Main Rd., Jamesport. Live music and drink specials. 631-779-2817, www.sherwoodhousevineyard.com. PIZZA, PANINI, AND ALL THAT JAZZ: DILIBERTO WINERY 6-8 p.m. 250 Manor Ln., Jamesport. With Jane Hastay and Peter Weiss, and vocalist Darcey. $15 includes a glass of wine. Reservations suggested: 631-722-3416, www. dilibertowinery.com THE SECOND HANDS CD RELEASE PARTY/SHOW: PECONIC BAY WINERY 6-9 p.m. 31320 Main Rd., Cutchogue. All welcome. 631-7347361, www.peconicbaywinery.com.

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Barbara Shinn explains the vines’ growing cycle and the organic and biodynamic farming methods used to grow Shinn Estate wine. Reservations, $15 includes wine tasting. 631-804-0367, shinnestatevineyards.com LIVE MUSIC: DILIBERTO WINERY 2-5 p.m. 250 Manor Ln., Jamesport. With Mike Ducca. 631722-3416, www.dilibertowinery.com DOUGLAS MOORE ORGAN CONCERT, “THE KING OF INSTRUMENTS: THE JOY OF MUSIC” 3 p.m. Cutchogue Presbyterian Church, Route 25 at the Village Green. Sponsored by the Douglas Moore Music Festival, the concert features two award-winning organists, David Crean and Raymond Nagem, from the Juilliard School of Music. They will play classics of the pipe organ repertoire, including a piece composed by Mr. Moore. A “Meet the Artists” reception follows the performance. Free, donations accepted. 631-734-6507, jfgresources@yahoo.com. SATURDAY EVENING STARGAZING 7 p.m.-midnight Saturdays. Custer Observatory, 1115 Main Bayview Rd., Southold. Suggested $5 donation adults, $3 kids, free for members. 631-765-2626, www. custerobservatory.org.

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LIVE MUSIC: PECONIC BAY WINERY 1-5 p.m. 31320 Main Rd., Cutchogue. Featuring Who Are Those Guys? Band. Reservations strongly recommended. 631-734-7361, www.peconicbaywinery.com VINEYARD HISTORICAL TOUR: THE OLD FIELD VINEYARD Sundays, 1:30 p.m. Main Rd., Southold. Experience the history of his 150-year-old farm with owner Chris Baiz. You will see the Old Park Hotel and enjoy magnificent bay views. You will tour the dairy barn urned wine cellar, see the 1850s icehouse and the old tavern building. $14 includes a tasting of six still wines. Reservations 631-765-0004, theoldfield.com.

NORTH SHORE BIKE TOUR Osprey’s Dominion, 44075 Main Rd., Peconic. For details, active.com/cycling/peconic-ny/north-shore-bike-tour-2012. 631-765-6188, www.ospreysdominion.com.

LIVE OPERA MUSIC Sparkling Pointe, 39750 County Road 48, Southold. Performance by Kathryn Zukowski and Dana Kowalsick. 631-765-0200 x 101, www.sparklingpointe.com.

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION 3RD ANNUAL HEALING HEART 5K RUN/WALK 10 a.m., half-mile fun run for kids under 10; 3.1 mile race begins at 10:15 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., awards celebration and health expo. Martha Clara Vineyard, RVHD. Register at $25 pre-registration, $30 day of race, $15 kids. 631-734-2804, www.heartwalk.kintera.org.

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SPRING MUTTS AND MIMOSAS VINEYARD HIKE 11 a.m. Palmer Vineyards, Sound Ave., RVHD. A two-mile hike with your best four-legged friend. This moderate hike around the vineyard includes a mimosa. Food and other pet donations are requested for the local shelter. 631-722-9463, tastinghouse@palmervineyards.com. CLUB MEMBER DAY 1 p.m. Raphael, 39390 Route 25, Peconic. Also 6/17. 631-7651100, www.raphaelwine.com LIVE MUSIC: OSPREY’S DOMINION VINEYARD Sundays, 1-4 p.m. 44075 Main Rd., Peconic. Live Music with SAHARA. Free. 631-765-6188, www.ospreysdominion.com.

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FREE YOGA 3-4:15 p.m. Mary Smith Recreation Center, Greenport. Free Hatha Yoga classes for beginners. Bring non-skid, bodylength mat. 631-765-3005. MOONLIGHT MONDAY LIVE MUSIC Bryce Larson, 5-9 p.m. Corey Creek Vineyards, 45470 Main Rd., Southold. $5 admission. 631-734-7537.

tuEsday, may 22 DRIVE-BY BIRDING 8 a.m., North Fork Audubon Society’s Tuesdays with Tom Program. Meet at the Mattituck Shopping Center, Rte. 25, Mattituck. Drive to East End hotspots looking for various species of birds. Free. Call 631-275-3202 if you plan to attend. Send North Fork Calendar listings to kelly@danspapers.com before noon on Friday. Check out danshamptons.com for more listings and events.

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ANNUAL YARD SALE: PALMER VINEYARDS 11 a.m. Sound Ave., RVHD. Deep discounts on past and present vintages. 631-722-9463

WINEMAKER’S WALK: CASTELLO DI BORGHESE Saturdays, 1 p.m. Rte. 48, Cutchogue. A guided tour of the winery and production facility and wine tasting. Reservations, $20, 631-734-5111, castellodiborghese.com.

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ART COMMENTARY

BY THE BOOK

The concept of narrative examined

Thomas Jefferson, Rachel and Me

A Summer of Rich Culture at Guild Hall

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uild Hall is home to the historic John Drew Theater that has hosted a veritable who’s who of the 20th Century theatrical luminaries since its inception in 1931. John Drew, a celebrated thespian and reigning lion of the Barrymore clan, chose East Hampton as his summer home. He so charmed the citizens of the town that they dedicated the theater posthumously in his honor. The Theater enchants audiences with its octagonal shape and blue and white striped tent-like ceiling that sweeps up to a chandelier of glass balloons. But, it is not just the interior that captivates audiences; it is the magic of what happens on stage. World class performers including: academy award winning actors, comedians, performance artists, cabaret stars and jazz greats are among the many entertainers who have performed at Guild Hall. The outstanding performances, exhibits and presentations for the summer 2012 season includes and array of favorites from all avenues of the arts. The Museum at Guild Hall’s 74th Annual Artist Member Exhibition will be on view now through Saturday, June 9. The exhibition will showcase a wide range of artists. A few notable winners include; Top Honors, Mary Ellen Bartley, A Road Divided, (photograph), and Kyla Zoe Rafert, who captured the award for Best New Artist, Lady-Like Behavior (print on paper). Luv, created by Murray Schisgal and directed by Lonny Price, is a comedy about indiscriminate

on Earth. Remember to bring a neuroses full of self-absorbed picnic and blanket. caricatures and incessant An Evening with Patti Lupone clashes of clichés. Starring and Mandy Patinkin is a season Ricardo Chavira (Carlos Solis spectacular that reunites Tony on Desperate Housewives), Award Winning virtuosos (and Jennifer Regan and Robert life long friends) for the first time Stanton. Performances are since Evita will be coming to Tuesdays through Sundays, Guild Hall on July 7 at 7 p.m. June 7- June 30 at 8 p.m. and This unique love story is sure to June 17 & July 1 at 2 p.m. delight audiences. Crossroads, July 5 is a Guest Rental: The Gilbert & musical showcase featuring Sullivan Light Opera Company of London born Daisy Jopling, Long Island Present The Mikado. Violinist extraordinaire who A comical musical set in Japan. has performed with the likes of Revolving themes about love and Bobby McFerrin, Joe Zawinul, status intertwine throughout the Omara Portuondo and Boris plot. July 9 at 8 p.m. Grebenshikov, just to name a And, let’s not forget about the few. Jopling has also worked kids. Guild Hall will be hosting in film with the arranging KidFest Summer Wednesdays in and recording of the music July and August. This hands-on (with Trilogy- a trio she is a Mandy Patinkin arts and crafts workshop will member of) of Hans Zimmer in Hollywood, Spanglish and The Road to El Dorado. follow with animated kid-friendly performances. Workshops will be held on July 11, 18 & 25, August 1, The show begins at 8 p.m. On July 6 at 8:30 p.m., Films at the Farm: E.T. an 8, 15, 22 & 29 from 3:30-4-30 p.m. For ages 5 and up Kids Performances includes The Gizmo Guys, July American science fiction film produced and directed by Stephen Spielberg. Presented in partnership with 11 at 5 p.m. (recommended for all ages) and The Mr. the East Hampton Historic Society at the Mulford Molecule Science Show on July 18 at 1:30 and 5 p.m. Farm. E.T. is a classic masterpiece written by Melissa For more information and ticket sales, please log Mathison and tells the tale about a lonely boy who befriends an extraterrestrial that is stranded onto www.guildhall.org beingthecomedian.blogspot.com

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The Concept of Narrative Examined Through Art

Photo by Ann Chwatsky

Ever since Aristotle identified “Mythos” or “plot” as a core dramatic principle, the concept of storytelling has remained crucial in the arts. The current show at Southampton’s Cultural Center, “Contemporary Narrative,” allows us to examine the nature of such an idea, with variations and interpretations. We’re not quite sure if all the examples in the exhibit curated by Arlene Bujese are truly narrative, but they are certainly intriguing. Some works are literally about storytelling: Kevin Teare’s “I Wanna Be Your Man” is taken from a song by John Lennon and Paul McCartney where words and musical notes are reproduced on the canvas. Paint dollops are intermingled with the visuals, a particular signature of Teare’s. Another type of narrative (based on history) is represented in pieces by Adler Beegan. One special image of a wildebeest proves the point. Similar to the Lascaux Cave paintings, the wildebeest documents a creature that once played a significant part in the existence of ancient inhabitants, living a million years ago. Photographs by Marcel Bally suggest an historical narrative as well, reproducing present life, rather than the past, in various societies around the world. Often, sociologists use similar images as a tool to determine and define diverse cultural elements. Of course, Bally’s photographs are fine art and not scientific observation, where light, shadows, composition and points of view convey his own subjective perspective. However, a narrative is still

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Best New Artist Kyla Zoe Rafert, Lady-Like Behavior

present, motivating the viewer’s imagination. For example, we want to know more about the woman in Iran walking down an alley, away from the camera. Or about the close-up of three boys squinting in the sun. Or about the priest in a long shot, walking through a plaza. With these images, Bally has created both stories and characters. (By the way, Aristotle did affirm that “characters” were the most important aspect of drama, even more so than plot.) Talk about characters, William King’s figurative sculptures are always extraordinary. But the spectator may ask what they have to do with a narrative? Plenty, if we consider that King’s figures are so idiosyncratic that we question the nature of their behavior and what will happen after they break away from their “pose.” It’s as if his individuals and couples are caught between the past and the

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future in a present moment that freezes time. Finally, there’s storytelling as metaphor, featuring photographs by Ann Chwatsky. While we might describe these images as psychological in nature, this “Curtain Series” shows various windows masking the outside with layers of curtains. Thus, we conclude that the curtains are barriers we establish which hide our “ interior” psyche or perhaps our id. Such barriers come in all shapes and settings, from an eloquent velvet curtain with the word “masquerade” on its ballast to a simple blind and cord concealing a blurred image of a tree outside.   “Contemporary Narrative” will be on view through May 22 at The Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton. 631-287-4377.

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Thomas Jefferson, Rachel and Me By JOAN BAUM

Every now and then a work of fiction comes along that may seem destined for a young adult market as well as for an older readership, which doesn’t mean that such a book cannot be enjoyed by both groups. With Thomas Jefferson, Rachel and Me by Peter Boody, one can only hope that history and social studies teachers in high schools become aware of this clever, consistently interesting debut novel that features the country’s third president who mysteriously shows up one day in the 21st century wandering around Monticello. Boody, former editor of The Southampton Press and current editor of The Shelter Island Reporter, notes that he was inspired to write the tale because of his love of Jefferson, especially the “enchanting homes near Charlottesville and Lynchburg,” but also because of Annette Gordon-Reed’s “landmark history,” The Hemingses of Monticello which, he slyly says, brought Jefferson to life “more vividly than any book I’d ever read – until this one.” After a brief adjustment to TJ’s ghost mysteriously coming to life on the Monticello lawn, the reader accepts narrator Jack Arrowsmith’s account of events, a story that surprises with deepening thematic complexities. Such is Boody’s skill that what in other hands might be a gimmick, a kind of you-are-there teaching ploy, becomes an impressive exploration of Jefferson’s legacy. The novel also artfully integrates that exploration into Jack’s personal story – an unresolved depression over the

recent loss of his beloved wife to cancer and of his estranged son in a car accident. He seeks out Rachel (a light-skinned black woman), who was engaged to his son, and she soon becomes a confidant, letting him in on the reason his son broke away from him. She, too, will be haunted by the apparition of Jefferson, and bear his child. For sure, Boody has mastered all things Jefferson, but his eye is on the president’s heritage, which has been undergoing revision, as contemporary values are applied to critiques of antebellum America. The various characters in Boody’s fictionalized revisiting discuss and argue over the “big, fat flaws in a life of grace, charm, and beauty,” with particular regard to Jefferson’s having been a slave-holding planter who fathered black children, and his advocacy of states’ rights over federalism, a consequence of which, for Boody, has been a misunderstanding of TJ’s take on Union and a distortion of Jeffersonian Democracy by the far right. The literary stratagem works and also allows for layered irony. TJ is taken to be a delightful but loony Jefferson look-alike by almost everyone. Fortunately, he agrees to become a “period-clad” re-enactordocent at Williamsburg, a position that allows him freedom to be himself while also attempting to do right -- by Sally, by his black servant Jamie, reincarnated here as Rachel’s black father, and by the words of The Declaration of Independence.

Movie Times Week of May 18 - 24, 2012 Always call to confirm shows and times. Some times are not available at press time. HAMPTON ARTS (+) (WESTHAMPTON BEACH) 631-288-2600 What to Expect When You’re Expecting (PG-13) Fri 5:30, 8:30 Sat-Sun 3:00, 5:30, 8:00 Mon-Thurs 7:00 The Avengers 2D (PG13) Fri 5:45, 8:30 Sat 3:00, 5:45, 8:30 Sun 3:00, 5:45, 8:00, Mon-Thurs 7:00 MATTITUCK CINEMAS 631-298-SHOW Please call for showtimes. THE MONTAUK MOVIE 631-668-2393

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In a black section of Washington, D.C. he gets mugged. In New York, living in an apartment near Columbia, he makes friends with a black youngster and with his neighbors, who intuitively like him though they don’t understand his eccentricities. The device of a haunted and haunting TJ confronting regret and seeking redemption also gives Boody a chance to explore how 21st century technology and the economy affect present-day personal and political attitudes. TJ shows himself to be a flawed but admirable natural leader, without the deep cynicism that can destroy many an idealist, but with enough sang froid to try the patience and loyalty of old friends such as Washington and Adams. He even gets to meet Obama and hear him give a speech praising the promise of “The Declaration” and noting that 2013 will be the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, a time to have a “real conversation about slavery.” Thomas Jefferson, Rachel and Me not only prompts a reader to appreciate anew a brilliant and humane leader of our country, but also to consider the way a historical record may reflect facts, but leave out deep truths. Thomas Jefferson, Rachel and Me by Peter Boody is available online. Boody will give a reading of this book at the Shelter Island Public Library on July 13. Visit www.readshelterisland.org for all the details.


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For more events happening this week, check out: North fork Calendar pg. 54, Kids Calendar pg. 65, Calendar pg. 62 AMG: Amagansett, BH: Bridgehampton, EH: East Hampton, HB: Hampton Bays, MV: Manorville, SGH: Sag Harbor, SGK: Sagaponack, SH: Southampton, WM: Water Mill, WH: Westhampton, WHB: West Hampton Beach, WS: Wainscott

openings and events FRIDAYS AT NOON: THE ARTISTS VIEW 5/18, noon. Parrish Art Museum, 25 Jobs Ln., SH. With Peter Schlesinger. Free with museum admission. 631-283-2118, www.parrishart.org. “IT’S AIR, IT’S WATER, IT’S POISON” Opening Reception 5/18 from 4-6 p.m. 5/18-6/17. Babette’s, 66 Newtown Ln., EH. A series of photographs. 631-329-5377. GUILD HALL – 75TH ANNUAL ARTISTS MEMBERS EXHIBITION 5/19, public program at 10 a.m. 158 Main St., EH. Grants and Funding for Artists. Panel to be announced. Noon, Assistant to the Curator, Lewis B. Cullman Education Associate, Michelle Klein, interviews winning entrants while touring the show. 631-324-0806, www.guildhall.org. MEET THE WINNERS OF ARTIST EXHIBITION Noon. Guild Hall, 158 Main St., EH. Meet the winners of the 74th Annual Artist Members Exhibition. Assistant Curator Michelle Klein interviews winning entrants while touring the exhibition. Free admission. 631-324-0806, www.guildhall. org. SILAS MARDER GALLERY Opening reception 5/19, 5-9 p.m. 120 Snake Hollow Rd., BH. “The Big Show 7.” This year’s exhibition will feature works by William Steiger, Jill Musnicki, Perry Burns, Jeff Muhs, Rex Lau, Shelley Reed, Cornelia Foss, Nathan Slate Joseph, Janet Culbertson, Alice Moore Hope, Carol Hunt, Gavin Zeigler and Christian Little. Exhibition on view 5/19-6/24. 631-702-2306, www.silasmarder.com. RICHARD DEMATO FINE ART GALLERY Opening reception 5/19, 6-8 p.m. 90 Main St., SGH. “Reverie” art exhibit, variety of mediums represented. 631-725-1161, www.rjdgallery.com. ROSALIE DIMON GALLERY Artists’ reception 5/20, 3-5 p.m. Show runs through 8/3. 370 Manor Ln., Jamesport. The exhibit features East End Arts members: contemporary artist Robert Strimban and master printmaker Caroline Waloski. The public will have the opportunity to meet the artists. Local wines and artisan cheeses will be served. Free. 631-727-0900, www.eastendarts. org. PMW GALLERY, CT Opening reception 5/20, noon-4 p.m. Open from 5/20-7/1. 530 Roxbury Rd., Stamford, Connecticut. Sag Habor’s Anne Seelbach will have an exhibition of her “Troubled Waters” paintings. 631-899-4175, www.anneseelbach.com. CELADON GALLERY Through 5/20. Open weekends 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 41 Old Mill Rd., WM. Clay Art Guild of the Hamptons ceramics sale. AGORA GALLERY, NYC Opening reception 5/24, 6-8 p.m. Open 5/18-6/7. 530 West 25th St., NYC. “Landscapes of the Mind” exhibition by Southampton artist CATO. 631-212-4151, www.agora-gallery. com. PRITAM & EAMES 31st Anniversary Show, 5/25 -7/27. 27-29 Race Lane, East Hampton. Works by Andy Buck, Wendell Castle, Kristina Madsen, Judy Kensley McKie, Brian Newell, David Ebner, Linda Capello, Aubrey Grainger and Karen Kluglein. 631-3244942, www.PritamEames.com. THE ACADEMY Opening reception 5/25, 5-8 p.m. Open 5/25-6/10. 130 South

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Country Rd., Remsenburg. Paintings by Dutch artist Ine Jacqueline Wijtvliet. Whitefleet Design, Inc., 212-628-4440, whitefleet@rcn.com. PLEIN AIR AT THE SAG HARBOR WHALING MUSEUM Artists’ reception 5/26, 5-8 p.m. 200 Main St., SGH. “Light by the Water: Coastal Landscapes of the Sag Harbor Area.” Coffee with the artists on 7/1, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. On view through 7/9. www.PleinAirPeconic.com. PETER MARCELLE GALLERY Opening reception 5/27, 6-9 p.m. 2411 Main St., BH. 631-6136170. RSVP required to cmccormick@petermarcellegallery.com. SYLVESTER & CO. AT HOME 5/27, opening reception for “Paintings,” a solo exhibit by East Hampton painter Anne Raymond, 6-8 p.m. 154 Main St., AMG. 631-267-9777, www.sylvesterathome.com. PIERRE’S Through 5/30. 2468 Main St., BH. Painter Dick Huebner again shows his contemporary paintings with varied expressions on nature and life. 631-537-5110, www.pierresbridgehampton.com. ROGERS MEMORIAL LIBRARY Through 5/30. 91 Coopers Farm Rd., SH. Exhibition of landscape tapestries and quilts by award winning quilt maker Carlie Mayer Feldman. 631-283-0774. SOUTH STREET GALLERY Pastel painting by Gemma Di Grazia 6/1-6/30. 18 South St., Greenport. 631-477-0021, www.thesouthstreetgallery.com PIERRE’S Opening reception 6/2, 3-5:30 p.m. 2468 Main St., BH. The late Bob Lelle’s exhibit, Alphabet de la Mode II. Contact Elaine Breakstone at 631-204-0395. CHRYSALIS GALLERY’S OPENING RECEPTION 6/9, 6-9 p.m. Chrysalis Gallery, 2 Main St., SH. Beauty abounds, a group show featuring artists, Howard Rose, Joe Bucci, Joanne Maroldo and Andrea Kelly. Open Thurs.Tues. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 631-287-1883. ROGERS MEMORIAL LIBRARY Opens 6/9, 2-4 p.m. 91 Coopers Farm Rd., SH. “Vernissage: East End Water Views and Landscapes,” by Donald E. Wilson. 631-283-0774. PARRISH ART MUSEUM Opens 6/24. 25 Jobs Ln., SH. “The Landmarks of New York.” Exhibition on view through 9/5. Another exhibition entitled, “Liminal Ground: Adam Bartos Long Island Photographs, 2009-2011,” will also be on display from 6/24-9/5. 631-283-2118, parrishart.org. NATIONAL JURIED ART COMPETITION BY EAST END ARTS Submission deadline 6/30. Theme “Joy.” Entries are open to any two-dimensional media, including painting, drawing, original fine art prints, photography, and computer art. Artists will be notified of the jurors’ decisions of inclusion in the show on or before 7/11. The ‘Best in Show’ winner will receive a 10-day stay in East End Arts’ Artist Residence near Hamptons’ Museums and Galleries, plus $1,000 cash, and inclusion in a group show at the prestigious Peter Marcelle Gallery in Bridgehampton. The winner will also receive 100 postcards announcing the “Joy” show, which will feature the image of her/his artwork. Artists may enter up to three works for $45. 631-727-0900, eastendarts.org/gallery/JOY-NationalJuriedShow.html. “DIGGING UP OUR AGRARIAN ROOTS” EXHIBITION OPENING PARTY 7/6, 6-8 p.m. Shelter Island Historical Society, 16 South Ferry Rd., SI. 631-749-0025. 3RD HAITIAN ART & HANDCRAFT SALE 7/20-22. Opening Reception 7/22, 5-8 p.m. Open 7/21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 7/22, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Upper Parish Hall, Christ Episcopal Church, Hampton & East Union Streets, SGH. Sale of Haitian art and handcrafts to benefit the people of Cher Maitre, Haiti, in partnership with the Vassar Haiti Project. 631-725-0128, www.thehaitiproject.org.

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Opening Reception for “The Big Show 7” at Silas Marder Gallery 5-9 p.m. (See below)

Photographs of East Hampton After the 1938 Hurricane.” Special curator’s tour by Director Richard Barons. No admission, donations appreciated. 631-324-6850, www.easthamptonhistory.org. THE GARDEN AS ART 8/25. Guild Hall 158 Main St., EH. Continental breakfast, presentation by Mr. Hollander, Edmund Hollander Landscape Architects, Tour of spectacular gardens. Register before 7/1, $85/$75 members; After $100/$85 members. 631-324-0806, www.guildhall.org.

ongoing MONIKA OLKO GALLERY 95 Main St., SGH. Featuring John Schuyler and Rick Palin. 631-899-4740. RVS FINE ART 20 Jobs Ln., SH. Featuring gallery artists. 631-283-8546. EXHIBITION TOUR Tuesdays, 2 p.m. Parrish Art Museum, 25 Jobs Ln., SH. Enjoy a docent-led tour of the current exhibition. Free with museum admission. 631-283-2118, www.parrishart.org. BRENNER EXHIBIT EXTENDED Through 6/6. Sarah Lawrence College’s Gallery of the Esther Raushenbush Library, Bronxville. A solo exhibition of interdisciplinary work by artist, poet and East Hampton resident Rosalind Brenner, “Possibilities/Energy Paintings.” www.rosalindbrenner.com. DAVENPORT AND SHAPIRO FINE ART 5/24-6/18, 1-5:45 p.m. 37 Newtown Ln., EH. Present works on paper by Ted Stamatelos on 6/2. Contact Eddie Rehm 631-604-5525 or www.lawrence.fine-arts.com. www.davenportandshapiro.com. CINDY SHERMAN AT MOMA Through 6/11. Check out this retrospective of the work of an East End master photographer. The Joan and Preston Robert Tisch Exhibition Gallery, sixth floor, 11 West 53 Street, NY. www.moma.org. PARRISH ART MUSEUM Through 6/17. Saturdays, exhibition tour at 2 p.m. First Mondays of the month, 1 p.m. tour for seniors. 25 Jobs Ln., SH. EST–3: Southern California in New York; Los Angeles Art from the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection. 631-283-2118, www.parrishart.org. LONG ISLAND MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART Through 7/8, open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays from noon-5 p.m. 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook. “Long Island in Bloom.” This is a Smithsonian affiliate. 631-751-0066. POLLOCK-KRASNER HOUSE Through 7/28. 830 Springs Fireplace Rd., EH. “The Persistence of Pollock,” 13 works by contemporary artists. “THE OUTDOOR MUSEUM: NOT YOUR USUAL IMAGES OF NEW YORK” EXHIBITION Through 7/29. Boots Lamb Education Center, 158 Main St., EH. Sheldon Harnick and Margery Gray Harnick. SOUTHAMPTON HISTORICAL MUSEUM Through 8/11. Chris Murray’s “Paintings of New York.” Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat. 17 Meeting House Ln., SH. $4 adults, members and children free. Also on view, curator Gerri MacWhinnie’s collection dating from 17501950, “Children’s Furniture from the Past.” 631-283-2494, www.southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org.

SCULPTURE IN THE GARDEN: UNCOMMON GROUND III 7/21. Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Ln., BH. 631-283-3195. CLINTON ACADEMY MUSEUM Opens 7/28-10/8, Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays Noon5 p.m. 151 Main St., EH. “The Long Island Express: Rare

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HOUSE AND HOME GUIDE

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Bargains Galore, Designers and More! By MaRia tennariello

Most of us love yard sales…I know I do! The ARF SUPER YARD SALE is in progress emptying out the Thrift Shop in preparation for their Designer Showhouse event over the Memorial Day weekend. Take advantage of this great opportunity for bargains at the ARF Adoption Center, 90 Daniels Hole Road in Wainscott on Saturday, May 19, 8:30 a.m. – noon. All proceeds will fund ARF’s veterinary costs. 631-537-3682. Hot off the press: This summer, Trina Turk, 79 Main Street, East Hampton will re-introduce her signature California style with her fourth seasonal “chic beach boutique.” Inspired by the multicultural mix, architecture, and landscape of California, the Trina Turk collection is full of this season’s most casually sophisticated and “must have” silhouettes. Turk’s bold prints and colorful styles have long been Hamptons staples. This time around Turk has loaded up the store with more swim and summertime essentials than ever before. Opening on Friday, May 18, the 1,085 square ft. space will feature everything a stylish guy or gal needs for summer including: women’s dresses, ready-to-wear, swimwear and cover-ups, beach bags, sunglasses,

printed beach towels, sandals, hats, and jewelry. There will also be a selection of limited edition Mr. Turk menswear, as well as home items from Trina Turk’s residential collection. Urban Zen, 4 Bay Street in Sag Harbor will be introducing Donna Karan’s Spring 2012 Elements III Collection, a collection textured with art and soul inspired by artists, her husbands Stephan Weiss’s sculpture, and the spirited culture of Haiti. The palette contrasts earth and light, with abstract strokes of emotion, shapes float from the body or cinch and shape with an artisan metal piece. Jewelry and accessories are cascades of geometric raku from Haiti and artisan-aged metal swirled elements sculpted in Italy. Dramatic leather or metal cuffs climb the arm while a hand-woven leather bag carries your world. This is a collection that introduces the Seven Easy Pieces for men, each rugged item a timeless essential forever lived-in pieces she’s sure to steal. 631-725-6176. Visit www. urbanzen.com New Kids On The Block: The Retreat Boutique Too, flagship store to the Retreat Thrift Shop is getting ready to open their doors at 30 Park Place, East Hampton. The second location’s Grand Opening Celebration Preview from 5 –7 p.m. on Friday, May 18, transforming their used treasures, clothing, shoes, furniture, and other household goods, into tax-deductible donations will positively change the lives of domestic violence survivors. Residents should continue to bring any

goods for donation to the agency’s flagship thrift store, The Retreat Boutique in the Bridgehampton Commons. The preview kick-off event is open to the public. Following the grand opening event, The Retreat Boutique Too will be open daily from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., except Tuesdays. www.theretreatinc.org. Everything But Water, 66 Newtown Lane, East Hampton brings a swim and resortwear shopping destination to the Hamptons. The shop opened on May 12, with hours from Thursday to Sunday and full hours starting Memorial Day weekend, will offer a curated selection of the most exciting names in swimwear, resortwear and accessories. The 1,300 square foot store is gallery-like, with select areas clad in the reclaimed grey wood of weathered beach boardwalks. The store offers complimentary personal shopping appointments and hosts shopping parties for groups. The selection includes Lisa Curran, Eberjey, Shoshanna, Melisa Odabash, Mara Hoffman, DV by Dolce Vita, Badgley Mischka, Betsey Johnson, EBW Pareos, Hat Attack, Karla Colletto, Kora Jewelry, Laundry by Shelli Segal, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Michael Stars, Nanette Lepore, Trina Turk, Vitamin A, Vix and Velvet, www.everythingbutwater.com Until next week. Ciao and happy shopping! If you have any questions or your shop is having sales, new inventory, re-opening, or you are a brand new business; my readers want to hear about it. E-mail me at: Shoptil@danspapers.com – I will be happy to get the word out!

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With summer just a few short weeks away, I look at my tired outdoor furniture, urns and garden items in the hopes of freshening up my outdoor spaces. Having just returned from the Brimfield Antique show in western Massachusetts, I happily lugged home a few antique urns and unique garden ornaments. It was worth the tremendous effort because the large cement antique gargoyle now holds court in my small flower garden, offering up something solid within the twisting vines and blooms. It will add character to my perennial garden and keep it looking fresh during the days or weeks the flowers are in between bloom. As I assess the options for lounging under the pergola and next to the pool, I am happy that my reliable teak furniture has withstood the test of time, and it is impressive how well it has fared after many dull winters. However, some of the wicker side tables and other pieces have begun to look a bit frayed over the years, and I quickly assess it is time to add a little something special to highlight the green grass. After recently attending a variety of home shows, I feel inspired to add something special to my outdoor spaces and under my pergola. This weekend’s

International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) at New York’s Jacob Javits Center promises to offer up a plethora of new designs. While looking over the host of many exhibitors, it is impressive to note there are several Long Island craftsman and furniture makers exhibiting, including local furniture designer Nico Yektai from Sag Harbor. Yektai offers up contemporary furniture with clean lines, and his pieces have sculptural appeal. He has exhibited his furniture in a variety of local showrooms, but of course it will be exciting to see what he will launch at this year’s ICFF. The ICFF runs four days beginning this Friday, May 19 through Tuesday May 22. Tuesday may be a good day to pop into the city and head over to the Javits Center at 11th Avenue and 34th Street because the show is open to the general public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each year the ICFF draws over 500 exhibitors from all over the globe. It’s one of the country’s premier showcases for contemporary design with up-to-the-minute offerings as well as a packed schedule of events. In addition to outdoor furniture there are furniture, seating, carpet and flooring, lighting, materials, wall coverings, accessories, textiles, and kitchen and bath wares all exhibited. One outdoor company I have been keeping an eye on recently is Belgian company Royal Botania. They produce state-of-the-art furniture made with a combination of teak, wood, glass and fabric. Many of their styles work well with both traditional and

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Naturally Organic Lawns are Healthy Lawns usually compose a large portion of a property. It, therefore, serves us and nature to care for them wisely. If you care for your own lawn, you can implement some of these things as needed. If you have a lawn care company taking care of your lawn for you, a discussion of their practices might be in order. Grass, like all plants, is fed by the soil so it is the soil you must feed. The parts of the soil that feed the plants are the micro-organisms and the critters that live therein. They do not eat chemicals but are instead killed by chemicals. These things eat organic material. When they are healthy, the grass is healthy. If you fertilize, use an organic fertilizer about half strength in the spring and fall. You might not need fertilizer at all after using some organic techniques to build the soil.

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an application of a good compost (perhaps Dr. Earth), or even (I have read and it makes sense to me) chopping up moldy hay into the lawn with your mulching bladed mower, mowing tall in the summer and then, in the fall, mowing the leaves and grass into the grass for even more food. Watering deeply but infrequently is also important.

Automatic sprinkler systems might need to be changed according to the weather but a deep root zone will be more tolerant of weather extremes. With a good layer of organic soil, tall grass and appropriate watering you should have a healthy lawn that is cheaper to maintain. (Less or no fertilizer and pesticides, no hauling away of grass debris or leaves and less water.) All of this being said, it is recommended by the folks that spray for ticks (yes, there are non-chemical products) that lawns be kept short to help keep the lawn unattractive to ticks. They also recommend doing other things that I don’t like to do like picking up all of the leaves on one’s property. Whew! What to do? To me, it is more important to keep my plants healthy. I have no children and my pets stay in the house. I must spray myself every day for ticks as I visit other properties. So I do that on my own property. You might call Brian at East End Tick and Mosquito Control for advice at 631-324-9700. For gardening discussion call Jeanelle Myers at 631434-5067.

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It is best for the grass and for weed suppression to mow tall (3”). It is also best to mow more frequently and remove less at a time. The small pieces of grass that fall back onto the lawn will become food. Mulching blades on your mower will chop the grass into very small pieces. Mowing short actually stresses grass, causing it to grow more quickly. Mowing tall and removing less stresses it less and lets it use its energy to grow more roots. The height and denser cover shades weed seeds from the sun so they don’t grow. There are several situations when the soil is not very good for grass: new construction where the top layers of soil have been removed and “top soil” added soil in the woods which is not usually very nutritious, soil that is very sandy or soil that was farm land and might be full of chemicals. In all of these situations, the soil will benefit from organic practices: light applications of an organic fertilizer,

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LIGHTNING ROUND 3-6 p.m. Parrish Art Museum, 25 Jobs Ln., SH. In the tradition of “percha kucha” (chit-chat in Japanese), the Parrish Art Museum brings you Lightning Round 3, an evening of rapid-pace presentations by 10 members of the creative community. $5 members, $10 nonmembers. 631283-2118, www.parrishart.org.

For more events happening this week, check out: North Fork Calendar pg. 54, Kids Calendar pg. 65, Arts & Galleries Listings pg. 58 AMG: Amagansett, BH: Bridgehampton, EH: East Hampton, HB: Hampton Bays, MV: Manorville, SGH: Sag Harbor, SGK: Sagaponack, SH: Southampton, WM: Water Mill, WH: Westhampton, WHB: West Hampton Beach, WS: Wainscott

thursday, MAY 17 ANTON CHEKHOV’S “UNCLE VANYA” Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 7 p.m., through May 20. John Drew theatre, Guild Hall, 158 Main St., EH. Comedic story about middle-aged Ivan Petrovich Voynitsky’s reaction when he is visited by his late sister’s first husband, and the man’s beautiful new wife. Directed by Stephen Hamilton. $25 general admission, $23 members, $10 students. 631-324-0806, www.guildhall.org. THEATRE PERFORMANCE: “EXTREMITIES” BY WILLIAM MASTROSIMONE 8 p.m. The Bridge@Bridgehampton Community House, 2357 Montauk Hwy, BH. This raw and graphic play about a woman’s reaction to a sexual assault, and is not recommended for children under 16. $20. Runs through May 27. 631-871-3408, www.extremities-hitfest.eventbrite.com. THE SECRETS OF BEEKEEPING Class repeats third Thursday of the month through October. South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 BridgehamptonSag Harbor Tpk., BH. A course for the novice beekeeper, or to improve your beekeeping skills. $200. 631-537-9735, www.sofo.org.

COOKING CLASS WITH PETER AMBROSE 6:30 p.m. Old Whalers’ Church, 44 Union St., SGH. A caterer on the East End for 20-plus years, Peter will prepare samples from his takeout and catering menus as well as his “Endless Summer” a la carte menu. Some of the highlights include lobster roll, fish tacos, pulled pork, salads, Mediterranean chicken skewers, baby back ribs and much more. Wine and water will be served throughout the evening. Proceeds benefit the Community House Fund at Old Whalers,’ established to improve and maintain the facilities used by many community groups that serve several hundred people each week. Contributions to the Community House Fund are tax deductible. $30, payable by cash or check at the door. Space is limited, reserve in advance. 631-553-6515. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: INFORMATIONAL MEETING 7:30 p.m. The Benevolent & Protective Orders of Elks of the USA, Lodge #2044, 1239 East Main Street, RVHD. A replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. will be coming to Calverton National Cemetery 6/20-6/24, and many volunteers are needed. Come to the meeting for more information. 631-727-2027. MONTAUK MUSIC FESTIVAL 8 p.m. opening night party. Gurney’s Inn, 290 Old Montauk Hwy, MTK. Meet the musicians. $35 includes 3-hour open bar hors d’oeuvres, and 7 bands performing. Free festival continues through 5/20, with more than 100 artists performing a variety of music. Most of the proceeds from T-shirt and CD sales benefit the Montauk fireworks show on July 4. 631-668-2428, www. themontaukmusicfestival.com/performersbands.html.

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friday, MAY 18 THE RETREAT BOUTIQUE ‘TOO’ 5-7 p.m. Sneak Preview Party. A premier thrift shopping experience. Open daily except Tuesdays. EH. Suggested donation of $25 or an item of designer clothing. 631-3294398. LAST OF THE SEASON – CANDLELIGHT FRIDAY AT WOLFFER Morris Goldberg Trio, 5-8 p.m. Wölffer Estate Vineyard, 139 Sagg Rd., SGK. Free. 631-537-5106, www.wolffer.com. OPEN HOUSE FOR CENTER FOR THERAPEUTIC RIDING OF THE EAST END 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Wolffer Estate Stables 41 Narrow Ln., East, SGK. Meet the staff, riders and volunteers and learn how its amazing program helps children and young adults with cognitive, emotional or physical disabilities. Call for more information, Rain or shine. 631-779-2835, www.ctreeny. org. MONTAUK MUSIC FEST – SOLE EAST 7:15 p.m. One Love, 8 p.m. Jay Loftus, 9:15 p.m. Kevin McWha Steele, 10:25 p.m. Lunic, 90 Second House Rd., MTK. 631-668-2105, www.themontaukmusicfestival.com. LIVE MUSIC AT SOUTH EDISON IN CONJUCTION WITH THE MONTAUK MUSIC FESTIVAL (Continued on page 64) Canyon, a self-proclaimed

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR AN OFFER YOU CANNOT REFUSE! Dear Dan, Senator Schumer lobbying the General Services Administration (GSA) to sign a lease for space at 1 World Trade Center makes no sense for taxpayers. First, we have provided several billion dollars subsidizing reconstruction of 1 WTC. Current cost is now $3.9 billion including a $1 billion cost overrun. Overall costs of rebuilding the 16-acre site including the 9/11 memorial and other projects has increased from $11 billion in 2008 to $15 billion today. Many components are several years behind schedule. Now taxpayers are being asked to pay twice by providing funding for GSA to rent space at the same facility from the Port Authority and the Durst Organization. (Does Schumer have any conflicts of interest in soliciting campaign contributions from members of the Durst Organization as a political quid pro quo for “assisting” and “steering” them tenants?) Why

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Hospice continues to bring the extraordinary level of support families have become accustomed to and rightly deserve. With gratitude, Priscilla Ruffin, President & CEO East End Hospice, Inc. This is good to know. –DR ARRESTING THE OBESITY EPIDEMIC Dear Editor, The number of Americans considered obese is expected to rise from the current 34% to 42% by the year 2030, according to a study published in The American Journal of Preventive Medicine and discussed at Monday’s “Weight of the Nation” conference. Obesity-related ailments account for countless premature deaths and as much as 18% of the $2.6 trillion national cost of medical care. The leading causes of obesity are consumption of fat-laden meat and dairy products and lack of exercise. This is particularly critical during childhood years, when lifestyle habits become lifelong addictions. A five-year Oxford University study of 22,000 people, published in The International Journal of Obesity in 2006, found that those on a vegetarian or vegan diet gained the least weight. A review of 87 studies in Nutrition Reviews concluded that a vegetarian diet is highly effective for weight loss. The time has come to replace meat and dairy products in our diet with wholesome grains, vegetables, and fruits and to undertake a regular exercise program. Parents should insist on healthy school lunch choices and set a good example at their own dinner table. Sincerely, Brian Williams Stonington, CT Also carrots can help you see better at night. –DR


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“Sing Peddler and Storyh Teller,” will perform from 7:309:30 p.m. 17 South Edison St., MTK. Also see 5/19. 631-6684200, www.southedison.com. SWAMP CABBAGE PERFORMS AT MONTAUK MUSIC FESTIVAL 9:30 p.m. The Coast, 41 South Euclid Avenue, MTK. Fronted by veteran guitarist Walter Parks, who built an international career as lead guitarist for Woodstock legend Richie Havens. Also 5/19, 11 p.m. www.swampcabbage.com/2.0/.

saturday, MAY 19 CYSTIC FIBROSIS GREAT STRIDES WALK Westhampton Village, Support team Friends of Joseph. www.cff.org/great_strides. NY LANDMARKS CONSERVANCY SACRED SITES OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND During this annual event, congregations of many religions and denominations will open their doors specifically to the public and tourists in order to encourage a greater understanding of the contributions they make to the community. Sacred Sites is the only statewide program in the country providing financial and technical assistance for the restoration of culturally significant properties. Also 5/20. www.nylandmarks.org/events/lectures_and_other_ events/ss_open_house/. ANIMAL RESCUE FUND SUPER YARD SALE 8:30 a.m.-Noon. 90 Daniels Hold Rd., Wainscott. ARF will be emptying out the Thrift Shop in preparation for the Designer Showhouse over the Memorial Day Weekend. Everything must go! For more information contact Thrift Shop Manager Wendy Peterson at 631-537-3682. GREENPORT FARMERS MARKET Saturdays through 10/13, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. United Methodist Church, 621 Main St., Greenport. HORTICULTURAL ALLIANCE GARDEN FAIR 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Bridgehampton Historical Society grounds, 2368 Montauk Hwy, BH. 631-537-2223. SAG HARBOR FARMERS MARKET Saturdays through 10/27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Opening Day Vine Cutting Ceremony. Bay and Burke Streets, in front of Breakwater Yacht Club, SGH. SOUTHAMPTON TRAILS 9-11 a.m. Barrel Hill and Beyond. Meet on Edge of Woods Road where power lines cross, SH. Hike to White Hill and then on to SYS with a great bay view. From there to a surprise. Susan Colledge, 631-484-3816. CfAR BEACH CLEAN UP 10 a.m. Napeague Ln., AMG. & 7 p.m. fundraiser at Stephen Talkhouse $10/members $5. Music by Little Head Thinks. www.citizensforaccessrights.com GRANTS AND FUNDING FOR ARTISTS 10-11:30 a.m. Guild Hall, 158 Main St., EH. A panel of experts will share how artists can apply for grants and obtain funding. Free admission. 631-324-0806, www.guildhall.org. STOP THROWING OUT POLLUTANTS 10 a.m.-3 p.m. East Hampton Recycling Center. Residents are encourages to bring hazardous waste items such as oil based paints and pesticides. 260 Springs Fireplace Rd., EH. This event is for residential use only. 631-324-7191.

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EXHIBITION TOURS AT PARRISH ART MUSEUM 2 p.m. 25 Jobs Ln., SH. Enjoy a docent-led tour of the current exhibition. Free with Museum admission. Also 5/26 and 6/2. 631-283-2118, www.parrishart.org. STUDIO TOURS: TONI ROSS AND BASTIENNE SCHMIDT 3 p.m. Parrish Art Museum, 25 Jobs Ln., SH. Will begin in Wainscott at the studio of ceramist Toni Ross, whose work reflects East End environment inflected as well with Japanese and Greek aesthetics. In Bastienne Schmidt’s Bridgehampton studio, the works will show themes of womanhood, female identity, and domesticity. To reserve a space or upgrade membership contact Melissa Gatz 631-283-2118 ext. 49. www.parrishart.org. Exclusively for members at the $500 Contributor level and up. LOAVES & FISHES COOKING CLASS: SMALL PLATES Saturdays, 6-9 p.m. Bridgehampton Inn, 2266 Main St., BH. $165. 631-537-6066, www.landfcookshop.com. LIVE MUSIC AT SOUTH EDISON IN CONJUCTION WITH THE MONTAUK MUSIC FESTIVAL Canyon will perform from 7:30-8:30 p.m., and Kawehi will perform from 8:30-9:30 p.m. 17 South Edison St., MTK. 631668-4200, www.southedison.com. ERICA JONG AT BOOKHAMPTON 8 p.m. 41 Main St., EH. This internationally-recognized and provocative author of Fear of Flying will speak about sexuality issues facing women today, and differences in contemporary erotica as compared to that of the ‘60s and ‘70s. This Bookhampton conversation is entitled “Is This What We’ve Come to?” Free. 631-324-4939, www. bookhampton.com. MIKE DOUGHTY AT WHBPAC 8 p.m. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., WHB. This Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter performs. $25. 631-288-1500, www.whbpac.org. MONTAUK MUSIC FEST – SOLE EAST 8 p.m. Kevin McWha Steele, 9:15 p.m. Matt Wade, 10:30 p.m. Lunic, 90 Second House Rd., MTK. 631-668-2105, www. themontaukmusicfestival.com SOUTHAMPTON TRAILS 10-11 a.m. Mulvihill Preserves. Meet at Sag Harbor Industries

sunday, may 20 on Bridgehampton Turnpike (opposite Verizon building). Moderately-paced 3-mile hike through oak forest past glacial erratics and kettleholes. Chip Dineen, 646-221-8225. MONTAUK MUSIC FEST – SOLE EAST 11 a.m. Annalise Emerick, noon Hiroya Tsukamoto, 90 Second House Rd., MTK. 631-668-2105, www. themontaukmusicfestival.com THE WOOD BROTHERS AT WHBPAC 8 p.m. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., WHB. Siblings with different musical backgrounds perform together. $35, $25, $15. 631-288-1500, www.whbpac. org. JAZZ AT PIERRE’S 6:30-9:30 p.m. 2468 Main St., BH. Vanessa Trouble & Co. 631537-5110, www.pierresbridgehampton.com. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY GOLF CLASSIC 5/21 at the St. George’s Golf and Country Club, East

monday, MAY 21 Setauket. Held in memory of Roger Metcalf. The goal is to raise funds and awareness in support of Habitat Suffolk’s affordable housing program for low-income families. 631422-4828 x105, www.habitatsuffolk.org.

THE RETREAT BOUTIQUE ‘TOO’ 11 a.m.-7 p.m. EH. Grand Opening. A premier thrift shopping experience. Open daily except Tuesdays. 631-329-4398.

JAZZ JAM AT THE PIZZA PLACE 7-9 p.m., Mondays. The Pizza Place, 2123 Montauk Hwy, BH. Join us for an open jazz jam session featuring The Dennis Rafflelock Duo. Up-and-comers & old timers welcome! Beer and Wine available. No cover, no minimum. 631-537-7865.

LOAVES & FISHES COOKING DEMONSTRATION Saturdays, noon-2 p.m. Loaves & Fishes, 2266 Main St., BH. 631-537-6066, www.landfcookshop.com.

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BALSAM FARMS SCREENING OF “AMERICAN MEAT” 2 p.m. Guild Hall, 158 Main St., EH. A pro-farmer look at chicken, hog and cattle production in America. $10 in advance online, $12 at the door. 631-324-0806, www.guildhall.org.

JAZZ AT PIERRE’S 6:30-9:30 p.m. 2468 Main St., BH. Special guest TBA. Jane Hastay on piano, Peter Martin Weiss on bass. 631-537-5110, www.pierresbridgehampton.com.

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wednesday, MAY 23 BRIDGEHAMPTON ASSOCIATION’S ANNUAL BENEFIT GOLF TOURNAMENT Bridgehampton Club, Ocean Rd., BH. All the proceeds of the event go to the Bridgehampton Association, a nonprofit group of volunteers that raises money to support charitable, cultural and educational organizations serving. $100 per person includes 18 holes of golf, buffet breakfast and lunch. Rain date 5/24. Call Pat Mohlere at 631-729-5120 to sign up. THE BATTLES OF CAPTAIN WHITE IN THE FIGHT FOR SOUTHAMPTON: 1870 TO 1893 11 a.m. Southampton Jewish Center, 214 Hill St., SH. Executive director Tom Edmonds lectures on a tireless fighter for the rights of local farmers and fishermen. White stopped the development of hotels, casinos, racetracks and factories on the oceans and bays. Donations encouraged. 631-283-2494, www.southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org. KNITTING CIRCLE WITH MIMI FINGER 2 p.m., Wednesdays. Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, SH. Knitters of any level meet for instruction or to have fun. $5, free for members. 631-283-2494, www. southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org.

thursday, MAY 24 TWILIGHT THURSDAY Thursdays beginning 5/24, 5-8 p.m. Wolffer Winery, 139 Sagg Rd., SGK.

upcoming EAST HAMPTON FARMERS MARKET Fridays beginning 5/25 through 9/28, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nick and Toni’s Lot, 136 North Main St., EH. HAYGROUND SCHOOL FARMERS MARKET Fridays through 8/31, 3-6:30 p.m. 151 Mitchell Ln., BH. ARF DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE 5/26-5/28. 17 Montauk Hwy, SGK. ARF Thrift and Treasure, Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons. 631-537-0400 x 214, www.arfhamptons.org. SUNSET FRIDAY Fridays beginning 5/25, 5 p.m.-sunset. Wolffer Winery, 139 Sagg Rd., SGK. WORLD PREMIERE: MONTAUK CHRONICLES 5/25 7:30 p.m. Gurney’s Resort, Spa and Conference Center, 290 Old Montauk Hwy, MTK. This highly-anticipated docudrama tells the bizarre story of three men who claim that in the 1970s, deep beneath the surface of the Camp Hero Air Force Base in Montauk, there were secret experiments conducted by a dark organization. Everything from time travel to extraterrestrial contact has been mentioned. Director/Producer Christopher P. Garetano as well as several of the films’ subjects and actors will attend. 631-688-1717, www.montaukchronicles.com. ASHWAGH HALL FARMERS MARKET Saturdays, 5/26-10/27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 780 Springs Fire Place Rd., EH. CLASSIC CAR SHOW 5/26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Amagansett Firehouse Grounds, Rte. 27, AMG. Peoples’ choice trophy, food, 50/50 raffle. $5 walk-in, $20 show cars with driver and passenger, $5 each additional passenger. Rain date 5/27. www.amagansettfd. org. EAST HAMPTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY BOARD OF TRUSTEES TAG SALE 5/26, 9 a.m.-noon. Osborn-Jackson House Backyard, 101 Main St., EH. No admission charge. 631-324-6850, www. easthamptonhistory.org.

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Cal (continued from previous page) PHOTOGRAPHER ROB SHANAHAN AND MUSICIAN BILLY SQUIER 5/26, 3-6 p.m. John Varvatos, 54 Newtown Ln., EH. Ringo Starr’s personal photographer Rob Shanahan signs his book, Volume 1: Behind the Lens of Music Photographer Rob Shanahan, which has a foreword by Ringo Starr. Billy Squier will perform at 5 p.m., and limited edition prints of him will be available. 631-324-4440. KITES FOR A CURE 5/26, 4-6 p.m., Coopers Beach, SH. Uniting Against Lung Cancer will host its annual “Kites for a Cure” to benefit lung cancer research. $30 per kite, $300 donation covers a family of up to five flyers. www.UnitingAgainstLungCancer.org. PATRIZIO BUANNE AT WHBPAC 5/26, 8 p.m. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., WHB. This Naples-native baritone performs. $75, $55, $40. 631-288-1500, whbpac.org. ZIGGY MARLEY AT WHBPAC 5/26, 8 p.m. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., WHB. Mellow reggae grooves. $100, $90, $80. 631-288-1500, www.whbpac.org. ANA GASTEYER AND BRIAN D’ARCY JAMES: ONE NIGHT, TWO VOICES, THREE CHEERS 5/26, 8 p.m. Bay Street Theatre, Corner of Bay and Main Streets, Sag Harbor. Brian d’Arcy James form “Smash” and Ana Gasteyer from “Saturday Night Live.” Tickets are $65$75 or $100, which includes a party with the stars. 631-7259500, www.baystreet.org. SOUTHAMPTON ANTIQUES FAIR 5/27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. White House, 159 Main St., Corner of Jagger Ln., SH. Antiques, furniture, jewelry, vintage clothing, glass, ceramics, artwork, and a variety of collectibles. Free. 631-283-2494, www.southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org. SOUTHAMPTON HOSPITAL HAVANNA NIGHTS 5/27, 6:30 p.m., Westhampton Country Club, 35 Potunk Lane, WHB. Join us for a festive evening of cocktails, silent auction, dinner and dancing to benefit the Westhampton Primary Care Center. Various donation levels. 631-726-8700, www.southamptonhospital.org. JOHN PIZZARELLI AT WHBPAC 5/27, 8 p.m. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., WHB. Classic pop, swing, and modern jazz. $80, $65, $50. 631-288-1500, whbpac.org. JAZZ AT PIERRE’S 5/29, 6:30-9:30 p.m. 2468 Main St., BH. 631-537-5110, www. pierresbridgehampton.com. AMERICAN PREMIERE OF MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE 5/29 - 6/23. 8 p.m. Polly Draper stars in this poignant, insightful, and very funny premiere. By Geraldine Aron and directed by Matt McGrath. Tickets are $55 and $65. 631-7259500, www.baystreet.org. 34TH ANNUAL POTATOHAMPTON 5K RUN/WALK 6/2, Registration 7:30-8:30 a.m., Race starts at 9 a.m. Begins and ends at Ocean Road and Montauk Hwy, BH. Beautiful route past high-end real estate and horse farms south of Montauk Highway, an area once largely comprised of potato farms. Awards given to top runners overall, top runners in specific age groups, and the top walkers. Benefits Jordan’s Initiative, which honors the memory of Sag Harbor’s LCpl Jordan Christian Haerter by raising money to support currently deployed troops and veterans. $30 in advance, $35 day of. www.danshamptons.com/potatohampton.

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thursday, may 17 GOAT ON A BOAT PLAYGROUP 9:30 a.m., 4 E. Union St., SGH. 631-725-4193, www. goatonaboat.org. ROSS SCHOOL’S SPRING MUSICAL: LITTLE ME 7 p.m. Ross School Court Theatre, 18 Goodfriend Dr., EH. A story about Belle Schlumphert, a girl from Venezuela, Illinois, who was born on the “wrong” side of the tracks and falls in love with Noble Eggleston, a wealthy boy from the “right” side of the tracks. His mother will not agree to the union, but the young couple promises to wait for one another. Belle decides the only way to end up with Noble is to acquire wealth, culture and social position, which she does with help of several men in her life, all of whom die as either a direct or indirect result of her. Belle tells her story retrospectively from her house in Southampton, NY. By Neil Simon. Also 5/18 and 5/19. $20 for adults, $10 for students and seniors. 631-907-5826.

friday, may 18 PUPPET PLAY Fridays, 9:30 a.m. Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre, 4 E. Union St., SGH. 631-725-4193, www.goatonaboat.org. SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL Fridays, 10 a.m. Amagansett Free Library, 215 Main St., AMG. Parents/Caregivers with toddlers 10-36 months are invited to join us for an hour of interactive play. This week, a parent educator from Cornell University Cooperative Extension will be on hand to answer parents’ questions about child development and living comfortably with toddlers. 631-267-3810, www.amaglibrary.org. TOT ART Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre, 4 E. Union St., SGH. 631-725-4193, www.goatonaboat.org. STREET GAMES 4 p.m. Amagansett Free Library, 215 Main St., AMG. May is Physical Fitness Month! Let’s get moving with some games from the old neighborhood: Hopscotch, hula-hoop, red light/green light, mini-basketball, and more! Ages 5 & up. Also 5/25. 631-267-3810, www.amaglibrary.org. OPEN HOUSE FOR CENTER FOR THERAPEUTIC RIDING OF THE EAST END 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wolffer Estate Stables, Lobby/Reception Area, 41 Narrow Lane East, SGK. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the staff, riders and volunteers and learn how this amazing program helps children and young adults with cognitive, emotional or physical disabilities. Rain or shine. Call for more information, 631-7792835. www.ctreeny.org. CHAMPIONSHIP FRIDAYS AT ROSS 6:30-8 p.m., Ross School Tennis Center, 18 Goodfriend Dr., EH. Non-stop pro-supervised competitive matches every Friday through June 2012 for players ages 10 to 17. Prizes are awarded each week and at seasons end. Players must be able to serve. $30. 631-907-5162, www.ross.org/tennis.

saturday, may 19 4-H CAMP OPEN HOUSE Dorothy P. Flint Nassau County 4-H Camp, 3186 Sund Ave., RVHD. Summer sleep away camp for kids entering grades 4-10. Also 6/9. 516-433-7970. HAMPTONS BASEBALL CAMP Saturdays, 9-11:30 a.m. Rt. 27 and Deerfield Rd., WM. www. hamptonsbaseballcamp.com. LONG ISLAND FLEECE AND FIBER FAIR AT HALLOCKVILLE

MUSEUM FARM 10-5 p.m. 6038 Sound Ave., RVHD. Fun events for the entire family featuring: working with sheep, llamas, alpacas and rabbits. Demonstrations include: shearing, wool dying, spinning and much more. $5 entrance fee. Also 5/20. 631298-5292, www.hallockville.com. BLOOMING BUDS STORY & CRAFT TIME 3 p.m. Amagansett Free Library, 215 Main St., AMG. April showers bring May...you guessed it! Let’s see how things grow with stories and do a flowerpot craft! Perfect for families! 631-267-3810, www.amaglibrary.org.

sunday, may 20 THE ART OF LIFE 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Sundays, Amy’s Ark Studio, 10 Hollow Ln., WH. Children’s art classes for ages 3-12. $95 for 4 sessions. 631-902-3655, www.amysarkstudio.wordpress.com.

monday, may 21 PUPPET PLAY Mondays, 9:30 a.m. Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre, 4 E. Union St., SGH. 631-725-4193, www.goatonaboat.org. SAG HARBOR YOUTH CENTER Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 2:30-6 p.m., Saturday, 1-4 p.m. 44 Union St., SGH. 631-725-2746. THE ART OF LIFE 4-5 p.m., Mondays, Amy’s Ark Studio, 10 Hollow Ln., WH. Children’s art classes for ages 3-12. $85 for 4 sessions. 631902-3655, www.amysarkstudio.wordpress.com.

tuesday, may 22 FAMILY MUSIC FOR AGES 1-3 Tuesdays, through 6/26, 9:30-10:15 a.m. Ellen Johansen Music Studio, 8 Stratton Square, EH. Especially geared towards families with more than one child. Babies must be accompanied by parent/guardian. $153, includes home materials. 631-324-9648, www.ellenjohansenmusicstudio. com. BILINGUAL ART WORKSHOP 3:45-4:45 p.m. Parrish Art Museum, 25 Jobs Ln., SH. This bilingual class is co-sponsored with Organización LatinoAmericana (OLA). Children will create works of art in mixed media inspired by the exhibition on view at the Parrish. Ages 6-12. Also 5/29. Call 631-283-2118 x 21 or email wingfieldc@parrishart.org to register.

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ituated on two public 18-hole golf courses, Stonewalls at the Woods at Cherry Creek Golf Club in Riverhead serves classic French and American fare. It’s the kind of food that has come to be expected at prestigious country clubs, but the ambience is anything but stuffy. “The best part about owning a restaurant out here is the people,” says manager Jeff Abinette. Stonewalls is both inviting and elegant, with an emphasis on attentive customer service. Open for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch, Stonewalls has a multitude of options that are sure to tantalize the taste buds. The restaurant has received numerous awards, including several Dan’s Papers Best of the Best nods. “All the vegetables and produce are local,” says Abinette. “We also have our own garden where we grow our own tomatoes, garlic and herbs.” Traditional French plates call for cream and butter, but Stonewalls’ menu includes lighter dishes that still remain true to the French style. The mussels seem to be a crowd favorite. For an appetizer, I tried the tuna tartare – it’s impossible for me to turn down anything that has avocadoes in it. This dish is served on a plate of salad with fresh cucumbers and a smattering of crispy chips. This is much more than your typical small plate to begin a meal! The fish dishes are also popular, and I quite enjoyed my halibut, which was a special that night.

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Simple Art of Cooking On a warm and sunny Monday evening, the bright and airy courtyard of Fresno Restaurant in East Hampton looked every bit an early summer Hampton party, bustling with folks. Only this time the folks were there to swirl, gurgle and sip (and spit), and to take notes on a tasting from a selection of wines assembled by Michael Carr-Smith and Mei Fongâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s South Pacific Wines LLC. Several of the wines were later paired with a mouthwatering dinner created by Gretchen Menser, executive chef of Fresno. Menser was a key player in pairing the food and wine, along with Michael and Mei. Translucent slices of local fluke crudo (raw) served with a colorfully creamy jalapeno mango vinaigrette and micro cilantro green garnish married beautifully with the fruity aromas and sparkle of Crossroads Sauvignon Blanc Pink, Marlborough, to balance the bit of spice in the dressing. Tuscan olive oil and a fresh garlic rub deliciously saturated the crusty grilled bread (crostini) to anchor the rosemary and crushed red pepper-spiced grilled prawns. Here Crossroads Chardonnay, Hawkes Bay, rounded the tang of the well-seasoned prawns. We may be in springâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prime with summer approaching, but our main course, slow braised boneless short ribs with warm and creamy polenta and local apple gremolata infused with fresh grated horseradish and lemon zest, a sweet counter part to the fantastic short ribs, is just too good to give up. Even in the warmer months to come Gretchen promises to keep it on

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The Backyard Restaurant at Solé East in Montauk is open for the season, currently serving dinner Thursday through Sunday, with lunch on weekends. Executive Chef Larry Kolar’s menu features bread and tomato soup ($10/$20 with butter poached lobster); and herb-rubbed grilled tile fish with choice of side ($28). The restaurant serves as a venue for the Montauk Music Festival from May 18 through May 20, culminating with Sunday brunch and acoustic performances at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. All performances are free and open to the public. 631-668-2105. Nick & Toni’s in East Hampton hosts a postscreening reception on May 19 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. following Guild Hall’s screening of American Meat. The documentary film, which will be shown at 2 p.m., explores the changing landscape of agriculture. The reception features locally-sourced hors d’oeuvres including Broken Arrow Ranch antelope involtini with arugula and shaved grana. Reception-only tickets are $25. Available at bit.ly/LQWLpa. 631-324-3550. South Edison in Montauk offers Memorial Day weekend Happy Hour and live music on May 26 and May 27. Happy Hour from 2 to 5 p.m. featuring $2 Blue Point drafts and $1 Blue Point oysters Additional menu offerings include fresh, local veggie chips ($9.50) and lobster buns with local lobster, black garlic mayonnaise, herb fines and house-baked buns ($27). Each evening, at 10:30 p.m., Los Cintron, brothers Rafael and Cristobal Cintron, presents a mix

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of flamenco, Latin and world music. 631-668-4200. Andrra in East Hampton presents a $33 threecourse prix fixe menu all night Sunday through Thursday and until 6:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Dishes include baked clams with Gardiner’s Bay Cherrystone clams and Mediterranean herbs; and braised beef tagliatelle with root vegetables and shaved Parmesan. Happy Hour guests may enjoy a complimentary appetizer – including calamari fritti, Toskan BBQ shrimp or Mama’s mussels – with the purchase of a drink from 3 to 8 p.m. on Monday. Currently closed on Tuesday. 631-329-3663. Blackwells Restaurant in Wading River presents a three-course prix fixe menu every Sunday through Thursday for $24.95 before 6 p.m. and $29.95 after 6 p.m. Every Friday and Saturday, the cost is $34.95. Menu offerings include classic Caesar salad with roasted red pepper and focaccia croutons; classic steak frites with sautéed vegetables and hand-cut French fries; and Belgian chocolate torte. Open daily, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. 631-929-1800. Jamesport Manor Inn offers a $35 sunset dinner prix fixe Sunday through Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Selections include teriyaki chicken salad, goat cheese pan-roasted organic chicken and Valhrona brownie with dolce de leche gelato. A $19 two-course “Make Lunch Matter … at the Manor” lunch pairing is available as is patio dining. 631-722-0500 TR Restaurant & Bar in Hampton Bays serves dinner Thursday through Sunday from 5:30 p.m. The menu features fish tacos with local fluke, tropical salsa and chipotle tartar ($11); soft shell crabs with lemon chive beurre blanc ($28); and chicken thighs roasted and stewed with potatoes, rosemary plum tomatoes and farro ($23). A $29.95 three-course prix fixe is also available. 631-728-8700

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 6 4-ounce ramekins generously with Pam. 1. Combine the chocolate, cocoa powder and the butter in a double boiler or a stainless steel bowl, straddling a saucepan with water, creating a double boiler, making sure the water below does not touch the upper bowl. Allow ingredients in upper bowl to melt slowly over low heat. Set aside. 2. Separate the yolks from the egg whites. Place yolks in an electric stand mixer fitted with whip or electric hand beater and beat the yolks with 2 tablespoons sugar until light yellow in color, about 6 to 8 minutes until the mixture ribbons. Temper the beaten yolks by slowly whisking them into the cooled melted chocolate and stir to mix.     3. Using the same clean mixer and whip, beat the egg whites for a few seconds until bubbly and add remaining 2 tablespoons sugar and continue to beat until stiff, but not dry, peaks form. Gently fold the beaten egg whites into the chocolate mixture. Divide half the chocolate mixture evenly between the ramekins. Place 1 tablespoon each of Nutella and fluff in the center of each and gently spoon in the remaining chocolate mixture over them. Place ramekins on a sheet pan and bake in preheated oven for 18 minutes. Remove from oven. NOTE: Cakes will deflate as they cool. Invert the cakes onto dessert plates. Serve warm with a scoop of hazelnut gelato or other flavor of your choice. Visit Silvia’s website at www.savoringthehamptons. com to see her blog and more recipes.

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A Guide to Local Favorites 75 MAIN RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE New executive chef David Hensley from the Russian Tea Room, New Contemporary American Cuisine. Open daily, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Dinner 4:30 p.m.-midnight, 75 Main Street, Southampton. 631-283-7575, www.75main.com. ANDRRA A new waterfront restaurant and lounge offering sunset views and mouthwatering seafood and chops with bold Mediterranean flare. The decor is upscale but relaxed, the bar scene is elegant, vibrant and fun! 39 Gann St. off Three Mile Harbor Road across from the Harbor. 631-329-3663, www.andrra.com

HAMPTON COFFEE COMPANY Espresso bar and bakery, breakfast and lunch café. Kidfriendly! Dan’s Papers “Best of the Best!” 6 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Locations on Montauk Highway in Water Mill and Mill Road in Westhampton Beach. Also anywhere via their Mobile Espresso Unit. 631-726-COFE, www.hamptoncoffeecompany. com. HARBOR BISTRO One of the best sunsets on the East End! Great food and wine on the waterfront. 313 Three Mile Harbor Road, East Hampton. 631-324-7300, www.harborbistro.net.

JAMESPORT MANOR INN Zagat-rated New American Cuisine. Sustainable, fresh and local food and wine. (Dinner threecourse prix fixe, Sun.-Thurs.), $35 4:30 to 6 p.m. Lunch and dinner daily, except Mon. and Tues. 370 Manor Lane, Jamesport. www. jamesportmanor.com, 631-722-0500

BOBBY VAN’S Steakhouse classics and fresh fish. Open 363 days for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Fri. & Sat. ‘til 11 p.m. Main St., Bridgehampton. 631-537-0590, www. bobbyvans.com. CLIFF’S ELBOW ROOM The best aged and marinated steak, freshest seafood and local wines, in a casual, warm atmosphere. Lunch and dinner. Two locations: 1549 Main Road, Jamesport, 631722-3292; 1065 Franklinville Rd., Laurel, 631-298-3262. www. elbowroomli.com. ESTIA’S LITTLE KITCHEN Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner influenced by the flavors of Mexico. Dinner reservations recommended. 1615 Sag Harbor-Bridgehampton Turnpike, Bridgehampton. 631-7251045, www.estiaslittlekitchen.com.

LOBSTER ROLL Credited with creating the original cold lobster roll, the restaurant affectionately known as “Lunch” serves a variety of seafood options for lunch and dinner every day during the summer (starting 5/24) with limited hours before. 1980 Montauk Highway, Amagansett. 631-267-3740, www.lobsterroll.com. MATSULIN Finest Asian Cuisine. Zagat-Rated. Lunch, Dinner, Sushi & Sake Bar. Catering available. Open daily from noon. 131 West Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays. 631-728-8838, www. matsulin.com. MUSE IN THE HARBOR New American Fare with regional flair. Live music Thurs. Open 5 p.m., Wed.-Sun. 16 Main Street, Sag Harbor. 631-8994810, www.museintheharbor.com.

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Old Mill Inn Built in 1820, delights customers with great waterfront dining on the deck overlooking Mattituck Inlet and by woodburning fireplace in the pub. This destination restaurant in North Fork wine country showcases fresh, local ingredients. Voted Best Of The Best Bar, bringing top-notch artists to the East End. Reservations recommended. 631-298-8080, www.oldmillinn.com. PIERRE’S Euro-chic but casual French restaurant and bar. Late dinner and bar on weekdays. Open 7 days. Brunch Fri.-Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 2468 Main Street, Bridgehampton. 631-537-5110, www.pierresbridgehampton.com. RACE LANE Open Wed-Sun, bar opens at 4 p.m. and kitchen at 5 p.m. $30 prix fixe dinner every night from 5 to 6:30 p.m. – choose from the entire menu. Award-winning Chef Dana Lamel has created a new menu utilizing local produce, seafood and

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BOA THAI Asian Fusion. Best authentic Thai and Asian food in the Hamptons. Open Thurs. – Sun. 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. 129 Noyac Rd., Southampton, next to North Sea firehouse. 631-488-4422, www.boathai.com.

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them? Other standout features include: an elevator, a professional chef’s kitchen with a butlers pantry and a walk-in fridge as well as a double living room with two fireplaces, a formal dining room with a fireplace and Bordeaux walnut floors with radiant heat. Car enthusiasts will enjoy the convenience of an underground garage with hydraulic lift. And future recording artists and dancers can sing a few tunes in the karaoke room or dance the night away in the in-house disco. There is no way you will ever be bored staying in this unbelievable mansion. There is something for

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SAGAPONACK Estate of Melvin Friedland to JDR81 LLC, 81 Potato Lane, $9,400,000

Peter Curto Building Co LLC to Halsey Associates LLC, 100 Halsey Lane, $2,870,000

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