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Indeed, why not build the factories right where the commercial fishing boats bring in the bunker fish? It could be packed in barrels there. And the barrels could be brought in by railroad. Then the factories in Queens and Brooklyn would only have to bottle it, label it and box it up. No smell. In its heyday, between 1883 and 1950, six glue factories stood on the arc of Gardiner’s Bay in Napeague, a railroad spur leading out to all five of them there in a row, and with smoke billowing out of tall smokestacks and into the atmosphere. It was not the smoke that smelled. The smoke came from coal brought in to these factories both by freighters tying up at the five boat docks, or by railroad cars that came down the spur. The coal was used to build a fire, and enormous iron pots, 10 feet across, were on metal stands above the fire where, inside, a combination of water and dead fish were heated to a bubbly boil and stirred by workmen using giant wooden paddles. That is what stank. It stank for two miles, and, when the wind was strong, sometimes more. It was impossible to live near these factories. The fishermen, who dragged for these bait fish with close knitted nets hanging from fishing boat booms, would come up to the various docks and unload as quickly as possible, then head back out. Mostly, they were based in Montauk and were operated by Canadian fishermen from Newfoundland who had built a shanty town on the arc of Fort Pond Bay in Montauk six miles away (beyond the smell). The pots were bubbling 24 hours a day, seven

By Anne Calder On June 13, Ina Garten of Food Network’s “Barefoot Contessaâ€? and Margaret Russell, design judge from Bravo’s “Top Designâ€? and editor-in-chief of Elle DĂŠcor, will host the Ninth Annual Midsummer Night Drinks to benefit God’s Love We Deliver. Attending this event and supporting this incredible organization are renowned architect Lee Mindel, along with Coach President Reed Krakoff and his interior designer wife Delphine. Also expected are Simon Doonan, Creative Director of Barney’s New York, his partner Jonathan Adler, an interior designer and judge on Bravo’s “Top Design,â€? as well as Jeffrey Pfeifle, former president of J. Crew, as well as other celebrities. In addition to the marvelous company, Midsummer Night Drinks, held at the home of Mary and Martin Puris in Sagaponack, will offer cocktails, music by D.J. Belinda Becker, and a live auction. Up for auction will be tickets to the fashion show season finale of “Project Runway,â€? a one-of-a-kind ink drawing by artist Don Carney, a beautiful rug from Madeline Weinrib Atelier, and a stunning piece of jewelry from Gurhan Jewelry. Also at the event will be a bistro bar, a tasting bar by Cavaniola’s Gourmet Cheese Shop, food by Taste Caterers, Grey Goose cocktails and wines by Bedell Cellars and Corey Creek Vineyards. Midsummer Night Drinks is one of four events

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held each year by God’s Love We Deliver, but the organization’s only fundraiser scheduled for the Hamptons. Because it is being held on the East End, a portion of the proceeds from the evening will also go to the East End Hospice, which provides care to the terminally ill in the Hamptons and on the North Fork. Founded in 1986 when Ganga Stone and Jane Best began delivering meals to Manhattanites living with AIDS, God’s Love We Deliver has been preparing and distributing hot meals to New Yorkers with life-altering illnesses for over 20 years. In those years, the organization has expanded from delivering 50 meals per day to an extraordinary 3,300 meals each weekday. No longer limiting its support to AIDS patients, God’s Love We Deliver now assists New Yorkers with Alzheimer’s, cancer, multiple sclerosis and other conditions. Those who are too sick or weak to prepare their own meals and those who are living under the poverty line and cannot afford to pay for their own groceries, benefit from the free, freshly prepared food God’s Love We Deliver supplies. Meals are planned with the guidance of professional dietitians and are prepared with specific dietary restrictions in mind, in order to accommodate special needs. In addition to the meals, the organization provides nutritional counseling and education to clients. To support this incredible organization, Martin Puris, big-time ad-man, and his wife Mary Puris have graciously opened their home to the event. Karen Pearl, CEO of the charity, looks forward to “sharing a memorable evening with long-time and new friends of God’s Love We Deliver ‌ All of our guests will be there to support our life-sustaining mission, as every ticket sold provides one month of freshly prepared and nutritious meals for those who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves.â€? Midsummer Night Drinks. June 13, Whimsy Farm (home of Mary and Martin Puris), 790 Sagg Road North, Sagaponack. 6 to 9 p.m. will be served. Tickets range from $300 to $1,250 per person and are available at 212-294-8162, or by emailing

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