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C-10 September 21, 2016

THE INDEPENDENT • Traveler Watchman

East End Calendar Highlights Compiled By Kitty Merrill

Each week we’ll highlight local community events and library offerings presented by area institutions and organizations. It’s on you to send ‘em in, kids. Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email news@

East Hampton FRIDAY 9•23•16 • From 1 to 3 PM, learn how to download eBooks for free from East Hampton Library’s database. Call 631-324-0222 ext. 3 to register. SATURDAY 9•24•16 • The Montauk Historical Society/Second House Museum present a craft fair this weekend, opening 10 AM Saturday, closing 6 PM Sunday. All types of affordable arts & crafts are represented on the grounds of the Second House Museum.

Southampton FRIDAY 9•23•16 • Alan N. DeCarlo, M.D., will be at Rogers Memorial Library at 10:15 AM, to discuss the Broken Heart Syndrome. He will talk about the heart as a symbol of romantic love, and offer an explanation for the curious phenomenon of loved ones passing away in close proximity to one another. Register at www. or call 631- 283-0774 ext. 523. SATURDAY 9•24•16 • Southampton Town Historic Division presents a

gravestone preservation workshop at the North End Burying Ground on North Main Street in Southampton from 9 AM to 4 PM. Stone conservator Joel C. Snodgrass leads this demonstration workshop at one of Southampton Town’s oldest Colonial-era burying grounds. Presented under the auspices of Sundy A. Schermeyer, Southampton Town Clerk, the Historic Division offers this hands-on workshop to demonstrate “best practices”in preservation, from gentle cleaning methods to reattaching fragments and resetting tilted stones in danger of falling. The workshops are open to the public and free of charge Space is limited and reservations are suggested. For information, call #631-287-5740; or email • From 9 AM to noon the Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons hosts a yard and plant sale. Location: HAH Library at the Bridgehampton Community House, lower level, entrance on School Street • St Mary’s Church on Ponquogue Avenue in Hampton Bays is the place for a fall festival from 11 AM to 4 PM. We’re talking pumpkin decorating, face painting, games for the kids, vendors and lots of food. SUNDAY 9•25•15 • Join the Group for the East End for a wildlife search along Dune Road west of the Shinnecock Inlet in Hampton Bays. The trip is timed to coincide with low tide, which should enhance the chance to see diverse shorebirds and wading birds. If winds are blowing from the northwest, migrating swallows, hawks, dragonflies, and butterflies

Friends. Family. Community. Dermot PJ Dolan, Agent 2228 Montauk Hwy Bridgehampton, NY 11932 Bus: 631-537-2622 Bus: 212-380-8318


We’re all in this together. State Farm® has a long tradition of being there. That’s one reason why I’m proud to support Local After School Programs like Project MOST. Get to a better State®. State Farm, Bloomington, IL

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will compete for attention. Please bring binoculars. For reservations or more information, please contact Steve


Biasetti at 631-765-6450 ext. 205 or sbiasetti@ (9 to 11:30 AM)

C.H.E. Around The Campfire

Independent / Courtesy Katherine C.H.E.

Local singer/songwriter Katherine C.H.E.’s Campfire Sessions made number one folk album within the first three days of its release last Thursday.

By Kitty Merrill Katherine C.H.E. released her Campfire Sessions CD last Thursday. Within three days it hit number one in the folk album category on Amazon. Weary from all the disheartening news in the headlines this year, C.H.E. responds with a CD that takes the listener to a simpler time and place. You can hear the campfire and the crickets, and all the songs are performed simply by Katherine with just her voice and guitar (plus the sound of the LIRR on “Wabash Cannonball”). Nine of the 11 tracks were written by C.H.E. this year. Sessions is balanced out with her own arrangements of classic traditionals “House of the Rising Sun” and “Wabash Cannonball.” In the latter, she adds her own experience to this classic folk tune with references to rail lines her grandfather worked and a verse in honor of her father. A native of Nashville, C.H.E. grew up surrounded by music and literally singing around the campfire. She remembers, “Whenever we’d get together with friends for a meal, out would come the instruments, and we’d all sing songs around the fire. I was blessed to grow up around so many talented musicians who loved nothing more than sharing their love of music with a younger generation. “There’s a magic world of light and music that is created when making music around a campfire. It is a special feeling I long for in these days when it can feel scary to even look at the news to see what frightening event is making headlines now.” According to C.H.E. being a songwriter is a powerful thing. “No matter what is going on, it can be resolved in song, “ she said. That power is articulated in “I think I’ll write a song.”

The power of love – its poignance, its sweetness -- is woven through several of the album’s tracks. “Tennessee Time” is based on true story of a friend’s husband who set his watch to “Tennessee Time” to feel closer to his wife when she was home in Tennessee tending to her sick mother. In “All I Want To Do Is Kiss You” C.H.E. reflects on “the deliciousness of being with someone you want to kiss all day long. This song has magical, great-kiss-attracting qualities.” C.H.E. articulates love and loss in “Kaleidoscope Angel,” written, she said, “for everyone who has ever lost anyone to addiction.” Turning to a more universal type of love, Sessions includes “a meditation on being the change you wish to see in the world – the peace and the love,” revealed in the track “Be The Peace.” Her “Thank You Song” simply says thanks. “Safe To Remember” originally started as a song of explanation for the “memory aids” C. H. E. uses during performances. “In its writing, it became more,” she explained. C.H.E. revels in inspiration that can come from unlikely sources. “If I Had One Wish” is inspired by a story on “Dancing with the Stars.” One of the stars upon describing a tough year in her life said, “I just wish I could go back and tell that little girl that everything will be OK.” “I Am a Winner” is about the national fascination with watching competitions from football to “The Voice.” C.H.E. hosts a weekly show “Music in the Hamptons” which airs each weekend on LTV. Campfire Sessions is available via iTunes and Amazon and locally at Innersleeve Records in Amagansett.