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JUNE 28 2017

Community News

By Laura Field

July Fourth Roundup

plays host to fireworks on Saturday at 9:15 PM. The yacht club is private, but fireworks will be visible from elsewhere in the hamlet.

This year, America will celebrate 241 years of dissolving “the political bands” which shackled us to a faraway tyrannical rule. The Fourth of July is, and will continue to be, a reminder that all men are created equal, and that freedom should be enjoyed everywhere.

There'll be fireworks at the Riverhead Raceway on Saturday at 9 PM as well as a Riverhead Raceway 67th Year Celebration. Located at 1797 Old Country Road in Riverhead, call 631-8427223 for more info.

Here on the East End, July Fourth is the apex of summer. It's a time for barbecues, parties, parades, fireworks, cookouts, festivals, and celebrating all things summer. It's our busy season, with locals and visitors alike enjoying (and working) unique businesses on both the North and South Fork.

The Amagansett Fine Arts Festival will be held at the American Legion on Montauk Highway. Don't miss the celebration of independent artists, set to feature fine art paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, jewelry, and non-functional crafts. Saturday and Sunday 10 AM to 6 PM and Monday 10 AM to 5 PM.

This year, there are dozens of activities celebrating the Fourth. Here's a roundup of what's happening to celebrate America's birthday.

The East Hampton Town Republican Committee will host a fireworks cruise on the Viking Superstar from Montauk on Saturday. The cruise will feature fireworks from Devon Yacht Club, food from Smokin’ Wolf, beer from Montauk Brewery, wine from Wolffer Estate Vineyard, and music. Tickets are $100 per person and the boat leaves at 7PM.

From Thursday through Monday, the North Sea Fire Department will host its 72nd annual Firemen’s Carnival and fireworks.

On Saturday and Monday, in honor of the Fourth, there'll be fireworks around 10 PM. Located at North Sea Firemen's Field, 149 Noyac Road in Southampton. Grucci, the staple family that offers gorgeous firework displays every year, and has put on fireworks shows for the Olympics and World’s Fairs, will put on what's sure to be a fabulous show in Southampton this Friday. The Southampton Fresh Air Home's 29th annual American Picnic is scheduled at 1030 Meadow Lane starting at 7 PM. Festivities will include games for kids of all ages. Enjoy a picnic as well as food carts

The Sag Harbor Yacht Club will have fireworks on Saturday at 9:30 PM. For the best views, camp out on Marine Park in Sag Harbor, or watch from the comfort of your own boat.

with popcorn, ice cream, hot dogs, and other delights. Greenport Fire Department will host its annual Fourth of July carnival and fireworks at the Polo

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Grounds on Moores Lane. The event will take place on Tuesday, and Saturday, July 8, and will start at 6 PM.

Devon Yacht Club in Amagansett

On Sunday the Orient Yacht Club will celebrate Independence Day with fireworks by the Grucci Show. The show will begin at 9:15 PM, and is located at 2110 Village Lane. The Riverhead Business Improvement District is sponsoring fireworks on Monday on the

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The Southampton Rotary Scholarship Fund will host the Southampton Firecracker 8K Run and Three Mile Walk on Sunday at 8 AM. Participants will meet at 23 Main Street in Southampton. The Great Bonac Fireworks Show hosted by the Clamshell Foundation and Grucci will take place Saturday, July 15, at 9 PM over Three Mile Harbor. Enjoy views from the docks, or from your boat. Greenport Village will have a Dance in the Park on Monday.

In Southampton, all are welcome to the largest Fourth of July parade on all of Long Island on Tuesday, which starts at the Railroad Plaza at 10 AM and ends at the review stand at Monument Square at Agawam Park. For more information visit southamptonvillage.org.

St. Luke's Episcopal Church in East Hampton has been celebrating summer for more than 100 years with a fun-filled fair for kids and adults. This Saturday, starting at 10 AM, the fair will feature a water slide, face painting, pony rides, magicians, a bouncy house, prizes, games, and arts and crafts. Big Apple Circus clown Dikki Ellis will also be performing. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy a silent auction for rounds at the Maidstone Club and the Bridge Club.


To keep families well nourished, there'll be plenty of hamburgers, hot dogs, sodas, and lemonade as well as clams for seafood lovers. The fair will be at St. Luke's, located at 18 James Lane. Admission is free. For further information visit www. stlukeseasthampton.org. The “Stars Over Montauk” Grucci firework display will take place on Tuesday beginning at 9 PM. Sponsored by the Montauk Chamber of Commerce, the fireworks will be at Umbrella Beach over the ocean just west of Montauk village.

Can’t get a seat on land? View the spectacular Grucci fireworks display off of Umbrella Beach while aboard Montauk’s Fireworks Dinner Cruise on Tuesday. Tickets are $75, and you will enjoy a buffet dinner, beer, wine, and live music. Space is limited, so contact the Montauk Chamber of Commerce at 631668-2428 for information. On July 8, the Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce will host their 59th annual fireworks display. The show will take place from 9

The East Hampton Fire Department is set to have their annual fireworks show over Main Beach on Saturday, August 26, at dusk. Westhampton Country Club will light up the sky with a fireworks display on Sunday at 9 P.M. Although the club isn't open to the public, the fireworks will be visible from the Great Lawn and elsewhere in Westhampton.

Patriotic Music & Fireworks

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Peconic Riverfront in downtown Riverhead. Guests will also enjoy live music, face painting, jugglers, stilt walkers, and balloon artist. The event begins at 6 PM and fireworks are at 9:15 PM.

Bring a blanket and a chair and enjoy music and dancing under the stars at Mitchell Park starting at 7:30 PM.

By Laura Field

Listeners can expect thrilling music with lots of crescendos at this year’s “Stars over Montauk” Fourth of July Grucci Fireworks. WELJ (104.7 FM), a Montauk radio station, is coordinating patriotic music for when the fireworks begin and listeners may listen in on both digital devices and radios. 

“It wouldn’t be a traditional Independence Day celebration in our town, or the East End, without the Montauk fireworks and we’re delighted 104.7 WELJ Radio wants to enhance them and fundraise for us,” said Laraine Creegan, executive director of the Montauk Chamber of Commerce. “The show costs more than $22,000, and donations can be made to the Chamber.” Andrew Adams, sales and promotions manager for WELJ, added, “We could not be more excited to partner with the Chamber of Commerce and bring

the soundtrack music to this year’s firework celebration, to Montauk and all of the East End. Engaging in the community with initiatives like this what we focus on here at 104.7 WELJ.”

People may view the fireworks from Umbrella Beach at 9 PM on Tuesday, or at points throughout the hamlet and from the water aboard the Viking Starship, a fundraising dinner cruise sponsored by the Montauk Chamber of Commerce and the Viking Fleet.

The dinner cruise goes around Montauk Point and includes an all-American buffet dinner, with beer and wine and live music by the 3Bs. Tickets are $100 per person, and this is a 21-and-over event. Cocktail hour and check-in is at Sammy’s Restaurant at 6 PM, and boarding the Starship at the Viking Dock at 7 PM. Tickets are available on the Montauk Chamber website or at the office. Proceeds are applied to a future fireworks event.


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all I’m getting are warm memories.

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I’ve had it up to here with people who want to tell other people how to live, who to love, who to pray to, what to wear, what to believe in.

by Jerry Della Femina THE MUSIC OF THE FOURTH OF JULY O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain! America! America! God shed his grace on thee, And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea!

I have been lied to and manipulated by every president in my lifetime, starting with Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Trump is by far the worst president I will ever see.

I’m a staunch Republican. Although I’m an ardent fan of Harry Truman, who was one of the three great presidents of my lifetime (Eisenhower and Reagan being the other two), I’m a renegade Republican who believes you cannot have too conservative a president, nor too liberal a Supreme Court. This stance makes me no friends on either side of the political spectrum.

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Frankly, I don’t care.

I don’t trust anyone whose job depends on votes and who can fold under fire from a lobbyist or a pressure group. That’s why I’m constantly asking: How did the NRA checkbook become more powerful than the United States government? When it comes to my freedom, I don’t trust any politician. I rely on the nine members of the Supreme Court to guard my freedom and protect me from any weak, scheming president and any dumber-than-dirt Congress. I pray for the good health of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy. Both are middleof-the-road men who can protect us from the lock-step crazy Justices on both sides of the Court. No one can come up with more conspiracy theories than I can. I’m a child of the ’60s, waiting for the first bad flashback they promised me, and

And that includes people who believe theirs is the only skin color, theirs is the only language, theirs is the only God. I have no time or patience for people who believe that God only talks to them, and that their way is the only way. I’m a pessimist, a skeptic, a cynic.

This is a long way of telling you how much I’m affected by the Independence Day holiday and the words of the song printed above. The music, the words, and the sentiment never fail to bring me to tears. It started when I was almost too young to understand it. I’m the child of immigrants who bought the dream of those words for me and for my children and for my children’s children. They picked the only country in the world where dreams truly do come true.

For many of the early years when I lived in East Hampton, I threw a party at my house for my friends on the Fourth of July so we could watch the gorgeous fireworks display from Main Beach. Every year I would play music that worked with the fireworks. I would spend days working on my fireworks playlist. Every year my music and the sparkling light show would sync


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perfectly and I would watch the faces of my friends looking up to the sky with the colors of fireworks reflected on their faces.

Every year I would see tears streaming down some of the faces. The year after 9/11, there were more memories and more tears. Sadly, the East Hampton July 4th fireworks were stopped a few years ago by a few disgusting, gutless politicians, so now thousands of men, women and children are missing out on a patriotic rite that we need now more than ever. If you live in a town on the East End where the town fathers choose to celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks, this is the music I suggest you play as the fireworks go off: “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin “Amazing Grace” by Tramaine Hawkins

“God Bless America” by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir “America the Beautiful” by Charlie Rich “America the Beautiful” by Elvis Presley.

And finally, at the finale, when the sky is booming and the earth is trembling – with the sound at its loudest and the sky filled with stars – play: “God Bless America” by Kate Smith And finally:

“America the Beautiful” by Ray Charles.



Just wait until you hear that fat, old, anti-Semitic fascist Kate Smith singing “God Bless America.” She was a pig, but could she sing. She sang the words of this wonderful song with great verve and great feeling and you can celebrate the fact that Kate Smith never got the ugly, intolerant all-white America she wanted. And, saving the best for last, listen as the great Ray Charles sends chills down your spine as you hear him singing the greatest version of “America the Beautiful” ever recorded. Then do as I do and whisper to yourself, “America is the best place in the world. It will outlive any lying, tweeting politician who doesn’t think so.” If you wish to comment on “Jerry’s Ink” please send your message to jerry@dfjp. com.

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Community News

The 411 On 911

By Kitty Merrill

Fun with math: Suppose the guesstimates are true and East Hampton’s population swells to near 100,000 on a summer weekends. Now, suppose each of those visitors and residents placed a 911 call over the course of a year. The result? A figure close to the number of “events” fielded by staff in the dispatch center operated by East Hampton Village Police Department. Tucked into a small, yet high-tech, space in the Emergency Services Building on Cedar Street, East Hampton Dispatch handled over 114,000 calls last year, up from 93,455 in 2013.

Public Safety Dispatcher Jonathan Contreras is the stats guy for dispatch. He noted the center averages 75 calls a day. That’s 911 calls, calls for ambulances and fire departments throughout the town, and calls about police events for the East Hampton Village, Sag Harbor Village, and East Hampton Town Police. They get the calls when automatic fire or burglar alarms go off, plus walk-in calls and nonemergency calls for members of EHVPD.

Last July alone, personnel funneled 13,686 calls to the proper agency. That’s 441 calls per day. That’s up from 12,329 for the same timeframe in 2013. “The numbers always fluctuate,” Contreras observed, noting 618 ambulance calls in 2013 compared to 496 similar calls last July.

In general, however, the figures trend upward, with 211 fire calls in ’13 compared to 287 last July, 1377 calls for EVPD compared to 1455 last year.

Public Safety Dispatcher PJ Campbell supervises a team of 17 fulltime workers, handling shifts 24/7, 365 days a year. Asked how citizens can help officers do their jobs more easily, he said, “Know where you are. We can’t send help if we don’t know where you are.” Dispatch has technology that can pinpoint addresses, but it’s harder to do if a caller can’t relate the proper cross street. Callers can’t rely on cellphones, because the accuracy can be off, Campbell said. “Sometimes it can

pinpoint a house and other times it gives you everything in a half-mile radius.”

What else should a caller know? “They should know what an actual emergency is,” Campbell said. “If you need an ambulance, the fire department, or the police, that’s an emergency. If you don’t need any of those, it’s probably not a 911 emergency.” Dispatch fields 911 calls related to an amazing array of non-emergencies, with callers asking

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Philippines shooting Karate Kid II, stressed out over one of his sons back in New York, always in trouble with graffiti tagging. When John returned home he was amazed at his son’s transformation after joining the Guardian Angels. He was a good kid who just needed a positive way of expressing himself. He found that with the Guardian Angels by helping frightened citizens in the crack epidemic rather than through vandalism.”

Sand In My Shoes by Denis Hamill

IN THE SUMMER SURF WITH JOHN He won an Oscar which made him a champion. But more importantly John Avildsen, who directed Rocky and The Karate Kid, fought the brave fight for his life and went the distance before pancreatic cancer claimed him two weeks ago at 81.

I had met Avildsen the year before at another beach house in Malibu owned by Jerry Weintraub, producer of Karate Kid. Weintraub – who’d later produce the Ocean’s Eleven franchise -- had optioned one of my novels named Machine. I was there to discuss a script adaptation.               Avildsen was finishing his meeting with Weintraub about Karate Kid II and told me he’d liked the script I wrote with my brother John


“I tried to get Fox to let me direct it,” Avildsen said.

“I was thrilled,” Sliwa says. “I don’t trust many Hollyweird people but from the jump John was a straight shooter.”

The studio went with Bob Clark who’d directed Christmas Story.

Upon hearing the news, I flashed back to 1988 and sloshing with John Avildsen in the summer surf in Bridgehampton. He’d already won his Oscar for Rocky, and directed Karate Kid and Karate Kid II and had Lean on Me starring Morgan Freeman in the can. He was living in a handsome beach house in Bridgehampton when I visited him to work on a script about Curtis Sliwa and the Guardian Angels.

“ You couldn’t find a more trustworthy guy than John Avildsen”

A year later I was working for John Avildsen on the Guardian Angels script and Curtis Sliwa came out to Bridgehampton – Curtis Sliwa with his thenwife Lisa to spend the night in the director’s house. We discussed the script at length over fish and pasta and wine, watched footage from the still-unreleased Lean on Me, and gabbed into the wee hours on a perfect summer night in The Hamptons. “You couldn’t find a more trustworthy guy than John Avildsen,” Curtis Sliwa said last week. “He’d been in the

Avildsen found an independent company to hire me to write a script. I got paid just before the company went bankrupt. Without financing, the project went into limbo.

Sliwa remembers that Avildsen was so impressed that he contacted him asking permission to make a movie about him.

called Turk-182!, about a graffiti artist played by Timothy Hutton.

Avildsen and I exchanged numbers, and promised to keep in touch back in New York.

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Before he hired me Avildsen and Sliwa had pitched the idea to a major studio. “About 10 moguls picked my brain for over an hour,” says Sliwa. “I was juiced.”

Outside, Avildsen told Sliwa to call a lawyer ASAP. “John said the suits were gonna rip off my life without paying me,” Sliwa said. Avildsen knew this because the excited executives didn’t make an offer. Sliwa’s lawyer soon confirmed that the studio had already fast-tracked a fictionalized Guardian Angels movie. “The lawyer had it squashed with a cease and desist letter,” Sliwa says. “After that I trusted John completely.”

Avildsen and I remained friendly through the years. He fell from Hollywood grace for committing the unpardonable sins of getting older and directing a couple of flops. “He told me that even with an Oscar he couldn’t get an industrial picture made,” Sliwa says.

But like Rocky, Avildsen was no quitter. He was still trying to get his Guardian Angels movie made when he battled his final round on June 16.

Sylvester Stallone, Ralph Macchio, and Morgan Freeman, whom he’d help make into movie stars, sang his praises as a director and a man. And Curtis Sliwa took time between his two daily radio shows on WABC to give John Avildsen some wings to flap into the heavens. “That time out in Bridgehampton, John was on top but was always self-deprecating,” Sliwa says. “He was never a pretentious LaLaLand a-hole. I thought of him as a friend.” Me, too.

When he died I thought of strolling the Bridgehampton surf with Avildsen who was always smiling, animated, full of life, spitballing ideas, trying to pull a Rocky ending for the Guardian Angels story out of the blue horizon.

He might not have won every round of his Hollywood bout, but along the way John Avildsen floored us with some lasting movie history as he went the distance. denishamill@gmail.com

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Community News

Could Ya Move?

By Kitty Merrill

“Get out of the way!” Admit it, you’ve thought it walking into your favorite gourmet shop desperate for your morning Joe, only to find a cluster of tourists clogging the aisle in front of the self serve bar. While the annoyance is real, and maybe the caffeine jones is intense, the need to navigate a purveyor of Peru Norte doesn’t even begin to compare to an emergency responder’s need to get through summer traffic jams. Diane O’Donnell is the assistant chief of East Hampton Village Ambulance. She noted that while navigating summer traffic can be harrowing for ambulance drivers, most people do move out of the way. The greater hurdle involves volunteers getting to the ambulances to begin with.


“Out here, people have a different concept of traffic,” O’Donnell noted. “They think it’s easy to get around when they’re on vacation, but it’s not when you’re in a hurry.”

During the summer, the trip from East Hampton to Southampton Hospital can be harrowing. “There are times in July when we’re riding the middle of the road the whole way because the lane of traffic never breaks . . . it’s not an easy drive and can be a white-knuckle drive.”

“It can be hard to get to headquarters in a timely fashion,” she said. “Despite advertising and fines, people don’t honor the green lights and don’t move out of the way.” Both ambulance drivers and volunteers racing to HQ with their special green lights flashing are required to obey all traffic laws. O’Donnell painted a picture of members who live in the Northwest section of East Hampton trying to get to the ambulances in the Emergency Services building on Cedar Street when the line of cars stopped for the light stretches back for blocks. “It’s a real challenge.” All the corps’ drivers are required to take driver safety courses and required to learn what they can and can’t do when in an emergency vehicle or on their way to an emergency. For example, an

ambulance with lights and sirens at full throttle can go through red lights, but the driver must stop first.

Adding to tension are motorists who tailgate the ambos, looking to cut ahead of other drivers. “People don’t understand how dangerous that is,” O’Donnell said, relating that one day a convertible chased the ambulance, its passenger recording the trip on a cellphone. Those tailgaters may not have realized that staff in the bus call ahead to police who will intercept and ticket them.

Speaking to the length of time it takes to get from East Hampton to the ER in Southampton, O’Donnell acknowledged, “If we’re going to a call at night in January, we pretty much own the road.” The trip to Southampton can take about 20 minutes. During the summer, with lights and sirens and other motorists making way, the ride can be about the same length of time. It’s the trip back to headquarters that’s the trouble and can keep an ambo “out of service” for an extended period of time. Returning to HQ, ambulance drivers must fall in with the stream of traffic. Summer traffic can mean a

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90-minute drive east from the hospital, making the full roundtrip close to three hours. “That’s a big chunk out of the day.”

O’Donnell pointed out that most volunteers leave their regular jobs to rescue and transport patients. They need to be able to gauge how long they’ll be away from work and, she said, “Every call in July and August is three hours.” When volunteers have finished transporting a patient, the call’s not over. It doesn’t end until the ambulance is restocked and ready to go for the next run.

East Hampton Ambulance operates three vehicles and has mutual aid policies with surrounding companies. According to O’Donnell, East Hampton

dispatch will contact another district if all three of East Hampton’s ambulances are out on calls. “They know where every ambulance on the East End is at all times,” O’Donnell praised. Mutual aid requests happen often during the summer, the assistant chief informed. “Every district mutual aids each other. We all work really well together.”

Forty volunteers give their time to East Hampton Village Ambulance Association. More than half the volunteers are EMTs and a percentage of them are drivers. Last year EHVAA responded to 1400 calls. “We have about three calls a day at least,” O’Donnell concluded. EHVAA is the busiest ambulance squad on the South Fork.

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June Veteran

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By Laura Field

In continuing its mission to take history out of the textbooks by honoring a local veteran each month of the school year, the Hampton Bays School District is paying tribute to Donald O’Flaherty by flying an American flag in his honor throughout the month of June.

officer school.

He was promoted from his cleaning duties to clerk typist, and assisted the secretary in duties.

Donald “Don” O’Flaherty was born in New York City and attended high school at Power Memorial Academy in lower Manhattan. After his graduation in 1954, O’Flaherty worked various jobs until he received his draft notice. Instead of waiting to be formally drafted, he called the Armed Services Induction Center to ask if he could volunteer and report early. That choice resulted in him being assigned to the US Navy instead of the US Army. O’Flaherty attended boot camp at the US Naval Training Center Bainbridge, in Maryland, where he received training as a Navy airman. After he completed training, he was assigned to Naval Air Station Memphis in Tennessee and was assigned to the Naval electronics


When O’Flaherty finished his Naval service, he returned to New York City and got a job at Idlewild Airport, which is now John F. Kennedy International Airport. He attended Farmingdale University and studied art and design, earning an associate’s degree. Being urged by his wife’s father to get a better job, O’Flaherty took the New York City Police Department test, and attended the police academy in 1961.

His entire career was in Manhattan. He took the sergeant’s test and passed, but had to wait eight years before his promotion because of a hiring freeze. While still working for the NYPD, he joined the US Coast Guard Reserve. He spent 20 years in the Coast Guard Reserve, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer W0-3. O’Flaherty now lives in Hampton Bays with his wife, and enjoys life with his four kids and five grandchildren.

On June 21, members of East Hampton Ocean Rescue conducted a “Search and Rescue Drill” at Main Beach. They were aided by East Hampton Fire Department and Village Police who used a thermal camera to locate a submerged victim.

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chair of both the Suffolk County Human Rights Commission and the Suffolk County Inter-Faith Anti-Bias Task Force, spoke about bias issues and hate crimes in the region. He focused on problems and, more importantly, solutions when confronting bias issues. A Q & A followed the Rabbi’s remarks.

Independent / Courtesy ABTF Rabbi Steven Moss speaks at the East Hampton Anti-Bias Task Force meeting on June 14.

By Laura Field

The East Hampton Anti-Bias Task Force held “A Special Conversation with Rabbi Steven Moss” last week at Town Hall. Rabbi Moss,

Among the guests were members of the local clergy including the Very Reverend Denis Brunelle from St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Cantor Debra Stein and Rabbi Joshua Franklin from the Jewish Center of The Hamptons, Reverend Walter Thompson from Calvary Baptist Church, and Reverend Bill Hoffman from the Montauk Community Church. East Hampton Town Police Chief Mike Sarlo and acting East Hampton Village Police Chief Mike Tracey attended, as well as Detective Lieutenant Robert Donohue, commanding officer of the Hate Crimes unit of Suffolk County.

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Illness Transmitted By Ticks Could Be Fatal

By Rick Murphy

Conduct a full-body tick check. Parents should thoroughly check children, especially in their hair.

East Enders are bracing for an outbreak of yet another tick-borne illness, and this one might be the most serious of all.

Officials expect tick-related illnesses to rise this fall, when the feeding frenzy is in full swing. Lyme and POW are not the only tick-related illnesses to be concerned about.

Lyme disease has already reached near-epidemic levels hereabouts. In addition, over the past decade, hundreds of cases of a severe meat allergy have been reported, cause by the bites of lone star tick nymphs.

Powassan (POW) virus disease is the latest to surface, and serious enough for US Senator Chuck Schumer to issue a warning about it last week. Although still rare, there have been 16 reported cases in the State of New York. According to a Centers for Disease Control spokeswoman, POW virus can infect the central nervous system and cause encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) and meningitis (inflammation of the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord). Approximately 10 percent of POW virus encephalitis cases are fatal.

It is rare -- only about 75 cases were reported in the past 10 years -- but the numbers are beginning to ratchet up and the Northeast, along with the Great Lakes region, are the hot spots. Kate Fowlie, the CDC spokeswoman, said signs and symptoms of infection can include fever, headache, vomiting, weakness, confusion, seizures, and memory loss. “Long-term neurologic problems may occur. Approximately half of survivors have permanent neurological symptoms, such as recurrent headaches, muscle wasting, and memory problems,” she warned.

“It’s a virus, whereas Lyme is a bacteria,” Dr. Kent Holtorf, a Lyme disease expert and medical director of Holtorf Medical Group, told Fox News. “If you catch Lyme early, antibiotics can eradicate it, but with a virus, you have much less options to do anything about it.” Health officials are warning of a tick explosion in the tri-state area

Babesiosis is caused by microscopic parasites that infect red blood cells. Most human cases of Babesiosis in the US are caused by Babesia microti. It is transmitted by the blacklegged tick and is found primarily in the Northeast and upper Midwest. due to a mild winter and Schumer is concerned the government hasn’t expended enough effort to learn more about tick-related illnesses.

“We have the law to stop the spread of Lyme disease, but the federal government is moving at a snail’s pace,” said Schumer during a press conference earlier this month.

before they have a chance to bite and attach.

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Deer ticks carry Lyme disease, a bacterial infection that can cause long-term neurological problems if not treated in time.

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Schumer, who had Lyme disease several years ago, referred to the legislation that he helped pass last year, which focuses on better ways to diagnose and treat Lyme disease. “Why isn’t there a vaccine yet?” he asked. Schumer also called on the secretary of Health and Human Services, Tom Price, to “diagnose, treat, and prevent tick-borne disease,” and to “do it fast.”

Experts say the best way to prevent POW virus disease is by protecting yourself from tick bites. Specifically, avoid wooded and bushy areas with high grass.

The CDC suggests applying insect repellents to bare skin, according to label instructions. Clothing and gear can be treated with permethrin, which remains protective through several washings. Find and remove ticks immediately

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that is East Hampton Airport,” he concluded. Doesn’t look like town officials agree. Last month the town board hired special counsel to pursue what’s known as a Part 161 application. Part 161 is a special permit sought from the FAA that could allow a local municipality to impose restrictions on flights at their airports.

Independent / James J. Mackin

Town Loses Another Airport Noise Battle By Kitty Merrill

East Hampton Town’s laws limiting aircraft noise at its airport have crashed and burned -- again. On Monday the United States Supreme Court denied the town’s petition for a review of an earlier Court of Appeals ruling that struck down the laws. “Despite the outcome of this litigation, the town board will continue its efforts to find solutions to the problem of airport noise in our community, both through our elected representatives in Congress and through the onerous FAA Part 161 process,” said Councilwoman Kathee Burke-Gonzalez, the town board’s liaison to the airport. “We will not and can not stop fighting to regain local control of our municipal airport. The federal government, and in particular the FAA, is incapable of managing the airport in the best interests of our community. We need local control


in order to bring the much-needed relief from aircraft noise.”

Last November, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals struck down three town laws designed to curtail noise at the busy facility. Adopted in 2015, the three laws enacted overnight curfews and limited landings and takeoffs for craft deemed noisy to once a week. Friends of the East Hampton Airport sued, looking to overturn the legislation and Federal District Court Judge Joanna Seybert enjoined the one-trip-per-week legislation rule, allowing the other two to stand pat. The curfews were in effect from the 2015 July Fourth holiday weekend through last November. Reviewing the three measures, the Court of Appeals agreed with the court's decision on landing and takeoff limitations, but also found the curfews were not adopted in compliance with the Airport Noise


Soon after this week’s news broke, members of the organization Say No To KHTO called for the facility’s closure. It is unlikely residents will get any relief from adverse noise or possible health and environmental impacts, a release from the group offered.

“SCOTUS's decision, learned on Monday, leaves only one practical option to gain local control over the airport . . . by closing it,” said Barry Raebeck, the group’s co-founder. “The residents and taxpayers of the East End (as well as beleaguered people from NYC to Orient Point) need to have our voices heard, need to have our rights defended, need to have our air, groundwater, skies, and habitats protected--and need to close the hazardous waste dump

Federal aviation grants can last up to 20 years, resulting in a longterm impact on the community when they are accepted. The bill attempts to address this weighty commitment by entrusting authority to both the East Hampton Town Board as well as residents. First, it allows the town board to hold a permissive referendum when considering state or federal assistance for the townowned East Hampton Airport.

Secondly, it gives residents the right to petition the town for a referendum, should the town board accept a grant and withhold putting it out to a public vote. The petition must be signed by at least five percent of residents who voted in the last gubernatorial election and submitted within 30 days of the board adopting the measure.

The bill will be sent to the governor for consideration. If signed into law, it would take effect immediately.

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and Capacity Act. The curfew laws were enjoined as well. As adopted, the measures banned all takeoffs and landings from 11 PM to 7 AM, and extended the ban from 8 PM to 9 AM for aircraft deemed noisy.

In other news of the airport ilk, Assemblyman Fred Thiele and Senator Ken LaValle passed legislation that will require any future long-term financial agreements between the East Hampton Town Board and the Federal Aviation Administration to be subject to a permissive referendum, giving the community a voice on whether or not to accept federal funds and regulations as it relates to the East Hampton Airport.

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Thiele, LaValle Keep Pressure On PSEG

By Rick Murphy

A bill sponsored by New York State Assemblyman Fred Thiele and Senator Ken LaValle has cleared the assembly and is head for a senate vote. The bill, if it becomes law, will force PSEG Long Island to disclose executive salaries and contractor costs.

Both legislators have found reason to criticize PSEG in the past, most recently over the installation of oversized utility poles in East Hampton.

“Long Island ratepayers have a right to complete transparency,” LaValle said. “Our families deserve to know where LIPA is spending their hard-earned money.”

Heroin Abuse Continues To Rise

By Rick Murphy

The resurgence of heroin use in Suffolk County has state officials and law enforcement agencies concerned.

The fact that this county is the epicenter of heroin abuse puzzles experts; there were more heroinrelated deaths here in 2016 than any other county in the state. There were almost 500 heroin-related deaths in Suffolk County last year, according to Newsday. One problem is the reemergence of New York City as a heroin distribution center, the Drug Enforcement Agency said through a spokesman.

US Senator Chuck Schumer said last week that enforcement efforts have to be ratcheted up in response to the growing problem. Schumer previously secured $12.5 million to establish four Heroin Enforcement Groups that would target places where heroin enters the country, but he acknowledged it is just a drop in the bucket.

One report released by the state last year found that Suffolk County

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They also get a lot of 911 hang-ups. Even if they turn out to be pocket dials, staff still needs to chase down their origins. “Those keep us away from what we need to be doing,” Campbell said.

had more overdose fatalities than the Bronx and Brooklyn combined. One theory is that there are more drug treatment facilities with vacancies available on Long island than in the city. The study also concluded, “People become addicted to heroin after becoming addicted to prescription opiates.” “When these medications were marketed in the late ‘90s they were introduced as an alternative for pain management that was not addictive, and that was just not true,” said County Legislator William Spencer. He said many of the opiate-based medications use deceptive advertising. “The pharmaceutical companies have profited greatly,” he added.

Schumer said Kennedy Airport is a major distribution point for heroin coming in from overseas and that a special enforcement team should be placed there permanently. He also said there are 24 counties in New York State that have been identified as High Density Drug Trafficking Areas. Those places “need federal assistance to combat the problem.” When an emergency police call comes in to dispatch, beyond making sure it’s given to the proper agency, staff will also communicate directly with police on the road to allow responders to get to the scene even faster.

According to the National Emergency Number Association, an estimated 240 million calls are made to 911 in the United States each year.

Thiele said the bill “is necessary to permit [Department of Public Service] to consider employee compensation and consultant fees when making rate recommendations about PSEG.”

The rates PSEG and its parent company, LIPA, charge customers for electricity reflect costs not directly associated with the production of power, like salaries.

Recently LIPA entered into a long-term agreement to purchase wind power from Deepwater, which plans to build offshore windpowered generators.

what it will do to our seniors on fixed incomes.”

Full disclosure of utility spending has been hampered in New York by the passage of the LIPA Reform Act in 2015, Thiele said.

“The LIPA Reform Act, which I voted against, eliminated virtually all public and government oversight of LIPA and PSEG-LI,” Thiele said. It was championed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, who threatened to veto the Thiele/ LaValle bill if it reaches his desk.

“This bill requires LIPA to disclose executive compensation and the fee Opponents lambasted the LIPA structure of its operations service and PSEG boards for withholding agreement with PSEG-LI. Under the true costs of the power the bill, this information can also generated. be considered by the Department Paul Giardini, a former EPA official of Public Service in making now running for the East Hampton recommendations about LIPA rate Town Board, was an early critic of requests,” Thiele said. “This same the Deepwater proposal, noting the transparency should extend to all exact cost of the power generated LIPA and PSEG contracts related has been kept from the public. “The to the operation of6/16/17 the utility, MAR_Indep_QurtrPg_Jun17.qxp_MAR_Indep1_PaperBag_Jun17 10:26 AM Page 1 plans are flawed and costly. I worry including the Deepwater contract.” 


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Russell James Smyth, 66

Jim (“Snuffy”) Smyth, the proprietor of The Corner Bar in Sag Harbor, died on June 19 from complications from a stroke.

Smyth, a sailor, a music lover, and a longtime public official in North Haven, lived a storied life and cut a huge swath across a generation of Sag Harbor families. He will be remembered for a lot of things, but living life to its fullest was certainly high on the list. He spent his younger years in the house on the southwest corner of Howard Street and Main Street. His father, Russell, was the village dentist.

In the 1960s Dr. Smyth along with his wife, the former Carroll Babcock, moved the family to an elevated waterfront perch in North Haven where Carroll, a homemaker, could watch Dr. Smyth sail on his beloved Dulcinea, which he had commissioned from the designer Dick Carlson. Jim lived in the house on Mashomuck Drive along with his older sisters Barbara, Debbie, and Sharon, and his younger sister, Sue. Though his siblings moved on, Jim often returned there to live throughout his life. An excellent athlete, Jim was an integral part of the great Pierson basketball team that may well have been among the best ever assembled on Long Island.

During the summer of his junior year Jim, entrusted with the temporary care of his Aunt Encie’s house, had a somewhat wild party and the police were summoned. As punishment, his father sent him to the New York Military Academy for his senior year. Pierson lost only two basketball


games that year — both to Southampton, a team in the midst of a remarkable 62-game winning streak that would establish the 1968 Mariners as perhaps the best team in the history of New York State. The two teams played for the Suffolk County overall title, the only time in history two East End teams squared off in the title game. A measure of how good Pierson was is that its star player, Bob Vacca, was named Long Island Player Of The Year, beating out, among others, Julius Erving.

nation’s capital had a profound affect on Jim, radicalizing him politically.

Jim grew his hair long and sported a beard he would wear for most of his adult life.

After seeing the Grateful Dead perform he became a huge rock music fan. It was Jim who did the driving to the faraway shows. Jim secured the tickets. Jim arranged lodging. He was a leader who led by example, not bravado. There was no rah-rah in his demeanor, just can-do.

He will be remembered for a lot of things, but living life to its fullest was certainly high on the list.

Years later the Pierson coach Ed Petrie, who went on to become the winningest public high school coach in New York history, oftentimes lamented the fact Smyth didn’t play on the team – it might well have made a difference.

“Coach always said Jimmy was one of the most unselfish players he’s ever coached,” Vacca recalled. Jim went off to Bridgeport University. In May 1970, he traveled to Washington, DC, to protest after four students were killed by National Guardsmen at Ohio’s Kent State University.

Smyth stayed with Jane Harris, the valedictorian of his Pierson class, who was attending Georgetown University at the time. Sleeping on the floor, side-by-side with academic intellectuals and political activists and marching with them down the streets of our

Years later, his dream of performing in a band succeeded beyond his wildest expectations.

He would end up on tour with the PPL, on at least one occasion playing at an outdoors festival in front of 50,000 people. The band would often call him onstage to sing, and occasionally introduced him as Charlie Daniels. Michael Connor, the band’s keyboardist, eventually settled in Sag Harbor.

Connor once related the story of Smyth’s singing appearances with the band to a local paper and was quoted as saying the band shut Jim’s microphone off. Smyth, reading it, was crestfallen, so much so that Connor reversed his story. Mike Reilly, the band’s bassist, also eventually moved to Sag Harbor and became manager of The Corner Bar.

His parents were mortified, though Dr. Smyth eventually came to realize how honorably Jim acted.

It was a foolhardy thing to do, yet incredibly brave. That was Snuffy. Friendships cemented on that night remained an integral part of his life from then on. After a stint as manager of the

It immediately became a Hamptons hotspot, where celebrities sat beside volunteer firemen, where the East End elite mingled comfortably with Sag Harbor’s cadre of bar regulars, and where Jim conducted business, usually with a white apron on, surrounded by his legions of friends. One day two members of the rock group Pure Prairie League stopped in. The band, which had a huge hit record (“Amie”) loved the ambiance of the seaside village and especially the friendship of Snuffy and returned repeatedly.

Jim was arrested on a petty crime of hashish possession and when county narcotic detectives pressed him to finger a local dealer he angrily refused. The police and the courts took a hardline and he was sentenced to a couple of months at the Yaphank Honor Farm, where prisoners were free to toil in the outdoor farms during the day.

He made the most of his time there. After he was released he blazingly snuck back to the farm the next night, leaving refreshments for his fellow inmates hidden among the vegetables.

Black Buoy, Jim eyed the Old Whaler’s Bar on the corner of Main and Bay Streets as a possible investment. It had only a handful of regular clients, and Smyth was able to put a consortium together to buy the building. He renamed it The Corner Bar.

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A Story Of Survival

By Rick Murphy

It doesn’t take long for the reader to become immersed in this harrowing tale of survival. “Immersed” is the operative word. A Speck In The Sea is, after all, billed as a story of survival and rescue on the water.

It begins on July 23, 2013 with John Aldridge heading out to sea from Montauk, busying himself for the next day’s haul on the deck of his lobster boat, the Anna Mary, while his partner Anthony Sosinski and a mate slept. It was about 3 AM, he later reckoned, when he grabbed onto the handle of an ice cooler and it gave away. He slid backward on the slick deck off the open stern into the Atlantic Ocean.

Thus began an odyssey that brought together not only the Montauk community but also most anyone in the Northeast who had access to an ocean-going vessel. “Find Johnny Load” was the operative phrase.

Aldridge, “Johnny Load” to friends, found himself bobbing in the Atlantic on a dark, moonless night. His job was to stay alive, and, after a brief period of disbelief, he calmly and resolutely assessed his situation. “Most people, I guess, would have panicked, but I live on the ocean, and I know what to expect,” he recalled in an interview this week. He quickly found his bearings. “I knew the swells were from the southwest and my boat was on a southerly course.” He headed for an area where there were a lot of lobster traps. After thrashing madly about, he realized conserving energy was a must.

He took his rubber boots off, filled them with air, and folded them under his arms to act as a flotation device. Eureka! “The boots are like pontoons, my own personal flotation device,” he wrote. Aldridge said he knew he had about 19 hours before the hyperthermia would kill him. Sosinski and the mate, Mike Migliaccio, had been sleeping.

When Sosinski awoke around dawn, he walked out of the wheelhouse, onto the deck, and instantly knew something was wrong. He quickly realized the unthinkable – his partner had fallen overboard. Aldridge was out there, somewhere in the vast wilderness of the Atlantic Ocean. Sosinski radioed for help. Montauk mobilized. The Coast Guard sent out cutters and a helicopter. Boats of every description headed to the general area.

A Speck in the Sea tells that tale as well – of family and friends whose belief in Aldridge never wavered. And it tells the story of Sosinski who expertly backtracked, putting himself in his partner’s position, imagining where he might go and what he might do.

In fact, Aldridge saw his boat several times during the hours he was in the water. “I screamed at the top of my lungs. I whistled. No one heard me,” he recalled. He was swallowing water. He knew he was in a race against time.

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He said in the weeks that followed his rescue he had no residual side effects from his journey through hell. “I am very strong minded. I never had a nightmare, I never had flashbacks.” But as time passed Aldridge noticed a difference. “I was getting really angry. I had a very short fuse.” He has steadied the course, though, and is back on the job with a new appreciation of the dangers. “I have an auto-tether. If I am more than 75 feet from the boat it lets off a godawful sound.” Today he is reunited with the family and friends who searched so valiantly for him. It only took a couple of days to satisfy another urging that kept him afloat. “A cheeseburger. All I wanted was a cheeseburger,” he related. But he was too sick from ingesting seawater to handle food. “After a couple days my friends came to my house and got me and took me to the bar for burgers.” The book is slated to become a major motion picture. It has been optioned by the Weinstein Company and Academy Award

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Musings With Mercedes Ruehl

Her experience with Jonathan Demme on Married to the Mob was not as smooth – but not because of Demme himself. “I had gotten a perm, a bad perm, as a lot of us did back then, just before we started production,” Ruehl recalled. “It made me a little self-conscious.” Also, just before filming began, she had the “brilliant idea” of getting back in touch with her inner child and rolling down a hill with a bunch of friends. The hill was covered in poison ivy – and so was Ruehl, head to toe.

Mercedes Ruehl – the Tony and Oscar-winning actress who has called the East End her full-time home for the past seven years – will have a busy July in The Hamptons. Not only is she the honorary chair of the “Caliente” fundraiser for Long Island Cares – The Harry Chapin Food Bank and OLA of Eastern Long Island on July 8, she is also, for the second year, leading a master class in “Acting for Directors” as part of Stony Brook Southampton’s MFA in Film program – a chance for directors to see things from an actor’s perspective and be directed by other members of the class.

Then on the first day of shooting, she mistakenly locked herself in a bathroom on the set, and wasn’t rescued for a while. “I couldn’t get out and they were setting up my scene. No one could hear me knocking and yelling, ‘Help, help.’ It was so humiliating. Not off to a great start,” she laughed. “It was my first major part in a major film and it’s like I subconsciously did everything I could to get fired.”

ON NICHOLS AND DEMME “Acting for Directors” opened the door to discuss a few of the great film directors with whom Ruehl has worked, some very early in her career. One of her first film roles was as a member of a therapy group with the Nora Ephron/Meryl Streep character in Mike Nichols’s Heartburn. “Mike Nichols was probably the most charming, insightful, and erudite – and funny! – director I’ve ever worked with,” Ruehl said. “I didn’t have a large role. But we used to play a game during set-up of different shots. Someone would throw out two sets of initials, who were famous lovers, and you had to guess who they were. ‘ASVM’ and ‘EW,’ I remember, was the most difficult one that Mike threw out. And for some reason, I knew that one – it was Edna St. Vincent Millay and Edmund Wilson. And I think that was the first time he actually noticed me.”



“He was a lot of fun to work with.

I was pretty new to the game. And he was very gentle, and never in any way put an actor on the spot or made you feel in any way belittled. And I will let you know, that there are a lot of directors since then who have done that. They don’t overpower the good ones, but there were a few who were, as Shakespeare said, ‘proud men, dressed in a little brief authority.’ “But just being around Mike was fun -- he was always on his toes,

but relaxed enough to play these kinds of games with actors. And he treated everyone the exact same way, whether it was your first movie or you were already successful. And after that, he came to see everything I ever did, even if it was off-Broadway. And he would talk and listen to all of the other actors. He had this ease of humility that was so beautiful to be around. And he had great wisdom. There was nobody quite like him.”

But Demme himself was “wonderful,” Ruehl said. “He also had that quality of speaking to everyone the same way – whether it was a gaffer or the guy at the food wagon. He talked to everyone with that same sense of engagement – and that was what was wonderful about him. “He also had the ability, as a director, to recognize the exact moment when you had stepped out of character authentically, and you were going for an effect, rather than the performance arising from your inner self. And he’d go, ‘No, no, no….try it again.’ He had that uncanny ability to see your authenticity, even when you couldn’t. He was the most

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that jumped out at me is the agency of a black woman over her own life, in any time period. Ultimately, I think the play is about the way that we connect. And class lines, and international and cultural lines, and how we supersede those imagined lines to form connections, to connect with another person on a level that moves deeply. And I think that’s relevant now, the importance of hearing each other and listening to each other across these socio-political boundaries.

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Kelly McCreary, best-known for her turn as Dr. Maggie Pierce, Meredith Grey’s half-sister on “Grey’s Anatomy,” will be returning to the stage this summer in Bay Street’s production of Intimate Apparel by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage.

McCreary will be taking on the role of Esther, a seamstress in a 1905 New York boarding house who specializes in producing intimate apparel for both rich white clients and ladies of the night. But Esther is lonely, and dreams of falling in love and having a future.


Bay Street’s artistic director Scott Schwartz directs Intimate Apparel, which begins previews at the Sag Harbor theatre on Tuesday and opens on July 8.

Nottage based the play on a photo she found in an attic of her greatgrandmother, who was a seamstress in New York at the turn of the 20th Century. HAD YOU SEEN THE PLAY BEFORE? I did. I saw the original production at the Roundabout with Viola Davis in 2003, but I hadn’t seen or revisited it since. So when the opportunity came along, I was able to read it with really fresh eyes again, although I started having so many memories of that production come flooding back. It’s such a


WERE IMMIGRANTS. HOW DO YOU GET INSIDE THE HEAD OF SOMEONE FROM THAT TIME PERIOD? That is actually my very favorite part of this process – digging into the past. I’m so lucky, doing a New York play in New York! So I can actually go to these places. Obviously, there’s such a wealth of research and I really like to immerse myself in the riches of the period; what the people wore, what the streets looked like. I think having this immersive experience has really enriched my understanding of Esther’s perspective on the world. IT’S OBVIOUSLY A TIMELESS PIECE, BUT DOES IT HAVE A MESSAGE THAT RESONATES NOW, PERHAPS EVEN MORE STRONGLY THAN WHEN IT WAS FIRST PERFORMED, 14 YEARS AGO? I do think, for me, the first thing


So happy! Ultimately, it comes down to the character and the story, in whatever venue I get to play around in and create. It’s been such a treat to come back to the theater, because I’ve learned a lot from my time on television. Playing one character for such a long period of time, like I have on “Grey’s Anatomy,” helped me learn a great deal about my craft. So I look forward to bringing that back to the theater with me. And part of my research has actually been to just attend plays, to go to the theater in New York and study actors, study characters. It’s been such a nourishing experience to be back and fully have my mind blown by some of the extraordinary performances and plays that are happening right now in the city. I’m just trying to get as much in as I can while I’m here. ANY OTHER THOUGHTS ABOUT INTIMATE APPAREL THAT YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE? I think perhaps the Bay Street audience may not be used to seeing a protagonist of color, but this play resonates so deeply with every single person I know who has ever encountered it, no matter where they are from. Everyone experiences the feelings that Esther experiences – her solitude, her need for connection, her hopes for the future. It surpasses all boundaries. It’s simply a great play, a great piece of theater, and I’m looking forward to being part of the team that brings it to Sag Harbor.


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Patrick McMullan/PMC Cocktails to learn about The Sag Harbor Cinema Project were held at Le Bilboquet in Sag Harbor on June 16. 1. Jerry Della Femina, Lori Schiaffino and Edward Burke, 2. Rosanna Scotto and Judy Licht, 3. April Gornik, 4. Christie Brinkley.

Anna Chapman, Ronald Perelman, April Gornik, and Eric Fischl hosted cocktails and bites to learn about the Sag Harbor Cinema Project at the newly-opened Le Bilboquet. Talks of rebuilding the cinema since it was burned in a fire last December are on the horizon as are plans to create a local arts center there. I know that everyone misses that historic place so much. The fab new restaurant Le Bilboquet, which looks out onto 26

the oh-so picturesque harbor, is the perfect mix of trĂŠs chic Upper East Side meets relaxed East End.

Hosted by Andy Cohen, with performances by Daveed Diggs and the hilarious Pete Holmes, the Arts Connection benefit to celebrate and support the all-important need for arts education in NYC public schools was a family affair. My dear friends, the Family Janklow, have always been ardent supporters of the arts.

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The Arts Connection 2017 benefit celebration was held at Battery Park City School in NYC on June 12. 1. Pete Holmes, Andy Cohen, Daveed Diggs, 2. Alison Pruzan, Tracey Pruzan, Ben Pruzan, 3. Charlotte Wagner, Stephanie Wagner, 4. Guests, 5. Linda Janklow.


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4. Patrick McMullan/PMC Four Freedoms Park Conservancy’s Sunset Garden Party honoring Tom Brokaw was held at Four Freedoms Park in NYC on June 14. 1. Tobie Roosevelt, Kathy Hochul, Tom Brokaw, William vanden Heuvel, Barbara Shattuck Kohn, 2. Peter Duchin, 3. Warren Hoge, Olivia Hoge, 4. Mona Albert, Lynn Goldstein, Matilda Cuomo, Susan Rosenthal, Lisa Werkstell.

This sunset garden party surrounded by a view of the Manhattan skyline was held at Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on none other than Roosevelt Island where the everbrilliant award-winning journalist

Tom Brokaw was honored by the Four Freedoms Park Conservancy for his commitment and outstanding leadership in the defense of free speech and expression. The sounds of Peter Duchin and his orchestra breezed


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The US premiere of The Beguiled was held at the Directors Guild Of America in Los Angeles on June 12. 1. Kirsten Dunst, 2. Elle Fanning, 3. Sofia Coppola, 4. Addison Riecke, 5. Nicole Kidman.

throughout the evening.

So many movies out this summerso little time, but I simply cannot wait to see The Beguiled. Loved the original with Clint Eastwood and Geraldine Paige. I know that

director Sofia Coppola will put her touch on this version as only she can and it will be sublime. What can be said with this stellar female cast except make more movies starring women!

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The Nature Conservancy, along with co-chairs Anne and Nicolas Erni and Beverly and Michael Kazickas, presented the “Summer Benefit for Clean Water on Long Island� event on Saturday at The Center for Conservation in East Hampton. The event included cocktails, a jazz trio, an art show, and sustainable dinner. Lynn Scarlett, global managing director of The Nature Conservancy spoke. The event also honored celebrated artist and conservationist April Gornik. 28

Camp SoulGrow Photos by Morgan McGivern

Camp SoulGrow held its third annual benefit at The Palm on Thursday. The event offered an open bar, a complimentary menu by The Palm, and a silent auction.


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Ali MacGraw Presents ali4ibu

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Ali MacGraw gained international stardom as Jenny Cavalleri in the 1970 romantic drama, Love Story. Now she is collaborating with Ibu to design ali4ibu, a summer collection celebrating MacGraw’s iconic, boho chic, tribal style. Last weekend Jessie Della Femina, Judy Licht, Nina Rumbough, Frances Schultz, and Julia Amory hosted a trunk show premiering MacGraw’s Spring/Summer collection at the Della Femina residence in Bridgehampton.

“We realize as American women how lucky we are,” said MacGraw at the event. Proceeds from purchases made by guests went to support women rising into economic selfsufficiency throughout the world. Showcasing the work of Ibu’s global network of women artisans, the collection includes 85 designs in a fresh palette of periwinkle, indigo, white, coral, and accents of black. The collection crosses age and trend lines with a free-spirited sensibility.

The garments and accessories are handmade by women artisans in 23 countries including Brazil, Burkina Faso, China, Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Laos, Madagascar, Mexico, Morocco, Navajo (US), Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, 30

Uzbekistan, West Africa, Tanzania, and Turkey.

“I am thrilled to have been invited by Susan Hull Walker to contribute to her amazing program for helping women in cooperatives all over the world,” said MacGraw. Ibu, meaning “a woman of respect” in Indonesian, pairs talented women in over 79 cooperatives with the team in Charleston, South Carolina. Walker, a former minister who studied world religions at Harvard Divinity School, founded the company in 2013. Ibu is the culmination of her spiritual and creative journey.  “Together they are changing the lives of our sisters across the globe, and uniting our hopes and possibilities in this most difficult time. It is a huge honor for me to be a small part of this great vision,” MacGraw continued. The collection features a breezy mix of caftans, tunics, pants, skirts, and jackets of plain, printed, and embroidered cottons, and lightweight silks. Accessories like necklaces, bangles, cuffs, earrings, scarves, shoes, colorful bags, and totes round out the collection. MacGraw’s acting career began in 1969 when producer Stanley R. Jaffe and director Larry Peerce offered her the lead role of Brenda

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Patamkin opposite Richard Benjamin in the screen version of Philip Roth’s Goodbye, Columbus. The movie was an international success, opening to tremendous acclaim. It was Love Story, her next feature, that proved to be her major break, earning her global accolades, an Academy Award nomination, and a Golden Globe award. Her third film, The Getaway, costarred her future husband, Steve McQueen. Today she is making headlines again as she tours with her Love Story co-star, Ryan O’Neal, in the play Love Letters by A.R. Gurney.

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Pelush: Join The ReFAUXlution

By Nicole Teitler

Recently featuring some faux fur coats at Southampton Animal Shelter’s Catwalk for Canines, Anna Tagliabue is the future of fashion. Launched in February of 2014, Pelush NYC is a PETAapproved vegan, 100-percent cruelty free line of faux fur designs.

“I wanted to give the best possible alternative to real fur, to reposition and transform the way people think about [it],” Tagliabue said. “There is nothing that is really truly luxury faux fur.” Milan native Tagliabue is seasoned in the industry after eight years at Fendi in sales and then 13 years at Prada on Madison Avenue as a personal shopper. Upon entrance into the luxury style industry she envisioned a world of ethically produced and wearable lines.

“It’s something that was implanted in me while I was working at Fendi,” she explained. Back then no such profound technology existed, but times have changed. The sheen, luster, softness, and appearance of animal-free textiles has become so advanced that it’s increasingly difficult to note a difference. “It’s amazing what we can reproduce now.”

Diamonds, fast cars, big houses, and expensive leather or fur coats come to mind when the word “luxury” is considered. But all of these things come at a price much higher than the tag listed: the exploitation

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of communities and countries that produce these products. Yet, because the product is deemed exclusive or high-end, society turns a blind eye. “Luxury is pain, so why not feel luxurious while representing the good? The integrity of the brand is very important,” Tagliabue proclaimed. Pelush is much more than a faux fur line, it’s the new definition of luxury and arguably the best-kept secret in Manhattan (until now).

“I try to give the best possible answer to real fur, by creating a product that is extremely luxurious, extremely glamorous, one of a kind.” Her goal is to recreate an emotion, answering the question “What does a woman feel in real fur?”

Each style is dedicated to the people, or pets, closest to her, many of which are inspired by the women of her family growing up in Milan and Portofino. My look at the Catwalk for Canines was the Lilly coat, named after her recently deceased cat. With each unique name and design, every individual piece represents a part of Tagliabue.

She has high hopes for the future. She dreams of creating a foundation to help endangered animals. Through education and awareness, actively on the social media accounts, Pelush is a brand of forward thinking and education.

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On September 8, the first day of New York Fashion Week, Pelush is expected to shake up the fashion industry with a brand new show in the Fitzgerald Ballroom at the Stewart Hotel on 7th Avenue and 31st Street.

Join in the #ReFAUXlution, or learn about cruelty-free fashion, by visiting Pelush.com.

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Guys, Here’s How To Step Up Your Summer Style

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Canine Styles & Elie Tahari

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dress the entire family.”

“We have always welcomed dogs into our East Hampton store but lately I have become a big dog person,” said designer Elie Tahari. “This year after I adopted a Pomeranian and a Shih Tzu I discovered Canine Styles and thought the brand was so unique and fresh that it would be fun to create a pop-up inside our East Hampton store. Now we can really

“So many of our longtime clients are out east during the summer and opening a pop-up store inside the most beautiful store in East Hampton seemed like a natural. Our brands and visions are a perfect pairing, a celebration of all

Canine Styles, the luxury dog emporium based in New York City, has collaborated with Elie Tahari in East Hampton to create a popup shop. The shop, located inside Elie Tahari’s Main Street location, carries some of Canine Style’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection and will be open throughout the summer season.

To celebrate the partnership, Canine Styles has created East Hampton products, including personalized East Hampton dog bowls, raincoats in solid pastel colors, coats, collars, and leashes in their signature plaid, tennis dresses, polos, cashmere sweaters, summer mesh dog carriers with pink, blue, and green piping, and accessories. Canine Styles will also offer a variety of summer products to coordinate with the colors of the Spring 2017 Elie Tahari collection.


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SoulCycle has also teamed up with Poolside Collective to introduce a trio of limited-edition weekend tote bags ($175 each), including some Hamptons-exclusive styles. The handmade “Soul Vibes” straw tote, featuring long leather handles, is available for purchase at SoulCycle’s Hamptons locations as well as online. The other two totes, featuring the phrases “Cute, But Sweaty, But Cute” and “New York to the

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Mamalee Rose And Friends: Irish Goodbye

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Mamalee Rose and Friends will be playing an “Irish Goodbye” show at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Wednesday, July 5. The band will take the stage in what promises to be a celebratory evening with an energized performance to mark the end of an era.

After years of benefits, weddings, festivals, outdoor shows, and club dates all over the East End and beyond, the beloved local band is saying goodbye to its regular, chock-full performance schedule. They will be slipping off the stage with an “Irish goodbye” and saying ciao for now. The band includes mother-

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daughter powerhouse vocal duo Lee (Mamalee) and Rose Lawler, Jimmy Lawler on drums, Bosco Michne and Klyph Black on guitar, Josh Brussell on bass, and Fred Gilde on keyboard. The farewell concert will be full of highlights, including a lineup of the band’s much-loved standards, favorite songs, and handpicked selections.

Featured artists who will join the band on stage include Inda Eaton, Kenny Harris, and Michael Weiskopf. There will be special guest appearances by Job Potter and Randolph Hudson III. An opening set will be performed by OCDC. The performance will begin at 8 PM. Tickets are $25. To purchase tickets or for more info visit www. guildhall.org.

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noticed about the great directors is they kind of know what they want right away. So I had the great confidence of having a director that I know believed in me. And when an actor feels that way, the best stuff comes out.” Gilliam became a close friend beyond the film.

should in the best of cases feel something analogous about directing. But when you’re teaching them acting, and how to take direction from other directors, you’re trying to work with the vision of that director, and the playwright, and your own deep vision, and Is there a difference make a result teaching acting to that serves all actors, and acting to three. Often, directors? “When directors don’t you teach to actors, – Mercedes Ruehl really understand you want to establish the actor’s that they would die process and if they couldn’t act. It’s too hard what the actor has to get through, a life otherwise – it’s too painful, mentally and spiritually, to make it’s full of rejection, it can be the performance really sing. So this impoverished. So unless you have a seminar gives the writer-directors unique feel, a calling, it’s better that an opportunity to live in that skin you do something else with your and learn appreciation for the life. process.” “Of course, with directors, they

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delightful director and the most delightful man.” GILLIAM, ACTING, AND “CALIENTE”

“It is the home of my soul”

The role which earned Ruehl an Oscar in The Fisher King brought her under the direction of Terry Gilliam. “He had, like Mike Nichols, the greatest respect for actors. So first of all he asked me, ‘What would you like on the set of your apartment? What would make you feel good?’ I said, ‘A poster by Folon,’ and he said, ‘Done.’ “When we came to shooting, he always would play and explore impulses – where I wanted to sit, if I wanted to stand – before deciding where the marks would be. He actually cast me without auditioning me. And what I’ve

















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As far as the East End goes, Ruehl said, “It is the home of my soul. It’s always been the most comforting place for me, to be surrounded by water. It’s peaceful, even during the height of the summer season. My shoulders go down; I’m happy here.”




Ruehl has a strong appreciation for the “Caliente” event she is chairing. “It’s not just one organization that’s going to benefit from this fundraiser,” she said. “The Harry Chapin Food Bank has been around since 1980, and it’s our area’s first food bank, and OLA is an organization that’s really relevant, especially on the East End of Long Island. We have so many Latino families moving into the area, and OLA is a reference and support place for the issues that Latinos are facing here.” (Read more about the Caliente event elsewhere in this issue.)

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Bathing Beauties - Old Hollywood Glamour

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“I’m creating a sort of fantasy world of luxury leisure and old Hollywood glamour,” said painter Elise Remender. “Bathing Beauties,” an exhibition of the artist’s dreamlike paintings of fascinating beauties ready for a swim, will open this weekend at Chase Edwards Contemporary Fine Art in Bridgehampton.

Shimmering turquoise pools inspired Remender to imagine a fantasy world of timeless beauty and the freedom of endless summers. It was in her hometown of Phoenix, Arizona, where the inspiration for “Bathing Beauties” blossomed as she was drawn to the interplay between the reflected light and color of the water. She created the series to give a glimpse into this world, blending the vibrant colors of pop art with the realism of contemporary traditional painting.

“I chose the bathing beauties as my subject matter because I have always loved the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s,” said Remender. “I’m a bit of an old soul and there is a sense of elegance and beauty that has been lost in modern day society, and I seek to recapture this essence in my work.”

Now based in California, she has traveled all over the world gaining inspiration for her work. Her paintings hang on the walls of properties including The Ritz Carlton San Francisco, The Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas, and Hiltons across the US. Her work also appears in the homes of celebrities like Ryan Seacrest and Kylie Jenner. An opening reception will be held on Saturday from 6 to 9 PM. The show will be on view throughout the summer.

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An American Original: Phoebe Legere

By Jessica Mackin-Cipro

Celebrate our nation and Phoebe Legere’s birthday this July 4 as the American songstress takes the stage at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett at 8 PM.

This is Legere’s only East End show this summer. The multitalented composer, soprano, pianist, and accordionist plans to bring the musical fireworks. Legere’s band Zock: Music That Will Save The World! will be joining her on the iconic stage. Expect seven instruments, dancing, and singing.

Legere has released 15 records of original and traditional music and is also featured in HBO’s documentary It’s Me Hilary about The Hamptons’ famed illustrator Hilary Knight. She has opened for David Bowie and been compared to 42

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Legere is driving across the country in her “Visionary Van,” which is loaded with art and music. She is celebrating her new non-profit organization, Foundation for New American Art. The organization is dedicated to bringing art and music to underserved children in lowincome communities.  

Her new album Heart of Love recently broke the Roots Music Radio chart’s top 20. Following her performance at the Talkhouse she drives to Montreal to record an all-French album for the legendary Arctic Records. Tickets range from $20 to $35. For tickets and more information visit www.stephentalkhouse.com or call 631-267-3117. For more info on Legere’s music visit www. PhoebeLegere.org.  

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American Express Platinum celebrated the grand opening of EMP Summer House on Friday evening. EMP is the pop-up restaruant from the recently named World’s Best Restaurant, Eleven Madison Park. Guests included Vanessa Hudgens, Alec and Hilaria Baldwin, Brad Goreski, and many others.

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Face To Face With Jonathan Morse

By Rick Murphy

Face To Face, a series of portraits of local artists and writers, tells a profound tale – without needing a single word.

Jonathan Morse of Sag Harbor said the idea for his book evolved around a series he began 15 years ago, “In His Own Light” capturing local artists, many of them friends, in their own studios. “About three years ago I started going over their houses, but that proved to be a distraction,” Morse recalled. Instead, he refocused, with startling results. “Classic Renaissance, with very simple backgrounds. The setting and the photographer disappear.”

Morse was being modest, of course. What emerged are highly complex studies of some of the East End’s

most unique – and strong-willed – individuals. Their faces invariably tell a complex story, often profound, but also reveal an inner peace, and in a few, turbulence. “With digital photography you can look at the pictures right away,” Morse noted. “The subject becomes part of the process. It’s a collaborative effort.”

Morse was captivated by photography even as a youngster. He studied fine arts at Harvard and became an architect, and later, a major real estate developer. But he never strayed from his first love. An East End resident since the 1960s, Morse became captivated by the water and light and his work intensified – he was one of the first traditional photographers to use computers and electronic images.

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The images in Face To Face are almost organic. “The picture of David Slate (a Sag Harbor artist) in the book is not the one we picked the first day. I went back later and pitched another one. It’s not a straight line process.” The artist Joe Zucker, whose work is a part of some of the finest art museums in the world, “is a fishing buddy.”

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Art On The Edge

By Jessica Mackin-Cipro

It’s the summer event for the savvy Hamptons contemporary art collector. Roman Fine Art in East Hampton presents the return of “Art on the Edge” with artists like SWOON, Jessica Lichtenstein, and Ray Caesar exhibiting, among others. The annual show features contemporary art by some of the most provocative new painters, sculptors, and photographers working today. Celebrating its seventh year, “Art on the Edge” showcases cuttingedge talent increasingly pervading mainstream culture. The show

opens with a cocktail reception for the artists on Saturday from 7 to 9 PM. The exhibit continues through July 23. Artists also include Ivan Alifan, Tim Conlon, Colin Christian, Michael Dweck, Maya Hayuk, Justin Mays, Reisha Perlmutter, POSE, Leah Schrager, Sarah Slappey, Dean West, and Zevs.

The show goes beyond the gallery walls to the Market Art & Design art fair, also celebrating its seventh year in Bridgehampton. The fair opens Thursday, July 6, at the Bridge Hampton Historical Society and continues through Sunday, July 13.

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Town Guide: Douglas Hand local sea bass or scallops. The beer selection is unexpectedly good and varied with Guinness and a German Hefeweizen always on tap and others rotating.   

By Zachary Weiss WHO: Douglas Hand, Fashion Lawyer INSTAGRAM:


@HandoftheLaw BIO: Douglas Hand is a preeminent fashion lawyer, representing brands like Rag & Bone, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Zadig & Voltaire, Steven Alan, Todd Snyder, and Mansur Gavriel – to name just a few. He is a professor of fashion law at both NYU School of Law and Cardozo Law as well as strongly affiliated with the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).  A Southern Californian native, he and his wife, Dany Levy (of Daily Candy fame), maintain a somewhat bi-coastal existence with homes in West Hollywood and New York City as well as Water Mill, where they spend summers with their children, Theo and Violet, and 14-year-old yellow Lab, Nilla.    

FAVORITE SPOTS: DEJESUS DELI & GROCERY As a guy born in Southern California, one of my gastronomic obsessions is perfecting the delicate balance that is the East Coast version of the fish taco. Out in The

Hamptons, obtaining fresh fish and the necessary produce (cabbage, tomatoes, cilantro) are never a problem, but tortillas are typically the weak link. Not, however, if you get them at DeJesus Deli & Grocery in Southampton. Despite its location on Route 27 -- passed by everyone who’s not taking backroads to go further east -virtually no one knows about this place. Perhaps it’s because most people at that little bend in the highway are speeding, or the fact that DeJesus is attached to a nondescript laundromat. Whatever the reason, DeJesus offers amazing homemade tortillas as well as prepared food takeout featuring






Mexican, Cuban, and cold cuts. It’s an eclectic and honest mix. PELLEGRINO’S PIZZA BAR AND RESTAURANT Behind a high hedge, next to the North Sea Fire Department on Noyac Road, sits Pellegrino’s. Its dirt and gravel parking lot and misleading name belie the sophisticated culinary treasures that await inside. A cozy bar full of locals with an exposed brick wood-burning pizza oven gives way to a dining room that looks out on a back garden. My family loves going there. The menu offers diverse choices: a wild shrimp marsala; burrata with baby spinach, toasted pine nuts, anchovy, and a spicy Calabrian sauce; ziti and “Sunday Gravy” featuring braised pork shoulder and pecorino; and the rotating seafood specials of

Summer is always a time for family, water, and sports -- in the best circumstances, all of these concurrently. For the Hands this means surfing, paddle boarding, and skim boarding. We’ll get up early after checking the Surfline app (which is really essential to getting a current surf report) and throw our boards in the back of our old Chevy truck. The far end of Flying Point Road doesn’t offer many parking spots. Most people opt to park in the Flying Point Beach lot and utilize the portion of the beach with facilities and lifeguards, but I prefer to drive out to where Mecox Bay empties into the Atlantic. Not only is there a more consistent surf break as the sand bars form offshore more regularly, but the beach itself is a bit steeper going into the ocean which offers a rare Hamptons opportunity to bring my Victoria skim board down and charge the shore break.  My son is eight, and he’s now had a couple of summers of instruction from the young locals at Flying Point Surf School. So I’m hoping this is the summer we truly surf together. The only thing better than catching that first clean wave of the day, is the feeling of tired limbs and a foggy head from so much salt water on a lazy afternoon.

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Gaines New Book A Revelation Gaines recounts his transformation from “Eliza Doolittle at the psycho country club” in a lithe, relaxed narrative that is funny, breezy, and absorbing. At the center of this memoir is a brilliant young psychiatrist who promises to cure Gaines of his homosexuality and give him the normalcy that was missing in his


The title, Gaines, said, “is a wellknown Nick Drake song about the diversity of life and what we might have been if not ourselves -- a sailor, a cook, a kettle, a book, I could have been one of these things first.” As it turned out, he settled for being a writer, and that turned out to be a good thing for book lovers.

Butterfly Comes To Town

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A previous collection of handmade books is in the Artist’s Book Collection at The Museum of Modern Art. The plot of Butterfly Comes To Town centers on the endearing Butterfly, who has recently moved to Pleasantville. Ant, her new neighbor, is smitten -- he can’t wait to meet her. But his curmudgeonly friend, Worm, is less than thrilled about the new neighbor.

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Steven Gaines is among the most successful East End writers, having penned the quintessential summer read, Philistines at the Hedgerow, and popular reads about the Beatles and Halston, among other subjects. But Gaines is also one of our most gifted wordsmiths, and his gift shines in his touching and tender memoir, One Of These Things First. The book is not about today’s Wainscott resident, one of the prominent members of the East End gay community.

Rather, it is the tale of 15-yearold Steven Gaines, navigating the churning waters of Brooklyn not 50

in a battleship but on a raft, fully exposed to the cruelty a youngster faces when he’s not like the other kids.

Hopelessly out of place, the young repressed Gaines was a nervous wreck, developed persistent hiccups, and ended up suicidal. But help was on its way. He found himself in a private room in one of the chicest and most expensive psychiatric clinics in the world, Payne Whitney. Gaines recalls the place as “a sort of magical finishing school, a round-theclock dinner party attended by the most interesting people you could possibly imagine.”

Karen Fredericks is no stranger to Indy readers – her cartoon “Is It Just Me?” graces our editorial page every week. She is a nationallyknown illustrator – her work appears in numerous major publications in the country – and my lovely wife. There is considerable buzz about her first self-penned illustrated children’s book, Butterfly Comes To Town, with good reason: her previous effort, How To Build Your Own Country (illustrated by Fredericks and written by Valerie Wyatt) is a Junior Library Guild Selection, and was the winner of the Canadian Roundtable Information Book Award, the Silver Birch Award, and the Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award in 2012. It is sold all over the world, including China,

“Butterflies are nothing but trouble! Now that she’s here, Pleasantville will never be the same again!” Worm warns Ant. Could this be true? Butterfly Comes To Town is the first of the Ant And Butterfly children’s picture book series. The book’s gentle humor and charming illustrations make it a perfect choice for children of all ages.

It is available in a digital edition at Amazon for a special introductory price of just 99 cents. Just type in the name of the book or the author’s name. By the way, kids don’t need a Kindle to read Butterfly Comes To Town – it will download to any Apple or Android device and can be read with the Kindle App, or it can be read online on any computer with Amazon’s Cloud Reader. To check out the upcoming books in the series or to watch the trailer, go to eriginalmedia.com.


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The Hip Abduction

The Hip Abduction began through informal jam sessions and quickly coalesced into a sound that attracted national attention. The music of the Hip Abduction, the vibrant St. Petersburg, Floridabased collective, formed over a

mutual appreciation for West African and early Jamaican reggae/ dub music. The band will perform at the Stephen Talkhouse on Monday with the London Souls. For more info visit www. stephentalkhouse.com.

Artists Alliance of East Hampton Broadening Horizons of The East End of Long Island since 1984

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Season Spectacular With Jay Leno 

By Jessica Mackin-Cipro

Jay Leno has been called the hardest-working man in show business. The TV late night show host, admired stand-up comedian, pioneering car builder, and bestselling author, will be taking the stage at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Saturday at 7 PM, for this year’s Season Spectacular. During the 22 seasons of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” he was honored with an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy, Variety or Music Series. The show also took home the trophy for Favorite Late Night Show in the annual TV

Guide Awards determined by voting viewers, and he was recently installed in the Television Academy’s Broadcast Hall of Fame.

A benefit dinner will follow the performance at a private location to be announced. Tickets for both the show and dinner start at $1000. Visit https://give.guildhall.org/ seasonspectacular to find out more.

Performance-only tickets cost $250 for the orchestra and $150/$145 for Guild Hall members balcony seating. Visit www. guildhall.org.

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Members of the Shinnecock Nation performed outside of Southampton Town Hall on Monday, June 19, to kick off the inaugural meeting of the new Southampton Arts and Culture Committee. A packed-to-the-rafters gathering ensued, with committee members including April Gornik, Geoffrey Drummond, Elka Rifkin, Terrie Sultan, and chair Hope Sandrow listening to ideas and questions from an engaged audience. Also at the table, but not in the picture, are Brenda Simmons and Minerva Perez.

Caught On Canvas Photos by Richard Lewin

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Montauk Brewing Co. celebrated five years by hosting an event at Ruschmeyers on Friday evening.

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by Jessica Mackin-Cipro Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to jessica@indyeastend. com. AMERICAN MASTERS Mark Borghi Fine Art in Bridgehampton presents “American Masters,” with a reception on Saturday from 6 to 8 PM. The exhibition includes works by Willem de Kooning, Gene Davis, Jean Michel Basquiat, Ed Ruscha, George Condo, Marsden Hartley, Nicolas Carone, Stuart Davis, Kenneth Noland, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Hellen Frankenthaler, David Smith, John Chamberlain, Jim Dine, Richard Pousette - Dart, among others. For more info visit www.borghi.org. ARTISTS ALLIANCE The Artists Alliance of East Hampton presents its 23rd annual members art exhibit featuring paintings, drawings, and sculpture by over 50 artists at Ashawagh Hall in Springs. An opening reception will be held on Saturday from 5 to 8 PM. The show runs through July 9. Visit www.aaeh.org. DEAN JOHNSON The Monika Olko Gallery in Sag Harbor presents new works by Dean Johnson. An artist reception will be held on Saturday from 6 to 8 PM. There will be music by DJ Ralph. SALTY DRAWERS Grain Surfboards in Amagansett is stoked to present “Salty Drawers,” a collection of drawings, paintings, and scrimshaw from the sketchbooks, archives, and surfboards of Paton Miller and Peter Spacek. Miller and Spacek have selected a unique collection of works, many not seen before on the East End. Opening on Saturday, the show will kick off indoors and outdoors at Grain with a reception from 6 to 9 PM. An artist’s chat will be held on Saturday, July 8, at 7 PM. 58

EAST END PORTRAITS “East End Portraits” by Jonathan Morse is on display at the Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum. The show is curated by Peter J. Marcelle. An opening reception will be held on Saturday from 6 to 8 PM. The show runs through July 12. MADE IN BROOKLYN “Brooklyn Shapes/Montauk Vibes” features made-inBrooklyn sculpture works by Luke Schumacher and photography by East End artist Gary Kuehn at Woodbine Collection in Montauk. An opening reception will be held on Saturday from 6 to 8 PM. The show runs through August 6. VOLVAVIDA GALLERY AM Southampton will host a day lounge and art exhibition, presented by VolvaVida Gallery in NYC on Monday. The daytime soiree brings some of the top street artists to Southampton. The event will allow art collectors to view and purchase art in a fun and relaxed gallery environment. Doors will open at 2 PM and guests are invited to peruse the paintings, sip on cocktails, and mingle with like-minded art lovers, all while artists Nicholai Khan and Hektad paint live masterpieces right before your eyes. Other artists who will be exhibiting at the event include Adam Dare, Danielle Mastrion, and Fumero. A SUMMER SHELTER “A Summer Shelter” will open on Saturday from 5 to 8 PM at Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty on Shelter Island. The exhibition will include photographs from Robin Rice Gallery, Robin Rice, and artwork by Amy Pilkington. Ten percent of sales will be donated to Save The Children. The show will run through August 20. ERIC FISCHL Painter and sculptor Eric Fischl

Willem de Kooning, Woman in a Rowboat at Mark Borghi Fine Art.

will share personal insights on the exhibit “John Graham: Maverick Modernist” at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill on Sunday at 11 AM. Visit www.parrishart. org.

ONGOING MEETS THE EYE The White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton presents “More Than Meets The Eye,” featuring Luciana Pampalone, Holly Meeker Rom, Mike Harrigan, and Katherine LiepeLevinson. The show runs through July 9. For more info visit www. thewhiteroom.gallery. BOTANIC VERSES Tripoli Gallery in Southampton presents Dominique Rousserie’s “Botanic Verses.” The show features new paintings of various plant species gathered from Rousserie’s world travels. Rousserie’s interest in plants, as subject matter for painting, stems from his lifelong exploration into the natural world. The show runs through July 10.

TARYN SIMON: THE INNOCENTS Guild Hall in East Hampton presents “Taryn Simon: The Innocents.” Simon’s earliest body of work, The Innocents (2002), documents the stories of individuals who served time in prison for violent crimes they did not commit. At issue is the question of photography’s function as a credible eyewitness and arbiter of justice. The show runs through July 30. Visit www.guildhall.org. RHYTHMS OF COLOR Southampton Cultural Center’s Levitas Center for the Arts presents the art exhibition “Giancarlo Impiglia – Rhythms of Color.” The show runs through July 30, with a second reception scheduled for July 6 from 5 to 7 PM with a chamber music orchestra. DREAMS OF SUMMER Carol Gold’s “Dreams of Summer” solo art show at the MattituckLaurel Library will be on display through Friday.


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Guild Hall and Taylor Barton presents GE Smith’s Portraits with Sarah Jorosz and Paula Cole on Friday at 8 PM. For tickets visit www.guildhall.org.

The Montauk Yacht Club on Star Island Road will host live music every weekend on the Promenade Stage throughout the summer. On Thursday JJ Duo will perform from 6 to 9 PM. On Saturday there will

SUFFOLK THEATER Kick off your July 4th weekend at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead with a little bit of modern country, performed by the nation’s premier Zac Brown tribute band, ZBTB. Modern country anthems such as “Chicken Fried,” “Toes,” “The Wind,” “Sweet Annie,” and many others will be heard. Doors, bar, and restaurant open at 6:30 PM and the show starts at 8 PM. On Sunday it’s Coming To America: The Music of Neil Diamond with Tommy Lynn & One Hot Night. The show is at 7 PM. Visit suffolktheater. com to purchase tickets or for more information.

be Steel Drum on the beach at 11 AM to 3 PM and the Testifyers will perform from 12:30 to 4:30 PM. For further information, call 631-668-3100. SURF LODGE On Friday at 6 PM, The Surf Lodge in Montauk will have live music by Rubblebucket. On Saturday enjoy Bob Moses, and Sunday it is Bully to wrap up the weekend. These performances are a part of The Surf Lodge, Lincoln, and Billboard Summer Concert Series. All concerts are free to attend and admission is on a first come, first serve basis. Visit thesurflodge.com for more information.

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COUNTRY NIGHT The Springs Tavern in Springs will host Country Night every Tuesday at 8 PM. Every week there will be complimentary line dancing classes at 8 PM and The Spaghetti Westerners will perform at 9 PM. A light bar menu will be available throughout the night. Call 631527-7800 for more information. WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE Ray Red and Mike Rusinsky host “Wednesday Night Live,” a weekly open mic at MJ Dowling’s in Sag Harbor from 8 to 11 PM. Performers include musicians, poets, comedians, and singers. Sign Continued On Page 86.

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HIP-HOP AM Southampton on Tuckahoe Lane will host an All-American Beach Party on Friday. The venue will be filled with sand, inflatables, palm trees, and plenty of frozen drinks from the tiki bar. Visit amsouthampton.com for ticket prices. OUTDOOR CONCERTS The Montauk Chamber of Commerce and Gosman’s presents another summer of free outdoor concerts on the Montauk Village Green and Gosman’s Dockside Stage on the Harbor through August 27. Concerts on Monday nights are on the Green in June and July from 6:30 PM. On Sunday nights the concerts are held on the Gosman’s stage, July 9 to August 27, at 8 PM. This week don’t miss The Realm as they perform on Monday night from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, coolers, and picnics for these family-friendly concerts. Call 63159


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Fighting Chance

All are invited to swim for a cause with We Swim For You to benefit Fighting Chance, a free cancer counseling center. On Saturday July 8, swimmers of all ages will meet at Long Beach in Sag Harbor to

swim a ½ mile, 1 mile, or 2 miles to help the fight against cancer. The event will take place from 6 to 9 AM, and for more information and to register go to https://goodcircle. org/2017-swim-registration-form/.

Fridays At Five

The Friends of the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton have been sponsoring Fridays at Five for almost 30 years. The event brings a variety of well-known authors on Fridays at 5 PM in July and August.


Jay McInerney kicks off the Fridays at Five author program on Friday, July 7. McInerney is the critically-acclaimed author of twelve books, nine of which are works of fiction and the most recent being Bright, Precious Days.

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The East End’s Leading Pool Company

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The Hopper and Free Ride are teaming up to provide more rides with the new extended Montauk Route.

The Hampton Hopper will provide free rides from 10 AM to 10 PM from June 28 to September 4.  

Using two buses, Hampton Hopper will run along a loop from Hither Hills State Park on Old Montauk Highway, into downtown Montauk,



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Pickup at any of the designated bus stops will take place at intervals of between 15 and 30 minutes, or riders can flag down the Hopper for a ride. Use the Hopper and Free Ride together seamlessly, take a Hopper from the harbor to town and then hop in a Free Ride to get to your hotel, go shopping, or get lunch. For more info and route maps, visit http://www. hamptonhopper.com

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By Jessica Mackin-Cipro

It’s a restaurant with only appetizers. Chef James Tchinnis creates a wonderful balance of small plates, great for sharing, at Swallow East in Montauk. The atmosphere is fun and inviting. It’s suggested that each diner order two or three dishes each, so that the other diners can partake. My friend and I decided to do just that and share each of our dishes, creating somewhat of a six-course tasting menu. Swallow is also a great place to go for cocktails. You can sip while listening to live music and enjoying beautiful water views. We tried the Smoke Sow cocktail, which includes Mezcal, Oro de Lidia

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tequila with fresh lime, and agave. It is a delicious cocktail.

We started with one of the lighter dishes, the summer rolls, comprised of seasonal vegetables, basil, peanuts, and sesame vinaigrette. It was the perfect starter (or shall we say warm up) dish. The fresh burrata is excellent for sharing. It’s served with watermelon, candied sunflower seeds, Saba, and basil, providing an ideal flavor balance. Next up were the crispy fish tacos. The dish comes with two small tacos, stuffed with local fresh fish, pineapple pico de gallo, and a jalapeno aioli. The crispy calamari was recommended to us and did not

disappoint. It also had a clever presentation, served in a Chinese takeout box with chopsticks.

We had to try the lobster toast. Served on Carissa’s pickled rye, the delicious lobster was accompanied by nori-yuzu aioli and wasabi tobiko.

Last but not least for our savory choices was the grass-fed skirt steak, served with sweet potato puree and shaved Brussels sprouts. The dish, along with our entire experience, was extremely enjoyable. We were left with just enough room to be tempted by dessert. The dishes are small, so it’s quite possible to try many, especially when sharing. It’s a nice way to taste a myriad of items on the well-rounded menu. We split the

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key lime pie with a graham cracker crust, strawberry reduction, and fresh garden mint. The presentation was lovely, as was the taste. Swallow East hosts live music all summer long. This week the lineup includes Hello Brooklyn, Oogee Wawa, Royal Khaoz, and Kathleen Fee.

As the restaurant’s website stated, “The swallow is a bird that chooses a mate for life and returns home every year. For centuries sailors would have swallows tattooed on them to symbolize home and love. Here at Swallow we want you to feel as though you are visiting with us in our home, and hope you will return just like the swallow.” We intend to return, just like the swallow. 61


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Guest Worthy Recipe : Chef Arturo McLeod

By Zachary Weiss WHO:

Arturo McLeod of Benjamin Steakhouse INSTAGRAM: @BenjaminSteak ABOUT: Executive chef Arturo McLeod of Benjamin Steakhouse has spent over 35 years working in steakhouses; 20 of those years were spent at the famous Peter Luger in Brooklyn. After immigrating to New York at the humble age of 13, Arturo’s journey in the restaurant business started at the late Gage and Tollner, a Brooklyn steak institution since 1879. It was at the Peter Luger, however, where McLeod spent the majority of his career perfecting his unique grilling techniques to become one of the foremost steakhouse chefs in the country.

After many years, Arturo decided to leave Peter Luger to open a new steakhouse with fellow Luger alumni Benjamin Prelvukaj. The result of this partnership is the opening of Benjamin Steakhouse in 2006 on East 41st Street in Manhattan, in the century-old Chemist Club building, just one block from Grand Central Terminal. Ten years later, Benjamin Steakhouse is the number one 62

steakhouse in Manhattan, and second to only Luger’s in all of New York City according to Zagat’s Top 50 Restaurants. Chef McLeod oversees the Westchester location and the newly-opened Benjamin Prime. Chef McLeod is a master at cooking juicy cuts of meat. Only the best USDA prime beef is used, and every cut is carefully dry aged in McLeod’s specially handcrafted aging box, to the precise temperature and humidity level, for a minimum of 28 days. In addition to serving the finest quality beef, McLeod cooks his steaks to absolute perfection so that they arrive tableside sizzling on a piping hot plate. 

BENJAMIN LUMP CRAB CAKES WHY? “These crab cakes are the perfect summer dish to serve when hosting guests in The Hamptons. The refreshing crab, seasoned with a lemon squeeze, sets the tone for the rest of your evening which will probably end with some dryaged steaks— just like we do at Benjamin Steakhouse!”


(This recipe serves a large gathering up to 40 guests. For smaller gatherings, scale to size.) LUMP CRAB CAKES: 6 red yellow and green peppers (6 each) 12 lb lump crab meat 12 eggs

4 oz Worcestershire 4 oz Tabasco

4 oz lemon juice

3 c of bread crumbs

2 tsp chopped parsley 2 oz salt

2 oz white pepper RED PEPPER COULIS (SAUCE FOR THE CRAB CAKES) 8 to 10 red peppers (depending on size) 1 bunch of basil ½ c of garlic

4 qt heavy cream 2 Tbsp table salt

1 Tbsp black pepper

½ c Cajun Seasoning (Woolco Brand) ½ to 1 c roux


LUMP CRAB CAKES: Dice all the peppers finely. Sauté them 2-4 minutes in blended vegetable oil. Cool down on a flat tray. Add to the peppers 12 lb lump crab meat, add 12 whole eggs, 3 cups of bread crumbs, 4 oz Worcestershire, 4 oz Tabasco, 4 oz lemon juice, 2 tea spoons chopped parsley, 2 oz salt, 2 oz white pepper. Mix everything well together. Gently roll them into cakes about 3 oz each. For each order serve 2 cakes. Take the cakes and pan sauté them for 2-4 minutes, till slightly brown. Finish them off in the oven for another 2-4 minutes. Serve with a ramekin of roasted pepper coulis, 2 lemon wedges, and parsley. RED PEPPER COULIS: (sauce for the crab cakes)

Roast between 8 to 10 red peppers (depending on size), peel, de-stem, and discard all the seeds. Throw in the blender the peppers, basil, garlic, salt, black pepper, and blend till fine. Bring to a boil 4 quarts heavy cream, throw in the pureed pepper mix, Cajun spices and ½ to 1 cup roux (depending on need), to thicken. Boil till the consistency thickens.


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Food & Beverage

by Jessica Mackin-Cipro EAST HAMPTON POINT Craig Attwood rejoins East Hampton Point, where he was executive chef from 2008 to 2010, with a new signature menu. The Long Islander, respectful of local bounty and dubbed early in his career by The New York Times as a “kitchen commander,” fuses tradition with eclectic preparation in his seafood-driven New American menu of raw dishes, small plates, and entrees. New raw dishes include local catch ceviche with pineapple, coconut milk, and chilies; tuna poke with soy, sesame, ginger, togarashi, and crispy rice; citrus-cured salmon

with cucumber kimchi and crème fraiche; steak tartare with quail egg, spring onion, and wild mushroom ($18 to market price); along with baby and grand plateaus ($56 $96) starring oysters, clams, shrimp and crabmeat cocktails, and tuna poke. New small plates ($16 - $25) are smoked blue fish pate, blue crab toast and grilled Spanish octopus; Berkshire pork ribs with corianderthyme rub and orange blossom honey; burrata with strawberryrhubarb gastrique; and salads of watercress and endive, heirloom beets, and baby lettuces. New entrees ($32 - $48) cater to all tastes. Fish presentations may

include roasted Atlantic skate with lobster fried rice, peas, asparagus, and miso; grilled Montauk tilefish with pickled beets, yogurt, fava greens, and cumin; grilled Faroe Island salmon with couscous, artichokes, and Nicoise olives; and East End bouillabaisse with local fish, mussels, lobster, fennel, potato, and saffron. Classics on the menu are roasted free-range chicken, Allen Bros. NY strip

steak, Rustichella rigatoni, and wild mushroom risotto. Attwood’s lunch and dinner menus may be enjoyed in the nauticallythemed main dining room and upstairs private dining room, at the indoor or outdoor bar, and, on the water for boaters who dock and dine. Call 631-324-9191 or visit www. easthamptonpoint.com.


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Barba Bianca Opens In Greenport

Fine Dining Specializing in Japanese Cuisine & Sushi Offering Lunch & Dinner Menus and Exotic Cocktails We also have a Tatami Room

By Jessica Mackin-Cipro

Barba Bianca has officially opened its doors on the North Fork in Greenport. Directly overlooking the Peconic Bay, the new coastal Italian restaurant from chef Frank DeCarlo (Peasant, Bacaro)

Open 7 Days for Lunch & Dinner

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welcomes guests to join for a sunset apertivi on the dock, every Thursday through Tuesday from 4 to 6 PM through October 1.

Cicchetti will be generous and complimentary, as it is in Italy, and may include olives, crisp polenta cakes with crab, and other savory bites to go particularly beautifully with the Rabarbaro Negroni, made with rutabaga-based zucca liqueur, dry vermouth, and Campari.

Dinner service is available Thursday through Tuesday from 6 PM to midnight, offering a seasonal menu of local ingredients all sourced from within a five-mile radius of Barba Bianca. For reservations call 631-333-2600.

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LT Introduces The Route 27 & The American Burger first bite, a myriad flavors started bouncing off his tongue; black pepper, BBQ sauce, American cheese, pickles. “It was the best thing I had ever tasted,” said Tourondel. “I have never forgotten that first bite.”

Decades later he revealed his continued love affair by opening LT Burger in Sag Harbor where he features a plethora of burgers using locally sourced seasonal produce and the highest quality prime US beef.

In honor of his coup de foudre with his first American cheeseburger he created two new burgers this season. The Route 27 burger is an offshoot of what he calls the I-95, and the second is the American. The Route 27 offers a juicy burger with caramelized onion, peppered bacon, smoky catch-up, and local Mecox cheddar and the American features two pepper-crusted 5 oz patties, with bacon, American cheese, pickles, and LT sauce.

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By Jessica Mackin-Cipro

When it comes to a great burger, it’s safe to say that the best ones are made by burger-obsessed chefs.

Laurent Tourondel of LT Burger in Sag Harbor is a celebrated French chef who earned accolades at Cello restaurant where he prepared refined seafood creations. He first fell in love with an American burger when he was traveling across country at the adventurous age of 19. Tourondel set out to discover America via Greyhound bus,

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but when he ran out of money he ended up hitchhiking from Chicago to San Francisco. He was offered a ride from a friendly truck driver who introduced him to the burger. They stopped for lunch at a truck stop and sat at the counter where they could watch the food being made on a hot griddle, something Tourondel had never seen before. The truck driver ordered a cheeseburger and Tourondel followed suit, having what was his first burger ever. He watched the cook with fascination. Taking his

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CHICKEN CUTLET PARMIGIANA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14.95 CHICKEN FRANCAISE white wine & lemon butter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15.95 CHICKEN PICATTA white wine, lemon butter & capers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15.95 CHICKEN MARSALA Marsala wine & fresh mushrooms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15.95 GRILLED CHICKEN in pink basil cream sauce & melted provolone over pasta . . $14.95 GRILLED CHICKEN, SUNDRIED TOMATOES & BASIL CREAM SAUCE with melted provolone over pasta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15.95 CHICKEN & BROCCOLI ALFREDO over fettucine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15.95 FETTUCCINE CARBONARA WITH CHICKEN in a bacon & onion cream sauce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15.95 FRIED HONEY-DIPPED CHICKEN served with seasoned curly fries . . . . . . $10.95 CHICKEN FINGERS 4 pieces served with seasoned curly fries . . . . . . . . . . $10.95


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Where To Wine by Elizabeth Vespe LIEB CELLARS Friday is locals night. Show your ID for 20 percent off glasses and bottles. Noah’s food truck will be on hand serving up awesome tacos while Mother Nature delivers sweet sunsets. 4 to 7 PM. On Sunday, join Lieb Cellars for live music from Jeff LeBlanc at 1 PM. www.liebcellars.com. MARTHA CLARA VINEYARDS

two hand-painted glasses per person. Doors open at 6:45 PM and spots are limited. Tickets are available for purchase on their website. www.marthaclaravineyards. com RAPHAEL WINE On Sunday Raphael Wine hosts live music by Vanessa Trouble from 1 to 4 PM. www.raphaelwine.com. CLOVIS POINT VINEYARD AND WINERY

Join Martha Clara Vineyards for Wine Down Wednesdays from 6 to 9 PM. Enjoy wine, music, and a food truck every Wednesday this summer.

Tonight it’s a fun night of wine and paint with Wine Glass Paint & Sips. Tickets are $40 and include

Enjoy Taco Loco food truck at Clovis Point on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 PM.

Clovis Point Vineyard and Winery will feature live music from Ahmad Ali & the Double A Blues Band from 1:30 to 5:30 PM on Saturday. Call 631-722-4222 for

more information. On Sunday, from 1:30 to 5:30 PM, enjoy the music of Bruce MacDonald. www. clovispointwines.com. SHINN ESTATE VINEYARDS Shinn Estate Vineyards hosts self–guided vineyard walks all weekend from 10:30 AM to 3 PM. Reservations are required. www. shinnestatevineyards.com. BAITING HOLLOW FARM VINEYARD Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard presents Craig Rose from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM and Spectrum from 2 to 6 PM on Saturday. On Sunday, from 2 to 6 PM it’s the Denice Given Band. www. baitinghollowfarmvineyard.com.

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WÖLFFER ESTATE VINEYARD Yoga in the Vines will repeat every week from Wednesday to Sunday for an hour session of both morning and night yoga. Check the website for times and details. Stop by for Twilight Thursday every week from 5 to 8 PM in the Tasting Room. This week, Dan Lauter performs. Sunset Fridays & Saturdays at the Wine Stand commence this weekend with music from 5 PM till sunset. On Friday, it’s Lynn Blue. www.wolffer.com

PUGLIESE VINEYARDS Stop by on Saturday for live music by Charlie and Hannah from 2 to 6 PM. Steven Archdeacon will take the stage on Sunday from 1 to 5 PM. www.pugliesevineyards.com BEDELL CELLARS

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Join Bedell Cellars for Twilight Thursdays from 5 to 9 PM. This week, enjoy music by Dinny Keg and the Pizza Rita Food Truck. Join the winery on Monday from 5 to 9 PM for Moonlight Monday with music by Bugzy Blues and food by Nice Buns Food Truck. For more information, call 631-734-7537. www.bedellcellars.com

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Charity News

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Paule Pachter, Minerva Perez, and April Gornik.

Caliente To Benefit Long Island Cares And OLA

By Jessica Mackin-Cipro

“Caliente” will have guests feeling hot, hot, hot at the benefit for Long

Island Cares – The Harry Chapin Food Bank and OLA of Eastern Long Island. The two foundations

have joined forces to host the affair being held on Saturday, July 8, from 7 to 10 PM, at the home of Maria

and Kenneth Fishel and family in Bridgehampton.

The fundraiser will feature a performance by Tito Puente, Jr. and his eight-piece band. Honorary chair is Academy and Tony award winner Mercedes Ruehl. (See interview elsewhere in this issue.) Richard Kind will emcee the event. Long Island Cares is the regional food bank for Long Island. It brings together all available resources for the area’s hungry and food insecure.

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OLA promotes social, cultural, economic, and educational development within the East End’s Latino and Hispanic communities.

The event will honor April Gornik, Minerva Perez, and Paule Pachter. Gornik is the famed artist and conservationist involved with many East End causes. Perez is executive director of OLA. Pachter is the CEO of Long Island Cares.

“Long Island Cares provides approximately seven million pounds of emergency food annually to 578 community-based hunger relief organizations including pantries and soup kitchens. We also provide

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Great Bonac Fireworks and Felix Grucci Sr. to have the fireworks benefit the camp, Boys and Girls Harbor in East Hampton. When it no longer was possible to continue those fireworks, the future of the show became in jeopardy. In 2009, to keep the tradition alive, The Clamshell Foundation assumed hosting and it became the Great Bonac Fireworks Show.”

people, programs, and projects on the East End. The foundation supports community endeavors by giving 100 percent of profits to programs like fish seeding and college scholarships.

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The annual firework event is organized by The Clamshell Foundation. Those who also wish to support the charity and its quintessential Hamptons summer events may donate directly at www. clamshellfoundation.org/donate. According to The Clamshell Foundation, “The annual fireworks display started in the early 1970s when George Plimpton, the late writer, actor, and founder of The Paris Review, began hosting fireworks parties at his homes in Sagaponack and Amagansett. Because of Mr. Plimpton’s love for Paris, the fireworks have always been scheduled for the first Saturday after Bastille Day [the French national holiday,

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by Jessica Mackin-Cipro Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to jessica@indyeastend. com. ANNUAL AMERICAN PICNIC The Southampton Fresh Air Home will celebrate the Fourth of July with its 30th annual American Picnic with Fireworks By Grucci on Friday from 7 to 10 PM. The event will take place at 1030 Meadow Lane in Southampton. Highlights will include a picnic buffet with carts filled with popcorn, cotton candy, ice cream, and other all-American treats. There will be arts and crafts, and carnival booths with games and prizes on the grounds of an oceanfront estate. The dress is American picnic casual. The spectacular fireworks display over Shinnecock Bay – orchestrated to patriotic music – is one of the most-anticipated family Fourth of July events in Southampton. The rain date is Sunday, July 2. All proceeds will benefit the Southampton Fresh Air Home’s 116th year of camp for physically challenged children. For more info and tickets visit www.sfah.org.  POINT FOUNDATION Point Foundation will host its Hamptons event at the beachfront property of Richard Ziegelasch and Patrick Campion in East Hampton, supporting scholarships for LGBTQ students on Saturday

from 5 to 8 PM. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet other professionals interested in advancing education, leadership development, and mentorship for LGBTQ students. There will be light snacks, cocktails, and good conversation.

General event tickets are $100 and young professional tickets are $50. Visit www.pointfoundation. org/hamptons-2017. CARIBBEAN COCKTAIL PARTY Celebrate summer and the last chance to see the mixed-media exhibition “Maxine’s World,” a solo mixed-media show by artist Maxine Townsend-Broderick, at the Eastville Heritage House in Sag Harbor. A Caribbean cocktail party will be held on Monday from 5 to 7 PM. This benefit will feature signature Caribbean rum punch, wine, tasty island hors d’oeuvres, and pina colada ice cream. The cost is $30 per person, tickets are available online at www. eastvillehistorical.org. TWO COASTS: ONE OCEAN The third annual “Two Coasts: One Ocean” benefit for the Surfrider Foundation will be held in Montauk on Saturday, July 8, at 6 PM. Tickets start at $500. For more info visit www.surfrider.org/ two-coasts-one-ocean.

Work by artist Maxine Townsend-Broderick at the Eastville Heritage House.

CALIENTE “Caliente,” a benefit for Long Island Cares – The Harry Chapin Food Bank and OLA of Eastern Long Island, will be held on Saturday, July 8, from 7 to 10 PM, at the home of Maria and Kenneth Fishel and family in Bridgehampton.

The fundraiser will feature a performance by Tito Puente, Jr. and his eight-piece band. Honorary chair is Academy and Tony award winner Mercedes Ruehl. (See interview in this issue.) The event will honor April Gornik, Minerva Perez, and Paule Pachter. Visit www.licares.com/caliente for tickets or more info. HALSEY HOUSE GALA The Southampton Historical Museum presents the annual “Halsey House Gala” on Saturday, July 8, from 5:30 to 8 PM at Southampton’s oldest home, the Thomas Halsey Homestead.

Attendees at the “Sur La Plage” fundraiser will enjoy sunset cocktails amid a colonial landscape and herb garden. Inside the expansive tent, friends can enjoy the beachside atmosphere and toast to the summer ahead, while the hors d’oeuvres are locally-sourced from local farms and bays.

Dancing on the grass is encouraged. There will be music by DJ Twilo. For tickets visit www. southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org. A DAY OF PLAY The Ellen Hermanson Foundation presents “A Day Of Play 2017,” a 72

family tennis event at Hampton Racquet on Saturday, July 8, starting at 11 AM. The day of fun, family, and food includes an adult round robin, tennis clinics and match play for kids, a barbecue, outside games, a bouncy castle, obstacle course, face painting, trophies, prizes, and more.

The Ellen Hermanson Foundation ensures access to state-of-the-art breast healthcare and empowers people affected by cancer. To register visit www.ellenhermanson. org/events. UNCONDITIONAL LOVE The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation presents the eighth annual “Unconditional Love Gala” on Saturday, July 8, starting at 6:30 PM. The event will be held on Gin Lane in Southampton. This year’s event will honor Jean Shafiroff and Sony Schotland. For tickets and more info visit www. southamptonanimalshelter.com. A JOURNEY INTO THE WILD The South Fork Natural History Museum presents its 28th annual summer gala, “A Journey Into The Wild,” on Saturday, July 8, from 6 to 10 PM. The event will honor Nejma and Peter Beard, Chris Fischer, and Alan Rabinowitz. Special guests hosts include Alex Guarnaschelli, Debra Halpert, and Kerry Heffernan. The event benefits SOFO’s educational and environmental programs and initiatives. For tickets visit www.sofo.org.


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East End Calendar by Elizabeth Vespe 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@ indyeastend.com.

East Hampton

THURSDAY 6•29•17

• Join the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society for a Napeague harbor paddle. Attendees will enjoy a one-mile paddle along the scenic state parkland bordering the east side of Napeague Harbor to Goff Point for a BYO picnic from 6 to 8:30 PM. Contact Mike at 631-267-5228 for more information.

• Take a guided tour of the Springs studio/home of artists Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner. Finish the adventure with a hands-on action painting workshop that you get to take home. $40 per person includes all supplies. Located at 830 Springs Fireplace Rd, East Hampton. Reservations are recommended 631-329-2811. 10 to 11:30 AM. FRIDAY 6•30•17

• The East Hampton Farmers Market takes place from 9 AM to 1 PM on North Main Street.

• The 2017 Adult Summer Reading Program at East Hampton Library runs until Friday, September 8. Win great prizes, books, DVDs, gift certificates to local shops, and the grand prize, a Kindle Fire. See a reference librarian for details about signing up. SATURDAY 7•1•17

• Montauk Community Church hosts a rummage sale from 9 AM to noon. • Celebrate the holiday at the East Hampton Historical Farm Museum on North Main Street. There are events for kids, a movie screening, and a talk about old postcards. 10:30 AM to 2 PM. Suggested donation $5 for kids’ activities, $10 for afternoon activities. SUNDAY 7•2•17

• Join the East Hampton Library for afternoon chess at 2 PM. Ages 10 and up are welcome. For more information, contact 631-324-0222 ext.2. MONDAY 7•3•17

• The Realm plays this week’s Concert


on the Green in Montauk. Bring a picnic, chairs, and a blanket and enjoy music outdoors from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. TUESDAY 7•4•17

• Happy Independence Day. See elsewhere in this edition for a full roundup of parades and fireworks shows.

Southampton WEDNESDAY 6•28•17 • Join the Rogers Memorial Library at 4 PM for patriotic crafts. Color a patriotic windsock just in time for the Fourth of July. Register online at myrml.org. THURSDAY 6•29•17

• The Quogue Library hosts story time and crafts at 11 AM. Register by calling the library at 631-653-4224 ext.101. • Join the Southampton Chamber of Commerce from 5 to 7 PM for networking night hosted by the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill. Enjoy appetizers and a cash bar. Visit the southamptonchamber.com for more information and registration.

• The Southampton Arts Center presents a marine program with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County. At 4:30 PM, explore what lives in the waters of our bays. Participants will experience hands-on encounters with live scallops, sea stars, whelks, horseshoe crabs, and more. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 631-283-0967 ext. 11 or visit www. southamptonartscenter.org • Stop by the Quogue Library for yoga with Amy Hess at 10:30 AM. Yoga strengthens muscles, builds stamina, and relieves stress. For more information, call the library at 631653-4224. • The Rogers Memorial Library will host Tai Chi at 10:15 AM. Advance registration and payment required. Register online or call 283-0774 ext. 523. FRIDAY 6•30•17

• Join the Peconic Land Trust at 4 PM for a guided wine walk at Bridge Gardens. Learn about the flora throughout the garden with a glass of Palmer Vineyards wine. Space is

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limited and reservations are required. Visit peconiclandtrust.org for more information or call 631-283-3195 ext. 19.

• The Hayground School Farmers Market will be open from 3 to 6:30 PM every Friday until September 1, at the Hayground School on 151 Mitchell Lane, in Bridgehampton. • The Southampton Arts Center presents “Speaking with Hands- a Photography Workshop” from 1 to 3 PM. The workshop will reinforce fundamental photo skills of exposure and lighting to create compelling photographs. For more information, go to www.southamptonartscenter.org.

• A five-hour DMV course will be given at Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton at 11:30 AM. The course provided pre-drivers with information that will help them drive safely. Please call the library to register. • The Westhampton Library offers a Fourth of July craft for kids five to eight years old at 10:30 AM. Register by contacting 631-288-3335 ext. 112.

• Learn about Degas’s famous Little Dancer and how it influenced modern art the Southampton Historical

• Elizabeth Morton National Wildlife Refuge presents Birds by the Bay. Learn about the birds that call this park their home. The program begins at noon and attendees can meet at the visitor center. To register, call 631-899-4293 or email Bryan_Maul@fws.gov. SUNDAY 7•2•17

• Join the Westhampton Library for Friday Flicks. No registration is required and snacks will be provided. Catch a movie with friends at 6 PM in the teen room of the library. For more information, contact 631-288-3335 ext. 128. SATURDAY 7•1•17

Museum Rogers Mansion on 17 Meeting House Lane in Southampton. The lecture begins at 5:30 PM. For more information, call 631-283-2494.

• Join the Southampton Arts Center for Jazz on the Steps at noon. The Jam Session presents an eclectic concert series with musicians from the local and global community. For more information visit www. southamptonartscenter.org MONDAY 7•3•17

• The Westhampton Free Library offers Monday morning yoga at 8:30 AM with Jennifer Squires. For more information, call 631-288-3335 or visit the library website at www. westhamptonlibrary.net.

• The Westhampton Library will host movies on the great lawn every Monday at 7 PM until August 28. Check with the library or visit westhamptonlibrary. net to see what movies will be showing. Popcorn included. WEDNESDAY 7•5•17

• It’s “Healthy & Sinful” summer cooking with Simply Creative Chef Rob at 6:30 PM at the Hampton Bays Public Library. Call 631-728-6241 for registration information.




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Old Dogs New Trips

by Vay David & John Laudando

MONET’S GIVERNY PARADISE IN BLOOM through Giverny is a stroll through an impressionist’s masterpiece. Monet first rented in Giverny in 1883 and bought his storied home in 1890. There he fashioned his kaleidoscopic garden and it was his primary subject for the next 36 years. Two boats tethered at the lily pond are so evocative, I went searching for the matching painting—and when I couldn’t find it, recognized that we had been in a living artwork. The colors are dazzling, the combinations of

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We rented a car in Paris and had no trouble driving to and finding Giverny. This website, http:// giverny.org/transpor/, gives you all options to get you to Giverny. If you love flowers, don’t miss it!

Find more stories and photos at olddogsnewtrips.com, visit and comment on our Facebook page—Old Dogs, New Trips or at olddogsnewtrips@gmail.com .


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ELIH Tees Off

By Elizabeth Vespe

The Southold West Branch of the Eastern Long Island Hospital Auxiliary will host its fourth annual “Ladies’ Day on the Links” gold outing on Thursday, July 6. The event will be held at Island’s End Golf & Country Club in Greenport. The tee off is at 9 AM. Enjoy a continental breakfast,

prizes, 50/50 raffles, a buffet lunch, and a hole-in-one prize of $15,000. The entry free is $125 and space is limited to 72 golfers. Call Barbara Koch to register by July 1 at 631477-0975 or 631-553-4857. On June 14, Eastern Long Island Hospital honored gold sponsors Patricia and Donald Brennan at the 25th anniversary



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ELIH Golf Classic sponsored by Bridgehampton National Bank at Gardiner’s Bay Country Club. The event attracted over 125 golfers and raised over $125,000 to benefit ELIH’s Emergency Department, and its mission to provide essential healthcare services to the communities of the North Fork and Shelter Island. The Brennans were recognized at the dinner for their dedication to the hospital and the North Fork community. In the words of Donald Brennan, “I

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There are always a ton of fun and interactive events happening on the North Fork, here is a list of our favorites. Got news? Email us at indyeastend.com. PHOTO CONTEST Starting on Saturday, share your favorite photos of the beautiful Horton Point Lighthouse via Instagram. The best photo will be selected by a juried panel and the winner will receive a Shutterfly gift certificate for a large format print (20x30) of their photo. To enter the contest, post original photos on Instagram with the hashtag #hortonpointlighthouse. Participants are welcome to post as many photos as they want. The winner will be notified via Instagram direct message on September 9. Contest rules are posted at the Gift Shop at Horton Point Lighthouse and Southold Historical Society. For more information, call 631-765-5500.

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Stanley Katz, MD, is the chief of interventional cardiology and chair of cardiology at Peconic Bay Medical Center. Dr. Katz will speak on the current updates at Peconic Bay Medical Center’s cardiac care program today at 6:30 PM at the Cutchogue Library. The Cardiac Care Program is part of a larger $60 million project to build a new critical care tower at Peconic Bay. The tower will be a significant two-story expansion of

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A market report issued by the Multiple Listing Service earlier this month shows sales in Suffolk County have been stagnant for the past two years. The median price of houses sold in the county has varied little from month to month over that timeframe. It was $329,000 in May of 2015, dropped to a low of $308,600 in March of 2016, reached a high of $350,000 in September 2016 and sat at $335,000 as of last month.

The Long Island median home price sale, which includes Nassau and Queens, was up 4.4 percent to $415,000. Long Island-wide inventory as of last month was pegged at 16,741 units, a decrease

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HIFF Inaugural Scholarship

By Laura Field

The Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) will award scholarships to five graduating seniors in East End high schools with support from the Hilaria & Alec Baldwin Foundation. The inaugural scholarship fund will honor one student each from Southampton, East Hampton, Bridgehampton, the Ross School, and Pierson High School in Sag Harbor. Students will receive $1000, as well as a Filmmaker Discovery Package to attend the 25th anniversary HIFF taking

place October 5 through 9.

“Our youth are the next generation of storytellers, and it is important that HIFF continue to provide access to the filmmaking arts,” said Anne Chaisson, HIFF’s executive director. “Our goal is to give students the opportunity to discover what inspires them, and to explore their dreams.” New this year, HIFF will award two full-admission scholarships to students to attend the annual Summer Student Filmmaking Workshops held in East Hampton

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and Southampton. The workshops aim to provide a creative outlet and thorough introduction to filmmaking, giving students the tools to launch their own projects in the future. Classes will take place at Guild Hall in East Hampton from July 24 through 28 and at the Southampton Arts Center from August 7 through 11. Applicants for the scholarships are invited to apply via the HIFF website, hamptonsfilmfest.org. “The aim of our Student Summer Filmmaking workshops is to

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of Westhampton Beach. Personalized finish line announcing! Results are professionally timed. AWARDS – Presented to the first 3 female & first 3 male runners in the following Age Race Categories: 12 & Under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. Awards will be presented to the first 3 female & first 3 male overall race finishers for the Joe Koziarz 2017 5K. ENTRY FEE – $25 Pre-Registration if Received by June 30, 2017. Pre-registrants are guaranteed a commemorative 2017 5K Race T-Shirt. Indicate T-Shirt Size below. Race Registration Fee is $30 if received after July 1, 2017 and the same day of the race. RACE DAY CHECK-IN Registration & Race Number with Electronic Chip Timing Device should be picked up between 7 AM – 8:15 AM at the Village Green, Main Street & Mill Road, Westhampton Beach. Those participants utilizing GPS to locate the race registration and race start point should use the following address: 170 Main St., Westhampton Beach, NY 11978. Check, MasterCard, Visa & AMEX accepted at Credit Card Registration Line. Your Credit Card must be presented at the Credit Card Registration Table if you are paying by credit card on the day of the race. Please visit the Peconic Bay Medical Center Race Day Medical Screening & Health Fair Tents located on the Westhampton Beach Village Green open from 7AM until 11AM during the race event. AWARDS & RAFFLES – A Runner’s Raffle will be held after the Award Ceremony at the Village Green Gazebo following the race. 40+ prizes will be awarded, all donated by the generous area businesses including lunch & dinner at our finest restaurants plus gift certificates from local shops and boutiques! Race proceeds benefit Southampton Town PAL, Koziarz Hurricane Scholarship Fund, Peconic Bay Medical Center Emergency Room & other local charities.

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cultivate fresh filmmaking talent in The Hamptons community and to encourage aspiring filmmakers to embrace their passion,” said HIFF manager of education and community outreach, Marissa Friedes Cangiolosi. “We are excited to provide students with the chance to take the first step into the industry and learn from leaders in the entertainment world.”

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Every Friday, June 30 through September 1, Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor will offer families two new ways to welcome Shabbat: Challah Day and Shalom Shabbat.

Challah Day at 11 AM is designed for families with children up to age five. Each week, families will braid challah, sing Shabbat songs and blessings, create crafts, read PJ Library stories, and play.

Shalom Shabbat is an all-family Shabbat celebration that starts at 5:30 PM. Each session opens with outdoor activities and crafts and then transitions to Shabbat songs and blessings. Families are encouraged to bring dinner and a blanket and join Rabbi Dan Geffen for the BYO-Picnic that follows. 

On select dates there will be special additions to Shalom Shabbat. One such feature is water games at Splish Splash waterpark scheduled for July 7, July 21, August 4, and August 18. Another facet is Welcoming Shabbat, a familyfriendly Shabbat evening service at the synagogue, which will include a teaching by Rabbi Geffen and close with a festive oneg. It will happen during the Shalom Shabbat experience on June 30, July 28, and August 25. Temple Adas Israel is located at Elizabeth Street and Atlantic Avenue in Sag Harbor. For further information visit the Temple’s website, www.TempleAdasIsrael. org, email LuGeffen@gmail.com or call the office at 631-725-0904.

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all over the place. Then of course, By Rick Murphy there are the wild turkeys whom

version of the Spanish Inquisition.

Method one is “fire.” The instructions state, “Ask someone close to you to strike a match,” and then “Hold the tick in the fire using tweezers.”

I’m told are tick -- and chigger -carriers. Imagine trying to capture a chigger to microwave it.


by Rick Murphy

HELICOPTERS CAUSE LYME DISEASE Here is a hint: Never, never look up a disease you think you might have in a medical dictionary. Karen does this constantly, and all it does is make her worry more. No matter what the symptom, Karen concludes the worst possible outcome. That is to say if she has an ingrown toenail she’ll find some disease and conclude she needs her foot – make that leg — amputated.

I broke my rule after getting bitten by a tick Saturday. First of all, I hate ticks – really hate them -- and I get bitten every year. It’s like clockwork - right around this time I plant my garden and then I jump in the shower, knowing instinctively one of those little buggers is hidden somewhere on me.

Then at some point in the middle of the night I will feel the bite. Then we go through the ritual of trying to find the tweezers from wherever we left them the year before, dose the bug with iodine, remove it, and flush it down the toilet.

Within minutes I start getting incredibly itchy and my skin welts up all around the bite. Obviously, I am allergic to ticks, and after consulting the medical dictionary I learned there are at least five tick-related diseases that can kill me.

Luckily the folks at WikiHOW have a web page entitled “How To Kill A Tick.” I am not making this up. And it reads like an insect


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Method two? The toilet, of course. “Wrap the tick in a tissue but don’t tape it because you shouldn’t flush tape down the toilet.” Thanks for that. Rest assured though, that “once you flush the toilet you will never see the tick again.” That’s a relief.

Method three? Microwave. Place the tick in a re-sealable baggie and place in microwave. After 15 seconds “there should be a noticeable pop or pff.” That would be the tick, not to be confused with popcorn. Really, though, I don’t want to turn the destruction of the offending tick into a freaking arts and crafts project. How to get rid of a tick after it kills me isn’t really a priority for me. Besides Lyme disease and Babesiosis there is now Anaplasmosis and Powassan Disease (see today’s news section).

How serious are these diseases? Let me put it this way – they are higher on the list than the dreaded Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, which used to be the go-to disease caused by ticks, kind of the crèmede-la-crème of all potentially fatal tick-related illnesses.

This is why they wanted to shoot all the deer, of course, because they carry ticks. So do mice, so I still don’t understand why the local governments don’t set mouse traps

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Another major annoyance out here is helicopters, or more specifically, the noise. It never much bothered me, but now they fly over my backyard. This is called NIMBYism, which stands for “Not In My Back Yard.” There is nothing wrong with being a NIMBY. We’re even getting our own bathrooms in some liberal states. None of us want a mental hospital next door to us. None of us want a dog kennel.

Here are other things NIMBYs don’t want next to us: waste disposal systems, a trombone training facility, explosives testing grounds, and a clown school, though we acknowledge every municipality needs one and that clowns should have their own laugh-neutral bathrooms. A WORD OF CAUTION, THOUGH: KEEP THE TROMBONES AWAY FROM THE CLOWNS!

I don’t think town officials should cull the deer. I think each of us should be responsible for the ones that we come in contact with. I wouldn’t want to flush a deer down my toilet or put it in the microwave, however. Turkeys can fly, so there is that concern. However, we have a socially acceptable way to keep the turkey population in check — it’s called Thanksgiving.

We can’t put a fence high enough up to keep the helicopters away. But if I go to WikiHOW I bet they’ll come up with something. Rick Murphy is a six-time winner of the New York Press Association Best Column award as well as first place awards from the National Newspaper Association and the Suburban Newspaper Association of America.


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Editorial & Letters Fun Fourth Facts

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The Fourth of July is not only about fireworks, parades, barbecues, and a day off from the regular hustle and bustle of work. Independence Day is the day we celebrate our country's independence from Great Britain 241 years ago. The Declaration of Independence declared the 13 American colonies as a new nation, the United States of America. Here are some surprising facts about the Fourth:

• The Fourth of July didn’t become a federal holiday until 1941, 165 years after the Continental Congress voted in favor of the Declaration of Independence on July 2, 1776. • The song, “Yankee Doodle,” was originally sung by British military officers who mocked the disorganized and unprofessional "Yankees."

• Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, both writers of the Declaration who later became Presidents, died on July 4, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. President James Monroe died on July 4, 1831. Calvin Coolidge was the only president born on July 4.

• In 1776, about 2.5 million people lived in the United States. The newest census shows that 311 million people live in the US today. Look how we've grown. Let’s celebrate our independence this weekend, honor and cherish what our forefathers fought for.

LIGHT MY FIRE Dear Editor,

Last summer I had two beach fire experiences that, while very different, share a common theme. On the first night, my friends and I boldly decided to ignore the new law requiring that fires be built in a steel container. We’d been having fires on the beach for 30-plus years and figured we had the drill down pretty well.

Is it just me?

In 2010 Americans were given a 2200 page document called the American Health Care Act.

We brought a bucket to put the fire out and a steel container in which to put any leftover wood. A town policeman drove up after we’d been blazing away for about an hour and announced he was fining us $100 because the fire was not in the container, and, equally important, our bucket was not filled. We did our best to convince the good officer that we had not brought the bucket for show and

Ed Gifford that we did indeed intend to fill it with water when the fire was done (we gestured toward the ocean to emphasize that we anticipated no trouble finding enough water to do the job). We also did our best to convince him that we had brought the steel container for any unburnt logs post-fire. He was having none of it; the $100 dollar fine stood, with a trip

to the town judge thrown in for good measure. The officer drove off, secure in the knowledge that he had done his part to keep East Hampton beaches safe from rowdy summer partiers (in this case the average age of the fire-builders, property owners all, was around 50).

A couple of weeks later, older and a

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bit wiser, we lugged the same steel container down, filled it with wood and kindling and set it ablaze. We then rushed down to the ocean to fill our bucket (see officer – all full!) and settled down to enjoy, as best we could, the burning logs jammed into our unsightly steel vessel.

Half an hour or so later the same policeman showed up, surveyed the situation and told us we were getting a clean bill of health. He drove away satisfied and we were also happy – not to have lost another C-note. When the fire had burned down we decided to call it a night and dumped the water on the remaining wood. We had to refill the bucket two or three times, after which we waited until the container was cool enough to lift. And lift we did, for about three seconds, before it became clear that we were never going to make it over the dune with this heavy, sloshing vessel half filled with water and burnt wood. We poured some of the filthy water out to lighten our load but it was impossible to pour it all out without losing wood and ash too. Our solution? We dug a deep pit, dumped the container’s contents into it and covered it up with copious amounts of sand. The next day we went to the beach and there was no sign that anyone had had a beach fire there at all. In other words, the outcome was exactly the same as it would have been had we burned the wood directly in a deep sand pit and then filled it in.

I realize that there are containers with holes to let the water drain out, but how much would that have really changed? We’d still have had to lug the dripping container over the dune and back to our house, while people who drive to the beach would have to load it into their car. Then, once home one has to dispose of the burnt wood and clean the container; that’s a lot of work for the pleasure of spending a couple of hours watching wood burn on the beach. I’m sure the people behind the law mandating the use of steel containers for beach fires meant well. As a property owner with kids I have no interest in turning a blind eye to poorly extinguished fires that create both an eyesore and a possible danger for the next

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By Karen Fredericks

What are your plans for summer vacation? Theo I’m going to do some travelling and I’m also going to summer camp. I’m going to a blacksmithing camp to learn to make things like swords. The school I’m going to next year has a metalworking forge. And I’m also going to get braces over the summer. Stella I’m going to go to summer camp and I’m going to ride my pony.

Jude I’m going to Boston for a visit and then I’m going to spy camp. I don’t know much about it but I guess you get trained to be a spy. And then I’m going to Huron Mountain Club.

Abby I have two ponies and I’m going to ride them at pony camp. My ponies are named Sugar and Robbie.

day’s beachgoers. But surely there must be a better way to ensure that EH beaches stay pristine than such an impractical measure; after all, what is to prevent me or anyone else from simply dumping the remains of their next fire into the sand at 12 o’clock after having been given a clean bill of health by the EH police at 10 or 11? I can’t imagine many people are any more enthusiastic than I am about hauling a heavy steel container dripping ash-black water over a dune (or loading this mess into their car), along with beach chairs, coolers, towels – not to mention a flashlight – in the middle of the night.

Beach fires are supposed to be fun; after working hard all year people come out to East Hampton to relax. The town has managed to turn a cherished summer activity into a needlessly stressful experience; don’t we all have enough stress at work? Would it not be simpler – and more effective – for town police making their beach rounds to ask all people making fires to provide contact

information? Then, the next day, if any fires are found to be poorly extinguished the people responsible would be subject to a well-deserved fine; given that all beach accesses now have a number to identify them surely the EH police would be able to keep a record of exactly where each fire they controlled was located and be able to verify the next day that no trace of it remained, including dangerously hot sand. I would wager that other responsible fire-builders would prefer to bring their drivers’ licences to the beach rather than a steel container.



I hope all you highly-educated intellectual people can tolerate a letter from a less-educated voter who did not vote for a person simply because she had female plumbing! For the life of me, this money-

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of the many training classes offered at the ARF Adoption Center, located at 124 Daniels Hole Road in Wainscott. The next session of classes start Friday, and include puppy kindergarten, dog obedience, dog agility, therapy prep class, and one-on-one training with instructor Matthew Posnick.

Dog Training Classes start Friday at ARF.

By Laura Field

The Animal Rescue Fund of The Hamptons dog training classes start Friday and go through Monday.

For more information on all of the class offerings and registration visit www.arfhamptons.org/ programsservices/dog-trainingclasses/.

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Spaces Available For Children’s Lit Conference

Always wanted to write a children’s book? Come and learn from the professionals.

Two-time National Book Award finalist Patricia McCormick, #1 NY Times bestselling picture book author Emma Walton Hamilton, and acclaimed middle grade author Maryrose Wood will be leading writing workshops in their respective genres at the Southampton Children’s Literature Conference, July 19-23, at Stony Brook Southampton.

Spaces have recently become available in each of the three workshops, and applications are still being accepted. Space is limited to 12 students per workshop. The workshops may be taken for graduate or CTLE credit, or on a non-credit basis. School Library Journal says, "If you're dreaming of becoming the next JK Rowling, we've got the perfect place for you—the Southampton Children's Literature Conference.” For more information visit southamptonchildrenslitconference.org

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hungry female showed me no qualifications, other than she was excellent at packing campaign money into her war chest.

Now to address the "black blemish" (last week’s letter-writer’s words, not mine!) who completely ignored this alleged Russian connection, while he was seated in the White House? Funny how the thenseated President ignored all this controversy re: Russia etc. until after the election! And then the female flower of the diehard Democratic Party lost the election and had an extended hissy fit that seemed to last forever.

Wow, what a letter! It ignored any truths or facts, and proved once again the "die hard" people he refers to are more on the Lefty liberal side than on the GOP side!

I may not sound like it here, but I do believe in the two-party system. However when candidates are selected not for their qualifications but their ethnic agenda, or their female gender the two-party system fails to work! It is my sincere hope the Democrats get their acts together and fix a very broken party!


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up starts at 7 PM. Performers get a free soft drink or tap beverage. Every Friday, it’s karaoke night beginning at 10 PM. STEPHEN TALKHOUSE The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett presents Big Karma with opening act The Little Red Men at 7 PM tonight, Karaoke with Helen “The Diva” McGuire will follow at 10 PM. Tomorrow it’s Inda Eaton at 8 PM and DJ Hanzi at 10 PM. On Friday, Marcia Ball at 8 PM and Y2K! The Millennium Party at 10 PM. On Saturday Loudon Wainwright III is on at 7 PM, Expost at 9 PM, and Hello Brooklyn at 11 PM. On Sunday, The Nancy Atlas Project at 8 PM and JJ’s Big Day Out at 10 PM. On Monday The London Souls & The Hip Abduction at 7 PM and Rubix Kube at 10 PM. Phoebe Legere will be performing at the Talkhouse on Tuesday at 8 PM followed by Industry Night with Hot Date Band at 10 PM. Visit stephentalkhouse.com or call 631267-3117 to purchase tickets early or for more info. TOWNLINE BBQ Townline BBQ in Sagaponack continues Karaoke Night every Saturday from 8 PM to midnight with a special food and drink menu as guests sing their favorites. Come for free pool and pub quiz night at 7 PM every Thursday evening and come hear some “smokin’ hot tunes” live alongside a happy hour menu every Friday from 5 to 8 PM. For more info call 631-537-2271 or visit the Townline BBQ Facebook page. WORDS EDIE WINDSOR READING Edie Windsor and Judith KasenWindsor will hold a reading of The War Years and After by Eleanor Roosevelt followed by a cocktail reception on Saturday in Southampton. The event will go from 6 to 8 PM and for more information call Brenda Wilkin at 917-797-9468. MEET THE AUTHOR BookHampton in East Hampton will host author Sheila Nevins on 86

Thursday at 5 PM for a reading of her book You Don’t Look Your Age and Other Fairy Tales. This book covers topics of the real-life challenges of being a woman in a man’s world, what it means to be a working mother, and what it’s like to be an older woman in a youth-obsessed culture. Visit bookhampton.com to register for these free events or for further information. BOOK SIGNING Author and interior designer Nina Freudenberger will be signing copies of her book Surf Shack Thursday from 4 to 6 PM. The event will take place at Garnet Hill in Bridgehampton. For more information and to RSVP email pr@garnethill.com. THEATER THE PIANIST Guild Hall in East Hampton presents The Pianist of Willesden Lane, adapted and directed by Hershey Felder, on Sunday at 6 PM. Visit www.guildhall.org. JAY LENO AT GUILD HALL Guild Hall will hold its Season Spectacular this Saturday staring Jay Leno. The acclaimed television star and stand-up comedian will kick off the Fourth of July weekend with what is sure to be a hysterical performance. The event will be followed by a benefit dinner. For more information visit give. guildhall.org/seasonspectacular or call the box office at 631-324-0806. FILM OBSESSION National Theatre Live presents a screening of Obsession at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Thursday at 8 PM. Visit www.guildhall.org. GENDER IDENTITY DOCUMENTARY The Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor will have a film screening of the documentary Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric on Thursday at 7 PM. This documentary explores the rapidly evolving complexity of gender to better understand the social issues. For more information call 631919-5156.


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a broad array of direct services that address homeless outreach, employment training, children’s nutrition, veterans services, senior support, and community education,” stated Pachter.

The late Harry Chapin founded Long Island Cares in 1980. In the past nine years, since Pachter joined as CEO, the organization has gone from a “fairly traditional food bank to a more comprehensive and innovative humanitarian organization that focuses on food insecurity and poverty, which currently impacts more than 300,000 Long Islanders,” described Pachter.

“I’m very proud of our creative staff of 50 talented people, and our dedicated board of directors in supporting our growth and innovative approach toward helping people and communities in need.” OLA strives to empower and celebrate the Latino and Hispanic communities, while helping to foster understanding and harmony within the East End community. Programs OLA provides include English as a second language and computer classes for Spanish speakers, arts education for children, leadership workshops for

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adults, educational forums, and the annual OLA Film Festival, held in partnership with the Parrish Art Museum. “I’m looking forward to meeting new people and talking about our work,” said Pachter about the upcoming event. “I’m also looking forward to celebrating the work of OLA and exploring opportunities to partner in helping families on Long Island achieve the best quality of life possible in spite of any obstacles.”

The evening will also serve as a multi-chef event, providing guests with tastings and treats from a variety of vendors. Restaurants and chefs who will be serving up caliente y frio dishes include Bareburger, Bell & Anchor, Estia’s Little Kitchen, Peter Ambrose, Hampton Coffee Company, Manna Restaurant, South Fork Bakery, The Seafood Shop, La Fondita, and Tate’s Bake Shop, along with many others. Benefit co-chairs are Shari Frank, Toni Herold, Toni Ross, and Sharon Siegel.

Tickets are $300 or $500 per couple. A junior ticket is available for $125 for those 30 and under. Visit www.licares.com/caliente for tickets or more info.

On The Beat


The East End DWI Task Force, comprised officers from all of the area police departments, blanketed various locales in Southampton Saturday night beginning at 8 PM. The team batted two for 55, nailing two alleged drunk drivers, and processed two other drivers for minor offenses. “We’re in a bit of the slump,” the team manager said. “The guys may be a little tired. They aren’t seeing the drunks that well.” Another unit, comprised of primarily North Fork and Westhampton beach officers, fared better Saturday night, logging six arrests at different locations within

the Town of Riverhead. TIPSY IN SOUTHOLD Southold Town Police said they spotted a pickup truck on Route 48 about 8 PM Saturday that was being driven in an unsafe manner. They stopped the vehicle and ascertained the driver, Eric Klein, 33, had been drinking and said he failed roadside sobriety tests.

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Smyth took up golf with gusto and used to love junkets that took him to exotic locales. He always gravitated back to his bar and restaurant though, logging regular shifts in the kitchen.

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He was intensely loyal to friends, particularly to his classmates from Pierson. Once, when a potentially wayward husband who was married to one of Jimmy’s former classmates became too friendly with another woman at the bar, Smyth picked him up by the seat of his pants, threw him out the backdoor sideways, and shouted, “Go home to your wife!” On another occasion a distraught man, liquored up, came into the bar with a shotgun and began threatening to shoot patrons. Smyth emerged from the kitchen, walked directly toward the man – pushing patrons behind him, until he reached the gunman at the head of the bar. He wrestled the gun away and, yes, it was loaded. That was Snuffy. Impetuous. Daring. Brave. And always loyal. Foolish? Probably, but only in the best of ways.

The number of down-and-out friends with bar tabs he knew he would never collect will never be known. Jim would keep them in an old filing box on his unkempt desk in the basement of the bar. So too were the tabs of prominent businessmen and entertainers who used their clout to talk a bartender into running a tab and then never paid it.

Smyth served on the North Haven Planning Board, Village Board, and a short stint as Mayor. He also served on the Sag Harbor Committee.

Smyth is survived by his wife Margaret (Peggy Cary), her daughter Aimie and son Chad, and his four sisters as well as numerous nieces and nephews. His funeral was last week, though the clanking of glasses in his honor will undoubtedly go on hereabouts for quite some time.


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Family Fun Fair

Just For Kids

By Laura Field

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church hosts its fun-filled summer family fair this Saturday. For over 100 years St. Luke’s has been hosting the fair, and this year it is bigger and better than ever. Water slides, face painting, bouncy houses, pony rides, games, prizes, arts and crafts, and magic by Big Apple Circus clown Dikki Ellis are sure to make this a family event you won’t want to miss. There is something for everyone to enjoy including a vintage clothing booth featuring bespoke suits, haute couture dresses, and readyto-wear clothing. There will be a silent auction for the golfers with a chance to win rounds at the best golf courses in The Hamptons. For the foodies in attendance, there will be a plethora of mouth-watering delights, such as clams on the half

Compiled by Laura Field shell, along with freshly-baked cookies, cakes, and pies.

A portion of funds raised from the fair will be donated, through the church’s outreach program, to such charities as Maureen’s Haven, Community Soup Dinners, The Retreat, and various other local charitable organizations.

The Family Fair will take place on the verdant grounds of St. Luke’s Church, 18 James Lane, East Hampton, from 10 AM to 2 PM on Saturday. Admission is free. For further information, visit www. stlukeseasthampton.org or call 631329-0990.

Mini Golf Opening In Calverton

By Laura Field

The All American “Endless Summer” Mini Golf Open kicks off this Friday from 5 to 11 PM with DJ Joel, MC Eddie G, and “Fry Day” night under the lights. Food trucks, music, and vendors launch the newly-renovated 18-hole mini golf course at the Long Island Sports Park (formerly Calverton Links). All are invited to attend the official opening of Long Island Mini Golf Park on Friday. Admission is $10 All You Can Putt for adults and $5 All You Can Putt for kids. Fun and competitive mini golf

is now in Calverton beginning The fun begins with a five-day competition, and ends with the Beach Boys tribute band “Endless Summer,” Ivan the Amazing Illusionist, and the Rolling Smoke BBQ Truck on Tuesday. There will be a 50/50 raffle, prizes for holes in one, and trophies for lowest individual, doubles, and foursome teams. Awards will be given Tuesday during the “Endless Summer” intermission. Bring your A game, your kids, friends, coworkers, and your appetite to kick off the Fourth of July weekend.




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YOUNG BIRD WATCHING The South Fork Natural History Museum invites young birders to come meet their new baby Purple Martin nestlings. Kids will learn about the history of the birds before heading outside to get a look at the largest member of the swallow family in North America. This program will take place on Saturday at 10 AM and admission is free. For more information call 631-537-9735. CAMPS, WORKSHOPS, AND MASTER CLASSES Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce its summer theater camps, teen workshops, and master classes beginning in July. Summer theater camps and teen weeklong workshops operate from 9:30 AM till 12:30 PM daily, and teen master classes run from noon to 3 PM. Further details about the programs,

including age requirements and dates, can be found on www. baystreet.org/education/. FARMERS HELPERS The Green School in Sagaponack invites you to come explore their eco-friendly farm while learning about animals and plants alike. Kids ages three to 10 are welcome to join their drop off classes on Sunday from 10 AM till 12 PM. Reservations are needed, and for more information contact Jordan@ theartfarms.org or call 631-2371148. FUN FRIDAY The Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton invites kids grades 6 and up to join them in their Teen Room every Friday to start the weekend off right with snacks, games, and friends. For more information call 631-283-0774 or visit them online at myrml.org.

Sag Harbor: A Walking Village

By Laura Field

A group of concerned citizens, along with the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce and village officials, met on Thursday to discuss parking and traffic issues in the village of Sag Harbor. Sag Harbor has very limited parking, and becomes extremely congested during the busy summer months.

A focal point of the meeting was making parking more available, while also changing the mindset of visitors and locals. In addition to acknowledging a need for better parking, many people raised the point that Sag Harbor is a walking village that more people should enjoy; meaning that if one parks a little farther than expected and walks, it might be the best option due to the heavy traffic. This will also give visitors the opportunity to stroll the beautiful streets, and take in the

village’s history.

Citizens discussed the possibility of adding new nautical bike racks to encourage people who might not need to drive to take the eco-friendly alternative of riding a bike or walking. There was also a suggestion of enhancing the longterm gravel parking lot for employees and tenants to make more space for shoppers. The possibility of using Sag Harbor school parking lots during the summer months was also part of the discussion. It was expressed repeatedly that Sag Harbor is a small village, and requires a different mentality then that of larger towns. Vistors might need to walk to get where they are going, but it is worth it in the long run to be able to experience the beauty of the historic and bucolic village.


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Independent / Ale Aguirre Carnival season kicked off last weekend, with rides, cotton candy and midway games bringing the Ferris wheel and summer fun to the Elks fairgrounds in Southampton.

North Fork News Continued From Page 77.

the existing emergency department. The cardiac care program will include two state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization labs, an electrophysiology suite, recovery rooms, and an 18-bed intensive care unit/cardiac care unit. For more information and registration, call 631-548-6827.  MATTITUCK-LAUREL LIBRARY On Friday at 1:30 PM, enjoy the film Patriots Day, the story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the citywide manhunt to find the terrorists responsible. Admission is free.

Join the library on Monday at 9 AM for low-impact dance aerobics. The new seven-week session helps improve heart-lung function, balance, and coordination through choreographed aerobic movement to the music of the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s with instructor Laurie Short, followed by strength training and stretching. Bring a mat, pair of dumbbells, and a water bottle to class. Register in advance at the

circulation desk.

On Monday at 1:30 PM, enjoy classic movie Monday. This week’s film is Sabrina with Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, and William Holden. Admission is free. For more information, call 631298-4134. SHELTER ISLAND LIBRARY Join the Shelter Island Library today at 11 AM for gardening to attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Anne Trimble, co-owner of Trimble’s of Corchaug Nursery, will teach which plants will attract these creatures. ICE CREAM SOCIAL The Jamesport Meeting House chorus will sing a concert called “My Countries, My Songs” at the Meeting House on Sunday at 4 PM. The program, conducted by George Moravek, will include American classics such as “This Is My Country,” “God Bless America,” and “America the Beautiful,” as well as patriotic music from around the world. Following the ceremony, all will enjoy an old-fashioned ice cream social on the grounds. Advance tickets are available at jamesportmeetinghouse.org

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The 2017 Fragrance Foundation Awards were held at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in NYC on June 14. 1. Katie Holmes, 2. Karlie Kloss, 3. Elizabeth Musmanno, Harry Fremont, 4. Lais Ribeiro, 5. Adrian Grenier, 6. Carly Chaikin.


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The premiere of Sony Pictures’ Baby Driver was held at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles on June 14. 1. Jaime Foxx, 2. Aubrey Plaza, 3. Flea, 4. Jon Hamm, 5. Natasha Lyonne, Fred Armisen, 6. Yvonne Zima, Madeline Zima.


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2. 1. Sean Zanni/PMC The Ocupante: Grimanesa Amoros book signing was held at a private residence in NYC on June 14. Above, Grimanesa Amoros and Joan Hornig.




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The Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center celebrated the accomplishments of its 20th prekindergarten graduating class with commencement ceremonies on Friday, which were attended by parents and friends, EWECC board members, and officials including Assemblyman Fred Thiele, East Hampton Town Board members Sylvia Overby and Peter Van Scoyoc, and East Hampton Village Mayor Paul Rickenbach. Rich Burns, the East Hampton school district superintendent, presented the children with their "diplomas," while Elizabeth Doyle, the principal of John M. Marshall Elementary School, gave each child a red carnation.

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The 38th annual Shelter Island 10K/5K Run/Walk, a USA track and field certified course, was held on June 17. Touted as the most scenic course by Runner’s World magazine, the Shelter Island Run is a fundraising event for East End charities. Notable runners in this year’s race included former Olympian, four-time NYC Marathon winner, and four-time Boston Marathon winner Bill Rodgers, and firstever women’s Olympic marathon champion Joan Benoit Samuelson. New this year, the Shelter Island Run is part of the Grand Prix Series celebrating three great New York races along with the NYPD Memorial Run (May 21, 2017) and Cow Harbor (September 16, 2017).

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By Laura Field

Making Waves In The Hamptons

UnitedHealthcare sponsored a yoga flow class at Hampton Coffee Company’s hidden garden followed by complimentary iced acai tea and a live DJ yoga class with Electric Love the following weekend. In between, the community took advantage of the wide variety of deals and discounts to spice up their wellness routine and kick-start the summer.

The 5th annual Hamptons Wellness Week made some serious waves in The Hamptons. Kicking off with a complimentary day of wellness at Topping Rose House, over 250 guests enjoyed complimentary fitness classes, wellness experiences, and fun in the sun. From Paddle Diva demoing SUP yoga in the pool to Holly Rilinger premiering her signature LIFTED class inside the studio, the jam-packed day jumpstarted the weeklong event with nothing but good energy. Locals and Hamptonites alike tasted delicious healthy local eats while taking advantage of free nontoxic manicures, acupuncture, craniosacral therapy, anti-aging hand treatments by Rejuvalift, and more. Being that Hamptons Wellness Week embraces wellness as a way of life, there were even eco-friendly Tesla vehicles on hand for demonstration.

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Donations to the Wing It Project were boosted with notable raffle prizes including an overnight stay at Topping Rose House and Tesla loaners. Attendees got more than a sneak peak at the hottest in wellness this season, Montauk to Westhampton. From

barre to blowouts, nutrition to therapy, and more, HWW exhbited head to toe wellness for the mind, body, and soul, made possible by the multitude of local providers and generous sponsors including UnitedHealthcare and BUILDTHEORY.

Hamptons Wellness Week is all about creating a balanced lifestyle in which participants are able to indulge, enjoy, and integrate wellbeing into everyday life. Sprouted from an idea to create an accessible and enticing way for all members of the community, regardless of age, income, and ability, to experience the unique array of wellness opportunities offered on the East End, this weeklong event has transpired into a growing platform for connection in the local wellness world and beyond.

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by Nicole Teitler HANGING TEN WITH WILL SKUDIN Long Island is known for many things, including beautiful beaches, but big wave surfers hasn’t been one of them - until now. Long Beach native Will Skudin is the first person ever from the Northeast area to make the Big Wave Tour this past May, treading in historic waters. As one of twelve men to compete in the competition organized by the World Surf League this is certainly uncharted waters.

“To make the Big Wave World Tour has definitely been a dream for me and it feels good to represent the United States and the Northeast,” Skudin said. “It’s something I’ve dreamt about for a long time and I’ve been working really hard for the last six years as an alternate to get to this spot … So, yeah I’m stoked but I really want to do something with it. I can’t get too happy. I’m on the same starting blocks as the other 12 guys

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on tour and I really want to stay on tour as long as possible.” Will and his brother Cliff opened up Skudin Surf down on the Long Beach boardwalk in 2015 as a way to teach their knowledge of the sport to others.

On the first day of summer, and claim to International Surf Day, the company held free lessons and had quite the turnout. Having surfed back in my high school days, before what I deemed ‘real life’ set in, I headed over to Long Beach to see if I had retained any of my surfer ‘muscle memory.’ It turns out, I hadn’t but I’m optimistic for next time!

Skudin described board control as being the most difficult thing for those in ‘Surfing 101.’ “Not letting the waves throw you around is probably the most difficult part … When it comes to wave knowledge, learning the ocean, where to catch a wave, why to catch a wave, all that, that’s something you don’t have to deal with in the beginning lesson. We’re your interpreters of the ocean. Once you master that, the lesson goes where you want it.” But Skudin emphasized, “You got to want it!”

Coming from a family of surfers -- mom and dad used to hang ten together back in the 60s -- Skudin remembers being on his father’s board when he was as young as two and starting on his own at six. “My word of advice is to surf with someone that knows what they’re doing. No matter what level you are. Buddy system. Never surf alone,” Skudin advised. More than competitions and lessons, the Skudin brothers also run Surf For All, a non-for-profit organization based in Long Beach. Opening back in 2002, the organization is dedicated to assisting individuals with special needs by passing on the joy of surfing with the ocean being ‘a source of healing and spiritual strength.’

Whether you want to ride a wave yourself or just watch comfortably from the sandy sidelines, you can catch a glimpse of this big wave surfer out in Montauk during September or visit SkudinSurf.com and Surfforall.org You can follow more stories from Nicole Teitler on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat as Nikki On The Daily.

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For anyone who's dreamed of being a Jet, playing for the Jets, or even meeting a Jet, this is for you. The East End welcomed Darryl “Buster” Skrine, starting cornerback of the New York Jets, this past Saturday for a rigorous aerobicstyle workout event hosted by the Montauk Yacht Club. Buster, as he prefers to be called, focuses on a healthy lifestyle and unique prospeed workout routine. "It's my first time coming out to The Hamptons and I'm excited to be out here,” he said. “Rain or shine," he continued, "we're going to break a sweat and get a good workout in.”

And for the next 45 minutes, which seemed like five hours, aerobics, aerobics, and more aerobics, sprinkled in with cardio-designed exercises that finally ended with a cooldown run. Buster's friend

and fellow college football player Blue Cooper said, “Buster is super upbeat and positive, he gives off super good vibes that attract a lot of people. People love the positive atmosphere he brings to his workouts.” Buster not only runs these workouts during the football off-season, but also during the season.

Proceeds from the aerobic-style workouts fund his own charity organization, Path Mentorship, which benefit children and struggling families in his hometown of Atlanta, GA. Buster and the group, covered in sweat, took to the streets of Montauk for a cooldown run in the rain. Jacqueline Giaccio of the Montauk Yacht Club said “We're thrilled to have Buster at the Montauk Yacht Club kick off our fitness programs that we'll be hosting throughout the summer.”

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ict Captain, Sector Long Island South, D1SR Dry Water gets UnitedOperation States Coast Guard Auxiliary in many jurisdictions than doing underway this weekend. See http://

the same thing while drunk -www.operationdrywater.org/ for “under the influence” as the legal hip of this column available. Allyoufees raised will be details. This is column is to get saying goes. I, for one, think it nated byfocused The Independent Division 18should of be the opposite. If you had on that, and all to that it implies. the e USCG Auxilliary for use in boating safety. forethought to take a drink or two before driving, you had better ARE WE TOUGH ENOUGH? be thinking of the consequences. You’ve seen me say here that I just But that is just my opinion. don’t think we are. Drunk driving, In past ages, drinking and still whether that be in a car or in a being able to drive, whether that boat, is one place where I actually be a car or boat, might have been feel the legal penalties are too considered a badge of honor lenient. in certain circles. Today, thank If a person, uninfluenced by booze, goodness, it is considered reckless drove a car or a boat recklessly and lunacy. And things are worse on the hurt or even killed someone, they water than on the land, for a given would get a more severe sentencing level of alcohol.

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Oftentimes, when I come in from a boat ride with the family, some of the more lubberly members of the family say, “I can still feel the swaying!” If they happen to jump in the shower, it really gets intensified and they joke that they had to hold on to the shower wall to keep from tipping over!

Every state in the union prohibits the operation of a boat while under the influence of alcohol. The US Coast Guard, as a federal entity, enforces a federal law that prohibits Boating Under the Influence (BUI).

This is clear evidence of the dramatic impact the marine environment has the body’s sensory perception system. While boating, we are confronted with conflicting information from the eyes, feet, and inner ear. The horizon is constantly moving – up, down, and sideways – as the boat moves beneath our feet. Our conscious brain has no problem with intellectualizing this. But the unconscious part of our brain is getting sensory overload. This can result in reactions ranging from slight queasiness to absolutely debilitating nausea. The marine environment is full of stressors. The sun, glare, vibration – to name a few -- are all pretty common out there. Stressors intensify the effects of alcohol, drugs, and some medications. They can cause fatigue, reduced coordination, weak judgment, and slow reaction time.

And forget about the vision of the St. Bernard saving you from the cold by giving you brandy. Alcohol makes the body more susceptible to the effects of cold water, not less. Not surprisingly, all of this adds to boating accidents. US Coast Guard data shows that, in boating deaths involving driving under the influence, more than half the victims capsized their boats and/or fell overboard. Over one in five boating deaths are linked back to the use of alcohol.

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This law pertains to every vessel, foreign or domestic, operating in US waters, as well as US vessels on the high seas. Penalties may include fines, jail, and impoundment of boats and, in some states, the loss of boating and/or driving privileges. Back in 2008, Operation Dry Water was started in partnership with the US Coast Guard, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, and partner agencies. It is a national weekend of BUI detection and enforcement aimed at reducing the number of alcoholrelated accidents and fatalities, and fostering a stronger and more visible deterrent to alcohol use on the water. Zero tolerance is of course the posture, then and now. Booze kills.

REAL RISKS. REAL CONSEQUENCES. Boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs could cost you: – Someone else’s life – Your own life – Your driver’s license – The time, expense, and shame of an arrest – A fine – Boat repairs from an accident – Property damage from an accident – Medical treatment ESSENTIAL BOAT OPERATING SKILLS ADVERSELY Affected by Alcohol or Drug Use – Peripheral vision – Night vision – Inhibitions – Ability to distinguish colors – Cognitive abilities – Judgment – Balance – Coordination – Reaction time

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