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The Hats That “Would Never Sell” Are Now Becoming a Hampton Classic Tradition A few years ago Kathleen Marder decided that the Hampton Classic ladies shouldn’t take a back seat to those attending events like the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness. So she came up with what husband Charlie called a really “screwball idea” (his words). But it turns out that he knows a lot more about landscaping than he knows about hats. Today, women visit Marders Gift Shop to take their pick of this year’s creations…in fact, let us know and our designers can dream up something that incorporates your favorite colors.

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Windmill Village I. After a story in this newspaper about EHFP’s efforts, a local benefactor stepped up and helped construct thousands of dollars of improvements, including storage, conveyor belts, and even solar panels, to create an efficient distribution center.

For 12 years the pantry operated out of Windmill. “It was ideal for the senior citizens who lived there,“ Littman explained. In 2010, as the need continued to grow, EHFP established a satellite distribution center in Amagansett at the Presbyterian Church’s Scoville Hall. Sighs of relief didn’t last very long.

Scoville Hall burned down in 2011 and the search for a new satellite location was on. Space was found at the St. Michael’s senior citizen housing complex nearby.

Independent / James J. Mackin Food Pantry operations manager Mona Forbell, ready to distribute supplies to local needy.

East Hampton Food Pantry: One Scrappy Charity

By Kitty Merrill

You won’t see gown and jewelbedecked celebrities and suave millionaires on their red carpet. They don’t have one.

“We don’t have the money to put together a big fundraiser,” said Vicki Littman, chair of the East Hampton Food Pantry. “We need all our money for food.”

You won’t get invites to plush galas boasting famed chefs serving fancy cuisine at a tony setting. They can’t afford the upfront cost of mounting a party.

And, as well-heeled summer residents prepare to head back to Manhattan and catering trucks turn west, the EHFP will still be here, feeding local residents all year round. It addresses the need

with an annual budget of about $200,000, the cost of a couple of tables at the hottest Hamptons events.

For over 25 years, the food pantry has fed an average of 300 families per week, each week. It hasn’t been easy; there have been obstacles aplenty. In 2004, the pantry found a home in the community center in

In 2016 the board at Windmill Village evicted the pantry. Officials there said they wanted to convert the distribution space into a gym. Opponents at the time questioned the logic of offering seniors Zumba classes when what many of them need is food. Scrambling, volunteers found temporary space for the winter at the Hampton Country Day Camp in Wainscott. “If it wasn’t for Jay Jacobs (owner of the camp), we would have had to close down,” Littman said. But the space was only available for the winter.

This past May the East Hampton Town Board stepped in, offering the food pantry space in an outbuilding on the town hall campus. It’s just a small room with an even smaller office. But, said administrative manager Ricci Paradiso, “It works.” EHFP bought a new stand alone walk-in freezer for $15,000 and rents a trailer for dry goods at an expected cost of

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short time – tarnished the image of those of us who are quietly proud of our Italian heritage.

Jerry’s Ink

My anger at this vulgarian still consumes me.

by Jerry Della Femina

A FAKE ITALIAN When I was a kid, most of the Italian men I knew worked as longshoremen or in construction. They were out of their houses at 6 in the morning, and they came home bone-tired by 7 PM. They ate their dinner at a kitchen table surrounded by their family and most of the time, after a backbreaking day, they were so tired that they could barely bring themselves to speak 10 words before they went to bed. Most Italian men I knew in those days spoke softly and, no matter how poor or uneducated they may have been, they carried themselves with a quiet dignity.

It’s that same quiet, simple dignity that so many Hispanic immigrants have today. A dignity that Donald Trump, the man who wants to banish hardworking immigrants from this country, will never have. It’s a dignity that Italians have maintained for generations.

Italians like DiMaggio, Berra, Rizutto, Marciano, Joe Perella, Dr. Rock Positano, Richie Russo, Ron Travisano, Frank DiGiacomo – I can name a million of them – have always had and will always have . . . that soft, quiet, modest demeanor and style. When I was 16 the Italians I

grew up with on Avenue U in Brooklyn, whose names were Malore, Pepe, Cardinali, Rispoli, Saracino, Bruno, and Brancaccio, would never raise their voices. We had a word for the few Italians who were loud and crude. They were “gavones,” the Italian word for an uncouth, boorish, illmannered person. Even Frank Costello, who headed up the Mafia in the 1940s and ‘50s and owned New York City’s mayors and judges, never raised his raspy voice. He lived on Central Park West at the swanky Majestic apartments and spent his life searching for respectability. Of course, he never achieved it. And then along came Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci as the White House communications director.

Scaramucci is a total gavone. He’s loud, he’s brash, and he uses the vilest, most disgusting language imaginable. He’s a schmuck.

I’m surprised he even lasted 11 days. Now I know I’m overreacting, and he’s been gone for weeks, but Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci’s presence in the national spotlight – even for a Visit Us at

Let me first state that I’m not one of those “professional Italians.” You know, those wellmeaning, sensitive Italians who wouldn’t go see a brilliant movie like The Godfather or watch a great television show like “The Sopranos” because they felt it “defamed” all Italians and linked them to the Mafia.

Like most Italians, I’m well aware that the Mafia, which has been in the United States since around 1920, is 99 percent Italian. Actually, if the Mafia, even though it’s a criminal organization, had started today, they would be under pressure from the federal government to be more diverse.

And since we are now so politically correct as a nation, the Mafia would be brought up on charges of not having enough gays, blacks, Hispanics, and women in their organization.

The thought of the head of one of the Mafia families desperately searching for a transgender Mafia member makes me laugh.

The reality is that 99.9 percent of Italians are law-abiding people who have made and are making great contributions to art, science, business, law, and medicine. The children and grandchildren of unwanted immigrants have fought in wars and died for this, their adopted country. The Mafia tag was shrugged off many years ago.

But now we have to deal with Scaramucci, who, with his stupid tough-guy talk, is a disgrace to

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the millions of Italians who are a great part of this great country. At first Scaramucci puzzled me. Where did he come from?

Did he come from a tough Italian neighborhood in Brooklyn or the Bronx? Turns out he comes from Port Washington on Long Island. I didn’t even know they had Italians in Port Washington. Then I decided to check his education.

I thought “The Mooch” probably went to some tough, scrappy school. Maybe he worked nights and went to a City College to earn his degree. Nope, wrong again. Anthony Scaramucci went to Tufts and Harvard Law.

Then it hit me. Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci is a fake – a total fake. He is playing his gavone version of Joe Pesci in the movie Goodfellas. He’s been doing this act as Tony “The Mooch,” the ultimate Italian gavone, for years. It worked, and some simpletons in the financial arena bought into it. He’s made millions. He’s been doing an act and Donald Trump fell for it.

But then again, Donald Trump has been doing an act for years and, sadly, the United States of America fell for it.

Maybe Trump’s lame, creepy excuses for the Nazi stormtroopers in Charlottesville, Virginia, will wake up even his most ardent supporters, and they’ll finally realize that they were taken in by a lying political hustler. If you wish to comment on “Jerry’s Ink” please send your message to

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Ready, Set, Ride-Along By Elizabeth Vespe

Captain John Kanavy, thirdgeneration boat captain and owner of Sea Tow Montauk, tells his tale of the sea with his wildest towing story.

During an extremely busy shark fishing tournament in Montauk, Sea Tow received a call from a boater with a blown engine. While trying to get out into the ocean to commence the rescue, dozens of 60-foot fishing boats were charging back to the marina to have their sharks weighed before 5 PM.

double tow which is very rare,” said Kanavy, whose bailiwick includes the waters from East Hampton to Montauk. Captain Kanavy is on call 24/7 and the Coast Guard can reach him at any time day or night for a rescue via radio.

The biggest boat Captain Kanavy has ever ungrounded was a 60foot Viking out in Montauk. “It’s amazing how with the right techniques and movements, you can do the seemingly impossible and unground a huge vessel,” he said.

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Independent / Elizabeth Vespe Captain John Kanavy preparing to patrol.

Boaters didn’t bat an eyelash while Sea Tow was going out for a rescue. The boats were creating fourto-five-foot wakes while Captain Kanavy and his partner, Captain Jon Edwards, were in the middle of it all. Kanavy was able to rescue the distressed boat and put it on short tow 50 feet behind his boat. But that wasn’t all. Right in the middle of this tow, another boat in distress needed to be rescued. Captain Kanavy was able to secure both boats to his vessel and bring them back to the marina unharmed on an extremely busy boating day with choppy waters. “It was the gnarliest and most exciting tow, and it turned into a




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on “both sides,” offering the false equivalency that the anti-Nazis were as bad as the Nazis. This was in a press conference in Trump Tower where Trump also compared George Washington, who led an army to create the USA, to Robert E. Lee, who led a revolt against the USA – to defend the monstrous institution of slavery -- triggering 620,000 deaths.

Sand In My Shoes by Denis Hamill

We can no longer have public statues, buildings, or streets honoring the worst figures of American history.

Tear down these monuments. Redpencil the street names and public buildings glorifying the villains of our shameful past. Spike the bigots. Delete the traitors. Revise the facts. Each new edit will make America, that is already the greatest nation in human history a better place in this 21st century draft of American history. And yet last week, President Donald J. Trump held a press conference in which he said it was “sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments.”

Trump was referring to the removal of a statue in Charlottesville of Confederate General Robert E. Lee – who himself stated that there should be no statues to the Confederacy -- which brought out a vile protest from Nazis waving swastika flags, Ku Klux Klansmen boasting Confederate flags, and white supremacists flailing flaming tiki torches chanting “No Jew will replace us!” Are we kidding?

For this the Greatest Generation fought and died to defeat Hitler?

Trump, who as POTUS is supposed to be the moral role model of our


nation, told us that there were “a lot of fine people” marching with those Nazis, Klansmen, and white supremacists. There were not.

Anyone who walks with Nazis and Klansmen is a racist lowlife. Anyone who gives aid or comfort to Nazis and Klansmen is a pig.

But Donald Trump was raised by Fred Trump, who 90 years ago was arrested at a KKK rally in Jamaica Estates, Queens, where the 1000-strong racist mob inveighed against the encroaching Roman Catholics and Jews moving into this Protestant enclave. In the 1970s Fred, and son, Donald, would be sued twice together by the Justice Department – under Richard Nixon -- for racial discrimination for refusing to rent apartments to African Americans in their Coney Island housing complex. One of the tenants in that complex was famed folksinger Woody Guthrie, who wrote a ballad called “Old Man Trump” about Fred Trump’s racist ways. Last week was a sadder song.

You can follow the pathology of Donald Trump’s role model in life to that murderous intersection in Charlottesville where a young Nazi killed a young anti-Nazi protester to save a statue honoring an American traitor. Trump claimed there was blame

Think this is a stretch?

It was ironic that Trump chose Trump Tower -- a 62-story monument to American greed, swindles, and hypocrisy, and himself -- to proclaim his love for public art. For in 1983 when he bought the gorgeous old art deco Bonwit Teller building, replete with artistic statues and bas relief art work, Trump pledged to preserve them for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Instead, he hired undocumented Polish workers to willfully destroy the statues like a spoiled rich brat stomping his old toys before mommy could donate them to an orphanage. Then Trump stiffed the Polish workers. When they complained, Trump had them deported. Kinda sounds like his cabinet.

After Charlottesville, Trump stood in the gaudy lobby of that same building where he behaved like a Philistine saying that the Nazi/Klan protest was inspired by people who wanted to preserve this beautiful statue of a “very important person” named Robert E. Lee. Pass the barf bag.

If we follow the pathology of Trump’s support of war memorials to enemies of the USA we should erect a monument to Muhammad Atta at the site of the World Trade Center. While we’re at it let’s erect a monument at Pearl Harbor to Japanese Admiral Isoruko Yamamoto who masterminded the day that lives

Until last year the town of Yaphank -- here in Suffolk County -- where a pro-Nazi group called the Bund has flourished since the 1930s had streets named after Adolf Hitler, Hermann Goring, and Joseph Goebbels.

In 2007 I learned that Corbin Place, one block from the local Jewish Holocaust memorial in Brooklyn’s predominantly Jewish Manhattan Beach was named after one Austin Corbin who was once president of the American Society for the Suppression of the Jews, who once asked a Brooklyn Eagle reporter, “If America is a free country why can’t we be free of the Jews?” Corbin also pledged, “to spare no effort to… exterminate them utterly.” A series of columns I wrote in the New York Daily News about Corbin caused a local uproar that led to Corbin Place being rededicated in memory of Martha Cochran Corbin, a wounded war veteran of the Continental Army in the American Revolution. How is this not appropriate?

We can’t tolerate a President of the United States of America supporting Nazis and Klansmen and thinking it’s okay for our kids to walk past monuments to traitors on streets named for bigots into schools named for secessionists who pledged allegiance to the Confederate States of America. This is a monumental national disgrace.

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in infamy. And let’s invite the fake news to cover Trump cutting the ribbon on Timothy McVeigh Plaza in Oklahoma City and the renaming of Dealey Plaza in Dallas, where JFK was assassinated, for that very important person named Lee Harvey Oswald.

What do you expect from a POTUS whose first wife said he kept a copy of Hitler’s speeches on his night table?

A Monumental Disgrace This is a monumental national disgrace.

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In Depth News

Independent / Courtesy Discovery Land Corp. The Hills is one of the most ambitious projects ever proposed for Western Southampton Town. (Above, right) Discovery’s golf course in Baker’s Bay, FL.

The Hills Inching Closer To Approval?

By Rick Murphy

science professor at Stony Brook Southampton, was poised to release new findings as this newspaper went to bed. The numbers show mitigating efforts promised by Discovery would successfully lower the amount of nitrogen the project would generate.

Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman is not ready to become the first board member to come out in favor of the controversial East Quogue project dubbed “The Hills at Southampton.”

He made that much clear in an interview this week. But the path for approval is certainly clearing a bit.

The Discovery Land Company wants to build an 18-hole golf course and 117 luxury homes on a 600-acre parcel it owns. It is one of the most ambitious projects ever proposed in western Southampton Town. The project has gone through numerous machinations and has been the subject of a slew of debates, public information gatherings, and back and forths over the past three years. Dr. Chris Gobler, a marine


“Chris is going to finalize his review of the nitrogen loading. I am not sure what he will conclude, but he has said that several things are significant,” Schneiderman said. Most significant is that Discovery has agreed to purchase 33 additional acres of land at the headwaters of Weesuck Creek and preserve them. The company has also offered to upgrade the septic system at the East Quogue School and install a system at the proposed golf course at twice the county standard for nitrogen removal. “He is also reviewing a concept that I developed for a nitrogen cap that would mandate a specific allotment for applied fertilizer per

year that could not be exceeded without the risk of course closure,” Schneiderman said.

“There would be a significant nitrogen reduction,” Schneiderman said. “I trust Chris. Everyone I know trusts him. He has a worldrenowned reputation.” NO BASIS Schneiderman said the project must meet, or pass, 10 criteria for him to give his approval. But it is trending in the right direction, he acknowledged. For example, property taxes in the East Quogue School District would go down between $1500 and $1800 per household annually. “If they meet all 10 criteria, then I would have no basis to say no,” Schneiderman said. “If it is better in every way why deny it?” he added.

The town board needs a super majority to approve the plan. But even if Discovery is rebuffed, there

are several avenues it could take to get approval, either through the court system, by waiting until after the November election, or by getting the town board to cede authority to the planning board.

Discovery will also need approval by the Pine Barrens Commission. The other Southampton town board members do not seem in a hurry to commit one way or the other, at least publicly.

“I’m not jumping into anything,” said Town Councilwoman Christine Scalera. “I want to go through it point by point. I want to deem the FEIS (final environmental impact statement) complete first.”

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In Depth News

A Bridge Of Size

The iconic clubhouse at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club. The course is the site of the 2018 US Open.

By Rick Murphy

Anything for the good folks at the USGA.

Suffolk County and Southampton Town recognize the benefits of staging the 2018 US Open at the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, and work hand-in-hand with the US Golf Association to accommodate the throngs of fans expected to attend the four-day event next June. But accommodating the PGA is getting expensive.

The county budget calls for a $1.5 million expenditure to install a footbridge across County Road 39 from the Southampton/Stony Brook campus to the golf course across the street.


Independent / Rick Murphy A footbridge to go over CR 39 in Southampton will cost $1.5 million.

County Road 39 has been revamped to accommodate two lanes in each direction since then, but Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman was surprised to learn a new bridge is needed. He said he thought the county saved the previous structure and intended to re-use it. Schneiderman said the road wasn’t substantially widened to accommodate the new lanes because the shoulders were removed.

Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, the oldest incorporated golf club in the United States, has hosted the US Open four times before -- the first time in 1896, in 1986, and again in 1995 for the 100th anniversary of the Open, and in 2004. The tournament will return to Shinnecock Hills in 2026. According to published reports

the cost of the bridge rose from $150,000 in 1995 to $500,000 in 2004.

However, Southampton Town Highway Supervisor Alex Gregor said the county is indeed buying a new bridge.

“I had a meeting at the golf course just the other day. Apparently they deployed the old bridge somewhere else. I heard Indian Island golf course,” he said. Gregor also said CR 39 is a bit wider and that an official from the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club

told him the old bridge is not long enough to span the entire road.

During the last two Opens at Shinnecock, an 8-foot-wide, 210-foot-long span was used to accommodate fans that were bused into town from points west. In 2004, most parked at Gabreski Airport in Westhampton. In 1996, the Shinnecock Indian tribe was paid by the USGA to provide parking, but complaints were made that items were stolen from some vehicles and police reports indicated some motorists had trouble getting their keys back from tribe members charged with running the parking site.

County officials confirmed County Road 39 was widened since the last tournament, so the bridge footing is now on the road instead of the road’s shoulder. A study by the Long Island Association that said the USGA spent $6.7 million at the last US Open held on Long Island in 2009

at Bethpage State Park. Vendors under contract at the event spent $17.8 million. Fans spent $15.1 million on merchandise, food, and beverages, as well as $154.5 million locally, generating $16.7 million in sales taxes.

The United States Golf Association has opened an office at 5 Main Street in Southampton Village in preparation for the 2018 Open. The 118th US Open will take place from June 11 to June 17, 2018, starting with practice rounds the first three days.

USGA championship director Charlie Howe said 5000 volunteers will be needed to help serve on 20 committees including course marshals and ball-finders. Howe called the volunteers the “backbone of support” for the event. Those interested in volunteering can find more information at

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Community News

On The Beat

By Rick Murphy

Middle Of The Roader Trade parade commuters early Thursday morning were shocked to see a silver Jeep speeding down the Sunrise Highway median bouncing off guard cables.

At about 7 AM Southampton Town Police responded and spotted the vehicle near the North Road exit and were able to get the driver to stop the vehicle. They said the driver, Nicole Morgan of Mastic, 37, appeared to be intoxicated and had an open container containing an alcoholic beverage in the car.

Police said the driver subsequently failed roadside sobriety tests and was taken into custody. Morgan was charged with DWI - police said she had ingested drugs as well. They also charge her with aggravated unlicensed operation as well as 10 assorted lesser violations.

She was held for arraignment in justice court. Alleged Dealer Popped Southampton Town Police, cruising through a neighborhood frequented by drug dealers, arrested a Mastic man on August 9 who they said was peddling drugs. Damion Walker, 40, was arrested by Southampton Town Police on Old Quogue Road in Riverside at about 8 AM. They said Walker was pulled over for an equipment malfunction. A search of the vehicle produced two knotted plastic bags containing crack cocaine and another, allegedly containing heroin. Walker was charged with two counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a narcotic and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell. He is due back in court this week.

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Democratic Primary Debate

By Laura Field

To enable voters to hear the candidates and question them about important issues before the Tuesday, September 12, Democratic primary election for East Hampton Town Board, the League of Women Voters of The Hamptons, along with the East Hampton Group for Good Government and the East Hampton Library, is co-sponsoring a debate on Monday at 7 PM in the Library’s Baldwin Family Community Room. The three candidates debating are incumbent Kathee BurkeGonzalez, Jeffrey Bragman, and Zachary Cohen.

The two highest vote-getters in that September 12 primary election

will then run on the Democratic Party line for East Hampton Town Board in the general election on November 7.

Candidates will make timed opening and closing statements and answering questions submitted by the GGG, the League, and the audience.

The event will be moderated by Estelle Gellman, co-president of The Hamptons League, and Arthur Malman, chairman of the GGG. East Hampton Town’s LTV will tape the debate for viewing on Channel 20.

Registered voters are reminded that the deadline for submitting absentee ballot applications for the primary is September 5.

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clemency, make the case for their rehabilitation, and have the opportunity to contribute to and re-enter society,” Governor Cuomo said. “I’m proud to partner with them to expand the work of this administration and its partners and take one more step toward a more just, more fair, and more compassionate New York for all.”

Pro-Bono Clemency Program Governor Andrew Cuomo this week announced a new partnership between the state and a coalition of legal organizations to expand the state’s clemency program. This partnership with the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, with support from the Foundation for Criminal Justice, Families Against Mandatory Minimums, and other organizations, is modeled after a successful federal program that has since been discontinued.

Although individuals may apply for clemency without the assistance of an attorney, assistance from a pro bono attorney will enhance the quality of an inmate’s application and present his or her best case to the Governor. Since 2011, Governor Cuomo has commuted the sentences of 10 individuals, and granted pardons to 114 individuals as a part of an ambitious clemency agenda that seeks to identify individuals demonstrating evidence of rehabilitation.

“These nationally recognized organizations have already proven successful in helping incarcerated individuals get access to the resources they need to apply for

Beach Clean Up

By Laura Field

Southampton Town Councilwoman Christine Scalera and BEACH Magazine are sponsoring the fourth annual

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Point Surf Shop, and Hampton Sun will be given out to the top beachcomber winners. The town will provide each participant with materials for the clean-up, including paper bags that the kids can decorate and personalize. The event will take place at Ponquogue Beach in Hampton Bays from 9:30 to 11 AM, rain or shine.

Independent / Courtesy SHHS Last year all were fascinated by Diane Schiavoni’s peach pit sculpture of John F. Kennedy.

By Kitty Merrill

Traditionally the Sag Harbor Historical Society’s final “Friday on the Porch” of the season is a “Sag Harbor Show and Tell.” Participants are encouraged to bring an item or a photograph from the past, which might need some investigating or lead to some conversation.

Comb the attic, the storage closet, or the basement and see if there is anything mysterious there that you would like to share. And if nothing turns up, just come and listen. Last

year all were fascinated by Diane Schiavoni’s peach pit sculpture of John F. Kennedy.

“Friday on the Porch” is a gathering of folks of all ages, history buffs, conversationalists, neighbors, visitors, and friends. Refreshments are served and the gathering is said to be reminiscent of the good old Sag Harbor when people spent time talking and rocking out on their front porches. It all goes down from 5 to 6:30 PM at the Annie Cooper Boyd House at 174 Main Street.

My Mother’s Kitchen

By Laura Field

The Jewish Center of The Hamptons will be wrapping up its Meatless Monday classes this Monday with guest Peter Gethers. Gethers is a chef who will be

demonstrating recipes from his new cookbook My Mother’s Kitchen. The event will take place at the Center in East Hampton from 5:30 to 7 PM, and for more information visit

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By engaging more pro bono lawyers, this partnership will provide a steady supply of highquality clemency applications for the Governor’s Counsel’s office to review.

This new partnership greatly expands the Governor’s clemency initiative founded in 2015 that provided pro bono clemency petition services to individuals with criminal records or incarcerated in state prison.

Kids Beachcomber Clean-Up Contest, for children of all ages, this Saturday.

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Water Views

By Jon D. Erickson

Building A Clean Water Economy Imagine an investment opportunity with a guaranteed return of at least 400 percent within a year. You put in a dollar and get back five over twelve months. Year after year. Guaranteed. Completely legal. No strings attached. Would you take it? My hunch is many might jump at the chance.

But here’s the catch: you pay the upfront costs, but the benefits are spread out over the year in dozens of ways. For every $1 you pay now, you’ll get $5 back across savings on other purchases, avoided living expenses, and a myriad of less visible returns broadly shared with your community. Some people won’t pay, but still get the community benefits. Others will get back much more than you. Still interested? A similar decision is at the heart of building a clean water economy. From essential uses for drinking, agriculture, fisheries, manufacturing, and recreation, to the lifeblood of nutrient cycling, complex food webs, and ecosystem health, clean water is at the base of a healthy economy. The supply, delivery, and maintenance of clean water is supported by extensive private and public infrastructure, and high return investments abound. For example, our engineered water


systems have leaks to plug, plants to upgrade, and septic systems to fix. The American Water Works Association estimates the cost of repairing our nation’s public water infrastructure at $1.3 trillion over ten years. Imagine the national jobs and income generated in a trilliondollar national public works project. Restoration and conservation of soils, wetlands, and streams can be even more cost effective, restoring the ecological functioning of nature’s clean water infrastructure. Investments in open land, sustainable agriculture, and riparian corridors have the additional benefits to wildlife habitat, public recreation, and storm protection. Such investments in clean water generate economic activity and business savings many times over capital costs. A 2016 assessment of our nation’s water and wastewater infrastructure by the American Society of Civil Engineers found a growing gap between current spending and need of $82 billion per year at all levels of government. If the investment gap was closed, the study estimates over $220 billion of economic activity and 1.3 million jobs would be created over a decade. The avoided costs to business alone of providing clean and safe water to customers would more than offset the capital costs over the investment period, with

sustained annual savings as high as $407 billion through 2040.

The political rhetoric around these investments is usually framed around costs, particularly the regulatory costs of enforcing current clean water rules or mandating new ones. However, historical analysis of environmental regulation also reveals high investment returns. The Bush Office of Management and Budget found historical benefits of environmental regulations outweighing costs by as much as 5 to 1. The Obama budget office followed with a similar study, finding benefit/cost ratios even higher for recent environmental regulations. The economic logic for investing in a clean water economy is sound, but here’s the rub. When legislation such as the Clean Water Act was passed, access to clean water was viewed as a public right, not a private privilege. When clean water was central to a bipartisan political

agenda, investing federal and state tax revenue in infrastructure and watershed protection was a public duty, not a private burden. Ultimately a clean water culture is required to build a clean water economy.

The challenge to communities that still hold clean water as a human right and moral obligation is that federal and state funding is a shadow of historic levels. Building and maintaining a clean water economy is falling increasingly on regional planning boards, local municipalities, and landowners and rate payers. Fortunately, these are the people who most benefit from safe drinking water, healthy streams and lakes, and local jobs and income created in communities worth visiting, raising families, and calling home.

Jon D. Erickson is an ecological economist and the David Blittersdorf Professor of Sustainability Science and Policy at the University of Vermont.

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An impassioned speaker at the August 13 rally for unity in Mitchell Park in Greenport said she hoped to see more opportunities for people to come together in peace. Samantha Payne-Markel may get her wish. Jim Shaw, one of the organizers of the rally, held on the heels of the white supremacy march in

Charlottesville, VA, that led to the death of a counter protestor, has reportedly filed for a gathering permit to hold a unity celebration in Greenport on September 7. A resolution approving the public assembly permit is slated to be on the village board’s agenda this week. In East Hampton, four days after the tragedy in Charlottesville, the town’s anti-bias task force

offered an affirmation of a joint statement written by the Suffolk County Anti-Bias Task Force, the Suffolk County Human Rights Commission, and the Center for Social Justice and Human Understanding.

The statement announced the organizations “stand together with all people of good will to denounce the racist and hate-filled actions and words witnessed this weekend

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Taste & Tour Tiana

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Independent / Courtesy CCE The Tiana bayside facility for marine education and stewardship in Hampton Bays is home to a coastal plant restoration program.

Cornell Cooperative Extension’s been up to an array of interesting programs this summer. Find out about their latest initiative this Friday, as the county’s marine program presents “Taste & Tour Tiana.” From 6 to 8 PM, guests can visit CCE’s Tiana bayside facility for

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marine education and stewardship in Hampton Bays, tour the site and enjoy pairings of local shellfish, sustainable seafood, wine, and beer. The Center for Marine Education and Stewardship offered a variety of programs for kids and adults throughout the summer.

In the SPAT classes, participants learned how to grow their own oysters in individual gardens at Tiana. Marine meadow eelgrass and coastal plant restoration workshops were undertaken with experts helping participants propagate marsh grass and dune grass and prepare eelgrass planting units. The goal? Restoring essential underwater habitats. Throughout the summer, sunset lectures showcased the work of the CCE Marine Program with topics including aquaculture, habitat restoration, and the East End’s maritime heritage.

The “Healthy Bodies, Healthy Bays” program afforded participants the opportunity to learn about the ecosystem while getting fit with hikes, yoga, and paddle excursions.

Throughout the summer, the Back to the Bays Art + Science programs offered integrative sessions that introduced students ages five and up to the marine and coastal environment, then let them creatively express what they learned. Topics explored included shellfish, seahorses, shorebirds, and marine mammals.

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Earlier this summer, CCE, in collaboration with Southampton Town, unveiled the new Dune Road facility. Cornell has been using the site as a community shellfish nursery for several years. It’s also home to coastal plant nursery. An old police barracks on the property was converted into a classroom for expanded programs.

For tickets to Friday’s Taste & Tour, visit eventbrite, or call 631-8528660 ext 21.

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Musings With Lynn Blue



During the day, Lynn Blumenfeld is half of the Montauk-based creative marketing firm Blumenfeld + Fleming -- with partner Jill Fleming -- winner of hundreds of awards for its PR campaigns. But when the sun sets, Lynn dons her superwoman costume – ripped jeans, cool t-shirt, and always with the crazy-long tresses – and becomes her alter-ego, Lynn Blue, singer and rocker extraordinaire.

And what makes it even more intriguing, especially to that section of the population who are female and “of a certain age,” is that Lynn started her music career after the age of 50. At least it seems that way at first glance. But Lynn swears she came out of the womb looking for a microphone. “You know when you see a chorus of kids singing, and half of them totally look like they don’t want to be there?” she

asked rhetorically as we sat outside at Baron’s Cove in Sag Harbor, shortly before Lynn and her band were scheduled to play (they are BC regulars). “You just know their parents are making them do it. They look uncomfortable and unhappy. But there’s always that one little kid in the front, bopping away, giving it their all? That was me,” she said. In an alternate universe, she would have gone straight into show biz out of high school or college. But

instead, she got into the New York “Mad Men” advertising executive scene, albeit a few years later. “It was a different way to be creative,” she said. She was writing music, but it was commercial jingles. Still, she enjoyed it and still does. “I’m always singing, I’m always writing music,” Lynn said. “It comes naturally. I can’t help it.”

And it’s true. She breaks into song spontaneously, like, well, a Blue

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Town Guide: Lisa Salzer-Wiles

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the curve with the health food craze. I love it for many reasons, some of which include its awesome smoothies made with the freshest veggies and fruits, as well as its excellent assortment of organic beauty products. I buy this amazing Jason Vitamin E oil out there, as well as these delightful homemade fig bars that they keep in jars on the counter. It’s impossible to have just one bar!

WHO: Lisa Salzer-Wiles, founder of Lulu Frost

ABOUT LISA: CFDA member Lisa Salzer-Wiles is the proud founder and designer of Lulu Frost jewelry, which she established in 2004 while a senior at Dartmouth College. Named for Lisa’s longstanding aka “Lulu,” coupled with the last name of her grandmother Elizabeth, Lulu Frost represents an intersection of the past and future. Lisa spent hours learning from her grandmother in the estate jewelry shop she managed, thus shaping the foundation of the Lulu Frost aesthetic. The DNA of Lulu Frost rests in Lisa’s love for the thrill of the hunt for antique and vintage treasures, which she reworks into one-of-a-kind pieces. In addition, the brand is celebrated for its Plaza Collection featuring bronze numerals and letters cast from the original room doors of the famed Plaza Hotel, as well as CODE, a line of meaningful and symbolic fine jewelry. In 2017 Lulu Frost also launched 7 Prince, a retail concept store that features a DIY jewelry bar and custom floral counter in partnership with famed florist Tess Casey.

Springs for a visit to the PollockKrasner House - My hubby Marlon and I are geeky art kids, so we love to visit the Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner house for a window into what life was like for these amazing artists, living quietly out east. There is a certain peace out in Springs that you can’t find in the other Hamptons. The Parrish Art Museum for kids day - Marlon and I took my niece to the Parrish Art Museum recently for their delightful kids day, wherein they provide you with a really cute little packet for the kids to go on a scavenger hunt throughout the museum. My niece had a great time looking for certain artworks and identifying various artists, and Marlon and I were thrilled to see her having fun learning about art. The Parrish rocks!

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inlet of Towd Point to get to the sand dunes on the other side, and then we walk along these amazing sandbars that extend far out into the bay. It feels like you’re walking on water! Towd Point is so nice because it’s very low-key and there are no permits required, as well.

Il Capuccino in Sag Harbor - Il Capuccino has, without a doubt in my mind, the best garlic knots on the planet, period. The staff is really easy going and friendly, and it’s just a nice, warm, homey vibe there. Nothing pretentious and simple, great food and wine. Our family loves to gather at Il Capuccino at least once a weekend. Provisions in Sag Harbor - I’ve

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Paul Hecht: Shakespeare Sherpa

By Bridget LeRoy

Paul Hecht, a familiar face if ever there was one, made his debut on Broadway in 1968 as “the Player” in Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, and was recognized with a Tony nomination for his efforts. Since that time, his voice and visage have been seen and heard just about everywhere – he has continued to be involved in theater, film, and television, and has recorded dozens of books on tape, and is a natural choice to lead the “Speaking Shakespeare – Speeches as Soliloquies,” a one-day teen workshop at Bay Street in Sag Harbor on Monday.

But when we meet, it’s not in some imposing empty theater space or New York City bistro. It’s on a bench outside the Animal Rescue Fund of The Hamptons in Wainscott, where Hecht, now in his mid-70s and semi-retired, volunteers with the animals as often as he can. Occasionally visitors to the bench, just for a quick sniff, include four-legged ARF residents, all of whom Hecht knows by name.

Hecht himself was born in London in 1941; his parents Jewish refugees who emigrated to England. Is that where his love of service began? “I’m not sure,” he said. “I know my parents received help when they arrived. It just seems like the best way to spend my time,” he said. “I’ve always loved kids and animals.”

Hecht and his partner, the lighting designer Peggy Eisenhauer, are long-time residents of Springs – even more so now with Hecht being semi-retired and all.

When he is in the city, which is less and less frequently, Hecht donates his time to BookPals, a children’s literacy program begun by the Screen Actors Guild-AFTRA Foundation, where members – ie., actors – gifted in the art of storytelling, read to children in Title I public school classrooms.

Hecht, whose bailiwick includes “deepest Brooklyn” and is a past president of the New York branch of SAG, was hesitant at first. “I didn’t know what to expect,” he said honestly. “It’s part of New York’s Pre-K for All program, but I wasn’t sure how it would work. I mean, a bunch of four and five-year-olds listening to actors read?” But once he started, he was hooked. “I love the classrooms. The children are so excited to hear stories – it’s just wonderful,” he said.

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Hecht, who has appeared on stage at Bay Street, most notably in Quartet with Kaye Ballard, is looking forward to his day with the teens, working on Shakespeare monologues and sonnets.

“It’s so important, in every aspect of life, to know how to speak,” he said. “Whether these particular teens are interested in pursuing acting or not – although if they are taking this class, I suspect they are – it’s still important to be able to speak well.” And if they are interested in becoming professional actors? “I always encourage young people to pursue their dreams,” said Hecht. But don’t call him “teacher.”

“Guide, maybe?” he said. “I think it’s hard to ‘teach’ acting. Teaching to me sounds like books and academia and degrees; very conceptual. Being an actor is like being an auto mechanic – you can read about it all you want, but until you actually do it, it doesn’t mean anything. You have to get out there and do it.” For more information about this and other Bay Street teen workshops, visit the Bay Street website at education.

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The Terms Of My Surrender Broadway opening night was held at Belasco Theatre on August 10 in New York City. 1. Al Sharpton, 2. Rosanna Scotto and Jenna Ruggiero, 3. Phil Donahue and Marlo Thomas, 4. Christie Brinkley, 5. Gloria Steinem, 6. Rosie O’Donnell.


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ARF’s Bow Wow Meow Ball was held at ARF Adoption Center on Saturday in Wainscott. 1. Alvin Valley, 2. Amelia Saint-Amand and Christina McDonald, 3. Juan Carlos Menendez, Peter Marino, Lisa McCarthy, and Alex Papachristidis, 4. Ellen Scarborough and Chuck Scarborough, 5. Jane Warnock and Abigail Donaldson, 6. Alana McCarthy, Olivia Awad, and Clara Brahimy.

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An Evening with “This Is Us,” a red carpet and panel discussion was held at Paramount Studios on August 14 in Los Angeles. 1. Mandy Moore, 2. Chrissy Metz, 3. Chris Sullivan, 4. Justin Hartley, 5. Milo Ventimiglia, 6. Brian Tyree Henry and Sterling K. Brown.

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The ARTrageous Gala + Art Auction benefitting Hour Children was held at a private residence in Southampton on Friday. 1. Sharon Bush, Robin Cofer, Ruther Miller, Janna Bullock, and Andrea Warshaw Werner, 2. Lina Lopez and Philip Maltaghati, 3. Olya Kislin and Paola Bacchini, 4. Ramona Singer, Steven Gerber, and Lucia Hwong Gordon.


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The Glass Castle New York screening was held at SVA Theatre on August 9 in New York City. 1. Destin Daniel Cretton, Brie Larson, Naomi Watts, and Max Greenfield, 2. Ella Anderson, 3. Brigette Lundy-Paine.


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The New York premiere of Patti Cake$ was held at Metrograph on August 14 in New York City. 1. Geremy Jasper, Cathy Moriarty, Wass Stevens, Siddharth Dhananjay, Danielle MacDonald, Bridget Everett, and Mamoudou Athie, 2. Skyzoo, 3. Alan Cumming, 4. Josh Ostrovsky, 5. Tavi Gevinson.

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The Daily Summer x PatBo hosted a Night in Brazil dinner at a private residence in East Hampton on Friday. 1. Patricia Bonaldi and Fern Mallis, 2. Rachel Zeilic and Sophie Elgort, 3. Sophie Beem, 4. Reya Benitez, 5. Atmosphere.

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The FYC Event For Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” was held at DGA Theater on August 14 in Los Angeles. 1. Elisabeth Moss, 2. Alexis Bledel, 3. Warren Littlefield, 4. Samira Wiley, 5. Ann Dowd, 6. Reed Morano.


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B Floral’s Bronwen Smith and Bethenny Frankel, CEO/founder of Skinny Girl and star of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of New York,” hosted a few golden hours of florals, bites, and cocktails on Thursday at Southampton Social Club.

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FORAY GOLF hosted a pop up shop at Set Point Tennis in East Hampton on August 12 and 13. FORAY was founded in 2016 by fashion industry veterans who love the sport of golf. The goal is to encourage and empower women to increase participation by providing limited edition fashion apparel that performs on the golf course.





Saturday, August 26 Pamela Schuller 8:00pm Topic: “What Makes Me Tick: Comedy Disability and the Inclusive Community.” Inspiring communities to a new understanding of inclusion. Reception to follow.


Sunday, August 27 Ken Bialkin Panel Discussion with Lally Graham Weymouth, Stephen M. Greenberg, and Richard B. Stone. 10:00am–12:00pm Doors Open 9:30am JCOH Members 9:45am Non-Members

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The East Hampton Historical Society hosted a garden party with Ina Garten on Saturday, in honor of her many years of dedicated community service to EHHS.

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Celebrity Autobiography At Guild Hall

Brooke Shields, Christie Brinkley, Susan Lucci, and Mario Cantone will appear in Celebrity Autobiography.

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From London’s West End and the Sydney Opera House to Bravo TV, Celebrity Autobiography is an international smash-hit comedy. This week ticket holders can enjoy the award-winning comedy show where celebrities act out other celebrities’ jaw-dropping memoirs at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Friday at 7 PM and again at 9:30 PM. The 2017 edition features Scott Adsit (“30 Rock”), Christie Brinkley, Mario Cantone, Susan Lucci, Eugene Pack, Dayle Reyfel, Brooke Shields, Ali Wentworth, Alan Zweibel, and more.

The show, created by Eugene Pack and developed with Dayle Reyfel, will include never-beforeseen tell-alls by Oprah, Elvis, Celine, Zayn, Britney, Manilow, and even Madonna. This year there will also be mashups with the entire cast, combining multiple memoirs including Dueling Divas, a mustsee political mother/daughter duo, and a special Cookbook-NBake-Off highlighting several celeb-written cookbooks and recipes. Tickets start at $40/$38 for members. Visit www.guildhall. org.


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Pretty In Pink

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The #MillennialPink Party At Breakers MTK

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Saturday afternoon was left to the millennials who took to Montauk for the first annual #MillennialPink Party, held this year on the front lawn of Breakers MTK.

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dress code to boot. Sister fashion bloggers Charlotte and Sophie Bickley, Samantha Angelo with husband Peter Ostrega, and Reya Benitez all came dressed to the nines in the wildly popular shade of pink. In total, the afternoon, hosted by siblings Larry and Tobe Milstein and Justin Mikita, raised a whopping $15,000 for the Human Rights Campaign.

431 E Main St, Riverhead, NY 631.208.9200, ext. 426 Closed Christmas & Thanksgiving. *Admission must be used within 7 days of your birthday. No exceptions and no refunds for previously purchased tickets. Valid ID is required. No ID no admittance. Birthday offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Good for 2017.

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This summer Eleven Madison Park (rated world’s best restaurant) was renovating its Manhattan eatery, so they moved their entire staff to East Hampton and opened the more casual pop up, EMP Summer House. I knew I had to try it out. One problem, I didn’t have an American Express card. So last week I borrowed my parents for the first time since college (proud moment!) and headed to check out the pop up restaurant.

The only form of payment accepted is American Express and a deposit is required for a reservation. I made the reservation for my husband Joe and I in June. We landed ourselves a prime time reservation of 10:45 PM on a Sunday night in August. So after months of anticipation we headed over around 9 PM for drinks and some ping pong in the backyard. Lucky for us they were able to seat us early and all of the dishes were so delicious. It was definitely worth the wait.

Highlights included the fluke ceviche, the corn and black truffle flatbread, and the “Milk & Honey” dessert. I’m sure we will be back again this summer -- the patio and picnic table area offer a smaller menu than the indoor dining room and reservations aren’t needed.

On Saturday night I went to AM Southampton to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Hip hop legend Mase was also celebrating his birthday at the venue with his first-ever Hamptons performance along with DJ Reach.

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Gallery Walk

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RJD Gallery presents a solo exhibit with artist Andrea Kowch. Artwork by Scott Hewett at White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton.

Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to jessica@indyeastend. com. Folioeast Folioeast in East Hampton presents “The Barn Show” with artists Melinda Hackett, Anne Raymond, Barbara Thomas, and Mark Webber. An opening reception will be held on Saturday from 5 to 7 PM. Many A Muse The White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton presents “Many A Muse” with an opening reception featuring live music on Saturday from 6 to 8 PM. Featured artists include Scott Hewett, Lauren E. Loscialo, Ellyn Tucker, and John Chaney, aka Johnny Easel. Into The Wind RJD Gallery presents a solo exhibit with artist Andrea Kowch titled “Into The Wind.” An opening reception will be held on Saturday from 6 to 8 PM. Meet the artists for the unveiling of nine new paintings by this emerging American Master. Young Jackie “Young Jackie on the South Fork” explores the early life of Jacqueline

Bouvier Kennedy Onassis and her pastimes in The Hamptons as captured through the lens of society photographer Bert Morgan. Curated and presented by the East Hampton Historical Society, this collection of timeless images of young Jackie Bouvier are reminiscent of a bygone era, synonymous with the romantically rich history of The Hamptons. Also on view is “Caught in a Flash: Press Photographs of East Hamptoners 1930-1950,” on view on the second floor. The show runs through October 8.

East Hampton Historical Society’s director, Jill Malusky, will offer a special curator’s tour of Young Jackie on Saturday at 10 AM. The public is invited to join Malusky on this fun and informative tour of the East Hampton Historical Society’s newest summer exhibition. The tour is free.


Grenning Gallery Grenning Gallery’s 20th anniversary exhibition highlights some of its top artists throughout the years, including Ramiro, Ben Fenske, Paul Rafferty, Kamille Corry, Beth Rundquist, Ted Minoff, Maryann Lucas, Edwina Lucas,

Jacob Collins, Marc Dalessio, Sarah Lamb, Melissa Franklin Sanchez, John Morfis, Anthony Ackrill, Nelson H. White, George Morton, and Stephen Bauman. The show runs through September 10 in Sag Harbor. Summer Trip Tripoli Gallery presents “Summer Trip,” a group exhibition curated by Katherine Bernhardt and Tripoli Patterson, featuring works by Yevgeniya Baras, Katherine Bernhardt, Todd Bienvenu, Katherine Bradford, Quentin Curry, Mira Dancy, Dan McCarthy, Jonathan Rajewski, and Claude Viallat. The show runs through September 18. The Artist Study The Artist Study Gallery and Studio in Southampton presents “Pitture della Vita.” It is artist Megan Euell’s first solo exhibit and will feature compositions of Southampton, Savannah, Florence, and Tuscany - which visually narrate the painter’s path and chosen life as an artist. The

exhibition will be on view through September 4. Jackson Pollock: The Graphic Works Guild Hall in East Hampton presents “Jackson Pollock: The Graphic Works.” Jackson Pollock is best known for his stunning abstract poured paintings from the 1950s -- work which marked the high point of his artistic career. But many people may not realize that from 1943, Pollock also explored the art of printmaking quite different from his lithographs. Pollock’s intaglios from 1944 and 1945 are critical in his development and forecast his signature style in painting. The show runs through October 9. Visit An Invitational The Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton presents “An Invitational,” an exhibit featuring the work of over 55 East End artists. The month-long show will be on display through September 5.


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Suffolk Theater Darlene Love, one of Rolling Stone’s “Top 100 Voices of All Time” returns to the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead on Friday. Tickets are on sale now and range from $49 to $65. Doors open at 6:30 PM and the show begins at 8 PM. For more information, contact the theatre at 631-727-4343 or visit www. The White Buffalo

The Backyard Restaurant at Sole East in Montauk announces the White Buffalo will perform a concert on Saturday at 7 PM. The concert will be held outdoors and there will be no cover charge. For further information, call 631-668-2105. Park Concerts

The Southampton Cultural Center continues its 32nd summer of Concerts in the Park. Today Penny Lane Tribute will perform at Agawam Park at 6:30 PM, and on August 30 Mambo Loco will take the stage. Bring a blanket and picnic to enjoy live music with beach views. Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival

The Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival continues its 34th season on Saturday at 6:30 PM, with a performance of Beethoven’s works at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church. On Sunday there will be a finale to the concert series in the same location. The show starts at 6:30 PM, and ends with a meditation on family, life, and nature with Mozart’s famous works. For tickets and more information visit or call 631-537-6368.

Stephen Talkhouse Every week the Talkhouse is loaded with live performances, and this week is no different. Tonight at 8 PM Keith the Dirty Dozen Brass Band will perform, followed by karaoke at 10 PM. Thursday at 8 PM Katherine CHE takes the stage, and at 10 PM Revel in Dimes will be in the house. On Friday Insane Asylum plays at 6 PM; at 10 PM Booga Sugar will kick off the weekend. Saturday see Shadowlands at 8 PM, and Rubix Kube at 10 PM. Sunday brings Los Lonely Boys at 8 PM. Monday is outrageous open mic night. Tuesday brings Roses Grove Band at 8 PM, followed by Industry Night with LHT at 10 PM. Visit www. or call 631-2673117 to purchase tickets or for more info. Music For Montauk

The Music for Montauk summer series presents Mozart for Montauk at the Third House at 6:30 PM. Music for Montauk’s chamber orchestra will accompany soloists. Admission is free for all. On Friday from 6 to 9 PM, Music for Montauk presents Sunset Salon at the Art Barge. The special event features an immersive musical experience with a sunset view. Cocktails and light fare will be served and tickets are available for $150 per person. Visit for more information and to purchase tickets. The Summer Series comes to an end on Saturday at 6:30 PM with the Schumann Piano Quintet at Third House. Outdoor Concerts

The Jewish Center of The Hamptons located at 44 Woods Lane in East Hampton announces its Ronen Foundation Concert on Thursday, sponsored by Irene and Sidney




The Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival continues this weekend.

Silverman, at 5 PM. It will be a festive and colorful concert featuring classical works from Bach to the great Israeli and American songbooks. The foundation supports skilled young artists in the field of classical music. To RSVP, call the JCOH office at 631-249858. Chamber Concerts

The Montauk Chamber of Commerce and Gosman’s offer its final performances in its summer of free outdoor concerts on the Montauk Village Green and Gosman’s Dockside Stage on the Harbor. This week don’t miss HooDoo Loungers at Gosman’s on Sunday at 6 PM and Joe Delia and the Thieves as they perform Monday night at 6:30 PM on the Green. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, coolers, and picnics for these family-friendly concerts. Call 631-668-2428 for more information. Surf Lodge

Every weekend at 6 PM The Surf Lodge in Montauk has live music. Paula Fuga will be in the house on Friday, followed by Younger on Saturday. Sunday brings Ben Harper to wrap up the weekend. All concerts are free to attend and admission is on a first come, first serve basis. Visit www. for more information.

Words Cooking For Picasso Camille Aubray, author of Cooking for Picasso, will be at East Hampton Library beginning at 10:30 AM on Saturday. She’ll present a Provencethemed discussion, including slide show of the French Riviera places and meals that were her inspiration. Sign up at the adult reference desk. At The Parrish

The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will present two featured artist talks this week. On Thursday at 5 PM, Dia Art Foundation and the Parrish host a conversation with Dia director Jessica Morgan, painter Laura Owens, and Parrish collection artist Mary Heilmann. On Friday at 6 PM, join Platform artist Clifford Ross in a conversation with Art Basel Conversations host András Szántó. Both events will have a cover charge of $12. For more information, call 631283-2118 or visit Birds Of Prey

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The Suffolk County Historical Society Museum in Riverhead will hold a lecture about birds of prey on Thursday at 6 PM. William Konstant, author of Back from the Brick: Recovery of the Bald Eagle on Long Island and Beyond will share his personal stories of safeguarding birds of prey on Long Island and across the nation. For more than two centuries, the bald eagle has served as our national bird, but in the 1950s its numbers plummeted, along with those of other birds of prey, due to widespread use of poisons such as DDT. Members admission is free, non-members admission will be $5. The event includes wine and cheese. RSVP by calling 631-727-2881 ext.100.

Music Mondays at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor hosts “Stephen Schwartz and Friends” at 8 PM. Enjoy a night full of Broadway’s best. Visit www. for ticket information.

For over 30 years, every summer the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton has been hosting Fridays at 5, an author talk and signing with world-renowned

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 up starts at 7 PM. Performers get a free soft drink or tap beverage. Every Friday, it’s karaoke night beginning at 10 PM.

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Famed Designers, Favorite Homes

Maison Goult Fazenda Boa Vista

By Zachary Weiss

From local beachside compounds to mountain hideaways further afield, six world-renowned designers open up to The Independent about their must-see favorite homes around the globe.

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with amazing surroundings filled with fresh water and green, I can conclude that this is indeed one of my favorite accomplishments. Fazenda Boa Vista has achieved an architectural sophistication having only used basic materials such as concrete and iron.

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Fernanda Marques is a Brazilbased interior designer who has worked on residences in Malibu, Barbizon, São Paulo, and New York, and continues to oversee ongoing projects in Miami, London, and Lisbon. Fernanda’s portfolio ranges from paradisiacal homes by the sea to real estate developments in major Brazilian cities. She has also established commercial spaces for high profile clients such as Ermenegildo Zegna, John John, Le Lis Blanc, L’Occitane, and Rosa Chá. FERNANDA’S FAVORITE HOME: Fazenda Boa Vista in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

WHY?: It is always hard to favor only a single project, but in this case, due to the perfect harmony between architecture and landscape together

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RABIH HAGE Rabih Hage is an award-winning RIBA chartered architect and designer in London and New York. His multi-talented team of architects, interior designers, planning consultants, financial analysts, and curators produce a wide range of private and commercial projects around the world. RABIH’S FAVORITE HOME: Maison Goult in Provence, France. WHY?: My home in Provence is not only an example of “adaptive reuse” with deference for old layers and an addition of respectful,

harmonious new layers, it is an example of what I call “quiet architecture,” the architecture that quietly expresses renewal and continuity between the old and the new forms and uses of building.

In this case, a 17th-century derelict barn is an example of my minimal intervention in a challenging space and an addition of discrete elements to fit the new functionality of a modern home. I worked my way in, from the external envelope to the furniture design and curation of art, to create the living environment.

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garden and the pool toward Mont Ventoux to the north. This view is very empowering and joyful simultaneously. The other view that I like is the view from the little window in my son’s bedroom which is more like an arrow slit which has its sill at the same level as the back garden and its lawn. It gives me a view as through a Magritte painting, where you see a surrealist image of the garden and outside colors contrasting with the roughness of the old stone of the interior wall.

I see architecture, interior design, and product design as seamless intervention; it is all part of the same process. In this case, I have taken the architecture back to its bare essentials. It is a building that cannot be added to nor reduced in any way, a personal exercise in minimalist architecture.

This time, working without a client brief and instead answering only to myself and my family, brought its own unique challenges. This was a project that I didn’t want to finish as I was afraid to freeze it in time. I was not answering a clear brief as I would for a client, rather using the experience amassed over the years to create a utopia. The journey to creating my retreat was an unexpected one, and I feel satisfied that I have been able to put a quiet imprint on a personal project. Preferred views from the house: Every angle and point of view is important to and from the house. My favorite ones are out from the

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SASHA BIKOFF New York-native interior designer Sasha Bikoff freshly mixes the rich materials and bodily shapes of Italian and French mid-century design with the fun pastels and colorful vibrancy of Art Deco Revival and Space Age design – a combination that highlights the best of the best from the coveted aesthetics of New York, The

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Hamptons, Miami, Palm Beach, and Palm Springs. SASHA’S FAVORITE HOME: Her family home in Bridgehampton

The Bikoff home in Bridgehampton.

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WHY?: I was driving around in Bridgehampton when I noticed a house being built on a one-acre property with private beach access. It was a contemporary take on a 1980s Miami-style house which I loved. Coincidentally, I also happened to be on the hunt for a new Hamptons home for my mother. The architecture was done


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by Mehran Talaie of McDonough & Conroy Architects.

As Mehran is Persian, he designed this home with a very Persian flair so it was perfect for entertaining and also had the ideal spot for a piano. My mother also happens to be a pianist.

The house reminded me of a Wolf of Wall Street house mixed with the modern Scarface mansion that was on the water in Biscayne Bay. It didn’t feel like a modern office box which can often feel sterile, dark, and glum, instead it felt happy and unique. I wanted to instill a tropical punch energy that brought to mind a mix of the 1960s and Carnival in Brazil. The house also came with a solarium. As I am a gardener, I was able to bring life into the living room with tropical plants that I would treat throughout the year because I had heat installed too.

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MICHAEL S. SMITH With a client list that includes the Obama family’s personal quarters at The White House, Michael S. Smith’s private design projects are elegant, luxurious, and sophisticated collaborations among remarkable talents. Seeking out the perfect object, work of art, or antique, Michael creates environments that reflect the lives and lifestyles of his clients. MICHAEL’S FAVORITE HOME: The Quintessential East Hampton Beach House

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together the end result becomes greater than the sum of its parts and becomes something you couldn’t have imagined, as is what happened with this project.

I was inspired by beautiful 20th century architecture, with a very humanist and warm sense of material and scale, reminiscent of an old barn or building you might find in The Hamptons.

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KEN FULK Renaissance interior designer and event producer Ken Fulk has an eye like no other. His taste for over-thetop designs is supported by a team of 50 “magic makers” mostly based in San Francisco and New York that run the gamut from architects to event producers. Fulk is known for introducing his completed designs to his clients with unexpected celebrations and performances. KEN’S FAVORITE HOME: B Lake, a Victorian lake house in Sonoma, CA

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Fall Home Improvements: Needs V Wants been leaking for a while,” said the owner of the eponymously-named contracting firm.

By Kitty Merrill

When Labor Day is in the rearview, and those last sandy footprints have been swept out the back door, for many homeowners, thoughts turn to off-season improvements.

While some projects may not be so sexy, responsible homeowners must admit replacing that old oil burner, those drafty windows, or rusty gutters need to top the list.

What can you do to make your manse more livable, more updated, more valuable? Logic dictates that home improvements fall into two categories: things you need to do and things you’d like to do.

Let’s tackle the first category – what needs doing. According to an article published by HGTV entitled, “Which home improvement projects pay off ?” those that center around basic maintenance are most likely to offer the greatest bang for the buck. Roof repairs and new windows can return 80 percent on resale compared to “wish list” projects undertaken instead of basics.

That means new marble countertops

Cleaning heating and air conditioning ducts aren’t romantic projects, nor is having the chimney serviced. But aging heating systems that suddenly go kerflooey can take the fun out of a winter weekend getaway in The Hamptons.

are great, but not if the roof leaks on them. According to builder John Havlicek, honorable mention goes

to long-delayed things perceived as “less important,” but could be impacted by nasty East End winters and/or hurricanes. Roofs are a major item, “usually not until they’ve

“That’s for sure,” said Chris Schenck of Schenck Fuels. He said duct cleaning and heating system upgrades top the list of winter projects. Homeowners also price out upgrades to their existing systems, or new AC systems but, he said, “They usually pull the trigger in May.” Some cosmetic improvements can also be construed as “musts.” New, energy-efficient windows will look

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pretty while saving heating and cooling costs. And new windows can provide an up to 80 percent return on resale. New siding can mean a 92.8 percent cost recoup, according to a study by Remodeling magazine. After a summer of sand and saltwater – or sangria – spilt with regularity, floor refinishing is a very popular fall project, according to John Annunziata of Carpet One. “Sanding and refinishing, before the season and after Labor Day. We

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get a lot of those,” he said. Heavy traffic during the season can mean scratched or stained wooden floors, so TLC is warranted. “We do tons of those projects,” Annunziata reported. Fall is also a popular time for carpet replacement or a good, professional cleaning. Like other popular off-season projects, floor work can be disruptive – it’s a pain to scoot around newly finished floors or newly laid tiles, and who wants to be the one to accidently step on the wet poly? That puts refinishing and replacement at the top of the list of jobs best done when second homeowners are back in the city.

The same is true of interior painting, another popular post-season improvement. Exterior painting is less disruptive and ratchets up your home’s “curb appeal.” Depending on how long since the last time a brush caressed your sheetrock, painting can straddle the line between “have to” and “want to” projects for the fall. Moving to the wish list punch list, kitchen and bath remodels continue to top the list of most desired projects. They also tend to be the most expensive, most time consuming, and most disruptive – life without a kitchen gets old in a hurry.

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Still, in hot housing markets, the splurge is a sure-fire investment, according to the website for the popular home and garden cable channel HGTV. They’re the areas where it’s immediately apparent that an investment has been made.

HGTV suggests sticking with traditional materials and appliances like all-wood cabinets, commerciallook appliances, natural wood or stone floors, and stone countertops. You’re going to be living with your remodeled kitchen a long time; eschew fads that bore within a year.

When planning a bathroom remodel, consider lifestyle and luxury. If there’s room, the hottest trend is a walk-in steam shower, with a deep whirlpool tub. Be wary, however, of giving lots of floor space to a tub, if it’s not going to be used frequently. Even more important, consider whether you’d be better off adding a new bathroom to your home. Older homes have charm – until there’s a line outside the loo. An added bathroom can increase the sale price of a home twice as much as adding a bedroom. Still, additions are a very popular off-season improvement project hereabouts. An extra guest room, a sunroom, a home office, a deck or patio, a gym, a finished basement, a home theater – those are all projects on many a homeowner’s wish list.

Finally, every homeowner wants to protect their beloved haven. Installing or upgrading a security system both adds value to a home and helps the residents retain their valuables. For an extra upgrade, get fancy and consider systems that have home automation components. You can secure your doors, adjust your heat, turn on the lights, even control appliances through your smartphone. In sum, there is an array of ways to embark upon off-season home improvement projects – from modest to extravagant. All you have to do is make the decision – what does your house need and what do you want?

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Historic Treasures At Third House

A brick, shaped like a parallelogram, found in the c. 1685 exterior fireplace discovered at “Third House.”

By Bridget LeRoy

Robert Strada, half of the Strada/ Baxter historic renovation team, holds a parallelogram brick in one hand.

One point of amazement is that the hand-forged brick is, indeed, rhomboid-shaped – unusual for a brick from any era. Another, and perhaps more amazing, point is that the brick was created two years before Sir Isaac Newton’s Principia Mathematica was published, before the law of gravity was even a thing. The brick is just one of many treasures found at “Third House” in the Village of East Hampton, one of the original saltbox type of early settlers, its construction dated to circa 1685. The house has been stripped down on the outside, and within its ancient walls were found wide Atlantic White Cedar planks of sheathing from when giant trees were still felled for lumber in great abundance. “Because we’re going for National Register of Historic Places,” B-12

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Strada said, “we have to replace with something very similar to the original, if not exact.” Therefore, the house’s sill, which was originally beams of hand-hewn oak, is being replaced with oak as well, and not the pretreated stuff from the corporate stores. The house is situated on Town Pond and faces the Old South End Burying Ground. Next door to this historic landmark is the recently renovated Thomas Moran House and Studio.

Other notable features of this early dwelling include hand-hewn beamed ceilings and gunstock corner posts, very special wide board pine floors, some early wainscoting, and original roof rafters fastened together with wooden “trunnels” or tree-nails. Perhaps one of the greatest finds, in an exterior wall, was a fireplace facing the outside, only unearthed on July 10 of this year. “The original owners probably planned on building on another room,” said Dick Baxter. It was there that the

Independent / Bridget LeRoy A hand-struck brick from the mid 17th century shows the imprints of leaves.

parallelogram brick was discovered, along with other hand-struck bricks of varying shapes, sizes, and with imprints of leaves and flowers. Perhaps the most exciting discovery in the fireplace was something that was hard to identify at first. “After talking with Bob Hefner, the village historic preservation consultant, and Richard Barons, the previous director of the East Hampton Historical Society, we realized it

was a whale vertebrae.” What it was doing in the antiquated fireplace is anyone’s guess. The three-hundred-year-old wrought iron lintel is in good condition, along with a gudgeon that would have been used to hang an arm, and a pot, from to cook food.

Inside, the hand-hewn beams make up the first-floor ceilings – original

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Independent / Bridget LeRoy Exterior sheathing uncovered within the walls of “Third House” shows ancient Atlantic White Cedar in enormous widths.


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gunstock corners act like keystones to allow the weight of the walls to stand tall.

The house was purchased by Aymar Embury II at some point in the mid-1920s, and an extension was added on to the back for his “master bedroom,” which would be considered in today’s world, well, just a bedroom. Embury was an American architect best known for his work with Robert Moses for commissions from the City of New York. He is known in East Hampton for the design of Guild Hall, just a short walk from this house. Like the Gardiner mill cottage across Town Pond, which is also a Strada/Baxter design, the addition is coming off to return the home to its original state. (The Gardiner mill cottage was profiled in an earlier edition of The Independent.)

many historic homes on the East End.

“It’s not just what we do; it’s why we do it,” Strada said with a modest smile. It’s true – the duo is passionate about their work, and have handled many projects on the East End.

For more information about the current renovation projects and past reconstructions, visit the Strada/ Baxter website at www.stradabaxter. com.


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Independent / Bridget LeRoy Eileen Ekstract in the Ekstracts’ Southampton home, with Titus Kaphar’s “To Be Titled,” part of the couple’s outstanding contemporary art collection.

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Art Collectors For Life

“Art enriches life. It enriches all of our lives,” said Richard Ekstract, and he should know. Richard and his wife, Eileen, are lifelong collectors of contemporary art and benevolent benefactors of rising talent in the art world.

Their Manhattan apartment and Southampton home are both graced with that talent – from works by Vanessa German of Pittsburgh, “who combines both American junk art and African tribal art in her sculptures,” said Eileen – to the manipulated photorealism of Brooklyn-based Bradley Castellanos. B-14

“Touch it,” Richard invited. The painting feels like a collage, with edges and layers. “Isn’t that amazing?” he said.

Richard Ekstract, founder of Hamptons Cottages & Gardens, among other publications, and Eileen, who worked as a docent at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for over 20 years, have always been drawn to contemporary art, and are passionate about the pieces they have collected. Each one has a story. A striking and melancholy painting by Titus Kaphar called “To Be Titled” rules a wall in the living room. Kaphar gained national

notice for his Ferguson, Miss., protest art, and also his TED talk, “Can Art Amend History?” “He’s an incredible artist,” said Eileen. “His work is beautiful and meaningful as well.”

“Some people buy art for decorative purposes, and that’s okay too,” said Richard. “Sometimes a gallery can actually be a deterrent to a collector – they can be very haughty,” he said. And in that vein, the couple have created an online art-purchasing platform of their own, Collectors Concessions, run by Eileen.

“There are lots of younger couples

who are just buying homes, who want to purchase art for many reasons,” Eileen said. “It can be decorative, or as an investment, or because they feel drawn to it. But they can also be overwhelmed by all the choices.”

Collectors Concessions offers art enthusiasts a chance to buy from known collectors. Why would collectors sell their valuable art in the first place? “There’s nowhere left to put it,” Richard said with a laugh. “I keep collecting. It’s a lifelong passion. But art belongs where people can see it, not in a storehouse somewhere.” Continued On Page B-15.

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In the Ekstracts’ stairway, the top of a Vanessa German piece gives way to Alexis Rockman’s “Allure of Land.”

Art Collectors

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The Whitney Museum of American Art, Richard said, “has over 50,000 pieces of art, but can only showcase about 500 at a time.” “We’re giving collectors – both new and longtime collectors – a chance to cut out the middleman and buy from other people who have done the research.” On the other side of the spectrum,

the Ekstracts are also offering collectors the opportunity to list pieces with them, with an 8 percent commission included in the published listing. Contemporary Asian art has a page of its own on the website.

With prices ranging from the hundreds to the thousands, the art is affordable as well. Richard jokingly bemoans a Damien Hirst vitrine

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A piece by Pittsburgh artist Vanessa German, “part African tribal, part American junk art,” said Richard Ekstract.

that he let go of years ago “for $65,000, which at the time was a good deal, since I only paid $25,000 for it,” he said. “But today it’s worth

$9 million!”

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Arts & Entertainment

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

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• Guild Hall presents KidFEST, an art workshop for all ages. Create a comic book featuring your favorite dog with art instructor Alexandra McCourt. Class begins at 4 PM. At 5 PM, it’s Johnny Peers and the Muttville Comix. For more information, contact 61-324-0806 or visit

THURSDAY 8•24•17 • Eileen Fisher, the women’s clothing store on 26 Newton Lane in East Hampton Village, will host a networking mixer for the East Hampton Chamber of Commerce from 5 to 7 PM. Light bites and refreshments will be served. Admission is free to members and $10 for non-members. For updates and more information, contact 631-324-0362.

• The Jewish Center of The Hamptons located at 44 Woods Lane in East Hampton announces its Ronen Foundation Concert sponsored by Irene and Sidney Silverman. A festive, colorful concert will feature classical works from Bach to the great Israeli and American songbooks. The Ronen Foundation of America was founded in memory and legacy of Ronen Israeli (1968-1992). The Foundation extends a warm and caring hand to support skilled young artists in the field of classical music at the beginning of their musical path. 5 PM.

To RSVP for this event, or if you have any questions, please call the JCOH office at 631-324-9858 or email

• The Quogue Wildlife Refuge will be at the Montauk Lighthouse from 11 AM to 12:45 PM showcasing and speaking about their reptiles.

• Today marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. From 2 to 4 PM, the League of Women Voters of The Hamptons will re-enact a suffrage rally starting at 117 Main Street in East Hampton. For more information, contact 631-324-9102 or 631-284-6549.

FRIDAY 8•25•17 • The East Hampton Farmers Market takes place from 9 AM to 1 PM on North

Main Street.

• Meet at the Montauk Lighthouse from 6 to 8 PM for a book signing by John Aldridge and Anthony Sosinski, authors of A Speck in the Sea. Aldridge’s story of survival and perseverance unfolds as a remarkable search by local fishing crews and the US Coast Guard mobilizes in three states. For additional information, call 631-668-2254.

SATURDAY 8•26•17 • Enjoy the beauty and learn some of the history of Accabonac Harbor and Gardiner’s Bay as the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society walks along Gerard Drive in Springs. Meet at the first causeway parking area on the left on Gerard Drive off Springs Fireplace Road at 9 AM. Contact leaders Nick Bryan and Jeri Wellman at 917-225-4145 or 917-453-7403 for more information and to sign up.

• The East Hampton Trails Preservation Society will paddle by canoe, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard through Goose Creek salt marsh in Three Mile Harbor. The group takes off at 10:30 AM to catch the appropriate tide. Meet at the town dock at the end of Gann Road off Three Mile Harbor Hog Creek Road in Springs. For more information, contact leaders Laurie and Steve Adler at 917-653-1463 or 917-853-8601. • The Jewish Center of The Hamptons located at 44 Woods Lane in East Hampton announces its third presentation in the “Where are Jews in the 21st Century” series, “What Makes Me Tic: Comedy Disability and the Inclusive Community”. Pamela Schuller, well-known comedian and speaker, was named one of the “36 under 36” who are changing the face of the Jewish community by The Jewish Week (May 2016). Schuller is known for using storytelling, laughter, and improvisation to inspire communities to a new understanding of inclusion. 8 PM

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• The Peconic Land Trust will have a garden walk paired with a local beverage producer from 4 to 5:30 PM at Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton. Meet Ron Goerler of Jamesport Vineyards and enjoy a glass of local wine before setting off with garden manager Rick Bogusch to explore the garden. For more information, call the Peconic Land Trust at 631-283-3195 or email

• Join the Friends of the Long Pond Green Belt for a moderately placed two-mile hike at 8 AM from Poxabogue to the grasslands of Vineyard Field. Meet at Poxabogue County Park on Old Farm Road in Sagaponack. Call leader Dai Dayton at 631-745-0689 for more information.

• Using exciting new technology, attendees will have the opportunity to explore places they’ve only dreamed about. The Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton welcomes a virtual reality event from 4 to 5 PM. Register online at

SATURDAY 8•26•17 • The South Fork Natural History Museum will host a children’s workshop in Bridgehampton at 10 AM. Workshop leader Andrea Cote and her nine-yearold son Nathaniel encourage curiosity and creativity and this workshop is for young artists and naturalists who like to experiment. In this workshop, tools and pigments taken from nature will be the materials and mediums as participants play with small and large scales. For more information, visit

• The Hampton Bays Historical and Preservation Society will present “A Stitch in Time,” a quilt exhibition from 11 AM to 2 PM at 116 W. Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays. • Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan, awarded the Long Island Poet of the Year award by the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association, will hold a poetry reading in the gardens of the Thomas Halsey Homestead established in 1680 in Southampton. The reading begins at 4 PM and wine and light refreshments will follow. RSVP online at www.

• Taste and tour at Tiana Beach in Hampton Bays. Cornell Cooperative Extension hosts a night out in support of its marine program’s newest facility, an outreach and education center at Tiana Bay facility. 6 to 8 PM. Find tickets on

• Check out an art, craft, and gift fair at the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife refuge on

THURSDAY 8•24•17 • Paint Night will be held at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton from 4 to 5 PM. Learn how to paint beach scenes on canvas, complete with real sand

• Have an up-close look at the marine creatures of the bay with fisherman Al “Big Time” Daniels as he sweeps his seining net through the near-shore waters of Noyac Bay and brings in a variety of marine animals — small fish, scallops, crabs, and maybe even a turtle — to surprise and delight you. This South Fork History Museum event kicks off at 10 AM in Sag Harbor. For more information, visit

MONDAY 8•28•17 • Join the South Fork Natural History Museum at 7 PM for a stimulating look at The Hamptons, from as they were, to what they have become to, how we can move forward through managed growth to a sustainable future. The program presenter, Bill Chaleff, of Chaleff Rogers Architects, has been in the forefront of the “green” architecture and planning movement since 1985. For more information about this lecture, visit www.

• Hampton Classic Horse Show hosts its 7th annual animal adoption day in the kids’ area from 11 AM to 2 PM. • Solve a series of puzzles, clues, and hints to escape the room from 4 to 5 PM at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton. For more information and to register, visit

• This month’s meeting of the Hampton Bays Civic Association features a discussion of the Hampton Bays Corridor Strategic Plan. 7 PM at the community center on Ponquogue Avenue.

TUESDAY 8•29•17 • Interested in learning about a vegan, vegetarian, or raw diet? Stop by the Rogers Memorial Museum in Southampton from 4 to 5 PM for a lecture about plant-based diets. Find out more and register online at www.myrml. org.

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Simple Vodka: A Cocktail For Ending Hunger

By Nicole Teitler

You’re at the bar debating what to drink. Absolut, Kettle, Grey Goose, Tito’s. Now there’s an even easier vodka choice. Simple. A vodka name you can feel proud to order. The company aims beyond satisfying its customers with a mission to end hunger in America.

As one in six Americans are food insecure, every bottle purchased gives 20 meals to those in need. Drink with pride -- suddenly being hungover has a positive effect!

Here are the facts you need to know: Simple Vodka is handcrafted and sustainably distilled once in a four-column fractional distillation process. The water is drawn from Idaho’s Snake River Aquifer from a well that is 180 feet deep. The Russet potatoes used to create the vodka are sourced 40 miles from the distillery. Less than one percent of vodka sold in the United States is made from potatoes, but Simple uses nine pounds per bottle. In keeping eco-friendly, 25 percent of the energy consumed during

the distillation process is wind generated, the byproducts are then converted into animal feed, and the wastewater is recycled right on the premises. To ensure the product is fresh, the whole process goes from ground to bottle in six days or less.

Danny Lafuente, CEO, and Dan Maslow, president – known as “the Dans” -- met in 2006 while pledging Beta Theti Pi fraternity at UPenn. Upon graduating they mutually desired to create a product that would generate positive social impact and, after a few Moscow Mules while out together in Miami, they stumbled into their future -- vodka. After countless hours of research on hunger relief programs across the country they realized that they could make the greatest impact by donating to programs to help cut down storage and food delivery costs. Bottoms up!

the other with Simple. Without knowledge, or pressure, of which glass contained which vodka, I sipped. Simple was the smoother flavor, having a clean finish without the sting (a complete shock as a long-time Tito’s drinker). Dangerously delicious. Since launching in The Hamptons this summer, Simple has been a cocktail sponsor at events like the Ellen Hermanson Foundation’s An Evening of Enchantment, the UNCF’s A Mind Is… benefit, and they will be providing beverages at the Give Amor Fiesta benefit at Blue Parrot tomorrow night. Simple is also the official vodka of

The Hampton Classic.

Simple is available throughout The Hamptons at restaurants and bars including Ruschmeyers, WÖlffer Kitchen, Almond, Muse in the Harbor, Old Stove Pub, Southampton Publick House, The Gig Shack, and The Squeezery along with many local liquor stores. The next time you find yourself at a bar, or any of their purchasing locations, try the Simple choice. Your liver and your conscience will thank you for it. Cheers! You can follow more stories from Nicole Teitler on Facebook and Instagram @Nikki on the Daily.

Master distiller Gray Ottley, of Distilled Resources Inc., teamed up with the pledge brothers and Dave Bourne at Ignite Spirit Branding designed the bottle. Simple Spirits Company was founded in March 2015.

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Since launching in Florida, New York, and California in May of this year, Simple has donated more than 35,000 meals and strives for 30 million meals annually by 2020. The taste is as clear as the product itself. In a social experiment while at a local fundraiser, where Simple was being served, I told the bartender to give me two Moscow Mules -- one made with Tito’s and

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Guest Worthy Recipe: Chef Chris Cosentino

By Zachary Weiss WHO: Chef Chris Cosentino, lead Chef of Cockscombe INSTAGRAM: @OffalChris CHRIS’ GUEST WORTHY RECIPE:

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Crispy Corn Fritters With Spicy Coleslaw Ingredients (serves 4) 10 oz. bag frozen corn 1/4 c heavy cream

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2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

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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, enjoy live music by Rob Europe from 1 to 3 PM. www.liebcellars. com. Martha Clara Vineyards Every Wednesday this summer is Wine Down Wednesday at Martha Clara Vineyards. Enjoy wine, music, and a food truck from 6 to 9 PM. Join Martha Clara Vineyards for a wine glass paint and sip event today at 6:45 PM hosted by Potter

Designs. Tickets are $40 a person and include two hand-painted glasses. www.marthaclaravineyards. com Raphael Wine The Hambones will perform on Sunday from 1 to 4 PM. Enjoy wine while exploring the tasting room and vineyard daily. Tours are available year-round and reservations are required. Reservations can be made online. Clovis Point Vineyard and Winery Clovis Point Vineyard and Winery will feature live music by Jeff LeBlanc from 1:30 to 5:30 PM on

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By Jessica Mackin-Cipro

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daughter was born two months premature and faces balance, vision, and auditory challenges. “Her first ride on Mosely was quite memorable. She sat straighter than her physical therapist could have dreamed, looked like a 35-lb. Grace Kelly, and was so obviously confident on a large horse. We have seen her posture, core strength, leg strength, and motor planning improve.”

Tomorrow the annual Horses Changing Lives benefit for CTREE will take place at Sebonack Golf Club. Held during sunset at the picturesque club in Southampton, the fundraiser supports the Center for Theraputic Riding of the East End and will honor Georgina Bloomberg.

CTREE is a life-changing riding program for children, adults, and veterans with special needs. Cochairs of the event are Tami Maines and Michelle Farmer. The mission is to provide therapeutic riding lessons and equine assisted activities to children and young adults with cognitive, physical, or emotional disabilities. CTREE’s program and horses,

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“At three-and-a-half years old, we started her at CTREE,” said a mother of a CTREE rider, whose

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The Scarlett Fund’s third annual Backyard Talent Show will be held on Saturday from 3 to 5:30 PM in Bridgehampton. Along with the talent show, guests will enjoy Crowns by Christy, a Glam Squad braid bar, Chef

show and $25 suggested spectator entry fee. Group acts are strongly encouraged. There will be 25 one-to-two-minute acts.

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Clockwise from left: Artwork by Hans VandeBovenkamp, Denis Leri, and Tracy Jamar.

creations will be on display tonight and also tomorrow from 10 AM through 4 PM.

Box Art Auction

By Nicole Teitler

Think inside the box! The 17th annual box art auction benefiting the East End Hospice will take place this Saturday. If you’ve yet to experience this one-of-a-kind event, imagine an unadorned, small box container transformed into previously unimaginable decorative pieces.

Over 85 of Long Island’s most talented artists will elaborately decorate boxes in their own unique way to be auctioned off at St Luke’s Hoie Hall on 18 James Lane in East Hampton. The reception and silent auction will begin at 4:30 PM, with the live auction kicking off at 5:45 PM, along with wine and passed hors d’oeuvres. With Lucas Hunt as this year’s auctioneer, it’s time to raise those paddles! Ruth Appelhof, executive director of Guild Hall until 2016, will

receive the Spirit of Community award as tribute to her years of contributing to the art community on the East End. The auction date coincides with the oneyear anniversary of the opening of the Hospice’s Kanas Center for Inpatient Hospice Care in Quiogue.

With eight private suites, a communal library, and great room, this space provides 24-hour care, with social, emotional, and spiritual support for patients and their families. Some of the participating artists this year include Frank Wimberley, Gabriele Raacke, Dennis Leri, April Gornik, Carol Hunt, Dan Welden, James Kennedy, Hans van de Bovenkamp, Christa Maiwald, and Fulvio Massi. Tonight there is a free preview reception and “meet the artists” event from 5 to 7 PM. The artistic

Arlene Bujese is the benefit chair, with an honorary committee which includes Hilaria and Alec Baldwin, Gregory Black, the Rev. Denis Brunelle, Michael Cinque, Theodore Conklin, April Gornik, Margery and Sheldon Harnick, Barbara Layton, Hon. Paul F. Rickenbach, Jr., Cantor/Rabbi Debra Stein, Donald Sussis, Sandra Wagenfeld, and Susan Kennedy Zeller. Tickets are $75. Visit for tickets or photos of the works. You can follow more from Nicole Teitler on Facebook and Instagram @ Nikki on the Daily.

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by Jessica Mackin-Cipro Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to jessica@indyeastend. com. Dogs, Cats, And Horses This year’s Hampton Classic Horse Show will host its seventh annual Animal Adoption Day on Monday during its world-class event on its grounds in Bridgehampton. This special event has helped hundreds of at-risk dogs, cats, and horses find forever homes, and a visit to the Hampton Classic on Animal Adoption Day is the perfect way to find a new four-footed friend.

Providing support and helping to make this extraordinary event possible is international show jumping star Georgina Bloomberg, a long-time animal rights advocate. The EQUUS Foundation is the presenting sponsor of the adoptable horses portion of the day. Dogs and cats available for adoption will be featured in the Classic’s “Kids Area” from 11 AM to 2 PM. The dog and cat rescues include: Animal Rescue Fund of The Hamptons (ARF), Southampton Animal Shelter

Foundation, Last Chance Animal Rescue, Happy Tails Dog Rescue, Gimme Shelter, and Tails of Courage.

Visitors can meet and mingle with the adoptable horses, including miniature horses, and have the opportunity to meet the EQUUS Foundation’s “EQUUStar” Georgina Bloomberg and animal welfare VIPs in Hunter Ring 2 from 1 to 2 PM. The horse rescues include: New Beginnings Thoroughbreds, North Shore Horse Rescue, Our Farm Equine Rescue, ReRun Thoroughbred Adoption, Rising Starr Horse Rescue, and more. Refreshments will be available as well, courtesy of Noosa Yoghurt, Boar’s Head, and Wölffer Estate Vineyard. For more information on the Hampton Classic Horse Show visit or call 631-537-3177.

Opportunities to bid on oncein-a-lifetime experiences such as English tea with Julie Andrews, a walk-on role in a Martin Scorsese film, lunch with Morgan Spurlock, a private tennis lesson with John McEnroe, and so many more are available as part of the Sag Harbor Cinema Restoration Project with eBay for Charity. Last winter when the community of Sag Harbor lost its iconic, locallyowned cinema to a devastating fire, many wondered if the beloved cultural pillar would ever reopen its doors. One hundred percent of proceeds from this campaign will go to transforming the Sag Harbor Cinema into a local cultural center showing movies, with a broader mission of supporting great film programming and visual art. The auction is live now at www. and will run until Monday.


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Reporting From Broadway by Isa Goldberg Parallelogram In Parallelogram, the basic symmetry of life, our essential constructs - from love and matrimony to mortality - are the object of scrutiny. It’s a humorous, albeit cynical, quest that leads us to ask what is true, versus what is fiction. To what extent are perception and reality the same? And who is the master of our destiny? Written by Bruce Norris, the Pulitzer Prizewinning author of Clybourne Park, this earlier work focuses our attention on the bleak future of our world. Here, Celia Keenan-Bolger plays Bee, an attractive young woman, the regional manager for a drugstore chain, who is obsessed about her future. And she has reason to believe that if she doesn’t take charge of it quickly, things will go dreadfully awry. Clearly, hers is an honest human motive – to take control of one’s life. But in Bee’s case, the lines between experience and perception, between the real and the psychotic, get crossed. Along the way, she falls in love with Jay, the company’s payroll manager, who leaves his wife and children to start a new family with her. That fails. She moves on, shacking up with JJ ( Juan Castano), the Latino hunk who mows her lawn and who irritates Jay - adeptly and sensitively played by Stephen Kunkle. The most curious characters, however, are all portrayed by Anita Gillette, who plays Bee 2, Bee 3, and Bee 4. Maybe they are variations on Bee’s alter ego, as conscious projections of her self, or if you believe in alternate realities, these latter-day Bees may be the messengers who reveal the future. Gillette delivers a shape-shifting tour de force, morphing from a kindly old lady, to an oncologist, to JJ’s mother speaking in fluent Spanish. As directed by Michael Greif, the production is fanciful and fast paced. The set, designed by Rachel Hauck, zips into fast forward mode, along with the action and the sound effects. Worlds collide, or fall apart,

depending on where you look and when. Apocalyptic theories are posed. Bee is diagnosed as psychotic. There are clues and parallels that guide us to consider what is true. Scenes are played and replayed in an effort to achieve the best outcome. But all the tweaking cannot change the end result. That the future is unalterable is a fact on which all of the action hinges. And to that end, the finale is gleeful, punctuated by Gillette’s prophesy, “It always turns out exactly the same.”

Meanwhile, we’ve observed the seasons of life and love, loss and happiness, destruction and fulfillment. But we still do not know what is true versus what is real. Not only is the narrative opaque, it demonstrates our inability to know what really is, and justifies our need to know what will happen to us.

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that he was blacklisted during the McCarthy era. As derived by David M. Lutken, this collection of songs delves into the drama of the artist’s life, and the political events that inspired him to become a traveling troubadour. Directed by Nick Corley, the revue captures the simple earthy nature of the man who championed the poor, underserved immigrants, and other outsiders of society. Clearly, this is Lutken’s brain child, and it’s his performance that sets the house on fire. He even looks and

sounds like Guthrie. Indeed, all of the singers -- David Finch, Darcie Deaville, and Helen Jean Russell -are multifaceted, performing a variety of instruments, while creating this biographical tapestry in music. The two women are especially outstanding – Russell for her range, and Deaville for her lyrical quality. Sadly, the subject of their song lands ultimately on his death to Huntington’s disease, a brain disorder that also took his mother.


Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie At the Irish Rep Theatre, Woody Sez, a musical revue about that quintessential folk singer, offers an informative and rousing retrospective. Evoking the sanguine nature of a people fueled by the quest for new frontiers, this collection of Guthrie’s songs also brings to mind our own youthful idealism. After all, he inspired the folk music of the ‘60s singers such as Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan.

Refreshing in their musicality, as well as their political outspokenness, these songs include Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land,” probably the most influential of his works, along with many others that are memorable – “Talkin’ Dust Bowl Blues” and “Union Maid,” among them. In the way that Guthrie’s personal journey wraps around his music, the style of the revue is, like his life, episodic. We’re introduced to him during his stint with the Merchant Marines; learn about his Oklahoma childhood, and vagabond years, and


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But there’s a big difference between singing a few snatches of song at a table with friends, and going public. Initially, engineer and producer Cynthia Daniels – who owns Monk Music Studios in East Hampton – noticed Lynn’s voice. Suddenly, Lynn was singing back up for local stars like Joe Delia and being invited on stage by Nancy Atlas. Mick Hargreaves performed and recorded a duet session with Lynn at his studio in Manorville, as well. “There was so much support,” she said, “but it was really Nancy telling me I should get my own band, to Sarah Conway encouraging me, to Randy Hudson and Klyph Black nurturing me and schooling me – so many people out here helped.” Her band, Lynn Blue Band, with Dave Portocarrero on guitar and vocals, Alex Sarkis on drums and vocals, and Jim Nanos on bass and vocals, is now playing live music all over the East End of Long

Island at popular places like The Montauket in Montauk, Wölffer Vineyard in Bridgehampton, The Westlake Fishhouse in Montauk, Southampton’s SeptemberFest, the previously mentioned Baron’s Cove in Sag Harbor, and more.

Lynn Blue Band covers The Pretenders, Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Bonnie Raitt, Van Morrison, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Costello, Beck, and whatever else strikes their fancy, in addition to performing Lynn Blue originals. “Let’s be honest,” she said. “My crowd is more mature. We want to play, and hear, and dance to the music we love. I rarely play a set that goes past 10 o’clock,” she said with a smile.

“It’s so uplifting to have friends and people in the community who continue to show up – especially when someone comes up to me and asks me to email them my original music. My favorite guy at the bank actually gave me a list of songs he wanted me to learn that he thought would be good for me and my band to perform. Just epic levels of

Independent / Jack James Lynn and her band, rocking out per usual.

support,” she said.

Lynn Blue also participates in the Ashawagh Hall Writers Workshop, and is putting the finishing touches on a young adult novel set in Montauk about a female surfer. She would love to get a winter concert series going at one of the local theaters. “I would like to publish my book and keep writing. Continue to collaborate with great musicians on the East End. And maybe something with kids,” she said. Lynn loves kids and dogs.

She waxes philosophical for a moment. “I think if you’re lucky, you can choose to be happy,” she said. “That sounds ridiculously cliché and corny, but really, you might as well die trying, because in the end you’re going to die anyway.” Upcoming shows for the Lynn Blue Band include this Saturday at the Wölffer Wine Stand, Monday at the Westlake Fish House, and a performance on September 1 at the Hampton Classic. For more information, and to hear Lynn’s original, “Shaky Ground,” visit


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Friends and supporters gathered at the East Hampton home of Denver’s National Jewish Health medical research facility trustee, Roger Silverstein, and his wife Stacey last Saturday, for the third annual Bella Sera by the Sea. Guests were updated on the outstanding research, care, and treatment at the Silverstein Family Department of Pediatrics at National Jewish Health. American Health magazine termed National Jewish Health one of the finest U.S hospitals in allergy, immunology, and pulmonology for both adult and pediatric patients. In attendance were Wendy and Stephen B. Siegel (CBRE chairman), Drs. Michael Salem, Pam Zeitlin, and Louis DePalo, Michele and Marty Cohen (Guild Hall board chairman), Colombe Nicholas and Leonard Rosenberg, Ofer and Shari Yardini, Kathy Chazan, and Larry Miller.

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authors. This Friday Carl Bernstein, author of All the President’s Men, will be in the garden. Tickets are $25, and hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served before hand at 4:30 PM. For more information, and tickets call 631537-0015. Film

Jewish Film Fest Southampton Cultural Center’s Third Annual Southampton Jewish Film Festival presents the film Dimona Twist on Tuesday at 7:30 PM. The screening will take place at the Southampton Arts Center on 25 Jobs Lane in Southampton Village. Tickets will be $15 per person and half price for children under 12. Remember the Titans

The Southampton Arts Center will host a screening of the sports drama Remember the Titans on Friday at 8:30. Friday night films are free to all and are held on the lawn. On Thursday at 7 PM, see the documentary Into Sunlight with a post-screening Q&A with director Ron Honsa, and on Sunday at 6 PM, learn about how tech time impacts children with Screenagers. Monday sees a special screening at 6


Arts & Entertainment PM of Restless Creature, the story of ballet dancer Wendy Whelan. A postscreening Q & A with the film’s subject follows the doc. Check the center’s website for registration and ticket information. SummerDocs: Icarus

Hosted by Alec Baldwin, the Hamptons International Film Festival presents SummerDoc: Icarus on Saturday at 7 PM. Known as one of the most audacious docs ever put on screen, director Bryan Fogel started out making a film in the mold of Morgan Spurlock and ended up in the mold of Laura Poitras. It’s a study of doping in sports. For more information about the screening, contact 631-324-0806 or visit Theater

Guild Hall Tomorrow night the Boomer Comedy Unlimited Tour, featuring Dom Irrer, Jake Johannsen, and Carol Siskind rolls into Guild Hall in East Hampton at 8 PM. Celebrity Autobiography is the awardwinning hit comedy show where celebrities act out other celebrities’ jaw-dropping memoirs. This iteration of the NY Times Critic’s Choice “Funniest Show in town” features Scott Adsit (“30 Rock”), Christie Brinkley,

The Backyard Restaurant at Solé East in Montauk presents the White Buffalo.

Mario Cantone, Susan Lucci, Eugene Pack, Dayle Reyfel, Brooke Shields, Ali Wentworth, Alan Zweibel, and more. Performances Friday at 7 and 9:30 PM. Eugene Pack’s new play, Sweet Birds, will be presented as a benefit staged reading on Sunday at 8 PM. J. Smith Cameron, Mario Cantone, Chloe Dirksen, Carol Kane, and other notables star in the comedy.

Finally The Gong Show Off Broadway wraps up the week on Tuesday at 8 PM. For tickets to this week’s shows, visit Bay Street

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will hold its Bay Street Under the Stars series which includes free concerts in Mashashimuet Park. Enjoy Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate, featuring

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Broadway chanteuse Melissa Errico, on Friday and Saturday at 7 PM. Entry is free. Bring chairs, blankets, and picnics for a night of music and comedy. As You Like It, a comedy by William Shakespeare, directed by Tony Awardwinner John Doyle, starring Ellen Burstyn and Andre de Shields, with original music by Stephen Schwartz, runs through September 3. For tickets call the Box Office at 631-725- 9500 or visit Andromeda

The Neo-Political Cowgirls production of Andromeda, A Modern Myth for the Masses returns to the Montauk County Park. This summer, Kate Mueth and the Neo-Political Cowgirls will remount their production of Andromeda from Tuesday through September 3. Set under the Montauk stars, Andromeda tells the story of a girl trying to find her place in the world. It is a tale of hope and resilience. All performances begin at 7 PM. Tickets are $25 for adults, and free for kids 18 and under. For more information, visit

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and each day more than 2000 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time. The National Institute on Drug Abuse found that nearly half of young people who inject heroin reported abusing prescription painkillers before starting to use heroin. Some individuals reported taking up heroin because it is cheaper and easier to obtain than prescription drugs.

Earlier this month, the Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth and Riverhead Police Department collected 95 pounds of unwanted, unused, and expired medication during their annual Senior Citizen Mobile Medication Take Back event.

In an effort to make it easy and convenient for seniors to safely dispose of their medication, the coalition and police department spent the day visiting residents at Calverton Meadows, Foxwood Village, Glenwood Village, and John Wesley I, II, & III. Staff from the Riverhead Community Awareness Program helped educate seniors about the importance of monitoring their medication, plus safe storage and disposal. “Far too many people have unused, unwanted, and expired medication in their homes which can lead to accidental overdose by our seniors. Furthermore, people who are experiencing addiction have to look no further than Grandma’s medicine cabinet to get their fix,” CAP community prevention specialist Cynthia Redmond said.

“We will continue to work with the police department and our other partners to raise awareness about the safe disposal of medication and how it contributes to the prevention of prescription drug abuse in our community.”

Independent / Courtesy CAP Riverhead coalition members representing the Riverhead Police Department, NY National Guard Counterdrug Task Force, and Riverhead CAP, at Glenwood Village.

On Saturday, Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug Free Youth and Riverhead Town will conduct another Medication Take Back event in conjunction with the Town of Riverhead’s STOP Day (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) at the Highway Department located at 1177 Osborne Avenue, Riverhead. Residents can drop off their medication between 8 AM and 3 PM. Information and giveaways are available to participants. Residents who are unable to attend STOP Day can always safely dispose of their medication in the medication drop box, located in

the lobby of the Riverhead Police Department at 210 Howell Avenue. Since the permanent medication drop box was installed in August 2014, over 3500 lbs. of medication has been collected. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing drug problem in the United States, especially among teens. The CDC reports that one in five teens say they have taken prescription drugs without a doctor’s prescription

In addition, more people die from prescription drug overdoses than from all illegal drugs combined. In fact, prescription drug deaths are now the leading cause of accidental death in the US, outnumbering highway traffic fatalities.

The mission of the Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth is to engage collaborative partners in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of strategies that prevent youth substance use. In 2013, the coalition was awarded a five-year Drug-Free Communities Support Grant through the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. For more information about the coalition, or to participate, please call Riverhead CAP at 631-7273722 or visit

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Peconic Landing has forged a new partnership with the national service dog organization, the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind. Service dogs and their trainers use Peconic Landing’s 144-acre campus in Greenport for its many unique training opportunities. Earlier this month Peconic Landing hosted its first ever guide dog graduation.

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The 43rd annual Polish Town festival rolled into Riverhead last weekend, bringing ethnic food, local organizations, and vendors from near and far to Pulaski Street and environs.

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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 EEJCC Lecture Join the East End Jewish

Community Center for a conversation with the deputy consul of Israel in New York, Amir Sagie. Sagie will be at the Temple Israel of Riverhead on Sunday at 11 AM, and for more information call 631-734-5242. Circle Movie

The Mattituck Laurel Library will be screening Circle this Friday at 1:30 PM. A woman who lands a dream job at a powerful tech company soon learns of a secret agenda that will affect all of humanity. The movie is free, and open to all. Marine Woodworking And Restoration The East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation will

finish its arts and culture series on Friday with a lecture about marine woodworking and restoration. The event will be taught by Anders Langendal & Sons, a boat and marine wood restoration company, and will be held at the Greenport Yacht & Shipbuilding Co. at 5:30 PM. Nature’s Journal The Peconic Landing will host Nature’s Journal with John Holzapfel on Friday at 4 PM. Join the former teacher and trustee as he explores, through science and photography, nature’s activity this past month. The event will be held at the Peconic Landing Community Center in Greenport, and all are welcome. Kids Yoga The Shelter Island Library will have yoga for kids on Thursday at 10:15 AM. Kids will stretch, pose, and bend with the help of trained instructors. This event is BYOM (bring your own mat).




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are down 12.8 percent month over month. Not surprisingly then, available residential inventory rose lightly to 17,252 units.

By Rick Murphy

The Multiple Listing Service monthly market report is out and the numbers indicate the Long Island market is flourishing.

The numbers for Suffolk County showed similar trends. The median price for sold properties, $365,000, represented a 5.8 percent increase over the prior year and was up $2250 from the previous month. It was $338,000 as of July 2015.

The median home price as of July was $450,000, represented a $10,000 increase over the previous month. That 2.27 percent increase in one month is the largest in quite some time.

As was the case island wide, pending sales in Suffolk were down from last month and when measured against the same period last year.

One year ago the median was $415,000, so there has been an 8.43 percent jump in the last 12 months. Sales activity decreased. There were 3386 reported closings countywide last month, down 8 percent from a month earlier and 3.48 percent from July 2016. Pending closings

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Kudos to East Hampton Town for garnering its highest bond rating in history from Moody’s Investors Service. Announcing the achievement, Supervisor Larry Cantwell said, “We have secured the highest credit rating in the history of the town by executing a disciplined financial plan, producing annual operating surpluses, and reducing outstanding debt. The Town’s remarkable recovery from its deficit in 2009 is a direct result of the hard work of the town’s finance team, the town board’s commitment to this financial recovery, and the dedication of its many employees.”

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There’s one employee in particular, budget officer Len Bernard, who needs to be singled out. But first, a little history.

During Jay Schneiderman’s administration (2000-2003), East Hampton achieved the highest bond rating of any town in New York State. Len Bernard was Schneiderman’s budget officer. East Hampton’s next supervisor, the disgraced Bill McGintee, ran and won on the Democratic line. His fiscal incompetence led to not only a dip in bond rating and an historic deficit, but criminal charges for McGintee’s budget officer – who wasn’t Len Bernard.

Bernard wasn’t far during those dark days, though. He offered invaluable technical assistance to The Independent, the sole local newspaper to expose McGintee’s financial shenanigans. Republican Bill Wilkinson was next at the helm. He chose Bernard to lead East Hampton’s recovery from the financial predation of the McGintee era. And financial stability inched ahead.

Then came Cantwell. Unlike his Democratic predecessor, Cantwell crossed party lines to select Bernard as his budget officer. Kudos go to him for eschewing partisan cronyism and patronage and going with the expert. That’s what smart elected officials do: pick the best person for the job, regardless of the letters after their name. Bernard’s continued ministrations rarely made the news; the one-time East Hampton councilman toiled in the background, as elected officials earned the good will of taxpayers for not just straightening out the fiscal morass, but bringing East Hampton to a new level of stability. Bernard called the high bond rating a “team effort.” We think it’s time he received the acknowledgement he deserves for leading the team ... make that teams. Give that man a proclamation, Larry. He’s earned it.

Is it just me? A neuropathologist examining the donated brains of 111 NFL players found that 110 had damage linked to repeated blows to the head.

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Even congress is weighing in on the Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas need to prevent the degenerative brain Cowboys, said it’s “absurd” to think disease now found in many players. there’s a link between football and brain damage.

Maybe they should examine Jerry Jones for brain damage.

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What’s your breakfast routine? Vassily Kharlamov I really think breakfast is a very important meal. But I work in the restaurant business at night so I work late and am sleeping when it’s time for breakfast. There’s a staff meal at work but it’s not an actual breakfast with real breakfast food. Jessica Trotta Breakfast is basically two cappuccinos. We don’t really sit down to have anything to eat until almost lunchtime. I guess we have a kind of brunch. Well, maybe it’s more like lunch. I just don’t wake up hungry.

By Laura Field

Congressman Lee Zeldin announced that the Eastport Fire District has been awarded a $313,334 grant for communication equipment through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. Funding from this regional grant will be used at the Eastport, East Moriches, and Westhampton Beach fire districts.

Jordan Smythe I sometimes eat breakfast. I eat it when I go to work but otherwise I forget to do it. I guess it takes me a while to wake up.

The funding will be used to update important communication equipment, such as pagers, phones, and radios, which are relied upon by local first responders.

Sam Kuttman I believe you’ve got to start up every day that you can with a good breakfast. I’ve got to admit I’m an old fashioned bacon and egg sandwich kind of guy.

“Our firefighters put their lives on the line everyday to protect our communities, and ensuring they have access to the best possible equipment must always be a top priority,” Zeldin said.

Thomas Collins, commissioner of the Eastport Fire District, said, “Fire grants provide a path to increase firefighter safety, enhance fire safety in our communities, and keep taxes down while improving compliance with national standards.”

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) helps fire departments, emergency medical service organizations, and other first responders receive the necessary equipment, vehicles, training, and other resources needed to ensure public safety.

This spring Congressman Zeldin supported legislation that funded the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program at $345 million dollars, which was $10 million above the President’s request. Congressman Zeldin and his staff have also met with a number of fire departments across the district to assist them with securing grant funding and discuss a number of communication equipment-related issues.

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Sabin Center

The Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School was honored last week by the American Bar Association (ABA) for its outstanding contributions to environmental protection and sustainable development efforts in the United States.

“The Sabin Center has emerged as one of the premier sources, arguably the premier source in the world, for information, analysis, and education on the law of climate change,” said Pamela Esterman, chair of the ABA awards committee. Faculty director and Andrew Sabin professor of professional practice at

Columbia Law School Michael B. Gerrard stated,

“These are perilous times for the effort to fight climate change. Law and lawyers have never been more important, and it is gratifying that the ABA is recognizing our work in this effort.” Since its start in 2009, the Sabin Center has been developing stateof-the-art techniques to combat climate change. The most recent challenge to the Sabin Center is President Trump and Congress’s attempts to roll back necessary climate change policies and funding. Sabin Center founder, Andrew Sabin, is an East End resident.

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$30,000 this year.

Between eight and 10 volunteers help hand out supplies to clients every Tuesday. During Indy’s recent visit, there was fresh fruit and vegetables, milk and eggs, venison and meat, fresh bread and muffins, plus canned goods. “We buy the fruit and vegetables, the rest is donated,” volunteer Pat said. Like her coworker Roberto, she’s been helping out at the pantry for years. “It’s rewarding,” said Roberto. “I love to help. Sometimes I need help myself,” said the volunteer who suffers from a heart condition. The night before pantry day, volunteers gather to pack up bags of dry and canned goods. “We try to give enough for three days,” manager Mona Forbell explained.

Business wasn’t as brisk last week as it can be during the winter. “We have more clients in the winter, when people get laid off from their summer jobs,” Littman said. The weekly pantry serves a sort of social, and safety, touchstone for some clients. If a senior who’s a regular client is missing, Forbell and volunteers will check up on them and, in some cases, deliver their bag of food.

The pantry currently has enough stock to last through September. “Come October, we need to come up with $2000 per week to keep operating,” Littman said. Each year EHFP applies for, and receives, grants from Island Harvest and Long Island Cares. Using a concept Littman originated, Bridgehampton National Bank raises money for area pantries through their “Buy an Apple” program. Individuals who hold events also donate leftover food to the pantry, Littman reported. “We just have to be aware of what day the event is held and how much we can store. But, basically, we’ll take anything we can get.”

The future is looking a little brighter for the scrappy charity that can. East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell has promised EHFP a permanent home in the new senior citizen center planned on Springs Fireplace Road. “That location will be so

Independent / James J. Mackin Volunteers at the East Hampton Food Pantry (left to right) Syvanious Webb III, Jeremy Webb Jr., Claudine Michel, Ricci Paradiso, and Lally Mockler.

convenient,” Littman predicted.

But for now, the group is working to recover from moving expenses.

And they are planning a fundraiser. Tonight, EHFP will hold an outdoor movie screening at Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett. The flick picked is Boss Baby, featuring the voice of local philanthropist and actor Alec Baldwin. “We chose Boss Baby, because Alec Baldwin has been such a big supporter of our community,” Littman said. “We hope he’ll come.” EHFP’s fundraiser is different from glitzy galas in another way: admission tonight is free. Volunteers are just asking for donations. “Whatever people can afford,” Littman said.

Littman expressed gratitude to the evening’s major sponsor Saunders & Associates, which is helping to underwrite the upfront costs for movie night. She favors having even a modest fundraiser during “the season” to inform visitors about East Hampton’s hungry families. “Our summer community is unaware of the need,” she said. “It’s their landscapers, their nannies, their housecleaners that we’re

feeding. And yes,” she added. “One day we’d like to have a gala.”

Movie night at Indian Wells opens at 7 PM, with screentime at 8

PM. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Bring beach chairs and blankets . . . and your wallet.

Hooked On Heritage

By Elizabeth Vespe

As part of the lecture series, “Hooked on Heritage,” the Eastville Community Historical Society presents ”Native American Life: The Stories We Don’t Hear,” at the ECHS Heritage House in Sag Harbor.

On Wednesday, August 30, from 4 to 6 PM, author Tom Clavin will speak on the shocking and revealing stories most Americans don’t know about Native American Life, their impact on Native American culture, and on America’s historical perspective. Author of New York Times bestseller The Heart of Everything That Is, Dodge City, and other histories, East End resident Clavin has spent years researching Native Americans’ histories. This event is free, and

copies of books will be available for purchase.

As Clavin says, “Many people, especially the farther east you go. are completely cut off from information about native peoples, the past and the present.” This talk will introduce the public to some of their important stories. Clavin is a bestselling author and has worked as a newspaper and website editor, magazine writer, TV and radio commentator, and a reporter for The New York Times covering entertainment, sports, and the environment. He has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, and National Newspaper Association. 61

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Arts On The Green Photos by Elizabeth Vespe

The annual juried Fine Art Show took place this past weekend on the green in Montauk village. The Montauk Artists’ Association presented the show with a plethora of artists from all over the country showcasing their ceramics, jewelry, photographs, paintings, and drawings.

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The Long Island East chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby will hold its summer conference on Sunday from noon to 2 PM at the Unitarian Universalist meeting house, located on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike. All are invited to come hear about plans for the next six months, share ideas, and learn how to help keep the planet livable for generations to come.

CCL’s proposal is to charge a fee for the use of fossil fuels and return the proceeds to all Americans in equal shares. This will cause

the price of fossil energy to rise, encouraging people to become more efficient in their use of energy and encouraging electric utilities to move toward carbon-free methods of power production. It will spur the development of new energy technologies that will keep America competitive in world markets. At the same time, the rebates will enable those of who pay heed to the need for energy efficiency to come out ahead. For more information email chapter co-leaders Mary Foster Morgan at, or John Andrews at candrews40@

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filled their lungs with helium. It By Rick Murphy annoys the hell out of me.

was struggling to get out of the water. Karen concluded it was a chipmunk.


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Of Voles And Men There are hundreds of holes all over my yard. “You have voles,” my neighbor told me. “You have moles,” the guy on the other side informed me.

problem with the intention of sharing my knowledge with my readers because that’s what this column does – impart knowledge. You’re welcome. A vole is a small rodent that eats plant roots. They dig shallow tunnels throughout the yard.

Both claim to know. The first guy told me he “got rid” of them by going around and spraying some toxic poison he bought at the gardening center down every hole. It took him weeks.

A mole also lives underground, and also does a lot of digging, causing ridges to appear all over the yard. Then there are mice, of course. I know we have them because I find them floating in the swimming pool every morning. (Voles and moles apparently have a lot more sense than to go swimming at night.)

“Did it work?” I asked. “Not really,” he said.

The other guy set smoke bombs off, blowing a dense, dark cloud of poison halfway down the block. That didn’t work, either.

We had a new arrival yesterday morning. A little striped thing on the first step of the pool that

As always, I set about the task of informing myself about the

“I’m going to keep him forever as a pet! I love him!” Karen said.

We all know what happened next. She gave it a name, and like every other freaking chipmunk in the world that has a moniker, the name is . . . wait for it . . . Alvin. Personally if you were to line up a mole, a vole, a mouse, a chipmunk, and throw in a baby rat, opossum, and weasel, I wouldn’t know the difference.

Which brings me to Coco Belle, our dog, all seven pounds of her. This is my only line of defense against these assorted rodents. She is on duty. She’s got this. Whatever these things are Coco will make sure they don’t linger in our yard.

When we play with Coco we throw a little furry toy that squeaks when you squeeze it and she chases it down. So naturally when she sees a furry thing she, well, you know, dispatches it with ruthless efficiency. Which brings me back to the chipmunk.

It seems Karen was training our newest family member in the backyard to curtsy or something when Coco decided to see if it squeaked or not.

I got the phone call that afternoon. “It’s Alvin! It’s Alvin!” Karen sobbed.



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Once the gardener put lime down on the lawn and the dog got sick. We realized that all these sprays and chemicals that control bugs and rodents and weeds and whatever else have a counter reaction. Anything that kills something is going to be bad for other things. It’s just common sense. Coco will kill again. It’s the natural order of things. My brother-in-law in Brooklyn has seven Bichons. He built an awning that covers his back porch and yard after his neighbor’s small dog was killed – by a hawk. I am not making this up. There are killer hawks in the Marine Park section of Brooklyn preying on small dogs. It’s what they do.

We have a lot of deer, I get that. Man is a natural predator. Writing about the alternatives, I now realize hunting is the only rational solution to this perplexing problem. Did I mention the turkeys? There’s a family on my street and the other day one of the babies got trapped between two fences in my yard. The turkey jumped up on the fence and his whole family jumped up with him, all gazing down upon their fallen loved one. Coco was fully engaged, but obviously felt the cold hard stares of the other turkeys and moved away. The next morning the injured turkey was gone; I have no idea if it was alive or not.

I was doing my morning workout (picking up empty beer bottles from the patio) when the hair on the back of my neck stood up. There was the turkey, looming, sitting on a branch right above me. I hurriedly picked up Coco and rushed back into the house. You never know. Maybe we’ve altered the natural order of things so much that flying turkeys are now gobbling up small dogs ... and maybe even people.

Just remember, folks: payback is a bitch.

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Back To School

Kindergarten: Momentous For Kids And Parents

positive and upbeat about starting school. Find out and tell your kid what to expect, be enthusiastic about new opportunities for learning. Kindergartners often worry about making friends on their first day. Assure them that everyone is in the same boat. Try to find a classmate for your little student to befriend ahead of time.

Independent / Kitty Merrill Finny Merrill on his first day of school. He’s 30 now, and his mother, Independent Executive Editor Kitty Merrill, still gets teary at the mention of that first phase of letting go.

By Elizabeth Vespe

They’re no longer babies. It’s time to let the little ones go off to school on their own. Starting kindergarten is a momentous occasion not just for the kids, but for parents, too. Sending them off on the bus is sure to flood any parent with emotions.

According to www.parenting. com, kindergarten has greatly changed compared to past years. Now kids are learning how to write in complete sentences, add and subtract, and solve problems. Developing social skills such as listening, taking turns, sharing, and following directions are the most important aspect of the “real school” experience, experts say. Kindergarten is not just nap time and craft making anymore. How do you prepare your child for this next level? Taking the kids on a tour of the school and new environment is a great way to cure the nerves and anxiety for everyone. Many local schools host orientation before the big day. Some even give kids a chance to ride the bus. To curb separation anxiety, be 68

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After school, take the time to ask questions about their day and what they’ve learned. Positive reinforcement is great for a kid’s self-esteem. Try to post artwork

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and good grades on the refrigerator or around the house for everyone to see. It’s hard to see them grow up, but at least they’re not moving out just yet.

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Get to know the teacher before parent teacher conferences. Most kindergarten teachers welcome assistance in the classroom from enthusiastic and willing parents.

For first-time parents, it’s normal to be a ball of emotions. Separation anxiety is not just for children. Strive to refrain from imparting your nerves to your little one. Writes parenting and youth development expert Dr. Deborah Gilboa on her website, “There is a good reason that kindergarten teachers keep lots of tissues on hand for the first day of school! And it’s not just for kids.” The problem with a child separating from a parent who is really struggling with that separation is that the child does notice the parent’s difficulty, Dr. Gilboa continues. “This leaves the child either more anxious about separating, or guilty about looking forward to the new adventure.” It’s important to reframe your thinking about the transition.

Getting involved in the school’s PTA is a great way to connect with other parents and your child’s teachers and create a support system. Participating in school activities keeps you involved, but also allows healthy breathing room while the kids socialize and learn.

Before the big day, it’s wise to start regulating your child’s sleep/ wake cycle to mesh with their new school schedule, so the time change isn’t an added stressor, according to tips provided by the American

Last Thursday, members of the Southampton Town Police Department, the Southampton Town Police Explorers, and the New York State Police participated in a “Heroes and Helpers” event sponsored by Target stores. The event was an outstanding success helping children from Southampton Town purchase much-needed school supplies for the upcoming school year. Target in Riverhead sponsored the program and the Southampton Town Policemen’s Benevolent

Association and Southampton Town Superior Officers Association provided extra funds to purchase additional supplies for the children. Chipolte Mexican Grill and Costco in Riverhead donated a fun-filled dinner and dessert for the participants to feast on. The department members and children enjoyed activities, shopping, and dinner together. “The department continues to reach out to our community to assist those who might need a helping hand,” said Lieutenant Susan Ralph.

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The captain offered this story last Thursday during a ride-along with The Independent.

Geared up with life vests, we were ready. The gleaming yellow boat couldn’t be missed, as Kanavy prepared for the ride and any emergency calls that could come in. It was a perfect boating day with calm waters, no wind, and not a cloud in the sky. The mist of the salt-water could be felt from the bow of the boat. We left out of Three Mile Harbor Marina and cruised through Maidstone Beach, Hog Creek, and Lions Head Bay and learned about the captain’s daily routine. He explained that there is no


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nitrogen that finds its way into the groundwater will be detrimental. Groundwater contamination “is already a nightmare because of existing conditions.” Amper believes local municipalities should be trying to find a way to “extract nitrogen, not add it.” Schneiderman said Southampton Town made an offer to Discovery to purchase the property for $35 million, which would have represented almost a $10 million profit, but it was rebuked.

“That was with a wink and a nod,” Amper charged. “Discovery Land builds golf courses. That’s what they do. They could make hundreds of millions on this.” Lisa Liquori, the former head of the East Hampton Town Planning Department, prepared a reduced impact alternative to the current plan that Amper said offered a vast improvement.

“She is a master on conservation,” Amper said of Liquori. “This is a dramatic reduction in nitrogen.” But Liquori’s plan calls for elimination of the proposed golf course, which Discovery is adamant about building. If Discovery wished to, it could probably build almost 150 estatesized homes on the land plus as

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rhyme or reason to boat rescues which occur from bright mornings to the middle of the night. In pitch darkness, Captain Kanavy relies on his electronic boating maps, which show surrounding land and water depths. We saw views of Shelter Island, Greenport, Gardiners Island. The water was abuzz with other fisherman and boaters enjoying the picturesque day. During the hour-long ride, no boats needed to be rescued, but we learned about boat safety, exciting rescues in the past, and Captain Kanavy’s daily job of patrolling the waters and keeping everyone safe. A new boat has been added to the on-the-water assistance fleet located at Three Mile Harbor Marina. The vessel will allow Sea Tow captains to provide faster service for members

many as 44 more houses on the 33 additional acres as a matter of right. Rumor has it Discovery could also choose to purchase a nearby golf course and still be able to offer would-be home buyers membership in the golf club and a beach club it already owns. According to a publicity release, “Discovery Land Company’s core philosophy is to enhance the natural character and cultural heritage of each property it develops in order to create a unique sense of place that truly captures the innate spirit of the land itself.” The project in its current configuration will preserve 424 acres, or 95 percent of the land. The proposed golf course will use agronomic products approved by the state and town.

Environmental groups opposed to the project question the preservation effort. According to Save The Hills, “The area impacted by the course is far in excess of the 86 out of 436 acres the developer submitted in his application.”

Shinnecock Hills Golf Course is 202 acres, National Golf Links is 185 acres, Sebonack Golf Course is 238 acres, and Atlantic Golf Club is 203 acres. Alec Baldwin is among the boldfaced names that have come out against the project. He lives in Amagansett.

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and boaters around the East Hampton area into Gardiners Bay.

The new boat is a 27-foot Twin Vee, with twin 150 horsepower Mercury Four Stroke engines, featuring a custom-built center console. It will allow Captain Kanavy to respond to member calls faster, and in some cases respond to multiple calls without returning to the marina.

“It was time to make a change in an effort to provide better service for our members,” said Captain Kanavy. “We wanted to have a boat located full-time in the East Hampton area to reassure our members that help is never far away.” Keeping boaters safe is Captain Kanavy’s top priority. He has provided his own boating tips when enjoying the historic bays: Never trust a gas gauge on a boat. It is always best practice to start with a topped-off fuel tank. To determine the average gallon per hour, create a log, filling in date, hours, and gallons. Divide hours into gallons burned and you’ll get the average GPH. Also, knowing the size of the gas tank or tanks is extremely important. This will help you from getting stuck in the storm.

Always have enough life jackets at the ready, especially for children ages 15 and younger.

When in doubt, go slow. It is much safer for you and your boat to take a minute to see where you are headed rather than pushing the throttle. Have a VHF radio available and know how to use it. Cell phones could have low battery or no signal during an emergency and lose all communication. Channel 16 will send an immediate request to the Sea Tow captains and the

Coast Guard; this can be lifesaving in a distress situation. Red. Right. Return. Just as you would drive a car, stay on the right side of the channel for safety and others returning to the dock or launch.

A final tip from Kanavy for East Hampton boaters passing through Lion’s Head Bay is for boaters to beware of “Lion’s Head Rock.” Slightly off the coast, and maybe 150 feet from the ominous green buoy marked number 13, is a humongous boulder creeping above the surface. Many people say it’s in the shape of a lion’s head, and the body is hidden by the sea. This rock can easily be missed by captains, doing serious damage to any vessel.

Founded in 1983, Sea Tow Services International Inc. is the largest on-water assistance fleet for boaters consisting of nearly 100 franchise locations across the United States with additional locations in Europe, the US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

“We’re standing by 24/7 if you need us,” said Captain Kanavy. Sea Tow Montauk provides around-theclock on-the-water assistance along the Gardiners and Napeague bays into parts of the Block Island Sound and is a membershipbased service. With any Sea Tow membership, boats will be covered if they need towing, a fuel delivery, jump start, disentanglement, or a covered ungrounding from a sandbar or shallow area. For more information about Sea Tow Montauk, visit www.seatow. com/local/montauk or call 631260-1818.


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Classic Begins Sunday By Rick Murphy

The Hampton Classic horse show, one of the most important equestrian events of the year, will commence Sunday. It is the 42nd time the event will be staged in Bridgehampton.

Opening Day will feature competition in six rings starting at 8 AM when children on ponies in the ever-popular Leadline classes take to the ring.

The second annual $30,000 Boar’s Head Jumper Challenge will be the Opening Day’s highlight class in the famed arena. This open jumper class offers a course of 1.40 meter jumps against the clock.

Independent / Shawn McMillen The Leadline event at last year’s Classic.

There will be a dressage exhibition by East Hampton native Stephanie Brown Beamer, owner of Hampton Dressage at Pinnacle Farm in Water Mill. She is a United States

Dressage Federation (USDF) gold, silver, and bronze medalist.

“Opening Day at the Hampton Classic is always exciting and this year will be even more so,” said Shanette Barth Cohen, the horse show’s executive director. “Six busy rings of competition with thrilling jumping classes at all levels, plus Stephanie Brown Beamer’s dressage exhibition will make this year’s Opening Day fun and interesting for everyone.” The 60-acre Hampton Classic grounds offer a wide variety of food choices, activities for children, and the luxurious Boutique Garden and Stable Row featuring more than 80 vendors. The event will run through September 3.

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A local Police Explorer had the opportunity of a lifetime last week. Lt. Ashley Simons, a Southampton Town Police Explorer and a member of the National Society of High School Scholars was chosen to take a tour of the CIA headquarters at Langley Air Force Base. Only 18 scholars were chosen from 600 applicants. Simons is one of the original members of the Southampton Town Police Explorers, which began in September of 2014.


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Sports & Fitness

Indy Fit

by Nicole Teitler

Get Juicing Black Dragon. Sunburst. Lotus. These are just some of the countless juices offered at The Giving Room, an organic grocery and juice bar located in Southold. In 2010, the Giving Room opened its doors on the North Fork. At the time, it shared a wall with a boxing studio and acted as a community space for yoga classes. Only four years later, the Giving Room expanded to include an allencompassing health lifestyle shop. Paula DiDonato, the company’s founder, left her full time job at AmEx corporate in Manhattan to pursue a life of wellness; more than for herself but for an entire community.

“Everything about this place is organic in terms of how it developed,” DiDonato said as we ordered our freshly made juices. “By looking for a peaceful place that helped me become healthy on every level -- spiritually, emotionally, physically -- I started to learn about yoga and well-being. Our clients taught me a lot, so I have a really strong interest in what we’re offering.” Looking around I saw everything from green cleaning products to local jams. The shelves were filled with food products such as nuts and granola, stored in glass jars to help reduce waste and eliminate the plastic. The shop’s loyal customers include both a local contingency and the summer crowds. As the blender silenced in the background, three colorfully filled glasses came out, lined up at once. “The idea is really to continue a healthy lifestyle,” DiDonato said. “To compliment it, we introduced a very small juice bar as a way for people to enjoy something light, organic, and fresh after class.”

As I reached for my first sip of the gorgeous purple fluid in my glass, DiDonato continued. “They all have different elements that are healthy for you, that are also enjoyable and delicious.”

Black Dragon, made with orange juice, blueberries, strawberries, turmeric, ginger, and protein, is probably best for the morning, preor-post workout. Wendy Chapman, a resident of the area since 1998, entered the store for her traditional fix. “This is the best thing that ever happened on the North Fork,” she said. “It’s the best place in town because of the warmth and the friendliness.” She sees the next drink in my line of beverages and asks for a sip. The Sunburst, a refreshingly light and summery taste with carrot, apple, orange, pineapple, lemon, and turmeric is perfect for a hot day, or after good sweat sesh.

DiDonato certainly lives an organic life but admits that modern medicine is essential in addition to natural remedies. Of course, since her yoga certification five years ago, this entrepreneur hasn’t been on prescriptions due to the liquid nourishments she’s created. And

At the Giving Room in Southold with Paula DiDonato.

she’s sharing, or better yet creating, all her secrets.

Her personal favorite is the XXX. It has cucumber, celery, ginger, lemon, kale, parsley, dandelion, spinach with extra lemon, extra ginger and extra turmeric: “Everything you need to help the body function optimally.” Last in line was the traditional “green drink.” The Lotus was a cleansing beverage my body immediately thanked me for. With kale, pineapple, green apple, and ginger, it’s a sweet spin on an earthy liquid. As DiDonato handed me refilled mason jars for my “juice cleanse,” I reached for a sweet finish of Ali Katz Small Batch Baking chocolate chip cookies. The Giving Room is the room that keeps on giving!

What’s next for the Giving Room? Aside from continued participation in loyalty juice programs, DiDonato

and her team of superwomen are playing with tastes like rosemary, oregano, and other herbs with strong antibiotic properties.

They currently offer private parties in the studio or in the comfort of your own home with a yoga instructor, props, music, and a choice of juice or smoothie. There is also yoga for all levels, 85-degree hot yoga, meditation classes, and the Ellen Herman barre method and Pilates program, where exercise meets dance.

The Giving Room is located at 56215 Main Rd., Southold and is open seven days a week, year-round. Call 631-765-6670 or visit www. May your glass overflow with goodness and your mind be at peace. Cheers!

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Coast Guard News by Vincent Pica

The Small By Vincent PicaCraft Advisory ict Captain, Sector Long Island South,You! D1SR – That Means United States Coast Guard Auxiliary When we recently wrote about

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National Weather Service paid for a dayJim to get the projections@ by 631.324.2500 mationforcall Mackin the visual signals. However, the hour. But there is another common newsflash that is heard by those that go down to the sea in ships, the small craft advisory. This column is about that. Small Craft Advisory Despite conventional wisdom, the US Coast Guard does not issue small craft advisory warnings. They are issued by NOAA’s National Hurricane Center.

What constitutes the threshold for an advisory? It is (relatively) straightforward. Quoting the USCG’s Storm Center, “The threshold conditions for the Small Craft Advisory are usually 18 knots of wind (less than 18 knots in some dangerous waters) or hazardous wave conditions.” Wikipedia describes it as: “A small craft advisory is a type of warning issued by the National Weather Service in the United States. It is issued when winds have reached, or are expected to reach within 12 hours, a speed marginally less than gale force.” It is issued to alert mariners to sustained (more than two hours) weather or sea conditions, either present or forecast, that might be hazardous to small boats.

In one of those moments that make you scratch your head, on February 15, 1989, the National Weather Service retired its Coastal Warning Display network nationwide. For over 100 years, display stations were established at yacht clubs, marinas, and Coast Guard stations to hoist flags, pennants, and colored lights to warn mariners of storms at sea. 74

display stations were operated by other agencies or volunteers.

So, someone thought it was a good idea not to rely on other agencies and volunteers. The radio and news services would have to do.

gusts of 46-57 mph are expected for 3 hours or longer.

Gale warnings are issued when winds within 39-54 mph (34-47 knots) are expected within 24 hours, or frequent gusts between 35 knots and 49 knots are expected. Gale warnings may precede or accompany a hurricane watch. Storm warnings are issued when winds within the range of 55-73 mph (48-68 knots) are expected within 24 hours.

A hurricane warning indicates that hurricane winds of 74 mph (64 knots) and higher, or a combination of dangerously high water and rough seas, are expected to impact a specified coastal area. When a hurricane warning is announced, hurricane conditions are considered imminent and may begin immediately, or at least within the next 12 to 24 hours.

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When a warning is announced, it is of utmost importance that precautionary measures are taken for protection of life and property. What IS A Small Craft? There is no legal definition of what constitutes a “small craft.” With that said, if you parsed through the COLREGs, you could make a reasonable argument based on those regulations that a “small craft” is under 60 feet. So, if there is a Small Craft Advisory and you’re thinking about making way in your 25’ Parker, understand that you are likely standing into danger. BTW, if you are interested in being part of USCG Forces, email me at or go directly to the D1SR Human Resources Department, which is in charge of new members matters, at DSO-HR and we will help you “get in this thing.”

As time passed, this became worrisome to many parties. When National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s own report, “Population Trends Along the Coastal United States: 1980-2008,” noted that the narrow coastal fringe that makes up 17 percent of the US’s contiguous land area is home to more than half of its population, action was taken. On June 1, 2007, the US Coast Guard re-established the program. From their press release of May 30, 2007, they said, “The reestablishment of this program, discontinued by the National Weather Service in 1989, reenforces the Coast Guard’s role as lifesavers and visually communicates that citizens should take personal responsibility for individual safety in the face of an approaching storm.” What Other Warnings Are There? Several – all of which mean head in if you are out or stay home if you aren’t.

A dense fog advisory is issued when widespread fog is expected to reduce visibility to 1/4 mile or less over a large area for an extended period of time (more than 3 hours). A wind advisory is issued when sustained winds of 31-39 mph or

Independent / Helene Forst First place swimmers from Saturday’s Red Devil Swim held at Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett. All proceeds benefit East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue. EHVOR is comprised of volunteer Suffolk County certified ocean lifeguards who respond year-round to 911 dispatched emergencies in East Hampton Town. Aidan Forst for the 1/2 mile (left) and Ethan McCormac for the 1/4 mile. The PEACE beach towel blankets were donated to EHVOR by Natural Life.

The Hamptons Cup

By Laura Field

The Hamptons Cup Junior Tennis Tournament will take place this Saturday. The tournament will begin at 11 AM, and supports Project MOST, an afterschool program for East Hampton

children. There will be a barbeque, family activities, awards, and raffles, and it will be held at Hampton Racquet in East Hampton. For more information visit www.

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