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John Alexander with his painting Sailing on the Edge, 2015. On The Cover: Weathered Flag.

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John Alexander: The Work Lives On

John Alexander, whose art graces the cover of this week’s Independent, was born in Beaumont, Texas. In the late 70s, Alexander left Texas for New York. The artist currently divides his time between New York City and Amagansett. John Alexander has exhibited

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extensively in the United States and around the world with major retrospectives at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. His work is included in the permanent collections at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., the Dayton Institute in Ohio, the Dallas Museum of Art,

the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Guild Hall in East Hampton, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles among others, as well as many distinguished public and private collections worldwide. He also created and designed the skull-shaped bottle for Crystal Head vodka, which is now selling in 60 countries around the globe.

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Lee Krasner in her bedroom, with Tony Vaccaro reflected in the mirror.

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were staying in Leo Castelli’s house that summer. Images of Willem de Kooning dancing with Hedda Sterne are included in the exhibit. After six decades, the contact sheets and negatives for these images were discovered during a move. The exhibition features 20

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to shoot Pollock and Krasner. The feature story was killed, but he held on to the images. These images appeared at the Pollock-Krasner House in an exhibit in 2010.

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Bay Street’s Comedy Club Presents Colin Quinn

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Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts will host Colin Quinn for a stand-up comedy show for Bay Street’s Comedy Club. The series opener will be held on Saturday at 8 PM. Colin Quinn is a stand-up comedian from Brooklyn. From MTV’s “Remote Control” to “Saturday Night Live” to Comedy Central’s “Tough Crowd,” Quinn is sure to give a memorable performance. Quinn has become known for his comedic one-man shows, on and off-Broadway, that offer his unique takes on history and growing up in New York City. As of 2015, he has written and starred in five shows: Irish Wake, My Two Cents, Long Story Short, Unconstitutional, and The New York Story, two of which he collaborated on with Jerry Seinfeld as director.

Quinn began performing standup comedy in 1984, and first achieved fame in 1987 as the sidekick announcer of “Remote Control,” which lasted five seasons. In 1989, he hosted the A&E stand-up showcase “Caroline’s Comedy Hour,” and wrote and acted in the comedic short/music video “Going Back to Brooklyn” with Ben Stiller. It was a parody of LL Cool J’s “Going Back to Cali.”

Quinn became a writer and featured player on “SNL” in 1995 and became a full cast member in 1997. Recurring characters and segments included “Lenny the Lion,” “Joe Blow,” “Colin Quinn Explains The New York Times,” and “Weekend Update.” Quinn had the recurring role of Hermie on HBO’s “Girls,” he played opposite Amy Schumer in Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck. He can be seen in Sandy Wexler with Adam Sandler on Netflix. Colin Quinn The New York Story (directed by Seinfeld) and Colin Quinn Unconstitutional are now streaming on Netflix and his

web series “Cop Show” can be seen on lstudio.com. His first and last book The Coloring Book is now out from Grand Central Publishing.

Ticket prices range from $55 to $75 and are available online at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Bay Street Theater box office at 631-725-9500, open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 AM to 5 PM.

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POWs he encountered, a man of true fortitude. “Decades later I voted for him for president which he would have won if not for Sarah Palin,” he says, laughing. “I sure didn’t like when Donald Trump made his disparaging comments about McCain’s sacrifices as a POW. If he knew what these men sacrificed, he’d never knock any POW.”

Laspesa says he often wonders what happened to those poor men whose homecoming was worse than their imprisonment. “On Memorial Day I will be thinking about them and my uncle and the sacrifices all our fighting men made for the rest of us.”

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“After graduating from New York Institute of Technology in 1972, rather than getting drafted into the army, I joined the Air Force,” he says. “Because I had a college degree I was assigned to a medical administrative unit at a MASH unit at Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines.”

“I will think of my uncle, Lieutanent Arthur Browngardt who was killed in action in WWII in the Philippines on Jan. 7, 1945. He was a captain in the US Army Air Corps, flying a B-25 bomber that he’d named the ‘Sag Harbor Express’ and was shot down over Angeles City and crashed into Luzon Cathedral, about 10 miles from where, coincidentally, I was later stationed.”

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Laspesa has some vivid memories of our Vietnam era POWs.

“I will go down to Chelberg & Battle American Legion Post 388 and pitch in,” says Laspesa, 68, who served in the United States Air Force at the tail end of the Vietnam War.

Laspesa’s uncle is one of 18 men from Sag Harbor who made the ultimate sacrifice in WWII, their names enshrined -- with 423 others who served -- on a brass plaque fixed to a granite rock as rugged as the men it memorializes in Marine Park.

Laspesa says that one incident that day in 1973 stands out as a testament to the unbreakable American spirit.

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Judy, my wife, to all the fashion events and openings,” Gerson explained.

“Being a part of the whole fashion scene, I found it so exciting to become acquainted with American fashion personnel and stars.”

In the past, Gerson’s paintings were displayed at the Judith Leiber showrooms. When the buyers, many of whom were moversand-shakers in the fashion world, would come to see the new Judith Leiber collection, “They would see Mr. Leiber’s paintings,” said Ann Fristoe Stewart, director and curator of the Leiber Collection. Many would become collectors themselves.

It’s hard not to love the bags. They are, after all, some of the handbag industry’s finest creations. She is famous for her crystal minaudières, evening purses made of a metal shell often encrusted with Swarovski crystals. Plated with silver or gold, the creations can come in many forms, such as baby pigs, slices of watermelon, cupcakes, peacocks, penguins, and snakes.

Collectors around the world of Judith Leiber handbags have been taking note. Many have been celebrating with their own events to honor the bags. Currently another collector is mounting an exhibit in Phoenix in celebration of the show. “All of these collectors are the satellites of the center, the star right there,” said Gerson, referencing his wife, who sat across from him in their living room in Springs. The accolades he offered came with a great sense of pride.

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Gerson designed charming and intricate gardens that surround the museum. They were created to elicit the vibes of an English garden. The museum itself is a Renaissancestyled Palladian edifice. With great attention to detail and design, the museum and gardens provide the perfect backdrop to display the acclaimed bags and paintings.

Like many artists, the two ended up falling in love with the hamlet of Springs in the 1950s. Gerson would paint and work on the garden while Judith would design patterns for her handbags. “We were invited on a weekend, we liked it so much... Of course at that point this was the hub of abstract expressionism. de Kooning, and Jackson Pollock, and so on. What

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One of the best kept secrets in town, the collection was assembled in 2005 when Gerson and Judith Leiber built the space to house their works of art, offering visitors a retrospective of the works they have created throughout their illustrious careers.

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of the Hungarian Nazi-run ghettos, where they lived in a basement with 60 other people. The two met while Gerson was a sergeant in the US Army and Judith was making purses for the secretaries of the American Legation in Budapest.

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Because Hungarian currency wasn’t worth much, the dollar went a long way in Budapest. “We were all paid in dollars; we were very wealthy,” Gerson recalled. In an impressive move, he took Judith to the opera, which she loved. “It was so cheap for us with our dollar. We had a box.”

“I was standing with a buddy. Born in Budapest in Two girls came 1921, Judith became up to us and the first woman to began to talk join the Hungarian to us,” Gerson Handbag Guild. recalled. “It To avoid Nazi seemed that one persecution during of the girls had a the Holocaust, her room in a nearby family escaped to a – Gerson Leiber apartment house set aside for house, the Swiss citizens. Her windows were not broken, and they father, a Hungarian Jew, was able wanted to find an American to rent to obtain a Swiss schutzpass, a it to,” he continued. Judith was one document that gave the bearer safe of the two girls. passage.

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designer for a few other companies, Leiber founded her own business in 1963.

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In The Hamptons With Holly Peterson

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political statements here, but I am showing how people are ignored or mistreated all over the place. I don’t much like books just about fancy people, I like the upstairs/ downstairs element as well…that’s why I tell anyone to think of this as “Downton Abbey” in bikinis.



It Happens In The Hamptons is the much anticipated third novel from New York Times bestselling author Holly Peterson (The Manny, The Idea of Him). The summer beach read follows Katie Doyle as she moves across the country to The Hamptons, hoping to find summer employment, new friends for her son, and a chance to explore a new love affair with George, a dazzling investor. What she finds is a strange cocktail of classes, and discovers Southampton isn’t all that it seems to be on the surface. The novel has been praised by author Jay McInerney as “A sizzling beach read with all the right ingredients: sex, romance, class warfare, bikinis, and a mysterious man.”

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I love Flying Point Surf Shop most of all. I go there almost every day for sunscreen or surfing equipment or a sweatshirt or flip-flops. I like the Crow’s Nest in Montauk or Navy Beach in Montauk on weekday nights for dinners with families and kids. I always drop into the Aerin store on Main Street in Southampton because I get near that store and feel like a slob and hope Aerin Lauder can help with a great lipstick or fabulous basket for my files. I tend to cook at home all the time, so I don’t go out on weekends for food, but I love take-out from La Parmigiana, especially the chicken parm…when I’m writing a book and alone in my house over three days in bunker mode, I get three chicken parms, keep them in the fridge and keep noshing on them cold in little bites all day…thinking since I’m having such small portions I must be dieting!  Of course, nothing is better than cold pizza from Sam’s Pizza in East Hampton. For a little more upscale fare, I like Tutto il Giorno in Southampton for lunch or dinner with a girlfriend. They make a mean martini. If I down one, I leave my car in town and taxi home for sure. I make so much grilled fish and fresh vegetables from the gem-stone colored farm

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in Technicolor in any summer community…whether it be mountain, lake, or oceanside area where one-percenters roll in like an invading army from June to August. The cocktail of classes in the Hamptons…preppy old money, brash new money, and the vibrant local population is something I wanted to write about. Tensions are the life blood of any author and the mixing it up of all these groups creates hilarious situations that were very fun to “fictionalize.” I like to document these worlds as a journalist, that’s why you’ll read such intense attention and detail on the food, clothing, cars, and expressions of the three worlds I depict. But I do think the “lighter” topics like cars and fashion are housed in something much more substantive which is the divisions and inequality in this country. I’m not really making bold n

We caught up with Peterson to find out more about her new book and how she enjoys The Hamptons.

and I love accurately depicting scenes and situations. The Hamptons are filled with much to fill a dozen novels: romance, illicit sexual situations, enormous egos, gorgeous natural settings that lure everyone in like Paradise, old world families claiming the land and their preppy, tattered way of life like frontiersmen, new money people acting like insane martians from a .0001% planet, landing in Uber helicopters called Blade (if not their own custom designed ones), hostesses having parties that cost six figures, fashion, sports cars, and intense posing and competition for all of the above.

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(Left) The Nat Geo series “Genius” stars Johnny Flynn and Geoffrey Rush. (Right) Executive producer Sam Sokolow with author Walter Isaacson at the Rainbow Room, following the Nat Geo series’s premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.

It’s All Relative: Sam Sokolow And “Genius”

By Bridget LeRoy

When, as a nine-year-old, Sam Sokolow pitched in a series of softball games with some of his parents’ friends in Sag Harbor’s Mashashimuet Park, he wasn’t thinking about his future -pitching projects as a producer. “I was just excited to be playing,” he said. It never occurred to him that one day he and the game’s

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Of course, the game in question was Sag Harbor Softball, founded by John Leo in the mid-’70s, and one of the earlier incarnations of

the East Hampton Writers and Artists Charity Softball Game, which will host its 69th game at Herrick Park in August.

“In hindsight, it was a pretty remarkable experience for a kid,” said Sokolow, executive producer of “Genius” and president of EUE/ Sokolow Entertainment. “But you’re a kid. You’re not thinking, ‘Wow, my catcher is the guy who

broke Watergate,’ you’re thinking, ‘Wow, my parents are letting me play softball!’”

Sam’s parents, Mel and Diane, were Bridgehampton residents and film and television producers. “It’s difficult to have such fun, fabulous parents and not follow in their footsteps,” Sokolow said. Mel passed away in 1992, and the house Continued On Page 75.

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Joel Moens: A Single Image Is Worth Thousands More

By Nicole Teitler

In our highly technological society, supersaturated with images off the internet, Belgian artist Joel Moens de Hase began using computers for digital works in 2011. The observer is sure to be intrigued, perhaps even aroused, by a single perspicuous image that when closely analyzed includes the use of thousands of provocative shrunken down images – squares of butts, lingerie, waistlines, and so forth. In an effort to express his view of the digital era, Moens keeps a database of 70,000 images from the internet on file. He then transforms between 5000 and 15,000 of these images into a single mosaic, after adjusting the color to fit the larger picture. His artistic expression allows for dual interpretation, the whole or the fragment. Beauty, lust, and innocence remain very much in the eye of the beholder. Moens procures his inspiration from the mystery of women, his work being a tribute to all the aspects that make up the beautiful complexities of the gentler sex. At the heart of it all, the symbiosis between man and woman is what fuel Moens’s creative process; the passionate desire and innate human condition of that sense of longing between the two beings. Human nature aside, it’s also the Woman, with a capital ‘W,’ a divine creator that is both independent and full of the love he adores.

Moens procures his inspiration from the mystery of women.

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Serenity and Dizziness is part of his new beach series recently exhibited at the Monika Olko Gallery located at 95 Main Street in Sag Harbor.

Moens met local gallery owner Monika Olko four years ago through a mutual friend. Ever since

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His creative motto, “Develop your creativity, it brings happiness and it is the future of humanity,” bring his concept of a self-portrayal design saying, “I would be the musical instrument the model is holding.”

With an international following, he maintains a liberated spirit that is futuristic in nature.

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Scenes of the female form and rendition tributes of classical artworks are primarily what comprise Moens’s collection. Right now he is working on a collaboration with a major group of European galleries, to be announced at a later time, that he hopes will bring his career to a higher level.

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their introduction he has been visiting The Hamptons seasonally, with plans to explore the North Fork and Montauk this summer.

emotional uniqueness of a model that attracts his attention most.

of today to create his increasingly unique pieces.

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Patrick’s Pages

by Patrick McMullan

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Lots of things have been happening though. The first Monday in May brings the Met Gala for one, which I sent one of my top PMc photographers to cover. Also, that night, I was at the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club show house opening where my friend, Richard Mishaan, designed the first floor drawing room. It was absolutely gorgeous as was his wife, Marcia Mishaan. Many grown-up boys and girls stopped by that night to ooh and ahh the fabulous mansion. John McEnroe and wife, singer Patty Smyth arrived first. I seated them on the couch for a photo but realized soon that the couch was off limits -sorry Richard. Everything in the room was tres valuable.

Dinner followed at Vaucluse (in the private room), with a Mishaancentric group including Nicole Miller with husband Kim Taipale, Dennis Basso, Andrew Zaro, Tracey and Brian Snyder, Lisa Jackson, Bettina Zilkha, George Farias, with not even one reality 18

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treat yourself to this book! 2. Susan Silver’s memoir signing celebration was held at Michael’s on Thursday, April 20. 1. John Demsey, Susan Silver, 2. Louise Sorel.

TV star although we did have a genuine Emmy award winner, Fran Drescher. Many toasts were made and much fun was had. I particularly enjoyed Dennis and Fran talking, those voices are so fun to hear. They should have a radio show together.

Speaking of TV, Estee Lauder’s John Demsey hosted a party for Susan Silver and her memoir Hot Pants in Hollywood at Michael’s Restaurant. The book is fun and she talks about her time writing for “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” as well as Hollywood in the 1960s and on. Susan is a wonderful person -

At the party, I saw John LeBoutillier, Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, David Patrick Columbia, Kate Betts, Richard Johnson, Michael Gross and Barbara Hodes, Judy Twersky, Ed Klein, Diane Dimond with Michael Schoen, Rob Shuter, Susan Magrino, Diane Cleghorn. The only one I didn’t see was Michael himself. Michael McCarty and his artist wife Kim McCarty were off on a private adventure. Everyone needs a day off I suppose!

Trish McEvoy’s book The Makeup of a Confident Woman was more of a society event with a lot of very confident women like Sondra Mack, Denise LeFrak, Bonnie Strauss, Phyllis Mack, Rita Bronfman Janet Hershaft, Margo MacNabb Nederlander, Geri Emmet, Claire Mercuri, Judy Licht, Continued On Page 82.

4. Richard Mishaan’s “Well Traveled Room” at the Kips Bay Boys and Girls show house opening night preview was held on Monday, May 1. Nicole Miller, Marcia Mishaan, Fran Drescher, Bettina Zilkha, 2. Patty Smyth, John McEnroe, 3. Martha Stewart, 4. Irene Ho.


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2017 Hot Pink Party “Super Nova” presented by the Breast Cancer Research Foundation was held at Park Avenue Armory on Friday, May 12. 1. Elizabeth Hurley, 2. Donna Karan, Victoria Beckham, 3. Shirin von Wulffen, Coralie Charriol Paul, 4. Tracy Anderson, Nick Riley, 5. Chris Taylor, Sandra Lee, 6. Kyle MacLachlan, Desiree Gruber, 7. June Ambrose, 8. Laura Lauder.

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Tri-Club Dinner Photos by Richard Lewin

The Tri-Club dinner was held at East Hampton Point in Springs last Thursday night, bringing together the local Lions, Rotary, and Kiwanis clubs. The organizations celebrated “A Salute to Service,” honoring Ben and Bonnie Krupinski as the Lions Club Citizens of the Year. On hand were East Hampton Lions Club president Tina Piette, Rotary Club president Joe Hren, III, Montauk Lions Club president Gene Prohaske, and Kiwanis president Henry Uihlein.

i-tri Bikes East Hampton Street Fair Photos by Elizabeth Vespe

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Paws In The Park Photos by Morgan McGivern

Hosted by the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation at Red Creek Park in Hampton Bays, the annual Paws in the Park dog walk Saturday brought together pups and their people for picnicking, a doggie fashion show, music by New Life Crisis, and tasty food truck treats.

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Lucia’s Angels Photo by Nicole Teitler

The annual Reconstructed Bra fashion show and auction, held last Thursday at the Southampton Social Club, benefitted Lucia’s Angels and the Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Southampton Hospital. Models hit the runway in wearable works of art crafted by area artists.

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Muskets, Meigs & History Photos by Elizabeth Vespe

The 240th anniversary of Meigs Raid was celebrated by the Third New York Regiment of 1775 and the Sixth Connecticut Regiment as they marched along Main Street during the second annual Sag Harbor Cultural History Weekend Saturday. Festivities included a boatbuilding demonstration at Custom House, historical lectures at the town library, and guided tours. The re-enactment concluded at the Long Wharf with the firing of muskets.


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will be luxury accessories brand GG Maull and activewear line Sweaty Betty.

Summer At Gurney’s

By Jessica Mackin-Cipro

Gurney’s Montauk will host exciting summer programming for its 2017 season. The oceanfront resort and spa will have a little something for everyone.

To further its commitment to wellness, Gurney’s Montauk is expanding its partnership with the Wellth Collective, a design firm that blends wellness and travel. Gurney’s will bring top trainers and classes to Montauk each weekend

including Y7, Bari Studio, City Row, and Exhale. This will also include trainers like Alex Kate Knight, Holly Rillinger, and more.

For the second year, Gurney’s will host its Fashion Collective, a curated collection of fashion and lifestyle brands, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. In addition to partnering up with resort-wear brand 6 Shore Road, Gurney’s will host pop-ups with Joie, featuring a contemporary and sophisticated aesthetic. Also there

a soothing aromatic marine cooling mist to revive the senses. For the second summer, Gurney’s has partnered with celebrity hair stylist Ric Pipino to offer hair services to guests and visitors alike at the new Ric Pipino Hairspace. They will offer a deep conditioning hair treatment that can be applied to your hair prior to spending a day at the beach. The salon can also style your hair in a fun braid while the treatment is in, and blow it out after your day in the sun.

Gurney’s offers the only indoor ocean-fed seawater pool in the US. This summer Gurney’s will offer the After Sun Ritual at its spa. The 50 minute treatment includes a gentle aloe gel wrap for the body, leaving skin soft and refreshed. Then, a moisturizing face mask is applied and set, while you receive a serene lavender oil scalp massage. After a rinse, the journey continues with an application of a healing and nourishing coconut emulsion for a luminous finish and

For more info visit www. gurneysmontauk.com.

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Iconic Writers To Appear At Bridgehampton Library

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interview the authors.

Gaines, the well-known author of the bestseller Philistines At The Hedgerow: Passion and Property in the Hamptons, knows a few things about staging events at libraries. “I was involved in the East Hampton Library event. In fact, I was co-chair for three years,” he related. “I’m the one who changed the name from ‘Novel Night’ to ‘Authors’ Night’.

In 2008, Galanes debuted as a weekly columnist for the Sunday Styles section of The New York Times. His "Social Q's" column, which answers reader questions about the sticky situations that they face in every corner of modern life, quickly became one of the most consistently popular and most-read features of the newspaper.

Galanes, who earned degrees from Yale College and Yale Law School, worked as an entertainment lawyer before embarking on a career in journalism.

Steven Gaines wanted to help raise the profile of the Bridgehampton Library and at the same time raise some much needed funds.

Gaines was shown the door when Alec Baldwin joined the board.

It didn’t take long for Gaines to dig in after promising the folks at Bridgehampton Library he would help out. He quickly put together a summer-long series featuring some of the hottest names in the business. But Gaines didn’t stop there. The

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first event, on Sunday at 6 PM, features three of the most critically acclaimed – and famous – authors in the country, any of whom could fill an auditorium. The three writers, Candace Bushnell, Erica Jong, and Gail

Sheehy changed the way the world looks at women – and in many cases how women look at themselves. There’s more star power. The renowned New York Times columnist Philip Galanes will

As a literary journalist, Sheehy was one of the original contributors to New York Magazine and has been a contributing editor to Vanity Fair since 1984. She has interviewed thousands of women and men and written 17 books. Her earliest revolutionary book, Passages, was named by a Library of Congress survey as one

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Grant Haffner ‘Mohawk Trail’ At Roman Fine Art

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Artwork by Grant Haffner will be exhibited, at the artist’s first solo exhibition in over a decade, at Roman Fine Art in East Hampton with “Mohawk Trail,” opening this weekend. An opening reception will be held on Saturday from 7 to 9 PM.

For over a decade, Haffner has created captivating paintings of Hamptons’ roadways. (Arguably, no other artist captures the South Fork locales we love in the same fashion.) His renditions of familiar roads and landmarks -- often set ablaze in dayglow, sunset colors -- have made him one of the most sought-after artists on the East End.

Haffner, who lived in the Hamptons for most of his life, moved to Massachusetts in 2016. He still continues to paint scenes of the Hamptons. His works have earned

him an international following. Created from photographs collected during his travels through the area, those familiar with his depictions of the Hamptons can easily recognize their favorite routes in his work. The exhibition also marks a new chapter in his career as a painter as he creates an entirely new body of work, exploring a new landscape. From the bays and farmlands of the South Fork to the mountain ridges of Western Massachusetts, Haffner captures the roads, trails, and colors of hills and mountains of the Mohawk Trail region. The viewer can see the new landscape through familiar eyes, with a fresh perspective.

Damien Roman, owner of Roman Fine Art, has represented Haffner since 2009, but this is their first solo exhibit together at the gallery. Roman Fine Art specializes in

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Speaking of Wölffer Wine. I will drink rosé. I will be a “rosé-all-day” cliche. Also, I will take a day to go wine tasting on the North Fork.

Speaking of the North Fork, I will definitely spend a day in Greenport. Back on the South Fork, I will splurge (calorically and financially) on a Sant Ambroeus gelato.

I will barbecue and spend as much time with friends and family as possible. This is what summer is all about, right? Ok, now that I have the food and drink portion of the bucket list taken care of (priorities!), I will hike the trails in Montauk. I will finally learn how to play tennis.

I will try to have zero nervous breakdowns if I ever need to park in East Hampton Village on a holiday weekend. I will spend as much time on the beach as I can. I will get there in the morning and stay for a bonfire at night. In fact, I will throw many bonfires. I’m a pro at planning them, not such a pro at building them, but there’s always someone who is. Every summer I say I’m taking a trip to Block Island, where I have not visited since I was 11. This summer it will happen.

I will take the boat out every weekend. Even if it’s just for an hour. There’s really no excuse not to. I will start saving now for Super Saturday. I’ll triple my budget on my yearly shopping spree that all goes to a really good cause (OCRF. org). I will become a supermodel. Well, that may be a stretch. But I have signed up to model in the “Canines Down the Catwalk” benefit for the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation and Gabby Wild Foundation. I’ll be walking the runway with a pup that’s up for adoption in an eco-friendly fashion show. Indy reporter Nicole Teilter will be modeling as well. Come see us! Tickets are available at www. southamptonanimalshelter.com.

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(If you would like your new establishment featured in The Independent please email us at rmurphy@indyeastend.com.)

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Le Bilboquet Known for its intriguing je ne sais quoi, Le Bilboquet (20 East 60th Street, www.lebilboquetny.com) continues to satiate the Upper East Side one Cajun chicken at a time. Nearly 29 years after the original location opened its doors, the elite brand – created and owned by Philippe Delgrange, with partners Ronald Perelman, Steven Witkoff, and Eric Clapton - has since become a global sensation, with outposts already in Sao Paolo, Dallas, and Atlanta. 

Le Bilboquet will make its Hamptons debut in Sag Harbor’s most prized location, 1 Long Wharf (formerly B. Smith’s and Harlow East). Delgrange and newly-appointed chef Sylvain Portay, formerly corporate chef to Alain Ducasse for over a

decade, will offer Le Bilbo’s highlylauded signature dishes in addition to creating a Crudo Bar in the center of the bar area offering myriad preparations of local fish. The Sag Harbor menu will offer the catch of the day in addition to other seafood preparations, as well as delicious seasonal composed salads and homemade pastries and desserts.

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their Croque Monsieur, made-toorder omelets, and mouth-watering burgers; or engage the group with a number of dishes that are easily shared, from La Terrine de Foie Gras, to L’Assiette de Charcuterie. Devoted followers of the original NYC outpost will now be able to find their way “home” in Sag Harbor where Le Bilboquet’s magical international and celebratory ambiance, combines the harbor view with fanciful fun, delicious food, good music, and dear friends. Vive le Bilboquet, where life is a celebration everyday. Le Bilboquet Sag Harbor will be open seven days a week for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. b Balsams A stroll down Main Street and you’ll find a very hip woman’s boutique, b balsam’s, at number 83. Barbara Balsam recently opened this highend women's boutique. She offers a great selection of chic clothing in all of the latest styles and will also help customers pick out the perfect outfit for any occasion. The phone number is 631-899-4280. Stella Flame During the winter Sag Harborites welcomed Stella Flame, a jewelry designer, to the village. Her new shop at 150 Main Street in Sag Harbor is “a very nice blend of beautiful and luxurious objects that make you feel good,” she said. For more information, call (347) 480-8246 or visit stellaflamejewelry.com.

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retailer will open its first brick-andmortar store in Southampton this Memorial Day weekend, as the company repositions itself from a flash-sale e-commerce site to a home furnishings brand, the company announced.

This summer, One Kings Lane will test its format for a retail shop on the ground floor of 11 Jobs Lane, a 19thcentury, two-story building that used to house the Southampton Library. Johnny Was Since its inception in 1987, Los Angeles based Johnny Was has been embraced by free-spirited and confident women, who are drawn to the brand’s unique signature aesthetic: a juxtaposition between vintage and modern. Embracing the quintessential California Bohemian lifestyle, Johnny Was appeals to the modern gypsy. Johnny Was is carried in over 1000 luxury boutiques worldwide and online at www.johnnywas.com. It’s at 44 Jobs Lane. Bluemercury Marla and Barry Beck created it in 1999. The couple envisioned a neighborhood store. Bluemercury offers the finest in makeup and skincare. Spa service is also available. It’s at 46 Main Street. Yes, there is one in East Hampton, at 67 Main. Kendra Scott Kendra Scott will be opening its first pop-up shop in Southampton this Memorial Day weekend for the summer season.

The retail space will boast the brand’s seasonal jewelry collections as well as Luxe, Fine, Home, and Nail lacquer. Specifically, the latest summer

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Rescue Pet Matchmaker: Kate McEntee

By Camila Tucci

For Kate McEntee, adoption director for Southampton Animal Shelter in Hampton Bays, finding rescue pets is a difficult, but rewarding, task. Last year alone Kate McEntee and the staff at SASF helped over 900 shelter pets find forever homes and that can be attributed to McEntee’s belief that “every animal deserves a good home.”

Growing up, McEntee always had an interest in animals and wanted to save them, even if that meant bringing them into her home. “I used to always bring animals home, especially animals that were in wildlife that needed saving. I was always like ‘Mom, you can’t get mad but there’s something I have to show you,’” said McEntee. Her love for animals early in life sparked a desire to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She attended Stony Brook University in the pre-vet program, but before she could go into her entrance year of veterinarian school, her brother was diagnosed with brain cancer. “Instead I called the shelter where I had been volunteering and doing my pre-regs for vet school. I said, ‘I’m not going to vet school and I want a career here and I want to help animals in another way.” McEntee now runs the adoption 34

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center at Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation where she said, “We don’t have an adoption application, but what we do have is an adoption matchmaking questionnaire. Our philosophy is this questionnaire can help in finding the right dog or cat for you.” Along with finding lasting homes for shelter pets, McEntee and her staff want to spread awareness about the importance of spaying and neutering your pets. In 2016, 3000 animals were spayed and neutered and a big contributor is the mobile clinic. The mobile clinic is “a surgical machine on wheels,” said McEntee. All the surgeries are done in the van and inside there is everything that would be in a typical veterinary surgical wing. On average this mobile clinic assists 45 pets per week.

After McEntee went on a rescue mission in Puerto Rico she realized how important spaying and neutering animals is. “What’s happening in Puerto Rico is the island itself is about the size of Connecticut and there’s about 300,000 stray dogs so the island is just inundated. Everywhere you looked there was a stray dog. It really shows how out of control it can really get.” In Puerto Rico they don’t spay or neuter so backyard breeding is very popular. Fortunately for the

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"Camp SoulGrow is about helping kids build their self esteem in a creative and compassionate way," London Rosiere, director of Camp SoulGrow, explained.

The courageous and passionate New Orleans native undertook the inspirational project after losing her mother in April of 2014. Moving to Montauk, she began devoting her time to her passion: helping children and enriching their lives. Camp SoulGrow strives to inspire children's growth from the inside out.

Rosiere grew up in New Orleans and lived with her single mother and older brother. As a child, Rosiere remembers being so excited to receive the simple and kind gestures from the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry. "My brother and I would be so happy to see that blue box of macaroni and cheese," she recalled. At a young age, while still living in New Orleans, Rosiere began volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House. Throughout her childhood she knew she wanted to make a difference through charity work. While Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans, Rosiere was in Manhattan attending her second year of college. Her home was lost in the disaster and Rosiere decided to stay in New York and pursue a

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career in the fashion industry. After nine years in the fashion industry, Rosiere knew she wanted to do more.

"I knew this wasn’t what I was meant to do for the rest of my life. I knew I wanted to make a difference and help people."

She spent months in Africa working in an orphanage and building a better life for the community. Upon arriving back home to New York, Rosiere received the earthshattering news of her mother's sudden passing. She moved to Montauk for the summer to get away from the hectic city life.

"Montauk is such a beautiful place, and I wanted to grow from being in touch with nature." Montauk is where Rosiere realized she could really give back and help local kids follow their passions.

With the help of volunteers and generous donations from local businesses, Rosiere is able to put together fun and interactive workshops. For example, the kids were able to make fresh juice at the Montauk Juice Factory, and also learned how to cook at the Crow’s Nest. When asked about the importance of the camp, Rosiere said, "Outlets such as this can help stop depression and lower suicide rates."

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Heroes Of The Hamptons

Woman of Distinction: Paulette Ofrias

Coastal Crusader: Dell Cullum

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Paulette Ofrias of Southold was selected as the 2017 NY State Senate’s Woman of Distinction from the First Senate District. She was officially recognized at a NY State Senate ceremony on May 9 in Albany.

“Paulette Ofrias has been a tireless advocate, devoting her time and talents to improve her community. She is a business leader, educational advocate and volunteer for local civic organizations. Paulette now joins other notable women of New York State who have been selected for this special recognition,” Senator Ken LaValle said. Ofrias has been a member of the Southold School Board of Education for 14 years, serving as president for the past five. She has been instrumental in fostering a successful relationship between Southold and Greenport school districts. Her efforts have led to the sharing of programs, administrators and sports teams, creating greater opportunities for students and savings for taxpayers.  Under Ofrias’s leadership, the Southold-Greenport concept has overcome geographical and social barriers to become a shared services model for the rest of the state. 

Ofrias has been active in the School Athletic Association, Building and Grounds Committee, and a

member of the Board of Directors of the Southold School Educational Foundation. She has volunteered for St. Patrick’s Church CCD religious education and CYO Basketball programs and received the St. Pius award of Rockville Center, for service and commitment.

A member of the Southold Rotary Club, Ofrias has also supported the work of the Chamber of Commerce. Her efforts on behalf of the Southold Town Annual Fourth of July parade have made it a success for residents and business owners on the North Fork.   A trustee of the East End Health Plan, she serves on the East End Financial Group Advisory Board. Ofrias was honored by the North Fork Chamber of Commerce in 2014 with the Business Award on behalf of the Scott Family Pharmacy. Now, she can add “Woman of Distinction” to her many recognitions.

Ofrias and her husband, Greg, own the Southold and Shelter Island pharmacies, and have two adult children, Scott, an attorney, and Patrick, a police officer.

Said Senator LaValle, “Paulette Ofrias’s civic-minded contributions have positively affected her community, and established a legacy for future generations.”

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By Kitty Merrill

Dell Cullum is a classic Bonacker. His abiding love of the land blends with the creativity, skill, and interests of a dozen men. Some might call Cullum quirky. (See his calendar, “Zombies of The Hamptons.”) He’s related to everyone – Eddie Ecker knows him.

Even as a young child, his predilection for the unusual was evident. He scripted films starring his Amagansett elementary school friends.

At 17, after graduating East Hampton High School he joined the Navy, inspired by his uncle Ralph George. He served as a submariner. He didn’t return to Long Island until 1989 when his son Christopher became sick. Stricken with leukemia, Christopher died in 1992 and Dell left home again.

He spent years on a ranch out west. Isolated from people, he was surrounded, instead, by nature. “It was a dream come true. I had no contact with the outside world.” The experience helped heal his grief and deepen his love of nature and wild animals. Returning home to East Hampton,

he started a business as a wildlife rescuer, while working on his photography. He was astounded anew by the vast variety of wildlife on the East End and learned that if he hit the beach at first light, he could capture both beautiful sunrises and “that’s when the wildlife woke up -- and I saw it all.” Then summer came.

“That’s when I was introduced to the garbage,” he recalled. Cullum was horrified and enraged by the desecration of his ”workplace.”

Because he spent dawn hours cleaning the beaches, it was hard to convince people of the daily disasters he found. He began to document what he found on the beach. He became a thorn in the side of government officials. He organized his first Shoreline Sweep in 2014.

The plan was to clean 22 miles of beach from Wainscott to Montauk. Over 80 volunteers showed up. They cleaned three tons of garbage from the beach. “From Montauk Point to Wainscott, our beaches were spotless.” The movement caught on, with volunteers gathering to clean

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Heroes Of The Hamptons He’s Everywhere: Fred Thiele

Now, multiply the miles, the events by 22 years, and it’s no exaggeration to surmise Thiele is everywhere. “It’s that Woody Allen line,” he said. “Ninety percent of life is just showing up. I think the most important part of my job is listening to people. That’s how you really have a sense of what’s going on in the district and what people

are thinking about.”

Not only does Thiele have a sense of the pulse of the district, he also knows everybody, with an uncanny prowess for name retention. “The reach back is getting longer,” the 62-year old joked.

Does the affable elected official ever confront unhappy constituents, voters who accost him in the grocery store with complaints? “Sure,” he admitted. “But nowhere near as many as you get in town government. The closer you get to the community in government, the more emotional people get.” And Thiele knows all about close government. His father, Fred, was on the school board for nine years

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At Bohack’s, young Thiele learned a very important life lesson: “You can win the battle and still lose the war.” The future attorney read over his union contract and learned he was due for a raise, from $1.85 an hour to $2.10. Blown off by his boss, he brought the matter to the attention of his union rep. The matter was settled, but not so favorably. “My boss came up and put his arm around me. He said, ‘You’re getting the raise. But you were working 40 hours a week. Now you’re working 29.’”

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the bayside beaches, to clean the Napeague Stretch. Jack’s Coffee in Amagansett jumped on board and organized summer beach cleanups, too. “Before you knew it, picking up trash at the beach became a cool thing to do.” Area school children got involved and now, said Cullum, some kids don’t leave the house without their garbage pickup tools. “And that thrills me to death,” he enthused. In April, the day before the sweep, Cullum was working to rescue a raccoon from a roof, when the ladder he was standing on slipped. He fell and landed on his back. The day of this year’s Shoreline Sweep, Cullum was in Stony Brook

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Let’s do some math. Fred Thiele travels about 50,000 miles per year, up and back to Albany, as the region’s representative in the state assembly. On the weekends he averages stops at about 20 local events; that’s over 1000 fire department breakfasts, community meetings, ribbon cuttings, parades, and advisory committees per year.

when Thiele was growing up in Sag Harbor.

Being in the right doesn’t always mean the best outcome, Thiele learned.

Still, the Sag Harbor native has spent decades working for what’s right for the East End — as a town attorney, county legislator, Southampton Town supervisor, author of the ground-breaking Community Preservation Fund, and state assemblyman for the last 22 years, 22,000 community events, and 1.1 million miles.

Hospital undergoing back surgery. The sweep went on in his name.

As The Independent went to press last night, neighbors, friends, supporters, and a roster of local musicians were slated to gather at the Stephen Talkhouse for a benefit for Cullum. Funds will be used to defray medical expenses as he recovers. Cullum noted a full circle of sorts. When Christopher was sick, he recalled, there were fundraisers, benefits, blood drives. “The Lions Club, the fire department…what an outpouring of support from this town. And it’s what’s going on for me now. It’s very, very overwhelming, hard to express the gratitude. It’s just beyond words.”


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Services And Parades Aplenty

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Hamlets throughout the Twin Forks pay tribute to those who gave their all for America this weekend, with services and parades aplenty. Below, find a roundup by date and location. FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2017 Remsenburg: RemsenburgSpeonk Elementary School hosts a Memorial Day parade at 10 AM. It starts at the Mill Road School and continues west on South Country Road. A service follows at 10:30

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Eastport: Memorial Day services will be held at 10:30 AM at the Eastport South Manor Elementary School. The Eastport South Manor band will play and Eastport Fire Department will also attend. Sag Harbor: The parade steps off at 9 AM at the World War II monument and continues down Main Street to Marine Park for a service.

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On The Road Again

By Kitty Merrill

Here they come. The parade of black SUVs and Mini Coopers has begun to make its way to the East End for the holiday weekend, for the beginning of the summer season.

Concurrently the American Automobile Association announced what many locals already know: “Most drivers are unprepared for summer driving.” But the triple-A is referring to something different from what beleaguered Twin Forks motorists know (“citiots can’t drive”); they’re talking car maintenance.

AAA expects to rescue some 300,000 New Yorkers this summer. And the reason for the rescues? Battery, lock, and tire issues. “While drivers enjoy ‘Hot Fun in the Summertime,’ the heat takes a toll on vehicles, leading to overheating engines, tire blowouts,

and dead batteries,” said Robert Sinclair Jr., manager of media relations for AAA Northeast. “Drivers should take proactive steps before they hit the road to reduce the risk of their vehicle becoming disabled.” AAA survey data determined many drivers are unprepared for roadside emergencies: • One-third of American drivers have skipped or delayed maintenance that was recommended by
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• Two-thirds of American drivers have never proactively had their car battery tested • Sixty percent of American drivers do not check their tire pressure at least once a month – including 
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you take it to the streets. Also, be sure to keep an emergency kit in the car. It ought to include a mobile phone and car charger, a flashlight, a first-aid kit, jumper cables and emergency flares or reflectors, medication, water, and snacks for travelers and pets. In other news of the car kind, with prom and graduation season in full swing, the website CarInsurance. com released an analysis ranking states on teen driving safety. New York was ranked the second safest state, after Maryland, for teen drivers. Montana and North Dakota were ranked the worst.

jump from 2014 (1,886 vs. 1,723). Teen drivers were also involved in 14 percent more crashes in 2015, according to the NHTSA.

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National Beach Safety Week

Chief TJ Calabrese, along with all members of East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue, would like to announce that National Beach Safety Week has been changed to coincide with Rip Current Awareness Week. This year, National Beach Safety Week and Rip Current Awareness Week begins on Sunday, June 4, and ends on June 11, the following Sunday. Our waters can be a wonderful recreational resource, but they can also be treacherous. Lifeguards are provided in an effort to reduce the number of accidents at our local beaches, but we cannot do the job alone.

An informed public is essential to maintaining adequate levels of beach and water safety. The objective of National Beach Safety Week is to make citizens aware of the need to be safe while in and near the water with special emphasis on the hazards associated with rip currents.

United States Lifeguard Association’s Top Ten Safety Tips: Learn to Swim – Promote the YMCA and the Junior Lifeguard Program. Swim near a Lifeguard. Swim with a Buddy.

Check with the Lifeguards on daily conditions.

Obey Posted Signs and Flags – And know your location for 911 calls. Keep the Beach and Water Clean – What you pack in, pack out! Learn Rip Current Safety. Enter Water Feet First.

Wear a Life Jacket when appropriate or mandated. Use Sunscreen and Drink Plenty of Water.

Beaches and bodies of water do not offer protection from lightning. Every year, lightning strikes and kills people on or near bodies of water. Most lightning deaths and injuries occur during the summer season. As a rule, lightning occurs most frequently

within 10 miles of a thunderstorm, but bolts of lightning can travel as far as 20 miles away from the thunderstorm.

conserve energy and think clearly.

Don’t fight the current. Swim out of the current, parallel to the shoreline. If unable to swim out of the rip current, float or calmly tread water. When out of the current, swim toward shore.

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Stop all activities and seek shelter in a solid building or hard-topped vehicle. Wait 30 minutes after storm to resume activities.

Rip Currents can be killers. They are powerful, channeled currents of water flowing away from shore. The greatest safety precaution that can be taken is to recognize the danger of rip currents and always remember to swim at beaches with lifeguards. Rip Current Survival Tips: Never Swim alone.

Be cautious at all times. If in doubt, don’t go out! Swim at a lifeguarded beach whenever possible.

Obey all instructions and orders from lifeguards. If caught in a rip, remain calm to

If still unable to reach shore, draw attention to yourself by facing the shore, waving your arms, and yelling for help. If you see a distressed swimmer, get help from a lifeguard or have someone call 911. Throw the victim something that floats and yell instructions on how to escape.

Remember, many people drown while trying to save someone else from a rip current. The United States Lifesaving Association (USLA), a national non-profit organization, and your local chapter, Hampton Lifeguard Association (HLA), are dedicated to improving beach safety in America. Check out our website at: www.easthamptonoceanrescue.org

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More Honors For Ariana the 16-year-old creator of the Backpacks for Fellow Students program was named one of America’s top 10 youth volunteers of 2017 by the Prudential Spirit of Community Award during the programs 22nd annual national awards ceremony at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington,

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Honors and accolades keep piling up for Ariana DeMattei of Westhampton Beach High School. We’ve been writing about this extraordinary young woman since she was in middle school. This week, we’re pleased to report

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Selected from a field of more than 31,000 youth volunteers from across the country, Ariana has earned the title of national honoree, along with a personal award of $5000, an engraved gold medallion, a crystal trophy for her school, and a $5000 grant from

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Since BFFS’s inception, she’s raised over $100,000 to provide more than 1000 new backpacks filled with school supplies for local elementary students through the organization she founded in 2012. “As a 12 year old I never really understood how a family’s economic situation would affect their child’s ability to start off the school year prepared and ready to learn,� she recalled. But one day at the checkout stand buying her own school supplies, she was astonished to see how much the total bill was. The thought occurred to her that there were students in her community whose families couldn’t afford to spend that much. She wanted to help.

To buy her backpacks and school supplies, Arianna organized numerous fundraising events, including a polar bear plunge, 5K races, movie nights, bake sales, and an annual appeal. She publicized her events by writing press releases, arranging media interviews, and using social media. She spends time writing appeal letters, applying for grants,

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Hampton Bays Nurel’s Farmer’s Market Just before you leave the village check out Nurel’s, on the south side of Montauk Highway (#226). There is a tremendous selection of fresh fruits and veggies, cut flowers plus breads, piers, cookies and other goodies. Call 631-723-2765.

Chocolate Factory, which opened a Westhampton Beach storefront one year ago, is expanding to Greenport this summer. The new shop will be located at 117 Main Street, right next to Claudio’s.

East Hampton Village Stevenson’s Toy Store Polly and Roy Stevenson, owners of the popular toy store in Southampton, will make a lot of kids – and adults – in East Hampton happy this summer.

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Their new store, at 66 Newtown Lane, features two floors of fun stuff. It’s where Mecox Gardens was located. Find it on Facebook.

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Café Max loyalists are getting as pretty good replacement: Shelter Island’s Vine Street Cafe is moving into the Montauk Highway building the formerly housed the café. Named Cove Hollow Tavern, the locale promises grilled pizza, some gorgeous salads, and an eclectic menu that features local fare. Find them on

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The Springs School community has established a scholarship to honor one of its graduates. The Matthew Lester Humanitarian Scholarship awards a scholarship to a graduating 8th grader based on demonstrated passion and work toward a humanitarian or environmental cause. In addition, the recipient goes above and beyond in bringing about awareness to that cause. The students eligible for assistance must be graduating 8th grade students at Springs School. Consideration will be given to a student who has demonstrated work in the area of a humanitarian or environmental cause within or outside the Springs/East Hampton community. The $100 scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis and disbursed at the 8th grade graduation ceremony.

Senior Fitness Day

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I’ll make and sell a lot of Hampton Jam. My husband Joe and I make jam and we sell it at the Havens Farmers Market on Shelter Island every Saturday this summer. If I don’t accomplish anything else on the list, it’s probably because we’re too busy making jam. I will never take a selfie with the Welcome To East Hampton sign. Ever. Follow Hampton Daze on

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Just after 9:30 Saturday night, members of the Springs Fire Department were called to 99 Talmage Farm Lane for a report of a fire in the roof of the residence. First-arriving units found the roof of the home fully involved with fire, and immediately called for mutual aid from the Amagansett and East Hampton fire departments for tankers, manpower and a RIT team, as well as tankers from the Sag Harbor and Montauk fire departments. The fire, and heaviest damage, was contained to the roof of the house, which was totally destroyed, but firefighters were able to save the rest of the structure. The homeowners were able to evacuate their home safely, and there were no injuries to any responding personnel. The East Hampton Town Fire Marshal’s office is investigating the fire’s cause and origin, which does not appear to be suspicious at this time.

St. Michael’s Lutheran Church: All Are Welcome

who without the affordable housing would be homeless. Even though we are small, in God we can do mighty things.”

By Camila Tucci

Getting up for church can be difficult. Who wants to spend their Sunday mornings in a hot church listening to some guy talk about God? Along with the inconvenience of attending church, for some people, it does not seem as welcoming as it had once been. Off Montauk Highway in Amagansett stands a small but strong crew: St. Michael’s Lutheran Church. St. Michael's wants to break away from the crowd and make church welcoming again. Its new pastor, Rev. George W. Dietrich, will lead the congregation for both St. Michael’s Lutheran Church and also Incarnation Lutheran Church in Water Mill in the effort.

Rev. Dietrich grew up in the church and realized after a high school career project that becoming a pastor was what he wanted to pursue.

He attended Concordia College in Bronxville, New York where he was in the pre-seminary program with a minor in social philosophy. There he met his wife, Maria, and they got married in 2007 at the Long Island

Rev. Dietrich realizes religion and church have become less and less important for many people, but hopes that especially today when so much is going on in the world we can come together and acknowledge that love still exists.

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Rev. Dietrich subsequently attended Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. After graduating in 2011 he received his first calling at Ascension Lutheran Church in Haddon Heights, New Jersey, just outside of Philadelphia. There he led both Ascension Churches in Haddon Heights and in New Brunswick. Six years later St. Michael’s

Lutheran and Incarnation have called him to be their pastor after Rev. Katrina Foster moved to a new position in 2015. On what Rev. Dietrich is most excited about for both congregations he said, ”This church has so much potential to make a difference in this community and it already has. The housing project next door is amazing, considering the size of these congregations. I know it has helped many people

“We might see the world and think God has disappeared somehow, but even though we are a small church, we get to share that God had not abandoned us. Sharing that with the community and making this place of worship a place of love and welcoming is what this congregation is all about,” said Rev. Dietrich. St. Michael’s Lutheran Church is a Reconciling in Christ congregation and has adopted the following statement: “We extend our welcoming to all God’s children without regard to race, ethnicity, cultural background, economic or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental abilities, age and to all those the world seeks to separate or isolate. All are welcome in this house.” 49


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More Tainted Water Found In Yaphank

By Rick Murphy

Water wells in a Yaphank neighborhood have tested positive for PFOS and PFOA (collectively known as PFCs).

According to the EPA, studies have indicated PFCs can cause cancer, delays in physical development, stunted growth, endocrine disruption, and neonatal mortality. Neonatal mortality might be the most dramatic result of laboratory animal tests with PFOS.

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services received notice on April 26, 2017, that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has declared the Suffolk County Firematics Training Facility, located at 676 Pine St. in Yaphank, a Class 2 Superfund Site. Volunteer firemen, who typically train to put out some types of fueldriven fires with foam that contains the contaminants in question, use the facility. Last year a number of homes in the Westhampton/Westhampton Beach area had contaminated wells. There was a facility volunteer firemen used at nearby Gabreski Airport that was initially suspected of being the source. The Independent reported at the time that some local fire departments, including East Hampton and Bridgehampton, trained in a building at Gabreski for at least 10 years and used the foam in some of their exercises. 50

In Westhampton, about 50 domestic wells were found to contain the contaminants and people living in them are being supplied with bottled water. The contaminants have spurred at least one lawsuit.

In Yaphank, “The general area of the private well survey is encompassed by Yaphank Avenue south to Old Stump Road; heading east across Wertheim Nature Preserve and Merrick Road; north on Auburn Avenue and along Southaven Park; west on Woodfield Terrace toward Yaphank Avenue,” according to the DEC. Officials estimate that there are approximately 30 to 35 properties served by private wells within those parameters.

Homes with contaminated well water, or whose well water is at risk of contamination, will be provided access to bottled water for drinking purposes on an interim basis at no charge. Bottled water is recommended for those who depend on private wells for drinking water and whose wells have shown levels of the contaminants of concern at concentrations above the EPA Health Advisory Level (HAL), and is available for all residents in the affected areas. “The DEC has taken the lead in investigating the contamination,” according to Grace KellyMcGovern, a spokeswoman for the Suffolk County Department of Health Services. The Suffolk

County Water Authority is charged with providing alternate means of obtaining drinking water for homeowners of affected wells, she said.

As reported in The Independent last year, overwhelming evidence exists that PFC contamination is rampant at US Air Force bases all over the country and certainly not limited to facilities used by firemen.

The foam in question is routinely used to suppress jet engine fires and ample evidence exists that Air Force officials have been reluctant to test for or remediate the problem. The suppressant is used most often at airports to douse engine fires. Evidence is mounting that the U.S. Air Force had every reason to believe the contaminants were present in the local groundwater – the same problem exists in scores of government air facilities all over the country.

According to Sharon Lerner, author of The Teflon Toxin, PFCs have also been detected in the groundwater at many bases, including the Air National Guard base in Delaware, the Grissom Air Reserve base in Indiana, and the Naval Air Station in Fallon, Nevada. According to a 2013 presentation by the Air Force, PFCs were found at every Air Force base that had been tested, which so far includes Randolph in Texas, Robins in Georgia, Beale and McClellan in California, Eglin in Florida,

Ellsworth in South Dakota, and F.E. Warren in Wyoming.

Some critics believe the potential hazards for those exposed to, or those who ingest PFCs, are significantly greater than authorities have let on, and that the extent of the danger has been minimized. One reason may be the widespread use by the Air Force; another may be it is widely used by 3M, specifically in the company’s Scotchgard products, which have been on the market for over 40 years.

In 2016 the EPA finally labeled PFOS and PFOA as “contaminants of emerging concern.” The allowable limit in drinking water was dropped significantly to 0.07 parts per billion.

“The Air Force is evaluating a Suffolk County Department of Health Services report on possible sources of perfluorinated compound contamination in local drinking wells,” Mark Kinkade, a U.S. Air Force spokesman in Washington, DC, told The Independent last year. “If our review validates the data and report findings, we will work with local regulators to address the issue. The Air Force is committed to protecting human health and the environment. In cases where the Air Force is the source of contamination, we work with local communities to provide alternative sources of drinking water," he added.


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Thank you to all for making the Seventh Annual Katy’s Courage 5K such a wonderful success!

To Our East End Friends, Be kind and say thank you. That’s a maxim we firmly believe in and try to instill in our children. Life teaches us that it’s harder to accomplish big things alone... it’s when we pull together that we are able to accomplish so much more. As we see and say each year that we hold the Katy’s Courage 5K, we are fortunate to live here on the East End, where our community is marked by a very extraordinary ability to pull together and support one another, particularly in times of need. We are grateful to live in such a beautiful and caring place. This was our 7th year holding the race, and as we have been so fortunate to experience in the past, it was again a big success! This is due to all of the many people who make it happen.

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It’s not possible to name everyone here, but it’s important that we mention a few of the key folks who are behind the scenes. Thank you to Mayor Schroeder, Dee Yardley, Chief McGuire and the Sag Harbor Police, the Sag Harbor Fire Department, our Race Director, Nina Landi, and her husband John, Matt Malone, Jon Barton, Ross Berti, along with the many volunteers and local sponsors who make it all possible. Our list of helpers is very long! We will be able to support many East End families and children as a result of all the kindness. Thank you also to all the runners and walkers! Your show of generosity touches our hearts more each passing year. Our very warmest wishes to all, Jim, Brigid, Robert and Christopher

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To make a donation to the Katy’s Courage Make checks payable to: Katy’s Courage, P.O. Box 3251, Sag Harbor, NY 11963 or • Donate online at www.katyscourage.org or visit us on Facebook • To learn more by e-mail: info@katyscourage.org

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The Chief Throws His Hat In The Ring

By Rick Murphy

Most everybody calls him chief, and that’s OK with Gerard ( Jerry) Larsen.But the recently-retired East Hampton Village police chief is seeking a new title -- councilman. Larsen, after 33 years on the police force, is throwing his hat into the ring for a seat on the East Hampton Town Board. He has secured a spot on the Republican line, along with his running mate, Paul Giardina. “I don’t really think we should even have national political party designations on a local level; it’s silly,” Larsen said. “Just because I’m on the Republican line doesn’t mean I support Trump. It’s like saying the Democrats approve of Shelly Silver or Eliot Spitzer.”

In fact, Larsen wanted to screen for the Democratic Party as well. “They didn’t even return my calls,” he said.

Larsen moved to town when he was eight and went through the local school system. “I always wanted to be on the police force,” he recalled. Serving as a traffic control officer in the summer of 1983 cemented his resolve to become a cop. “I was ready to join the New York City police.”

In fact, Larsen drove to Shea Stadium every morning and then hopped a subway to Manhattan to attend Police Academy.

Fortuitously, Village Police Chief Glen Stonemetz gave him a call. There was an opening in East Hampton Village. “He was a great mentor, a great chief,” Larsen recalled.

As Larsen rose up the ranks, he made friends and faced his share of controversies along the way. “I was always accessible. I was the first one to go to the press. I answered all the questions. I was always truthful.” Larsen took his share of criticism as well, some unfounded. “I have a thick skin,” he said with a laugh. Larsen sees politics as an extension of his core priorities: keeping the town local in spirit and protecting the beauty that draws people to the area.

“I made an impact as chief. I hired local people - that was important to me. I know how to get things done. Some politicians are a deterrent to getting things done,” Larsen said. One priority is the erosion facing Montauk. “We have to do more. We have to have a system of pumping sand to replenish the beaches.” The cost and the layers of government bureaucracy have undermined the effort to date, he said. “We have to find the money,” Larsen added.

He is a moderate when it comes to the East Hampton Airport, a hot-button issue in the last election. “I certainly don’t want to see it closed down, that would be stupid,”

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he said. “But reasonable landing restrictions and better flight patterns” would alleviate some of the complaints.

Larsen has aligned with representatives from the fishing industry and the other local GOP candidates concerning the Deepwater wind generator farm proposed off the coast of Montauk. “We need to take a closer look at it. Cox’s Ledge [where the wind farm is sited] is one of the most productive fishing grounds on the coast.” Larsen thinks the electricity generated there could turn into an expensive proposition for East Hampton PSEG customers. “I imagine the maintenance costs of those things will get passed along to ratepayers,” he said. Larsen and Giardina will be on the ballot with two of the three Democrats who are in a primary: Zach Cohen, Kathee Burke-

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Gonzalez, and Jeff Bragman. The fact that Democrats outweigh Republicans in the town doesn’t concern him.

“I’ll put my record out there with anyone’s. I’m a person who does his homework and gets things done.“

Indies Select Slate

By Kitty Merrill

“It was a difficult decision to choose from the many qualified candidates that screened, but we believe that we chose those who would work to keep East Hampton the beautiful town that it is.” So said chairwoman Elaine Jones and vice chair Pat Mansir last week, as they announced the East Hampton Independence Party slate for November’s ballot.

For town board, the Indies shunned Republican hopefuls Manny Vilar (supervisor), Paul Giardina and Jerry Larsen (town board). They gave the lines at the top of the ticket to the Democratic Party standard bearers Peter Van Scoyoc (supervisor), incumbent councilwoman Kathee BurkeGonzalez, and local attorney Jeff Bragman. The party’s screening committee voted for another Democrat, Eugene Depasquale, in his bid for re-election as town assessor. Indies gave the nod to Steve Tekulsky ( town justice), Carole Brennan ( town clerk), and highway supe

Stephen Lynch, all of whom are running unopposed and crossendorsed by both major parties.

For the nine town trustee slots up for grabs, the party split their choices between Democrats and Republicans. They picked Susan Vorpahl, Diane McNally, Lyndsey Hayes, Gary Cobb, and Joe Bloecker from the GOP column and Rona Klopman, Rick Drew, Bill Taylor, and John Aldred from the Dem column.

The Independence Party of New York is the largest third party political party in the nation, boasting a half million members. Registration continues to grow locally, and votes on the line can be a deciding factor in elections. Local elected officials who have embraced the party as their own include NYS Assemblyman Fred Thiele, Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, and former Southampton Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst.

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Mondu, Buoy, Bull, Blimp, Rama, Chicken Little, Screamer, and so many others took the field every morning at Park School. The names were mostly disarming, not like Brooklyn, where sinister types were named "Snake Eyes" and "Razor" and other ominous monikers.

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SUmmer Dreams Memorial Day weekend nowadays signals the beginning of the inevitable Super Summer Season, wherein clubs, restaurants, grouper houses, ritzy name brand stores, and real estate agencies embrace a frenzy that is basically self-invented in the hope it will be self-serving. For many of us who call the East End our home, we have to harken back to our childhoods to recall exactly what it was that made this such a special place, and we recall those simpler times to stir the embers and rekindle that flame.

For a kid forced to spend the winter in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, the cold weather seemed endless. It was difficult to return each Labor Day to the inner-city turmoil that was Brooklyn, especially being accustomed to the rural simplicity that still can be experienced here, during the winter, at least.

From our modest whaler's home in Sag Harbor, Enrico Forcucci, my grandfather, would walk down to Sag Harbor Cove a few yards away each morning. There, a cornucopia of treats awaited that found their way to our table – conch, spit clams, eels, crabs, and whatever fish was running: flounder, striped bass, bottle fish, snappers and waves of weakfish, which would stream in by the hundreds for a few days and disappear just as suddenly. That all came to an end when the mayor and his cronies dredged the cove to create solid ground for their new nightclub, and in the process ruined Sag Harbor Cove forever. On his modest one acre, Enrico had a goat, chickens, grapes (and thus wine), apples, pears, figs, and a full garden. As he got older, he was eventually forced to shut the house down during the winter to live with my aunt in Brooklyn. That transition was made to facilitate

his failing health, but I fear it only hastened his death.

Like a fish out of water, Papa floundered and died a year or two later, his heart ripped out by old age and the cursed bad luck of being stuck in Brooklyn. He and I, both making the best of a bad situation, were kindred souls in Flatbush, much like the summer he agreed to tend to me so I could stay in Sag Harbor while my parents worked in the city. He sensed my love for the old homestead. My time in heaven began anew, like a blooming lilac, each May. I lived for that first trip home to Sag Harbor, enduring countless fistfights, bullies of every description, perverts and con men, and every other type of sordid character that made Brooklyn Brooklyn.

The first spring day back to Sag was tear-jerking. The old homestead, then and probably now, smelled like Papa. In the old beds, cold and damp, lurked the danger of any number of assorted insects, though I never found one in my sheets. As summer drew near, assorted mosquitoes, wasps, gnats, flies, hornets, and wood ticks, and later in the summer, the ever-present crickets, lived side by side. I remember waking early and going outside. The dew was moist. Birds chirped. I'd take "the long way" around the block to my friend Bobby's house, rather than cut through the brambles in the backyard, to savor the smell of the bay and the freedom from buses, urine-soaked drunks and garbage trucks. We'd walk up to Mashashimuet Park where the others were waiting to play. Everyone in Sag Harbor had a nickname, which made the characters more memorable.

The first time I uncorked the baseball was orgasmic: the first time I caught it back, the sound of cowhide meeting cowhide, echoed like a timbale.

Later we'd hit The Paradise for a soda and an "atomic hard roll," grab a Newsday – it came out in the afternoon then – and check the box scores from the West Coast games. When it got dark, we'd sit outside and listen to the ballgame while the adults drank Manhattans and talked about the old days in Sag Harbor.

I still sit outside on my deck in East Hampton most every night during the season. I can still smell the water. I can still hear the crickets and see the bats, which I tell my city-bred wife are birds, knowing

I can't recapture my youth. But I can help, in my position, to preserve the little magic that is left, that feeling that we are in paradise, we are blessed to live in a place most New Yawkers only see on television. I was a tough little Brooklyn punk with a foul mouth. I had to be, because I died inside every day of my life there, knowing utopia was a dream away, and it was going on without me. I had to be tough to survive or the despair would have broken me.

I haven't caught a baseball in years. I used to run like the wind – now my knees creak when I bend over. The old homestead is gone and most of the family members who lived there and loved it are dead, buried together at St. Andrew's Cemetery. It's been 50 years since Papa died. Enjoy the summer. Forget all the rude second homeowners and traffic and remember why you're here. Trust me, it's a fleeting joy.

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A Monumental Day

Breaking ground at 200 Roger’s Way.

Rechler Equity Partners, the largest owner of commercial real estate on Long Island, was recently joined by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone to break ground on the newest addition to the Hampton Business District (HBD)located adjacent to Gabreski Airport in Westhampton Beach. 200 Roger’s Way is the second of nine state-ofthe-art buildings planned for the developing property that will add to the much-needed inventory of commercial space required for Long Island’s growing economy. “This is another monumental day for Rechler Equity Partners and the East End’s business community,” said Mitchell Rechler, managing

partner of Rechler Equity Partners. “200 Roger’s Way will provide opportunities to companies throughout Long Island to expand their operations. Demand for industrial space has never been higher, and the Hampton Business District is our solution to fulfill this need and continue the growth of Long Island’s economy.”

“Being third-generation builders and coming from a lineage that developed the Hauppauge Industrial Park, we envision the Hampton Business District to be the next frontier for Long Island businesses,” said Gregg Rechler, managing partner of Rechler Equity Partners. “This ambitious project is designed

to fit the needs of today’s hightech companies and provides them with the infrastructure required for decades of growth and prosperity.” “This project is an important milestone towards sustainable economic development that will attract top-notch talent and businesses in Suffolk County,” said County Executive Bellone. “I applaud Rechler Equity Partners for their commitment to the East End community as this groundbreaking marks an important step for our business community across the region.”

Expected to play a major role in energizing the East End’s economy, 200 Roger’s Way is a 68,000 squarefoot building that incorporates the latest in sustainable design and green technology. The transformative building was specifically designed to accommodate a variety of business needs such as space for office, showroom, warehouse and distribution, manufacturing and assembly, and film production. Convenience for tenants is at the heart and soul of this innovative structure — located near Sunrise Highway and the Long Island Expressway — equipped with loading docks and drive-ins,

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separately metered units, EFSR sprinkler systems, and outdoor storage spaces.

“This project has been a long time coming,” said Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman. “The Hampton Business District shows how the East End can be a competitive place in the new economy, and is an example of a productive partnership between local government and the private sector.”

“I am so pleased that Rechler Equity Partners are working to expand the Hamptons Business District,” said Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming. “The jobs that will be generated by this addition are critically important to keeping our young people on Long Island, and will make our resort dominated East End economy better-rounded. I look forward to the completion of this project and the other seven buildings to come.”

“We are thrilled with the progress being made at the Hampton Business District as it plays an important role in Suffolk County’s overall economic development strategy,” said Theresa Ward, commissioner of Suffolk County's Department for Economic Development & Planning and Chair of the Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency. “Growing businesses require quality space that is properly suited to meet their evergrowing list of needs. The HBD’s smart and innovative investment fulfills the infrastructure demands needed to continue expanding our economy, tax base, and employment opportunities for residents.” In 2008, Rechler Equity Partners was selected to develop 50 acres at Gabreski Airport in Westhampton Beach. In June 2009, Rechler Equity signed a 40-year lease with Suffolk County to develop the Hampton Business District. As the East End’s first and only Class A business park, it is expected to significantly increase the local tax base and lead to the creation of more than 600 new and permanent jobs. Once completed, the property will hold 440,000 square feet of commercial space and a 145-room hotel. Tate’s Bake Shop, Carrier Enterprise, and AC Lighting & Electric are among the current tenants at the first office building at 220 Roger’s Way.


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Rachael Ray Home Joins ARF Designer Show House

By Jessica Mackin-Cipro

Rachael Ray Home is one of the featured designers this year at The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons’ Designer Show House and Sale that is being held over the weekend. Rachael Ray Home will be collaborating with Tim Croneberger of Halcyon Design, LLC on the interior design of the cottage at the ARF Thrift & Treasure Shop. We caught up with Rachael Ray’s design partner, Michael Murray, to discuss the ARF event as well as get a few insider design tips. Read more about ARF Designer Show House on the following page. How did the idea for Rachael Ray Home begin? I’m a designer, but I’ve also spent

many years doing construction, so I always joke I’m a handyman from Wisconsin. Rachael is a dear family friend, and took me literally and asked me to fix something at her apartment as a favor.

When I saw her apartment, I thought I was complimenting her by saying, “Whoever did your house was amazing! Very talented.” She had a very perplexed reaction because she designed the apartment herself! It was so professional looking. And when she was talking about the apartment, she was saying there are so many things she would do differently with the pieces she had. Her design aesthetic was a talent she had to share. I knew at the moment that she should do furniture. How did you become involved with the ARF

Designer Show house?

John Hall, the president and COO of Rachael Ray, is an animal welfare advocate just like Rachael. When he and his friend Gordon Hoppe, a member of the board of directors at ARF, were at dinner, they had a “holy cow” idea, and said, “Hey Mike! Why don’t you and Rachael do a room at the design house?” So it really was brought about by Gordon and John’s friendship. Advice you would give someone decorating a home in The Hamptons? Paint everything white. And if it moves, paint it again. What are a few of your favorite design tips?

If possible, all surfaces should be white, so that with very little accenting and adding of color, you have a really bold statement. People over-color rooms. A room should be ethereal. Tell us about the three distinct collections that Rachael Ray Home offers: The initial three collections are Upstate - which reflects Rachael’s cottage lifestyle at her home in upstate New York, Soho - which mirrors the apartment she lives in presently in NYC, and Highline which is Rachael’s interpretation of casual, modern furniture. For more information on Rachael Ray Home visit www.rachaelray. com/home-furnishings. 55


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ARF Designer Show House And Sale By Jessica Mackin-Cipro

The ARF Designer Show House and Sale will be held this weekend. The Animal Rescue Fund of The Hamptons hosts its annual cocktail party and sale at the ARF Thrift & Treasure Shop in Sagaponack. For Memorial Day weekend the thrift shop is transformed into an incredible designer show house featuring eight rooms and one outdoor space styled by some of New York’s top interior decorators. The event is co-chaired by Gordon H. Hoppe, Gigi Mahon, Alex Papachristidis, and Marshall Watson. All proceeds benefit ARF, the East End organization that has actively rescued cats and dogs since 1974, providing quality care and offering sanctuary until loving homes can be found.

Fifteen percent of ARF’s annual operating budget comes from funds raised by the thrift shop. The lineup of top designers is impressive. Animal-loving designers who have have created rooms within the thrift shop include Rachael Ray Home, Irving & Fine for John Rosselli, Tamara Fraser of Worth Interiors, Cathy Kincaid of Cathy Kincaid Interiors Inc., Richard Keith Langham, Jeff Lincoln of Jeff Lincoln Interiors Inc., Kathryn’s Flower Gardens, Ann Pyne of McMillen Inc., and Iris Zonlight of Blue Ocean Design. Rachael Ray Home has taken over the small barn on the property called “Rachael Ray’s Cottage,” consisting of a cottage gathering room and a cottage bedroom. Rachael chose her favorite pieces for this cottage. She wants everyone to feel as at home and as loved in their own space as she does in hers.

Isabelle Delgrange and Iris Zonlight show their room at ARF Designer Show house.

“Now in its seventh year, the ARF Designer Show House is a great kick-off to the summer season! We salute the designers who have brought such creativity to their assignment, and look forward to seeing everyone,” said Lisa McCarthy, ARF board president.

Textile designers Carolina Irving and Lisa Fine for John Rosselli love color and pattern and are not afraid of mixing them. Their room is titled “From Cochin to Almaty.”

Tamara Fraser of Worth Interiors’ design inspiration comes from the little things, like a photograph or an heirloom or family trinket. In her “Library Lounge” she has created a place to relax and recharge after a

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Each room will feature thrift shop items and pieces donated from the designers’ own collections. Unlike traditional show houses, every item will be for sale.

Cathy Kincaid’s room, “Fireside with Lilly & Lisa Fine,” incorporates her top seven design rules: color is the foundation, it’s all in the details, layering is essential, comfort above all (don’t forget the dog beds!), lighting sets the tone, edit, and relax and have fun.

Richard Keith Langham invites guests to “Dinner with the Captain” in his cozy and whimsical dining room near the sea inspired by the all-American style of the Hamptons. Kathryn’s Flower Gardens outside installation title “Companion Planting” will enlighten the viewer as to which plants best suit a petlovers garden.

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Ann Pyne of McMillen Inc. showcases her exposure to other forms of art, playing a role in the decoration and design of her interior.

And Iris Zonlight of Blue Ocean Design has titled her room “Black and White is the New Blue,” which boasts monochromatic palettes.

A cocktail reception will be held on Saturday from 6 to 8 PM with an exclusive preview hour beginning at 5 PM. The sale is open to the public Sunday and Monday. The cost for the exclusive preview is $250 and the cocktail reception is $150. Over 200 guests will enjoy wine by Channing Daughters Winery, hors d’oeuvres by Fig & Pig, and receive samples of Blue Buffalo pet food to bring home as they mingle and shop. The evening will also include a selection of ARF cats and dogs that will be available for adoption and looking to find a loving new home. “Please bring your friends; it is a fun way to support the animals,” said McCarthy. Visit www.arfhamptons.org for tickets and more info.


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Marders: A Landscape And Design Go-To

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Spring has sprung! Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and it's finally time to put away those pesky winter jackets.

For 11 generations, Marders, located on Snake Hollow Road in Bridgehampton, has been the go-to spot in The Hamptons for all of your landscape and design needs.

With a multitude of flowers, plants, and garden accessories, Marders has an ambitious, friendly, and skilled design team to tackle any outdoor project. The nursery is set on a 40-acre plot and is filled with rare trees and plants. The Marders focus on organic gardening and unique ways to benefit the earth, without the use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Visitors can wander oyster shell paths that weave through the locale to check out rare and unusual garden plants and trees all set among an array of unique 58

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Its garden shop is located in a large 19th century barn. It’s packed to the rough hewn rafters with houseplants and objets d’art you wont find anywhere else.

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The Quogue Wildlife Refuge will be bringing around their birds of prey for an interactive bird experience throughout the summer. More information is available on Marders web page.

Creating a garden or fabricating your dream landscape can be a chore, but not when you have the experts at Marders to help.

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By Jessica Mackin-Cipro

From classic to contemporary, the Southampton Historical Museum’s eighth annual “Insider’s View” house tour will be held on on Saturday, June 3. The tour will offer a unique opportunity to enter and admire a few of Southampton’s most extraordinary architectural gems. From a secluded, spacious, and spectacularly chic oceanfront home to a traditional dwelling in the heart of the village, the tour features a diverse group of abodes. Guests will have a rare chance to view stunning interiors, furnished with flair. Whether the owner

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favors a contemporary look, classic elegance, or an eclectic approach, each will reflect their personal style.

The tour is a favorite among design buffs as well as those who just come in search of inspiration and a good time. The featured houses are open from 1 to 4 PM. Following the tour attendees are invited to a champagne reception, catered by Sant Ambroeus restaurant, from 4:30 to 6 PM at the beautiful and historic Rogers Mansion. Tickets are $95 in advance and $110 on the day of the tour. They can be purchased in advance at the Rogers Mansion’s Museum Shop, by

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Show Houses, Garden Tours, House Tours

By Nicole Teitler

Arts Center presents its House & Garden Tour on July 14 from 11AM to 4PM. The self-guided tour promises beautiful properties and architectural wowing on the East End. Event co-chairs are Jeanne Curran and Anna Zaleski.

Summer in The Hamptons offers an array of opportunites to revel in the beauty of nature, architecture, and design, with house and garden tours galore. Below, a selection of what’s looming, and blooming.

Decorators-DesignersDealers The 25th Annual DecoratorsDesigners-Dealers sale and auction benefit gala will take place on Saturday, June 3, from 5 PM to 8:30 PM. Presented by Southampton Fresh Air Home, the event will feature live silent and wine auctions along with a home furnishing and antiques sale. Located at 36 Barkers Island Road in Southampton, tickets are $250 per person. Landscape Pleasures Parrish Art Museum in Water

Mill presents Landscape Pleasures on June 10 and June 11. On June 10 between 9 AM and 12:30PM there will be a symposium featuring speakers Page Dickey, Christy Ten Eyck, and Bill Thomas. At 1 PM there is an exclusive afternoon luncheon for benefactor level supporters and above to honor the speakers at the Southampton estate of Veronica Atkins. Later in the night there will be a benefit committee cocktail party for Landscape Pleasure supporters at the sponsor level and above. The party will take place at the

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Bridgehampton garden of Louise and Leonard Riggio, a 12-acre estate designed by the LaGuardia Design Group landscape architects. The property features sculpture by Richard Serra and Walter De Maria, plus other artists. It includes a new work, “Lay of the Land,” by Maya Lin. On June 11 there will be selfguided garden tours between 10 AM and 3 PM at a selection of four Hamptons properties.

This year’s supporters are grand patrons Lillian and Joel Cohen, and Marders; grand sponsors C.A.L. Foundation, Kelco, LaGuardia Design Group, and Whitmores; and grand participants Elizabeth and David GranvilleSmith, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Owen Brothers Landscape Development, Piazza Horticultural, and Summerhill Landscapes Inc. Hamptons Cottages & Gardens is the official media partner. Tickets begin at $175 for members and $225 for non members. You can contact them at 631-283-2118 or at www.parrishart.org.

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Those purchasing a full-day package will also enjoy a lunch at the Westhampton Beach Country Club. Tickets for just the tour are $85 per person; for the tour and luncheon tickets are $125 per person. ARF Garden Tour The Animal Rescue Fund of The Hamptons hosts its 31st Annual ARF Garden Tour in June. For those who love to bask in the beauty of East End’s landscapes, take a tour of the gardens in the village of East Hampton. Featured gardens belong to Dr. Richard Axel, Susan and Frank Dunlevy, Alex Goren and Brooke Koreger, Carol and Paul Mendez, Jackie and Alan Mitchell, Scott Sanders and Peter Wilson, and Frances Schults. From 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, June 17, partake in a self-guided tour, rain or shine. Tickets are $175 for a pre-tour cocktail party held on Friday, June 16, from 6 PM to 8 PM at the home of Libby and Shahab Karmely. Co-chairs this year are Mark Fichandler and Barbara Slifka. Contact ARF at 631-537-0400 or online at www.arfhamptons.org for tickets. Coming Up... Holiday House Hamptons, found at www.holidayhousehamptons. com, is still in the production stages. Hamptons Designer Showhouse is being prepared for the 2017 season, with a gala preview party slated for July 22 and the showhouse open daily July 23 through September 4, location to be announced soon at www. hamptondesignershowhouse. com. For more information or to purchase tickets reach them at info@hamptondesignershowhouse. com. You can follow more from Nicole Teitler on Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram as Nikki On The Daily.


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Hampton Design is a top Hamptons interior design firm founded in 1999 by Peg Fruin and partner Laura Maresca-Sanatore.

The firm has opened its latest showroom at 7 Tradesmans Path (Suites 11 and 12) in Bridgehampton. The 1600-squarefoot location features two fully operational kitchens, traditional and modern, with several design styles highlighted in the bathrooms, office nooks, and living areas. All areas are representative of the innovative functionality the firm conveys in their individual projects. Vendors this year include Subzero-Wolf, Sliding Glass Door Company, Caesarstone, Hafele, and Waterworks. The creative process behind interior design begins with an indepth consultation that moves to illustration and project execution. The firm uses a broad range of style products and expert knowledge allowing the results to speak for themselves.

Hampton Design has earned several awards, such as Best of Houzz, 2015; HC&G Innovation & Design, 2014 and 2011; Dan’s Best of, 2012-2015, and Hampton Classic, 2014.

Previous projects include a modern farmhouse in Bridgehampton on Butter Lane, transforming the kitchen and bathrooms; modernizing the kitchen, bath and interior of a 1960s cottage in Amagansett; transforming a Bridgehampton traditional kitchen; traditionalizing the bath, kitchen, and interior of a Montauk home; creating an artist retreat kitchen in a contemporary East Hampton location.

Hampton Design’s full list of services includes kitchen and bath design, interior design, spacial planning, project management, interior architecture, custom furniture design, CAD design, and design consulting. The showroom is open Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM, and Saturday by appointment. For more information call Hampton Design at 631-537-7200 or www. hamptondesign.com.

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The Hildreth Legacy

By Camila Tucci

For any business “keeping up with the times” is essential to its longevity. Hildreth’s Home Goods in Southampton and East Hampton has not only been able to stay in business for 175 years, but has also thrived by carrying new products for an always changing market. Now run by Henry Hildreth III, Hildreth’s has a rich history dating back to 1842. Lewis Hildreth opened Hildreth’s general store where it still stands today, on Main Street in Southampton. Granted Hildreth’s is now three times the size as it was in 1842, but it still has family at its roots. From Lewis Hildreth to his wife Amanda, to Henry H. Hildreth, to Leon Hildreth, to Henry Hildreth II, to now Henry Hildreth III, Hildreth’s Home Goods has always encapsulated what it means to buy local.

Today Hildreth’s sells products from local brands and buys products just for the clientele on the East End. “A lot of our products are very beach oriented and contemporary. The products that we sell in our stores are very unique. You are not going find the same stuff in, let’s say, Restoration Hardware or HomeGoods,” said Hildreth. Although Hildreth’s has always been on the East End, their products have reached far beyond Long Island. Hildreth said, “We usually deliver from Montauk to Manhatten, but about a week ago my wife delivered a bunch of our products to Miami. Every once in a while we are shipping stuff out to Europe or some of the tropical islands.” With the rise of shopping online many stores, big or small, have been unable to compete. Hildreth realizes the effect the internet is

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having on his business, but it’s not all negative.

“With our website, although it’s not geared up for e-commerce specifically, it’s geared up with good pictures and pricing. People can call and we can make a sale over the internet. This helps us deliver worldwide. So the internet is kind of good and kind of bad as well,” said Hildreth. “With more and more people shopping on the internet it’s tough, but our customers, our employees, our products, our pricing are what have helped us stay in business for 175 years.”

With the summer approaching and business getting busier, Hildreth says he is very proud of his wife and daughter. Colleen Hildreth is the manager of the furniture

and new product development. His daughter, Kailey, has taken on advertising, unit control, inventory, and scheduling. “It’s a team effort, everyone pitches in,” said Hildreth.

Asked what he foresees in the future for Hildreth’s Home Goods Hildreth said, “The community will dictate what it’s looking for, meaning it will dictate if we open up another store, or expand, or if the rest of my children will get involved. I foresee them, my wife and my kids, running the show and me helping from the sidelines.” Many stores burn out and wither away, but Hildreth’s Home Goods has stood the test of time and continues to make a path of its own -- one in which buying locally and putting family first are its foundation.


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Eastland Farms

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Eastland Farms catches the eyes of motorists driving past its Montauk Highway, Water Mill acreage, and for good reason. Pull down the drive to peruse an eclectic collection of garden accoutrement set among a staggering selection of plants, trees, and shrubs.

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Charity

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By Jessica Mackin-Cipro

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Last week the the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation held a luncheon and fashion presentation showcasing designer Carolina Herrera. The event was hosted by Andrea Stark, who was also an event chair along with Marion Waxman, Lauren Lawrence, Pamela Morgan, and co-chair Erica Linden-Fineberg. The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to curing and preventing cancer. 68

The foundation is a pioneer in cancer research and its mission is to eradicate cancer by funding cutting-edge research that identifies and corrects abnormal gene function that causes cancer.

Save the date for the foundation’s 13th annual “A Hamptons Happening.” The not-to-bemissed culinary event will be held on Saturday, August 5, in Bridgehampton. The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation also recently announced it appointed

William T. Sullivan to the position of executive director. An accomplished leader with a track record of dramatically improving the efficiency and fundraising of high-profile nonprofit organizations, Sullivan brings more than 30 years of experience to his new post.

“I have always admired the work of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation and its excellent reputation,” said Sullivan. “The board of directors of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research

Foundation and I are delighted to welcome William Sullivan to our organization as executive director,” said Samuel Waxman, M.D., founder and CEO of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation.

Sullivan is well regarded for his long tenures at Ronald McDonald House, New York, and the Greater New York Councils, Boy Scouts of America.   For more information visit www. waxmancancer.org.


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By Kitty Merrill

At the eleventh hour last year, anonymous donors stepped up to save the Great Bonac Fireworks, and the skies above Three Mile Harbor blazed with peonies, horsetails, and rockets. Mortars burst through, and could be heard all along the shore. This year, the Clamshell Foundation is looking for similar generosity, to the tune of an estimated $60,000 to keep the beloved local tradition going.

Clamshell was founded by architect Ross Perchik in 1992. It provides scholarships for school kids, hands out turkeys to needy families, and mounts the wildly popular annual Sand Castle contest each August. When hearing the news that the annual ‘works over the harbor was imperiled, Perchik stepped up, providing his own money to underwrite the bulk of the costs. “Rossetti didn’t want it to end because it was a tradition,” Clamshell CEO Bill Kalbacher explained.

Perchik died last May, and Clamshell members were able to garner donations to get the show off the ground. “At the last minute one of our community members gave a lot of money,” Kalbacher reported. A GoFundMe page also brought in much-needed revenue. But the cost is steep and donations

are needed to keep the sparks and fireworks flying. “We need the community to help for these programs. We want to keep the tradition going,“ Kalbacher said.

Keep traditions and build on them, the foundation’s communications director Kori Peters, said. “We want to grow and expand for the next generation of the community,” she said. Consideration is being given to such community events as beach cleanups.

But for now, the focus is on the fireworks. “The goal of the fireworks is to bring the community together for something everyone knows about,” Peters said. Knows about and loves.

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Donors Unite: A New Way To Make A Difference

By Nicole Teitler

Sag Harbor entrepreneurial resident Myron Levine suffered the tragic loss of his eldest son, Joshua Levine, in 2010. But that tragedy brought to light the Joshua Levine Memorial Foundation and the founding of All For The East End, which raises monies that are given to local charities -- over $150,000 over the last three years.

Through AFTEE, Levine established relationships with many not-for-profit community leaders. Over the course of countless conversations a constant problem arose - how to increase funds to support respective missions. Money earmarked charitable donations has essentially flat lined recently, despite an optimistic estimate of $373 billion in 2015. The public is simply reallocating its money, putting charities in competition with one another. Adding a new pulse, an idea was formed.

Introducing Donors Unite Inc., a 501(c)3 donor advised fund and Donors Unite Management Corp., a new charitable way of gift giving. The easy to use website, DonorsUnite.org, harnesses the power of a gift card through a charitable donation. Suitable for any occasion, this concept instills a purpose behind simply giving a present. The tax deductible gift card allows users to choose from an extensive and comprehensive list of U.S. registered and IRS approved charities via the website, totaling over 1.5 million options and donation gift cards begin at an affordable $10. Donors Unite’s mission is “to provide a unique and affordable way for individuals and businesses to support millions of charities and local communities, with a customizable charity gift card for any occasion.” “Based on the inspiration for Donors Unite, I was very pleased

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to receive such encouraging words from many people I have worked with over the years. I truly believe that it all starts here, locally, and only goes up from here,” Levine said. Those inclined to donate to local charities can use the site’s “Give Where You Live” search engine to find one right within their community. On the East End the response has been, as expected, extremely positive. The prospect of new revenue is a blessing for local organizations that are struggling to achieve their goals. “We all know those generic gifts one feels they must purchase-the bottle of wine for the dinner host, the bouquet of flowers as a thank you, the birthday gift for the dad who has everything. I founded Donors Unite to enable people and businesses to start to think about the importance of their gift and about social responsibility. The Donors Unite website [even] lets the recipient name the charity by using the redemption code printed on the card,” Levine told Indy.

In 2016 over $1 trillion was spent within the United States in gift giving. Aiming to revolutionize the world of not-for-profit fundraising, this new website has the potential to substantially increase each organization’s bottom line. Rather than asking for donations outright, the site provides a clean and simple

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A “wallet” feature will be included on the site for individuals and businesses who maintain a certain budget for charitable donations, along with “claim codes” that allow purchasers to buy unlimited numbers of codes to be printed and delivered on their own stationary or a pre-printed personalized card from the site itself, an idea perfect for businesses that aim to be committed to social responsibility. Automobile dealers, insurance companies, and wealth managers are some of the prime examples of companies that are already considering using the website.

For the summer season ahead, Levine hopes that Donors Unite impacts the East End in a big way. “There are many charitable events and local charities that are worthy of support and I can only hope that they will all see an uptick in donations due to the launch of Donors Unite. Donors Unite gift cards make a perfect goodie bag item for events on the East End encouraging event goers to make a donation to their favorite charity.”

Local partners include Bridgehampton National Bank, Norsic, Southampton Hospital, Peconic Bay Medical Center, The Retreat, Bay Street Theater, Peconic Land Trust, All For The East End, East End Arts Council, Peconic Public Broadcasting, Renewable Energy of Long Island, Slow Food East End, and the Sag Harbor Music Festival. Annual membership to Donors Unite is only $25. Visit www.donorsunite.org for more information.

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Billy Joel Joins Fight To Save Sag Harbor Cinema

By Jessica Mackin-Cipro

Over $2 million has now been pledged to rebuild and save the Sag Harbor Cinema. Part-time Sag Harbor resident Billy Joel has joined the campaign to save and rebuild the theater, which was lost in a devastating fire last December. Joel joins big-name supporters of the campaign that include Martin Scorsese and Harvey Weinstein along with the Sag Harbor Partnership, a group of committed community residents. A cinema popcorn stand will be named after Joel in honor of his donation and as a reminder of his support.  Supporter, and famed director Scorsese said, “I believe in the power of film not only to entertain, but to bring unsung heroes to life, and to change the world around us. For as long as I can remember, the Sag Harbor Cinema has stood as a beacon of culture on Long Island.”

The new cinema will be keeping its Art Deco architectural charm while adding state-of-the-art equipment. “On the evening it was destroyed, the cinema was showing two European films, neither of which were considered blockbuster hits,

but that wasn’t the point. This theatre was about art, and the ability for film to inspire people to persevere in the face of adversity. I hope people from all over the East End will join in this fight to save Sag Harbor’s center of culture,” continued Scorsese.

Once up and running the venue will give the house the ability to show digital, 35mm, and even 16mm with astonishing resolution, so that the viewer experience will be as the filmmakers had intended.

Nick Gazzolo, president of the Sag Harbor Partnership, commented, “Billy has spent a lot of time in Sag Harbor. He knows exactly how much the sign and the cinema mean to all of Main Street.”  Anne Chaisson, Wendy Keys, Andrea Grover, Carol Ostrow, Jacqui Lofaro, and Julie Andrews have joined the advisory board. Emma Walton Hamilton and Steve Hamilton, founders of Bay Street Theater, have joined the executive committee, which also includes Eric Fischl, April Gornik, Susan Lacy, Robert Stein, Gazzolo along with many others. All members of the advisory board are deeply committed to the community.

Total cost to build is $8 million. Sag Harbor Partnership will need to reach 75 percent or $6 million in donations and pledges by July 1 to protect the $1 million already pledged by another donor. Funds will be collected by December 31. The mission of the Sag Harbor

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images, exhibited for the first time. Included in these 20 photographs is a previously unknown color portrait of Pollock. Through his career, Vaccaro has photographed a wide array of notable personalities, including heads of state and stars of stage and screen. He is renowned for his documentary photos taken in Europe during 1944-45, as World War II was drawing to a close.

There will be a reception and gallery talk with the photographer on Sunday from 5 to 7 PM. At age 94, Vaccaro continues to work in his Long Island City studio. The show will remain on view through July 29. For more info on the PollockKrasner House and Study Center’s exhibit visit www.stonybrook.edu/ pkhouse.

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whole week to complete. Judith would oversee every job, one Swarovski crystal at a time.

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Her favorite bag was the Chatelaine.

“My favorite is my first metal bag that I made. Unfortunately, when we got the design to New York from Italy they couldn’t do a good job on [the plating]. So we had to cover the brass piece with rhinestones. We loved the way they looked,” said Judith. “It was a very good piece, it looked beautiful. It was very successful. We sold about 3500 of them,” she continued.

Holding a Judith Leiber bag has become a symbol for many women. First Ladies Mamie Eisenhower, Barbara Bush, and Hillary Clinton all carried Judith Leiber bags. When it comes to an evening bag, “All you have to do is put a $100 bill in it, a handkerchief, and a lipstick. That’s all you need because all the rest you already have on before you go out,” stated Judith.

Any advice for up-and-coming designers? “First of all they have to work very hard. You have to learn the trade and it’s very difficult. But once you know how to do it, you have to be able to create something that’s interesting enough to make the customers happy,” Judith offered.

In 1994, Judith received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of Fashion Designers. While many of her bags can be found in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, East Enders have the unique opportunity to see the impressive collection at the home and garden the Leibers have created themselves over the years. Janice D’Angelo, Owner

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“Mr. Leiber says that Mrs. Leiber saw the handbag in everything,” said Stewart. Dedicated to her art form, she was inspired by everything she saw.

“She had a singular vision,” said Gerson with admiration and love.

The Leiber Collection is located at 446 Old Stone Highway in Springs. It is free and open to the public from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day on Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays from 1 to 4 PM, and group tours can be made by appointment. For further information phone 631-329-3288 or email info@leibercollection.org.


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Smithsonian retrospective, there was a photo of me at about eight years old, under the Christmas tree with my brand-new art supplies. By the time I was in middle school, I knew I had a talent that the other kids didn’t have. It kept me out of trouble. I got A’s in everything except “Conduct.” That was always a problem for me. Still is. But art wasn’t part of the culture where I grew up, sadly. So I didn’t truly understand what it meant to be an artist. Frankly, I still don’t know, except that maybe it’s a compulsion -- almost a religious fervor -- to make these things that hopefully are meaningful and resonate with other people. How did the whole Crystal Head vodka thing come about? That came out of the blue. I’ve had a long friendship with Mr. (Dan) Ackroyd, and he has the Patron distributorship in Canada. He was telling me about it over dinner, how much he loved working with this tequila company. I told him about this idea I had over 10 years ago, using a skull as a vessel. He thought it was great! It took off from there. What inspired you to paint this flag? The American flag is one of the most iconic symbols ever. You cannot drive anywhere in America without seeing flags. It’s a strong, powerful image that has all kinds of different meanings to different people. I’ve used the flag over and over in my work over the years. I’ve put in graveyards; I’ve put it in the hands of politicians. Childe Hassam did a famous flag. So did Jasper Johns. But in this case I was looking at a flag, simply flapping on a flagpole, and I thought, That’s amazing. I want to paint that.

I wanted to make it my creation, without being corny or kitsch. And I wanted, perspective-wise, for it to be coming toward you. So I kept screwing around with it until I got what I liked. There’s a stormy sky behind it. I wanted it to invoke powerful emotion, with some sense of dignity and power, and yet not make it political.

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How do you feel your work has changed in the past few decades? There was a dramatic change from the ’70s to the ’80s, as I went from living in Texas to living in New York City. The work in the ’80s – it was demons and devils, dark and foreboding stuff done late at night. My paintings have always reflected how I perceived life around me, and I was living this Hunter Thompson/John Belushi lifestyle. When I painted out here in the ‘90s, I was closer to nature again, with access to the gardens and the sea, so in those next years I painted the landscape, flora -- much more about the natural world. So that dominated my work through the early 2000s. I think a lot of the change had to do with having a young son we were raising. He means everything in the world to me, and I think it gave me a different perspective. As I started to settle down, I changed dramatically as a painter. I’ve always been, in the back of my mind, interested in politics and I’ve always been affected by the political climate. I started painting more demonic work again, trying to capture the insanity of man’s behavior. My Ship of Fools, that was used last year for the Hamptons International Film Festival poster, was exactly that. It all stemmed from a general concern, watching the whole country politically unravel, through many presidents and administrations. Then, when I hit my mid-60s, I started to care less about what people thought, and more about the work itself. The subject matter became more complicated.

I think a lot of painters just do their greatest hits as they get older, so I determined not to do that. I wanted to keep my mind and my ideas fresh. So I painted a field of busted watermelons. A field of oysters. Gigantic piles of seafood and lobsters. That was a totally fresh approach to me. Now I was painting these strange configurations of stuff, in strange juxtapositions. Who’s obsessive enough to paint over a thousand oysters on a canvas? I’m amazed at

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become aware that you don’t have all the time you had as a young artist. So what will you leave behind? The work is what lives on.

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Manorville Fatality A teenager from Shirley died Saturday night in Manorville after the car he was riding in hit a tree. Suffolk County Police said Edenilson Trejo, also from Shirley, was driving a Mitsubishi convertible about 9 PM Saturday on North Street when he apparently lost control and slammed into a tree.

Isaiah Perez, a passenger, was killed. Another passenger, Tyrese Ramseur, and the driver were both taken to Stony Brook University Hospital where they were listed in serious condition. Riverhead Crash Four people were hurt Friday night after a two-car crash on Route 25 in Riverhead. Riverhead Town Police said two cars collided at the Edwards Avenue intersection. The driver of one vehicle was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital; three other victims were taken

Peconic Bay Medical Center. Burglar Escapes A Riverhead man returning to his Griffing Avenue home after a long night’s work was assaulted as he walked into his own apartment. Riverhead Town Police said the would-be burglar hit the man over the head, climbed out a window, and ran away, headed north. He left behind a backpack, which reportedly contained items belonging to the victim. The Suffolk County K9 unit searched the area to no avail. Blockade A local man was so intoxicated he parked his car across two lanes of traffic, Southold Town Police said. They observed a 1996 Nissan SUV “stopped on Route 48” Saturday night obstructing westbound traffic. Police said the driver failed sobriety tests and was charged with DWI. The car was towed away.

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We came to Mesa Verde on US 550 via Albuquerque and happened upon beauty in a spot enroute -Angel Peak Badlands Overlook. If you’re driving the same route, use GPS to scope out Bloomfield -when you get near it, look for a sign to the overlook. You’ll be on a dirt road that doesn’t look like much, but take it to the end. There you’ll look out over a vast and astounding landscape. Mesa Verde: our first stop was the new Visitor Center, built in 2012. There, we showed our America The Beautiful Senior Pass to get in. This $10 lifetime pass is available to US citizens or permanent residents age

62 or over with documentation of age and residency or citizenship. We bought ours at Petroglyph National Monument, but you can buy them at many national parks. What a well-spent $10! For full information, search America the Beautiful Passes on the web. There you’ll find many options for visiting our national treasures. We didn’t buy tickets for guided tours because we wanted to keep our schedule flexible, but research now tells us that anyone planning to visit Cliff Palace, Balcony House, or Long House must purchase tickets first. We were able to enter Spruce Tree House

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(without touching anything, of course) without a special ticket, but Cliff Palace was closed and Balcony House sounded like too much of a climb. Spruce Tree House is now closed because of dangerous conditions—but we were able to step inside it in 2015 and experience the wonder of a dwelling more than 700 years old! Mesa Verde, named by Spanish conquistadors, offers a look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years, from AD 600 to 1300. Today the park protects nearly 5000 known archeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings, which are some of the most notable and best preserved in the United States.

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other side. We also visited several educational sites to learn about the people who once lived there.

We stayed at Far View Lodge, and the park service describes it best: “Far View Lodge sits on a high shoulder of Mesa Verde… offering panoramic vistas into three states. It’s simple here, quiet enough to hear the ravens fly by. No TVs. Nothing fancy. Absolutely beautiful. Peaceful. A place to linger and appreciate why people lived here for seven centuries.” We strolled across the parking lot for dinner in the Lodge’s Metate Room, a restaurant well worth its good reputation. We had elk steak and it was delicious. Plus, the restaurant had one of the prettiest views we saw all day, captured in a quick stroll outdoors. Our schedule was adaptable, and though we’d hoped to stay another night, the weather turned sour on us, so we set off for our next destination -- Santa Fe.

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has been sold since then, but Diane is still a frequent East End visitor. Brother Alec – a screenwriter with credits like Toy Story and the Garfield movies – is a full-time Sagaponack resident. Sam’s sister, Betsy Sokolow Sherman, has worked in publicity and is executive producer of the just-released and highly-lauded documentary I Am Jane Doe, narrated by Jessica Chastain, which throws a light on child sex-trafficking in the United States – with Alec Sokolow as one of the film’s producers. So to say that the Sokolow apples don’t fall far from the tree is an understatement; they never fall off the tree at all. Sparking “Genius”

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Einstein was a volatile young man, always in too many relationships with women, butting heads with his father, trying to gain approval, and just trying to understand the way things worked. I related to that guy,” he said.

“I always felt there was a way to capture the younger Einstein’s life, becoming famous before World War II, before jumping to the atom bomb and his years at Princeton,” Sokolow continued. “Two hours always got you into the older Einstein too quickly. So when I was able to put energy into it as a TV project, I felt the project could really pay respect to the science and the man.” The series has scored critical success, and was renewed for a second season even before the first episode was aired.

Ron Howard is also executive producer, and directed the first episode of “Genius.” “From the time Ron Howard was exposed to it, he was enthusiastic,” Sokolow said. When Howard was approached, Sokolow was told, “’Ron loves Einstein, this might be something he’s interested in.’ I thought, ‘Wow, wouldn’t that be amazing.’ Then the meeting happened very quickly. That’s when the seas parted,” he said. “Of course, Ron won an Oscar for A Beautiful Mind, about John Nash, another Princetonian. It felt oddly auspicious,” he said. This whole journey has felt oddly auspicious to Sam Sokolow. “The series premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last month, and the reception was at the Rainbow

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Room – where we had the reception for my bar mitzvah,” he said with a laugh. “It was the first time I had been there since my bar mitzvah, so it felt like a homecoming in a way for me. And I was able to give Walter the biggest hug,” he said. “When, as a kid, my summer job was sweeping up the courts at the Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club, this wasn’t exactly part of my narrative. But being allowed to play in the softball game, with all of those accomplished, successful people….” He trailed off, thinking. “It made me feel like doing anything, achieving anything, was possible. These weren’t removed people, behind some velvet rope. They felt like uncles and aunts, these important, impactful people. It was very inspiring,” he said.

Sam Sokolow -- who lives in California with his wife, Julia Fowler, creator of YouTube’s Southern Women Channel -- is part of a creative triumvirate at EUE/Sokolow, along with brothers Jeff and Chris Cooney, who had always been interested in making an Einstein feature. When they partnered up with OddLot producer Gigi Pritzker, things began to gel.

“Walter’s book was a gamechanger,” Sokolow said of Isaacson’s bestseller, Einstein: His Life and Universe. “I remember early on saying, ‘That’s a friend of mine.’ But it was still daunting to make as a feature film. That’s when we turned our attention to the idea of a series. I think certain people’s life stories are so epic, so intriguing, with so many dramatic turns, it’s almost impossible to show it in two hours,” said Sokolow. “Genius,” the first scripted series ever on the National Geographic channel, jumps back and forth in time in Einstein’s life – from his early days as a Jewish scientist in an increasingly-frightening Germany (the younger Einstein is played by singer-songwriter Johnny Flynn), to his even earlier days as a student in Switzerland, to the older Einstein with which the audience is most familiar. “Those earlier days are the most interesting part of his life, in my opinion,” Sokolow said. “Albert

Courtesy of the Rothman Family and the Southold Historical Society, Southold, NY Albert Einstein with Southold department store owner David Rothman, on the Peconic Bay, 1939.

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David Rothman was playing Mozart on the phonograph in his Southold department store when he first met Albert Einstein during the summer of 1939. “In he walked!” Rothman told his daughter, musician Joan Rothman Brill, whose book My Father and Albert Einstein chronicles the unlikely friendship that began that day. “Well,” Rothman continued, “I walked over to turn the phonograph down a little; but Einstein said, ‘Please do not touch it. Leave it. Let it play – it is beau-ti-ful!’

“He started to wave his arms up in the air, humming and singing, and beating time to the music as if he

were conducting it.”

The Rothmans were the only Jewish family in Southold at the time, but it was music and Rothman’s love of science that led to the long walks and musical evenings the families enjoyed together. Einstein was also visited by two physicists that summer who told him that the Germans were experimenting with uranium to create – as Einstein wrote to President Roosevelt in a letter postmarked August 2, 1939, with a return address Peconic, Long Island – “a new and important source of energy” which could “lead to the construction of bombs.” Einstein, a lifelong pacifist, urged

a “call for watchfulness and, if necessary, quick action on the part of the Administration.”

Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939. Einstein’s letter was the catalyst for Roosevelt to green-light the Manhattan Project and build the world’s first atomic bombs. It was, according to Einstein in his later years, his “one great mistake in my life – when I signed the letter to President Roosevelt recommending that atom bombs be made…” But during that last halcyon summer, Einstein enjoyed sailing on the Peconic Bay, playing his violin, and peaceful evenings surrounded by friends and family.

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Vogel’s play is as much about the love of theater as it is about the social and political forces that emerge through this study - a theatrical history of Asch’s play. In one scene, we watch a performance in the 1943 Polish ghetto. With only crumbs of bread to give the actors energy, they perform the play, sustaining themselves through the love of storytelling. The tale itself, however, is a tangled web of moral conceits, in which a brothel owner tries to protect his daughter from the world of sin by keeping her a virgin - and therefore marriageable. He even purchases a very expensive Torah, as if money could exculpate him of his sins, all acquired in the name of wealth. Vogel’s meta-theatrical drama also brings to light the prohibition of immigration in this country, the stigma of homosexuality, the hypocrisy of religion particularly the damning nature of fundamentalist beliefs. Historical events focus on the cultural and societal impact of God of Vengeance. For instance, in 1923, when the play premiered on Broadway, in its first English translation, the vice squad, tipped off by a concerned rabbi, shut down the production. For portraying the first lesbian kiss on Broadway, the producer and the actors were found guilty of obscenity. As fashioned by director and co-creator Rebecca Taichman, the production is extraordinarily powerful. Its staggering symbolism 76

and unique sense of theatricality make for an unforgettably moving production. Ominous lighting (by Christopher Akerlind) and projections which identify the sequence of events from country to country. language to language, (by Tal Yarden) create atmosphere and continuity. Klezmer music, and on-stage instrumentalists ( John Miller, music coordinator), with choreography (by David Dorfman) sustain the emotional and visual flow. The scenic design (Riccardo Hernandez) is that of a poor theater - simply wood boards.

Equally well cast, each of the actors in the production play a multitude of roles. Most effective among them are Richard Topol as Lemml, the stage manager, and Tom Nelis as the older Asch. And the on-stage kisses between Adina Verson as Rifkele, and her girlfriend from her father’s brothel, played by Katrina Lenk, breathe the passionate life of this production. Antipodes In Annie Baker’s new play, Antipodes, off Broadway at the Signature Theater, a world diametrically opposed to free expression emerges from the writer’s room, where a new cinematic work is being conceived. And that, all in the guise of creativity. Their devoted inspirational leader, a two-faced two-timer, Sandy, played by Will Paton, is the group leader and gatekeeper who sets the tone. “We can change the world and we can make a shitload of money.” His assurances motivate the team, as they go about the largely ambiguous task of writing something “foreign,” “terrifying,” and “disastrous.” There must be a monster in it, they’re told. But who, why, and where is up to them.

In its effort to create this new work, the team of writers explore their lives and imaginations, opine on oblique notions, like Josh’s ( Josh Hamilton’s) perception of time as both vertical

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Staged with scenery by Laura Jellinek - the writers sit around a table in the middle of the theater, with the audience on two sides. Very little happens in the course of the play’s 115 minutes. Bound to fulfilling the assignment in order to meet a deadline, they are not allowed to leave the room. Only Sandy comes and goes, along with his assistant, Sarah, portrayed by Nicole Rodenburg as a poisonous vixen. She arrives to tell story after story, and lie after lie to excuse Sandy’s absence.

Events that occur, as when one of the writers gets a nose bleed, or Eleanor shares her personal memorabilia, are observed by their team members as trite. Fantasy stories carry a little more weight, especially Adam’s (Phillip James Brannon’s) evocation of a monstrous character with multiple heads and lots and lots of arms. “From his asshole sprang a cow,” he tells us. The stories, the idiosyncrasies, the crack-pot humor, the disillusionment, and pent up energy make it look like a newsroom run by the likes of Donald Trump. Finally, the leader confides,”It might be the worst possible time in the history of the world to be telling stories.” Director Lila Neugebauer mines the absurdity - the characters with writer’s block and dark humor of Baker’s dystopic work with as much finesse as possible. Anastasia Based on the Disney movie, Anastasia, the new Broadway musical

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by Terrence McNally with music and lyrics by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens is simply enchanting. An adventure romance with beautiful scenery of grey and snowy St. Petersburg, and light-filled Paris, (sets by Alexander Dodge) creates the backdrop for this well-known tale about the lineage of the Russian czars, the Romanovs. After the czars are assassinated by the Bolsheviks at the onset of the Communist revolution, the musical follows the fate of its sole survivor, and heir, the young Anastasia. In this role, Christy Altomare is just divine, like the rest of the delightful cast. Derek Klena as her romantic interest – roughhewn and raggedly dressed, and Ramin Karimloo as the government official who hunts her, while quickly falling in love with her, both render sensitive portrayals. The standouts here are John Bolton, in a quirky comedic role as an excount with one eye on the righteous and the other on the money he stands to gain by rescuing Anastasia, is wonderfully entertaining. He’s joined by Caroline O’Connor as the queen’s secretary and major ally, a role in which her comedic gifts are given full reign. Finally, Mary Beth Peil as Anastasia’s grandmother appears so naturally regal, she simply casts a spell of wonder. Songs like “Learn to Do It,” about Anastasia’s long-forgotten past, bring a buoyancy and humor. And Anya’s solo “Journey to The Past,” has a music box quality – the family heirloom that seals her future.

As directed by Darko Tresnjak, the production moves gracefully to a happy ending, while Peggy Hickey’s wistful choreography takes our adventurers from St. Petersburg to Paris. Anastasia brings us home to the classical musicals of old, and the almost fairy tale belief in goodness. It really is a joy, and poignant, too.


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But don’t worry about her, she still has plenty of groceries. She liked one of the Verdura pieces so much that she got it for the premiere of “Real Housewives of New York” scheduled for the next day. Count Verdura if still alive would have been pleased. The acting Count as it were, Nico Landrigan, and wife Kim Landrigan are so extremely charming as is everyone at Verdura. Alison Mazzola organized the whole thing.

As Alison Mazzola knows, it’s not easy to get Anne out of her Hamptons farm, but she and Jay McInerney hosted cocktails to celebrate Amanda Hearst’s ethical fashion company, Maison de Mode, which Amanda started with manabout-town Hassan Pierre.

4. Trish McEvoy’s The Makeup of a Confident Woman Book Signing was held at Doubles in New York City on Tuesday, May 9. 1. Jerry Della Femina, Judy Licht, 2. Trish McEvoy, Sabrina McEvoy, 3. Margo MacNabb Nederlander, Geri Emmett, 4. Phyllis Mack, Rita Bronfman, Janet Hershaft.

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Emin, Katharina Otto-Bernstein, Valesca Guerrand Hermes, Diandra Douglas, Paolo Oliveira, George Farias, and others. I thought I had the night off but the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House (LHNH) was honoring John Manice and interior designer Geoffrey Bradfield at Cipriani Continued On Page 84.


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1. 2. Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation Eleventh Annual Connoisseur’s Dinner was held at Sotheby’s NYC on Wednesday, May 10. 1. Tad Smith, Caroline Smith, 2. Paula Zahn, Jane Hertzmark Hudis

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Summer Movies: A Lot of Familiar Faces By Rick Murphy

Ready for the quiz? OK, name the year these movies ruled the box office: Pirates of the Caribbean, Cars, Transformers, Spider-Man, Blade Runner, Despicable Me, and Planet of the Apes.

Yes, it’s a trick question. The answer is 2017, the year of the retread, wherein the major studios, desperate for a blockbuster hit, turn to their tried and true franchises to generate popcorn sales. Here’s a look at some of the major summer releases. Seldom does a movie come along that taps into the pathos, the despair and hopelessness of a generation yet manages to transform the viewer to a place where hope springs eternal and the world becomes a better place to live by the sheer will of those involved – and the magic of filmmaking. Welcome to Baywatch (Paramount), kicking off the summer movie season with a beach babe near you. Yes, join the ever-youthful lifeguard, played by Dwayne Johnson, and his new recruit, the really, really youthful (and oh-so-cute) Zac Efron as the two heartthrobs roam the beach looking for things that jiggle. It’s R-rated, too, so you can be sure junior will be looking to sneak in from the Disney animated feature playing next door in the megaplex. Seth Gordon directs, Priyanka Chopra co-stars and Michael Berk, the writer of the original TV series, returns for the big screen gig.

By the time you read this Baywatch will be in theaters everywhere. It opens tomorrow in Southampton. Could the movie season possibly get any better? Yes it can. Captain Jack Sparrow is back in the gabillionth installment of the pirate series, this one entitled Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Johnny Depp, playing the good captain, turns in a spectacular acting job by making his own death turn 86

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His old nemesis, the evil Captain Salazar ( Javier Bardem) is back, having escaped the Devil's Triangle. Hold onto your flasks, mateys! Jerry Bruckheimer directs and with a $320 million budget, many a peg leg can be had. Orlando Bloom and Geoffrey Rush reprise their roles in this, the fifth installment of the Disney franchise.

Remember Wonder Woman? She’s coming to the big screen with Gal Gadot in the title role. The trailer promises “women kicking ass, uber special effects, and lot of eye candy in all directions!” What’s not to like?

The writer-director Patty Jenkins (Monster) is a serious filmmaker, so don’t expect a pair of pointy metal boobs. Well, yeah, expect that – in 3D - but there will be brains attached somewhere above them.

For those who don’t know, before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons and a trained killer. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny. What a babe. Chris Pine (Star Trek) and Robin Wright costar. It’ll be out in early June for Warner Brothers.

The first animated blockbuster of the season will likely be Captain Underpants, about a group of school kids who transform their mean elementary school principal into a comic book hero. Based on the books by Dav Pilkey, this DreamWorks release has the making of a franchise – the books have been enthralling readers for 20 years. You’ll recognize the voice of Kevin Hart as George Beard. It’s out June 2. The summer’s first scary movie features box office royalty: Tom Cruise and Oscar winner Russell Crowe. But the real star of this film

is the little lady, aka The Mummy. Veteran writer-director Alex Kurtzman specializes in big-ticket items, having credits for Transformers, The Amazing Spider Man 2 and Star Trek under his belt. The film, produced by Universal Monsters, had advance buzz around it, meaning it could be a good one. Sofia Boutella gets the plum role and Annabelle Wallis co-stars.

Did junior like Cars and Cars 2? Of course he did. Now we have the trequel, Cars 3, and there will be more until parents like yourselves put your foot down – but not on the gas pedal, please.

If it’s a chick flick you want, wait until mid-June for Rough Night. It’s about a group of gals who hang out for a weekend and get really drunk and do really cool stuff – like kill some guy. But the best part of Rough Night, is the hilarious interplay between the gals: Scarlett Johansson, Demi Moore, Kate McKinnon, et al. It’s a riot, reminiscent of Weekend At Bernies, um, we mean Bridesmaids. Is there a Transformers movie? Do they still sell popcorn at movie theaters? Of course three is: Transformers: The Last Knight.

Well, at least there isn’t another Spider-Man movie coming out . . . is there? Yes, Grasshopper, there is indeed. Spider-Man: Homecoming will weave a web at your neighborhood movie house beginning July 7.

A new, long awaited Sofie Coppola project is being unwrapped. Every summer season needs an Oscar contender and Coppola's The Beguiled seems to be that film. Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Elle Fanning star as proper types who inhabit a Civil War-era boarding school. When a wounded soldier (Colin Farrell) shows up, tensions are unleashed, and we mean sexual tensions, of course. It’s reminiscent of Bridesmaids – naw,

it’s not really. We made that up.

Talk about new – there’s a World War II movie. Christopher Nolan, who confounded us with Interstellar, directs Dunkirk, which follows allied soldiers through Europe as they fight those pesky Nazis.

Did we mention chick flicks? The third week of July brings us the story four lifelong friends . . . who become bridemaids . . . no who accidentally kill someone in Miami . . . nope, been there, done that. This Girl Trip is to the Essence Festival in New Orleans and features Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish and Regina Hall. It’s kind of like . . . well, you know. Charlize Theron lights up the screen in Atomic Blonde, an espionage thriller with brains and brawn. John Goodman leads an excellent supporting cast. It’s out at the end of July.

If it’s laughs you are looking, two of the biggest laugh getters, Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell, bring us The House, playing parents who decide to run a casino in their house to raise enough money to send their daughter to college. The advance word is that they are hilarious together. Kathryn Bigelow (director) and Mark Boal (writer) have combined for two of the more riveting Mideast war films of the last decade: The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty. They return for a different, more localized drama, Detroit, about the 1967 riots.

The film is a look at the police raid of an unlicensed, after-hours bar that triggered the riot that lasted five days. John Boyega and Will Poulter lead a first rate cast. Annapurna Pictures releases Detroit on August 4.

Just as summer is the season of the blockbuster, as the weather begins to turn, Hollywood typically rolls out its Oscar contenders (and pretenders), so stay tuned.


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Sweet Charities

by Jessica Mackin-Cipro Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to jessica@indyeastend. com. Beauty Event The “Summer Kick Off Beauty Event” to benefit The Ellen Hermanson Foundation will take place on Thursday from 6 to 9 PM, at White’s Apothecary in Southampton. The event will feature mini-facials and hand treatments, hair styling, makeup applications, swag bags, a $25 White’s Apothecary gift card, a beauty basket drawing, and refreshments. The Ellen Hermanson Foundation ensures access to state-of-the-art breast health care and empowers people affected by cancer. Funds raised will support accessible mammography screening at the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Southampton Hospital and its satellite location in Hampton Bays. Tickets are $75. For tickets and more info visit www.ellensrun.org. The LGBT Network The LGBT Network will welcome the Hamptons LGBT community and supporters to kick-off Summer 2017 at the Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club on Saturday from 6 to 8 PM. The event is held to raise money for the LGBT Network’s Hamptons Center in Sag Harbor. Prior to this event, LGBT civil rights trailblazer Edie Windsor will host a classic BBQ at her home in Southampton to benefit the LGBT Network from 2 to 6 PM. For more info and tickets visit www. lgbtnetwork.org. ARF Designer Show House Top interior decorators will transform the ARF Thrift & Treasure Shop into a designer show house, using furnishings from the shop and from their own collections on Saturday. Everything is for sale to benefit the animals. A cocktail

reception will be held from 6 to 8 PM with an exclusive preview hour beginning at 5 PM. The sale is open to the public Sunday and Monday, May 28 and 29. The cost for the exclusive preview is $250 and the cocktail reception is $150. Designers include Rachael Ray Home, Irving & Fine for John Rosselli, Tamara Fraser, Worth Interiors, Cathy Kincaid, Cathy Kincaid Interiors, Inc., Richard Keith Langham, Jeff Lincoln, Jeff Lincoln Interiors, Inc., Kathryn’s Flower Gardens, Ann Pyne, McMillen Inc., and Iris Zonlight, Blue Ocean Design. Co Chairs of the event are Gordon H. Hoppe, Gigi Mahon, Alex Papachristidis, and Marshall Watson. For more information and tickets visit www. arfhamptons.org. A Taste Of Wine The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation presents the 4th annual “A Taste Of Wine” on Sunday from 5 to 8 PM, at the Southampton Historical Museum. The event features wine tastings, hors d’oeuvres, and live music. The cost is $50 per person. For tickets visit www.southamptonanimalshelter. com. Oyster Garden Enjoy the East Hampton “Oyster Garden Reception” on Sunday from 3 to 5 PM, at Bay Kitchen Bar in Springs. The event is to support the East Hampton Shellfish Education and Enhancement Directive. Support benefits the oyster garden initiative to educate the community about the importance of oysters to our ecosystem and as a sustainable food source. The cost is $65 per person and includes beer, wine, oysters, light fare and a tour of the nursery. For tickets visit www. easthamptonoysterparty.eventbrite. com. Planned Parenthood

The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation presents the 4th annual “A Taste Of Wine.”

Peconic presents its 29th Annual East End benefit on Sunday from 5 to 7 PM, at a private home in Bridgehampton. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and a private screening of the virtual reality documentary Across the Line. Proceeds support PPHP’s programs and services in Suffolk County. Tickets are $200 per person. Sponsorships start at $500. For tickets contact Jenifer Van Deinse director, development at 631-2401128 or jenifer.vandeinse@pphp. org. Insider’s View From a secluded, spacious, and spectacularly chic oceanfront home to a traditional dwelling in the heart of the village, the Southampton Historical Museum’s eighth annual “Insider’s View” house tour will be held on Saturday, June 3. It will offer a unique opportunity to enter and admire a few of Southampton’s most extraordinary architectural gems. Houses are open from 1 to 4 PM, after which attendees are invited to a champagne reception, catered by Sant Ambroeus restaurant, beginning at 4:30 PM in the beautiful Rogers Mansion. 

Decorators-DesignersDealers Southampton Fresh Air Home presents its 25th annual “Decorators-Designers-Dealers” sale and auction benefit gala on Saturday, June 3, from 5 to 8:30 PM. The event features live, silent, and wine auctions and a home furnishings and antique sale. The SFAH is a camp that accommodates physically challenged children. Tickets start at $750. For tickets and more info visit www.sfah.org. North Fork Waiter Race The 6th Annual North Fork Waiter Race hosted by The Market will be held on Saturday, June 3, beginning at 10 AM. Waiters and spectators welcome. Entrants will balance a beverage-filled stemmed wine glass on a serving tray and race to the finish line without spilling the beverage. Meet on Main Street in Greenport at the Opportunity Shop. Entry fee is $50. Prizes for first, second, and third place. For more information or to sponsor a waiter, contact The Market at 631477-8803.

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Entertainment Guide by Camila Tucci Music Rock and Funk Suffolk Theater in Riverhead hosts New York’s Premier Eagles tribute band, The Fast Lane, on Friday at 8 PM. The Fast Lane will cover all of the Eagles’ greatest hits. Tickets are $35. On Saturday night at 8 PM it’s “That 70’s Band” summer kick off. This event will feature all the best music from the disco and funk decade. Tickets are $35. For more information, visit suffolktheater.com. Alumni Recital The Perlman Music Program in Shelter Island presents the StiresStark alumni recital on Saturday and Sunday at 5 PM. On Saturday violinist Stella Chen will perform. On Sunday it’s Siwoo Kim on the violin. Family, music, and fun is set for 11:30 AM on Sunday. Register at perlmanmusciprogram.org. Piano Concert Pianofest artist Vincent Ip will perform at the Southampton Cultural Center on Pond Lane in Southampton for their “Rising Stars” piano series on Saturday at 7 PM. Ip is a highly praised pianist and winner of numerous prizes and competitions. He also tours worldwide as a figure skater. He will perform works by Schubert, Chopin, and Mendelssohn. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and free for students under 21. Call 631-2874377 for more information. Album Release Party The Nancy Atlas Project is releasing their new album, Cut and Run, with a party and performance at Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett tomorrow at 8 PM. Atlas and her band are celebrating their 21st year together along with the release of their new recording. Admission is $25 and includes a CD at the door and the live show with special guests. Purchase ticket in advance at stephentalkhouse.com. 88

Latin Music “East End Collected3” art exhibit at Southampton Arts Center on Jobs Lane in Southampton will have closing weekend concert with Mambo Loco on Saturday from 7 PM to 9 PM. Tickets for this event are $15. Call 631-283-0967 for more information. Wednesday Night Live Ray Red and Mike Rusinsky host “Wednesday Night Live,” a weekly open mic at MJ Dowling’s in Sag Harbor from 8 to 11 PM. Performers include musicians, poets, comedians, and singers. Sign up starts at 7 PM. Performers get a free soft drink or tap beverage. Every Friday, it’s karaoke beginning at 10 PM. Stephen Talkhouse Outrageous Open Mic Night is set for Thursday at 10 PM at the Talkhouse in Amagansett. On Friday night at 8 PM, it’s Kiefer Sutherland with opening act Rick Brantley. Booga Sugar takes the stage at 10 PM. 10,000 Maniacs performs on Saturday at 8 PM. Finishing the night is Hello Brooklyn at 10 PM. Monday night kicks off with Lucky Chops at 7 PM. Following at 9 PM is Roctopus. Strecker Band is set for 11 PM. Visit stephentalkhouse.com or call 631-267-3117 to purchase tickets early or for more info. Townline BBQ Townline in Sagaponack continues Karaoke Nights every Saturday from 8 PM to 12 AM with a special food and drink menu as guests sing their favorites. Come for free pool and pub quiz night at 7 PM every Thursday evening and come hear some “smokin’ hot tunes” live alongside a happy hour menu every Friday from 5 to 8 PM. This Friday Points East will perform. Words Meet The Author BookHampton in East Hampton

Points East performs at Townline BBQ.

will host Will Schwalbe for a talk on his book Books for Living on Saturday at 5 PM. Books for Living discusses books that helped Schwalbe better understand the world and himself. On Sunday at 5 PM astrologer Monte Farber and artist Amy Zerner speak about their cookbook Sign and Seasons. The book discusses the relationship between the Zodiac and food. Both of these events are free and require registration. Call 631-324-4939 for more information. Pirates Talk The Suffolk County Historical Society in Riverhead presents “Pirates, Raiders, and Rumrunners” with Noel J. Gish tomorrow at 6 PM. Gish will discuss the first European explorers and colonist that landed on Long Island. Members are admitted free and non-members pay $5. Admission fee includes wine, cheese, and admission to current exhibits. To register call 631-7272881, ext.100. Rogers Memorial Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton will begin a Friday morning summer book group at 10:30 AM in the Cooper Hall boardroom. The meeting will be facilitated by Arlene Eisenman and will discuss Before The Fall by Noah Hawley. On Wednesday, May 31,at noon, Steven Gaines will speak about his book One of These Things First: A Memoir. The memoir is about coming out in the Jewish hamlet of Borough Park in Brooklyn. Register at myrml.org.

Theater North Fork The North Fork Community Theater in Mattituck presents Cabaret, directed by Manning Dandridge, from May 18 through June 4. Show times are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 2:30 PM. To reserve your seats call 631-298-6328. For more information call 631-298-4500. Alarms and Excursions Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue presents “Alarms and Excursions,” directed by Michael Frayn. This comedy will open tomorrow at 7 PM for a three-week run until June 11. Performances will take place on Thursdays and Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays, May 27 and June 10 at 8 PM, Sundays and June 10 at 2:30 PM. Tickets prices are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors(except Saturday evenings), $15 for those under 35, and $10 for students under 21. Group rates and dinner/lunch packages are available. Purchase tickets at hamptontheatre. org or call 1-866-811-4111. Film Family Movie The East Hampton Library on Main Street presents a free screening of Sing on Saturday from 12 PM to 1:50 PM in the Baldwin Family Lecture Room. This film is appropriate for all ages. Sing tells the story of a failing theater and its effort to host a singing competition with unlikely performers. Call 631324-0222, ext. 2 to register.


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Gallery Walk

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Art by Charles Seaman at the Montauk Show on the Green.

Misty II, Oil by Carol Gold at the Southampton Artists Association’s Memorial Day Art Show

Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to jessica@indyeastend. com. Memorial Day Art Show Southampton Artists Association Memorial Day Art Show will features fine arts photography, paintings, drawings, and sculptures at Levitas Center for the Arts at the Southampton Cultural Center. The show opens today and runs through June 4. An opening reception will be held on Friday from 4 to 6 PM. A closing reception will be held on June 3 from 4 to 6 PM. For more info visit southamptonartists.org

Annie Cooper Boyd The Sag Harbor Historical Society presents the exhibition “Across Time-Contemporary Reflections on the Life and Art of Annie Cooper Boyd” at the Sag Harbor Historical Society and the John Jermain Memorial Library. The show will run through October 15. Show On The Green The 9th Annual Memorial Day Weekend Show on the Green will be held this Friday through Sunday. The event is held on the Montauk Green in downtown Montauk. Hours of the event are Friday from noon to 6 PM and

Jackie Maloney’s Lobster Bisque at the Montauk Show on the Green.

both Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 6 PM. The not-for-profit Montauk Artists’ Association is host of the event. Abstract Anarchy The White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton presents “Abstract Anarchy.” The show will feature artists Barbara Bilotta, Jessica Singer, Melissa Hin, and June Kaplan. A Sunday brunch will be held on Sunday from noon to 2 PM. The show will run through Monday.

The Lightness of Being The Monika Olko Gallery in Sag Harbor presents “The Lightness of Being” with paintings and sculpture by Brendan Murphy. An opening reception will be held Saturday from 6 to 9 PM. 70s Montauk “Kenneth B. Walsh: Montauk In The Seventies” opens at Woodbine Collection in Montauk this weekend. An opening reception will be held on Saturday from 6 to 8 PM. The show runs through July 9. 89


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

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• Stop by East Hampton Library for an informative hour on how to download digital materials to your device. Meet “Libby” the new Overdrive App, designed to make borrowing easier. Bring your device! IPad, IPhone, Android, or Kindle Fire. 3:30 to 4:30 PM. Sign up at the Reference Desk, or call 631-324-0222 ext.3.

FRIDAY 5•26•17 • It’s a roundup, podna! Hie your heels over to Montauk Library at 4 PM for country line dancing. Wear comfortable clothes and come prepared to learn some moves.

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

• The 2017 Adult Summer Reading Program at East Hampton Library begins today and runs until Friday, September 8, 2017. Win great prizes, Books, DVD’s, gift certificates to local shops, and the grand prize, a Kindle Fire. 
See a Reference Librarian for details about signing up.

SATURDAY 5•27•17 • At 10 AM East Hampton Trails Preservation Society presents a Hither Hills Jaunt. This hike features interesting woods and magnificent water views. What could be better? Bring a snack and plenty of water. Meet at the Hither Hills West Overlook east of the Route 27/ Old Montauk Highway split, a few miles west of Montauk. Leader: Judy Kossover 631-267-6747 or after 9:30 on morning of hike 845-548-7604. • LongHouse Reserve on Hands Creek Road in East Hampton celebrates family

day from 11 AM to 2 PM. It will include visits from kids’ book authors Hilary Knight (Eloise) and Katharine Holabird (Angelina Ballerina), plus tours of the gardens, art projects, music and more. Free admission. • Montauk Community Church hosts a rummage sale from 9 AM to noon.

• Visit the Amagansett Library for figure drawing with Linda Capello beginning at 11 AM. Students will practice rendering clothed models, also in an open studio setting, through gesture sketches and longer duration observation. The classes will focus on anatomy, proportion, foreshortening, mass, and line quality. All skill levels are welcome. All classes are open to adults (age +15) $10 fee per session. For additional information call Linda at 631-725- 1117.

SUNDAY 5•28•17 • Cowabunga. Stop by the annual Blessing of the Boards at St. Therese Lisieux Catholic Church, Montauk, after 8:30 AM Mass and after 10:30 AM Mass. Surfboards, SUP Boards, boogie boards, skateboards, etc. All are welcome.

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• As part of the Westhampton Library’s Passport Around the World program, children are invited to participate in the Welcome to India program. From 4:15-5 p.m., children can learn about the history of Dosa and create a version of this staple Indian food. To register for the programs, call 631-288-3335 or visit the library website at www.westhamptonlibrary.net.

• Tim Bishop, who served in the U. S. House of Representatives for 12 years, will reflect on the changes he has observed in political philosophy, legislative priorities, and the state of our politics from the last administration to the current one, and will talk about how new policies may affect the lives of East End residents. 5:30 PM at Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton. Register at www.myrml.org or call 631-2830774 ext 523.

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• Kadampa Meditation Center The Hamptons in Water Mill is the locale for Buddhist Meditation Class at 7 PM. Everyone welcome to experience “Meditative Adventures with The Subtle Mind” with resident teacher Elizabeth Muzyka. This series is perfect both for those who are new to meditation and for those who wish to delve deeper. No preregistration required, join any class. • The Wednesday matinee at Quogue Library is Hidden Figures.

2 PM. Reserve your seat by calling the Quogue Library at 631-653-4224 ext. 101.

THURSDAY 5•25•17 • Explore still life and landscape painting with inspiration from works in the Parrish collection at the Parrish Art Museum in water Mill at 10:30 AM. Develop unique ways to incorporate interior and exterior views with guidance from painter Barbara Thomas. Materials will be provided. Call 631-283-2118 for registration information.

• Meet at 7:30 AM in the parking lot of the Quogue Wildlife Refuge for an Eastern Long Island Audubon Society walk. • Enjoy gentle yoga and meditation at Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor at 11:30 AM. • At 1 PM there’s a weekly bereavement group meeting at Southampton Hospital’s Parrish Memorial hall. Call groupleader Amy Zachary at 917-327-6237 to sign up.

• Harness the energy of the new moon with certified crystal healer Deborah Marshall while learning to use crystals to enhance your garden. John Jermain Library in Sag Harbor is the place. 7 PM is the time. Registration required. Call 631-725-0049.

FRIDAY 5•26•17 • Is table tennis your sport? Meet-up with other players at John Jermain Library in Sag Harbor to keep your skills sharp and play for fun. The library will provide one table and equipment for use. No registration necessary. 10 AM. There will be a sign in when you arrive to determine the order of players. Free.

SATURDAY 5•28•17 • From 10 AM to 6 PM the first of three fine art and craft shows at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church takes place. The show (sponsored by the South Fork Craftsmen's Guild) features fine art and artisans from the East End, including painting, photography, furniture, jewelry, wood carvings and other categories.

• Browse awesome items at the community yard sale at the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church parish center in Bridgehampton. 8 AM to 2 PM. • The Southampton Yacht Club is hosting an Open House from 1 to 3 PM at the Southampton Yacht Club located at 96 Little Neck Road, Southampton, NY. This Open House welcomes those interested in learning about membership possibilities including the Junior Sailing Program, a sailing school for ages eight to 18.

• The Friends of the Hampton Bays Library are having a book sale on the lawn from 10 AM to 1 PM. Featured books are beach reads, gardening, cooking and children's books. They will be raffling off three beautiful baskets that correspond to these featured books. The Boy Scouts and Girl

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Scouts will be on hand to assist you and you will receive a book buck with each purchase. This can be used in the Twice Sold Tales Book Store located in the lower level of the library

• St. John's Plant, Bakery & Flowerpot Sale takes place at St. John’s Episcopal Church on South Main Street in Southampton, starting at 10 AM. Come share in the best they have to offer from our greenhouses, farms and kitchens in our summer plant & flowerpot sale. Delicious baked goods and treats will be for sale along with artisan cheeses, jellies, jams, breads, and, of course, their famous hot dogs and ice cream. Children will love creating their own Fairy Gardens & Terrariums. All proceeds to support St. John's Outreach Program. • It’s Andy’s Annual Salamander Seining, with some frogs, too. Andy Sabin, president of the board of directors, South Fork Natural History Museum, leads a walk beginning at 10 AM in Bridgehampton. Many salamanders breed in water, and here’s your chance to see the larval aquatic stage of the endangered Eastern Tiger Salamander before it comes on land to live. You’ll also see some of our local frog tadpoles as Andy Sabin, “Mr. Salamander,” wades into a freshwater pond and, using a seining net (a large two-person fishing net with weights at the lower edge and floats at the top), brings to the surface the pond-stages of these young animals, members of the Class Amphibia. Call SoFo at 631-537-9735 for meeting place, admission, and registration information.

MONDAY 5•29•17 • Memorial Day .See elsewhere in this edition for a round up for solemn ceremonies.

TUESDAY 5•30•17 • In his almost three years as president, JFK confronted Civil Rights, the Vietnam War, and the most dangerous two weeks in American history during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Still, it is Kennedy’s image, personality, family and youth that make him one of America’s most iconic figures. Join historian Martin H. Levinson in discussing this larger-than-life American leader who inspired hope and confidence in American politics and in our nation’s place in the world, in honor of his 100th birthday. It all happens at the Hampton Bays Library at 1 PM.

• There’s Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation at 6 PM at The Ed & Phyllis Davis Wellness Institute at Southampton Hospital 240 Meeting House Lane, Third Floor Southampton.Quit smoking spontaneously and permanently. The fee for this class is $50 in advance, or $60 at the door. For more information, or to sign up, call 631-7268800.

WEDNESDAY • You’re invited to a monthly group session to learn how to manage Type I or II diabetes. A new topic or guest speaker is featured each month. For more information, or to sign up, call 631-726-8800. Noon at the Ed & Phyllis Davis Wellness Institute at Southampton Hospital. • The Rogers Memorial Library will offer a visit with Steven Gaines, author of One of These Things First: A Memoir, at noon. Register at www.myrml.org or call 631-2830774 ext 523.


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of the 10 most influential books of our times. Passages remained on The New York Times Bestseller List for more than three years and has been reprinted in 28 languages. In five other books on the passages theme she revisits the stages of adult life and illuminates our predictable crises: Understanding Men’s Passages, The Silent Passage (menopause), Sex and the Seasoned Woman, and Passages in Caregiving.

soliciting sponsors, recruiting volunteers, ordering supplies, and packing and distributing her backpacks to children whose family incomes qualify them to receive free or reduced-price school lunches.

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Bushnell is the critically acclaimed, international best-selling author of Killing Monica, Sex and the City, Summer and the City, The Carrie Diaries, One Fifth Avenue, Lipstick Jungle, Trading Up, and Four Blondes. Sex and the City, published in 1996, was the basis for the HBO hit series and two subsequent blockbuster movies.

A 1963 graduate of Barnard College with an MA (1965) in 18th century English literature from Columbia University, Jong is best known for her first novel, Fear of Flying (1973), which created a sensation with its frank treatment of a woman's sexual desires.

Although it contains many sexual elements, the book is mainly the account of a hypersensitive young woman, in her late 20s, trying to find who she is and where she is going. It contains many psychological, humorous, descriptive elements, and rich cultural and literary references. The book tried to answer the many conflicts arising in women in late 1960s and early 1970s America, of womanhood, femininity, love, one's quest for freedom and purpose.

As for Gaines, he’s flying high again with One Of These Things First, an autobiographical novel about his childhood in Brooklyn. But he hasn’t abandoned the Bridgehampton Library. The cavalcade of hits will continue every week all summer with visitors like Carl Bernstein, Jay McInerney, and Colson Whitehead, who recently won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature.

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“My hope is to create a level playing field in the classroom, no matter what the socioeconomic status is, and maximizing a child’s opportunity for educational success,” said Ariana.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is a national youth recognition program sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals.Judges select one middle school and one high school student to represent their state in a four-day conference and celebration. “These 102 state honorees, international honorees, and their families are brought to DC for an all-expense paid event,” Ariana’s mother, Nancy, explained.

State honorees and their peers participate in events such as sharing of their community service obstacles and their triumphs, meeting with mentors, participating in a community service events while in DC, press interviews and group sessions. The event then celebrates their achievements with a motivational speaker (this year Olympic medalist Michael Phelps), an evening at the Smithsonian which is theirs alone to explore, laying of a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery, meeting with their senators, tours of DC all culminating with a luncheon at the Mellon Auditorium where leaders from Prudential and the NASSP pay tribute to the students. For the honorees it was a lifechanging opportunity to meet like-minded students from around the world who have a passion to make their mark, to celebrate their accomplishments, and to motivate them to reach for the stars and accomplish more, Nancy DeMattei observed. “They have bonded with people and have joined a sort of fraternity that will forever be part of their life. The award is not academically

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based so every child with a heart, a dream, and the conviction to make a difference is eligible. Those adults attending were humbled to be in the presence of these all inspiring students,” she added.

“We as a culture celebrate academic success, we celebrate athletic success, but rarely celebrate those who are selfless and want through community service to make the world a better place,” Nancy continued. “I believe Prudential and the NASSP should be applauded for their efforts and for the spectacular event that they just put on.” 

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stands of the Hamptons when I am home, so when I do go out, I love a little international flair like Italian or Mexican. That reminds me, Rumba in Hampton Bays has the best fish tacos around!

 What are you looking forward to most this summer? At dawn and dusk, shark feeding time, I go into the water and surf. It’s my way of tuning the world of work, writing deadlines, and three loud teenagers out. When I slip into my wetsuit, I feel a sense of calm come over me. As I stand at the edge of the waves and let the water run over my toes, a sense of happiness fills me. I’m honestly not the greatest surfer out there by a huge margin, but I love sitting on my board, hanging with friends and my kids in the water, and, of course, rare that it is, catching a great wave with a teeny bit of style.

 Which Hamptons town is your favorite? I live in Water Mill, but every single time I drive down Hedges Lane in Sagaponack, I say out loud whether or not someone is in the car, “What is it about the light in Sagaponack?” I swear it changes from the other Hamptons hamlets as soon as I head east off Sagg Main Road…I don’t know why. It’s like the whole sky opens up and delivers a powerful punch of that Hamptons magical light we all crave and adore.

Filmmaker Rich Anderson Rich Anderson, senior student filmmaker at Five Towns College in Dix Hills and owner of R.A. Cinematics, was nominated in eleven categories and won five awards at the 8th annual Luminaries for his senior thesis film titled The Tenth Year. This production is a signatory to a SAGAFTRA contract that is on file with SAG-AFTRA. The Tenth Year is based on the song “Forgiveness” by Matthew West which was inspired by the true events of Renee Napier and Eric Smallridge, where forgiveness grew out of a drunk driving accident that affected both families.

The film is being submitted locally to the Hamptons International Film Festival in hopes of having its New York premiere on the East End, where Anderson previously won awards for Decisions (First Exposure Student Films in 2012 in the Hamptons Take Two Documentary Film Festival) and Journey (best overall student film on Long Island in 2013). He wrote the film with his father, Richard Anderson, who owns WLIR-FM on the East End. Annemarie Davin from FameHampton is a line producer and the leads in the film are played by Terri Conn and Austin Peck. 91


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(Left) Peconic Bay weakfish. (Right) Claudia Fleming, Mike Mraz, Chef Stephan Bogardus, and Mary Mraz.

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By Jessica Mackin-Cipro

The North Fork Table & Inn has the reputation as one of the best restaurants on the East End. I’m not sure why it took me so long to finally experience the Southold restaurant, but I can safely say that it will not be the last visit.

North Fork Table has always committed to the highest standard of culinary excellence, providing guests with food as it should be — local and delicious. The menu

features locally grown organic and biodynamic produce.

The restaurant boasts the freshest seafood from area waters and award winning artisanal cheese made on the North Fork. Long Island wines make up a large portion of the wine list, highlighting the best the region has to offer. The decor is simple and elegant and fits perfectly within Long Island Wine Country. When it comes to the finest dining in our wine county, North Fork Table takes the cake. The restaurant’s beloved founding chef/owner Gerry Hayden passed away in 2015 after battling ALS. Hayden, a three-time James Beard Award nominee, opened the restaurant in 2005 to major acclaim with wife and pasty chef Claudia Fleming, formerly of Gramercy Tavern and the James Beard Pastry

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Chef of the Year in 2000. Mike and Mary Mraz also joined as partners in the restaurant. Keeping with tradition, Chef Stephan Bogardus creates a beautiful “farm-to-table” menu, a movement Hayden himself helped pioneer.

The menu offers a variety of dining options. You can opt for Chef Stephan’s five-course tasting menu ($125) with a five-course tasting wine flight ($35). The other option, which we decided on, was the three-course prix fixe ($70) with the three-course wine flight ($25). Diners also have the option of ordering from the a la carte menu.

I started with “The Whole Beet” salad. The salad, that included quinoa, Catapano goat cheese, and pistachio vinaigrette, provided a hearty start to my meal. It was paired with a 2016 Shared Table Farm Sauvignon Blanc from Southold. The salad paired with the wine was delightful. My friend Nicole started with the yellowfin tuna tartare which included ponzu, taro chips, and micro herbs. It was paired nicely with the Paumanok Chenin Blanc from Aquebogue. We were both blown away by the start of our dinner.

On to the second course, I ordered

the roasted Peconic Bay weakfish. The dish was completed with fava beans, mousseron, and a truffled potato puree. The course was perfectly paired with a 2013 Fernandez Gomes Tempranillo from Spain. Nicole ordered the housemade ricotta cavatelli with asparagus, herb emulsion, and Parmigiano Reggiano. Again, both dishes were well-prepared and highly impressive.

The kitchen sent out a few sharing dishes to try, including ricotta toast with lardo and truffle-honey and spring sweet pea hummus with taro chips and ricotta salata. Both are great options to order for a table. Fleming’s rich dessert selections were also above and beyond. We were sent a variety of desserts to share including the mouthwatering baked Alaska which includes blackberry ice cream, blackberry sorbet, chocolate crumble, baked meringue, and a blackberry-yuzu sauce. The delicious strawberryrhubarb shortcake with Catapano sweet cream and toasted almonds did not disappoint. The Meyer lemon cream Napoleon with yuzulemon sorbet, ginger-pistachio crumble, and currant reduction was equally exquisite. For more information and reservations visit www. northforktableandinn.com.


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Guest Worthy Recipe: Stephanie Nass

By Zachary Weiss

WHO: Chef Stephanie Nass

INSTAGRAM: @ChefanieNass ABOUT: Better known as “Chefanie,” Stephanie Nass is an accomplished chef and baker based in New York City. Nass is

the founder of Victory Club, a members-only dining club that hosts pop-up dinners around the country, and the creator of Chefanie Sheets, the at-home cake decorating tool that allows bakers to put unique patterns like plaid and marble on their cakes.

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1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper Zucchini Carpaccio WHY? During the summer, when the humidity and temperature are high, this is my favorite dish to prepare for guests and Victory Club members. With only a few ingredients, it is simple and quick to make. Moreover, at the peak of its season, zucchini is ubiquitous at farm stands, like Balsam Farms in Amagansett or the Green Thumb in Southampton. The word “squash” comes from the Native American word askutasquash, “things that may be eaten raw.” The squash in this salad is just barely kissed with a little fire. I love the crunch and the fresh taste. You will too. Bon appétit.  INGREDIENTS:  2 tbsp Olive Oil 1 tsp salt

1/2 cup sliced almonds (not slivered)

6 fresh green zucchini (sliced into 1/8 inch ribbons on a mandolin

1/2 cup shaved pecorino romano or parmesan cheese (not grated)

Note: Emphasis on sliced almonds and shaved cheese is to ensure consistent mouthfeel. Directions: Set olive oil in a large, round frying pan (sauteuse) over medium heat; add salt and almonds.  Toast almonds until they become golden and develop a strong nutty smell. Use a wooden spoon to ensure the almonds cook evenly.

Remove pan from the flame. Add pepper and zucchini to the pan and move the zucchini around until all of it has been licked by heat. The zucchini will look more glossy - it will lose its raw bite as soon as it touches any part of the hot pan. Set zucchini on a plate.  Top with cheese. Serve. 

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Fresh From The Kitchen: By Nicole Teitler

New Restaurants This Season

Lulu Kitchen & Bar Lulu Kitchen & Bar, located at 126 Main Street in Sag Harbor, is the newest addition to the Montauk Asset Holdings restaurant group. This new hospitality group owns a small collection of restaurants already familiar to the public in Montauk, Duryea’s Lobster Deck and Arbor. Phillippe Corbe, kitchen director, is a Frenchtrained chef with experience in Michelin-star restaurants. The year round bistro, Lulu Kitchen & Bar, takes the place of the former Doppio Artisan Bistro and before that, the Paradise, in a 1800 square foot space with casual loungeesque dining, viewing busy Main Street through French doors. It will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, with Sunday brunch and a special late night

menu daily from 10 PM to 11:30 PM.

www.lulusagharbor.com 631-7250900 The Springs Tavern The Springs Tavern, located at 15 Fort Pond in Springs, launched by Dan and Charlene DeSmet replaces the locale formerly known as Wolfie’s Tavern. Honoring the historical significance of its location, the Springs Tavern restored original hardwood flooring along with beadboard wainscoting and wood trim. Framed photos of previous iterations of the tavern will occupy the walls, with printed works by Pollock and de Kooning. Customers can expect a comfortable, clean tavern environment with a full schedule of sports viewing and live entertainment. Chef Michael Ruggiero delivers American

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pub-style fare along with a children’s menu, are vegetarian and gluten free items. The restaurant serves dinner seven days a week along with a lunch menu on the weekends and holidays. www.thespringstavern.com 631527-7800 Calissa

Calissa, located at 1020 Montauk Highway in Water Mill, opens its doors this Memorial Day weekend. The Mediterranean restaurant will harmonize design and flavorings from the Greek Island of Mykonos. Managing partner James Mallios spent copious amounts of time in Mykonos over the last two decades, inspiring this fresh opening. Executive Chef Dominic Rice creates a menu embodying the Cycladic heritage in both small and large shareable plates. The wine list will offer the largest selection of large format bottles on Long Island, over 30 “by the glass” selections, along with the highest quality rosés. Calissa will be open for dinner seven days a week starting at 5 PM and remain open until 2 AM, with closed doors Tuesdays in May, June, September, and October. www.calissahamptons.com 212339-8363

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located at 4 Amagansett Square Drive, opens this Memorial Day. The second Wolffer family eatery on the East End replaces the former Meeting House space. Executive Chef Brian Chewing will feature coastal American cuisine. www.wolfferkitchen.com 631-2672764 Eleven Madison Park Eleven Madison Park Summer House, located at 341 Pantigo Road, East Hampton, takes over the formerly recognized Moby’s as an American Express Card exclusive. The new Hamptons spot will be home for the Eleven Madison Park staff as their NYC location shuts down for renovations. Chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara will occupy this space from late June until Labor Day weekend. They are currently accepting reservations through July 15. Hours will be Friday and Saturday 12 PM – 3 PM and 5:30 PM – 11:30 PM; Sunday 12 PM – 3 PM and 5:30 PM – 11 PM; Monday, Tuesday, 5:30 PM – 11 PM; Closed Wednesdays; Thursday 5:30 PM – 11:30 PM. www.empsummerhouse.tocktix. com. Barba Bianca Barba Bianca, located on 102 Main Street Wharf in Greenport, in the former space of Scrimshaw is opening after Memorial Day Weekend. The collaborative team behind Peasant in Manhattan, chef Frank DeCarlo and wife Dulcinea Benson, pay tribute to the white beards of the fisherman in the area, hence the name of the restaurant. The menu is expected to be influenced by Italian seaside fare with a wine selection from Italy and the East End. This 100seat, waterside restaurant will be open for dinner Thursday through Tuesday, 6 PM to 12 AM.

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Simple Vodka has a simple mission: to fight hunger in America one drink at a time. The newly-launched vodka brand gives back by donating 20 meals per bottle sold, which equals one meal per drink serving, to hungry people in the US through its partnerships with local and national hunger relief organizations.

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Clovis Point Vineyard and Winery Clovis Point Vineyard and Winery will feature Ahmad Ali and the Double A Blues Band from 1:30 to 5:30 PM on Saturday. On Sunday, same time, enjoy Todd Grossman. www.clovispointwines.com. Shinn Estate Vineyard Shinn Estate Vineyards hosts self– guided vineyard walks all weekend. Reservations are required. www. shinnestatevineyard.com. Castello di Borghese Vineyard There will be a winemaker’s walk,

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Recipe Of The Week by Chef Joe Cipro

English pea soup With Grilled Shrimp Calabrian chili and leeks (serves 4)

1/4 C olive oil

Salt & pepper to taste Shrimp marinade 1 tsp Dijon mustard

Ingredients 2 lbs fresh English peas (balanced and shocked)

2 tbsp shallot (minced)

1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1 lemon (zest & juice)

3 c chicken stock (homemade or store bought) 1/2 lb shrimp (cleaned and deveined)

Whisk ingredients together. Pour over shrimp and let marinate at least one hour.

3 Calabrian chilis (deseeded) 1 leek(cut in half lengthwise, washed & julienned)

2 tbsp white vinegar 1/2 lime (juice) 1/2 c water

3 tbsp sugar 1 bay leaf

1 tbsp fresh thyme 1/4 c canola oil

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Meanwhile turn on your grill and while it’s heating, blend your chilis and canola oil on high. Once finished, strain and set aside.

When the grill is ready, grill the shrimp one minute each side. Rest the shrimp in a bowl of the chilled soup, top with the pickled leeks and a few drops of your chili oil and enjoy.

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by Jessica Mackin-Cipro Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to jessica@indyeastend. com. Arbor Arbor, which splashed on the Montauk dining scene last season, is open for its second season. Arbor returns with their signature Mediterranean style menu and casual chic vibe. New this season is the outdoor bar and dining room. The Garret, a New York City based cocktail brand with two locations run by Den Hospitality and recently included among the best speakeasy bars in NYC by TimeOut New York, is bringing their penchant for creating quality and lively bar scenes to Arbor’s outdoor bar. For further information contact Arbor at 631-238-5430. 

Southampton Publick House Southampton Publick House presents Monday Night Madness specials. Enjoy $5 pints, $7 burger platters, and $6 wings from 5 to 10 PM. Tuesday is two-for-one entrees with two dinner entrees for the price of one. Wednesday is Ladies Night with draft and drink specials

in the taproom starting at 10 PM. In the dining room Thursday offers a three-course prime rib dinner.

Friday is all night Happy Hour from 4 PM on with DJ Dory starting at 10 PM. Saturday night is DJ JetSet starting at 10 PM. Saturday and Sunday brunch takes place from 11 AM to 3 PM for $18 per person. Monday to Friday is happy hour from 4 to 7 PM with beer, wine, and drink specials. For further information visit www. publick.com or call 631-283-2800.   Beach Bar Celebrates Beach Bar in Hampton Bays celebrates its 25th season of nightlife in The Hamptons. The club has undergone renovations including new sound and lights.  Its restaurant, Shuckers Lobster and Clam Bar, is open for the season also. After the beach enjoy iced littlenecks on the half shell, a cold Corona, and some live reggae.  East Hampton Point East Hampton Point on Three Mile Harbor in Springs is known best for its spectacular sunset views. The restaurant and bar opens Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. New this season are Chef

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Craig Attwood rejoins East Hampton Point, where he was executive chef from 2008 to 2010, with a new signature menu. The Long Islander, respectful of local bounty and dubbed early in his career by The New York Times as a “kitchen commander,” fuses tradition with eclectic preparation in his seafood-driven New American menu of raw dishes, small plates and entrees.

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dogs recued, SASF got them back to help, spayed or neutered, and through a training program at the facility. “The dogs have had a huge turnaround since finding them on the streets of Puerto Rico,” said McEntee. SASF has traveled all over the United States and has even visited China for a rescue mission. As McEntee put it, “Saving lives has no boundaries.” McEntee has countless success stories of finding the perfect home for an animal.

Along the way SASF has brought the joy of animals to different programs throughout the East End such as Southampton Fresh Air Home, a facility that assists physically challenged children, Girl Scouts, and Animal Club at the local library. From finding Queenie, the longest resident at the shelter, a home after 1400 days to watching a little girl grow up with the puppy that she adopted, “That is what gets

me out of bed” said the rescue pet matchmaker, Kate McEntee.

Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation is a non-profit, no kill shelter that relies greatly on fundraising events like the 8th Annual Unconditional Love Gala scheduled for Saturday, July 8, in Southampton.

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Camp SoulGrow is aimed at helping children realize their full potential and achieve their dreams. SoulGrow is a non-for-profit organization which offers creative learning experiences for diverse children and inspires them to develop confidence and to achieve their passions. The camp utilizes the entire community to teach new skills to the children and open their minds to not only what is being taught inside the classroom. Every Monday thru Friday throughout the summer, starting on June 23, Camp SoulGrow will be offering workshops to children age

seven and up - for free. Workshops will take place at Third House inside Montauk's county park, or the SoulGrow studio in Montauk village. Transportation will be available via the SoulGrow bus. Registration opens June 5. Also for children in the Hampton Bays area, nature inspired workshops will be held every Thursday afternoon after July 7 at Squiretown Park.

In June, London will be holding events to raise money for the camp. On Sunday, June 4, join Camp SoulGrow for Soul Sunday at the Shack from 4 until 7 PM. Live music will be played by the Sturdy Souls and food will be served by the 668 Gig Shack. All proceeds will go to support Camp SoulGrow.

The 3rd annual Camp SoulGrow benefit will be held at The Palm in East Hampton on Thursday, June 22, from 6 to 8 PM. Tickets are $60 and include a menu by The Palm, an open bar, and a silent auction. Rosiere concluded, "It’s important to hold these workshops for free so children of all backgrounds and be a part of them."

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The Garden Club of East Hampton will hold its annual garden party with plant sale and silent auction on Friday from 6 to 8 PM and plant sale only on Saturday from 9 AM to noon at Mulford Farm, 10 James Lane, East Hampton.

Admission to Friday’s cocktail party and silent auction is $50 per person and tickets can be purchased at the door. There is no admission fee to Saturday’s plant sale. The Friday and Saturday plant sales feature annuals, perennials (many native plants), orchids, hanging baskets, and planted pots. Proceeds from this event support Garden Club initiatives in beautification, education, and conservation within the local community and on state and national levels.

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The excitement in our office is palpable. Or, as Rick “Malaprop” Murphy might say, “palatable.” We do have some pretty tasty news. We’re thrilled to kick off our Memorial Day edition with some amazing additions to our newspaper.

Style, art, and culture contributing columnist for the New York Observer and beyond Zachary Weiss has joined us. This week he features the founder of the Montauk Brewing Company in the town guide.

We also welcome Denis Hamill to the Indy family. With an extraordinary resume, he’s a veteran journalist and novelist. Winner of the prestigious Meyer Berger Award from Columbia University for best New York City reporting, he’s a NY Daily News columnist. Don’t miss his touching tribute to a local veteran. That’s not all.

Bridget LeRoy, one of the founders of The Independent and former Culture Queen, has come home. She’ll turn her awardwinning hand to arts pieces. We’re reunited, and it feels so good. Speaking of arts, renowned photographer Patrick McMullan will grace our pages with both one-of-a-kind event photos and the dish on everyone who’s

anywhere.

These stars join our stellar Independent team including Jerry Della Femina, who offers his annual Memorial Day salute to summer, Rick Murphy with In Depth News coverage, and Kitty Merrill who is, as Malaprop Murphy might call her, our nose on the ground.

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Associate publisher Jessica Mackin dons more hats than a Fifth Avenue haberdashery, covering arts, dining, and events, while simultaneously executing our fabulous new design. She’s taken the lead on our annual Home and Garden section while publisher and award-winning photographer Jim Mackin provides alluring art. Expect even more outstanding art as veteran photographer Morgan McGivern comes on board.

And for those who find actual scrunchy, inky paper passé, The Independent’s indyeastend.com website will be getting an overhaul in the coming weeks as well. But not everything is new. The Independent will continue to keep its focus on this community, the one we all live in, and offer support and sponsorships for community-based events, as well as covering the people and organizations making a difference on the East End, as we’ve been doing for the past 24 years.

We’ve only just begun. Stay tuned.

Ed Gifford Scolding Mom To The Independent,

Loved Karen Fredericks’ “Is It Just Me,” Mother’s Day cartoon. Very

sweet. I, however, would like to get my mother (1916 - 2001) back here to give HER a good scolding.

LYNNE SCANLON Continued On Page 102.

Is it just me?

© Karen Fredericks

Hey, Popsicle! Here’s to the sweetest summer ever!

Hey, Momsicle! Here’s to the coolest summer ever!

Karen was chosen Best Cartoonist by the New York Press Association in 2017. She’s also the recipient of multiple awards for her illustration of the international bestseller How To Build Your Own Country, including the prestigious Silver Birch Award. Her work is part of the permanent artist’s book collection of the Museum of Modern Art.

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I was pleased to read Kitty Merrill’s article about the fact that the East Hampton food pantry now has a permanent home on the grounds of town hall. Supervisor Cantwell is to be congratulated for his commitment and response to the needs of the less fortunate members of our community. He is clearly a leader dedicated to solving, rather than creating, problems.

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Ruben Oliva We used to go back to Mexico to visit my grandparents, and my grandmother used to make me chicken with molé. And growing up, on Sundays my mother would make Enchiladas Suizas. And she would make a special sauce with green tomatillos. Sara Fredrickson Lasagna. And I’m not Italian. Although my husband is Italian. But my mom made great lasagna and so that was always my Sunday dinner request. It just seemed like the perfect meal for Sunday, which is family day.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The author is referring to Kitty Merrill’s piece entitled “Dementia, Mom & Me” in our Mother’s Day edition.

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Chelsea Sweeney I’m a Southern Girl. So we had the full Southern meal every Sunday growing up. We had a ham, macaroni and cheese, green beans. Down in Virginia, it’s like Thanksgiving every Sunday.

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Roxane Robinson has joined Town and Country as a saleswoman.

Robinson combines her five years of Hamptons real estate experience with her 20 years of management consulting in the family construction business to provide an invaluable perspective for her clientele. An affinity for sales and matching buyers and sellers, Roxane's expertise lies in helping her clients and customers navigate the complexities of the Hamptons real estate market. Her tireless dedication makes her a stand out in her profession. Originally from coastal Georgia, Roxane has a passion for water sports and giving back to the community. She participates in many charitable events such as Paddlers for Humanity and Wounded Warrior project.


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and employment, its practice areas include business and corporate law, insurance, banking, commercial litigation, taxation, trademark and copyright, environmental law, real estate development and transactions, construction, land use and zoning, municipal law, personal injury, immigration, arts and entertainment, wills trusts and estates, estate litigation, elder law, family and matrimonial law, and not-for-profit law. Chamber Networking Tomorrow The Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce hosts a networking night at Page on Main tomorrow from 6 to 9 PM. $25 per person for Chamber members, $50 for nonmembers. Admission includes hors d’oeuvres, happy hour priced beer, wine and specialty drinks Please RSVP to John at jleonard@ lojl.com.

MaryAnn Hudson is the new Suffolk Federal branch manager in Southampton.

Jeffrey W. Pagano has joined Twomey, Latham, Shea, Kelley, Dubin & Quartararo.

New Partner

experience complements our practice and provides new depth and resources for high-stakes labor and employment litigation matters, as well as day-to-day counseling, particularly relating to the Gig economy. It’s a tremendous opportunity for the firm to expand the breadth and depth of our client service,” said John Shea, senior partner with the firm.

Twomey, Latham, Shea, Kelley, Dubin & Quartararo, LLP announced that Jeffrey W. Pagano, one of the nation’s leading labor and employment litigation attorneys, formerly of Crowell & Moring, LLC and a co-chair of that firm’s labor and employment practice group, has joined the firm as a partner. Pagano has litigated cases in state and federal courts throughout the United States, as well as matters before administrative agencies.

“Mr. Pagano’s significant courtroom

Twomey, Latham, Shea, Kelley, Dubin & Quartararo, LLP is a fullservice law firm with a 60 person staff of attorneys, paralegals and legal assistants in five offices across Long Island. In addition to labor

Network with your fellow business people, learn about the Sag Harbor Cinema Project and upcoming Chamber events. The Southampton Chamber of Commerce also networks tomorrow night at Rocco A Carrier Wealth Partners, 1673 County Road 39 from 5 to 7 PM. $15.

New Branch Manager Suffolk Federal welcomes MaryAnn Hudson of Shirley as branch manager of the credit union’s Southampton branch at 850 County Road 39. In this position, Hudson is responsible for developing new business relationships in conjunction with meeting credit union goals of increased membership, and loan and deposit growth. She manages all branch operations, performs regular analysis of production and sales data, and participates in local community affairs. Hudson additionally provides leadership through coaching and support of all branch personnel in order to accomplish superior sales and service objectives.

“We are thrilled to have MaryAnn Hudson among our team of experts at Suffolk Federal,” said Ralph D. Spencer, Jr., president and CEO of Suffolk Federal. “Her experience is invaluable and her leadership skills are a tremendous benefit to our organization. The Southampton community is very lucky to have MaryAnn there to help them navigate through their financial matters.”

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Independent / Courtesy EWECC Kids in the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center Healthy Harvest program assembled garden beds, working in conjunction with the Share the Harvest Farm in East Hampton.

Just For Kids

Independent / Courtesy Riverhead District Art by students in grades K through 12 in all seven schools filled the Riverhead High School gym during the annual Art-in-Action event.

by Kitty Merrill Beginner Birding

Independent / Courtesy Westhampton Beach Schools The Westhampton Beach Board of Education recognized the top 15 students of the class of 2017 at its meeting earlier this month. The seniors and their chosen colleges are: Isabella Pustovit (Georgetown University), Reilly Dunning (University of Maryland), Samuel Kaplan (Case Western Reserve University), Daniel Purkis (Clemson University), Andrew Hempel (Stony Brook University), Alicia Hernandez (Binghamton University), Jillian McManus (The University of South Carolina), Ariana Stephen (Cornell University), Sophie Cohen (Binghamton University), Skyler Trager (University of Miami), Spencer Torres (Cornell University), Reilly Gwinn (Lafayette College), Xavian Marotta (Stony Brook University), and Daniel Strebel (College of William and Mary).

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South Fork Natural History Museum nature educator Crystal Oakes leads a beginner birding walk at the Elizabeth A. Morton Refuge in Noyac on Saturday at 2 PM.

The Elizabeth A. Morton Wildlife Refuge is a wonderful place to start learning about birds, or to practice identifying them since the birds at Morton have become accustomed to people visiting the area. Join Crystal as she walks the trails through a forest, by a pond, and ending at the bay looking for blackcapped chickadees, wild turkeys, ruby-throated hummingbirds, woodpeckers, ducks, terns, and many other birds. Crystal will help you to learn the bird’s “field

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Bike riders testing your driving skills and nerves on Further Lane …

Dumb drunks who should know better, aiming two-ton cars at innocent people. We need more Saturday night inspection roadblocks in The Hamptons. We need police cutting drunk drivers’ licenses into little pieces right before their eyes …

Three-charity, multi-party nights where the same 50 people jump from party to party. A conversation starts at one party and finishes two parties later. It doesn’t matter, nobody’s listening …

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turn the ocean or the bay into a shimmering silver carpet …

The East Hampton bees (smarter than the average bee) that stalk your cookouts and terrorize your kids all summer long …

Basting your children with suntan lotion with the same care you give your Thanksgiving turkey … Lost sunglasses, flippers, goggles, youth, bathing suits, nose clips, romance, boogie boards that you never seem to find again … Falling into a 20-something hot

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new place in Montauk, feeling age-challenged and realizing for the first time in your life you don’t belong …

The Artists and Writers Annual Softball Game, where for a few hours the players can live out their childhood dreams of being Mickey Mantle. Watching guys who 20 years ago used to huff, now puff as they round the bases … The Sunday night Land Rover/ Mercedes/BMW parade on 27 … Feeling disappointed and awed at

the same time as you see the first beautiful monarch butterfly of the year. They only seem to show up on the last week of August …

Biting into the last hamburger you can possibly eat on the Monday night of Labor Day weekend and realizing that the potato trucks have started to roll and it’s all regretfully over … HAVE THE BEST SUMMER!

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SHELTER ISLAND WATERFRONT

Undressing at night, reaching into your pants pocket and yelping as a cocktail toothpick is embedded in your palm. Check your blazer pocket and you’ll find a half-dozen cocktail toothpicks and God knows how many cocktail napkins …

Protected waterfront with deep water dock overlooking West Neck Bay on 1.1 acres, located in the prestigious Westmoreland area. Filled with natural light, this spacious two story, 5 bedroom, 4 bath contemporary home has an open floor plan, cathedral ceilings in living room with fireplace, formal dining room, gourmet kitchen, den with wood burning stove with a wall of windows and gorgeous water views. EXCLUSIVE. $2,180,000. Ref. S1031

Enjoying a beach party on a moonlit beach while keeping a close eye on the little kids as they watch the marshmallow on the end of the branch they’re holding go into a raging bonfire and magically turn from a white little pillow into a brown caramelized treat …

Contact Jan at 631-871-1899 or jan@mweinrealty.com.

Margaritas …

Runners clogging up the roadway with their “I’m healthy and you’re not” eyes …

Adorable six-year-old kids (with profit-making skills genetically bred into them) selling lemonade on Lily Pond Lane at outrageously high prices … Hurricanes that never materialize. Then one that comes too close … Margaritas …

Sipping a drink and taking in a beautiful sunset … More margaritas …

Bluefish, nutty as fruitcakes, following their prey right into shore, right to their doom. Overhead, gulls fly in lazy circles, taking it all in …

Grown men hiding behind their sunglasses as they sneak lascivious looks at their children’s teenage nannies … Starring in your own romantic movie as you watch a full moon

Paddle your kayak right up to the back lawn. Set off the road, this cottage offers a cozy and welcoming interior with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, living room, kitchen/dining and den. Enjoy the “On Golden Pond” feel with 100’ on tranquil Fresh Pond, and sandy Wades Beach just a few blocks away...the best of both worlds! Enjoy meals, company and relaxation on the back deck. Spectacular sunsets over this lovely pond front cottage - Not to be Missed! $850,000. Ref.S1013 Contact Jan at 631-871-1899 or jan@mweinrealty.com.

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East Hampton Town ZIPCODE 11930 - AMAGANSETT ZIPCODE 11937 - EAST HAMPTON ZIPCODE 11954 - MONTAUK Riverhead Town ZIPCODE 11792 - WADING RIVER ZIPCODE 11901 - RIVERHEAD ZIPCODE 11933 - CALVERTON Shelter Island Town ZIPCODE 11964 - SHELTER ISLAND Southampton Town ZIPCODE 11901 - RIVERHEAD ZIPCODE 11942 - EAST QUOGUE ZIPCODE 11946 - HAMPTON BAYS ZIPCODE 11960 - REMSENBURG ZIPCODE 11963 - SAG HARBOR ZIPCODE 11968 - SOUTHAMPTON ZIPCODE 11976 - WATER MILL ZIPCODE 11977 - WESTHAMPTON Southold Town ZIPCODE 11935 - CUTCHOGUE ZIPCODE 11939 - EAST MARION ZIPCODE 11944 - GREENPORT ZIPCODE 11952 - MATTITUCK ZIPCODE 11957 - ORIENT ZIPCODE 11971 - SOUTHOLD

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Conroy, J 15 Golf Club Drive 208 Main Street AMG

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637 Lazy Point Rd 15 Golf Club Dr 208 Main St

Mu, W Long Island Lighting Briordy, J & N Murphy, J & S Goodwin, C & W Kopyleva, A Kindler, R

Abrams, P & E NationalGridGeneratn Nixon, C Czeczotka, T Heirloom Partners Arner, M & N Behr, G

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70 Kettle Hole Rd 69 Second House Rd 23 Fort Pond Rd, Unit 17 25 Brisbane Rd 29 Sanger Pl 108 Monroe Dr 283 Old Montauk Hwy

Town of East Hampton Berrones,M &Quiguiri Rawleigh, H & D Smith, M & O’Neill,E Jab Hamptons LLC Frost, R Kra, C Whiting, T Procel,D & Porras,T Town of East Hampton Bermeo&Tacuri Pillco

Lowry, H Meyer Jr, H &Meyer,M Wells, M Hitchcock, C Zukas, L & L Borg, K Graboski,Salisbury & AmericanInternationl Barrett, D Healy,T & McAdoo, G Byrd, K Trust

1,600,000 677,000 160,000 999,000 185,000* 1,800,000 525,000 765,000 646,600 1,800,000* 670,000

243 Gerard Dr 43 Sandra Rd 168 Gardiner Ave 777 Fireplace Rd 67 Harbor ViewAv&lots 7&8 205 Two Holes of Water Rd 165 Three Mile Harbor Rd 24 Cosdrew Ln 475 Route 114 28,30, 32 & 34 Spinner Ln 60 Thomas Ave

Larson, V U.S. Bank Trust N.A. Prussick, M & D Sullivan, D Pisani,D&McElwaine,J Amzler,B & Colton,S

Maccaro, N Wood, J by Ref Beekman, H Sefa, S & S Hickey, K & D Cantor, J

225,000 327,588 247,500 250,000 527,500 615,000

12 Oak Ln 14 Beach Club Ln 42 Lewin Dr 77 Cedar Rd 24 Cambridge Ct 247 Hidden Acres Path

Osborn Avenue Realty CMA Mine LLC Wheeler, C Puerto-Gil, J

Capobianco, J SuffolkCementProduct Smith, R & N Wirth, D & S

499,000 3,350,000* 449,000 305,000

2183 Osborn Ave Youngs Ave 46 Nicholas Way 2788 River Rd

Kurtz, M Nationstar Mortgage Dream Land Builders Bank of America, NA Klasek, S

Schelp, B&C by Ref Klein, B by Exr Rolle, M by Exr Holm, T by Ref Tuccio, E

350,000 299,696 300,000* 285,446 220,000

109 Starflower Row 33 Circle Dr Middle Rd 1106 W Main St 711 Roanoke Ave

AOK Grand Avenue LLC Nuti, M Walsh Property Group Happy Groundhog LLC Pascale III, J & N Casey, C & E Thompson, G

T-Jams LLC Brock, S by Exr 31 West Neck LLC Steinmuller, M Van Kesteren, R & L D’Aversa, P & N D’Angelica, L

1,250,000 550,000 775,000 1,260,000 1,030,000 220,000* 2,500,000

15 Grand Ave 22 New York Ave 31 West Neck Rd 18 Manwaring Rd 132 West Neck Rd 4 Merkel Ln 8 C Pheasant Ln

Garcia, R & Solis, S Muevesela,W&Valencia Leeward Corp Holguin,A & Correa,C

Breest, R & K Walsh, S Wilmington Savings HSBC Bank US

155,000 268,000 186,000 210,344

109 Oak Ave 44 Fanning Rd 126 Royal Ave 1404 Flanders Rd

Huebner, B & D Kapuvari, D & C Joseph,M & Tolchin,M Citimortgage Inc 165 Wakeman LLC Deutsche Bank Nat Hourigan, G & L Ocean Suffolk Prprts

Byrnes, L by Exr Gautieri, C Redavid Jr J & K Springer, K&S by Ref McNamara&Strong,etal Burns,J&Klink by Ref Belfi, E & T Palmese, S & C

380,000 490,000 463,000 894,471 350,000 500 577,500 675,000

11 Columbine Ave N 9 Washington Ave 2 Seashell Ln 11 Maple Ave 165 Wakeman Rd 19A Woodridge Rd 9 Jefferson Ave 9 Gilbert Rd

Hertwig, J & L O’Neill, T & L

Farrell, A & S

Black Barn Realty Basseches, S & J Grefe, R

1707 Noyac Road LLC Lenger, E & S Keller, D & E Hansen, W & K Riewerts,H&Tribble,D Schaeffer, L & E Sciafani,A&Orlando,A Melodia, M & D Howe, D Trust Seaspray Groves LLC Grew, J Churgin, S & S & A InnoventorProperties Cammaker, K Chen, H & Wong, E Lichtenfeld,S&Burton 1K829 LLC Montero, C & L Mance Properties LLC Brown, K Modonesi, N & L

JPK Properties LLC Carroll/Mendel, C

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Woodcock, P Ayers, G & M Trusts Corwin, W

Sun Realty Group LLC Pryzby, S by Exr Rosen,S & Tanzman,L Swiatocha Jr, W & J Radu, M McCreery, W & G 18 Greenfield Road Jay B. Shows Zukosky, M & J Ross, S & P Baxter, M by Exr Veneziano, P Corbin, J Krauss, J

Van Patten,E&Krieger Lupi, R & K Trusts Broeren,A & Klein,B Lyness Jr,J &Brash,P Ullman,R &Freeman,M White, A Pines,J & Pelowski,C

770,000 320,000

556,000

590,000 765,000 225,000*

795,000 3,908,333 810,000 875,000 760,000 1,330,000 424,000* 852,500 992,000 2,600,000 240,000 1,050,000 8,000,000 740,000 925,000 1,850,000 4,300,000 1,080,000 1,200,000 425,000* 715,000

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36 Chestnut St 14 Wickatuck Dr 6 Payne Ave

1707 Noyack Rd 39 Lake Dr 15 Harris Ln 35 Beechwood Dr 39 Inlet Road East 84 Inlet Rd 18 Greenfield Rd 54 Club Dr 22 Aberdeen Ln 363 Hill St 37 Hillcrest Ave 545 Hampton Rd 224 Great Plains Rd 10 Leland Ln, #31

199 Roses Grove Rd 49 Wood Thrush Ln 240 Blank Ln 459 Scuttle Hole Rd 978 Montauk Hwy 103 Oneck Ln 27 Tanners Neck Ln

Karolidis, S & R

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364,452

2395 West Creek Ave

ZCS Group LLC SuffolkCountyEquitie Purinton, D Jedi Group LLC

Gerasimou, A Mulvaney, S by Ref Kiski, E Quist, G & E

270,000 281,120 335,000 425,000

1610 Westwood Ln 280 Bennett Rd 665 Middleton Rd 319 Wiggins St

Vizzi, G & M

Arklan & Rustemoglu McCormack, B LaGinestra, G & L

Paulden,P&Rose-Smith

Zukowski,T &Cheung,M Pugliese,S&Romanello Gibbs, K Pablopeg, LLC Meehan, J & R

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Wright, R Terranova, G Williamson, E

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585,000

400,000 440,000 900,000 439,000

740,000 430,000 135,000* 185,000 440,000*

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Traveler Watchman

Congressman Lee Zeldin has reintroduced his bipartisan bill in the House of Representatives to prevent the sale of Plum Island by the federal government to the highest bidder: the Plum Island Preservation Act (H.R. 2182).

Still Pushing For Plum Island

“In Congress, one of my highest local priorities has been to protect Plum Island, one of our greatest local treasures in the First Congressional District,” Zeldin said. “Plum Island is beloved by our local community because it is a critical cultural, historical, and natural resource.”

The bill will commission the Government Accountability Office, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, which currently owns the island, to formulate a comprehensive plan for the future of the island. This legislation requires the plan to focus on conservation, education, and research and include alternative uses for the island including a transfer of ownership to another federal agency, the state or

in 2008 and 2011 that mandated the public sale of Plum Island by the federal government to the highest bidder.

local government, a nonprofit, or a combination thereof. Allowing for continued research,

public access, and permanent preservation of the island, H.R. 2182 would suspend laws passed

With 90 percent of the land on Plum Island sheltered from development, it offers Long Island a diverse wildlife and ecosystem and a critical habitat for migratory birds, marine mammals, and rare plants. Plum Island is also an essential cultural and historical resource, with recorded history dating back to the 1700s.

The current law, which mandates the sale of the island to the highest bidder, is the wrong path forward, Zeldin said, because it does not provide for public access and permanent preservation of the island, or the continued use of the research infrastructure.

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“The state-of-the-art research facility at Plum Island must not go to waste — and preserving this island’s natural beauty while maintaining a research mission will continue to provide important economic and environmental benefits to Long Island,” the congressman pointed out.

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In the 114th Congress, Zeldin’s bipartisan bill to protect Plum Island passed the House of Representatives on May 16, 2016. His amendment to the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act of 2017 (H.R. 5485), which would prohibit any of the funding within the appropriations bill to be used to market or sell Plum Island, also passed the House of Representatives on July 7, 2016.


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Sound & Short Stacks & Street Painting

Compiled by Kitty Merrill

Lots of events and activities are on tap in the North Fork this week. Here are a few of our faves. Take A Bath… … in sound. Head to the heart of Greenport on Saturday, to the North Fork Yoga Shala on Main Street for “Sounds for a Calm Mind: Magnetic Sound Bath Meditation with Aromatherapy.”

The sound bath meditation will be led by Brooklyn-based sound artist MJ Caselden, who has led meditations and exhibitions around the world. Certified aromatherapist Christina Daigneault will be offering organic scents during the meditation to compliment the sound vibrations. Daigneault is

founder of Orchard Aromatherapy and co-author of the forthcoming book, Plant-Powered Beauty. This deeply healing experience is the perfect way to kick-off the holiday weekend and bathe in sounds and aromas that will transport participants to a calm, peaceful state.

There are four one-hour sessions to choose from: 2 PM, 4 PM, 6 PM and 8 PM. Guests will also enjoy complimentary tea from product sponsor Tea & Tchotchkes. Pancakes The Orient Fire Department offers up an old-fashioned pancake breakfast Sunday from 8 to 11 AM at the firehouse. Beyond the

Easing Cancer Victims’ Burden

Every year, thousands of Suffolk County women face the fear and stress of cancer treatment. Hair loss can add an extra measure of burden and discomfort to their lifethreatening experience. One study revealed that nearly 60 percent of women consider hair loss the most dreaded side effect they face when undergoing chemotherapy.

To help address the problem, Peconic Bay Medical Center’s Grossman Imaging Center is partnering with the American Cancer Society to provide free head coverings along with emotional support for women facing hair loss from cancer treatment. The American Cancer Society’s wig program offers free wigs, hats, turbans, and other head coverings to women who are facing cancer-related hair loss. As a service to Suffolk County residents, the program has been implemented at the Grossman Imaging Center, which is located at the Gertrude and Louis Feil Campus for Ambulatory Care, 496 County Road 111, Building F, in Manorville.

“Women fighting cancer deserve all the support we can give them,” said Andrew J. Mitchell, president and CEO of Peconic Bay Medical Center. “We are proud to be able to partner with the American Cancer Society and the Cancer Services Program of Suffolk County to make this happen.” The American Cancer Society provides wig clinics and custom fittings at locations throughout the nation. In 2016, the American Cancer Society provided 2271 wigs to patients in New York alone. “This is a real benefit to women fighting cancer, and we hope everyone who hears about it spreads the word,” said Maureen O’Connor, director of the Cancer Services Program. “Natural hair wigs can cost thousands of dollars, and they’re often not covered by insurance. These wigs and turbans can do a lot to boost a woman’s self-image and help restore their spirit.”

For more information about the free wig program at the Grossman Imaging Center, call the American Cancer Society at 800-227-2345.

Independent / Courtesy Riverhead School District Riverhead NJROTC competed in the Long Island Drill Competition and brought home four trophies.

yummy short stacks, there will be a bike raffle and tours of the fire engines and ambulance.

Tickets are $10 for adults, with admission for kids under 10, $5 and under four, the youngsters chow down gratis. Mosaic Street Painting Sharpen your chalk and your imagination. East End Arts hosts the 21st annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival, on Sunday, from noon to 5 PM in downtown Riverhead.

This festival is where families and friends, artists, musicians, and lovers of the arts – young and old – unite to enjoy the creative spirit. Along East Main Street, between Roanoke Ave and East Ave in addition to street painters, live music, dancing, and other activities; artists, artisans, and crafts people will be selling original handmade products, all while street painting artists brighten Main Street with I Madonnari, a timeless street chalk art dating back to the 16th century. Admission to the festival is free.

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Lady Hurricanes Still Alive

Walker and Lexi Miller left the yard for coach John Vahle’s charges.

By Rick Murphy

It’s one step at a time for the Westhampton Beach Lady Hurricanes.

The locals would like nothing better than to get on a hot streak and ride it to the Suffolk County Class A title. It’s a one game at a time process, though.

The Lady Hurricanes, the sixth seed, successfully navigated the first hurdle, besting Miller Place 8-1on May 17. The next step, too late for this issue of The Independent, pitted the locals against Comsewogue, the seventh seed. The winner of that game will be one victory away from reaching the Class A championship game Friday.

The locals played longball to subdue the Lady Panthers. Both Brooke

Westhampton Beach (13-6) kept the pedal to the metal throughout. Miller, Walker, and Angie Acampora each laced three hits for the winners. Acampora pitched a complete game five-hitter, allowed one unearned run, and struck out one to earn the win. Miller Place finished the season with a 14-5 mark.

Two other East End softball teams are alive. Southold, the Suffolk/Greenport (11-4) Class C champion by default goes for the Long Island C championship against an opponent to be determined on June 3 at St. Joseph’s College.

Mercy (8-7), which was to play last Monday in a quarterfinal game, is still alive in the Class B tournament as of this writing.

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By Rick Murphy

The bad news is the Southold Settlers winning streak was stopped after 21 games. The good news is the Settlers earned the Suffolk County Class C title and a berth in the New York State Class C Championship tourney.

The Settlers won two of three games from Pierson/ Bridgehampton to defend their Class C title. The Settlers shut out the Whalers at home on May 15 and walloped the Whalers 14-4 last Thursday at home in the rubber match.

A day earlier, though, Pierson pulled off the unthinkable. Their backs to the wall playing a must win game in front of a home crowd, the Whalers turned to their ace, James Sherry, and he delivered, hurling a complete game while giving up only four hits to the potent Settlers. Sherry walked only two batters and punched out seven hitters. Runs were hard to come by, but the home team eked out what proved to be the winning run in the sixth inning when Sherry drew a base-load walk. Matt Burke and Tyler LaBorne followed with run producing hits off of Luke Hansen, who suffered his first loss of the season.

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Streak Ends But Settlers Take Title

The opener was vintage Southold. Dylan Clausen hurled the team’s 13th shutout of the season and Doug Fiedler and Shane Zimmer provided the offensive fireworks. Clausen twirled a nifty three hitter, struck out 10, and went the distance. Fielder went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored, and Zimmer contributed two knocks, an RBI and two runs scored. Sam Warne took the loss for Pierson.

The finale was anticlimactic. The Settlers handed the ball back to Clausen and the slumbering bats woke up, pounding Pierson (14-7) early and often. Pat McFarland led the offensive flurry with three hits and three ribbies; Zimmer, on fire of late, lashed three hits and drove home five runs.

The Settlers (22-1), the state’s top ranked Class C team, goes for the Long Island Championship on June 1 against East Rockaway. That game is scheduled to be played at SUNY Old Westbury. First pitch is 5 PM. Southampton is still alive in the Class A playoffs as of this writing. After succumbing to Mount Sinai on May 16 (4-3) the Mariners staved off elimination by edging Harborfields last Thursday 6-5.

The Mariners, playing at home, fell behind 4-0 but rallied behind Chad Pike, who drilled a two-run homer and tied the game at 4 in the fourth. The next inning Jayden Pepitone singled and scored the go ahead run. Southampton (16-6) faced an elimination game against Mt. Sinai after press time.

Mattituck (17-5) is rolling in the Class B tournament. The Tuckers took out Babylon 7-1 on May 16 as Brendan Kent hurled a no-hitter. Sam Dickerson lashed a tworun double in the first inning to put Mattituck ahead and Chris Nicholson and James McDonald combined for four hits and three ribbies.

Kent was masterful while allowing four walks and striking out eight. The Tuckers were to play last Monday, most likely against Center Moriches and again if necessary yesterday. The winner of that double-elimination match will earn the County B trophy.


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Elements Fitness Studio Happenings

By Jessica Mackin-Cipro

Elements Fitness Studio in East Hampton is bringing the barre back to the beach this summer for its fourth season. Fitness fanatics can expect a regular schedule of signature classes, including Elements Barre Fitness and Elements Mat Pilates, along with new and exciting additions to the boutique-style fitness studio for the 2017 season. The class schedule will now include a new advanced format Elements Barre class, featuring 45 minutes of power packed Elements Barre Fitness in a faster and more challenging format that focuses on maximum calorie burn and fast results with all the stretch and recovery periods at the cool down, as well as a newly designed

dance class that is a fusion of cardio dance choreography and Elements signature sculpting and toning exercises. Elements Mat, pairing Elements signature formula and transforming it down to the mat, and Yoga Flow, will also debut Memorial Day weekend at Montauk Beach House.  This weekend Glam & Go will host an in-studio pop-up, offering blow dry and styling services, starting Memorial Day weekend. The service will be available every weekend, Thursday through Sunday, through Labor Day weekend from 10 AM to 6 PM. Glam & Go will be on site all summer with sinks and glam stations offering select beauty services in studio. Grace by Grit will be on site at

Elements offering a pop up trunk show sale of their premium athletic apparel Friday to Sunday from 9 AM to 2 PM.

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Naturopathica will offer complimentary massages for Elements clients following classes

To reserve space for a class visit www.elementsfitnessstudio. com.

HPE will be on site at Elements offering an activewear trunk sale Friday and Saturday from 9 AM to 2 PM.

Elements will also kick off their exclusive partnership with the Montauk Beach House Memorial Day weekend. Poolside workouts will be offered Saturday and Sunday featuring signature classes Elements Mat and Yoga Flow.

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Making The Canal Safe

The Shinnecock Canal, which connects Shinnecock and Great Peconic Bay, is a popular fishing and recreational area year round. Because of the extreme tidal difference between the two bays, the current in the canal often rages up to six knots or more.  There are several areas along the canal where if someone were to fall in they would have to go more than a thousand feet to reach a spot where they could climb out. There have been at least three drownings in the canal in recent years.  The Southampton and Hampton

Bays Rotary clubs have joined together to make the canal a safer place. With the help of several government agencies the Rotary clubs have placed 22 life saving stations along both sides of the canal. Each station has a throwable life ring as well as an alarm box which will sound when the life ring is removed. The life saving stations are close enough together that if a rescuer were to miss with one ring, he or she could easily run to the next one. Each station will be marked with its specific location so emergency personnel will be able to respond to the exact location.

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Fishing Report by Scott Jeffrey

Blowfish, Blues, Fluke, Sea robins Peconic Bay The Greenlawns off Shelter Island is holding a lot of good size fluke, some up to 6 lbs. Rodgers Rock has some porgies with some weakfish mixed in. Clambaits with some clam chum for the porgies is best. The weakfish have been taking small bucktails with a pink trailer. Shinnecock Canal Sea robins and blues mostly; but there have been reports of blowfish coming up here. A small strip of squid on a porgy rig is the best for

them. They are still getting fluke out of here also, but the keepers seem to have moved to deeper water. Shinnecock Inlet Stripers have been coming over the rock here. Mostly shorts in the 22 to 26” range but there is the occasional keeper mixed in. Blues are running all over here as well.

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canal for schoolie bass and monster blues. Outgoing water is key as the water is much warmer after a day of sun. A few other areas on the outer edges of Shinnecock Bay may deserve a try, too. Wherever there is warmer, shallower water should not be overlooked. The Ponquogue Bridge has some big blues, too.

To target large stripers in the spring, you need to match the hatch. If there is big bait around, throw big plugs.

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by Vincent Pica

We’re ict Captain, Sector LongSinking! Island South, D1SR UnitedWhen States Coast Guard Auxiliary I wrote about why four out

the stern through the out-board

of five boats sink at the dock, I engine cut-out. hip of this column is available. All fees raised will be While fine for the promised you that there would be bays, be extremely cautious about nated byanother The Independent to Division 18taking of a boat so configured onto article on that fifth boat – the one that sinks underway. This is the high seas. A following sea can e USCG Auxilliary for use in boating safety. far more dangerous since you and

easily “poop” you from behind and

up to the marina to find your mast light sticking up out of your slip.

the water.

crewJim are aboard and not driving mationyour call Mackin @ 631.324.2500 overwhelm your capacity to off-load Why Do Boats Sink? Before we get into the other percentages, why’s and wherefore’s, the single most reported reason is water coming aboard from

As to the other percentages and categories, roughly one in five sinkings at sea (18%) is due to direct leaks in the vessel itself, not caused by violent contact with the bottom or the sea itself. Areas of ingress, in order, are:

• through-hull fittings that give way • stuffing box leaks (the spot under the boat where the drive shaft exits the engine space of a cruiser and enters the water) • knot-meter plugs,

• bait well discharge back-ups

Roughly one in eight sinkings at sea (12%) are caused by raw (sea) water cooling and exhaust systems failures. These parts, subjected to high heat from engine exhaust gases and the corrosive effects of salt water, simply wear out – and you are now pumping

water from the sea into the engine spaces.

Hitting something, often rocks, accounts for another 10%. This is called “holing the boat,” i.e., you just put a hole in it. Roughly one in 20 sinkings at sea (6%) are caused by excess force/ excessive speed and the hull comes apart. What Do I Do Now? Put Your Life Jackets On – Right away, direct everyone to don their life jackets. As I have noted before, on my vessel, I have a heavy weather/ type-1 life jacket on the back of my helm seat. Across the back, where the crew can read it, it says, “If you see the captain put this on, try to find one for yourself.” Don’t Be Bashful – Immediately get on the radio and call the USCG. Tell them where you are, how many people are aboard and where the water is coming from. Why how many people? Because if they get there after the boat goes down, make sure they pick up everybody. No one gets left behind.

Stop the leak – If water is coming through a hole in the hull, try to stop it. Jam towels, cushions, extra life jackets – anything – into the hole. Brace the plug with a shoulder only if you have to. (You want to avoid having anybody below when the boat sinks) Use a spar, oar, bimini cover pole, boarding ladder – anything – to jam your plug(s) into that hole. An old sail boater’s trick is to jam a sail into the hole from the outside. Let the sea pressure work for you. Not a lot of power boaters carry sails on their Bayliner – but it may give you an idea. You won’t stop the water but you will likely slow it. It is going to take time for help to arrive so you have to start doing

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things to buy yourself more time. Buy time by slowing the ingress of water. You may have to slow down to contain the water pressure on your plug so you are doing a trade-off here – less water but more time to shore. Start with less water and evaluate who is winning – you or the sea.

Trim the Boat – If you hit something, it is likely that the hole is in the forward part of the boat and possibly near the water line. Trim the boat up and try to get the hole out of the water. If you can, you win and the sea loses. Any Port in a Storm – If you are losing the battle after doing everything above, beach the boat if you can. Who cares what happens to the boat at this point? We might be talking about living or dying now. Life first, property last.

Create a Ditch Bag – If the situation continues to deteriorate, say your prayers but don’t leave the boat until it sinks out from under you. Have a “ditch bag” ready – cell phone, handheld radio, fresh water, dry clothes, medical kit, flash light, flares, etc come immediately to mind. It is always good to have a ditch bag ready whenever you go “outside.” Hit a 45’ container that fell off an ocean-going cargo ship on its way from Brazil to Maine and you won’t have to take your shoes off to count the minutes you have left on your boat. When you have a leak in your boat, secure the crew, call for help and try to stop the leak. You’re the captain.

BTW, if you are interested in being part of USCG Forces, email me at JoinUSCGAux@aol.com 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.”


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