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Location Of New Bus Depot Up In Air

By Rick Murphy

The school board issued a “Neg Dec” for the project at the regularly scheduled school board meeting on June 6. It means the school district decided it did not need a comprehensive environmental review before proceeding with the project.

The East Hampton Union Free School District is adamant that it will build a new bus depot. The question is where.

Cedar Street residents are opposed to a plan to place the depot on a piece of school-owned property on their road. They may take legal action to block the project, an attorney for the neighbors said this week. But the school district is also in talks with East Hampton to purchase property on Springs Fireplace Road that used to house the sewage transfer facility.

“We are very disappointed,” said Jeffrey Bragman, an attorney representing the property owners. “It means they didn’t look at the evidence.”

Cedar Street residents are wary of a facility that will crank up operation at dawn, store fuel and other volatile liquids, and bring additional traffic to the neighborhood.


Bragman said the presence of a Suffolk County Water Authority well near where the district would build the facility on Cedar Street is a serious concern. “Common sense should dictate a full review. The school board is proposing this on their land and that’s the cheapest way to do it. Of course

they are going to hire a consultant that produces a report the district wants.”

The district wants to construct a 10,772 square-foot maintenance garage replete with two offices, three restrooms, and a lounge for the drivers. There are plans for a bus fueling area with a 2000-gallon aboveground diesel tank and dispenser. There will be spaces for 21 assorted sized busses, 40 maintenance and employee vehicles, and additional space for the personal vehicles of drivers. The Cedar Street neighbors want the district to purchase the alternate site, but they fear the school is dragging its feet. Kerri Stevens, the district clerk,

said that parcel is still under consideration despite the board’s latest action. “We passed that resolution to declare to keep the SEQRA [New York State Environmental Quality Review Act] process going forward [for Cedar Street] but we have also started a SEQRA process for the Springs Fireplace Road site.”

But Bragman said East Hampton Town completely remediated and reclaimed the site and another layer of environmental review isn’t needed. East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell said he was told two weeks ago that the district is preparing an offer. “I continue to be told by the school district that an offer is forthcoming,” he said.

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3:00 PM 9:00 AM East Hampton Farmers Market


10:00 AM Senior Ping Pong Meet Up at John Jermain Library

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in an erratic manner in traffic on Route 48 near Horseshoe Drive last Sunday, Southold town police said.

Charles Kozora, 69, a former superintendent in the Greenport School District, was arrested Friday night – again.

Responding officers ascertained she had been at Vineyard 48 with friends and apparently wandered off. They brought her back to her party and let her off with a warning.

Southold town police said Kozara was spotted making an illegal turn on Front Street at about 8:30 PM and was ascertained to be intoxicated. He was charged with aggravated DWI after a computer check revealed a prior DWI on his record.

Beware The White Minivan A woman walking her baby in a stroller on Route 114 in the vicinity of Swamp Road has been harassed twice by a man in a white minivan, she told East Hampton Town police last week. The latest incident occurred on May 16 after the man was observed backing out of a driveway on Route 114. The woman was disturbed by the two encounters and wanted police to be aware of them, she said.

He was taken into custody to await arraignment and his car was impounded. Kozora, who served as superintendent for 18 years, listed Placida, FL as his home address. Weaving In Traffic A woman was spotted walking

That’s not a parking spot. Not even close.

McCallion Out

Heather McCallion, a somewhat controversial member of the Southampton School Board, resigned on May 23.


School Board President Roberta Hunter made the announcement at a recent board meeting.

The resignation angered some parents who have been critical of district policies over the past several years. Had McCallion announced her resignation earlier, the public would have been able to choose her


As it stands Hunter said the board has the option of leaving the seat open until the next election in May 2018. But the current board could opt to appoint someone to fill the seat, which means Andy Brindle, who was soundly defeated in his bid for reelection, could get the nod. A third scenario would be to hold a special election to fill the vacant seat.


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Jerry’s Ink

by Jerry Della Femina

The Silent Invasion The tall, handsome man drove up to the almost-empty building in Billings, Montana. There on a small table sat an oldfashioned rotary dial phone.

He stared at the phone for 38 minutes and at precisely 1:17 PM it rang.

He picked it up. He spoke first and said, “Wet birds cannot fly at night.” A voice with a Russian accent said, “Yes, but they can always lay powder blue eggs.” The man said, “Are we sure this is a safe phone?”

The voice answered, “It is one of three safe phones left in the world.”

The man smiled and said, “Comrade Putin.” The voice answered, “Comrade

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The Russian voice continued: “Let me congratulate you, James Comey. In the history of spies and special agents, you will be remembered as the champion.

“You controlled the election of 2016. “You eliminated Hillary with one of the neatest double-reverse lies in history.

“You went on television and told the American people – a few days before Hillary was about to be easily elected – that you had new evidence, but she was never going to be charged and arrested for having a server in her home. “What a beautiful double reverse.

“Americans lifted their heads from their cell phones and remembered once again about the server, and you

“You put that idiot Trump into office, and now you are cleverly destroying him. You admitted you leaked to the New York Times and the media wants to pin a medal on you.

“I urge you to be careful. We cannot afford to have Trump impeached. We just have to encourage him to tweet every night until he drives the American people crazy. “He must last until 2020, so he can run again. We already have another special agent strategically placed in the White House telling Trump it is time he announces that, in appreciation for his great efforts in his first 140 days in office, a Trump head must be added to the heads of the great American presidents on Mount Rushmore. This will divert his attention from his stupid wall and give him something else on which to obsess. In two years, when the world is in total turmoil caused by his nutty antics, our campaign will start.

“The New York Times will be frothing at the mouth and then they will receive a series of leaks that will, in the end, result in a front-page story with the headline: “Insiders in Washington and Around the World Are Whispering, ‘Why Not Comey?’ “It will be the beginning of your presidential campaign. You will do your ‘just a nice honest guy


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who wants what’s best for the country’ act. There will be slogans like, ‘Finally, A President That Hollywood, Oliver Stone and Michael Moore Can Trust.’

“You will be elected the 46th President of the United States in a landslide. And what will you say in your inaugural speech?”

The tall man smiled and said, “At one point I will ask the question: ‘Does a progressive country like ours need a Congress of men and women who will hold it back?’

“Then I will say, ‘Why are we living in a world where only corporations can merge? Why can’t countries merge? Why must there be war before countries come together? Why can’t two great countries merge in peace? Think of all the good that two countries can do, working handin-hand for their people . . .’ “The Times will call my speech the greatest inaugural speech in history. With me in office, everyone will go back to staring at their cell phones all day long, confident that our nation has survived Trump.

“Young people will stop marching and shouting ‘He’s not our president’ and go back to exchanging kale recipes, smoking weed and comparing their tattoos. “One year later, by executive order, I will announce the merger of the United States and Russia. You, Comrade Putin, will be the Chairman of this brave new world. I will be President.”

With this, Comrade Putin interrupted and said, “It will be the greatest day in the history of the world. God bless the country that will rule the world: The United States of America and Russia. Er . . . er . . . when the time comes, let’s work on what the best name will be.” They both said warm goodbyes and agreed that, for security reasons, they would not communicate with each other until after the 2020 election. Then the tall man hung up the phone and took out a notebook and wrote a word-for-word memo of every detail of the phone call. “Who knows,” he thought. “Someday a record of this phone call will come in handy.” If you wish to comment on “Jerry’s Ink” please send your message to jerry@dfjp. com.

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Compiled By Rick Murphy Air Quality Advisory New York State officials warned residents that the upcoming summer heat can have adverse affects on many individuals.

Air Quality Health Advisories are issued when DEC meteorologists predict levels of pollution, with ozone or fine particulate matter expected to exceed an Air Quality Index value of 100. The AQI was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale, with a higher AQI value indicating a greater health concern. Last Monday the index exceeded that level, and it may well happen again this week.

People -- especially young children, those who exercise outdoors, those involved in vigorous outdoor work, and those who have respiratory disease (such as asthma) –0 should consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity when ozone levels are the highest (generally afternoon to early evening). When outdoor levels of ozone are elevated, going indoors will usually reduce your exposure. Individuals experiencing symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain, or coughing should consider consulting their doctor.

Schneiderman Questions Trump Policy Last Monday New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman led a coalition of 17 Attorneys General in filing an amicus brief with the US Supreme Court in opposition to President Trump’s immigration ban. The case – IRAP v. Trump – was originally brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the National Immigration Law Center (NILC). In March, a federal court in Maryland blocked key parts of President Trump’s immigration ban; last month, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the suspension of the ban. Attorneys General have also directly filed suit against President Trump’s first and second immigration bans. Monday the Ninth Circuit upheld the

Government Briefs injunction secured against the immigration ban in March in a federal district court in Hawaii.

and the courts have agreed.”

“Since Day One, Attorneys General have not hesitated to fight back against President Trump’s unlawful and unconstitutional executive orders, bringing legal action in courts around the country to successfully stop both the first and second bans,” said Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. “As we’ve argued, President Trump’s second executive order is just a Muslim Ban by another name –

Cuomo: The Drinks’ On Me

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced last Monday that applications are now being accepted for the operation of custom craft beverage production centers to provide space and equipment to those looking to produce beer, wine, or cider for home consumption. The State Liquor Authority, the agency overseeing the application process, will provide new licenses

to facilitate the production of homemade beer, wine, and cider. Licenses are available to both current craft manufacturers seeking to establish a secondary business at their current location, or businesses seeking to open a stand-alone custom homemade craft beverage production center.

"This new license provides greater opportunity for New Yorkers to make their own beer, wine, or cider, while helping to strengthen an already booming craft beverage Continued On Page 65.

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Sand In My Shoes by Denis Hamill

Jay Lockett Sears’s “Architect of Light” business card taped to his condo door in East Quogue where he was arrested last week for violating his kiddie porn probation.


local citizen discovered a stack of discarded kiddie porn in a dumpster that showed the faces of children superimposed on sexually graphic adult images.

That word was loud in my head when I rang the bell at 104 Aerie Way in East Quogue on Saturday afternoon. No one answered. That’s because the guy who lives there is a pedophile and under arrest. Again. His business card was taped to his front door: JAY LOCKETT SEARS Architect of Light. Yeah, with a heart of darkness.

When Jay Lockett Sears, 78, was arrested last week for violating his parole for creating and possessing kiddie porn, news spread through his retirement condominium complex like a toxic spill. “Everybody was talking about it but we really don’t know what to do about it,” said one woman who lives a few doors away. “He’s an elderly, quiet man who is clearly sick. The local cops have always done a good job monitoring him. They check in on him. On Halloween they make sure he stays inside his house and doesn’t answer his door to children. I don’t know what you can do with him.”


The charity allegedly helped the homeless and, of course, children. Sears took pictures of many local young girls, cutting and pasting their innocent faces onto the bodies of porn starlets in action. Sears pasted his own face on male porno stars having sex with the doctored photos of children. FBI agents found these twisted images pasted to Sears’s bedroom walls and bedposts. Quarantine him and his like for life.

“Quarantine him,” I said. “Pedophilia should be one strike and you’re out.” In 2013 Sears was moving out of his East Moriches home to this two-bedroom condo and throwing away hoarded trash. A diligent

The FBI traced the kiddie porn to Sears who’d designed high-end East End homes for stars like Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox, and Susan Lucci. He was considered a local hero for running the Mission of Kindness charity, donning white angel wings over his trademark white suit to hide the secret dark monster of pedophilia that lurked beneath.

Because otherwise these pedophile pigs always find ways of orbiting kids in roles of power -- teachers, coaches, camp counselors, scout leaders, clergy, charitable philanthropists. Quarantine them because once a pedophile, always a recidivist.

Amitai Etzioni, sociology professor

at George Washington University and leading scholar on pedophilia, says that the average male pedophile has committed 13 previous child sexual assaults before he is first caught. “So it would be like 13 strikes and you’re out, anyway,” Etzioni says. “Plus, my three-year research into this subject shows that there is absolutely no cure for pedophilia. It is a raging obsession that cannot even be cured by chemical castration, because it is an act of aggression, not sexuality. That is why 20 states have passed sexual predator acts, under which, after pedophiles have done their prison time, the state can force them to stay in state mental hospitals until they are cured. And since there is no cure, that means life.”

New York passed such a law in 2007. So although a swine like Sears might only get three years for violating his Federal probation, the State of New York can and should afterwards hold him in quarantine for life. He’s already had two swings. Are we going to wait until he’s caught physically abusing a kid as a third strike? In 2013, Sears, then 75, was held for three weeks in a Federal lockup before US Judge Denis R. Hurley sentenced him to five years supervised probation.

Last week Sears’s probation officer turned off Highway 80 onto Emmett Dr., made a left onto Aerie

Way and looped past the security kiosk, common pool, dozens of handsome condos, and entered unit 104 unannounced. He found Sears up to his old tricks of pasting the faces of kids cut from a children’s magazine onto pornographic images of adults. Sears was arrested.

On Saturday a realtor held an open house for the $362,000 condo next door to Sears’s. Business was slow. She said she’d read all about Sears but didn’t know him. “But he sure isn’t good for home sales,” she said.

Another neighbor strolled past the pedophile’s condo under scrubbed blue skies as birds chirped in tall pines on as safe a suburban street as exists under the American flag. “Everybody is talking about this creepy guy,” said the woman who still sounded like her native Woodside, Queens 15 years after moving east. “He wouldda been dealt with a different way in the old neighborhood. What can you do?” Quarantine the SOB.

In the meantime, Sears will most likely be back before Judge Hurley in the US Eastern District Court in Central Islip. He has to sentence Sears to the max. And then the State of New York, recognizing that this Architect of Darkness is a threat to the most vulnerable of society, should place him in lifetime civil confinement. Quarantine.

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10:00 AM Nature Hike through Mulvihill Preservation

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Blessing Of The Fleet

The Annual Blessing of the Fleet was held in Montauk on Sunday afternoon.


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purchase of the house in 1894.

By Laura Field

Those seeking a leisurely stroll through East End history this weekend are in luck. Seven historically and architecturally significant buildings in Bridgehampton will be open to the public on Saturday from 10 AM till 4 PM. All of the buildings are within walking distance of each other.

The Beebe Windmill was built in 1820, and now stands on the John E. Berwind Village Green. It is one of only 11 windmills remaining from the era when wind and water provided the power for grinding grain into flour and meal.

The William Corwith House built in 1825 is a preserved early 19th century homestead that tells a story of the life of Long Islanders nearly 200 years ago. The Nathaniel Rogers House represents three historic construction periods. The original house was built by Abraham T. Rose about 1824; the remodeling by Nathaniel Rogers about 1840; and the extensive interior renovations and modest exterior additions by the Hedges and Hopping families for the Hampton House hotel following their


The Presbyterian Church built in 1842 was modeled after popular architecture of the time, most notably St. Martin-in-the-Fields built by James Gibbs in Trafalgar Square in London. All of the above are nationally registered historic buildings that tell the story of the East End from the 1800s.

The Methodist Church, founded in 1833, moved and expanded in 1870 and now is used by a bilingual Pentecostal congregation. The Church lost its upper steeple in the hurricane of ‘38, similar to the Old Whalers Church in Sag Harbor. St. Ann’s Episcopal Church was originally a golf clubhouse, and was moved to its present site and substantially renovated in 1915. Last but not least, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church was built in 1915 and its connecting Parish Center, which was added in 2009, provides an excellent example of complementary styling. If you are a history buff, or simply interesting in learning more about the history of Bridgehampton, these open houses will give you the perfect opportunity for education and exploration through the area’s rich and varied architectural timeline.

Independent/courtesy ARF Photos from Alex Goren and Brooke Kroeger’s garden.

ARF Garden Tour Sarah Diodati Gardiner.

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The 31st annual ARF Garden Tour takes place on Saturday. The tour, co-chaired by Mark Fichandler and Barbara Slifka, features private gardens throughout the village of East Hampton. They are a must-see for gardeners and those who enjoy the beautiful landscapes found on the East End.

Featured gardens include Dr. Richard Axel, Susan and Frank Dunlevy, Alex Goren and Brooke Kroeger, Carol and Paul Mendez, Jackie and Alan Mitchell, Scott Sanders and Peter Wilson, and Frances Schultz.

The self-guided tour takes place from 11 AM to 5 PM. Patrons who purchase tickets at the $175 level and above are invited to the pretour cocktail party on Friday from 6 to 8 PM at the home of Libby and Shahab Karmely, built originally for

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2:00 PM 10:15 AM Board Games at Rogers Library

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5:00 PM Author Talk at East Hampton Library

Hypnosis for Weight Loss at Southampton Hospital

9:00 PM Karaoke at North Sea Tavern

10:00 PM Open Mic Night at the Talkhouse in Amagansett

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Montauk Library Construction Grant

By Laura Field

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. announced that Montauk Library is the recipient of a $79,980 New York State Public Library Construction Grant, which will be used to replace its roof as well as its doors so that they will be fire code compliant.

The New York State Education Department/New York State Library

approved 216 construction awards to public libraries and public library systems throughout New York. These awards are supported by a $19 million capital fund appropriation in the 2016 state budget for construction and renovation of public libraries and public library systems in New York State. A recent survey of New York's public libraries showed a documented need

for construction and renovation projects totaling more than $2.2 billion. More than 51 percent of the over 1000 public library buildings in communities across New York are over 60 years old. Another 33 percent are more than three decades old. Many of New York's local public libraries are unable to accommodate users with disabilities, cannot provide internet and computer and other

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electronic technologies to users because of outdated and inadequate electrical wiring, and do not have sufficient space to house the library's expanding collection. In addition, many have outdated and inefficient heating/air conditioning and lighting systems that are costly to maintain and hazardous to the environment. State aid for library construction helps local libraries and library systems to build new libraries, create additions, update electrical wiring to accommodate computer technology, meet standards of energy efficiency, renovate facilities to provide full accessibility to library users with disabilities, and provide meeting rooms to accommodate community needs.

Climate And Community Protection Act

By Laura Field

The Climate and Community Protection Act of 2017 (A8270) has officially been introduced in the Assembly. The bill makes our state climate pollution reduction and clean energy commitments legally binding across all sectors including energy, buildings, and transportation, setting a path to 100 percent clean renewable energy by 2050. Heather Leibowitz, director of Environment New York, issued the following statement: “Climate change is a clear and present danger. 2016 was the warmest year on record and is trailing ahead of previous records set in 2014 and 2015.

“Extreme weather is happening all around us. Environment New York researchers, who created the online map, Hitting Close to Home, found that since September 2010, New York experienced 11 weather disasters, including severe storms, tornadoes, floods, tropical storms, snow and ice storms, and droughts. Our families’ health and the future of the world ecosystem are at stake.” To learn more, contact Heather Leibowitz at Heather@ 16

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Much Ado About Madoo

By Bridget LeRoy

When Robert Dash purchased what is now the Madoo Conservancy in 1967, the two-acre property had a couple of barns and sheds from the 19th century and no gardens to speak of. Over the next 50 years, Dash lovingly combined existing historic buildings and a few modern additions in blazes of color. He creatively repurposed local found artifacts and everyday materials and created an organic garden of reknown, featuring Tudor, high Renaissance, early Greek, as well as Oriental garden influences, and becoming an accomplished painter in his own right. Dash died in 2013, but Madoo is celebrating its half-century mark this weekend with “Much Ado About Madoo,” a garden cocktail party benefit held this weekend on the recently-renovated grounds of what was called by Anne Raver in The New York Times, Dash’s “ever-

changing masterpiece.”

Madoo – old Scots for “my dove” – enjoys a long and varied history, but none quite so colorful as the years when Dash was at the helm. The oldest structure, a circa 1740 barn, now “The Summer Studio,” was originally built for Peter Hildreth (1715-c.1765), after which nearby Peter’s Pond was named. Having originally been used to house horses and hay, the barn’s large three-bay size and pegged timber construction survive today and provide visitors with a rare glimpse of this historic and beautiful building type and method of construction. Dash combined the barn with several ancillary sheds and a few modern additions to create the Summer House and Studio. As a whole it pays respect to the agrarian past of Sagaponack. In 1967 Dash relocated permanently to Sagaponack, to the home that became perhaps



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his penultimate achievement. In this place, he was freely devoted to painting, poetry, gardening, and providing a haven for other giants of the arts. Madoo became a forum for creative discourse and critique, marked by the arcadian confluence of art, music, literature, and poetry, and a refuge for many - John Ashbery, Fairfield Porter, Willem de Kooning, James Schuyler, all with mutual respect and influence.

The myriad greens that abound in the garden, some alongside daring colors on railings, gates, windows, and doors, together with innovative pruning techniques, delight visitors. Madoo was opened to the public in the early ‘90s, and continues to this day to only use organic, non-chemical gardening techniques. The gardens provide intimate moments for visitors – there are hidden magical arbors and “rooms,” ponds and plants, gardens and hideaways. The interiors of the studio and cottage have been written up in magazines for their use of color and original design, and represent Dash’s mischievous and indomitable spirit. Throughout the 1970s, Dash was regarded as an accomplished painter for his depictions of a now all but vanished Sagaponack landscape. Widely exhibited and in notable public and private

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collections, these paintings represent the time and place in which they were made.

Between 1982 and 2001 Dash continued painting, now for himself alone. The paintings were rarely seen, if at all, outside the studio, never exhibited, shared only with those close to him. In conjunction with the 50th anniversary, the Madoo Conservancy is also opening an art exhibit: “Robert Dash: Sagaponack Landscapes” on Friday. The paintings comprising “Sagaponack Landscapes,” the inaugural show in the newly restored Summer Studio Gallery, share a focus on the local architecture within the pastoral environs of fertile fields, rich woodlands, and ponds situated by the shore of the Atlantic.

Rounding out the cocktail party benefit and the art exhibit, this weekend also marks the end of a carefully detailed $1.1 million historic renovation of the Summer House and Studio by architect Kitty McCoy. Greg D’Angelo constructed a foundation and full basement, and the windows and doors and roof were replaced and repaired, all in keeping with the historic tone of Madoo. Now Continued On Page 82.

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Musings With Nancy Atlas

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Nancy Atlas is on a roll, in more ways than one.

First off, she’s just dropped another CD, Cut and Run. Featuring the singer-songwriter’s raspy delivery on her artful originals – part rock-and-roll, part sea-shanty, 100 percent Long Island – with her solid bandmates of over 20 years, the album also offers up a sloweddown, sexy, soul-filled version of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene,” which is gaining attention and radio play.



Second, on this Thursday at noon, Atlas has just finished an impassioned, high-energy two hours on the air with WPPB 88.3 FM’s Bonnie Grice during the Southampton NPR station’s quarterly fundraiser, and the team

met their goal, and then some. Only a week ago, lightning hit the station and fried the tower and expensive radio equipment, and Nancy offered to come and play an event for anyone who would call and donate the $15,000 to replace the lightning rod. It happened at 11:56, with just four minutes to spare. Grice and Atlas alternately screamed, cried, shouted profanities (not on the air, of course), and there were hugs all around.

Sitting outside the station moments later, admiring Atlas’s locally legendary ’69 Cadillac Eldorado Deville and a few rare moments of sun, Nancy is still juiced up. “I don’t think people realize

how much work this is,” she said honestly. “There’s no team here working on my behalf; it’s me. My days are so full, with so much. But I love it,” she said, smiling. “I love what I do. And I never did particularly well working for a boss. I used to think I wanted an agent, a manager; that it was a sign of success. But now I have really come to believe that I’m exactly where I am supposed to be. I get to do things the way I want them done, and that’s a beautiful thing.” Being a singer-songwriter, performing her own material, requires “a vulnerability,” she said. “Some of the songs are personal.” And painful. One of Cut and Run’s tracks, “Los Angelitos,” features the lyrics, “Lately the days all fall

around her, and her blue eyes hurt in the sun. She’s got an altar behind the washer, where she kneels to put the bottles when she’s done.” Another song, “The Tale of Johnny Lode,” tells the true story of a local fisherman who fell off a boat and spent 13 tortuous hours in the ocean. The recently-released book, A Speck in the Sea, which recounts the event in detail, begins with Atlas’s words, “The Ocean’s your mother, your bitch and your lover, and nobody gets to ride free.” There are light-hearted tunes as well, like the Calypso sounds of “Ookie Ookie,” which Atlas says almost didn’t make the cut “but the seagull noises made it a good lead-in after ‘Johnny Lode.’”

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The Gabby Wild Foundation hosted "Catwalk For Canines," an ethical and eco-friendly fashion show at the Southampton Social Club in Southampton on Saturday afternoon. The event served as a fundraiser for the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation. Myself and Indy reporter Nicole Teitler were asked to walk the catwalk. The fashion show featured models and canines. All of the clothing in the show was sustainable and ethically produced. I wore a look by the designer Deiá. Other designers included Barbara D’Altoè’s fashion house, Maison Rodé, Marita Wrong, MXN Clothing, and Pelush.

Funds raised in the raffle went towards the Gabby Wild Foundation's conservation efforts, which include rainforest reforestation and monitoring of the critically-endangered Sumatran tiger, Sumatran elephant, and Sumatran rhino. Ticket sales went directly to support the Southampton Animal Shelter foundation. Check back next week for more event photos on Patrick's Pages as well as a designer feature and follow up by Nicole Teitler. For more info on the Southampton Animal Shelter visit www.

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Montauk Beach After Photo: James Katsipis

SO, NOW YOU ARE GOING TO MANAGE OUR RESTAURANTS? East Hampton Town residents only need to look at the Montauk beach photos, before and after, to understand that government intervention has a cost. James Katsipis’ photos (above) provide objective evidence. There are also costs with government intervention in the separate issue of operation of private businesses in East Hampton Town, restaurants and resorts. In 2003, the Uniform Code of New York State was rewritten to eliminate “Not In My Back Yard” (NIMBY) local government efforts to suppress innovation and investment. Local town or village codes in this area can still be adopted if the local government agrees to follow the Uniform Code, but local code cannot be stricter than the Uniform Code. In New York State, the “uniform code” covers the areas of Property Maintenance (including exterior property), Building Code, Fire Code, Existing Building Code, Plumbing Code, Electrical Code and the establishment of occupancy regulations for commercial properties (defined as occupancy load). The “occupancy loads” calculation refers to the fire safety of occupancy of interior spaces and the exit safety of those exterior spaces used by a business. The interior occupancy loads differ based upon interior standing occupancy (5 square feet per person) to interior tables and chairs (15 square feet per person) and a third interior computation (7 square feet per person) for circumstances of fixed seating (such as auditorium seating). In contrast to interior occupancy load calculations, the only proper occupancy load calculation for an exterior space used by a business is that of fire safety. Is there a route to a public way sufficient for the people who can occupy the exterior space to exit safely? Once that question is answered in the affirmative, there is no other occupancy load limitation available under the Uniform Code for an exterior space used by a restaurant in the course of the operation of a business on its private property. Local code cannot be stricter than the Uniform Code. Under the Uniform Code, independent government professionals are to be hired after rigorous civil service qualification and testing. The Chief Fire Marshal and the Chief Building Inspector for a Town are allowed to issue a Notice of Violation giving the owner or manager of property 30 days to remedy a purported violation of Uniform Code objectively determined by the Chief Fire Marshal or Chief Building Inspector. The recipient of the Notice of Violation has the right to appeal the Notice of Violation to the New York Department of State, seek a variance from the Department of State or seek a stay of any further town action under the Uniform Code. Except in East Hampton. Rather than follow the mandatory terms of the Uniform Code, East Hampton Town has used their own stricter local codes and a department called “Code Enforcement” to illegally issue thousands of immediate local town justice court summons. These local court summonses, rather than following Uniform Code “notices of violation” warnings with the NY Department of State protections outlined, do not provide the 30 day notice, do not provide any appeal to Department of State, and do not provide any variance or stay of prosecution rights through the Department of State to the owners and residents. East Hampton Town, simply put, illegally takes away these state mandated prophylactic rights for owners and residents. But when certain members of the town board secretly decided last month to directly threaten the very survival of restaurant businesses with code changes which deprived the restaurants of long-standing Uniform Code protected rights to outside dining, waiting areas and standing areas and entertainment, the businesses as a whole understood that a new game was afoot. To business, the Town Board wanted to do to private restaurants and resorts what they had done to the beach in Montauk. Eliminate them as an unnecessary attraction for an unwanted element. In seeking that end, the Town government was looking to fashion and use local code stricter than the Uniform Code. The Town raised the false premise that the interior and exterior occupancy load calculations under the Uniform Code could be made stricter by transport into a local town “zoning” regulation. The Town’s intentional elimination of the Chief Building Inspector position was meant to aid in that effort, to dull the distinct differences between Uniform Code building, fire and property maintenance regulation which pre-empts any stricter local code provision, and zoning. The Chief Building Inspector wore two hats, serving as an objective local traffic cop to channel the separate issues down their respective roads. The Town got rid of the honest cop. In the past, anonymous individuals had made it their business to malign the professionalism of former Chief Building Inspectors Don Sharkey and Tom Preiato where the latter made objective and professionally reasonable determinations (which have been borne out over time). Individuals manufactured baseless allegations dealing with the Chief Building Inspector’s interactions in town oversight of investors in successfully enhancing (a) run down housing in Amagansett and (b) a run-down motel in Montauk into attractive market options. Now, the present town government has simply eliminated professional staffing for the supervision of the building department (illegally assuring Suffolk Civil Service eligible hires that they have no place in the East Hampton system) and prevented any exercise of independent professional judgment in the building department. This elimination of an independent building department allows the town board to steer any disgruntled investors to their alternative mechanisms; politically connected law firms to steer permit applications through the town government, and the designated bulwark against development, the zoning board of appeals (ZBA) and their lengthy processes. Indeed, under this model, with the elimination of the independent professionalism of the Fire Marshal and the Building Department, the town government centered “Planning” function has been provided all of the power without fear of rebuttal by any professional opinion. Eliminating “waiting areas” in restaurants is deemed acceptable in such a “bubble”. The ridiculous is acceptable because it is predicated upon the town’s long term planning agenda. As an East Hampton Star editorial from last week described the town’s agenda, “growth should actually be reversed…to eliminate problematic attractions, such as scarcely contained outdoor entertainment venues.” That means defying the Uniform Code to create stricter local codes which allow the town to target, at their whim, every functioning restaurant and resort. There is no legal basis for the town controlling outside dining. Town government interference with the very operation of business is a violation of clearly established state law. The town’s actions are rooted in its’ distaste for the state’s purpose of the Uniform Code, to promote investment and growth. Indeed, it appears that the entire East Hampton Town government is now predicated on fear. Fear of private consumer demand and private success dooming the government’s central “planning” concepts. Fear that a restaurant already in business in the town may actually come up with popular ideas, institute the ideas, and those popular ideas would gain public acclaim. In short, East Hampton Town government fears America itself, and everything American innovation brings to the table. Inside table and outside table.


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Trunks Of Love Photos by Morgan McGivern

The third annual “Trunks of Love” to benefit Veterinarians International hosted a kick-off reception on Saturday on the grounds of The Baker House 1650 in East Hampton. Hosted by Baker House proprietor Antonella Bertello, the reception offered supporters the opportunity to meet and greet with Veterinarians International’s veterinarians, nurses, and ambassadors. 22

East End Photographers Photos by Morgan McGivern

The East End Photographers Group’s “Spring Exhibition” held its annual nine-day photographic exhibition at Ashawagh Hall in Springs. The show featured traditional, digital, and alternative photographic processes. A closing reception was held on Sunday.

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Out Of The Question Photo by Bridget LeRoy

Out of the Question returned to the Southampton Arts Center for its second show of the season. The evening featured a conversation between Eric Fischl, Toni Ross, Rick Friedman, and Vered.

WHO CARES ABOUT THE EAST HAMPTON NATURE TRAIL? The Ladies’ Village Improvement Society helps with the care and maintenance of the twenty-four acre Nature Trail through financial assistance and the work of dedicated volunteers. This year, the LVIS commitment to provide funds for maintenance of the Nature Trail and feeding its wildlife inhabitants is $8,500. The money is raised by LVIS through our thrift shop sales, our annual Fair and your generous donations.


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Wellness Challenge Photos by Richard Lewin

Those who took Wellness Foundation’s “Wellness Challenge,” gathered in the home and careers room at Southampton High School on Thursday. Each person received a certificate of graduation for having eaten nothing but plant-based foods for six weeks.

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Bee Shaffer and Francesco Carrozzini at Ermenegildo Zegna ‘Defining Moments’ Campaign Dinner.


Kenneth Cole, Maria Cuomo Cole

The CFDA Fashion Awards is not called “the Oscars of fashion” for nothing. Glam, glam, and even more glam guests arrived at the Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom in style and never too fashionably late to this awards ceremony.

For the first time ever, the event was broadcast on Facebook live. For any devotees who forever longed to be a fly on the wall, this was a dream come true. Seth Meyers’s return this year as the host set the tone with his usual playful wit and wisdom on all things sartorial. Raf Simons, our Belgian in New York, was the big winner of the night for both menswear and womenswear designer of the year. He really made his mark on Calvin Klein.

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Award for Positive Change. No one in fashion deserves that more than him, as both he and his wife Maria Cuomo Cole do so much for our society. Special Board of Directors’ tributes were given to feminist leader (among other things) Gloria Steinem, the multi-talented Janelle Monae, and Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards.

A highlight of the night was Anna Wintour’s heartfelt speech honoring the late Franca Sozzani, longtime editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia, for the Fashion Icon Award. Sozzani’s son, Francesco Carrozzini, accepted the award on behalf of his mother. The soon-to-be son-in-law of Anna Wintour, he is engaged to the beautiful Bee Shaffer - the couple is indeed fashion royalty. Continued On Page 68.


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What They’re Wearing

Folks were out and about in true Hamptons’ style this week. The sun was shining and the good vibes were plentiful. As it became progressively warmer throughout the week the jackets came off and warm weather attire prevailed. 28

Daytime fashions included sundresses, jeans, stylish sandals and handbags, and striped shirts. Those out on the town dressed casual while still looking oh-sofashionable during the daytime hours.

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Indy Style ocean-inspired designs, we created a collection of beautiful accessories perfect for any summertime adventure.      Tell us about your philanthropic work. Philanthropy has become an integral part of our business, and it all started with three words my stepfather Rob spoke to me during his battle with brain cancer: “You do good.” He taught me that the most important work I could do is use my talents to better the lives of the people around me. That’s why, to this day, we at Kendra Scott abide by a firm “never say no” policy. A national charity, a hometown crisis, a local organization, or a friend in need, we believe we always have something to give. I’m proud to say that in 2016 alone, we gave back $3.5 million and donated over 75,000 pieces of jewelry, and this year we’re reaching for even larger giveback goals.

Family, Fashion, And Philanthropy With Kendra Scott

By Jessica Mackin-Cipro

At the core of everything she does is “family, fashion, and philanthropy.” As a mom, designer, and entrepreneur, American fashion designer Kendra Scott makes it her mission to give back. She designed her first jewelry collection in 2002. The $500 project, started in her guest bedroom, is now a billiondollar global fashion brand. Kendra Scott has opened her first pop-up shop in Southampton for the summer season. The space, located at 44A Main Street, boasts the lifestyle brand’s seasonal jewelry collections. The latest summer collection takes center stage and introduces local shoppers to her unique and bold designs.  The new location will also feature the coveted Kendra Scott Color Bar, offering customers a unique interactive experience to create customized jewelry in minutes. 30

The shop will remain open until early September.

What brought you to Southampton for this summer’s pop-up shop? What didn’t bring us to The Hamptons?! The majestic towns, the people, the philanthropy… and of course the gorgeous ocean views. I am so inspired by Southampton’s energy, friendliness, and passion for giving back that fits so well with our brand’s core values.     Tell us about the Kendra Scott Color Bar. Years ago, back when our company was still very small, my team and I would design jewels in our studio to match our outfits for the day, or for a date that night, or a wedding that weekend. I started the Color Bar™ so that every woman could create

a beautiful custom piece of jewelry that can be made in minutes. We started the concept as a trunk show, first setting up shop at Henri Bendel in New York -- we were supposed to stay for three days and ended up staying for three months! That’s where the concept was born, and today we have the Color Bar in each of our 60+ Kendra Scott stores across the country, and on our website. What is the focus of your summer collection? Summer is my favorite season, especially when I’m by the beach with my family. I always say I’m happiest when my toes are in the sand. With this collection, I wanted to bring to life the beauty you’d find in a sun-soaked day by the sea. With a focus on playful colors and details paired with handcrafted,

Will you be spending time in The Hamptons this summer, and if so, what are you most excited about? Of course! I can’t wait to visit our store on Main Street in Southampton and am so inspired by the architecture and design of the area. I can’t wait to connect with the Southampton community and partner with local charities in a big way. The beautiful beaches don’t hurt either. What’s your perfect Hamptons summer outfit, including jewelry? For a day strolling around Main Street with my family, I’d choose an easy pair of jeans and a fun summer top - I’ve been loving the embroidery trend lately - paired with a head-turning statement accessory. My favorites this season are the Georgina necklace and our Misha tassel earrings. And then, since you’ll hardly ever catch me in flats, a comfortable pair of wedges for chasing my three boys around town. For more information on Kendra Scott visit

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Montauk Beach House

By Zachary Weiss EAST HAMPTON Reformation Beach House – the cool girl’s go-to shop for ecofriendly fashion will be popping up in East Hampton, offering up their signature breezy looks. 45 Main Street, East Hampton SOUTHAMPTON Pop-Up Collective – Curated by philanthropist and art collector Clarissa Alock-Bronfman, Pop Up Collective brings together the best from all categories including home accessories, women’s wear, and beauty essentials. Expect to find luxe tech goods from Master & Dynamic, rugs by ALT for Living, and, of course, Bronfman’s own jewelry creations. 42A Jobs Lane, Southampton

Kendra Scott – Add to your jewelry collection a Kendra Scott’s Southampton pop-up, where the brand’s wildly popular baubles can be customized using the Color Bar. The interactive interface allows shoppers to create their own custom designs, which are assembled in minutes. 44A Main Street, Southampton MONTAUK – Web retailer Fancy. com will be taking over the Montauk Beach House this weekend to bring their signature wacky wares to hotel guests and visitors alike. Aptly named #SUMMERGOALS, the store will feature brands across fashion, beauty, fitness, nutrition, and home. 55 S Elmwood Ave, Montauk

ALALA – A one-stop shop for all of your wellness needs, workout wear mastermind ALALA will be popping up at the Surf Lodge with an excusive capsule collection of crop tops, leggings, tanks, shorts, and mesh hoodies. To put it all to good use, they’ve also partnered with Bari Studio, which will be offering workout classes every Saturday morning at 10:30 AM. 183 Edgemere St, Montauk

What Goes Around Comes Around – Get your vintage fix at Gurney’s Montauk this summer when the go-to celebrity vintage destination will pop up for the month of July. Expect to find rare finds from the likes of Versace, Dior, and of course, Chanel. If you can’t make it out to Montauk, What Goes Around Comes Around also operates a seasonal storefront in East Hampton.

Reformation Beach House.

Rivay, a menswear outfitter started by lawyer-turned-designer Jon Ruti. With a mobile shopping unit hitched to the back of their Landrover Defender, Ruti and his pals will be roaming The Hamptons with their button-downs, trousers, and tees. Be sure to follow their

Instagram (@rivaynyc) for up to the minute locations. Mr Porter – The retailer is offering same-day delivery straight to your door in the Hamptons. Visit the Hamptons page on the website’s summer shop at www.mrporter. com.

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Miansai – Miami-based men’s and women’s accessory brand Miansai will be sending out a fleet of vintage automobiles from a 1965 Piaggio scooter to a 1976 Fiat, all outfitted to sell their signature gold cuffs, newly-launched leather duffles, and much more.

Neely & Chloe – Designing duo Neely & Chloe Burch will be taking their Airstream trailer on the road this summer, making a cross country journey to introduce their affordable bags and shoes to the masses. Rivay – For the gents, there’s


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FAVORITE LOCAL SPOTS: Sitting on the porch and cooling off with Cove Chiller at Baron’s Cove in Sag Harbor. It doesn’t hurt that it includes a sprinkle of Hamptons Finishing Salt! Getting a gelato at Sant Ambroeus and window shopping through the village in Southampton.

A latte from Hampton Coffee and a morning stroll through Marders for some weekend gardening project inspiration. On a clear summer night, nothing beats a glass of good rosé and a catered clambake on the beach by East End Clambakes. 



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Tito Puente Jr. Is Caliente!

By Jessica Mackin-Cipro

Tito Puente Jr. and his eightpiece band will take the stage at the Caliente event on July 8 in Bridgehampton at the home of Maria

and Kenneth Fishel and family. The event is being held to benefit Long Island Cares - The Harry Chapin Food Bank and OLA Eastern Long Island. Long Island Cares brings

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together all available resources to benefit the hungry on Long Island. OLA’s mission is to promote social, economic, cultural, and educational development within Long Island’s East End Latino and Hispanic communities. The event will honor April Gornik, Minerva Perez, and Paule Pachter. Serving as honorary chair is Academy and Tony awardwinner Mercedes Ruehl.

Tito’s father, Tito Puente, has been dubbed “the king of Latin music.” He aims to keep his father’s music alive, carrying on his father’s legacy by performing much of his father’s repertoire. How did you become involved with the Caliente event? I got connected with this fantastic event through my friend, Linda Shapiro. She has been instrumental in putting the entire event together and bringing Latin music to The Hamptons. I’m glad that I can help in raising funds and awareness for Long Island Cares and The Harry Chapin Food Bank and OLA of Eastern Long Island.  What are you most excited for at the Caliente event? Seeing everyone dancing and bringing Latin music to Long Island and The Hamptons. My father has been performing in The

Hamptons for years and I’m glad I can still continue this tradition. Tell us about the music you will be performing. Straight mambo/salsa for your dancing enjoyment. Up-tempo music that my father, “El Rey,” played back in the day. Great vibes and dancing music. Favorite places to go when you’re in The Hamptons? The beach, and of course Montauk Point. I used to go with my family when I was a kid. It’s nice to be able to return to this part of New York and perform good Latin music. Any other performances or tours coming up? Yes, I’m going to be on tour most of the summer. Please check my Facebook page at titopuentejr for all my updates and tour dates. You can also follow me on Instagram and Twitter @ titopuentejr. We have a brand new single out now. It’s Tito Puente, Jr. featuring Melina Almodovar, called “Mi Socio.” It’s available on iTunes and For tickets to see Tito’s perform at the Caliente event visit caliente.

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A Day With One Kings Lane

By Jessica Mackin-Cipro

On Thursday morning a newly customized One Kings Lane Hampton Jitney headed to the East End. The Independent joined a group of the retailer’s guests for a preview of the new pop-up shop in Southampton, which opened Memorial Day weekend. The store is located on the corner of Jobs Lane and Main Street in the former Rogers Memorial Library. It’s the company’s first brick-andmortar shop. The first stop of the day was a tour of the store’s location. The 36

home decor and furniture retailer has created a beautiful mix of contemporary and vintage design pieces. The retailer fills the location with items that nicely complement the space, bringing life to the historic building that has sat vacant for years. After the tour of the store, we were shuttled to DIA: The Dan Flavin Art Institute in Bridgehampton. The space, originally a firehouse in 1908 and a church after that, was established in 1983 as a permanent installation of Flavin’s work. It

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holds nine pieces in fluorescent light created by the artist.

A lunch and wine tasting followed at Wölffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack. Then the perfect June day ended with a tour of the vineyard.

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Entertainment Guide by Camila Tucci Music Rock And Blues Suffolk Theater in Riverhead hosts Riders on the Storm, a Doors tribute band, on Friday at 8 PM. They will cover the Doors’ greatest hits. Tickets are $29 and $35. Blues Hall of Fame night with John Hammond and Toby Walker is set for Saturday at 8 PM. Hammond and Walker will perform on acoustic guitar throughout the night. Tickets are $39, $42, and $45. Visit to purchase tickets. Montauk Community Church Coffee House at Montauk Community Church in the Guild Room is set for Friday at 7:30 PM. Coffee House will feature music by Pat DeRosa and family. This event is free and open to the public. Live From SAC The Peter and Will Anderson Quintet will perform as a part of “LIVE from SAC” presented

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by The Jam Session on Saturday at 7 PM at Southampton Arts Center on Jobs Lane. The concert will feature Adam Moezinia on guitar, Claes Brondal on drums, and Marcus McLaurine on bass. Doors open at 6:30 PM for refreshments compliments of Union Cantina. Tickets are $15 and $5 for children under 18. Visit for further information. Live MYC The Montauk Yacht Club on Star Island Road will host live music every weekend throughout the summer. All music will take place on the promenade stage. On Saturday from 12:30 to 4:30 PM Chuck E. Band will perform. DJ Nadia Vidal is on from 7 to 11 PM. On Sunday DJ Nadia Vidal takes the stage from 11 AM to 3 PM. For further information call 631668-3100. Surf Lodge On Friday at 6 PM at the Surf Lodge in Montauk, Penguin Prison will perform. They will perform as a part of the Surf Lodge, Lincoln, and Billboard Summer Concert Series. All concerts are free to attend and admission is on a first come first serve basis. Saturday at 6 PM it’s Wild Belle. The Lemon Twigs perform on Sunday at 6 PM. Visit 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.

Lone Sharks will play Thursday at 10 PM at the Talkhouse in Amagansett. On Friday night at 8 PM, it’s Richard Thompson. Hot Date Band take the stage at 10 PM. Lynn Blue and Band perform on Saturday at 7 PM. Next is the Tangiers Blues Band with Chris Scianni at 9 PM. Finishing the night is Rubix Kube at 11 PM. On Sunday at 8 Homes will perform. Next is Reggae Night with Majestic Band at 10 PM. Outrageous Open Mic Night is set for Monday at 10 PM. Tuesday at 9 PM it’s Flow Tribe. Industry Night with DJ JRINVENTOR is on at 11 PM. Visit or call 631-267-3117 to purchase tickets early or for more info. Townline BBQ

June 14 2017 Gallery Talk Alicia G. Longwell, the Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman chief curator, will discuss the criticallyacclaimed exhibition, John Graham: Maverick Modernist, on Friday at 6 PM at the Parrish Art Museum. Longwell will lead attendees through the exhibition galleries and provide insight into the themes of the paintings. She will also share anecdotes about the artists who spent their time in Southampton and East Hampton in the 1950s. Call 631-283-2118 or visit for more information.


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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 the Lynn Blue Band will perform. Townline is open regularly by 11:30 AM until 9 or 10 PM Thursday through Monday. For more info call 631-537-2271 or visit the Townline BBQ Facebook page.

Center Stage at Southampton Cultural Center will celebrate Father’s Day weekend with “The Boys of Broadway,” led by Darren Ottati. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 PM. Sunday’s matinee is at 2:30 PM. These benefit performances will the kickoff the local theatre troupe’s 10th season. The show will also feature David Michael Cress, Tom Rosante, Doug Sabo, and Jack Seabury. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $45 for general admission and $55 for ringside table seats. Visit to purchase tickets or stop by at Gayle’s Beauty Salon in Hampton Bays, or call 631-2874377.

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BookHampton in East Hampton will host author Holly Peterson on Friday at 5 PM. Peterson will discuss her novel It Happens in the Hamptons. It Happens in the Hamptons follows Katie Doyle as she moves across country to The Hamptons and everything that comes with it. Julia Fierro, author of The Gypsy Moth Summer, and Kristopher Jansma, author of Why We Came to the City, will discuss their books on Saturday at 5 PM. The Gypsy Moth Summer follows Leslie Day Marshall in the summer of 1992 on Avalon Island during the gypsy moth invasion. Why We Came to the City follows a group of friends in Manhattan during December of 2008. To register for these free events visit

The Man in the Ceiling, directed by Jeffrey Seller, book by Jules Feiffer, and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa will show at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor Tuesdays through Sundays until June 25. The Man in the Ceiling tells the story of boy cartoonist Jimmy Jibbett. Visit for ticket prices and show schedule. Purchase tickets by calling the box office at 631-7259500.


Family Movie The East Hampton Library on Main Street will host a free screening of Wreck-It Ralph on Saturday from 1 to 3 PM. Wreck-It Ralph is for all ages. Call 631324-0222, ext. 2 to register for this screening.

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of work, The Innocents (2002), documents the stories of individuals who served time in prison for violent crimes they did not commit. At issue is the question of photography’s function as a credible eyewitness and arbiter of justice. The show opens on Saturday and runs through July 30. Visit www. The Wednesday Group The Wednesday Group, Plein Air Painters of the East End presents “Summer of ‘17” at The Water Mill Museum. The show will be held tomorrow through June 26. A reception will take place Saturday from 5 to 7 PM. East End Portraits “East End Portraits” by Jonathan Morse opens at the Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum on Friday. The show is curated by Peter J. Marcela. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, July 1, from 6 to 8 PM. The show

runs through July 12. ONGOING Rhythms of Color Southampton Cultural Center’s Levitas Center for the Arts presents the art exhibition “Giancarlo Impiglia – Rhythms of Color.” The show runs through July 30. Dreams of Summer Carol Gold’s “Dreams of Summer” solo art show at the MattituckLaurel Library will be on display through June 30. Colors From The Air East End Arts in Riverhead presents an exhibition at The Gallery at Borghese Vineyard titled “Colors from the Air,” a solo art show by North Fork artist Patricia Feiler of Mattituck. This art exhibit will be on display through October 1.

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Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to jessica@indyeastend. com. Botanic Verses Tripoli Gallery in Southampton presents Dominique Rousserie’s “Botanic Verses.” The show will feature new paintings of various plant species gathered from Rousserie’s world travels. Rousserie’s interest in plants, as


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THURSDAY 6•15•17 • The East Hampton Library has launched the third annual “Tom Twomey Series.” This year’s series focuses on topics of great interest to the East End community such as architecture, landscape design, the environment, local history and government, real estate, and food and wine. The series will be covered in eight programs over eight months. The series was created and named in memory of the late Tom Twomey, the former chairman of the Library’s board of managers. The East Hampton Library will host its “Real Estate Roundtable” at 6 PM with Diane Saatchi of Saunders & Associates, Peter Turino of Brown Harris Stevens, and John Gicking of Compass. All events will be presented in the Library’s Baldwin Family lecture room and no reservations are required. For more information, call 631-324-0222. • Star Island Yacht Club in Montauk is bringing back its famous sport fishing tournaments with a promise of excitement, as well as cash and prizes. This year, Star Island kicks off the sport fishing season with the 31st annual Shark Tournament, June 15 to 17. Participating anglers have a chance to win one or more of several prizes, valued at more than $500,000. For more information on Star Island Yacht Club, or to register for any of these

tournaments, call 631-668-5052 or visit FRIDAY 6•16•17

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

• The 2017 Adult Summer Reading Program at East Hampton Library runs until Friday, September 8. Win great prizes, books, DVDs, gift certificates to local shops, and the grand prize, a Kindle Fire. 
See a reference librarian for details about signing up. SATURDAY 6•17•17

• Guild Hall will be showing “Taryn Simon: The Innocents.” The photograph series will start today and run through July 30. Simon’s film, The Innocents (2002), documented the stories of individuals who served time in prison for violent crimes they did not commit. Simon photographed these men at sites that had particular significance to their illegitimate conviction: the scene of misidentification, the scene of arrest, the scene of the crime, or the scene of the alibi. The museum hours are Monday, Friday, and Saturday from 11 AM to 5PM and Sunday from noon to 5. Admission is free. For more information call 631-324-0806 or visit • Join the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society and take in the beautiful view from Redmond’s Path and Riah’s Ridge trails in eastern Hither Hills. Meet in the parking areas at the east end of Rod’s Valley Park in Montauk at 10 AM for the three-mile hike. For more information, call hike leader Eva Moore at 917-885-5749.

• The East Hampton Trails Preservation Society will offer the opportunity to kayak, canoe, or paddleboard on Northwest Creek at 10 AM. The

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paddle will be approximately two hours long and participants will be able to find unique flora and fauna residing in the sanctuary. Meet near the boat ramp in Northwest Harbor County Park at the end of NW Landing Road. Kathi Goldman will lead the adventure. Call 631-324-7421 for more information. TUESDAY 6•19•17

• Join the East Hampton Library at 5 PM as they welcome Emmy awardwinning forensic gerontologist Dr. Nancy R. Peppard, Ph.D for a sixweek program as she teaches how the memoir is important for The Lasting Legacy Project. The Lasting Legacy Project is designed to guide adults of any age in examining their spiritual, social, work, family, and philanthropic legacy. It provides a creative workspace for intergenerational learning, sharing, and building a concrete expression of one’s personal legacy. Over the course of the program, participants will explore the legacy that they would like to build, and create a personal record of their legacy for succeeding generations through written, digitally recorded, or visual representations that both educate and enlighten beneficiaries. To register, call 631-324-0222 ext. 3 or stop by the adult reference desk.



Join SOFO at 8 AM for “Birding for Adults.” Thirteen species of warblers have been recorded as breeders on Long Island and nine are confirmed breeders in one area in Montauk. Joe Giunta is an experienced birder and teacher, and will lead attendees on a search to find these active small songbirds. With luck, everyone will hear these birds singing and possibly see them carrying food to their nests. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, call 631-537-9735. THURSDAY 6•15•17

• Join the Quogue Library to learn about elder law and estate planning at 6 PM. Craig A. Andreoli and Christine Andreoli, practicing exclusively in elder law and estate planning, will discuss the myriad of strategies available to protect assets like irrevocable trusts, Medicaid, and pooled income trusts. Participants will learn how to protect what they’ve earned and saved. For more information, call the library at 631-653-4224. • Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County (CCE) at Southampton Arts Center for the continuation of its popular beachthemed art session that benefits the CCE’s Back to the Bays Initiative. Artist Carolyn Munaco will provide the guidance needed to create a marine-themed work of art to take home. Participants will learn about the marine species or habitat type

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featured in the subject of the painting, and will have a chance to interact with educators from CCEs Marine Program who provide interesting facts and information throughout the evening. Part of the proceeds from this program will support Cornell Cooperative Extensions Back to the Bays program. The goal of Back to the Bays is to grow the community’s engagement in Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County’s Water Quality Protection Initiatives, Habitat Improvement Projects, Shellfish and Fin Fish Research and Restoration, and Youth and Community Education Experiences. Materials, wine and refreshments will be provided. Tickets for the 6 PM event are $40 each. For more information, call 631-283-0967. • The Westhampton Free Library welcomes Dr. Robert Galler of Peconic Bay Medical Center at 7 PM. Dr. Galler is the director of neurosurgery and will discuss several surgical procedures which can alleviate severe back pain. This includes minimallyinvasive spine surgery and complex spine surgery. For more information, call 631-548-6827

• The Rogers Memorial Library will host Tai Chi at 10:15 AM. Tai Chi is a mind/body, self-healing practice of soft and slow movement, meditation, and breathing to connect to universal energies. It helps improve balance, memory, health, and well-being. Tai Chi helps to reduce daily stress, open energy channels, and slow down the aging process. Advance registration and payment required. Register online or call 283-0774 ext. 523.

• At 1 PM there’s a weekly bereavement group meeting at Southampton Hospital’s Parrish Memorial Hall. Call group leader Amy Zachary at 917-3276237 to sign up. FRIDAY 6•16•17

• The Quogue Library will host yoga with Amy Hess at 10:30 AM.

• Yoga’s full body workout will help stretch and strengthen muscles and alleviate stress, along with building stamina and better concentration. This relaxing program is suitable for all levels of experience. The class fee is $10. Please call the library at 631-653-4224 for more information.

• The Hayground School Farmers Market will be open from 3 to 6:30 PM every Friday until September 1, at the Hayground School on 151 Mitchell Lane in Bridgehampton. The market will feature more than 20 vendors including Wölffer Estate Vineyard, Mecox Bay Dairy, Open Minded Organics, Hayden’s Orchard, and many more. Music, face painting, and pizza will also be available. For more information, email Ella Engel-Snow at Continued On Page 78.

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By Jessica Mackin-Cipro

Stony Hill Stables Foundation

Stony Hill Stables in Amagansett has been owned and operated by the Hotchkiss family for more than five decades. Six years ago, the Stony Hill Stables Foundation was just a twinkle in the eye of Wick Hotchkiss. Then Hotchkiss -- a second-generation Stony Hill Stables owner, USDF gold medalist, and 2016 Long Island Dressage Association rider of the year -- joined forces with Maureen Bluedorn, a rider at Stony Hill with an extensive background in launching nonprofit scholarship programs. The pairing turned the idea for the Stony Hill Stables Foundation into a reality.

“As both an active member in the equestrian world and local Amagansett resident, it has been my lifelong dream to make the equestrian experience more accessible in our community,” said Hotchkiss. This struck a chord with Bluedorn who thought it would be a good idea to help local children interested in the equestrian field.

dressage exhibition by Hotchkiss and a choreographed pony drill team performance. This familyfriendly event will also offer a “Horseless Horse Show” for kids 12 and under as well as a chance to meet Stony Hill’s very own Decano, named Long Island Dressage Association’s 2016 horse of the year.

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forward to most this year? “I am looking forward to the pony drill team led by Marisa Bush. It’s always the most fun part of the evening,” he said. “And of course the announcement of the first

scholarship winner is always a highlight.”

Scholarship students as well as Grand Prix riders will take to the ring, entertaining benefit attendees. The event will feature a special

Five scholarships are awarded annually. Local residents of Montauk, Amagansett, East Hampton, Sag Harbor, Southampton, and Westhampton are encouraged to apply.

“The scholarship is the reason why I am who I am today,” said Renny Murphy, the 2014 SHSF scholarship recipient. “Without the scholarship I never would have continued riding. The scholarship made me realize that horseback riding is my passion and that it influences everything I do. Stony Continued On Page 65.

“I used to work with the National Symphony Orchestra, we’d give out scholarships,” said Bluedorn. “I thought, ‘Why not here?’” Through a lot of hard work and collaboration, the Stony Hill Stables Foundation was born. Its mission: to create essential opportunities for children and adults to connect with the community, grow physically and emotionally, while benefiting from a life-enhancing experience.

The Foundation promotes equine sports through riding education and competitive opportunities for children and young adults in the local East End community. It’s the only facility on Long Island to offer this unique scholarship program. The annual Stony Hill Stables Foundation benefit will be held on Saturday, June 24, from 6 to 8 PM, on the grounds of the stables on Town Lane. What is Hotchkiss looking

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Navy Beach Honors Navy SEALs

By Jessica Mackin-Cipro

Honoring Montauk’s Naval history, Navy Beach will host its fifth annual fundraiser for the Navy SEAL Foundation on Saturday. The event is held to help raise awareness and funds for the foundation,

which provides immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and its families.

The cocktail party will be held from 3 to 5 PM, and will mark the


official kick-off to a fifth season of fundraising efforts at the restaurant. This year’s event will include remarks by Mike Zapata, a former US Navy SEAL who deployed multiple times to Afghanistan, Iraq, the Horn of Africa, and other locations in the Middle East and West Africa. Zapata has been an active supporter of the Navy SEAL Foundation since transitioning out of the military and entering the field of investment management.   Guests of the beachfront restaurant can enjoy wines provided by Turquoise Life, beer by Montauk Brewing Co., and food that

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includes Navy Beach favorites. Bid on the silent auction items and purchase raffle tickets for several prizes. Navy Beach will continue its support of the Navy SEAL Foundation throughout the 2017 season, enabling guests to support the cause directly each time they dine at the restaurant. Through Labor Day, a donation of $1 will be added to each dining check in support of the Navy SEAL Foundation. Since 2013 the restaurant has raised $90,000.

The cost at the door is $50 per adult, $25 for veterans, and free for children under 16.

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by Jessica Mackin-Cipro Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to jessica@ All Against Abuse Grab your dancing shoes and get ready to celebrate three decades of making a difference in the lives

of families affected by violence. The Retreat is marking its 30th anniversary with a very special “All Against Abuse” gala on Saturday evening. The event will be held at the Ross School in Bridgehampton with the Cuban-inspired “A Night in Havana” theme.

Enjoy live music with Cuban ballads by Maria Bacardi and salsa music by Mambo Loco, salsa dancers, great food, and Monte Carlo-style gaming tables.

Over the past two decades, this signature event has raised over $2.5 million in support of The Retreat’s mission to provide safety, shelter, and support for victims of domestic abuse and to break the cycle of family violence. To purchase tickets, visit www. or call 631-3294398.   Navy SEAL Foundation Navy Beach in Montauk is honoring Montauk’s Naval history

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and continuing its partnership with the Navy SEAL Foundation to help raise awareness and funds with its fifth annual fundraiser for the organization. The Navy SEAL Foundation provides immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and its families. On Saturday from 3 to 5 PM, Navy Beach will host a cocktail party to benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation. The cocktail party will be the official kick-off to a fifth season of fundraising efforts at the restaurant. This year’s event will include remarks by Mike Zapata, a former US Navy SEAL who deployed multiple times to Afghanistan, Iraq, the Horn of Africa, and other locations in the Middle East and West Africa. The cost at the door is $50 per adult, $25 for veterans, and free for children under 16.

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For those who prefer to purchase their tickets at the door, RSVP for the cocktail party to nsf@ Shelter Island Race The 38th annual “Shelter Island 10K/5K Run/Walk,” a USA track and field certified course, will be held on Saturday at 5:30 PM. Touted as the most scenic course by Runner’s World Magazine, the Shelter Island Run is a fundraising event for East End Charities. This year’s race will welcome former Olympian, four-time NYC Marathon winner, and fourtime Boston Marathon winner Bill Rodgers, and Amby Burfoot, Boston Marathon winner and former editor in chief at Runner’s World magazine. 

Following the race this year, a post-race runners’ festival will offer a great way to celebrate completing the race. Produced and sponsored by John Kowolenko of Hampton Event Management International, the runners’ festival will be held starting at 7 PM at the Island Boatyard and Marina on Shelter Island. There will be dancing with DJ Twilo, local artisan food trucks, a cash bar, local merchant shopping area, a photo booth, kids’ Continued On Page 67.

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East Hampton Point

By Laura Field

On Friday evening, East Hampton Point had a sample tasting of their summer 2017 menu in collaboration with Southern Wine and Spirits.

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Southern Wine and Spirits will have their rosĂŠ featured at East Hampton Point this summer, and was a perfect pair to the seafood and vegetable inspired menu. Featured items included pesto hummus, beet salad, seafood medley, and local oysters on the half shell.

Live music was provided by Dan & Friends, and guests were able to enjoy the scenic view of the harbor. If you are in the mood for a nice glass of wine with summer-inspired dishes, visit East Hampton Point at 295 Three Mile Harbor Hog

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Calissa In Water Mill Favorite cocktail on the menu?

The Altair because it has a great balance of summer flavors, sweetness, and acidity.

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What are you most excited for this summer? I am most excited to meet all the wonderful people out here – it’s been great so far. The energy on the weekends has been fantastic.  

Grilled Baby Carrots, Cumin Yogurt, Pea Shoots, Urfa Biber

By Chef Dominic Rice

Ingredients (serves 4): 36 baby carrots By Jessica Mackin-Cipro

At Calissa in Water Mill executive chef Dominic Rice — formerly of Narcissa and Jean Georges — fuses the spirit of Mykonos with the terroir of The Hamptons by emphasizing heritage Cycladic ingredients seen in in the Southern Aegean. What was your inspiration for the 46

summer menu? To follow the Mediterranean ethos of light flavorful dishes utilizing local products.   What’s your favorite menu item currently?   The thieves lamb – I’ve invested so much research and development as well as time into dry-aging them so I am very proud of the flavor and texture we’ve achieved. 

4 oz. olive oil

2 c. strained Greek yogurt 1 tbsp ground cumin

1 lime (juice and zest) 2 tsp kosher salt

pinch black pepper 2 tsp urfa biber

1 c micro pea shoots or sunflower shoots Wash and dry the baby carrots. Toss

them with olive oil, then sprinkle 1 tsp of salt and a pinch of pepper. Grill for 20 minutes on medium heat until they are tender.

In a bowl whisk together cumin, strained yogurt, 1 tsp of urfa biber, and 1 tsp salt. Cover each of the four plates with 1/2 cup of yogurt mixture. Arrange nine carrots atop yogurt spread on each plate. Zest lime over all of the plates and sprinkle carrots lightly with kosher salt. In a small bowl mix the lime juice with pea shoots and a small pinch of salt. Spread the pea shoots over each plate then finish the dishes by sprinkling urfa biber over top.

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Recipe Of The Week by Chef Joe Cipro

Shrimp Pasta With Summer Vegetables Ingredients (Serves 4) 16 shrimp (peeled and deveined) 1 large zucchini (diced)

1 lb medium sized heirloom tomatoes 1 lb penne pasta

1/3 c white wine 1/4 c chick peas 2 tbsp butter

1 clove garlic (sliced thin)

1 can artichokes (cut in half lengthwise) olive oil

salt and pepper to taste Method Begin by bringing a large pot of water to a boil with 3 tbsp of salt and 1 tbsp of olive oil, cook the pasta in the salted water for 8-10 minutes. While this is happening gently roast the tomatoes in a 325 degree oven; after about 5 minutes the skin will blister, remove them from the oven and peel away the skin then return them to the oven

for another 15 minutes.

At this point the pasta should be ready. Drain the pasta and run cold water over it. Set aside until you're ready to assemble the dish. In a large sautĂŠ pan or a 2" deep roasting pan, heat 2 tbsp of olive oil. Season the shrimp and sear on each side for one minute. Once you've finished searing the second side add the garlic and toast in the pan for one minute. Now you can add all the other vegetables. Deglaze the pan with the white wine and let it reduce for about one minute, add the butter and the pasta and stir gently.



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will feature live music from The Earthtones from 1:30 to 5:30 PM on Saturday. Call 631-722-4222 for more information. On Sunday, from 1:30 to 5:30 PM, enjoy the tunes of Bryan Gallo. www.

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

Join Raphael Wine for Vanessa Trouble on Sunday at 1 PM. Enjoy classic swing, vintage jazz, and modern retro with Vanessa Trouble.

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On Saturday, enjoy an educational vineyard walk and tasting around the vineyard. Learn about Martha Clara’s history and winemaking process. The walk begins at noon. Reservations are required and admission is $15 per person. www.

Enjoy fresh local oysters from Ketchams Seafarm, a boutique oyster farm located in the Great Peconic Bay, from 1 to 5 PM this Saturday. Call the tasting room for pricing and to reserve a table at 631-722-4222.

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also drank wine and smoked, and By Rick Murphy he lived to a ripe old age but he

gave us skim milk aka low fat milk, which looked watery. You have to put half a carton in your coffee before it changes colors.

never did have a masculine child. Maybe it was something in the cream.


by Rick Murphy

Got Milk? I actually use almond “milk.” Reluctantly. I put it in my oatmeal. Let me point out that I feel about oatmeal the same as I do about almond milk: I don’t like the looks of it but my wife makes me eat it because it is supposedly good for me.

None of them are capable of producing real milk. The spittle we drink may be called “milk” but it ain’t. The whole concept is udderly ridiculous.

When I was little our parents forcefed us milk. It was years later when the truth began to leak out: stories like this one, from The Express in London: “Study shows drinking three glasses of milk a day can lead to earlier death . . .

We’ve all learned the hard way about this kind of thing. I remember when there was a massive advertising campaign urging parents to give their kids three big glasses of milk every day.

Of course, almond milk isn’t really milk. Try baking a cake or like, in my case, corn bread, and you’ll find out for yourselves. Here’s what the folks that make almond “milk” don’t want you to know:

“Milk is a pale liquid produced by the mammary glands of mammals. It is the primary source of nutrition for infant mammals (including humans who breastfeed) before they are able to digest other types of food.” That is the legal definition. Put in terms we can all relate to (since this is the country), think milking a cow as you all surely did many times as kids.

Unless I’m sadly mistaken, almonds have no mammary glands. You cannot milk an almond, no more than you can milk a soybean or a grain of rice.

. . high levels of lactose and galactose found in milk are to blame. These sugars can increase oxidative stress and chronic inflammation in the body – both of which are major causes of a host of killer and chronic diseases.” So let me get this straight: with all the drugs around during the ‘60s, and all the free love, and Vietnam, and drunk drivers, and all the other things that could have killed me, I’m screwed because I drank milk.

Then we had two percent milk, then one percent, and finally zero percent that, when you think about it, probably isn’t milk at all in the technical sense.

When we were kids in Sag Harbor, Vitali Cilli delivered milk from his dairy down at the corner of Glover Street and Long Island Avenue. For years he’d walk in the side door and put a couple of quarts in the icebox. My grandfather got mad once after my aunt Lucy was born; she was Papa’s third daughter and Mr. Cilli made a crack about him not having a son. He was never allowed in the house again. It was an Italian thing but thank God no fish heads showed up in the icebox.

Actually, Cilli kept delivering milk, only he left it outside on the side porch instead.

Each bottle had pure cream floating on the top. The first thing Papa would do is chug some of it. He

There is me, of course, his grandson. Being the masculine guy I am, it annoys me I have almond milk in my oatmeal and eat steamed veggies and live a healthy lifestyle. I blame my sissification on Karen, of course. That is why I announcing today that I intend to get a motorcycle, and I’m not kidding. I want to dress in black leather, wear boots with studs on them, rev up my Harley and channel James Dean and Steve McQueen. In the coming weeks read more about my search for the perfect hog while I master the tough guy biker lingo that goes with it.

And if I want to take a couple shots of the white stuff – the pure stuff – I will, damn it. You’d never know it from the above swill, but Rick Murphy is a sixtime winner of the New York Press Association Best Column Award.


By the way, in the same article it was pointed out “drinking milk does not prevent broken bones,” so put that old wives’ tale to rest.

Let’s not get into all the tablespoons of chocolate syrup and powder we added to the milk when we were kids. Your dentist can tell you more about that. So did we do away with milk? Of course not. The dairy industry is way too powerful. Instead they



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In observation of the United Nations–sponsored World Environment Day on June 5, Ross School's first and second grade students participated in a beach cleanup at Sagg Main Beach, during which they removed more than 80 pounds of refuse. The cleanup coincided with the second grade's unit exploring aquatic ecosystems.

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Remembering My Father

know that if they found themselves on the top of a hill and responsible for the lives of dozens of other young men, they should be able to articulate what led them to be there. He had been in a meat grinder war, he noted, and he understood the limits of politicians. He certainly did not believe them worthy of blind trust.

Ed Kelly was born on June 9, 1917. He would be 100 years old this month. He graduated from Villanova as a mechanical engineer and started working in the Philadelphia Navy Yard. After Pearl Harbor, he volunteered for the Navy, but was turned down, as a few of his front teeth had been knocked out playing high school football for Brooklyn Prep.

His eldest son went to Vietnam, and as a young second lieutenant survived his duties in country choppering into hot landing zones as a forward observer, advancing through the jungles and calling in rounds and then, while on more relaxed duty, eating lunch on crates which had contained what later came to be known as Agent Orange. That son’s children included an Army nurse, a Marine and an Army S/Sgt. who lost a leg to an IED in Iraq in 2003.

The Army had no problem taking Ed. By 1942 he was graduating at the top of his class at Army OCS at Fort Belvoir. A short thin Lt. Colonel stopped in at Fort Belvoir and interviewed Ed for a position. Lt. Col. Robert Frederick (who was subsequently the recipient of eight Purple Hearts in the war), asked Ed, as a bachelor, if he would volunteer for a mission with very little likelihood of survival, but vitally necessary to the war effort. After noting that this was agreeable to him, Ed went out to Montana, where he trained in mountaineering, explosives, and cross-country skiing with an international group of soldier volunteers. The unit had been organized, history would record, to parachute into Norway to blow up the heavy water facility the Germans were using to develop the “heavy water” needed for atomic testing. Ed’s unit trained with an original snowmobile design, known as the Weasel. This group of Americans, Canadians, and Norwegians was the original Special Forces Unit which later became known as the “Devil’s Brigade.”

Ed became the first lieutenant in the First Company, First Regiment of the “First Special Service Force.” In their first “combat” engagement, he led a unit onshore from a rubber boat in the night off the Aleutian Islands. Ed led his team onto Kiska Island prior to a full-scale beach assault the next day. Because of the fog of the Aleutians, a planning decision, and the primitive nature of air reconnaissance and communications, the invading

That young man became one of the two combat amputees to ride with Chris Carney all across the country in the 2005 Soldier Ride. That Army S/Sgt. also worked with his uncle to create a lumpsum disability insurance program to resolve the poverty bath the seriously wounded were immersed in immediately after sustaining their wounds. force was not advised they would find Ed’s unit at or near the top of the slopes the morning of the invasion. The Japanese (who had invaded the Aleutians as part of the Pearl Harbor attack) had already evacuated the island under the fog cover.

Unaware that any Americans were on the island, the attacking force coming ashore began firing on the Special Forces Unit. One of his soldiers was hit by the gunfire, and Lt. Kelly commanded his unit to lock their weapons. Lt. Kelly strode down the hill “using his best Brooklynese” to suggest to the invasion force that they stop firing on Americans. The planners, having no expectation the special operators would survive, had discounted that slim possibility and not advised the attacking force that any Americans

would possibly be present.

The next use of the Force was in Italy, where Ed accumulated three Purple Hearts during both nighttime patrols and attacks in the mountains. The last occurred in the break out from the Anzio beachhead. The German artillery blast at Ed’s attacking unit left him with dozens of pieces of Nazi metal throughout his body for the rest of his life. On his return to the States, he was assigned as security officer for the Manhattan Engineering District in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He was allowed to take what he needed from any asset in the country, including the guns off of battleships, to protect what later became known as the Manhattan Project. During Vietnam, Ed instructed his sons to think for themselves, and

That program, signed into law in 2005, has now paid out close to a billion dollars in lump-sum amounts to the seriously wounded. In his family business, Ed Kelly ran a fire brick and boiler products supply company in Brooklyn. A lot of the smokestack industries and customers left New York after the Clean Air Act was passed, but new customers arrived. When the Hasidim first began to populate Williamsburg, there was a new demand for matzoh.

The Hasidim went to MJ Kelly on Wythe Avenue and found in Ed Kelly an engineer who could craft the ovens for the community. In working together, two very different survivors of the Nazis used their very different skill sets to meet the demands of a changing metropolis. Continued On Page 60.


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Happy Father’s Day

On Father’s Day, at The Independent, we take a moment to honor our fathers. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads on the East End.

“Jerry Mackin - miss him every day.” - James J. Mackin

“My dad -- Hon. Owen McGivern passed away in 1998. He was a Holly Cross graduate, attorney, OSS Naval Intelligence WWII, and Judge. The broader the problem, the more interested he was. Last of the American Irish Nationalist judges, Dad believed in home rule and local law for East Hampton people. Dad sometimes said ‘there are always going to be people ... we are all riding piggy-back.’ My dad despised boot jack tactic and associated demeaning politic.” - Morgan McGivern

“Thank you, Dad, for always being there for me. You’ve taught me so much and continue to every day. You treat everyone with kindness and you would do anything for your family. I’m so proud of all you have accomplished. I am honored to be your daughter. Happy Father’s Day!” - Jessica Mackin-Cipro (above, James J. Mackin) 54

Rick Murphy’s dad worked two full time jobs – and attended St. John’s University on his day off. It took more than a decade, but he earned his Master’s Degree and was appointed Director of Nursing at Brooklyn State Hospital, the first non-MD to hold the post.

“My father, Christopher Tucci, has been a builder on the East End for 20 years. He built our home in Springs where his wife and four children live. My father’s love for his family is poured into every aspect of our home.” - Camila Tucci

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“As a lifetime world traveler, Norman Teitler taught me how to embrace all life has to offer. From exotic foods to cultural differences, my father instilled the lesson that knowledge is power and closing our minds is closing our hearts. Thank you, Dad, for always encouraging my sense of wonder and continuing to inspire my appetite for life.” Nicole Teitler

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"I was lucky enough to have two crazy, creative men as my dads, more likely to show me how to draw a fairy or admire a tree than do anything practical, but who cares? I miss Warner every single day, but I’m grateful to still have Tony bouncing about. Happy Fathers Day!" - Bridget LeRoy (at right, Warner LeRoy; above, Tony Walton)

“Happy Father’s Day... To my rock n’ roll Pop! Much love.” - Christine John

Ben Sneed and Benjamin Sneed, Esq. (1920-1998).

“My father, Joseph Kawer, was born in Warsaw, Poland and came to this country when he was a pre-teen in the 1920s. He became a naturalized US citizen and served his country gladly, for 4 1/2 years in the Pacific in World War II. He was the recipient of a Bronze Star, 3 Purple Hearts, Good Conduct Medal, and Sharpshooter Medal. I am very proud of him and loved him dearly. He will always be in my heart.” - Sheldon Kawer 55

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By Kitty Merrill

They burst in your mouth with juicy, sweet flavor. There’s really nothing like fresh, ripe, local strawberries.

And the Mattituck Lions Club acknowledges the unique, beloved fruit. Just as it has for 62 years before, this weekend the club hosts its annual Strawberry Festival. It’s touted as Long Island’s original and largest strawberry festival and charity fundraiser. The fest has a rich history, dating back to the 1950s when members of the recently organized Lions Club attended a strawberry festival and Florida and conceived the notion of launching a similar event in Mattituck. The first festival in 1955 was a success. The Lions served some 1000 guests and earned close to $800. The first Strawberry Queen was crowned in 1956 and hulling night became a fixture of the weekend’s events two years later.

Traditions including the craft show, carnival, midway, international food court, strawberry daiquiris, coloring contest, raffle, entertainment, fireworks, business vendors, LIRR excursion, media coverage, website, corporate sponsors, VIP seating, chocolate-covered strawberries, and the visual splendor of the Club’s tents and signs were added as years went by. 56

Thanks to the festival, the Lions Club has been able to donate hundreds of thousands of dollars to local organizations. Members hope this year’s fest is similarly successful.

It all starts tomorrow night with a quintessential North Fork event – the gathering of volunteers for hulling night. Folks head to the big tent at Strawberry Fields to pitch in, and get their hands red and soggy sweet. Hulling night starts at 5 PM. At 6:30 PM, the carnival and midway open, with a “lite” fireworks show planned for 9:15 PM. Friday from 6:30 to 10 PM, there’s live music, with “The Great Fireworks Show” at 10 PM.

The excitement continues with the crowning of the Strawberry Queen at 3 PM Saturday. Barely Acoustic plays from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM and from 3:30 to 6:30 PM enjoy live music by OM-en. The Spectrum plays from 7 to 10 PM on Saturday, with grand finale fireworks at 10:15.

But that’s not the finale. On Sunday from noon to 3 PM, Nature Nick’s at the fest for the kiddies, with Jester Jim coming up afterward. At 4 PM, the annual Big Bucks winners will be announced. The festival is a fundraiser for the Lions who in turn support

Taste The East End Photos by Nicole Teitler

Taste The East End was held on Friday at the Long Island Aquarium. Guests enjoyed pairings from local food and craft beverage vendors.

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There are always fun and interactive events happening on the North Fork. Here is a list of our favorites. Got news? Email us at news@ Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival Join the Mattituck Lions Club for arts and crafts, live music, food vendors, carnival, crowning of Strawberry Queen, fireworks, strawberry treats, and more on Thursday from 5 to 10:30 PM. In honor of Father’s Day, dads are admitted and ride free with a paid child. For more information about event schedules and admission fees, visit matttituckstrawberryfestival. org or call 631-298-2222.

be born with a person who shares the same DNA. Gail and Tal have been offering people a view of this complicated and wondrous world while helping them understand how best to approach having twins in one’s life.

Join the Shelter Island Library on Thursday at 3 PM for a Father’s Day crafting event. All are welcome and supplies will be limited. Knitting club will commence at the library at 5 PM on Friday. Join teachers Melane Matz and

Susan Binder at 8:30 AM on Saturday and 5:30 PM on Monday for Zumba. The ongoing program uses dance and aerobic movements set to energetic music. Call the library at 631-749-0042 for more information. East End Seaport Museum The Bug Light cruise and tour will take place on Saturday from 4 to 6 PM. This lighthouse excursion includes a round-trip cruise, narrated tour, and time to explore

inside the iconic Long Beach Bar “Bug” Lighthouse. The trip begins in Greenport and continues to the lighthouse off the coast of Orient. This rare opportunity to visit an offshore lighthouse is a two-hour family-friendly excursion. Contact director@eastendseaport. org for reservations and more information. Sirens’ Song Zoological is an exhibition of animal prints and sculpture and will take place on Friday at 4 PM

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Perlman Music Program Enjoy the Perlman Music Program on Friday at 2:30 PM on Shelter Island. Young artist participants close the Chamber Music Workshop with masterworks by Bartok, Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Schoenberg, Shostakovich, and Smetana in a four-concert chamber music marathon at the Clark Arts Center. The admission is free. RSVP to specialevents@ or call 212-877-5045 for more information. Shelter Island Library Join Gail Staal and Tal Schwartz on Friday at 7 PM for “Twins! The Experience.” Staal and Schwartz are twin healers who have spent a lifetime of personal and professional exploration on the shared love of twinship. They have lived and continue to experience numerous paralleled coincidences throughout life. The duo have accumulated a great many tools for coping with and understanding this unique world.   Tal is a licensed acupuncturist and energy healer. Gail is a clinical social worker trained in trauma healing and interactive group work. Together, they share a love for the mystery and magic and the challenges of what it means to

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Ammon Estate On The Market

A significant East Hampton property at 59 Middle Lane has come on the market.

fresh food, vineyards, tennis, nature, cycling, and restoring vintage cars, The Hamptons serves as the perfect setting, with vast pristine beaches and diverse surroundings that will satisfy the most discerning individual. He wants to share his passion and knowledge with others who seek the happiness and solace East End real estate has to offer.

The estate, now owned by siblings Greg and Alexa Ammon, is one of the most noteworthy in the area and two blocks from Two Mile Harbor Beach.

“Having been the broker for the Ammon family for nearly 15 years, we have rented the home to several families with children, all of whom have thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful home and outstanding sprawling grounds,” said Judi Desiderio of Town and Country Real Estate. “A few tenants were interested in purchasing the property but the family wasn’t ready to let it go.” “Alexa and I are now ready to sell our childhood home as we are both moving forward with exciting new ventures,” said Greg Ammon. “We truly hope our family home finds the right buyer who can enjoy the many happy memories we had here and appreciate the true beauty that it has to offer.” Inspired by these memories, Greg founded Big Flower, a Hamptons lifestyle brand with a flagship in East Hampton and expansion plans in the fall. His sister recently graduated from USC School of Cinematic Arts and is currently pursuing a career in film and photography. The family’s decision to sell, at $12.7 million, presents a very rare opportunity to own the famed East Hampton estate. With Katie

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Couric around the corner and Jerry Seinfeld a stone’s throw away, the new owners will be in exclusive company. For more information contact Desiderio at JD@, 631.324.8080. Rutherford, Sherman Join Town & Country Hamptons real estate pro Jennifer Rutherford has joined Town and Country; she’s a longtime Quogue resident.

Rutherford brings a well-honed track record for finding and creating value within high-end real estate markets. Over the course of her career Rutherford developed projects in Manhattan, The Hamptons, Martha’s Vineyard, and Fairfield County. In addition to real estate, she has a background in rare books and art. 

One of Rutherford’s passions is getting first-time homebuyers comfortable with the purchase and sale process. Through a value filter she will find the right house, in the right location for the first-time homebuyer.

Corey Sherman has also joined the firm as a real estate salesman. Born in Forest Hills, NY with tennis in his soul, Sherman spent much of his youth summering on the East End enjoying Shinnecock’s amazing bays and beaches. A Manhattan resident for over 25 years, with a BBA from Baruch College, Sherman was a marketing and technology executive at numerous Fortune 500 companies - Accenture, IBM, Altria, Canon, and the US Tennis Association. He returned to The Hamptons to stay in 1999, making East Quogue his permanent residence.  With a penchant for the sea, farm

According to the US Census Bureau’s recent quarterly housing vacancies and homeownership report, rates of homeownership look to be holding steady. The homeownership rate clung to 63.6 percent in the first quarter of 2017, virtually unchanged from 63.7 percent the quarter prior and 63.5 percent the year prior.

The Midwest held the highest homeownership rate in the first quarter, at 67.6 percent, while the West held the lowest at 59 percent. Homeownership rates in the first quarter were also highest among homeowners aged 65 and older, at 78.6 percent, and lowest for homeowners aged 35 and younger at 34.3 percent.

The rate of homeownership among Hispanic Americans markedly rose for the second straight year in 2016. The median asking sales price for vacant for sale housing in the first quarter was $176,900. The median rent for vacant for rent housing, over the same period, was $864.



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Join local author Bill Batcher on Monday at 6:30 PM as he recounts the true stories of his ancestors, stories of brothers pitted against one another in the Civil War, and the War of 1812. Visit the Mattituck-Laurel Library weekdays from 9 AM to 8 PM, Saturdays 9 AM to 5 PM, and Sundays from 1 to 4 PM for Carol Gold’s Dreams of Summer solo art show. The show features oil landscapes and seascapes. Admission is free and there will be an art raffle. For more information about these events, call 631-298-4134. Cutchogue New Suffolk Library Join Kari Kaczmarek today at 6 PM and use fabric dyes to paint tropical batik flowers on white cotton or silk. Bring an item such as an apron, beach bag, or decorative pillowcase to paint, and a hanger for transporting the item safely. Advanced registration required and the material fee is $5. For more

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At home, Ed was confident in his sons. He took great pleasure in one of his athletic sons outgunning Jim Rehnquist, the son of the Chief Justice, to win a Little Three championship match between his son’s Williams College squad and Jim Rehnquist’s Amherst team. Ed was intrigued by the possibilities ahead for his daughters, and encouraged them to be just as competitive as his sons. The youngest daughter, a fine athlete, became an answer in the Harvard trivia game, captaining the first Harvard team to win an Ivy League basketball championship before following her passion and becoming an orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery.

Ed Kelly, despite his lack of interest in the title, was an American hero. Not only because he was awarded honors for valor in combat (he nonetheless considered his CIB -- Combat Infantry Badge -the only award worthy of note), but he provided the model for understanding that there are real tests for you in life, and your challenge is to be ready for those

One time in the 1950s, Ed needed an additional truck driver for the business. He called the Teamsters office and the agent indicated he had a great guy, a terrific worker, but -- he confided to Ed over the phone -- the guy was black. Send him over, Ed said. That driver stayed with the company until it closed decades later.

Ed believed in a meritocracy. One of his proudest possessions was a note from one of his soldiers, a Native American wounded in the initial skirmish on Kiska Island and disabled from his wounds. The soldier was back home, having made great use of Ed’s advice to save his money during the training in Montana, and had made a great success in business using that money while the Force was overseas.

That, Ed told his sons, is America. Misfortune did not stop that soldier from planning ahead and making the most of the opportunities which were left to him.

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Reporting From Broadway by Isa Goldberg A sequel to Ibsen’s A Doll’s House seems, except for a handful of academic feminists, as long awaited as a cold day in hell. In 1879, when Henrik Ibsen’s masterpiece exploded on the European stage, they didn’t even have movies, so who would have cared about a sequel, anyway? Lucas Hnath, author of A Doll’s House Part II, clearly does. Like Ibsen, Hnath has taken to the task of challenging a theater which idealizes society’s conventions, and its rigid morals regarding family life and propriety. And Nora is a heroine exactly because she refuses to accept the shackles of a conventional marriage and an abusive husband.

Hnath’s new play, a chilling dramedy, and the most nominated Broadway show of the season, takes off where Nora walks out of her home, leaving husband and children behind. Still, the play opens a little like Ibsen’s play, with Nora (Laurie Metcalf ) entering the family home. In this opening scene Hnath mines the humor from Ibsen’s realistic drawing room. Greeted by the maid ( Jayne Houdyshell), Nora gets a quick breakdown on the past 15 years or more of her family’s life. How succinct a drawing room scene is that! If it doesn’t tug on your sense of disbelief, I don’t know what would. A parody of the modern realistic play, Hnath’s satire brings us to the essence of theater – the concept of wearing masks as the Greek actors of old, the hypokrites, did. An interesting word that. Literally translated it means “an interpreter from underneath,” which is precisely what Hnath is doing by unmasking Ibsen’s characters for the contemporary stage. In modern parlance, the play attacks the hypocrisy, the very glue which Hnath’s characters rely on to keep themselves together.

As we discover, Nora, who has become a popular woman’s novelist,

finds out that she faces legal action due to the fact that her husband, Torvald, never filed for divorce. Furthermore, we learn that Torvald falsified documents to cover up for Nora’s inexplicable absence. The lies that have been spun have turned into a duplicitous web, overtaking their lives, and whatever liberties Nora had hoped to achieve. It’s a wild reveal of familial love, betrayal, abandonment, and the autonomy of the bureaucratic oaths we take for our survival. As Nora’s banker-husband Torvald, Chris Cooper is the epitome of a man who becomes more and more small-minded the more he tries to spin his way out of financial depravity, climb the totem pole of banking, and save himself from social rejection. Cooper, who won the Academy Award for his portrayal of John Laroche, the real-life flower-poacher in the movie Adaptation, brings a casually eccentric air to his role. It works wonderfully, especially because Metcalf portrays Nora with such over-the-top comedic gestures that the nature of their clash appears as physical as it is visceral. Trying to peel her away from tearing up the scenery is clearly quite the challenge. In contrast to Metcalf, Condola Rashad portrays Nora’s daughter, a woman whose moral turpitude belies her upright, youthful presence.

Needless to say, this is a goldmine for director Sam Gold, known for his quirky reimaging of the classics, from this year’s revival of A Glass Menagerie on Broadway to Othello at The New York Theater Workshop. All of the action takes place on Miriam Buether’s single set, like the single drawing room in Ibsen’s play, except this one seems far less cluttered with objects, leaving a lot more room for the acting out that defines and reveals these characters. It’s also typical of how a divorced

man would keep his house--sadly bare, and wanting of a female presence. Jennifer Tipton’s unsubtle, unsubdued lighting puts it all out there in plain sight. As does this terrific ensemble of actors. A Hunger Artist A brilliant, bizarre and inventive piece of theater, A Hunger Artist is brought to us by Sinking Ship Productions, a company which is rightfully stirring up some dust in theater circles. Produced by The Tank, at The Connelly Theater in the East Village, and only through the month, it is truly a satisfying piece of theater, nurtured solely by the imaginations of Sinking Ship’s collaborators, Josh Luxenberg, playwright, and Jon Levin, the show’s solo performer, and aided by Josh William Gelb, director and co-creator. Utilizing the most rudimentary instruments, the production is true to the concept of a poor theater, in which the actors co-create the experience with the spectators.

As the play opens, a seemingly corpulent man with an apple in his mouth drags an oversized trunk onto the bare stage. Before opening his bag of tricks, he throws the remaining apple into the wings. The evocation of Kafka’s The Metamorphosis falls into place. This piece is based on his story, the titular “Hunger Artist,” which he wrote while he was dying of tuberculosis, and unable to swallow food. Kafka himself died of starvation. What emerges through the show’s 75 minutes, without intermission, is a fluid display of theatrical styles from a depraved circus act, to a vaudevillian, to a tragic hero. Levin’s transformations are seamless, as he evokes images of Charlie Chaplin and the commedia

dell’arte. He portrays a multitude of characters, all of whom are in one sense or another his oppressors. These include a group of butchers, and a team of doctors, who are portrayed by audience members whom he chooses to come on the stage with him. In other scenes, he creates the characters through puppetry (designed by Sarah Nolen). And the puppets are diverse, from miniscule to life size. In one scene, his manager sells the show to a big top circus, as Levin wrapping himself in the coats hanging from two coat racks, puts his arm through a sleeve in each one. We see the manager and the circus barker shaking hands over the deal, and literally over his body. As it turns out, Levin is an emaciated man with a 26” waist, and an amazing musculature. As a performance artist, he is magical, fluid, and exceptionally skillful.

His work is enhanced by music from an old Victrola, that ranges from German music hall songs to lullabies. M Florian Staab’s sound effects are equally contagious elements, bringing us the roaring of the crowd, the cataclysmic rain storms that accompany his 40-day fast, and some eerie other-worldly dissonances, all of which color the emotional space. The deeply disturbed alienation, and physical isolation of a man who spends most of his time in a cage, bears an important resemblance to the bug in Kafka’s The Metamorphosis. Like him, the Hunger Artist may be interpreted as the victim of a capitalist system, and in a certain sense the symbol of all poor, needy, and hungry people, “yearning to breathe free.” Jonathan Levin’s tour-de-force performance is nothing short of magical.


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Fragile Ponds

Due to massive overdevelopment on the East End, and grossly inadequate sewage management, the health of our ponds and waterways has been declining for decades -- it has now reached an alarming tipping point. Excessive nitrogen, phosphorous, and bacteria have flowed into our water posing a serious threat to the health of ecosystems and the humans and pets who interact with them. The result has been toxic algal blooms, low levels of oxygen and fish kills, and dangerous bacteria.

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Georgica Pond is just one example. A once-thriving hotspot for crabbing, fishing, swimming, sailing, and canoeing has just been determined to by the DEC to have surpassed the threshold for dangerously high levels of microcystin, a toxin produced by blue-green cyanobacteria. When ingested, this compound can lead to rapid death of humans and animals. Over the past several years, this toxin was detected in Georgica Pond much later in the summer. This year, due to a number of preventable factors, we experienced an early and particularly dangerous bloom. Low water levels in the early Spring prevented the Trustees from performing the usual bi-annual ocean cut in March; this bi-annual letting of the Pond introduces salinity and provides a crucial temporary restoration of healthy water conditions.

As water levels rose later in subsequent months (due in large part to heavy rainfall), conditions were established for disaster. Flooding has led to water pooling on people’s lawn (not only destroying private property but also leading to pools of cyanobacteria in close proximity to homes of children and pets) and importantly, compromising people’s septic and well systems. The Southampton Trustees have addressed similar issues in Mecox Bay and Sagaponack Pond, by taking emergency measures, while Georgica Pond is still living with these conditions.

Despite the urging of private citizens, and the data-informed recommendation of a well-regarded scientist, the trustees have stalled applying for an emergency permit from the NYS DEC to open the pond. One problem is that there are nesting piping plovers on the eastern side of the pond. The protection of the endangered birds should not be overlooked, but should be balanced against concerns for human and pet health. Even though there are numerous local and state bodies involved in this process, this is not a time for complacency and political squabbling. It is a time for urgency, efficiency, and collaboration. Constantly Working Dear Editor,

I am writing to address some of the statements made in the story titled “Southampton School District: The School That Stole Christmas” in your June 7th issue. There is a paragraph near the end concerning the Marine Science Lab that I run at Southampton High School that paints the lab and my efforts there in a negative light because of its brevity and contents that are not based in fact.

Is it just me?

The lab itself is not only housing one single group of clownfish. During the last year and a half, I have worked to bring in over 30 species of marine fish and invertebrates, 13 of which are actively breeding pairs or groups of fish. Out of those 13 breeding species of fish, six of them are regularly sold to pet stores in the area, and three have never before been successfully bred by any other facility in the world. The lab also houses 15 species of coral, 10 species of algae, and three species of zooplankton that the students are

I’m worried I’m becoming an alcoholic.

Ed Gifford actively involved in culturing. The majority of these coral and planktonic species are also sold to local pet stores as often as weekly. As of this year, we have made several thousand dollars through the sale of fish, coral, zooplankton, and algae. Monetizing a marine science lab or aquaculture facility takes a great deal of time due to many different factors. Fish must first be obtained as single individuals and paired off. The pairs of fish must then be conditioned through

a heavy feeding regimen combined with consistent water quality. This process can take a great deal of time and most pairs of fish begin spawning within a year.

After these broodstock pairs spawn, their offspring have to reach appropriate market size. This size is most often between 1” and 1.5” and it can take anywhere from three months to a full year for juvenile fish to reach it. The total retail value of all of the juvenile fish Continued On Page 64.

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in the lab at this moment is between $13,000 and $30,000.

There is a large gap in these numbers because some of the fish are sold to local vendors at a lower, wholesale price, while others are sold for full retail through aquarium clubs, online marketplaces, and personal contacts. I am constantly working to fill our growout systems with juvenile fish in order to reach our eventual goal of covering the labs costs. To that end, my understanding of the proposal, which lead to the creation of my position, did include the offset of the cost by the sale of product in five years. As stated above, it takes up to a year for some of the species we raise to reach a sellable size.

My duties as aquarist do not stop at raising and caring for all of these different organisms. I also package and market all of our products to local vendors. I am responsible for reaching out to local stores, providing them with samples, negotiating prices, and making deliveries as far away as New Jersey and Connecticut on my own time. During the year and half that I have been employed as the district’s aquarist, I have established relationships with five vendors that purchase fish and algae from us regularly and am always working to add more to our list of customers.

We have also fostered relationships with local leaders in the field of aquaculture. The high school’s oceanography teacher, Greg Metzger, and I have referred students to the Atlantis Aquarium in Riverhead, Stony Brook University, Roger Williams University, and Suffolk County Community College.

We have students this year who are working through internships at the Stony Brook Southampton Marine Station because of our involvement and contacts. We have also invited interns into the high school’s Marine Science Lab from Stony Brook University, American University, and the local community. At the moment we are helping graduate students from Stony Brook University design an experimental aquarium system in our greenhouse that will be used for their Ph.D research over the summer. Fostering relationships often involves giving tours of our facility to other professionals in the field and to community members. Different grade levels within the Southampton school district tour the lab on a regular basis as the lab fits into their curriculum.

We also offer tours to other groups outside of our own district fairly regularly and have hosted Southold Intermediate School, The Children’s School, and Babylon Elementary School all within the last month. We are directly responsible for helping to design and launch similar programs


By Karen Fredericks

Father’s Day Anna Wasilewski My dad is a very good man. He has a strong personality. I’ve learned a lot from him. He taught me about the rules to follow to make a good life for yourself. He was very stern and strict. But I was allowed to do what I liked so long as I understood what was the right thing to do. Tristan Huntley My dad was strict. Strict but wonderful. He always wanted me to attend school and do well. He wanted me to always be polite and caring. All the good adjectives. That’s what he wanted me to be like. Wonderful. That’s the best word to describe him. Kimberly Marchese My dad is a very hardworking person. He works for the NYPD and the DCPI dealing with the public and the press. He was very supportive of my sister and I growing up. He always helped with our homework. He’s a very genuine person and I love him and look up to him very much. Anthony Johnson My dad lives in Florida so I don’t get to see him a lot. But I look forwards to speaking to him on Father’s Day. He was a really good dad. When I was growing up I remember him hitting highfives to me in the park and I’d try to catch them.

at Montauk Elementary School and Mattituck High School, as well as several others that are still in the planning phases. These schools have been provided with starter cultures of algae and zooplankton as well as marine fish eggs to get their programs off the ground.

All students that take classes in the Marine Science lab are given the unique opportunity to be completely immersed in the subject matter through hands-on experience.

Every student that passes through the lab learns, at a minimum, how to care for an aquarium and how this related to the bodies of water that Long Island is surrounded by. Students that choose to take more advanced classes learn a wide variety of essential laboratory skills including, but not limited to microscopy, sterile technique, record keeping and data recording, animal husbandry, bacterial plating, chemical testing, and the basics of biosecurity. The money generated by the lab is also made available to students that wish to design and complete independent research projects. After submitting a mock grant proposal to their peers, their project budgets can be approved and their research can begin. Just this year, two students took advantage of this opportunity, one of which is completing a research paper based on his findings.

Every one of these students will have a distinct leg up on their classmates in college should they decide to pursue a career in any type of science.

I completely understand that every person and entity is entitled to his or her own opinion. If it is the opinion of your publication that none of the things that I’ve listed in my letter are valuable in any way to the school district, its students, or the community as a whole, then I can accept it.

If your publication finds value in what I have written, but was not aware of it because you declined to do any research and were simply looking for one more inflammatory punch up for a story about incidents that occurred over a year ago, then I am very disappointed. I would also respectfully ask that you print a correction to and apology for this portion of your story. If you would like more information about the lab or to take a tour and see the facility for yourselves, I invite you to contact me at any time. My information is freely available on the district’s website, and I am in the lab almost every day of the week, all year long.




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industry," Governor Cuomo said. "This win-win-win makes it easier for hobby brewers, vintners, and cider makers to hone their craft, while offering beverage manufacturers a new source of revenue that in turn helps New York farms succeed and thrive."

Hill gave me amazing opportunities that I never would have been able to do without them.”

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On November 14, 2016, Governor Cuomo signed legislation creating the new license authorizing the creation of custom craft production centers where craft beverage enthusiasts, hobbyists and other amateur brewers, vintners, and cider makers can utilize the expertise, space, and equipment of existing facilities to produce craft beverages for personal consumption. New York's craft beverage industry is one of the fastest growing in the nation, however in urban and suburban areas, residents often cannot afford or do not have access to the appropriate space or equipment to manufacture products at home.

In addition to providing space and lowering the overhead costs, the new custom production centers will also increase demand for locally-grown ingredients, generate revenue for New York's small craft manufacturers, and provide expert hands-on training for hobbyists and those exploring joining the growing ranks of craft producers across New York State.

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youngster’s lives.” said Bluedorn. “Their gratitude for this life experience; the smiles they smile, and watching them grow into capable young riders is more than rewarding.”

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Hampton Luxury Liner Redux

By Richard Lewin

When Mark Vigliante, CEO and president of M&V Limousines of Commack purchased the assets of Hampton Luxury Liner last year, his idea was to bring his decades of experience to create a new,

luxurious way to ride between Manhattan and the East End.

The core of the rebirth is the smooth ride of the new fleet of buses manufactured by the Setra Division of Daimler-Benz. A roundtrip ride revealed some changes in features,

from what veteran riders are used to. As far as physical features are concerned, the seats are soft leather, and spaced far enough apart to allow almost full, infinitely adjustable reclining. There is a solid, convenient AC/USB outlet for each passenger. For overhead stowage, Hampton Luxury Liner has chosen an angled shelf rather than a hinged door design. Anyone who needs to go to the back of the bus while the bus is moving, can hold on to the welldesigned, sculpted handles located on the corner of every seat. Since each passenger has some urgency 66

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to get where they are going, and therefore to know what the weather is, there is a bright, four-inch digital display of time and outside temperature above the driver. The drivers, Desiree McKoy, Richie Van Dermark, and Milton Hilario, were very courteous and knowledgeable about the vehicle. When the buses were early, they chose to wait at the stop rather than down the street out of reach, allowing the passengers to get settled early. The ride was shorter than the traditional three hours, since there were no Manorville or airport connection stops.

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By Laura Field

The Concerned Citizens of Montauk and Third House Nature Center have offered summer scholarships to eager local students to attend Camp DeBruce, a sevenday environmental education camp run by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. This year’s campers from Montauk School include Mackenzie Simons, Ella Miller, Sophie Santiago, Dawson Lenahan, Aubrey Gatti, T.J. Wallace, and Will Raynor. Besides providing traditional canoeing, swimming, hiking,

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cooperative games, and storytelling experiences around the campfire, Camp DeBruce, which sits on 300 acres of land adjoining the Catskill Forest Preserve, offers appreciation for and training in forest, field, and water environmental conservation.

For over 10 years, CCOM and THNC have provided scholarships to a total of 74 Montauk boys and girls. CCOM is putting increased resources into youth environmental education with participation in Montauk schools’ science fair, science mentorships, water quality workshops, and Camp DeBruce scholarships.

Sag Harbor Fair

The Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce has announced their annual arts and crafts fair at Marine Park and a “Whale of a Sale” sidewalk fair on Main Street, to take place over Fathers Day weekend. Come shop handmade goods at the arts and crafts fair featuring local artisans, photography, wood

working, jewelry, candles, and more at Marine Park on Bay Street. Throughout Main Street and the business district, select merchants bring their wares onto the sidewalk with special deals and promotions. Both events run from 9 AM to 5 PM, Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit their website at

New York State Excelsior Scholarship

By Laura Field

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the application for the Excelsior Scholarship is now open. SUNY and CUNY students whose families make up to $100,000 annually can now apply for tuition-free college. When fully implemented, the Excelsior Scholarship, in combination with other aid programs, will allow 52 percent of resident full-time students to attend a SUNY or CUNY two-year or four-year college tuition-free. "With the launch of the first-inthe-nation Excelsior Scholarship program, the dream of a college education and a better life is now within reach for all New Yorkers," Governor Cuomo said. "A college degree has become a necessity to succeed in the modern economy, and this program is the ticket to greater opportunity

and will help build the stronger, smarter workforce New York needs to compete in the global economy." To be eligible for an Excelsior Scholarship, students must be New York State residents, plan to attend a SUNY or CUNY two- or four-year college, take 30 credits per year (including Summer and Winter sessions), and be on track to graduate on time with an Associate’s degree in two years or a Bachelor’s degree in four years. Recipients must also plan to live in New York State for the length of time they received the award. Under this groundbreaking program, nearly 80 percent, or 940,000 middle-class families and individuals making up to $125,000 per year, would qualify to attend college tuition-free when fully phased in. To apply to attend college tuition-free, go to hesc.

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fun area, and raffle prizes. 

For a full schedule of events throughout the weekend, visit events.html. TurboTri TurboTri to benefit i-tri is being held on Saturday at 5 PM. This race is for everyone from seasoned triathletes looking to go all out in preparation for upcoming sprint and Olympic distance races to the first-timer who just wants to prove they can do it. The course, located in East Hampton, consists of a beautiful 300-yard bay swim, 7-mile scenic bike, and a 1.5-mile run, all followed by dinner, drinks, and music. Watch the sunset over the beach as you celebrate your success. One hundred percent of the entry fee goes to support the award winning i-tri Transformation Through Triathlon program. The cost is $120 for individual racers and $180 per team. Visit turbo-tri/. School’s Out Hetrick-Martin Institute, the nation’s oldest and largest LGBTQ youth service organization, presents its “School’s Out” benefit on Saturday from 5 to 7:30 PM at the East Hampton

home of James and Lisa Cohen. Honorary co-hosts are fitness star Tracy Anderson and Galerie editor Margaret Russell. Tickets are currently on sale at www.hmi. org/schoolsout and start at $375 for an individual ticket to the cocktail party and $1500 for the dinner. Hamptons Artists For Haiti The “Hamptons Artists For Haiti” event will bring 40 local artists together to auction off their art in an effort to help build a much-needed school in Haiti. Jonathan Glynn, a Sag Harbor pilot who flew to Haiti after the earthquake in 2010 and built his first school, is now raising funds to build another one. He has been deeded close to seven acres of land in the rural farming village of Ranquitte, the location of a dilapidated school that is no longer in use. Villagers desperately need a new school for up to 400 impoverished children who do not have a place to go. The fundraiser will be held on Saturday at the Watermill Center. All of the proceeds will go toward this project. The event includes an art show, silent auction, live music, food, and cocktails. For further information, call Jonathan Glynn at 917-721-3223 or Coco Myers at 917-592-8033, and visit www.

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5. Patrick McMullan/PMC The Gordon Parks Foundation Awards Dinner & Auction was held at Cipriani 42nd Street in NYC on June 6. 1. Usher, Jon Batiste, Swizz Beatz, Common, 2. Chelsea Clinton, Marc Mezvinsky, 3. Radcliffe Bailey, Leslie Parks, Laini Madhubuti, 4. Stephen Colbert, 5. Congressman John Lewis, Henry Louis Gates Jr., 6. Sherry Bronfman, NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, 7. Tom Palmer, Elizabeth Sulcer.



The Gordon Parks Foundation Awards dinner and auction celebrating the arts and humanitarianism is always a very inspiring event. The late Gordon Parks is one of my favorite photographers of all time and his body of work contains some of the most significant imagery of our times. This year’s honorees included musician and educator Jon Batiste, The Honorable John Lewis, philanthropist Alexander Soros, singer and Civil Rights activist Mavis Staples, American Express chairman/CEO Kenneth Chenault and wife, philanthropist Kathryn Chenault. Presenters included funnyman Stephen Colbert, singer-songwriter Usher Raymond IV, director Martin Scorsese, and the ever-eloquent Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., with special guest appearances by Barbara Bowman and Valerie Jarrett. A special musical performance by Grammy Continued On Page 69.

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3. 4. Jimi Celeste/PMC 2017 Moth Ball: A Moth Summer Night’s Dream was held at Capitale in NYC on June 6. 1. Caitlin Fitzgerald, 2. Keith Lieberthal, Julianna Margulies, 3. Aziz Ansari, 4. Rachel Dratch, 5. Simon Doonan, Jonathan Adler. 5.

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Gucci and The Cinema Society hosted a screening of Roadside Attractions’ Beatriz at Dinner at Metrograph in NYC on June 6. 1. Miguel Arteta, Chloe Sevigny, Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, Connie Britton, 2. Salma Hayek, 3. Lea Thompson, 4. Carla Gugino.


and Academy Award-winning musician Common brought the house down and people up on their feet at Cipriani 42nd Street, with his song “Glory.” The after party was right there at Cipriani 42 which I love, DJed by DJ Runna and the one and only Swizz Beatz. People rocked and rolled for sure.

Cinema Society and Gucci’s screening of Miguel Arteta’s Beatriz at Dinner at the Metrograph Theater, downtown at Mr. Purple at the Hotel Indigo LES. The Moth Ball: A Moth Summer Night’s Dream, celebrating Aziz Ansari at Capitale, NYC. It was an event that benefits the storytelling nonprofit The Moth.

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MoMA’s 2017 Party in the Garden was held at The Museum of Modern Art in NYC on June 5. 1. Just Drew designer Andrew Warren, and Natalie Jackson, 2. Thelma Golden, 3. Damian Loeb, Zoya Loeb, 4. David Rockefeller, Susan Rockefeller, Katherine Farley, Jerry Speyer, 5. Peter Beard, Nejma Beard.

Jimi Celeste/PMC The 2017 Public Theater Gala took place at the Delacorte Theater in NYC on June 5. 1. Cast of Hair, 2. Will Swenson, 3. Laurie Eustis, Oskar Eusti, 4. Charl Brown, 5. Eric William Morris.

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The Museum of Modern Art’s Party in the Garden, a benefit event held on June 5, honored Eva and Glenn Dubin, Susan and David Rockefeller, along with collection artists Vija Celmins and Carrie Mae Weem.


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Farm Fresh Cooking For Kids of culinary nutritionist Stefanie Sacks. Children and parents work together to gain useful tips and easy to implement recipes that will make enjoying a healthy lifestyle much easier. The sessions will take place throughout July, and begin on June 27 at Amber Waves Farm. Learn everything from healthy food boosters to the power of great grains. Participants will discover ways to incorporate healthy foods into everyday meals, as well as By Laura Field

The Wellness Foundation will be joining forces with Amber Waves Farms, the East Hampton Library, the Montauk Library, and the Amagansett Library to host a farm fresh cooking series for children and their families.

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Going into its 18th year, Camp Shakespeare is a fun, creative, and welcoming place for kids and teens, ages eight to 15. Activities involve acting, improvisation, movement, voice, and theatrical arts and crafts, and are led by trained theater educators in an atmosphere of discovery and cooperation. Each weeklong session culminates in a performance for family and friends. Camp Shakespeare is held on the expansive grounds of and within beautiful St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Amagansett, and in partnership with the Southampton Cultural Center, both at the Center and in adjacent Agawam Park. Camp Invention 800-968-4332

Camp Invention is where BIG ideas become the next BIG thing. Local educators lead a week

of hands-on activities created especially for children entering grades first to sixth. Camp Invention gives boys and girls the opportunity to investigate circuits, disassemble household appliances, and much more. As they dream, build, and make discoveries, they will have a chance to examine science and technology concepts during team-building exercises. It runs from July 31 through August 4 at Springs School. East Hampton Indoor Tennis 631-537-8012

The Davis Cup Tennis Program provides top summer tennis instruction on a daily, weekly, or seasonal basis. Players of all skill levels are welcome to attend and each camper is placed into an appropriate group. East Hampton Sports Camp @ Sportime 631-267-CAMP (2267)

East Hampton Sports Camp @ SPORTIME offers children between the ages of three and 13 an exciting program of sports and games that includes tennis, baseball, swimming, basketball, soccer, dodgeball, capture-the-flag, and more! Experienced art and music teachers also provide campers with a variety of creative activities, special events, and fun theme days. The Country School Summer Camp 631-537-2255

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The Country School Summer Camp is for kids ages two and a half through seven. There is a full range of activities to choose from, including art, music, gymnastics, jewelry making, team sports, swimming, and much more. Located on Industrial Road in Wainscott – call for dates and rates.

Peconic Dunes 4-H Camp 631-727-7850 ext. 328

The Cornell Cooperative Extension sponsors a sleepaway and day camp for youngsters eight through 15. Includes training in outdoor survival, marine science, forest, pond, and woodlands study. Call for more information. Amaryllis Farm Equine Rescue Pony Tails Compassion Camp 631-537-7335

For the camper who just can’t get enough of the world of horses, have we got a camp for you. Beginning June 26, camps will run at the Bridgehampton farm Monday through Friday. Sign up for one week or the season for kids ages four to 12 from 9:30 AM to 1 PM. Raynor Country Day School 631-288-4658 camp

The best gift you can give a child. Kids can enjoy an all-inclusive summer camp offering both indoor and outdoor options. 12-acre grounds offer manicured fields, gymnasium, two heated pools, aquatics center, and sports courts designed for various uses. Flexible options include two-day, three-day, and five-day experiences from 9 AM to 4 PM Monday through Friday. A mature and experienced staff is on hand. Located in Westhampton Beach. Future Stars Camp 631-287-6707

Future Stars Camps is offering junior summer camps focusing on multi sport, soccer, tennis, basketball, lacrosse, and baseball programs. Future Stars Southampton LLC, which operates the 46,000-square-foot, state of the art indoor complex, is an affiliate

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of Future Stars Tennis, LLC, one of New York’s largest sports management companies. Buckskill Tennis Club 631-324-2243

Located in East Hampton, the Buckskill Tennis Club offers a program to help develop wellrounded tennis players. Instruction is given in form, technique, fitness, and proper tennis etiquette. Buckskill instructors stress the importance of enjoying tennis, “a game for life.” Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck 631-878-1070

Specifically designed for campers with disabilities. Each session is designed to help the campers (children and young adults up to the age of 21) achieve equality, dignity, and maximum independence through a safe and quality program of camping, recreation, and education in a sleepaway environment. The camp

aims to help each child reach beyond the limits of their physical and mental challenges, encouraging them to join fellow campers in activities. It’s on Chet Swezey Road in Center Moriches. The Girl Scouts Camp 631-604-2201

Camp Blue Bay Sleepaway Camp, located in East Hampton, provides girls with an outdoor experience in which campers can choose to live in a troop house or go tent camping. A variety of program choices are available for one or two week sessions. Girls will participate in general camp activities including swimming, boating, crafts, nature, campfires, and more. Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts can sign up.

baseball in a safe, fun, positive, and organized learning environment. Emphasis is placed on effort over talent, team concepts, and core fundamentals. Also included are tips on diet, fitness, and “intangibles.” Week-long summer sessions are available from June through September. East End Hospice Camp Good Grief 631-288-8400


Every year East End Hospice offers a summer camp for children who have experienced the loss of a loved one. This year Camp Good Grief will be held August 21 to August 25 at Peconic Dunes Camp in Southold. There are fun activities and plenty of surprises, plus the camp gives the children a chance to bond with others who have had similar experiences.

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Atlas understands the mercurial nature of the music business, and is grateful for the success she enjoys. She packs the Bay Street Theater all winter with her “Fireside Sessions” – more than two dozen performances at this point – and is also wowing crowds at The Surf Lodge in Montauk all summer.

Along with being a musician, Atlas is also a wife (husband Tom Muse is a landscaper, musician, environmental activist, and former Mr. Amagansett) and mother to three children – Cash, Levon, and Tallulah. She spends whatever spare time she can where she always has – at the ocean’s edge. Nancy’s first love – what drew her to the East End – is the water. She has become, over the years, a major draw on the East End, and uses her talents for good – raising money for local and national charities as often as she can, and champions other working musicians and bands in the area as well, often inviting them to play gigs with her. “I think it takes more energy to be mean than to be nice,” she said. “People often say, ‘Oh, you do so much.’ You know what? I do what I can, because I’ve also been helped out in my life. And I realize how humbling it is, when you’re in a desperate situation and you don’t have a pot to piss in.” Atlas recalled the time when she had “eight dollars in my bank account, a mountain of debt, and I was waitressing. I had an ulcer, and I was so young.” So what changed? “I believe in karma, and I believe in

miracles. I believe in helping others, and staying focused. You keep your eye on the ball, even when you can’t see the ball.”

Atlas considers American legend Lucinda Williams to be one of those who changed her life. Williams and Atlas played on the Stephen Talkhouse stage the same night back in the late ‘90s, and Atlas gave Williams a CD. “I told her she didn’t have to listen to it; she could use it as a coaster for her drink,” but Williams did, and the two struck up an online friendship. “Her critique was invaluable to me,” Atlas said. “On so many levels.” But Nancy is quick to point out that success is not synonymous with Easy Street, that one cannot rely on being discovered. “Nothing tops the gratification of hard work,” she said passionately. “Nothing tops putting your head down and getting it done.”


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SATURDAY 6•17•17 • Enjoy the Peter and Will Anderson Quintet at the Southampton Arts Center at 7 PM. Known for their unique renditions of classic jazz songs and innovative original music, the Anderson brothers hail from Washington, DC, but moved to New York City to attend Juilliard. Peter and Will have performed with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Village Vanguard Orchestra, Jimmy Heath Big Band, Wycliffe Gordon, and others. The evening will also feature Adam Moezinia on guitar, Claes Brondal on drums, and Marcus McLaurine on bass. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children under 18. For more information, call 631-283-0967 ext. 11.

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• Join the Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt for its Old Farm Road cleanup at 8 AM. Meet at Poxabogue Park on 191 Old Farm Road in Sagaponack. Bags will be provided. For more info contact Sandra Ferguson at 631-537-3752.

places, call 631-537-9735.

• Join the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce for its annual Whale of a Sale event. Local shops will bring great values onto the sidewalks allowing bystanders to enjoy what Sag Harbor has to offer. Participants include In Home, Calypso, Sag Harbor Variety, The Wharf Shop, Country Lane, and many more. The event will continue until Sunday. For more information call the Chamber of Commerce at 631725-0011.

• Join the Quogue Library for Wild About Llamas! at 2 PM. All ages are welcome. Llamas offer a unique glimpse into South American culture and the animal world. Participants will learn more about this gentle, intelligent, and useful animal, and what jobs they have. There will be two llamas at the Library to groom and lead around the property. For more information call 631-653-4224.

• The Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual arts and crafts fair for Father’s Day weekend. The fair begins at 9 AM on Marine Park Drive in Sag Harbor. For more information visit sagharborchamber. com or call 631-725-0011.

• Join SOFO at 9 AM for the ultimate shark experience. The program will start on the docks of Stony Brook Southampton’s campus, where participants will board the R/V Paumanok with one of SOFO’s shark educators, Christopher Paparo. Program participants will learn about the natural history of Shinnecock Bay, Shinnecock Inlet, and the Atlantic Ocean, in addition to the shark research being conducted by the Long Island Shark Collaboration (LISC). The trip ends at SOFO’s location of choice (approximately 3 miles from the Shinnecock Inlet), where the scientists of LISC will be attempting to catch and tag sharks. Participants will spend approximately an hour on location, where they will be able to ask the scientists questions and learn about the equipment and methodology used by LISC. In the event a shark is caught, attendees will see the scientists collect data and tag the shark for their research. The researchers will explain, in real time, the work they are doing with the shark and answer participants’ questions. After the hour on location, the R/V Paumanok will return to the dock by approximately noon. Tickets are $55 and there is limited enrollment. Advance reservations are required and for more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, call 631537-9735.

• Join workshop leader Xylia Serafy at South Fork Natural History Museum at 10:30 AM to learn about ecosystems. Earth is one giant ecosystem, but it holds many unique ecosystems, like rainforests and deserts. Serafy will teach about healthy ecosystems and their importance, and attendees will create their own mini-ecosystem in the form of a terrarium to take home. The material fee is $8. Advance reservations are required and for more information, reservations, and directions to meeting

• Join program leader Ashley Federici at SOFO at 2 PM for The Secret Life of Snakes - A Meet & Greet. Participants will meet the museum’s resident milk and corn snakes, learn about local snake species, and discover how fascinating snakes are. Afterward, attendees will try and find black racers in Vineyard Field, behind the museum. Advance reservations are required and for more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, call 631537-9735.

• Join the Peconic Land Trust at 10 AM for designing and planting a container garden at Summerhill Landscapes in Sag Harbor. Summerhill’s knowledgeable staff will discuss and demonstrate a variety of designs for plant containers perfectly suited for the home and garden. Select from a variety of healthy plants and good soil provided by Summerhill to create a beautiful floral display. $35 includes instruction and all materials except the container. Space is limited, reservations requested. For more information and to reserve, call 631283-3195 ext. 19 or email Events@

• The 38th Annual Shelter Island 10K/5K Run/Walk will be held at 5:30 PM. Known as the most scenic course by Runner’s World Magazine, the Shelter Island Run is a fundraising event for East End Charities. This year’s race will welcome former Olympian, fourtime NYC Marathon winner and four-time Boston Marathon winner Bill Rodgers, and Amby Burfoot, Boston Marathon winner and former editor in chief at Runner’s World magazine.  New this year, the Shelter Island Run is part of the Grand Prix series. Following the race this year, a post-race runners’ festival will offer a great way to celebrate completing the race. For more information about Shelter Island Run please visit or call 631-774-9499.

• Guild Hall, in association with Urban Stages and producer Ellen Myers, presents the American premier of the award-winning comedy Angry Young Man. The show runs Wednesdays through Sundays through June 18 at 8 PM, except June 10 at 7 PM. The play features Christopher Daftsios, Rami Margron, Max Samuels, and Continued On Page 82.

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Sports & Fitness Tuckers Season Ends Upstate

They say momentum is only as good as the day’s starting pitcher and the Mattituck Tuckers found that out the hard way Friday. Playing in the New York State Class B Championship semifinals Friday at SUNY-Binghamton the locals ran into a buzz saw in the person of Reid Vanscoter, a lean lefty who is well known by baseball insiders around the state.

Vanscoter cemented his status as one of the state’s prized recruits a week earlier when he fanned 21 batters as Livonia won the Regional title 12-0 over Hornell. This time around, though not overpowering, the slender lefty was sharp enough, allowing only two hits and hurling a complete game 7-0 shutout to eliminate Mattituck,


Vanscoter mixed in a wicked hook, a sharp slider, and a sneaky fastball to keep the Tuckers off balance.

Mattituck will settle for being Long Island Class B Champions.

Mattituck (197) mounted its only real threat in the second inning, loading the bases with one out. But Vanscoter danced out of trouble, inducing a groundout and a strikeout to end the threat.

Livonia (23-1) got to Mattituck’s Brendan Kent for a run in the

second inning and added two more in the third.

Vanscoter didn’t allow a hit until two outs in the fifth inning when Ryan McCaffrey singled. Matt Heffernan followed with another single but Vanscoter recorded a strikeout to end the inning.

Livonia opened up its attack and quickly put the game out of reach. It could have been worse – the Bulldogs drilled 15 hits on the afternoon. Mattituck will settle for being the Long Island Class B champions, the second time in three years the

Tuckers have earned the trophy.

The next day Livonia fulfilled its destiny in storybook fashion, scoring three runs in the bottom of the seventh against Albany Academy to capture the State Title. Girls Lacrosse The Mattituck/Southold lacrosse team has its marvelous season finally come to an end. Playing Friday at SUNY-Cortland, the locals fell to Bronxville 13-7 in a NYS Class D semifinal match.

Bronxville scored early and took a three-goal lead, forcing the Lady Tuckers into a catch-up game. Jane Digregorio scored twice and assisted on another goal to lead the locals in scoring. Francesca VasileCozzo also scored twice. The team finished with a 13-5 record.

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Sports & Fitness

Indy Fit

by Nicole Teitler

Taking Fitness To New Heights Aerial silks have captivated millions in the form of productions like Cirque du Soleil. Watching performers climb to the sky with such agility, flexibility, and strength is awe-inspiring; so inspiring, in fact, that I decided to go from spectator to participant. Suddenly, I found myself hanging upside down trying my first silks class.

Aerial Fitness and Hot Yoga Studio, founded by April Yakaboski, is located on 38 and 40 West Main Street in Riverhead. They hold their aerial silk tricks and conditioning class at CrossFit Impervious, located on 121 Main Road, due to 20-25 foot ceilings that provide an ideal setting for such “high” expectations. Oftentimes confused with aerial yoga, which is a hammock, aerial silks are two separate nylon silks attached atop. With two sets of these silks, one for the more experienced participants and one for the newbies, instructor Candyce Paparo began to teach me the basics. Splits, potato tuck, pencil, pike, climb, and the muchanticipated straddle inversion. Expectation versus reality?

I expected myself to be fearless. After all, what’s a few feet off the ground? I expected it to be mostly leg work. That’s where the silks seem to hold on. I expected to be contorting above with the greatest of ease. No.

Wrapping the dual silks around my wrists, lifting myself up, I wished I didn’t skip that gym class where they made you climb rope. Steadying between the swaying cloths, doing my best to stiffen my body for sturdiness, my arms and abdominals did all the work. From climbing a few feet into the air to inverting mere inches off the ground, the entire hour-long class targeted my core. Also, I quickly realized flipping upside down at any height is mildly nervewracking. Don’t try that at home, kids!

“You target core the most, which is hard with other classes. Climbing is typically hard for people to do their first few times. And to be able to get height takes several classes,” Paparo explained. Silk training for seven years, with four as an instructor, she recommends four to six classes as a gauge to see progression.

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Nora Catlin, one of experienced participants in my class, has been practicing for seven years. “I took other classes so I could get stronger so I could do more stuff on the silks. It’s a moving target, because you do one trick and then you aim for another.” Newer to the group, Kaitlin


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Beyond eye-catching, aerial fitness benefits both physically and mentally since it doesn’t feel like a workout. Being so preoccupied by the excitement of what I could do next left little room to think about if I was getting in a good sweat.

Watkins has been attending weekly for about six months. “Every class there’s an improvement,” she said.

Before the class let out, Paparo allowed for one more trick of my choice. A few inches higher, I thought, for a few seconds longer. Straddle inversion. My new favorite way to hang out! Though it may take a while before I audition for the next Cirque du Soleil, for an hour I felt like a star.

You can follow more stories from Nicole Teitler on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat as Nikki On The Daily.

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On Sundays We Play Polo

By Nicole Teitler

Weekend dwellers across the East End are faced with the commuting dilemma of when to come and when to leave. Traffic across both forks becomes more congested than the heat outside, especially down those single lane roadways. For the Westward bound on Sundays, there’s a perfect pit stop along the way.

Bethpage Polo at the Park located in Bethpage State Park, between the Long Island Expressway and Southern State Parkway, holds their weekly Sunday polo matches. Ideal for those in fancy hats and ball-caps alike, the polo grounds accommodate all types of people and groups. Lounge in the VIP tent with endless light bites, open bar, and live DJ, or pack a picnic to sit in the grandstands. The wide open field allows for guests to enjoy a beautiful view from all angles. The polo grounds at Bethpage State Park date back to 1934, a long history unknown to many Long Islanders. What makes this location

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Christine Evangelista, actress and animal health and rights activist, will host the first annual Polo Hamptons match and event on Saturday, June 24, from 4 to 7 PM at the Southampton Polo Club in Bridgehampton.

special is the family-friendly environment. Here, the “sport of kings” captivates the audience of its entire kingdom. Polo at the Park CEO, Bob Ceparano, remains intricately connected to the polo community through numerous endeavors, including running Country Farms, a polo and equestrian center located in Medford. From the grass roots to the tip of the mallets, this is certainly a community with open arms.

The gates open at 2 PM, the match begins at 3 PM, with a typical playing time of two hours. In between each 7.5 minute chukkers (periods), spectators are encouraged to visit the trailers to meet the players and ponies. While the games are played weekly, weather permitting, there are some festive days on the calendar to look forward to with new ones potentially being added as the season goes on. This Sunday, bring dear ol’ dad for a new kind of Father’s Day outing. On July 2, photographers will gather for Photography Day; July 9 is the Bridgehampton National Bank Cup; July 30 will have special vendors for Ladies Day, with the following week on August 6 (and September 3) dedicated toward

Kids Day; August 13 is Artist Day; September 16 is the highly anticipated Harriman Cup, a match between University of Virginia and Yale University; September 17 is the Long Island Pulse private tent event; and closing day is October 8. The high-energy sport of polo calls to an audience of all ages, to all locations. What better way to enjoy a Sunday than with an extreme

sport, good company, and greenery? Make Bethpage Polo at the Park your new Sunday Funday.

For information on pricing and directions, or lesson inquiry, go to or call 516-500POLO. You can follow more stories from Nicole Teitler on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat as Nikki On The Daily.




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Nazli Sarpkaya. In this comedy, a surgeon from the Middle East arrives in London seeking a new life. Through a series of hilarious mistakes and missteps, he runs afoul of white nationalists and liberal hypocrites and discovers some surprising truths along his journey. Directed by Stephen Hamilton. The audience is limited to 75. To purchase tickets, call 631-3244050.

• Join the Southampton Trails Preservation Society for its Barrel Hill adventure from 10 AM to 12:30 PM. Meet at the entrance of SYS at 1370A Majors Path in Southampton. Hike to White Hill with geodetic survey marker then on to Barrel Hill with views of Peconic Bay, Robins Island, and the North Fork. The hike will be a hilly, moderately-paced 7-mile hike. Val Abbate will lead. For more information, call 631-283-5376. • Join the Southampton Trails Preservation Society for its horses on trails ride. Attendees must bring their own horse and helmet. STPS membership is required due to insurance. It’s easy to join on the day of

• Join the Westhampton Library for its Bike Beach Brunch with Nicole Spinner Weiss at 8:30 AM. Join Weiss of Lean Beans Mind-Body Nutrition and Fitness for a leisurely one-and-ahalf to two-hour spin along the back roads and byways of the beautiful community. Then wheel back to the Library for brunch. Registration and helmets required. For more information, call 631-288-3335.

• The Westhampton Library will host an Alexander Calder-inspired art workshop at 2 PM. Calder was one of the first people to use wire to create three-dimensional mobiles and artwork. Participants will learn the wire technique and make their own wire sculpture. For more information, call the library at 631-288-3335.

SUNDAY 6•18•17 • Join the Southampton Trails Preservation Society for a Father’s Day hike in the Mulvihill Preserve from 10 to 11:30 AM. Meet at the Mulvihill Preserve, 820 Brick Kiln Road in Sag Harbor. The entrance is opposite Highview Drive. The hike will be a moderately paced three-mile

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hike through a historically interesting area. Vernal ponds, kettle holes, glacial erratics, and the Great Swamp will all be seen through the hike. Jean Dodds will lead the group. Call 631 728-6492 for more information.

• Marders will be holding a weekly garden lecture starting at 10 AM. This week’s lecture is “New Thoughts for your Shade Gardens.” Lectures are free of charge and all are welcome. Please call Marders to confirm the time and topic at 631-537-3700. • The Quogue Wildlife Refuge will bring their birds of prey for a visit to Marders from 1 to 3 PM. For more information call 631-537-3700.

MONDAY 6•19•17 • The Westhampton Free Library hosts Emoji Decoupage Journals at 6 PM. Attendees are encouraged to get creative with emojis using a decoupage technique to decorate journals. For more information, call 631-288-3335 or visit the library website at www.


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restored, there are plans for the Summer House and Studio, including a proper exhibition space, increased indoor activities including educational classes for all ages in a variety of arts and gardening, more tours of the interiors for visitors, and an international residency program for both gardeners and artists. The Sunset Garden Party celebrating 50 years of “Much Ado About Madoo” will be held on Friday from 6:30 to 8:30 PM with a live auction presented by Jamie Niven. On the block are items including a painting by Dash, a pair of Directoire garden chairs donated by Charlotte Moss, and the hottest item of all: eight sacks of organic chicken manure.

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On Saturday, from 10 AM to 5 PM, the Garden Market continues. Betsy Pinover Schiff, a noted garden photographer who recently published Sidewalk Gardens of New York and Barbara McLaughlin, president of Fund for Park Avenue, will offer “A Talk in the Studio” at 9:30 in the morning. The discussion will be moderated by writer Wendy Moonan, and will take place in the newly renovated studio at Madoo. A book signing and breakfast reception will follow. For children, from 3 to 5 PM, “Once Upon A Time At Madoo” will present the magical art and horticulture of the Madoo Conservancy in the newly renovated studio with familyfriendly events like potting plants, floral face painting, and DIY Bob Dash prints.

Tickets for the cocktail party are $150 for members, $250 for non-members. The Saturday happenings are free for members (although 10 percent of all plant sales are donated to Madoo), and $20 for non-members. The family event is $25 per individual, $100 for a family of four. Tickets can be purchased online at

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