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Jordan’s Run, p 3

Rufus Wainwright, p 21

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Mr. Thiele Goes To Washington?

persistence, and fiscal responsibility.

By Kitty Merrill

“I think experience is important,” the veteran elected offered. “To me it’s about getting things done,” he said, noting his place among the top five lawmakers when it comes to getting legislation passed.

It’s not that he hasn’t been asked in the past; happy with the work he does in the State Assembly, Fred Thiele just wasn’t that interested. Now he is.

There is one radical difference between the Pike campaign and Thiele’s potential run. Pike spent a grand total of $12,500 in his House race. Since then, the amount of money it takes to run a congressional campaign is, said Thiele, “a whole different order of magnitude” compared to what the lawmaker has spent on state campaigns where he rarely faced viable opponents.

“Where Congress is now and what’s going on in DC – the current political climate – it’s piqued my interest,” the assemblyman said. Last week he met with movers and shakers in Washington to discuss a possible run for a seat in the House of Representatives. “I have some interest in that this time around,” he revealed.

One day in DC was spent with members of the New York Congressional delegation and another meeting with staff from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “I think they consider this race to be one of their priorities,” Thiele, an Independence Party member, told The Independent. “In the next few weeks, I’ll meet with a lot of local political and community leaders ... my goal is to make a decision one way or another by Labor Day.” As state assemblyman representing the East End for the last 22 years, Thiele’s worked with the area’s current congressman Lee Zeldin, a Republican. Choosing his words carefully, Thiele spoke of his potential opponent’s “disappointing” performance. “He’s been sucked into a partisan vortex. I’m not sure that serves the district well.” By contrast, Thiele noted a career-long ability to work across party lines, and eschew partisan

War chests in local congressional races surpassed the million-dollar mark years ago. “I’m not worried about my ability to raise money,” the Sag Harbor native said. “I just find how money has dominated political campaigns to be pretty distasteful.”

Overall, Thiele said, “I felt very positive at the end of the trip.” He pointed out that there are a number of potential candidates for the seat that the DCCC wants to interview.

State Assemblyman Fred Thiele is considering a run for the US House of Representatives in 2018.

politics. “This district has always been represented by someone independent-minded, someone who put the district first, going all the way back to the tradition of Congressman Otis Pike in the 1960s,” he said.

Pike was the first congressman Thiele recalls from childhood. He aspires to model his public service on the Long Island representative. That means putting people before politics, maintaining an independent mind, and forwarding measures with consistency,

The field seems to grow weekly. Former Suffolk County Legislator Vivian Viloria-Fisher from East Setauket has expressed interest, as has Legislator Kate Browning who represents the Mastic area on the county legislature. Peter Gershon from East Hampton has reportedly formed a campaign committee and Brookhaven National Lab scientist Elaine DiMasi has joined the cadre of Zeldin foes. Midterm elections will be held in 2018.

WEDNESDAY July 26, 2017

Waxing Crescent

6:00 PM 9:00 AM Dance and Art Camp at LeRose Dance Company in Westhampton Beach


11:00 AM Puppets at Mattituck-Laurel Library

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4:00 PM

Living With Diabetes at Southampton Hospital

Vinyasa Yoga at Montauk Library

Food Truck and Music at Martha Clara Vineyards

6:30 PM Project Vibe at Coopers Beach

10:00 PM Karaoke at Steven Talkhouse

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Inaugural Jordan’s Run Sunday

their service and started their lives, some going to college, some getting married and having kids of their own, but that connection is still there,” Sales said.

If it weren’t for Lance Corporal Jordan Haerter, dozens of marines, police, and civilians at the post he died defending would have perished in the April 2008 explosion.

As of last weekend, just over 150 runners/walkers had signed up for Sunday’s 5K. “For our first outing, I think that’s pretty good,” Lyles affirmed.

If it weren’t for Jordan, high school students and veterans organizations wouldn’t benefit from the money raised by the foundation his Gold Star mother, JoAnn Lyles, founded called In Jordan’s Honor.

Lyles uses the catchphrase “amazingly woven into the lives of so many” to describe her hero son, a native of Sag Harbor. This Sunday that hometown tapestry brings even more threads together as the inaugural Jordan’s Run commences.

This won’t be the first time Jordan’s name is a fixture at a 5K. Friends like Patty Collins Sales and Joi Jackson Perle have celebrated the young man’s bravery by honoring him in a slew of races they’ve run over the years. Jordan was honored with a Soldier Ride dedicated to him several years back, and Perle, Sales, and other friends wear Team Jordan jerseys at races like the Marine Corps marathon held in Washington, DC each fall. According to Lyles, the idea for Sunday’s run flowed from an informal walk held in Sag Harbor last year on Jordan’s birthday, July 30. “We just put it out there, no advertising at all, and about 25, 30 people showed up after work,” she recalled. The friends walked the same course laid out for Sunday – from Pierson High School through Sag Harbor Village to the memorial bridge named for the Lance Corporal, then back


Independent / Patty Collins Sales The inaugural Jordan’s Run course will cross the bridge named for the local hero.

to Pierson, passing by Oakland Cemetery where Jordan is buried. “It’s a very pretty route,” Lyles opined.

“Joi and I had been kicking the idea of a run around for a few years,” Sales, one of the run’s organizers, noted. “Joi’s the real runner.” Perle has run a dozen or more races in her Team Jordan jersey. She plans to participate again this year in the Suffolk County veterans run series, eight disparate races held throughout the county. “It’s an honor that Jordan’s Run has been chosen to be part of the series,” she said. “That means we’re honoring Jordan and all veterans.”

Organizers have put out a call to homeowners and friends along the route, asking them to be sure to raise their flags Sunday morning. Lyles reported Jordan’s bridge will also be lined with flags and a red, white, and blue helicopter, plus two Black Hawk choppers will be in the air during the race. “Patty has amassed an amazing amount of raffle prizes from

Montauk to Bridgehampton,” Perle said. Participants can win a cooked lobster dinner for four, delicious Sweet Gabriel cupcakes, T-shirts, and gifts and goodies from such local establishments as Montauk Brewing Company, Bermuda Bikes, and Hampton Free Ride. There are restaurant gift cards galore, Sales said, and “all kinds of fun stuff.” When runners register for the race, their bib number becomes their raffle ticket, so many participants will win prizes. Lyles hopes to create a festive atmosphere at Pierson on race day. A local food truck will be on hand, and there will be activities like face painting for kids.

Over the years since Jordan’s death, Lyles has had the opportunity to meet other Gold Star families, as well as members of her son’s platoon. Some will be on hand on Sunday, travelling from homes all over the country. Some owe their lives to the Navy Cross recipient. Others are doing “virtual runs” by registering locally, then crafting a course in their own hometowns. “These young men, they completed

“I think it’s going to be great,” Perle enthused. “We have a lot of families coming, people are forming teams. People love Jordan and they want to support him. This is a real tightknit community and you can see by how many people have stepped up to help. In the end, I think everybody’s going to have a good time and feel happy when they come out.” To make the event extra special, organizers decided to skip the usual medals for winners. Instead, first finishers will receive a set of dog tags inscribed with the run logo, Jordan’s picture, and Lyles’s catchphrase.

If it weren’t for Jordan Haerter, a certain sedentary editor with a weekly track record of zero miles, wouldn’t be trying to haul her ancient hinder across the finish line Sunday morning. Will there be medals for least fit/ last place finishers? “No,” said Lyles.

“I’ll see what I can do,” said Sales.

Registration takes place Saturday evening at Pierson from 6 to 8 PM, or on the day of the run beginning at 7 AM, race time is 8:30 AM. Register online by visiting To learn more about Jordan, visit


July 27, 2017 Waxing Crescent

5:00 PM 10:00 AM Botanical Watercolors at Agricultural Center in Southold

1:00 PM Winemaker’s Walks at Castello di Borghese Vineyard

1:00 PM Museum Tour at Pollock-Krasner House

4:30 PM Core Fitness Class at Springs Community Church

Twilight Thursday at Wölffer Estate Vineyard

6:30 PM Bee Keeping 101 at Hampton Bays Library

8:00 PM Barney’s Wall at Guild Hall


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Not Your Typical Class Pets Independent / Justin Meinken Above, left, one of the habitats created in a tank in the Marine Science Wet Lab in Southampton High School. Above, right, marine scientist Greg Metzger shows his original design for the space.

By Justin Meinken

When a longtime marine science teacher from Southampton High School was asked to design his dream classroom in 2008, he never believed it would actually come true. Nine years later, marine scientist Greg Metzger teaches in the facility he designed. Known as the Marine Science Wet Lab, the artificial aquatic environment is home to many species of animals, some of which were captured by Metzger and his team in the local waters off Long Island specifically for research purposes.

The lab is home to fish tanks of various sizes that contain everything from coral reefs to shoreline-based pools with beach sand. One in particular is an ocean tidal pool with live mango trees beginning to take root in the shallows. The lab requires a great deal of maintenance and to combat these challenges, Metzger is joined by fellow marine scientist, Dan



Elefante oversees nearly all aspects of the facility. A normal day at work for Elefante would include everything from monitoring freshly hatched eggs of different aquatic species, to maintaining highly specialized tidal pools with advanced filtration systems, and even contacting local pet stores.

The marine lab has become successful enough to sell a variety of fish species, algae, and zooplankton. The microorganisms they sell are used to support saltwater fish tanks, especially for tanks that contain live coral. While the lab contains numerous species of aquatic life, three species in particular have become the focus of the marine science lab: the Rusty Angelfish (Centropyge ferrugata), the Longnose Hawkfish (Oxycirrhites typus), and the Goosefish (Lophius piscatorius). The Rusty Angelfish is red and amber-colored with dark spots

across its body and has bright blue-tipped fins. The Longnose Hawkfish is a grayish white color with stripes of red across its entire body and a long beak-like jaw. The Goosefish is an angler fish that is sand colored with lures above its eyes and mouth of large teeth. This fish is known to local fisherman as Monkfish, and is just as efficient and terrifying as its deep-water cousins. The Goosefish or Monkfish is an ambush predator that lies in wait under the sand to draw in unsuspecting prey with its bioluminescent lure.

Although these animals are very different from one another, they share one similarity that has more than piqued the interest of Metzger and Elefante. The Rusty Angelfish, the Longnose Hawkfish, and the Goosefish have never been raised in captivity and Southampton High School marine lab aims to be the first to succeed. Metzger and Elefante, however, have been facing some significant

challenges with maintaining and growing the larvae for the Rusty Angelfish and the Longnose Hawkfish. Elefante is working on isolating the factors responsible for the larvae’s survival and suspects that the larvae’s health may be related to nutrition factors or even water-quality issues. Luckily, the Goosefish larvae seem to developing at a consistent and healthy rate. Metzger and Elefante believe that once they have completely stabilized the environments of all three species, they will attain the title of the first lab to have successfully raised these animals in captivity. An accomplishment like this would mean world-renowned recognition in the world of marine science for both the research team and Southampton High School. The Marine Science Wet Lab is located on the second floor of Southampton High School in a new addition created as part of a

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6:30 PM 9:00 AM East Hampton Farmers Market


2:00 PM Dog Obedience Class at ARF

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Wine and Garden Walk at Bridge Gardens

JCOH Meditation Walk on Main Beach

The Lords of 52nd St. at Suffolk Theater

8:00 PM Outdoor Movie at Montauk Soccer Field

10:00 PM Hello Brooklyn at Stephen Talkhouse

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Social Security Payouts Increase, Concerns Remain About System

By Rick Murphy

percent, after getting nothing last year.

An article in Forbes last year put it succinctly: “Social security could be in worse shape than we thought.” The author, Jamie Hopkins, painted an even bleaker picture than usual about the future of the program tens of millions of Americans rely on to survive after they retire.

That’s because payouts are tied into the Cost of Living Index, which has been flat in recent years.

Zeldin acknowledged there is no single antidote to the woes of the SS system. “There is still so much more that can be done, such as improving and modernizing the way cost of living benefits are paid out to beneficiaries, ensuring benefits change with economic changes, and encouraging more saving for retirement, to list just a few examples,” he said.

As it stands, the SS dollar pool is set to run out of money by 2033. “It is not only retirees that rely upon Social Security,” Hopkins wrote. He said the Social Security Disability Insurance Trust Fund -which provides benefits to disabled workers, their spouses, and children -- was in even worse shape than Social Security.

In addition, citizens who live in some areas of the country find their retirement dollars don’t go very far because the cost of living is so high compared to other parts of the country.

“Nearly 11 million people receive disability insurance from Social Security, with an average benefit of roughly $1000 per month.” That fund is so depleted the Obama administration attempted to cut benefits by 20 percent, but Congress opposed the move and killed the bill.

But inaction is not a solution. As of now, the Disability Insurance Fund will run out of money in 2027 unless there is some kind of infusion of cash or reduction in benefits. What is sorely lacking is a sense of urgency. The longer-term problem, critics charge, is that Washington DC has put the problem on hold, even as the money needed to fund the programs dwindles. “Our seniors have worked their entire lives with the expectation that Social Security will be there to eventually assist them. It is our


Independent / Courtesy Lee Zeldin, SS insert Congressman Lee Zeldin believes changes to Social Security payouts must take Long Island’s high cost of living into account.

“Millions of Americans who rely on Social Security can expect to receive their biggest payment increase in years this January,” according to projections released by the trustees who oversee the program.

duty as Americans to always protect and improve the quality of life and care for our nation’s seniors,” Congressman Lee Zeldin said this week. MORE TO DO Ironically, though the system’s longterm prospects for solvency seem dim, current recipients received a jolt of good news this month: an increase in monthly benefits.

The increase is projected to be just 2.2 percent, or about $28 a month for the average recipient. Social Security recipients have gone years with tiny increases in benefits. This year they received an increase of 0.3

“For our seniors on Long Island, Social Security payments do not get them nearly as far, and we should reform this program so it works better for those Americans who have paid into it for their entire working lives and need it most,” Zeldin said. “It is exponentially more expensive to be a homeowner in our district than other parts of our nation, and it is so important that the necessary changes are made to Social Security that properly take this into an account.” There are only two ways to make Social Security solvent in the long term: decrease payments or increase revenue. As it stands now very few senior citizens can live off of Social Security alone, so any further reductions in monthly payments

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9:00 AM Wetlands Hike through East Hampton

12:30 PM Bobby Nathan Band at Montauk Yacht Club

6:00 PM John H. Marburger III Lecture 3:00 PM Marian Hill at Guild Hall at the Surf Lodge Garden Lecture at Long Pond Greenbelt

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Jerry’s Ink


You’re in over your head and you know it. If you’re not totally, hopelessly delusional, then every night must be a nightmare.

There’s the Russian/election mess, the healthcare mess, and what about that tax cut you promised? How are you going to handle the little North Korean fat kid who may be even nuttier than you?

Where’s that stupid wall you promised the yokels you would get the Mexican government to pay for? Where are all the jobs you promised? Where are the nation’s infrastructure improvements you promised?

How did we, thanks to your bumbling, turn into the laughingstock

of all the nations that used to respect us? You must lie in bed, staring at the ceiling and wondering how you can talk your way out of the mess you’ve made of the presidency in just six months.

Some nights you panic and that’s when, with shaking hands, you jump up and go into your Twitter mode, and you tweet to get even for whatever imagined slight or middleof-the-night vendetta is keeping you from sleeping. The next day you declare another victory. You’re good at that.

As far as you’re concerned, you have never failed at anything. You just tell bold-faced lies that whatever you were involved in was really, really a great success.

North Vietnamese prison camps.

Presidents, on occasion, fail to tell the truth. We all remember “Read my lips: no new taxes,” or “If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor.” And then there was, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.”

They believed you when you screamed that all Muslims were terrorists. And when you zeroed in on Hillary Clinton they screamed along with you when you chanted, “Lock Her Up. Lock Her Up.”

But you, Mr. President, never tell the truth. Never. Never. Never. That’s why you will go down in history as the worst president in this nation’s history. Move over Jimmy Carter. Move over Millard Fillmore. Move over James Buchanan. Move over Warren Harding. Make way for Donald Trump.

You’ve turned politics and the presidency into a phony wrestling match. You prance around the White House and the world like Gorgeous George, a fat, fake wrestler of the 1950s. We needed a president. We got a clown. When did it all go wrong for you?

You were the schoolyard bully of the Republican National Convention, and it worked. You were the draft-dodging dork who had the gall to make fun of a great American hero like John McCain because he was captured while flying in the Vietnam War and spent more than five years as a POW in various


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Trump Airline? It was really, really a great success.

Trump University? That was really, really, really a great success. (Your “tell” is the more the “reallys,” the bigger the lie.)

by Jerry Della Femina

You’re Donald Trump and you are to the American presidency what Joey Chestnut stuffing 72 Nathan’s Famous hot dogs into his disgusting mouth is to fine dining.

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When you campaigned, the handful of fools who showed up at your rallies and fell for your antics believed you when you said people from Mexico were rapists and killers.

The 62 million good, honest people who voted for you will never see the jobs and health care and happiness and victories you promised.

You’ve talked the talk, but you’ve never walked the walk. You whine that the press is against you. You’re right, they are. Just as they have been against almost every president we’ve ever had. Yes, the press let Barack Obama get away with a lot, but if you have any sense of history you would know the terrible things the press said about Truman, Reagan, Eisenhower, and a lot of others. That didn’t stop them from being great presidents. The only president who reacted against the press as you have was Richard Nixon, and you know what happened to him.

“Fake news?” Sure it is, but The New York Times, CNN, MSNBC, and the rest of the left-leaning press is not keeping you from telling the truth. You can’t stop lying, and you’ve discovered that the only way to get people to forget one of your outrageous acts is to commit an even more outrageous act the next time.

Where will it end? Do you plan to defile the Statue of Liberty? Do you plan to say that every time you see the Statue of Liberty she has blood in her eyes, blood coming out from her robes -- blood everywhere? Maybe you should see a shrink and find out how to handle your issues with women and menstruation. At the rate you’re going, you will achieve nothing in your presidency except to make good on your campaign slogan. Yes, in November, 2020, you will be voted out of office and America will be great again. (Thanks to Jimmy Cannon for the “You’re Donald Trump” format.)

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injured animal.

Charged With Sex Felony

Expecting The Worst

Southampton Town police detectives arrested Anthony Raniello, 70, of Hampton Bays on Monday after an investigation revealed that he had sexual contact with a disabled victim.

Raniello, while employed as a direct care professional for the Smile Agency located in Ronkonkoma, allegedly took the 21-year-old victim on his boat in Hampton Bays and sexually abused the victim. Raniello has been charged with criminal sex act second degree, a Class D felony, endangering the welfare of an incompetent person first degree, a Class E felony, and sexual abuse second degree, a Class A misdemeanor. Raniello was processed at Southampton Town Police headquarters and was awaiting arraignment as of press time. Man Struck By Train A freight train headed east struck an unidentified man in Riverhead at about 1 PM last Wednesday.

East Hampton Village answered a complaint that “some junkie” had stashed his green syringe and tourniquet on Ocean Avenue near the bike rack. Police found a green glass juice box straw and piece of a clear surfboard leash. SWORN IN THURSDAY New Southampton Town Police officers Erica Moncada and

Katie White were sworn in by Southampton Town Clerk Sundy Schermeyer, during a work-session by the Southampton Town Board last Thursday.

Officer Moncada is bi-lingual and Officer White served in the military before entering into the Police Academy. Both officers graduated with honors from the Suffolk County Police Academy this year. Both served as seasonal officers before being hired full-time.

Courtesy STPD Anthony Raniello

Planning to have lunch overlooking the highway? You obviously haven’t seen things from our point of view.

Neither Riverhead Police nor Metropolitan Transit Authority have been able to identify the victim as of press time. What is known is the man is Latino, medium height and build, and that he suffered significant injuries. He is about 30 years old. The train was a New York and Atlantic Railway, the MTA said through a spokesman. The victim was transported by emergency personnel to Stony Brook University Hospital. Deer On Tracks A severely wounded deer fell directly on the railroad tracks in East Hampton Village just west of the station Sunday. Police dispatchers said police were aware of the problem. Passengers on the 3:36 PM train who saw the deer said it was lying on the tracks but was raising its head. The train was not delayed, they added. It is believed police “dispatched” the

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Time For Cuomo To Recognize The Tribe It’s time for the governor to do the same. With political gridlock paralyzing the nation worse than Montauk Highway on a Friday evening in July, it was refreshing last week to see that the bipartisan Montaukett Recognition Bill – sponsored by Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele and State Senator Ken LaValle -- unanimously passed the NYS Assembly and Senate. The last time we saw legislators display this kind of unity was for a pay raise. On July 19, Thiele and LaValle sent a letter urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign their bill that would once again recognize the Montauketts as a thriving Native American Indian nation on Eastern Long Island after being ruled “extinct” in 1909 by Judge Abel Blackmar.

In The Montauketts, John Strong’s definitive book on this Indian nation, he details how in that shameful case brought by member of the Montauketts, lawyers for the defense claimed that the tribe’s bloodline had been diluted via mixed marriages with “inferior races.” Blackmar himself, in declaring the tribe extinct,


concluded that the Montauketts “had no internal government and they live a shiftless life of hunting, fishing, and cultivating land, often leaving Montauk for long periods of work in menial capacity for whites.” Disgraceful.


this new Montaukett Recognition Bill through the legislature.

Sand In My Shoes The Democrats and Republicans in Albany voted together on this one.

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first president of the Long Island Rail Road and partnered with “The court’s misdeed declaring that his pal Benson to swindle the the Montauketts no longer exist has Montauketts out of their land in been perpetuated for over a century, order to lay LIRR tracks from despite the fact that the members Bridgehampton to Montauk, where of this sovereign Indian nation Corbin intended to build a transcontinue to live in our community, Atlantic passenger ship terminal maintain their culture, and govern and grand resorts like the ones in themselves,” Thiele and LaValle Coney Island. If Corbin didn’t want wrote to Cuomo. Jews or Chinese in his hotels or on his railroad we can only imagine his I reached out to Cuomo’s office for opinion of the Montauketts whose comment but received no response.             lawsuits delayed the building of his The Montauketts decline began LIRR. in 1879 when 10,000 acres of Corbin died in a carriage accident Montauk was “purchased” for in 1896 – yay, carriage! -- but the $151,000 – 10 percent down -- by a Montauketts kept fighting Benson slippery city slicker named Arthur. in court. W. Benson, owner of Brooklyn Gas and Light, and founder of When Judge Abel Blackmar made the neighborhood of Bensonhurst, his ruling in Pharoah v. Benson, Brooklyn. He the Montauketts were officially partnered with ruled “extinct” even as over a an odious bigot hundred Montauketts crowded the named Austin courtroom. Corbin, who This was like a judge in Manhattan built railroads in declaring the Irish extinct, with Brooklyn leading the Fighting 69th in the courtroom, to his grand hotels because they had comingled with in Coney Island. Italians. Corbin was also Clearly Blackmar’s ruling was the president of racist, absurd on its face, and the American probably motivated by the politics Society for the of progress -- synonymous in Suppression of the Jews, banning Brooklyn with bribery. Jews – and Chinese -- from his hotels (one named, ironically, “This issue has continued to be The Oriental) and railroads. “If relevant to us and our constituents America is a free country why can’t who seek to rightfully restore their we be free of the Jews,” he asked place in history,” Thiele and LaValle a Brooklyn Eagle reporter.  He wrote to Gov. Cuomo. “As you called Jews “a detestable and vulgar take this bill into consideration, people.” we respectfully ask you to keep in mind that the Montaukett Indian At one of Corbin’s ASSJ meetings, Nation is alive and thriving. We it was resolved, “we pledge ourselves wholeheartedly believe that they to spare no effort to remand them deserve to be acknowledged by the [ Jews] to the condition that they State.”   were in in the Middle Ages, or to exterminate them utterly.” Me, too.

The last time we saw legislators display this kind of unity was for a pay raise.

To rectify this historical outrage, Thiele and LaValle steered a similar Montaukett Recognition Bill through the legislature in 2013 that was vetoed by Cuomo, not because the governor objected in principle but because the law would require an expensive and lengthy review by the Feds, with a price tag the state could not afford. However, Cuomo said he would direct the NY Dept. of State to study whether Montaukett recognition was warranted, as it has been for the nations or tribes of the Tuscarora, Oneida, and Onondaga, along with the Seneca, Cayuga, Tonawanda, Poospatuck, and Shinnecock. It has been four years since Cuomo’s veto and Thiele and LaValle say no such study has been done. So they unanimously moved


Anyway, Corbin also became the

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1:00 PM Tour of Raphael Wine

Elettra Wiedemann 6:30 PM at BookHampton Brahms & Doo-Wop Concert in East Hampton the Schumanns at Hampton Bays at Bridgehampton Library Presbyterian Church 2:00 PM

10:00 PM Reggae at the Talkhouse

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Thea Throws Her Hat Into Ring By Rick Murphy

Fry believes preserving that means the town board must strongly support the town trustees. “I really believe we need to preserve the power they have, to remember the trustees don’t work for the town, they work for the people.”

When it comes to running for local office, most successful candidates have deep roots in the community.

By that standard, Thea Dombrowski Fry, a Republican candidate for the Southampton Town Board from Hampton Bays, is going to be hard to beat – she’s about as local as local gets.

The race pits Fry, Stan Glinka, an incumbent Republican, Tommy John Schiavoni, a newcomer running on the Democratic line, and Julie Lofstad, an incumbent Democrat, against each other. The top two vote getters win seats on the board regardless of party affiliation.

She was born and raised in Water Mill, attended local schools, served on the Southampton Village Police force, became a teacher and oh yeah, she knows how to handle a fishing pole and a clam rake.

“I think I will fit in very well with Stan and Christine Scalera [another incumbent Republican on the board]. I think you have to take the party out and do what the people want, and that is the perspective we all have.”

She’s earned her Master’s degree and is currently a teaching assistant in the Southampton Intermediate School. Why politics, and why now?

“I feel very lucky with the life I had growing up. I want my son to enjoy what I enjoyed.” For that to happen the town board will have to address some important issues, she said.

Fry attended Our Lady of Poland School in Southampton, and credits her stint there with developing a lot of her core values. “They have high standards. They send good kids into the community.”

“I really believe crime is a major issue. It’s gone way up. We have to get a handle on it,” Fry said.

One solution: community policing. “The police should know the communities instead of just driving through them.”

Fry, her husband Thomas, and their son James, who call Hampton Bays home, still live off the land, like so many of those who have lived here for centuries. “We raise chickens and eat


Courtesy Thea-Dombroski Fry Thea Fry and her son James.

healthy food from the garden, we go fishing and clamming. It’s the


“It’s really not about me, it’s about all of us, and keeping this place the way it was,” Fry said.

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life I had growing up. We weren’t rich but I felt very wealthy.”

As for her local roots, Fry’s lines run deep. Her uncle Gene worked for the Southampton Village Parks Department for decades. Her father, Thomas Dombrowski, is retired from the Suffolk County Sheriff ’s Department after more than 25 years on the job.

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Mites Threaten Honeybee Population By Rick Murphy

them. They are also sent south to cantaloupe and melon farms. The mites, unfortunately, travel with them. They infest the larvae of bees and lay a male egg 30 hours after the bee emerges from its cocoon. A female egg is laid 30 hours later, and the process continues.

It may not get the ink that Vermont maple syrup does, but New York State honey is a much sought after condiment. But this summer beekeepers and state officials are wrestling with a foe that is expected to cause at least $500 million in damage – the varroa mite.

There is no known treatment that can eliminate the mites. We’ve tried miticides, and screen bottoms, and some organic acids,” Peterson said. But bees are sensitive to change.

Though tiny in size, the mites are determined. They feed off bees, and in the process spread a virus that is fatal in large enough doses. The State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Department of Agriculture found that an entire colony of bees can be stricken and jeopardized by as few as three mites per 100 bees.

Donal Peterson is the vice president of the Long Island Beekeepers Club, which has 250 numbers.

Given bee colonies also have to deal with pesticides, lack of forage, foul weather and other predators, the bee population in general has been declining in recent years, he said. “When you think about it, there are not many wild meadows and flower gardens,” he pointed out. Breeders may have inadvertently caused the explosion of mites, Peterson said, by breeding gentler bees over the years. “They may have lost some toughness and resiliency.”

To make matters worse, bee colonies stricken with mites are often raided by bees from other colonies that steal honey and hasten the demise of the stricken bees. The raiders often end upbringing mites back to their colony. The breadth of the infestation


stunned beekeepers and state officials. Last summer only 36 percent of beekeepers were monitoring their colonies for mites. This year 78 percent of the colonies checked have varying degrees of

Compiled by Rick Murphy West Nile Alert Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. James Tomarken said this week seven new mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus in Suffolk County.

Though the samples were collected in the western part of the county – Ridge was the farthest east site – the virus is expected to reach the eastern tip of the island this summer. West Nile virus, first detected in birds and mosquito samples in Suffolk County in 1999 and again each year thereafter, is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. No humans or horses have tested positive for West Nile

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varroa infestation.

Most breeders sell off hives to farms elsewhere in the country for pollination. Almond farms in California buy a great deal of

News Briefs virus in Suffolk so far this year.

“The confirmation of West Nile virus in mosquito samples or birds indicates the presence of West Nile virus in the area,” said Tomarken. “While there is no cause for alarm, we advise residents to cooperate with us in our efforts to reduce the exposure to the virus, which can be debilitating to humans.”

“Anything you do will have an impact on them,” Peterson said.

That leaves enthusiasts with a thorny problem. “If you don’t do anything you are going to lose them,” Peterson said. Most often the mites will overrun a colony in between two and three years.

symptoms may last several weeks, and neurological effects may be permanent.

Individuals, especially those 50 years of age or older, or those with compromised immune systems, who are most at risk, are urged to take precautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

According to Dr. Tomarken, most people infected with West Nile virus will experience mild or no symptoms, but some can develop severe symptoms including high fever, headache, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, vision loss, numbness, and paralysis. The

To avoid mosquito bites, residents are advised to:

Minimize outdoor activities between dusk and dawn. Wear shoes and socks, long pants. and long-sleeved shirts when mosquitoes are active. Use mosquito repellent, following

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Water Views

by Christopher J. Gobler, Ph.D.

Anything But Blue: Toxic Tides Taking Hold As the summer heats up, East End residents are drawn to the water. Nothing spells relief like a dip into a cool water body on a hot day. We seek the peace and serenity offered by daybreaks and sunsets over the water. Conditions are perfect for fishing, clamming, and boating.

And while we envision all of these activities taking place in a placid, pale blue body of water, the truth is, more and more surface waters on eastern Long Island are taking on colors that signal something is not right. The green lake or pond, the chocolate-colored bay; these are not the images we bring to mind as

we dream about our favorite water activities. Yet, these conditions are now ever-present across the East End during summer. And if the concerns ended with a discoloration of the water, one might chalk it all up to a bad day at the beach and move on. However, the fact of the matter is, these discolorations are often caused by algae that are harmful to aquatic life, pets, and even humans. Moreover, the formation of these harmful algal blooms or HABs have been shown to lead to economic disruption in communities that rely on clean water for tourism, fisheries, and


boating and have been shown to significantly depress home values in a one mile radius. Just about everyone should be concerned.

These harmful algal blooms can be broken down into two general categories: Those that are harmful to aquatic ecosystems, and those that are toxic and potentially lethal to humans and pets. The first broad category may seem like a small worry in that they can’t hurt us directly. But, the truth is, these ecosystem-disrupting blooms have changed the way of life on the East End forever.

For example, in 1984, Long Island was home to the largest hard clam and bay scallop fishery on the US East Coast, and bay bottoms were covered with lush seagrass meadows. In 1985, the first brown tide bloom caused by the algae Aureococcus occurred across the Peconic Estuary and south shore of Long Island and has recurred virtually every year since, leading to a greater than 90 percent loss in the clam and scallop landings and contributing to a 90 percent loss in the coverage of seagrass. As a key nursery habitat for finfish and shellfish, the loss of seagrass has had a devastating, cascading effect on food webs and ecosystems across the East End. Joining brown tides this century have been rust tides that occur throughout the Peconic Estuary and Shinnecock Bay. Caused by the alga Cochlodinium, a fish-killing algae that has caused late summer mass mortality in fish populations in tributaries and fishing traps known as pound nets. While collapse of key fisheries and ecosystems is a serious concern, the second class of harmful algae on the East End are literally lethal. For example, red tides caused by Alexandrium produce the potent neurotoxin saxitoxin that is 1000 times more potent than cyanide and accumulates in filter feeding bivalves such as clams, oysters, and mussels. If shellfish contaminated with the toxin are consumed by humans, it can lead to paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP). There have been more than a dozen PSP-induced shellfish bed closures on Long Island in recent years and people have died of PSP in parts of the


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In other cases, it can lead to mass mortality of marine life as was the case in the deaths of hundreds of diamondback terrapin turtles in Riverhead in 2015. In lakes and ponds, more than a dozen sites across eastern Long Island have experienced blue-green algal blooms during the past decade. These algae synthesize potent neurotoxins and gastrointestinal toxins that have been responsible for dog illnesses and deaths in recent years.

Perhaps the most surprising aspect of the harmful algal blooms that have emerged in the past few decades is that we know the cause and we know how to stop them. For each of these individual algae, research has been published showing that excessive levels of nitrogen delivered from land to sea makes the bloom events more intense and more toxic.

The reverse has been demonstrated as well: In Northport, the upgrade of a sewage treatment plant ended the annual recurrence of toxic PSP events. On eastern Long Island, the majority of nitrogen in groundwater that seeps into bays, harbors, and lakes originates from septic tanks and cesspools, with household and agricultural fertilizer being the second largest source. The good news is that lawmakers and voters have started to become aware of these issues and are now taking action to ‘turn the tides.’

In 2016, East End voters approved an extension of the Community Preservation Fund and approved the use of that fund for improving water quality. Suffolk County has now approved the use of denitrifying septic systems for individual homes that remove 70 percent more nitrogen from wastewater. The change over to the use of these new systems along with reducing the use of fertilizers hold the promise to turn these tides and thus protect our health, protect our economy, and restore our coastal ecosystems. Dr. Christopher Gobler is Associate Dean for Research, Professor School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences and Co-Director for the Center for Clean Water Technology at Stony Brook University.

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Luminati Still Alive!

By Rick Murphy

Like Lazarus, Luminati has risen.

Luminati Aerospace, the ambitious company that wants to spend $40 million to purchase the former Grumman Aircraft site in Calverton, is very much alive after all, after being left for dead by the Riverhead Town Board. After the board issued an ultimatum and voiced its intention to terminate a deal it had in place, Luminati made a miraculous turnaround over the weekend after its CEO, Daniel Preston, met privately with several board members.

He apparently convinced a majority not to pull the plug on the deal, as the town intended to do on July 17. Instead, the town will give Preston more time to negotiate a binding agreement. He wants to purchase 2300 acres at the former Grumman site at Enterprise Park (EPCAL)

for $40 million. He’s agreed to preserve 900 of the acres.

Though Preston pressed the right buttons, it was billionaire John Catsimatidis who breathed new life into the deal hours before the July 17 deadline when he announced his interest in the Luminati project – to build light, pilotless planes that could provide an internet signal to obsolete areas. Catsimatidis cuts a wide swath through the Riverhead landscape. He is the chairman and CEO of United Metro Energy, which operates the United Riverhead Terminal, a 286-acre facility in Northville Beach.

Preston, ever erratic, had given the town mixed signals about his intentions, been cited by the town’s building department, suffered a number of key personnel defections, was accused of stealing the design for the prototype for one of his

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planes, and accused of fraud by his former company and fired.

Catsimatidis, the CEO of the Gristedes supermarket empire, once financed his own run for mayor of New York City and is a major political donor.

Preston reportedly held one-on-one meetings with several town board members and succeeded in keeping the deal on the table. According to published reports, Councilmen John Dunleavy and Tim Hubbard decided to give Preston more time to put a deal together after the meetings. Town Councilwoman Jodi Giglio came away from a meeting with Preston with more questions than answers. “I met with Daniel Preston and was not satisfied with the answers I was getting when it came to his plan and any contracts that he currently has for aerospace manufacturing.”

Town Supervisor Sean Walter, considered Preston’s biggest booster on the board, is also in favor of allowing Luminati to proceed, at least for the foreseeable future. None of the three returned requests for comments. Giglio, though, is not as enamored with Preston as the other board members seem to be. “I wanted to cancel the Letter of Intent because they do have exclusivity and we can’t entertain other offers,” Giglio said.  Luminati still retains exclusive rights to the property, which prevents the town from seriously entertaining other suitors.

“I am told that potential buyers have reached out to our brokers and the brokers can not accept any offers or discuss the property with potential buyers until the LOI has been terminated,” Giglio said.

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121 Years Of Fun At The LVIS Fair

By Laura Field

Getaway, and Hamilton Tickets.

The Ladies’ Village Improvement Society of East Hampton will host its 121st annual fair on Saturday. Starting at 10 AM, the fair will be up and running on the front lawn, featuring carousel rides, playlands, games, and a fortune teller. Magic Jeff will perform at 11 AM to mystify audiences, and for the adults, Ina Garten, The Barefoot Contessa herself, will have a book signing. Local food and beverages will be served all day at the food court. Hot dogs, ice cream, salads, and sandwiches will be offered, as well as cakes, bread, and jams. The thrift shop will be open all day to showcase the LVIS’s large selection of fine vintage clothing. Shop dresses, handbags, shoes, fine jewelry, and more all while supporting a good cause. The highlight of the event is the silent auction. Some of the

Buzz Collection Gold and Nickle finishes are also available

The auction starts Saturday at 10 AM and will close at 4 PM. You can preview some of these amazing items online at www., and you can also buy raffle tickets for the Chinese auction. Live music and gourmet food will follow in the sunken garden until 5 PM. Started in 1896, the LVIS Fair is one of the major sources of funding for its community activities. The LVIS mission is to maintain and preserve historical landmarks, and village parks, greens, and trees. The society takes care of over 3000 tress along village streets, takes weekly care of ponds, preserves nature trails, grants scholarships, and more every year.


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The LVIS Fair will be located on the lawn at 95 Main Street in East Hampton. For more information visit, or call 631-3241220.

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Rufus Wainwright & Sophie Beem Take The Stage For Cancer Research

By Jessica Mackin-Cipro

The 13th annual “A Hamptons Happening” benefiting the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation will treat guests to an intimate performance by Grammynominated singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright and recording artist Sophie Beem, a protégé of Beyoncé. “My grandmother died from cancer and my mom’s best friend is a breast cancer survivor so I’ve always wanted to help make a difference and support finding a cure,” said Beem. “I am so honored and excited to perform.”



Beem is a rhythmic pop singer, songwriter, and musician from NYC, discovered and mentored by Beyoncé. She released her first

EP last year with songs like “I Got It” featuring Fetty Wap. Her song “Nail Polish” was featured in HBO’s series, “Insecure.”

Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of our time. He has released seven studio albums and three live albums, including the Grammy-nominated Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall. He has collaborated with artists like Elton John, David Byrne, Boy George, Joni Mitchell, Pet Shop Boys, and producer Mark Ronson. “I hope he sings ‘Hallelujah,’” enthused Beem of Wainwright’s upcoming performance.

His performance at “A Hamptons Happening” will celebrate

the introduction of a sarcoma research grant established jointly by the SWCRF and the Kate McGarrigle Foundation, a nonprofit organization he and his family founded to support sarcoma research after his mother passed away from the disease. “When I was first approached by the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation about performing at the ‘Hamptons Happening,’ it presented an opportunity for our foundation, the Kate McGarrigle Foundation to join forces with SWCRF in the battle against cancer,” said Wainwright.

“KMF has been focused on funding sarcoma research, a rare and

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underfunded cancer that took my mother’s life in 2010. SWCRF is establishing a collaborative grant in her name. This is an amazing chance to partner in the highest level research and hopefully keep moving the needle towards a cure,” he continued.

Wainwright has also made a name for himself in the classical world. His first opera, Prima Donna, premiered at the Manchester International Festival in 2009. He has been commissioned by the Canadian Opera Company to write his second opera based on the story of the Roman Emperor Hadrian and his young male friend, Antinous. The new opera will Continued On Page 55.

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Celebrating FIT




The New Face of Anti-Semitism on Campus documentary and discussion 7:00–9:00pm


Sunday, August 6 Jewish and secular music with 4 amazing cantors. Tickets: Members $25 | Non Members $30 $30/$35 at the door 4:00pm

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Dr. Valerie Steele -- a fashion historian, author, and director and chief curator of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC -- explored the question “Is fashion art?” at the Parrish Art Museum on Friday with a presentation and Q & A.

Following the event, a dinner was held to celebrate FIT at the Hornig residence in Water Mill. This dinner was especially exciting for me since I was once an FIT student, and had such a wonderful experience there. I’m always recommending the school to anyone interested in fashion or art (or both!). Hosted by jewelry designer and FIT trustee Joan Hornig, guests were presented with a beautiful dinner inside the Hornigs’ barn -- complete with a lobster buffet and the most beautiful table


Highlights of the evening included greetings from FIT president Dr. Joyce F. Brown. Guests, including former students, board members, and members of the FIT Couture Council, also spoke about their experiences at FIT.

Guests included Amsale Aberra, Stan Herman, Fern Mallis, Jean Shafiroff, Emme Aronson, Ivan Bart, Susan Moses, Terrie Sultan, Essie Weingarten, Jeffrey and Liz Peek, Othon and Kathy Prounis, Amanda Munz, Helen Marx, Sabi and Mona Kanaan, Sharon Jacob, Yaz Hernandez, David and Vicky Elenowitz, Mary and Michele Cohen, Micky Ateyeh, and Richard Anderman. (See Patrick’s Pages for more images). For more information on FIT visit

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The latest Hamptons hotspot, Harbor East Restaurant in East Hampton, played host to an evening of revelry led by supermodels Jessica Hart and Poppy Delevingne on Saturday night. The duo, who throw a summer blowout every year, kicked off the night with a custom menu of confections by Chef Sebastian Royo. Dining on the delicacies were a slew of notable names including DJ and nephew to Vice President Joe Biden, Jamie Biden, model Abbey Lee Kershaw, and power couple Andreas and Lauren Santo Domingo. Guests worked off their dinner with the inevitable dance

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The Midsummer Party 2017 at Parrish Art Museum was held on July 15 in Water 3. Mill. 1. Lorinda Ash, Nicole Miller, Anne Shearman, and Page Rossetter, 2. Clifford Ross, Agnes Gund, Jeff Koons and Guest, 3. Terrie Sultan, Susan Solomon, and Toni Ross.

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leaders and artists themselves mingling about – there is a sense of romanticism connected to this wondrous mix of people mostly for their shared passion for the arts. This year’s toasting was to honorees Agnus Gund and Clifford Ross. Followed by dinner and then dancing as if in a Hamptons’ midsummer night’s artsy dream.

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A benefit for ARF in the garden of Peter Marino was held on July 15 in Southampton. 1. Martha Stewart and Charlotte Beers, 2. Peter Marino, 3. Charles Marder, 4. Kelly Pasciucco and Corina Piedrahita, 5. Clelia Zacharias, Carol Mack, and Lisa Jackson.

Animal Rescue Fund (ARF) of The Hamptons benefit was hosted by Peter and Jane Marino and held in their own personal garden. (Each ticket included a limited edition, signed copy of The Garden of Peter Marino by Peter Marino, Foreword by Claude Lalanne). Adore the Marinos who I have known since back in the Warhol days and

because who does not love hanging out in a lush Hamptons backyard for an amazing local charity? Actually, a flawless garden oasis lovingly created by this master of design and architecture, ARF in the Garden with Peter Marino. Beyond fabulous! Continued On Page 26.

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The third annual Green Beetz Day was held at The Creeks in East Hampton on Saturday. 1. Molly Sims, Scarlett May Stuber, and Scott Stuber, 2. Tracey Kimball and Rashawn Reed, 3. Katie Lee and Danielle Levine, 4. Anna Chapman, Kyle MacLachlan, and Desiree Gruber, 5. Atmosphere, 6. Sakara Team, 7. Atmosphere, 8. Brett Ratner.



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Lucy Sykes’s The Fitness Junkie book launch was held at Longchamp on July 11 in NYC. 1. Lucy Sykes, 2. Mike Garcia, Brittney Perry, and Salvatore Serra, 3. Jo Piazza, 4. Gin Boswick and Euan Rellie. 4. Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

The 2017 Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Art For Life benefit was held at Fairview Farms on July 15 in Water Mill. 1. Russell Simmons, Ming Lee Simmons, and Aoki Lee Simmons, 2. Uber Bozoma Saint John, 3. Star Jones, 4. Guests.


Big hugs and congrats to Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza for the launch of their new book Fitness Junkie. The fete and signing held at Longchamp brought together some of the most fun people of the week.

I have always found Lucy and Jo to be wildly funny and we happen to have a shared sense of humor. They just get it -- and I get them. Their wit and wisdom is what makes them so special.

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The 2017 Hampton Designer Showhouse Gala preview cocktail party was held on Saturday in Southampton. 1. Tony Manning (center) and designers, 2. Jaithan Kochar, John Shaka, and Eddie Ross, 3. Cynthia Archer and Gary DePersia, 4. Christina Schmutz, Michelle Newbery, Hailee Francis, and Even Newbery, 5. Rich Wilke, Steven Stolman, and Kelly Killoren Bensimon.

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Boom! The Cosmic LongHouse Benefit was held at LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton on Saturday. 1. Jack Larsen, Sherri Donghia, Lee Skolnick, and Peter Olsen, 2. Fern Mallis, Nicole Miller, and Mickey Ateyeh, 3. Florence Fabricant, Lys Marigold, Ruth Applehof, and Dianne Benson, 4. Nathalie Sheperd and Peter Ngo, 5. Matko Tomicic and Cai Guo-Qiang, 6. Bridget Fleming and April Gornik.


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A Hamptons event to celebrate FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) was held at the Hornig residence on Friday in Water Mill. 1. Sabi Kanaan, Mona Aboelnaga, Kathy Prounis, and Andrea Greeven Douzet, 2. Valerie Steele, Joan Hornig, and Fern Mallis, 3. Chong Shin and Susan Shin, 4. Beverly Camhe, Judy Bryd, and Christina Lewis Halpern, 5. Martin Shafiroff, Liz Peek.


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A private Hamptons preview of The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Sunny Isles Beach was held at Kozu on July 16 in Southampton. 1. Jean Shafiroff, Nichole Noonan, Leesa Rowland, Lieba Nesis, Angela Rapoport, and Audrey Rapoport-Martiak, 2. Andrew Molen, Zach Erdem, and James Stone, 3. Kate Green and Sasckya Slothower.

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Sir Richard Branson, Alex Tai, and a panel of business leaders and experts joined DS Virgin Racing for its first annual Innovation Summit in the US, held at Brooklyn Navy Yard’s New Lab on July 14.

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AVENUE on the Beach held a party on July 14 in Sagaponack. 1. Toby Millstein, Quincy Moore, Tanya Malott and guests, 2. Cherise Loren, Randi Schatz, and Sarah Dipiano.




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The Daily Summer’s third annual Boys of Summer Party took place on July 15 in Sag Harbor. 1. Wilhelmina Models and Vilebrequin, 2. Robert Pearson and Dan Dinko, 3. Todd Allen and Erin Hoover.

The premiere of HBO’s “Game Of Thrones” Season 7 was held at Walt Disney Concert Hall on July 12 in Los Angeles. 1. Actress Amanda Peet, 2. Actress Katie Aselton and director Mark Duplass, 3. Stand-up comedian Patton Oswalt and Meredith Salenger, 4. Actor Tom Hopper.


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BCMF: Making Waves In Music

Martin is thrilled that Alda is narrating the season premiere, with two shows on Sunday and Monday. “It’s such a treat to have him there,” she said. “He is such a great communicator and the audiences really enjoy his involvement. It adds another level to the music.”

At first the water theme was unintentional, said Marya Martin, the artistic director of the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival. “We had commissioned a work by Elizabeth Brown called ‘Island Nocturnes,’ and we already had programmed into the series, toward the end, another piece we had previously commissioned from Kevin Puts called ‘Seven SeaScapes.’”

Then there is the BCMF concert at the Parrish on August 14, in conjunction with Clifford Ross’s huge hurricane wave-inspired works, which will feature maritimeinspired music. “And we’ve always had some sort of beach scene on the front of our programs,” Martin said. “It makes sense, since we are in an oceanfront community.” So there it is: this year, the official theme of BCMF – which kicks off its 34th season at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church on Sunday with a special program narrated by Alan Alda – is water. Even the free Italian Baroque concert on August 2, held on the grounds of the church, will feature Vivaldi’s lively “La tempesta di mare” -- the sea storm.

But it’s not all water. The first offering, “Brahms and the Schumanns: Love, Genius, Madness” concentrates on the music and private lives of this famed musical “thrupple” (a couple, plus one). And on August 18, BCMF will host gypsy-jazz guitarist Stephane Wrembel in the Channing Daughters Winery sculpture garden for “Bach and Django” -- a program of music by J. S. Bach and Django Reinhardt -and wine and hors d’oeuvres.

In addition to serving up familiar musical pieces, Martin said it is part of the mission of BCMF to support the new along with honoring the old. “We’ve commissioned works from young American composers quite a lot. It’s different in Europe – you hear classical music more, in the stores or restaurants. Here, it’s mainly pop. So because it’s not part of the culture here to the same extent that it is elsewhere, rising

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American classical composers are not necessarily offered the same support here that they would receive in other countries.”

BCMF has commissioned works from composers Bruce Adolphe, Kenji Bunch, Bruce MacCombie, Mark O’Connor, Howard Shore, and Pulitzer Prize-winners Paul Moravec, Kevin Puts, and Ned Rorem, and features contemporary works in its programs each season.

“What better way to recognize the deep connection between the festival and the beach than by building a season where water and sea are always close at hand?” Martin said. “Composers for centuries have been influenced by the elements, and water in particular. We’re thrilled to flood our programs with flowing melodies and turbulent rhythms,” she continued.

The festival’s roster of artists includes flutist and BCMF founder Martin; violinist Ani Kavafian, who played in the festival’s first year; New York Philharmonic concertmaster Frank Huang and principal Viola Cynthia Phelps; longtime festival artists Stewart Rose, horn, and Long Island native Kenneth Weiss, harpsichord; and newcomers such as Metropolitan Opera concertmaster Nikki Chooi, and the young bassist Xavier Foley. BCMF has developed a loyal core audience among local residents and summer visitors, who have had a wide range of music introduced to them over more than three

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decades of summer concerts and, since 2015, a BCMF spring miniseries. The festival is still based in the graceful 1842 church —which boasts admirable acoustics — and has gradually expanded to include its other special event venues.

With 13 concerts in only five weeks, the New Zealand-born Martin barely has time to enjoy everything that the East End has to offer. “But sometimes Ken [Davidson, her husband] and I can get down to the beach at around 6 in the evening, with a bottle of wine,” she said, then quickly added, “Not on concert days, of course!” But the ocean is where, Martin admits, “I can take all of my stress and any problems, and just drop them there.” Tickets may be purchased on the festival’s website,, or by calling 631-537-6368. A full schedule of events, including the BCMF’s annual benefit, can be found there as well.


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WHO: Garrett Neff, founder of KATAMA Swim INSTAGRAM: @GWNeff ABOUT: Long days of water, sun, and family inspired me to create KATAMA. My earliest memories are of a time when I lived in my bathing suit. Every summer in my childhood, several generations of my family would gather in a house by Katama Bay on an island off the coast of Massachusetts. I spent

those days playing tennis and sailing with my father, strolling the beach with my grandfather, and canoeing, crabbing, and fishing with my uncles and cousins. In the evenings we would watch the sun set over the bay, and listen to my grandfather’s stories about his travels through Europe and Asia. It was from these men that I developed my sense of style – combining the preppy athleticism of my father, the tailored sharpness of my world-traveling grandfather, and the military functionality of

my uncle. This eclectic mix, paired with my own modern styling and attention to detail, forms the backbone of the KATAMA brand.

KATAMA has recently launched an exclusive collaboration with Montauk’s Surf Lodge -“KATAMA X Surf Lodge� available from, The Surf Lodge, and Surf Bazaar. FAVORITE SPOTS: Navy Beach (the beach): I shouldn’t share this but, alas, it’s just the best beach. And even though a little bit

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Duryea’s Lobster Deck: What’s summer without seafood? I always make time for Duryea’s. It’s a bit more fine-dining than it used to be, but it overlooks a magnificent pier, with great service and even better lobster. Not to be missed. Adam Mar: Here’s a cool new Montauk shop with a well-edited stock of menswear. Whether you want something for the beach or a night out, they make sure you get out the door in style.

The Garret: They’re two of my favorite places to hang out in NYC, now they’re set up in Montauk. Definitely check this out, too. They have my name (but with a different spelling and just a coincidence). Montauk Juice Factory: Have I been talking about Montauk a lot? Montauk Juice Factory has great juice and an admirable mission. There’s plenty of debauchery that takes place during Hamptons weekends, and this is where I go to keep my mind and diet balanced. I crave this juice even when I’m not trying to cure a night out. 

Left Hand Coffee: If not for the coffee (which is the best in Montauk), then go for the service and vibes. You’ll feel like a local seconds within stepping into the place, and who couldn’t want that?  Surf Bazaar:  A fantastic boutique that has carried a great selection of women’s beachwear for a while. Lesser known? They now carry menswear, including pieces from KATAMA. 

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Christie Brinkley At St. Barth Hamptons Party By Zachary Weiss, photos by Rob Rich/

Hamptonites came out en masse on Saturday night to rub elbows with legendary supermodel Christie Brinkley, who held the sixth annual St. Barth Hamptons party at the Bridgehampton Historical Museum. Brinkley, a proud year-round resident, used the evening to raise funds for the museum, and show off her latest cover moment with Social Life Magazine. After gamely posing for selfies with some of the 750 party guests, the woman of the hour took time to unwind with her kids, budding stars Alexa Ray Joel and Jack Brinkley Cook, over a glass of (what else?) Christie’s own brand of organic Prosecco. 34

East Hampton Antiques Show Photos by Richard Lewin

A preview benefit cocktail party for the 2017 East Hampton Antiques Show was held on Friday at Mulford Farm in the heart of East Hampton Village. Guests had the opportunity to meet with Tom Samet — interior designer, tastemaker, and modern-day bon vivant — who served as the honorary chairperson, as well as enjoy an early buying opportunity of the impressive array of antiques, art, jewelry, and collectibles. Ticket proceeds benefited the East Hampton Historical Society. Among the distinguished guests were Martha Stewart, Donna Karan, Susan Wood, Kendell Cronstrom, Alejandro Saralegui, Steven Gambrel, Faith Popcorn, Frank Newbold, Hollis and Jim Forbes, and Debbie and Henry Druker.

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The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center hosted “Getting Wild” at Centro in Hampton Bays on Thursday with Beth Stern.

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On July 15, the American Humane Society held its inaugural graduation ceremony at Hobby Hill, the Water Mill home of philanthropists Jewel and Robert Morris. The AHS provides help for America’s veterans through the human-animal bond, and also gives a second chance to dogs who might otherwise be euthanized in shelters. Celebrity attendees included Beth Stern and Naomi Judd. Humane Society president and CEO Dr. Robin Ganzert presented the National Humanitarian Award to Jewel for her lifelong devotion to animals. 36

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The Shelter Island Historical Society hosted its fifth annual “Black & White” party on Saturday. There was music by DJ Twilo, a raw bar by Alice’s Fish Market, dinner by Marie Eiffel Market, and complimentary photos by Island photographer Eleanor Labrozzi.

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The LGBT Network presented “Sunset On The Harbor” on Saturday night. The event was held at Breakwater Yacht Club in Sag Harbor.

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Arts & Entertainment Independent/Patrick McMullan, Jared Siskin, Jimi Celeste/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images Blythe Danner, Cathy Curtin, and Heather Lind will all perform at the Andromeda’s Sisters fundraiser for the East Hampton-based Neo-Political Cowgirls on Sunday.

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Andromeda’s Sisters

“Andromeda’s Sisters” is a womenstrong fundraiser for the theatrical dance company The Neo-Political Cowgirls being held on Sunday at Guild Hall in East Hampton, and featuring performances by Blythe Danner, Cathy Curtin, and Heather Lind. In case you’re a little rusty on your Greek mythology, Andromeda was the child of Queen Cassiopeia, who boasted that her daughter was more beautiful than the daughters of Poseidon, which unleashed a world of watery hurt on the kingdom. In order to assuage Poseidon’s wrath, Andromeda’s parents chained her to a maritime rock as a tasty treat for the sea monster Cetus, but she was saved by Perseus, and lived happily ever after. Not so fast, says Kate Mueth, founder of NPC and the brains behind “Andromeda’s Sisters.”

“In our version, it’s Poseidon’s daughters who rescue Andromeda,” Mueth said. “They don’t care what other people think, who’s more beautiful than who. And it’s not a women-against-men thing. They just tell Perseus, ‘You can put down your sword. You can stop being the hero for a minute. Relax. We’ve got 38


Mueth is referring to the Cowgirls’ production of Andromeda which was performed last year in Montauk (all of the NPC productions are outdoors and site-specific) and will be performed again this year at the end of August. In addition to dance and music, NPC’s shows usually feature fantastical costumes and are occasionally audience-interactive, providing fully immersive experiences that deeply move and inspire those who attend. In the meantime, the Sunday event at Guild Hall offers up a similar theme to Andromeda, but in real life: women helping women.

A 4 PM a women’s advocacy panel will kick off the afternoon, moderated by Cristina Cuomo and featuring the people behind The Retreat, the Coalition for Women’s Cancers, the Women’s Prison Association, MADRE, and the Story Exchange, discussing their work and women’s changing roles in society. After that, a lighter amuse-bouche – the 6 PM VIP garden party, which offers a chance to mingle with the NPC members and panel speakers while enjoying wine and hors d’oeuvres. Finally, the evening is capped with an 8 PM

performance of women’s one-acts and monologues, performed by Curtin (“Orange is the New Black,” “Stranger Things”), Lind (AMC’s “Turn,” about Long Island’s own patriots and spies during the American Revolution), and Danner (1776, Meet the Parents), already well-known to East Hampton’s audiences. Mueth also plans on having tables set up to spotlight women-run local businesses. Men, Mueth said emphatically with a smile, are also encouraged to attend. “This isn’t just for women,” she said.

NPC is also known for its theater empowerment workshops for girls, and Mueth spoke of expanding it to boys as well. “But the truth is, we need the funds to continue this work. We don’t have them unless we fundraise. We’ve brought our programs all over the world – Finland, Berlin – and we want to continue to expand our educational programming in particular.” Mueth is passionate about everything, including her adopted hometown of East Hampton. She has lived here for years, with her husband Josh Gladstone, the artistic director of the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall, their son,

August, and their dogs Rufus and Rosie. “I couldn’t have a better place to live, a more beautiful home and family, a greater group of friends and helpers and coworkers,” she said with emotion in her voice. “I could never have put this together on my own. This is truly a collaborative effort. And it’s a labor of love.”

There are many fundraisers in The Hamptons, but “Andromeda’s Sisters” is not just another assembly-line wine and cheese event. Rather than keep the spotlight on the Neo-Political Cowgirls, Mueth wants to inform the attendees about social injustices, while still keeping the mood fun. “I want to shine a light – open a door – for as many women as I can,” said Mueth. “I can never go through a door alone. Where’s the fun in that? I want to take 90 other people with me.” Tickets for the panel discussion are $20/$15 for Guild Hall members and students, Garden Party tickets are $20, or $10 if panel tickets are purchased, and performance tickets are $35. A complete ticket package is $60. There’s more information on the NPC website, www.npcowgirls. org, and at the Facebook event page, Andromeda’s Sisters.

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East End Fringe Festival

After nearly a year in the making, the East End Fringe Festival kicks off today, offering a little something for everyone and more than a little for anyone who loves theater, poetry, and even Dixieland jazz.

The East End Fringe Festival will be presented on stage at Riverhead’s hidden gem, the historic VailLeavitt Music Hall. Built in 1881, the Vail is the oldest theater in all of downstate New York. Based on the international “fringe” model, this festival will present original plays, chosen from submitted scripts, that will come in fully cast and stage-ready. Five new plays will debut between tonight and August 6. They include a murderous twist to the prodigal son, an alternately shocking and hilarious road to recovery, a conversation between God and his wife, a Twilight-Zone-esque drama (performed by Hofstra theater majors), and a comedy for mature

audiences about a best-selling author with a (ahem) HUGE problem.

Fifty Flat kicks off the festival tonight at 7 PM. An opening night reception hosted by Moustache Brewery takes place as well. A night of short plays will be presented for free during Riverhead’s Alive on 25 tomorrow from 5 to 9 PM. On Sunday, the renowned Sunnyland Jazz Band will perform at a savory New Orleans jazz brunch at Dark Horse Restaurant from 11 AM to 1 PM.

Project Poetry on Tuesday at 7 PM welcomes talented poets from Suffolk County’s past and present poets laureate, several published poets, and even a poet-violinist traveling from Toronto to be part of the event. Check the schedule out at www. Ticket information and pricing is also available online.

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Entertainment Guide by Laura Field Music Broadway Hits Now starring in the Tony Awardwinning hit musical Hamilton as Angelica Schuyler, Mandy Gonzalez brings her acclaimed talent to Guild Hall in East Hampton for one night only on Monday. The evening features classic Broadway songs along with classic pop and standards. The show begins at 8 PM. Visit www.guildhall. org for tickets and information. Billy Joel Music

Billy Joel’s original band, The Lords of 52nd Street, are coming to the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead on Friday. Performing hits like “Only the Good Die Young” and “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me,” the band will play the songs as they were originally recorded. Door, bar, and restaurant open at 6:30 PM and the show will start at 8 PM. For more information and to buy tickets, visit Music Festival

At first it was unconscious, then by design: the 34th season of the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, Long Island’s longest-running classical music festival, has something of a water theme. The music of the 13 concerts of BCMF 2017, running from Sunday through August 27, evokes the festival’s seaside setting. “Brahms & the Schumanns: Love, Genius, Madness,” narrated by Alan Alda, opens the festival with two performances of the opening concert on Sunday and Monday at 6:30 PM at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church. For more information visit www.bcmf. org. Park Concerts

The Southampton Cultural Center offers its 32nd season of Concerts in the Park this month. Today Project Vibe will perform on Coopers Beach at 6:30 PM. On Wednesday Chiclettes will perform at Agawam Park. Bring a blanket and picnic to enjoy live music with beach views. Stephen Talkhouse

Every week the Talkhouse is loaded with live performances, and this week is no different. Tonight there’s karaoke with Helen “the Diva” McGuire at 10 PM. Thursday brings Brandon Niederauer Band “TAZ” at 7, and at 10 PM Revel in Dimes will be in the

house. Friday at 8 PM Sofia D’Angelo will kick off the set followed by Hello Brooklyn at 10 PM. Saturday see the famed David Bromberg Quintet at 7 PM, Shadowlands at 9 PM, and Saved by the ‘90s at 11 PM. Sunday brings The Wailers at 8 PM, followed by more reggae with Majestic Band at 10 PM. Monday offers up a chance to donate to help longtime Talkhouse employee James Pellow with his medical bills – expect a rocking party and an auction to boot, followed by open mic at 10 PM. Industry night on Tuesday kicks off with Big Karma at 8 PM and the LHT at 10 PM. Visit www.stephentalkhouse. com or call 631-267-3117 to purchase tickets or for more info. Orchestra and Chorus Concert

The Perlman Music Program’s Littles present a rousing performance led by Maestros Itzhak Perlman and Patrick Romano. The concert will take place Thursday at 7:30 PM at the Southold High School. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For more information and to get tickets go to Broadway Vocal Coach

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will have renowned Broadway vocal coach Liz Caplan teaching a class on Sunday. Caplan is the current vocal consultant on Dear Evan Hansen as well as Disney’s Aladdin and The Book of Mormon. She was the vocal supervisor on Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway and has worked with various members of the Hamilton company such as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chris Jackson, and Taran Killam. Many of her students such as Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen), Neil Patrick Harris (Hedwig), and James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin) have gone on to win Tonys. She will be the vocal consultant on the upcoming Disney musical Frozen. Please come prepared with 16-32 bars of any song to work on, if time permits, at noon.

Outdoor Concerts The Montauk Chamber of Commerce and Gosman’s present another summer of free outdoor concerts on the Montauk Village Green and Gosman’s Dockside Stage in the Harbor through August 27. The Monday concerts start at 6:30 PM on the green. This week don’t miss the 3B’s as they perform Monday night. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, coolers, and picnics for these family-friendly concerts. Call 631-6682428 for more information. Surf Lodge

Every weekend at 6 PM The Surf Lodge in Montauk will have live music by VHS Collection. Marian Hill will kick off the weekend on Saturday, and Sunday Strand of Oaks will take the stage. All concerts are free to attend and admission is on a first come, first serve basis. Visit for more information. Live Music

The Montauk Yacht Club hosts live music every weekend through the summer. This Saturday don’t miss the Bobby Nathan Band as they perform at 12:30 PM on the Promenade Stage. On Sunday, DJ Nadia Vidal will perform at 12:30 PM. For more information visit or call 631-668-3100. Doo-Wop Concert

The Precisions, former Golden Crest Records recording artists, perform music from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s, including their hit single “Someone to Watch Over Me.” The concert will take place on Sunday at 2 PM at the Hampton Bays Public Library. For more information call 631-728-6241 ext 122. Country Night

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Boulevard will host Country Night every Tuesday at 8 PM. Every week there will be complimentary line dancing classes first, with the Spaghetti Westerners performing at 9 PM. A light bar menu will be available throughout the night. Call 631-5277800 for more information. Smokin’ Hot Tunes

Townline BBQ continues live music every Friday from 6 PM to 9 PM through the month of July. This Friday don’t miss Waylan Bros as they perform. For more information visit Wednesday Night Live

Ray Red and Mike Rusinsky host “Wednesday Night Live,” a weekly open mic at MJ Dowling’s in Sag Harbor from 8 to 11 PM. Performers include musicians, poets, comedians, and singers. Sign up starts at 7 PM. Performers get a free soft drink or tap beverage. Every Friday, it’s karaoke night beginning at 10 PM. Words

Impatient Foodie BookHampton in East Hampton will host author Elettra Wiedemann discussing her new book Impatient Foodie Sunday at 4 PM. Impatient Foodie bridges the gap between the ideals of the organic, slow-food movement and the realities of a busy life. Loaded with shortcuts, pantry lists, and more than one hundred handy and delicious recipes for busy people, this vividly illustrated, easy-to-navigate cookbook shows how to get the most out of your meals in the least amount of time. For more information visit www. Fridays at 5

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Earth, Wind, & Fire Tribute Band The Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center and ASCEND Home and Community will have a concert and party on Saturday from 9 PM to 1 AM. There will be live music, a Chinese auction, and a cash bar. The event will be held at 230 Elm Street in Southampton, and tickets are $30. For more information and tickets visit



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Hold Your Horses, Auto Body installation.

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Reisha Perlmutter Reisha Perlmutter debuts her first solo exhibit “Immerse” at Roman Fine Art in East Hampton. An opening reception will be held on Saturday from 2 to 5 PM. The show includes over 15 new paintings from her water series, exploring the body, its relationship to water, and the science of color. The show runs through August 27. Parrish Road Show The Parrish Art Museum’s creative off-site summer series “Parrish Road Show” features the Bellport-

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based artist collective Auto Body, which transform common roadside signage into public art through text-based artworks positioned along a 35-mile span of Montauk Highway. Auto Body reimagines the advertising medium from an object that promotes consumerism to one that calls attention to natural environments of the region. The exhibition is on view from Tuesday through September 4.


Harper’s Books Harper’s Books in East Hampton presents “Broad Strokes,” an exhibition of work by New Yorkbased painter Martha Diamond and “Coasting,” an exhibition of new work by New York-based painter Daniel Heidkamp. The shows run through August 15. Bert Stern Christy’s Art Center and Keyes Art in Sag Harbor present “Bert Stern: Lolita in Sag Harbor.” It’s an exhibition of photographs by world renowned photographer Bert Stern chronicling the filming of the 1962 film Lolita directed by Stanley Kubrick and staring Sue Lyon, parts of which occurred at the American Hotel in Sag

Harbor. The show runs through September 8. Chromogenic The East End Photographers Group presents its summer photography exhibition, “Chromogenic” an exhibition featuring traditional, digital, and alternative photographic processes at the Water Mill Museum. Artists include Wendy Polhemus-Annibel, Virginia Aschmoneit, Marcel Bally, Paul Dempsey, Rich Faron, Gerry Giliberti, Pamela Greinke, Virginia Khuri, Richard Law, Katherine Liepe-Levinson, Anthony Lombardo, George Mallis, Patricia Martinez, Bert Miller, Joanna McCarthy, Ron Nicoletta, Jim Sabiston, Theresa Stebe, Steven Schreiber, Rosa Hanna Scott, Clarence Simpson, Marilyn Stevenson, Christina Stow, Nick Tarr, Mark Testa, Glenn Tinnie, Alex Vignoli, and Nicola Wilson. The show runs through August 13. 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 Sunday.

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The James Beard Foundation Honors Marcus Samuelsson

By Jessica Mackin-Cipro

previous chefs honored before me -- Mildred, Julia, Jacques -- and what this organization represents and I’m extremely humbled.

The James Beard Foundation will honor Chef Marcus Samuelsson at its annual “Chefs & Champagne” fundraiser and tasting party on Saturday. Held under a sprawling white tent at Wölffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack, the event will feature flowing champagne, Wölffer Estate wines, and culinary offerings from a select group of over 40 fine chefs.

What are you looking forward to most at this year’s event? I always look forward to seeing my chef friends, and getting to know any new chefs I haven’t yet met. Overall, it’s just the best day with some of the best chefs around, endless champagne, and people coming together for a great cause to support culinary education.

Local chefs at this year’s event include Stephan Bogardus of the North Fork Table & Inn in Southold, Brian Cheewing of Wölffer Kitchen in Sag Harbor and Amagansett, Philippe Corbet of Lulu Kitchen & Bar in Sag Harbor, Dominic Rice of Calissa in Water Mill, and Galen Zamarra of the Halyard in Greenport. Funds raised at the event help support the James Beard Foundation’s wide variety of initiatives, including culinary student scholarships and the organization’s annual food conference on sustainability, public health, and nutrition. A silent auction consisting of fine dining experiences, wines and spirits, cookware, and culinary travel packages will also raise funds for the organization.


What are some of your favorite summer dishes? I always think about summer in terms of mackerel. That was the lunch I grew up with in summer and we caught the fish ourselves. My sisters would boil the potatoes and I would sear the fish and we’d cook it in the cast iron skillet with butter. We had potato salad with fish, chopped chives, and dill and that was our summer dish. Independent/Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

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What are some of your favorite places to go when you’re in The Hamptons? When I’m there I tend to spend time at the homes of friends cooking and having a good time. I’ll hop around to a few restaurants as well. I love to ask the locals where their favorite place at the moment is, and then I go there. I love exploring and going off the grid. The best place might not be the most popular place, you never know. The event will be held from 5 to 10 PM. For tickets, which start at $200 for members and $275 for nonmembers, visit chefsandchampagne.

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Dining Chef Gabriel Kreuther’s Recipe For Chilled Cucumber and Mint Soup with Alaskan King Crab INGREDIENTS (Serves 6) Cucumber and Mint Soup 2 large cucumbers, peeled 1 tbsp olive oil

1 onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, chopped 1 cup chicken stock

Chef Gabriel Kreuther

By Jessica Mackin-Cipro

After close to a decade as executive chef of The Modern in NYC, chef Gabriel Kreuther opened his eponymous restaurant across from Bryant Park, serving refined French and American fare inspired by his Alsatian heritage. Since its opening in 2015, the restaurant is a two-time Michelin Star recipient, has received three stars from The New York Times, and was most recently inducted into Relais & Chateaux’s esteemed restaurant collection.

Kreuther, a James Beard awardwinner from his time at The Modern, is also a member of the Bocuse d’Or Culinary Council, and was a part of the 2015 coaching team for the silver medal-winning United States team. Last year he opened Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolate with long-time pastry chef Marc Aumont. On August 5, Gordon will be honored at the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation’s “A Hamptons Happening” event. For tickets and more info visit www.

Tell us about your involvement with the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation and your thoughts on the importance of cancer research.

This is my first time being really that deeply involved with the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation and I’m very honored to be part of such a noble cause. Having witnessed at an early age the devastation that cancer can bring to a family -- I lost my father at age 16 and he was only 54 years old at the time -- I just think that it’s natural for me to be part of a movement that tries to improve the care of the patients and hopefully eradicate this disease in the long term. What are you looking forward to most at this year’s event? To have a great participation rate from the general public and that they are very generous with their donations toward the cause. I hope to also see many of my colleagues from other restaurants at the event. To have a wonderful time, and have great weather, of course. What are some of your favorite summer dishes? In the summer, I like to eat really simple products but of great quality. Chilled melon and tomato soup, chilled cucumber-mint soup with crab, soft-shell crabs, great scallops -- either as tartare or roasted with some corn, local tuna as sashimi, heirloom tomatoes, and fresh and ripe peaches.

1 large tomato, diced and seeded Salt and pepper

DIRECTIONS Remove seeds from and dice one cucumber. In a large skillet, sauté onion in olive oil until translucent. Add garlic, cucumber, and chicken stock and boil for five minutes. Add cream, season with salt and pepper, and boil for three minutes. Add mint and blend. Immediately pour into bowl and chill over a bed of ice. Pass through chinois; add vinegar, salt, and cayenne to taste. Cut the remaining cucumber into small balls and add to soup.

Remove crab meat from shell and coarsely chop. Mix with tomato and season to taste.

2 tsp cream

15 mint leaves

2 tsp sherry vinegar Cayenne pepper Crab 2 to 3 Alaskan King Crab legs (depending on size)

Split tomato and crabmeat mixture between six soup bowls and using a ring mold form it into neat cylinders. Pour soup around mixture at table.

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Guest Worthy Recipe: Chef Shaun Rankin

By Zachary Weiss

WHO: Chef Shaun Rankin of Ormer Mayfair at Flemings Mayfair Hotel in London INSTAGRAM: @Ormer.Mayfair ABOUT: Michelin-starred Chef Shaun Rankin is a renowned published chef with TV accolades and a passion for the fresh produce of the Channel Islands where he resides. After attending the Thames Valley University at Slough, Rankin went on to open several of his own eateries, including Ormer and Bohemia, both of which have earned Michelin stars. He’s most recently been tapped as the official dining partner of London’s oldest family-owned hotel, Flemings Mayfair, where his restaurant, Ormer Mayfair, is located.

Wash the scallops in cold water and pat dry on paper towels. Slice the cooked French beans in half lengthwise and place in a bowl. Add the lamb’s lettuce, avocados, and enough vinaigrette to dress. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Heat a little olive oil in a non-stick frying pan, and fry the scallops for 1 minute on each side until golden. Add the butter and roasted hazelnuts to the pan and warm through. Finish with lemon juice and remove from heat.

Roast scallops with avocado, French beans, and hazelnut dressing (Serves 4) WHY? “This recipe is light and fresh - perfect for entertaining and impressing your guests at home this summer, and, best of all, it’s quick enough to make and get back to your party in no time.” INGREDIENTS: 12 large scallops Olive oil

20 g unsalted butter

45 g roasted hazelnuts Juice of ½ lemon Salad 45g cooked French beans 2 avocados, thinly sliced 85 g lamb’s lettuce

Vinaigrette 2 tbsp hazelnut oil 3 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp whole grain mustard 1 tbsp white wine vinegar

DIRECTIONS: Place the vinaigrette ingredients in a glass jar, screw the lid on tight, and shake well to emulsify. Leave aside until needed.

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Recipe Of The Week by Chef Joe Cipro

Seared Scallop With Vegetable Stir Fry, Wild Rice & Ginger Soy Glaze Ingredients (serves 4) 16 sea scallops

1 ½ cup wild rice 1 large carrot

1 bulb celery root

½ cup chopped scallion 1 red onion

1 white onion

¼ lb brussel sprouts 1 orange

1 small piece of ginger 1 bay leaf

1 cup soy sauce

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¼ cup rice wine vinegar ¼ cup brown sugar ¼ cup white sugar

1 package of wonton wrappers 2 cups vegetable oil

Glaze First, peel off a few sections on the orange. Zest and peel the skin from the piece of ginger and cut it into small pieces. Now in a medium saucepot add the soy sauce, rice vinegar, ginger, orange zest, bay leaf, and both kinds of sugar. Reduce all these ingredients on a medium high heat, stirring often, making

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sure not to allow the mixture to boil over. Once the mixture reduces and thickens -- about 20 minutes of cook time -- strain the glaze through a fine strainer and place in the fridge to allow the glaze to set up. Directions First you must cut all the vegetables. You will need a mandolin to achieve the long thin vegetable cuts needed for the stir fry. The carrot, celery root, red onion, and brussel sprouts will make up the stir fry and need to be sliced very thin.

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While the rice is cooking you will have time to fry the wonton garnish. Very carefully in a medium sized sauce pot heat the remainder of the vegetable oil to about 350 degrees using medium heat on the stove. Take about 20 of the paper thin wonton sheets and cut them into strips lengthwise. Place them in the hot oil for about 40 seconds or until they start to brown. Once they are crisp and brown remove them from the oil and place them on a paper towel.

Now for the scallops and the stir fry you will need a saute pan and a wok if you don’t have a wok another sautee pan will work fine. Get both pans very hot. For the scallops, first salt and pepper them; then add about two tbsp of the vegetable oil to the hot sautee pan. They need only one minute on each side then they are done.

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half of the white onion, sautee the onion in a tbsp of vegetable oil. Add rice and 3 cups of water, cover and stir periodically every five minutes for about 30 minues. The rice takes a while to cook, you will know it is done when the rice actually starts to split.

Now take all the stir fry vegetables and two tbsp of the vegetable oil into your wok. In go the vegetables. A couple of tosses, a handful of the chopped scallion, and you have a stir fry. Spoon some of the stir fry over the rice top with the scallops and some of the glaze. Finish with the crispy wontons and enjoy.

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The Backyard Restaurant At Solé East

By Jessica Mackin-Cipro

Dinner at the Backyard at Solé East is always a pleasure. Last Sunday I ventured to Montauk with my husband Joe to enjoy an early dinner on the restaurant’s beautiful patio. Like relaxing in a backyard, the restaurant’s atmosphere is complete with a fire pit, tiki torches, and day beds. Tables are placed amongst beautiful gardens -- including a garden that grows herbs used in many of the dishes -- and on the lush lawn surrounding a pool.

We decided to try the Hot Tauk cocktail. It’s crafted with Herradura tequila, fresh watermelon, jalapeno, fresh lime, agave, and a spicy-salt rim. It’s the perfect drink to spice up your dining experience. As we sipped, Led Zeppelin played in the background. Works by local artists

and photographers adorn the walls, adding to the decor. For starters, I went with the avocado toast, served with a curry yogurt, baby kale, and quinoa, on a seven-grain toast. Joe decided on the grilled Portuguese octopus. It was prepared with Gigante beans, oregano, harrisa, caper berry, and lemon.

We couldn’t leave without trying dessert. We opted for the lavender creme brûlée, served with a pistachio and almond cookie, and the coconut sorbet. Neither treat


The Backyard Restaurant welcomes guests for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as for live music and cocktails.

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Hayground Chefs Dinner

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he’s hero of mine,” said Weiner.

Hayground School and Jeff ’s Kitchen in Bridgehampton will celebrate the 13th annual Chefs Dinner on Sunday at the school in Bridgehampton. Acclaimed chefs Tom Collicchio and Éric Ripert, along with Toni Ross, will host the farm-to-table benefit dinner honoring Bill Telepan, the executive chef of Oceana in NYC and supporter of the Wellness in the Schools foundation, and Hayground founding member Tinka D. Topping.

“I can’t stress enough the importance of Hayground School for the children of the East End,” said Ripert. Each year, Hayground presents a select group of culinary masters who work together for one night only, cooking in one kitchen, to raise funds for the school and

“This is the first year I am involved,” said Telepan of the Chefs Dinner. “I always wanted to be a part of it. I’ve always heard it is a great event. Summer. Hamptons. Great food. What could be bad?”

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its tuition assistance programs. Around 82 percent of the school’s students receive financial aid during the school year.

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Thirteen chefs participate. Claudia Fleming, Roger Martinez, Marc Meyer, Christian Mir, Garrison Price, Joe Realmuto, Hillary Sterling, and Weiner are slated to prepare the fivecourse dinner using local ingredients. Some of the dinner’s ingredients are straight from the edible schoolyard, located on Hayground’s 13 acres of farmland.

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“The culinary and scholarship programs at Hayground are so amazing. So I’ve been involved for many years,” said chef Jason Weiner of the Almond restaurants, a longtime supporter. “And now my daughter Rive is a student at Hayground, which makes the Chefs Dinner that much more important to me.”

Chef Trevor Swope is providing crudo and a ceviche station. Josh Capon is serving Fishers Island oysters. Michael Cavaniola is providing cheeses from his namesake gourmet cheese shop in Sag Harbor. Arjun Achuthan will be creating a dish in the Hayground wood-fired oven.

Chef Bill Telepan is being honored for his activism and work with Wellness in the Schools. The nonprofit helps provide public school students essential meals as well as culinary education. “Professionally,

When Telepan recalls his own favorite dishes from his childhood it’s “my mom’s stuffed cabbage, chicken paprika, and her chocolate chip cookies!” Nowadays, when he’s out east he loves “the opportunity to cook local fish and buy produce from the farm stands. I don’t get to grill much at home in the city so I always look forward to that.” Topping, a founding member of the school, is being honored for her devotion to children’s education. She is a champion for children and their right to learn.

“We learned a lot, and are still learning, how to be a more creative, intellectual, and exciting place for kids to learn, that survives in this increasingly complex and difficult world,” she said about the school.

In 2004, Jeff ’s Kitchen was built. The state-of-the-art culinary classroom was the dream of founding parent and local restaurateur Jeff Salaway. Jeff ’s Kitchen facilitates the culinary arts program that is a complete embodiment of the Hayground experience for children. Throughout the year, students learn how to grow, prepare, and cook in Jeff ’s Kitchen under Achuthan’s watchful mentorship.

“It brings so much life to the community and to the children who reap its benefits,” said Ripert.   Dinner tickets are $1200 and can be purchased on the Hayground’s website. The evening is strictly limited to 150 guests and always sells out. A live auction will include a tasting menu and wine pairing by Ripert and Le Bernardin.  

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Where To Wine by Elizabeth Vespe Harvest East End

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The Long Island Wine Council announced the return of the annual Harvest East End event on Saturday, August 5. Held at Martha Clara Vineyards, Harvest East End gives attendees the chance to experience the wines and meet the winemakers from the region. Live music, a silent auction, and artisanal food items will top off the celebration. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.eventbrite. com. For additional information, contact 631-767-5003.

Martha Clara Vineyards will hold Wine Down Wednesdays every week this summer from 6 to 9 PM. Enjoy wine, music, and a food truck. Come to the tasting room pavilion to see the artwork of Marie Camenares. Meet the artist from 2 to 5 PM on Saturday. www.

Lieb Cellars Friday is local’s night. Show your ID for 20 percent off glasses and bottles. Noah’s food truck will be on hand serving up tacos while Mother Nature delivers sweet sunsets from 4 to 7 PM. On Sunday there will be a live music from Rob Europe from 1 to 3 PM.

Raphael Wine Join Raphael Wine for music by Blue Roots on Sunday at 1 PM. Tours of the vineyard and production facility are available weekends starting at noon by reservation. At the end of each tour a glass of wine and antipasto will be included with guaranteed indoor seating. Tickets are $65 per person. Clovis Point Vineyard and Winery

will feature music by the Ahmad Ali Duo from 1:30 to 5:30 PM on Saturday. The annual paella cookout will be held from 1 to 6 PM on Saturday. Call 631-722-4222 to reserve a spot. On Sunday, at 1:30 PM, enjoy the tunes of Firefly. Shinn Estate Vineyards Shinn Estate Vineyards hosts self– guided vineyard walks all weekend from 10:30 AM to 3 PM. Barrel cellar tours are also available from 1:30 to 2:30 PM on weekends. Reservations are required. www. Castello di Borghese Vineyard There will be winemaker’s walks, vineyard tours, and wine tastings every Thursday and Sunday at 1 PM. $30 entrance fee. Call to reserve your spot or sign up online. Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard presents Craig Rose from 11:30


AM to 1:30 PM and Spectrum from 2 to 6 PM on Saturday. On Sunday, from 2 to 6 PM, it’s Miles to Dayton. www. Wölffer Estate Vineyard Yoga in the Vines repeats every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday this summer with sessions throughout the day.

Stop by for Twilight Thursday every week from 5 to 8 PM in the tasting room. This Thursday Charles Certain performs. Sunset Fridays & Saturdays at the Wine Stand offer music from 5 PM till sunset. On Friday, enjoy the music of Hoo Doo Loungers. On Saturday, it’s Infinity Edge. Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard Wine tours will be held by reservation only at Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard. Winemaking techniques will be taught and attendees will be able to explore the barrel cellar. www.sanninovineyard. com. Japanese RestauRant and sushi BaR

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who passed away after battling ovarian cancer in 1999 at the age of 51. Karan has hosted the event every year since, with Ripa joining as co-host in 2004. No small feat, the event raised nearly $3.5 million for OCRFA last year.

A day of shopping with Kelly Ripa, Rachel Zoe, Donna Karan, Gabby Karan de Felice, and Molly Sims? Yes please, sign us up! Get your credit cards ready because this group of ladies will host the 20th anniversary of Super Saturday this weekend at Nova’s Ark Project in Water Mill, and it’s all to benefit the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance. This day-long (and guilt-free) charity shopping extravaganza is complete with a massive designer goods garage sale, a kids’ carnival, and plenty of gourmet treats. It’s also one of the most fashionable and successful fundraising events in The Hamptons each year. This year’s event will feature deeply discounted items from over 125

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The attractions at this year’s event don’t stop at shopping. Guests can have their hair styled by Conair hair gurus, experience a Reiki session from Urban Zen, have their nails done by Kendra Scott’s minicab, and create a flower crown by B Floral. Kids can enjoy a puppet show, glitter tattoos, dance parties, musical appearances, and story time.

Ticket prices are $450 (regular), $650 (preview), and $850 (VIP preview) for adults and kids five to 16 are $150. Kids under the age of five are free. The preview ticket includes access to the early shopping hour from noon to 1 PM and a gift bag. The VIP preview ticket also includes access to the VIP tent. For tickets and more info visit

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Shep Gordon Parrish’s $500,000 Gift Honored At A Hamptons Happening Tell us about your involvement with the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation. As a cancer survivor, I am thankful for an opportunity to help raise money and awareness to fight this disease. When the Waxman Foundation called and asked me to participate this year it took only a minute to say, “Thank you, I’ll be there.” By Jessica Mackin-Cipro

Shep Gordon -- talent manager, Hollywood film agent, and producer -- is known in the entertainment industry as having an eye for talent and an innate understanding of what people find entertaining. Gordon has been responsible for managing the careers of Alice Cooper, Groucho Marx, Raquel Welch, Luther Vandross, Kenny Loggins, and countless others. 

What are you looking forward to most at this year’s event? I’m most looking forward to returning to The Hamptons. I grew up on the South Shore of Long Island and regularly visited The Hamptons. Having moved to Hawaii, I am excited to return to The Hamptons for such a great event.

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Terrie Sultan, director of the Parrish Art Museum, announced that the museum was the recipient of a $500,000 gift by Agnes Gund to create a new initiative: the Dorothy Lichtenstein ArtsReach Fund. In addition, Parrish life trustee Dorothy Lichtenstein made a gift of $100,000 to the fund. Sultan made the announcement on July 15 at the museum’s annual Midsummer Party, this year honoring Gund and artist Clifford Ross. “This gift is nothing short of transformational for the museum,” said Sultan. “It will allow us to take a thoroughly unified approach to all our efforts, and make the Parrish the truly comprehensive, collaborative, and inclusive center for cultural

engagement that we wish it to be.”

The Dorothy Lichtenstein ArtsReach Fund will recognize that the Parrish serves a year-round community that encompasses the social injustices that pervade our society, addressing this inequity through the artist’s voice. The ArtsReach initiative will, with a renewed sense of urgency, engage in dialogue with local communities, collaborate on focused, meaningful programming both at the museum and beyond, and foster community in the broadest sense to transcend geographic, racial, and socioeconomic barriers, affirming the power of art to transform lives and challenge prevailing narratives. For more info visit www.parrishart. org.

He’s also credited with creating the celebrity chef, which revolutionized the food industry. His clients have included culinary legends like Wolfgang Puck, Emeril Lagasse, Nobu Matsuhisa, Daniel Boulud, and many more. 

He was named one of the 100 most influential people in Rolling Stone magazine. He was the subject of Mike Myers 2013 documentary Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon. Anthony Bourdain’s Harper Collins imprint released his book They Call Me Supermensch: A Backstage Pass To The Amazing World Of Film, Food, and Rock ’N’ Roll last year. In addition to the impact he’s had on the music, film, and food industries, he’s also highly regarded for his philanthropic endeavors.

On August 5, Gordon will be honored at the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation’s “A Hamptons Happening” event in Bridgehampton. For tickets and more info visit

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This year’s other-worldly benefit is presented by French Maison Van Cleef & Arpels, and honors Laurie Anderson and Isabelle Huppert. In tribute to the late Lou Reed’s life work, his wife, Anderson, renowned artist and musician, will perform her song “Wildebeests,” after the evening’s dinner. Huppert recently received a Golden Globe, Gotham Award, Spirit Award, and Oscar nomination for her performance in the film Elle.

The event will begin at 6 PM with cocktails, performances, a silent auction, and viewing of the art installations. Dinner follows at 8 with a live auction and additional performances. At 10 PM the evening heats up with dancing and dessert. Dress code is encouraged as “dark shiny matter” with social media hashtags #WatermillCenter #WMCbenefit #FLYINTOTHESUN. Ticket prices start at $650. Call 212-2537484 ext. 115 or email benefit@




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by Jessica Mackin-Cipro Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to jessica@indyeastend. com. Lobster Bash Maureen’s Haven “Lobster Bash” will be held at Dockers in East Quogue tomorrow evening. Enjoy music, cocktails, lobster, and a silent auction while watching the sunset on Shinnecock Bay. Maureen’s Haven protects the homeless on the East End by providing shelter and support services. For more info, visit A Taste Of Shelter Island “A Taste of Shelter Island” will be held on Friday evening to benefit the Perlman Music Program at 73 Shore Road in Shelter Island Heights. The reception starts at 6 PM followed by a 7 PM concert and an 8 PM dinner. For more info, visit www.perlmanmusicprogram. org. LAMBDA Legal LAMBDA Legal will host its 15th annual Hamptons event at the home of Joe Hall and Martin Degata in East Hampton on Saturday from 5 to 8 PM. The event is a tribute to individuals and organizations who fight with LAMBDA for the rights of LGBT people and everyone living with HIV. Visit Awards Tote Bags T-Shirts Labels Shopping Bags Buttons Sunglasses Calendars Caps & Hats Mouse Pads Candy Corporate Gifts Pens

All Star Code Christina and Loida Lewis are hosting an annual fundraiser at their beachfront home in East Hampton for the All Star Code, which helps young AfricanAmerican and Latino high school students get into coding and software. Google, Facebook, and Goldman are all sponsors and are part of eight companies taking kids this summer into the program. Guests include Marcus Samuelsson, Maurice Dubois, Gayle King, Sherry Bronfman, and Congressman Charles Rangel, among others. The event is on Saturday starting at 5 PM. Visit Comedy for a Cause Felicia Madison, will be hosting the upcoming “Comedy for a Cause” to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation on Monday at 7 PM at Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton. Join JDRF, Laughing Affairs, Bonnie Bergstein, Lauren Schor Geller, Jennifer Ross, Cristina Ros Blankfein, and Katama Eastman for drinks, dinner, and a high dose of laughter. There will be comedy by Jocelyn Chia, Clayton Fletcher, Nancy Lombardo, and Erin Maguire. Tickets are $185. For tickets visit www.feliciamadison. com.




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Keep mosquitoes from laying eggs inside and outside of your home. Empty and scrub, turn over, cover, or throw out containers that hold water, such as vases, pet water bowls, flowerpot saucers, discarded tires, buckets, pool covers, birdbaths, trash cans, and rain barrels. Download a copy of Suffolk County’s informational brochure “Get the Buzz on Mosquito Protection,” available in English and Spanish, and share it with your community. Dead birds may indicate the presence of West Nile virus in the area.

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person. The event runs until 9 PM. Call Annemarie Field at 631-3249276 for tickets and more info.

The softball tournament runs for four days beginning August 3 at the Terry King ballpark on Abraham’s Path in Amagansett. Wanna get in the action? Players can still sign up by calling Brian Anderson at 631790-5542. All proceeds will go into the scholarship fund. restaurants in NYC and The Hamptons.

“I am looking forward to seeing this gorgeous estate, experiencing some great food, good music, and a purposeful gathering of supporters of our foundations,” said Wainwright.

The event will be held on Saturday, August 5, starting at 6:30 PM. Visit for more info and tickets. Island Sound Caucus and a founding member of the bipartisan Congressional Estuary Caucus, announced this week that federal funding was added for both the Long Island Sound Program and the National Estuary Program.

This year, Zeldin worked to secure an increase of funding for the Long Island Sound Program. In the bipartisan Consolidated Appropriations Act (HR 244) to fund the federal government for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2017, the Long Island Sound Program was funded at $8 million, an increase of $4 million in funding from the previous year, and the National Estuary Program was funded at $26.7 million. Zeldin also signed a bipartisan appropriations request for full funding for each of the 28 national estuaries in the United States.

“The Long Island Sound is a precious feature of our life, culture, and economy, which affects the livelihood of thousands of Long Islanders, as well as our local recreation and tourism industries,” Zeldin said. “Protecting this critical waterway, which has suffered over the years from pollution, overdevelopment, and other negative impacts, has always been one of my highest priorities in Congress.” 55

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

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THURSDAY 7•27•17 • The Pollack-Krasner House is open for museum tours Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays between the hours of 1 and 5 PM. For more information or reservations, call 631-324-4929.

• Tesla, the energy company and automaker that offers a dynamic electric car, will host an East Hampton Chamber of Commerce happy hour mixer from 5 to 7 PM at 50 Newtown Lane. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres courtesy of Dreesen’s will be served, as well as wine. Admission is free to members and $10 for non-members. Executive director Steven Ringel will give an update on several projects. For more information, call 631324-0362. • At 8 PM, Guild Hall will host a screening of Barney’s Wall. Following the film, a panel discussion, “Destabilizing the Culture Through Art,” moderated by Guild Hall director Andrea Grover, will take place. For more information, call 631-324-4050 or visit www.GuildHall. org. FRIDAY 7•28•17

• Free outdoor movies this summer sponsored by Douglas Elliman Real Estate will be shown on Fridays at 8 PM under the stars at the soccer field on South Erie Street on Fort Pond in Montauk. Parking is free.

• The Jewish Center of The Hamptons announces its Friday meditation walks on

the beach. Join Rabbi Franklin, Cantor Debra Stein, and director of education Edina Segal for a meditative beach walk prior to Shabbat on the Beach. Attendees will meet on Fridays at Main Beach in East Hampton at 5:30 PM. For more information, call the JCOH office at 631324-9858 or email • Chabad hosts Dr. Gill Heart for a weekend of stress relieving workshops. Dr. Heart served in the Elite Special Forces of the IDF for six years. He will teach attendees how to stay calm and manage stress by sharing the tactics used by soldiers during special ops missions. For more information and class times visit or call 631-329-5800.

• The East Hampton Farmers Market is held from 9 AM to 1 PM on North Main Street. SATURDAY 7•29•17

• Named after an early East Hampton settler, Chatfield’s Hole is a glacial kettle hole. The East Hampton Trails Preservation Society will lead a three-mile hike at 9 AM to reach the freshwater wetlands of this area. Meet at the kiosk parking area on Route 114 at the intersection of Edwards Hole Road in East Hampton. For more information, call Dave Luce 917-885-5749.

• Join EHTPS members and friends at the annual summer beach party at 6 PM. Park at Indian Wells Beach, at the end of Indian Wells Highway in Amagansett. Temporary parking passes will be available for those without a Town of East Hampton parking permit. Contact Lynne Weinlandt, 631-604-2958 or 917-3043188 for more information. • The LongHouse Reserve will host sound meditation with Jim Owen on the main lawn at 8 AM. The class are $20 per session. Make sure to bring a comfortable chair for meditating. Call the LongHouse at 631-329-3568 for further information.

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• The annual John H. Marburger III memorial lecture will be held at 4 PM in the John Drew Theater of Guild Hall. Reservations are required. This week’s speaker is artist and author Christopher Rothko.


THURSDAY 7•27•17 • Backyard Beekeeping 101 will be held at 6:30 PM at the Hampton Bays Library. Join Moira Alexander who will share her expertise as she covers storage, location of hives, cost, time factors, education, neighbors, equipment, and more. Attendees will taste some different honeys and receive handouts. For additional information, contact 631728-6241 ext. 122.

FRIDAY 7•28•17 • Call to reserve your place on a guided walk paired with a local beverage at the summer series offered by Peconic Land Trust from 4 to 5:30 PM at Bridge Gardens. Macari Vineyard will offer a glass of their local wine before attendees set off with garden manager Rick Bogusch to explore the garden. The tour will be $20 per person or $10 for Bridge Gardens members. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information and reservations, call 631-283-3195 or email Events@

• 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, Bridgehampton.

SATURDAY 7•29•17 • Summer is the best time to view some of the 50 or more species of shorebirds that comb the beaches, sand flats, and marshes of Long Island. On this SoFo walk, participants will visit Shinnecock Bay in Southampton and focus on plovers, yellowlegs, oystercatchers, and sandpipers as they feed by wading in shallow waters. Birding with Frank will take place at 8 AM. For more information, visit • South Fork Natural History Museum will host their Art of Science children’s workshop, Painting with Nature, at 10 AM. Workshop leader Andrea Cote and her nine-year-old son Nathaniel

encourage curiosity and creativity. Attendees will mix and grind their own paints using natural pigments and paint animals and landscapes. For more information, visit

• The Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt will host a discussion on carnivorous plants of Long Island and their natural habitats at 3 PM sponsored by the South Fork Natural History Museum. Visit for details or call 631-537-9735.

• The Westhampton Free Library will host a delicious discussion about the Hurricane of 1938 at 4 PM. Bring lunch and hear from Westhampton Beach Historical Society trustee Jon Stanat as he discusses what happened during the hurricane and why. Attendees will be treated to a special dessert. To register, call 631-288-3335 or sign-up online at

SUNDAY 7•30•17 • The Quogue Library continues its Conversations with the Author series. This week at 5 PM, it’s Tom Clavin, author of Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West. For more information, call 631-653-4224 ext. 101.

• Marders will host weekly garden lectures at 10 AM. This week’s lecture is “Everything You Need to Know About Hydrangeas.” Lectures are free of charge and all are welcome. For more information, visit • The Animal Rescue Fund of The Hamptons will be on-site at Marders with animals up for adoption from 9 to 10 AM.

MONDAY 7•31•17 • The Westhampton Library will host movies on the great lawn every Monday at 7 PM until August 28. Check with the library or visit www. to see what movies will be showing. Popcorn included.

• The Southampton Chamber of Commerce presents the eighth annual nostalgic drive-in movie event at Coopers Beach in Southampton. No beach sticker is required. The gates open at 6:30 PM and the movie starts at dark. Tickets will be $40 per car prepaid or $50 at the gate. For more information, call 631-283-0402.

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Reporting From Broadway by Isa Goldberg Rediscovering Scott McPherson’s iconic comedy, in this first Broadway production of Marvin’s Room at the Roundabout’s American Airlines Theatre, is eventful in and of itself. Writing during the AIDS epidemic, McPherson captured catastrophic times with a sense of levity, demonstrating a bountiful gift for writing natural dialogue and unique, well-rounded characters. Sadly, he succumbed to his own struggle with AIDS shortly after he wrote this play. Here it is brilliantly cast with Lili Taylor as Bessie and Janeane Garofalo as her sister, Lee. The two connect after decades of separation when Bessie, diagnosed with leukemia, seeks a bone marrow donor to save her life. Taylor (“Six Feet Under,” “American Crime”), who can come across as really weird and quirky, plays the central character with a sense of maturity and earnestness that is a pleasure to see, and which attests to her range as an actor. And for those who imagine that Garofalo is just a comedian, a wonderful surprise awaits you. Her Lee lives somewhere off the curve of the condonable middle class. And while her teenage son pays for his misbehavior in a mental institution, she busies herself with church work, leaving her little time to attend to him, or his younger brother, Charlie (Luca Padovan). Living in her bubble, she barely connects with the responsibilities of life, acting out a pattern of rejection to which she is as bound as Sisyphus.

Meanwhile, Taylor’s Bessie is a benevolent loving woman in the midst of family disorder and disease, who takes care of everyone. She even achieves a beautiful rapport with her supposedly insane nephew, Hank, sensitively portrayed by Jack DiFalco. And Celia Weston

plays Ruth, the aunt who is wired to painkillers. So wired, in fact, that she sets off the electric garage door. McPherson whimsically juggles the real and the unreal, the sick and the inane. The Government Inspector Michael Urie works himself to the bone, pretending to be The Government Inspector in this adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s play, currently at New World Stages. And his work pays off, in a hilarious physical farce about the zeitgeist, in which bribery, blackmail, and sloth are de rigueur.

In fact, Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of The Government Inspector, a satire about the petty corruption of mid-19th century Tsarist Russia, takes no prisoners. It could as easily be set in contemporary smalltown America as in the provincial Russia. And as directed by Jesse Berger, the characters verge on the grotesque. Blinded by their lust for power, they literally collide into one another, until they ultimately entrap themselves. Paced as a slapstick farce, the production is high on silliness. Among the outstanding actors in this production, Arnie Burton

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portrays the postmaster who reads everyone’s mail, and even keeps some (love notes, specifically) for himself. Burton also doubles as Urie’s servant, a ragged sluggard, who, like the others, is just out for himself.

In the role of the mayor’s wife, Mary Testa bears an upper-crust attitude that is stuffed with pride and self-importance. Impressing Ivan (Urie) with her love of literature, she brags, “Nom de plume is my favorite author.” Meanwhile, her pretenses are wasted on a poseur, as Ivan is no more than a low-level government clerk.

Michael McGrath sustains his sense of empowerment and puffery as her husband, the mayor, who is in cahoots with his corrupt cronies – the local businessmen. Like recognizable political figures of today, he is a narcissistic buffoon.

And the landowners Bobchinsky and Dobchinksy, Ryan Garbayo and Ben Mehl, are like the two mismatched tinhorns, Mutt and Jeff. The comic duo hits a chord that characterizes the underlying cartoonish nature of these characters, and their self-serving mores. To that end, the costumes by Tilly Grimes are fanciful, reflecting and revealing the characters’ greedy, ostentatious nature.

With Alexis Distler’s doubledecker set, divided into three distinct spaces, one views the characters’ antics through various lenses – from the privacy of a room in an inn, to a sitting room in the mayor’s home, to a meeting among comrades. For Michael Urie, the set is like a trampoline as he squirrels his way from one level to the next, hurling himself from scene to scene, chasing his tail – or should that be, his tale.

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has been hosting Fridays at 5, an author talk and signing with world-renowned authors. This Friday author Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead speaks about his novel – The Underground Railroad – which not only garnered Whitehead the Pulitzer, but the National Book Award and the Carnegie Medal for fiction, among other awards. Tickets are $25, and hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served beforehand at 4:30 PM. For more information and tickets, call 631-537-0015. Film

Surf Movie Night The Surfrider Foundation Eastern Long Island Chapter announces surf movie night at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Wednesday, August 2, at 7 PM. Fishpeople will be screened, as well as other short marine-related films. Tickets are $20, and there will be a silent auction and raffle prizes. For more information, and to buy tickets visit Barney’s Wall

Thursday at 8 PM, Guild Hall will screen Barney’s Wall. The documentary probes the psyche of literary bad-boy, Grove Press publisher Barney Rosset, whose legendary censorship battles smashed sexual taboos and blew open American culture and politics to let in avante-garde writers and thinkers. The film will be followed by a discussion with filmmakers Sandy Gotham Meehan, Williams Cole, David Leitner, and Peter Rosen. Trophy

On Saturday at 7 PM, the Hamptons International Film Festival will presents SummerDoc: Trophy hosted by Alec Baldwin. Shaul Schwarz’s and Christina Clusiau’s Trophy explores the complex heart of contemporary issues of animal conservation and commodification at a time when endangered African species such as elephants, rhinos, and

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The third annual Southampton Jewish Film Festival runs through August 29, and is in collaboration with the Chabad Southampton Jewish Center. This week the screening of Germans and Jews will take place at the Southampton Arts Center on Monday at 7:30 PM. For more information, visit www.scc-arts. org. Theater

Assisted Loving What would you do if your 70-yearold father dragged you into his search for new romance after 50 years of marriage? Friday at 8 PM, get tickets to see the play Vanity Fair called “mercilessly funny” at Guild Hall. Based on the author’s award winning memoir Assisted Loving: True Tales of Double Dating With My Dad, this is a heartfelt and hilarious true tale of a year of dating dangerously, staring Richard Kind, and Mercedes Ruehl. Peter and the Wolf

Hampton Ballet Theatre, celebrating 10 years of dance education on the East End, will be performing the enchanting ballet Peter and the Wolf on Thursday at 7 PM, at the Montauk Playhouse Community Center Foundation, and on Tuesday, at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton at 6 PM. This production is a collaboration between the Hampton Ballet Theatre school, the Hampton Festival Orchestra, and a surprise guest narrator. For tickets call 631-668-1124 for the Montauk Playhouse and 631-537-8250 for CMEE. Neo-Political Cowgirls In keeping with their mission of raising visibility for women’s issues,

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the Neo-Political Cowgirls dance theatre collective is proud to present “Andromeda’s Sisters: Illuminating Women’s Voices” on Sunday at 4 PM at Guild Hall, beginning with a panel moderated by Cristina Cuomo. NPC’s production of Andromeda, in which Poseidon’s daughters swim to Andromeda’s aid, will be performed in Montauk at the end of August for a second season. The “Andromeda’s Sisters” event celebrates women’s capacity to support each other and change the world we occupy, and includes a VIP Garden Party and performance featuring famed actresses Blythe Danner, Cathy Curtin, and Heather Lind. This event will raise funds for the Neo-Political Cowgirls’ theatrical and educational programming, while highlighting the work of women’s causes and the words of female playwrights. For tickets for any of the events, or all of them, visit and type in “Andromeda’s Sisters.” The 39 Steps

Via Brooklyn’s version of Patrick Barlow’s The 39 Steps, is playing a limited engagement at the Southampton Cultural Center through Sunday.

The 39 Steps has been winning awards and entertaining audiences both on Broadway, Off-Broadway, the West End, and around the world, since 2008. The play lampoons Alfred Hitchcock’s classic murder mystery thriller where four actors play over 50 characters: complete with fast changes, shadow puppets, fog machines, projections, dubious accents, and swarthy mustaches. For more information, contact the Center at Intimate Apparel

Esther Mills is a skilled African American seamstress making lingerie for both society ladies and “ladies of the night” in Intimate Apparel by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage. Starring Kelly McCreary (“Grey’s Anatomy”), the play runs at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor through Sunday. Call the box office at 631-725-9500 or visit the website at Art

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An artist presentation and discussion of sacred and historical landscape images is on display in “On This Site” at the Suffolk County Historical Society. Shinnecock artist Jeremy Dennis will discuss the project’s creation and his goal to create awareness of culturally significant and sacred Native American sites on Long Island. The event will take place on Thursday at 6 PM. RSVP to 631-727-2881 ext. 100.


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could mean a death sentence.

The Social Security portion (OASDI) of payroll taxes is 6.20 percent on earnings up to the applicable taxable maximum amount, which was $118,500 in 2016. The Medicare portion (HI) is 1.45 percent more. Obviously, raising the bar and taxing individuals who make more than $118,500 annually is the easiest fix. POLITICALLY UNWISE Many politicians acknowledge that would be an unwise move to make politically, but it did not deter Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders. He is in favor of putting Social Security on a more solid financial footing by raising the cap on earnings that are taxed.

“By lifting this cap so that everyone who makes over $250,000 a year pays the same percentage of their income into Social Security as the middle class and working families, [we] would not only extend the solvency of Social Security for the next 50 years, but also bring in enough revenue to expand benefits by an average of $65 a month; increase cost-of-living adjustments, and lift more seniors out of poverty by increasing the minimum benefits paid to low-income seniors,” Sanders said.

“It’s the biggest hit on the people that couldn’t take it,” said Dean Baker, an economist with the Liberal-leaning Center for Economic and Policy Research. Baker proposes raising the cap to around $190,000, reflecting the growing wealth at the top of the income scale. Raise it higher than that, he said, and wealthy earners will just start finding ways to dodge it. “There are many proposals in the House relating to Social Security. Obviously, the best solution includes growing the economy to broaden the base of workers paying into the trust fund,” Zeldin said. Other proposals have included increasing the cap on contributions, raising the eligibility age, and personalized accounts. Zeldin said the benefits for current retirees and those close to retirements should be “fully protected.”

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Why Lashes?

By Kitty Merrill

Say goodbye to skinny, invisible eyelashes.

Say goodbye to tube after tube of mascara and special enhancing treatments that promise longer, thicker lashes . . . and lie.

Say goodbye to countless moments spent glopping on said mascara, trying to use the little comb -- or, in some cases, a straight pin -- in an attempt to separate clumps of black goo. Say goodbye to eyelash curlers and the three or four badly-needed lashes they pull out as they curl your other five.

Say goodbye to tugging and pulling as you try to remove mascara.

an expansion of services Hampton Lashes offers. During Indy’s visit, a client was in for a hair extensions touchup, the color painstakingly developed to blend with her natural hair. “This was only supposed to be for my wedding,” said Rachel. “And I’m still here a year and a half later.”

Describing a typical first time for a lash client, Alban said a little Q&A is warranted when a client comes in for her initial application: “I

want to know something about her lifestyle so we can make the best selection.” A person who swims or works out a lot may want to choose a more modest length than one who’s out for glamour. In fact, Denise, a swim instructor, said she uses shorter lashes during the summer. Otherwise, “they hit my goggles.” She became a lash extension devotee because she’s allergic to mascara.

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Say goodbye to drug store falsies and all the fine motor necessary to apply them, not to mention the tweezers and the stinging glue. Say goodbye to Gene Simmonsstyle raccoon eyes by lunchtime.

And say hello to eyelash extensions. Four years ago, Cosmo predicted eyelash extensions would be “the new mani-pedi,” and gauging by the swift business Hampton Lashes is doing, the glam mag’s forecast was spot on. Tucked into a fresh white space at 10 Main Street in East Hampton, sharing a locale with A Studio upstairs, Hampton Lashes just moved to the new site last winter, according to proprietor Angela Alban. Alban studied cosmetology in her native Ecuador before coming to The Hamptons 20 years ago. She headed back to beauty school on Long Island, and has been doing lashes for the last six years – in salons in Hampton Bays, Southampton, at her home, and now in East Hampton. “Wow! What a traveler,” she joked.

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And they’re off ! The annual Paddle Battle kicks off on Saturday at 9:15 AM. The East End Tourism Alliance announced that they will be hosting their fifth annual Paddle Battle LI event on the Peconic River in Riverhead. This popular event raises money for the United Way of Long Island’s VetsBuild program, which supports veterans and military families, the Long Island Aquarium, and the East End Tourism Alliance. Last year, nearly $25,000 was raised and organizers hope to exceed that

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goal this year. This family-friendly event includes a 2.5-mile amateur race, a 5-mile competitive race, and a 12-mile elite class race. There will also be a pair of twoperson canoe and kayaks races. First place medals will be offered to winners in each category, for each class, and distance. In addition to the individual racing event in the morning, there will also be the Paddle Battle team challenge. This is a recreational stand up paddle board and kayak race for companies, organizations, and unions to compete against one

Independent / Courtesy Long Island Aquarium The annual Paddle Battle on the Peconic River splashes down on Saturday.

another for the Paddle Battle team challenge trophy. Kayak and SUP board rentals will be available. “This is an excellent team-building event with four-person teams competing against other teams. It’s great to see Long Island companies and organizations competing to support this event,” said Bryan DeLuca,

the event coordinator. An award ceremony and family BBQ and bash will take place after the big race. For additional information, call Bryan DeLuca at 631-2089200 ext. 102. Or email bdeluca@ or contact Wendy Rodriguez at 631-208-9200 ext.260. Register online at www.

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Craft Fairs, Wilderness Week, And Yoga

Compiled by Elizabeth Vespe

There are always a ton of fun and interactive events happening on the North Fork, here is a list of our favorites. Got news? Email us at Southold Historical

Visit the Southold Historical Society museum complex for an antique, fine art, and crafts fair on Saturday from 9 AM to 4 PM. Admission is $5 for adults. The fair has vendors selling fine art, antiques, pottery, photography, handmade crafts, and vintage treasures. Admission includes a raffle ticket with a chance to win one of several pieces of North Fork art donated by members of the Old Town Arts and Crafts Guild. Live music and refreshments. For more information contact 631-734-6382 or 631-765-5500. Peconic Land Trust Join former teacher and trustee John Holzapfel as he continues his monthly nature series on Friday at 4 PM. The program features a little science, lots of pictures, and a timely discussion of nature’s activities for the month. Admission is free. For more information, call the Land Trust at 631-283-3195.

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Join Wilderness Week Camp with Tepee Ted, Monday to August 4. Campfire cooking and safety, bow and arrows, making tools and toys of native children, stringing jewelry, and crafting animal skin pouches all help fill a week of fun and learning about how Indians lived as the first settlers. Learn how not to get lost in the woods and how to find a way home. Acquire the skills to figure out the four directions without a compass and tell time in nature without a watch or phone. Recommended for boys and girls ages 6 through 12. The classes commence at 9 AM and come to an end at 3 PM. For more information and to reserve, contact Tepee Ted at 631-722-4645 or email wildernesstravelingmuseum@ Riverhead School The Board of Education of the Riverhead Central School District is seeking interested district residents who wish to be considered for appointment to fill vacancies on the board. The seven-member board currently has two vacancies following the resignations of two members last month. The board requests that interested residents send a letter of interest to the board



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in care of district clerk Barbara O’Kula at barbara.okula@riverhead. net no later than July 27. The board will consider the applications at a special meeting and is expecting to appoint two new members at the August 15 board meeting. The appointed members will serve until May 15, 2018 and must run for election in May if they wish to continue serving. Mattituck Library

The Library will hold a giant blockbuilding competition for grades 7 through 12 on Thursday at 4 PM. Compete in groups by building unique structures. Join the Library for Minecraft for grades K through 1 on Friday at 10 AM. Enter the Mattituck-Laurel Library World and cooperatively play with others. A screening of The Lost City of Z kicks off this Friday at 1:30 PM. A true-life drama, the film centers on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.

Join Chef Rob in creating a jumbo

waffle cone painted in chocolate drizzle, filled with berries and bananas. The event starts at 6 PM on Friday.

Mommy, Daddy, and Me yoga for ages 18 months to 3 years takes place on Monday at 10 AM. 10:45 AM kicks off “Story Time” yoga for ages 4 to 5. Bend, stretch, sing, and laugh with yoga poses. Join the Library for henna tattoos for grades 7 through 12 at 4 PM on Monday. Join Eakta Gandhi in learning about the art and history of henna tattoos. Each participate will receive a tattoo.

Tuesday at 10 AM, it’s a virtual reality experience. Come experience the HTC VIVE virtual reality system. Each participant will have use of the equipment for 30 minutes.

Join the Library for a Staller Center instrument petting zoo for ages 3 to 5 on Tuesday at 11 AM. In this interactive presentation, children get the chance to listen and play real instruments from the orchestra. Registration is required for all of these events, and admission is free. For more information, call the library at 631-298-4124.

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By Kitty Merrill

Art Without Barriers

Peconic Landing’s cultural art curator Dominic Antignano has passion – for making art accessible to the residents at the campus set on 144 lush acres in Greenport, for making art accessible to the public, to people no matter their ability, for making strategic alliances with other artists, local schools, national organizations, you name it. His enthusiasm for the work at the retirement community and the breadth of its cultural offerings appears boundless.

“Our main goal is to create an environment for members here, a place that’s nurturing and secure. Our arts and leisure program has to be as diverse as the people who live here, while being passionately committed to outreach to the community … We offer dozens of programs on a monthly basis. The spiritual, physical, and mental are combined subtly in all

our programs,” he explained.

On the day The Independent visited, Antignano offered a personal tour of the Art Without Barriers sculpture garden. He got the idea for an accessible exhibit during a visit to Florida. At a Dali show, he noted descriptive audio for the visually impaired, and decided to bring the concept to the North Fork’s only sculpture garden. In 2010, the first pieces arrived. Teaming with Matko Tomicic from East Hampton’s LongHouse Reserve, Antignano learned how to site sculpture in a landscape.

“We did build it and they did come,” the curator said. After several successful exhibitions, artists began calling to ask if they could show their work at Peconic Landing. Shows with themes grew organically over the years as new ideas and new opportunities arose. At one point, Antignano considered

The exhibition Art Without Barriers is specifically geared toward the visually impaired; its tagline is “What you hear is what you see.” Working with the New York Federation of the Blind, the New York City Library for the Blind, the Mattituck Lions Club and others, the Peconic Landing’s resident art committee developed a podcast that “makes the visual verbal.” Descriptive audio allows people to “see” the sculptures. Braille, large print catalogues, and docentled tactile tours enhance accessibility. “We’ve got it kind of covered,“ Antignano allowed. “We’re able to reach everybody we can.”

Independent / Kitty Merrill Cultural art curator Dominic Antignano takes a break on a bench crafted by renowned Sag Harbor artist/designer Nico Yektai.

The local Lions Club funded MP3 players that visitors can use to hear

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the need for benches where visitors and residents could rest while touring the site. He put out a call and “celebrated artists from all over the world answered.” Internationallyacclaimed sculptors and local artists worked with area school children to craft the seating.

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Old Dogs New Trips

by Vay David & John Laudando

Copenhagen schoolchildren doing just that. But its website is the best place to read the story of how these old buildings have been moved and reassembled to envelop visitors with what Danish country life was like from 1650 to 1950.

On Friday, Svend, John, and I rode the train into Copenhagen for the day and started off right around the corner from Norreport train station, in one of those enviable markets. If you aren’t hungry when you walk in, just inhale.

I really envy Europeans their vast markets and even their small village markets. And in Copenhagen (pronounce the a long -- I quickly learned that from Svend, our Danish host) they have a great example. But I’m getting ahead of myself.

Our grande tour began on a Thursday as Svend whisked us around Copenhagen for a quick scenic drive en route from the airport, where he so graciously picked us up. Then on to his and Lisbet’s home in a lovely neighborhood, near beautiful lakes, in the northern outskirts of Copenhagen. (We met Svend and Lisbet while on a cruise in Croatia, which is a great story on its own.) That first evening, we walked to one of the many beautiful lakes we saw in Denmark, where Svend rows, often to a larger lake, where he rows some more. The next day, he took us back in time on a tour through the Open Air Museum -- Frilandsmuseet -- cattle, sheep, geese, thatched roofs (one was of seaweed), historic garden plots, an old blacksmith’s shop (Svend’s father was a blacksmith), lots of greenswards for picnicking, and a host of

Torvehallerne is actually two side-by-side, sleek, very coollooking glass and metal structures with outdoor stalls to boot. The abundance of food -- and the way it is displayed -- boggles the mind. I would never have the patience to line up vegetables so temptingly. And it’s not just vegetables and fruits -- you can find fish, cheese, meat, coffee, pastry, fresh herbs, plants, chocolates, anything you might need in a kitchen, including pots and pans. And liquor. And olive oil. And. And. And.

At the market, we had a great talk with Henri Lee, a fishmonger originally from Connecticut. Henri happens to be part Native American, which is evident in the long ponytail he sports -- and he’s been in Denmark since 1997. Henri told us 60 percent of his fish is local, and the tuna is from Portugal or Norway. You can learn more on his website -- Just the pictures are worth the visit. Well, Denmark is a monarchy, so it only made sense to visit a palace or two. We began at Rosenborg Castle, built by Christian IV, King of Denmark and sometimes Sweden, during the early 17th century. Opulent rooms, elegant royal jewels, imposing portraits, sparkling glass, too many riches to mention or comprehend, complemented by several life-size

lion statues cavorting in the throne room. (This writer collects lion figurines, but none so large!)

Denmark still has royalty -- the current queen, Margrethe, who is 75 and heads Europe’s oldest monarchy, was instrumental in assembling the exhibit we next visited, “From the Danish Royal Family’s Lofts and Cellars,” across King’s Park from Rosenborg Castle. Amazing exhibit! You name it, you’ll probably find it here, from the mundane to the sublime. And the castle it’s in is called a palace -- Amalienborg Palace of Christian VIII. And what castle/palace is complete without the changing of the guard? And that’s exactly what we saw on our way from one p(a)lace to another.

And we should mention that Danes are really good environmentalists. They have windmills all over and they ride bikes just about everywhere. But no biking for our small troupe—we walked and gawked. Copenhagen is full of fascinating buildings. The new opera house, the National Theater,

the Stock Exchange with its fanciful lizard tower and tails. And a whole lot of people in the Library garden staring at their phones and playing Pokémon.

After lunch alongside a canal, we walked some more. Then, happy but a bit weary, we took the train back to the house for some steaks on the barbecue. We may not have seen all the typical Copenhagen sights, but we had seen so much! A side note -- after Denmark (the Jutland Peninsula was yet to come), we were headed to Prague and thought we’d take the train there, stopping off to sightsee along the way. That was until we discovered that train travel for one of us to Prague would cost more than flights for both of us. If train travel in Europe interests you, be sure to explore the advantages of Eurail passes, which must be purchased in advance. Ah, well, next time. Find more stories and photos at, visit and comment on our Facebook page -- Old Dogs, New Trips or at .

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By Rick Murphy

Real Estate Numbers Rebound

Maybe we didn’t hear them exulting in the streets but there were a lot of smiles on the faces of real estate insiders this week. That’s because the first half numbers are in and after a listless first quarter of sales things rebounded dramatically in the three-month period beginning in April.

According to a report issued by Judi Desiderio, CEO of Town & Country Realty, the comeback was fueled by high end sales in the so-called “crown jewels” – Southampton and East Hampton villages and Bridgehampton, which included Water Mill and Sagaponack data.

In Southampton Village, there was a 19 percent jump in sales over the first half of 2016, a staggering 142 percent leap in dollar volume, and a 50 percent leap in median sales price. East Hampton Village enjoyed a 37.5 percent MSP hike over the first half of 2016.

healthy 34 percent.

The Westhampton area saw modest growth in most categories, as did Hampton Bays. It is interesting to note the paucity of home sales under $500,000: there were six in the Sag Harbor area, five in Shelter Island, 13 in the Southampton area, and 91

west of the Shinnecock Canal -- 41 in Hampton Bays and 50 in Westhampton.

In all, there were 115 homes sold for under $500,000 in the first half of 2017 versus 129 for the same period in 2016.

“Looking at all Hamptons markets

combined it is clear the high end has made an impressive comeback from 2016,” Desiderio said. Sales from $10-19.9 million rose 30 percent, and sales of properties valued at $20 million and up soared 50 percent. “That said, 88 percent of all sales that occurred were under $3.5 million,” Desiderio noted.

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The total dollar volumes of sales in East Hampton Village, almost $228 million, dwarfed the $95.4 million figure from a year earlier. It should be noted two high-end sales on Lily Pond Lane accounted for $133.8 million of the 2017 total. The Bridgehampton/Sagaponack/ Water Mill numbers went sky high as well. Seven of the 13 houses that sold for $10 million and up were in these three areas. The Shelter Island market, in contrast, was flat. The average price of a sold house, $755,000, was down significantly from the previous year, when it was $848,250.

Sag Harbor, which includes Noyac and North Haven, saw a 22 percent jump in MSP though sales were down slightly. Southampton and North Sea sales numbers were also similar to the previous year’s. The median sales price increased a

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Renovation ‘Round The Pond

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There’s big doings down at two of East Hampton’s most historic properties on the edges of Town Pond, mere steps from where the area’s first English settler, Lion Gardiner, slumbers for eternity in effigial repose.

Both the Gardiner mill cottage on

James Lane – on land that once belonged to Lion Gardiner -- and the house at 223 Main Street, known as “Third House” – circa 1685 – are undergoing muchneeded renovations, thanks to careful yet expert ministrations of Dick Baxter and Robert Strada, the principals of Strada Baxter Design/ Build.


Dick Baxter and Robert Strada, above, have begun renovations on the historic Gardiner mill cottage on James Lane in East Hampton.

“The town deserves a big round of applause for this one,” Baxter said. When putting out the Request for Proposal on the Gardiner mill house, the town -- which purchased the lot and windmill three years ago -- chose to award the bid not just to the low-baller, but to the bidder with the most artisanal experience, based on a points system the town

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“I can never go through a door alone. Where’s the fun in that?” Kate Mueth, the indefatigable founder of the Neo-Political Cowgirls theater and dance company offered that gem to Bridget LeRoy in this week’s feature about her latest multifaceted adventure at Guild Hall, and beyond. She got us thinking.

This week’s Indy presents readers with a slew of opportunities to open a door and bring friends through. It’s the peak of gala season and events abound. Bike rides, races, food tastings, cocktails, musical performances, pop up shopping, all offer a chance for toney or down-homey fun. But there’s more to it than that.

In all the social whirl, the people watching, celebrity sightings, and fashion or fitness focus, it’s easy to forget what spurred the creation of so many special events, to steal a Christmas motto, “the reason for the season.”

Each event was launched to benefit a charity, whether local or national. Each event invites us to walk through a door, enter a new world, and lend a helping hand.

The East End, and The Hamptons in particular, can get a bad rep. We’re dissed for snobbery, for bad manners, for crowds of obnoxious elite, for a whole lot of bad drivers and even more traffic.

But we can be so much more than that. We can open doors and pull others through and up. This weekend, we can pick a charity or local organization and help out, as volunteers in organizations like the Ladies Village Improvement Society have been doing for decades. We can do it, not just during the summer gala season, but all year long.

The Independent is proud to sponsor this weekend’s inaugural Jordan’s Run, the Travis Memorial Bracket Bash and upcoming memorial softball tournament, the UNCF benefit, and Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation’s Hamptons Happening, and more. We invite readers to join us in helping the local and national charitable organizations, learn about all they do in our pages each week, take our hand, and come on through the door.

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Complete Shock To the Editor,

The recent revelation that appeared in your paper, as well as in other media, that Deepwater is now exploring a new cable route and that the town board has passed a resolution to allow for testing as such, caused me to do some further

research after scratching my head.

What I learned was truly a shock. Since this project clearly involves “the waterfront” I wanted to see how a finding of consistency with the town’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan (LWRP) could possibly have occurred. I went to Section 150-50 of the town code

Is it just me?

I just read the list of traditional wedding anniversary gifts. Year one is paper.

enacted in 2005 dealing with review of actions pursuant to the LWRP.

Shock led to complete incredulity when I realized that the “coastal assessment form” required under section C of the code does not exist. Thanks to Carole Brennan,

our town clerk, who did three days of legwork, I learned that the very basic form that starts the consistency review process has never been prepared by the planning department. So all of the actions such as the US Army Corp of Engineer’s Montauk beach work,

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the LIPA substation on Industrial Highway, the current lithium ion battery adjacent to that substation, and in fact, all of the Deepwater Project has never been subject to a legal review pursuant to the East Hampton Town Code. It is time to fix this now. I am calling for a complete audit by an outside audit firm of the town’s planning department’s efforts regarding its LWRP. This will be one of my first goals when I am elected to the town board. Until that time I would hope that the town board suspend all actions on any projects in coastal waterfront until such an audit is completed including reviews currently being done by the zoning board.

This has been allowed to go on for three administrations, and 13 years. I want it to be corrected in the next administration of which I intend to be a part. And thank you to Carole Brennan, our excellent town clerk.



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What’s your main news source? Larry Kars The Times, The Post and The Wall Street Journal. Online I go to, which has good financial news coverage. And I go to several legal blogs, since I’m a lawyer and I like to stay as current as I can. I was a tax litigator so I also read several tax blogs. Liz Ilgenfritz NPR. National Public Radio. I find they have such interesting perspectives on things. And they bring in a lot of fresh and interesting voices.

Leo Keltz I watch the news every day. I get local my news from News 12, because I’m interested in local news as well as global news. Later in the evening I watch Fox or NBC News. I want to know as much as I can about what’s going on in the world. Sonia Menegagetti I’m from Brazil. I get my news every single morning from the Internet. I read in Portuguese and I need to read the news in my language. G1 is the site I read every single day. Also I read

Historic Records Now Accessible Online

By Laura Field

The Long Island Collection at the East Hampton Library is pleased to announce public online access to the East Hampton Town Historic Records Project, now available on the East Hampton Library’s website, www.easthamptonlibrary. org.

The collection of materials received on temporary loan from the Town of East Hampton for digitization contains 39 items ranging from account books and minutes, to property information and municipal records, dating between the 17th and early 20th centuries. “The importance of these original records cannot be overstated as they reflect the foundation of our historic town, whereby a small group of people carved out a way of life, complete with an autonomous, functioning system of selfgovernment, strict, systematic land distribution, and a legal system. Now that these records are available

Independent / East Hampton Library Steve Boerner, Carole Brennan, Andrea Meyer, and Gina Piastuck stand with East Hampton Town records.

for public use, one can appreciate their scope, detail, and historical significance, not to mention their fragility, which digitization helps to preserve,” stated Gina Piastuck, head of the Library’s Long Island Collection. The organization, deciphering,

and interpretation of these materials could not have been accomplished without the hard work and dedication of the Long Island Collection’s librarians and archivists, Steve Russell Boerner and Andrea Meyer, as well as its project scanners, Lexie D’Attile and Sara Spataro.

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Crossing The Line

Independent / Courtesy Jerusalem U The documentary Crossing the Line 2: The New Face of Anti-Semitism on Campus screens at the Jewish Center of The Hamptons in East Hampton on Saturday.

By Kitty Merrill

Israel is under scrutiny like no other country in the world, said Edina Segal, director of Jewish education and family engagement for the Jewish Center of the Hamptons. Her own two children, college students, have experienced uncomfortable and awkward situations on campus precipitated by anti-Israel sentiment. Anti-Israel activities to alienate, demonize, and delegitimize Israel are increasingly crossing the line into anti-Semitism, in the form of hate speech, harassment, and intimidation.

It’s important, Segal believes, that students learn how to handle rampant anti-Semitism that festers on campuses across the nation. To help educate kids about the issue, on Saturday from 7 to 9 PM JCOH will screen the documentary Crossing The Line 2: The New Face of Anti-Semitism on Campus. This is the second year the center has shown the film produced by Jerusalem University. Segal reported a good turnout last year, with parents, grandparents, and students in attendance. Older viewers were shocked to learn what was happening. “They were blown

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Crossing The Line is a new documentary that reveals the rise of anti-Israel activity and anti-Semitic rhetoric on North American university campuses, and demonstrates when reasonable criticism of Israel “crosses the line” into anti-Semitism.

Iconic car company Moke International celebrated Bastille Day by hosting a daytime event at Harbor East in East Hampton. The heritage car made famous by Brigitte Bardot in St. Tropez has officially made its US debut and landed in The Hamptons. Model Tania Deighton, TV personality James Campbell, and Harbor East owner Jamo Willis were there to celebrate.

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us. For those of you, like us, who have a lot of friends from the city who visit (i.e. mooches) during the summer, hurricane talk is a godsend.

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RICK’S SPACE “Me, Herb, and the kids are thinking of coming out for a visit next week,” our friend Barb will say. Notice they don’t ask, they inform.

by Rick Murphy

“That would be great,” I say. “Except Hurricane Amber is coming.”

The End Is Near It’s basically over.

Those of us who live here know it, but we pretend because we also know that so many summer people and tourists still don’t understand. Those people should stop reading now and skip ahead a couple sentences. Summer is over.

Yes, the weather has been glorious, the water is warm, burgers are sizzling on the grill, and the ticks are gnawing human flesh. In other words, it’s all good.

One evening though, and it’s coming soon, we’ll be out in the backyard as the sun is setting, and whoosh! -- that gentle breeze won’t be as warm as usual. We’ll get goosebumps. We’ll think of going inside and grabbing a sweater.

That breeze, ladies and gents, will be Old Man Winter, coming out for a test drive. Here are the surefire signs summer is almost over. Hurricane Talk Begins. We have a strange fascination with hurricanes. We profess to be afraid, but something about the danger excites




“A hurricane?”

“Yes, Killer Hurricane Amber. It’s a tornado, too. And a tsunami. Did I mention Superstorm Killer Ambrosia?”

Hurricanes form in the Sahara Desert (really). As soon as the summer’s first one forms, visitors to The Hamptons start getting edgy and pack up, and that’s a good thing. Football Looms. Right now the sports pages are still filled with baseball stories, but with both local teams floundering, rest assured our attention will turn to the gridiron, and soon our bookies will be hounding us for dough. Ah, the sweet sounds of winter.

Back-to-school specials are everywhere. I hate those pretentious little punks who say stuff like, “I can’t wait for school to begin because I’m going to learn about French Lit” and stuff like that. First of all, no self-respecting kid likes school. School is a one-year

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By the way, there is no such thing as French Lit, either. There has never been a single word of important literature written in French. All they know how to do is smoke cigarettes, grow ugly mustaches (and that’s just the women), and surrender.

You finally get the nerve to tell your waiter the truth. This is a rite of passage for me, and it usually comes right about now. You’re in a restaurant and the waiter is reading the overpriced specials and you interrupt during the list of soups. “Listen, pal, and make sure you tell the chef this: No one I know likes cucumber soup, no matter what frilly name you give it!”

It is particularly annoying to those of us who have vegetable gardens. They are charging $16 for a bowl of cucumber soup and we have 40 of the damn things – some the size of torpedoes – rotting in the garden because everyone is sick of them. So let’s set the record straight: soup by definition is HOT. Beef barley soup. Chicken noodle soup. Twofisted bowls of steaming, slurpinducing man food.

Keep the cold crap away from me, and that includes summer pea soup. By the way, there is no such thing as “summer squash.” It is the same as winter, fall, and spring squash. And the “catch of the day” is the same as the “catch of yesterday” and will be until it is finally sold out, even it is really “the catch of last month,” but I digress. And by the way, that fish you just paid $44 for didn’t really come from a Montauk day boat - it came from Queens.

You put socks on. I haven’t worn socks in a couple of months, which means every pair I have are lying in a pile near the washing machine. Soon, though, it’ll be time to crank that baby up, because I’ll go out and it will be so damn cold my toes will get frostbite. Once you put socks on it’s over. The next time you go sockless will be next Memorial Day. It’s been one hell of a summer, but now it’s time for football.

So if you plan on visiting The Hamptons and staying at my house, be aware - there’s a killer hurricane coming.

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Dementia, Mom, & Me

Joey’s Journey

By Kitty Merrill

Anger, check. Loneliness, check. Social isolation, check. Resentment, check. Fear, check. Loneliness, check (again). Exhaustion, too tired to check. Pick a negative feeling and caregivers of loved ones with dementia go through it. In fact, the stress and emotional upheaval often leads to illness, and caregivers become “the second invisible patient,” according to some researchers. For me, the whole gamut of emotions surfaced during the 440 days I was taking care of Mom. Sometimes, all in one day.

The responsibilities are allconsuming, and I’m sure my friends got sick of daily updates about funny things Mom said, stupid things doctors did. More than once, people suggested finding a support group for caregivers. “Sure,” I’d say. “Do they have them at midnight? ‘Cuz that’s when I have free time.” Enter Joey Daley, an angel from


Enter his mother Molly, a beautiful, funny woman, and a victim of Lewy Body Dementia. I can’t recall how I stumbled upon his Facebook group, called Mother and Son’s Journey with Dementia, but it’s been a life saver for me and the over 35,000 members from across the country and the globe who’ve joined since Daley set up the page last January.

You can’t just read about dementia and understand the magnitude of the illness and its impact on families and caregivers. Daley launched a weekly YouTube video series and since then, his videos have been viewed over 80 million times. The videos of everyday life with Molly went viral in the US, Germany, the Netherlands, Canada, UK, Taiwan, Australia, and many more countries. The series prompted the creation of Molly’s Movement, designed to promote awareness of dementia’s impact and give back to caregivers.

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The grasshopper, like a brass figure Molly kept on her mantel, is the icon of the movement. Grasshoppers can only jump forward, and “we keep moving forward” is a statement Daley often uses to close his videos.

The short films depict Molly’s life in an assisted living facility, her visits back home to Joey’s house, and almost always end with trips to Wendy’s for a Frosty. Rare are the shorts that don’t elicit tears. Sometimes Molly cries because she knows something’s wrong and is scared.

Sometimes Joey cries because he feels helpless watching his mother’s deterioration.

Over 40 media outlets have picked up the Daleys’ story. Last week NBC completed a short documentary about the family. (Google “NBC” and “Joey Daley” to find the film). Daley posted it on the support group page on July 19. By Monday morning it had been shared over 4000 times. Members of the group recall a scene from the doc: the day Molly couldn’t remember who Joey was. It was the worst day of his life, the typically stoic Ohioan tells the camera, choking back a sob. It was a day scores of members of the Facebook group can relate to personally.


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Finally I found people who can relate to what was happening with Mom. Fellow “grasshoppers,” as we call each other, post questions – “Mom won’t keep her clothes on, anyone else have that happen?” “Should I argue with Dad, or go along with his delusions?” – and find answers, tips, solutions, or best of all, empathy. Grasshoppers

post photos with loved ones, share articles about dementia. They tell funny stories and toast Molly with Frostys purchased in her honor.

Over and over, posters thank Daley for creating a place to vent, and most of all find solace in sympathy and encouragement from fellow caregivers. Daley started the series, he’s said, because no one truly understands what it’s like until they see the disease, the suffering on both sides – the patient and the caregiver – how it’s robbing Molly’s life, how it’s robbing Joey’s.

He wants to educate people and raise awareness. There are an estimated 50 million dementia sufferers in the world, a number that’s expected to increase by an order of magnitude by 2030. The more people can learn about the devastating illnesses that cause dementia, the greater the likelihood of finding treatments, or even cures. But for now, Molly and Joey continue to suffer. Sometimes he wonders whether he can go on with his mission of documenting his mother’s deterioration. We encourage him and try to provide comfort, as he has done for over 35,000 strangers.

They’re strangers, but they’ve also become my family. They know what I’ve gone through, they don’t tire of hearing (reading) about it. A famed author (though not so famed that I can call her name to mind right now) said loneliness is not so much a need for company, as a need for kind. Through Daley’s mission, people around the globe learn about dementia, and those of us caring for loved ones find our kind.

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The Pop Up Collective hosted Rush Philanthropic Foundation benefit in celebration of “Art for Life” on July 14.

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Annual Lions Club BBQ Photos by Richard Lewin

It was time for the East Hampton Lions Club to take a break from their serious charitable work on Saturday at East Hampton Town American Legion Post 419 in Amagansett. Town officials and other club members became chefs and musicians for the 63rd annual Lions Club barbecue. World famous Bonac deer chili, Bostwick’s chowder, and Russ’s sausage and peppers were the menu specials. Special guests included Steve Espach, president of the Sag Harbor Lions Club, and Rich Irizarry, district governor of the Suffolk County Lions Club.

Marshall Watson Book Signing Photos by Richard Lewin

On Saturday afternoon at Sylvester & Co. in Sag Harbor, internationallyacclaimed interior designer Marshall Watson shared his vision of elegance and signed his latest book, The Art of Elegance: Classic Interiors. Families, fellow designers, friends, and shoppers learned firsthand how Watson creates his unique spaces.  77

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Master Classes

Monday will kick start Bay Street Theater’s master class program. This series of three master classes, offered on successive Mondays, are workshops in each of the Triple Threat areas of theater: acting, singing, and dancing. This series will provide students with a wide range of insight and instruction from various Broadway professionals. Students may opt to sign up for all three workshops as a package or individually.

On Monday from noon to 3 PM, the first session will feature singing with Broadway vocal coach Liz Caplan.

Many of Caplan’s students have gone on to win Tonys such as Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen), Neil Patrick Harris (Hedwig), and James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin), to name a few. Liz will be the vocal consultant on the upcoming Disney musical Frozen as well as the SpongeBob musical. On August 7, the acting portion will be taught by Bay Street Theater’s artistic director Scott Schwartz. To wrap up the series on August 14, a dancing class will be instructed by Avital Asuleen. For more information about Bay Street’s master classes, and to enroll, visit



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Fridays On The Porch

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Join the Sag Harbor Historical Society for Fridays on the Porch from 5 to 6:30 PM, and see the first moving pictures that came to Sag Harbor in 1897. The wonder of “Edison’s Wonderful Projectoscope” was brought to Sag Harbor for the first time by DW Robertson and the Moving Pictures Company. Local history enthusiast, Dan Sabloski, will take attendees back to 1897 to see actual clips 1.

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of the moving pictures shown in Sag Harbor. Robertson was one of the first people to purchase a Projectoscope, and he travelled to Sag Harbor by train making stops in Freeport, Patchogue, and Southampton. The company travelled with a crew including a pianist, magician, and illustrated songs.

This event takes place at the Annie Cooper Boyd House, located at 174 Main St. in Sag Harbor.

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awakening continues as he struggles with the line between property rights and excess, environment and economy, preservation and development. Bumping up against angry homeowners and builders who look the other way, he works with his community and attempts to pass a new bylaw to limit house size. The documentary that took 12 years to make will be screened on Monday at the Southampton Town Community Center at 7 PM.


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Don’t you think it’s time to ask about Air Conditioning? Independent / Laura Field Attendees painted the sunset over Lazy Point at the Art Barge in Amagansett

By Laura Field

The Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County hosted a paint night with a purpose on July 18. Located at the Art Barge in Amagansett, this nautical-themed art class presented breathtaking views of Lazy Point. Attendees painted the sunset over Promised Land, all while enjoying wine and cheese.

CCE has hosted numerous nautical-themed paint nights, each with a special meaning. The Cooperative will be planting new eel weeds in Lazy Point, a necessary marine plant for fish and shellfish. As part of its mission, CCE has been working with local fisherman, farmers, and growers to help strengthen the environment. They will be holding another bay-themed paint night at the Art Barge on August 22, and tickets are available online at www. brushstrokesartbarge1.everbright. com. 62 Newtown Lane, East Hampton • 631-324-0142



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and face. Hampton Lashes offers a variety of eyelash styles, from one that offers the least dramatic change to a glamour set that goes “all the way up to the eyebrows,” Alban said.

Every set for every client is individually customized. Alban used lashes from five different companies to create her own collection. “Each company has different styles I love,” she said. As with the different brands of glue she uses, developing her collection evolved over the years. “I’m always looking for the new ideas.”

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Though Metzger had submitted plans for the marine lab in 2008, the lab was not constructed until 2010 and it wasn’t until 2012 that it became available for students.

Since the marine lab’s official opening in January 2012, Metzger and Elefante have been tenacious in their efforts to replicate the oceans’ ecosystems and especially those which surround Long Island. Their success has given students a living, breathing classroom in which to

study the ocean and its extensive marine life.

Metzger has furthered his concept of the aquatic classroom by even bringing students on sharktagging expeditions through the Long Island Shark Collaboration. Formed by Metzger and a group of former Southampton College marine science students, the Long Island Shark Collaboration is an independent research group which is credited with being the first to

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tag a young great white shark, just a few miles off the coast in Hampton Bays. He has also taken students on Stony Brook’s research vessel to collect starfish, crabs, and snails for the school’s lab. All of these programs provide real, hands-on experience for the fascinating world of marine science. For more information on this program, contact Southampton High School at 631-591-4600.

Once the initial assessment is made, it’s on to the table for the application process. Alban does all she can to ensure the client is comfortable during application, which can take as long as two hours.

Special chaise lounges are covered in soft white sheepskin, with pillows and a comfy blanket available. “I like to make sure it’s cozy,” Alban said. Soft meditation music plays as the process begins with cooling cucumber patches applied directly under the lower eyelid.

In many cases, clients fall asleep as Alban or Pintado assiduously apply as many as 300 individual lashes to the end of a client’s natural lashes. The process is painless, the results extraordinary. Lush, full fringe that can last as long as three weeks. Individual lashes fall out as natural ones do, so Alban prefers clients return for touchups every two weeks. Her most popular style is called “the Hampton Set.” It provides a subtle boost. There’s a noticeable difference, but not falsies-noticeable. “People will ask you what new mascara you’re using,” Alban said. And the beauty part is, you’re not using any. To book an appointment, call 631-324-8646 or visit www.

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More Than Just A Bike Ride Photos by Justin Meinken

“The greatest casualty in war . . . is being forgotten,� said PTSD survivor and Wounded Warrior Project representative Jeremiah Pauley. Last Saturday, Wounded Warrior Project hosted the annual Soldier Ride The Hamptons, which stretched from Amagansett to Sag Harbor, then to Montauk, and back. Pauley explained that Soldier Ride is a form of rehabilitation for both the mental and physical injuries suffered by veterans, giving them the opportunity to work together and overcome their disabilities. Hundreds of supporters, both military and civilian, participated in the Soldier Ride and the event raised almost $120,000 in donations. 82

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The East End summer season offers an array of opportunities for workout warriors to get their sweat on. Check out some of Indy’s faves on deck this week. Got a new class coming up or a tried and true session on the agenda? Let us know. Email news@ Summertime At Elements On Friday and Saturday the Elements Fitness studio is hosting a trunk show with Pop Up Summer. The studio is a high-energy, boutique-style fitness center and the event will feature designer outfits that target their consumers. For more information, contact Elements Fitness at 631-604-5445 or visit www.elementsfitnessstudio. com.

Rock Out With Rockette Located on 25 Jobs Lane in Southampton, the Southampton Arts Center has announced that it has partnered with Bandier for “Studio B East” and the event will feature celebrity instructor Amanda Kloots. Known primarily for her career as a Broadway dancer and a Radio City Rockette, Kloots will be teaching her famous classes “The Dance” and “The Body” on Saturday as well as August 19 and 26. The classes will be held at 9 AM and are $35 per person. Call 631-2830967 ext 11 or email akirwin@ for more information. Workout In Style Every Saturday and Sunday from 9 AM to noon, Hamptons Gym Corp is sponsoring the “Work Out and Shop Nancy Rose Performance” event at 1 Bay Street, Sag Harbor.

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Nancy Rose is an expert fashion designer and gymnast who designs her outfits with styles that are both functional and fashionable.

Rose tests her designs extensively because, “I don’t care how beautiful a piece I’ve designed is, if we can’t get it to perform well in our rigorous testing, we drop it.” For more information, contact 631-725-0707. Sweat On The Mill Southampton Sweat is a music and fitness festival that will be held Saturday, August 5, from 9 AM to 2 PM at The Mill in Water Mill. Surrounded by health and wellness centers, the Southampton Sweat festival will be hosted by professional surfers Quincy Davis and Balaram Stack and will feature DJ Vashtie, who has directed music videos for Justin Bieber, Kendrick Lamar, and many others. There will be free fitness classes led by NYC’s top studios and celebrity trainers as well as complimentary food, beverages, and wellness activities. Contact www. for more information. Paddle with Laird and Gabby Paddle Diva is offering up the XTP Experience August 6, 7, and 8 – three days to detach from the world and paddle with rockstar surfer Laird Hamilton and Gabrielle Reece, TV host and famed volleyball player. The three all-inclusive retreat features pool training, underwater workouts, ice-heat sessions, SUP fun, and more at Gurney’s in Montauk. Billed as “the ultimate transforming fitness lifestyle retreat,” space is limited. To find out more about the XTP Experience, check www.paddlediva. com, or email

The Mattituck Yacht Club announced the formation of its first-ever 420 Club and Opti race teams. The teams will compete in the Peconic Gardiners Junior Sailing Association series this summer. The teams will sail in the Club 420 class and the Optimist (Opti) International class.

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detailed descriptions of the pieces in the sculpture garden, after they are greeted by a quick introduction at solar powered kiosk Antignano invented.

Curator and art historian Dr. Charles Riley offers the descriptions of many of the artworks, plus bios of their creators. He bonded with the artists, Antignano said, and developed descriptions so vivid “You can close your eyes and visualize each piece.” In some cases the artists themselves provide insight. The podcast about the sculpture garden has garnered over 2000 downloads from all over the world. “Somebody in China or Ireland is listening to the description of art at Peconic Landing,” Antignano noted, a little awe in his voice. The sound of seagulls at the beach signal it’s time to move to the next piece.



Nine sculptures by artists like Jack Howard-Potter, Ginés Serrán-Pagán, Jack Dowd, Arden Scott, and Mike Hansel set in among memorial cherry trees on a vast lawn comprise

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The Club 420 Team is (not pictured) John Bubany, Josh Feinberg, Quinn Muth, Raleign Smith, Steve Brickman, Micky Kalich, Quinn Brickman, and Zach Warren. Coaches for the 420 Team are Austin Branker and program director Ronan Jones. Not pictured is Stephen Hendry. The MYC is located at 9462 Peconic Bay Boulevard in Mattituck. Information about the MYC programs can be found at or by calling 631-298-8974.

the core of the exhibit. Visitors can find another seven pieces along paths around the main garden, which abuts two ponds. Rainbow Totem, a kinetic piece by Steven Zaluski introduces dramatic, shiny color to the natural greens alongside another marsh and pond on the grounds.

Ed and Joan Porco were out for a walk during The Independent’s tour. Every week, “like clockwork,” said Antignano, they offer tours of the garden to visitors and residents, encouraging the latter to get out and opening a new world to them. Both said leading the tours for blind people is “the most gratifying experience.” Antignano agreed, but there’s more.

He told the story of a day a woman who was both blind and deaf arrived with a sign interpreter. The aide translated the audio descriptions into the visitor’s hand. “She perked up and said, ‘You’ve given me wings.’… To me, that’s why we do these kinds of things. Making art accessible is essential.”

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The BNB Hamptons Youth Triathlon presented by Hampton Jitney and Farrell Fritz and sponsored by Bridgehampton National Bank

challenges boys and girls ages 10 to 17 on a youth distance course designed with safety in mind. It’s a 300-yard swim/7 mile bike/1.5 mile

run. Slated for July 13, the event was rained out and rescheduled for last Thursday. Scores of kids turned out for the race, which benefitted i-tri.

Above, right Tyler Pawlowski is first finisher, and members of i-tri cheer Chloe Shea, left, as she approaches the finish line.

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Eight Fit Tips For Your Next Vacation Pack your bags, you’re ready to go. That “ahh” feeling sets in as the vacation is about to commence. You’ve got your itinerary or, if you’re anything like me, an activity bucket list and your appropriate fitness gear. But when it comes down to it, keeping healthy while traveling is so much more than simply hitting the gym, which actually isn’t so simple considering how mundane it may feel. So here are my eight personal tips for keeping fit while on your next vacation. 

1. Rather than sitting down before boarding the plane, walk around

and stand as long as possible. It’s important to fit in exercise before being immobile to stimulate circulation.

2. Stay hydrated. The moment you arrive in that airport, vacation fever begins. You’re eyeing the bar, or when the flight crew comes around you’d much prefer that new beer their promoting. Opting for water not only saves calories but can decrease the fuzzy, groggy affect from traveling. Once you’ve landed, well, that’s a horse of a different color. 3. Make the first meal a light meal. Typical travel calls for adjusting to another time zone or climate.

Let your body catch up before you dive immediately into the cuisine. Choose a meal that will help you feel refreshed the next time you dig in.

local cuisine, sharing food rather than ordering big meals is not only more fun but it’ll help keep the metabolism up.

5. Eat small but eat often. To taste

7. Wake up earlier than usual. Given, most of us vacation to sleep in. But rising ahead of schedule will make you feel more inclined to do activities for that extra morning boost.

4. Talk to locals before you Google. They know the best spots to not only eat but to stay in shape -- bike lanes, hiking trails, and more.

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Is By Your VincentBoat Pica “Documented” – ict Captain, Sector Long Island South, and Should SheD1SR Be? United States Coast Guard Auxiliary All of us are familiar with

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This is the on-the-water equivalent of a car’s VIN. You are required to display on each side of the bow the state registration numbers, followed by the expiration sticker itself. But is your boat eligible for documenting with the USCG and, if so, should you? This is what this column is about.

weighs but what it can carry in cargo. Its “admeasure” must be at least equal to 5 net tons by the USCG formula. As a rule of thumb, boats less than 25’ in length are unlikely to measure up. But, there is a simplified formula that the USCG provides (Form CG5937, Application for Simplified Measurement) that you can access online (or email me below and I will send you the e-form) that can determine if the boat qualifies. She must be less than 79’ to fit into the simplified window but I expect that this isn’t a problem for most of us!

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mationIdentification call JimNumber, Mackin @ 631.324.2500 its “admeasure” – not what it or HIN.

Whither the HIN? The HIN is the unique 12-digit identification number of the vessel. It is emblazoned on the starboard side of the transom and it is, as you would expect, illegal to alter it, paint over it, obscure it, or in any way make it seem like you’re trying to make it look like a different HIN. This number indicates the boat manufacturer, its serial number, and the month and year of production.

This one item is of critical importance during any vessel safety check or exam. If the HIN on your state registration doesn’t conform to the vessel’s physical HIN, you would be required to resolve that immediately.

Documentation numbers need to be permanently attached to a structural portion of the hull, and the vessel’s name and home port need to be listed on the hull -usually the transom. Recreational vessels must have the name and

hailing port listed in four-inch letters. Commercial vessels must do the same, but they must also have the name on both sides of the bow.

So if the boat is already registered with the state, why do skippers have their vessel federally documented – or registered with the US Coast Guard? Documentation has several advantages, but its primary uses are to provide a paper trail that establishes ownership of a vessel, and documentation is often necessary to travel overseas. Remember that HIN discrepancy I postulated above? What if someone sold you a stolen boat? Think about it. Tons, Tonnes, and Tuns Tons come in many shapes and sizes – short tons, long tons, metric tonnes, gross tons, net tons, displacement tons, deadweight tons, register tons, US and international regulatory tons – and tuns. A tun, going back in history, was a wooden cask full of wine. To be precise, it had to hold four “hogsheads” of wine – which is 252 gallons. Vessels were measured and taxed by how many tuns of wine that they could transport. Guess what a tun of wine weighs? About 2200 pounds – and this is where it starts to get interesting or complicated, depending on how your brain works. The “ton” we all learned about in school is 2000 pounds. In maritime parlance, this is a “short ton,” with a “long ton” being, yup, about 2200 pounds. It is 2240 pounds, to be precise, or just about what a tun of

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wine weighs. Of course, most of the world is on the metric system so a metric ton – or a tonne - is 2205 pounds but, as best as I can determine, this is coincidentally still about what a tun of wine weighs. The reason that they are so close is because the metric ton, or tonne for short, is the weight of 1000 liters of fresh water – and wine is mostly water. Displacement tons and deadweight tons can come in all three flavors – short, long, and metric. Suffice it to say that it is complicated. One last tidbit -- I referenced that tuns were used to measure and tax vessels back in the day of sailing ships and bootleggers. The agency that Alexander Hamilton created to police these policies on US waters was the Revenue Cutter Service. This service became, over the centuries, what we now know as the United States Coast Guard. BTW, if you are interested in being part of USCG Forces, email me at or go directly to the D1SR Human Resources Department, which is in charge of new members matters, at DSO-HR and we will help you “get in this thing.”




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