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The Official Start of Fall

Posted on 27 September 2013

The official start of fall. It used to be that the first day of fall was a day that I started looking around the garden seeing what parts needed to be cleaned first, and what areas needed to wait for the leaves to fall before I could get into them and do my whirling dervish [...]

File It Under Only In The Hamptons

Posted on 27 September 2013

Now that the dust is settling on Summer 2013 and we’re all getting back to some semblance of village life, headlines in the local papers begin to sound reassuringly ordinary as planning board proposals and library budgets now pepper the news pages and boys soccer and girls field hockey fill the sports sections. For the [...]

Calendar 9/26-10/6/13

Posted on 27 September 2013

Outdoors   SAT SEP 28 Water Water Everywhere with East Hampton Trails Preservation Society. 10 a.m. Meet at the Hither Hills West Overlook, Route 27, Montauk. 324-2425. HOT Rid with Southampton Trails Preservation Society. BYO horse and helmet. Must be a STPS/HOT members, can join day of ride. Reservations required. 537-6188. Five Corners with Southampton [...]

Lady Whalers Win Opener

Posted on 23 September 2013

By Gavin Menu   The Pierson-Bridgehampton girls volleyball team won just one game all of last season. It took one match — the first of the season — for the Lady Whalers to match that total this fall. “So we’re off to a good start,” said Donna Fischer, who takes the reigns from Stacey DeRobertis [...]

Whalers Reload for New Season

Posted on 23 September 2013

By Gavin Menu It’s not every year that a program loses two players like Gabe Dennon and Dillon Decker, who helped lead the Pierson-Bridgehampton golf team to one of its best seasons in school history last fall. The Whalers also lost Jake Bennett and Brad Reiner to graduation in June but will still boast a [...]

Raising Escargot

Posted on 23 September 2013

After searching for fresh escargot to no avail, East End chef Taylor Knapp was about to give up when a friend joked that he should raise the snails himself.

“I kind of blew him off and dismissed it pretty quickly,” said Knapp, sitting on the porch of Greenport’s First and South Restaurant, where he is the head chef. “Then I got to thinking about it ‘cause it was in the slow season and we didn’t have anything better to do than think about crazy ideas like that. So heck, let’s go ahead and raise some snails.”

Helping Families Flourish

Posted on 23 September 2013

Rather than throwing in the towel when she found herself in a “huge fight” with her new husband just three weeks into their marriage, Dr. Jeannette Lofas decided to use herself as the guinea pig for a new business venture.

Dr. Lofas and her young son from a previous marriage had moved into her new husband’s home, which he shared with his four adolescent daughters. According to Dr. Lofas, she got along great with the girls while she was dating their father, but the dynamics changed once they became a stepfamily.

Yoga Teacher Training Program

Posted on 23 September 2013

Yoga Shanti ( has announced it will host a 300-hour yoga teacher training program led by Colleen Saidman and Rodney Yee with world renowned and esteemed yoga teachers Richard Rosen, Richard Freeman, Heidi Fokine, Kari Harendorf, Manorama, and Susan Lippy Orem. The program will take place over eight weekends between November 2013 and May 2014 [...]

Meatless Mondays at Almond

Posted on 23 September 2013

Almond Restaurant & Bar ( at One Ocean Road in Bridgehampton has announced the return of Meatless Mondays. The vegetarian three-course prix fixe is $35 and will be offered all night every Monday. Meatless Mondays ( is a global initiative, whose goal is to help reduce meat consumption by 15-percent in order to improve personal [...]

They Are Still Lurking …

Posted on 23 September 2013

There is a false impression that the end of the summer season means the end of the threat of ticks. In reality, adult ticks are still in full force during the early fall months.   “Ticks are in search of blood meal into mid-November before the winter months arrive,” says Brian Kelly, tick and mosquito [...]