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For Gordon Trotter and Mike Delalio, Moving Strong Means Moving Right

Posted on 24 June 2015

In late May, MuvStrong, Gordon Trotter and Mike Delalio’s new 2,400 square foot training facility, opened on Springs-Fireplace Road in East Hampton. Inside, you’ll find a lot of what you would expect to see in any fitness facility including weights, benches, bars and mats. But you’ll also find a lot of what you don’t expect — open space. And it’s here where clients do most of the groundwork — both literally and figuratively — as part of an evaluative functional movement screening before they ever pick up a single weight.

Hail to the Chiefs: The Politics and Posturing of Presidents Past

Posted on 24 June 2015

What would it be like to be a fly on the wall in a room filled with U.S. presidents, both past and present? Who, and what, would they talk about? Those are the types of questions playwright Rick Cleveland sets out to answer in “Five Presidents,” a new play opening this week at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.

Hole in Her Heart: Dusky’s New Book is the Story of a Mother’s Regret

Posted on 16 June 2015

In April 1966, when she was 22 years old, Lorraine Dusky gave birth to a little girl who she gave up for adoption. That decision has haunted her ever since. In her new book, “Hole in My Heart,” Ms. Dusky tells the story of what happened in the decades following the birth of her daughter and advocates for changes in law to make it easier for adoptees to find out who their birth parents are.

Still Have Your Adolescent Diaries? Why not Get Mortified?

Posted on 16 June 2015

Remember all those self-tortured writings you locked up in diaries as a teenager, or the fantasies you sketched out in notebooks about kissing the teacher you had a crush on? Well, if you didn’t burn, lose or tear up those tidbits of history in the intervening years, you may be a candidate for “Mortified,” a live performance where participants read verbatim the musings and tragedies taken directly from the pages of their youth.

Marathon Reading Will Bring the White Whale to Life in Sag Harbor

Posted on 09 June 2015

“Ship, ahoy! Hast thou seen the White Whale?”
So asked Captain Ahab of a fellow whaling ship in Herman Melville’s classic “Moby Dick.” It’s a question that will be answered in Sag Harbor over the course of 25 hours this weekend when Canio’s Cultural Café presents a marathon reading of Melville’s novel to celebrate Canio’s Books 35th anniversary as well as Southampton Town’s 375th Anniversary.

Focusing on the Business of Food at Stony Brook Southampton

Posted on 09 June 2015

In case you haven’t noticed, the food industry is booming — not just here, but everywhere. Nationally, cooking shows are all the rage as are locally sourced, fresh ingredients. It’s not just about the heirloom tomatoes, free range chickens or grass fed beef either. These days, food is also about spreading the word through social media, well designed websites and interactive apps that allow consumers and critics to share their love and passion for all things edible.All of these trends were on full display at the 2015 Edible Business Conference held last weekend at Stony Brook Southampton.

Jim and Kate McMullan Say Farewell to Sag Harbor

Posted on 26 May 2015

Given the pace of building in and around Sag Harbor these days, it would appear the village has become the place to be, for better and for worse. But as many well-heeled second homeowners discover Sag Harbor’s charms for the first time, other longtime residents are quietly exiting stage left — saying goodbye to this place they have loved and for years called home. Among the ranks of soon-to-be-former Sag Harbor residents are Jim and Kate McMullan.

A Picture Book That Helps Kids (and parents) Navigate Airports and Life

Posted on 25 May 2015

Like many children’s book authors who also happen to be parents, Sandy Magura’s first picture book, “HippoDuck: Trouble at the Airport,” was born out of necessity. “We travel a lot and in trying to explain an airport to my daughter, I found there was not much in the way of books out there,” explains Ms. Magura. “I wanted to take children through the airport as we see it — the ticket counter, the x-ray machine, the baggage claim.”

Bay Street Theater: “The New Sincerity” Takes on Social Movements and Self Promotion

Posted on 20 May 2015

When a political, cultural or social movement emerges and is poised to change the conversation and direction of the country, who gets to claim that movement as their own? More importantly, on a personal level, when someone gets swept up in that movement how can one discern whether this person is truly working toward advancing the goals of the movement or simply out for a bit of self promotion? These issues also go to the heart of Alena Smith’s play “The New Sincerity” which has its world premiere at the Bay Street Theater next week.

Remember When? A New Book Shows Montauk as it Used to Be

Posted on 20 May 2015

Montauk is a place that has been defined by the sea like no other community on the South Fork. Surrounded on water by three sides, Montauk is linked to the rest of Long Island by the Napeague Stretch in the west and Montauk Point Lighthouse in the east. No wonder Montauk is referred to as “The End” by the locals. In her new book “Images of America: Montauk” Robin Strong has assembled a photographic history of the hamlet that revisits its many identities over the years.