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Beatlemania Comes to Bay Street

Posted on 28 January 2014

“It was 50 years ago today….” Well, not quite yet, but a week from this Sunday, it will be exactly half a century since The Beatles first appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show. It marked their debut on American television and chances are, if you recognize the somewhat altered quote above as being from the 1967 Sgt. Pepper LP, you just might be one of the 60 million Americans who sat in front of a 13” black-and-white screen on Sunday, February 9, 1964 and watched the show live.

Printmaking Workshop Teaches Students to Think Big

Posted on 22 January 2014

While the goal of many high school teachers is to get his or her students to think like college students, Peter Solow strives to get his students to think like something else….Artists.

Edith & Bennett: Partners in Life, Living in Harmony

Posted on 22 January 2014

Husband and wife Bennett Konesni and Edith Gawler are not only partners in life, they are also partners in music.

Living a Sacred Life — And Helping Others Do the Same

Posted on 22 January 2014

As a young bride in her early 20s, Rivvy Neshama’s mother gave her a collection of recipes to bring to her new marriage. It was really quite a heartfelt and touching gift because if you think about it, recipes, are really short bits of wisdom and insight. That’s exactly where Neshama is coming from with her new book “Recipes for a Sacred Life: True Stories and a Few Miracles.”

Michele Thompson

Posted on 22 January 2014

Michele Thompson is the first director of the Southampton Center, a multi-disciplinary arts center in the former Parrish Art Museum space in Southampton Village. Thompson comes to the East End from the 92nd Street Y where she is currently the director of adult education and the arts at 92Y and former director of 92Y Tribeca.

April Gornik

Posted on 15 January 2014

The Serve Sag Harbor board member talks about Cocktails & Conversation at The Corner Bar which she hosts this Sunday, January 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. as a fundraiser for the organization.

Ross Student Restores a Classic

Posted on 15 January 2014

Ask Sam Hamilton to name his passions and you’ll soon learn that cars are at the top of the list. Hamilton, a Sag Harbor resident, attends the Ross School — and last spring when it came time to decide on a senior project to compete his final year at Ross, he knew exactly what he wanted to do… Restore a classic car.

The SteelDrivers Bring Their Unique Brand of Bluegrass to Shelter Island

Posted on 14 January 2014

Each year around this time, fans of bluegrass music can count on getting their fix at the annual concert held at Shelter Island School. This year is no exception, and on Saturday, Sylvester Manor and the Shelter Island Town Recreation Department team up to present an evening of music by “The SteelDrivers,” a Grammy-nominated bluegrass band based in Nashville, Tennessee.

He Said, She Said: Talking About Sex at the Southampton Cultural Center

Posted on 14 January 2014

In the early 1990s, a self-help book by relationship counselor John Gray changed the world by highlighting the differences between genders — its title, “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus,” became a cliché for the many ways in which men and women simply do not connect. Now, we have “Sex: What She’s Really Thinking,” a new play enjoying its inaugural production at the Southampton Cultural Center (SCC).

Snowy Owls: Winter’s Visitors Come Calling in a Big Way

Posted on 14 January 2014

There’s a spectacular display going on right now around the beaches of the East End courtesy of some winged seasonal visitors who have ventured down to our neck of the woods from the frigid Arctic. It’s the wondrously white snowy owl — and by all accounts, this has been a banner season for sightings locally.