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Artwork That is Truly Salt of the Earth

Posted on 23 December 2013

For artist Bettina Werner, her inspiration is the salt of the earth — literally.

Skating on Thin Ice … and Other Fond Memories

Posted on 19 December 2013

By Annette Hinkle I’ll start by saying I’ve never been a great ice skater — but I’ve always been an enthusiastic one. And let me further clarify that statement — when I say ice skating, I’m not talking about circling endlessly around a Zambonied rink with hundreds of others — even on a very romantic rink [...]

We’re Thinking of You

Posted on 19 December 2013

It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year again. As we head into this weekend, the final packages are being “wrapped and bowed” for placement under the tree. And come next week — we’ll be looking toward the annual winding down of the calendar. This is a time of magic and wonder for the kids, [...]

Wendy Chamberlin

Posted on 19 December 2013

The wildlife rehabilitator is the organizer of the Wildlife Preservation Coalition of Eastern Long Island, the group sponsoring an online petition protesting the Long Island Farm Bureau’s plan to hire USDA sharpshooters to cull the East End Deer herd this winter.

Vintage Vinyl: Feeling the Love

Posted on 17 December 2013

One of the many miracles of modern technology is the way it has changed how we do virtually everything.
That includes buying music, which is now available on a dizzying array of devices with the simple swipe of a finger. But for a certain segment of the population, there is really only one way to listen to music … on vinyl.

Children’s Voices Raise in Song

Posted on 17 December 2013

By Annette Hinkle Perhaps nothing brightens winter’s darkest nights quite like the songs of the season, especially when they are offered through the voices of children. Loreen Enright understands the passion many children have for singing. Music, in fact, was a love she discovered as a young child and she regularly dedicated four to six [...]

Downton Abbey Comes to Southampton

Posted on 17 December 2013

By Emily J Weitz Given the wild success of PBS’s “Downton Abbey,” with a fourth season premieres in early 2014, it seemed like a fitting time for the Southampton Historical Museum to dip into the rich reservoir of high society Southampton during the same time period. “We always try to follow popular trends,” says Emma [...]

Teen Challengers Fodder for the Stage

Posted on 12 December 2013

It’s become an annual tradition on the Avram Theater stage at Stony Brook Southampton — the presentation of a series of one act plays written by local high school students as the culmination of the university’s Young Artists and Writers Project (YAWP) High School Playwriting Program.

Reynold Ruffins: Turning to the Easel

Posted on 12 December 2013

The art of Reynold Ruffins is unmistakable. An illustrator by trade, a painter by passion, Ruffins was the artist behind the often quirky and always iconic imagery used in literature and posters advertising events for the now defunct organization CONPOSH (Coalition of Neighborhoods for the Preservation of Sag Harbor). This month, 20 or so of Ruffins colorful illustrations are on view in an exhibition at the John Jermain Memorial Library on West Water Street in Sag Harbor.

Erica-Lynn Huberty

Posted on 11 December 2013

The author reads from her latest work, “Watchwork, A Tale in Time” at Canio’s Books this Friday with proceeds from book sales benefiting Peconic Habitat for Humanity. The fictional story is set in an old factory — much like the Bulova building in Sag Harbor — which is undergoing renovations to become luxury condos.