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C’s Home & Office Management Offers Relief For Those Battling Cancer

Posted on 23 October 2014

Throughout the month of October, the color pink is often used to raise awareness about breast cancer and though the cleaning professionals of C’s Home & Office Management Inc. will certainly be using pink dusters and microfibers while on the job this month – as well as giving away free pink Swiffers – that’s not all the Noyac company is doing to help in the cause of fighting cancer.

Gibson Named to Southampton Hospital’s Board of Directors

Posted on 23 October 2014

Dr. Ralph M. Gibson has joined Southampton Hospital’s Board of Directors. On the hospital’s medical staff since 2002, Dr. Gibson is in private practice in Internal Medicine in East Hampton. Prior to moving to the East End, he was Medical Director of Montefiore Medical Center’s Contract Management Organization in New York, and before that, Medical [...]

Spolarich Named VP of Empire National Bank

Posted on 23 October 2014

Michael J. Spolarich has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer at Empire National Bank. He previously held the title of Senior Vice President and Senior Loan Officer. Empire National Bank’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Douglas C. Manditch made the announcement this month. “Since Michael joined the bank three years ago, [...]

Frank, Wolfie & the Gang Return to Celebrate 20 Years of Stages

Posted on 23 October 2014

For 20 years, Helene Leonard has offered the children of the East End the chance to find their voice onstage. I know, because 20 years ago I was a kid who stumbled into her workshop, and she gave me the confidence to step into the spotlight.

Keanu Reeves Talks About Playing “John Wick”

Posted on 23 October 2014

An action-revenge thriller with a high body count, John Wick opens theatrically this Friday, and the advance word is good. For the Australian magazine FilmInk, I went on a set-visit in Brooklyn last winter with five other international journalists. Filming took place outside, in a large parking lot outside an abandoned bank.

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Lady Whalers Field Hockey on the Rise

Posted on 22 October 2014

It is a tradition at Pierson, it seems, for the school’s varsity field hockey team to peak in the second half of the season, a pattern that has taken root with the current crop of Lady Whalers as well.

Update: Pierson Boys Soccer Wins League Championship

Posted on 21 October 2014

Over the last two League VIII boys soccer seasons only two things have slowed down the Pierson Whalers: the Southold Settlers and a bolt of lightening.

One the Whalers will face next Saturday for the second consecutive year for the Suffolk County Class C Championship at Diamond in the Pines Park in Coram. The other? Well, that’s in the hands of a higher power.

Pierson Golf Team Wins First League Title in 51 Years

Posted on 20 October 2014

The dust has finally settled in the hunt for the League VIII golf championship and for the first time since 1963 the Pierson Whalers can call themselves champions.

Payman Maadi on the Small but Powerful Camp X-Ray

Posted on 16 October 2014

Camp X-Ray fits my category “Movies That Should Play in Sag Harbor.” This Friday Peter Sattler’s beautifully acted, troubling, touching, and important debut feature–which makes it clear why America must close Guantanamo–opens theatrically in New York City and on VOD. The synopsis in the press notes: “A young woman (Kristen Stewart, giving her most mature performance, excels as Amy Cole) joins the military to be part of something bigger than herself and her small town roots, but ends up as a rookie guard at Guantanamo Bay. Her mission is far from black and white, as she is surrounded by hostile jihadists and aggressive male squad mates. When she strikes up an unusual friendship with one of the detainees (Iranian actor Payman Maadi, who follows the Oscar-winning A Separation with another extraordinary performance), both of their worlds are forever shifted.

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Stella Maris Regional School Property on the Block for $3.5 Million

Posted on 15 October 2014

In 2011, after 134 years, the Stella Maris Regional School, the oldest Catholic school on Long Island, closed at the end of the school year. Now the building is for sale with a listed price of $3.5 million.

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