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East End Services on Memorial Day Celebrate Those Who Served, Those Who Fell

Posted on 23 May 2014

Residents across the East End will honor those men and women who died while serving in the military during this country’s wars at Memorial Day services beginning Sunday and continuing on Monday.

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Baseball Runs in the Kruel Family Blood

Posted on 21 May 2014

Dylan Kruel, 12, announced one evening at dinner that he was breaking an important family tradition.

“He said ‘I have an announcement to make,’” Dylan’s mother, Sandi, said. “He said ‘I will not be playing baseball. I am going to go to school to be an actor and an artist.’”

The announcement was shocking only because Dylan’s older brothers, Brandon and Nick, have baseball in their blood and because their mother, a former coach, knows—and loves—the game better than most, serving as the co-general manager of the Sag Harbor Whalers of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League.

Familiar Faces Return to Lead Whalers in HCBL

Posted on 21 May 2014

The Sag Harbor Whalers of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League (HCBL) put together their best regular season to date in 2013, winning the regular-season title before falling to Center Moriches in the semifinal round of the postseason.

Center Moriches, which went on to lose the title series to the North Fork Ospreys, has been disbanded for the coming season, replaced by the Montauk Mustangs, which now make the Whalers the second most eastern team in the league.

Halsey to be Honored with WPPB 88.3 Community Leader Award

Posted on 20 May 2014

John v.H. Halsey will be honored with WPPB 88.3’s first community leader award and will be named as the 2014 WPPB 88.3 Golf Outing Honoree, the station announced in a press release issued last week. For more than 30 years, John v.H. Halsey has maintained a vision for the East End as the founder and [...]

God of Carnage Opens Thursday at Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue

Posted on 20 May 2014

The Hampton Theatre Company will present the Tony Award-Winning Comedy, “God of Carnage” opening Thursday, May 22 and running through June 8. Directed by Diana Marbury and starring Andrew Botsford, Rosemary Cline, Jessica Ellwood and Joe Pallister, the play by Yasmina Reza is about two pairs of parents who meet to discuss their children after [...]

Paula Poundstone Opens Saturday Night Comedy This Weekend at Bay Street Theatre

Posted on 20 May 2014

Comedian Paula Poundstone will open a series of special Saturday night comedy performances at Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theatre on May 24 at 8 p.m. Richard Lewis will take the stage June 21, and audiences can spend “A Divine Evening with Charles Busch,” accompanied by Tom Judson July 26. Ms. Poundstone is a regular panelist [...]

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Erik Lawrence Joins the Jazz Jam

Posted on 20 May 2014

Saxophone and flutist Erik Lawrence will join this week’s Jam Session with The Thursday Night Live Band at Bay Burger on the Sag Harbor Turnpike on Thursday, May 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. Mr. Lawrence began playing sax at the age of five under the instruction of his father, Arnie Lawrence, a jazz musician, [...]

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Howard Maisel

Posted on 20 May 2014

Howard M. Maisel, of New York and Sag Harbor, born June 11, 1931, passed peacefully from this world on May 8, 2014, at his home in Manhattan. He had battled pancreatic cancer for nearly a year. Mr. Maisel leaves behind his wife Eve France, his children Miriam Maisel, David Maisel and Jennifer Maisel, his brother [...]

Finney Comes Forward as $20 Million Lotto Winner

Posted on 19 May 2014

Southampton Hospital orderly Cameron Finney, 48, of Mastic, came forward last Thursday, May 16 at the New York Lottery’s Plainview Center as the winner of a $20 million Mega Millions jackpot. Mr. Finney, who won the jackpot in a March 25 drawing, claimed his winnings Thursday, which amounts to $7.4 million after state and tax [...]

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Stevenson Remembers It Differently at Southampton’s Tripoli Gallery

Posted on 19 May 2014

Gordon Stevenson: I Remember It Differently will open at Tripoli Gallery on Jobs Lane in Southampton with a reception Saturday, May 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. A painter, Mr. Stevenson uses selected fragments from cartoons of our childhood, engaging both the child and adult in all of us. Playful and cerebral, moments frozen in [...]