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Annual ARF Thrift & Treasure Designer Showhouse

Posted on 27 May 2015

On Saturday, May 30th the Animal Rescue Fund of The Hamptons (arfhamptons.org) will hold a cocktail party and sale at the ARF Thrift and Treasure Shop in Sagaponack.  The Thrift Shop will be transformed into a designer showhouse featuring six rooms styled by some of New York’s most illustrious interior decorators. The event is chaired [...]

Southampton House Tour Celebrates 375th Anniversary

Posted on 27 May 2015

The sixth annual Southampton House Tour, “Insider’s View,” will celebrate Southampton Town’s 375th Anniversary on Saturday, May 30 with a house tour from 1 to 4 p.m. followed by a champagne reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Saint Ambroeus on Main Street in Southampton. The tour, which is a benefit for the Southampton Historical Museum, [...]

Balaban Presents: “Altman’s Art” at Bay Street Theater

Posted on 27 May 2015

Bay Street Theater announced this week that it will host “Altman’s Art,” a screening of the acclaimed film director’s “Gosford Park” and a discussion of his work as one of the greatest American filmmakers on June 8 at 7 p.m. The evening will also include a talkback hosted by actor and director Bob Balaban, with [...]

Community Calendar: May 28-June 4

Posted on 27 May 2015

  Bay Street Theater, 1 Bay Street in Sag Harbor, will continue its run of “The New Sincerity,” directed by Bob Balaban, on Thursday, May 28 through Saturday, May 30 at 8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. showings on Sunday, May 31, Tuesday, June 2 and Wednesday, June 3. A 2 p.m. production will also [...]

Basketball Coaching Legend Ed Petrie Dies

Posted on 25 May 2015

Ed Petrie, who won more basketball games than any other coach in New York State public high school history during his career at Pierson and East Hampton high schools, died Saturday just short of his 83rd birthday.

TFF: Diane Bell About Mending a “Bleeding Heart”

Posted on 25 May 2015

After I attended a screening of Diane Bell’s Bleeding Heart at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, the festival worker in charge of the ticket line told us that everyone leaving the theater was talking excitedly about the film, a great sign that it has commercial potential. I think they were so pleased with the Scottish-born writer-director’s second feature because in addition to it being an exceptionally-acted character study—of not just one but two young women in turmoil–it was one of the few modern-day narratives at the festival that delivered suspense, tension, and thrills.

Katie Lee’s BLT Ranch Burger

Posted on 22 May 2015

Did I say BLT and ranch and burger? All three in one recipe? Yep. I made these burgers for a group of friends one afternoon and they pretty much lost their minds. The ranch dressing is rich and creamy next to the beefy burger with that crispy bacon, lettuce, and tomato. They are truly indulgent!

Katie Lee Brings an Endless Summer into the Kitchen

Posted on 22 May 2015

Packed with home-style charm, with a taste of Hamptons ease, Katie Lee’s “Endless Summer Cookbook” not only speaks volumes about its author, it’s also a dynamite addition to any East End cook’s recipe repertoire.

TFF: A Devoted Father Rescues His Innocent Son from Prison in the Shocking Documentary Dream/Killer

Posted on 22 May 2015

Dream/Killer fits my category Movies That Should Play in Sag Harbor. For now, Andrew Jenks’s fascinating and disturbing documentary about our faulty justice system is playing on the festival circuit. Thirty-year-old Ryan Ferguson was one of the nicest people I met at the recent Tribeca Film Festival. After I interviewed him and his father, Bill, Ryan and I ran into each other a few minutes later and we chatted about basketball and life in Florida. He was polite, cheerful, and so easy to hang out with, that I was almost tempted to take him up on his offer to play hoops with him and his dad sometime.

Abandoned: Residents Say Village Has Ignored Blight

Posted on 21 May 2015

It’s no surprise that many Sag Harbor residents are up in arms over the wholesale changes that have been occurring in their neighborhoods over the past couple of years.

Members of the preservation organization, Save Sag Harbor, have become a common sight at village meetings, where they frequently offer a thumbs down to the development du jour unveiled in the village’s historic district.

But there is another group of Sag Harbor residents, weekenders mostly, who say the village has ignored a slowly creeping blight spreading across their neighborhoods.