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Century Arts Grant Awarded to The Parrish

Posted on 19 January 2015

The Parrish Art Museum has been awarded a multi-year grant from the Century Arts Foundation to underwrite the position of Parrish Curator of Special Projects Andrea Grover. Beginning in January 2015, Ms. Grover’s new title is Century Arts Foundation Curator of Special Projects. Century Arts Foundation is a private organization that facilitates the development of [...]

Guild Hall Student Arts Festival Opening Reception Saturday

Posted on 19 January 2015

This Saturday, January 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. will be the opening reception for Guild Hall’s Student Arts Festival Part I: Grades K-8. The exhibit, now in its 23rd year, will be on view through Sunday, February 22. The Student Arts Festival celebrates young artists throughout the region with schools from Bridgehampton to Montauk [...]

Evangeline Lilly on “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”

Posted on 19 January 2015

Back in the long-ago days before movie trilogies meant four films, Evangeline Lilly became a huge television star in Lost as the clever, sexy, and gutsy Kate, who two male rivals voted “Coolest Female to Be Stranded on an Island With.” Now she’s establishing herself as an action movie star as the formidable wood elf Tauriel in Peter Jackson’s two-part final chapter of The Hobbit, and the upcoming Ant-Man. The “defining” fourth film in Jackson’s trilogy, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies had its top box-office spot taken by Taken, but it is still attracting large audiences in many Long Island theaters, including in Hampton Bays, and in New York City. So I am posting this one-on-one with Lilly that I did for the Australian magazine FilmInk prior to its release. For those who ask, “What’s Evangeline Lilly really like?,” my answer is, She couldn’t have been nicer.

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Developers Sue Sag Harbor Village Again

Posted on 14 January 2015

The relationship between two developers who want to build a condominium project on Sag Harbor’s waterfront, which seemed to be thawing in recent months, has plunged back into the deep freeze.

Michael Maidan and Emil Talel, the principals in East End Ventures, who have recently proposed a scaled back eight-unit condo project on their property at 1,3,5 Ferry Road, have reinstated a federal suit against the village.

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Mayor Questions Breakwater Yacht Club’s Lease

Posted on 14 January 2015

The future of the lease between the nonprofit Breakwater Yacht Club and Sag Harbor Village has been called into question by Mayor Brian Gilbride, who on Wednesday said he was concerned the village has not been generating enough revenue from the arrangement.

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Sag Harbor Village Closer to Bag Ban

Posted on 14 January 2015

Sag Harbor Village took a step toward adopting a ban on most plastic shopping bags, as East Hampton and Southampton towns did last month, when the village board closed a public hearing on the matter on Tuesday.

Toy Drive a Success

Posted on 14 January 2015

The South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center has announced that its first annual Holiday Toy Drive, held in December, helped brighten the holidays for many local families in need. SoFo would like to thank families and friends who donated new and gently-used, unwrapped toys for children from the First Church of God in Christ, the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center, and the First Baptist Church of Bridgehampton, which are all located near the museum on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike.

Community Calendar: January 15 to January 22

Posted on 13 January 2015

Outdoors SAT JAN 17 Old Farm Road Cleanup, 8 a.m., sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt, Help clean up the roadside along FLPG’s adopted road. Meet at Poxabogue Park, 191 Old Farm Rd, Sagaponack. Bring gloves, bags provided. Leader: Jean Dodds, (631) 599-2391. A Unique Winter Outing at Mashashimuet Park, 9 a.m. to [...]

The Bankesters Bring Bluegrass to Shelter Island

Posted on 13 January 2015

The Bankesters are a good old-fashioned family band. The parents, Phil and Dorene, started their three daughters on music lessons before they were in kindergarten, and Emily, who plays the clawhammer banjo and the fiddle in the band, has been told she used to sing herself to sleep as a baby. Harmonizing comes second nature to them, and making music is a joy they love to share.
The band will share their sound with music lovers this Saturday when Sylvester Manor presents The Bankesters bringing some of the finest bluegrass harmonies to The Shelter Island School at 7:30 p.m. The show will open with local band, Large Print Edition.

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Bay Street Names New Director of Development

Posted on 12 January 2015

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the hiring of Kim Fink as its director of development.

Ms. Fink comes to Bay Street from The Public Theater in New York City and has many years of experience working with a variety of performing arts, cultural, educational and social services organizations in the city.

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