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Sag Harbor Approves Bay Street Gala, But Frets Over Parking

Posted on 12 January 2015

Although there was an inch or two of fresh snow on the ground, the Sag Harbor Village Board was looking ahead to July on Friday morning when it met to review the request of Bay Street Theater and the Sag Harbor Center for the Arts to once again hold its summer benefit on Long Wharf.

The board, which had tabled the discussion from its December meeting, gave the green light for the cultural organization’s annual gala, provided it submit an acceptable parking plan to the village board and reduce the size of its party tent to allow emergency vehicles to gain access to the pier.

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Joseph McBride to Appear at the Fabulous Orson Welles Tribute at the Film Forum

Posted on 11 January 2015

I hope all movie fans are aware of the extraordinary retrospective, “Orson Welles 100,” that began at the Film Forum on January 1 and concludes Tuesday February 3. Every theatrical feature Welles directed will be screened, some in different versions. We can see reconstructed versions of various films and several newly restored prints.

The Affair Takes Top Honors at The Golden Globes

Posted on 11 January 2015

Ruth Wilson and Dominic West in “The Affair.”

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Sultan & Larsen Talk at The Parrish

Posted on 11 January 2015

On Friday, January 16 the Parrish Art Museum will host internationally renowned  textile designer, author, and collector Jack Lenor Larsen in conversation with Parrish Art Museum Director Terrie Sultan. The founder of the 16-acre LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton, Mr. Larsen will discuss the intersection of art, craft, and design. The program is planned in [...]

Why Dr. King Still Matters: A Discussion at Canio’s Books

Posted on 10 January 2015

On Saturday, January 17 at 5 p.m. Professor Jack Hill will discuss the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  in the lecture, “The Legacy of Dr. King and Why King Still Matters” at Canio’s Books on Main Street in Sag Harbor. Mr. Hill is a facilitator, educator, writer, and diversity advocate. He is the currently Dean of World [...]

Scaled Back Harbor Heights Plan Is Approved by Sag Harbor Planning Board

Posted on 09 January 2015

A scaled back plan to open a convenience store and relocate the fuel pump islands at the Harbor Heights gas station on Route 114 in Sag Harbor was approved by the Sag Harbor Planning Board at a December 23 meeting.

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Community Calendar: January 8 – January 15

Posted on 08 January 2015

    Outdoors SAT JAN 10 Whiskey Hill Loop, 10 to 11 a.m., Southampton Trails Preservation Society, meet on Mill Path off Lopers Path, Bridgehampton, 1.7 miles. Leader: Jean Dodds, (631) 599-2391. Lighthouse Loop, 10 a.m., East Hampton Trails Preservation Society, meet at Camp Hero Road off Route 27 a mile east of Deep Hollow [...]

Hamptons Wellness Week Takes Over the Month of January

Posted on 08 January 2015

Kiley DeMarco and Anastasia Gavalas came from totally different perspectives when they met a couple summers back at an event at Wolffer Estate in Sagaponack. Ms. DeMarco was behind the web site, where she writes about wellness on the East End. Ms. Gavalas was an author and busy mother of five.
“We just hit it off,” said Ms. DeMarco, “and started brainstorming ideas of working together.”
Ms. Gavalas’s book, “Wing It”, is about staying sane in the madness of parenthood. She also started the Wing It foundation, which helps fund global and local education initiatives. The women were supportive of one another’s work, and wanted to figure out a way that they could bring the backgrounds of wellness and family together to create a healthier community.
“We like different things,” said Ms. Gavalas. “How we relax, fitness, eating. We have different lifestyles but we both want balance.”
They were both tired of spending lots of money trying to find a wellness regime that worked, often without success. They thought about how in the winter, there are so many wellness businesses struggling to stay on people’s radar.
“We wanted to find a way,” said Ms. DeMarco, “to allow locals to try fitness classes for free or for less to empower themselves to be healthier.”
That’s how Hamptons Wellness Week was born.

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Hagen/Pennebaker-Whelan Wed

Posted on 08 January 2015

Anton Hagen and Linley Pennebaker Whelan were married on December 30 at their home on Main Street in Sag Harbor. Following the ceremony, the couple celebrated with family and friends, including the seven children between the newlyweds, at Page at 63 Main in Sag Harbor. Mr. and Mrs. Hagen will honeymoon in Mexico, but assured [...]

Winter Wellness Challenge Registration is Open

Posted on 08 January 2015

The Wellness Foundation of East Hampton has announced its new Winter Wellness Challenge, a six week program designed to help participants lose weight, lower cholesterol and reduce prescription drug usage, all while eating heart healthy, delicious and nutritious food. Since 2009, Wellness Foundation has sponsored Wellness Challenges on the East End, achieving significant results in [...]