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The Box Collective Outside the Box with “Wild Horses”

Posted on 11 November 2014

The Box Collective doesn’t operate inside any box. In fact, the philosophy of this theater group is to push the boundaries of traditional labels, and to create a forum for creative expression that inspires performers and audiences to think outside the box. “We are always looking to challenge the boundaries of different disciplines,” said Andrea [...]

Become the Next Suzanne Collins, or Emma Walton Hamilton, in the Children’s Literature Fellows Program

Posted on 11 November 2014

As young adult (YA) fiction remains a commercial and critical force in publishing, the Stony Brook Southampton Children’s Literature Fellows, a one-year graduate level certificate program sponsored by the college’s MFA in Creative Writing and Literature program, announced this week it is now accepting applications for 2015. Developed by author and Children’s Literature Conference Director [...]

Amagansett Fire Department Responds to Basement Fire

Posted on 07 November 2014

Shortly after 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 6th, 2014, members of the Amagansett Fire Department were called to 73 Louse Point Road for a reported working basement fire.

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Naturopathica: Soothing Winter Skin

Posted on 06 November 2014

As a winter chill creeps into the air, we have to armor ourselves with extra layers of clothing, and make sure our homes are well-insulated. This carries over, too, to the way we care for our skin. Naturopathica, a business that started in East Hampton whose products can now be found in 350 spas across North America, offers a wide array of healing elixirs specifically formulated to balance and protect skin.

Mockingbird Brings Literature Alive at Bay Street Theatre

Posted on 06 November 2014

Getting kids to connect with great literature isn’t as easy as it once was. These days the simple book vies for attention in an increasingly competitive world against the likes of video games, online streaming and social media.
Fortunately, Bay Street Theater has designed a sure fire way to get kids excited about the classics. Each fall, the Literature Live! program takes a classic novel that is typically part of middle or high school curriculums and brings it to life on the stage.
Now in its 6th year, this year’s Literature Live! offering is Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel “To Kill a Mockingbird.” The play runs November 7 to 29 with weekday performances for school groups and weekend shows for the general public.

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Round Table Brings the Prince of Danes to Guild Hall

Posted on 06 November 2014

“Hamlet,” Shakespeare’s most famous play, is a tragedy that has it all…even by today’s standards. There are ghosts, murders, lust, revenge, a probable suicide and, at its core a family feud within the Danish royal family that rivals anything reality TV has to offer — all set against the backdrop of Denmark’s Elsinore Castle.
That’s a lot of angst to digest…. so just imagine the conversations that are taking place these days around the dinner table at Morgan and Tristan Vaughan’s house in East Hampton.

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Tom O’Brien’s “Manhattan Romance” in the Big Apple

Posted on 06 November 2014

Modern Romance fits my category Movies That Should Play in Sag Harbor. It hasn’t had its theatrical release yet but it can be seen Sunday night at the Big Apple Festival at the Tribeca Cinema in New York City. Writer-director-leading man Tom O’Brien’s smart, witty, terrifically-acted follow-up to his critically-acclaimed Fairhaven, about three male high school buddies who have a tumultuous reunion in their Massachusetts town. It is about one lonely outcast who finds himself adrift.

Morpurgo House Awaits a White Knight

Posted on 05 November 2014

It sits forlorn and forgotten, obscured by overgrown shrubs and weeds, barely visible from the street.

Long declared unfit for human habitation by Sag Harbor Village, the Morpurgo house, which is tucked behind the John Jermain Memorial Library on Union Street, may be the closest thing Sag Harbor has to a haunted house.

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Cuomo, Bloomberg Earmark Money for Water Quality

Posted on 05 November 2014

Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst’s dream of turning Southampton Town into a hub for improving clean water technology might just be coming true.

Fresh Air Fund Seeks Volunteers

Posted on 05 November 2014

This November, many families on the East End are thankful for something special: the gift of their friendship with a New York City child. Each summer, close to 4,000 inner-city children visit suburban, rural and small town communities across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada through The Fresh Air Fund’s Volunteer Host Family Program. By volunteering as a host family for summer 2015, the spirit of Thanksgiving can continue in your home throughout the year.