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Keeping Them Laughing One More Weekend

Posted on 29 August 2008

by Raphael Odell Shapiro  Caroline’s. The Improv. The Laugh Factory. Bay Street? For five summers now the Bay Street Theatre on the Long Wharf in Sag Harbor has transformed itself into a comedy club a few nights a week. The theater has brought in major stand-up acts from around the country to perform on their [...]

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Library Board Nixes Study for Church

Posted on 28 August 2008

At this month’s meeting of the John Jermain Memorial Library board of trustees, library director Catherine Creedon announced the resignation of trustee Kate Evarts. Evarts, an architect whose work has kept her in Seattle, wrote to Creedon by email on August 20 to say that her project would keep her on the west coast for [...]

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Real Life Courtroom Drama Turned Into a Farce

Posted on 21 August 2008

By Raphael Odell Shapiro  Starting tonight at 8 p.m. the First Presbyterian Old Whalers’ Church in Sag Harbor will be transformed into a courtroom, thanks to a creative team comprised of a dermatologist from St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan and a federal judge. Playwright Adrienne Foran and director Manuel Cofresi have collaborated to bring to [...]

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Four Seek Three Seats on Library Board

Posted on 21 August 2008

This Monday marked the deadline for residents to submit petitions to the clerk of the Sag Harbor school district to run in the upcoming John Jermain Memorial Library trustee elections. Three seats are up for election, and four petitions with the required 25 signatures were received. The three trustees whose terms have expired, board president [...]

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The Beat Goes On: Sagg Main Drummers Keep Their Rhythm

Posted on 15 August 2008

The stormy skies cleared on Monday afternoon in time for the crowds to gather once more at Sagg Main beach. As dark clouds hung harmlessly on the horizon, drum circles providing Brazilian and African beats pounded away over the sound of the ocean surf. The previous week, the drumming enthusiasts, who numbered over 1500 by [...]

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Ain’t Misbehavin’: Show Has Sparkling Ending

Posted on 14 August 2008

Had enough with exclusive summer parties on the East End? Well this month the Bay Street Theatre is throwing a party that everyone is invited to. “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” which opened last Saturday, offers theatergoers a chance to step off Long Wharf and into a different time and place. Harlem, an apartment on the corner of [...]

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Ross Nixes Most of its Season

Posted on 14 August 2008

After a barrage of advertising and publicity, the Ross School has dropped all of the events from its summer @Ross series calendar, except for the Aretha Franklin concert, according to an email sent to its volunteers from events coordinator Jennifer Rockford. These events, which included a night of cuisine and wine hosted by restaurateur Danny [...]

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Why Did You Come to Sag Harbor?

Posted on 12 August 2008

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Drums at Sagg Main

Posted on 12 August 2008

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Emerald Revellers on Main Street

Posted on 04 August 2008

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