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Nathaniel Rogers House: Optimism for Diamond in the Rough

Posted on 31 July 2008

  “Excited” would be too weak a term to describe the sentiments of Bridgehampton Historical Society President Gerrit Vreeland as he stood before a small gathering behind the Nathaniel Rogers House on the southeast corner of Montauk Highway and Ocean Road. Although skies were overcast on the afternoon of July 24, nothing could cloud the [...]

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A Month of Benefits at Ross

Posted on 31 July 2008

  Diana Aceti  said she couldn’t believe it when two years ago she spoke to the Queen of Soul personally on the telephone. “They said, ‘Oh Diana, Aretha Franklin is on the phone for you,’” she remembered, “And I said, ‘You’re kidding!’” Aceti is director of development and public relations for the Ross School, and [...]

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A Tour of the Nathaniel Rogers House

Posted on 31 July 2008

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Ready for the Playoffs

Posted on 28 July 2008

Tuesday night marked the end of the regular season for the Sag Harbor Men’s Fastpitch Softball League. Playoffs begin Thursday, July 24 between the top four teams in the league. Sag Harbor Liquors, the defending champions, finished in first place with a record of 12-2. T & S Mott has an identical record, but has [...]

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Artist Finds Life in Music and Light

Posted on 28 July 2008

Frank Wimberley is an artist but said himself that he is not a carpenter. Still, standing outside his home on Hillside Drive East in Sag Harbor, he pointed out the ramps and levels of the porch that he designed and built. He mentioned in particular the extension he constructed in the front, a sort of [...]

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Some Push for a Library at Church

Posted on 24 July 2008

By Raphael Odell Shapiro At last Wednesday’s monthly board of trustees meeting at the John Jermain Memorial Library, trustee in charge of fundraising Susie Merrell was the first to broach the subject of the United Methodist Church building acquisition. In a grueling meeting that had many of the trustees sneaking glances at their watches, the [...]

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A Little Night Music

Posted on 17 July 2008

Everyone remembers those formative summer camp experiences. Getting up at dawn to the sound of a bugle call, weaving lanyard after lanyard, slinging water balloons at your friends before jumping into the lake for a swim, telling ghost stories around the campfire, all until the sound of Taps wafts over the bunks for lights out. [...]

Plowing Through History

Posted on 17 July 2008

“So it gets pretty hot in here,” said Matt Habermann as he switched on the lights in the barn behind the Bridgehampton Historical Society’s Corwith House. As the rows of fluorescent bulbs flickered on, they revealed a jumbled maze of old wood and metal. The historical society’s antique engine collection sits quietly in the windowless [...]

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Luau at the Whaling Museum

Posted on 14 July 2008

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Businesses Fresh and Local

Posted on 11 July 2008

Downtown Sag Harbor is awash with fresh faces this summer. As you walk down Main Street in the heat and humidity don’t be surprised to find a brand new store tucked in amongst more familiar facades — equally welcoming and air-conditioned. And as village residents continue to battle the attempted invasion of nationwide chains, it [...]

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