Category | A Conversation With

Julia Motyka and Megan Minutillo

Posted on 30 July 2014

Julia Motyka (right), director of education at Bay Street Theater, and summer intern Megan Minutillo (left), are the driving forces behind Bay Street’s expanded education and camp programming this summer. They discussed their backgrounds and some of the exciting options there are for budding thespians on the East End from now until Labor Day.

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Paula Brannon

Posted on 23 July 2014

By day, Paula Brannon works as an accountant clerk for Sag Harbor Village, but for the past decade she has also been the musical theater director for Pierson Middle-High School. She discusses some of the work that she has done in this capacity, and an upcoming fundraiser for Pierson’s Performing Arts Scholarship.

Ina Garten

Posted on 16 July 2014

Ina Garten, sometimes known as the Barefoot Contessa, has been on the East End for over 35 years. She discusses her current work and her involvement in an upcoming fundraiser for the EAC Network Suffolk County Child Advocacy Center at the Pat & Mary Bagnato Place for kids (CAC).

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Dieter von Lehsten

Posted on 09 July 2014

Dieter von Lehsten first visited the East End in 1969 and has owned a house in Southampton for 25 years. Since his retirement he has been a part of the Southampton Sustainability Advisory Committee and now serves as its co-chair. He discusses Southampton Town’s sustainability problems, plans and the potential solutions.

Bethany Deyermond

Posted on 02 July 2014

Bethany Deyermond has retired this year after a 30-year career teaching in Sag Harbor. She discusses her career and her plans for the future.

Bob Bori

Posted on 25 June 2014

Bob Bori is beginning his fifth season as the Sag Harbor harbormaster. He discusses his job and how he prepares for the summer boating season.

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Mary Anne Miller

Posted on 18 June 2014

Mary Anne Miller will be stepping down from the Sag Harbor School Board this year after serving two terms. She discusses that decision and reflects on her time as a board member.

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Bobbie Cohen

Posted on 11 June 2014

Bobbie Cohen has been a resident of Sag Harbor for over 35 years. She discusses her involvement in Hamptons in Transition and some of its upcoming events.

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Gordian Raacke

Posted on 04 June 2014

Gordian Raacke is the executive director of Renewable Energy Long Island and has been instrumental in East Hampton Town’s decision to pledge to pursue the goal of meeting all communitywide electricity needs with renewable energy by 2020.

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Laurie Barone-Schaefer

Posted on 28 May 2014

Laurie Barone-Schaefer has lived in Sag Harbor for the past eight years. A professional photographer by trade, Ms. Barone-Schaefer has become a dedicated Cub Scout den mother—a job that she pours her heart into, she says. She discusses the importance of scouting and the upcoming Soap Box Derby, which will take place on Sunday, June 8.

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