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Tommy John Schiavoni

Posted on 05 September 2014

Tommy John Schiavoni, a social studies teacher at Center Moriches High School, who was elected North Haven Village Trustee in June and appointed to the Sag Harbor Board of Education last month, talks about his reasons for entering public service and the goals he hopes to achieve.

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Toshi Shiga

Posted on 27 August 2014

A graduate of Sag Harbor’s prekindergarten program, Toshi Shiga is on the verge of entering kindergarten at Sag Harbor Elementary School on Wednesday, September 3. A lover of the Ninja Turtles, video games and girls, Toshi grew up in Sag Harbor—and some would argue that he’s still growing. He discusses his plans for the first day of school, kindergarten and looming adulthood.

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Shanette Barth-Cohen

Posted on 20 August 2014

Shanette Barth-Cohen is the executive director of the Hampton Classic. She discusses her involvement and what the famous horse show has in store this year. How did you get involved in the Hampton Classic? Well, this is my ninth year as executive director. In horse sports I was a kid who rode and competed here [...]

Kelly Dodds

Posted on 12 August 2014

Kelly Dodds is the founder of the Sag Harbor American Music Festival. Now in its fourth year, 2014′s festival will take place the weekend of September 26 and 27, with a village-wide celebration of the roots of American music.

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Peter Kazickas

Posted on 07 August 2014

Peter Kazickas of Amagansett was recently named to the All-State NABC Good Works Team for his volunteer work with Hoops 4 Hope, a nonprofit organization that supports youth development in South Africa and Zimbabwe through mentorship and basketball.

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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.