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The Retreat’s Marisa Curto Tapped by the DOJ for Peer Review Panel

Posted on 25 March 2015

The Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women has selected Marisa Curto, Project Director at The Retreat, to be a member of the Peer Review Panel for the Disability Grant Program in Washington D.C. from March 30 to April 1. “Marisa has the unique expertise of providing underserved communities with domestic violence services. She [...]

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor to Host Kids Vacation Theater Camp

Posted on 25 March 2015

Bay Street Theater, 1 Bay Street in Sag Harbor, will host a Kids School Vacation Theater Camp, April 6 through April 9. The camp is for children ages 8 to 12 years old and will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. The cost is $315 for the week and advance registration is recommended [...]

Julie Andrews Looks Back on 50 Years of “The Sound of Music”

Posted on 25 March 2015

In March of 1965, the United States was in a state of turmoil. Malcolm X had just been assassinated, civil rights marchers were beaten by state troopers in Selma, Alabama and on the West Coast civil unrest would lead to the Watts Riots in Los Angeles later that year. Meanwhile, audiences around the country were flocking to theaters to see a film that seemed to offer an antidote to all the upheaval — Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music” which was based on the Broadway blockbuster and premiered at the Rivoli Theater in New York City on March 2, 1965.

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Suit Targets Montauk Revetment

Posted on 25 March 2015

Defend H2O and the Eastern Long Island Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation announced this week they had filed a lawsuit in state Supreme Court seeking to halt the construction of a revetment by the Army Corps of Engineers along the Montauk oceanfront.

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Verizon Work at Ferry Slips

Posted on 25 March 2015

Starting today, Thursday, March 26, and continuing through the end of April, travelers to and from Shelter Island will see construction vehicles blocking regular access on the eastern lane of Route 114 near the South Ferry’s North Haven slips.

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AFTEE Grants Available

Posted on 25 March 2015

Applications are once again being accepted from East End charities for grants being made through the All For The East End (AFTEE) Fund at the Long Island Community Foundation. Small grants through this program will support nonprofit organizations serving Long Island’s East End communities of Southampton, East Hampton, Shelter Island, Southold and Riverhead.

The Southampton Review: A Literary Treasure (and a Visual One too)

Posted on 23 March 2015

Though it may not always feel like it, spring has officially sprung on the East End — and with it has come the arrival of The Southampton Review (TSR), the annual literary journal produced by Stony Brook Southampton and edited by the faculty of the MFA in Creative Writing program. This is the ninth edition of TSR, which each year highlights some of the best poetry, fiction, memoirs and screenplays that writers from around the globe have to offer.

Free Trees for Arbor Day

Posted on 20 March 2015

Believe it or not, but Spring arrives on Friday, March 20, and the Arbor Day Foundation is making it easy for anyone who would like to get off on the right foot this year: Anyone who joins the foundation during this month with a minimum donation of $10 will receive 10 flowering dogwood trees in return.

Sag Harbor’s Interfaith Museum Brings Students Together

Posted on 18 March 2015

For over a decade Leah Oppenheimer has been trying to find a way to further incorporate Hispanic families into the larger East End community, and now this Sunday her efforts will be unveiled at the opening of Sag Harbor’s new Interfaith Museum.

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The End for Montauk?

Posted on 18 March 2015

Still not convinced that Montauk has jumped the shark? The place once known for commercial and recreational fishing, surfing and little else has been overrun by hipsters the last few years, with seedy watering holes turned into elegant bars and restaurants and rundown motels turned into five-star resorts. Now, it seems the place known as [...]

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