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A Picture Book That Helps Kids (and parents) Navigate Airports and Life

Posted on 25 May 2015

Like many children’s book authors who also happen to be parents, Sandy Magura’s first picture book, “HippoDuck: Trouble at the Airport,” was born out of necessity. “We travel a lot and in trying to explain an airport to my daughter, I found there was not much in the way of books out there,” explains Ms. Magura. “I wanted to take children through the airport as we see it — the ticket counter, the x-ray machine, the baggage claim.”

Sag Harbor American Music Festival Celebrates Five Years

Posted on 20 May 2015

When the Sag Harbor American Music Festival started five years ago, no one knew how it would be received. Free music flowing through the streets sounded like a beautiful concept to its founder, Kelly Connaughton Dodds, but she wasn’t sure the community would embrace it. But embrace it has. Whole heartedly.
The festival has grown over the years, in manageable but significant ways. Ms. Dodds isn’t rushing to make it something huge. Though with 500 people filling the Old Whalers’ Church at last year’s kickoff concert with virtuoso bassist Christian McBride, and dozens of businesses supporting the music, it has most certainly become a date on the calendar to cordon off. So mark it: September 25 to 27, 2015.

Bay Street Theater: “The New Sincerity” Takes on Social Movements and Self Promotion

Posted on 20 May 2015

When a political, cultural or social movement emerges and is poised to change the conversation and direction of the country, who gets to claim that movement as their own? More importantly, on a personal level, when someone gets swept up in that movement how can one discern whether this person is truly working toward advancing the goals of the movement or simply out for a bit of self promotion? These issues also go to the heart of Alena Smith’s play “The New Sincerity” which has its world premiere at the Bay Street Theater next week.

Remember When? A New Book Shows Montauk as it Used to Be

Posted on 20 May 2015

Montauk is a place that has been defined by the sea like no other community on the South Fork. Surrounded on water by three sides, Montauk is linked to the rest of Long Island by the Napeague Stretch in the west and Montauk Point Lighthouse in the east. No wonder Montauk is referred to as “The End” by the locals. In her new book “Images of America: Montauk” Robin Strong has assembled a photographic history of the hamlet that revisits its many identities over the years.

Where Did Hess Go?

Posted on 20 May 2015

Montauk Highway in East Hampton and Southampton Towns became a little less green last week when the familiar Hess gas stations and convenient stores across Long Island were turned into bright red Speedway stations.

Interim Director for Sylvester Manor

Posted on 20 May 2015

The Sylvester Manor Educational Farm on Shelter Island has announced that Jo-Ann Robotti will serve as the organization’s interim executive director while the search for a permanent director continues. Ms. Robotti, a professional development and marketing coach, knows Sylvester Manor and the Shelter Island community well.

Ferry-Bus Link To Debut in Port Jefferson

Posted on 20 May 2015

Residents of Sag Harbor, which has been touted as a potential passenger ferry service terminal for years, will no doubt breathe a sigh of relief. The Hampton Jitney, the Bridgeport-Port Jefferson Ferry and the Seastreak, a high-speed ferry service based in New York, have announced a new partnership that will link New York City, New Jersey and Connecticut with Long Island.

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Memorial Day Services on the East End

Posted on 20 May 2015

Across the East End, services honoring the men and women who died while serving in the military will take place this Memorial Day, Monday, May 25.

Magical Jews: The Life & Times of Great Jewish Magicians at Temple Adas

Posted on 18 May 2015

On Thursday, May 28 at 8 p.m., magician and author Allan Zola Kronzek will present an evening of history and mystery at Temple Adas Israel with “Magical Jews: The Life & Times of Great Jewish Magicians.” The performance by a master of the magical trade will celebrate the lives of iconic performers, some famous like [...]

Reverend Phillips Leaving Sag Harbor

Posted on 13 May 2015

The Reverend Mark Phillips, who has served as pastor of Sag Harbor’s First Presbyterian, or Old Whalers’ Church, for the past five years, recently informed his congregation that he had accepted a new post, at the Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church in Dearborn, Michigan. This Sunday, May 17, will mark his last day in the pulpit.