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Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork to Celebrate 30th Anniversary

Posted on 15 October 2014

This weekend, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a “Homecoming” service on Sunday at its meetinghouse on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton.

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Preserving the Past for the Future

Posted on 09 October 2014

Community volunteers learned about restoring historic burying sites this weekend at the area’s oldest graveyard – the Old Southampton Cemetery – during workshops led by preservation expert Joel Snodgrass.
Funded by the historic division of the Southampton Town Clerk’s Office, Town Clerk Sundy Schermeyer said the weekend was invaluable to ensuring her records are as comprehensive as they can be.
“That’s exactly what these stones are,” Ms. Schermeyer said at Friday’s workshop. “They’re records, so it’s great that people are doing their part to help see that things like this are being preserved.”

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ARF Stroll to the Sea this Saturday

Posted on 08 October 2014

The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Inc. will hold its annual “Stroll to the Sea” dog walk in East Hampton Village on Saturday, October 11. The two-mile walk to the ocean will begin and end at the Mulford Farm on James Lane in the heart of East Hampton Village. Dog walkers can register at [...]

Century-Old Raceabout To Highlight Bridgehampton Road Rally

Posted on 08 October 2014

After first racing in Bridgehampton 100 years ago, the 1913 Mercer Raceabout is returning to the hamlet.

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Plans for Waterfront Park in Sag Harbor Move Forward

Posted on 08 October 2014

After the discussion was reopened last year, a plan to develop a waterfront park under the Lance Corporal Jordan C. Haerter Veterans Memorial Bridge is moving forward.

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Barons Cove Restoration Has an Eye on History

Posted on 07 October 2014

At first glance, it may be hard to believe that Baron’s Cove Inn on West Water Street had a storied past as a local meeting spot and watering hole. But in fact, the inn’s restaurant was a popular spot for families and in the 1950s and 1960s, author John Steinbeck and his buddies met there regularly to swap stories and hatch plans for the Old Whaler’s Festival, a precursor to HarborFest.
The restaurant is long gone, sold off years ago and razed to make way for condominiums after a controversial stint as a noisy nightclub. While Baron’s Cove Inn itself continued, over time, the motel units became faded and dated.
But Curtis Bashaw is intrigued by the history of Baron’s Cove and he’s embracing the property’s past to chart the inn’s course for the future.

Sylvester Manor Announces New Board Leadership

Posted on 07 October 2014

Eben Ostby, an 11th generation descendent of Nathaniel Sylvester and co-founder of the Sylvester Manor Educational Farm, stepped down as president of the board of directors this week with attorney Sam Seymour moving from vice president to president of the five year old organization. Mr. Ostby was elected President Emeritus and will remain on the [...]

Slow Food East End Celebrates Food Day on Sunday

Posted on 07 October 2014

The Slow Food East End chapter will participate in a nationwide “Food Day,” sponsored by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, on Sunday, October 12 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Dodds and Eder landscape design center, 11 Bridge Street, Sag Harbor. The event is free, open to the public and will feature [...]

Walk, Talk & Sketch in Historic Sag Harbor

Posted on 07 October 2014

The Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities (SPLIA) will host “Walk, Talk & Sketch in Historic Sag Harbor,” a walking/sketching tour led by architectural educator Janet Sygar for children ages eight to 14. Participants will learn about the elegant doorways on Captains Row and how they reflected the growing importance and affluence of [...]

Mattituck Junior Girl Scouts Donate Handmade Blankets to East Hampton’s The Retreat

Posted on 07 October 2014

To support the East End’s domestic violence services and educational programs, the Mattituck Junior Girl Scout Troop 1334 created more than 30 handmade blankets and welcome bags for children staying at The Retreat’s residential shelter for women and children in East Hampton. “We always have children staying in our shelter and we are so grateful [...]

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