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Bishop Joins St. Joseph’s College

Posted on 18 March 2015

Former U.S. Representative Tim Bishop has been named to the position of distinguished professor of civic engagement and public service at the Long Island campus of St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue.

The Buzz About Bees

Posted on 16 March 2015

This winter has been hard on everyone. But for Mary Woltz, the challenges have gone far beyond simply shoveling and making sure there’s enough firewood on hand. That’s because Ms. Woltz is a beekeeper — a job that doesn’t end just because the pollination season has.

Jules Feiffer Revisits His Long Lost Youth in “Kill My Mother”

Posted on 16 March 2015

You’d think that with an Academy Award, a Pulitzer Prize, two Obies and a Guild Hall Lifetime Achievement Award under his belt (the latter occurring just last week), cartoonist/playwright/screenwriter/filmmaker Jules Feiffer wouldn’t be afraid to try anything. But you’d be wrong. Up until last summer, Mr. Feiffer, who just turned 86, had never tackled the noir style comic, that genre of crime literature where tough talking detectives hook up with sassy dames who aren’t quite on the level and together, they solve murders in bleak, black and white setting. It’s a genre Mr. Feiffer has loved since he was a child.

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Joe Zucker: In Consideration of the Spider

Posted on 16 March 2015

In 1992, artist Joe Zucker traveled to Steamboat Springs, Colorado where he worked with Riverhouse Editions to create a series of prints based on his exploration of the spider. Nine of those drawings were recently gifted to the Parrish Art Museum, which prompted curator Alicia Longwell to engage in a much deeper exploration of the artist’s work from this period through the Parrish Perspectives program.

New John Jermain Memorial Library Building Will Dedicate Spaces to Two of its First Advocates

Posted on 11 March 2015

The Sag Harbor community has come together to underwrite the dedication of two spaces at the renovated and expanded John Jermain Memorial Library for two women who were instrumental in the planning stages of the new facility, which is expected to be finished by October.

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East End Readies for St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

Posted on 10 March 2015

Ready or not here comes the opening of the 2015 spring season, which will kick off in traditional Saint Patrick’s Day style this weekend in Westhampton Beach, though recent weather conditions may have contributed to the postponing of its post-parade carnival, according to Tim Laube of the Westhampton Beach Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee.

Race Relations, Then and Now, Explored in “Clybourne Park”

Posted on 09 March 2015

There have been numerous stories making headlines in recent weeks that offer dramatic evidence of just how far this country has come in terms of race since the 1960s. But in the past year, there have been many more news stories that paint quite a different picture — one that offers a stark reminder of just how far we still have to go. This weekend, Hampton Theatre Company opens “Clybourne Park,” Bruce Norris’s 2010 Pulitzer Prize winning play about white flight and gentrification in a Chicago neighborhood. The play examines the state of race relations in America both then and now — and it couldn’t be more timely.

Spring Training: Extending the Reach (and the Season) for Artists & Writers….

Posted on 09 March 2015

Every August, a group of enthusiastic, if eclectic, softball players gather at Herrick Park in East Hampton for the annual Artists & Writers Celebrity Softball Game. The game started in 1948 with the likes of Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning (whose affiliation was obvious) facing off against authors like James Jones and Willie Morris. This year’s Artists & Writers game (the 67th) takes place on Saturday, August 15 in East Hampton. That’s still months away, which is why Artists & Writers has opened the season early with “Spring Training,” an exhibition on view now at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts Gallery in Bridgehampton that highlights the considerable off-field talents of many of the players — well, half of them at least.

Lady Whalers Spectator Bus in the Works

Posted on 05 March 2015

Those looking to support and cheer on the Pierson-Bridgehampton girls basketball team in the New York State Class C Southeast Regional Final on Friday, March 13, at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh can reserve a spot on a spectator bus leaving Pierson High School at 2:30 p.m. on the day of the game. The [...]

Local Officials Listen Up As Sag Harbor Students Speak Out

Posted on 04 March 2015

As HarborFrost festivities died down Sunday evening, the lobby of the Bay Street Theater was still bustling as elected officials, community leaders, business owners and a handful of students milled around before Sag Harbor’s third Speak Out event.