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Playwright (and Actor and Director) Joe Brondo Takes Flight with “Bluebirds”

Posted on 19 February 2015

In musical theater, the most formidable performer on the stage is known as a “triple threat,” a term that gives a nod to his or her skill as an actor, dancer and singer. This weekend, the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall opens “Bluebirds,” a new comedy by Joe Brondo who happens to be a triple threat in his own right. But in this case, Mr. Brondo’s trio of skill sets have cast him in the roles of playwright, director and actor.

Rediscovering the Manors of Long Island

Posted on 19 February 2015

Dr. Gaynell Stone is an archeologist by training. Her PhD topic involved analyzing Long Island’s Colonial gravestones as above ground artifacts, and though she knows a great deal about the island’s history, one thing Dr. Stone, director of the Suffolk County Archeological Museum, never set out to be was a filmmaker. Yet that is exactly she has become in recent years thanks to the “Manors of Long Island” — her personal quest to discover and document the history of the island’s manor properties, large expanses of land which were given to influential individuals through Colonial era land grants.

More Snow and Frigid Temperatures Expected to Hit the East End

Posted on 18 February 2015

Everything seemed to slow down on the East End as winter weather reared its ugly head once again this weekend.

New President for Eastville Historical Society

Posted on 18 February 2015

Audrey Gaines, the former director of youth services for East Hampton Town, has recently been elected to a two-year term as president of the Eastville Community Historical Society.

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Ice Fishing in America

Posted on 18 February 2015

Round Pond was snow covered and frozen solid Saturday morning. The lead gray sky and heavy air promised more snow, as two men, one dressed in tan Carhartt coveralls, the other in navy blue Arctic Cat snowmobile bibs and a lined denim jacket, used a hand auger to drill through the foot-thick ice and set their ice-fishing rigs.

Raise High the Roof Beam

Posted on 17 February 2015

The staff of East End Hospice celebrated the arrival on February 10 of a 9-foot beam that was raised two days later and became the last one placed in the new Kanas Center for Hospice Care on Meeting House Road on Quiogue.

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Community Reading

Posted on 17 February 2015

Canio’s Bookstore on Main Street in Sag Harbor will celebrate African-American literature this Saturday at 5 p.m. when it invites members of the community to come to the store’s Cultural Café and read excerpts from the work of their favorite black authors.

Tennis, Anyone?

Posted on 17 February 2015

If the snow ever melts, 3-year-olds at the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center in East Hampton could be playing tennis and other sports, thanks to a fundraising collaboration with Hampton Racquet and to build a junior sports field that would also provide space for yoga, basketball and soccer.

Loretta K. Davis Named New Executive Director of The Retreat

Posted on 12 February 2015

The Retreat, the East End’s only domestic violence services agency, announced Loretta K. Davis’ appointment as the new Executive Director earlier this month. Ms. Davis officially assumed this role on January 28. “Following an extensive search, The Retreat’s Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Loretta Davis as our new Executive Director,” said Gail Rothwell, the [...]

Goodman Says He’ll Seek Legislative Seat

Posted on 11 February 2015

Amos Goodman, a Springs resident, this week announced he would seek the Republican nomination for Suffolk County legislator for the Second District.