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Designing Architecture That Makes a Difference

Posted on 20 January 2015

As a form of artistic expression, architecture possesses the power to evoke strong emotion in those who live, work or visit a space. A beautifully designed building has the capacity to accomplish any number of goals — from enlightening and educating, to comforting and inspiring. But for architect Sharon Davis, architecture is most meaningful when it has the ability to change lives.

Celebrating East End African American Artists

Posted on 20 January 2015

The Levitas Gallery at the Southampton Cultural Center is currently hosting an exhibition featuring an eclectic mix of colorful and intriguing work that runs the gamut of artistic expression, from painting and sculpture to collage and photography. All of the work on view was created by African American artists who live or work on the East End, for at least part of the year. Among them is abstract painter and sculptor Tina Andrews, the curator of the exhibition.

Ellen Hermanson Foundation Awards Hospital Grants of $295,000

Posted on 20 January 2015

The Ellen Hermanson Foundation has awarded Southampton Hospital two grants totaling $295,000 to fund technology and patient support services at the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center.

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Dock to Dish Opens Florida’s First Community Supported Fishery

Posted on 19 January 2015

Dock to Dish, the first community and restaurant supported fishery program anchored in Montauk, announced last week it would open Florida’s first ever Community Supported Fishery (CSF) in Key West in February of this year. The program is being developed in conjunction with Key West restaurateur Chris Holland and the Florida Keys Commercial Fishermen’s Association. [...]

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Canio’s Building on Market

Posted on 14 January 2015

The Main Street building that is home to Canio’s Books has recently been put on the market for $2.9 million.

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Toy Drive a Success

Posted on 14 January 2015

The South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center has announced that its first annual Holiday Toy Drive, held in December, helped brighten the holidays for many local families in need. SoFo would like to thank families and friends who donated new and gently-used, unwrapped toys for children from the First Church of God in Christ, the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center, and the First Baptist Church of Bridgehampton, which are all located near the museum on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike.

SUNY Board of Trustees Unanimously Approves Stony Brook-Southampton Hospital Merger

Posted on 13 January 2015

After more than two years of negotiations, the first step was taken toward a merger between Southampton and Stony Brook University Hospitals on Tuesday when the full SUNY Board of Trustees approved the long-awaited alliance.

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When it Comes to Art, the Sky’s the Limit

Posted on 12 January 2015

The photographic work of Pierson High School art students goes on view this week at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor. The photography show is an annual tradition at the library, but this year, the work itself borders on the unknown, consisting, as it does, of imagery created from a lofty point of view courtesy of the school’s new drone.

So, Let’s Talk About Your Wedding…

Posted on 12 January 2015

What do you remember about your wedding day? The weather? The food? The band? All of it probably left an impression. But if your wedding day was one fraught with family feuds, infighting and social pandering, chances are those are the memories that really stuck and are offered up in anecdotal form whenever the opportunity arises. After all, at the intersection of expectation and reality there lies a great tale.

Why Dr. King Still Matters: A Discussion at Canio’s Books

Posted on 10 January 2015

On Saturday, January 17 at 5 p.m. Professor Jack Hill will discuss the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  in the lecture, “The Legacy of Dr. King and Why King Still Matters” at Canio’s Books on Main Street in Sag Harbor. Mr. Hill is a facilitator, educator, writer, and diversity advocate. He is the currently Dean of World [...]