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Carrot Tasting Goes to the Root of the Vegetable

Posted on 25 November 2014

It all started with a bland carrot.
Standing in his restaurant kitchen garden on the Sag Harbor-Bridgehampton Turnpike in September of 2013, restaurateur and chef Colin Ambrose crunched down a newly harvested carrot fresh from the soil. It looked great—bright orange, long and tapered—but the flavor wasn’t there. Mr. Ambrose, who has been at the forefront of the local, fresh food movement on the East End since his days at the helm of the original Estia in Amagansett in the 1990s, hatched a plan then and there to gather together local farmers, gardeners and chefs in a growing experiment aimed at identifying keys to successfully cultivating different carrot varieties.
And the results were delicious.

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Sag Harbor Coalition Hopes to Change the Community Conversation on Substance Abuse

Posted on 25 November 2014

Rounding out its first year, the Sag Harbor Coalition remains determined to change the conversation about substance abuse on the East End. The group of parents, school officials and community experts formed in reaction to a 2010-11 survey that, among other findings, reported that students in Sag Harbor abuse alcohol and drugs more than the national average.

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Nancy Stewart Bagshaw Encourages Grieving Families to Remember in “Finding Five”

Posted on 25 November 2014

For those growing up on the East End, beachcombing is as much a hobby as swinging at playgrounds or riding bikes. Children traverse the shorelines for hours, finding beach glass, washed up blue crabs and rare shells, skipping rocks and chasing seagulls.

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Across The Americas: Taking the Road Trip of a Lifetime

Posted on 24 November 2014

Late November is upon us, and in the days ahead, people from all over the country will take to the road as they head out to visit family and friends for the holidays. By January, most folks will be back at their desks, either in the office or the classroom, looking forward to the next time they can get away. But what if you didn’t have to be back? What if you could leave all your personal and professional commitments behind and set out on a journey with no time constraints and only the open road and endless possibilities ahead? Where would you go?

A Bumper Scallop Season is Celebrated

Posted on 19 November 2014

East End baymen and diners alike have grown accustomed to scallop seasons that begin with a bang but end with whimper in a matter of days. But this year has been different, with an abundance of the tasty shellfish being harvested from the bays and finding their way to local tables.

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Essay Contest Winners Honored

Posted on 19 November 2014

The Veterans of Foreign War Post 9082 of Sag Harbor on Monday announced the winner’s of the Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest for 2014 in a ceremony at the American Legion Hall on Bay Street in Sag Harbor. Sixth grader Abigail Hallock won first place, followed by sixth grader Kiara Williams. In third place, was eighth grader Phoebe Miller with Gabriella Knab, also in eighth grade, earning an honorable mention.

Water Main Work Completed

Posted on 19 November 2014

The Suffolk County Water Authority has completed work on the 17,737-foot extension of a water main in North Haven, the largest water main extension on the South Fork since another project in North Haven that was completed in 2001. The project covers most of northwest North Haven, including North Haven Way, Redcoats Lane, Blue Heron [...]

Historic Designation Sought for Manor

Posted on 19 November 2014

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand this week urged the National Park Service to place Sylvester Manor Educational Farm on the National Register of Historic Places. Sylvester Manor is a former 17th-century farmstead on Shelter Island that currently serves as a non-profit organic farm and educational center. The designation would expand opportunities for federal historic tax credits and other resources, to support preservation and economic development initiatives at Sylvester Manor.

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Cormaria Celebrates 65 Years as a Retreat House

Posted on 19 November 2014

In 1949, with just $100 in her pocket, Mother Frances Dunne set out to transform a stately summer home into a retreat for those in need of some peace and quiet. And this Sunday, November 23, Cormaria will celebrate its 65th anniversary of Mother Dunne’s dream coming true.

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A Cavalcade of Dolls and Toys at Clinton Academy

Posted on 18 November 2014

Just in time for the start of the holiday season, the East Hampton Historical Society will open its exhibit, A Cavalcade of Dolls and Toys, at Clinton Academy, 151 Main Street in East Hampton, on Saturday, November 22. The show will run through December 28. The exhibit features special dolls and toys from years gone [...]