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Cold Winter Takes its Toll on East End Wildlife

Posted on 25 February 2015

Watching swans can be a serene, almost ethereal, experience. Tuesday morning, however, a group of wildlife rescue volunteers spent several hours wracking their brains to figure out how to save an immobile swan in Sag Harbor Cove, before eventually allowing nature to take its course.

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Local Historian Honors Sag Harbor’s Fallen Heroes from the War of 1812

Posted on 25 February 2015

As strong winds whipped around on Monday morning, a group of seven people gathered at the location of an early 19th century fort to honor two men who lost their lives there exactly 200 years before.

The Ice Man Cometh to Sag HarborFrost

Posted on 25 February 2015

Scott Rella is an artist; ice is his medium. But it wasn’t always. When he attended the New York Academy of Art, Mr. Rella made sculptures of marble and other more traditional materials. And he garnered respect in the art world: he was featured in Sculpture Magazine and granted the Public Art Award. During that time, his sculptures were also displayed at Vorpal Gallery in Soho, and he won first place for Art in Public Places. But there was something about creating with ice that attracted him magnetically, and when he found it in 1982, it was the beginning of a life’s work.

Pierson Students Earn Choral Society of the Hamptons Scholarships

Posted on 25 February 2015

Four South Fork high school seniors have won this year’s scholarships for voice training from the Choral Society of the Hamptons, including three students from Pierson High School. The Society established the scholarship program more than two decades ago and has awarded scholarships to several dozen students, a number of whom have gone on to [...]

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Long Island Grown: “Let’s Start with a Drink”

Posted on 24 February 2015

Given the snow and ice that has piled up on the East End it recent weeks, it’s hard to imagine better weather and the growing season ahead — or behind. Which is why now is a perfect time to talk (and dream) about exactly that. This weekend, the Peconic Land Trust’s Bridge Gardens kicks off its sixth annual series of conversations with local experts.

New Book Looks Back at Dan Rizzie’s Artistic Leanings

Posted on 23 February 2015

As an internationally acclaimed artist, Dan Rizzie’s work is bold, colorful and instantly recognizable. Blackbirds perched on limbs, saw tooth tulips, curving arabesques, brightly colored circles, botanical illustrations and backgrounds laden with text and found materials are the recurring components of his iconic artistic imagery. Now, Mr. Rizzie, who lives with his wife Susan Lazarus in North Haven, is the subject of a new monograph, “Dan Rizzie” which has just been published by the University of Texas Press.

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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