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I Hope I Get It…Life in the Chorus Line

Posted on 28 January 2014

The glamour of Broadway has been a powerful lure for an endless succession of aspiring performers who find their way from small town America to New York City in hopes of making it big. And while some do find success in the big city, for most young actors, it’s a struggle to make ends meet as they bounce from audition to audition waiting for a big break which never comes. Competition is fierce and it’s a hard life — always has been, always will be. Which is why “A Chorus Line” still hits home, despite the fact it premiered on Broadway almost four decades ago.

Beatlemania Comes to Bay Street

Posted on 28 January 2014

“It was 50 years ago today….” Well, not quite yet, but a week from this Sunday, it will be exactly half a century since The Beatles first appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show. It marked their debut on American television and chances are, if you recognize the somewhat altered quote above as being from the 1967 Sgt. Pepper LP, you just might be one of the 60 million Americans who sat in front of a 13” black-and-white screen on Sunday, February 9, 1964 and watched the show live.

Printmaking Workshop Teaches Students to Think Big

Posted on 22 January 2014

While the goal of many high school teachers is to get his or her students to think like college students, Peter Solow strives to get his students to think like something else….Artists.

Snow Tops 10 Inches in Sag Harbor, as East End Digs Out from Second Blizzard

Posted on 22 January 2014

  Young Grace Gomolka tries her hand out at helping dad shovel their sidewalk following the blizzard on Wednesday. By Kathryn G. Menu; Michael Heller photo Residents on the South Fork were greeted with close to a foot of snow Wednesday morning, following a blizzard that began Tuesday, bringing freezing temperatures and just over 10 [...]

Edith & Bennett: Partners in Life, Living in Harmony

Posted on 22 January 2014

Husband and wife Bennett Konesni and Edith Gawler are not only partners in life, they are also partners in music.

Southampton Fire Department Members Honored for Heroism

Posted on 21 January 2014

Southampton Fire Department members Michael Kampf, Stephen Rogoski, Matthew Shimkus and Rodney Pierson (not present) were presented with Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals by Chief Robert Holly, deputy director of the Suffolk County Fire Academy, during the 2013 Suffolk County Vocational Education and Extension Board Medal Day ceremony. The ceremony was held at Southampton High [...]

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Ross Student Restores a Classic

Posted on 15 January 2014

Ask Sam Hamilton to name his passions and you’ll soon learn that cars are at the top of the list. Hamilton, a Sag Harbor resident, attends the Ross School — and last spring when it came time to decide on a senior project to compete his final year at Ross, he knew exactly what he wanted to do… Restore a classic car.

Adopt a Halsey House Window in Southampton

Posted on 15 January 2014

A new campaign has been launched by the Southampton Historical Museum to restore the windows of The Thomas Halsey Homestead in Southampton. The Thomas Halsey Homestead was established in 1648 by the pioneering Halsey family. Halsey House was built in 1666 and is one of the very few remaining homes from the 17th century on [...]

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The SteelDrivers Bring Their Unique Brand of Bluegrass to Shelter Island

Posted on 14 January 2014

Each year around this time, fans of bluegrass music can count on getting their fix at the annual concert held at Shelter Island School. This year is no exception, and on Saturday, Sylvester Manor and the Shelter Island Town Recreation Department team up to present an evening of music by “The SteelDrivers,” a Grammy-nominated bluegrass band based in Nashville, Tennessee.

Snowy Owls: Winter’s Visitors Come Calling in a Big Way

Posted on 14 January 2014

There’s a spectacular display going on right now around the beaches of the East End courtesy of some winged seasonal visitors who have ventured down to our neck of the woods from the frigid Arctic. It’s the wondrously white snowy owl — and by all accounts, this has been a banner season for sightings locally.