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Adventure Sail

Posted on 15 March 2011

By Robert Hooke I spent my summers in Sag Harbor as a child but didn’t start sailing until I was in my 30s. First on a 26-footer around the local bays and then along the south coast of England on a Nicholson 35, while working in London. I always dreamed of making a long offshore [...]

Making Ready: Check Your Gear Before Setting Sail

Posted on 15 March 2011

Local waters in and around the Peconic Bays offer great opportunities to pull into hidden coves. Outfitter Bob Sullivan of Sag Harbor Sailing recommends a checklist before heading out for a day sail. Check the weather and tide, which is something you can do in advance. A tide chart will show you how the waters [...]

Make Your Own Hoop

Posted on 15 March 2011

The hoops of today are not the flimsy, toy store hula hoops from your fourth grade birthday party. These heavier, sturdy hoops are better for tricks and for working your abs. You can make your own hoop with a trip to the hardware store and a little love and attention. Materials: PVC Piping (3/4 inch) [...]

Dinner’s Swimming in The Bay

Posted on 15 March 2011

By Georgia Suter Aside from good luck, great fishing comes from weaving bits and pieces of information together to form the bigger picture — knowing where and when fish are being caught and what type of bait is successfully attracting them can boost the chances of getting to the right place, at the right time, [...]

Getting In the Swing: A Beginner’s Story

Posted on 15 March 2011

By Suzanne Wolfson There was a time, not long ago, that my eyes would glaze over when the subject of golf came up in conversation. I placed golf in the same category as bowling; an activity I simply viewed as being in the “probably never” column…golf landed a notch above bowling because it was played [...]

Guys, Get Some Face Time

Posted on 15 March 2011

By John Bayles The word “facial” brings a few ideas to mind. One is that they are not for guys. The others are scenarios that involve primping, either for prom night or prior to gracing a stage or going before a camera. But gone are the days when facials are reserved for the bride to [...]

Working Out With Emma

Posted on 15 March 2011

By Annette Hinkle There are people who love the social aspects of going to a gym — working out side-by-side with neighbors in the weight room or making new friends in group exercise classes. Then there are those who don’t — and Sag Harbor’s Emma Walton Hamilton is one of them. For years, Hamilton took [...]

Where the Birds Are: Hitting the Trail

Posted on 15 March 2011

Group for East End Contact Steve Biasetti for information 765-6450 Woodcox Courtship Flight Poxabogue County Park (Bridgehampton) Sat April 9th Dune Road Bird Search (Hampton Bays) Sat April 30 Friday Morning Bird Walks 8 a.m. Quogue Wildlife Refuge (Quogue) – May 13 Inlet Pond County Park (Greenport) – May 20 Mashomack Preserve (Shelter Island) – [...]

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Hunting Birds With Binoculars

Posted on 15 March 2011

By Jenny Noble “Ornithology. Just the word sounds dorky!” observes Aaron Virgin, VP of Group for the East End and self-proclaimed “bird nerd”. But like most birders out east, there’s nothing nerdy about him. Sure, birders have a penchant for making check lists and collecting data. And they can be obsessively competitive. But mostly, they’re [...]

XO Summer 2010

Posted on 30 July 2010

In our launch of XO this spring, we asked East End health and recreation enthusiasts to tell us about why they are drawn to their pursuits. We came away with a new appreciation for bodysurfing, meditation, off-road biking, yoga and local food. In this issue we have asked five of our community’s health and recreation [...]

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