Archive | February, 2010

James Chapin

Posted on 19 February 2010

James Forbes Chapin Jazz Musician, Drum Educator, Music Instruction Author, James Forbes Chapin, known as Jim, was born July 23, 1919 in New York City, New York, and died July 4, 2009 in Fort Myers, Florida His father James Ormsbee Chapin, born 1887, was a successful artist of the American School of painting; his mother Abigail Beal Forbes [...]

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Pierson Girls: One Up, One Out

Posted on 19 February 2010

By Benito Vila At the end of the season, only one team comes off the basketball court with a win. The Pierson Lady Whalers won’t be that team this winter, a 51-28 loss to undefeated Stony Brook in a county Class C semi-final match-up on Tuesday ending a campaign that saw the girls go 7-5 [...]

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Bees Outlast Whalers, Move on to Title Game

Posted on 19 February 2010

By Benito Vila  “You gotta play four consistent quarters of basketball,” is a constant refrain from coaches at every level. The Pierson Whalers learned that lesson again first-hand in their last three games, losses to Stony Brook, Smithtown Christian and Bridgehampton closing out the season. In the Smithtown Christian loss, a nine-point deficit after the [...]

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Promise Aplenty in Pierson JV Hoopsters

Posted on 19 February 2010

By Benito Vila Some seasons end with players and coaches eager to move on, everyone ready for a change of pace. That doesn’t seem to be the case for the two Pierson JV basketball teams, the coaches both looking ahead to seeing their players take what they’ve learned to the next level. Whaler JV coach [...]

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Three on Three Hoops Tourney

Posted on 19 February 2010

On March 6 and 7 Pierson High School physical education instructor Dan White is hosting a 3-on-3 tournament in the Pierson gym. Proceeds from the event will go towards supporting a Sag Harbor16-and-under basketball travel team comprised of Pierson eighth, ninth and tenth graders that will be playing AAU events this spring and summer. The [...]

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Beyond Tears: Scenes From Haiti

Posted on 19 February 2010

by Mike Taibbi 14 February, Port au Prince– We heard there were protests downtown that were angry enough they could soon become riots, so we gathered our gear and headed that way. It had rained overnight, drenching downpours, the first rain in the month since the quake, but the morning skies were clearing. When we [...]

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A Little Night Music on Sag Harbor’s Main Street

Posted on 17 February 2010

by Annette Hinkle Winter has traditionally been the sleepy season on the East End. But this year feels different. This time around, it seems there’s a revolution going on — and it’s all centered on music. From Jim Turner’s open mics at Blue Sky and Phao’s Friday jazz to Bay Street Theatre’s Thursday jazz jam [...]

Holistic Healing in Hard Times

Posted on 17 February 2010

by Annette Hinkle Tough stories of tough times abound these days. In the face of ongoing economic difficulties nationwide, stories of friends and neighbors with faltering businesses or disappearing jobs are, regrettably, part of the daily dialogue. Often part of that downturn equation includes an increase in stress and the loss of health coverage. Recognizing [...]

Killer Bees Bust Into County Playoffs

Posted on 13 February 2010

By Benito Vila When the final buzzer sounded Friday there was a tremendous amount of relief on the Bridgehampton side, the 85-52 score giving the Killer Bees a seventh win and setting up a Class D title game re-match with Greenport. That season-defining game is set for Saturday, February 20 at noon at Longwood High [...]

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Another Tough Week for Pierson Basketball

Posted on 13 February 2010

By Benito Vila Scoreboards can be painful at times, sort of like a gas pump gone awry, one set of numbers getting bigger and another set smaller. It’s no fun to keep looking up and see the minutes winding down and the other team’s total staying out ahead of yours. That was the unfortunate experience [...]

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