Archive | July, 2010

A Musical Retreat for Promising Pianists

Posted on 30 July 2010

By Vee Benard Now in its fourth year, the Sag Harbor based Vladimir Nielsen Piano Festival, under the direction of concert pianist Victoria Mushkatkol, is quickly finding its place as one of the many exceptional artistic and musical offerings of the Hamptons’ summer season. The festival, described by the organization’s executive director Dr. Robert Maimone [...]

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Finding Faith: Temple Adas Israel celebrates Jewish life and learning one downward facing dog at a time

Posted on 29 July 2010

By Marissa Maier On Friday evening, Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor, the oldest synagogue on Long Island, was bathed in a soft glow. Standing on stage behind a beautifully latticed white mantle, actor/religious scholar/yogi Marcus Freed led the members of the congregation in an a capella version of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” Above: Yogi/actor/religious scholar [...]

Town Considers Bridgehampton Beach Erosion District

Posted on 29 July 2010

The East End’s sandy shores are a calling card, but caring for these natural jewels is often costly. The price of maintenance and protection is becoming increasingly expensive due to beach erosion, and no one understands these costs better than the homeowners of oceanfront proprieties in Bridgehampton. On Thursday, July 22, members of the Southampton [...]

Southampton Town Board Members Walk Out of Meeting Over MTA Case

Posted on 29 July 2010

“What is the problem with that?” asked Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst to council members Nancy Graboski, Jim Malone and Chris Nuzzi. Without answering the question, the trio gathered their papers and abruptly walked out of a work session on Thursday, July 22. What topic had the supervisor broached to elicit such a response from [...]

A Conversation with Beekeeper Mary Woltz

Posted on 29 July 2010

When it comes to tending to hives, Quail Hill beekeeper Mary Woltz is the bees knees. Keeping close to 100 beehives on Marder’s property in Bridgehampton, Woltz works with her fuzzy yellow and black friends from sun up to sundown, and in the evening she jars the honey for her company Bee’s Needs. Woltz sat [...]

Bulls Head Project Moves Forward: Cottages cited as issue

Posted on 29 July 2010

After close to six years of vetting on town boards and in the public, The Orchard at Bulls Head Inn project is one step closer to breaking ground. At a planning board meeting on Thursday, July 22, a majority of the planning board deemed the application complete. It will now be forwarded to other agencies, [...]

Hydrate Those Hydrangeas

Posted on 29 July 2010

By Paige Patterson Boy is it hot. Now I’m a summer person. I love the heat, the beach, running around barefoot, feeling the warmth of the sun on my skin. It’s like I’m a vitamin D junkie, the way I thrive in the sun, but this year, I’m a little overwhelmed by the heat. And [...]

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Seagulls Deserve More Respect

Posted on 29 July 2010

by Jim Marquardt Sag Harbor’s 7-Eleven Store better keep its doors closed tightly. Across the Atlantic a nervy seagull, christened “Sam” by the locals, plagues R.S. McCall’s News Agency in Aberdeen, Scotland. It lurks outside the shop’s open door until the proprietor and customers are distracted, then darts in and grabs a bag of Cheese [...]

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Obituaries July 29, 2010

Posted on 29 July 2010

Anita Louise Cloutier de la Garza Heller Anita Louise Cloutier de la Garza Heller of Naples Fla., passed away peacefully at her vacation home in Sag Harbor this past Sunday, July 25, after a five month battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 72. She is survived by her husband, Peter E. Heller, her children Luis, [...]

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Life is a “Cabaret”

Posted on 23 July 2010

By Annette Hinkle Other than “The Producers,” Mel Brooks’ over the top farcical take on Hitler’s regime, there haven’t exactly been a lot of Broadway musicals that have dared to tackle the horrors of Nazi-era Germany. But “Cabaret” has … and it manages to do so in a way that treads the difficult tightrope of [...]