Archive | October, 2010

Gridiron Kids

Posted on 28 October 2010

By Claire Walla Their shoulder pads may reach up to their ears and their tiny frames may only be four-feet high, but their tackles and touch-downs never cease to make the crowd go wild. Welcome to East End youth football. Three years ago, after running the P.A.L. youth football league in Southampton, Gary Stanis started [...]

Pierson Sailors Undaunted by Stormy Seas

Posted on 28 October 2010

By Claire Walla This fall, the Pierson High School sailing team is in a flux. Numbers are low and students have not participated in any regattas like they have in years past. However, the middle school team currently fields about 15 students who file down to the Breakwater Yacht Club on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons [...]

Thiele vs. Blumenthal: Challenge for State Assembly

Posted on 28 October 2010

By Claire Walla On Monday, State Assemblyman Fred Thiele faced off against Richard Blumenthal, his Republican opponent, in a debate at the Rogers Memorial Library hosted by the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons. Blumenthal came out swinging early in the evening, attacking Thiele on an issue he’s been focused on since he entered [...]

LaValle vs. Maertz: Challenge for State Senate

Posted on 28 October 2010

By Claire Walla The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons hosted a debate on Monday, October 25, between State Senator Ken Lavalle (R) and his challenger, Jennifer Maertz (D.) While LaValle took the opportunity during the event to tout his 34 years in office, making special note of his efforts to preserve thousands of [...]

Tales of Woe and Warning

Posted on 28 October 2010

By Annette Hinkle Stories about things that go bump on dark and stormy nights may not be to everyone’s liking. But for writer Erica-Lynn Huberty, the tradition of Gothic literature is not only her cup of tea, it may also turn out to be her bread and butter as well. Huberty recently published “Dog Boy [...]

The Secret Garden: Taking Shape From a Single Form

Posted on 28 October 2010

by Annette Hinkle There’s something about Mark Mulholland’s paintings with their vibrant colors and multiple layers of shape and form that, as a viewer, make you just want to dive into them. And if you ask Mulholland, he’ll agree. Back when he was getting his master’s degree at the University of California at Berkeley, where [...]

Making an Artist

Posted on 28 October 2010

by Marissa Maier The alchemy of becoming a successful artist is often said to be a mixture of talent and ambition. Evan Yee, a painter and sculptor, as well as a 20-year-old undergraduate at Pratt Institute of Design in New York City, appears to have both attributes in spades. Take for example, the story of [...]

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CMEE and The Retreat Partner to Help Families of Abuse

Posted on 28 October 2010

By Emily J. Weitz For victims of domestic violence, regaining control of their lives can at times seem almost impossible. Women who have been stuck for long periods in abusive relationships, whether physical or emotional, often have a hard time finding a way out. But The Retreat in East Hampton offers just that — a [...]

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“Legs” May Prompt Definition of Art in Sag Harbor

Posted on 22 October 2010

Art does not have a special place in the Village of Sag Harbor’s zoning code. At least that’s what the village’s zoning board of appeals (ZBA) believes. However, Vered, also known as Ruth Vered, may approach the Sag Harbor Village Board of Trustees to clarify its code in her quest to legalize “Larry Rivers’ Legs,” [...]

Music Legalized in Sag Harbor

Posted on 22 October 2010

Sag Harbor Village came alive in a crescendo of live music last year, from reggae nights at Phao Thai Kitchen to guitarist and harmonica player Jim Turner’s open-jams at Blue Sky, making the village a destination for those hoping to groove to tunes after dinner, and giving local business owners a much-needed boost in sales. [...]