Archive | September, 2011

Sicilian Marionettes Have a Story to Tell

Posted on 23 September 2011

By Emily J Weitz As long as there has been language, there have been stories. Passed down from generation to generation, these stories are the legacy of our ancestors. One family, which came from Sicily and thrived in New York, became remarkably good at telling stories in a unique way, and therefore, they kept their [...]

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Sammy, that Rascal

Posted on 23 September 2011

by Terry Sullivan Sammy was a nervy little rascal who wasn’t bothered by killing. Some said it was because he was black, but there’s many a superstition about black cats and their connection to death, mostly as omens. Sammy was my neighbor Kate’s cat, who loved to stalk birds from the shadows; so I used [...]

Patricia Gwyn Woltz

Posted on 23 September 2011

Mrs. Patricia Gwyn Woltz , 86, passed away suddenly on September 14, 2011.  She was born on September 14, 1925, in Asheville, NC to the late Hilda Way and Thomas Lenoir Gwyn.  A memorial service has been planned for Saturday, September 17, 2011, at Central United Methodist Church on N. Main St. in Mt. Airy, [...]

Editorial 9/22/11: Vote “Yes” On JJML Budget

Posted on 23 September 2011

There is no doubt in our minds that residents of the Sag Harbor School District should turn out on Tuesday and vote in favor of the John Jermain Memorial Library’s proposed 2012 budget. While the budget does call for a 4.8 percent increase in spending, the reality is the library is asking residents to pay [...]

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Hard to Find Anti-Nuke Rep

Posted on 23 September 2011

By Karl Grossman The 1st Congressional District of eastern Long Island has a long record of opposition to nuclear power. It is here that because of citizen and governmental opposition, a completed nuclear power plant, Shoreham, was stopped from going into commercial operation–a first for the United States. The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant complex disaster [...]

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Buoyed by the Boat Business

Posted on 23 September 2011

By Bryan Boyhan In the 18 years Lou Grignon has owned the Sag Harbor Yacht Yard on Bay Street he’s seen the village emerge as a popular destination for yachts cruising the eastern seaboard. With its broad offering of cultural activities to its collection of restaurants, Sag Harbor has joined the ranks of Savannah, Block [...]

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Provoking Memories Personal and Painful

Posted on 23 September 2011

By Emily J. Weitz Art is some people’s religion, and religion is the inspiration for a great deal of art. In the current exhibit at Vered Gallery in East Hampton, the powerful intersection between these two worlds is evident. Dozens of artists from all over the world, from a wide spectrum of ages and religious [...]

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The Lure of the Hunt

Posted on 23 September 2011

By Annette Hinkle They’re the kind of thing you’ll occasionally find at East End yard sales, particularly when a homeowner – or more likely, the descendent of a homeowner — is clearing out decades’ worth of family possessions. We’re talking old fishing lures here, and in any seaside community worth its salt, there are bound [...]

Marine Meadows Workshop Brings Eelgrass Restoration to Sag Harbor

Posted on 22 September 2011

This Thursday and Friday, trained experts from the Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) will forage shoots of healthy eelgrass from marine meadows throughout the region. They will then bring them to Sag Harbor and enlist the help of dozens of volunteers to aid in the Cooperative’s 18-year-old Eelgrass Restoration Program. On Saturday — National Estuaries Day [...]

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Bay Street Theatre Faces Financial Deficit

Posted on 22 September 2011

A dwindling endowment, a looming lease negotiation and a summer season that was marred by car accidents, illness and the brutality of Mother Nature doesn’t seem to have impacted the plucky disposition of Bay Street Theatre’s Executive Director Tracy Mitchell. Even faced with the reality that the theatre has entered into yet another capital campaign [...]

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