Archive | August, 2012

The Short Short Story 8/30/12

Posted on 30 August 2012

Paying Respect The funeral went badly. Six people came for the free food. Four from guilt. It rained hard. The grave diggers cursed and covered the coffin. -Frank Ackley   Submit your story.

Officials Need to Stand Up in Airport Fight

Posted on 30 August 2012

SUFFOLK CLOSEUP By Karl Grossman “Since when did helicopter pilots take over the town and do what they want?” demanded Ruby Jackson at a packed meeting last week about the racket being made by helicopters flying in and out of town-owned East Hampton Airport. “We are victimized!” declared Ms. Jackson. “You have to stand up [...]

Locals Get Their Day To Shine

Posted on 30 August 2012

By Emily J. Weitz Opening Day at the Hampton Classic Sunday offered the perfect balance of champagne and horse manure. The sun was out and the competition started early in Bridgehampton, with the first riders taking the Grand Prix ring at 8 a.m. The Opening Round of the Hunter Derby showcased nearly 40 riders who [...]

Tennis Semifinal Play Starts

Posted on 30 August 2012

By Michael Pintauro   Last weekend, Sag Harbor Park Tennis began the 2012 Sag Tennis Championships, played under the sun at Mashashimuet Park. The tournament, which has been organized by owners Kiril & Jessica Tcherveniachka, featured several different brackets of Men’s Singles and Doubles, Women’s Singles and Doubles, and Mixed Doubles. As the summer winds [...]

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Wild About Snappers

Posted on 30 August 2012

by Al “Big Time” Daniels The last week of August and Labor Day weekend is here. The weather has been good for the last week with little wind and rain but plenty of beach weather. The beaches have been crowded as everyone wants to get the last rays of summer. This year produced a pretty good [...]

Bike Ride Honors Vet Killed in Afghanistan

Posted on 30 August 2012

By Annette Hinkle   With its rolling hills and pristine water views, Shelter Island is perhaps one of the most picturesque places for a bike ride on the East End at any time of year. But this weekend, there’s another good reason to head over to Shelter Island for a bike ride. On Sunday, September [...]

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Part of Life’s Celebration

Posted on 30 August 2012

By Amanda Wyatt   Many moons ago, a young Iroquois woman from upstate New York performed as a dancer at the annual Shinnecock Indian Nation Powwow. Now a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, she will make her return to Shinnecock next weekend—not as one of many powwow dancers, but as the headliner. Her name is Joanne Shenandoah, [...]

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When Art Inspires Playwrights

Posted on 30 August 2012

By Joan Baum   The Perseid meteor shower may have just peaked, but Guild Hall has assembled a stellar spectacular for Saturday night, September 1 when the stars will be out in full force for a premiere event called “The Painting Plays.” Not only will they be shining as major players in the literary, visual [...]

Tales from the Dark Side

Posted on 30 August 2012

By Claire Walla   There’s a certain type of person that comes to the Hamptons. He or she bears a certain type of je ne sais quoi, a demeanor so difficult to pin down by adjectives and clearly defined labels, this person is best conveyed by anecdotes: The man who offers a relative stranger a [...]

Thomas B. Woodcock

Posted on 30 August 2012

Thomas B. Woodcock, age 60 of Marietta, Ga. and Sag Harbor, N.Y., passed away Friday, August 24, 2012. Mr. Woodcock was a graduate of Newington High School in Newington, Conn. and the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla. Mr. Woodcock served in the Air Force as a F-4 Phantom Pilot. He retired from Delta [...]