Archive | December, 2012

Taking Notice of Woods in the Winter

Posted on 31 December 2012

  By Emily J. Weitz From the five pointed leaves of maple trees to the jagged edges of oak tree leaves, there are some pretty well known ways to identify the trees in our area. But it’s winter and the branches are bare. In the quiet of the forest on a crisp January day, there’s [...]

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Heavy Metal: An ancient European art method revived

Posted on 31 December 2012

By Amy Patton Currently on the walls at the Sara Nightingale art gallery in Water Mill, something texturally exciting is going on. Copper, wind and black tar have come together to create dimensional prints by Shelter Island artist Kia Pedersen. The exhibit, dubbed “Change in the Wind,” reflects her background as a painter, printmaker and [...]

Person of the Year: Allison Scanlon

Posted on 27 December 2012

This year’s recipient of the “Eli Manning Award for Best Arm” owes their success, in large part, to a Sag Harbor mother. Allison Scanlon not only coached the winning quarterback, she also created the team, the league, and the awards ceremony. Along with her husband Michael, Scanlon founded Hampton Youth Sports, a program dedicated to giving all kids a chance to develop their athletic skills – and have fun doing it.

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Schools Respond to Sandy Hook Elementary; Look at Revising Security Plans

Posted on 19 December 2012

It was dark and raining on Monday morning. As children and parents shuffled into Sag Harbor Elementary School they passed a flag lowered to half staff in remembrance of the 26 people, including 20 first graders, who were killed in a school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut last Friday.
For local educators, school administrators and board members, the tragedy brought renewed focus on school security planning. It also raised questions of how to ensure parents feel safe in sending their children to school in the wake of such a heart-wrenching event.

Bishop Joins Call for Stronger Gun Control Following Tragedy in Newtown

Posted on 19 December 2012

In the wake of the tragic shooting death of 20 small children and seven adults in Newtown, Conn. last Friday, many government leaders have renewed calls for stronger gun control legislation. They have also addressed the importance of comprehensive mental health care amid calls for a cultural shift eliminating the glorification of gun violence as entertainment.

A Community Radio Station Enters its Second Year of Independence

Posted on 19 December 2012

It has been two years since WPPB 88.3 FM left its ivory tower at the Long Island University’s former Southampton campus. The fledgling radio station found a new home in Southampton Village, and according to general manager Wally Smith it has also found a new connection to the North and South forks, with residents and musicians streaming through its very accessible doors.

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Dickens’ Holiday Classic Rings in the Season at Old Whalers’ Church

Posted on 19 December 2012

Though it was written more than a century and a half ago, there’s something about Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” that remains timeless. On Friday evening, the Old Whalers’ Church will offer a reading of “A Christmas Carol” in the chapel. This 60-minute version is arranged as a radio play, and while there won’t be a fireplace, there will be candles to set the mood— and there may even be a sound effect or two.

Reverend Alison Cornish

Posted on 19 December 2012

In response to last Friday’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, the pastor of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork organized a multi-faith vigil against assault weapons on Friday, December 21 at Marine Park in Sag Harbor at 9:30 a.m.

Dining at the End of the World

Posted on 19 December 2012

This Friday is 12/21/12. That’s the day the Maya Long Count calendar officially comes to its end. Regardless of whether you think it will bring doom and gloom or not, the fact is, the much heralded date is at hand. So why not welcome Friday, come what may, with a Mayan feast?

Chef Daniel Hoyer Offers Recipes for a Mayan Meal

Posted on 19 December 2012

Thinking of celebrating the end of the Maya calendar with a party for friends and family? Here are a few select recipes from “Mayan Cuisine: Recipes from the Yucatan Region” to make a meal worthy of any 12/21/12 gathering.