Archive | January, 2013

Rebuilding Pieces of Our Maritime

Posted on 25 January 2013

By Emily J. Weitz   The East End Classic Boat Society (EECBS) was formed for the love of the tradition of boat building, a tradition that helps to define this region. Twice weekly, members gather together to work with their hands in the woodshop, which is ripe with the smell of freshly cut wood. Next [...]

The Family Business

Posted on 25 January 2013

By Emily J Weitz   Pete and Mike D’Angelo may have grown up in Southampton, but when they finished high school, they got out of their small town. They may have run through the aisles of their dad’s Sag Harbor Hardware Shop when they were kids, but they were interested in following their own paths, [...]

Home to Retail Use

Posted on 25 January 2013

By Annette Hinkle The historic 1840 home at 133 Main Street in Sag Harbor (affectionately known as “The Gingerbread House”) has long been an icon in the village. And soon, it will be transformed from a private home to a retail space with an accessory apartment. On Tuesday, the Sag Harbor Village Planning Board granted [...]

Golf Club Complaint

Posted on 25 January 2013

By Amy Patton It’s the latest salvo fired by Noyac resident Bill Kirrane in an effort to halt what he and his family consider the unauthorized use by the Noyac Golf Club of a 50 by 100 foot parcel of what they say was formerly woodlands — occupied by trees and wildlife — adjacent to [...]

When Social Studies Meets Geometry on the Dance Floor

Posted on 24 January 2013

For more than 20 years, there’s been something of a dance revolution taking place each month on the East End. While most revolutions are about moving society forward in some dramatic way, this revolution is about taking folks back in time — to old New England when contra dancing was not only an effective way to mend fences and meet prospective mates, but burn off a little steam in the midst of a long winter to boot.

A Whaler’s Life on Land and Sea

Posted on 24 January 2013

In the 19th century when young men left the East End for the first time in their lives, they most often boarded whaling ships out of Sag Harbor for a stint at sea. In Bridgehampton, many farmers took their chances on a single voyage with hopes of earning enough to return and buy a small plot of land to work. Others saw the sea as an escape from small town living and left seeking world-wide adventure and perhaps a fortune.

Kelly Connaughton

Posted on 23 January 2013

The recently elected president of the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce (and founder of the Sag Harbor American Music Festival) talks about her new role with the chamber and offers a preview of what to expect at this year’s HarborFrost.

C3D: Feng Shui in the Home

Posted on 18 January 2013

By Emily J. Weitz   When Candace Vorhaus walked in to my new home, she found boxes stacked high and furniture at temporary angles. That was the perfect way to begin a Feng Shui consultation: with a clean slate. As we walked from room to room, she explained the Feng Shui principles, and how they [...]

Eye Future For Plum Island

Posted on 18 January 2013

By Karl Grossman The replacement of the Plum Island Animal Disease Center by a new National Bio and Agro- Defense Facility in Kansas has moved forward in the new year — with Long Island’s weather nemesis of last year, Hurricane Sandy, providing an additional argument for Kansas backers of the proposed $1.14 billion facility. The [...]

Temptation & Excess Are My Two Best Friends

Posted on 18 January 2013

I am not a person who is known to be cautious, and very few people who have met me would ever accuse me of being frugal. I am not timid, nor parsimonious nor stingy. Nor am I rational, prudent, sparing, or economical. If three would be nice just imagine how wonderful 30 would look or [...]