Archive | February, 2013

Developers Hope for 2014 Opening for New Baron’s Cove Inn

Posted on 20 February 2013

Cape Advisors, the firm in contract to purchase the Baron’s Cove Inn on West Water Street, hopes to break ground on a renovation to update the aging hotel including the addition of a new restaurant some time this spring, eyeing an opening before Memorial Day 2014.
On Thursday night, February 14, the Sag Harbor Historic Preservation and Architectural Review Board (ARB) gave Cape Advisors its nod of approval, signing off on the design of the restaurant building.

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Poxy Golf Club Gets New Owners

Posted on 20 February 2013

By Amanda Wyatt With golf season on the horizon, the Poxabogue Golf Center — one of the few public courses on the South Fork — is set to change hands. After a few months of review by a special selection committee, the Southampton Town Board accepted a bid last week from Third Rock Management Company [...]

Statements Show Suffolk County National Bank Moving in the Right Direction

Posted on 19 February 2013

By Kathryn G. Menu Following aggressive moves in September to sell off non-performing loans coupled with a simultaneous call to raise capital through investors, the Suffolk County National Bank has largely rebounded from troubled financial outlooks in years past, and posted $2 million in earnings in the fourth quarter of 2012. According to Frank Filipo, [...]

Bay Street Theatre Announces a Change in Direction for 2013

Posted on 19 February 2013

Truth be told, 2012 was a year of challenges for the Bay Street Theatre.
First came a summer mainstage season in which the three productions — two of which were premieres — often played to less than packed houses.
Then, in October, came Superstorm Sandy — right in the midst of Bay Street’s Literature Live production of “The Crucible.” Because of the storm, schools across Long Island were forced to cancel trips to Sag Harbor to see the play at Bay Street.
“We were very fortunate not to have physical damage here from Sandy, but we were hit hard when all the schools canceled Literature Live because of what they were going through,” explains Tracy Mitchell, Bay Street’s executive director. “We lost $20,000 for that production alone — and these kinds of numbers are hard to make up for us.”
Then, right before Christmas, Bay Street’s long-time artistic director, Murphy Davis, left his position with the theater.
So given all that’s transpired in recent months, last week, when Bay Street announced its summer mainstage line up, it should have come as no surprise what the focus will be for 2013.
This summer, it’s all about maintaining a sense of humor.

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Siegler Quartet Brings All That Jazz to the Parrish Art Museum

Posted on 19 February 2013

This Friday night, people strolling through the Parrish Art Museum will get more than a feast for their eyes. As the Richie Siegler Quartet plays jazz in the lobby of the museum, the music will float down the spine of the space and into all the galleries. While hearing the gentle croon of a saxophone, patrons will also take in the winding ribbons of a deKooning painting, and the bold sheen of a John Chamberlain sculpture.
“I believe music in general and jazz in particular is an art form and it belongs there [at the Parrish],” says Richie Siegler, who plays the drums in the quartet and is the founder of Escola de Samba Boom. “DeKooning and Pollock? Who do you think they were listening to? They were listening to Coltrane. It’s like a big circle.”

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Writers Speak: Bill Collage

Posted on 19 February 2013

Bill Collage compares his screenwriting career to a football game, constantly in motion. He pushes the ball down the field, he invests energy and time into a specific piece, and sometimes it’s only to have the ball intercepted at the five-yard line. But other times, he gets a touchdown. Either way, he keeps playing.

Calendar 2/14 – 2/24/13

Posted on 15 February 2013

Outdoors   SAT FEB 16 Point Woods with East Hampton Trails Preservation Society. 10 a.m. Meet on Camp Hero Road, Montauk. 668-3432. Trout Pond to Paumanok Path with Southampton Trails Preservation Society. 10 a.m. Meet at Trout Pond parking lot, Noyac Road, Sag Harbor. 725-3942. Winter Birding by Car with South Fork Natural History Museum. [...]

Kevin McAllister

Posted on 15 February 2013

By Annette Hinkle How do you use The Kathy in your job? First and foremost, it’s patrolling or surveillance. It’s amazing what you see from the water. You can identify changes in the shoreline or assess different activities. I’ve called in at least a dozen violations over the years— people filling wetlands or clearing vegetation illegally. At [...]

Unlocking the Gateless Gates

Posted on 15 February 2013

By Emily J. Weitz   “Zazen is useless,” says Sensei Michel Dobbs of the Zen meditation practice. And that is exactly why it is so important. Dobbs is a Zen priest and a co-teacher at the Ocean Zendo in Sagaponack, and after his more than 20 years with the practice, he calls Zazen “goal-less.” “Zazen [...]

Fall in Semi-Final

Posted on 15 February 2013

By Gavin Menu The Pierson-Bridgehampton girls basketball team lost to top-seeded Stony Brook, 40-22, in a Suffolk County Class C semifinal game Wednesday afternoon, bringing the careers of eight Lady Whalers to a tearful conclusion. Senior Abby Ruiz led Pierson with eight points and Emily Hinz, Rachel Saidman and Sydnee McKie-Senior all scored four points [...]