Archive | November, 2013

Whalers Set Sights on Title Run

Posted on 28 November 2013

The shock from last season’s second-half collapse against Stony Brook in the Suffolk County boys basketball Class C final is still fresh in the minds of the Pierson faithful. What was a tight game last February quickly turned into a second-half blowout and the careers of six seniors, including Jake Bennett, Joey Butts, Patrick Sloane, Jackson Marienfeld, Aiden Kirrane and Liam Doyle, came to an abrupt end.

But with a new season comes new hope and the Whalers this year will rely on three key players and a host of reserves as they look to navigate their season schedule, which kicks off at East Hampton with a non-league game on December 7 at 5 p.m.

Girls Reload with Strong Senior Class

Posted on 28 November 2013

The majority of players on the Pierson-Bridgehampton girls basketball team competed on a fall sports team this year and enter the winter in great physical shape, according to head coach Kevin Barron. Their conditioning will be key, he said, as one thing will be a constant during the upcoming season.

The Lady Whalers are going to run, press and then run some more.

Michael Collins

Posted on 27 November 2013

The program director at the David E. Rogers HIV/AIDS Center in Southampton talks about a World AIDS Day event taking place at Bay Street Theatre on Thursday, December 5, 2103. The evening includes a panel discussion followed by a screening of “How to Survive a Plague” a documentary about 1980s and ‘90s AIDS activist groups like Act Up and TAG (Treatment Action Group).

UCB: Being Funny Without a Net

Posted on 27 November 2013

It’s most people’s worst recurring nightmare — being forced to get up in front of a room packed with strangers without any idea of what you’re supposed to do or say. In the waking world, it’s called improv — and believe it or not, there are those who actually thrive on the experience, including members of the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) who come to Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor this weekend.

One of Sag Harbor’s Oldest Houses Suffers in Bulova’s Shadow

Posted on 27 November 2013

It all started with cracked windows.
Twenty-four panes to be exact — thin, spider web-like cracks weaving their way through the undulating historic glass in John Krug’s Church Street home — the Captain David Hand House, one of the oldest residences still standing on the South Fork.
After 52 years in the Colonial half house, Krug, 79, says he has found himself living in a virtual hell — a home once featured in bucolic magazine spreads now virtually cleaned out of most of Krug’s possessions, and facing a list of necessary repairs three pages long, and at a cost of over $200,000.

John Jermain Memorial Library Accepts Vast Collection of Native American Research Books

Posted on 27 November 2013

As a child growing up in Little Falls, New York, Richard Buckley was eager to learn about the Native American tribes that lived nearby, but the materials he could find were minimal, ill advised and uninformed.

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Costs Rise for Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum Restoration Projects

Posted on 27 November 2013

With the first phase of a three-part plan to renovate and restore the Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum nearly complete, necessary additional repairs — and fundraising efforts — are on the rise.

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Local Food Pantries Stepping Up to The Plate

Posted on 27 November 2013

The Hamptons are world-renown as the summer playground of the rich and famous. But when fall arrives and the jet set departs, a different scenario takes over — one in which local food pantries step up to the plate, literally, filling the gap for hungry families struggling to survive year round on the East End.

Ladies Auxiliary Set to Celebrate 60 Years of Community Support

Posted on 27 November 2013

Sag Harbor’s Volunteer Fire Department is on call 24-hours a day to respond to emergencies and accidents of all sorts on the East End. And when department members get back to the Brickiln Road firehouse after responding to a particularly big blaze or emergency, they can count on the members of the Sag Harbor Ladies Auxiliary to be there to welcome them with food, beverages and a pot of hot coffee.

East End Winemakers Call 2013 Best Vintage Yet

Posted on 27 November 2013

As if anyone needed another reason to drink wine, the 2013 vintage is the best local winemakers on both forks have ever seen.

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