Archive | January, 2014

Russell Brown on His New Film with Cybill Shepherd

Posted on 31 January 2014

I am pleased that Russell’s Brown’s new indie, Annie and the Gypsy, is now available on DVD, iTunes, and VOD on most satellite and cable systems across the country. The talented writer-director makes character-and-dialogue driven films that are witty and perceptive but are so quirky and personal—one might say “noncommercial”–that he has probably sabotaged his own best efforts to find a mass audience, so I hope his third feature gets him some deserved exposure.

Designate Me Drivers Aims for Safer Roadways

Posted on 30 January 2014

Harley Decker didn’t think of the idea for Designate Me Drivers. The market did. And isn’t that the best way to start a business—because the market demands it?

HarborFrost Sponsors

Posted on 30 January 2014

Off the Bus

Posted on 30 January 2014

For high school students, prom night is something of a step out of childhood and into the adult world. Prom night provides an opportunity for teenagers and their closest friends to dress up in perhaps the finest clothes they have ever worn and go out on the town on their own for one of the [...]

HAH x 2

Posted on 30 January 2014

Ever since enterprising wreckers began luring merchant vessels onto the treacherous reefs around Key West, the so-called Conch Republic has been a magnet for creative thinkers. The island is best known for its colorful literary characters, from Ernest Hemmingway, Elizabeth Bishop and Tennessee Williams back in the day to contemporaries like Judy Blume, Alison Lurie and Joe Pintauro. It’s less renowned for its visual artists, although they’ve been drawn to its tropical climate and welcoming hospitality since 1832, when John James Audubon stopped at the Geiger house on Whitehead Street and fleshed out his “Birds of America” portfolio with novel specimens he spotted in the Geigers’ garden.

Young Thespians Tackle Shakespeare

Posted on 30 January 2014

For the past 16 years, a highlight of the educational experience for many students at the Hayground School in Bridgehampton has been the Shakespeare residency. Students ages three to 13 participate in this month-long intensive study, with three visiting artists as guides. After four weeks of study, play and rehearsal, the residency culminates in a performance. This Thursday, Hayground students will perform “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Bay Street Theatre.

Sag Harbor ARB

Posted on 30 January 2014

A proposal to install a fence around the ancient Eastville Cemetery on Eastville Avenue was tabled by the Sag Harbor Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review (BHPAR) once again on Monday night, as members of the community’s historical society tried to pursue additional funding for the project.

How are screens changing our children?

Posted on 30 January 2014

More than eight hours a day. That is the average amount of time children in the U.S. spend on screens. How is it even possible?

Our children are growing up in the “screen generation.” Most are entertaining themselves on some type of device – TV, phone, computer, tablet, or game console – more than we would like, and sometimes even several of these screens simultaneously.

Remembering Otis Pike

Posted on 30 January 2014

Otis G. Pike was the greatest member of Congress from Long Island I have known in 52 years as a journalist here. Mr. Pike, who died last week at 92, was simply extraordinary.

He was able to win, over and over again as a Democrat in a district far more Republican than it is now. His communications to constituents were a wonder — a constant flow of personal letters. As a speaker he was magnificent — eloquent and what a sense of humor!

Letters to the Editor 1/30/14

Posted on 30 January 2014

Dear Editor,
I thought it was illegal to discharge rifles on Long Island? I am opposed to the dangerous deer cull and if any one gets injured or property gets damaged it will cost more than a 3-year sterilization program. I hope everyone will remember to never vote in any of the politicians who voted for this horrendous cull, thank you