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Bonac Boys Lacrosse Drops a Pair

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Drew Harvey, a senior at Pierson High School, working behind the goal during the East Hampton boys lacrosse team's 10-3 loss to Westhampton on Monday.

Drew Harvey, a senior at Pierson High School, working behind the goal during the East Hampton boys lacrosse team’s 10-3 loss to Westhampton on Monday.

By Gavin Menu; photography by Michael Heller

For 30 minutes at Westhampton Beach High School on Tuesday, players for the East Hampton boys lacrosse team had an upset victory on their minds.  That was until the Hurricanes blew open a 2-2 tie in the second half to claim a 10-3 victory that sent the Bonackers home with a 1-5 record in Division II play.

Westhampton, meanwhile, improved to 4-2 and moved into third place in the division standings behind Miller Place and Huntington.

“Unfortunately, for us, we have breakdowns where teams go on three- or four-goal runs,” head coach Mike Vitulli said on Tuesday. “We just haven’t been able to get that signature win. It’s just a matter of learning to close out games.”

The loss on Monday followed a tough 9-3 loss at home to Kings Park on April 8. That game was close early as well, but the Bonackers were once again held in check offensively during the last two quarters.

“Their goalie was the difference,” Vitulli said, referring to Kings Park keeper Michael Greco, who had 14 saves.  Sean Toole, another Pierson athlete who plays in goal for the Bonackers, had 12 saves in the game.

“Our goalie played well,” Vitulli added, “but their goalie stood on his head.”

Pierson’s Drew Harvey, the Bonackers’ leading scorer, and Jack Schleicher, another Pierson athlete, each scored a goal apiece in the two games last week, while Toole made 14 saves against Westhampton.

Vitulli on Tuesday pointed out that Long Island is one of the top two or three areas in the country for lacrosse, and that competition will always be extremely high in Suffolk County. So even as local youth leagues swell across the East End with large numbers of players, the task of developing a consist winning program remains a huge challenge.

“Kids play in the youth leagues, and then they play in middle school, but the travel commitment becomes an issue for some kids,” said Vitulli, whose program, like others in East Hampton, has struggled with participation. “The kids play other sports and have other commitments. We hope the numbers improve, but with so few kids we’re doing the best we can.”

East Hampton will host Mattituck/Greenport/Southold (2-4) on Tuesday, April 22 at 4:30 p.m.

Ceremony Planned At Amagansett Lifesaving Station

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East Hampton town officials and the Amagansett Life Saving and Coast Guard Station Committee have invited the public to attend a ceremony at noon on May 3 to commemorate a new flagpole on the grounds of the Amagansett Life Saving Station at Atlantic Avenue Beach.

The Amagansett Life Saving Station was built in 1902 and operated by the U.S. Life Saving Service until 1915, when it was taken over by the U.S. Coast Guard, which operated it until the mid-1940s.

In 1966 Joel Carmichael saved the building by moving it to Bluff Road and converting it to a home for his family. Forty years later, the building was given back to the town by the Carmichaels. It was lifted off its foundation at their property and moved down the road back to its original site where it is now being restored.

School Board Candidacy Petitions Due Monday in Bridgehampton, Sag Harbor

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Residents interested in running for school board in the  Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor School Districts must submit their petitions for candidacy by Monday, April 21.

In Bridgehampton, there are two, three-year terms open this year. One seat is currently held by Elizabeth Kotz, a former board president whose son, Henry, is a senior at Bridgehampton High School. Ms. Kotz was first elected to the board in 2005, but resigned for personal reasons in 2011 before being brought back onto the board last summer in the wake of the resignation of then board president, Nicky Hemby. Ms. Kotz was appointed to a one-year term to fill the remainder of Ms. Hemby’s term. A second three-year term is also up for election this May. That seat is currently held by Gabriella Braia.

In Sag Harbor, three, three-year terms are open this year. Those seats are currently held by board president Theresa Samot, and board members Sandi Kruel and Mary Anne Miller.

Candidate petitions must be turned into the district clerk in both school districts by 5 p.m. on Monday. Both district budget votes and board elections will be held on Tuesday, May 20. In Sag Harbor, polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Pierson Middle-High School gymnasium. In Bridgehampton, polls will be open from 2 to 8 p.m. in the school gymnasium.

The Sag Harbor School District will host a voter registration day on Tuesday, May 6, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the district clerk’s office. On May 13, Bridgehampton School will host its own voter registration day, from 4 to 8 p.m.

Sag Harbor’s George Hirsch Just Wants Food Done Right

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By Gianna Volpe

Local chef George Hirsch is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his popular public television program, “Living It Up” with a new WLIW series featuring some of the East End’s brightest culinary artisans.

Ninety-percent of the new public television series “George Hirsch Lifestyle” features Hirsch’s instruction on creating a dish, whether that be an appetizer, entrée or dessert, from his Sag Harbor kitchen studio, but Hirsch said his instructional approach is more focused on technique than on recipe.

“If I’m making an apple strawberry rhubarb pie, I’m not going to be teaching you how to make an apple strawberry rhubarb pie, I’m really going to be showing you how to make a pie,” he said. “Ninety-nine and nine-tenths of chefs, for example, don’t prepare pies right. If you look at the bottom of the slice, is it baked on the bottom? Chances are, it’s not. I give very, very simple tips on handling the dough; the actual process and foundation of making the dish.”

Mr. Hirsch, disappointed with the majority of modern culinary programming, said he hoped to spark a reformation with the creation of “George Hirsch Lifestyle.”

“I just felt like I needed to bring cooking shows back to what cooking shows are about – teaching people about food,” Mr. Hirsch said of the new program, which features “field trips” to the kitchens of East End chefs, vintners, bakers and turophiles alongside his classic instructional recipe demonstrations.

“Today you’re more likely to see confrontational, competition-based shows…it takes the emphasis away from trained chefs who have spent years honing their craft.”

Though Mr. Hirsch’s first TV series, “Living it Up,” had East End segments peppered throughout,

Mr. Hirsch’s new public television series is throwing an exclusive spotlight onto those dedicated to honing their craft in Long Island’s agricultural enclave.

“Lately there’s just been an explosion of artisans on the East End,” he said. “Producers, brewers, vintners, cheese-makers, farmers markets; the so-called appetite in people to really get to the core essence of food really has grown.”

To meld instruction with Mr. Hirsch’s excursions along the North and South Forks, he said instructional segments would correspond to his visits to local producers.

“If I’m showing you how to make a pie then I’ll be visiting Halsey Farms with John Halsey,” he said. “How do you get any better than going to a family that’s farmed since the 1600s?”

So far, Mr. Hirsch has already visited Sag Harbor’s own Cavaniola’s Gourmet Cheese Shop and will again highlight Sag Harbor in his next program when he visits the Sag Harbor Baking Company’s ‘M&M girls,’ life-long friends and founders Mimi Yardley and Margaret Brooks. Mr. Hirsch has also visited local soda maker, Theo Foscolo, of Miss Lady Small Batch Root Beer, which recently released a new cream soda.

“We went through the actual process of making a root beer,” Mr. Hirsch said of his time spent with the head of the entrepreneurial soda start-up. “He could be the next Brown’s Soda.”

Another East End mainstay on the culinary scene featured in the show is executive chef of the 1770 House, Michael Rozzi, who Mr. Hirsch called a culinary “jewel” in the region.

“It’s not just the food that is so amazing to me, but the stories and passion behind them,” he said of those who are featured in his new locally-focused series, adding he has found pleasure in exposing the public to the gorgeous and historic area he calls home.

“We live in the most beautiful place in the world, not even the country, and while the Hamptons is known as the eight-to-ten week summer playground, it’s the other 42 weeks of the year that are absolutely magical.”

Mr. Hirsch, who has lived in Sag Harbor for almost 15 years, has an extensive resume as both a chef and educator. The Culinary Institute of America graduate was even picked out of 500 to serve as the private executive chef for the late chairman John “Jack” Bierworth of Grumman Corp., where Mr. Hirsch often served meals to various heads of state and high profile guests.

But despite his culinary pedigree, Mr. irsch, who was raised in a very Italian household, said he tries not to let accolades go to his head.

“I think it’s because of my upbringing – my family roots – that my philosophy is, ‘You’re only as good as your next dish’,” he said. “But the end of the day I don’t take it too seriously. I’m just a cook; I’m just trying to bring a little bit of joy, a little bit of pleasure into peoples’ lives.”

George Hirsch Lifestyle can be seen Sundays at 2:30 p.m. on WLIW/21.

 

 

Calendar – April 17-May 1

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Catherine Deneuve and her sister Françoise Dorléac play twins living in the picturesque seaside village of Rochefort, Delphine teaches dance while Solange composes and gives piano lessons, in “The Young Girls of Rochefort.”  The film screens this Saturday, April 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the East Hampton Library. As the girls dream of success and romance in the far-off big city, they don’t realize that true love may be just around the corner.
In French with English subtitles.

Outdoors

 SAT APR 19

Bird Walk. 8 to 10 a.m. Sylvester Manor, 80 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island. 749-0626.

SoFo Earth Day Open House Celebration. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. SoFo, 377 Bridgehampton Turnpike, Bridgehampton. 537-9735.

Old Farm Road Cleanup. 8 a.m. Meet at Poxabogue Park, 191 Old Farm Road, Sagaponack. Bring gloves. 599-2391.

Lizzie’s Parkland Adventure. 10 a.m. to noon. Meet at parking lot of Munn’s County Park, Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays. 728-6492.

SUN APR 20

Water, Water, Everywhere. 10 a.m. Meet at Hither Hills West Overlook, Montauk Highway, Montauk.. (212) 769-4311.

STPS Annual Easter Egg Hunt. 12:45 p.m. For children 8 and under. Meet at Poxabogue Park, Old Farm Road, Bridgehampton. Bring a basket. 745-0689.

Elliston Park Ramble. 10 a.m. to noon. Meet at park entrance on Millstone Brook Road, Southampton. 283-5376.

SAT APR 26

Long Pond Greenbelt Journey. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meet at the end of Round Pond Lane, Sag Harbor. 848-2255.

Bike Ride. 10 a.m. Meet at Amagansett Farmers Market, 367 Main Street, Amagansett. 329-9419.

Stony Hill to Soak Hides Dreen. 10 a.m. Meet at dirt pull-off on Abraham’s Path, ¼ mile off Town Lane, Amagansett. 267-6608.

Great East End Cleanup. 10 a.m. Meet on corner of Woodruff Lane and Bridgehampton Turnpike, Bridgehampton. 745-0689.

SUN APR 27

Trout Pond/Clam Island Perambulation. 10 a.m. to noon. Meet at Trout Pond parking lot, Noyac Road, Noyac. 283-5432.

WED APR 30

Ocean View Trail to Fresh Pond. 10 a.m. Meet at Hither Hills West Overlook, Montauk Highway, Montauk. 238-5134.

 

For the Kids

THU APR 17

Stories, Songs and Playtime. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. For ages 1 to 4. John Jermain Library, 34 West Water Street, Sag Harbor. 725-0049.

The Jeanette Sarkisian Wagner Writing Workshop for Teens. 5 to 6:30 p.m. John Jermain Library, 34 West Water Street, Sag Harbor. 725-0049.

Spring Break Book Bingo.  2 p.m. Shelter Island Public Library, 37 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island.

Music Together. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. For ages 1 to 3. East Hampton Library, 159 Main Street, East Hampton. Free. 324-0222.

Rhyme Time. 10 a.m. For ages 1 to 3. Hampton Library, 2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton. 537-0015.

Lego Mania! 3:30 p.m. Ages 4 and up. Hampton Library, 2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton. 537-0015.

Laptime Stories. 10:15 a.m. Ages 18 months to 5 years. Rogers Memorial Library, 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton. 283-0774

Legos & Games. 4 p.m. Kindergarten and up. Amagansett Library, 215 Main Street, Amagansett. 267-3810.

Living Seashore. 9:15 a.m. or 3:15 p.m. Ages 3 to 5. Thursdays through May 1. Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center, 431 East Main Street, Riverhead. $60 for the series, $15 per class. 208-9200.

FRI APR 18

Fun Friday. 4 to 5 p.m. Young adults.  Rogers Memorial Library, 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton. 283-0774.

Chess Club. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. For grades 1 through 5. Rogers Memorial Library, 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton. 283-0774.

Songs & Stories. 10:15 a.m. & 11:15 a.m. All ages welcome. Rogers Memorial Library, 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton. 283-0774.

Shake, Rattle & Roll. 10 a.m. Caregivers and babies 10 to 36 months. Amagansett Library, 215 Main Street, Amagansett. 267-3810.

SAT APR 19

Cirkus! Puppet Show. 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre, 4 Hampton Street, Sag Harbor. 725-4193.

Hunt for the Hounds and Kitties Scavenger Hunt. 10 a.m. clues released for big kids; judged at 5 p.m. For kids 2 to 4:30 p.m. Starts and ends at Harbor Pets & Long Wharf Wines, 12 Bay Street, Sag Harbor. For Big Kids $50 entry fee per team of four. For kids, $5 entry fee. 725-9070.

Lego Club. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.  For ages 5 to 12. John Jermain Library, 34 West Water Street, Sag Harbor. 725-0049.

Playdough Time. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. John Jermain Library, 34 West Water Street, Sag Harbor. 725-0049.

Lego Club. 10 a.m. to noon. CMEE, 376 Bridgehampton Turnpike, Bridgehampton. (516) 537-8250.

Saturday Story Time. 10 a.m. Hampton Library, 2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton. 537-0015.

Tea with T. 2:30 p.m. For ages 4 and up. Hampton Library, 2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton. 537-0015.

Toddlers Tango. 11:15 a.m. For ages 2 to 5. Rogers Memorial Library, 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton. 283-0774.

Story and a Craft. 11 a.m. Every Saturday. Shelter Island Public Library, 37 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island. 749-0042.

SUN APR 20

Sunday Games. 3:30 p.m. For ages 3 to 9. John Jermain Library, 34 West Water Street, Sag Harbor. Free. 725-0049.

MON APR 21

Puppet Playgroup. 9:30 a.m. Children 3 and under. Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre, 4 Hampton Street, Sag Harbor. $25 drop-in., $18 members. 725-4193.

Tot Art. 10:45 a.m. Ages 2 to 4. Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre, 4 Hampton Street, Sag Harbor. $25 drop-in, $18 members. 725-4193.

Puppet Club. 3:30 p.m. Ages 4 to 7. Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre, 4 Hampton Street, Sag Harbor. $25 drop-in, $18 members. 725-4193.

Martha Sutphen Educational Initiative. 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m.  For students 13 to 19. John Jermain Memorial Library, 34 West Water Street, Sag Harbor. 725-0049.

TUE APR 22

Seed Bombs. 3 p.m. Shelter Island Public Library, 37 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island. 749-0042.

Play-a-palooza. 10 a.m. For children under 5. Hampton Library, 2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton. 537-0015.

STAGES Spring Performance Workshop. Through May 11. For 8 to 18-year-olds. Southampton Town Recreation Center, 1370A Major’s Path, Southampton. $475. 329-1420.

Lego Club. 2:45 p.m. Shelter Island Public Library, 37 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island. 749-0042.

WED APR 23

Minecraft Club! 7 p.m. Hampton Library, 2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton. 537-0015.

Living Seashore. 9:15 a.m. or 3:15 p.m. Ages 2 to 3. Wednesdays through April 30. Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center, 431 East Main Street, Riverhead. $60 for the series, $15 per class. 208-9200.

Family Sleepovers: Penguins & Pajamas. 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center, 431 East Main Street, Riverhead. $49.95 members, $64.95, children under two free. 208-9200.

Bird House Competition and Exhibit. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center, 431 East Main Street, Riverhead. 208-9200.

FRI APR 25

“No More Snow” Globes. 2:45 p.m. Shelter Island Public Library, 37 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island. 749-0042.

Stage and Screen

FRI APR 18

An Evening of One-Act Plays. 7 p.m. Also Saturday. Avram Theatre, Stony Brook Southampton, 239 Montauk Highway, Southampton. Reserve tickets at brian.clemente@stonybrook.edu

Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids and Teen Theatre Project. 7 p.m. Also Saturday. Westhampton Beach Performing Art Center, 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach. $15. 288-2350.

SAT APR 19

Screening of “The Young Girls of Rochefort.” 1 to 3 p.m. East Hampton Library, 159 Main Street, East Hampton. 324-0222.

WED APR 23

The Ugly Duckling & The Tortoise and the Hare. 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Westhampton Beach Performing Art Center, 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach. $10. 288-2350.

FRI APR 25

Bay Street New Works Festival. 8 p.m. Also Saturday 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. Bay Street, Long Wharf, Sag Harbor. 725-9500.

TUE APR 29

Voyeur by Kate Mueth and the Neo-Political Cowgirls. 7:30 p.m. John Drew Theater, Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton. Free. 324-0806.

                                                                                            Museums

SAT APR 19

Open Studio for Families. 10 a.m. to noon. Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill. Free with museum admission. 283-2118.
LongHouse Reserve Season Begins.
2 p.m. to 5 p.m. LongHouse Reserve, 133 Hands Creek Road, East Hampton. 329-3568.

“People, Places, Things” Opening Reception. 5 to 8 p.m. Ashawagh Hall, 780 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton. (516) 380-7032.

“Muse to Muse… Poets Look at Art.” 4:30 p.m. Shelter Island Historical Society Havens Barn, 16 South Ferry Road. Free. artsi.info

SAT APR 26

Opening Reception for Memories of Place: Land/Water/Sky. 4 to 6 p.m. Dodds and Eder, 11 Bridge Street, Sag Harbor. 725-1175.

Abstraction: Four Perspectives Opening Reception. 4 to 6 p.m. Levitas Center for the Arts, Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton. 287-4377.

                                                                                          Music & Night Life

FRI APR 18

Jim Turner Performs. 5 to 8 p.m. Every Friday. Fresh, 203 Bridgehampton Turnpike, Bridgehampton. 537-4700.

Salon Series with Tanya Gabrielian. 6 p.m. Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill. $20. $10 members. 283-2118.

Candlelight Friday with Greg & Peter Weiss. 5 to 8 p.m. Wolffer Estate, 139 Sagg Road, Sagaponack. 537-5106.

SAT APR 19

Lucerne Festival: Abbado Conducts Mahler Symphony No.2. 6:45 p.m. The John Drew Theater, Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton. 324-0806.

SUN APR 20

Open Mic Night. 6 p.m. Every Sunday. Muse in the Harbor, 16 Main Street, Sag Harbor. 899-4810.

SAT APR 26

Broadway Baby- A Concert with Valerie diLorenzo. 7:30 p.m. Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton. $15 general admission, $10 seniors and students. 287-4377.

The Feelies Perform. 8 p.m. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach. $25 to $35. 288-1500.

SUN APR 27

Sixth Annual Concert for the Concerts. 3 to 7 p.m. Zum Schneider, 4 South Elmwood, Montauk. $10 donation. 668-2428.

Readings, Lectures & Classes

THU APR 17

ESL for Beginners. 6 p.m. Every Thursday. Hampton Library, 2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton. 537-0015.

First Annual Captain Albert Rogers Lecture & Reception. 4 to 6 p.m. Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton. $10 adults, members free. RSVP by April 15. 283-2949.

FRI APR 18

Adult drawing Class with Hilary Helfant. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton. $240. 237-4377.

Jewelry Making Classes with Eric Messin. 6 to 8 p.m. Through May 3.  Or Saturday 10 a.m. to noon. Pelletreau Silver Shop, 80 Main Street, Southampton. $365 members, $385 non-members. 283-2494.

SAT APR 19

Basic Dog Obedience Class. 9 to 10 a.m. Also Sundays. Through April 27. ARF Adoption Center, 90 Daniels Hole Road, Wainscott. $150 for five classes. 537-0400 ext. 202.

Intermediate Dog Obedience Class.  10 to 11 a.m. Also Sundays. Through April 27. ARF Adoption Center, 90 Daniels Hole Road, Wainscott. $150 for five classes. 537-0400 ext. 202.

MON APR 21

Speaking Shakespeare: A Classical Acting Class. 6 to 9 p.m. Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton. $300, $275 members.

Poetry Workshop. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Every Monday. East Hampton Library, 159 Main Street, East Hampton. 324-0222.

Come Knit With Us. 1 p.m. Meets every Monday.  John Jermain Library, 34 West Water Street, Sag Harbor.  Free.  725-0049

Math Tutoring. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Meets every Monday. John Jermain Library, 34 West Water Street, Sag Harbor. Free. 725-0049

ESL Conversation. 6 p.m. Meets every Monday.  Hampton Library, 2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton. 537-0015.

TUE APR 22

Wellness Foundation Walking Group. 10 a.m. Meets every Tuesday and Thursday. East Hampton YMCA RECenter, 2 Gingerbread Lane, East Hampton. 725-0049.

Early Parenting Support Group. 11:30 a.m. Meets every Tuesday. John Jermain Library, 34 West Water Street, Sag Harbor. Free, weather permitting. 725-0049.

Prepare for your Naturalization Test. 1 p.m. Meets every Tuesday. John Jermain Library, 34 West Water Street, Sag Harbor. 725-0049.

East Hampton USFD Continuing Education Acting Classes. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Twelve Sessions. Middle School Auditorium, 76 New Town Lane, East Hampton. $140 for all sessions. 346-8094.

Bridge for Beginners. 5 to 6:25 p.m. Through April 29. Room 76, East Hampton Middle School, 76 New Town Lane, East Hampton. $150 for all sessions. 907-2917.

Bridge for Intermediate Players. 6:30 to 8:25 p.m. Through April 29. Room 76, East Hampton Middle School, 76 New Town Lane, East Hampton. $150 for all sessions. 907-2917.

English Conversation Classes. 5:15 to 7 p.m. John Jermain Library, 34 West Water Street, Sag Harbor. 725-0049.

Claudia’s Mat Pilates Class. 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through May 22. East Hampton Middle School Wrestling Room, 76 New Town Lane, East Hampton. 721-7515.

Sewing: From Soup to Nuts. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.. Room 19, East Hampton High School, 4 Long Lane, East Hampton. 335-0758.

Memoir and Personal Writing. 5:30 p.m. Hampton Library, 2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton. 537-0015.

WED APR 23

“Natural Management of Childhood Fevers with Dr. Van Couvering.” 7 to 9 p.m. Our Sons and Daughters School, 11 Carroll Street, Sag Harbor. (518) 265-9423.

Knitting Circle with Mimi Finger. 2 p.m. Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton. $5 per session, free for members. 283-2494

Basic Spanish with Nancy. 4 p.m. Hampton Library, 2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton. 537-0015.

ESL Intermediate. 6 p.m. Every Wednesday. Hampton Library, 2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton. 537-0015.

FRI APR 25

“From Cradle to Grave: The Rev. Nathaniel Huntting’s Extraordinary Records of East Hampton.” 7 p.m. Clinton Academy Museum, 151 Main Street, East Hampton. Free. 324-6850.

“Tree Talk: An Introduction to the Fascinating Lives of Trees.”  7 p.m.

SAT APR 26

Jody Mitchell Reads and Discusses Her Latest Poetry. 1 to 2:30 p.m. East Hampton Library, 159 Main Street, East Hampton. 324-0222.

SUN APR 27

“Fruits of the Sea” Presentation. 2 p.m. Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton. 283-3195.

Events, Workshops & Meetings

THU APR 17

“Spring Ink” Writing Workshop. 10 a.m. Six-week program. Canio’s Books, 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor. 725-4926.

Writing Workshop: The Memoir. 12:30 p.m. Thursdays through April 24. .John Jermain Memorial Library, 34 West Water Street, Sag Harbor. $30. 725-0049.

FRI APR 18

GeekHampton Free E-Waste Recycling Day. 10 a.m. through 6 p.m. Also Saturday and Monday. GeekHampton, 34 Bay Street, Sag Harbor. 723-3660.

SAT APR 19

Trainer Program. 10:15 a.m. or 2 p.m. Saturdays through September 27. Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center, 431 East Main Street, Riverhead. $155 for the series, $140 members. 208-9200.

The World of Tarot. 10:30 a.m. For teens and adults. John Jermain Memorial Library, 34 West Water Street, Sag Harbor. 725-0049.

South Fork Natural History Museum’s Earth Day Open House Celebration. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. SoFo, 377 Bridgehampton Turnpike, Bridgehampton. 537-9735.

Spring Antique Wicker Sales Event. ARF Thrift Shop, 17 Montauk Highway, Sagaponack. 537-3682.

MON APR 21

The W Connection. 4 p.m. Hampton Library, 2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton. 537-0015.

Philosophy with Susan Pashman.  1 p.m. Mondays through May. Hampton Library, 2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton. 537-0015.

Art Journal Workshop with Susan Schrott. Noon to 3 p.m. Also April 28 and May 5. Shelter Island Public Library, 37 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island. 749-0042.

TUE APR 22

Outdoor Life by Evelyn O’Doherty. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wolffer Estate Vineyard, 139 Sagg Road, Sagaponack. 537-5106.

ADHD Support Group. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. . John Jermain Library, 34 West Water Street, Sag Harbor. 725-0049.

WED APR 23

“The Wines of Italy” with Carie Penney. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wolffer Estate Vineyard, 139 Sagg Road, Sagaponack. 537-5106.

THU APR 24

Mac Griswold Discusses “The Manor.” 7 p.m. . John Jermain Library, 34 West Water Street, Sag Harbor. Registration required. 725-0049.

Surfrider Foundation Meeting. 6:30 p.m. Mercado Mexican Grill and Tequila Bar, 1970 Montauk Highway, 237-1334.

FRI APR 25

Hamptons GLBT Meet and Greet with Author Paul Novello. 6 to 8 p.m. Hamptons GLBT Center, Old Whalers Church, 44 Union Street, Sag Harbor. 725-0894.

First Annual Poetry Affair. 7 to 9 p.m. LTV, 75 Industrial Road, Wainscott. $5 donation suggested or non-perishable item for East Hampton Food Pantry. 537-2777.

SUN APR 27

Green Your East End Wedding Showcase. Noon to 4 p.m. Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 606-0198.

East Hampton Trails Preservation Society Spring Brunch. Reservations by April 19. East Hampton Point Restaurant, 295 3 Mile Harbor Hog Creek Road, East Hampton. 329-2800.

TUE APR 29

Wine-Themed Stories & Poetry by Tyler Armstrong. 6 to 7 p.m. Wolffer Estate Vineyard, 139 Sagg Road, Sagaponack. 537-5106.

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Pork & Craft Beer Festival Announced at Topping Rose House

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The Topping Rose House (toppingrosehouse.com) on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike will host a Pork & Craft Beer Festival Saturday, May 3.

Guests can sample craft beers from nearby Long Island breweries such as Moustache, Greenport, Crooked Ladder and Southampton Public House, while the afternoon’s menu will include hand-carved pork belly schwarma, charcuterie, terrines & rillettes, chicharrones and bacon sliders, grilled sausages with condiments and Montauk pearl oysters prepared by the Topping Rose House chefs.

Tickets are $125 per person for VIP admission from noon to 4 p.m. and $100 per person for general admission tickets from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by emailing Mejken Poore at mpoore@craftrestaurant.com. Guests must be 21 years old or over.

“People, Places, Things” Art Show at Ashawagh Hall

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Scott Hewett, “Ball Jars,” 30 by 30 acrylic

Eight East End painters and photographers will come together for a good cause next weekend at “People, Places, Things” at Ashawagh Hall in Springs. The show, which features both renowned and up and coming artists, will raise awareness and funds for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research through the New England Parkinson’s Ride.

Linda and John Philip Carpello, Mary Finalborgo Manzo, Scott Hewett, Ann and Anthony Lombardo, Carisa and Eileen Dawn Skretch are the participating artists.

The diverse pieces of work, including photography and paintings, shows tattooed bodies, sketched figures, portraits, local landscapes, still life artwork and contemporary designs.

One of the artists has a family member living with Parkinson’s disease, thus, the others in the collective decided to band together in support of research.

“We realized each of us knew someone who is affected by this debilitating disease,” Eileen Skretch, an artist and the show’s organizer, said.

“People, Places, Things,” will be on view April 19 and 20, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a reception for the public on Saturday, April 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. Ashawagh Hall is on the intersection of Springs Fireplace Road and Old Stone Highway in East Hampton. For more information about the artists and exhibition, call 516.380.7032. For information on the New England Parkinson’s Ride or the Michael J. Fox Foundation, visit michaeljfox.org.

Local is Always Better, Says Carpenter of New Gig at Page at 63 Main

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Well known East End chef James Carpenter will lead the kitchen at Page at 63 Main

Well known East End chef James Carpenter will lead the kitchen at Page at 63 Main.

By Stephen J. Kotz

Workers are still building a rooftop garden to grow fresh salad greens and vegetables and completing a back terrace serving area at Page at 63 Main in Sag Harbor, and the restaurant’s new chef, James Carpenter, who arrived just two weeks ago after his most recent stint at East Hampton Point, is busy himself, pulling together a new menu in time for the coming summer season.

The restaurant, once known as Spinnakers and now co-owned by Gerry Wawryk and Joe Traina, is undergoing a rebirth to a more sustainable, and health-conscious approach under Mr. Carpenter’s discerning eye. “I’m making the menu to be a little more seafood driven,” said Mr. Carpenter, who also has a reputation as a practitioner of slow food cuisine with an emphasis on locally grown ingredients.  So it is out with “the goopy, deep fried dishes,” and in with the freshest of ingredients, like those that will be grown on the roof and are already sprouting from a series of “aquaponic” gardens set up in a back dining room.

Mr. Carpenter, who came to the East End to open Savannah’s restaurant in Southampton Village, in the 1990s and was the longtime chef at Della Femina in East Hampton, said he joined Page because he was intrigued by the owners’ plans to develop the aquaponic gardens, which are fed with water that passes through fish tanks to provide the growing greens with a ready source of organic fertilizer.

“You can go to King Kullen and pick up a bag of mesclun mix and it tastes like water,” Mr. Carpenter said. “But if you try our salads, you’ll say, ‘This is the most flavorful salad I’ve ever had.’”

Besides the restaurant grown greens, Mr. Carpenter said the bounty of eastern Long Island’s farm fields and waters makes it easy to focus on locally grown ingredients.

So diners can expect fresh tomatoes and sweet corn from Balsam Farms in Amagansett, mushrooms and vegetables from Dave Falkowski’s Opened Minded Organics in Bridgehampton, and other fresh produce from the Green Thumb in Water Mill and Satur Farms in Cutchogue, as well as cheeses from the Ludlows’ Mecox Bay Dairy in Water Mill and Howard Pickerell’s “Peconic Pride” oysters, which are raised in Noyac.

Diners can expect to see such items as Carta de Musica, which literally means music paper in Italian, but is an appetizer of provencale mussel salad, tuna tartare and house grown salad greens on crispy flatbread. Among the main courses will be Mushroom Bolognese, made with Mr. Falkowski’s mushrooms as well as homemade fettuccine, sofrito and Grana Padano parmesan cheese. While the menu will have basics like cheeseburgers and steaks, Mr. Carpenter said it will include items like Organic Quinoa Linguine, which meets the vegan standards of the East End Wellness Challenge.

Mr. Carpenter, who was raised in Carmel, New York, left home to enter the U.S. Navy after high school, where he was trained as a chef and was soon traveling the world over on board the U.S.S. Midway, the last of the fleet’s diesel powered aircraft carriers. “It offered a great opportunity to taste foods from so many different cultures,” Mr. Carpenter said of his navy days.

After leaving Savannah, Mr. Carpenter served  an eight-year stint at Della Femina and also brought his skills to the Living Room @ c/o the Maidstone, whose owners were from Stockholm and who wanted to focus solely on Swedish cuisine, an approach he did not want to take. He also worked for a couple of years at the American Hotel and most recently at Ben Krupinski’s Cittanuova, 1770 House and East Hampton Point.

At all his stops, he said he focuses on bringing as much locally grown food to the table as possible. “It’s always better if it’s grown 5 miles away,” he said.

Page at 63 Main is located at 63 Main Street in Sag Harbor. For more information, or to make a reservation, visit page63main.com or call 725-1810. 

PSEG Phone Scams Continue on South Fork

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An ongoing scam attempting to get PSEG Long Island customers to fork over money under the threat of having electricity service terminated continued this week, with business owners on Main Street in Sag Harbor reporting they had received phone calls from an individual named “Anthony Garcia” stating they owed money to the utility and asking them to pay an outstanding bill over the phone.

On April 8, two business owners contacted Sag Harbor Village Police to report an attempted scam. According to police, while two businesses filed formal reports, other businesses reported similar phone calls with a man stating he would shut off electrical power if customers did not make payment within hours via a Green Dot Money Pak, a prepaid card available at local retailers.

This has been an ongoing scam and PSEG is aware of the situation, according to a “scam alert” section of the utility’s website. Email scams have also been reported. The utility urges any customer who has doubts about the legitimacy of a call from PSEG, especially those where payment is requested, to call the company directly at 1-800-490-0025.

Sunday Accident in East Hampton Results in Non Life Threatening Injuries

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At 2:42 p.m. on Sunday, April 13th, 2014 the East Hampton Fire Department was called to Montauk Highway in the area in front of the Red Horse Market to assist the East Hampton Village Police at the scene of a single-car motor vehicle accident after an elderly man traveling eastbound fell asleep at the wheel and left the roadway, striking a telephone pole and a tree. The man and his wife were transported to Southampton Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, after which members of the fire department’s “White Knights” heavy rescue squad stood by while the car was extricated.

Michael Heller/East Hampton Fire Dept.