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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.

Calendar – April 17-May 1

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young girls of rochefort

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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Pepalajefa Reopens Friday, April 18

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Pepalajefa at 7 Main Street in Sag Harbor will reopen on Friday, April 18 for the season. Offering gourmet take-out including stuffed apples, chorizo with leeks, lamb chops with pesto, homemade zopf, marinated tuna, Spanish bocadillos and Hungarian goulash, among other items, the store’s full menu is available at pepalajefa.com. The eatery will be open Friday through Sunday during the early spring season.

Taste of Tuckahoe Features East End’s Finest

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The fourth annual Taste of Tuckahoe fundraiser, to benefit the Tuckahoe School, will be held Friday, April 25 from 7 to 10 p.m. at 230 Elm, with restaurants, bakeries, breweries and wineries from across the East End coming together under one roof to highlight their culinary talents and signature drinks.

Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door and can be purchased at TasteofTuckahoe.com.

This year’s event will also include a special VIP hour from 6 to 7 p.m. for $50, which will include a cooking demonstration by Stone Creek Inn chef and owner Christian Mir, a tasting of Palmer Vineyards wine hosted by winemaker Miguel Martin, passed hors d’oeuvres and a meet and greet with Food Network start Karine Bakhoum.

Particpating restaurants include Townline BBQ, 1 North Steakhouse, Cowfish, Delmonico’s, Montauk Brewing Company, Southampton Publick House and The village Gourmet Cheese Shop, among others.

Shelter Island Friends of Music Presents Violin Virtuoso

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Violinist Eric Silberger

The Shelter Island Friends of Music hosts an evening for lovers of classical music, “Violin Virtuoso” Saturday, April 26 at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church. Eric Silberger, the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition Prizewinner in 2011, will perform.

Hailed by critics as having an “impeccable level of playing,” “astonishing virtuosity,” and a “spine-tingling” and “electrifying” sound, Mr. Silberger will be performing music by Brahms, Dvo?ák, Fauré, Paganini, & Tchaikovsky.

Pianist Kyan Yi will accompany Mr. Silberger.

“Violin Virtuoso” will be held Saturday, April 26 at 8 p.m. at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church, 32 North Ferry Road (Route 114) on Shelter Island. There will be a reception following the concert. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. For more information, call 749-2251 or email sifm@optonline.net.

Katy’s Courage 5K Raises $50,000 for Research, Scholarship, Education

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Runners charge from the starting line at the fourth annual Katy's Courage 5K in Sag Harbor on Saturday.

Runners charge from the starting line at the fourth annual Katy’s Courage 5K in Sag Harbor on Saturday.

Katy’s Courage, the non-profit dedicated to education, counseling and pediatric cancer research, hosted its fourth annual Katy’s Courage 5K on April 5. More than 1,200 participants, along with babies in strollers pushed by parents and dogs of all shapes and sizes, ran, jogged or walked to the finish line to help raise funds as well as remember Katy Stewart, a Sag Harbor resident who succumbed to a rare form of pediatric liver cancer in 2011. More than 700 participants pre-registered for this year’s race, which raised over $50,000 through donations, money raised by runners and walkers and sponsorships.

“We relish the opportunity to bring the community together with the aim of creating possibilities for children,” said Brigid Collins, Katy’s mother.

Proceeds will benefit a scholarship awarded to a Pierson High School student, a donation to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the creation of Katy’s Kids, a new partnership with the Children’s Museum of the East End.

For more information about Katy’s Courage, visit katyscourage.org. Donations can be sent by check to P.O. Box 3251, Sag Harbor, NY, 11963.

Southampton School District Voters Approve Parrish Art Museum Funding

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Voters in the Southampton School District on April 9 approved a proposition to help fund the Parrish Art Museum’s educational programs and exhibitions. The measure will provide $326,509 in funding—the same amount of money the museum has requested since 2009. The funding accounts for 7 percent of the museum’s annual operating budget.

A total of 178 votes were cast, with 101, or 57 percent of those made in favor of the funding, with 43 percent of voters opposing the proposition.

This is the first year the vote was held at the museum and the first year the proposition was separated from the annual Southampton School District budget vote, which takes place next month.

Following the examples of museums and libraries on the East End of Long Island and across the state, the Parrish chose to move the vote to the museum to enable voters to experience the institution firsthand, and to make clear the proposition is not connected to the school budget.

This is the 42nd year voters have approved requested funding for the museum.

Broadway Baby Presented by the Southampton Cultural Center

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Follow the journey through Broadway and the American Songbook of Valerie diLorenzo, an award-winning professional singer and Equity actress in Broadway Baby, a concert presented by the Southampton Cultural Center.

On Saturday, April 26, the center presents an evening of songs, stories and laughter as Ms. diLorenzo recounts her experiences in the entertainment industry. The actress recently portrayed Miss Mona in the critically acclaimed production of “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” by the center’s performance group, Center Stage. She also acted as one of the principals in “Motherhood Out Loud” and hosted the SeptemberFest music festival last fall.

Barry Levitt, the former artistic director for the 92nd St. Y Lyrics and Lyricists series, will accompany Ms. diLorenzo. Guests artists Anthony Santelmo Jr., a favorite of the New York City Cabaret scene, Jon Burr on bass, Henry Gordon on drums and The Barry Levitt Trio with Barry Levitt on piano will join her on stage.

Featured composers in the concert include Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, Alan Menken, Irving Berlin, Johnny Mercer and Harry Warren.

Broadway Baby will grace the stage of The Levitas Center for the Arts Saturday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. The center is at 25 Pond Lane, across the street from Agawam Park in Southampton. Admission is $15 for general audiences and $10 for students and seniors. Reservations are encouraged. For tickets, call the Southampton Cultural Center at 287-4377 or visit scc-arts.org.

Thiele Introduces Legislation to Regulate Running Bamboo

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New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. has introduced legislation in the New York State Assembly that, if passed, would regulate “running bamboo.” The legislation is modeled after legislation enacted in Connecticut that took effect last October.

“Running bamboo,” and its complex root system, is an extremely fast growing plant which can spread horizontally beyond property lines and cause significant physical, biologic, and ecologic damage to abutting properties.

The legislation would require that anyone who plants running bamboo on his or her property would be required to keep it within his property lines, effective October 1. Any person who is found to be in violation would be liable for any damages caused to neighboring property by the bamboo.

The legislation will also limit where people can plant running bamboo within 100 feet of any abutting property or public right of way unless the planting is confined by a barrier system or above-ground container and does not come into contact with surrounding soil.

Violators of the law would be subject to penalties under the State Environmental Conservation Law.

The legislation also requires retail sellers or installers of running bamboo to provide customers who purchase the plant with a statement that discloses that running bamboo is a fast-growing plant that may spread if not properly contained and a plain language summary of the law.

The legislation would supersede all local legislation relating to “running bamboo.”

 

 

Gillibrand, Bishop Call on USDA to Designate LI Sound and Peconic Bay as Critical Conservation Areas

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and Congressman Tim Bishop urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture this week to designate the Long Island Sound and Peconic Bay watershed as a critical conservation area.

Such a designation could lead to increased federal funding to help protect and improve the quality of drinking water and estuaries by assisting the agricultural community in adopting more water-friendly practices.

Lawmakers pushed for the designation through a newly created federal watershed program under the 2014 farm bill, which passed earlier this year. Senator Gillibrand and Congressman Bishop pointed out that steering critical funding toward Long Island would address water quality issues and enhance soil fertility, allowing Long Island farmers, who faced devastation from Superstorm Sandy, to access tools to help adapt to severe weather patterns.

“Safeguarding Long Island’s water quality is vital to preserve and protect economic vitality of the Sound and help Long Island farmers for generations,” said Senator Gillibrand. “Designating Long Island as a critical conservation area will provide the needed federal resources to improve the health of the Sound.”

“Protecting the quality of Long Island’s water is an urgent priority,” said Congressman Bishop. “I commend Long Island’s farm community for its leadership in adopting more environmentally-friendly farming methods to conserve water and ensure that it is suitable for drinking and basic needs. I am pleased to work with Senator Gillibrand in sending this message to the secretary of agriculture with the hope that USDA will designate the Long Island Sound watershed as a critical conservation area with federal funding to meet our water quality goals.”

“I commend Senator Gillibrand and Congressman Bishop for their efforts to seek more investment to protect the most important resource Suffolk County has:  our water,” said Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone.  “Our federal representatives know that water quality is worth the fight.  It affects our quality of life, our economy, our land values, our tourism industry and our recreational use of Suffolk County’s waterways. I join our federal representatives in their efforts and will continue to make water quality the top priority of my administration.”

The new partnership program, known as the Regional Conservation Partnership Program, promotes coordination between Natural Resources and Conservation and its partners to provide federal assistance to farmers and landowners. Regions must apply in order to be eligible for the program and be eligible for federal funding.

Lawmakers in a press release said that water quality issues in Long Island Sound and the Peconic Bay watershed are of state and national significance. Examples of the kind of agricultural conservation practices that would address water quality issues include the purchase of agricultural conservation easements, nutrient management, cover crops, conservation tillage, alternative pest management methods and bio-controls, the use of controlled-released fertilizers, well water testing, riparian buffers and filter strips. This initiative would also incorporate soil health practices that are a national priority for NRCS and are valuable to Long Island farmers. Conservation practices to enhance soil fertility would also aid in adaptation to severe weather patterns, which are an increasing threat as evidenced by Superstorm Sandy last year.