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The Clamshell Foundation Hosting 27th Annual Sandcastle Contest

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We love seeing friends and families working together and having a wonderful day at the beach," William Kalbacher explained.

Sixty-Something: Remembering Fishing With Dad In Montauk

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - The smile he showed when the tuna was safely onboard is a smile I can still see vividly in my mind as I write these words.

Hoops 4 Hope Hosting Hamptons Summer Benefit

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Our annual Summer Benefit directly supports our not-for-profit that provides after-school programs free of charge in over 60 schools throughout the entire year that are run by our locally trained mentor coaches who help African girls and boys," shared Mark Crandall.

Jo Piazza, Wednesday Martin, Laura Brounstein, Taylor Berry And Kelly Brady Taking Part In Hamptons Panel

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "I wrote my new novel Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win because fiction, television and movies just don't contain enough ambitious bad ass women who lead," Piazza reflected. "Americans need to see them."

David Lys To Discuss Amagansett U.S. Life-Saving Station During Next "Fridays On The Porch"

by Olivia Rutigliano
Community News - "Each Fridays on the Porch leaves you a little richer in the knowledge of our beautiful area and its amazing past," Nancy Remkus said.

Sixty-Something: Karaoke In The Hamptons Is Alive And Well

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - You can literally sing karaoke all over the Hamptons on almost every night.

Hundreds Expected At 2nd Annual Jordan's Run In Sag Harbor

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Many 1st Battalion 9th Marines (1/9 Marines), Jordan's unit, are traveling to Sag Harbor to visit for the weekend," JoAnn Lyles noted.

Sixty-Something: That Wonderful Yearly Montauk Summer Vacation

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - If you Google "Montauk," there is only one meaning, that being the tiny fishing village at "The End" of Long Island.

Community Comes Together To Develop Plan of Action Regarding Controversial Noyac Sand Land Mine

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "Residents are not in imminent danger, however, this area is designated as a special ground water protection area, and if contaminated, as has been discovered, it can spread," noted Adrienne Esposito.

Hamptons "Under The Sea" Themed Family Fair Expected To Attract Over 750 Attendees

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "To celebrate our 10th annual Family Fair, we're returning to our original theme, 'Under the Sea,' which resonates with so many kids on the East End," said Steve Long.

Support Wounded Warriors By Cycling Alongside The Heroes During Hamptons Soldier Ride

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Though you don't read about the conflicts in the papers that much anymore we know the need to support these true heroes on their transition back to civilian life is more important than ever," Nick Kraus explained.

The Best Of Greece Returning To The Hamptons This Weekend

by Olivia Rutigliano
Community News - "It's fun for the entire family," Father Karloutsos noted. "It's a huge volunteer effort and we're just glad everyone enjoys it."

The Clamshell Foundation Dedicating This Year's The Great Bonac Fireworks In Memory Of The Krupinskis

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Ben and Bonnie will be greatly missed," reflected William Kalbacher. "The Clamshell Foundation wants to dedicate the fireworks to them and for all they have done for the community."

Sixty-Something: Nothing Is Quite Like Summertime In The Hamptons

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - The car windows are open and you are driving on a truly country road past wide-open farmland with a view of the Atlantic Ocean just off in the distance.

The Hamptons' Oldest Fair Spends Another Summer in East Hampton

by Olivia Rutigliano
Community News - "Not only is the St. Luke's Fair the longest running fair in the Hamptons, but it also raises money for important local charities that serve the community. And it's great fun!" said Jeffrey Sussman.

Sixty-Something: The Five Most Romantic Outdoor Locations In The Hamptons

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - I believe love is a vein of energy that flows in the air like a river and when you fall into that river you feel the power of a billion suns.

Shelter Island Chamber To Hold First Annual Sand Castle Building Contest Over 4th Of July Weekend

by Olivia Rutigliano
Community News - "Some fun in the sun, plus the Perlman Music Program's family concert prior to the event, really makes for a perfect Shelter Island day!" said Brett Surerus.

INTERVIEW: Chip Rae On The Inaugural East Hampton Library's Tom Twomey Series Garden Tour

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It's just a joy to see a space that's highly developed yet also extremely comfortable to be in," Rae told us about one of the featured gardens.

Sag Harbor Historical Society To Present "'Take Me Out To The Ball Game:' The Story Of Katie Casey, Suffrage And Our National Pastime"

by Olivia Rutigliano
Community News - "Our Friday on the Porchseries is not only fun but it is also informative-and a great time to get together with our friends, neighbors and visitors alike," said Nancy Remkus.

Blue Water Task Force Releases Annual Report (2017) On Water Quality: Looks Good But Could Be Better For East End

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "Unfortunately, we did see a number of high results in the ocean towards the end of the summer following heavy rain events," noted Colleen Henn.

Sixty-Something: The Brilliance Of Gardiner's Bay Sunsets Never Gets Old

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - You don't have to be sixty-something to really enjoy sunsets, you just have to look west.

2018 Hamptons Independence Day Fireworks And Festivities

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - With Fourth of July falling on a Wednesday this year, you can take part in two weekends worth of Independence Day fun in the Hamptons.

Over 1,500 Runners And Walkers Participate In 39th Annual Shelter Island 10K/5K Run/Walk

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Top honors for the 10K went to Linus Kiplagat who completed the USA track and field certified course in 29:45.03, a 4:47 mile pace, and the top female finisher was Birtukan Fente Alemu who completed the race in 33:40.36.

Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center Renovation Efforts Commence

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We are reviving the spirit of the old cinema and making it into a state of the art cinematheque," reflected Allen Kopelson of NK Architects.

Strawless Summer Continues With East End "Straws" Screenings

by Olivia Rutigliano
Community News - "Change starts with education. Without educating the public on the harmful effects that marine debris, including plastic straws, has on wildlife, it will continue to happen and worsen. We are able to bring awareness to the community and make a change to better the world." - Jessica Kennelly, outreach coordinator for Group for the East End.

Sixty-Something: Huge Money Changes Everything In The Hamptons

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - It is what it is in the Hamptons, a changing of the guard, millionaires selling to billionaires who feel the need to teardown old classic estates.

Two Investment Gurus To Be Featured In Hamptons Series

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "This is sure to be an insightful hour, spent in the company of two of the country's most well-known investment gurus!" reflected Patti Ferrin.

Sixty-Something: The Hamptons Summer Season Class Of 2018

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - The ocean beaches of the Hamptons do that to locals and summer guest alike; the beaches on sunny days make us all smile.

Stony Hill Stables Seeking Applications For Scholarship Program

by Olivia Rutigliano
Community News - "We are really hoping to expand the program and give all locals an opportunity to participate in this wonderful sport," said Bailey Thompson, Chairperson of the Foundation.

The 39th Annual Shelter Island 10K To Welcome Former Olympian And Marathon Runner Bill Rodgers

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "Nostalgia and memories are important. There are events that inspire a smile and positive thoughts," said Race Director Mary Ellen Adipietro.

Coopers Beach Nabs Spot On Another Best Beach List

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "No stranger to the list of top Hamptons beaches, Coopers Beach on the south shore of Long Island offers a wide swath of grainy white sand backed by sand dunes and stately mansions," 10 Best lauds.

The ASBPA Recognizes Sagaponack-Bridgehampton Beaches Among Top Five Beaches In The Nation For The 2018 'Best Restored Beaches'

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "One of the things that is quite interesting is that beaches have been restored for a long time, however, back in the 1970's we kept hearing statements that people did not support beach restoration," Kate Gooderham, Managing Director of ASBPA, explained.

INTERVIEW: Bill Rodgers On The Allure Of Shelter Island, Post-Race Celebrations, Advice For Newbie Runners, And More

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It's a kind of race that once you do it, you want to do this race again. It's not an ordinary road race," Rodgers told us.

Southampton Town Announces US Open Road Closures And Parking Restrictions

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Wondering how the US Open is going to impact travel to and from the Hamptons?

Sixty-Something: My Favorite Entrées In The Hamptons

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - Part of the magic of the Hamptons is the nightly cuisine at the many various restaurants.

Survey Finds The Use Of Plastic Bags Has Decreased In Suffolk County

by Anastasia Lennon
Community News - "I think it's really encouraging, it not only just worked as a penalty but primarily worked as an educational tool where people had to stop and think, 'This isn't a free item, is it worth the cost not just economically but environmentally as well?'" said Jordan Christensen of CCE.

Hamptons-Based Operation International Aids Over 300 During Successful Medical Mission In Uganda

by Olivia Rutigliano
Community News - "As part of our mission to save as many lives as possible in impoverished countries where people are faced with the lack of quality health services, we performed 72 major complex surgical procedures during 16-hour days on congenital anomalies, severe burn reconstructions, benign and malignant tumors," explained Medhat Allam, MD.

Philanthropist Zita Cobb To Speak In Sag Harbor About The Revitalization Of Fogo Island

by Olivia Rutigliano
Community News - "She brilliantly shows how a community can reinvent itself," said Eric Fischl. "She's also an example of how one philanthropic person working deeply within a community can have tremendous impact."

Sixty-Something: Top Five East Hampton Beaches To Take Walks At

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - There is something powerful about taking a beach walk.

Hamptons Beach Earns Spot On Dr. Beach's 2018 Top 10 Beaches List

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The Hamptons favorite moved up a spot.

East Hampton Housing Authority Awarded $7 Million For Amagansett Affordable Housing Project

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The availability of affordable housing opportunities for moderate income and working class residents is in short supply, and the adverse impacts from this shortage of housing opportunities must be addressed," said Assemblyman Thiele.

Sixty-Something: The Sounds Of Summer In The Hamptons

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - We all love the fresh ocean air that folks who live in the Hamptons too often take for granted.

Thousands Expected At Memorial Day Weekend East End Mosaic Street Painting Festival

by Olivia Rutigliano
Community News - "East End is thrilled to be partnering with two innovative organizations - both who are bringing awareness to current social issues. Raising the public's consciousness through art is so rewarding, as art is a universal language," said Patricia Snyder, Executive Director.

South Fork Natural History Museum Helps Sponsor The East Hampton Shellfish Education And Enhancement Directive Oyster Garden Party

by Eileen Casey
Community News - Programs support the oyster garden initiative to educate the community about the importance of oysters to our ecosystem and as a sustainable food source

INTERVIEW: Toni Ross On The Continuation Of "Women Artists: Reshaping The Conversation"

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "I have always felt that conversations are different between women when men are not in the room and that there needed to be more places for women to have safe conversations," Ross told us.

INTERVIEW: Sag Harbor Partnership's April Gornik Dishes About The Outpouring Of Support For Sag Harbor Cinema, Upcoming Events, And The Phase 2 Campaign

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "People that I never knew existed are coming forward and helping and that's exhilarating," Gornik told Hamptons.com.

Local Students Holding Charity Car Wash In Support Of Heart Of The Hamptons' Food Pantry

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "In 2018, we have already distributed 25,551 meals," Hilton Crosby noted.

Sixty-Something: The Best Days Of Our Lives

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - In a lifetime there are good days and bad days, and then there are the best days and perhaps the worst days.

Sag Harbor's 3rd Annual Cultural Heritage Weekend To Revolve Around Diversity, Adversity, And Change

by Anastasia Lennon
Community News - "We chose the theme because those three words​ - change, diversity and adversity - have been constants in the evolution of Sag Harbor," said Eric Cohen of the John Jermain Memorial Library.

Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation Hosting Second Annual Spring Dog Walk And Community Picnic

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "As the community shelter, we loved to host community events where everyone gets involved! We love giving back to a community who supports us all year long," reflected Christina Vargas.

Sixty-Something: Mother's Day - You Only Have One Mom

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - When I was young my mom used to always remind me that you have only one mother.

INTERVIEW: Chip Rae On East Hampton Library's 2018 Tom Twomey Series

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Garden tours are very popular out here," Rae told us about the series' latest addition. "These are little gardens, which I think will be fun. And the nice thing is it's free."

Second Annual East Hampton Spring Street Fair To Take Place Over Mother's Day Weekend

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It's a true community event to celebrate spring, as well as to showcase our wonderful businesses and organizations," Steve Ringel relayed.

Calling All Artists: The Clamshell Foundation Searching For Works Inspired By The East End To Feature At Sandcastle Contest

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Since 1992 we have worked with artists to create limited edition shirts that embody the spirit of the East End," Kori Peters noted.

Surfrider Foundation Championing A "Strawless Summer" In The Hamptons

by Anastasia Lennon
Community News - "Any time a piece of plastic is in the marine environment, it will break down into smaller pieces and won't ever really dissolve," said Colleen Henn, Clean Water Coordinator at the Surfrider Foundation's Eastern Long Island Chapter.

Hamptons.com Launches A New Live Stream Camera At Iconic The American Hotel In Sag Harbor

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "The American Hotel name dates from 1876. The business effectively devolved into a sleepy small boarding house after 1911," Ted Conklin noted.

Hamptons.com's New Live Stream Camera At Long Island Aquarium: Only 'Happy Feet' Here

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "We are excited to have the camera mounted outside at the Aquarium and feel it will give visitors an opportunity to view our African black-footed penguins at any time of day," Darlene Punttillo revealed. "We have 13 penguins, and they are a very big attraction for visitors."

Sixty-Something: The Special Bond With Our Pets

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - Loving a great pet is a joy in life.

Hamptons-Based Animal Rescue Hosting Annual Pet Celebration

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The pet loving public is encourage to attend this free morning of fun at the Adoption Center," shared Jamie Berger.

INTERVIEW: Mercedes Ruehl On Edward Albee, The Allure Of LongHouse Reserve, Her Role In Broadway's "Torched Song" And More

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Edward found a way of writing about this mysterious business of being alive in a way that nobody else ever thought about doing, in a style that no one had ever brought to the table before," Ruhel told us.

Long Island's Wildlife Get Their Own Website To Inform The Public About Conservation Efforts

by Anastasia Lennon
Community News - "We need to give more tools to the public, and this is a great tool for the public to understand what to do and what not to do," said Robert DiGiovanni, founder and chief scientist of Atlantic Marine Conservation Society.

Post-Earth Day East End Festival Taking Place At 300 Acre Nature Preserve

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "These recycling programs are important to the protection of our water systems as well as the overall health of our environment," Naomi Hogarty stated.

Two Hamptons Villages Earn A Mention On Top 15 Beaches On The East Coast List

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - This isn't the first time the beloved beaches have been honored.

Sixty-Something: Those Memorable Long Road Trips

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - Eventually everyone takes a very long road trip. They load up the car and head to places like the National Parks, Florida or even the far off reaches of Canada or Alaska. Others drive across Europe, landing at a major city and jumping into their rental car of choice.

East End Embraces The Nesting Of The American Bald Eagle

by T.J. Clemente
Community News - "The eagle is here to stay as long as we keep our waters clean thus enhancing their food supply!" believes Dr. Rebecca Grella.

Vital Funding For Long Island Sound Protection Included In Omnibus Bill

by Anastasia Lennon
Community News - "We are ecstatic that critically important Long Island Sound protection and restoration programs will be receiving a record $12 million," said Citizens Campaign for the Environment's Executive Director, Adrienne Esposito.

Annual Spring 5K Benefit In Sag Harbor Taking Place This Weekend

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The race is always such a wonderful spring community event, and after being inside all winter, it's nice to get out and see all our supporters, friends and families in attendance!" Brigid Collins noted.

Sixty-Something: Getting Older Is Getting Better

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - I won't say that being sixty is the new thirty. Having been thirty and now being sixty-something I know better.

Art Meets Design At Annual Hamptons Earth Day Festival

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We continue to look forward to growing an enjoyable way to combine all the elements that make up our habitats at large and bring more attention to sustainable practices in the art and design world as well as our everyday lives," Anahi DeCanio expressed.

Enriching Earth Day Programming At Hamptons-Based Arts Center Expands To Three Days

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Earth Days 2018 has become an incredibly robust and exciting three days of dynamic programming for all ages," Amy Kirwin noted.

East End Organizations Teaming Up For Colossal Earth Day Weekend Cleanup That Covers Almost 30 Miles

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "With the pervasiveness of single-use plastics, it is more important than ever that we come together to keep our parks, streams, and beaches clean of trash and debris," Kate Rossi-Snook explained.

Hundreds Expected At Annual Great East End Clean-Up Over Earth Day Weekend

by Anastasia Lennon
Community News - "The Great East End Clean-Up has become an annual tradition that many of our residents look forward to and I am excited to continue this annual event for our Town and to be joining the Moriches Bay Project," said Councilwoman Scalera.

Sixty-Something: The Future Never Gets Old

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - You never are really in the future because we live in the present, but the future is always just right in front of you.

Free Sunday Lecture Series Re-Launching This April At Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Coyotes are expanding their native range and settling new habitats, and it's happening very quickly," Ivan Kuraev, a featured speaker, explained.

INTERVIEW: Ann Liguori On The Masters, Her Dune Jewelry Collaboration, The 20th Anniversary Of Her Charity Golf Classic, And More

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The Masters is one of my favorite sporting events on the planet to cover," Liguori told Hamptons.com.

Sixty-Something: My Ten Favorite Desserts

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - One thing about being sixty-something is by this stage of life we have sampled some amazing desserts at various phenomenal restaurants.

East End Spring Break Workshops, Classes, And Happenings

by Nicole Barylski
School News - Is your little one dreading being cooped up in the house over Spring Break? Sign them up for one of these exciting activities.

Where To Spot The Easter Bunny In The Hamptons Over Easter Weekend

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Wondering where the Easter Bunny will be over Easter weekend? Here's where to spot the cuddly creature in the Hamptons.

Sixty-Something: Nature, Love And Living Life

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - Years ago I wrote down this thought: Love is a vein of energy that flows in their air like a river, and when you fall into that river you feel the power of a billion suns. It's quite a line and yet now that I am sixty-something I believe it to be truer than ever.

East End Trail Blazers Recruiting Local Youth For New Cross-Country Mountain Biking Team

by Anastasia Lennon
Community News - "It's a great opportunity for kids to try a sport they may be unfamiliar with," says East End Trailblazers Team Director Jason Lucas.

Sixty-Something: Springtime On The East End Never Gets Old

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - There is no way you could read this column and not appreciate your next walk on that first quintessential spring day of this new year a bit more.

Love The Island Launching "Artists Erasing Hunger" To Aid In The Fight Against Food Insecurity On Long Island

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "When you learn that LI Cares delivers food to over 284,000 food insecure people on Long Island a year - it's hard to smile," said Jim Rowe.

The Spur Launching STEM Based Education Program

by Nicole Barylski
School News - "We have created i-kids to fill this void and ensure our kids have the right building blocks to be tomorrow's innovators," Ashley John Heather said.

Sixty-Something: The Hikes And Trekking Through Life

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - Seeing things just around the bend is something of a theme for my sixty-something years on earth.

Video: Annual Skate-A-Thon For Katy's Courage Glides To Success At Buckskill Winter Club

by Thomas Iden (Video)
Community News - "The community support has been phenomenal," Jim Stewart, Katy's Courage co-founder, told Hamptons.com.

Hallockville Museum Farm To Celebrate National Quilting Day With Free Tours, Demonstrations, And Special Presentations

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "Women enjoy making handmade gifts for family and friends, the fellowship of the craft, and sharing experiences and stories," said Connie Klos, leader of Hallockville Museum Farm's Quilt and Stitch Group. "I enjoy sharing what I know with others since it helps keeps my creative ideas flowing. Ensuring that the traditional needle arts is passed to the next generation is important."

INTERVIEW: Jason Belkin On The Ellen Hermanson Foundation's "Denim & Diamonds," What's Brewing Up At Hampton Coffee Company, And More

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We live here all year, our staff lives here all year and there's people in need here the whole year," Belkin told Hamptons.com about the Foundation.

Explore The Stars At SoFo On International Planetarium Day

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "A universal timeless experience is to look at the night sky. It is in a way to touch eternity with your eyes and imagination," reflected Andrea Pisacano.

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Recognizes March As Colon Cancer Awareness Month

by Anastasia Lennon
Community News - "It is important for patients to focus on health rather than on disease and illness. They should go to the doctor to stay well--not just to get well. Getting a colonoscopy is part of that equation," said Steve Georgopoulos, MD, a Gastroenterologist at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.

Op Ed: School Superintendents Appeal for Action

School News - The murder of 17 students and teachers in the corridors of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, by a gunman armed with an AR-15 assault rifle is one more episode in a series of violent acts targeting our nation's youth.

Sixty-Something: Vacations, Mementoes And Souvenirs

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - Why is it on vacations, tropical drinks, taste better than they do in the summer?

2018 Hamptons And North Fork St. Patrick's Day Parades

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - This year the luck of the Irish is definitely on your side because you can celebrate St. Paddy's Day every weekend in March.

Sixty-Something: Greatest Achievement Of All Time- The First Moon Landing

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - If you are sixty-something you remember the JFK assassination, President Nixon and Watergate, Woodstock, Martin Luther King's assassination, the Vietnam War and the Beatles invasion. All this stuff happened in a 10-year span.

East End Students Adding A Fun Twist To Scrabble During Annual "FUN"Raiser

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "You'll be able to buy a vowel, sneak a peek at a word list or get an expert tip while helping teams from Hampton Bays, Westhampton Beach and East Quogue Schools on their way to the North American School Scrabble Championship," said Kathy Hummel.

Katy's Courage Hosting Seventh Annual Hamptons Skate-A-Thon Benefit

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It's a great event for children and families!" Jim Stewart, co-founder of Katy's Courage's, shared.

VIDEO: Sag Harbor's HarborFrost 2018 Brings Fire, Ice And Fireworks To The Hamptons

by Thomas Iden (Video)
Community News - "This is the 8th annual HarborFrost," Lisa Field, President of the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce, told us, "and it's been great. Every year we just keep building on it and it just keeps getting bigger and better."

Sylvester Manor Educational Farm And Eastville Community Historical Society To End February With Annual Black History Month Event

by Anastasia Lennon
Community News - "I'm most excited about working with diverse panelists representing centuries old past folk art form and musicality of creating a universal humanity through the celebration of music," says Dr. Georgette Grier-Key, the panel's moderator.

GoFundMe Organized To Help Young Montauk Family Through Tragedy

by Eileen Casey
Community News - In our present day world where fairness, justice and certainly grace seem to be lacking, it is always and forever comforting, reassuring and inspiring when a community reaches out to help a fellow citizen during a heartbreaking and tragic time.

Sag Harbor HarborFrost 2018 Schedule Of Events

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - A fire and ice themed winter favorite is about to take over the East End.

Sixty-Something: Winners, Losers, And The Winter Olympic Games

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - The Winter Olympic Games make great diverse television for the otherwise dull days of February - when so many of us on the East End of Long Island are waiting for spring and summer to arrive.

Fire And Ice Themed HarborFrost Returning To The Hamptons

by Anastasia Lennon
Community News - "Spend the day shopping and dining in beautiful Sag Harbor, we are open for business - even in the dead of winter!" said Lisa Field, President of the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce.

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Volunteer Celebrates 95th Birthday

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - Josie's secret to life is: "It's love. All you need is love."

The Telling Project Providing An Outlet For Veterans To Share Their Story With The East End Community

by Anastasia Lennon
Community News - "I'm so proud of all of our participants for sharing their stories with our community. Public speaking is never easy and talking about such personal and emotional subject matter can make it even harder, but they are all being so brave and doing such an incredible job," said Melissa Mundy.

Newborns At Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Receive Thoughtful Gift In Honor Of Go Red For Women Campaign

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Our Little Hats Big Hearts program allows the whole community to get involved," noted Barbara Poliwoda.

Exciting And Educational Hamptons Winter Break Classes And Workshops For Students

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Looking for something enriching for your kids to do over winter break?

New Legislation Looks To Aid First-Time East End Homeowners

by Anastasia Lennon
Community News - "The demand for luxury and seasonal housing has driven housing costs beyond the reach of most moderate income and working class local residents," stated Thiele.

Sixty-Something: Growing Up All Things Baseball

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - I still get a charge every spring when that John Fogerty song comes on the car radio and I hear, "Put me in coach, I'm ready to play today. Look at me, I can be centerfield!"

Hamptons.com Launches New Live Stream Camera On Shelter Island At South Ferry

by Eileen Casey
Community News - The original ferry was founded in the 1700's by Samuel Clark as a service for travelers from Shelter Island to Greenport.

Hamptons Community Rallies Around East Hampton Native Diagnosed With Two Rare Blood Disorders

by Anastasia Lennon
Community News - "There were many young people in Jessica's age group who work hard, yet took the time out to be so generous and thoughtful as to donate to her fundraiser. It speaks volumes about their character," shared Lisa Larsen, Jessica's aunt.

National Committee For Quality Assurance Recognizes Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Health Center And Clinic

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is a model of care that aims to transform the delivery of comprehensive primary care to children, adolescents, and adults," Robert S. Chaloner, Chief Administrative Officer of Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, noted.

Hamptons Seal Cruises To Support Local Marine Conservation Society's Research, Response, And Education Efforts

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We are constantly studying the movements, behaviors, and health of populations of different marine mammals through land, water, and aerial surveys, satellite tagging work with partners, necropsies, and more," Rob DiGiovanni said.

Local Teens Crocheting Toys For Preemies At Stony Brook University Hospital

by Anastasia Lennon
Community News - "We are very pleased to offer this program as it not only provides a community service opportunity for local teens, but also avails the opportunity for them to learn a new skill," said Danielle Waskiewicz, library director.

Stephen Searl Takes Over As Sylvester Manor Educational Farm Executive Director

by Anastasia Lennon
Community News - "Their arrival at the Manor marks a smooth transition of leadership and the next step towards the Manor's future," said Benjamin Dyett, President of the Board of Directors at Sylvester Manor.

New Hope Rising's Hamptons Fundraiser With World Renowned Psychic Medium Josephine Ghiringhelli Supports Addiction Recovery

by Anastasia Lennon
Community News - "I can't say enough amazing things about the gift Josephine has. It truly is an amazing thing to see," said Lauren McNamara, Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of New Hope Rising.

Sixty-Something: Witnessing History While Celebrating Being Young

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - In the summer of 1973 I had a front seat to history.

Learn Why You Should Share The Love This Valentine's Day At Animal Rescue Fund Of The Hamptons

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Our goal this year is to do 1,700 adoptions, which means we will rescue 1,800 homeless cats and dogs this year," Scott Howe, ARF Executive Director and CEO, told us.

Help Raise Awareness For Cardiovascular Disease On National Wear Red Day

by Anastasia Lennon
Community News - "The American Heart Association encourages everyone to take charge of their heart health and participate in National Wear Red Day on February 2nd," said Jessica DiMeo.

Hamptons-Based Animal Shelter Gives Rescues Facing Euthanasia A Second Chance

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "SASF does not discriminate based on breed, age or medical condition," Kate McEntee stressed.

Sixty-Something: Those Special Moments We Remember

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - It looked like the flaming boulders would land on the road.

American Flag Flies At Hampton Bays High School To Honor Veteran Antonio Gil Sr.

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "The district is proud to honor Mr. Gil for his bravery and service to the United States," said Superintendent of Schools Lars Clemensen.

Hamptons-Based Historical Society Appoints Maria Vann As Executive Director

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "The Society's excellent reputation and solid foundation is poised for greater visitor engagement," said Ms. Vann.

The Sag Harbor Partnership Officially Takes Over Ownership Of Sag Harbor Cinema

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "There's few things more exciting than seeing a building go up, and since the Cinema is going to belong to everybody on the East End, we think it's going to be truly inspiring," reflected Nick Gazzolo, President of the Sag Harbor Partnership. "How fast it goes will depend on support, but if last year was any indication, it could be reopened as soon as a year and a half from now."

2nd Annual Women's March In Sag Harbor Draws Nearly Double The Supporters

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We were so impressed by the incredible turnout by the local community on Saturday," shared Hope Marxe.

YMCA East Hampton RECenter's Sweetheart Swim-A-Thon To Support Aquatic Education

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It's exciting that we provide swim instruction to most of the school districts on the South Fork," shared Tasha Villacis.

Sixty-Something: Faded Blue Jeans With Patches And Those Memories

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - Today they sell pre-faded blue jeans online. With one click you can own blue jeans that look like you have worn them a long while.

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Seeking New Pastoral Care Volunteers For No One Dies Alone Program

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "It is truly a wonderful program—there is nothing like caring for others, no matter what their circumstances might be in life," reflected Mary Hogarty.

Fairy Dell Boardwalk To Be Restored This Year

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It is a wonderful teaching spot, a beautiful area to observe wildlife, and it encompasses a very different habitat from the main sanctuary property," Marisa Nelson explained.

Section 8 Housing Online Only Applications Being Accepted During January: Hamptons Housing Available Too

by Eileen Casey
Community News - All applicants will have to meet the HUD income and eligibility requirements, and pre-applications will be accepted online.

Federal Judge Denies Motion To Dismiss Lawsuit For Plum Island Preservation, A Victory For Conservation Groups

by Anastasia Lennon
Community News - "We're incredibly pleased with the outcome and look forward to litigating the merits of this matter to ensure that this unique pristine natural environment is properly preserved," said attorney Cameron Tepfer on behalf of Morrison & Foerster LLP, which is representing the plaintiffs.

2nd Annual Women's March Scheduled To Take Place In Sag Harbor

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We're not there to trash anyone, but rather just spread a positive message," Hope Marxe, who is organizing the Sag Harbor march.

Sixty-Something: Our Wonderful Teachers Of Yesteryear

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - I believe we all still daily hear the voices of certain teachers from our youth way back in the corners of our minds.

East End-Based Library To Offer Coding Club For Children

by Sydney A. Braat
School News - "' Can Code!' or as I like to call it, 'Kids Can Code!' is a great opportunity for young people to be exposed to computers and coding... but in a super fun and exciting way," said Russ Weisenbacher.

South Fork Natural History Museum's Newest Program Focuses On Shark Research And Education

by Anastasia Lennon
Community News - "Sharks are an important part of Long Island's nearshore ecosystems, and we want to encourage stewardship through the activities of this new program. We are extremely excited to be absorbing this important endeavor," shared Frank Quevedo, Executive Director of the museum.

Sixty-Something: When Toy Electric Trains Were King

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - I will forever fondly remember the sound and the sight of an electric train coming to life when I switched the transformer to GO!

A Private Co-Working Space And Innovation Lab For East End Entrepreneurs To Launch January 2018

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "Having a facility where there's a focus on innovation and collaboration can help inform my perspective on technology, which is a huge part of my job," said Dave Nugent, partner at Omnigon Communications.

Westhampton Free Library Selects Technical Sergeant James Dougherty As December Hometown Hero

by Anastasia Lennon
Community News - "The Westhampton Free Library is honored to recognize Mr. Dougherty as its December Hometown Hero. Mr. Dougherty is a true American hero and role model," says Library Director Danielle Waskiewicz.

Sixty-Something: The Quest For Adventure

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - All my life I have had a quest for adventure. I just love exploration and enjoy discovering new things.

Start 2018 Off On The Right Foot With One Of These Hamptons New Year's Day Hikes

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Is one of your resolutions to get healthier in the New Year?

Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund Up 2.5 Percent

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "CPF revenues are on pace to exceed $90 million for the year," Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. said.

Two Deceased Marine Mammals Found On Long Island Just Days Apart

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We have seen an unprecedented number of deceased marine animal strandings this year, which now includes 14 large whales," said Atlantic Marine Conservation Society chief scientist Rob DiGiovanni.

Two Hamptons Polar Bear Plunge Fundraisers Taking Place On New Year's Day

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Do you have a long-standing tradition where you start off the New Year by making a mad dash into the Atlantic on the first day of the year?

Sixty-Something: Every New Year - Getting Older But Acting Younger

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - It's as simple as this: you are not as old as you feel, you are in fact your age, but feeling younger as you grow older is so much better than feeling older than you are.

Local Clean Water Stewards Back First Year Of "Save The Lake - Save The Pond"

by Anastasia Lennon
Community News - "Septic systems, even when functioning properly, are a major source of nitrogen pollution to our ground and surface waters," says Laura Tooman, President of CCOM.

Mary Lee (The Shark) Hopefully Still Swimming Safely At Sea

by Eileen Casey
Community News - With more than 125,000 Twitter followers, the popular Mary Lee has been a visitor to the eastern seaboard and waters off the Hamptons over many years.

Climate Resilient Farming Grant Program To Award Over $2 Million In Funding In 2018

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "By reducing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing efficiency to promote energy savings, and protecting the health of our natural resources, these projects are valuable additions to New York's efforts to become cleaner, greener and more sustainable for the next generation," explained Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Ronald McDonald House Of Long Island Gets Special Visit From Bowlmor AMF's Pinny

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Bowlmor AMF and Pinny, their charming giant bowling pin mascot, stopped by the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island in New Hyde Park to spread a little holiday cheer by making a special delivery.

Therapy Dogs To Help Alleviate Travel Anxiety At New York-Based Airport

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "In addition to helping reduce the stress of travel, it also benefits our therapy dogs," Alicia Ryan reflected. "They enjoy the attention and affection they receive from their visits."

Hampton Designer Showhouse Bestows Generous Donation To Stony Brook Southampton Hospital

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The Hospital is very lucky to be the beneficiary of this wonderful annual event, and we're excited to see what will be showcased next year," shared Brook Southampton Hospital Chief Administrative Officer Robert S. Chaloner.

Citizens 4 Humanity Continues Efforts To Feed The Food Insecure During The Holidays

by Anastasia Lennon
Community News - "We love feeding people and we love making people happy through food," shared Sheila Barrila.

Animal Rescue Fund Of The Hamptons' Transport Team Arrives In Westhampton After ARF's Largest Rescue Effort To Date

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "ARF is glad we could help where we could, because the island is in disrepair," shared Director of Operations, Michele Forrester.

Sixty-Something: Holidays, Birthdays And Christmas Trees

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - Christmas trees for those who partake is quite a ritual.

Nearly 400 Plungers Dash Into The Atlantic Ocean During Heart Of The Hamptons' 14th Polar Bear Plunge

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It is humbling to see how many people turned out," shared Bill Pell.

Visits With Santa, Winterfest, And More Merry Hamptons Holiday Happenings

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Looking for some seasonal excitement?

Love The Island Offering Free Magnets In Support Of Long Island Cares During The Holiday Season

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "The start of the holidays is always a particularly difficult time for the food insecure so we welcome the continued support of brands like Love The Island willing to help us meet this ongoing challenge," said Robin Amato, Chief Development Officer & Communications Director for LI Cares.

Sixty-Something: When Your Vinyl Record Collection Defined You

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - It was your selection of songs to be the soundtrack of your life.

Hampton Bays Fire Department's "Stuff A Truck Toy Drive" Pays It Forward

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "After the long hospital stays for Kolton, we were aware of just how many families were in the same situation as us and just trying to do their best," James Kappers said about the Ronald McDonald House.

Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation Hosting Festive Ice Skating Fundraiser

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "I wish people would be more aware that we have this great shelter and to go visit," shared Laura M. Wynne.

East End Holiday Open Houses, Christmas Fairs, Winter Festivals And More

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Looking for something festive to do this weekend?

Spread Holiday Cheer By Supporting These Seasonal Toy And Coat Drives

by Anastasia Lennon
Community News - "I am so proud to be a part of such a fine organization that helps make the holidays special for children who are less fortunate," stated Assemblyman Fred Thiele. "If everyone does their part, we can make this holiday season a magical one for children."

Take The Plunge And Raise Money For The Local Community At Annual Cooper's Beach Polar Bear Plunge

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "It warms us up at Heart of the Hamptons to see all of the people that turn out to support the local charity that is here to help local people in crisis," remarked Hilton Crosby.

Sixty-Something: Life Before Cell Phones and Debit Cards

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - Remember when to call someone you either called his or her office or home?

Westhampton Beach High School Students Create And Launch Resource Center

by Eileen Casey
School News - "As a high school student I thought it would be beneficial to work in the elementary school because we can show younger kids that you don't have to be an adult to make changes in the community," reflected Cayla Kuey.

Sag Harbor Partnership Taking Part In Matching Grant Challenge Through December 5th

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We are grateful for each and every donation," April Gornik explained. "In fact, over $1 million has been raised from donations of $1,000 or less, showing what an exemplary community we have and what broad-based interest there in in making this dream come true."

English Inspired One Day Only Christmas Shoppe Returning To The Hamptons

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "This annual event is the talk of the Hamptons, with people coming far and wide to experience our legendary Cookie Walk, take home our fresh hand-made wreaths, and purchase holiday gifts," explained Mary Castro.

Tote Taxi Wins Inaugural Riptide: $ink Or $wim Event

by Anastasia Lennon
Community News - "I'm very happy and excited that the judges selected my business, Tote Taxi, as the winner of the first Hamptons RipTide: $ink or $wim event," shared winner Danielle Candela, the CEO and Founder of Tote Taxi.

Sixty-Something: How Travel Has Changed

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - I always thought there might be affordable space travel in my lifetime, who knows maybe there will be.

Adopt A Family This Holiday Season With The Retreat

by Anastasia Lennon
Community News - "The generosity of our community is heart warming, especially at the holiday time. Please donate and help our Retreat families enjoy this special time of the year," says Loretta Davis, Executive Director of The Retreat.

Kazdin Pools & Spas Continues Pledge To The Audrey And Martin Gruss Heart & Stroke Center At Stony Brook Southampton Hospital

by Anastasia Lennon
Community News - "Their annual donation to our Audrey and Martin Gruss Heart & Stroke Center," said Robert Chaloner.

Uber Partners With Mothers Against Drunk Driving To Offer Free Rides On Long Island The Night Before Thanksgiving

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "With more transportation options in Suffolk County than ever before, there is no excuse to get behind the wheel after a night of drinking," Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone noted.

Hamptons Entrepreneurs To Compete For Start-Up Funds Over Thanksgiving Weekend

by Anastasia Lennon
Community News - "I am delighted that our Riptide event is able to showcase the depth and breadth of local talent, and I am excited to see this innovation community continue to grow all year round," remarked Ashley John Heather, Founder of i-hamptons.

Free Thanksgiving Weekend Open House To Focus On Space - The Next Frontier

by Anastasia Lennon
Community News - "This day of fun and informative events about astronomy and space is just one of the many new topics you'll find at the South Fork Natural History Museum's Thanksgiving Open House," said Carol Crasson, the museum's Education Director.

Sixty-Something: There Is Always Room For Greatness

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - Every year out on the East End of Long Island, I seem to witness someone doing something great.

Walk Or Run Off Your Thanksgiving Feast During These Turkey Trots

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Over indulged a little too much on Thanksgiving?

The Highly Anticipated Return Of The Lighting of The Montauk Lighthouse And Other Montauk Seasonal Spectaculars

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We're fired up that the Lighthouse is lighting up once again!" shared Laraine Creegan.

Leave Your Legacy At South Fork Natural History Museum

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "We are very happy to offer our supporters the opportunity to join us as we build SoFo's legacy by purchasing an engraved brick on our Legacy Trail Walkway as part of our 2017 Annual Appeal," said Diana Aceti, Director of Development at the South Fork Natural History Museum. "This is a very special way to celebrate our children, our grandparents and special friends."

East Hampton Healthcare Foundation Offering Free Health Insurance Enrollment Aid

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the available options and to sign up for coverage for the coming year," said Sheila Rogers.

INTERVIEW: Mary Hogarty On Stony Brook Southampton Hospital's NODA And Compassionate Companions

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We noticed that some of our people are very elderly and had no one with them when they were in their transitional phase from life to death," noted Hogarty.

Sixty-Something: Feeling Younger As We Get Older

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - I believe the old saying is so true, "Live each day like it might be your last, but plan as if you are going to live forever!"

Suffolk County: Ranks First In State For Sales Of Non-Dairy Products

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "Farmers on Long Island have learned to diversify and cultivate to meet the demands of the market," noted Dan Heston.

Hamptons Seed Exchange And Chef's Dinner To Support Vital Funding For After School Program

by Anastasia Lennon
Community News - "It's an amazing opportunity for Project MOST and we were all really blown away by Adam choosing us," said Rebecca Morgan Taylor.

Wainscott Walk-In Medical Care Receives Business Community Service Award

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We're proud of our doctors and staff at Wainscott Walk-In Medical Care, and we're grateful to the Wainscott CAC for recognizing their dedication to the community," said Fred Weinbaum, MD, CMO, COO.

Westhampton Beach-Based Animal Rescue And Real Estate Firm Partner For Veterans Day Adoption Event

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We hope military veterans, as well as others in the community, will join us to find their perfect pet match on Veterans Day," noted Amy Brostoff.

Montauk's Camp SoulGrow And East Hampton's Clamshell Foundation To Deliver Over 100 Turkeys During Annual Holiday Drive

by Anastasia Lennon
Community News - "Kids get to see firsthand how they can positively impact someone's life and how truly blessed they are," said Camp SoulGrow's founder, London Rosiere.

Sixty-Something: I Am Meant To Be Here For Some Reason

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - Conventional wisdom has always said it is not the destination but the journey itself in which life is actually lived.

INTERVIEW: Parrish Art Director Terrie Sultan On The Museum's 5th Anniversary, The Future, Community Outreach, And More

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It's very important to us that we're not just sitting here as a temple for art, but we're a real place of engagement," Sultan told us.

East Hampton Resident Inducted Into Top 50 Women In Business Hall Of Fame

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "I am proud to have been named, for the third consecutive year, as one of LIBN's Top 50 Women in Business and a 2017 Hall of Fame Honoree," stated Lisa Sicurelli.

Fall Family Fun Day To Support Local Scholarship Fund

by Anastasia Lennon
Community News - "This is SYS's opportunity to thank the community that supports us all year long," said Scott Johnson.

Take A Walk Through Long Pond Greenbelt And Learn About Lichens With Dr. James D. Lendemer

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "This is going to be a unique opportunity for anyone who is interested in learning about lichen biodiversity," said Frank Quevedo.

Sixty-Something: Beach And Room Service

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - Now one thing I have learned over the last decade and a half is nobody works harder than the folks on the East End.

New York State Celebrates 100th Anniversary Of Women's Right To Vote: Suffrage Movement: Local Historians Make Sure Women Don't Forget!

by Eileen Casey
Politics - "The colorful and exceedingly wealthy Alva Vanderbilt Belmont was undoubtedly the island's most outspoken and controversial advocate for woman suffrage," noted author Antonia Petrash.

Sixty-Something: More Yesterdays Than Tomorrows

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - If you are reading this you must know what I am talking about, how special it is to live or vacation on the East End.

Riverhead's Halloween Fest To Feature A Weekend Of Fun And Frights

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Riverhead is the place to be this year if you love Halloween!" shared Diane Tucci.

Non-Party Hamptons Halloween Options For Adults

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Not in the mood to dress up this year, unless it involves The Rocky Horror Picture Show? Check out what other spooky Hamptons happenings are happening.

Hamptons Kids Halloween Monster Mashes, Frights, Workshops, And A Penguin Costume Parade

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Leading up to Halloween, there will be plenty of spooky and not so frightful Hamptons happenings for children.

Bideawee's "Fall In Love Festival" To Feature Pumpkins, Face Painting, Puppies, Pet Portraits, And More

by Anastasia Lennon
Community News - "Fall is a gorgeous time out east and we're thrilled to invite the community to join us for our 'Fall in Love' festival in Westhampton which will include fall activities, food, giveaways, fun for the whole family, and of course, adorable animals to fall in love with," said Amy Brostoff.

Sixty Something: The Story Of Tate King And The North Sea Farm

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - Being sixty-something years old means I have met a lot of interesting folks, many right out here on the East End. One such person was Richard "Tate" King, a 12th generation East Ender.

Montauk Restaurant Raises Over $35,000 For The Navy SEAL Foundation

by Anastasia Lennon
Community News - "The experience has been rewarding and the local community's response and support has been tremendous," Frank Davis noted.

Where To Scare Up Some Treats At 2017 Hamptons Halloween Parades

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - If your little one has been chattering for months about donning their Halloween costume, here are several Hamptons parades where they can show it off.

Ben & Jerry's Hosting Hamptons Pet Adoption Event And Fundraiser

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Ben & Jerry's in Westhampton has supported Bideawee over the past few years allowing us to bring adoptable dogs to their shop and showcasing our pets in the community," explained Amy Brostoff.

Bridgehampton National Bank And United Cerebral Palsy Launch Employment Connection Van

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Programs like this make a difference in people's lives," noted Kevin O'Connor.

A Spooktacular Haunted Hamptons House To Provide Two Weekends Worth Of Spine-Chilling Halloween Thrills

by Anastasia Lennon
Community News - "Oscar Gonzalez and his team create a spine-tingling haunted house that the entire community will enjoy," shared Fairley Pilaro.

First-Ever East Hampton Village Fall Festival To Be Held In October

by Anastasia Lennon
Community News - "This inaugural Fall Festival should be as big a success as the Spring Street Fair," explained Steve Haweeli.

SouthamptonFest 2017: The Three Day Lineup

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - SouthamptonFest, the modern autumn Hamptons-based harvest that was previously known as Southampton SeptemberFest, is returning a few weeks later than normal, but with just as much fun.

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Joins Empire State Relief And Recovery Effort For Puerto Rico

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We are willing to do whatever we can to help Puerto Rico recover from this devastating storm," said Steven Bernstein.

18th Annual Shelter Island 5K Run/Walk To Raise Awareness And Funds For Local Breast Cancer Organizations

by Anastasia Lennon
Community News - "Imagine a world without cancer, let's cure cancer together!" remarked Mary Ellen Adipietro, Race Director.

Sixty-Something: The First Round Of Opinions, Observations, Remarks

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - One thing about the East End of Long Island is that it is rich with history. One thing about being over 60 is you are rich with history too.

The Angels Unaware At Hamptons Animal Shelters Extend Their Paws To Displaced Four-Footed Friends

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "When we have to make room to save lives, we will," Kate McEntee, Director of Adoption for SASF stated. "This has been a collaborative effort."

When Libraries Lend More Than Books: A Day Of Donating

by Anastasia Lennon
Community News - "Our patrons are even going out and getting support from local businesses such as Barth's Pharmacy and they are stepping up to donate personal care goods as well," noted Selina Pasca.

The Nation's Largest Breast Cancer Walk To Take Place At Two Locations On Long Island

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "The American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks on Long Island is a way to celebrate cancer survivors, pay tribute to loved ones lost, and give to help save lives from breast cancer," said Patti Lestrange Mack, Communications Director of American Cancer Society.

2017 SouthamptonFest To Include A First Responders Chili Cook-Off, Horse And Buggy Rides, Civil War Reenactments, And More

by Anastasia Lennon
Community News - "The committee is looking forward to a fun-filled weekend with activities for the whole family," shared Kirsten Lonnie.

Southamptonfest To Reenact Life In The Victorian Era With Activities On The Great Lawn

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "October's Harvest Day Fair will be a little different this year," noted Tom Edmonds.

East Hampton Healthcare Foundation And Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Kicking Off Free Health Fair Series

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Through these free events, the East Hampton Healthcare Foundation, in partnership with Southampton Hospital, provides access to health screenings and educational information for a variety of healthcare resources and services," shared Sheila Rogers.

East Hampton's The Retreat Taking Part In Allstate Foundation's Purple Purse Campaign

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "The Retreat requests that in honor of domestic violence survivors, show your support during nationally recognized Domestic Violence Awareness Month by spreading the word that domestic abuse happens in every community," remarked Loretta Davis.

Montauk's 36th Annual Fall Festival To Feature Clam Chowder Contest, Live Music, Cash Prizes Up To $20,000, And Much More

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "It's a reminder that fall is the best time to experience what we call our best kept secret season," Laraine Creegan explained.

Animal Rescue Fund Of The Hamptons To Host 24th Annual "Stroll To The Sea"

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "Now in its 24th year, the 'Stroll to the Sea Dog Walk' is great way to support the animals at ARF while having fun with the whole family," said Jamie Berger.

Inaugural "Paws On Parade" And "Ties & Tails" Taking Place Over Columbus Day Weekend

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "This is a great opportunity for everyone in the family - including Daisy, Lola and Duke - for an outdoor activity during Columbus Day Weekend," shared Tom Edmonds.

Portion Of Montauk Highway To Be Restored In 2018

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "I am pleased that another vital portion of our state highway infrastructure on the East End will be revitalized this fall," shared Assemblyman Thiele.

St. Mary's Presenting Annual Fall Festival Over The Holiday Weekend

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It's fun for the whole family!" Mary Castro shared.

Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum Proudly Installs Historical Marker in Honor Of Margaret (Olivia) Slocum Sage

by Eileen Casey
Community News - Her association with, and generosity to, the Village of Sag Harbor is legendary.

East End Columbus Day Weekend Fall Festivals

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Looking for something to do over the holiday weekend that will amuse the entire family?

Local Business Leaders To Take Part In Hamptons Conversation Salon Series

by Warren Strugatch
Community News - How is the economy doing from your perspective? Depending on where you sit, it's roaring forward or barely limping along.

Long Island's Premiere Obstacle Run Presenting Fall East End Race

by Kristen Catalano
Community News - "Obstacles do not block the path, they are the path," explained Connie Pellechia, President of The Titan Run.

Local Elementary School Student Launches Fundraising Campaign In Support Of J.J. Watt's Houston Flood Relief Fund

by Nicole Barylski
School News - "The fund has raised over $30 million," Max Atkinson noted. "Let's see if Westhampton Beach can do better than that."

East Hampton Environmental Coalition's Green Guide For Candidates

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "We want to be sure during a campaign for office that potential candidates have an organized environmental focus, and we want to see distinct policy issues and initiatives addressed as our biggest priority," says Laura Tooman.

Sal "The Voice" Valentinetti, Opening Night Dance Party, Italian Delicacies And More To Be Featured At 2017 San Gennaro Feast Of The Hamptons

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "This year's San Gennaro Feast of the Hamptons will feature Sal Valentinetti on Saturday night, over 100 food and artisian vendors, entertainment every hour both day, pay one price Carnival both days," noted Rick Martel.

Where To See Over 30 Complimentary Concerts During The 7th Annual Sag Harbor American Music Festival

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - As per usual, Escola de Samba Boom, a 30-piece Percussion Ensemble, will kick-off Saturday's jam-packed lineup.

A Sea Of Rubber Duckies Invading Hampton Bays

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Remember: If you're not in it, you can't win it!" noted Janice Landis.

A Spectacular Fleet Of Vehicles Expected At CMEE's Big Truck Day

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Kids just love big trucks," Steve Long noted. "This event not only gives them the opportunity to see them up close, but to actually hop behind the steering wheel and pretend they're doing the driving."

Water Quality Continues To Be An Issue On The East End

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Our water quality is degrading before our eyes," said Adrienne Esposito. "Our bays are dying and the science clearly shows us why."

American Heart Association Presenting Annual Long Island Heart Walk

by Kristen Catalano
Community News - "Walking briskly can lower your risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes as much as running," noted Bob Isaksen.

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Introduces New Cardiac Catheterization Lab

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "This cath lab brings extended care to a population who previously could not access potentially life-saving care within the recognized critical window of time and diagnostic services important for ongoing care," noted Dr. Reuven Pasternak, Vice President for Health Systems for Stony Brook Medicine.

Heart Of The Hamptons: Baby, You Can Drive My Car!

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "We deliver 40 meals every Wednesday year-round to seniors, shut-ins, ill and homebound community members," shared J. Hilton Crosby, Jr., MS.

Long Island Garlic Festival To Feature Garlic Eating Contest, Inaugural Garlic Breath Contest, Over 45 Vendors, And More

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The winner takes home a year's supply of Fudge from Fat Ass Fudge, one of our vendors at the Festival," Eve Kaplan-Walbrecht shared about the inaugural Garlic Breath Contest.

The Suffolk County Tick Control Advisory Committee Completes A Second Successful Year Of Tick Poster Contest And Educational Efforts

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "The incidence of tick-borne illnesses continues to grow on the East End of Long Island, and we must do everything we can to stem that growth because of the devastating effect of the diseases on public health," reflected Legislator Fleming. 

Southampton Local Takes Home Top Honors At Miss Native American USA 2017-2018

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "Learning about the multitudes of indigenous communities is an important part of empowerment, unity, and education," Autumn Rose Miskweminanocsqua Williams reflected. "I felt that tonight and it was powerful. I learned from each contestant and we all encouraged each other to do and be our best!"

Hamptons-Based Aviation Association Hosting "Just Plane Fun Day"

by Kristen Catalano
Community News - "We are excited to bring the entire community together in a way that educates, inspires and motivates people of all ages to enjoy the adventure of aviation," shared Kathryn Slye.

Sprint Or Stroll Into Fall During These Hamptons Walks And 5Ks

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - These East End races will make you want to kick your training into high gear.

East End Cares Launches "Help Is Here - Harvey Response Project" In Support Of Team Rubicon

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Team Rubicon is a disaster response organization that unites the skills of veterans and civilian first responders," explained Marc DeNofio.

A Walk On Water's Surf Therapy Returning To Montauk

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The East End warmly welcomed A Walk On Water three years ago and it's our privilege and honor to be returning to this wonderful community annually to share the magic that is Surf Therapy," shared Steven Lippman.

Whaleboat Races, A Turnpike Block Party, Harbor Cruises, All Star Comedy Show, And More To Be Featured At 2017 Sag Harbor HarborFest

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We've brought in some new activities for this year," Lisa Field, Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce President, told us.

Project MOST Launches "Give A Student The MOST" At Hampton Cup Junior Tournament

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Our New York State Advantage After School grant funding, which is 43 percent of our budget, is slowly starting to be discontinued," Rebecca Morgan Taylor told us.

Sag Harbor HarborFest Saturday Schedule

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - After kicking off with a Bay Street Theater All Star Comedy Show, HarborFest continues on Saturday with a jam-packed schedule of exhilarating programming.

Sag Harbor HarborFest Sunday Schedule

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Before HarborFest wraps up with a Turnpike Block Party at Estia's Little Kitchen, which supports the Sag Harbor Partnership's Sag Harbor Cinema restoration efforts, you can enjoy Whaleboat races, A Taste of Sag Harbor, and much more.

Tom Clavin To Discuss "Native American Life: The Stories We Don't Hear"

by Kristen Catalano
Community News - "Many people, especially the farther east you go (like on Long Island), are completely cut off from information about native peoples, the past and the present" said Tom Clavin.

INTERVIEW: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson On Brooklyn Nets Hamptons Basketball Camp Powered by DRIBBL, His Goals For The Season, And More

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "I'm looking forward to the camp," Hollis-Jefferson told Hamptons.com. "I can't wait."

John McEnroe, Patrick McEnroe, Chris Evert, And Other Tennis Legends Playing In Hamptons JMTP Pro Am

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "This year, we have added Chris Evert and Pat Cash to the group, joining my brother Patrick, me, and Mats, with more players to come," shared John McEnroe.

Hampton Cup At Hampton Racquet To Support Project MOST

by Kristen Catalano
Community News - "Hampton Racquet is proud to support Project MOST and the incredible work that they do. We believe in the children of East Hampton and want to help to sustain programs that allow them to grow as individuals and find their way into adulthood" said John Graham.

Peconic Baykeeper's Sean O'Neill To Be Featured During "Sundays At Two"

by Kristen Catalano
Community News - O'Neill will give a general overview of the issues facing our coastal resources in Suffolk County.

World Class Squash Exhibition Taking Place In Southampton

by Kristen Catalano
Community News - The match will feature two of the highest ranking players in the world.

INTERVIEW: Julie Ratner On Ellen's Run, The Ellen Hermanson Foundation, And More

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "I didn't know the extent of need," Ratner said about starting The Ellen Hermanson Foundation.

John Franco, Chris Wragge And Lonnie Quinn To Play In East Hampton Artists & Writers Softball Game

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The event has a real place in the history of our town which has so many writers and artists!" shared Loretta Davis.

East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue Holding Annual "Red Devil Swim" Benefit

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Our mission is to make expedient and safe water rescues year-round at all unprotected beaches in East Hampton Town," Helene Forst noted.

Dr. Craig Austin Helps Patients Look Good So They Feel Good At Cane + Austin

by Eileen Casey
Here's Who's Here - "Your skin is a reflection of your general health," noted Dr. Craig Austin.

Hamptons-Based Museum Hosting Summer Family Party

by Jamie Aranoff
Community News - "The Summer Family Party activities further the Museum's mission to foster connections among the community, art, and artists of many disciplines," explained Terrie Sultan.

Commander Paul Gerecke To Discuss Sag Harbor's Involvement In WWI During "Fridays On The Porch"

by Kristen Catalano
Community News - "Commander Paul Gerecke is native to Sag Harbor and with an impressive career in the Coast Guard, will share his extensive knowledge about WWI," Nancy Remkus explained.

Over 400 Participants Support Jordan's Run In Sag Harbor

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "With each step that you take today, you are honoring a local hero and an American hero," Suffolk County Executive Bellone told the crowd.

INTERVIEW: Veterinarians International Founder Dr. Scarlett Magda On The Hamptons "Trunks Of Love" Gala And More

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Our programs are growing and we're getting a lot of support," Dr. Magda told Hamptons.com. "We're heading in the right direction."

Operation: Heal Our Heroes Returning To "The End" For 2nd Annual "Survivor Series: Montauk"

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Montauk is the perfect location for our 2nd annual Survivor Series because it's such a close-knit community that has always had a lot of passion for supporting the troops," noted Everett Weston.

Hope For Depression Research Foundation Hosting Annual Hamptons "Walk Of Hope"

by Kristen Catalano
Community News - "Depression is the Number One cause of disability worldwide. HDRF is addressing the problem by conducting the most advanced depression research today. Everybody who commits to walking with us on August 5 is making a difference by raising critical awareness and funds for breakthrough brain research." said Audrey Gruss.

Ecological Culture Initiative Looking For Input From Community During Summer Forum

by Kristen Catalano
Community News - "The goal of ECI forum is to create a dialogue amongst residents that moves our community toward resiliency - looking to the cultural identity we love and the ecosystem that surrounds us," explained Marc Fasanella.

Benefit Hamptons Lobster Roll Dinner To Follow 104th Annual Summer Fair

by Jamie Aranoff
Community News - "It's evolved over the years, we now have tents instead of branch awnings, but the vibe is the same - kids and adults alike all enjoy a day at the fair," said Ken Hallock.

Assemblyman Thiele And Senator LaValle Put The Power Back Into The Community's Hands

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "I am pleased the Legislature approved this measure which puts some of the decision-making power back into the hands of the community," said Assemblyman Thiele.

Town Of Southampton And Cornell Cooperative Of Suffolk County Collaborate On Center For Marine Education At Tiana Beach

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "With this initiative between the Town of Southampton and Cornell Cooperative Extension at Tiana, we are working together to increase the numbers of filter feeders in our waters, improving water quality for other species such as eelgrass, a nursery for many fish and shellfish our baymen and sportfishers depend on," said Director Chris Pickerell.

Upcoming Sag Harbor-Based 5K To Support Scholarship In Honor Of Local Fallen US Marine

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "Jordan's Run is a race dedicated to the memory of Lance Corporal Jordan C. Haerter of Sag Harbor," noted Joi Jackson Perle.

Dirty Wastewater Might Equal Clean Cash For East End Homeowners

by Eileen Casey
Community News - Have you noticed the poor water quality, along with wastewater disposal issues that are affecting the East End?

Soldier Ride Returning To The Hamptons To Support The Wounded Warrior Project

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "We're extremely excited to bring Soldier Ride back to the Hamptons where it all began," said Nick Kraus.

INTERVIEW: Show Manager Brian Ferguson On East Hampton Historical Society's Annual East Hampton Antiques Show

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It's relaxed, it's casual, it's not stuffy," Ferguson told Hamptons.com. "It's not a typical antiques show."

Children's Museum Of The East End Presenting Animals From A to Z-Themed Family Fair

by Kristen Catalano
Community News - "With a theme that resonates with so many kids — animals from A to Z — this year's Family Fair is going to be a blast," said Steve Long.

Annual Hamptons Festival Highlighting The Best Of Greece

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Adore Greek food, music, dancing and culture? You're not going to want to miss this event.

The Free Ride: James Mirras And Alex Esposito Keep It Free, Friendly And Fortunate For Those Getting Around The Hamptons

by Eileen Casey
Here's Who's Here - "It's really become an interesting micro-transit solution in places like San Diego, Santa Monica and West Palm Beach," shared Esposito.

Dr. Paul M. Matthews To Lead "Keeping Your Brain Healthy And Your Memories Alive" At Southampton Hospital

by Kristen Catalano
Community News - "I look forward contributing to the public outreach activities of Southampton Hospital by describing recent research defining the ways in which lifestyle and the environment can affect brain health with aging," said Dr. Matthews.

INTERVIEW: Minerva Perez On OLA Of Eastern Long Island And "Caliente"

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It will be the hottest event in the Hamptons because it's Caliente!" shared Perez.

Local Animal Activist To Be Honored At SASF's Annual "Unconditional Love"

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "Animal cruelty is something we just cannot accept," stated Sony Schotland.

First Annual Camp SoulGrow Carnival To Offer Pre-Independence Day Excitement For All

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Kids enjoy endless crazy carnival games," shared Andy Madden.

Shelter Island 10K/5K Run/Walk Celebrates Its 38th Anniversary

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Tradition, unity, charity and family fun!" Julie ONeill-Bliss, Sponsorship and Marketing Coordinator of the Shelter Island Run, told Hamptons.com is what made the 38th Annual Shelter Island 10K/5K Run/Walk a tremendous success.

INTERVIEW: Paule Pachter On Long Island Cares And The Inaugural "Caliente" Hamptons Benefit

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Hunger doesn't know any seasons, it's just there," Pachter told Hamptons.com.

Hamptons 4th Of July Fireworks, Festivities, And More

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Independence Day fireworks displays will light up the Hamptons skies from Montauk to Westhampton Beach, and the 4th of July and fireworks fun doesn't end there.

Popular Hamptons Summer Family Fair To Return The Weekend Before 4th Of July

by Kristen Catalano
Community News - "The St. Luke's Summer Fair is the oldest fair in the Hamptons," noted Rev. Denis Brunelle.

Group For The East End Wraps Up Year-Long Native Planting Project In Greenport, Remsenburg, And Southampton

by Sydney A. Braat
For The Record - "Now more than any other time in history, it has become essential to provide our young people with hands-on learning opportunities to experience the world around them," said Brady Wilkins.

Southampton Hospital To Offer Free HIV Testing On National HIV Testing Day

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "About 1 in 7 people in the United States who have HIV don't know they have it," noted Michael Collins, Program Director of the David E. Rogers, MD Center.

Josh Tanner And New York Prime Beef: They Do Have The Beef

by Eileen Casey
Here's Who's Here - "A truly great butcher can tell which piece will break perfectly based on the size and type of cuts we have for an order," noted Tanner.

Southampton Town Starts A Trend On Long Island With The First AGZA Green Zone On The East Coast

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "Establishing a Green Zone at the East Quogue Village Green is a starting point to test innovative equipment and techniques that would improve the quality of life for residents in terms of noise and air quality, which is consistent with the action goals of the Towns Sustainability Plan," stated Assemblywoman Christine Scalera.

INTERVIEW: Bill Rodgers On Running Shelter Island, Post Race Traditions, His Journey To The Olympic Team, And More

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "I'm really looking forward to it, but I wish just once, I could beat Joan Benoit Samuelson," he said about the Shelter Island 10k/5k Run/Walk.

38th Annual Shelter Island 10k/5k Run/Walk To Return Over Father's Day Weekend

by Kristen Catalano
Community News - "It's a tradition you have generations of families and runners enjoying this day to either set a personal best, win the family crown, get together with their running teams to enjoy a weekend of fitness, fun and scenic beauty on the rock," said Mary Ellen Adipietro, Race Coordinator.

ECI Launches Organic Gardening Classes

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "You are what you eat, and knowing how to grow at least some portion of your own food is essential to understanding how to maintain your health in a culture of processed and chemical-laden foods," noted Marc Fasanella.

Shelter Island Chamber Of Commerce Seeking Local Artists And Craftspeople For Annual Summer Art Show & Craft Fair

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We are so excited to put together this year's lineup of artists and vendors," shared Janalyn Travis-Messer.

Montauk Harbor Clean-Up To Be Held Day Before Blessing Of The Fleet

by Kristen Catalano
Community News - "The harbor access areas collect debris and this community partnership initiative comes at a time when we need to spruce up the harbor front for the Blessing of the Fleet taking place the next day, Sunday, throughout our visitor high season and everyone who lives here," says Laraine Creegan.

Tour Seven Exquisite Hamptons Outdoor Oases During The Garden Conservancy's Open Days Garden Tour

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "There are exquisitely intricate gardens, a remarkable two-acre farm, and understated designs that that focus on the natural landscape and ecological principles," noted Stephanie Werskey.

Montauk Fourth Grade Students Working To Reduce The Community's Use Of Plastic

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "Such a simple environmental idea but so impactful for our community waterways and marine life made sense to us, so the Chamber helped the students email an announcement letter asking our business members to support their plan," explained Laraine Creegan.  

Inaugural Hamptons Charity Tag Sale To Support East Hampton-Based After School Program

by Kristen Catalano
Community News - "We have everything from antiques, art, sporting equipment, toys, china, jewelry and more!" said Susan Hanley.

Hampton Luxury Liner Inc. Launches Daily, Round-Trip Service Over Memorial Day Weekend

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It is my goal to create the ultimate transportation experience for our clients at a very fair price," Mark J. Vigliante shared.

Hamptons Beach Makes Dr. Beach's Top Ten Beaches Of 2017 List

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The East End beach has earned a spot on the list multiple times.

Joey Wölffer: A Stylish Visionary With Moxie!

by Eileen Casey
Here's Who's Here - "There are so many different interpretations of 'Hamptons lifestyles' but my Hamptons lifestyle is built on the Hamptons of the past when it was an artists' colony," said Wölffer.

Gourmet Food Trucks, Musicians, Artists, And The Community To Gather At Annual East End Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - It's a fun-for-the-entire-family event that includes fine arts and crafts fair, live music and performance, a drum circle, gourmet food trucks, and various arts, crafts, dance, and music activities.

2nd Annual Sag Harbor Cultural History Weekend To Feature Gallery Exhibitions, Discussions, And Family-Fun Activities

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "We run this annual event to help familiarize the community with this wide breadth of cultural resources that are available to them," said Eric Cohen.

Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center's Director Reflects On The Center's 20th Anniversary

by Nicole Barylski
School News - "We were one of the very first to implement a pre-k program out here, at that time," noted Maureen Wikane.

Long Island Regional Seed Consortium Looking To Protect Regional Seed Bank With "The Mothership" Kickstarter Campaign

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We want to be able to continue to steward varieties and in turn pass them on so others can grow them," Cheryl Frey Richards explained.

Paws In The Park To Raise Funds For The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "Saturday is going to be a blast," shared Kate McEntee.

Hallockville Museum Farm Partnering With Long Island Livestock Company For Annual Spring Fleece And Fiber Fair

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "For the first time we are also featuring special fiber arts related workshops," noted Lisa A. Pepe.

Brian Kelly Of East End Tick & Mosquito Control: Nothing Bugs This Entrepreneur For Long

by Eileen Casey
Here's Who's Here - "Tick and mosquito borne diseases can be prevented," Kelly noted.

East Hampton Chamber Of Commerce Hosting First Annual Spring Celebration Street Fair

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "This is a day that like a bottle of perfume, is East Hampton in a bottle - where one can smell, see, taste, feel, and touch the year round best of all that is East Hampton - one week before the summer season officially begins," said Steven Ringel.

Local Entrepreneur And Philanthropist Looking To Revolutionize The Use Of Gift Cards

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "If only .01 of 1 percent of all money spent on gifts were reallocated to a charitable gift card, you're talking about $1 billion," noted Myron Levine.

Westhampton Free Library And Westhampton Care Center: Making Beautiful Music For Those Suffering From Alzheimer's And Other Dementias

by Eileen Casey
Community News - Connections between music and emotions is as old as time, and these two organizations have instituted a melody of memories for those that need it most.

Two East End Organizations Seeking Donations For Inaugural Hamptons Charity Tag Sale

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "Project MOST is very excited to be partnering with John and Monica Graham of Hampton Racquet to raise money for our summer expansion program at Most Holy Trinity Catholic School in East Hampton," said Rebecca Morgan Taylor.

Where To Celebrate National Public Gardens Day In The Hamptons

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Every year, National Public Gardens Day provides a wonderful opportunity to introduce the community to the beautiful public gardens in our community," shared Rick Bogusch.

Celebrate Animal Shelter Adoption During Animal Rescue Fund Of The Hamptons' Annual Pet-Friendly Event

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We invite all pet lovers with their pets to celebrate with us especially the former ARFans," said Jamie Berger.

The Sag Harbor Partnership Seeking The Community's Help To Ensure Sag Harbor Cinema Is Restored

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We're looking for pledges of support before July 1, to make sure that our angel donor who's putting up a million dollars won't be jeopardized if it looks like we can't raise enough funds by the end of the year," noted April Gornik.

"Giddy-Up" 5k To Support The Center For Therapeutic Riding Of The East End

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "Join us on our beautiful course through Sagaponack, by the sea," said Jill Carney.

Local Expert Weighs In On How To Prepare For Tick Season

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Summer 2017 is going to be a horrendous tick season on the East End," noted Brian Kelly.

Hundreds, Including Christie Brinkley, Turnout For Sag Harbor Sister March Of People's Climate March

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Rising tides in this case are going to swallow us," noted co-organizer April Gornik.

Local Organizations And Community To Hold Peoples Climate March Sister March

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Of the issues that the current administration has chosen to denigrate, one of the most important for our area is Climate Change," noted April Gornik.

The Montauk Observatory Detailing The "Dark Side" Of The Sun In Next Lecture

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We all consider the Sun a benign presence that provides us with warmth and energy," noted Donna McCormick.

Free Hamptons Earth Day Festival To Bring The East End Community Together

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We are excited to bring the community the 9th Annual Greater Westhampton Beach Earth Day Festival," shared Beth Ann Felshman.

How To Commemorate Earth Day In The Hamptons: Festivals, Open Houses, Community Cleanups And More

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Looking for a unique way to commemorate Mother Nature on Earth Day? Join in on one of these East End festivities.

Dash Into The Spring Running Season During Katy's Courage's Annual Sag Harbor 5K

by Julia Braat
Community News - "We are looking forward to a beautiful day and a great turnout for our seventh 5K," said Jim Stewart.

Two Hamptons Community Cleanups To Take Place On Earth Day

by Olivia Braat
Community News - "We are very proud that this community clean-up has been a tradition of ours for so long," explained Danielle Friscia.

Pussycat, Pussycat Do We Love You? Yes, We Really Do!

by Eileen Casey
Community News - The pink pointy hats recently graced the heads of thousands of women who marched throughout Washington.

State Budget Invests In Protecting Clean Water

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The water that we drink and cook with simply must be clean," Assemblyman Thiele stated.

Sag Harbor Partnership In Contract To Buy Iconic Sag Harbor Cinema

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We were set to be in contract by the end of December when the fire threw everything into disarray, but we didn't lose hope," said April Gornik.

How The State Budget Impacts East End Schools

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Education Aid increased by a greater percentage than any other portion of the State Budget," noted Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr.

Southampton Hospital Receives Approval To Create A Cardiac Catheterization And Electrophysiology Laboratory

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "We greatly appreciate the Department of Health for recognizing the critical need for a facility of this kind on the South Fork of Long Island," said Robert Chaloner, Hospital President & CEO.

Hamptons Easter Parades, Egg Hunts, Extravaganzas, And More

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Here's where to meet the Easter Bunny when he hops his way to the Hamptons, and where to don your finest Easter Bonnet.

What's New In New York State? Assemblyman Fred Thiele On The Assembly's 2017-18 State Budget Proposal

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - Assemblyman Fred Thiele announced that he helped pass the Assembly's 2017-18 state budget proposal which works to improve the lives of families in New York State in more ways than one.

Turns Out The Answer Really Is 'Blowin' In The Wind' As The South Fork Wind Farm Keeps It Clean And Affordable

by Eileen Casey
Community News - This endeavor will place New York State firmly in the forefront of utilizing cost effective offshore wind as a viable energy source, as well as an economical alternative so that we can all "see the light" of its tremendous benefits.

South Fork Natural History Museum Establishes After School Nature Enrichment Bilingual Program

by Olivia Braat
Community News - "We are extremely grateful to the Long Island Community Foundation and to our Anonymous Foundation for enabling SoFo to offer this very important program," shared Frank Quevedo.

Little Steps Result In Big Gains On American Heart Association's National Walking Day

by Julia Braat
Community News - The movement's mission is to provide inspiration to all Americans, with the goal of provoking a lasting change in the lives of all.

Montauk Food Pantry Receives Generous Donation From Summer Chamber Of Commerce Event

by Julia Braat
Community News - "We are much more than a visitor and business information center; we are partners in community and educational programs such as the food pantry that give back to the community and enhance the quality of life here," Laraine Creegan noted.

Proposed State Budget Includes $5 Million Of Re-Programmed Capital Funds For SUNY Stony Brook Southampton

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We are seeing a continued growth in the graduate health sciences curriculum," shared Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr.

Southampton's "Stay Out Late-Starry Night" Encouraging The Community To "Think Local"

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "This pilot event in Southampton Village has had a very positive response from the local business community," said Councilman Glinka.

Quogue Wildlife Refuge Hosting Inaugural Walk For Wildlife Walk-a-Thon

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We feel that it will be a fun community event for all ages, and a great way to raise money for the Refuge, and get folks outside enjoying the trails," shared Marisa Nelson.

OLA Of Eastern Long Island Hires First Development And Outreach Associate

by Olivia Braat
Community News - "Itzel has enthusiasm for this work that is centered on a community she cares for deeply," said Minerva Perez, Executive Director.

Westhampton Beach High School Junior Gives Back To Local Community With "Baby It's Cold Outside" Winter Drive

by Julia Braat
Community News - "I felt that if they don't have enough money for toys, then they don't have enough for warm clothes either," Grace O'Hare explained.

Hampton Bays School District Honors Local Veteran

by Olivia Braat
School News - "The district is proud to honor Mr. Dacierno for his bravery and service to the United States," said Superintendent of Schools Lars Clemensen.

Hamptons Residents Ready To Takeover Restoration Efforts Of North Sea Beach

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "For generations, North Sea Beach has been a large and stable resource where the community enjoyed access for all manner of recreational activities," a petition states. "Today, the beach is nearly gone."

Former Teacher Brings The Leff Etiquette Edge Children's Workshop To East Hampton

by Richard Lewin
Community News - The children could not have been more enthusiastic about learning and participating in the traditions of proper table manners, table settings and etiquette.

Bridgehampton Half-Marathon To Support Southampton Hospital

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The Hamptons Marathon is proud to support Southampton Hospital's wellness initiative to encourage people to embrace fitness and a healthy lifestyle," said Hamptons Marathon co-organizers Diane Weinberger and Amanda Moszkowski.

Southampton Hospital Recognized By PRFCT Places For "Green" Landscaping

by Olivia Braat
Community News - "The health of Southampton Hospital's staff, volunteers, patients, visitors, and pet therapy dogs is critically important and joining the Perfect Earth Project is another opportunity for us to maintain a healthy environment on our campus," noted Robert Chaloner, Hospital President & CEO.

Biomonitoring (Blood Tests) Finally Approved By State Health Department For Westhampton Residents Affected By Contaminated Well Water

by Eileen Casey
Community News - In all, more than 100 homes in Suffolk County have been tested for the contaminant.

A Stricter Code Enforcement In Montauk Gives Local Businesses A Boost

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We're pleased that the local economy thrived despite negative publicity and a decrease in millennial age visitors from one year to another," Laraine Creegan said.

Montauk Observatory Hosting "Turn Left At Orion" Co-Authors

by Julia Braat
Community News - "Montauk Observatory is honored to host two such distinguished speakers as Brother Guy Consolmagno and Prof. Daniel Davis," shared Donna L. McCormick.

Where To Find Your East End Pot Of Gold: Hamptons And North Fork St. Patrick's Day Parades

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - This year's St. Patrick's Day celebrations offer a month's worth of East End shenanigans.

Bideawee Looking For Volunteers For New Foster Program

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "By fostering pets, these volunteers provide the bridge the animals need to get to their forever home. They are saving pets' lives," said Richter.

Bridge Gardens To Host Annual Series Featuring Local Chefs, Farmers, And Beverage Producers

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "We are so fortunate to have a deep bench to call upon to tell their stories," said Rick Bogusch.

Hampton Bays-Based Library And Non-Profit Organization Team Up For Free Seed Library

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The fact that growing your own food and eating straight from the garden has so many benefits for our physical and emotional well being makes initiating a seed library and teaching people to garden an obvious first choice in creating a cultural shift," shared Marc Fasanella.

East End Organizations To Benefit From Federal Funding That Will Be Used To Combat Domestic Violence

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "Particularly in these difficult and divisive times, with an increased demand for services to address sexual assault and domestic violence, funding is critical," said Loretta Davis, Executive Director of The Retreat.

Southampton's Tuckahoe Center: Final Vote Still Not Confirmed

by Eileen Casey
Community News - The proposed 38,000 square foot grocery store as well as a 3,000 square foot bank, and 11,500 square foot retail space, would cover approximately seven acres at the intersection of Magee Street and County Road 39 in the already heavily trafficked route into the Hamptons.

Ann Liguori Wins First Place In Radio Broadcast At 24th Annual International Network Of Golf Awards

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "Each year, there are more entries and wonderful shows in the competition and I'm humbled to be singled out," said Ann Liguori.

The Peconic Estuary Awarded $200,000 In Funding

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "With the proposed state funding for the Peconic Estuary, the total funding from federal, state and county sources for 2017 would total about $1 million," said Assemblyman Thiele.

Southampton Hospital Introduces Virtual Translators

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We want every patient to experience the same level of high quality and compassionate care," noted Robert S. Chaloner.

The East End's Sole Domestic Violence Agency Reaching Out To Local Youth During Teen DV Month

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The Retreat is celebrating National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, or 'Teen DV Month,' with special events and workshops throughout the East End of Long Island," shared Helen Atkinson-Barnes.

"A Night Of Thanks" Raises Over $15,000 For Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance And Fire Departments

by Olivia Braat
Community News - "I'm grateful every day for being a part of such a caring community, and for being able to help in any way we can," Tracy Mitchell expressed.

Sag Harbor's HarborFrost To Hold Special Tribute To Heroic Firefighters

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The theme of our winter celebration has always been 'Fire and Ice' and this year, it has so much more meaning to those of us who watched the brave volunteer firefighters battle those elements during the December fire on Main Street," shared Lisa Field.

Winter Break In The Hamptons: Workshops, Classes And Camps For All Ages

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Is your child dreading being cooped up and stuck inside during winter break? Sign them up for one of these engaging East End workshops.

Southampton Town Earns Highest Rating Issued By Moody's

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The financial good health of the Town is the product of many hands," noted Supervisor Jay Schneiderman.

Genealogy Specialist Offering Complimentary Lineage Exploration At Hamptons-Based Library

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "If family historians have hit a brick wall, I work with them to find a solution," noted Su Garrison-Terry.

Local Students Raise Nearly $1,000 For The Island Gift Of Life Foundation

by Olivia Braat
Community News - "Support like this from the community is always moving and what our Foundation is built upon," shared Ken Lewis.

Suffolk County Community College's Dr. Candice Foley Invited To STEM Gender Equality Conference In Berlin

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "It is no secret that women are underrepresented in STEM fields," said Suffolk County Community College President, Dr. Shaun L. McKay.

UPDATED: Skate For A Cause During Buckskill Winter Club's 6th Annual Katy's Courage Fundraiser

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "At this usually quiet time of year, it's nice to have an event that gets participants outside and active," shared Meghan Barnes.

"Share The Love" At Animal Rescue Fund Of The Hamptons This Valentine's Day Weekend

by Julia Braat
Community News - "We feel it is important to offer these low cost services to the community knowing how costly it can be to keep your pets up to date on their vaccines," shared Jamie Berger.

Long Island Regional Seed Consortium Hosting The Ultimate Local Seed Swap

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "As a species we have been collecting, saving, and sowing seeds for thousands of years; the stories, the art, and the data depicting our relationship with seeds are abundant, and, like seeds, scattered around the globe," explained Scott Chaskey.

Fight Against Heart Disease By Supporting National Wear Red Day

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - The American Heart Association is uniting with companies, community organizations, families, and friends, to "Go Red" and "Glow Red" on National Wear Red Day.

President Of Montauk-Based Environmental Advocacy Organization Stepping Down

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The environmental threats facing Montauk and the entire Peconic Estuary are complex and require long-term, comprehensive solutions," Jeremy Samuelson explained.

Strength For Life - Fighting Cancer With Exercise

by Olivia Braat
Community News - "The class becomes more that an exercise session — the camaraderie and support is unimaginable," Jacqui Errico explained.

Montauk Chamber Of Commerce Continues Targeted Tourism Outreach

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "The targeted visitor campaign achieved 95 percent lodging occupancy in August 2016 and we saw more families and mature travelers than the year before," said Laraine Creegan.

The Hills Are Alive With The Sound Of Discord!

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "We have learned and know the benefits and adherence to environmentally friendly golf courses, but nonetheless there are restrictions," said Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman.

SAFE In Sag Harbor Hosting Hamptons Family Feud Event

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The event is open to all, we are encouraging parents to attend with their children," noted Michelle Wilks.

East End-Based Assemblyman Opposes New Proposal That Would Expand Ridesharing Services

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The issues regarding ridesharing in a seasonal community such as the East End are very different than the issues faced in Buffalo at the airport," Assemblyman Thiele said.

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. Vehemently Opposes New School Aid Package

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The Governor gets a failing grade when it comes to educating our children on eastern Long Island," said Assemblyman Thiele.

East End-Based Wildlife Refuge To Host Annual Winter Illuminated Nighttime Hike

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The 4th Annual Light the Night is a magical winter event and a great way for families to get out and enjoy nature," noted Kimberly Stever.

Hundreds Attend Women's March In Sag Harbor

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "With less than a week of planning, a group of organizers managed to gather close to 500 participants for their 'sister' March in Sag Harbor," shared Hamptons.com Contributing Editor Lisa Tamburini.

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. Champions Legislation That Supports Women's Reproductive Freedom

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Over and over, we hear politicians arguing about what's best for women, as if it's their decision to make," noted Assemblyman Thiele.

Fighting Chance Launches New Site For Cancer Patients On Their Road To Recovery

by Julia Braat
Community News - On Fighting Chance's 15th anniversary, exciting re-launch of their website features new design and aspects to help cancer patients on the East End of Long Island.

Governor Cuomo Signs Law Establishing State Ocean Acidification Task Force

by Eileen Casey
Community News - New standards are undoubtedly needed to protect marine life, animals and plants.

Ellen Hermanson Foundation To Award $260,000 In Grants

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Our partnership has been a model for how organizations can collaborate to touch and save lives," noted Robert Chaloner.

Hamptons-Based Library Teams Up With Local Animal Shelter For Furry Friends Drive

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "As the community shelter and resource for responsible pet ownership we are grateful for the partnership," expressed Jerry Rosenthal.

Eastern Long Island Hospital Affiliates With Stony Brook University Hospital: The Little Hospital That Could!

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "Future plans include the addition of surgical sub-specialists in advanced urology, vascular surgery, pulmonology, gynecology and hematology/oncology who will see patients at the new physician practice site located in Southold," Paul Connor said.

Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund Down 7.3 Percent From 2015

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "The decline over the past year can be attributed to the Hamptons, primarily the Town of Southampton which has seen revenues dipped by $6.29 million," noted Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr.

Montauk Fire Department Collects Over 100 Donations During Annual Toy Drive

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We collected way over 100 gifts to share with those who might otherwise have none," shared Chief Lenahan.

Hundreds Expected At East Hampton Ocean Rescue And East Hampton Hurricanes' New Year's Day Polar Bear Plunge

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It really has become a successful, community fundraiser that we all look forward to going into the New Year," noted Vicki Littman, Polar Bear Plunge Chair.

East End-Based Children's Museum Ringing In The New Year Early During Family-Friendly Celebration

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Our annual Ball Drop is such an incredibly unique opportunity for families to celebrate the New Year together," said Steve Long.

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. And Senator Kenneth LaValle Request Special Disaster Declaration For Village Of Sag Harbor

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Given the limited resources for economic recovery and the fire's economic impact on a small, yet vibrant and historic community, we should do everything in our power to help these small business owners recover from their tragic loss," they said.

Montauk New Year's Day Polar Bear Plunge Supports Victims Of Domestic Abuse

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Montauk is a special place in the winter and we look forward to having guests and locals alike join us for the Polar Bear Plunge," said Michael Nenner.

Beloved Sag Harbor Movie Theatre: A Cinema With A History!

by Eileen Casey
Community News - Remodeled and renamed in 1936, the Sag Harbor Cinema, as it is sometimes referred to, reputedly presented the first "talkie" film on the East End.

Community Housing Innovations Helps Local Family Transition From Homeless To New Home In Mattituck

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Six years ago, I couldn't imagine being where I am today," Regina Nielsen expressed.

Hamptons Church Nominated For State And National Registers Of Historic Places

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "New York's history is this nation's history and we are leading the way to preserve the sites of significant events for future generations," Governor Andrew Cuomo said.

Donations From Annual Hamptons Thanksgiving Open House Aids Three East End Not-For-Profits

by Olivia Braat
Community News - "We are very happy to give back in the spirit of the season to help ensure that our East End families with limited means are able to enjoy the holidays," explained Frank Quevedo.

Long Island Community Foundation Supports Montauk's "Save The Lake - Save The Pond" Campaign

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "CCOM's 'Save the Lake - Save the Pond' program can make a big difference if we all commit to working together to implement its action plan," noted Jeremy Samuelson.

Sag Harbor Rallies Together After Devastating Fire

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The way the community embraced each other in such a sad moment is a reminder of how lucky we are to live in our own little slice of paradise," said Taylor Rose Berry of Harbor Books.

Montauk Observatory Turns To Crowdfunding To Update Astronomical Observatory

by Olivia Braat
Community News - "Over the years that Montauk Observatory has been operating, we've tried our best to offer free educational events and to work toward the goal of setting up the first observatory on the south fork, a resource the community could be proud of and call their own," says Executive Director of the Observatory, Donna L. McCormick.

Dogs Rescued From China's Yulin Meat Festival Arrive Stateside

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It takes a village," noted Candy Udell. "Everyone is working together to help make this a cruelty free sustainable world,"

Bridgehampton National Bank President And CEO Kevin M. O'Connor: Community Banking In Action

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "Long Island has a history of entrepreneurship and business ownership," noted O'Connor. "That is still true today and I think it is one of the strengths of our marketplace."

Regional Economic Development Council Initiative Supports Over 100 Long Island-Based Projects

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "These economic development grants represent a major commitment by the State of New York to take the lead in creating jobs and improving the economy," said Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr.

East End Holiday Season Spectaculars Continue With A Santa Skate, Charming Concerts And More

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - If your tree has been decked, cookies have been baked for Santa and you've completed your holiday shopping and wrapped every last gift, celebrate the season by attending one of these merry East End happenings.

Peconic Bay Medical Center Approved To Make Drastic Advancements In 2018

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "We are grateful for the support of so many generous members of the community in helping us fund this project," remarked Emily Roy Corey. "Their dreams and ours are about to become a reality."

Peconic Pearls Environmental Nitrogen Sampling Project Results To Be Revealed At Bivalvus Day Celebration

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We hope everyone comes out to celebrate National Bivalvus Day to learn more about the Peconic Pearls Environmental Program - and what we can all do to protect our waters," expressed Karen Rivara.

New York To Sue United States Environmental Protection Agency Over Using Long Island Sound As Permanent Disposal Site

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Continuing to use this precious economic and ecological resource as a dumping ground is unacceptable," said Governor Cuomo.

"Library Journal" Awards Westhampton Free Library 5 Star Status And American Star Designation

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "We are very pleased to be named a star library once again," said Library Director, Danielle Waskiewicz.

FRNCA's Annual Hamptons 5K To Support Scholarship Fund

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Last year, we raised enough money to award $2,500 in scholarships," noted Ronald Fisher.

East End Holiday Season Spectaculars: Festive Parties, Celebrations, Workshops And More

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Feeling like a Scrooge this holiday season? Here are several East End events that will leave you feeling jolly.

Hamptons Holiday Toy Drive Benefiting Victims Of Domestic Violence

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It means parents, who felt helpless, will be able to give their children gifts this holiday season," said Kimberly J. Nichols.

Round Up Your Bravest Friends And Promise To Plunge During The Annual Polar Bear Plunge At Coopers Beach

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The Polar Bear Plunge is our major fundraising effort every year," noted J. Hilton Crosby, Jr., MS, Executive Director of the Human Resources of the Hamptons.

Reopening Of Amagansett's Scoville Hall Brings Out A Higher Love

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "We believe that we have designed and built a building that truly will serve as a hospitable community center for group meetings, wedding receptions, and more," said Rev. Howarth.

The Do's And Don'ts Of Redevelopment Of Ponquogue Beach Bathing Facility

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "Once the fourth design is received from Savik & Murray we will be placing the layout and façade choices on the Town's website for the public to weigh in on and to provide any additional feedback," said Kristen Doulos.

South Fork Natural History Museum And Nature Center Hosting Free Thanksgiving Open House

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "We invite the community to bring their families to enjoy face painting, a variety of nature-focused art programs led by our experienced nature educators, and nature walks," shared Frank Quevedo.

Michael Collins Of Southampton Hospital Awarded "Distinguished Provider Of The Year" For Service To HIV/AIDS Patients

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "Southampton Hospital is proud and appreciative of all the work Michael Collins does on behalf of our David E. Rogers, MD Center for HIV/AIDS," remarked Robert Chaloner, Southampton Hospital President and CEO.

East Hampton-Based Oyster Farm Seeks To Restore And Sustain Local Aquatic Community

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "Giving back to the environment is very important to me personally so I built it into my business with donations to The Billion Oyster Project," remarked Dean Tarulli.

Suffolk County Community College Granted $100,000 By SUNY Louis Stokes Alliances For Minority Participation

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "The strength and success of Suffolk's STEM scholars and the vital role of community colleges, particularly Suffolk, remain crucial entry points and valued partners in this LSAMP alliance within SUNY," remarked Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay. 

East Hampton Library Collaborates With Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership To Create New Young Adult Room

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "We're so thrilled that the young students reached out to us to let us know their needs, and that we were able to fulfill them," remarked Sheila Rogers, President of the East Hampton Library's Board of Managers.

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year Kicks Off With Santa Visits, Parade Of Lights And Tree Lightings

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - If you're ready to start "rockin' around the Christmas Tree," mark your calendars because holiday merriments are here.

Community Supported Books At Sag Harbor's Canio's Books: Reader's Paradise - For Your Eyes Only

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "Our customers got it right away," said Maryann Calendrille about the CSB program.

Pledge To Plunge At The Shelter Island Turkey Plunge

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "This is the biggest fund raiser for the Friends of the Shelter Island Library," said Andrew Ward. "We give all the money we raise to special projects that might not be covered in their budget. This makes our community library a much more special place!"

Sag Harbor Resident Makes Top 50 Most Influential Women In Business List

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "We couldn't be more delighted to celebrate Sarah's accomplishments as a talented and successful executive who gives back and serves as an advocate within the Long Island business community," said William J. O'Brien.

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. Spearheading Annual Toys For Tots Drive

by Julia Braat
Community News - "I am so proud to be a part of such a fine organization that helps make the holidays special for children who are less fortunate," said Assemblyman Thiele.

Riverhead Foundation For Marine Research And Preservation Preparing For Cold Stun Season

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "As the only organization in New York that responds to sick or injured marine mammals and sea turtles, the coming cold months become a busy season for the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation (RFMRP)," remarked Allison DePerte.

Local Farmers, Jim And Jennifer Pike, Purchase 13.9 Acres Of Prime Agricultural Farmland

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "We are very pleased to have worked with the Town and the Land Trust on the sale of our enhanced development rights and the purchase of the Uncle Leo's Lane parcel," said Farmer Jim Pike.

East End American Cancer Society Event Makes Strides Against Breast Cancer

by Olivia Braat
Community News - "Today's event was a moving example of passion in action," said Patti Lestrange Mack.

Hamptons Give Thanks, Give Back Food Drive To Provide Bountiful Thanksgiving Meals

by Julia Braat
Community News - "Together we hope to be able to make Thanksgiving special for everyone," Josh Perry.

Incumbents Lee M. Zeldin, Kenneth P. LaValle And Fred W. Thiele Jr. Remain In Office

by Nicole Barylski
Politics - "A powerful message was sent all around the 1st Congressional District today," Congrasman Zeldin said in his victory speech.

Three East End Students Nominated For The Presidential Scholars Program

by Sydney A. Braat
School News - "It was my pleasure to nominate these three outstanding local students to the prestigious Presidential Scholars Program," stated Assemblyman Thiele.

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. Opposes East Hampton Airport Decision

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "With this decision, the Court has expanded federal control at the expense of local government, eroding the concept of home rule," noted Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr.

Montauk Observatory To Host William Taylor, NASA Solar System Ambassador

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "To all of us at the Montauk Observatory, this work is important because it not only puts people in closer touch with the universe around them, but with each other," said Donna McCormick.

Gary DePersia: The Corcoran Group's "Broker In The Know"

by Eileen Casey
Here's Who's Here - "I've seen growth in geographic areas previously less desirable, along with buyers' less reliant on proximity to the ocean," noted DePersia.

Exercise Your Right To Vote And Be Heard In Our 2016 General Elections

by Eileen Casey
Politics - This election, perhaps more than any in recent history, is surely an impetus to get up, get out and exercise your right to vote.

Southampton Hospital Holding Food Drive For Local Food Pantry

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "During the winter season, employment is scarce and the need for food and warm clothing increases," noted Robert Chaloner, the Hospital's President and CEO.

Hamptons-Based Domestic Violence Agency Seeking Donors For Holiday Giving Programs

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "When you are with family and friends this holiday season, we hope you will have shared your good fortune with your neighbors whose lives have been disrupted by domestic violence," said Loretta K. Davis.

Local Preschool Earns National Recognition From The Nature Explore Program

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "These spaces inspire hands-on activity, creativity, play and plenty of time exploring the natural world," said Heather Fox.

Fall In Love With Fall 2016 During Hamptons Foliage Garden Walk

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "There is a real science to understanding fall color, and it can be quite fascinating," shared Alex Feleppa.

Hamptons-Based Animal Shelter Welcomes New Executive Director To The Team

by Julia Braat
Community News - "What attracted me to SASF was its story - how a committed group of individuals in this community stepped and took over a municipal shelter and turned it into one of the most respected animal welfare organizations in the region," Jerry Rosenthal said.

East End Food Pantries: Always The Right Time Of Year To Do The Right Thing

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "The need has been growing over the years. We distribute the second Tuesday of the month, and easily 100 or more people show up," said Francis Ecker, who founded the Montauk Food Pantry 30 years ago.

Hamptons-Based Business Continues To Support Southampton Hospital With Fourth Consecutive Donation

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "They do so many great things for people. It's just nice to give back to them," said Julie Kazdin Boucher.

Town Of East Hampton Looks To Boost LIRR Commuter Options

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Shuttle service on the LIRR has the potential to not only lessen traffic, but also to provide a larger bank of employees for the our businesses," shared JoAnne Pahwul.

Strut Your Mutt Award Campaign To End On Halloween

by Olivia Braat
Community News - "So many good dogs and cats arrive at Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation each year," said Joe Gettler.

The Hamptons Visitors Council Launches New Website And Holiday Season Marketing Campaign

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "Things get pretty quite here after October thru May, and that's not good for business whether you own a restaurant or run a museum or art gallery," noted Kevin Lonnie.

Hamptons-Based Organizations Causing "Hysteria" Over Halloween Weekend

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "NPC loves to create a slow grind fear through imagery, literal and figurative darkness, leaving audience members with remnants of theatrical disturbia once they leave," said Kate Mueth.

Southampton Arts Center To Screen Three Creepy Classics Alongside A Spooktacular Haunted House

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "We envision the Southampton Arts Center as your one-stop-shop for terror this month!" said Director of Programs, Amy Kirwin.

Southampton Hospital Preparing For Flu Season With Free Adult Influenza Clinic

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The best way to avoid getting the flu is to be vaccinated by the end of October," shared Deborah Maile, RN, Director of Infection Prevention at Southampton Hospital.

East End And Hamptons Halloween Happenings For Those Too Old To Trick Or Treat

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Sure collecting candy as a kid was fun, but these East End activities prove it's not just about the trick or treating on Halloween.

Be Bold, Be Bald! Campaign Sweeping The Nation

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "Witnessing Mike's heroic, two-year fight, we saw firsthand the courage and strength cancer patients have," said John Freedman.

Amagansett Food Institute's Fall Festival Honoring Local Autumn Flavors And Traditions

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The Amagansett Food Institute will join the community in celebrating the bounty of the fall harvest at our Second Annual Fall Festival," said Kathleen Masters.

Hamptons Halloween Spooktacular Gatherings, Activities And Parties For Children

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Why limit letting your little one proudly display their haunting Halloween attire to just one day?

Hamptons Halloween: East End Parades To Bring Your Ghosts, Witches, Goblins, Princesses, And Superheroes To

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Hamptons Halloween parades are spaced out enough this year that you can bring your ghosts, witches, goblins, princesses, superheroes or other otherworldly characters to several of the marches.

Sag Harbor Partnership Honors April Gornik With First Annual Community Service Award

by Olivia Braat
Community News - "I am thrilled to be honored," shared Gornik. "But I'm going to repeat over and over again how me being honored is very much a matter of being able to work with extraordinary community partners, starting with my fantastic Sag Harbor Partnership board, and the wonderful people I've met through Save Sag Harbor over the years."

Montauk's Scarecrow Days Are Back Just In Time For Halloween

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The Days have been a resounding success, with anywhere from 20+ to 50+ scarecrows put up around Montauk the past few years," noted Maureen Rutkowski.

Sylvester Manor Educational Farm Introduces Innovative Clean Water System

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "We have 224 acres here, and our work is to sustain this into the 21st Century," said Sara Gordon.

Bridgehampton National Bank's Smithtown Branch Introduces New Vice President, Branch Manager

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "We're pleased to welcome Susan to BNB," said Director of Branch and Private Banking, Steve Sheridan. "She is an experienced banking professional with an excellent reputation in the local Smithtown community. We are confident that she will have a positive impact on the growth of our business in Smithtown."

Hamptons-Based Historical Museum Exploring A Darker Side Of The East End For Halloween

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Tony and I started telling tales of haunted Sag Harbor 10 years ago or more," said Annette Hinkle. "At first, many of the stories we came across had an 'urban legend' feel about them."

Run Or Walk In The 17th Annual Shelter Island 5K In Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "You are stronger than you know… Braver than you think, and more loved than you can imagine. You matter. We care. You are not alone," remarked M.E. Adipietro.

Leyla Marchetto: Navy Beach Inspired By Worldwide Travel

by Eileen Casey
Here's Who's Here - "I think we all agreed that we wanted to make it as Montauk as possible - keeping the venue and the atmosphere, and the food and service approachable, comfortable, and relaxed, thus taking advantage of our unique location on a 200-foot private bay beach in Montauk," said Marchetto.

Chinese Auction At Montauk Fall Festival Supports Construction Of Aquatic And Cultural Center

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "There are dozens of fantastic prizes donated by our local businesses and community members, with all funds supporting the Foundation's efforts to construct an Aquatic and Cultural Center at the Playhouse," said Susan Henkin.

Greater Westhampton Chamber Of Commerce Hosting Annual Harvest Festival And Arts & Crafts Show Over Columbus Day Weekend

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Westhampton Beach welcomes all down to enjoy the festivities," shared Noelle J Bass.

East End-Based Library Encouraging The Community To "Fall In Love With Shelter Animals"

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Each time teens participate in any of these programs, they not only earn community service, but they also strengthen community bonds," said Theresa Maritato.

Free Flu Shots And Health Screenings To Be Offered During Hamptons Community Health Fair

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "There are many in our community who still do not have access to regular medical care," noted Sheila Rogers.

East Hampton "Stroll To The Sea" Is A Day Of Fundraising And Fun For Animal Rescue Fund Of The Hamptons And Supporters

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "It is surely one of our favorite days of the year," remarked Jamie Berger.

Montauk Chamber Of Commerce To Host 35th Annual Montauk Fall Festival Over Holiday Weekend

by Olivia Braat
Community News - "Montauk Fall Festival is the Chamber's major annual fundraiser," noted Laraine Creegan.

The Perfect Earth Project Presenting Free Holiday Weekend Landscape Workshop For Homeowners

by Olivia Braat
Community News - "Having a toxin-free lawn and garden is one thing every homeowner can do today—for free!—to have an immediate impact on the health of our bodies and our local bodies of water," explained Jess Tonn.

Southampton Hospital's Garden Of Hope Receives Major Update

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The Hospital is most fortunate to have a community that understood the significance of the Garden and came together for a project of this scope," said Robert S. Chaloner, President & CEO, Southampton Hospital.

CCOM's "The Future Of Downtown Montauk" To Address Army Corps Of Engineers' FIMP

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The time has come for our community to have a frank conversation about resetting our relationship to the coastline," noted Jeremy Samuelson.

Dede Gotthelf Of The Popular Southampton Inn Talks About "Her" Hamptons

by Eileen Casey
Here's Who's Here - "I enjoy all that Southampton offers in all seasons and try to share this with our guests," said Gotthelf.

San Gennaro Feast Of The Hamptons Adds Opening Night Light Parade And Sal Valentinetti To The 2016 Line-up

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Our 6th Annual San Gennaro Feast of the Hamptons is bigger and better than ever," shared Rick Martel.

Montauk Restaurant Donates More Than $30,000 To Navy Seal Foundation

by Olivia Braat
Community News - "Each year we are humbled by the generosity of Navy Beach and the Montauk and larger Hamptons' community," said Marc Wolf.

Noted New York And Hamptons Publicist John Wegorzewski Dies At 66

Community News - Well-known and respected Manhattan and Hamptons arts & entertainment publicist John Stanislaus Wegorzewski died on September 11th, 2016 at NYU Medical Center due to complications from cancer.

Say No To KHTO: Locals No Longer Want To Hangar On For Solutions To Noise And Pollution - Close It They Say

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "Maintaining a private flyer polluter club at public expense is pretty hard to defend," said Barry Raebeck, PhD.

Hamptons-Based Historical Museum Highlighting Harvest Season During Septemberfest Celebration

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Southampton Village's 'good ole days' have returned," noted Tom Edmonds.

SeptemberFest To Offer A Weekend Of Family-Friendly Fun Throughout Southampton Village

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It is a great opportunity to showcase our arts organizations, merchants and restaurants and let people experience the beauty of Southampton Village at one of the best times of the year," said Southampton Village Mayor Mark Epley.

2016 Southampton SeptemberFest: Saturday's Schedule Of Events

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Saturday's jam-packed schedule of entertaining happenings is not to be missed.

2016 Southampton SeptemberFest: Sunday's Schedule Of Events

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The Festival's closing day will feature good eats, arts, live music and much more.

League Of Women Voters Of The Hamptons To Welcome Tate's Bake Shop's Kathleen King During Fall Luncheon

by Olivia Braat
Community News - "Come join us on September 29 and hear about entrepreneur Kathleen King's success story!" encourage League Special Events committee co-chairs Gladys Remler and Joanne Samborn.

Hamptons-Based Library Looks To Provide New Moms With Support

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "This group is set up to give support to a new mom who may need some guidance with her newborn," explained Marie Yervasi.

Celebrate All Things Fall During This Inaugural East End Festival

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Our first ever Fall Festival features pumpkin decorating, face painting, miniature pony cart rides, games for kids, beautiful mums, jams and baked goods, food and beverages, beer and wine," noted Mary Castro.

LGBT Network Wants To Stop Bullies In Their Tracks

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Boot Camp Against Bullying is a great community-driven event bringing together local Hamptonites as a way to stomp out bullying," explained Robert Vitelli.

Children's Museum Of The East End Showing Off An Array Of Local Vehicles During Big Trucks Event

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "After the success of last year's Big Truck Day, making this an annual event was an easy decision," said Steve Long, the Museum's president. "Besides, I'm sure I'm not the only parent with a child who is absolutely wild about trucks."

7th Annual Hamptons Dream Extreme: Kiteboarding Clinics, Beachside Bash, Dinner Parties, And More

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "Thanks to many supportive people, over the past decade we've raised more than $25 million," shared Linda Argila.

The Great Hamptons Rubber Duckie Race To Bring Fierce Yet Friendly Competition To The East End

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Year after year, attendees exclaim, "WOW!!! My family had a great day!" notes Hampton Bays Civic Association Vice President, Maria Hults.

South Fork Natural History Museum & Nature Center: Educating East Enders On Global Climate Change Impacts And Inspiring Care Of Our Planet

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "The southern pine beetle invasion, more severe weather patterns and acid rain have already begun to damage our local environment," noted Frank Quevedo.

Popular Montauk Fall Festival Attraction At Risk Of Not Returning

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It provides so much fun for the children as they can ride it over and over free," explained Laraine Creegan.

Great Peconic Race Paddlers To Seed 10,000 Clams On Race Day

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "This event is both a paddle, and a party," shared Kimberly Barbour, Marine Program Outreach Manager at Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Suffolk County.

Sag Harbor Chamber Of Commerce's HarborFest 2016 Schedule

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "In the spirit of the Old Whalers Festival, there will be Whaleboat races, live music, old fashioned children's games, raffles, and an amazing assortment of food as Long Wharf is transformed into the largest Block Party over the water," shared Lisa Field.

A Walk On Water Returning To Montauk For 2nd Annual East Coast Surf Therapy Event

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The Montauk community has graciously opened their arms to us and made us feel like family and we are forever grateful for that," said Steven Lippman.

Bideawee And Goldman Sachs Team Up To Provide Healthcare For The Pets Of New York's Homeless

by Olivia Braat
Community News - "For many homeless, they choose to live on the streets with their animals as they do not want to be separated from them and this, of course, poses a number of veterinary health challenges," explained Jennifer Goodwin.

Art Of Eating: Bold Face Event Planning For Bold Face Names And Locals Too

by Eileen Casey
Here's Who's Here - "One thing that we do see trending is the laidback and casual ambiance," shared John Kowalenko and Cheryl Stair. "Passed hors d'oeuvres are a thing of the past."

Local Progressive School Director Receives Award From New York State Assembly

by Ali Friedlander
Community News - The goal of the Progressive School is to "teach the whole child - physically, mentally and spiritually - to teach a child so that he can put what he has learned into practice using all of his intelligences, to value product, not just scores."

Group For The East End's "Be A Good Egg" Campaign Educates Students About Local Birds

by Nicolette Finder
Community News - "The 'Be a Good Egg' project was a beautiful coming together of the arts and a lesson in conservation," explained Christine Tylee.

Fresh Air Fund Celebrates Summer At The Southampton Inn

by Nicolette Finder
Community News - "I'm excited to go swimming and to watch the stars at night," explained ten-year-old Tyrone.

Sarah Jessica Parker, Kelly Bensimon, And Matthew Broderick Cheer On Hampton Classic Opening Day Riders

by Lisa Tamburini
Community News - It happens every year the last week of August through Labor Day, and it signifies the "Grand Finale" of the summer on the East End.

Facing Addiction's Young Leadership Team Looks To Address The Addiction Crisis

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The whole idea of starting young with the youth leadership division of Facing Addiction is to start educating at a young age, so before you have that moment where you see someone overdosing or before you have that crucial moment that you never want to have, people know the dangers and all the harmful things that can come from experimenting or mixing drugs," explained Logan Geller.

East End-Based Animal Shelter Receives 4-Star Rating

by Olivia Braat
Community News - The ARF of the Hamptons is once again awarded a noteworthy 4-star rating.

Hampton Gift Bag To Unveil Its Final Free Jam-Packed Tote Of The Season

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "I feel like I hit the jackpot with this Labor Day Gift Bag," explained Jane Ubell-Meyer.

Hampton Classic Horse Show To Open With Boar's Head Open Jumper Challenge

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It's tradition for The Hampton Classic to give back to the community and this year we are really excited to have the opportunity to partner with multiple organizations and to have spectators and exhibitors involved in the cause," said Shanette Cohen of the Classic's new Jump for Charity program.

Toxic 'Rust Tide' Expands Throughout East End Waters

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We have identified climate change and specifically warm summer temperatures as a trigger for these large, widespread rust tides," explained Professor Christopher Gobler.

Army Veterans Raising Awareness For Veterans' Mental Health With 22 Mile Kayak Journey

by Ali Friedlander
Community News - "Both Chris and Frank represent unconditional support for all Veterans and have dedicated their lives to help those who are less fortunate," explained Alex Rohman. "They are true American heroes."

Annual East Hampton Artists & Writers Softball Game Hoping To Hit A Grand Slam For Hamptons Charities

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Former New York Yankees manager and current MLB Chief Baseball Officer, Joe Torre, will throw out the first ball of the 2016 game and former New York Mets pitcher John Franco will participate in this year's game.

Over 1,000 Runners And Walkers Expected At 21st Annual Ellen's Run

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Every year, Ellen's run gets bigger and better," noted Julie Ratner, Ed.D., Co-Founder of The Ellen Hermanson Foundation. "And this year is no different."

Michelle Neufeld Montak: A Pawsitive Protector For Animals

by Eileen Casey
Here's Who's Here - "I feel honored to give these precious animals, who would otherwise not stand a chance, the wonderful lives that they deserve with people who cherish them," Montak expressed.

Senator Ken LaValle Secures $75,000 In Funding To Aid The Fight Against Lyme Disease And Tick-Borne Illness On The East End

by Ali Friedlander
Community News - "With the continuing high incidence of these tick-borne illnesses, we need to work to eradicate the diseases and end the transmission to individuals," Senator LaValle said. "Southampton Hospital's Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center has led the way in educational outreach for the public on both the North and South Fork."

New York State Bill Makes Breast Cancer Screenings More Accessible

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "This new bill is going to save wives, mothers, daughters, sisters. With all cancer, early detection is key and if we can take away every barrier, then we're doing a fabulous job," said Susie Roden of the Coalition for Women's Cancers at Southampton Hospital.

Senator LaValle And Assemblyman Thiele Pass Three Measures To Benefit Sag Harbor

by Olivia Braat
Community News - "Sag Harbor Village and Sag Harbor School District both requires special state legislation this year to address local issues," recognizes Assemblyman Fred Thiele.

Operation: Heal Our Heroes Presenting Inaugural "Survivor Series: Montauk" 5K

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We believe that by enhancing the understanding of the mental health issues that some of our veterans endure, such a close knit community as Montauk- which is already a huge supporter of veterans- would be able to facilitate help among the local support channels in the Hamptons," said Everett Weston.

Montauk Village Association's "The Greenery Scenery" To Honor Montauk Lighthouse Committee

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "The Greenery Scenery Benefit is a wonderful Montauk tradition," said Montauk Village President, Nancy Keeshan. "Each summer the MVA holds this event to raise money for our village beautification program."

Montauk Chamber Of Commerce Premieres "This Is Montauk - Outdoors"

by Abby Cummings
Community News - "We want people to see and experience Montauk outdoors the way we do," said Laraine Creegan. "It is a beautiful community with a unique seaside character and a very special quality of life."

The Southampton Inn Hosts Moving For Life Summer Series

by Nicolette Finder
Community News - "This is a partnership of the Moving for Life organization which is comprised of amazing and concerned dance instructors," said Dede Gotthelf. "We hope that our community members will be able to and enjoy participating in this opportunity."

The East End Community Rises To Crowdfunding Request For Local's Children

by Eileen Casey
Community News - The children of Sophie Olender, along with relatives, have initiated a crowdfunding site to raise the necessary funds to absorb the financial burden of moving, incidental costs incurred when relocating, as well as educational costs.

LemonARF, A Club For Kids, Returns This Summer

by Nicolette Finder
Community News - "Perhaps the greatest gift to come from the LemonARF Program is not the money itself, which is always needed, but instead knowing that these children have had such a positive experience helping others in their community that they are sure to be great philanthropists all of their lives," explained Director of Philanthropy at ARF, Jennifer Rockford.

Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation Hoping To Increase Number Of Black Cat Adoptions In August

by Abby Cummings
Community News - "We've learned that, in many cultures, black cats are said to bring good luck and prosperity to their owners," shared Dotti Donaldson and Fred Vanderwerven.

Gloria Steinem To Speak At The Retreat's Event At Guild Hall

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "We are honored and thrilled to have Gloria Steinem as our guest speaker at Guild Hall," remarked Executive Director of The Retreat, Loretta K. Davis. "Ms. Steinem is a champion of equal rights and civil rights, not only for women but for all individuals worldwide."

Montauk Brewing Co.: Founder Vaughan Cutillo Toasts The Town

by Eileen Casey
Here's Who's Here - "Right now our biggest challenge is not running out of beer," Cutillo told Hamptons.com. "It is a testament to our fans and they are absolutely loving the brand and beer!"

Third Complimentary Hampton Gift Bag Of The Summer To Be Released In August

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "This summer there has been a plethora of terrific first-time novelists," said Jane Ubell-Meyer of Madison & Mulholland. "For someone who has always been an avid reader, there is nothing better than curling up with a new book!"

Spend Summer Fridays "On The Porch" With The Sag Harbor Historical Society

by Nicolette Finder
Community News - "Sag Harbor has a rich and wonderful history that is shared on the porch of the Historical Society on certain Fridays in the summer," shared Nancy Remkus. "It is a great way to come together with your neighbors and friends and keep history alive."

Take Us Out To The Ball Game: Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League Still Hitting It Out Of The Park

by Eileen Casey
Community News - A former HCBL player can be found in all 30 major league teams' system except for one - the Miami Marlins!

Hamptons Walk For Hope Event Raising Awareness For Depression Research

by Ali Friedlander
Community News - "The Walk of Hope is important to me because as Founder of the Hope of Depression Research Foundation it is my aim to give maximum visibility to the issue of depression as the number one reason in the world for disability," said Audrey Gruss.

Shucker's Lobster Bar Hosting Back To The Bays Days In Support Of Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "This is a great family-friendly, free event focused on art, shellfish, music and giving back to our bays," said Kim Barbour. "We welcome all to come out and meet members of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program team, and learn about how you can become a steward of our marine environment."

Wake-Up, Wednesday Invites The Community To Help Keep East End Beaches Clean And Support Local Businesses

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We intend to move westward by the week, that way we target different communities within the East End," shared Colleen Marie Henn. "Once we hit Southampton, we'll begin again in Montauk."

Shelter Island Cricket Club To Host Cricket Match In Support Of Shelter Island Ambulance Corps

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "Something that started as a bet around the barbecue one night has morphed into a great annual event thanks to the support of the Shelter Island community," explained David Shinngford and Gareth Jones.

Edwina von Gal: A Landscape Designer Hoping For A Perfect Earth

by Eileen Casey
Here's Who's Here - "The landscape industry has been based on the use of synthetic chemicals for such a long time that both the service providers and their clients are convinced that you can't have beautiful landscapes without them," said von Gal. "So we need to build confidence in the fact that once landscapes are weaned of their dependency on chemicals, they can function much better than ever."

Funding From CfAR's Upcoming Fundraiser Supporting The Fight For Beach Access

by Nicolette Finder
Community News - "We will have some great auction items up for grabs and looking to continue to spread the word protecting public beach access," said Nicole Starr Castillo.

2nd Annual NBCUniversal Clear The Shelters Event Giving Thousands Of Animals A Second Chance At Adoption

by Ali Friedlander
Community News - "Clear the Shelters took the nation by storm last year and inspired thousands of families to open their hearts to animals in need. I'm very excited that our stations are working with hundreds of local animal shelters once again to help save the lives of thousands of deserving animals," said Valari Staab, President, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations.

Hamptons.com Teams Up With East Hampton Village For New Live Streaming Camera At Main Beach

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The Village of East Hampton is thrilled to partner with Hamptons.com to provide visual access to people all over the world to Main Beach," shared Becky Molinaro.

Southampton Hospital Expands Services Offered In Hampton Bays

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "Expanding Southampton Hospital's Breast Center diagnostic services at our Hampton Atrium Radiology site provides easier access for patients living west of the Shinnecock Canal," explained President Robert S. Chaloner.

Nacho Figueras Donating Free Polo Lesson To CTREE Riders

by Nicolette Finder
Community News - "As a father of four, a polo player and a believer in the incredible therapeutic love that horses have, I am proud to support CTREE and to see how therapeutic riding supports CTREE riders and their families," said the international polo star.

Mariska Hargitay, Neil Patrick Harris, Tiffani Thiessen, And Molly Sims Among Honorary Co-Chairs Of CMEE Family Fair

by Ali Friedlander
Community News - "At the crafts, games, rides and other activities during this year's Family Fair, kids can imagine themselves with superhero powers and meet local everyday heroes who help make our community a better place," noted Steve Long.

The Clamshell Foundation Hosting 36th Annual Great Bonac Fireworks Show

by Abby Cummings
Community News - The annual Hamptons display is designed, produced and displayed by Grucci, so you know it's going to be a great show.

Sag Harbor Partnership Celebrates Hugely Successful Inaugural Party For The Park Event

by Ali Friedlander
Community News - Sag Harbor toasted to itself this weekend with its debut Party for the Park benefit, planned by the Sag Harbor Partnership, which invited community members, public leaders, and local restaurants and wineries to come together to rejoice in what makes Sag Harbor so special.

"Welcome To Soldier Ride" Screening To Kick-Off Hamptons Soldier Ride Weekend

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "I guess one of the major things for me is being involved with something that becomes bigger than yourself," remarked Nicholas Kraus. "No bigger honor than that."

The Hamptons Greek Festival Returns For A Weekend Of Incredible Food, Dancing And More

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - The Festival "celebrates the best of Greek food, music, dancing and culture."

Historic Sag Harbor Old Whaler's Church Celebrates 250th Anniversary With A Homecoming Weekend

by Eileen Casey
Community News - Did you know that the organ at Old Whalers' is the oldest in a church on Long Island?

i-tri Hosting Hamptons Youth Triathlon

by Abby Cummings
Community News - "It has been the greatest privilege of my life to be able to do the work I do with the i-tri girls over the years," said Theresa Roden.

Suffolk County Water Authority Encourages Odd/Even Watering Days

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "The protection of our water resources has become the most pressing environmental issue on Long Island," noted New York State Assemblyman, Fred Thiele.

New York State Takes A Smack At Addressing Heroin Epidemic: Assemblyman Thiele Announces Bills To Address Increasing Problem

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "It's crucial to have a treatment plan in place for someone who is admitted to the hospital for an overdose so that we can get them on the path to recovery," said Thiele.

James Katsipis: Photographer Extraordinaire With Swells And Locals

by Eileen Casey
Here's Who's Here - "The perfect shot is the one that transports you into that moment," said Katsipis.

Rob Thomas, Marisol Thomas And Dylan Lauren Hosting Hamptons Adopt-a-Thon

by Nicolette Finder
Community News - "We are excited to team up with Dylan's Candy Bar for the 2nd year in a row and look forward to finding forever homes for some of our dogs," explained Jamie Berger.

Ten Not-To-Be-Missed Hamptons July 4th Weekend Happenings

by Nicolette Finder
Community News - Local theaters and stores will be hosting book talks and signings, live performances, and stand up that you won't want to miss!

New York State Center For Clean Water Technology Exploring Cesspool Replacement Options

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "Protecting our water supply and keeping our waters pristine is critically important for all of Long Island," explained Senator Ken LaValle.

Hamptons Summer Family Fair To Return Over 4th Of July Weekend

by Abby Cummings
Community News - "This is the oldest summer fair in East Hampton," explained Jeffrey Sussman. "It has been staged every summer for more than 105 years."

Sag Harbor-Based Theater In Need Of Year-Round And Summer Volunteers

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "Volunteering is a fun and exciting way to get more involved at our theater," remarked Samantha Young, Senior Marketing Coordinator of Bay Street Theater.

Op-ed: Long Island's South Fork Could Switch From Centralized To Local Power

Community News - At stake is a contract for electricity resources that will keep the lights on and the air conditioners humming during hot summer days on the East End.

A Hamptons Roundup Of 2016 Independence Day Festivities From Montauk To Westhampton

by Olivia Braat
Community News - What is a Hamptons summer without the annual Independence Day festivities?

Concerned Citizens Of Montauk To Launch Campaign To Clean Montauk's Water

by Ali Friedlander
Community News - As global warming and pollution continue to effect ecosystems all over the world, the citizens of Montauk are taking a stand to protect their home, starting with a new communitywide campaign to help clean up the water in Lake Montauk and Fort Pond.

Suffolk County Launches New Seaweed Cultivation Project

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "Seaweed aquaculture is an emerging 'green industry' that can offer considerable environmental and economic benefits to the region," said Kimberly Barbour.

Army Corps Of Engineers Downtown Montauk Beach Project: Slightly Sloped Beach Ready For Business

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "The Downtown Montauk Beach Stabilization Project is part one of two designed to protect not only the beach, but also Montauk's downtown business district from flooding should a significant storm event occur," said Larry Cantwell.

A Secret Hamptons Garden Party And Art And Tree Auction Supports East End Education Programs

by Nicolette Finder
Community News - "Eileen was a force that made it happen. And it is still happening," said Joe Realmuto.

Artists Speak Returns To Amagansett's The Art Barge

by Nicolette Finder
Community News - Figurative painter Eric Fischl will launch the 2016 series.

Montauk Chamber Of Commerce Hosting 1st Annual Fourth Of July Fireworks Cruise

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "As a not-for-profit organization, we are always trying to find ways to fund raise," explained Laraine Creegan.

East End Museum To Address Climate Change During Annual Symposium

by Nicolette Finder
Community News - "SoFo is very happy to be a resource center and present a platform for discussion and action with our environmental experts to learn how climate change is impacting our oceans and bays, coastal habitat, property and infrastructure, and ways we can help to correct the changes," explained Frank Quevedo.

Zach Erdem: This Restaurateur Has Game At 75 Main

by Eileen Casey
Here's Who's Here - "I pride myself on my passion and consideration for each person that walks into my restaurant," said Zach Erdem, who along with 75 Main has two new East End ventures.

Water, Water, Everywhere: But Is There A Clean Drop To Drink?

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "We need a big pot of money to ultimately offset the costs for fixing our problems," said Kevin McAllister.

Bill Rodgers And Joan Benoit Samuelson Running In 37th Annual Shelter Island 10K/5K Run/Walk

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The most important thing we want all to take from the Shelter Island 10K Run is to give," said Mary Ellen Adipietro.

Children's Museum Of The East End Awarded $15,000 For "Community Creates" Program

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "We are positively thrilled to receive this grant from the NEA to help with the launch of 'Community Creates,'" added Steve Long, the Museum's president.

The Art Barge Partners With Cornell Cooperative Extension For "Art And Science" Series

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The water that surrounds all of us is a most important issue," explained Christopher Kohan.

"Give Where You Live" Campaign Celebrates One Year Anniversary

by Abby Cummings
Community News - The "Give Where You Live" campaign was established to create awareness about the need for support of our charitable organizations on the East End.

"The End" Experiences Calm Start Of The Season

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "This Memorial Day weekend experience for vacationers and residents was laid-back and fun, the qualities that personify Montauk as a vacation spot for families," noted Paul Monte.

Jack Lenor Larsen: A Man For All Seasons

by Eileen Casey
Here's Who's Here - "Don't seek a job nor a career but find a calling - something you want to do all your life, that you will sacrifice for, but in the end, be rewarded; if not with fame at least with a life of choice," says Lenor Larsen.

Hamptons Beach Makes Dr. Beach's 2016 Top 10 Beaches List

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The beach is backed by large sand dunes covered by American beach grass interspersed with large and extravagant mansions," he reasoned.

Memorial Day Weekend Hampton Gift Bag Marks The Company's 15th Anniversary

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Back in 2002, when I first started my company, I literally went door-to-door, up and down Madison Avenue searching for products to promote in the Hamptons," explained Jane Ubell-Meyer.

Ann Liguori Foundation Charity Golf Classic Returns To Friar's Head

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "I'm delighted with the support we provide every year to both local, regional and national not-for-profits that focus on cancer prevention, research and care and other important initiatives that help so many worthwhile charities," said Ann Liguori.

Douglas Elliman And "Hamptons Housewives" Teams Raise Nearly $8,000 For Northwell Health Walk

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Our message is 'Walk for the Women You Love,'" said Dottie Herman.

Upcoming Hamptons Doggie Social, Community Yard Sale And Treasures From The East To Support Montauk's Second House Museum

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The MHS will be selling 'treasures' from the Second House to make way for our restoration," noted Kathryn Nadeau.

Sag Harbor Hosting Inaugural Cultural Heritage Day

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "Cultural Heritage Day was conceived as a way to acquaint both resident and visitors to Sag Harbor with the wide array of cultural and artistic resources available in the community," said Eric Cohen.

Chris Hall: CP Complete's Renaissance Man With A Beat

by Eileen Casey
Here's Who's Here - "I enjoy every aspect of working on some of the most amazing homes in the country, and I am truly fortunate to meet incredibly interesting people as I help them make the most of their beautiful homes and landscapes," said Hall.

Hampton Classic Raises Opening Day Stakes For 2016 Competition

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We are very excited about this year's additional classes on Opening Day and are thrilled that NYRA is offering a Thoroughbred Incentive Bonus," said Shanette Barth Cohen.

North Fork 5K Supports Back To The Bays Initiative

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "After the 5K we invite racers, spectators, and the general public to check out our Marine Center Open House," noted Kimberly Barbour.

Springs School Students' Green Thumb On Display During Plant Sale And Fundraiser

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Grown with love and tiny fingers, all our plants are organic and planted by the students at the Springs School," explained Hailey P. London.

Hamptons App-Based Transportation Service Looks To Crowdfunding For Montauk Route

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "With increasing parking restrictions in Montauk this year, we are hoping that local residents and businesses alike will support the Montauk Loop to make it easier and more convenient for residents and visitors to get around Montauk, which will also hopefully reduce traffic congestion and increase safety for everyone," said Derek Kleinow.

East End Business Recruits Students To Help Assemble Care Packages For Deployed Local Service Men And Women

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "I was in Afghanistan in 2012 to 2013 and we missed Christmas," said Rob Siebelts. "It was just wonderful getting those gift boxes with the North Fork Chips and Tate's Cookies."

East End Family Fun Day Aims To Teach Youth About The Joys Of Nature

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The environment is part of the reason why the East End is so incredibly special and this event allows kids to share in that appreciation while having fun," said Liz Bard.

Inaugural Spring Into Summer Bayfest To Be Held In Hampton Bays

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "BayFest is a perfect opportunity for people to shop and see what the hamlet has to offer during the day and then enjoy an evening of great food and music," said Dot Capuano.

All Are Welcome At Upcoming Hamptons Pet Celebration Day

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It's a day to celebrate your pet, no matter where they came from," said Jamie Berger.

Independent Group Home Living And Center For Developmental Disabilities Merge

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "This merger represents an exciting opportunity to expand IGHL services beyond Suffolk County, helping hundreds more children and adults with intellectual disabilities," shared Walter Stockton.

INTERVIEW: Dan Gasby On His And B. Smith's Activism, Caring For Someone With Alzheimer's, And The Need For Awareness

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We were dealt a tough hand; we're going to play the hand to win," said Gasby.

EcoFriends, Quogue Wildlife Refuge And Eastern Long Island Audubon Society Hosting Westhampton Beach Earth Day Celebration

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Quogue Wildlife Refuge's philosophy is to inspire people to care for the environment by providing experiences that lead them to understand their connection to the natural world," said Marisa Nelson.

It's A Musical May In Montauk: A Pre-Concert Series Kickoff, Music Festival And More

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "These concerts showcase lots of our local talent and they are donating their time for this cause," explained Laraine Creegan.

Nick Kraus: Man About Town - Keeping It Real While Humming A Happy Tune!

by Eileen Casey
Here's Who's Here - Long-time promoter and partner at the Stephen Talkhouse, Nick Kraus is certainly a man about town; and not just the town of Amagansett, or East Hampton, Montauk and elsewhere on the East End, Kraus' commitment to his community and to worthy causes has taken him as far away as England and Israel.

Giddy Up 5K Supports Center For Therapeutic Riding Of The East End

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Riding has not only been one of the most effective physical therapies, but has been empowering," explained Lena.

Collective Post Earth Day East End Beach Clean-Up To Span From Montauk To Wainscott

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We would love to make one huge difference this year to celebrate and show OUR planet, particularly our home, that we care," noted Dell Cullum.

Hamptons Lifelong Arts Organization: Providing Personal Enrichment And Health Benefits Too!

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "We invite people to let us know if there is any class they would like to see us offer," Newell explained. "This program is for the community and we encourage people to let us know what types of classes/programs they would like or need."

Tom Twomey Series Returns To East Hampton Library

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We're also just looking to put on some great programs and educate the public," said Dennis Fabiszak.

Second House In Montauk: Worth Third, Fourth And More Efforts To Save

by Eileen Casey
Community News - Built in 1746, Second House, formerly known as "Fort Pond House" is the oldest structure in Montauk.

New East End-Based Animal Shelter Program Addresses The Area's Feral Cat Population

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Spaying and neutering is important especially for those pet owners who allow their un-neutered pets outside to roam," shared Linda Goldsmith.

Coalition For Womens' Cancers At Southampton Hospital Receives Multiple Grants

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We are particularly grateful for this funding because it will provide a wide range of support services that will benefit many women on the East End," said Robert S. Chaloner.

Sprint (Or Stroll) Into Spring During Benefit 5K In Sag Harbor

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The 5K in the Harbor held in Katy's honor is always a wonderful day, with a great community feeling of friendship and kindness," shared Brigid Collins.

Hamptons-Based Public Garden Wants To Make Having A "Green Thumb" More Manageable

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We are very excited with the wide range of workshops and talks at Bridge Gardens this year that highlight the diversity of the grasses, plants, flowers, vegetables, herbs, and more we are growing at Bridge Gardens," said Rick Bogusch.

Seasonal "Make-Over" Campaign Supports Spring Cleaning At Hampton Bays-Based Animal Shelter

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It is spring time and we are going for a whole new look," said Kate McEntee.

Hamptons-Based Hospital Recognized As First East End Trauma III Center

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The Trauma III designation is a much-needed resource for the East End communities and a significant accomplishment for Southampton Hospital," explained Fredric Weinbaum, MD, EVP, CMO, COO.

East Hampton Hamlet Study: Six Hamlets And One Town Come Together

by Eileen Casey
Community News - The Town hopes to collect "various data on existing conditions and issues affecting these hamlets to shape and locate future development."

Julie Berger Of Nick & Toni's: Wine And Dine For A Very Fine Evening

by Eileen Casey
Here's Who's Here - "For me, wine brings people together; it makes a meal more than just food, it becomes an experience," said Julie Berger.

Town Of Southampton Addresses Morning Congestion Along County Road 39

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "If we can cut at least ten minutes off a morning commute it may be worth it," noted Supervisor Jay Schneiderman.

Local Girl Scouts Lend The Easter Bunny A Helping Hand

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The creativity and generosity of the various Girl Scout Troops that put together Easter baskets for our clients and their children is so appreciated," shared Loretta K. Davis.

Hamptons Animal Shelter Adoptees Steal The Show At East End St. Patrick's Day Parade

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It is so much fun and our dogs have a blast walking through town and meeting the community," noted Kate McEntee.

Follow Peter Cottontail's Trail For Hamptons Meet And Greets With The Easter Bunny And Egg Hunts

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - It's time to hop along and start scheduling your meet and greets with Peter Cottontail because the Easter Bunny is ready for his close up.

A Mad Hamptons Dash: Children's Museum Presenting Annual Egg Hunt

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The Mad Hatter Egg Hunt is such a wonderful way for the Museum to welcome spring," shared Liz Bard.

Hamptons Museum Hosting Second Annual Folk Dance

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The atmosphere [at contra dances] encourages community and welcomes new dancers, be they youngster or seniors," said professional caller Chart Guthrie.

Animal Rescue Fund Of The Hamptons Hosting Inaugural Easter Egg Hunt

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We are excited to celebrate Easter at the ARF Adoption Center with our first Annual Easter Egg Hunt," shared Jamie Berger.

Montauk Friends Of Erin Select Captain Paul Forsberg As St. Patrick's Day Parade Grand Marshal

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "He's a reminder of where we came from and where we want to be," noted Joey Bloecker.

Six Hamptons And North Forth St. Patrick's Day Parades

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Seas of green can be seen across the North Fork and South Fork over the next two weekends as St. Patrick's Day festivities come to the East End.

Hamptons Empty Bowls Benefit Supports Student Greenhouse And Edible Learning

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "I cannot thank all of my chefs enough, this event means so much to Springs Seedlings and Project Most," expressed Chef Joe Realmuto.

Hamptons Scrabble Club Setting The Stage To Compete At National Championship In Massachusetts

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It's not you grandmother's Scrabble," said Kathy Hummel.

Hamptons Winter Club Hosting Annual Skate-A-Thon Benefit

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It's a day that is great fun, with varied family skating events for all levels and a wonderful bake sale," said Brigid Collins.

Hamptons Historical Society's Executive Director Extends Tenure

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The more I thought about our decision (my wife is the Historical Society's registrar) the more projects I felt I'd like to tackle or complete," said Richard Barons.

Riverhead Foundation For Marine Research And Preservation Rescues Dolphin From Hamptons Beach

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Every effort is made to save marine mammals and sea turtles at our rehabilitation facility," said Robert A. DiGiovanni, Jr.

U.S. Embassy Tokyo Uses Southampton Museum's Photo For Social Media Project

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Its wonderful that Japan has reached out to Southampton about our shared historic personage," shared Tom Edmonds.

Ice Carving, Fire Dancers, And Winter Favorites On Display During Hamptons HarborFrost Festival

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Long Wharf will be bursting with activity on Saturday, February 27th with ice carving, fire dancing and juggling and of course a magnificent fireworks display over the harbor by Grucci," said Gavin Menu.

East End Explorers To Embark On Quest Throughout Montauk

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Collaborating with East End cultural groups to present great events and happenings like this, allows us to give the community a great taste of what's to come — and what will be possible when the cultural and aquatic centers at the Playhouse are built," shared Maureen Rutkowski.

Southampton Hospital Receives $100,000 Donation From Hampton Designer Showhouse Foundation

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Philanthropy is vital to quality healthcare and Southampton Hospital is fortunate to be a beneficiary of this amazing design showcase," noted Robert S. Chaloner.

Hamptons-Based Animal Shelter Hosting Valentine's Day Weekend Open House And Supporting "Operation Puppy Love"

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It is so important to keep your pets up to date on vaccines and ARF is pleased to provide these low cost services to the public, as well as microchipping," shared Jamie Berger.

Hamptons Library Screening BBC Favorites During Afternoon Tea Event

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Each year we find new and/or different shows to share with the patrons," explained Marie Weiss.

Animal Rescue Fund Of The Hamptons Celebrates Record-Breaking Year

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "ARF is extremely proud of its accomplishments in 2015 and it truly does take a village," shared Jamie Berger.

Sag Harbor Elementary Students And Buddy The Cuddle Monster Collect 200 Coats For The Retreat

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We are amazed at the generosity of the Sag Harbor community of students who really understand what it means to give to other children who are less fortunate," said Loretta K. Davis.

Hamptons Library Joining Forces With Local Animal Shelter To Showcase Senior Pets

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Senior pets end up in shelters more often than people think," said Kate McEntee.

#ICanDoSomething Campaign Challenges Tech Savvy Youth To Support Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We anticipate great participation in the challenge to bring attention to teen dating violence," said Loretta Davis.

Hamptons Fire Department Rallying The Community For Upcoming Blood Drive

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "United We Stand....United We Donate" will be the mantra at the Hamptons-based fire house.

Long Island Farm Bureau Presenting Annual Ag Forum

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The 2-day event provides numerous educational opportunities for the ag community to learn about the newest research and advancements in agriculture and agricultural stewardship and stay up-to-date on agricultural law and policy changes," said Sandra Menasha.

Pierson Students Presenting Inaugural Hamptons Humanity Fundraiser

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "My friends and I started Hamptons Humanity to give local kids a venue to understand all the need around us, even in one of the wealthiest parts of the country," shared Matt Burke.

Children's Museum Of The East End Transforming Into Times Square For Annual New Year's Eve Celebration

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "I love transforming CMEE's Main Street into Times Square for the day," noted Doug Borge.

New York Mets' Steven Matz Brightens The Holidays For Stony Brook Children's Hospital Patients

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "That's what it is all about this time of year," shared the Mets pitcher.

A New Year's Day Hamptons Polar Bear Plunge

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Meet at Main Beach in East Hampton on the first day of 2016 for a quick dip that supports locals in need.

Five Post Christmas Family-Friendly Hamptons Happenings

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Looking for family-friendly activities to keep kids entertained during winter break? Here are five East End events that will appeal to a range of interests.

Hamptons Animal Shelter Completes Medical Wing Transport Center

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "This newly renovated transport center will help ensure that all of our rescue animals, cats and dogs alike, begin their search for a loving home in the best possible conditions," explained Jennifer Rockford.

Cintas Corporation "Thinks Pink" With Donation To Southampton Hospital's Ellen Hermanson Breast Center

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Cintas Corporation donated additional 'feel good items' such as pink cozy socks, blanket, hat, lotion, lip balm, and a candle just to make sure patients know that people care and are thinking about them," noted Susie Roden.

Santa, His Elves, Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, And More Take Human Resources Of The Hamptons' Polar Bear Plunge

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Normally the scene at Coopers Beach in Southampton is a mix of bundled up supporters, readily waiting to warm swimmers with towels, and those in bathing suits or the costume of their choice, shivering away as they await the annual holiday season dip into the Atlantic Ocean.

East End-Based Animal Shelter Hosting Family Photo Op With Kris Kringle

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "A family holiday photo is not complete without including our furry members as well," said Linda Goldsmith.

Montauk Playhouse Community Center Foundation Debuting Two Original Seasonal Celebrations

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "This contest is a fun opportunity to get in the community holiday spirit," explained Maureen Rutkowski.

Hamptons Chamber Presenting Dickens Family Holiday Festival

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Following its Festival of Lights last weekend, Greater Westhampton Chamber of Commerce is keeping in the holiday spirit with a Village-wide Victorian era-themed festival.

You Can Meet Santa And Make Cards For Veterans During This Hamptons Holiday Happening

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We look forward to hosting Santa at Rowdy every year as it really gets everyone in the holiday spirit," shared Michelle Moliski.

Human Resources Of The Hamptons Presenting 12th Annual Polar Bear Plunge

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Coopers Beach in Southampton will be packed with daring plungers, who are willing to submerge themselves into the ocean in support of Human Resources of the Hamptons' Food Pantry.

Hamptons Museum's Seasonal Festivities Feature Hearthside Cheer, Holiday Party, Cookie Exchange And More

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The holidays are very festive at the Rogers Mansion - a Greek-revival, 20 room house built in 1843 by whaling Captain Albert Rogers," said Tom Edmonds.

It's Starting To Look A Lot Like The Holidays: Hamptons Santa Visits, Tree Lightings, And Parade Of Lights

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Once the last turkey drumstick and piece of pumpkin pie has been devoured, it's time to turn our attention to Yuletide festivities, and Thanksgiving weekend in the Hamptons is filled with seasonal spirit.

Two East End Students Leading Sag Harbor "Kids Need Warmth" Coat Drive

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We are inspired by these children who want to help others in our community," said Loretta Davis.

East End Turkey Trots And A Hamptons Holiday Weekend Walk-It-Off Walk

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Starting off the season with a seasonal run might just be the motivation you need to stay active throughout the two months filled with yummy temptations.

Southampton BookHampton Store Under New Ownership And East Hampton Location To Welcome Alec Baldwin And Hilaria Baldwin

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It's absolutely perfect," said Charline Spektor. "While we are now formally two separate bookstores, the idea that two of our booksellers would become the heirs to the BookHampton legacy is really gratifying."

Save Montauk: Local Community Rallies Against United States Army Corps Of Engineers Project

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - An East Hampton Town Board meeting addressing the seawall will be held on Tuesday, November 10th, at the Montauk Playhouse Community Center.

Julianne Moore Selects Hamptons Animal Shelter To Receive Academy Awards Donation

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Every donation helps towards the bottom line of our budget," noted Michele Forrester.

Election Day In The Hamptons: Fleming, Cantwell, And Schneiderman Still In Office

by Nicole Barylski
Politics - It was the Democrats who dominated most of the East End polls on Election Day.

Record Breaking Crowd Turns Out For Annual Pet Friendly Hamptons Halloween Parade

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Patricia has groomed this pet parade into a Southampton tradition," said Patricia Gray.

The Hampton Library Holding "Give Thanks, Give Back Turkey Food Drive"

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Anyone interested in participating can take a feather and bring in the item written on the feather and drop it off in the box beneath Drumstick," explained Josh Perry.

Free Community Health Fair Taking Place In Montauk

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We encourage the community to attend this free event, especially those who do not have access to regular healthcare services," noted Sheila Rogers.

Montauk Organization Holding Veterans Day Flag Ceremony

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It's important as a community — young and old — that we pause on Veterans Day to honor and express our gratitude to our nation's veterans," noted Maureen Rutkowski.

Hamptons Organization Looking For Help To Spread Holiday Cheer

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "For many domestic violence survivors who have given up everything to leave an abusive situation, the holidays can be a particularly difficult time," explained Loretta K. Davis.

East End Animal Shelter In Need Of Volunteers

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We are looking for kindhearted individuals that want to give back and help the ARF animals," shared Jamie Berger.

A Mysterious Past Comes To Light During Halloween Spookfest

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Mysteries of the Manor: Tales Tall and True is a perfect family day event," shared Kim Folks.

Spooky East End Halloween Haunts For Adults

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - If you can't get enough spooky sightings and All Hallows' Eve entertainment, here are seven East End events for you.

All Hallows' Eve Entertainment Begins: Hamptons Halloween And Rag-A-Muffin Parades

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Halloween parade lovers are in luck this year because you've got two weekends of All Hallows' Eve celebrations throughout the Hamptons.

Pumpkin Decorating, Frankenstein Follies, And All Hallows' Eve Parties: Eight Hamptons Halloween Happenings For Kids

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Holiday happenings start soon, so here are some of our favorite East End Halloween events.

Stop & Shop Opens Two Hamptons Locations

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Stop & Shop is committed to being a good neighbor in the communities where it does business," said Don Sussman.

Hamptons Hoops Contest Raises Over $100,000 For Local Scholarship Fund

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - While making over 1,000 shots in an hour is an impressive feat within itself, the real winners are the George and Annette Benedict Scholarship Fund recipients.

Run For A Cause: Thinking Pink In Support Of East End Breast Health Organizations

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which means it's the perfect time to lace up your sneakers and support two local organizations.

Fun, Family And Adventure At YMCA East Hampton's Fall Festival

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We will have our rock wall, blowup slide, a brand new bounce castle, petting zoo, train ride, face painting and pumpkin painting," shared Sondra Vecchio.

Looking To The Future: Montauk Playhouse Community Center Foundation To Discuss New Centers During Community Forum

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We encourage those who haven't seen them yet to join us at this meeting where we'll review the plans in depth and answer any questions," shared Lisa DeVeglio.

Columbus Day Weekend Brings Annual Family Fun Festival To The Hamptons

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Family Fun Day is the best day of the year here at SYS," said Sharon O Wood.

Children's Museum Of The East End Throwing 10th Anniversary Party

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "In addition to being a fabulous time for families, CMEE's 10th Birthday Party is a wonderful way to thank the many, many people who were instrumental in building the Museum and making it a success," noted Steve Long.

Westhampton Beach To Welcome First Annual Harvest Festival Over Columbus Day Weekend

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We are looking to show the best of the Greater Westhampton Area to all of our visitors proving WHB is Where the Hamptons Begin," explained Chamber Secretary and Event Co-Chair Philip Grossman.

34th Annual Montauk Fall Festival To Take Place Over Columbus Day Weekend

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The Chowder contest is an event in itself, as hundreds of people want to taste the phenomenal chowders presented," shared Laraine Creegan.

Batten Down The Hatches: Southampton Town Prepares For The Arrival Of Hurricane Joaquin

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The Town is taking all necessary precautions," noted Anna Supervisor Throne-Holst.

Long Pond Greenbelt East End Event To Celebrate Nature-Themed Hamptons Happenings

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The Long Pond Greenbelt is a beautiful place and we encourage everyone to come out to hike, play, and explore today and every day," shared FLPG President Dai Dayton.

Southampton Hospital Re-Launches Books For Babies Program

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We are helping them get a head start on their child's development, which is so critical in the first years," explained Stacey Brosnan, CNM, MS, Maternity Center Nurse Manager.

East Hampton Organization Picked To Participate In The Allstate Foundation's Purple Purse Challenge

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We are proud to have been selected by The Allstate Foundation again this year to bring awareness to financial abuse, especially during Domestic Violence Awareness Month," said Loretta K. Davis.

Hamptons Organizations Teaming Up For Free Fall Health Fair

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "There are many in our community who still do not have access to regular medical care," noted Sheila Rogers.

Cornell Cooperative Extension Of Suffolk County Celebrating Autumn During Annual PumpkinFest Event

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "PumpkinFest is a celebrated event for the Suffolk County Farm and for all of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk," shared Vicki Fleming.

Hamptons "Stroll To The Sea" Supports Local Animal Shelter

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We always look forward to seeing the former ARFan's return with their forever families, as well as all the dogs that participate, to support the work that we do," said Jamie Berger.

UPDATE: Thousands Expected To Attend Annual San Gennaro Feast Of The Hamptons

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The 2015 San Gennaro Feast of the Hamptons will be the best ever," shared Rick Martel.

Hamptons Museum Spotlights Southampton's History During SeptemberFest Weekend

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It's a fun day for people of all ages who enjoy experiencing Southampton's rich heritage," noted Tom Edmonds.

Sag Harbor Organization Raffling Off Custom Kayak In Support Of College Scholarships

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "As I start my freshman year at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA, I will endeavor to continue to engage in community outreach when possible and I promise you that your gift will go to good use and help me acquire the books and supplies I need," said Maya Buckner.

Southampton SeptemberFest Opening Day To Include Pumpkin Carving, Harvest Day Fair, And Chowder Contest

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The first weekend of fall brings one of our favorite local festivals.

Southampton SeptemberFest Closing Day To Feature Inaugural Scavenger Hunt, Taste Of The East End And Art In The Park

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The weekend long Hamptons happening will fill Southampton Village with festivities that commemorate art, entertainment, food, music, dance, and the Village's rich past.

The World of Goody Garlick: Diving Into East Hampton's Witchcraft History

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The Goody Garlick story is fascinating," shared Richard Barons. "And like so much history, is relevant for our times."

East End Museum Putting "Big Trucks" On Display During Inaugural Event

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Big kids, little kids, adults...does anyone ever really stop loving big trucks" asked Steve Long.

Sylvester Manor To Honor The Three Sisters

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The interactive traditional festival of thanks will feature cooking demonstrations, tastings, song, dance, and honor drumming.

Hamptons Festival Mixes Outer Space, Education, And Locally Inspired Abstract Art

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It will be a lot of fun to interact with the local kids and expose them to the excitement of spaceflight, and to learn more about the art, music, and culture of Long Island," said Astronaut Frank Culbertson.

Long Island Triathlon Tour Coming To The Hamptons

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Are you a mighty, mighty triathlon warrior ready to test your training?

New Survey Shows Gas Prices On The South Fork Are Over 20 Cents Higher Than Rest Of Long Island

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "There is no clearer example of price-fixing than what it is currently happening with gas prices on the South Fork," said Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr.

Race Into Fall: Five Upcoming Hamptons Runs

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Fall in the Hamptons is bringing plenty of opportunities to take in scenic routes, while supporting local causes.

Animal Rescue Fund Of The Hamptons Makes A Holiday Weekend Rescue Expedition

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Because of the timeliness of our rescue, the South Carolina foster families were able to pull an additional 22 dogs on Labor Day," Michele Forrester.

MTK - Beach Sweep 2015: A Seaside Call To Action

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "As a local Montauk business we know how important it is to respect our community and do what we can to protect and preserve our beautiful beaches," shared Leyla Marchetto.

Sag Harbor HarborFest Concludes With Chowder Contest, Annual Wood Regatta, And Fairs

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Come out and commemorate Sag Harbor's maritime history during the final day of HarborFest.

First Day Of Sag Harbor HarborFest To Feature Tug Of War, Harbor Cruises, Whaleboat Races And More

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Sag Harbor's HarborFest village-wide event celebrating its maritime history is returning soon.

It's Nothing But Smooth Sailing For Hampton Bays Civic Association's Labor Day Weekend Fundraiser

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Hampton Bays Civic Association is saying goodbye to another great summer by hosting their 4th Annual Family Fun Day and Duckie Race.

Beachcomber Clean-Up And Scavenger Hunt Winners Come Away With Sweet Prizes

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "My goal is to have the Annual Kids Beach Comber Clean-Up and Scavenger Hunt become an annual tradition that kids, residents, and visitors look forward to each summer," shared Southampton Town Councilwoman Christine Scalera.

Hamptons Yappy Hour Goes To The Dogs (In A Good Way)

by John Wegorzewski
Community News - The festive atmosphere on the great lawn of the Rogers Mansion allowed dogs and their owners to see old friends and make new ones.

Hamptons Big Red Med Box Allows For Responsible Medication Disposal

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The key to a successful program is making medication disposal free, confidential and, most importantly, convenient," shared Thomas McAbee.

Montauk Fire Department Releases Public Service Announcement: "House Numbers Save Lives!"

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We respond to these calls both in daylight and at night, so, having your house number prominently displayed, makes it more efficient for us to better serve you, the public," said MFD Chief Joseph Lenahan.

LIRR Addresses Cannonball Luggage Issues After Safety Concerns From FRA

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We certainly hope that everyone who wants to board the Cannonball can do so," said Patrick Nowakowski.

"Finding Nemo" Featured In Annual Hamptons Family Outdoor Movie Night

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Just days after "Discovering Nemo" (a sequel to the 2003 animated film) was confirmed to be in production, the original will screen during a Hamptons family-friendly benefit.

Hampton Classic Horse Show Canters Its Way To The Hamptons

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - This year's show will feature a world-class line-up of horses and riders, with some of the world's top jumper and hunter riders coming from across the country and beyond to compete.

Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation Takes Part In NBC's Clear The Shelters

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We are grateful to NBC and their staff for making this a banner adoption day for our shelter," expressed Patricia Gray.

Hamptons Red Devil Swim Benefits Amagansett Life Saving Station

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue is holding their annual "Red Devil" swim at Atlantic Avenue Beach.

Take Me Out To The Ball Game: Annual Hamptons Softball Game Pits Artists Against Writers

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - One of the longest running traditions on the East End is gearing up for a showdown between the local arts community.

Gold Coast Bank Opens New Branch In The Hamptons

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We are extremely pleased to open a branch in the historic and iconic Village of Southampton," said John C. Tsunis, Gold Coast Bank's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

"A Spectacular Silent Art Auction & Cocktail Party" Highlights East End Artists

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The art community in the Hamptons has always been so generous in their support of the Bridgehampton Museum and the non-for-profit organizations on the East End," said Lynnette Pintauro.

Historical Museum Continues Southampton Town 375th Anniversary Programming With Third Annual Samuel L. Parrish Lecture

by Krysten Massa
Community News - The lecture will explore the William Merritt Chase school and the founding of the Art Village and how they shaped the creation of Shinnecock Hills.

Maureen's Haven Joins Forces With Rechler Equity Partners For Successful Summer Gala

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Their generosity and the generosity of our other sponsors allow the proceeds to directly benefit our shelter programs and day center," said Jacqueline Stein.

Hamptons Strides For Life To Benefit Lung Cancer Research Foundation

by Krysten Massa
Community News - Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and the second most common cancer among both men and women in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

IGHL And World T.E.A.M Sports Join Forces For 2nd Annual Coastal Team Challenge

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - ​​"​With the support of American Portfolios and Time Capitol, this year's event will be bigger and better than last year," noted Walter Stockton.

"This Is Montauk" Hopes To Remind Viewers Of The True Montauk

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - From public sexcapades to parking nightmares to noise violations, some believe The End has been taken over by hipsters.

Parrish Art Museum's Second Annual Summer Family Party Combines Creativity With Entertainment

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The East End community event will include informal workshops, where children can meet and learn from established, practicing artists.

Jane Krakowski, Molly Sims, And Christa Miller Attend CMEE's 7th Annual Family Fair

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Children's Museum of the East End (CMEE) was transformed into an intergalactic escape for their annual Family Fair.

Summer Drive-In Movie Nights Return To Coopers Beach

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Pack up a car of friends and family and get ready to watch recent cinematic hits on the big screen at Coopers, including a "Divergent" sequel.

The Wounded Warrior Project's Soldier Ride Treks To The Hamptons

by Krysten Massa
Community News - Soldier Ride: The Hamptons is dedicated to Lance Corporal Haerter, who along with fellow soldier Corporal Jonathan T. Yale, saved the lives of over 33 Marines and Iraqi Policemen.

Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League Holding Annual All-Star Game And Inaugural Home Run Derby

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - A day after the National League takes on the American League during the MLB All-Star Game, you can watch the rising stars of a local league vie for glory.

The Kiwanis Club Of Southampton's Annual Carnival Is Back In Town

by Krysten Massa
Community News - Rides, food, games and more are coming your way during the annual Hamptons fundraising event.

A Piece Of Greece Is Visiting The Hamptons

by Krysten Massa
Community News - The four-day festival offers homemade, authentic Greek dishes, raffles, traditional Greek music, dancing with the 'Hamptons Hellenic Dancers' and an outdoor marketplace.

San Gennaro Feast Of The Hamptons Holding Summer Community Kickoff Celebration

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Can't wait until October for the community favorite? Get a summer taste of the San Gennaro Feast of the Hamptons this week at Oakland's.

Blast Off Into Summer During Space Themed Hamptons Family Fair

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "In addition to being a stellar event for kids, the Fair raises vital funding to support programs that serve the needs of families in the year-round community," said Stephen Long.

Swim Across America Holding Hamptons Open Water Swim

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Attendee will "make waves to fight cancer" during the annual East End event.

St. Luke's In East Hampton Holding Annual 4th Of July Fair

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Our annual fair is designed to create a wonderful, fun-filled environment for adults and children to enjoy themselves, availing themselves of games, prizes, delicious food, and the opportunity to bid on extraordinary gifts in our silent auction," shared Reverend Denis Brunelle.

Hamptons 4th Of July Fireworks, Parties, Firecracker Runs, And More

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Independence Day is finally upon us, so here are ten holiday weekend Hamptons happenings to celebrate.

The Retreat's Suffolk County Fatherhood Initiative Joins Fatherhood Buzz

by Krysten Massa
Community News - "There aren't a whole lot of programs out there that work to help dads or that fathers are aware of," said Howard Treadwell.

Get Your Summer Music Fix During Montauk's Free Concert Series

by Krysten Massa
Community News - The Montauk Chamber of Commerce's annual outdoor concert series on the Village Green and at Gosman's Dockside Stage at the Harbor is set to kickoff.

YMCA East Hampton RECenter Partners With CoreysWave Professional Surf Instruction

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - "Through the Wave Share program, we will be able to help more children who may benefit from surfing," Corey Senese.

Southampton Founders Day Celebration Congregates At Conscience Point

by Kyra Richards
Community News - Part of the Southampton's 375th Anniversary Celebration, the all-day affair will feature a variety of programs.

Environmental Horticulturist To Speak At The Nature Conservancy About Pollinators

by Gwen Clarke
Community News - "The White House has taken the lead with the recent Pollinator Research Action Plan, but individual actions are just as important," said Kim Eierman.

Southampton's 375th Anniversary Festivities Continue With A Commemorative Walk And Lecture Series

by Gwen Clarke
Community News - During the month of June, the Town of Southampton will be hosting a series of events to commemorate the 375th anniversary of its settlement.

Hamptons Town Bans Uber

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - An update on the Hamptons Town's licensing rules now requires that each Uber driver must have their own business license and physical address in the Town.

Water Mill Commemorates Southampton Town's 375th Anniversary

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Water Mill is joining in on the Southampton Town 375th anniversary celebrations by hosting a community event.

SoFo Holding First Annual Climate Change Forum And Benefit

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Sea levels rise and intensified storms give those of us with beach houses cause for pause," noted Carl Safina.

Hamptons Special Events Committee Taking A Tour Of Amagansett

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons Special Events Committee has sponsored trips to explore and learn about our East End by visiting historic and other sites in our neighboring communities," shared Gladys Remler and Joanne Samborn.

Billy Joel Honored During Stony Brook University's Commencement Ceremony

by Kyra Richards
Community News - "I hope that by now you have found what it is you love and I hope that you have learned the skills you need to make what you love your life's work," said Billy Joel.

Hampton Jitney, Seastreak, And Bridgeport-Port Jefferson Ferry Teaming Up For Sea Jitney

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We are pleased to be partnering with Port Jefferson, Hampton Jitney and the Bridgeport-Port Jefferson Ferry to offer service between Manhattan, Port Jefferson and the Hamptons," said Jim Barker, President of Seastreak.

Take Home A Furry New Family Member During ARF Hamptons' Memorial Day Weekend Adoption Event

by Krysten Massa
Community News - "Many families in past years have stopped by, only to be disappointed that we were closed," Michele Forrester, ARF's Senior Director of Operations, said.

Southampton Town's New Computer Aided Dispatch System Will Improve Efficiency Of Police, Fire And EMS Services

by Krysten Massa
Community News - A new state-of-the-art Computer Aided Dispatch and information system has upgraded the services of the Southampton police department, fire department, and EMS services.

Southampton Hospital Celebrates $100,000 Donation And Private Entrance To Ellen Hermanson Breast Center

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Spring has left Southampton Hospital with several momentous occasions to celebrate.

East End Organizations Team Up To Celebrate National Public Gardens Day

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The East End community is going green in celebration of National Public Gardens Day.

Southampton's 375th Anniversary May Festivities Feature America's First Whalers And Hamptons House Tours

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The month of May brings several lectures and tours to Southampton Historical Museum, in continuation of Southampton's 375th Anniversary celebrations.

Hudson City Savings Bank Of East Hampton Supports Hope Heels

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The Retreat is honored to have the support of an institution as community-minded as Hudson City Savings Bank," expressed Loretta K. Davis.

Southampton Hospital Looks To Expand Angel On A Leash Dog Therapy Program

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "One of the things we notice is a therapy dog really changes the energy of a room," noted Greer Griffith, Director of Programs at Angel on a Leash.

Edward T. Callaghan, Illustrious Arts And Entertainment Publicist, Dies At 66

Community News - Noted arts and entertainment publicist and Hamptons.com Contributing Writer, Edward T. Callaghan, of Manhattan and Southampton, died at home of complications from cancer on Saturday, April 25th.

Over 750 Hamptons Residents Take Part In The Great East End Clean-Up

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The annual event brought out volunteers of all ages, who helped rid debris from public locations such as roadsides, trails, parks, and beaches.

Concerned Citizens of Montauk Release Results From March Water Quality Testing Program

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Protecting our natural resources is essential to Montauk's ecology and economy," noted Concerned Citizens of Montauk.

Peconic Family Fun Day Connects Children With Nature

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "This event enables SoFo and the other groups to reach out to the community with educational activities and nature walks that hopefully will enrich the lives of many people, especially our children," said Frank Quevedo, the Executive Director South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo).

RecruitNY Holding Recruit Weekend For Fire Departments Across Long Island

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We encourage New Yorkers across the state to come down and visit their local volunteer fire departments on April 25th and 26th," said Robert McConville, President of the Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY).

Going Green In The Hamptons: Westhampton Beach Holding 7th Annual Earth Day Celebration

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Gather up all those old computers, faxes, phones, small appliances, cell phone, tablets, gaming devices, TV's radios, anything that plugs in or runs on battery," said Beth Ann Felshman.

Montauk Chamber Of Commerce Holding Crowd Sourcing Campaign In Support Of Annual Hamptons Fourth Of July Fireworks

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We struggle to make up the difference from chamber resources and that means taking away from or eliminating another special event that contributes to our prime, short tourist season economy," noted Laraine Creegan, Executive Director of the Montauk Chamber of Commerce.

Hamptons Animal Shelter Chosen As Subaru Hometown Charity Benefactor

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It our pleasure to donate this money to such a deserving animal shelter," expressed Anthony Mauro, General Manager of Riverhead Bay Motors.

Hamptons Resident Donates $25,000 To Southampton Hospital's Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The donation from Brian Kelly, owner of East End Tick & Mosquito Control, will support the creation of a curriculum for East End school districts that is in accordance with NYS requirements for school-age children.

Southampton Town's Ban Of Single-Use Plastic Bags To Begin On Earth Day

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Remarkably, we are among the first municipalities in New York State to implement a plastic-bag ban, but we are proud to help lead the way in eliminating one of the most common and lasting form of litter," said Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst.

Agility Competitions, Free Microchipping, And "Ask The Expert" Featured During Hamptons Pet Celebration Day

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It's always a great event, to see so many former ARFans in attendance, with their owners showing them off with such pride," noted Jamie Berger, Director of Marketing & Communications at Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Inc. (ARF).

Hamptons Natural History Museum Holding Free Early Earth Day Celebrations

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The free event will kickoff with a beach cleanup, followed by the Fabulous Nature Nick and His Live Animal Family.

Scenic Sag Harbor 5K Benefits East End Students And Katy's Kids @ CMEE

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Last year, over 1,200 participants ages ranging from 4 to 89-years-old, ran, jogged or walked the race route.

CCOM Collaborating With Several East End Organizations For The Great Montauk Cleanup

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Concerned Citizens of Montauk, in cooperation with Group for the East End, Montauk School, EH Trails Preservation Society and Surfrider Foundation, is hosting The Great Montauk Cleanup," noted Danielle Friscia.

East Hampton Library Pays Tribute To Former Board Chair With New Conversation Series

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We are so pleased to fulfill his vision and honor the memory of his extraordinary leadership and dedication to the Library with the launch of this remarkable new series," said Donald L. Hunting, President of the Library's Board of Managers.

Rebecca Morgan Taylor Joins Project MOST As Executive Director

by Nicole Barylski
School News - "Expanded education is my passion, as I believe expanded learning opportunities are key to student learning," noted Rebecca Morgan Taylor.

2nd Annual Shoreline Sweep Hamptons Beach Cleanup Is This Weekend

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "I'm anxious to get the cleanup season started with the 2nd annual Shoreline Sweep," expressed Founder Dell R. Cullum.

Hamptons Student Robotics Team Hosting GoFundMe Crowdfunding Campaign In Support Of FRC Championship In St. Louis

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "These 29 students and their mentors put in countless hours over the last 3 months, building their robot from the ground up, fundraising, and truly working as a team," said Sharon Dyer, Co-advisor of the Westhampton Beach High School Robotics Team 3171.

Google Maps Brings Pac-Man To The Hamptons

by Nicole B. Brewer
Community News - Leave it to the brilliant minds at Google to merge the usefulness of Google Maps with the fun and kitsch of Pac-Mac, one of the most beloved video games of all time. We test drove the new maps feature in the Hamptons, specifically in Sag Harbor where we ate our way down Clinton Street and back up Division Street before the dreaded ghosts got us.

The Roaring Twenties, Forgotten Battles, Historic Landmarks, And Local History Featured During Southampton 375th Anniversary Events

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Southampton Historical Museum continues their commemoration of Southampton's 375th Anniversary during April with a spotlight on the Roaring Twenties, a battle that few know about, the history of an East End landmark, and a tour showcasing a local town's founding.

Department Of Justice's Office On Violence Against Women Names Local Project Director To Peer Review Panel

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Marisa has the unique expertise of providing underserved communities with domestic violence services," said Loretta K. Davis, Executive Director at The Retreat. "She is a valuable member of The Retreat's team and we are so proud of her accomplishments."

Local Students Support Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation's Dog Visitation Area Project

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The teens are always excited to do projects for the animal shelter," said Theresa Owens. "We will be starting our fundraising drive soon for the new Big Dog area."

Councilwoman Christine P. Scalera Holding 2015 Great East End Clean-Up

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Living in the picturesque, seaside located Hamptons, we all know how important it is to take care of the environment around us.

The Hamptons Easter Egg Search Starts: 10 Places To Meet The Easter Bunny

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Meet and greets with the Easter Bunny, beautiful floral and pastel bonnets, and quests for the "golden egg" means Easter is near. For those with little ones thrilled about the opportunity to see the folkloric figure, here are ten East End Easter "hoppenings."

Two Hamptons Towns Co-Sponsoring 12th Annual East End Mental Health Awareness Day

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Addressing mental health is a hardship for many people who may not have insurance, or do not know who to speak with regarding their concerns," noted Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst.

New York NASW Chapter Names Local Project BASE Coordinator Student Of The Year

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Vicki embodies this sense of The Retreat mission and the NASW Code of Ethics in every service that she provides and each time she engages with a client," noted Lisa Longnecker.

Southampton Animal Shelter Adoptees Strut Their Stuff During A Snowy Hampton Bays St. Patrick's Day Parade

Community News - ​"We have the greatest group of dedicated volunteers​!" said Linda Goldsmith, SASF Public Relations Administrator. "They come in all kinds of weather all year round!"

Bridgehampton Killer Bees Leave Glen Falls With Another New York State Class D Basketball Title

by Nicole Barylski
School News - This is the 9th state title for Bridgehampton and its first in nearly two decades.

East Hampton's The Retreat Welcomes New Members And Officers

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - The Retreat, the East End's only domestic violence services agency, recently announced their new officers for 2015, as well as the addition of two new members to their Board of Directors.

Long Island Natural History Conference Expands To Accommodate Surge In Attendance

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The weekend long forum will feature lectures from leading naturalists and the opportunity to explore the natural world of Long Island.

The Easter Bunny Is Hopping To The Hamptons For Debut "Eggstravaganza" Event

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Montauk is a wonderful destination in the spring for families to come out and celebrate the holiday weekend in our hamlet, and Eggstravaganza will be a great kick-off," noted Laraine Creegan, Executive Director of the Montauk Chamber of Commerce.

Montauk Friends Of Erin Hosting Several East End Events In Support Of Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Montauk resident and former Montauk School Board member Terry Watson will lead the 53rd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade as this year's Grand Marshal.

ARF Hamptons Hoping For Several Home Runs During Special All-Star Adoption Event

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "After this harsh winter, we are looking forward to Spring, a new beginning for a lot of things, the baseball season for starters and it's also great time to adopt a shelter pet as the weather gets warmer," noted Jamie Berger.

Hamptons Museum Digs Deep Into Southampton's History To Honor Town's 375th Birthday

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Southampton Historical Museum is continuing its celebrations of Southampton's 375th Anniversary during a series of workshops, lectures, and festivities throughout March.

East End Guide For Hamptons And North Fork St. Patrick's Day Parades

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - St. Patrick's Day may officially be Tuesday, March 17th, but the East End is celebrating during three weekends worth of festivities, including these six parades covering Westhampton to Montauk, St. James, and Cutchogue.

Hamptons Hospital Goes Red During East End Outreach Campaign

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Southampton Hospital was the driving force behind a regional outreach campaign in February, as part of Heart Month.

Hamptons School Supporting Trip To 2015 National School Scrabble Championship With East End Tournament

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Scrabblers and Words with Friends fans get ready to bring it during this East End competition.

Hamptons Museum Bringing Together Two East End Towns During Convocation Ceremony

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The closeness of the two settlement's founding has, in the past, created a mostly friendly rivalry between Southampton and Southold.

Break Out Your Skates: East End Organization Enhances Annual Skate-A-Thon Benefit

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "This year there will be new events throughout the day including an ice show and hockey game," said Brigid Collins. "We're really looking forward to it!"

5th Annual HarborFrost Winter Festival Sunday Schedule

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The HarborFrost finale will feature a pancake breakfast and hike.

Southampton Hospital Collaborates With East End Intermediate School During American Heart Month

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Southampton Hospital's Ed & Phyllis Davis Wellness Institute joined forces with Southampton Intermediate School Physical Education Teacher Jayne Katz to show its never too early to start healthy heart practices.

5th Annual Hamptons HarborFrost Family Fun Day Schedule

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "HarborFrost provides a wonderfully festive backdrop to winter in Sag Harbor and a fun time for the whole family during an otherwise quiet February," said Gavin Menu, Co-Publisher of The Sag Harbor Express. "The Sag Harbor American Music Festival brings live music all around town."

Social Media Helps Reunite Lost Animal With His East Hampton Family

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - All it took was one Facebook post to help bring Princey (aka Prince Charming), who had been missing for over a month, back to his worried family.

Southampton Animal Shelter Goes On Another Mobile Adventure

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The North Fork Animal Welfare League recognizes that we cannot adopt our way out of the companion animal overpopulation problem," expressed Gillian Pultz, North Fork Animal Welfare League Executive Director.

Loretta K. Davis Named Executive Director At The Retreat

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - "We are excited to welcome Loretta to continue moving the agency in a forward direction," expressed Gail Rothwell, Board President. "Her leadership will strengthen our services, which reach thousands of Suffolk County visitors and residents each year."

Southampton Hospital's Director Of Infection Prevention Earns Re-certification In Infection Control

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Patient safety at Southampton Hospital is of critical importance and Deborah Maile is an important asset to our team," noted Robert S. Chaloner, Southampton Hospital President & CEO. "In addition to her infection prevention responsibilities, she also plays a key role in the Hospital's Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center, communicating with patients who have been infected by a tick bite and need information and referrals to local physicians."

Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation Partners With Brookhaven Animal Shelter

Community News - "SASF Mobile Clinic's goal for 2015 is to expand our outreach and collaborations with other rescue groups and shelters, so we may better serve and provide low cost services for shelter pets, feral (community) cat colonies, and responsible pet owners in our neighboring communities," noted Patricia Gray, SASF Executive Director.

East End Domestic Violence Services Agency Focuses On Breaking The Cycle During National Teen Dating Violence Prevention And Awareness Month

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We are very excited that our Teen Leaders are active at so many events across the East End," said Helen Atkinson-Barnes, the Retreat's Education Manager. "Promoting respect and healthy relationships is the main goal of the program."

Lovestruck In The Hamptons: Seven Ways To Commemorate Valentine's Day On The East End

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Whether you're single, happily coupled up, or its complicated, here are seven East End events celebrating Valentine's Day.

Hamptons Organizations Teaming Up To Host East End One Billion Rising Event

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "This powerful event provides a platform to speak out against domestic violence," noted Maggie Goldfarb, Director of Development at The Retreat. "We are thankful for the incredible support of our East End communities!"

Winter Storm Juno Leaves New York Blood Center With Dangerously Low Supply

Community News - "The New York Blood Center is currently experiencing the largest single shortage of blood donations since Superstorm Sandy because of donation center closings and blood drive cancellations, and a loss of over 3,000 pints of blood," Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone.

The East End Recovers From Massive Winter Snow Storm Juno

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Suffolk took it right on the chin," Governor Andrew Cuomo said about the historic winter storm. "Two feet of snow is a lot of snow, any way you slice it."

Governor Andrew Cuomo Declares State Of Emergency: East End Expected To Bear The Brunt Of Winter Storm Juno

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "This is going to be a dangerous situation," Governor Andrew Cuomo said during his press briefing about winter storm Juno. "Do not take this lightly. This is not a time to be casual."

Online Campaign Supports Fundraising Endeavor By The Wellness Fund At Southampton Hospital's David E. Rogers, MD Center

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The Wellness Fund at Southampton Hospital's David E. Rogers, MD Center has nearly reached their $21,525 fundraising mission, which would allow them to provide support to 80 individuals through 2017.

Hamptons 3rd Grader Named East Hampton "Mayor" For A Day

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Cormac can be kind to others and very giving," said one of Cormac's teachers. "He is always generous with the kids."

Rescued Sea Lion Travels Over 3,000 Miles To Recuperate At East End Aquarium

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - Nila, a recovered 9 month old California Sea Lion found in Point Mugu, will make her Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center debut this year.

Local Television Station Helps Make Southampton Animal Shelter Dog's Birthday Wish Come True

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "He is the light of our life and completes the family," said Delfino's new Dad, Benjamin Turnil.

The Retreat Awarded Two Grants Funded By Violence Against Women Act

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We are very grateful to have been chosen in two categories in this highly competitive grants process and look forward to increasing awareness of the availability of domestic violence services across all populations," said Karen Lombri, Director of Non-Residential Services at The Retreat.

The Ellen Hermanson Foundation Awards Southampton Hospital Two Grants Totaling $295,000

Community News - "Medical care is not a luxury," noted Julie Ratner, Ellen Hermanson Foundation Chair.

Southampton Historical Museum Honoring Monumental Hamptons Anniversary With Year-Long Series Of Events

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Founded in 1640, Southampton Town is celebrating its 375th Anniversary this year and Southampton Historical Museum is commemorating the occasion with a series of special programs.

Wainscott Capital's Thomas Gilbert, Sr. Killed In NYC, Son Tommy Gilbert Charged With Murder

by Nicole B. Brewer
Community News - Longtime Hamptons resident and founder of Wainscott Capital Partners, Thomas Gilbert, Sr. was killed Sunday night in his Manhattan apartment. His son, Thomas Gilbert, Jr. has been arrested and charged with his murder.

Updated: Hampton Bays Civic Association To Hold Informational Series About The Town's Future, Present, And Past

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Stony Brook University Professor of Ecological Design Marc Fasanella is leading the first presentation featured in a three-part series about Hampton Bays.

ARF Marks "Dog Training Month" With Indoor Dog Training Classes

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Training a new puppy or stubborn older dog can be a daunting task, especially during the winter months when cold weather and snow might be a deterrent.

Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center Adds Three New Adorable Members To Its Family

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - Zephyr, an eight-year-old Geoffroy's Marmoset and her two-year-old twins, Queso and Ricotta, were donated to the Aquarium by the University of Nebraska.

2014 Marks Record Breaking For Adoptions At ARF Hamptons

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The ARF team is thrilled that so many ARF dogs and cats were rescued and found homes — especially some of our older, longer term residents," expressed Sara Davison, Executive Director at Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Inc. (ARF).

Moriches Bay Project Million Mollusk March Aims To Seed 1 Million Oysters Into Local Bay

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Just one oyster filters 50 gallons of water per day and with a little help from a fundraising campaign the Moriches Bay Project hopes to seed 1 million oysters in the Moriches Bay by the end of 2015.

The Beach Bakery's Glamorous Gingerbread Spreads Christmas Cheer In Westhampton Beach

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - The Westhampton Beach Elementary School was filled with smiles, sprinkles, and school children on Friday, December 12, 2014 during the annual gingerbread house decorating event hosted by the Beach Bakery Café in association with the PTA.

Bridge Bancorp, Inc. Announces Agreement To Acquire Community National Bank

Community News - "We are excited to announce the acquisition of Community National Bank which continues our expansion into Nassau County and New York City in a meaningful way," said Kevin M. O'Connor, President and CEO of Bridge Bancorp.

Christmas Village Draws Hundreds To Groundworks @ Hrens In East Hampton

by Nicole B. Brewer
Community News - The signs of the holiday season are all over the Hamptons. But one holiday spot is drawing hundreds way out east to East Hampton this time of year, the Christmas Snow Village display at Groundworks @ Hrens.

AFTEE Celebrated On National Giving Tuesday

by Douglas MacKaye Harrington
Community News - Last week recipients and supporters alike gathered in Sag Harbor to celebrate "All For The East End" on National Giving Tuesday.

Hamptons Natural History Museum And Nature Center Receives Funding For Educational Program From Anonymous Donor

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - The East End's only state-of-the-art natural history museum, South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center, has recently received a grant from an anonymous donor which will support their new after-school South Fork Environmental Learning Education Program.

East End Brownie Troop Makes Holiday Season Donation To Southampton Hospital

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Their hard work and commitment to raising funds for our breast health program is impressive," noted Robert Chaloner, Southampton Hospital President & CEO. We're very grateful to have support from these young girls in Troop 1637 and their leaders."

Annual Parade Of Lights Welcomes Christmas Season In Southampton

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - Southampton Village was transformed into a winter wonderland on Saturday, November 29, 2014, as the annual Parade of Lights wrapped around Main Street and culminated with Santa sitting on his sleigh welcoming in the Christmas season.

It's A Wonderful Village: Southampton Holiday Happenings

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The Village of Southampton is spreading festive cheer throughout the holiday season with Southampton Country Holiday presents "It's a Wonderful Village."

East Hampton Historical Society Showcasing Hamptons Holiday Heritage During Upcoming Events

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The East Hampton Historical Society is hosting several holiday happenings throughout December that are sure to leaving you feeling jolly.

Hamptons Restaurant Holding Visit With Santa, Food Drive, And Holiday Card Decorating For Veterans

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Although Santa Claus and his elves are busy getting ready for Christmas Eve, Kris Kringle is making a special stop in the Hamptons.

South Fork Natural History Museum And Nature Center Hosting First Annual Holiday Toy Drive

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "SoFo is committed to giving back to the East End community," expressed Frank Quevedo, South Fork Natural History Museum's Executive Director. "And we can't think of a better way to honor our families than by helping ensure that all children enjoy this special holiday season."

11th Annual Hamptons Polar Bear Plunge To Support Local Food Pantry

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - Year after year, hundreds of East End residents and visitors come out to Coopers Beach in Southampton Village to take a dip in the frigid Atlantic Ocean while supporting a local Hamptons organization.

Hamptons Holiday Happenings: Christmas Parades, Santa Sightings, Tree Lightings And More

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - Don't miss out on this year's most anticipated holiday happenings in the Hamptons!

Southampton Hospital Kicks Off The Holiday Season With Thanksgiving Donation To Human Resources Of The Hamptons Food Pantry

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Nothing says holiday spirit like taking the time to give back to a local charity.

Plastic Bag Ban May Soon Come To Several Hamptons Towns

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - "Worldwide, the accumulation of plastic pollutes miles upon miles of shoreline and extends to all depths of the sea," East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell said.

Respected Hamptons Attorney, Thomas A. Twomey, Jr., Dies At 68

Community News - Thomas A. Twomey, Jr., Senior Partner and founder of the largest law firm on the East End of Long Island, died suddenly at his home on Two Holes of Water Road in East Hampton on Sunday morning, November 16, 2014. He was 68.

The Retreat & Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence Awarded Grant From Department Of Health & Health Research Inc.

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Partnering with the Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence offers a unique opportunity for The Retreat to work in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties to combat sexual violence in local communities by implementing strategies proven to reduce sexual assault incidences," noted Karen Lombri, Director of Non-Residential Services at The Retreat.

Hampton Bays Students Train With Local Animal Shelter Pets As Part Of "Running With The Pack"

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We look forward to their enthusiasm and energy in giving back to our homeless animals as part of their program each year," expressed Southampton Animal Shelter Volunteer Coordinator Gina Martini about the Hampton Bays High School Cross Country team.

Ryan Seacrest Supports Animal Rescue Fund Of The Hamptons' Lemonarf Stand Program

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons recently announced their Lemonarf Stand, A Club for Kids, had its second consecutive successful summer season.

Lee Zeldin Edges Out Tim Bishop In NY-01 Congressional Race

by Nicole Barylski
Politics - Six-term Democratic Rep. Tim Bishop was defeated by Republican challenger Lee Zeldin in the NY-01 Congressional Race on Election Day.

Southampton Historical Museum Getting Into The Holiday Spirit With Seasonal Workshops

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - From baking the perfect pie to crafting one-of-a-kind decorations, attendees will leave the classes with a festive new skill.

Long Island Teen Finds Creative Way To Fundraise During Sayville Little League Season

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "In two years we have raised about $5,000- that's incredible," said 13-year-old Noah Horak, who founded Home Runs for Charity (HR4C). "Our donors are awesome, but so are our players."

Animal Rescue Fund Of The Hamptons Waves Adoption Fees For Senior Animals To Kickoff The Season Of Giving

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - For many children, the top item on their holiday wishlist is a new addition to their household, a pet.

Governor Andrew Cuomo Announces Funding Awarded To Hamptons Domestic Violence Service Agency

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Too many families experience violence at home, and my administration has made it a priority to help New Yorkers break this cycle of abuse," Governor Cuomo said.

Help Save A Life During The Season Of Giving: Southampton Hospital Holding Blood Drive

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Get into the holiday spirit and start the season of giving by donating an invaluable gift during Southampton Hospital's Blood Drive.

Strut Down Main Street During These Hamptons Halloween Parades

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - With towns strewn in spider webs and jack-o-lanterns, adults and children dressed in their best costumes and groups of eager trick-or-treaters searching for the best candy around - we all love Halloween parades.

Riverhead Foundation For Marine Research And Preservation Holding 17th Annual 5K Run For The Ridley

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The 5K will support the Foundation's efforts to rescue, care for, and rehabilitate sea turtles that are currently at their facility, and also those in need of assistance during the upcoming winter months.

Top Ten Hamptons Halloween Happenings: Family-Friendly Parties, Activities, And Shows For Children Of All Ages

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - With Halloween right around the corner, children are buzzing with excitement at the mention of candy, costumes, and trick-or-treating.

"Growing Risks And Misguided Policy" Plagues Long Island's Water Supplies

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - "All of our drinking water comes from below us and what we dump into the ground ultimately and inevitably finds its way into our drinking and surface waters," noted Peconic Baykeeper Executive Director Daniel J. Gulizio.

Animal Rescue Fund Of The Hamptons Celebrates October With Several Ways To Support Animal Rescue

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF) is continuing the celebration of their 40th Anniversary by offering ARF supporters with a month of festivities and events to support animal adoption and rescue efforts.

Run For East End Education During Third Annual Run For Ross 5K Run/Walk

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Participants will enjoy a flat 5K course along a stretch of prime oceanfront Hamptons property.

Long Island Students Helping To Preserve Local Wetlands

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - More than 1,000 students and teachers from 34 schools in 27 of Long Island's school districts will participate in a series of events and engaging in hand-on science exploration of the Peconic Estuary, the Nissequogue River and the Carmans River.

Southampton Youth Services Holding Hamptons Family Fun Day Fundraiser Over Columbus Day Weekend

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - Southampton Youth Services' annual Family Fun Day promises to be a day filled with excitement, complete with family activities, carnival games, crafts, auctions and prizes, clowns and inflatables.

The Retreat Joins "Shine The Light On Domestic Violence" Campaign To Support Domestic Violence Awareness Month

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Domestic violence affects everyone," noted The Retreat Executive Director Michele Pollock Rich. "It takes a coordinated effort by the community at large - law enforcement, advocates, community groups, schools - to combat domestic violence and declare that it will not be tolerated in our community."

Update: Hamptons Fire Department To Be Honored During 33rd Annual Montauk Fall Festival Over Columbus Day Weekend

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The 33rd Annual Montauk Fall Festival will feature the Famous Clam Chowder contest, a special fireworks tribute honoring the Montauk Fire Department, a variety of activities for all ages, and other exciting happening.

Update: Animal Rescue Fund Of The Hamptons Taking A Stroll To The Sea During Annual Dog Walk

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The two-mile walk to the ocean is intended to promote responsible dog ownership and awareness of ARF.

Maureen's Haven Homeless Outreach Program Holding 2nd Annual 5K & 1 Mile Family Run In Riverhead

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We are excited to be hosting the 2nd Annual 5K & 1 Mile Family Run at Stotzky Park in Riverhead to benefit our mission," expressed Tara M. Murphy, Program Manager of Maureen's Haven Homeless Outreach. "Register today to be part of the race day fun."

Southampton Hospital And The Coalition For Women's Cancers At The Hospital Raising Awareness During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Southampton Hospital and the Coalition for Women's Cancers at the Hospital have several events planned throughout the month to increase awareness and raise funds to support local breast cancer survivors.

Dine, Be Pampered, And Support Southampton Hospital And The Coalition For Women's Cancers At The Hospital During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we have three easy ways to support Southampton Hospital and the Coalition for Women's Cancers at the Hospital all throughout the month.

Hamptons 5K's: Sag Harbor Andy's Run And Westhampton Beach Race For A Reason Are This Weekend

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - East End runners get ready to race this weekend as the Sag Harbor Lions Club, Blessings in a Backpack and Backpacks For Fellow Students are hosting Hamptons 5K's benefiting local causes.

San Gennaro Feast Of The Hamptons To Feature New Activities, Meet And Greets With NY Knicks' John Starks And "The Sopranos" Star

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The San Gennaro Feast of the Hamptons is returning to the East End for two days of incredible Italian delicacies, live entertainment, fireworks, artisans, and midway rides.

Southampton Hospital Educates East End Residents About Tick-Borne Diseases During Public Seminar

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - Southampton Hospital's Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center hosted its second public seminar at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.

Agawam Ferry Celebrates Pyrrhus Concer During Southampton SeptemberFest

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - The Agawam Ferry Company and Southampton Village Mayor Mark Epley are hosting a 200th birthday bash for Pyrrhus Concer, a Southampton born slave who overcame slavery to live a life of great achievement.

Hamptons Historical Museum Working To Preserve Old Southampton Cemetery During Restoration Workshop

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - Through this workshop, the Old Southampton Burying Ground will work to preserve the remains and monuments of the town's earliest residents and historic settlers.

Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Fund Honoring Veterans During Bay Street Performance

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Fund is welcoming veterans from the national nonprofit, Veteran Artist Program, for "This Is What We Fought For," a monologue style show.

Upcoming Programs At Parrish Art Museum Focus On East End Ecological Issues

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We are pleased to be working with The Nature Conservancy and expanding on the themes of conservation and care for the environment present in Maya Lin's Platform project," expressed Andrea Grover, Parrish Art Museum Curator of Special Projects.

Debut East End Music And Arts Festival To Feature Space-Themed Kids Day

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Today's children are tomorrow's future," noted Commander Michael "LA" Lopez-Alegria, who is speaking during East End Music and Arts Festival's Kids Day. "I look forward to meeting future space engineers, artists and astronauts at The East End Festival next month."

Ring In The First Weekend Of Autumn At Annual Southampton SeptemberFest

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - Referred to as "the highlight of the Fall Season in Southampton Village," this year's festival is expected to be fun for the entire family, with activities in Agawam Park and a fair at the Southampton Historical Museum.

Flying Point Foundation For Autism Holding Annual Seaside 5K

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The Flying Point Foundation for Autism is holding their annual Flying Point 5K for Autism Awareness at Flying Point Beach in Water Mill.

Doubles Tennis Tournament Scores A Grand Slam With Local Animal Shelter

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We're very grateful to Dave Herman, Sportime Quogue, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Quality Metal Stamping, LLC, and all of the players who participated," noted Pamela Green, Executive Director of Kent Animal Shelter.

Hampton Bays Lions Club Holding 4th Annual Over The Bridge 10K Run And 5K Run/Walk

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Join the Hampton Bays Lions Club for a scenic run or walk with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, Shinnecock Inlet, and the Shinnecock Bay during the 4th Annual Over The Bridge 10k Run And 5k Run/Walk.

Southampton's Village Latch Inn Provides Perfect Presidential Paradise

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - "The members of the White House Communications Agency wish to express their sincere appreciation for the outstanding manner in which you provided support to the Vice President of the United States during his visit to Southampton," the official notice read.

Head To The Shore For Sag Harbor's Annual HarborFest Weekend

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - In celebration of Sag Harbor's nautical history, community members, tourists, and the like will flock to the biggest block party on the shore.

Elsie Owens Health Center Named A Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - The Elsie Owens Health Center in Coram has recently become Hudson River HealthCare's 17th Health Center to be recognized as a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

Barrier Beach Preservation Association Holding Hamptons Cruzin In The Dunes 5K Race

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Barrier Beach Preservation Association's mission is to preserve and protect the beaches, bays, wetlands and wildlife of West Hampton Dunes for the benefit of its citizens and visitors, as well as promote respect for the coastal environment through public education and scientific research.

East Hampton's The Retreat Chosen To Participate In Allstate Foundation's Purple Purse Challenge

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - The Retreat, leading Long Island domestic violence service provider, has been selected by the Allstate Foundation to participate in the Purple Purse Challenge, a series of weekly contests intended to heighten public awareness and fundraising efforts.

Hamptons Performing Arts Center To Host Its 2nd Annual Autumn Golf Outing

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center will host its second annual Autumn Golf Outing at Bridgehampton's premier Bridge Golf Course.

Janet Lavinio Honored For 25 Years Of Service At The Water Mill Museum

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - Janet Lavinio, a Sag Harbor native and Water Mill resident, has recently been honored with lifetime member status at the Water Mill Museum, recognizing her 25 years of service.

Local Girl Scout Troop Supports Long Island Domestic Violence Services Agency

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - To support the East End's domestic violence services and educational programs, the Springs Girl Scout Troop 1650 built, decorated, and stocked two bookshelves, which were donated to The Retreat, a leading Long Island shelter for women and children.

UPDATED: Long Island Coastal Team Challenge

by Douglas MacKaye Harrington
Community News - Empowering disabled as well as able-bodied athletes from around the world, World T.E.A.M Sports will launch from West Hampton Dunes on August 12 its inaugural 22-mile kayak Coastal Team Challenge.

Southampton Hospital Among Nation's "Most Wired" Medical Facilities

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - For the third consecutive year, Southampton Hospital has been recognized as one of the nation's "Most Wired" hospitals according to Health Care's 16th annual Most Wired survey.

Citizens For Access Rights And Hamptons Drive-In Hosting Annual Outdoor Family Movie Night

by Lindsay Andarakis
Community News - CfAR and the Hamptons Drive-In are hosting their Annual Outdoor Family Movie Night featuring "The Croods."

First Annual Kids Beachcomber Clean-Up Contest And Scavenger Hunt To Be Held In Sag Harbor

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - Southampton Town is inviting children of all ages to enjoy a day of fun in the sun while participating in a beach cleanup and partaking in some friendly competition to score some awesome prizes.

Congressman Tim Bishop Launches "Do More" Campaign

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - "I believe in investing in middle-class families by funding high-tech research, job training and more math and science in our schools," Congressman Bishop said.

Hamptons Hospitality Hits All Time Low

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - New York's summer hotspot is apparently not that hot after all - according to a recent survey by Condé Nast Traveler this vacation getaway is one of the unfriendliness cities in America.

Water Mill's Parrish Art Museum Holding First Annual Family Summer Party

by Lindsay Andarakis
Community News - The Parrish Art Museum is hosting their First Annual Summer Family Party sponsored in part by Leman Manhattan Preparatory School this weekend featuring family-oriented art projects.

Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Foundation Hosting Hamptons Benefit Flywheel Sports Class

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Join the Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Foundation for a benefit Flywheel Sports class at the Sag Harbor studio and sweat it out for the cause.

Robbery At Kourtney Kardashian & Scott Disick's Hamptons Hideaway

by Lindsay Andarakis
Community News - Hamptons residents were very apprehensive about the Kardashian's arrival to the Hamptons and wondering how the summer would turn out for them. It seems their luck hasn't been so great after all. Southampton Town Police confirmed that there was a robbery in Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick's rented $13.9 million dollar waterfront North Sea mansion, just last month.

Senator Ken LaValle Secures $150,000 To Aid The Fight Against Lyme Disease

by Lindsay Andarakis
Community News - Anyone who owns a dog or works in their garden knows that ticks are becoming an even bigger problem than they already were in years past on the East End of Long Island.

Living Legacy: Julie Ratner Leads The Charge At The 19th Annual Ellen's Run

by Lee Fryd
Community News - As a mother of a one month old daughter receiving a breast cancer diagnosis, Ellen Hermanson probably never dreamed her name would one day be synonymous with state of the art care for that disease. But, this Sunday, when "runners, walkers, and cheerleaders" converge at 9 a.m. at Southampton Hospital for the 19th Annual Ellen's Run, there will be no doubt as to her legacy.

Cross Sound Ferry's 25th Annual Fireworks Cruise Raises $10,000 For Timothy Hill Children's Ranch

by Lindsay Andarakis
Community News - Members of the Cross Sound Ferry graciously granted a check for $10,000 to the Timothy Hill Children's Ranch in Riverhead.

The Clamshell Foundation Holding 23rd Annual Sandcastle Contest In The Hamptons

by Lindsay Andarakis
Community News - Embrace your inner architect and come on down to the Clamshell Foundation's 23rd Annual Sandcastle Contest this weekend at Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett.

Another Great Year for the Second Annual Shark's Eye Tournament

by Lindsay Andarakis
Community News - The second annual satellite shark tag-and-release tournament in Montauk resulted in another exceptional weekend of very competitive fishing, advanced science and community participation, led by the Concerned Citizens of Montauk.

Kent Animal Shelter Urges "Pit Bull" Parents to Prevent Unwanted Litters During August's, "Primp Your Pit" Campaign

by Lindsay Andarakis
Community News - This August, The Kent Animal Shelter will spay and neuter Pit Bull Terrier-type dogs for Long Island residents for a reduced, $20 rate, which also includes a free doggie nail trim, during PetSmart Charities' annual, "Primp Your Pit," campaign.

The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Inc. host Feral Cat Spay Day in Southampton

by Jen Haynie
Community News - The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Inc. (ARF) and the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF) announced that it held a most successful feral cat spay day on July 17, 2014 in Mastic Beach.

Paddlers For Humanity Holding 9th Annual Block Challenge

by Lindsay Andarakis
Community News - Paddlers for Humanity is hosting its largest and most challenging event of the year, the 9th Annual Block Challenge 2014.

Charity Tennis Tournament, "Points for Patriots," To Benefit The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund

by Lindsay Andarakis
Community News - Michael Schumer and Michele Lehat, two 17-year-olds from Long Island will host the 3rd Annual Charity Tennis Tournament, "Points for Patriots," this weekend.

Kenneth B. Wright Named Chair Of Southampton Hospital's Board Of Directors

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - The Southampton Hospital Board of Directors has elected Kenneth B. Wright as Chair of the Board.

Animal Rescue Fund Of The Hamptons Holding "Best Looking Mutt" Contest

by Lindsay Andarakis
Community News - In honor of mutts everywhere and in celebration of National Mutt Day on Thursday, Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF) is holding a "Best Looking Mutt" contest.

Ladies Village Improvement Society Hosting Annual Hamptons Summer Fair

by Jack Sullivan
Community News - The fair is well regarded as one of the premier destinations each summer for different types of family fun.

Congressman Bishop And Senator Schumer Push Federal Aviation Administration For Further East End Relief

by Lindsay Andarakis
Community News - Congressman Tim Bishop and United States Senator, Charles E. Schumer sent a letter to Secretary of Transportation, Anthony Foxx and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator, Michael Huerta, and reiterated their repeated calls for an alteration to the North Shore helicopter route.

Third Annual Shelter Island Cricket Club Charity Match To Benefit Shelter Island Ambulance Corps

by Lindsay Andarakis
Community News - The Shelter Island Cricket Club (SICC) will play their Third Annual Cricket Match to raise funds for the Shelter Island Ambulance Corps.

Bridgehampton Half Marathon Supports Southampton Hospital

by Lindsay Andarakis
Community News - Organizers of the Hamptons Marathon and Bridgehampton Half presented Southampton Hospital with a donation of $10,000 to represent a portion of the proceeds from their First Annual Half Marathon.

East End Chabad Hosting IDF Wounded Soldiers Hamptons Tribute Lunch

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Chabad North Haven in The Hamptons" are hosting IDF Wounded Soldiers when they visit the Hamptons this weekend.

Hand Painted 1985 Rolls Royce To Appear At Hamptons Soldier Ride

by Lindsay Andarakis
Community News - Mixed media artist Ben Moon custom painted a 1985 collector's Rolls Royce called "silver spur" with his signature black and white designs to raise money for the Wounded Warriors.

Maureen's Haven Homeless Outreach Program Holding Annual Lobster Bash

by Jen Haynie
Community News - Maureen's Haven Homeless Outreach is hosting its Annual Lobster Bash Disco Style at Docker's Waterside in East Quogue to support the Day Center & Winter Shelter Program.

34th Annual Great Bonac Fireworks Show Blasting Off Soon

by Lindsay Andarakis
Community News - The Clamshell Foundation is hosting the 33rd Annual Great Bonac Fireworks Show this weekend.

Southampton And East Hampton Supervisors Urge LIRR Officials To Make Contingency Plans For East End Of Long Island In Event Of Rail Strike

by Lindsay Andarakis
Community News - With the looming threat of a Long Island Rail Road strike that would doom many East Enders and New Yorkers trying to get back and forth to Manhattan, action is suggested quickly from Southampton and East Hampton Towns.

"All For The Bays" Concert At Ponquogue Beach Supports Southampton Town Trustee Bay Replenishment Fund

by Lindsay Andarakis
Community News - The Hamptons Visitors Council is presenting the "All for the Bays" concert at Ponquogue Beach in Hampton Bays. WPPB's Bonnie Grice will host the event, which will feature performances by Rick Derringer, LA Woman and Dub Steady.

Hamptons Fourth Of July Parade Called For Strong Willed Onlookers And Lots of Umbrellas

by Jack Sullivan
Community News - Southampton annually boasts the largest Fourth of July parade on Long Island, and despite the monsoon, this past fourth was no different.

East End Winery Owner, Marco Borghese, Dies In Car Crash

by Lindsay Andarakis
Community News - The East End winery community mourns loss of Marco Borghese, owner of Castello di Borghese Vineyard and Winery, who was killed after colliding head on with a box truck in Wading River.

Alec Baldwin Attends Grand Opening Of East Hampton Library's Children's Wing

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - Over 500 people crowded the East Hampton Library to celebrate the grand opening of their new children's wing.

Fun Family Fair To Be Held At St. Luke's Episcopal Church In East Hampton Over 4th Of July Weekend

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - East End families will flock to St. Luke's Episcopal Church on Saturday, July 5 for a family-friendly fair featuring fun activities, face painting and entertainment for all ages.

Shark's Eye 2nd Annual All-Release Tournament & Festival Returning to Montauk

by Lindsay Andarakis
Community News - The Shark's Eye All-Release Tournament and Festival will be returning to Montauk for the second year, from July 11-13, 2014. Boats are now entering to compete for more than ten thousand dollars in cash and prizes. This is Montauk's only satellite tag, catch-and-release, high stakes and big game sport fishing competition. It is combined with state-of-the-art science, conservation and educational entertainment that is focused on preserving shark populations.

Children's Museum Of The East End To Host 6th Annual Hamptons Family Fair

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - The Children's Museum of the East End will host their 6th annual Family Fair featuring arts and crafts, water slides, entertainment, games, music, food and fun for the whole family.

Relaunching The Agawam Ferry In Southampton

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - To commemorate for the 200th birthday of Pyrrhus Concer, a Southampton-born slave who overcame hardship to become a local legend and a prominent figure in U.S. History, a movement is underway to relaunch the Agawam Ferry in the village of Southampton.

Hamptons Hot Spots To Watch The 4th Of July Fireworks

by Lindsay Andarakis
Community News - Fourth of July in the Hamptons is always an exciting time of the year. Whether you're watching from the beach, a restaurant in Montauk, or the deck of your boat, nothing puts you in a more patriotic mood than a good fireworks show. Here is where you can enjoy fireworks and festivities this year.

Controversial Aluminum Sculpture Appears at Gabreski Airport

by Lindsay Andarakis
Community News - A 30-foot sculpture of an aluminum woman appeared seemingly overnight at Gabreski Airport, stunning Westhampton Beach Village officials and residents.

Volunteers Team Up With Stony Brook University To Help Revitalize Shinnecock Bay

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - More than 40 East End volunteers teamed up with members of the Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences in hopes of helping to revitalize Shinnecock Bay.

Bridgehampton Half-Marathon Donates $20,000 To Hamptons Organizations

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - Diane Weinberger and Amanda Moszkowski of Hamptons Marathon, Inc., and their partner Matt Linick of Running Away, Inc. presented checks valuing $10,000 to both the Bridgehampton Museum and the Southampton Hospital.

Get Wet And Have Fun At Hiram's Paddle For The People Hamptons Event

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - Hiram's Paddle for the People is inviting East End residents to get wet, have some fun, and enjoy a chef-inspired barbeque lunch while raising funds for the local Sag Harbor food pantry, summer camp and school scholarships.

Southampton SeptemberFest Inviting Local Artists To Participate In Annual Hamptons Festival

by Jen Haynie
Community News - Southampton SeptemberFest offers residents and visitors a unique opportunity to enjoy Southampton's rich cultural heritage and its close connection to agriculture and the sea during one of the most beautiful times of year.

East Hampton Restaurant Challenging Fans To Get Rowdy With Contest

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - Rowdy Hall in East Hampton is challenging customers to get inked as part of their ongoing #Rowdyink tattoo contest.

The SASS Foundation For Medical Research Recognizes Southampton Hospital's Coalition For Women's Cancers

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - During the 7th Annual Day of Education and Healing for the Ovarian and Breast Connection, the SASS Foundation for Medical Research, Inc. recognized Southampton Hospital's Coalition for Women's Cancers with the Gerry Trunz Memorial Award.

The Shinnecock Museum Hosts 13th Annual Strawberry Harvest Festival

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - The Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum, Long Island's only Native-American owned and operated museum, will host their 13th Annual Strawberry Harvest Festival.

Olympic Winners Set To Run In Annual Shelter Island 10K

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - The 35th Annual Shelter Island 10K, sponsored this year by designer and author Jonathan Adler, is a summer highlight that will guide participants through the picturesque views of the tiny island, with a pre-sunset start time.

28th Annual ARF Garden Tour: Celebrating the Summer Solstice in Springs

by Lindsay Andarakis
Community News - One of the longest running garden tours on Long Island, the ARF Garden Tour will feature six wonderful gardens in the historic hamlet of Springs, in East Hampton, New York.

Peconic Baykeeper Awards $10K Grant For Dedicated Shellfish Spawner Sanctuary In Support Of Shinnecock Bay Restoration Project

by Lindsay Andarakis
Community News - The Peconic Baykeeper has awarded $10,000 to Stony Brook University's Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program to sponsor a shellfish spawner sanctuary in a certain location in the bay.

Cross Sound Ferry Awarded Grant For Repairs

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - Congressman Tim Bishop and Cross Sound Ferry executives have announced that the ferry service has been awarded a $1.2 million grant through the Federal Transit Administration's Passenger Ferry Grant Program.

Southampton Hospital Honors Graduating Seniors

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - Several hardworking and determined high school seniors were presented with scholarships during Southampton Hospital's annual awards dinner.

Navy Beach Restaurant Hosting Hamptons Fundraiser To Benefit The Navy SEAL Foundation

by Lindsay Andarakis
Community News - This summer, Navy Beach is honoring Montauk's naval history and continuing its partnership with the Navy SEAL Foundation.

Hamptons Community Rallying Behind Local Couple In Need

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - The East Hampton community will host a benefit event at The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett to raise money for East Hampton locals Michael Farrell and Sharon Losee.

7th Annual Christopher's 5K Run/Walk Benefiting Pediatric Blood & Marrow Transplant Family Support Program

by Lindsay Andarakis
Community News - The 7th Annual Christopher's Run in Southampton benefits the Pediatric Blood & Marrow Transplant Family Support Program at Duke University Medical Center.

Old Timers' Dinner In Montauk To Honor The Nessel Brothers

by Lindsay Andarakis
Community News - The Nessel Brothers, Jacob and Richie, are this year's honorees at the Annual Montauk Harbor Old Timer's Dinner in Montauk.

Southampton Hospital Launches Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center

by Lindsay Andarakis
Community News - Despite popular belief, you do not need to enter a heavily wooded area to encounter and possibly be bitten by a tick with potentially deadly consequences.

East End Tick And Mosquito Supports Sustainability With Solar Panel Installation

by Lindsay Andarakis
Community News - "It's a no-brainer decision for us," Brian Kelly, owner of East End Tick and Mosquito Control, said about the company's recent installation of solar roofing at the Southampton office.

Southampton Hospital Maternity Center Nurse Earns Nomination For Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council Nurse Of Excellence Award

by Lindsay Andarakis
Community News - Leading nurses from Long Island's hospitals and nursing education programs gathered at the Woodbury Country Club to give recognition to their nurse peers at the Nurse of Excellence Award Ceremony.

Hamptons Village Debuting New Dog Park

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - Join the Southampton Village and the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation in celebrating the opening of the Southampton Village Dog Park at Lola Prentice Memorial Park.

Kent Animal Shelter Introducing "Precious, Not Parents Campaign"

by Lindsay Andarakis
Community News - They may be just babies, but according to Kent Animal Shelter, kittens and puppies can go into heat as early as four and five months old, and have their first litter just two months later.

Children's Museum Of The East End Debuts New Outdoor Nine-Hole Miniature Golf Exhibit

by Lindsay Andarakis
Community News - "We continue to look for new and creative ways to engage and teach kids while they enjoy themselves at CMEE," said Stephen Long, CMEE's Executive Director. "Our new mini-golf course achieves both of those goals by making it fun to learn about physics while navigating each hole."

Kites Fly High Over Coopers In Support Of Uniting Against Lung Cancer

by Jack Sullivan
Community News - The eighth annual Kites For A Cure raised nearly $60,000 to be donated to innovative lung cancer research.

Kraus Family Health Center Opens At Southampton Hospital

by Elsie Boskamp
Community News - Hudson River HealthCare, a non-for-profit Federally Qualified Health Care (FQHC) system hosted a ribbon cutting today at Southampton Hospital to commemorate the hospital's opening of a new state-of-the-art health care facility, the Kraus Family Health Center of the Hamptons.

Uniting Against Lung Cancer Hosts Eighth Annual Hamptons "Kites For A Cure"

by Lindsay Andarakis
Community News - Uniting Against Lung Cancer will kick off the summer season in Southampton with its eighth annual, "Kites for a Cure" event at Coopers Beach.

18th Annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival Coming To Riverhead This Memorial Day Weekend

by Jack Sullivan
Community News - East End Arts is holding their 18th Annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival in downtown Riverhead.

CfAR Comes Together For Fundraiser To Protect Beach Access

by Jack Sullivan
Community News - Citizens for Access Rights is coming together once again for their annual summer fundraiser to raise awareness and collect proceeds to benefit the protection of access to public beaches from efforts to privatize them.

Fresh Air Fund Holding Volunteer Information Session At Southampton Inn

by Jack Sullivan
Community News - Each summer, the Fresh Air Fund Volunteer Host Family Program is responsible for providing over 4,000 inner-city boys and girls with host families in suburban areas in over thirteen states.

American Heart Association's 6th Annual Heart Ride Cycles Through The Hamptons

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The Founders Affiliate of the American Heart Association's 6th Annual Heart Ride is cycling through the Hamptons soon.

Annual Seedlings Plant Sale Benefits East Hampton After School Programs

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Project MOST and Springs Seedlings are holding their annual Springs Seedlings Plant Sale with organic herbs, organic vegetables, and flowers grown by Springs School students.

IGHL 2014 Spring Gala, More Important Than Ever!

by Douglas MacKaye Harrington
Community News - May 15th marks the 35th Anniversary Spring Gala in support of Independent Group Home Living (IGHL) and it represents the agency's most important fundraising event of the year.

Animal Rescue Fund Of The Hamptons Celebrates 40 Years

by Lindsay Andarakis
Community News - Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Inc. is marking a milestone by holding a bash celebrating their 40th anniversary in animal care.

Hamptons Organizations Team Up With New York Organ Donor Network During Donate Life Month

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Thanks to our partnership with Southampton Hospital and the New York Organ Donor Network, we were able to increase organ donor registration on the East End by 102 percent from 2009-2012," said Frank Dalene of the East Hampton Lions Club.

Paddlers for Humanity Holding Hither Hills Off-Road Half Marathon

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "East Hampton Trails Preservation Society operated on a very tight budget, which includes significant costs for maintaining our own trails. Paddlers for Humanity's contribution will go a long way toward fulfilling our mission," said Jim Zajac, President of East Hampton Trails Preservation Society (EHTPS).

Southampton SeptemberFest Jump Starting Annual Event With Pre-Season Party

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Southampton SeptemberFest is hosting a summer kickoff at the Southampton Center to help jump start the annual community event.

Sag Harbor Easter Bonnet Parade And Petting Zoo Is Another Success

by Jack Sullivan
Community News - Mother Nature finally displayed her good side just in time for the 18th Annual Easter Bonnet Parade in Sag Harbor.

Hamptons Fitness Class Gives New Moms Rare Opportunity To Bond With Toddlers

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "I found Fit4Mom - Stroller Strides while walking my twin boys (who were 7-months-old at the time) down the boardwalk near my home," Brooke Cracco told Hamptons.com. "I was desperately looking for an outlet to get me out of 'mommy-brain' and put my life and body back on track."

Hamptons 5K Raises $50,000 For Pediatric Cancer Research

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We relish the opportunity to bring the community together with the aim of creating possibilities for children," said Brigid Collins, mother of Katy Stewart.

Southampton Hospital Joins "Rethink Your Drink @ Work" Movement

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Research shows that sugary drinks are the single biggest contributor to the nation's obesity epidemic and a recent study demonstrates that just one can a day can increase the risk of diabetes by 20 percent," noted Gemma Saylor, Registered Dietician and Program Director.

Hamptons Theater Honors John Steinbeck With Four Day Festival

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We wanted to do something a little different to honor the National Steinbeck Festival here in Sag Harbor," says Tracy Mitchell, Executive Director of Bay Street Theatre.

Eight Easter Hamptons Hoppenings: Egg Hunts, Meet And Greets, Eggstravaganza, And Holiday Parades

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Before the Easter Bunny makes a magical stop at your house to drop off a delicious basket filled with festive sweets, here are eight Hamptons opportunities to join the quest to capture the most candy containing eggs and meet the legendary creature.

Hamptons 5K Takes Scenic Route Through Historic Whaling Village

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Katy's Courage is hosting the fourth annual Katy's Courage 5K, which will take a scenic route through Sag Harbor Village.

Recognizing Suffolk's Head Coach and Athletic Director, Kevin Foley

by Lindsay Andarakis
Community News - "Athletic Director Foley is wholeheartedly a Shark," said Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay. "He is an excellent teacher, first and then an awesome coach, second."

Hamptons Yacht Club Hosting Laser Regatta

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The Breakwater Yacht Club is preparing for the main event of the Frostbite season, The Ice Breaker Regatta.

Hamptons Theater In Need Of Volunteers For 2014 Mainstage Season

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "If you love and appreciate great theater, become a Bay Street volunteer," said Barbara Oldak, Volunteer Coordinator. "It is a wonderful way to support the arts in this community."

U.S. Representatives Fight To Ban The Marketing Of E-Cigarettes To Children And Teens

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "After decades spent working to curb youth tobacco use and the cigarette advertising targeted at children, we must remain vigilant for new attempts to get kids hooked on nicotine products," said U.S. Representative Tim Bishop (D-NY).

Hamptons Town Possibly Banning Booze On The Beach

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Over the past couple of years Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett has turned into a pop up beach party with rowdy crowds that are aggravating residents.

New York State Department Of Transportation To Fix Hamptons Highway

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Constant snowstorms took a toll on Hamptons roads leaving sizeable potholes from Montauk to Southampton.

East End Community Comes Together To Support Local Servicemen

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We just wanted to come here today to thank the community and the school especially for providing us with care packages while overseas on deployment," Lt. Col. Robert Siebelts of the 106th Rescue Wing in Westhampton Beach told Hamptons.com during a community event at the Remsenburg-Speonk Elementary School.

Long Island Animal Shelters Hold Successful World Spay Day Campaign

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Throughout the day, volunteers managed to bring in over 30 cats that were spayed/neutered by shelter staff, ear tipped and then released back to their colonies.

2014 Marks Thirty-Fifth Anniversary For IGHL

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The Manorville-based organization provides exceptional services for children and adults who are developmentally disabled.

Hamptons And North Fork St. Patrick's Day Parades

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - It's almost time to celebrate everyone's favorite Irish tradition, Saint Patrick's Day. The East End has six St. Patty's Day Parades, so mark your calendar because the festivities start soon.

Southampton Hospital Employees Wearing Blue To Help Spread The Word About Colon Cancer

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Colon cancer is preventable through early detection, yet it is the second leading cancer killer in the U.S. for both men and women.

Hamptons Students Step Up To Raise Awareness And Prevent Violence Among Teens

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - President Barack Obama's declaration of February 2014 National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, wasn't the only thing The Retreat had to celebrate.

Southampton Hospital Joins American Heart Association's Effort To Spread Awareness For American Heart Month

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States.

Gurney's Paul Monte Named Grand Marshal Of Montauk's 52nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "I am thrilled that our Chamber President is Grand Marshal this year! Paul loves our community and demonstrates this through all the things he does for Montauk," said Executive Director of the Montauk Chamber, Laraine Creegan.

Bridgehampton National Bank: Strong 2013 With Expansion

by Douglas MacKaye Harrington
Community News - Bridge Bancorp, Inc, the parent company of Bridgehampton National Bank (BNB), announced its fourth quarter and 2013 year end results and the numbers were outstanding.

Hamptons Hospital Announces Elected Officers For 2014

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Southampton Hospital recently announced the officers that were chosen to lead its medical staff in 2014.

Hamptons Animal Shelters Uniting For World Spay Day

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The growing feral cat population on Long Island is causing overcrowding at East End shelters, leaving many cats and kittens without a home.

Hamptons Flash Mob Promotes One Billion Rising For Justice

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - On Thursday, February 27, a Hamptons flash mob will come together to help make history and support the worldwide campaign.

Congressman Tim Bishop Delivers SUNY Maritime Winter Commencement Address

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "In the face of all that challenges our country, it gives me great confidence to know dedicated young Americans such as yourselves have taken the first step in responsible citizenship: an education," said Congressman Tim Bishop during his commencement address at SUNY Maritime.

Inaugural Hamptons Shoreline Sweep Is This Weekend

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "As a community, it is our responsibility to aide the town in which we live," noted Dell R. Cullum of ImaginationNature.com. "We are fortunate here on the Eastern End of Long Island to have such beautiful beaches."

Embrace The February Frost: Fourth Annual Sag HarborFrost Schedule

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - It's been a pretty brutal winter in the Hamptons, but one East End Village is preparing for their annual frosty celebration.

WPPB's Ann Liguori Honored At International Network Of Golf Media Awards For Sebonack Coverage

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - WPPB - 88.3 FM's Ann Liguori took home First Place in the Radio Broadcast category at the International Network of Golf (ING) Media Awards competition.

Hamptons Marathon Pledges $30,000 To Southampton Hospital And Project Most

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "This gift will enable our the hard work of our program to continue and for the children of East Hampton to flourish," noted Rebecca Morgan Taylor, Project Most Programming Director.

Share The Love This February With These Five Hamptons Valentine's Day Activities

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Whether you want to bake with love, share your loving home with a new furry family member, or watch the tale of two star-crossed lovers, here are five Hamptons Valentine's Day activities.

Leave A Legacy By Sponsoring Hamptons Historical Window

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - In October, the Southampton Historical Museum began a campaign to raise funds for 43 windows throughout the Thomas Halsey Homestead which are in desperate need of restoration.

Eastern Long Island Audubon Society Offering Summer Camp Scholarship Opportunity

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Eastern Long Island Audubon Society is offering four scholarships opportunities to students who live on the East End of Long Island.

Suffolk County Community College Receiving $8,000 Rebate Due To Installation Of High-Efficiency L.E.D. Lighting

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - As an effort to become more energy efficient, Suffolk County Community College installed high-efficiency L.E.D. lighting in the Peconic Building at the College's Eastern Campus in Riverhead. The project paid off, literally.

East Hampton's The Retreat Hires New Chief Financial Officer

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "I always knew that I would return to Long Island," said The Retreat's new Chief Financial Officer, Patrice Dalton. "The surprise of finding that job announcement—and the timing of it—was just unbelievable."

Senator Ken LaValle Strengthens New York State "Pet Dealer" Law With New "Puppy Mill" Legislation

by Nicole Barylski
For The Record - "As a dog owner, myself, I understand the love and affection pets bring to our lives," noted Senator Ken LaValle. "Innocent animals should never be subjected to the horrendous conditions that exist in breeders' facilitates."

Hamptons Residents Hosting Inaugural Weeklong Health Event

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The first annual Hamptons Wellness Week is a weeklong community-based celebration of wellness for the body, mind, and soul, from Montauk to Westhampton," noted Kiley Sabatino and Anastasia Gavalas, Hamptons Wellness Week Founders.

Citizen Advisory Committee - West Screening "Shored Up" At Next Meeting

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "This is a sober look at how seaboards are vulnerable to a rise in ocean levels, made worse by storms and massively worse by massive storms," noted Daphne Howland of the Village Voice.

Beyonce Discusses New Album, The Hamptons, Getting Her Body Back, Motherhood, And Her Sensuality

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "I had a grand idea to invite all the writers I respected to the Hamptons," said Beyonce about her self-titled fifth album "Beyonce."

Women's Basketball Team Visits Kids At Stony Brook University Cancer Center

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The Stony Brook University Women's Basketball Team took a break from practicing at the Pritchard Gymnasium for a very special visit to the Stony Brook Cancer Center.

Give The Gift Of A New Home This Holiday Season

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Nobody likes the hassle or stress of last minute Christmas shopping, but if you are still looking for the perfect present, Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Inc. has your solution.

The Retreat Still In Need Of Support For Adopt-A-Family Program

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The Retreat is asking Hamptons residents to embrace the season of giving by supporting their annual Holiday Giving Adopt-A-Family Program.

Basilica Parish Of Sacred Hearts Of Jesus & Mary Presents All New Christmas Pageant

by Edward Callaghan
Community News - This year, the Basilica Parish of Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, under the direction of Pastor Father Mike Vetrano, will present an "all new" Christmas Pageant complete with live animals

Learn How To Stay Energy Efficient During Free Hamptons Seminar

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Being energy efficient is not only good for the environment, but it also has many other positive effects.

OP-ED REACTION: Nelson Mandela Dead At 95

by Douglas MacKaye Harrington
For The Record - This is not the final hero of my generation to pass, but it is getting close and I wonder if we will ever see heroes like them again.

Five Family Friendly Hamptons Holiday Activities

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Gingerbread houses, seasonal cookies, Christmas cards, and merry ornaments are all waiting to be decorated this holiday season.

Southampton Inn Serving As Toys For Tots Drop Off

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The Southampton Inn wanted to get involved with Toys for Tots for the simple reason that although we live in a town and area on Long Island that is viewed as one of the most desirable in the nation, it is easy to forget that within our own community there are still families and children in need," said Priscilla Karpin, Director of Sales at the Southampton Inn.

Ways To Participate In #GivingTuesday And Give Back During The Holidays

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - With the season of giving upon us, Hamptons Food Pantries are a great place to support, and many are in dire need of donations.

"Think Hamptons" During The Holiday Shopping Season

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The Southampton Business Alliance along with the local Chambers of Commerce and the Hamptons Visitors Council urge residents to "Think Local" on Small Business Saturday, during the upcoming holiday shopping season and throughout the year.

Time To Deck The Halls: Hamptons Holiday Parades And Tree Lightings

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - It's that time of the year again. The Hamptons will be taken over by holiday cheer with Holiday Parades and Tree Lightings from Westhampton Beach to Montauk.

"Shop Hop" At Hamptons Businesses

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Hamptons charities and non-profits will benefit from the new Southampton Chamber of Commerce shopping program, "Shop Hop."

Hamptons Organization Rescues 30 Dogs From Midwest Puppy Mill

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Inc. (ARF) recently participated in a puppy mill rescue, which saved 30 breeder dogs.

Governor Cuomo Attends Stony Brook Medicine MART Groundbreaking

by Douglas MacKaye Harrington
Community News - On Wednesday, November, 13 Stony Brook University Hospital broke ground on a new building that has the potential to not only change healthcare for all who live in the Hamptons and Long Island, but that could have a profound effect regarding the treatment of catastrophic human diseases like cancer nationally, if not worldwide.

Animal Rescue Fund Of The Hamptons Releases 2014 Calendar

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Just in time for the holidays, The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Inc. has released the 2014 ARF Pet Calendar, a great gift for any animal lover.

Hamptons Marine Education Foundation Presents "Oceans Matter"

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The Marine Education Foundation is holding a benefit presentation, "Oceans Matter," at the Montauk Library.

East End Holiday House Tour Benefits Annual Shopping Spree For Homeless Children

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - For the past 19 years, the Goodale family has opened their hearts and home during the holidays to help spread holiday cheer to homeless children.

Mustache Alert: Southold Police Officers Man Up For Movember

by Nicole B. Brewer
Community News - Some men can pull it off, think the cast of "Duck Dynsasty," Jon Hamm, Adam Levine, Tom Selleck, Joe Mangianello, or George Clooney. The question folks across the North Fork want to know is - can the police officers in Southold Town grow a great mustache this Movember? You be the judge.

Family Holiday Fun In Montauk

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - This holiday season brings a Turkey Trot-Run, Family Holiday Fun Day, Lighting of The Lighthouse and a visit from Santa to the Hamptons.

Hamptons Youth Bureau Partners With Local Councilwoman For Bullying Prevention And Awareness Month

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The Southampton Youth Bureau along with Councilwoman Christine Scalera hosted the final of three Bullying Prevention and Awareness Month events.

Little Lucy's Halloween Parade Brings Out The Dogs

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The 13th Annual Little Lucy's Pet Parade brought out over 80 dogs and their proud owners to prance around Southampton Village.

Help A Family In Need During The Holidays

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The Retreat is giving Hamptons residents the chance to spread some holiday cheer.

Chris Nuzzi Promises Across The Aisle Cooperation If Elected

by Douglas MacKaye Harrington
Politics - Hamptons.com spoke with the Southampton Town Councilman who is running for the Suffolk County Legislative seat presently held by Legislator Jay Schneiderman.

Lou Reed Dead At 71 At His Hamptons Home

by Douglas MacKaye Harrington
Community News - Avant-garde rock icon and Amagansett resident Lou Read died on Sunday at his home in the Hamptons. Although no cause of death has been officially announced, Reed underwent liver transplant surgery in May and it is believed that his death resulted from liver disease.

Hamptons Facebook Halloween Costume Contest

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center is holding their First Annual Facebook Halloween Costume Contest for kids and families.

Hamptons.com Talks With Southampton Town Council Candidate Stan Glinka

by Douglas MacKaye Harrington
Politics - Hamptons.com talked with Southampton Town Council candidate Stan Glinka to find out what he would bring to the political table if elected.

Suffolk County Legislator Joining Hamptons Agency In Fight Against Hunger

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Suffolk County Legislator Lynne C. Nowick is joining forces with The Retreat to provide Thanksgiving meals for families served by the Hamptons not-for-profit.

BNB Acquires First National Bank Of New York

by Douglas MacKaye Harrington
Community News - In an effort to expand its footprint and enhance its presence in the Nassau County market Bridge Bancorp, the parent company of Bridgehampton National Bank (BNB), has recently acquired the First National Bank of New York (FNBNY).

Hamptons Animal Shelter Joins Annual Walk

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation headed to the Hudson River Park in Manhattan to join pet lovers for the 4th Annual Strut Your Mutt dog walk.

Riverhead Foundation Raising Funds For Winter Rehabilitation

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Last winter brought an unusually high number of cold stunned sea turtles to beaches across the Northeast coast.

BJ's Charitable Foundation Gives Grant To Hamptons Agency

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - BJ's Charitable Foundation recently awarded a $5,000 grant to Retreat Inc., a Hamptons domestic violence services agency.

CCOM Hosting Hamptons Meet The Candidates

by Nicole Barylski
Politics - With the upcoming November election, Concerned Citizens of Montauk is helping East End voters hear the candidates' stances during the 43rd Annual Meet the Candidates Forum.

CMEE Rockets Into The Future With A New Capital Campaign

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The Children's Museum of the East End debuted its new Capital Campaign during "Rocket Day."

Nine Hamptons Halloween Activities For The Family

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Leading up to Halloween get into the holiday spirit with fun festive Hamptons events like pumpkin decorating, daring to be scared at a haunted house and watching classic spooky films.

Five Hamptons Halloween Parades To Check Out

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - This Halloween, whether you've dealing with a Disney Princess, awesome action hero, wicked witch, or protective police officer, your kids, teens, and even pets have plenty of opportunities to show off their creative costumes in the Hamptons.

Hamptons Scarecrow Days Are Here

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - With Hamptons residents flocking Montauk for the Chamber Of Commerce's 32nd Annual Fall Festival, the holiday weekend is the perfect time to debut your entry for the 3rd Annual Montauk Scarecrow Days.

Television Personality Ann Liguori Featured In 'Women Who Kick'

by Michelle DiLungo
Community News - Ann Liguori, is the cover girl for the 2014 'Women Who Kick' fundraising calendar in conjunction with October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Hamptons Business Donating To Local Fire Departments

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Revco Lighting + Electrical Supply is donating $1 to East End fire departments for every smoke detector sold during the month of October.

Southampton's Halsey House Hosting Ghost Hunting

by Michelle DiLungo
Community News - With Halloween only a few weeks away, get in the holiday spirit during Ghost Hunting at 1648 Farm.

Free Hamptons Healthcare Forum For Seniors

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Hamptons non-profit East Hampton Healthcare Foundation is sponsoring "Rethink Aging," a free educational health forum.

The Mary Kay Foundation Awards Hamptons Domestic Violence Services Agency Grant

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - In support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, The Mary Kay Foundation has awarded The Retreat a $20,000 unrestricted grant.

Dominick Spoto Named San Gennaro Feast Of The Hamptons Grand Marshal

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The two day festival features Italian delicacies, music, crafts, Grucci fireworks, a carnival and fun for all ages.

Nationwide "Toast The Coast" For National Estuaries Day

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The Peconic Estuary Program (PEP) is encouraging East End residents to participate in the nationwide "Toast the Coast" in honor of the 25th annual National Estuaries Day.

Hamptons Vintage Car Poker Rally

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The Bridgehampton Historical Society is honoring the Village's rich racing heritage with the annual Vintage Automobile Poker Rally.

Water Mill Museum Hosting Annual Meeting

by Michelle DiLungo
Community News - The Water Mill Museum is holding its 2013 Annual Meeting, which is open to both members and the general public.

The New Hamptons.com/Downtown Magazine Partnership

by Douglas MacKaye Harrington
For The Record - Hamptons.com has partnered with DOWNTOWN Magazine creating a multi-level media presence from Montauk to Lower Manhattan.

Celebrate Fall In The Hamptons At Southampton SeptemberFest

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Following a successful first two years of Southampton SeptemberFest, this year the festival is expanding to a weekend long celebration of the Hamptons village.

Seasonal Tastes, Local Wine, And Family Friendly Activities During Montauk Chamber Of Commerce's 32nd Annual Fall Festival

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The Montauk Chamber of Commerce is celebrating autumn in the Hamptons with the 32nd Annual Fall Festival, which also serves as the major fundraiser for the not-for-profit organization.

Large Cash Prizes For Hamptons "Last Hurrah" Tuna Tournament

by Michelle DiLungo
Community News - Ten thousand dollars in cash prizes is being offered during the "Last Hurrah" Tuna Tournament sponsored by Montauk Marine Basin and White Water Outfitters.

ARF Hosting 20th Annual Hamptons Dog Walk

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Inc. is hosting the 20th Annual "Stroll to the Sea" Dog Walk.

Hamptons Museum Hosting Ghost Hunting

by Michelle DiLungo
Community News - Just in time for Halloween, the Rogers Mansion is holding a Ghost Hunting workshop at the Whaling Captain's House in Southampton.

Brain Tumor Foundation Offering Free Brain Scans In The Hamptons

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The Brain Tumor Foundation is conducting free brain scans at the Bridgehampton Commons Shopping Mall.

Johnson & Johnson Launch New #SelflessSelfie Campaign

by Michelle DiLungo
Community News - Johnson & Johnson is challenging you to join their latest philanthropic campaign #SelflessSelfie.

East Hampton Students Learn Through Experience In Senegal

by Andrew Nachemson
Community News - The students from East Hampton High School helped build a small schoolhouse in a village in the Fatick region of Senegal where no adequate school structure existed before.

"Shop For Success" Brings In The Money For The Retreat

by Chelsea Katz
Community News - The Retreat teamed up with 41 stores in East Hampton, Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor to raise money for their domestic abuse shelter.

Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic Unleashes New SmartWheels Healthcare And Education Unit

by Chelsea Katz
Community News - Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic will be debuting their new healthcare and education mobile unit to bring reproductive health education to the Hamptons.

Record Sea Turtle Release In The Hamptons

by Colleen Maidhof
Community News - Eight rescued sea turtles were released in Hampton Bays by the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation and their partner, The New England Aquarium.

Immigration Reform Woes: An Inside Look At Unauthorized Workers In The Hamptons

by Chelsea Katz
Community News - While the Hamptons is noted for their beaches, antique stores and real estate, a portion of the backbone of labor in the area takes form in the undocumented worker.

The Tick-Borne Disease Alliance Bites Back With Cross-Country Bike Tour

by Chelsea Katz
Community News - The Tick-Borne Disease Alliance is hosting a northeastern United States tour followed by a cross-country bike-tour to raise awareness for tick-borne illnesses and those affected by them.

John Reily: Documentarian Revolutionist Dies At 74

Community News - John Reily, best known for his documentary "Waiting for Beckett," died on July 28th in a Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. hospice. He was 74.

Montauk's Shark Tag-And-Release Tournament A Success

by Colleen Maidhof
Community News - While Discovery Channel's Shark Week is captivating viewers nationwide, the weekend before all eyes in the Hamptons were on the first-ever Shark's Eye no-kill tournament in Montauk.