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Sixty-Something: "Destination Sailing" In The 2020 Hamptons

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - The pristine clear and beautiful waters that surround the Hamptons, along with steady breezes, makes sailing in the Hamptons special. The views rival anywhere in the world, but are especially pleasant in the summer.

Southampton In The Streets Pilot Program To Promote Al Fresco Dining And Commerce

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "This is a pilot program, we're going to test out the closures of Main Street and Jobs Lane," Mayor Warren noted. "If all goes well, this could be more of a common and a regular thing. I think everyone's very excited."

Southampton Village Holds First Official Juneteenth Celebration

by Alexandra Talty
Community News - "You've got to unite these communities," said Denise Smith, 59, the organizer of the day's festivities. Smith also organized the George Floyd Memorial in Agawam Park two weeks earlier.

East End Against Hate Announces Montauk BLM Peaceful Protest And March

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "We especially want to reach those who feel 'unaffected' by these recent murders," Lola Lama told Hamptons.com.

Sixty-Something: 2020 Is The Year Of The Bicycle In The Hamptons

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - The bikes are all unusual and defining of those who are riding them. There are the old style cruisers, very stylish and cool but not as efficient as the multi-gear lightweight carbon fiber high-tech, high-speed road bikes.

Sixty-Something: Peace And Love, Through Understanding

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - We all must do the right thing - not at the right time, but all the time. At the end it would feel better if we knew we left our world a better place because we did the right thing.

George Floyd Memorial In Southampton Draws Hundreds

by Alexandra Talty
Community News - "This is a fight for our humanity," local Andrina Smith told the crowd.

More Than 1,000 Protestors March In Solidarity Through Southampton Village

by Alexandra Talty
Community News - Once protestors reached Jobs Lane, they were told by march leader Trevon Jenkins, 19, to lay on the ground for eight minutes and 46 seconds to commemorate how long George Floyd was pinned on the ground by the police.

Hampton Classic Horse Show Cancels 2020 Competition

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It is difficult to express how disappointing this is for everyone," said Shanette Cohen, Executive Director of the Hampton Classic. "However, given the current situation and the uncertainty that lies ahead, our Board reached the conclusion that there really is no other option."

Additional Protests Planned For This Weekend

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "I attended a peaceful protest in Brentwood and I immediately got inspired to bring something like this out to the East End! I got tired of asking myself, expressing to others, and hearing from others that we should do this and decided to act on it!" Taliya Hayes, who is organizing the event with Anna Hoffmann, noted.

Justice for George Floyd Protest and March To Be Held In Bridgehampton

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We are moved to action after the vicious and callous murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. We stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters all over the country who demand an end to racist policing," event organizers relayed.

Sixty-Something: Love Still Makes The World Go Round In The Hamptons

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - Even in the darkest hours of the failed loves of my past I have always believed in the power of love, it's glow on life, it's ability to make best things happen. How can anyone disagree?

Suffolk County Sheriff Errol D. Toulon Jr.'s Statement To Staff And The Community About The Killing Of George Floyd

Community News - "As the Sheriff of Suffolk County, and the Chief Law Enforcement Officer, my primary concern is that we never forget that we work for the People - and that we are here to ensure their well-being, public safety, and to protect their rights," Sheriff Toulon said.

INTERVIEW: Hamptons United Co-Founder Stacey Kotler On The Platform That Gives Back

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The ultimate goal is to have hundreds of organizations highlighted and for Hamptons United to really be part of the local community for the longer term and not just through COVID-19," Kotler told Hamptons.com.

"Hellish Holiday Weekend" Causes Southampton Town To Close Beaches To "Day-Trippers"

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "After what we experienced last weekend with droves of visitors overcrowding our beaches, we are left with no other choice to prevent the resurgence of coronavirus in our community," Supervisor Schneiderman relayed.

Hamptons Beach Moves Up A Spot On Annual Top 10 Beaches List

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "As the first 'Gold Coast' in the country, Coopers Beach is hundreds of yards wide, made of grainy white quartz sand," Dr. Beach said.

Long Island Set To Enter Phase 1 Of Reopening

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - New York is now "decidedly in the reopening phase" Governor Andrew Cuomo relayed.

Sixty-Something: Some Hamptons Summer Takeout Picnic Locations

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - The idea here is not to just eat the takeout at home in your kitchen, but to get outside and enjoy the amazing summertime in the Hamptons experience with a touch of Americana. After all, when was the last time you said, "Let's do a picnic?"

Stony Brook University Hospital Healthcare Hero Weds In Backyard Ceremony - With Family And Loved Ones There Virtually

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The day was beautiful, the birds were chirping and the celebration was everything we had hoped. Our goal was to shine light on a difficult time by celebrating our love," Dr. Golden expressed.

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center Launches Critical Relief Program to Sustain Arts Academy

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "Our message throughout this time has been one of positivity - we have always served as a beacon for our patrons, using the arts to uplift," said Executive Director, Julienne Penza-Boone.

Private 24/7 Concierge Medical Centers Expands To The Hamptons

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We hope to relieve the burden on local institutions by helping to care for these patients at home, as well as through continued donations of PPE to support front line workers in New York and on Long Island," Andrew Olanow relayed.

Democratic Primary Debates For 1st District Candidates To Air Live On YouTube

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "During these socially isolating times, we are trying new ways of communicating with the public," Barbara McClancy, chair of the Voter Services Committee of the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, Shelter Island and North Fork, said. "These debates will follow our usual format, but the candidates, the League moderator and League timekeeper will all be participating remotely."

Lake Agawam Conservancy Installs Water Quality Buoy At Lake Agawam Park

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Lake Agawam is one of the most polluted lakes in our State," said Dr. Gobler. "This buoy will allow us to monitor and report, in real-time, changes in the ecological parameters of the Lake."

Suffolk County COVID-19 Case Update - May 20

Community News - Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 on May 20.

Hamptons-Based Animal Shelter Holding Week-Long Digital Dog Walk And Online Vendor Fair

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Put your paws up for Paws in the Park: The Digital Edition! Join our Digital Dog Walk and Online Vendor Fair to support a great cause and win some amazing prizes," Katie McEntee encouraged.

Suffolk County COVID-19 Case Update - May 19

Community News - Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 on May 19.

Town Of Southampton Announces Phased Reopening For Beaches

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The opening of beaches on a trial basis will be closely monitored. We ask for everyone's patience and cooperation so that we may all enjoy continued progress against COVID-19, and make the best of a summer that will be like no other," Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc said.

Assemblyman Thiele And Senator LaValle Introduce COVID-19 Heroes Loan Forgiveness Program

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Frontline health care workers have been rightfully lauded as the heroes of the COVID-19 crisis response for tirelessly working to protect the lives and health of New Yorkers, while selflessly putting their own safety at risk in order to do so," Assemblyman Thiele stated.

Suffolk County COVID-19 Case Update - May 18

Community News - Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 on May 18, 2020.

Sixty-Something: The Coronavirus Won't Stop The Hamptons' Summer

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - It's the same East End towns, hamlets and beaches. What's different are the safety protocols in place to protect all of us from the coronavirus and what we are now seeing is even the strictest of rules will not stop the Hamptons summer season of 2020.

Suffolk County COVID-19 Case Update - May 14

Community News - Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 on May 14, 2020.

East End Hospice Holding Online Bereavement Support Group For Those Who Lost A Loved One To COVID-19

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "People are struggling with not being able to see their loved ones, or be by their side as they are dying," Jean Behrens, LCSW-R, EEH Adult Bereavement Coordinator, explained. "Whether they are nearby or out of state, people are prohibited from visiting and saying goodbye. This is unprecedented and traumatic."

106th Rescue Wing Leading "Salute Long Island Flyover"

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "This gesture, from the men and women of your New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing, is intended to salute everyone working hard in this fight against COVID-19," the 106th Rescue Wing said about the tribute.

Suffolk County COVID-19 Case Update - May 13

Community News - Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 on May 13:

Sixty-Something: The Sweetest Sounds In The Hamptons Might Come From The Birds Of Springtime

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - The distinct different calls, chirps and yes, songs of all the various birds is truly a most pleasant, soothing sound with a wonderful vibe.

Virtual "Need 2 Feed 5K" Taking Place In Support Of Montauk Food Pantry

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Prior to COVID-19 the Montauk Food Pantry serviced approximately 100 families," Alice Houseknecht explained. "Since the Pandemic we are serving close to 300 families. We have tripled the number of recipients and we have doubled our distribution dates."

COVID-19 Testing Site Coming To East Hampton

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The local availability of COVID-19 diagnostic testing will help us to stop the spread of the virus within our community and move us closer to a safe reopening of our economy," East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc said.

Hamptons "High 5" Social Media Campaign Aims To Get Kids Active And Raise Funds For Vital Child Care And Recreation Center

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We wanted to come up with something outside all of the virtual stuff the kids are doing where they could still do social distancing and still have fun, and give towards a good cause," Bonnie Michelle Cannon relayed.

Bethenny Frankel's BStrong And Global Empowerment Mission Donate PPE To Southampon, Greenport, And Stony Brook-Based Hospitals

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "I didn't think that bstrong would be involved in corona, because we're more about disaster relief. This quickly became a disaster," Frankel told CBS News.

Stony Brook Nursing Team Gives Voice To COVID-19 Patients Through "My Story" Initiative

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It's such an unprecedented time with no visitors," explained Nurse Practitioner April Plank, who was a member of the nursing team that spearheaded the efforts. "'My Story' is giving families an opportunity to tell us about their loved one that we are caring for."

The Fund For 631: Collaborative Formed To Help Those In Need

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "Each organization is working together trying to stabilize families with essential needs such as food, baby food, diapers, formula and other items," Katy Graves relayed.

Hamptons-Based Wildlife Rescue Center Launches A Mother's Day Sponsor A Wildlife Baby Campaign And Charity Apparel Line

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We hope the sponsorship certificates for medical care for a wildlife baby for Mother's Day will help raise awareness of the Wildlife Hospital so people know to call us first when they run across a baby animal they feel is in need," Shelley Berkoski noted.

American Heart Association On Grocery Shopping & COVID-19 - What You Need To Know

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "When you get home, assign one person in your household to handle the groceries. This person will unload and clean your items. This is a good way to minimize unnecessary potential exposure to other people in your household," AHA advises.

Sixty-Something: Hamptons Pet Dogs And Cats Always Playing A Loving Role

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - I have no doubt all pet owners, especially ones who live alone not only in the Hamptons but around the whole country, are truly enjoying their pets even more than usual.

East Hampton's John M. Marshall Elementary School Using Twitter To Highlight Students And Engage The Community Through Weekly Raffle

by T.J. Clemente
Community News - "Most of the required standards are taught in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades by March since those students are required to sit for the NYS exams. There will be catch up to do but we are well positioned to do that given the number of support staff we have in place," Principal Doyle noted.

COVID-19 Testing Site Opening In Southampton

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "There's a big demand for testing. The sooner everyone can get tested, the sooner we can return back to some semblance of normal," Mayor Warren told Hamptons.com.

Sixty-Something: How Will The Hamptons Open Up For the Summer?

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - Standing literally in the middle of Main Street/Route 27 in East Hampton taking iPhone photos had me thinking when will all the shops and restaurants open up again?

Spirit's Promise Equine Rescue Presenting Virtual Support Groups For Children And Adults

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "We understand that our community is struggling right now and it can be very difficult when you feel alone and isolated. Animals and speaking with someone can help and we're here for you," said Marisa Striano, Life Coach and Founder of Spirit's Promise Rescue Equine

OLA Of Eastern Long Island Keeping Latino Communities Informed

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "Ensuring that all community members have access to information on how best to stop the spread of this virus which is critical for the health of the entire community," Minerva Perez told Hamptons.com.

INTERVIEW: East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc On The Coronavirus And What's Next

by T.J. Clemente
Community News - "It is important to for East Hampton to have a voice on this committee to convey our unique and specific needs as we prepare meet the challenges of COVID-19 this summer," Peter Van Scoyoc told us about the newly formed County Beaches/Summer Working Group.

East Hampton Town Enforcing Parking Permits Early

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We are not encouraging visitors to East Hampton at this time, and will be enacting parking or other regulations as needed," East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc said.

INTERVIEW: Southampton Village Mayor Jesse Warren On The Coronavirus, Raising Over $300,000 For PPE And Ventilators, The Village's Mask Drive-Thru, And More

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "As a local community, we're going to need to step up to really make sure that those in need at least are able to come and get food or shelter," Mayor Warren told Hamptons.com.

Sixty-Something: The Road Back To Normalcy In The Hamptons

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - The East End of Long Island is special. Residents and visitors alike recognize this.

The East End Community Comes Together To Produce Isolation Gowns For Stony Brook Southampton Hospital

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "In these troubled times, for those of us that are staying home, it's so valuable to be able do something that feels worthwhile, and this absolutely feels worthwhile," Ken Wright stated.

Bonnie Grice Personally Making Cool Masks For East Enders

by T.J. Clemente
Community News - "I felt like I wanted to do something creative and help. I know how to sew, I had the fabric, and when some Southampton Cultural Center friends said they were making masks, I thought, well I can that too!" Grice told Hamptons.com.

All New Yorkers Required To Wear A Face Mask/Covering In Public

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "This is going to take us working together. ... Just because those numbers are flattening, it's no time to relax. We're not out of the woods," Governor Cuomo stated.

East Hampton Volunteers Undertaking Massive Mask Making Project

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We want to make sure that whoever's feeding this town and whoever's taking care of this town right now has a proper mask," Ilissa Meyer noted. "That's really important."

East Hampton-Based Childhood Center Providing Free Daycare Services For Essential Workers

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The only challenge for us that's really big and looming is that we lost all of our tuition income. That's gone and we're providing this free of charge," Katy Graves stated.

In Anticipation Of Lyme Awareness Month, East End Tick Expert Offers Tips To Stay Safe

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The risk of contracting a tick borne illness, such a Lyme disease becomes progressively worse year after year. It's important that you take the right steps to help keep yourself and your family safe, especially with the risk of co-infections with COVID-19 this year," Brian Kelly noted. 

Aboff's Paint Stores Donates More Than 4,000 N95 Masks To Stony Brook Southampton Hospital And The Long Island State Veterans Home

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "We've been part of the community since 1929 and we wanted to give back to the community that's been supporting us over the past 90 years," said Matthew Aboff.

INTERVIEW: East End Cares Co-Founder Melissa Berman On Helping In Times Of Need, Volunteer Buddies, 5 For Food, And More

by T.J. Clemente
Community News - "We have volunteers doing everything from shopping to researching to graphic design to hanging flyers to sharing an inspiring post," Berman told Hamptons.com.

Sixty-Something: The Sun Will Always Wonderfully Rise And Set Over The East End

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - Beautiful East End sunrises and sunsets makes us all look and marvel day and night.

The Women Of Montauk Making High Quality Masks For Locals Heroes

by T.J. Clemente
Community News - "There were only a few of us, I believe, involved at the time, so I put something on Facebook and the next thing you know we have a whole small army of Montaukers helping," Joy Hear explained.

Long Island-Based Hospital's Donation Drive Nets More Than 200,000 PPE, Nearly 5,000 Comfort Care Items, And More - In Just Over Two Weeks

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It's been great to see the community come together. These donations are more than a great support for the hospital; they empower donors to be part of the solution," Joan Dickinson relayed.

Stony Brook Medicine Seeking Blood Plasma Donations To Aid In The Fight Against COVID-19

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We are fast-tracking this large-scale clinical trial, as every second counts when seeking lifesaving treatment for these critically ill patients," said Dr. Bennett-Guerrero.

Wearing A Mask Or Face Covering At Supermarkets, Grocery Stores Now Mandatory In Southampton Village

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "This is absolutely what our Village needs, and will help us further flatten our curve," Southampton infectious disease specialist, Dr. Rajeev Fernando said about the executive order.

Riverhead BID And Peconic Bay Medical Center, Northwell Health Partner For "Downtown Double" Campaign

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "This program is an opportunity for our community to make a positive impact on both healthcare workers and Downtown Restaurants that are being heavily impacted by this pandemic," Steven Shauger noted.

Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center Raising Funds To Help Feed Center Families And Continue Virtual Learning

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The families we serve are economically fragile. Over half our families have lost income," Bonnie Michelle Cannon stated.

Southampton History Museum To Present Virtual Lectures On Local History

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Like many museums around the globe, with doors locked, we are trying hard to keep interest in our organization alive by sharing our very rich and vast content in the history of Southampton," Tom Edmonds explained.

Explore the Outdoors from Your Home with the Digital CCE Marine Program

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "We feel it's so important at this time to stay connected with our community and continue working to help in any way we can. Education is a huge part of our mission and it's our hope that this new initiative will be helpful in these times," said Chris Pickerell, CCE Marine Program Director.

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Establishes Healthcare Heroes Fund For COVID-19

by Lee Fryd
Community News - "Our lives are upside down and we're all in this together trying to do the best we can," Chief Development Officer Steve Bernstein told Hamptons.com.

Sixty-Something: Things I Am Going To Do In The Hamptons After The Coronavirus Pandemic

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - I am pledging here and now to climb all those tiny stairs to the top of the Montauk Lighthouse and stick my face in the strong ocean breeze up there to celebrate the return of my freedom.

Community Members Raise $2,000 For Local Food Pantries And Meals On Wheels

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Those who live paycheck to paycheck and are now out of work may be only weeks away from not being able to feed their families," Jeffrey Sussman noted. "It is essential that we take to heart the meaning of being 'one's brother's keeper' and turn those words into action."

COVID-19 Map Tracks Suffolk County Cases By Town And Hamlet

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve, we know the importance of providing our residents with the latest and most up to date information on what is happening in their communities," Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone said.

Stony Brook Medicine Launching Clinical Trials And Enlisting Battelle Critical Care Decontamination System™

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "That ppe that would be otherwise discarded and not available to our healthcare providers, we can receive that material in, decontaminate it, render it safe, and return it to them," Kevin Good noted.

East End-Based Children's Museum Partners With Food Pantry To Aid Food Insecure Families

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "How can the Children's Museum further its mission and promote learning through play if families can't even eat? This is truly an unprecedented time for the East End and it requires all of us to think outside the box," Steve Long said.

Little Free Pantry In Bridgehampton Seeing Increased Demand During Coronavirus Pandemic

by T.J. Clemente
Community News - "We are going through between 30 to 70 percent of our food on a daily basis," Michael Daly explained.

COVID-19 Drive-thru Testing Facility Opens In Riverhead

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "After hearing from countless constituents and advocating for a drive-thru testing facility further east in NY-1, I am happy to report that an East End testing site is now open in Riverhead," Congressman Lee Zeldin stated.

Sixty-Something: A Hamptons Springtime To Be Forever Remembered

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - There are cycles in a life. The older you get the more you recognize them. The four seasons is an example of the obvious.

Hamptons-Based Library Joins The Effort To Make Protective Gear For Healthcare Workers

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Our printer is one of 60 printer from libraries that have been set up at our system headquarters where they are printing upwards of 200 shields a day for Stony Brook Hospital," Catherine Creedon said.

Save Sag Harbor's Coronavirus Volunteer Message Board Takes Being Neighborly To A Whole New Level

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We're a close-knit community, and the response has been incredible," Bob Weinstein, Save Sag Harbor Co-Director, said.

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Working On Expanding Bed Count

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We are bolstered by the outpour of community support for our healthcare workers and staff," Barbara-Jo Howard, Director of Communications & Marketing, relayed.

To Our Readers, A Letter Regarding Coronavirus

Community News - Here at Hamptons.com, we feel that our mission has gained a special importance in this moment.

Good Samaritans Chuck "Wheat" Morici And James Foley Give Away Over 1,500 Pounds Of Fish

by T.J. Clemente
Community News - "On our way back from fishing, Jim Foley and I decided to give that day's catch to the people," Captain Chuck "Wheat" Morici told Hamptons.com.

Coronavirus Impacts East End Food Pantries: 'There Is Plenty Of Food'

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "We are in communication with grocery stores and there is no shortage of food, so be responsible, follow the rules imposed on all us and stay at home if possible," Hilton Crosby relayed.

East Hampton's Project MOST Launches Virtual Learning

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We are thrilled to be offering our online classes to the community," Rebecca Morgan Taylor reflected. "It not only is keeping us connected to our students and families yet also providing some work to our enrichment staff."

CMEE @ Home Provides Enriching Activities For Little Ones

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We want families know that the Museum is here for them so we created CMEE @ Home," Liz Bard, the Museum's Director of Education, explained.

Sixty-Something: Seeking Refuge In Your Hamptons Summer Home

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - Over the years I have had the pleasure of knowing many Hamptons summer homeowners.

Southampton And East Hampton Towns Providing Assistance To Seniors And Other Community Members In Need

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "As cases of coronavirus are not expected to peak for several more weeks, I urge everyone to remain calm and cautious," East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc advised.

All Non-Essential Businesses That Cannot Operate Remotely Ordered To Close Under "New York State on PAUSE"

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We know the most effective way to reduce the spread of this virus is through social distancing and density reduction measures," Governor Andrew M. Cuomo stated.

Hamptons-Based Animal Shelters Move To Roadside Adoptions & Fosters And By Appointment Only Adoptions In Response To COVID-19

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Although the ARF Adoption Center is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are still hoping to find our cats and dogs their forever homes," Jamie Berger relayed.

East End Cares Readying To Assist East End Community During Coronavirus Pandemic

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "East End Cares (EEC) is mobilizing to assist during this uncertain time," Melissa Berman of East End Cares shared. "We are looking at the best way to serve and facilitate the good will of our amazing volunteer community."

Southampton Town Declares Emergency Due To Coronavirus

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Less than a week after the Town of East Hampton declared a State of Emergency, Southampton Town has followed suit.

Springs Community Members Launch Website Focused On COVID-19 Locally

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "There is a new way of living today because of this - it's the new normal right now, and I just hope life will return to what is was, but for the time being sacrifices and changes in our lives must be addressed," Robert Anthony told Hamptons.com.

Sixty-Something: Finding A Safe Solitude In The Hamptons

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - The world has changed forever in these last few weeks.

Coronavirus Guidelines (COVID-19): Stony Brook Medicine Screening Process for Patients Presenting with Symptoms

Community News - In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Stony Brook Medicine has enacted the following screening process, and also updated their visitor policy.

East Hampton, Sag Harbor And Southampton Mayors Address COVID-19

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "If you feel sick, please stay home," Mayor Mulcahy stressed.

Sixty-Something: North Fork Moonshine At Twin Stills

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - At first, I drove by as I was focused on getting to the North Fork Community Theatre early for the Sunday matinee, but since I was really early, I stopped and did a u-turn to check out this moonshine place.

Scrabble For A Cause During This Hamptons "Fun"Raiser

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The student players are excited to showcase their Scrabble skills, as well as use this opportunity to prepare for the competition," Kathy Hummel noted. "This year's competitors come from Hampton Bays, East Quogue and Southampton School Districts."

Sixty-Something: Yes, There Is A Northampton In Southampton

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - Another weekend, another new adventure in the old historic Hamptons.

Katy's Courage Hosting Weekend Of Events For A Great Cause

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We're expecting a great turn out and always love seeing our community come together for such a great cause," Brigid Collins and Jim Stewart expressed.

Sixty-Something: Is Speonk Really In The Hamptons?

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - I found Speonk very beautiful, with old homes, a few farms, and, of course, more than a few McMansions sprinkled along the bay.

HarborFrost To Feature Frosty Plunge, Fire Dancers, Oyster Crawl, And More Winter Fun Across Sag Harbor

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It has grown into an exciting festival with unique attractions such as Fire Dancers and Ice Carvers," Lisa Field noted.

Annual Black History Month Celebration To Focus On "Narratives In The Making: Unearthing The Stories Within Us"

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "This year we are continuing the conversations of uncovering stories from the past of the Enslaved People of the East End of Long Island," Donnamarie Barnes said.

Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund Monthly Revenue Sees 66.4 Percent Growth Over January 2019

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The revenue total of $17.69 million for the last two months is encouraging," Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. noted.

Sixty-Something: Ocean Beach Hut Lunches In The Hamptons

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - I drove up to Atlantic Beach in Amagansett last week and amazingly I was the only car in sight there. It was cold and overcast with very little wind.

New Hamptons TV Show To Focus On Pressing Medical Concerns

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We are always looking at new ways to serve our communities, and this new program on LTV provides a way for people to get to know the healthcare experts working in their communities," Mirella Cameran-Reilly relayed.

East End Valentine's Day Happenings

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Looking for a more unique way to celebrate Valentine's Day?

Sixty-Something: Lazy Point - The Hamptons Like No Place Else

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - The first time I was sent there to interview a baymen about some new town ordinance I wrote: "Lazy Point is like a piece of Nova Scotia tucked in a back corner of Napeague, a section of Amagansett mostly known through the years for The Clam Shack, Cyril's and the Lobster Box."

Seal Watching Cruises Offered Out Of Hamptons Marine Station

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Despite the cold, it's always exciting to see these animals in their natural habitat," Robert DiGiovanni shared.

Annual Mythical Montauk Scavenger Hunt To Take Place This Weekend

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "A unique experience for all ages, ZIMA! brings audiences out into the gorgeous beauty of East End winters," Kate Mueth explained.

INTERVIEW: Tickled Pink Honorees Cheryl Babinski, Christopher Robbins, And Charlotte Klein Sasso On The Ellen Hermanson Foundation And More

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It's not just the medical care, but there's the whole support system for the patient and her family," Charlotte Klein Sasso reflected about the Foundation.

Milton Creagh To Discuss Life Lessons During Upcoming "Thinking Forward Lecture Series"

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Every new conversation is good for The Center and all our diverse communities," Bonnie Cannon shared. "Bringing folks together, educating and inspiring stronger community- that has always been the goal of our series."

Sixty-Something: Hawks And Other Big Birds Of Prey In the Hamptons

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - One of the many wonderful things about the Hamptons is at any given moment right there behind you can be a hawk, an owl, an osprey, and now American bald eagles.

Sixty-Something: Water Mill - The Hamptons Best Kept Secret

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - I could feel the history beneath my feat as I walked over the soil. I could hear the wind, feel the peacefulness and smell the nearby ocean.

"Equality Matters In The Hamptons" To Feature Kofi Appenteng

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It was started to educate and inspire our community of color and the community as a whole, to bring us closer together with shared understanding," Debra McEneaney noted.

Montauk-Based Aquatic And Cultural Arts Center Project Gifted $1 Million

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "This is a significant moment for the Playhouse Foundation and for Montauk," relayed Perry B. Duryea III. "A gift of this size is a clear sign that our community believes in this project and in the future of Montauk. We want to thank the donor for supporting our mission to complete this project."

Sixty-Something: Those Long Wonderful Winter North Fork Sojourns

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - I love driving through the East End in the off-season when there is both no traffic, and no rush to get to where I am going. This last weekend my destination was the North Fork.

East End-Based Wildlife Refuge Hosting Annual Light The Night Winter Trail Walks

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The forest is lit up and feels enchanted and magical," Marisa Nelson relayed. "This is a fun way to get out and enjoy yourself and the forest on a cold dark winter's night!"

Lake Agawam Conservancy Launching Educational Seminar Series

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "'Conventional to Organic, Transforming Landscapes to Preserve Our Water' is the first in a series of seminars sponsored by the newly formed Lake Agawam Conservancy to educate the community about how to reduce the chemical load in lawn care practices in order to protect local water quality, our environment and human health," Meghan Nadosy Magyar explained.

Sixty-Something: A Crazy Hamptons Winter Weather Story

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - It was only two years ago at this very same time the Hamptons was in an extended deep freeze with parts of Montauk Harbor and Three Mile Harbor frozen solid.

Out East Neighborhood Network Hosting Informational Session At South Fork Natural History Museum

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We are very pleased to have a wonderful volunteer, who decided, after retirement, that he wanted to learn more about his interest in marine aquaculture, so he volunteers each Wednesday with our marine tanks and is a great help to us," Carol Crasson explained. "It would be great to have more seniors involved doing things they can enjoy, while contributing to the community."

Sixty-Something: New Year, New Decade, New Opportunities In The Hamptons

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - Enjoy this new year, this new decade, this new opportunity to experience the best a life has to offer and do it as much as possible.

Local Middle School Students Presenting 2nd Annual Polar Plunge At Rogers Beach In Support Of East End Disability Associates

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It's an amazing day. The community rallies," Kelly Russell expressed. "It's a giant celebration on the beach."

Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund Sees 23.2 Percent Decrease

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - For the first 11 months of 2019 the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund (CPF) produced $69.29 million in revenue for the Peconic Bay Region.

Sixty-Something: Happy New Year Starting Over In The Hamptons

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - Every year the world celebrates the coming of the New Year. With every New Year comes change. Sometimes we choose to change, other times other people make decisions that bring change to our lives.

Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa To Kick-Off The New Year With Benefit Polar Bear Plunge

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "You get the best of all worlds with the luxury of Gurney's and the gorgeous Montauk beaches, all while helping The Retreat," Kimberly J. Nichols concluded. "What better way to start 2020?"

EMT Randy Hoffman: A Hero Who Needs Our Help

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "Randy and his family and close friends are so grateful to the community for their outpouring of support and encouragement," Alison Hoffman Stern said. "Randy reads all Facebook messages and texts and is very thankful to everyone who has contributed to his fundraiser."

Sixty-Something: There Is No Place Like The Hamptons For The Holidays

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - The holiday season brings stress. It always has and I suppose it always will. The great joy of the season does come with a price in many ways. However there is also a peacefulness that somehow finds its way into the season eventually, too.

Kick 2020 Off By Getting "Freezin' For A Reason" At Annual Hamptons Polar Bear Plunge

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "This fundraiser is one of the largest that benefits all of the East Hampton Food Pantries," Vicki M. Littman relayed. "The money raised helps feed those in need in our community all year long."

Quogue Library Hosting Snowman Stroll Around The Pond - Complete With Movie And Hot Cocoa At The Firehouse

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "With Jessup Pond offering a beautiful winter scene, it is the perfect backdrop for the display," Susan Mckenna noted. "The snowmen bring life and whimsy to our quiet village this time of year, people young and old have stopped to take photos and stroll along to enjoy the views."

Project MOST Opens New Campus At Neighborhood House

by Eileen Casey
Community News - Executive Director, Rebecca Morgan Taylor, relayed that their mission has always been, "To nurture creativity and exploration through hands-on learning in a welcoming environment and to make essential enrichment activities available to all. To this end we provide financial assistance to families as needed so that every child is able to participate and is encouraged to explore their natural curiosity and the joy of learning."

Rafael Viñoly Architects And HKS Architects Named Design Team For New Stony Brook Southampton Hospital

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "They have built community hospitals and academic medical centers and are keenly adept at solving cultural, technological and environmental concerns, as well as those of function, with unique and unprecedented solutions and inspired designs," Ken Wright relayed.

Sixty-Something: Christmas Birthdays In The Hamptons

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - Anyone born near or around Christmastime already knows part of what I am going to say. Having a birthday Christmas week isn't quite ideal.

The Holiday Spirit To Spread Throughout Downtown Riverhead

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We are thrilled to once again host this annual event with the positivity and participation of the town and people of Riverhead; making this a special holiday tradition for hundreds of families and children every year," Kristy Verity shared.

Children's Book Series Inspired By Local Wildlife To Be Featured In Sag Harbor StoryWalk

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The Wild Adventures of Scurry the Squirrel: Book Two is the second in an ongoing series, following the adventures of a rehab squirrel I raised named Scurry," Dell Cullum explained. "Scurry teaches both young and old, why wildlife so important, why we need to be compassionate toward our wildlife, as well as introducing the readers to all our beautiful wildlife species that we share the East End of Long Island with."

Sixty-Something: Bowling During The Holidays In The Hamptons

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - I can remember the first time I ever went bowling. The bowling balls were so heavy, yet I found a light one, even then, it was so heavy I thought I might drop it at any second.

East End Tick & Mosquito Control Launches Winter Tick Treatment

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It's crucial to continue taking preventative measures and checking for ticks because they are still active and in search of a blood meal whenever temperatures exceed 32 degrees Fahrenheit," Brian Kelly said.

INTERVIEW: Heart Of The Hamptons Executive Director Hilton Crosby On The 2019 Polar Bear Plunge At Coopers Beach, And More

by T.J. Clemente
Community News - "The goal this year is to raise the lofty total of $125,000," Hilton Crosby told Hamptons.com. "If we reach that goal for the upcoming year, we can then focus on the quality and types of programming that we carry out throughout the year."

Sixty-Something: This Once Happened When Boating Season Ended In The Hamptons

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - To this day I remember standing on the bottom of the slip underwater in my winter clothes and looking up at the bottom of the boat.

Sixty-Something: Hamptons History Everywhere

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - History pops up everywhere in the Hamptons.

2019 Hamptons Parade Of Lights, Santa Parades, Tree Lightings And More

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The most wonderful time of the year will bring several merry outings to the Hamptons.

Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation: "It's Cool To Be Kind" Always!

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "Most schools take advantage of a field trip to the shelter where they explore the many departments and staff that is needed to care for animals," Ava Locks relayed.

Hamptons-Based Animal Adoption Center Hosting Pictures With Santa

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Each year Bideawee hosts a day where we invite folks -- and their furry friends -- into our Westhampton adoption center for a photo session with Santa," Leslie Granger shared.

East End Turkey Trots, Walk-It-Off Hikes, And A Turkey Plunge

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - If you're dreading the annual post Thanksgiving food coma, fit in a little fresh air and fitness during one of these Hamptons turkey trots and post Turkey Day walks.

Sixty-Something: A Favorite Hamptons Farm To Purchase Holiday Pies

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - Back in the day for Thanksgiving, my mom would bake pies, usually an apple pie and then my favorite, a sweet potato pie. Ah the smell of those pies cooking in the oven would permeate throughout the whole house.

Annual Holiday Light Show To Illuminate The East End

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We are happy to bring back this Long Island tradition and hope everyone is excited to see our new displays," Amanda Sanderlin noted.

Sixty-Something: Thanksgiving In The Hamptons Tales

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - I really believe Thanksgiving is really special in the Hamptons because of the 470-480-year-old history of the towns and hamlets of the East End of Long Island.

Sixty-Something: The Wonderful Live Stage Theaters Of The Hamptons

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - Seeing live theater is something you just can't get on your computer or other devices with an app like Netflix or Amazon Prime.

Children's Museum Of The East End To Provide Care Packages For Low-Income, Expectant Moms In Collaboration With Welcome Baby

by Nicole Barylski
School News - "There's a perception outside the community that everyone in the Hamptons is well-off, but in our outreach efforts, we see countless families struggling to provide basic necessities," Steve Long noted.

Sixty-Something: My Favorite Hamptons Halloween Party

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - It was that night that I first realized what tight communities the East End villages are.

Sag Harbor Historical Society Celebrating Halloween With Annie's Field Of Jack-O-Lanterns

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The glow of the jack-o-lantern on the porch, the wreath adorning the front door, the candles or menorah glowing in the window," Nancy Remkus of the Sag Harbor History Society noted. "It reminds us that life is to be celebrated."

"A Place At The Table:" Documentary Film On Hunger In America

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "This is not a political issue, but a human rights and moral issue. It is essential to work together to help our neighbors in need," Cathy Demeroto said about food insecurity.

East End Halloween Fest To Feature Coffin Races, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," Dracula Appearance, A Costume Parade, And More

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "In Riverhead, we work hard to offer extraordinary free community events throughout the seasons," Kristy Verity noted. "Halloween Fest is a wonderful Downtown celebration that delivers a fun, safe Halloween experience to our town and we welcome everyone to visit for an experience unlike any other on Long Island."

Sixty-Something: Hamptons Pumpkins Time

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - What I love about the Hamptons this time of year is seeing so many pumpkins lining the farm stands off most of the major roads.

East End Children's Halloween Parties, The Annual Frankenstein Appearance, Enchanted Forrest, And More

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - If your little one just can't get enough Halloween happenings, here's where to celebrate.

Seasonal East End Festivals To Culminate With Sylvester Manor's Harvest Festival

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The Harvest Festival is a culmination of our mission through food, music, culture, arts, education and agricultural heritage," Sylvester Manor Executive Director Stephen Searl noted.

2019 Hamptons Halloween Parades And Pumpkin Trails

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - If your little one cannot wait to don their impressive Halloween costume, there will be many chances to show off their ensemble across the East End.

Third Annual Fall Festival To Feature Live Music, Halloween Parade, Local Bites, Seasonal Activities, And More

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It's a true community event to celebrate Fall and the harvest season," Glenn O. Vickers explained.

Pet Friendly Halloween Hamptons Happenings

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - If you've already found the cutest Halloween ensemble for your four-legged friend, mark your calendar because there's plenty of pet friendly Hamptons happenings.

Sixty-Something: My Hamptons T-Shirts Collection

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - To me, old t-shirts are like photographs with great memories that you proudly wear. I am sure I am not alone on this.

INTERVIEW: Tee & Charles Addams Foundation Director H. Kevin Miserocchi On Charles Addams, The Famed Cartoonist's Work, And More

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "He spent very little time on The Addams Family, considering the amount of work in his entire lifetime," Miserocchi told Hamptons.com.

Shelter Island 5K Run/Walk Celebrating 20th Anniversary

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "This event has raised over $600,000 for the North Fork Breast Health Coalition, The Coalition for Women's Cancers at Stony Brook/ Southampton Hospital and Lucia's Angels," Mary Ellen Adipietro noted.

Mandala Book Club Collaborates With The Amagansett Free Library: Local Community Organizations Offer Inspiration For Reading Choices

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "I am excited about the book discussion because Etched in Sand is a true story about survival and emerging despite so many challenges that these children were faced with," Loretta Davis relayed.

Sixty-Something: Revisiting The Wonderful North Fork

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - Rediscovering the individual charms of Laurel, Jamesport, Cutchogue, Mattituck, Southold, East Marion, and Orient was a most pleasant surprise, because the more things change, the more they remain the same.

Montauk's 38th Annual Fall Family Festival To Feature Beloved Chowder Contest, Cash Catch, Oktoberfest Fare, Seasonal Activities, And More

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Our autumn festival marks another pleasing season to experience Montauk's natural treasures, restaurants, hotels and shops," Laraine Creegan explained.

Fall Pet Friendly Hamptons Seaside Strolls

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - If you've been meaning to take your four-legged family member on more outdoor strolls, October will bring several pet focused East End benefit walks.

Paws On Parade To Include Walk To The Ocean, Animal Agility Course, A "Frankenstein Follies" Appearance, And More

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Dogs first came to Southampton 12,000 years ago along with Paleo-Indian tribes," Tom Edmonds noted. "The Southampton History Museum is celebrating this tradition with games, refreshments, kids in Halloween costumes, dog agility test and a pet adoption bus presented by the Southampton Animal Shelter."

The Tyler Project: Tyler Valcich Memorial Fundraiser Car Show

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "We are working with Stony Brook Southampton Hospital to create an area of the emergency room that can provide privacy for families and patients in crisis and provide access to an on-staff psychologist within the emergency room," Tyler's mother, Valinda Valcich relayed.

Sixty-Something: Getting Back To The Gym After A Hamptons Summer

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - As the sunlight in the day grows shorter, I become more thankful for my daily trips to the gym.

INTERVIEW: i-tri girls Founder Theresa Roden On The Organization's 2nd Annual Ride And Wine, 10th Anniversary, And More

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We're just thrilled at how we built such a great foundation here on the East End that we are now getting requests from all over Long Island and other places to bring empowerment through the sport of triathlon out into to the world," Roden told us.

Julius Anglickas Of Southampton: Champion Fighter Looking Towards UFC

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "I really love what I do and will keep doing it for as long as possible," he told Hamptons.com.

The Bridgehampton Historical Society's 27th Annual Road Rally To Include Judged Show, Parade, Historical Trivia Quiz, And More

by T.J. Clemente
Community News - As one of last year's participants put it, "The trivia stops got us to go places that we had never been to before, which we enjoyed."

INTERVIEW: East Hampton Shellfish Hatchery Director John "Barley" Dunne On The Upcoming "All About Oysters" Lecture, Oyster Myths, The Best Time To Harvest, And More

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "A lot of people don't realize it's only one species and all those names that you hear are really just kind of trademark names," Dunne said about the East Coast oyster.

Sixty-Something: Northwest Harbor, A Beautiful Hamptons Secret

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - There is a pretty good chance you may have never even visited this area ever. It's fun to explore, but bring a map and a compass.

2019 Hamptons San Gennaro Feast To Feature Live Music, Italian Fare, An Auto Show, Competitive Eating Contests, A Carnival, And More

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Continuing off last years tremendously attended Feast, we have added new and interesting food vendors, an expanded car show on Sunday and Valet parking!" Rick Martel shared. "Admission is still free and its wristband day everyday at the Carnival!"

Rescues From The Bahamas Arrive At East End-Based Animal Shelters

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It was a group effort," Jamie Berger shared. "There were many rescue groups involved to help these dogs make their way from the Bahamas to Long Island."

Sixty-Something: The Importance Of East End Beaches

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - Everyone on the East End has all sorts of beach stories from when they were children, teens, and adults. There are campfire stories, big wave stories, perhaps even some first kiss stories.

2019 SouthamptonFest To Feature Chowder Contest, Art Shows, Endless Concerts, Kids Zone, Silent Disco Outdoor Dance Party, Harvest Fair, And So Much More

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The whole community comes together, there's loads of great food and it's fun for everyone in the family," Lynn Blue shared.

"Foodstock" Music Festival To Support Riverhead-Based Food Pantry

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We are thrilled to host an event where people come together to enjoy great music, and raise money for an extremely important cause," Melissa Martin relayed.

2019 Late Summer And Fall Hamptons And East End Festivals

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The end of summer brings festival season to the East End.

Southampton Historical Museum's Harvest Fair To Feature Historical Demonstrations, And More

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Harvest Day Fair is for people of all ages who enjoy hands-on activities, bluegrass music, farm animals and traditional farm demonstrations," Tom Edmonds relayed.

The Bridge Expanding To Showcase Nearly 200 Vintage Automobiles And Other Rare Luxury Rides At Fourth Annual Hamptons Event

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "This year, the number of cars has increased to the point where the entire 18th fairway is covered, all the way down to the art fair. The transition will be seamless," said Robert Rubin.

Bideawee Takes In Four Pups Rescued From Hurricane Dorian's Anticipated Path

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Not only has Bideawee spared Roscoe, Sherlock, Hershey and Lova Boy from the hurricane's destruction, but by transporting and housing shelter animals from down south, space in affected shelters becomes available for the pets who will sadly, but inevitably, find themselves stranded and in need," Leslie Granger said.

Three Non-Profits Teaming Up For The Farm Goes to the Dogs (& Cats) Adoption Event

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The farm is the perfect setting for families to spend the day learning about the area's rich agricultural heritage and fall in love with a wonderful dog, cat or rabbit!" Denise LeBeau noted.

Sixty-Something: Taking Amazing Photographs in the Hamptons

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - Looking up I often say one can feel the souls of everyone who ever lived out there with you.

Aviation Enthusiasts To Gather At East Hampton Airport For "Just Plane Fun Day"

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Just Plane Fun Day is an open house day at the East Hampton Airport that will showcase static displays of classic aircraft such as Waco biplanes, vintage warbirds such as a Mustang P-51, modern turboprops and jets such as a M600 and a Cessna Citation, and many other unique airplanes like an Italian Marchetti and a sporty Cirrus VisionJet," Kathryn Slye explained.

Hamptons Summer Resident Rides His Bicycle 700 Miles Across Vietnam

by T.J. Clemente
Community News - "My goal was to ride from Saigon through the Mekong Delta to the Cambodian border. I realized while in Saigon that riding inside the delta would be a challenge," Hatton told us.

A Walk On Water To Hold Annual Montauk Surf Therapy Event And Duo Of East End Soirees

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The people of Montauk, Long Island, and the Greater NYC area have welcomed us into their homes and businesses, and shown an unbelievable level of support for AWOW and the families we serve," Sean Swentek noted.

Sixty-Something: The One Night Every Hamptons Home Is Glowing

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - On the one Sunday night before Labor Day all over the Hamptons every light in almost every room of almost every home seemed to be on.

2019 HarborFest To Feature Signature Whaleboat Races, A Taste Of Sag Harbor, Tug Of War, And More Entertainment For All Ages

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We are looking forward to a great event with lots of activities for children including some old fashioned fun like tug of war and corn shucking contests," Lisa Field noted.

Sag Harbor Cinema Presenting eBay for Charity Auction And Tumbleweed Tuesday Soiree

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "This year we continue to support the rebuild of this iconic institution by leveraging our platform for good and delivering one-of-a-kind experiences and items," said Brenda Halkias.

Hamptons Barking Beauty Pageant To Take Place At Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center

by Courtney File
Community News - "What brings more joy to the world than children and animals? We're so grateful that the proceeds from Barking Beauty Pageant will be benefitting both dogs and WHBPAC Arts Academy programs," Julienne Penza-Boone noted.

Sixty Something: Luxury Oceanfront RVs In The Hamptons

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - You wake up to the sound of the Atlantic Ocean waves pounding the shoreline along with a strong off-shore breeze punctuated by the sounds of seagulls greeting the morning sunlight in mass high above the surf.

Former Vice President Joe Biden Holds Hamptons Fundraiser

by Nicole Barylski
Politics - "I believe strongly that we're going to have a lot of work to do, the next president of the United States, to repair our alliances," Biden told the crowd.

56th Annual Art Show And Craft Fair To Feature 100 Artists And Craftspeople

by Courtney File
Community News - Many of the artists have been with the show for over 40 years.

Surf's Up: Southampton Village Restriction On Surfing A Wipe-Out

by Eileen Casey
Community News - Southampton Village Mayor Jesse Warren, a surfer himself, advised, "We had an old archaic law on the books for whatever reason, and it came to light when a disgruntled community member called to complain. That is when we immediately took action to review and update the restriction."

"Living Better In Small Spaces | Talk And Tour" To Explore Maximizing A Home's Space

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The tips and techniques about 'small space living' that will be discussed by the speakers are really applicable to homes of all sizes," Chip Rae relayed.

Sixty-Something: The Last Two Weeks Of August Are The High Summer Season Of The Hamptons

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - With the annual Hampton Classic in Bridgehampton and the wonderful shows at Guild Hall and Bay Street, there are plenty of big-time events and parties to dress up and see, be seen, and enjoy.

Artists And Writers To Slug It Out For Charity Softball Game Bragging Rights

by Courtney File
Community News - "We never truly know who will come out for the game, and, over the years, we've been able to surprise our fans with talented people they never thought they'd see running around on a softball field," local Long Island artist Leif Hope shared.

INTERVIEW: Ellen Hermanson Foundation Co-Founder Julie Ratner On The 24th Annual Ellen's Run

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It's really just a wonderful, feel good event, there's tremendous energy there," Ratner told us.

Sixty-Something: Alec Baldwin - The Hamptons' Mr. Everywhere Man

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - If you have been out and about in the Hamptons, chances are you have run into Alec Baldwin.

East Hampton Chamber Of Commerce To Host Inaugural Summer Festival

by Courtney File
Community News - "We're very excited to introduce an affordable summer festival to locals and visitors alike," Steve Haweeli shared.

Spring Improvement Society To Host 87th Annual Fisherman's Fair

by Courtney File
Community News - "The Fisherman's Fair was a Springs Fair and received this name in the 60's when it also became regularly associated with the local AbEx artist's invitational exhibitions," Carol Mohlenhoff explained.

Sixty-Something: Ten Things To Do In The Hamptons Before Summer Ends

by T.J. Clemente
Community News - Summer's almost gone, the days seem to roll by faster as you get older but the good times of a summer day in the Hamptons never gets old nor ever will.

INTERVIEW: Former MLB All-Star Carlos Beltran Reflects Back On His Foundation, The Pitcher He Dreaded Facing Most, The Tense Trade Deadline, And More

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It's a routine for me, I don't even think about it," Beltran said about his philanthropic efforts.

Paddle For A Purpose - The Breast Cancer Research Foundation - With Katie Lee This Summer

by Courtney File
Community News - "We are so proud to be raising lifesaving funds for breast cancer research alongside the dedicated community here in the Hamptons," said Myra Biblowit, President and CEO of BCRF. "Each and every supporter here today is undoubtedly bringing us closer to the end of breast cancer by propelling the power of research forward."

Sixty-Something: Two August Hamptons Beach Day Stories

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - In the Hamptons many celebrities have their favorite spots to swim.

"Trashampton" - Take Your Garbage Off The Beach Please!

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "I'm sending out a very important message and it's worth my time to get that message out," filmmaker Dell Cullum relayed.

NBC Meteorologist Chris Gloninger To Address The Great New England Hurricane Of 1938 During "Friday On The Porch"

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Chris has taken this love to the next level and has been an active TV meteorologist and storm chaser for many years," Nancy Remkus said.

INTERVIEW: The Ellen Hermanson Foundation Co-Founder Julie Ratner And Broadway Star Samantha Massell On "An Evening Of Enchantment"

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Attendees can expect an enchanted evening filled with delicious Jean Georges food in a beautiful venue, a fun live auction with auctioneer Lucas Hunt, silly photos in the photo booth, music and dancing and a wonderful musical performance by Broadway star Samantha Massell," Ratner told us.

In Jordan's Honor, Ltd. Presenting Third Annual Jordan's Run In Sag Harbor

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The highlight of this run is crossing the Lance Cpl Jordan Haerter Veterans' Memorial Bridge," JoAnn Lyles shared.

Hamptons Art Hike And Tick Wise Poster Contest Raising Awareness For Tick Bite Safety

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The Art Hike for Tick Bite Awareness is a celebration of the children's artwork that serves as a public safety message for our community and visitors to our community," April Nill-Boitano explained.

INTERVIEW: Jonathan Raynor On The Get Matty Ray Back On The Bay Fundraiser At Boardy Barn

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We're hoping that Matt can get to the event. If we get him transportation, he's feeling up to it, of course," Raynor told us.

Hope For Depression Research Foundation Presenting Second Annual Awareness Raising Week Of Hope

by Lee Fryd
Community News - "In 2006, when I started the Hope for Depression Research Foundation," Audrey Gruss told Hamtons.com, "no one spoke the word 'depression' in polite society."

Sixty-Something: The Hamptons, Sharks, Frank Mundus And "Jaws"

by T.J. Clemente
Community News - He told me the 3,427-pound shark was taken by rod and reel, while "the other one," referring to the giant white of 4,500 pounds that is in Salivar's bar, "was caught with a harpoon and barrels just like in Jaws, the movie…but that one," as he pointed to the replica of the 3,427-pound great white that hangs at Star Island, "that was with a rod and reel."

Annual Hamptons Family Fair To Take On "Farmyard Fun" Theme

by Courtney File
Community News - "This year's Fair is a celebration of farmers and farming on the East End, which is also reflected in the Museum's exhibitions," Stephen Long noted. "Event proceeds enable CMEE educators to provide vital programming year-round to low-income families who otherwise couldn't afford to visit the Museum."

Sixty-Something: "Wheels Up" Hamptons Private Jet Owners

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - I guess when you fly in your own private jet, you never lose your luggage.

Annual Soldier Ride®, Held In Support Of Wounded Warrior Project®, Cycling Its Way Through The Hamptons

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The reason this cause is important to me and many of us on the East End is pretty simple. I myself never served, but I have seen first hand the heavy sacrifice paid by the men and woman who have," Nick Kraus reflected.

"Get Wet For A Good Cause" At The 11th Annual Montauk Ocean Swim Challenge

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The funds raised at the event will benefit the construction of the future Aquatic Center at the Playhouse, providing the community with year-round fitness and recreational opportunities," Julia McCormack noted.

The East End Community To Honor The Memory Of French Presse Founder Sarah de Havenon During Sarah's Day

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "My mom was a tremendously inclusive, charitable and fun-loving person," Dylan Fowler, Sarah de Havenon's son, reflected. "We wanted to put together an event that celebrated that spirit."

Sixty-Something: Those Amazing Powerful After Sunset Hamptons Skies

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - I often think the sunset sky is where the souls of all who have ever lived congregate.

INTERVIEW: Theresa Roden On i-tri girls' 10th Anniversary, The Program's Inspiring Triathlon, Plans For Major Expansion, And More

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "They believe in themselves in ways that they never could have imagined," Roden told us.

Second Annual Hamptons Land & Sea Wellness Morning Taking Place In East Hampton

by Ryan Lappe
Community News - "Whether paddleboarding, meditating or taking a simple stroll along the beach, how we treat and care for the natural world has a positive, healing effect on all of us," Aaron Virgin noted.

Happy Trails To You! Riverside Maritime Trail Park Closer To Reality As DEC Awards Only State Grant On Long Island To Southampton Town To Combat Invasive Species

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "This grant comes at a time when the Town is ready to award the bid for final design plans to build the Park, and will allow us to focus on the invasive species component and wetlands restoration prior to making a final design," David Wilcox noted.

Sixty-Something: The Pure Magic Of July In The Hamptons

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - I have extra clean towels on the back seat along with a spare bathing suit because you never know when you might turn left instead of right and drive to a beach for a couple of moments of Hamptons July beach bliss.

St. Luke's Family Fair To Offer Fourth Of July Weekend Fun

by Courtney File
Community News - "This year, the fair will have games galore for kids, all sorts of fun fair foods, a vintage clothing booth, and live music," stated Jeffrey Sussman.

INTERVIEW: Climber Vanessa O'Brien On Being The First American Woman To Summit K2, Her Quest For Adventure, And More

by T.J. Clemente
Community News - "The year I summited [K-2], my team was the only team that made it - all other teams turned around," Vanessa O'Brien told Hamptons.com.

North Fork Ferry Company: Raising Ramps To Accommodate Changing Tides

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "Strategizing has been very important to formulate a schedule that keeps the amount of construction time to a minimum," Bridg Hunt noted.

2019 Hamptons Independence Day Fireworks And Festivities

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - There's no shortage of festive red, white, and blue filled 4th of July happenings on the East End.

CBS News' Rita Braver And Attorney Robert Barnett To Offer Insight About The Nation's Capital

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The daily news out of Washington has never been more riveting, and keeping up with it has never been more challenging," Chip Rae explained.

Sixty-Something: My Most Magical Musical Night In The Hamptons

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - The bands took a unison break, the music stopped and out walked Paul Simon wearing a Yale baseball hat, with one of his signature Guild folk guitars strapped over his shoulder.

RISE Life Service And Island Harvest Team Up For Local Food Distribution Day

by Courtney File
Community News - "RISE is very pleased to be able to host this food distribution day with Island Harvest," said JoAnn Vitale, who coordinates the food pantry program, "It will be 'all hands on deck,' handing out food to anyone who comes."

Sixty-Something: My Favorite East End Lobster Dinner Restaurants

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - I can still remember as a young boy of five or six when my mom brought home live lobsters to cook and the lobsters escaped from the bag and scrambled out of the kitchen.

Pest Control Expert Offers Tips To Keep Pesky Pests Away This Summer

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The summer season is the perfect time for any special event, but often times, we forget about pest control services," Brian Kelly noted.

16-Year-Old "Bionic Girl" Cabaret Fundraiser Donates $7K To Pediatric Scoliosis Research

by Ryan Lappe
Community News - "I learned that it was possible for teens to organize big events like this at Laurel Springs," Flanzer said. "[My classes] allowed me to meet speakers who made a difference as teenagers, and many kids in Laurel Springs' National Honor Society have successfully started their own organizations to help others."

Lunch Box Kids Gearing Up To Assist Food Insecure Families When School's Out

by Ryan Lappe
Community News - "Lunch Box Kids is a wonderful program run through our Food Pantry to ease the food budget for local families during the summer months with fresh produce and food," Hilton Crosby noted.

Sixty-Something: Participating In This Year's Montauk Blessing Of The Fleet

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - The boats circled and the horns buzzed the sun-kissed sea as the crews joyfully greeted each other's boat as they passed proudly waving and saluting and saying a few inside jokes that made the fishermen twinkle with laughter.

INTERVIEW: Longtime Runner And Board Member Harry Hackett Reflects On Shelter Island 10K's 40th Anniversary

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It's sort of like a running Woodstock," Hackett told us.

Sixty-Something: The Stupid Mistakes

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - I am always fascinated when I hear sixty-something folks talking about their lives saying that if they were to do it all over again, they wouldn't change anything.

"Save Our Steeple" Campaign To Launch During "Celebrate Springs"

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "This will be a major, long term effort with a goal to begin construction to coincide with the Church's 140th anniversary in 2022," Wendy Hall noted.

Sixty-Something: Why The Hamptons Summer Season Is Great For My Mental Health

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - The East End has a soulful healing magic. I appreciate it.

Make Plans This Memorial Day Weekend With The Riverhead Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival

by Ryan Lappe
Community News - The Festival is a Memorial Day Weekend tradition where families and friends enjoy the creative spirit together.

Hamptons Beach Earns Fourth Spot, Again, On Dr. Beach's Top 10 Beaches List

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - This beloved beach has earned a spot on the past three Top 10 Beach lists.

INTERVIEW: The Surf Lodge's Jayma Cardoso Dishes On Summer 2019 And More

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The pillars of what we built The Surf Lodge around are Food, the Arts and Wellness. We have exciting news with all three," Cardoso told us about summer 2019.

Sixty-Something: Coffees In The Hamptons

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - There is a certain pleasure to the process of grinding your choice selected coffee beans and then brewing your personal own coffee.

GoFundMe Established For Gravely Injured Hampton Bays Man

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "I want my boy back, and we just want to get him back to where he used to be," is the heartfelt sentiment expressed by Neil.

One Of New York's First Community Supported Agriculture Farms Turns 30

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "When we connect people to the land - especially young people -- you are building a community that appreciates and supports the stability, integrity, and beauty of the bioregion forever," relayed Acting Director, Layton Guenther.

Bud Break 5K Returning To The Wine Stand At Wölffer Estate

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We were overwhelmed with the love and excitement around the event from the community last year, and want to continue to encourage wellness, community, and charity from our neighbors," Joey Wölffer reflected.

INTERVIEW: Chip Rae On The East Hampton Library's "Tom Twomey Series" 5th Anniversary

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We're starting off with something near and dear to everyone who drives through East Hampton," Rae told us.

Hamptons-Based Public Gardens Presenting Complimentary Tours As Part Of Annual Celebration

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "National Public Gardens Week is a great opportunity to recognize the importance of public gardens that serve as a community resource, showcasing low impact horticulture practices for all gardeners," Kathy Kennedy relayed.

Sixty-Something: Over 20 Hamptons Locations For Cocktails With Friends

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - It's always fun to plan ahead on where to meet the many friends who eventually come out east to visit.

Tick Borne Disease Symposium Taking Place At Long Island Aquarium

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Ticks are at an all time high this year, so it's a great opportunity for the community to learn about how they can prevent tick related diseases and teach their kids and whole family the importance of checking for ticks," Brian Kelly relayed.

Hamptons-Based Animal Shelter Hosting Dog Walk And Family Day

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It's an exciting event that promotes the bond between people and pets, with shopping and activities for the whole family, including dogs!" Christina Ragone noted.

Private Tours Of East End-Based Drinking Water Well Sites Being Offered During National Drinking Water Week

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It's so important to know how our actions affect the quality and quantity of our drinking water supply," Kathy Kennedy noted.

Lecture Series To Focus On Aging On The East End

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Our goal with our art for health initiative is to bring to light programs and opportunities for those who are looking to maintain and improve their quality of life here on the East End," Beth McNeill-Muhs explained.

First New York Humpback Whale Stranding Of 2019 Occurs In Westhampton

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The humpback whales we see stranding on our shores are typically juveniles," noted AMCS necropsy program director Kimberly Durham. "This is a much larger animal than we typically see."

Sixty-Something: Is The Hamptons Doing Spring This Year?

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - This spring has seemed like one big rainy day.

"Bionic Girl" Hosts Cabaret Fundraiser For Scoliosis Research

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "I hope to encourage other kids suffering from scoliosis," Thea Flanzer explained.

Annual Hamptons Street Fair To Return 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," Steven Ringel noted.

Peconic Baykeeper And CTREE Presenting Benefit 5Ks

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Their health locally, represents the functional health of the Peconic Estuary," Peter Topping noted about one of the causes being championed this weekend.

Sixty-Something: TV, Cable Series and the Hamptons

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - I am watching a cable TV series and boom, a scene about the Hamptons comes along and there is always something inaccurate that bugs me.

Beach Clean-Up Efforts Spanning From Westhampton To Montauk

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We're hoping it will result in a fantastic community turnout, with families and businesses alike, working together to help preserve the beauty of Montauk," Kate Rossi-Snook said.

Hamptons-Based Animal Rescue Celebrating Adoption And Our Four Legged Friends

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "This year the celebration will feature a wellness theme as well as a low cost vaccine and microchip clinic," Jamie Berger noted.

LongHouse Reserve Commemorating Start Of Season With 28th Annual Rites Of Spring

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Where are the Chihuly reeds? You will have to come and explore," Matko Tomicic shared. "The Cherry trees are popping with color and a myriad of bulbs are making the gardens glorious."

Eastern Long Island Audubon Society, Westhampton Beach Earth Day, And Quogue Wildlife Refuge Teaming Up For Free Earth Day Event

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," co-organizer, Naomi Hogarty noted. "E-waste, prescription drugs and plastic bags make up a substantial amount of our overall landfill and water pollution."

Hamptons Shoreline Sweep To Take Place Weekend After Earth Day

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "As magnificent as our shorelines are, there is one thing it should never be; and that's a dumping ground for trash and litter," event founder Dell Cullum reflected.

Local Organizations Planting Thousands Of Beach Grass In Effort To Restore Shoreline

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "In the face of sea level rise, a question comes to mind as to how we are going to adapt and create resilient shorelines," Lauren Scheer noted.

Sixty-Something: Golfing In The Hamptons And Tiger Woods

by T.J. Clemente
Community News - Years from now when the twenty-somethings and thirty-somethings are sixty-somethings they will still remember the universal glow of the moment Tiger Woods won his fifth Masters.

Sixty-Something: Loved Living In The Ditch Plains Trailer Park

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - Some of the best days I ever had living in the Hamptons happened while I was living in "The Montauk Shores Condominiums," or as it's affectionately called the "Ditch Plains trailer park."

Tick Expert Says Now's The Time To Prepare

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "A new year brings new concerns," Tick expert Brian Kelly of East End Tick and Mosquito Control noted. "While there haven't been any diseases detected in the Asian Longhorned tick as of yet, research is ongoing and the time to act is NOW."

Keep An Eye Out For The Easter Bunny At These Hamptons Egg Hunts, Eggstravaganza, Petting Zoo, And Festivities

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Wondering what stops the Easter Bunny will be making in the Hamptons?

Sixty-Something: The Hamptons, Springtime Weddings And Wedding Cakes

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - My wedding day occurred in the height of an East End springtime day but during a nor'easter. Record rainfall flooded the parking lot.

Hamptons-Based Espresso Bar & Café Company Utilizing Innovative And Alternative Onsite Wastewater Treatment System

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "All of us at Hampton Coffee live in this community so the environment around us is not only important to us as a company, but personally as well," reflected Jason Belkin.

Sprint Into Spring With Katy's Courage During Annual Hamptons Benefit 5K

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We look forward to the 5K every year!" Brigid Collins and Jim Stewart, Katy's Courage Co-Founders, relayed. "This race is such a great way to kick off the spring season and see our community come together."

The Ana Castro Memorial Scholarship Fund Launches With Raffle To Honor Southampton Teen Tragically Killed In El Salvador

by Eileen Casey
Community News - The mission of The Scholarship Fund, is to "Raise money to be given each year at Southampton High School to a graduating senior who exhibits similar qualities that Ana possessed. Those would be kindness, compassion, the ability to overcome great obstacles and to rise above in light of struggles and do so with grace and dignity," according to Dr. Mitchell.

The Magic Found On Shelter Island

by T.J. Clemente
Community News - I love the place, no man may be an island, but Shelter Island is the place for this man to go when he seeks some unique shelter and solace.

Sixty-Something: Hamptons "Walk And Talks"

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - There are some wonderful Hamptons walks we love to do besides the usual walk down the beach along the breaking surf and back.

Congressman Steve Israel To Talk "Big Guns" And More At Hamptons League Of Women Voters Event

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We are thrilled that Congressman Israel, a much-in-demand speaker, was so enthusiastic about attending because of the book's Hamptons setting and its climax at a League of Women Voters candidates' debate!," shared Hamptons League Vice President Arlene Hinkemeyer.

Sixty-Something: Once Again Spring In The Hamptons Is Here

by T.J. Clemente
Community News - I remember my first spring when I moved out of NYC and lived year-round in East Hampton. It was the sound of those birds chirping just before sunrise that woke me every morning. Everyone hears them. They are a sign of spring's arrival.

Last Winterfest Weekend To Feature Comedy, Theater, A Foreigner And Journey Tribute, And More

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Still haven't taken advantage of Long Island Winterfest, a five week, mid-winter East End music, wine and performing arts festival, programming?

Sixty-Something: My First Montauk Friends Of Erin St. Patrick's Day Parade

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - This was the largest small-town big time parade I have ever seen.

Hamptons-Based Animal Rescue Awarded Three-Year Grant In Support Of Assisting Additional Dogs In Need

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "To honor their legacy, this grant will make a huge difference in the lives of hundreds of dogs that come to ARF for a new start," Jennifer DiClemente said.

Sixty-Something: Thinking Hamptons Summer When It's Still Winter

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - Baby it's cold outside but warmer weather is just a month or so away. Yes I am thinking of the 2019 Hamptons summer season even though it is still winter everywhere in the USA! Swimming at the East End beaches, barbecues, outdoor parties, open windows at the house and so much more is just around the bend!

Long Island Winterfest Enters Fourth Week

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - With just two weekends left to enjoy this mid-winter East End music, wine and performing arts festival, head to one (or several) of these fun winter happenings.

St. Patrick's Day Parades To Step Off Across The East End

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - As per usual the East End offers many, many opportunities to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

Montauk Adds Big Red Med Disposal Box For Safe Disposal Of Unwanted Or Expired Prescriptions And Over-The-Counter Medications

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Having a location in Montauk is an important step in keeping un-used or out of date drugs from the possibility of being used or disposed of improperly," Councilperson Overby stated.

Winterfest Hits The Halfway Mark

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The Festival's midway point will offer an International Women's Day celebration, British Invasion, and more.

"Let's Go" Online Vacation Auction To Support Hamptons-Based Empowerment Program For Middle School Girls

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Now celebrating our tenth anniversary season, i-tri is working with nearly 200 girls in ten schools across Suffolk County," Judi Caron added. "When I think about the fact that we started a decade ago with just eight girls in one school, this is quite a milestone."

Scrabble Tournament With A Twist To Support East End Students' North American School Scrabble Championship Trip

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Join us for an afternoon of classic word game fun with a twist--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 and East Quogue Schools on their way to the New England School SCRABBLE Championship and North American School SCRABBLE Championship in April," Kathy Hummel relayed.

Sixty-Something: My Worst Hamptons Snow Shoveling Tale

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - As I get older my fondness for things grows. However one thing I am never fond of is waking to have my driveway and car buried in deep heavy newly fallen snow.

ARF Medical Director Takes Part In Puerto Rico Spayathon

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Dr. Asaro said The Spayathon "experience was truly rewarding."

The Ellen Hermanson Breast Center At Stony Brook Southampton Hospital To Offer Mammograms On Select Saturdays

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Our goal is to help women in our community get the vital breast care they need," Dr. Edna Kapenhas relayed.

Long Island Winterfest - Round Two

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Long Island Winterfest returns Friday, March 1 to offer another jam-packed weekend of fun throughout the North Fork, South Fork and Riverhead.

Destruction In Cuba Inspires Southampton Woman To Pack A Bag Of Hope

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "Even before the tornado, and before the trip I brought two suitcases filled with items we felt the Cuban people could use," Farnam revealed.

Sixty-Something: Those Last Hurrahs Of Getting Older

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - I cannot explain to those who ski and have never done the Valle Blanche why it is difficult, no matter what level you ski because ski ability is not a huge factor in completing this feat as is endurance, strength and determination.

Share The Harvest Farm: Sharing And Caring For The East End

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "Last year, we were able to establish steps towards a no-waste food system by partnering with Amagansett Food Institute to freeze excess produce that would otherwise not make it to our neighbors' table," noted Marielle Ingram.

2019 Long Island Winterfest's Opening Weekend Schedule

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Five weeks of winter fun throughout the North Fork, South Fork and Riverhead launches on Friday, February 22 with the return of Long Island Winterfest.

2019 Sag Harbor HarborFrost Schedule Of Events

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Sag Harbor will showcase a variety of exciting happenings that revolve around fire and ice during the 2019 HarborFrost.

5th Annual Black History Month Celebration To Focus "Hidden In Plain Sight: Facing The Enslaved History Of The East End"

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "By identifying and enumerating them we hope to begin a dialogue and process of understanding about the role Northern Slavery played in our own communities and how diversity has really always been a part of our American story," Donnamarie Barnes reflected.

Sixty-Something: The Magic Of Hamptons Sounds

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - In the Hamptons there are so many sounds I have enjoyed and collected in my brain that conjure up great memories.

A Duo Of Extremes - Fire And Ice - Taking Center Stage Once Again During Sag Harbor's HarborFrost

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce is excited to again be presenting HarborFrost, especially at this time where there is so much change going on in Sag Harbor," Lisa Field said.

Hamptons Town Banning Straws And Polystyrene Take Out Containers

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "This may be a small step but it's a very important step," Councilwoman Julie Lofstad noted.

The Association Of Suffolk County Historical Societies Changes Its Name

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "Our expanded mission will aim to preserve local history, landmarks and historical buildings by supporting coordinating and unifying the historical societies located throughout Long Island" said Dr. Georgette Grier-Key.

Sixty-Something: Being An Extra In An Academy Award Winning Movie

by T.J. Clemente
Community News - I was an extra in an Academy Award-winning movie. The story has a few twists and turns but in the end the movie, won the Academy Award in 1972.

Don't Miss Your Chance At Love During This Hamptons Valentine's Day Themed Event

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Keeping your pets up to date on vaccines can be costly, so ARF is hoping to help the community by offering these services at a discounted price," Jamie Berger noted.

The Retreat Focuses On Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "One of our primary prevention efforts is to help teens recognize the 'red flags' or warning signs of abuse, which often masquerade as signs of romance," Helen Atkinson-Barnes said.

Sag Harbor's Mojo Is On The Rise

by T.J. Clemente
Community News - In the last few years Sag Harbor has become the "hottest hamlet" in the Hamptons with a vibrant Main Street and is "the place to promenade" late summer afternoons.

Sixty-Something: My Six Favorite Places For Pizza In The Hamptons

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - There is nothing quite like the perfect hot slice of pizza when you are hungry and in the mood.

Glide For A Cause During Annual Hamptons Skate-A-Thon And Hockey Game

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We're so grateful and continue to be amazed year after year!" Brigid Collins and Jim Stewart relayed.

Sixty-Something: The Only Time The Jets Won The Super Bowl

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - The phrase "long-suffering Jets fan" has become a staple in sports reporting.

South Fork Natural History Museum To Hold "Long Island's White Shark Research Update" With Greg Metzger

by Sydney A. Braat
Community News - "The 2018 field season found us capturing exciting underwater footage using a 360 camera," said Greg Metzger. "I am thrilled to be able to share some highlights at this event."

Great News! Social Media Is Abuzz With Bald Eagle Sightings All Over Hamptons

by T.J. Clemente
Community News - We asked Dr. Rebecca Grella, an ecologist and an evolutionary biologist, where do the mature bald eagles go in the winter? We were surprised to hear her answer.

Sixty-Something: Those Wonderful High School Varsity Jackets

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - That jacket now is one big memory and relic of high school sports. A time literally 50 years ago when I could run to race, jump to catch a football pass, crouch to catch a baseball game and carry a golf bag for 18 holes.

Suffolk County Marine Industry Revitalization Advisory Council Public Meetings Announced: Growth Of Marine Sector In The Local Economy To Be Addressed

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "The $1.579 billion economic impact of the marine industry, the 7,000 plus people in marine-related jobs, and our marine workforce development are essential to Suffolk County becoming an attractive location for new business," DuWayne Gregory stated.

Quogue Wildlife Refuge Offering Magical Winter Stroll

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The Light the Night is really meant to be a peaceful, self-guided walk through a beautiful forest that is gently lit up, and it looks a bit magical," Marisa Nelson, Quogue Wildlife Refuge Assistant Director, relayed.

Sixty-Something: The Collection Of Old Family Photos

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - Sadly one day all those stories and words will be "discarded" with those photos.

South Fork Natural History Museum Assisting With NYSOA Winter Waterfowl Count

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Citizen science projects, such as the 2019 NYSOA Winter Waterfowl Count, are great opportunities for people of all ages to learn about and make a connection to birds and their habitats," Frank Quevedo noted.

Local Students Launching Hamptons Polar Plunge In Support Of East End Disability Associates

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We thought we could help others with disabilities by doing a fundraiser," Anthony Agudelo explained.

Suffolk Federal Awarding $35,000 In Scholarships To Suffolk County Community College Students

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "These scholarships will provide opportunities for Suffolk's promising students to follow their individual pathways to success," Dr. Shaun L. McKay said.

Ellen Hermanson Foundation Grant To Support Leica Mammotome Expert Biopsy Suite, Hologic Affirm Prone Breast Biopsy System, And More

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Over the years, generous grants from the Foundation have made it possible for us to acquire state-of-the art equipment and provide vital and compassionate support services for breast cancer patients and their families," Bob Chaloner relayed.

Sixty-Something: Getting Back Into Shape Hamptons Style

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - I swear when I leave I can feel my clothes fit just a touch looser.

Town Of East Hampton Trustees To Hold Public Informational Meeting On The 10-Year Review Of Suffolk County Aquaculture Lease Program

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "We are working towards the future, and looking into the possibility of correcting alterations to the marsh in the high breeding areas to greatly reduce or eliminate the further need for methoprene spraying," Aldred explained.

Fresh Air Fund Seeking East End Summer Host Families

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "She taught me to appreciate the small things and realize the importance of family time," host mom Antonia said about Treasure, who has spent the past two summers with the Cleaveland family.

The East End To Benefit From New Water Quality Protection Legislation

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "This legislation gives localities the ability to participate in providing clean, healthy water to areas impacted by emerging contaminants and gives access to needed funds for clean water initiatives," Senator LaValle noted.

Sixty-Something: Ten Hamptons New Year's Predictions For The Year 2019

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - It is fun to make predictions for any new coming year.

Christ Episcopal Church Community Cafe: Food And Companionship For Those In Need

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "There is a great deal of work ahead to make the Community Cafe a reality, including raising $150,000 to complete the transformation of the building, connections to farm stands for donations of produce, acquisition of used appliances, and most importantly, the antiquated kitchen must be remodeled to accommodate the Cafe," Reverend Karen revealed.

South Fork Awarded Nearly $16.7 Million In Economic Development Funding

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," State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. relayed.

Continue New Year Celebrations At These Hamptons Polar Bear Plunges

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The Amagansett, East Hampton, Springs and Wainscott Food Pantries are looking forward to this year's Annual Polar Bear Plunge as all of the food pantries rely on this fundraiser to help get us through the winter months," noted Vicki M. Littman.

Sixty-Something: Rocking Around The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - It's definitely is a thrill to skate under that large iconic Christmas tree.

Sixty-Something: Those Getaway Ski Vacations

by T.J. Clemente
Community News - It was cold but it warmed my heart and soul to be back in the mountains.

Peconic Bay Region Designated New York State Heritage Area

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The designation of the Peconic Bay Region as a New York State Heritage Area is a tremendous benefit to us," Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo noted.

Wreaths Across America To Remember Our Fallen Soldiers

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "In many homes, there is an empty seat for one who is serving or one who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country," Wreaths Across America explains. "There is no better time to express our appreciation than during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season."

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Renaming David E. Rogers, M.D. Center In Honor Of Edie Windsor

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "By celebrating Edie's life and work, we will heighten awareness of the Center's current mission, as well raise funds for program expansion and a move to Hampton Bays," said Steven M. Bernstein shared.

Sixty-Something: The Magic Of Outdoor Christmas Lights

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - While I'm decorating outside I flashback to my dad, to my years with my children and finally how much I still love coming home to our house all lit up for Christmas.

Hamptons-Based Lions Club Sets Out To Assist Local College Students With Education-Related Expenses

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We want the scholarship to have a significant difference to a student," Dr. Magda relayed.

A Duo Of Hamptons Winter Fairs Taking Place This Weekend

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We're excited about our Winter Fair, particularly because Santa Claus is coming to town! We have an exciting new set up this year, so we're expecting some amazing photos!" the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation team relayed.

Sixty-Something: My Love Affair With Christmas Trees

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - What I always remember first was the strange thin lights that had a hot oil substance in them and bubbled when lit.

Heart Of The Hamptons Aiming To Raise $100,000 Through 15th Annual Polar Bear Plunge

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "If you want to jump, Great!" Hilton Crosby, MS, noted. "If not, come out and show your support for the local community!"

Long Island Sound And Save Plum Island Advocates Visit Washington: Power To The People - Right On!

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "We will continue our work on negotiations for the budget and to have our funding requests fulfilled, particularly the preservation of Plum Island," Adrienne Esposito revealed.

Westhampton Beach Brewing Company's Inaugural K's For Kegs Run: Couch To 5K Runners WHB - "We Have Beer"

by Eileen Casey
Community News - Remember those test questions - such as what beer is to nuts, or what running is to sneakers?

Hamptons-Based Animal Welfare And Pet Adoption Organization Spreading Holiday Cheer By Welcoming Santa And Bringing Puppies To Local Businesses

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Helping bring together pets and people is important to us - especially during the holiday season," Amy Brostoff explained.

Sixty-Something: My Too Many Hiking Boots

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - Each boot has multiple stories of trips in the White Mountains, the Green Mountains, the Rocky Mountains, the Alps, even Camp Hero in Montauk.

State-Of-The-Art Interactive Shark Exhibit To Be Unveiled At Free Family Thanksgiving Open House

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "This new hands-on exhibit will allow visitors to better understand various shark aspects, their ecological roles in the marine environment, and why there is a need to sustain shark populations through scientific research and education," Frank Quevedo relayed.

Embrace The Season Of Giving With These East End Clothing And Toy Drives

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "If everyone does their part, we can make this holiday season a magical one for all children," Assemblyman Thiele noted.

Sixty-Something: East End Indians' History And Lore

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - Mr. Bayles explains, "On the north side from west to east were the Matinecock, the Nissequog, the Setalcott, and the Corchaug (Cutchogue) tribes. On the south side in the same order were Canarsee, the Marsapeague, the Secatogue, the Unkechaug, the Shinnecock, and the Montauk tribes (Montauketts) or groups. The Manhassets occupied Shelter Island."

Run Or Walk Off Your Turkey Day Smorgasbord During One Of These East End Thanksgiving Walks And Runs

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The likelihood of not overindulging a little too much on Thanksgiving - whether the pumpkin pie, turkey, or extras get you - is unlikely.

Sixty-Something: My Gardiner's Bay Sailing Season Of 2018 Comes To An End

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - There are only so many sailing seasons in a sailor's life. 2018 was magnificent - I had many perfect breezes and powerful sunsets.

Mental Health The Focus Of Hamptons Screening And Panel

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Cultural stigma and misinformation are barriers to mental health care that exist in our community," Dr. Valerie King explained.

American Association Of Cardiovascular And Pulmonary Rehabilitation Lauds Stony Brook Southampton Hospital's Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular problems, such as heart attacks and coronary artery bypass graft surgery, as well as pulmonary problems like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD] and respiratory symptoms, to recover faster and improve their quality of life," said Craig Homis.

Two Hamptons-Based Organizations Donating Over 100 Turkeys During Thanksgiving Turkey Drive

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "I think it's so wonderful because the kids get the gift of giving at a young age and they can see firsthand how much of an impact they can have on other people's lives," London Rosiere noted.

Sixty-Something: Alec Baldwin Is Sixty-Something And Making News

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - East Hampton Village folks seem to know Baldwin as a hometown presence.

Free Hamptons Health Fair To Offer Vital Health Screenings And More

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "This is a great opportunity for the local community (including those without access to regular medical care) to receive important health screenings, free flu shots, and educational information from a variety of healthcare related resources and services," Sheila Rogers noted.

"The Lost Rainforest Of Crystal Mountain, Madagascar" To Feature Guest Speaker Primatologist Dr. Patricia Wright

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "She is a role model for all who hope to make a difference not only in the world of conservation but in the work of community-building as well," Carol Crasson reflected.

Sixty-Something: My Best Vacation Mistake

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - The moment of truth came as we checked out and our worst fears, that all was too good to be true, were not realized.

Peconic Baykeeper And Cow Neck Farm's Septic Improvement Program: New Cesspools For Some Lucky North Sea Beach Colony Residents

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "This is the single most important thing homeowners can do on the East End for environmentally clean water on their properties, and we are making it easier for them," Sean O'Neill stressed.

The Future Of The East End's Drinking Water To Be Addressed During Public Forum

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The East End's exceptional water resources define our region," Bob DeLuca explained. "It drives our economy and will ultimately determine our quality of life in the future."

Hamptons-Based Non-Profit Sets Ambitious Goal For One Island Giving Day

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "i-tri has set a lofty goal in honor of our 10th year, and as we prepare to serve up to 200 girls in ten schools - we are hoping to raise $100,000 by the end of #OneIslandGivingDay!" Theresa Roden explained.

Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center Hosting After School Celebration - Lights On After School And The Power of 3:00 To Be Discussed

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "We are thrilled at the attention to after school as we have always known how important this is, and we are grateful to Doug for bringing this program to the spotlight," Bonnie Cannon shared.

"A Source Of Hope For A Threatened Species" To Focus On The Northern Long-eared Bat

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We may only think of bats as a flitting presence against the light of the moon on a dark night, or as a Halloween icon, in reality the decline of a migratory species like the northern long-eared bat could have unforeseen effects on widespread ecosystems," noted Melanie Meade.

East End-Based Educational Farm Hosting Inaugural Fall Festival - With Limited Edition Local Craft Pumpkin Beer And Pie Contest

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Celebrating the end of our harvest, the Fall Festival at the Farm is the culmination of the season and guarantees to be an afternoon of fun for the entire family," Tracy McCarthy said.

Sixty-Something: Two East End Bike Ride Suggestions

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - Let's face it, when we were young there weren't many sixty-something folks in spandex on road bicycles anywhere to be found.

East End Halloween Festival To Offer A Weekend Of Frights And Fun

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We hope that anybody who loves Halloween will come out and join in the parade or enjoy watching from the sidelines," Diane Tucci noted.

Haunted Hamptons Tours And Paranormal Findings Explored

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Too old for trick-or-treating? Here's a few thrilling and some not so spooky ways to revel in All Hallows' Eve.

Hamptons Halloween Pawties And Monster Mashes

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - There will be several enchanting affairs for little ones held in celebration of Halloween.

Hamptons Halloween-Themed Happenings For Kids And Teens

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - It's not just about the sweet treats leading up to Halloween.

Sixty-Something: The Lighthouse At Cedar Point

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - Even today many sailors on their way from East Hampton's Three Mile Harbor must negotiate the tricky current, narrowness and lack of cooperative wind when sailing through what is now not Cedar Island, but Cedar Point.

Hamptons Halloween Rag-A-Muffin Parades, Pumpkin Trails, Pet Processions, A March Of The Goblins & Hounds, And Other Ghoulish Treks

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - Looking for a festive affair to show off your impressive Halloween costume at?

Second Annual East Hampton Fall Festival To Offer Something For All Ages

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Events like the Fall Festival showcase the best in our community," Glenn O.Vickers II shared.

Annual Southampton 5/10K To Journey Past Hamptons Golf Courses And Exceptional Water Views

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We want to bring the school and surrounding community together for a low stress and healthy event," explained Sean Hattrick.

Annual East End Autumn 5K Being Held In Honor Of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Kindness, compassion and charity to our neighbors, not only strengthens our community today, but future generations involved in helping will continue on this positive path," MaryEllen Adipietro, race director, relayed. "Together we can."

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Presenting Annual Free Flu Shot Clinic

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Flu vaccination is the best way to protect against the flu and flu-related complications," explained said Deborah Maile, RN.

"Probing The Universe With LIGO: A Nobel Prize Winning Project" Coming To The Hamptons

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "In this time when the U.S. has fallen far behind many other countries in science, it's especially vital to bring such knowledge-enriching events to our community for the benefit of all, but especially to inspire the youth of this and future generations," Donna L. McCormick noted.

Sixty-Something: It's Montauk Daisies' Time In The Hamptons

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - Until I lived in Montauk I was not familiar with Montauk daisies.

Southamptonfest Adds Art Zone And Kids Zone To Festival Happenings

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Our lineup of musicians, artists and entertainers is the most ambitious to date," Kirsten C. Lonnie shared.

Annual Harvest Festival Taking Over Westhampton Beach

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The festival will offer live bands local and international food local beer and wine gardens and activities for children on both Main Street and Glover's Park," Philip Grossman noted.

INTERVIEW: David Powers On i-tri's Inaugural Hamptons Ride And Wine

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It's a really great program that reaches girls who otherwise might be lost," Powers said about i-tri.

Nada Barry To Receive Sag Harbor Partnership's Community Service Award

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "She has been involved in whatever happens in Sag Harbor, especially when it comes to children, for as long as she's been a part of this Village," April Gornik noted.

Sixty-Something: Marie Eiffel Brings A Pleasant Touch Of France To Shelter Island

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - There are moments in special places that crystalize the essence of pure joy.

Dreamscape Immersive CEO To Discuss Virtual Reality And Cinematic Experience During Hamptons Lecture

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "I have no doubt that growing up in Sag Harbor uniquely equipped me for an unexpected career as a creator of immersive experiences," Bruce Vaughn reflected.

Beloved Annual Hamptons Fall Festival And Chowder Contest Returning For 37th Year

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "People love and line up early for chowder selections from our local restaurants…it seems the clam soup signifies the essence of Montauk for visitors and the community," explained Laraine Creegan.

Second Deceased Whale Washes Up On Hamptons Beach

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "While this is the second large whale stranding in New York, specifically East Hampton, this week, Atlantic Marine Conservation Society has also responded to six other marine animals since last Friday and will conduct a necropsy today on a dolphin as well that washed ashore in East Hampton," Kimberly Durham noted.

East End-Based Animal Shelters Spring Into Action To Assist Hurricane Florence Rescues

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "We may be a small shelter but by partnering with other animal welfare organizations we can have a significant impact in ensuring these helpless animals are kept from harm's way," Jerry Rosenthal noted.

Columbus Day Weekend Hamptons "Stroll To The Sea" To Raise Awareness For Local Animal Shelter

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "To see all the former ARFans with their forever families and all the dogs in the community who come out in support of our cause, is truly heartwarming," Jamie Berger reflected.

Deceased Minke Whale Discovered On Indian Wells Beach

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Though a definitive cause of death could not be determined during the necropsy our team conducted for this animal today, samples were taken and sent to a pathologist," Kimberly Durham relayed.

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Announces New Chief Nursing Officer

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "She will play an instrumental role in recruiting and training staff, including for The Phillips Family Cancer Center which opens in December," Robert S. Chaloner said.

Sixty-Something: My All-Time Favorite Hamptons Mixed Drink

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - The drink was always heaven on a hot summer's day.

Sergeant First Class Jay Jinks Fights A Different Battle

by Eileen Casey
Community News - We as a nation demand and expect a great deal from all of our servicemen and women serving in the Armed Forces.

8th Annual San Gennaro Feast Of The Hamptons To Offer Italian Delicacies, Food Eating Contests, A Carnival, Fireworks, And More

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "There are more food vendors then ever!" Rick Martel shared. "It is all coming together as our best year yet!"

Southampton History Museum And Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation Partnering For Second Annual Paws On Parade

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "It's a great opportunity for everyone in the family to participate in a fun community event," Jerry Rosenthal shared.

106th Rescue Wing Member Killed In Action To Be Honored During Inaugural Family Fun Day And BBQ Contest

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "His family, friends, and community miss him terribly, but know that he would want us to celebrate his life and everything he loves!" noted Tara Karen.

Sixty-Something: The Majesty Of The Hamptons In September

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - The many beaches while always beautiful are now so personal because there are with only a handful of sun and sea bathers.

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital's Kathleen D. Allen Maternity Center Earns Multiple Accolades

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "As the only maternity center on the South Fork of Long Island we average 770 births a year and provide the highest quality medical care," said Fredric I. Weinbaum, MD.

Funding From Suffolk County Water Quality Protection And Restoration Program To Support Local Septic Awareness Outreach Program

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The replacement of outdated and poorly functioning East End septic systems is critical to the future protection of our region's drinking water and the health of our local bays and harbors," Bob DeLuca stressed.

East End Merry Merfolk Invited To Partake In Annual East End Maritime Festival Parade

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "For this year's parade we will focus on raising awareness of the shellfish restoration efforts we are conducting through the Long Island Shellfish Restoration Project," Kimberly Barbour explained.

Late Summer And Fall Hamptons And East End Festivals

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - East End fall festivals offer everything from a maritime celebration to a San Gennaro Feast to an oysterfest, music festival, film festival, and more.

Sixty-Something: It's Been A Good Life After All

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - When we grow old we learn not to sweat the small stuff.

Classic, Vintage, Exotic And Specialty Cars To Be Showcased During Special Hamptons Event

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Owing to our philosophy in developing The Bridge, this is not just another weekend cars and coffee at your local donut shop," noted Jeffrey Einhorn.

Sixty-Something: Facebook Reconnects Me

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - Social media has connected us old sixty-something folks in a way to bring our lives back almost in a complete circle as we go back and forth with friends we knew when we were single digit years old, but living life caused us to lose track.

Free Hamptons Symposium Focusing On The Future Of Healthcare

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The Symposium will be a great opportunity for our citizens to learn about the present and future changes to healthcare services in the greater East Hampton community, since the Stony Brook Southampton Hospital partnership was finalized," Sheila Rogers noted.

Great Peconic Race To Offer Three Course Options

by Olivia Rutigliano
Community News - "More than a race, the Great Peconic paddle is a unifier, bringing together elite athletes and weekend paddlers, all sharing a love of the water," said Fergis Sloan.

The 2018 Sag Harbor HarborFest Schedule

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - The village-wide event celebrating the maritime history of Sag Harbor will launch with a Spotlight on Boating & Fishing and Harborfest Kick-off Party.

Hamptons Charity Clambake And Bonfire Supporting Free Cancer Counseling Center

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "As a member of a family who has dealt with a cancer diagnosis, I know the importance of the work Fighting Chance does," noted Carl Benincasa.

INTERVIEW: A Walk On Water Executive Director Sean Swentek On Surf Therapy In Montauk And More

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "There's certainly a benefit for anyone getting into the ocean and experiencing the transformative power of the ocean and waves," Swentek told us.

Three Day HarborFest To Feature Kick-Off Party, The Whalers Cup Races, A Taste Of Sag Harbor, And More

by Olivia Rutigliano
Community News - "HarborFest is a celebration of our proud whaling tradition in Sag Harbor," Lisa Field reflected.

Hampton Classic Horse Show To Culminate With Grand Prix Over Labor Day Weekend

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "The Hampton Classic offers something for everyone," said Shanette Barth Cohen. "We feature the nation's best horses and riders and a full array of attractions for every member of the family.

Sixty-Something: Fond Memories Of Labor Day Weekends

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - There were campfires with families singing songs all over the beach, there were family dogs everywhere just being dogs, there even were some locals who came down to check out "their" ocean.

Sixty-Something: The Nearing End Of Another Summer

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - Every spring I anxiously await the arrival of another summer.

East End-Based Tick & Mosquito Expert Offers His Top Prevention Tips

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "Nothing shy of putting a giant mosquito net around your property will keep them away for any great length of time," Kelly noted.

Alec Baldwin And Hilaria Baldwin Serving As Honorary Co-Chairs Of Parrish's Summer Family Party

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "In addition to the special educational aspect, the party is a fun-filled afternoon of engaging activities for families to do together—all while supporting the Parrish Art Museum's year-round programs," Alexandra Stanton noted.

"Jurassic Park" Screening During Hamptons Outdoor Family Movie Night

by Olivia Rutigliano
Community News - "We are excited to bring back our annual outdoor movie night this year. It's a great family friendly event that is fun for everyone as well as an opportunity to remind people about the importance of public beach access," said Nicole Castillo of Citizens for Access Rights.

President Donald Trump To Attend Hamptons Fundraiser Luncheon

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - President Trump will land at Francis S. Gabreski Airport in Westhampton.

INTERVIEW: Julie Ratner On The Camaraderie Of Ellen's Run, Bringing The Community Together, And More

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "I think someone who has never been is in for a surprise because the camaraderie is what I think is what really sets Ellen's Run apart," she told Hamptons.com.

Sixty-Something: My Favorite Historic Hamptons Breakfast Location

by T.J. Clemente
Sixty-Something - I love the white Formica counter tops and swivel stools at the counter, seats that have been occupied by the local regulars over the years along with the likes of Howard Hughes, Truman Capote, Bette Davis, and so many other personalities of yesteryear.

INTERVIEW: John McEnroe On The Johnny Mac Tennis Project's Pro-Am In The Hamptons, His US Open Picks, Dream Doubles Partner, And More

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "This is a work in progress that I feel like I'm going to want to be a part of for the rest of my days," McEnroe told us about The Johnny Mac Tennis Project.

Hamptons Artists & Writers Charity Softball Game Celebrating 70th Anniversary

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "All the players are excited to make this year the best one yet," Leif Hope, Artists & Writers Charity Softball Game Founder, noted. "I can't believe it's been 70 years we've been playing!"

Annual Hampton Classic Jump For Charity To Support Local And Equestrian Charities

by Olivia Rutigliano
Community News - "We are really looking forward to our third annual Jump for Charity as all of us at the Hampton Classic feel very strongly about giving back to the community," said Shanette Cohen, Executive Director of the Hampton Classic.

Reverend Karen Campbell To Discuss Colonial Cooking During Next "Fridays On The Porch"

by Olivia Rutigliano
Community News - "Karen Campbell stepped forward and invited everyone to take a look at the challenges and joys of cooking during colonial times," said Nancy Remkus.

Sixty-Something: So How Hot Was It? It Was So Hot That...

by T.J. Clemente
Community News - In a lifetime there are "those days" - when you had to deal with -25°F of cold weather or around 100°F of heat.

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.

Veterans And The East End Community Turn Out In Support Of Second Annual Jordan's Run In Sag Harbor

by Nicole Barylski
Community News - "What Jordan did, he selflessly gave his life so I could start mine," Ernie Trevizo of the 1st Battalion who served with Jordan told us.

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.

LGBT Network Launches First HIV Program On East End

by Eileen Casey
Community News - "What many people don't know is that more than 50 percent of all new HIV cases on Long Island are among gay and bisexual men," Robert Vitelli noted.

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.

2018 Season At Bridge Gardens To Include New Birdhouse Auction, Live Music, Workshops, And More

by Olivia Rutigliano
Community News - "As the first days of summer are officially here, we are excited about offering a wide-variety of programming to the community," said garden manager Rick Bogusch.

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 ch