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Sunday, February 14, 2021
East Hampton's LongHouse Reserve held its Winter Benefit, A Love Song to Jack, on February 14. The Valentine’s Day virtual event celebrated LongHouse’s beloved founder Jack Lenor Larsen, who recently left this world at 93. The evening began with a heartfelt rendition of "It Had To Be You" from JoyJanJones and included music from Laurie Anderson, Nico Muhly, G.E. Smith and Taylor Barton, and Rufus Wainwright. The evening honored Shirin Neshat and Paul Goldberger. Loving Couple’ Honorary Chairs included Bill T. Jones and Bjorn Amelan, Eric Fischl and April Gornik, and Rufus Wainwright and Jörn Weisbrodt.
Friday, February 12, 2021
Now in its 12th year, the goal of P.S. I Love You Day is to raise awareness about bullying and suicide - and also promote kindness. Hampton Bays Middle Schoolers took part in a variety of activities, such as engaging in classroom discussions and helping design an “I am” wall featuring positive messages.
Saturday, February 6, 2021
East Hampton Village hosted its first Historic Scavenger Hunt. East Hampton Village Historian Hugh King approved, and posed at, each secret location before the event. The winners were the team of Laura Molinari, Jon Tarbet, Jr. and Family.
Sunday, January 17, 2021
This was the big weekend: the opening of Guild Hall's "Student Art Festival 2021: Past-Present-Future." Proud Kindergarten though Grade 12 students from our East End schools exhibited their visions of "our shared past and an imagined future." Most of the artwork was created virtually. The Exhibition Curators include Guild Hall's Casey Dalene and Anthony Madonna. A surprise visitor was Amy Kirwin, who will become Guild Hall's Chief Creative Officer on February 1st.
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Inc. (ARF) once again hosted a Pet Food Pantry donation and pick up at the ARF Adoption Center in East Hampton. The next donation and pick up will take place on Saturday, February 20. Donations of unopened bags of cat and dog food (both wet and dry) and treats, as well as cat food is greatly needed.
Friday, December 25, 2020
To provide local children with some holiday cheer, members of Riverhead High School’s student government once again sponsored an Angel Tree project. The project yielded Target gift cards for every child on the Angel Tree list, along with gifts through the generosity of the district’s pupil personnel services department, students and staff, as well as Joe Hartmann and the Riverhead Fire Department, who donated items and surprised the receiving families with deliveries via a fire truck complete with Santa.
Sunday, December 20, 2020
KiDS NEED MoRE, a Long Island-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of children, families, and young adults coping with cancer and life threatening illnesses, hosted their 6th Annual HoLiDAY CHEER BUS ELF RiDE. Buses packed with toy-delivering elves traveled to homes all over Long Island to make wishes come true for over 400 families coping with cancer and serious illness.
Saturday, December 19, 2020
Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Inc. (ARF) both collected pet food donations, as well as distributed pet food to those in need – just in time for the holidays - on Saturday. Donations of unopened bags of cat and dog food (both wet and dry) and treats are needed.
Friday, December 18, 2020
Local pilot and flight instructor Charles Caravan and Brian LaBelle, an East Hampton Police Officer and pilot in the process of being recertified, flew to Camden, South Carolina to meet Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons' (ARF) rescue partner to pick up 15 puppies, who arrived at the East Hampton Airport on Friday evening. After being medically cleared by ARF veterinarians, they will be put up for adoption. LaBelle not only offered his plane for the rescue transport, but he also offered to cover all expenses.
Friday, December 18, 2020
Prior to winter break, Pierson Middle Schoolers took part in "winter wars" - which included themed activities, including athletic challenges and trivia games. The students also learned about empathy while penning letters to people struggling during the pandemic and holiday season.