Conditions in Georgica Pond are ripe for yet another harmful algal bloom, the East Hampton Town Trustees were told on Monday, and they should consider an emergency opening of the pond to the Atlantic Ocean, which would mitigate the situation.
Laura Tooman assumed the presidency of the Concerned Citizens of Montauk on May 1, just as the town embarked on a monumental effort to protect groundwater, a coastal assessment resiliency plan is developed, hamlet studies proceed, and the summer visitors arrive.
With so much going on around us on the East End every summer, some might forget to look up. But to the founders of the Montauk Observatory, the heavens, and our unobstructed view of stars, planets, and the Milky Way are worthy of attention — and a decade of effort.
The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett will host a party on Tuesday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. to raise money for the Dell Cullum, a photographer, wildlife removal specialist, and anti-litter crusader who was injured last month when he fell from a roof while rescuing an animal.
It might seem odd that Ruth Appelhof is currently in Rome, assembling a book proposal on the American artist Lee Krasner. But most everything about the project embraces the improbable and the serendipitous.
The official start of summer might be June 21, but on the East End it comes early — this Saturday, to be exact, when the first of the summer’s benefit events, the ARF Designer Show House, kicks off three months of fund-raisers that support a wide range of charities and cultural institutions. (The ARF event is covered in more detail on C4.)
Fund-raising momentum is building for the purchase of the Sag Harbor Cinema property. Last week, boldface names such as Billy Joel, Martin Scorsese, and Harvey Weinstein were revealed to have joined the campaign. This week, Andy Cohen, who has a house on Noyac Bay, announced his support as well.
Scott Schwartz speaks in superlatives — “greatest,” “magnificent,” “world-class,” “thrilling,” “unparalleled,” and that is just in one sentence. Well, not really, but it is tempting to go “over the top” after spending an hour with his infectious enthusiasm.
At East Hampton Point, which opens this holiday weekend, Craig Atwood, who served as the restaurant’s chef from 2008 to 2010, has returned this year and revamped the menu. Dan’s Taste of Summer culinary events begin this weekend with Dan’s Rosé Soirée on Sunday at the Southampton Arts Center on Job’s Lane from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be more than 30 types of rosé to taste, and food from top chefs and restaurants including Baron’s Cove, Loaves and Fishes, and the East Pole.
Sunday night was cloudy and cool with a slight breeze. I set out for a second night on the trail of the once common but now rare whippoorwill. Last Thursday the Noyac and Bridgehampton hills were under my microscope. Sunday night it would be Northwest Woods in East Hampton and Napeague. I didn’t hear a single whippoorwill the first night. I was hoping that it would be a different story the second time out.
Despite launching my boat for the season back on March 13, an overly aggressive early date, this spring’s copiously rainy and windy weather left very few opportunities to wet a line and finally put some fresh fish on the table.
Soon after disembarking recently from a 20-hour flight to Beijing from Dallas, Shana Menu Altschuler and a 14-year-old German-bred gray mare stabled in China were flying over 4-foot-11-inch obstacles — very much like those at the Hampton Classic Grand Prix — to victory in an FEI Longines World Cup-China League open speed class.