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Eric Bramoff is going from a Bridgehampton Killer Bee to a Pierson Whaler. He's leaving his post in Bridgehampton for a similar position in the Sag Harbor School District. Jack Graves



A foundation has been dug for an 1802 Amagansett schoolhouse that will be moved to the grounds of the Amagansett School soon. Christine Sampson
The original Amagansett schoolhouse, which has been on the property of Huntington and Adelaide Sheldon of Atlantic Avenue in Amagansett for many years, will soon be moved to the grounds of the Amagansett School District. Christopher Walsh

Win two tickets to Authors Night by tweeting us with your favorite quote from an author who will be at the fund-raiser for the East Hampton Library. David E. Rattray

Noisy on its way to E.H.? North Forkers will hash out solutions on Thursday. Durell Godfrey

Matt Szcolli, left, and Justin Gambardella were among those responsible for "The Hamptons Hopper," which took first prize in the Sand Hoppers category.
Katherine Perchick and Kevin Dickey served as judges.
Paul Green won first place in the Sand Shaper category for his design "Pre-octupied."
"Dragon in Dunes" by Henry and Julia Moreton and Claire Sydeman
Ross Perchick, the man behind the sand castle contest.
"Bunny Boaders" by Don, Jen, Emma, and Claire Roane, took third place in the Sand Tribes category.
"Terra Castle"
The beach was packed for the annual contest.


From left, Marc Wölffer, C.E.O. of the Wölffer Estate Vineyard, Susan Ungaro, president of the James Beard Foundation, Yuliya Kotova, the winner of the 2015 Christian Wölffer Scholarship, and Roman Roth, a partner and winemaker with Wölffer Estate, paused for a picture together during the Chefs and Champagne benefit. Christine Sampson photos
The James Beard Foundation's annual Chefs and Champagne gala on Saturday drew about 1,000 visitors, including Tyron Smith, a two-time Pro Bowl athlete who plays left tackle for the Dallas Cowboys. Mr. Smith, pictured fourth from left, spent the evening alongside his friends Amanda Segreto and Bobby Finnerty of New York City, Leigh Costa of Dallas, and Phil Storace and Fallon Storace of East Quogue.
Susan Ungaro, president of the James Beard Foundation, introduced Carla Hall, right, the Daytime Emmy Award-winning chef and cookbook author who was the honoree of the foundation's annual Chefs and Champagne benefit.
Titti Qvarnström of the restaurant Bloom in the Park in Malmö, Sweden, was the first female chef to receive a coveted Michelin Star in her country. She was among more than 40 acclaimed chefs who participated in Chefs and Champagne on Saturday at Wölffer Estate.
Todd Buchanan, left, a real estate agent who was one of the sponsors and coordinators of Chefs and Champagne, paused for a moment of celebration with David and Nancy Katz of Roslyn.
Ami Suchde and Prashant Swaminathan, of New York City, said they enjoyed the various offerings on Saturday at Chefs and Champagne at the Wölffeer Estate vineyard.
Carla Hall, who was the honoree at the James Beard Foundation's Chefs and Champagne benefit on Saturday, found herself stopping for pictures and conversation with fans.
An electric guitar, admired by David Braunstein of Southampton and Ingrid McNulty of Remsenberg, was among the items offered via silent auction on Satureday.
The Wölffer Estate's champagne Taittinger was the featured champagne for the hundreds of guests at Saturday's Chefs and Champagne benefit.