While for many the mere thought of running a marathon can seem exhausting, Cara Nelson, a seventh-grade social studies teacher at the East Hampton Middle School, is about to undertake an almost superhuman feat — running seven marathons in seven days on seven continents.
There are many ways of pairing up and raising young, among humans and in the natural world. Monogamy is found in all other vertebrates, but mostly in birds. We defend the foreigner mute swan from exile in part because it is monogamous, at least seasonally. The bald eagle, osprey, and a host of other avian species are also monogamous.
It was like old times in the Bee Hive when, on Jan. 17, Pierson and Bridgehampton duked it out, though what the game — ultimately won by the Whalers 63-61 — may have lacked in finesse was balanced out by the rivals’ all-out efforts.
The Sportime Arena in Amagansett was a hive of activity Saturday morning as about a dozen pickleballers were playing that bang-bang game at the rear of the building, behind a scrim, while more than 30 girls were taking part in lacrosse clinics put on by Elizabeth and Lina Bistrian, cousins who have been East Hampton High School field hockey and lacrosse teammates these past four years.
The East Hampton High School boys swimming team capped a great week and a great season at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter Monday, easily defeating North Babylon to finish at 6-1, the Bonackers’ sole loss, by 9 points, coming at the hands of Hauppauge, the undefeated League II champion.
It’s Martin Luther King Day, Noyac Bay is refrozen, and it’s 29 degrees out, mostly gray. I’m inside, warm and cozy. Our individual histories are marked in different ways, storms, wars, frigid winters, hot summers, presidential elections and a variety of local events, births, graduations, weddings, promotions, firings, divorces, and deaths. Our most calamitous times on Long Island are the result of hurricanes and northeasters.
The East Hampton High School boys basketball team not only was fun to watch in last Thursday’s game here with Kings Park, but — more to the point in its coach Dan White’s opinion — East Hampton won, by a score of 63-53.