It’s 3 p.m. on Sunday and the sun is shining in full glory following three days of cloudy rainy weather. The robins and cardinals are singing their territorial songs, the trees are beginning to leaf out, the red maples are flowering, and the scarlet and black oaks are following in their stead. By the time this goes to press, the shads and beach plums will be in bloom, to be followed by the dogwoods, then the mountain laurels. It is spring as I remember it.
Caroline Cashin, who, with her husband, Ed, oversees Truth Training, a fitness studio in East Hampton, and who recently ran in the Boston Marathon (as did another East Hamptoner, Britton Bistrian), was not feeling worse for the wear, she said, at the studio last Thursday.
Mohamed Nabil, a 25-year-old native of Alexandria, Egypt, who last fall defeated the world’s 50th-ranked player, Chris Gordon, in an exhibition match at the Southampton Recreation Center, has brought the same energy he displays on the court to building the program at S.Y.S.’s Elmaleh Stanton Squash Center.
A weekend with near-80-degree temperatures and it seems like spring prematurely turning into summer. Alewives, or river herring, are running, ospreys are sitting on nests, hardwood trees are budding, and at Oakland Cemetery in Sag Harbor, trailing arbutus are flowering up a storm, according to Jean Held.
A winning streak, a winning streak. The East Hampton High School softball team this past week strung two wins together, defeating Hampton Bays 8-5 in extra innings on Saturday and following up on Monday with a 5-2 win over Harborfields, improving as a result to 4-5 in league play.
Last fall, after it became known that the Montauk Rugby Club had squeaked into the Empire Geographic Region’s playoffs’ top eight — as the seventh seed — Charlie Collins, a club spokesman, said he thought the Sharks could make a run.