Men’s slow-pitch came back to the Terry King ball field in Amagansett this spring following a five-year absence during which many of Amagansett’s former players swelled the numbers in Montauk’s bar league.
It was bound to happen. Overwarm water temperatures this summer, backed by the unpredictability of Mother Nature and other factors, has resulted in an outbreak of a nitrogen-fueled rust tide in a number of locales, including parts of Three Mile Harbor, Noyac Bay, and Little Peconic Bay. The bloom has also been widely seen in other waterways on both the North and South Shores of Long Island in recent weeks.
t was the wise Greek Archimedes who in 250 B.C. formulated the principle of buoyancy and that a chunk of something that drops into the sea and floats displaces its own mass. If it sinks below the surface, it displaces its own volume. When a glacier slides off a mountain face into the ocean, it displaces its own mass, and the sea rises proportionately. As it slowly melts away and becomes one with the sea, the sea rises a bit more.
Isabella Tarbet broke a toe on “something” in the surf the day before an ocean lifeguard test that she wanted to take this summer, but it’s all right now, as she proved in the Great Bonac 5K in Springs Monday, finishing fifth among the females in Great Bonac’s 5K.
Michel Vaillancourt, who designed Sunday’s Grand Prix course, one that he thought was “tough, but not super tough,” predicted during the walkthrough that the 34 horse and rider combinations would have trouble at the next to last fence, owing to the fact that after having pushed their mounts through an in-and-out preceding it they’d have little time to collect themselves for the penultimate one.
Nature has many survival tricks up its sleeve when it comes to the possibility of being eaten. `We all know how the monarch butterfly is able to escape predation and fly 100 miles or more in a day during its annual migration without suffering a single molestation.
Masters swimmers who participate in Tim Treadwell’s classes at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter and at Albert’s Landing met in a competitive meet at Bill and Dominique Kahn’s house in Georgica Close Saturday, the chief winner of which was the Lustgarten Foundation for pancreatic cancer research, which netted $8,000, twice as much as had been raised in the inaugural event last year.
I’ve always been fascinated by the mystique and history of Gardiner’s Island. The island has been owned by the Gardiner family and their descendants since 1639, when Lion Gardiner purchased it from the Montaukett chief Wyandanch.