Everyone who fishes has his or her share of fish stories. Some are impossible to believe, while some are clearly embellished and need to be taken with a grain of salt, along with a wry smile of doubt. But some are actually the honest truth, no matter how far-fetched they may sound.
Bob Dylan did not write “the answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind,” here on the East End — it was probably in a brownstone apartment in Greenwich Village — but if the Nobel laureate has been in these environs over the past 10 days or so, he most certainly would have been inspired to pen that familiar refrain, as the gusty winds have been unrelenting of late, thwarting many a planned fishing trip.
Three of the top seven finishers in the Shelter Island Fall 5K Saturday were Krauses — Janelle Kraus Nadeau, the first of Cliff Clark’s long-distance stars, and her first cousins, Alex and Alysa Kraus of Fairfield, Conn.
The East Hampton High School girls swimming team bid farewell to its home pool at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter last Thursday by swamping Harborfields, usually a formidable foe, 104-66, though the reported score, because of customary largess, was somewhat closer.
The East Hampton High School girls tennis team, which wound up as the runner-up to undefeated Westhampton Beach in league play, won a first-round county team tournament match Friday, defeating William Floyd 6-1 here, the sole loss coming at first doubles.
Long Island is an island. More than 450 years after its naming, following its discovery by Columbus, and at least 200 years after geologists said so, New York’s highest court decided that it was indeed an island. But it’s not the only Long Island in America; there’s one on the upper Pacific Coast and no doubt others, should one study the maps closely.
Ryan Fowkes, East Hampton High’s standout senior cross-country runner, placed 11th in a field of 200 at the Manhattan College invitational, the country’s largest high school cross-country race, Saturday at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.
The Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter has, under Rosie Orlando, the Y’s health and wellness director, been working with those who have Parkinson’s disease for the past two years, at the instance of Steve Sicilian, a Y member who has Parkinson’s and also participates in Epic Martial Arts’ boxing sessions.