After living in my house on North Haven since I was born — nearly 54 years — we decided it was time to knock it down and build a new one that would provide many of the modern comforts and amenities that a new residence brings. After over three years of dealing with various surveys, permits, design changes, and building the house itself (and going over budget), we finally moved into the new digs in November. The house has been everything we ever wanted and expected.
It was pleasant last Thursday afternoon as I drove from Noyac to Southampton. I had just left Edge of Woods Road for David White’s Lane when I came upon about 50 gulls landing in a just-plowed strip on the west side of the road.
As our planet continues to heat up and sea level rises commensurately due to melting glacial water, we think about ways to survive, comfortably if possible, and one of these ways is to switch from gasoline and coal to forms of energy production that don’t require the burning of carbon-derived materials. We are making progress, but we have a long, long way to go.
Ari Weller’s Philosofit studio in East Hampton, which for the past five years has been strengthening and lengthening the muscles of its clients through stability stretching and Gyrotonic exercises, recently leased a well-lit upstairs studio to add Pilates options.
Rob Kresberg, who grew up playing tennis in the summers at the Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club, recently leased the Mashashimuet Park courts in Sag Harbor, and intends to create there “more of a club and community feel” than in the past.
No doubt about it, various governmental marine fishery departments and scientists have had a challenging time collecting accurate data on the status of various stocks of fish that reside along the East Coast of the United States. For sure, it will likely never be an exact science.
Maggie Purcell, a Southamptoner who swims for the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter’s Hurricanes, capped her Hurricane career in the short course Y nationals in Greensboro, N.C., this past week, placing ninth and 16th in the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke events.