The season is full of opportunities to socialize and help out good causes
The pond at the Sender estate in Noyac, which on Sunday will host this year’s Planned Parenthood benefit

“I wanted to go somewhere I could make a difference,” said the Rev. Walter Silva Thompson Jr., who moved from a congregation of 800 in Queens to one with about 150 in East Hampton. Carissa Katz

The Montauk Yacht Club, where a 2012 conference held for a state mental health contractor has drawn criticism from New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. Morgan McGivern

Christine Sampson

Sea Jitney

A 'simple case of not being familiar with the area,' police chief says
Sgt. Danny Roman, seen here with the East Hampton Town Police dive team in 2007, is facing a long recovery. Carissa Katz

Sgt. Tony Vargas, left, and East Hampton Town Police Chief Michael Sarlo Karen Vargas
Sgt. Tony Vargas with his daughters, from left, Autumn, Ava, and Alexis, and his wife, Karen Vargas after his walk-out at East Hampton Town Police Department headquarters.
Sgt. Tony Vargas and his daughters had a bit of fun with his squad car at his retirement on Saturday.Karen Vargas
Sgt. Tony Vargas with his brother, Stephen Blanchard, an East Hampton Town police dispatcherKaren Vargas

John Vassallo, left, played a South African drum while Gene Hamilton, right, strummed a guitar, improvising a song with a hopeful tone. Christine Sampson
An impromptu drum circle brought together participants of all ages, who played percussion instruments from around the world.Christine Sampson
Steve Anderson, left, used a fan made from bird feathers to waft the smoke from burning sage in a cleansing ritual for guests at Healing Man on Saturday.Christine Sampson
Tibetan flags waved in the wind coming off the water at Cedar Point County Park.Christine Sampson
A small stone wall, built near the shore at Cedar Point County Park by a Healing Man visitor, paid tribute to the art of stone balancing or stone stacking.Christine Sampson

A busy summer day at the East Hampton Airport last year Morgan McGivern