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The participants in a March 30 forum on environmental sustainability held at Mandala Yoga in Amagansett were, from left, Brendan Davison of Good Water Farms; Scott Bluedorn, an artist and activist; Bob Deluca of the Group for the East End; Scott Chaskey of Quail Hill Farm; Linda James of the East Hampton Town Energy Sustainability Committee, and Bill Chaleff, an architect. Biddle Duke, far right, the founding editor of East magazine, organized the event. Durell Godfrey


Who wouldn't be excited when gearing up for an Easter egg hunt? Durell Godfrey


At Foster family’s Sagaponack distillery, tastes would be limited to .75 ounce
If the Southampton Town Board approves a tasting room at the Sagaponack Farm Distillery, vodka connoisseurs will have a view into the distillery while getting a taste of the Foster farming family’s latest venture. John Musnicki

Issue of horses on ag reserve rears head again; impact on water discussed
Neighbors are not happy with the size of Campbell Stables in Bridgehampton, but the issue before the Southampton Town Planning Board is whether to legalize a service road and structure with a horse walker already there and whether to allow the owners to add more horses and a temporary tent in the summer. Hampton Pix

How about a belt buckle with 12 different functions?
Jameson Ellis wore his multi-tool Sync II belt in his Sag Harbor studio. Below: From top to bottom: the 10-year-long evolution of the Sync II multi-tool belt buckle. Judy D’Mello photos


Scott Chaskey of Quail Hill Farm is among the sustainability experts who will speak at an East magazine-East Hampton Star talk on the region's eco-score at Mandala Yoga in Amagansett on Thursday. Gordon Grant

Eddie Ecker Jr. led the parade as the grand marshal. Jane Bimson photos
Firefighters — and Santa — posed for a photo with the grand marshal, who is also a longtime member of the Montauk Fire Department.
St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church won third place for its float.
No parade would be complete without a John Deere.
Is that Jaws?
The kids from Camp SoulGrow
Above left, Kari Shea, Eddie Ecker Jr.'s daughter, with her husband, East Hampton Town Police Officer Denis Shea, and their son, Rowan. Left, Quinn Flaherty showed off her Irish spirit.
Members of Eddie Ecker Jr.'s extended family had a good laugh.
The grand marshal with East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell, left, and Town Justice Steven Tekulsky.