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  • Madge did not disappoint. No one thought she would show up for an impromptu photo-op on one of the picturesque lanes in the Village of East Hampton last summer.

    The rumor circulated among a few of the camera-toting East Hampton inhabitants. Something fun: Hawaiian beach wrap by the seaside — Madge sporting a modest swimsuit. How about a discreet Wiborg Beach visit? Or her posing with the Georgica Beach lifeguards?

  • An old religious statue goes missing from a Village of East Hampton bird sanctuary. A piece of a medieval suit of armor located in an East Hampton mansion walks off with an uninvited winter visitor. A 70-pound steel propeller vanishes from the corner of a village property.

    These events all happened in East Hampton: One might guess the soil itself is the culprit, or maybe a salty sea wind from the south. A person might conjecture amusing mysteries are part and parcel of the place.

    Religious Statue

  • Flash News: Incorporated Village of East Hampton, N.Y., U.S.A. — East Hampton Village leaders, in response to its citizens’ requests, recommendations, and common sense propositions, implement four new provisionary laws effective henceforth, quid pro . . . immediately.

  • Firefighters and emergency medical technicians offered wreaths in remembrance of the victims of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
  • It is a foregone conclusion that East Hampton went to the dogs long ago. Now it is the cats! East Hampton began its meandering path to going to the cats mostly in the modern historical sense of time.

    Our family cats began, when I was a little boy, with Black Nose. He was a family pet, yet the only significant memory I have of this cat was wrapping him in a blanket and putting him in the bathroom sink to rest. The cat was not well. Black Nose spent his last days resting in the bathroom sink comfy and dry, wrapped in his small blanket.

  • At an intimate party, money was raised for abused children and Katie Beers discussed her ordeal.
  • This year, 55 antiques dealers participated, offering a wide range of items from several time periods.
  • East Hampton, N.Y., July 1, 2014: Concern and discussion about a number of new vehicles that have taken to the East Hampton roads seem all the rage in local scuttlebutt. New white Ford F-150s have been spotted tailgating the cars of older East Hampton Village residents who pilot smaller automobiles. Most of the people being tailgated are elderly ladies.

  • Conscience Point Shellfish Hatchery celebrated a year with a party at the Charles and Tee Addams House and Studio on Friday the 13th.
  •     Captain Mike did not laugh when we saw a silver fox clear as day on the Napeague stretch, 6 a.m., early May 1982. He said there were two left out here: “Animal looks like a big wolf, easy to see.” His 1956 Willys Jeep barely had a front windshield, window wipers never worked. Must have been a clear morning.

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  • The blizzard not only gave kids on the South Fork three days off from school, it also gave them a great way to spend their downtime — sledding, of course. After their parents dug out from the snow, on Thursday children flocked with their tubes and toboggans for big hills like the snow-covered lawn at Pierson High School in Sag Harbor or Quail Hill in Amagansett. Where are your favorite spots to go sledding? Tell us in the comments below.

  • The Parrish Art Museum opened two new exhibitons on Saturday night and presented a performance and talk by two of the artists now on view on Sunday.

    A sizable group gathered on Sunday to hear Steven and William Ladd discuss their installation and exhibition "Mary Queen of the Universe," centered on their childhood and Catholic school education in Missouri.

  • On Saturday night, Russell Simmons and Danny Simmons hosted their Art for Life benefit at Fairview Farm in Bridgehampton. 

    Soledad O’Brien served as emcee for the event, which honored Michael R. Bloomberg, Valentino D. Carlotti, Jason Flom, Kimora Lee Simmons, and Carrie Mae Weems. Doug E. Fresh, Kurtis Blow and Whodini performed. The event’s Honorary Chair was Star Jones.

  • Although Southampton Town police officers did their best to keep traffic moving on County Road 39, drivers heading to the fair mixing with the regular summer evening traffic made for a messy commute on Thursday night.

  • The Parrish Art Museum’s sold-out Midsummer Party on Saturday night raised $1.25 million and attracted some 1,000 guests.

    The event honored Inga Maren Otto, a philanthropist, and Katharina Otto-Bernstein, a filmmaker and author.

  • Thursday night was the night to be in Bridgehampton. Long lines of cars snaked through the back roads and front roads around the Bridgehampton Museum and Nova's Ark where two annual art fairs have taken up residence for the next few days.

    It was the opening night for both ArtHamptons and Art Market Hamptons and even those with black cards, VIP passes, or other bells and whistles on their forms of entry had a tough time negotiating parking.

    Inside, however, all was lively and fun, as these photos of the Art Market Hamptons fair by Morgan McGivern demonstrate. 

  •      The Living Room Restaurant at c/o the Maidstone was the setting for a dramatic whole roasted lamb dinner with wines chosen by Wolffer Estate. The lamb was cooked in a traditional French preparation by Mathias Brogie. Roman Roth, the winemaker behind Wolffer's vintages, offered descriptions of the vineyard's rose, Grapes of Roth dry riesling, Cassango cabernet, and the Dioso late harvest chardonnay.

  •      Elizabeth Dow, whose wall coverings and fabrics have been installed in the White House and in the private homes of Paul Simon, Harrison Ford, and Bill Gates to name a few, actually got her start as a painter and she continues in that medium to this day. Many of her recent works went on view at Vered Gallery in East Hampton on Saturday in a show called "Heaven" and will stay there until May 19.

  •      The Spring Fling at the Parrish Art Museum may have been causing delays on the highway in front of its Water Mill headquarters, but over in East Hampton several gallery exhibitions opening on Saturday night, kept many residents close to home.

  •      Five South Fork artists took over Ashawagh Hall on Saturday and Sunday with their show "Under the Influence," insprired by their time as docents at the Pollock-Krasner House in Springs.
         Sara Coe, Pam Collins Focarino, Ruby Jackson, Tracy Jamar, and Rose Zelenetz took their theme both from the lasting artistic influence of Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner as well as the double entendre and its allusions to drinking, something else Pollock was famous for in his lifetime.