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  • 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.

  • There was plenty of zany fun, dirty jokes, offbeat talent, and questionable humor at the Mr. Amagansett contest at the Stephen Talkhouse on Thursday night, a fund-raiser for the Donald T. Sharkey Memorial Fund.
  • A cast and crew that included dozens of East Hampton High School students presented the classic musical "Once Upon a Mattress" at the school on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday under the direction of Debbie Mansir.
  •     Feb. 2, 2014, Ditch Plain, Montauk: The voice rings out, “Lads, paddle, a set is coming.” Four men on surfboards ranging from 9 to 10 feet paddle 30 yards farther seaward to wait, positioning themselves for the four-foot winter set.

        Three of the men had been talking, light Irish brogues distinct, pleasant enough topics, not much at all, prior to the sighting of the three-wave set, clearly visible 250 yards offshore. The fourth surfer had mentioned to one of the three Irish guys, “You need a hood.”

  • The first part of Guild Hall's annual Student Art Festival, with work by children in kindergarten through eighth grade, will be on view through Feb. 23.
  • East Hampton was abuzz with festivities last weekend.
  • The East Hampton Historical Society kicked off the holiday party season with cocktails at Jack and LuAnn Grubman's house in Georgica on Friday night.

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  • 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.

  •      When people look at art, they are more likely looking at the medium than what is supporting it. Denise Gale thinks differently.
         At "Paper and Canvas in Conversation," her show that opened at Ille Arts in Amagansett on Saturday, the support was the feature that inspired her to organize a show of work by Eugene Brodsky, Don Christensen, Mary Heilmann, Anne Russinof, Arlene Slavin and herself.

  • On a cold night, it's nice to gather in the warmth of friends. Morgan McGivern stopped by the Hampton Photo Arts exhibition at Ashawagh Hall in Springs on Saturday night as a Star staff photographer and exhibitor with more than 50 of his fellow South Fork image makers.

  •      The ninth annual “Love & Passion” art exhibition, typically scheduled around Valentine’s Day, celebrated its opening a week late this year, after a snow storm on Feb. 15 led to its postponement to Saturday. The delay did not deter the South Fork community of artists, artisans, and assorted characters from coming out to celebrate.

  •      The South Fork’s next generation art scene found another outpost at Kathryn Markel’s gallery. Bonac Tonic retook the walls for another winter pop-up exhibition at the Bridgehampton space with the opening of “Phenomena” on Saturday night.