Members of Hamptons Humanity, include, in back from left, Matthew Burke, Sean Sloane, Greg Baum, Cooper Schiavoni, Ej Burke, Mats Grebenstein, and Isabel Peters, along with several leaders from local nonprofit organizations. Not pictured are Jack Brown, Hollie Schleicher, and Sam Anderson, who are also members of Hamptons Humanity. Hamptons Humanity

A mad dash into the surf and a mad dash out
Balmy — for January — weather attracted a record turnout for the New Year’s Day plunge at East Hampton Village’s Main Beach from which the East Hampton food pantries benefited. Craig Macnaughton
East Hampton Village’s mayor, Paul F. Rickenbach Jr., at right, was one of about 400 who plunged into the 46-degree surf at Main Beach on New Year’s Day. Jack Graves

Jack Reese, the Bonackers sophomore point guard, withstood Southampton's pressure in the final, turning the ball over only twice. He, Brandon Kennedy-Gay, the tournament's M.V.P., and Kyle McKee made the Holiday Classic's all-tournament team. Jack Graves

Jack Graves
Aiden Forst won the 500 freestyle, T.J. Calabrese was second, and Conor Flanagan was third, completing the sweep, in the East Hampton-Lindenhurst boys swimming meet at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter on Dec. 16.Jack Graves

‘The whole thing is about confidence’
“I definitely will compete again, within a year or less,” Bobby Harris said during a recent visit to The Star. Jack Graves

Erik Engstrom, Barbara Gubbins, Theresa Roden, and Nick Lemon were feted at OMAC’s holiday dinner at the South Fork Country Club in Amagansett. Jack Graves
Kevin Barry presented a plaque to Erik Engstrom, who led the team to a county championship and to a fifth-place finish, East Hampton’s highest ever, in the state meet. Jack Graves

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