T.E. McMorrow began freelancing for The Star in 2009, before coming on staff, full time, at the end of 2011. He is a member of the Drama Desk in New York. His book, “The Nutcracker in Harlem,” illustrated by James Ransome, is scheduled for publication in the fall of 2017 by HarperCollins children’s division.
Janae Jones, seated, underwent a surgery four years ago that was financed in part by the Island Gift of Life Foundation. She and her mother, Samone Johnson, standing, say the surgery was life-changing.
Christine Sampson began contributing to The East Hampton Star in March of 2015. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and digital publications, including Patch.com, The Huffington Post and Newsday. Originally from Levittown, Ms. Sampson recalls with fondness spending summer vacations in Montauk with her family, and she now lives in Amagansett.