“Once I decided to write a book, I always knew it would be about a firehouse,”
Joe Lenahan, the next chief of the Montauk Fire Department, has written a book for children teaching them the ins and outs of a firehouse. Janis Hewitt

Two local companies will present their versions of the Christmas classic this weekend
Lucy Cosme Vera danced the role of Clara last weekend when the Conservatory of Ballet and Danse Arts of Bridgehampton presented “The Nutcracker” at Southampton High School. Durell Godfrey

Brian Lydon of East Hampton demonstrated a water-filtration kit for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
Mr. Lydon in the rubble with a resident.
Brian Lydon of East Hampton has traveled to the Philippines to help with the relief effort

Vinnie Mazzeo, left, and his son and business partner, Nick, will move Vinnie’s Barber Shop from its iconic Main Street location to a new spot in Amagansett Square by New Year’s Day. Morgan McGivern

Trefny Dix and Bengt Hokanson, who make hand-blown art glass and sculpture, are looking to Kickstarter for help moving their glass-blowing studio to East Hampton.