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  • There is a new addition to the list of famous faces that frequent East Hampton, and this one is fuzzier than most.
  • An honor guard of motorcycles and police cruisers escorted a truck carrying a twisted 1,000-pound, 14-foot-long steel beam from the World Trade Center to the American Legion Hall in Amagansett on Aug. 13, in the culmination of a long effort to erect a 9/11 memorial there. For Tony Ganga, commander of the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 419, and for others involved in the planning, the artifact’s arrival was a cause for celebration.

  • Part I: The Saga of Winter, 2011

    Santa Claus managed to get two big red kayaks down our chimney. The grandeur of the boats in front of the fireplace, amid wrappings of varied shapes, was as beautiful as consumerism gets.  

    Kayaks are a perfect present, except if it’s winter, when their use seems a little far off. It is actually not so far away, according to my mom, who has read about the wonders of wintertime kayaking online.

  • A New York City woman already charged three times with stalking her ex-husband, his current wife, and their three children, now faces a fourth charge, this time of violating his order of protection.

  • Timmy Berg, a native of Bradenton, Fla., herded a group of young campers to their lunch break at Hampton Racquet in East Hampton, where he is a camp counselor this summer.

  • Since founding Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue three years ago, Michelle Montak has helped rescue over 500 dogs from "high-kill" facilities around the country.
  • No one has taken responsibility for a facsimile of a submarine conning tower that has floated in a manmade sump off Route 114 in East Hampton since April.
  • Bridgehampton’s Main Street was the site last Thursday of an impassioned protest that drew some 40 people who are hoping to keep a CVS pharmacy and convenience store from going up at the intersection of Main Street and the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike. Calling themselves Save Bridgehampton Main Street, the group expressed contempt in no uncertain terms for the planned two-story building, which is to have 9,000 square feet of retail space and a 4,400-square-foot basement.

  • The New York State Public Service Commission has set in motion a process to address the depletion of phone numbers with the 631 area code, which is projected to occur by the first quarter of 2016, and has scheduled public hearings on alternate strategies for doing so. A public hearing before an administrative law judge will be held in Riverhead on Tuesday at the Riverhead County Center, 300 Center Drive, at 2 p.m., preceded by an informational forum at 1 p.m. Those wishing to speak need only appear.

  • Bridgehampton's Main Street held an impassioned crowd Thursday morning who came out to protest the possibility of a CVS pharmacy/convenience store at the intersection of Main Street and the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike.

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  • August may be drawing to a close, but summer fun will continue through the end of the month. Here's why you might want to stick around.

    Elements Fitness Studio will host a pop-up barre fitness class at the Montauk Beach House on 55 South Elmwood Avenue in Montauk on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. This outdoor workout class is complimentary and those attending are asked to take athletic shoes and socks. Yoga mats will be provided. Since class size is limited, those interested may R.S.V.P. to

  • The Hampton Jitney, an old friend to many on the South Fork, is inviting its passengers to celebrate its 40th anniversary and surprising some on its buses with free beach towels, luggage tags, and Hampton Classic tickets.

  • Rain prevented the Clamshell Foundation's 23rd annual Sandcastle Contest on Aug. 2 and on its rain date the next day.

    "The worst part isn't the hundreds of disappointed contestants and spectators or that we couldn't re-schedule," Rossetti Perchik, the foundation's founder and director, said in an email. "The worst part is that we don't have the money to make the grants that we do every year."

  • What are those squishy things in the waters? Not jellyfish. Not fish eggs. They're salps, and they're harmless.
  • Thursday marked the grand opening of Shan's East Hampton location at 3 North Main Street. The designer swim and resortwear line has a prestigious presence in Canada, with stores in the Quartier DIX30 shopping district in Quebec as well as Toronto, Montreal, and Laval, Quebec, where the brand is designed and manufactured.

    According to a press release about its opening, Shan is distributed at various stores in over 25 countries, and its boutique on North Main Street is its second in the United States. The other is in Miami.

  • Condé Nast Traveler appointed "The Hamptons” the eighth most unfriendly city on its “2014 Friendliest and Unfriendliest Cities in the U.S.” list.

    Charleston, S.C., was number one for most friendly, and for unfriendliest, Newark took home the gold.

  • The Baxter Finley Pop Up Barber and Shop will be at Montauk's Surf Lodge restaurant and bar on Edgemere Street from Aug. 8 to 10, and an online shopping source called Zady will offer its myriad products, all of which are said to be "locally sourced, sustainable, and made in the United States by hand," from Aug. 16 to 18.

  • The Children's Museum of the East End is collaborating with J. Crew in East Hampton and Southampton and SoulCycle in Water Mill on fund-raisers this month to benefit the museum.

    Wednesday, J. Crew on Main Street in East Hampton will host an evening of styling and shopping with cocktails. Those attending will get 20 percent off all merchandise of at least $150. A portion of the proceeds will benefit CMEE. Those interested may R.S.V.P. through Lara Sweeney at or through the museum.

  • Tanned, behind sunglasses, in bright red, and situated about 20 feet above the sand, South Fork lifeguards are a force: protection’s physical presence. They are only human, however, and need breaks from lookout to ensure vigilance.

  • Bodystories: Teresa Fellion Dance will perform on Thursday and Saturday at 7 p.m., at the Ross School Theater at 18 Goodfriend Drive in East Hampton.