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  • Safety first, and more than ever, during this hurricane and tropical storm season, which began in the Atlantic on June 1 and will last until Nov. 30.
  • Independence Day will go off with a bang, but one day later in Montauk and Southampton.
  • The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation freed an 800-pound leatherback sea turtle on Sunday that had gotten entangled in a lobster trap line in the ocean about a mile offshore.    

  • The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation saved a leatherback sea turtle that was entangled in a lobster trap a mile offshore on Sunday afternoon around 5.
  • Fireworks on the South Fork do not just begin and end with the Fourth of July. Instead, appreciative crowds are treated to a series of spectacles that last until Labor Day weekend.
  • The tale is an infamous one, shared between my family and our oldest, best family friends, the Scrudatos. “The time Thea and Bella ran away at the beach” is what our parents call it; however, I remember the purpose of that unauthorized beach adventure to be something other than an attempted escape out from under our beach umbrellas.

  • Revolution, art, and puns by the dozen mark the premiere of Tom Stoppard’s “Travesties” at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor this week. In the play, Henry Carr, an English consular officer played by Richard Kind, tells of his relationships with James Joyce in the midst of writing “Ulysses,” Tristan Tzara as the Dadaist movement picked up speed, and Lenin at the start of the Russian Revolution.

  • Nancy Passaretti is revamping the fro-yo fad with Buddhaberry, her frozen yogurt shops in Sag Harbor and Montauk that offer all natural yogurt with superfood toppings, as well as an entire spectrum of sweets. After last season, her first summer with Buddhaberry in Montauk, Ms. Passaretti decided to move to the South Fork full time and open a year-round store at 125 Main Street in Sag Harbor.

  • Thiele bill requiring public hearings and hard look at non-lethal means for addressing swam population passes New York State House and Senate.
  • A 10-month-old female husky mix with an unusual medical condition has gotten a new lease on life in the care of the Animal Rescue Fund

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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.