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  •     Josephine’s Feast! was started in 2009 by Laura O’Brien, a Southampton resident. Using apples from her backyard to make apple pectin and apple butter, along with a myriad of other fruits she raises at her house, Ms. O’Brien dedicated herself to the ancient French culinary art of méthode confituer — the small-batch preparation of preserved fruits in copper pots.

  •     Beauty events are big this season. Following Renee Stern’s (of Renee Stern Cosmetics) visit to White’s Pharmacy two weeks ago to discuss eye colors, Rebecca Underdown of the McDermott family in East Hampton hosted the East Coast launch of her Essencia organic skin care line at Coastal Home in Bridgehampton last Thursday.

  • In a recent meeting the East Hampton School Board focused on forming committees, cafeteria food, and various ways to save.
  • Danny Lopez looks a little young to be the consul general of the New York City-based British Consulate.
  • Suffolk Bancorp announced that it would not be filing its quarterly report within the time allowed.
  •     The Atlantic Ocean has historically supported generations of East End families through fishing, boating, and tourism. Now an Amagansett couple, Natalie and Steven Judelson, have found a new way to garner the gifts of the sea. They have been harvesting, bottling, and selling Amagansett Sea Salt at local farmers’ markets since the beginning of the summer.

  •     The Corcoran Group’s second-quarter real estate market report was recently published and shows numbers are up slightly this year over the same time last year.

  •     Bonnie Schnitta, the founder and president of SoundSense on Newtown Lane in East Hampton, has been awarded a patent for a “sound-focusing mechanism and method of estimating acoustic leakage of an object and method of estimating transmission loss of an object” — in short, the dB focus tube — the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration has announced.

  • Hosting a series of star-studded ticketed events in a house zoned for single-family residential use is simply not permitted.
  •     While most other local kids are engaged in summertime activities this weekend, Dava Corcoran, a 12-year-old Springs student, will be donning her floor-length evening gown, and no, she isn’t attending one of the plethora of black-tie benefits on the South Fork. She has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Pageant, to be held on Saturday and Sunday at the Marriott Hotel in Brooklyn.

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