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  • It’s time to get out the backpacks, stock up on supplies, get to know this year’s bus schedule, and enjoy those last few days out of the classroom. School starts on Wednesday in all the local districts but Bridgehampton, where students report for their first day of classes on Sept. 8.

    At the Montauk, Springs, and Wainscott Schools, the Child Development Center of the Hamptons charter school, and the East Hampton Middle and High Schools, all students will have a regular schedule on Wednesday.

  • As if the cause itself wasn’t worthy enough, the fact that the legendary Lou Reed played at the first fund-raiser for the landscape designer Edwina von Gal’s Azuero Earth Project in 2012 definitely made people stand up and take notice of the tiny organization working predominantly in rural Panama.

  • When the Big Apple Circus presents a preview of its new show, “Metamorphosis,” at Guild Hall on Aug. 24, it will be the first time the artists in this year’s production will perform together.
  • After detecting heightened levels of blue-green algae in Georgica Pond, the East Hampton Town Trustees agreed Thursday evening to temporarily prohibit shellfishing or fishing there and have advised users of the pond to take precautions.
  • Richard G. Hendrickson, a volunteer United States Cooperative weather observer since 1930, will be honored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for his longstanding service on Sunday.
  • With the last days of school approaching, the East Hampton Town Parks and Recreation Department is gearing up for a summer full of activities for young people, from sailing and swimming lessons to games and crafts programs and tennis, soccer, volleyball, and basketball clinics. Most begin the week of June 30, and advance sign-up is required, as space is limited.

  • When I’m not busy working or cooking three different meals for the four different members of my family, I can usually be found folding laundry.

    That sounds like such a stereotype, and it’s a lie, really, because I can never actually manage to fold all the clean laundry in the house before the next pile of dirty laundry creeps up on me. I am like Sisyphus, endlessly pushing my rock up the hill, only this rock is made of tangles of clean socks, wrinkled pants, crumpled shirts, and dishtowels.

  • Anti-bullying program for middle schoolers fosters self-awareness, empathy
  • The Mystery Art Sale at Ashawagh Hall in Springs last week, a show and sale of more than 1,100 small works by professional, amateur, and student artists, raised more than $30,000 to support the Springs School’s Visiting Artists Program.

  •     Anyone with a grandparent or parent who could take pieces of fabric and stitch them into something useful, wearable, or pretty will recognize the impulse that fuels Kathryn Reid’s new business, SewHampton, which offers sewing lessons to people of all ages.

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