Asked in 2011 how she felt about turning 100, Elsie Garretson of East Hampton told The East Hampton Star, “I really don’t feel any different. You just go with the years, you keep breathing and living until God says, ‘Come on Elsie, you’ve spent enough time on earth.’ ”
She had been “a great worrier,” she said. “Then I realized one day, why do you worry? Nothing comes from it. Try to take things in stride. Ride with the waves.”
“Not that way!” Jasper said, after I cut his scrambled eggs into fork-size pieces. His small feet began to stamp a protest beat on his chair. A rant of frustration simmered just below the surface. “You moved it!”
“Which way?” I asked, unclear of the infraction.
“Turn it around,” he demanded, a whimper now set to the rhythm of his feet.
I stirred the eggs in the bowl. Not it. I rotated the bowl clockwise. No. Then counterclockwise. No.
“I count myself a lucky survivor and am pleased, as I hope readers will be, with what I’ve done with my time,” Harvey Shapiro wrote in the author’s note of his final book of poems, “The Sights Along the Harbor,” published in 2006.
An editor at The New York Times for nearly 40 years and the author of 12 books of poetry, Mr. Shapiro died on Monday in Manhattan. He was 88 and had been in failing health since an operation in November.
When their daughter, Mia Bella, was born, Francesca Buffo and Noah Zingarelli, formerly of Springs, were told she would live a month, maybe a year at most, but Mia defied the odds at many turns, and in February will celebrate her sixth birthday — a miracle her parents prayed for, but could never count on.
Two ballet troupes will present Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic “The Nutcracker” this weekend.
The Hampton Ballet Theatre School’s will take the production to Guild Hall in East Hampton, while the Conservatory of Ballet and Danse Arts will perform at the Southampton High School.
Weather-wise, last month was noteworthy not for any storms we had, but because we had no severe storms, said Richard G. Hendrickson, the United States Cooperative weather observer in Bridgehampton.
“November is usually the month for 60-to-70-mile-per-hour winds and severe coastal erosion,” Mr. Hendrickson wrote in his monthly weather report.
It may be hard to imagine donning anything more fashionable than snow boots and ski pants with this winter’s weather, but Elements Fitness in East Hampton is betting that there’s some pent up demand for the days when function doesn’t have to trump fashion.
The East End Disabilities Group will host a mental health conference in Amagansett tonight at 7 as a first step toward identifying unmet mental health needs in East Hampton Town.
The discussion will focus on "what are we not doing in East Hampton" to help people facing depression and other mental illnesses, said Glenn Hall, the Disability Group's chairman. "This is a community that does not speak up," he said, so his group is trying to speak up for it.
A noise analysis report on the East Hampton Airport is to be the subject of a special town board meeting on Thursday at 10 a.m. at East Hampton Village’s Emergency Services Building on Cedar Street.
Peter Kirsch, an aviation attorney hired by the town, will be on hand to address the interim report and potential next steps for the town. Peter Wadsworth of the town’s airport finances subcommittee will review an analysis of 2014 airplane noise. A public comment period will follow the presentations.