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  • A global issue and a local food movement converge
  • Builder seeks to expand his own recreational compound in Bridgehampton
  •     There is life, and even fun, on a winter Thursday evening in Sagaponack in the form of a weekly quiz night at Townline BBQ, according to Alex Prime of East Hampton, who competed last month as a member of the Most Interesting Team in the World.
        Formerly called the Smarty Pints, the team has won “about 40 times,” so far, according to Mr. Prime, who credited his teammate Ted Benjamin with being “the brain of the team.”

  •    The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center’s lineup for the spring includes a new Breakout Artist series that showcases young singer-songwriters and musicians, with tickets in the $20 range. This is in addition to the world-renowned artists of the Main Stage shows.
        Diego Garcia is up first, with a performance tomorrow at 8 p.m. that includes his new song “You Were Never There,” which is getting play on WEHM, a partner in the series. Mr. Garcia will display his Latin roots with a jazz and blues flavor.

  • Sag Harbor Mayor Brian Gilbride wants to settle the ownership of Long Wharf so he can complete the village budget.
  •     Nick Kraus emerged the winner of the third annual Mr. Amagansett contest held on Saturday to benefit the Donald T. Sharkey Community Memorial Fund. As the manager of the Stephen Talkhouse, where the event was held, it would seem to some that this was an easy win, but his fiercest competitor was his boss, Peter Honerkamp.

  • An artsy village debates what qualifies as art
  • Local activists are making plans for expanding movement in 2012
  •    Although art therapy is a well-known professional practice, a Sag Harbor woman who suffered for more than a decade from a panic disorder has discovered that art can be self-healing.

  •     The Long Island Winterfest is in full swing at wineries throughout the East End, and will continue through March 18. Since 2006, talented musicians and music enthusiasts have flooded the venues for six consecutive weekends, bringing welcome business to local restaurants, hotels, and shops during the slowest time of the year. Although most of the events are on the North Fork, there has been participation from Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack as well. A full calendar can be found at

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