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  •    The weather may not be an indication, but the calendar doesn’t lie. Summer is coming, and a hot summer rental market foreshadows the hotter days ahead.

  •    After a career that took him to such far-off places as Japan, Singapore, and the Dominican Republic, Allen Merrill, who lives in East Hampton, is now letting the world come to him. Word has gotten out about the Guitar Studio of East Hampton, which Mr. Merrill launched in January, and a diverse group of South Fork residents is coming to inquire and take advantage of the new facility.

  • <P>Frank Trentacoste, who was an equities strategist and director at Macro Risk Advisors and worked before that at two New York hedge funds, has established Bhumi Farm, an organic vegetable farm, on land he leased from the Peconic Land Trust.
  •     At an otherwise uneventful meeting of the East Hampton Village Board, a public hearing date on a proposed amendment to a local law concerning dogs on village beaches was set for April 19 at 11 a.m. at the Emergency Services Building.
        With Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr., Larry Cantwell, the village administrator, and Richard Lawler, a trustee, all absent, Barbara Borsack, a trustee and the deputy mayor, presided.

  • A potential solution to overcrowding and unchecked alcohol consumption at Indian Wells Beach may be implemented ahead of the summer season.
  • Village and town residents voiced a willingness to make concessions but implored the board to stop short of prohibition.
  •     The East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals is expected to approve a resolution next week allowing two affordable apartments to be built on the second-floor of a warehouse building on Lumber Lane.

  •     Stanley Snadowsky, a co-founder of the Bottom Line nightclub in New York’s Greenwich Village and longtime music business impresario, died on Feb. 25 in Las Vegas of diabetic complications. He was 70 and had been ill for 11 months.
        Mr. Snadowsky, who had a house on Spread Oak Lane in East Hampton for many years, died holding the hands of his wife and two daughters, “Bat Out of Hell,” a favorite album by Meatloaf, playing continuously, said his family.

  •     Katherine C.H.E., a local singer, songwriter, and musician, will launch the Hamptons Weekend Preview Show tomorrow from 5 to 7 p.m. at D’Canela restaurant in Amagansett. Musicians, dancers, and other performers will typically present a 10 or 15-minute set that might include information about when and where the audience can experience more.

  •     Much like Punxsutawney Phil, the Am O’Gansett St. Patrick’s Day parade, which kicks off on Saturday at 12:01 p.m., is for many residents a sure sign of spring. The fifth annual parade, which its organizers boldly claim to be the world’s shortest, will proceed west from Mary’s Marvelous to the Mobil gas station before returning to its place of origin.

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