People brought their creativity, a sense of adventure, and an appreciation for the ridiculous to the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter on Dec. 5, as family teams competed to build and then race boats out of cardboard and duct tape.
Well, I have the cold.
Everyone has or has had this cold. It’s what is going around. If you deal with crowds, if you go to the movies or the gym, if you go to the store and stand in line to get turkey gravy, you are surrounded by people. Some of them will have a cold and not know it. Some will have a cold and will do their stealth sneezing and coughing into their elbow, but it is out there and I got it.
But I didn’t know it.
Last weekend offered a variety of events, from big-name outside organizations to those near and dear, like Southampton Hospital, the East Hampton Historical Society, the Amagansett Historical Association, the Peconic Land Trust, and others.
As the East Hampton Ladies Village Improvement Society celebrated 120 years of service to the community, its popular fair on Saturday went off without a hitch.
When the doors opened at 10 a.m., people rushed to their favorite booths, kids for the games, rides, and the carousel, adults for the flowers or vintage clothing, perhaps the food or the furniture.