I grew up in Manhattan. I traveled to school on a school bus and when I was old enough I used my school bus pass to take the regular public buses. The uptown buses often let you out right onto subway grates. Not a problem, we wore school uniforms . . . with bloomers. No kidding.
The other day, much to my astonishment, our two absolutely indoor cats fetched up with fleas.
I know there was no winter last year, and I know that makes a difference, but in 12 years of indoor cats and human feet walking in and out, this is the very first time for fleas. Can this be climate change on a totally local level?
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.