East End Concierge is a new business in Montauk that wants to help people enjoy their visits out east without having to tend to the little annoyances in life. The concierge service was started by Mary Jo Walker, who has lived in the hamlet for 18 years and knows where you can get just about anything.
Another crop of new businesses has opened in Montauk.
Last Thursday, amid much fanfare, the Montauk Beach House, formerly known as the Ronjo, opened with a cocktail party around the expansive pool area. Local residents, shop owners, and the East Hampton Town supervisor and police chief were among the guests and were treated to champagne and other libations.
While everyone in America is celebrating the Fourth of July on Wednesday, I will take a moment to celebrate my dog, Brodie, an incredible golden doodle who looks like a platinum blond, purebred golden retriever. Sounds silly, I know, but read on nonetheless and you too might celebrate him. He is my hero.
Former East Hampton Town Councilwoman Julia Prince is now in the restaurant business, and running a restaurant is a breeze compared to helping run East Hampton Town, she said.
“In comparison to the workload on the town board, this is nothing. That job prepared me for anything. You still have problems but they’re manageable,” she said on Monday, sitting in a booth at La Bodega in Montauk while eating a plate of scrambled eggs and toast.
He was definitely in Montauk and definitely visited the Montauk Lighthouse, where he signed a logbook, and may have even had an office at Third House, but Theodore Roosevelt never slept at Third House, said Dick White, a member of the Montauk Historical Society’s board of directors. He did, however, sleep in a house on Ditch Plain road, and his men, the Rough Riders, camped nearby, Mr. White said.
At St. Therese
A family Christmas concert will be held at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church on Sunday at 5 p.m. The adult and children’s choir will be singing holiday tunes, some solo. The audience will be invited to join a sing-along of traditional carols.
Christmas Eve services will be held at 4:30 p.m. and midnight at St. Therese, and in Spanish at 7 p.m. On Christmas Day, Masses will be celebrated at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.
A good-sized crowd turned out to support Rob Astorino, the Westchester County executive who is running for governor on the Republican and Conservative lines, at East by Northeast restaurant in Montauk on Thursday evening.
Mr. Astorino, a former radio producer who lives in Mount Pleasant, N.Y., is making a bid against Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, a Democrat, in November. He announced his candidacy in March, and accepted the Republican nomination in May. He is in his second term as Westchester County executive.