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  • The citizens group had mixed reactions to the Shark Attack Sounds Party held Friday night at the Montauk Yacht Club and said to attract close to 4,000 revelers
  •     The biggest summer fund-raisers for the Montauk Playhouse Community Center start tonight with a show at the Playhouse by Break8, a group of roller-skating breakdancers who have performed on “America’s Got Talent.”

  •    Stephanie Whiston of Montauk has dived in deep seas over 1,000 times in the last 20 years. And all because of her little fear of sharks!
        A friend suggested she combat that fear by diving with the often-maligned creatures. She now photographs them and other underwater species, and it has become her life’s work.
        On one of her first dives, in 1993 aboard a National Geographic Society vessel, a crew member lent her a camera, and she ended up winning first place in a photography contest sponsored by the society.

  •     Johnson Nordlinger of Montauk has been working since April as the assistant site manager of the Montauk Lighthouse, a spot that has long been special to her.

        Raised in Montauk, she remembers playing there as a girl with her good friend Caroline Driscoll, whose father, Paul Driscoll, was the officer in charge of the Lighthouse from 1979 to 1983. And as an adult, she said, she drove there almost daily to walk the wooded trails and ocean beach.

  •    Now that our visitors have settled in a bit and fallen in love with our beautiful beaches, lakes, ponds, and woodland areas, I think it’s time to introduce them to some of Montauk’s more colorful characters, hopefully without scaring them away, although that wouldn’t be such a bad thing either.

  •    In one of the six stores owned by Tom and Georgia Flight in Montauk, you can find everything you never knew you needed. The couple took over four of the stores in the Gosman’s complex in the harbor area in 2009 — Homeport, Fish City, Capt. Kidd, and Pier Group — and opened Homeport Town and Pier Group Sport a month ago in the hamlet’s downtown area.
        At the docks, most of their inventory is of the nautical style.

  •     It seems that every weekend since the weather turned warmer in May there have been bike races, motorcycle events, and triathlons clogging the roads in Montauk. Residents have complained that sometimes they can’t even get out of their driveways.

  •     Helene Fallon of Montauk, the project coordinator of the Long Island Parent Center, which is funded by the New York State Education Department to provide parents of children with disabilities with the information and resources available through professionals in the field, organized a symposium that was attended by over 200 people on June 7 at the Tilles Center at Long Island University in Brookville.

  •     It was a tearful exit, full of accolades, for Therese Watson on Tuesday at her last Montauk School Board meeting. She announced in March that after 29 years she was stepping down from her seat on the board. But it wasn’t Ms. Watson who was shedding tears; it was everyone around her.

  • Willie Nelson is coming to Montauk’s Surf Lodge for a concert on Sunday and a representative of the popular night spot tried to assure members of the Montauk Citizens Advisory Committee on Monday night that everything would be under control.