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  • On a sunny afternoon in Sagaponack, parents and food advocates gathered last week at the home of Erica and L.A. Reid to dine, shop, and listen to a panel discussion on healthy eating given by nutrition experts. The event, called “Food Fight: Get Into the Ring,” was hosted by Healthy Child Healthy World, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating safer environments for children and providing parents with access to educational information and solutions.

  • The woman who would be president? BookHampton, and 1,000 ticketholders, were “ready for Hillary” on Saturday, when Mrs. Clinton visited the East Hampton store to sign copies of her book “Hard Choices.”
  • Sunday will mark the first of what is to be an annual Heart of Springs summer fund-raiser at Ashawagh Hall, supporting not only the hall and its grounds, but also the Springs Library, which houses the hamlet’s historical society, and the Springs Presbyterian Church.

    The Heart of Springs group formed this past winter to raise money and awareness for the hamlet and its historic district. The members are all Springs residents who are active and involved in the community. The party is the organization’s first event.

  • Stonecrop Wines, a small New Zealand vineyard owned by Sally Richardson and Andrew Harris of Montauk, recently released its first  pinot noir rosé. The vineyard also produces sauvignon blanc and pinot noir, both of which can be found in restaurants and wine stores around the East End.

  • People anxious to meet Hillary Clinton started lining up for her sold-out book signing at BookHampton in East Hampton at 10 a.m. Saturday morning, and by 5 p.m. the line stretched down Main Street and around the block.
  • Camp Shakespeare, a summer program for students between 8 and 15, will wrap up its 15th season on Friday with a 3:30 p.m. performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Amagansett, where the camp holds two weeklong sessions each summer. 

  • Though Nancy Bennett-Donohue, who celebrated her 103rd birthday on July 29, now lives in Micco, Fla., her roots are Bonac through and through.

  • There is no shortage of lettuce in my house. Or cucumbers or zucchini or string beans. And come fall, the larders will be laden with mounds of potatoes and squash.

    No one is more committed to the farm-to-table ideology than my mother, which is why, on any given evening, my family can be found eating homemade, homegrown organic basil pesto, with a side of sauteed zucchini and lemon balm. Eternally present at the table is a salad that consists entirely of vegetables that can be found either in our backyard or at my mother’s plot at EECO Farm.

  • Many taxi drivers come from out of town, seeking a profitable night’s income they have no hope of realizing elsewhere.
  • The East Hampton Library’s Authors Night turns 10 on Saturday. The event has evolved quite a bit since its debut in 2005, growing to have more than 100 authors in attendance and becoming, as Dennis Fabiszak, the director of the library, put it, c

    The main event is a cocktail reception and book signing at the Gardiner Farm. After the cocktail party, a number of private dinner parties with guest authors are held.

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  • Zephyr Teachout, who is on the campaign trail to challenge Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, appeared in Sag Harbor on Sunday for a meet-and-greet.

    Ms. Teachout, who is running with Tim Wu, will face Mr. Cuomo and Kathy Hochul in the Democratic primary on Sept. 9.

    The event was hosted by Julie Keyes and included poster-making to support Ms. Teachout's campaign.

  • Though the well-known Shoe-Inn annual warehouse sale just came to a close, the summer sale season is still in full swing, with Tiina the Store, the Ladies Village Improvement Society, and LF Stores among the shops hosting big sales in the coming week.

  • The Shark's Eye Tournament, the only catch-and-release shark tournament in the Northeast, has once again contributed to the Ocearch research project. Ocearch is a global shark tracking system that posts real time data to the web about shark locations and movements.

  • Lovers of history will be pleased to know about two Sag Harbor events planned for the coming days.

    First, the Sag Harbor Historical Society's Fridays on the Porch gatherings resume this week at the Annie Cooper Boyd House. The theme for this week's event is "Show, Tell, and Discover," and the historical society has invited participants to bring their old Sag Harbor memorabilia out for examination.

  • In response to the renewed outbreak of conflict between Israel and Hamas, Ronald Lauder, a Wainscott resident and the billionaire chairman emeritus of the Estee Lauder cosmetics company, is leading the World Jewish Congress's solidarity mission to Israel.

    The mission is composed of 76 Jewish leaders from 22 different countries, including members of Jewish organizations in France, Spain, Mexico, Bolivia, South Africa, and Lithuania. The mission began on Wednesday in Jerusalem and will end late Thursday evening.

  • Hamptons Wellness Week, an event that debuted in January and happened again in May, is beginning its third run this Sunday. This Wellness Week is the first to include deals on both fitness classes and spa treatments. Participants will also be able to take advantage of summer sports offers. Twenty-five fitness studios, 18 spa providers and 4 summer sports providers are participating in the event.

  • Perhaps you have stopped at the threshold of a shop somewhere on the South Fork (a k a the Hamptons) to scoop up a glossy magazine. Famous faces, or at least handsome ones, huge houses, and private parties pepper the ad-filled pages of the free magazines vying for your attention. The Star sorted through 13 of them for you in no particular order.

    Networking Magazine makes good on its promise: "Open Networking Magazine and meet Long Island leaders on every page." Events and galas are to be found, as are the publisher's trips to France.

  • The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, which supports the study of New York and Suffolk County history, has donated $30,000 to Suffolk County Community College for a Town of Islip history scholarship.

    Every year until 2018, three $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to students who live in the town and study history at the college.  The foundation was established in 1986 by Robert David Lion Gardiner, who lived in East Hampton and  owned Gardiner's Island jointly with his sister, Alexandra Gardiner Creel, until his death in 2004.

  • Maxfield Panish, an East Hampton local who attends the Manhattan School of Music, is hoping to raise money to buy a professional level Sverdlik violin. Mr. Panish has been playing the violin since he was five years old and now, at the age of twenty, he is preparing for a professional career in music.