Four years ago, Lee Oldak, who owns the Amagansett Beach Company, and who, though not a rower himself, had been selling shells down by the seashore, went to the Snowflake Regatta on the Peconic River in Riverhead, and became hooked.
“I loved the tailgate scene, with people cheering on the rowers from the shore . . . and I thought, ‘I can do this.’ That’s the short of it — that’s what got me started.”
Yesterday, I gathered up 585,000 words, put them in a box on which I’d written “Jack’s Columns, 1986-2011 (2005 missing),” and walked with them and Henry (he used to walk me, now I walk him) up to the Pork Store, where I handed them over to one of my daughters, who had said, perhaps not knowing what she would be in for, that she’d like to make a book.
On a beautiful windy fall day, the East Hampton High School boys soccer team took Shoreham-Wading River to school here by a score of 4-0.
Saturday’s was as good a game as the team has played this season — smooth sailing for the entire 80 minutes, leaving only superlatives in its wake.
John McGeehan had promised the meet between the East Hampton and Harborfields High School girls swimming teams last week would be a barn burner, and it was.
So, as a matter of fact, had been the last two meets between these teams, though this time instead of the Tornadoes winning, the Bonackers did.
Well, the East Hampton High School football team lost the game, and by a lopsided score, but its opening drive at Rocky Point Friday night was a thing of beauty.
Following the kickoff into Bonac’s end zone, Dan Barros was hit behind the line, but then, on second-and-12, Cortland Heneveld, the sophomore quarterback, drove up the middle for 5 yards, and, on third down, Heneveld hit Sergio Betancur with a pass for a first down at the 31.