Daily Grind

The Hampton Ballet Theatre School will present its annual production of Tchaikovsky’s classic Christmas ballet “The Nutcracker” on Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m.
To help address an emergency blood shortage, representatives from the New York Blood Center will be at the Sag Harbor Firehouse on Brick Kiln Road on Tuesday, and then at the Bridgehampton Firehouse on School Street on Wednesday.
Fighting Chance, a free cancer counseling and resource center with an office in Sag Harbor, will benefit from two shopping events in East Hampton this weekend.
The Hamptons Marathon donated $100,000, including $40,000 to Southampton Hospital and Southampton Youth Services, all with money raised from its October race in Southampton Village.
Thousands of dead bunker fish that washed up on the shores of the Shinnecock Canal last month are still a threat, according to Suffolk health officials.
As bays and estuaries rapidly cool at this time of year, sea turtles are often left stunned and can die if not helped.
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