Ira Haspel discusses the health of the bays and environs with Meg Dowe at the 2023 Dandelion Festival at KK's Farm
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Viewpoint: Celebrating 100 Years of Biodynamic Agriculture

Pictured Above: Ira Haspel discusses the health of the bays and environs with Meg Dowe at the 2023 Dandelion Festival at KK's Farm by Ira Haspel & Sonomi Obinata Biodynamic Agriculture originated a century ago out of the spiritual scientific research of Austrian seer and philosopher Dr. Rudolph Steiner. It’s a method of farming which increases soil fertility using natural materials – compost, herbs and processed manure.  This year marks
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Featured Southold Visual Arts

Re-envisioned Church Pews go to Auction at CAST

What do you do with 16 enormous, 125-year-old church pews that have outlived their usefulness?  Ask artists. “Resurrect them,” they say. The question faced the Center for Advocacy, Support & Transformation (CAST), which serves low income individuals and families in Southold, last year. When CAST needed more flexible space than their home in the former 19th Century Methodist Church could provide, they concluded that the handsome but cumbersome pews had
A film still from "Soul of a Farmer," in this year's Docs Equinox festival.
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Docs Equinox Returns to SAC

Hamptons Doc Fest, in partnership with the Southampton Arts Center, inaugurates spring by kicking off Earth Day Week with its annual Docs Equinox celebration, which this year revolves around the theme of “Cultivating Connections: Soils, Farms, Food.” The weekend includes three days of programming at Southampton Arts Center on April 12 through April 14 that features welcoming food and wine receptions on Friday and Saturday, Sunday breakfast treats, four environmentally-focused
Potter Chris Fanjul at the Peconic Community School's Maker Fair
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Peconic Community School to Host Maker Fair

Pictured Above: Potter Chris Fanjul at a past Maker Fair at the Peconic Community School. Peconic Community School will host its Fifth Annual Maker Fair on Saturday, April 13 at the school’s new Cutchogue campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Local “Makers’’ will present workshops and demos at this family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness in celebration of the Maker movement. This community and family event will feature
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Hampton Bays Morning Traffic Program Returns

Southampton Town Police and Highway Departments will launch the Canoe Place Traffic Reduction Program on April 1, aimed at addressing the growing traffic congestion in the community.  On weekdays between the hours of 5:30 and 9:30 a.m., the traffic light at the intersection of Montauk Highway and Canoe Place Road will be set to flash, and no left turns will be permitted at that intersection.  Other traffic lane modifications will
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Climate Local Now: Gray Cobblestone or Cheaper, Smarter, Greener

The gazebo at Reeves Beach in Riverhead after recent winter storms. |. Tom Shaffery photo by Mark Haubner and Mary Morgan What Are We Thinking? More like, How are we thinking? If you do a quick search of local news sources for ‘Reeves Park Beach Pavilion storm 2024’ you will see a resident’s pictures of what massive amounts of water do to our properties.  The pavilion was constructed at the bottom of
Anne Sherwood Pundyk in her Mattituck studio. |. Phoebe Pundyk photo
Arts Community Featured

‘Beauty Out Of Bounds’ and a Tribute to Women in Music

Pictured Above: Anne Sherwood Pundyk in her Mattituck studio. |. Phoebe Pundyk photo East End Arts hosts a celebration of female artists this weekend with the opening of multi-media artist and writer Anne Sherwood Pundyk's "Beauty Out Of Bounds" at EEA's two downtown Riverhead galleries and PerformHER, a tribute to women, composers and songwriters at the Jamesport Meeting House Saturday evening. The Opening Reception for the exhibition will be held
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Celebrating Latin American Artists in Greenport

Pictured Above: "Carnival" by Hector deCordova Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport will host the opening of its spring 2024 exhibition "Heritage and Home: Latin American Artists of the East End / Hogar y herencia: Artistas latinoamericanos del East End," this Friday, March 22. The exhibit features more than a dozen East End artists of Latin American descent, and explores themes of social and cultural heritage and the idea of what we call home. Included artists range from the established nonagenarian Greenport
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Community

Congregation Tifereth Israel Invites Community to Purim Celebration in Greenport

Congregation Tifereth Israel in Greenport is inviting community residents and visitors to join with its membership in the observance of the Jewish holiday of Purim on March 24. The Biblical story of Queen Esther will be read, followed by a social hour consisting of hamantaschen, thefilled, tri-cornered confection traditionally served for the holiday. The Scroll of Esther recounts the Biblical narrative in which Esther, the queen, saves the Jewish people
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Community

LWV Celebration Focuses on Equal Rights Amendment

Set for the beginning of Women’s History Month in March, a multi-faceted, fun-filled and free educational program highlighting a new equal rights amendment to the New York State constitution, which will appear on the New York State ballot in November, has been organized by the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, Shelter Island & North Fork for Saturday, March 9, from 1 to 5 p.m. at East Hampton Town's
Community News

North Fork Civics Kick Off Zoning Discussions

The Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association will discuss Southold Town’s Zoning Update Project at its monthly meeting on Monday, Feb. 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the first of several meetings in the upcoming weeks to discuss the zoning project at civic associations throughout the North Fork. The meeting will be held in the downstairs community room at the Mattituck-Laurel Library. After an overview of zoning by Town Planner Heather Lanza, residents