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Orient’s treasure on the edge of the sea

[caption id="attachment_2484" align="alignnone" width="600"] One of E.A. Brooks' carvings on the Long Island Sound shore[/caption] There's little record left of the Poquatuck Indians of Orient, except for a fisherman's tribute carved into the rocks on the Long Island Sound shore in the 1930s, and even that record appears to be fading as time and storms weather the rocks. It isn't easy to find Orient fisherman Elliot Alvah Brooks' stone carvings,
Arts Music

The Lone Sharks turn 25; a perfect reason for a Bay Street bash

[caption id="attachment_2198" align="alignnone" width="600"] Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks are getting ready for their 25th birthday party[/caption] Once upon a time in 1988, Gene Casey was a singer, songwriter and guitarist who'd just come to Sag Harbor to take a summer job on a construction crew, after struggling to make it as a musician in Manhattan. He wasn't really a handy carpenter and he didn't think he'd be here
Arts Music

A night in Cutchogue: At the 2013 Douglas Moore Music Festival

[caption id="attachment_1863" align="alignnone" width="600"] The Moore Festival Singers sing Douglas Moore's "Down at the North Fork Country Club Cabaret."[/caption] For the past 34 years, members of the Cutchogue community have come together the second weekend in August to pay homage to the composer Douglas Moore, who wrote much of his work in a small writing studio overlooking Downs Creek on Moore's Lane in Cutchogue. Mr. Moore was born August 10,
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The man who saved Long Island’s ospreys

[caption id="attachment_1736" align="alignnone" width="600"] The Suffolk County Historical Society is hosting an exhibit of Dennis Puleston's bird paintings.[/caption] Dennis Puleston did an awful lot of things in the 95 years that he walked this earth. He ate flesh with cannibals in New Guinea. He flirted with virgins in Samoa. He managed a derelict coconut plantation in the Virgin Islands. He adopted a pet boa constrictor. He tattooed his arm with
Arts Music

Caroline Doctorow’s “Little Lovin’ Darling”: Electric sitars and southern skies

[caption id="attachment_1386" align="alignnone" width="600"] Caroline Doctorow with the Steamrollers: Gary Oleyar, Max Johnson and Andrew Carillo, at Infinity Hall in Norwalk, Conn.[/caption] Bridgehampton musician Caroline Doctorow has always been a student of the folk process, in which the heritage of stories and songs are carefully studied and expanded upon by newer generations of folk artists. She aptly describes her new album, "Little Lovin' Darling," released June 29, as "one part
Arts Visual Arts

At the center of it all…a new venue for art in Southampton

[caption id="attachment_1281" align="alignnone" width="600"] The excitement in the air was palpable at Southampton Center's opening night.[/caption] There was something fresh and exciting in the air in Southampton Village Friday night at the opening exhibition for Southampton Center, the new non-profit arts center run by the village at the former Parrish Art Museum on Jobs Lane. The art on display is cutting edge: Each of the three main rooms in the
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Rick Gold’s eyes have seen so many things

[caption id="attachment_1239" align="alignnone" width="600"] Bridgehampton Potato Fields | Rick Gold[/caption] Sag Harbor photographer Rick Gold has been many things in his life: a high school science teacher, an aerospace engineer, a stock boy at Willoughby's Camera, a tree surgeon and a vending machine repairman. But on Aug. 29, 2005, he was just a man sitting in Dr. Robert Semlear's office in Noyac receiving bad news. "Dr. Semlear said 'you're having
Arts Literature News

Chronicling the North’s hidden history of slavery

[caption id="attachment_758" align="alignnone" width="600"] The Sylvester Manor house circa 1870[/caption] Historian Mac Griswold has been on a quest for the past decade and a half to tell the half-forgotten story of slavery on Shelter Island. Ms. Griswold, a landscape historian, first saw Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island while she was rowing in a nearby creek in 1984. She was intrigued by the age of the large boxwoods she could see

Bloomsday in the Harbor

[caption id="attachment_650" align="alignnone" width="600"] Swans don't celebrate Bloomsday, but they should.[/caption] I almost went blind trying to read Ulysses. It was just after I'd finished graduate school. I packed up my son and my dog and a box of books and left Sag Harbor headed for Montréal. I was bitten by a deer tick the day before I left. No big deal. I've had Lyme Disease for years. So has
Arts Performing Arts

North Forkers to dance their butts off?

[caption id="attachment_511" align="alignnone" width="600"] Nile Rodgers wants YOU to dance! | publicity photo AFTEE[/caption] The East End has more than 1,000 registered non-profit organizations, and, despite the fact that they obviously can't make a profit, they need money to do their work. Music producer and New York native Nile Rodgers has had a long and legendary career that spanned his authoring of dance hits including "We Are Family" and "Good
Arts Literature

Bookshelf: The View from Lazy Point

[caption id="attachment_435" align="alignnone" width="600"] This is the view from Lazy Point.[/caption] It's been more than a year since nature writer Carl Safina's "The View from Lazy Point" was published, but the cautionary tale of this book is haunting enough to deserve a second read. Mr. Safina, who lives on the peninsula in Amagansett at the entrance to Napeague Harbor that gives the book its name, has made a global name