Village Notes 04.12.18


Christopher Walsh


The East Hampton Trails Preservation Society will have a two-hour walk through the rolling woodlands of Amagansett on Saturday at 10 a.m. Participants will hike some clearly blazed trails, and others that are less so. Hikers have been asked to meet on Red Dirt Road about one-quarter mile east of Accabonac Road. Jim Zajac, the hike’s leader, can be called at 212-769-4311 for more information. 

Meet the Moor

Richard Horwich will head up an examination of “Othello” when the Shakespeare discussion group meets at the Amagansett Library on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The tragedy involves a Moorish general in the Venetian army and his unfaithful ensign, Iago, with themes of racism, jealousy, and betrayal. All have been invited to a lively and enlightening discussion.

Meredith M. Diamond, a certified financial planner, will give a lecture on financial considerations that affect women on Sunday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the library. 

The writers group will meet on Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Also that day, the East Hampton Sportsmen’s Alliance will hold its monthly meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. The nonprofit organization promotes hunting and fishing, and seeks to protect the public’s right to use town and state property. 

The Mysteries of the World book group will meet to explore “Echoes From the Dead” by Johan Theorin, a best seller in Sweden, next Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. These lively discussions of the social and psychological aspects of the mysteries under study are open to all, and those seeking to reserve a copy have been asked to contact the library.

New books to check out include “The Punishment She Deserves: A Lynley Novel” by Elizabeth George, “Chicago” by David Mamet, “Alternate Side” by Anna Quindlen, “The Common Good” by Robert B. Reich, “How to Break Up With Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life” by Catherine Price, and “The Flavor Matrix: The Art and Science of Pairing Common Ingredients to Create Extraordinary Dishes” by James Briscione with Brooke Parkhurst.

New to the DVD shelves are “Thor: Ragnarok,” “The Shape of Water,” “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” 

Pints and Pups

A reminder: The East Hampton Lions Club will host Pints and Pups, a fund-raising event to support the Guide Dog Foundation and the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, on April 21 from noon to 2 p.m. at the American Legion Hall on Abraham’s Path and Montauk Highway. There will be music, face painting, food and ice cream trucks, and a cash bar. 

Competition will be in six categories: most unique breed, most unique feature, floppiest ears, best trick, best dressed, and dog-owner look-alike. First, second, and third-place prizes will be awarded, as will best in show. The registration fee is $30 per dog. 

Your Own Talisman

Looking ahead, Stick + Stone, the component of Grain Surfboards that is not related to surfing and the Grain brand, will host a make-your-own-talisman workshop and trunk show with Rebecca Dolber, a jeweler, on April 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. 

A talisman necklace is worn to bring the wearer good luck and protection. Participants will choose from a curated selection of charms and gemstones to combine into their own personal protection and manifestations to wear over the heart. The $50 fee includes a gold or silver chain and five charms or gemstones of one’s choosing. Ms. Dolber’s spring collection will also be on hand. 

Grain Surfboards and Stick + Stone are at 11 Indian Wells Highway. Those seeking more information or to reserve a space have been asked to call 631-267-9283. 

The Star of the East Masonic Lodge will host its annual pot roast dinner, proceeds of which will benefit its youth scholarship program, on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Scoville Hall, on Meeting House Lane. This year, baked ziti will also be offered. Dinner, a salad bar, dessert, and coffee or tea will be offered for the $20 donation, $10 for children. 



The Hampton Library will hold a group discussion of the nonfiction book “Spaceman: An Astronaut’s Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe” by Mike Massimino, a Long Island native, on Saturday at 11 a.m.

The next installment of the Peconic Land Trust’s spring lecture series, which features talks by East End farmers and food producers, will take place on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Bridge Gardens. The speakers will include Peter Treiber Sr. of Treiber Farms in Southold, Anthony Sannino of Sannino Bella Vita Vineyards in Peconic, and Justin Finney, the chef at the Highway Restaurant in East Hampton. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased by calling the trust. 

The Bridgehampton Community Food Pantry will be open on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the lower level of the Community House. Volunteers will be welcomed, and St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, which runs the pantry, has asked for donations of nonperishable food at its Sunday service. Requested items include bottled juices, canned meats, and small bottles of cooking oil. 


Jane Bimson


Library Budget Passes

The Montauk Library’s 2018-19 budget of just under $1 million passed on Tuesday with a vote of 83 to 3. Carter Tyler, who ran unopposed to fill Jim Donna’s seat, was officially elected to a five-year term.

The library’s board of trustees will hold its monthly meeting on Monday at 7 p.m.

Tickets to the Met Live in HD broadcast of Verdi’s “Luisa Miller” on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at Guild Hall can be purchased at the Montauk Library’s circulation desk. The cost is $15, and tickets will be distributed at Guild Hall 30 minutes before the show. 

On Wednesday at 7 p.m., the library will show “Phantom Thread,” a period drama film set in London’s couture world in the 1950s, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, in what he said will be his last role, and Lesley Manville. Refreshments will be served. 

The library’s book group will meet on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. to discuss “My Brilliant Friend” by Elena Ferrante. 


Fort Pond Native Plants on South Embassy Street will hold a seed-starting class on Saturday at 10 a.m. Jim Grimes will teach the basic hands-on workshop on starting vegetables and flowers from seed for spring and summer gardens. The cost is $30 per person, and all ages will be welcomed. Trays will be kept in Fort Pond’s heated greenhouse until the seeds have germinated. Reservations are required at 631-668-6452.

Lynn Blue will sing at the Montauk Community Church’s coffeehouse tomorrow evening at 7 p.m. The show is open to the public, and admission is free.

A fund-raiser for the Montauk Community Garden will be held at the Harvest restaurant from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. There will be an auction, raffles, food, a cash bar, and music by Lost Time. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $20 at Naturally Good Food and Cafe, the Salt Cave, and White’s Liquors. They will cost $25 at the door.

A cleanup of Montauk’s beaches will take place from 8 to 9 a.m. on April 21. The South Fork Natural History Museum is organizing the event in collaboration with the Concerned Citizens of Montauk and the Montauk Oceans Institute. Advance registration is by calling SoFo in Bridgehampton.




Biologists from the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society will lead a seal cruise around Shinnecock Bay on Saturday from 12:30 to 3 p.m. The open weather cruise will depart from Stony Brook Southampton’s marine station on Little Neck Road. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance on

A screening of the 2017 documentary “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story” will take place at the Southampton Arts Center tomorrow at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased via the center’s website. 

The next presentation in the Rogers Memorial Library’s Armchair Traveler series will take place on Monday at 5:30 p.m. April Gonzales will share photos and memories of a trip she and some friends took to the world heritage sites of Mexico’s southern Baja region. Registration is by calling the library. 

Breakfast Networking

The Southampton Chamber of Commerce will hold a networking event next Thursday from 8 to 10 a.m. at Stony Brook Southampton’s student center. Guest speakers on the topic “strategic planning for the campus” will include Matthew Whelan, the university’s vice president for strategic initiatives, Robert Chaloner, the chief administrative officer of Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, and Joan Dickinson, the university’s director of community relations.

Breakfast will be provided by the Amagansett Food Institute’s South Fork Kitchens, based at the campus. The cost is $25 in advance for nonmembers, $30 at the door, or $20 and $25 for members. Registration is by phone with the chamber. 



Andrew Wilson is on the dean’s list at Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations in South Orange, N.J. His studies include Arabic and Spanish. He graduated from East Hampton High School in 2017 and was an Eagle Scout with Troup 298. He is the son of Mary McPartland and Adam Wilson of Lilla Lane.

New books at the Springs Library include “Greeks Bearing Gifts” by Philip Kerr, “The Knowledge” by Martha Grimes, and “The Female Persuasion” by Meg Wolitzer. Among the new DVDs are “L.B.J.,” “Baby Driver,” and season one and two of “Peaky Blinder.”