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Abigail Balnis Weds Gabriel DeWalk

Abigail Balnis and Gabriel DeWalk were married on April 29 at the Randall House in Greer, S.C. The groom’s uncle Jonathan Powell officiated.

May 25, 2023
Q&A: Here's Why We Need to Keep Moving

These days, many people are living well into their 80s and 90s. Lois Nesbitt, a longtime yoga instructor and teacher-trainer who lives and works in East Hampton and New York City, specializes in helping older adults maintain their strength, stamina, flexibility, and balance, and has a lot to say about movement for older adults.

Apr 27, 2023
Essay: Spherical Senility

At 88, I've been granted tenure in an institution called "old age," a.k.a. "senior citizenship." It resembles a lifetime appointment in a university, where tenure is granted because of your books, articles, the quality of your teaching. But in tenure due to elderliness, the entrance requirements are entropy, chronological time, the density of your complaints, and your bone density. Aging into senior citizenship transforms your transient maladies into thermodynamic decay.

Apr 27, 2023
What's on BookHampton's Reading List?

The enthusiastic booksellers at BookHampton in East Hampton Village want readers of all ages to feel inspired, entertained, informed, and enlightened. But for an older demographic, Jesse Bartel, the store manager, has curated a special summer-reading list.

Apr 27, 2023
Tips for Outsmarting Scammers

In simpler times, the most prevalent scam to be on the lookout for was the so-called "Nigerian Prince" email scam, in which a fraudster would send out an email that persuaded a potential "mark" — often an older adult — to wire them some money in order to trigger the release of a bigger pot of money that was coming the victim's way. More recently, scammers have gotten menacingly creative and even use technology to take advantage of victims.

Apr 27, 2023
A Great Time to Be Silver in East Hampton

An abundance of activities, educational programs, and clubs are aimed at meeting the needs and interests of East Hampton's older residents, Diane Patrizio, the town's director of Human Services, said last month, noting that people 65 and older are projected to outnumber those under 18 by 2034, a first in American history.

Apr 27, 2023
Favorite Films From Bygone Eras

This was supposed to be a compendium of not-to-be-missed films from the '30s, '40s, and maybe '50s, but truth be told, excepting maybe for King Kong and Snow White, the 1930s really don't deserve all that much ink. Along with some over-the-top Ziegfeld-y musicals and rudimentary westerns, the Depression-era decade gave us a lot of forgettable flicks designed to arouse social consciousness. Most of them sank like a stone. The '40s were quite another story.

Apr 27, 2023
In the Service of Others

The volunteers of the Springs Library, Meals on Wheels, the food pantry, and other agencies are some of the many faces of dedication to community, speaking to a kind of altruistic giving that Dr. Stephen Post, director of Stony Brook Medicine's Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics, says is the mark of someone who stands to a live a longer, more fulfilling, and happier life. "There's an endless list of benefits that are well studied," Dr. Post told The Star.

Apr 27, 2023
A ‘Very Personal’ Side of Garden Design

Frederico Azevedo has always been enamored with nature, flowers in particular. “As a child I would rearrange the plants for fun and plant the ingredients for my favorite foods,” he said. “The exciting thing about this medium is how it can make people happy and open up new parts of your life.” His business, Unlimited Earth Care in Bridgehampton, is celebrating a milestone this year.

Apr 20, 2023
If These Walls Could Talk . . .

. . . They’d ask for wallpaper, and they’d ask for Heather Dunn.

Apr 20, 2023
Tip Sheet: Battling Bamboo

At first, I liked the bamboo. It was a comforting green wall, separating me from my neighbor’s pool. When the wind blew, it sounded like one hand clapping. At the same time, I found myself thinking, “If the revolution comes, I will dig a trench around my house and fill it with bamboo spears.”

Apr 20, 2023
A Flower Farm Will Bloom in East Hampton

The Traceys are embarking this season on an expansion that will see them transition from their previous location, a Peconic Land Trust plot of a little under an acre behind Balsam Farm in Amagansett, to a three-acre property on Montauk Highway that was known as Bhumi Farm for a couple of years.

Apr 20, 2023