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On Ventilation and the Virus

As the pandemic continues, temperatures drop, and people prepare to spend more time indoors, East End homeowners are clamoring to upgrade ventilation systems with air filters and purifiers, among other devices to keep their homes as Covid-safe as possible.

Oct 8, 2020
Benson and Marigold Wed at St. Luke's

Lys Marigold and Dianne Benson of East Hampton Village were married on Saturday in a small ceremony at St. Luke's Episcopal Church by the Very Rev. Denis C. Brunelle, who celebrated the wedding Mass at 5 p.m.

Sep 17, 2020
Said 'Yes' on Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge

Leila Zhaklin Shahidinia, the daughter of Derakhsh and Habib Shahidinia of Sari, Persia, is to be married to Justin Septimus Osborne, a.k.a. Justin Osborne Hurdel, the son of Darrin Hurdel of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., and Candace Osborne of East Hampton.

He is the 12th generation of his family to grow up in East Hampton, and is the grandson of Charles J. and Patricia Osborne.

He proposed to Ms. Shahidinia in the middle of the Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge, between Nashville and Franklin, Tenn., on April 3. She said yes.

Jul 16, 2020
Whitmeyer and Waller to Be Wed

Liz Waller, the daughter of Julie Pospisil Waller of Springs and the late Tom Waller, and Kameron Whitmeyer, the son of Kerry and Paula Whitmeyer of Lafayette, La., became engaged on July 2 at Springs-Fireplace Beach.

The couple met while attending Tulane University and now live and work in New Orleans. Ms. Waller works for the software company Accruent, and Mr. Whitmeyer is an attorney at Scott, Vicknair, Hair & Checki.

Jul 16, 2020
Hospital Reimagines its Annual Summer Party

The gala’s 62nd iteration will not be held in the field across from the hospital on Wickapogue Road as it has previously. In response to continuing concerns related to the coronavirus and to serve as an example of safe behavior, the party’s theme will be Gala in Your Garden.

May 28, 2020
Coping: All in the Family

East End Acupuncture Associates is a long-established practice here helmed by the mother-daughter team of Carol Sigler and Julie Sigler-Baum.

While they share a practice, and Ms. Sigler-Baum was inspired by her parents to go into the field, each has a different approach, background, and concentration.

Before her study of Eastern medicine, Ms. Sigler was a nurse and a surgical supervisor at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Given that, it came as no surprise that her first recommendation involved properly cleaning the hands.

Apr 23, 2020
Wedding With the San Gabriels as Backdrop

Oliver Longwell and Anne Argento of Santa Monica, Calif., were married on Dec. 26 at a small gathering of family and friends at the bride’s childhood home in Pasadena, Calif.

Feb 27, 2020
Thanksgiving Advertisements from The Star's Archives

Decades ago, the times were different — along with the cost of food, long-distance phone calls, rug cleaning, and table settings.

Nov 22, 2019
Gimme: Carpe Diem

The Star’s hunter-gatherer, Durell Godfrey, wishes everyone a safe start of the summer season. While you’re at it, she suggests you shop locally and drive carefully. Enjoy yourself, keep calm, and carry on.

May 28, 2019
Martin and Katz Wed in Montauk

Lauren Katz and Thomas Martin of Montauk were married on May 3 at Gosman’s restaurant there. Marie Villeneuve, one of the bride’s best friends from college, officiated.

May 23, 2019
Pam Kusama Arts Organizations Welcome a New Season

The roots of the Hamptons Arts Network go back to December 2016, when a few representatives of local arts institutions got together at a bar in Sag Harbor to talk about how to move beyond informal, ad hoc partnerships to more focused and sustained collaborations that would not only involve supporting each other’s missions but also help stimulate the region’s off-season economy.

Mar 21, 2019