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Mandala Yoga to Open Anew for 20th Year in Amagansett

When the sangha gathers Friday at Mandala Yoga Center for Healing Arts at Amagansett Square, it will observe both the center's reopening at its renovated space and its 20th anniversary. The sangha -- a Sanskrit word meaning association or community -- is in a celebratory mood, the reopening coinciding with the lifting of most Covid-19 regulations and the long pandemic's apparent decline.

Jun 24, 2021
New Amagansett Pastor Is Artist, Author, and Educator

An artist, author, and educator, the Rev. Candace Whitman, a Long Island native, majored in art history at Yale University, later taught at New York University, and is the author of several children's books. But hearing a call to the church, she attended Princeton Theological Seminary, graduating with a Master of Divinity degree in 2011.

Jun 24, 2021
On Call: Making the Most of Your Doctor Visit

Health care is immensely complicated at times, and there are only so many minutes in the day. Finding a means both to make sure all of a given patient's concerns are addressed while still making sure the time allotted to other patients is not unfairly infringed upon is one of the hardest balancing acts that health care providers are asked to accomplish, and delineating clear expectations from the start of the visit can work wonders in this regard.

Jun 24, 2021
Now a Federal Holiday, Juneteeth Is Celebrated in Southampton

The establishment of Juneteenth as a national holiday late last week was long overdue, if you ask William Pickens III of Sag Harbor. "I'm so delighted that it's come to fruition. This is the celebration and commemoration that America needs," said Mr. Pickens, whose grandfather was one of the founders of the N.A.A.C.P. in 1909.

Jun 24, 2021
Item of the Week: 1937 Senior Trip to Washington, D.C.

This year, we're able to observe a few more traditional end-of-the-year celebrations and events like graduation ceremonies. For generations of East Hampton High School seniors, those traditions included a class trip. In this photograph, the East Hampton High School class of 1937 poses in front of the United States Capitol building in Washington, D.C., on April 6, 1937. The travelers are dressed for colder weather, with a couple of young women wearing fur-trimmed coats over their suits and skirts. The young men all wear suits and ties, suggesting it was still rather chilly that April.

Jun 24, 2021
Hampton Hopper Rolls Again

The Hampton Hopper, a seasonal bus service serving Montauk that was suspended during the pandemic last year, will resume service as soon as Thursday, with an expanded service territory.

Jun 23, 2021
James Eichhorn's Scoot Engine No. 84

This photograph from the Amagansett Historical Association's Carleton Kelsey Collection shows the Long Island Rail Road's engine No. 84, with James C. Eichhorn's name painted on the side.

Local engines making short trips were known as "scoot" engines. This engine was one of four of the most modern types available when the L.I.R.R. put them into service in 1898. The railroad began naming locomotives after their operating enginemen in 1924, which helps date this photo.

Jun 17, 2021
Observing Juneteenth Anew

When Denise Smith organized a celebration of Juneteenth last year at Agawam Park in Southampton Village, the holiday was still an unofficial one, though just as important as ever. About two weeks later, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo formally declared Juneteenth a state holiday — and other states and municipalities eventually followed suit — so heading into this weekend, there's a lot to celebrate.

Jun 17, 2021
Southampton African American Museum Opening Saturday

Seventeen years ago, Gloria Cannon had an idea, to preserve “The Barbershop,” a longtime Southampton gathering place for Black East Enders. On Saturday, Juneteenth, after years of planning, fund-raising, construction, and a few setbacks, her vision will be realized with the grand opening of the Southampton African American Museum at 245 North Sea Road, the site of the former barbershop built by Emanuel Seymore in the 1940s.

Jun 17, 2021
In Amagansett, Quality of Life Is at the Forefront

Quality-of-life issues were the center of attention Monday night when the Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee held what may have been its final Zoom session. Gas-powered leaf blowers, illegal Airbnb rentals, sign clutter at the beaches, beach fires, loud parties, and litter, litter, litter, all got a thorough airing.

Jun 17, 2021
On Call: Do Kids Need to Eat Dirt?

Clearly, some sort of benefit does come from going out into the world and engaging with the micro-organisms waiting to be found in the dirt of playgrounds and on the snot-covered tables in classrooms. But there is no way of knowing which encounters with micro-organisms will be relatively benign and lead to increased immunity, and which have the potential to be devastating.

Jun 17, 2021
Dorothy Lester Strolls the Beach in 1938

In this timeless photo from the Amagansett Historical Association's Carleton Kelsey Collection, Dorothy Lester (1919-2015) is oceanside in a striped romper and canvas sneakers, wind in her hair.

Jun 10, 2021