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Notes From the Field: Slow Down, Amateur Gardeners!

I recently attended an event where we were instructed to close our eyes and envision our ideal 2040 and then report to the room what changes in our lives we could make to head towards that future. Not surprisingly, a great many individuals declared their first step would be to grow their own food. Everyone said ‘Bravo”, but inside I shuddered a little. I’ve watched many folks set out on this same path, get totally overwhelmed, and not only fail and feel miserable, but also develop a real aversion to gardening.

Business Briefs: Super Bowl Specials, Market Outlook, Game Dinner

For the first time in what feels like decades, the New England Patriots aren’t stepping foot near the Super Bowl — and, for some, that’s reason enough for celebration.

Business Briefs: Makoid Takes Awards, Bell & Anchor Specials, Martin Wins Awards

The people have spoken, and they have chosen Blaze Makoid Architecture.

Explore the English Countryside with Caplan Rose

Four years ago, Emily Goldstein and Katharine Battle founded Caplan Rose, a company offering small, curated, private tours of gardens on the British countryside. This year, Caplan Rose will spearhead two spring tours, the first to Cotswold and the second to Somerset and Cornwall. The latter is already sold out, speaking to the concept’s popularity. Experience-driven travel has become increasingly sought after in recent years, and Goldstein and Battle have capitalized on the living, breathing art exhibit of the English garden.

East End Tick on Fighting An Extended Tick Season

As winters on the East End of Long Island get gradually — and not-so-gradually — warmer, the tick population, which was once controlled by consistent low temperatures, has extended its active season. Ticks, which hibernate at temperatures below 35, have renewed their bloodlust in recent years, encouraging many homeowners to seek winter treatment for a problem that used to be seasonal.

A Snow Globe for Sag Harbor

Just in time for the holidays, Sag Harbor boutique near.main has just released their exclusive, limited edition Sag Harbor snow globe.

Peter Matthiessen’s Former Sagaponack Home Could Become Center For Writing, Conservation, Zen

Peter Matthiessen's Former Sagaponack Home Could Become Center For Writing, Conservation, Zen

We Don’t Need Thanksgiving to Be Talking Turkey Around Here

Nobody on eastern Long Island needs Thanksgiving and the arrival of the holiday season to be thinking about turkeys.

Expect an Evening of Specters at the Port of Missing Men

Though it’s just a few minutes drive from Montauk Highway and the bustle of Southampton Village, up by the bay near Conscience Point there...

C’s Home and Office Management: Minding the Home, When the Homeowner Cannot

Having recently earned accredited member status for the eighth year from the National Home Watch Association, an organization formed in order to establish and maintain the highest industry standards for home watch and absentee homeowner services throughout the United States and Canada, C’s Home and Office Management founders Cynthia and Christopher Capalbo reflected last week on what makes their Sag Harbor business a success.

Applicants Reject Historic Consultant’s Report on Burke Street House

The two partners of F&M Star Inc. who need a “certificate of appropriateness” from the Sag Harbor Historic Preservation and Architectural Review Board (HPARB) to renovate a 19th-century house at 11 Burke Street sparred again with the board at its July 11 meeting. Instead of the quick decision they wanted, their case was tabled once again, this time to July 25.

Old Meets New with Sag Harbor House Tour

The Sag Harbor House Tour on Friday, July 19, offers a walk through Sag Harbor history, from the Revolutionary War era to today.

Plans Afoot to Restore Forlorn Historic House on Main Street

With its almost austere simplicity, its unusual 12-over-12 sash windows, its peeling gray paint, rotting white trim and weedy growth along its picket fence, the old house just south of the Sag Harbor’s  business district at 156 Main Street has stood empty and forlorn for years, its front door padlocked from the outside.

The Gardens of Frederico Azevedo Featured in New Book

Landscape designer Frederico Azevedo approaches his bold “outdoor rooms” with the memories of his childhood in Brazil.

ARF Designer Show House and Sale is Saturday

A shuffle of furniture and home décor, donated thrift, repurposed and new pieces, is keeping a group of animal-loving interior decorators and exterior designers moving.

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Roadside Attraction: Hans Van de Bovenkamp’s Sculptural Driving Tour

At age 82, Hans Van de Bovenkamp has a twinkle in his eye. Shades of gray tease at the sides of his full, shaggy hair, but it holds its color. His sense of adventure is sharp, his laughter contagious, his creative mind vibrant. Even still, “Now, I’m the old guy,” the sculptor said with a laugh from his longtime home and studio in Sagaponack.

Amy Zerner Channels Feminine Energy in These Troubled Times

iven what’s going on in the world, it seems somehow poetic that just two weeks before the opening of Amy Zerner’s new art exhibition at MM Fine Art in Southampton, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg would pass away. That’s because Zerner’s art is centered on goddesses and is imbued with the spirit and energy of strong feminine power, just like Justice Ginsburg, who was arguably this country’s most powerful living female icon.

‘The Eclectic 6’ Create an Artistic Family

At first, they were a half-dozen strangers with one common connection. Now, they’re “The Eclectic 6,” a group of artists organized by Adrienne Pizzolato that will present their inaugural show this weekend at Ashawagh Hall in Springs.