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Everything “Old” Really is New Again

I’ve reached an age when my grandmother, at the same age I am now, was an old woman. She wore black orthopedic shoes, a corset, and had tight blue curls for hair. She’d had an interesting life traveling the world when she was first married. She’d been one of the first women ever to attend Stanford University. But in her 70s she seemed Past Prime Time.

On The Road: Food for Thought (and the College Student)

“There’s no food in this house!” So came the plaintive wails of our daughter as she perused the kitchen shelves in late December, having newly arrived from completion of her first semester of college. "Really?" I thought. "Is that possible? No food at all?"

Nada Barry: The Feeling of Belonging ‘Home’

The Wharf Shop is a Sag Harbor gem that many of us have counted on for more than 50 years and standing behind all of that inspiration and hard work is Nada Barry, the owner and proprietor of this lovely establishment.

Bulbs in a Climate Challenged World

If it’s happening in my garden, I’m fairly sure it’s going on in yours too, so yes, that’s right, the leaves of our spring bulbs are starting to come up already. I know, I know, you’re thinking that’s not good, right? But here’s the deal, and this is super important, there’s no need to panic.

Looking Back: When the Watchcase Saved Sag Harbor

The whaling business was practically “dead in the water” in the last decades of the 1800s.  At the time, the New York Sun described Sag Harbor as “a deserted village with a waste of empty cellars, vacant lots, tumble down cooper shops, and deserted buildings.” 

Forever Young: Turns Out There is a There, There

In Nashville, Tennessee. When we heard our family would all be meeting up for Thanksgiving in Nashville (our oldest granddaughter and her fiancé work and...

An Endless Circle of Green

It’s not that I’m anti-holidays, it’s just that every year there seems to be a touch more craziness peppering the atmosphere over these four to five weeks, so it’s with a tiny bit of elation that I tell you I won’t be attending Christmas this year due to a surgery.

Home: The Whalers Motel-TV-Heated

Those were simpler times. I’m not sure there was a Michelin star rating that could have captured the simplistic beauty of the Whalers Motel, right on Long Island Avenue in Sag Harbor. For many years the sign read, “Whalers Motel-TV-Heated.”

Looking Back: Ghosts in Sag Harbor? Yikes!

On a dark and stormy night when there’s nothing to watch on TV, you might want to don your greatcoat and go snooping for paranormal activities, that is, a search for ghosts.  An old, old house where some foul deed or terrible accident occurred many years ago is a likely place to investigate. 

Eye on Art: Lichtenstein at the Whitney

In June 2018, the Whitney Museum of American Art announced the establishment of the Roy Lichtenstein Study Collection, created by the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation’s gift of more than 400 of his works in all media spanning his entire career.

Is There A There, There?

“Why are you going THERE?” everyone wants to know”…especially why are you going there for Thanksgiving.”

Viewpoint: Tales from Traffic Court

By Bruce Buschel Judge: Mr. Buschel, you are allowed, though not required, to be accompanied by an attorney and witnesses. Your honor, I have no attorney...

Home: Kathi McCarron — ‘Found and Found’

This year Sag Harbor’s Kathi McCarron will celebrate having a family that she never knew she had. Ancestry DNA and her “search angel,” Marsha, have opened a new and exciting door into Ms. McCarron’s life.

On The Road: The Politics of Holidays

Well, the holidays are officially upon us — or I should say they’re officially upon the inside of my car. At least, that’s what Sirius XM Radio has been telling me since adding Channel 70 to its roster back on November 1.

For The Other Kind Of Leftovers

Like many cooks, I often make too much food for Thanksgiving, which I then pack up and give to my guests, because I’ve been...

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B. Smith, Restaurateur, Model, Author, Dies

B. Smith, owner of namesake restaurants in New York and Sag Harbor, model, and author died Saturday. She was 70 and had suffered early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

A Conversation with Kasia Klimiuk

The co-founder of Our Fabulous Variety Show talks about the evolution of the arts nonprofit, which will host a Leap Year fundraiser on Saturday, February 29, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, how drag culture has come to the forefront on the South Fork and what the future holds for OFVS.

Home: Never Wanting to Leave Sag Harbor

I often wonder why it is that I’m forever teeter-tottering between wanting to travel the world and never wanting to leave home? My husband, man of few words, reminds me that it is because our ‘home’, Sag Harbor, is one of the most beautiful places in the world. One minute I’m at the top-ready to fly off to foreign lands; while the next minute, I don’t want to budge from under my electric throw blanket. However, after speaking with the Schiavonis, I realize I’m not the only one that feels that way.