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The East End is Awash in Pink Bows!

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

The East End is awash in pink bows. From Westhampton Beach to Montauk, our main streets are heralding the arrival of breast cancer awareness month thanks to volunteers from the Coalition of Women's Cancers at Southampton Hospital. If you look closely in shop windows, you will also see the Coalition's multi colored ribbons. The Coalition is a local charity that provides services for East End women battling breast, ovarian and uterine cancers. All monies raised stay local and make a difference in the lives of these brave women and their families. If you are inclined to donate this month, think local! In addition to the Coalition for Women's Cancers, the East End has other wonderful organizations that help those with cancer, including Lucia's Angels and Fighting Chance.

According to statistics from breast cancer.org, about 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. 85% who develop the disease have no family history of breast cancer. There are currently 2.8 million women worldwide who are surviving breast cancer today. Awareness of the disease has led to earlier detection and better survival rates.

Many thanks to the Coalition's volunteers in painting our beautiful villages and hamlets pink to raise awareness this October!

Creating and sustaining a supportive network in our community for women affected by breast, ovarian, and uterine cancers. The CWC focuses on education, early detection and empowerment to bring about better health care and improved quality of life.

Great news: The Suffolk theater reopening in Riverhead – March 1st 2013!

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Suffolk Theater

What better sign of a revival of a down town business district than the reopening of the beautiful Suffolk Theater on Main Street in Riverhead! If you have not seen Main Street lately – you will be surprised and you should re-visit the East Main Street area and Riverfront! The new Hyatt and Atlantis Aquarium complex, a series of new and renovated restaurants including but not limited to the Athens Grill, the little gem of the Turkuaz Grill and the always popular Riverhead Project should have given an indication of the exciting news from our Western neighbor Riverhead!

After many years of decay in the Down Town Area – the Suffolk theater will again be the crown jewel of the down town area! On march first, the Main Street area will be closed down for a festive ribbon cutting ceremony. A grand opening Gala follows-you can join for $125.00 – and a series of golden oldies opening in the subsequent days. For more information: visit their website: The Suffolk Theater and be as impressed as I am! Go Riverhead!

ANNUAL RIVERHEAD COMMUNITY MOSAIC STREET PAINTING FESTIVAL

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

The 16th Annual Riverhead Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival will take place this year on Memorial Day weekend-Sunday May 27th only, from 12 noon to 5 pm! (rain date Monday May 28th).

Presented by the East End Arts Council, street painters 14 years of age and up commence upon East Main Street to create works of art on the sidewalks with colored chalks.  Street painting is a form of art that may date back to Italy in the 16th century.  Sizes of the artwork showcased will vary in mural size from 4×6' to 8×8', and are each sponsored by a local business.  Funds will benefit the East End Art School scholarships.

As this is a "Festival", the sidewalks will also be a buzz with artisan and craftsman booths, offering for sale fine art, crafts and woodwork, and homemade food items, all at reasonable prices.  An inspiring and fun event for all to kick off the traditional beginning of the summer season!

ZOMBIE SIGHTING IN WESTHAMPTON BEACH….

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Westhampton Beach is the setting for an upcoming episode of Royal Pains. Shooting begins today along Main Streets as actor Mark Feuerstein was seen in front of the Westhampton Beach Playhouse assisting a choking Zombie as cast and crew looked on. Already excitement in the Hampton’s……and the season has yet to begin!!

MAIN STREET CLOSED FOR UPGRADES

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

East Hampton Village is getting two high tech safety crosswalks which will be illuminated at ground level when people on the sidewalk press a button, lighting the crosswalks at night and making it easier to see pedestrians.

The work has already begun, which is being done by the state, and they have stated it will be completed well before Memorial Day. In the meantime we will be somewhat inconvenienced as work will shut down 1,2 or 3 lanes on Main Street and at times will detour traffic entirely away from Main Street. This too shall pass!!

Good Samaritan

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Town & Country Real Estate wants to say a big "Thank You" to John Hummel and his wonderful crew for donating their time to reshingle the hook mill in East Hampton. It's an iconic landmark structure in our village and we have sadly missed it not being dressed in Christmas Lights!

NO-VACANCY SIGNS ARE GOING UP AT BRAND NEW “BLUE INN” IN EAST MARION FOR 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND

Friday, July 1st, 2011
Blue Inn at East Marion, North Fork

Montauk Hotelier Sam Glass succeeded in bringing the best of the North Fork and South Fork & the Hamptons together: the owner of Montauk’s Ocean Resort Inn is opening the Blue Inn this fourth of July weekend!

Visitors to the North Fork looking for a place to stay: pay attention! The Blue Inn will be the place to be beginning this weekend and no vacancy signs are going up quickly (still call to see if there are a few no-shows or cancellations – worth a try!!)

The renovations which took place since Sam Glass bought this famous North Fork watering hole and Inn last year made all the

Blue Inn Guestroom

rooms and suites conform to the highest standards in hospitality: clean, luxurious and tasteful! Each room has its own small kitchenette

The Blue inn is located conveniently on the Main Road in East Marion – only a few miles form hustling and bustling Greenport

Lavender by the Bay

Village with all its harbor-front shopping and dining. While you are relaxing on one of the rocking chair porches or sipping a cocktail at the Bar you’ll get a whiff of the breeze from the west where Lavender by the Bay has its neighboring acres fields of French Lavender blooming this weekend. It all spells out one thing: Relax and enjoy!

 

Worth a visit – and While you are out visit a few of Town and Country’s open houses on Saturday!

Welcome to the North Fork and Happy Fourth!

Porches with Rocking Chairs at the Blue Inn
 

East Hampton Library Expansion

Friday, May 20th, 2011

8 years later and a drawn out legal battle with the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals, East Hampton Library will be growing.

There obviously were two polarized view points on this expansion with objections driven by traffic and parking, as well as other intentions.

But whether you’re a friend or for of this undertaking there are several factors to acknowledge.

1. East Hampton Library will pay for this expansion via private donation. No bonds issued, no tax increases, no burdens on anyone!!

2. The East Hampton Library is one of the most beautiful buildings on one of the most beautiful main streets in America. No doubt the expansion will be thoughtfully in keeping with that.

3. While technology has taken over so much of our communication, there are many of us who still choose to read our newspapers in our broken in lazy boy on newsprint. Hopefully we will teach our children the value of books and authenticity in it’s original form.

Hopefully, East Hampton Village will not choose to appeal and spend more tax payer dollars on this lovely addition to Main Street

BUYERS ARE BACK TO THE TABLE

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Don’t miss out.. you’ll be kicking your self and talking about the house (or property) you should’ve, could’ve, would’ve bought "back in 2010!"

The stats are in, the number of home sale buyers who agree to purchase a previously occupied home rose sharply in February according to the National Association of Realtors– far greater than predictions– The seasonally adjusted index of "O&A’s" (offer & acceptance) rose 8.2% from January to a February reading of 97.6. January’s reading was 90.2.

Here on Long Island we saw 1,555 contracts in February which was a 28.5% increase from January’s 1,210 according to MLS. These MLSLI (Multiple Listing Service of Long Island) are comparable to the NAR (National Association of Realtors) report on O&A’s accross the country.

the spring selling season is off to the races… don’t get left in the dust!

WALL STREET BONUSES & HIGH END REAL ESTATE

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010