Sag Harbor Community Notes, September 12


Another day, another school year. I can’t believe it’s that time again, especially because it seems like graduation was a mere few weeks ago. Oh how time flies.In celebration of back-to-school days, I thought I’d share something a friend of mine recently posted on Facebook from an education website page called Unique Facts. The listing was on famous failures and it included information about Oprah Winfrey, Steve Jobs, the Beatles, Walt Disney and Michael Jordan. My favorite tidbit was on Albert Einstein.

“He wasn’t able to speak until he was almost 4 years old and his teachers said ‘he would never amount to much,’” the page stated.

Three cheers for using every ounce of your potential and being smart in the face of adversity.

Speaking of using the old bean, congratulations to Pierson High School graduate Kyle McArdle for earning the 2013 AIA Peconic Scholarship. The City College of New York, Class of 2015 student was one of eight area students awarded scholarship money to continue their studies in architecture. Well done Kyle! And keep up the great tradition of nurturing our East End talent AIA Peconic!

I’ve got a bit more educational information to share and it’s about Bay Street’s Literature Live! series. This year’s production will be “The Diary of Anne Frank,” which will stage in November, and right now the theater is in search of talented actors to play a few of the roles.

Auditions will be held on Monday, September 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and again from 2 to 6 p.m. at Bay Street Theatre. Available roles include Miep, the Van Daans, Edith, the Frank family (including Anne!), Mr. Kraler and Jan Dussel. To learn more about the characters and the show details, visit

Bay Street will also play host to Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks for the band’s 25th anniversary party on Saturday, September 14, starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $25 on the day of the event. For reservations, call the theater’s box office at 725-9500 or visit To learn more about the band, visit

Just because we’ve passed Labor Day and HarborFest weekend doesn’t mean that we are at a loss for things to do. There are plenty of cultural events slated for this coming week, and of course there are also many spiritual gatherings as well. Here are a few. To find more things to do don’t forget to check out the Round & About section of the paper or visit the free online calendar on

Monika Olko Gallery on Main Street will host an opening reception for French artist Philippe Heurtaux on Saturday, September 14, from 5 to 8 p.m. Mr. Heurtaux’s work is reminiscent of Gerhard Richter, with a twist. To learn more, call 899-4740, email or visit

La Maisonette Antiques and French Brocantes on Main Street will exhibit “Horse by Sea,” a photographic exhibition by Phillip Graybill, opening on Saturday, September 14. The show includes a collection of images from Deep Hollow Ranch and the surrounding bodies of water in Montauk. To learn more about the shop, visit

Temple Adas Israel is continuing to open its doors for High Holy Days to members and guests this week for Early Kol Nidre Service on Friday, September 13, at 6:30 p.m., for Yom Kippur Afternoon Service, on Saturday, September 14, at 2 p.m. and for Neilah Services later on Saturday evening at 7 p.m. For reservations and additional information, please call 725-0904 or visit

The Conservative Synagogue of the Hamptons will offer Sukkot services at the home of Rabbi Jan Uhrbach on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, September 18, 19 and 20. Several services and events are planned. For additional information and to make reservations, please call 488-0072, email or visit

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