Sag Harbor Community Notes, January 16


Thank you so much to everyone who sent their support for the loss of my cat, Skat. I have been truly overwhelmed by the outpouring of kind words and love. Thank you, thank you, thank you to all the wonderful and caring people who reached out.Now, on to the news.

Music lovers should definitely check out Nancy Atlas’s “Fireside Sessions” every Friday at Bay Street Theatre. Upcoming acts include Danny Keane on January 17, Randi Fishenfeld on January 24 and Jonny Rosch on January 31. The series runs through February 28.

I hear that recent guest Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be performing at the Super Bowl. Cool.

Tickets are $20 general admission and are available by stopping by the Box Office Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by calling 725-9500. For reservations, or to learn more, visit

For the foodies, it looks like Espresso is still leaving its location but that Bobby Flay is not, I repeat, not, going to be the next tenant.

Of course, we’ve known that Madison & Main was a short-lived boîte for some time but I just heard that a bistro will take its place. The next incarnation will focus on upscale pizza and seafood. The restaurant is part of the Doppio Artisan Bistro chain and it’s slated to open in March.

While I’m on the subject of food, Tapovana is again offering its Indian Vegetarian Lunch, which is based on Ayurvedic principals, every Monday at 1 p.m. There is a $10 suggested donation and reservations are suggested. Please email or call 678-3905 to save a spot.

Another petition is being circulated to give Marine Lance Cpl. Jordan C. Haerter, son of JoAnn Lyles and Christian Haerter, his due with a Medal of Honor. This second attempt has been undertaken by Joi Jackson Perle from Wainscott. The online petitions can be signed at

I’m late in sending my well wishes to Martin and Judy Shepard, co-publishers of The Permanent Press, and Chris Knopf, who has recently joined them as a full partner. It’s been another banner year for the publishers, as they are reveling in lots of awards—10 in all—and putting out another planned 16 titles annually.

Congratulations also to Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee who are always busy bees. This weekend they’re participating in Yoga Journal LIVE in San Francisco. They and their fellow Master teachers are there to offer more than 100 yoga classes to yoga practitioners and wellness professionals. A complete list of classes there can be found at To learn more about their classes at Yoga Shanti, visit

I can’t believe I haven’t yet mentioned Sag Harbor Florist owner Anastasia Casale. Annie, as she’s affectionately known, has been donating “Merci Bouquets” for locals deserving tribute or in need of a perk every time Bonnie Grice and the Media Mavens air on Fridays on 88.3 Peconic Public Broadcasting.

She makes and delivers the beautiful bouquets based on submissions that Bonnie receives at the station. How kind and thoughtful!

Do you know someone who should get a little pick-me-up? Send a private message on Facebook to And don’t forget to stop in to Sag Harbor Florist and thank Annie for her generosity. Buy some arrangements while you’re at it. They’re stunning.

Lastly, kudos to Evie Ramunno, who recently earned the title of “Sag Harbor’s 2013 Person of the Year” from the Sag Harbor Express. Her tireless efforts at the Sag Harbor Food Pantry have helped to make sure that approximately 13,000 people were helped last year. Brava! Want to help but don’t know how? Visit

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