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A Man, A Surfboard and the Sea

August 31, 2016 | By Benito N. Vila | Montauk surfer, Stevie White, tells-all about his life as a surfer and the thrill of teaching the sport to first-timers | I first spotted Stevie White surfing about twenty-five summers ago at the Georgica jetty. I remember the scene well: Looking out toward the water, I noticed one of the longboarders wasn’t paddling out after his rides; rather, he was gliding towards the incoming wave, paddling through the crest and then standing up and riding the backside of the wave out!

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Master of the Wooden Boat

August 8, 2016 | By Benito N. Vila | Jay Scott muses about his love affair with wooden boats and how becoming the new owner of Silly Lily Fishing Station in East Moriches fulfilled one of his biggest dreams. | A wooden boat enthusiast, refurbisher, and collector, Jay Scott, back when he was in his thirties, lived on a 41-foot Chris Craft at Manhattan’s 79th Street Boat Basin and at Liberty Landing in Jersey City. “Every time I stepped on the boat, I felt like I was leaving the city.”

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Recalled by Wildlife

July 4, 2016 | By Benito N. Vila | Jane Gill was the face of Ralph Lauren advertising throughout the 1980s. I’ve known Gill for twenty-six years, and every time I’m with her, I’m struck by her BIG gratitude for all things natural and beautiful. It’s what lead her to the East End where she has built a successful real estate career at Saunders. But lesser known, and most fascinating, is that she’s also a fiercely dedicated champion of wildlife protection and rehabilitation, and her work is having a positive and profound effect throughout our area.

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Art + Soul

June 7, 2016 | By Annette Hinkle | It’s all about storytelling. A fifth generation Californian, Greg Miller’s ancestors were dairy farmers in the mountainous gold and timber laden regions of the state, and they made their fortune by greasing the logging sluices in the days before the discovery of petroleum.