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Ivonne Tovar-Morales, Ladies’ Village Improvement Society scholarship winner, and Sarah Minardi, the LVIS scholarship chair. Independent/Colleen Rando

Derrig Gets Design Award

Michael Derrig, president and founding partner of Landscape Details, was awarded the 2019 Star of Design in the Landscape Design category by the exclusive Decoration and Design Building in New York City.

The annual competition was started 15 years ago and recognizes those who have been key contributors to the fields of architecture, interior design, landscape design, art, product design, photography, graphic design, along with a special Star on the Rise category.

Derrig received the award on October 15. “It’s gratifying to be recognized for my contributions, and honestly, I’m fortunate in that I love what I do. I have to share the credit with great clients who let me work with them on really inspiring projects – and of course, my team, who work long hours to get everything done,” he said.

Recent recipients of this prestigious award, established more than 20 years ago at the Pacific Design Center in LA, include Janice Parker (2017), Ed Hollander (2015), and Edwina von Gal (2013).

Brophy Is Woman Of The Year

On Thursday, December 12, the Suffolk County Republican Women’s Association gathered at Villa Lombardi in Holbrook to honor Dawn Brophy, who was recognized by the East Hampton Town Republican Committee as its nominee for Suffolk County Woman of the Year. Dawn and her sister, East Hampton Town Justice Lisa Rana, spearheaded the cooperation and communication between the EHTRC and the Fusion Party.

LVIS Scholarship Winners

The Ladies’ Village Improvement Society of East Hampton announced that there are two winners for this year’s Madelon DeVoe Talley scholarship, Ivonne Tovar-Morales and Sarah Greenbaum.

Tovar-Morales attends Long Island University and is working toward a bachelor’s degree in social work. Greenbaum is a full-time undergraduate at NYU Tisch at the Kenbar Institute for Film and Television.

Hayground & Shakespeare & Co.

For the 22nd year, Shakespeare & Company holds its annual residency at Hayground School, which will culminate in two performances of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

The four professional actors from the Berkshires’ Shakespeare & Company have been working with students. Each year, the entire school community participates in the production. The performances will be held at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Thursday, December 19, at 1 and 6 PM.

EH GOP Holiday Cheer

On Friday, December 20, join the East Hampton Town Republican Committee for an Antipasti and Holiday Cheer at Bel Mar Restaurant at Maidstone Park in East Hampton. There will be a cash bar and the event is from 6 to 9 PM.

For more information, visit

Amagansett Library Events

“Hello Winter Storytime and Project” will be held at the Amagansett Library on Saturday, December 21, at 11 AM. Children ages three to six will celebrate the first day of winter with story-time and wintery projects.

Drop by the Amagansett Library on Sunday, December 22, for a fun afternoon making ornaments. Explore a variety of materials and make a special keepsake for the season. Adults and children of all ages are welcome.

For more information, visit

SH Dems Breakfast

Start the New Year on Saturday, January 4, with a delicious breakfast at Page at 63 Main restaurant in Sag Harbor, as Assemblyman Fred Thiele and Steve Abramson speak on the topic of “Making Sure the Majority Wins.” The event begins at 10 AM and runs until noon.

RSVP at [email protected] or call Joy Flynn at 631-470-6121.

Celebrating Architecture

An evening event of Celebrating Architecture, combined with American Institute of Architects Peconic, the Anthony DiSunno scholarship winner, and the 2020 Daniel J. Rowen Memorial Design Awards, will be held at the Ross School in East Hampton on Saturday, January 11. This is a great opportunity to view more than 40 projects and participate a lively exchange with moderator Bill Chaleff, of the AIA and jurors. Reception and awards are from 5:30 to 8:30 PM. Hors d’oeuvres, wine, and beer will be provided.

Tickets are available through Eventbrite.

Indoor Dog Training

Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons and Wainscott Farms have paired up to offer indoor dog training classes throughout the winter season. The heated greenhouses at the Wainscott Farms are being offered from January 3 to 6 with instructor Matthew Posnick. Classes will include puppy kindergarten, dog obedience, dog agility, AKC tricks, therapy prep, and more.

For a full list of winter class offerings or to register visit or call 631-537-0400.

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