According to the website shorteststpats.com, Bridge Street in Hot Springs, AR, at 98 feet, still holds the record for the shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade. But the Amagansett Chamber of Commerce’s blink-and-you’ll-miss-it 11th annual Am O’Gansett Parade was certainly not short on excitement and fun on Saturday, March 9, as Grand Marshals Loretta Orion and Hugh King joined East Hampton Town Board members in leading the parade down Main Street. Trucks from local fire departments, animals from Hampton Wildlife Removal & Rescue and Stony Hill Stables, the “Am O’Gansett Free Library,” and other organizations joined in. Also featured was a special appearance by Dianne Ryan and Gordon Ryan, who will lead the Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade as Grand Marshal on March 24.
There will be a public sale of the works of artist Beryl Bernay-Kossovskaya on Friday, July 19, and Saturday, July 20, from 10 AM to 4 PM at 18 Neck Path in East Hampton. Many of the diverse selection of paintings and photographs by the long-time Springs resident were inspired by her United Nations foreign correspondent assignments. Other works reflect her love of the area’s light and ambience, while some included pen-and-ink sketches of Paris, New York City, and her 1940s fashion designs.