Many attended the May 25 celebration for the Amagansett Life-Saving and Coast Guard Station’s new sign, which marks the site as an historic landmark of New York. Funded by a grant from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, the sign commemorates the Coast Guard’s defense of Atlantic Avenue Beach from Nazi saboteurs in June, 1942. The sign also marks the station’s recognition on the list of the National Register of Historic Places, which it had received last year from New York State. Now fully restored, the station is a treasure for Amagansett.
The photography series “Life at Sea” by Matt Raynor will be on view from Friday, August 16, through Monday, August 19, at the Southampton Cultural Center. A reception will be held on Friday, August 16, from 6 to 9 PM. Raynor’s evocative photos captured during his time as a commercial fisherman exude the raw power and simultaneous peace of the natural world. On April 18, Raynor suffered a spinal cord injury that has left him with permanent paralysis from the upper chest down. Faced with this new challenge, Raynor hopes to continue to share his artistic vision with the world while finding new ways to make art. For more info, visit www.matthewraynor.com.