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The Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce will host HarborFest 2018 from September 7 to 9. Meet at the Breakwater Yacht Club on Friday, September 7, at 5 PM where the Sag Harbor Express presents its Spotlight on Boating Party to kick off the weekend. At 8 PM, The Complete Unknowns perform at Bay Street Theater.

On Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9, Long Wharf will be bustling in the spirit of the Old Whaler’s Festival with food vendors, live music throughout the day, raffles, children’s games and activities, and the traditional whaleboat races. The Arts and Crafts Fair will be at Marine Park, and select merchants will display their wares on Main Street with special sales during the Whale of a Sale Sidewalk Fair.


Local Company Wins Award

East End Snow Ice Management President Don Mahoney, Jr. presented the Independent Group Home Living Program a $3000 donation on Wednesday, August 29, after winning the 2018 Philanthropic Leadership Award from the Snow Ice Management Association.

Mahoney was recognized by SIMA, a national non-profit trade association for professionals involved with the snow and ice industry, for his altruism, social responsibility, and humanitarianism. He selected IGHL, an Eastern Long Island based non-profit agency that provides lifetime alternatives for people who are developmentally disabled, to receive the $1500 donation from SIMA and decided to make an additional $1500 donation on behalf of his Southampton-based company.

“Don and his team are great friends of IGHL and we’re excited and honored to be the recipient of this award,” said IGHL’s CEO Walter Stockton. “We look forward to using this generous donation to make improvements to the exterior and landscaping of one of our group homes so that our residents and the surrounding community can enjoy its beauty.” Visit

Compiled by Rick Murphy