Greener For the Good

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper   In March Share the Harvest Farm hosted its fundraiser music event on the greenest day of the year, St. Patrick’s Day. The benefit, held from 7 to 9 PM at The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, raised monies to feed local families in need. The East Hampton-based…

Daily Fitness: ‘Tauking Health with Monbrewcha

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper   It seems Montauk is just brewing with new ideas lately. It’s a literal hot spot of innovation. Beer, whiskey, tea, and now kombucha. As much as I’d like to write about beer or whiskey (again), being a fitness column this week I’m putting the spotlight on…

Daily Fitness: Eco FOODFitness

The article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper   Renee McCormack is a local East Hampton resident who, like myself, prides her lifestyle on the ability to balance fitness and food, inspiring her company, FOODfitness. Upon meeting at a local Starbucks, we instantly connected. Trying samples of peanut butter, Nutella, protein balls was otherworldly. Who…

Sabrosa Mexican Grill

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper Sabrosa Mexican Grill isn’t your average, on-the-go eatery. It’s a family run facility built on the three pillars of nutrition, wellness, and philanthropy. Jay Andreassi opened up his first Sabrosa Mexican Grill in Water Mill, right off of Route 27, four years ago, one year after beginning…

Daily Fitness: Andreassi Talks Wellness

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper   With the title of my column a few short weeks ago, ‘What Matters to You?’ I received several story referrals. As March is National Nutrition Month, I wanted to focus on those aiming to eat healthier and focus on how an inner change can begin to…

Sweet Treats: North Fork Chocolates

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper   North Forkers wishing to curb the desire of their sweet tooth need to look no further than Aquebogue. Enter the doors to an entire chocolate room of truffles, bon bons, gourmet desserts, barks and bars—oh my! Banana Fondue, Bourbon, Olive Oil Sea Salt, Root Beer Float,…

Sylvia Witzenmann, Golden Girl

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper   Hamptons resident and German native, Sylvia Witzenmann, creates wearable art tailored for clientele. A classically trained goldsmith, her jewelry collection has gained popularity. It has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and she also designed a collection for the Metropolitan Opera Guild’s 50th anniversary…

Cookies With A Cause

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper     The South Fork Bakery’s goal is to provide meaningful employment to South Fork residents with developmental disabilities. Ruch is a speech and language learning specialist with a special education degree, with decades of experience supporting special needs individuals through her speech/language practice. “I started realizing…

Haweeli Art

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper   Steve Haweeli is a Long Island native most commonly affiliated with his public relations firm, WordHampton. Over a decade ago, in December 2007, Haweeli began an artistic journey through painting. His contemporary abstracts, “with a debt to the great abstract expressionists,” have been featured in curated…

Daily Fitness: My Birthday Vows

This article was originally published in The Independent Newspaper As of Wednesday, I have entered into the final year of my 20s. A 365-day period I’ve been told is both freeing and gripping, as the numerical concept of youth slips away while social maturity sets in. Whether this is true or not, I’ll figure out…