Category: Charities & Non Profits

Approaching Wildlife With Rachel Nuwer

Award-winning journalist and author Rachel Love Nuwer dives deep into the underbelly of the illegal wildlife trade in her new book “Poached: Inside the Dark World of Wildlife Trafficking.” She visited 12 countries, including the United States, to explore the depths of the multi-billion-dollar contraband industry responsible for pushing many species to the brink of

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Planting A Future

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper. Read more about #EverythingEastEnd here   Imagine planting an idea. Dig deep, lay the foundation, and watch as it takes form. With enough practice, patience, and knowledge, that single idea can grow over a lifetime into a movement. It can change a person’s way of living. That

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Seeing With Our Hearts

My volunteer work with the Southampton Animal Shelter, while intrinsically rewarding, comes with a high risk. The risk of falling in love. Luckily, I’ve kept my emotional distance for the most part, primarily due to the line on my lease that states “no pets” (I had to leave my two “adoptables,” a German shepherd and

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Guilt Free Five North Chocolate

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper   Five North Chocolate is a new chocolate snack that feels as good as it tastes. Each bite size piece is fair trade, vegan, and contains over 72 percent cocoa with a superfood twist: goji berries, pistachio sea salt, and cinnamon almond, with new flavors constantly being

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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

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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

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Hampton Coffee’s Altruistic Recognition

This article originally appeared in the February 14, 2018 issue of The Independent Newspaper   The Ellen Hermanson Foundation will host its annual Denim & Diamonds event on Saturday, March 10, from 6:30 to 10 PM at 230 Elm Street in Southampton. Proceeds will benefit The Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Stony Brook Southampton and

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FIN Montauk: A Deeper Side to Jewelry

This article first appeared in the January 28, 2018 issue of The Independent Newspaper   Bella Ornaf dubs herself not just a jewelry designer but a “shark wrangler.” Strictly speaking, the term means “someone who takes a string and wraps it around a fish tail or a fish head and then throws it into the

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Helping Local Horses

(This article first appeared in the November 15, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   Marylou Kaler is an East Hampton resident with a passion for equine. Driving down Route 27 heading east, just before Red Horse Market, is a wide-open space where many a passerby has pulled over to take a picture of the

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Daily Fitness: Walk a Shelter Pet

(This article first appeared in the November 1, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   Want a workout that makes you feel as good as you look? Walking a shelter dog at the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation has all the endorphin-releasing qualities you need to get your heart pumping. Located right inside Red Creek Park

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