Category: Charities & Non Profits

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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Strong Island is Island Strong

(This article first appeared in the October 18, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   Island Strong All Day Long. More than a phrase or t-shirt, it’s actually the company motto of Island Strong, an online merchandise store that began selling products in 2015. Terrance Saporito, CEO and founder of the company, designed the popular

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Light a Candle For Puerto Rico

(This article first appeared in the October 11, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   Social media is a powerful way to spread a message. It’s also a way to connect with like-minded individuals. Follow a page, like a post, message a company. This concept is exactly how I came across the latest altruistic endeavor

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A Life Dedicated to Equine Therapy

(This article first appeared in the September 6, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper) The relationship between two species is unlike any other. Bonds are created through nonverbal communication and strengthened by the spirit. At Spirit’s Promise horse rescue program in Riverhead, it’s a sanctuary for healing the souls of horses and humans together. It

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Simple Vodka: A Cocktail to End Hunger

(This article first appeared in the August 23, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   You’re at the bar debating what to drink. Absolut, Kettle, Grey Goose, Tito’s. Now there’s an even easier vodka choice. Simple. A vodka name you can feel proud to order. The company aims beyond satisfying its customers with a mission

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Trunks of Love Gala

(This article first appeared in the August 9, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   This Friday, animal lovers and humanitarians alike will attend the third annual Trunks of Love gala benefitting Veterinarians International. Held at Dopo La Spiaggia in East Hampton, the event will raise money toward the foundation’s mission “to enhance the health

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Unconditional Love: Adoption in the Hamptons

(This article first appeared in the July 5, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)     The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation enters into its eighth year of the annual Unconditional Love Gala. The anticipated event will be held this Saturday at the residence of Chuck and Ellen Ward Scarborough in Southampton beginning at 6:30 PM.

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