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B. Smith, Dan Gasby Pen Honest, Revealing Account Of Their Struggle With Alzheimer’s

In 2013, B. Smith was diagnosed at age 64 with Alzheimer’s disease, a brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out simple tasks. Of the 5.2 million people living with Alzheimer’s today, two out of three are women, and African-Americans are twice as likely to suffer from the disease.

Ms. Smith and her husband, Dan Gasby, spoke candidly about how they would proceed, and one decision was certain: it would be in the public eye, as her life had been thus far. She would be a spokesperson for all Americans struggling with Alzheimer’s, but especially for black women.

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Ancient Sport of Falconry Takes Flight

Practiced for almost 4,000 years — and once known as “the sport of kings” — falconry is far from a hobby. It involves using a wild hawk, eagle or falcon to hunt, return prey back to its master, and then accept a return to captivity. Many consider it an art form, one that requires dedication, finesse, intricacy and skill, not to mention long hours.

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Airbnb Makes its Mark on the East End Rental Market

Airbnb has found its place on the East End and, along with similar services such as HomeAway and VRBO, have single-handedly changed the market, rendering full summer rentals nearly obsolete in favor of shorter-term stays, much to the chagrin of some real estate professionals, hoteliers and neighbors who do not want a transient crowd, and question its legality.

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