Villages

Four new and excellent illustrated books, self-published by locals — in the nick of time for St. Nick.
The East Hampton Village Board declared its unanimous support for a resolution brought by the Suffolk County Village Officials Association regarding the sale of so-called “bump stocks” at its last meeting of the year.
When the deadline passed for sealed bids for the life-size giraffe sculpture that stood in an East Hampton Village holding pen since its discovery near the Nature Trail some 18 months ago, an unnamed party's $3,333 offering was the highest of 14 received.
Two takes on “The Nutcracker” – one a traditional ballet, the other a mix of ballet and other dance styles that blends the Tchaickovsky classic with another story – have become holiday musts on the South Fork.
Three days before the one-year anniversary of the Main Street fire that destroyed Sag Harbor’s iconic movie theater, the Sag Harbor Partnership and the Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center announced that their fund-raising goal of $8 million, needed to purchase the cinema from its current owners, has been surpassed.

Gift Sale A holiday gift sale organized by the Southampton Soap Company will take place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Water Mill Community House. Many handmade goods will be available from a range of East End artisans. Watermill Center...

Austen, a Movie, Poetry On the occasion of the writer Jane Austen’s 242nd birthday, Joan Baum will be the guest of the Hampton Library for a talk about Austen’s legacy on Saturday at 2 p.m. Snacks of a dainty sort and other refreshments...
Chamber Party The Chamber of Commerce will hold its holiday party from 6 to 9 this evening at LuLu Kitchen and Bar on Main Street. A four-course dinner of appetizer, salad, entree, and dessert costs $65, or $50 for members. Specially priced drinks...
Jennifer Georges took away a Sunshine tender sailboat raffled on Saturday by the East End Classic Boat Society at its holiday open house.
Landscaping companies involved in the design of what is known as a rain garden on the East Hampton Village green and the Eastern Long Island chapter of the Surfrider Foundation would like to see it expand.
Heather Lee Hall and Johnny MacWhinnie of Amagansett were married aboard the Carnival Pride cruise ship on Nov. 15 while it was docked in Port Canaveral, Fla.
Church Fair Saturday The Amagansett Presbyterian Church will hold a Christmas fair on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Scoville Hall, across Meeting House Lane from the church. A bake sale, craft table, deacons’ silver tea, and offerings...
Santa at Firehouse On Sunday, before heading back to finish his holiday chores, Santa will pay a visit to the Montauk Firehouse. He will meet with children, listen to Christmas wishes, and pose for pictures. Before the jolly one arrives by fire...