villages

Sara Struble and Michael Ritsi got en­gaged at sunset on the beach in Montauk on Nov. 14.
Gurney’s Inn has given guests and Montaukers another reason to stay active this winter. As of Nov. 1, the inn has an ice-skating rink on the flattop roof of its spa, which has one of the South Fork’s best views of the Atlantic.
In “Refuge,” her most recent book, Nanci LaGarenne, an East Hampton author, has delved deeply into difficult issues faced by many women, including more than one might think here on the East End.
Andy Sabin, the president of the Sabin Metal Corporation and a philanthropist who founded the South Fork Natural History Museum, has given $30 million to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
Plans for 10 bowling alleys, two boccie courts, a mini golf course, a golf simulator, a game room, three pool tables, and a sports bar and lounge, are in the works.
In a small victory for dark-sky advocates, the East Hampton Village Board bowed to opposition from residents of the village agreeing to modify proposed amendments to its lighting code with the aim of reducing sky glow.
Participation by East Enders in a planned trip to Lesbos, Greece, to assist in relief efforts for the thousands of refugees flowing through there from countries such as Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, continues to grow as a departure date just before Thanksgiving nears.
East Hampton police cars and fire engines, and a large group that gathered at the Hook Mill, helped welcome Army Reserve First Lt. Elizabeth Mamay back from Afghanistan.
A $700,000 New York State Community Capital Assistance Program grant was announced over a year ago, and construction of the roundabout was expected to begin in 2015