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  • When an electronic thing breaks — hair drier, waterpick, fridge, or dish- washer — unplug it. How do you unplug a dishwasher? I have no idea, but I won’t ever leave a broken one plugged in for six weeks, that’s for sure.
  • The famous and the festive donned their jolliest hats to enjoy the V.I.P. tent at the Hampton Classic Grand Prix Sunday.
  • What were they thinking when they sped by me on the Napeague stretch one Sunday morning this spring? What were they thinking when they honked but did not stop?
  • I heard it happen, but I didn’t know what it was. I was driving down North Main Street in Southampton, and as I passed the Clam Man I heard a click click click coming in the slightly open window. My random thought was that I had picked up a pebble.
  • High school students proved on Saturday that they are not only talented in the visual arts, but in performance arts too, as they took to the stage during an opening reception for the second part of Guild Hall's Student Art Festival.
  • You’ve already chosen the groom. Now it’s time to choose the gown — but, bride beware, returns are just as difficult for those!
  • Inspired by hugs and kisses and love and valentines and weddings, The Star’s hunter-gatherer, Durell Godfrey, went shopping.
  • We have all been under a sort of snow arrest for the last week — lots of time sitting in cars going really slowly to avoid black ice and hours waiting for “the guys” to come to plow us out, or driving around and around the parking lots looking for a spot that isn’t in a drift.

    That is not to say that I am not paying close attention, but my mind does wander to the ponder.

  • People brought their creativity, a sense of adventure, and an appreciation for the ridiculous to the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter on Dec. 5, as family teams competed to build and then race boats out of cardboard and duct tape. 

  • Well, I have the cold.
    Everyone has or has had this cold. It’s what is going around. If you deal with crowds, if you go to the movies or the gym, if you go to the store and stand in line to get turkey gravy, you are surrounded by people. Some of them will have a cold and not know it. Some will have a cold and will do their stealth sneezing and coughing into their elbow, but it is out there and I got it.

    But I didn’t know it.

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  • Antique dolls and toys will be on display through Dec. 27 at Clinton Academy
  • On Saturday, five Southampton residents opened their houses to the public for the sixth annual Southampton Historical Museum tour of homes. They included a Tuscan Villa, a property with a windmill, a charming village cottage, an old village farm house, and a house on Lake Agawam. St. Andrew's Dune Church was also open for the tour as was A Butler's Manor.

  • The Garden Club of East Hampton held its annual plant sale and benefit preview cocktail party over the weekend.
  • Ever wondered what kind of toys your grandmother might have asked for at Christmas or Hanukkah when she was a girl, or what your great-great grandfather played with as a boy? Some of the toys popular in days gone by can be seen in a free exhibit, "A Calvalcade of Antique Dolls and Toys," at the East Hampton Historical Society's Clinton Academy in East Hampton on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 through the end of December. The photos here show just a few of the toys in the exhibition, which includes items on loan from many local families. 

  • The Parrish Art Museum opened two new exhibitons on Saturday night and presented a performance and talk by two of the artists now on view on Sunday.

    A sizable group gathered on Sunday to hear Steven and William Ladd discuss their installation and exhibition "Mary Queen of the Universe," centered on their childhood and Catholic school education in Missouri.

  •      LongHouse Reserve offered a preview to both a sale of textiles from the collection of Jack Lenor Larsen and to what patrons will see on Saturday when the gardens open to the public for the season.

  •      The Wednesday Group of plein air painters opened their spring show "Town and Country" at Ashawagh Hall on Saturday night. The show included local landscapes and New York City scenes. Participating artists included Anna Franklin, Peter Gumple, Jean Mahoney, Deb Palmer, Alyce Peifer, Gene Samuelson, Joyce Silver, Christine Chew Smith, Frank Sofo, and Pam Vossen. Ms. Peifer served as curator.

  • Halsey Mckay Gallery had a hip and lively vibe on Saturday when it opened its doors to "No Ground, but Say Ground," a group show organized by Joe Fyfe.

    The Brooklyn-based artist was inspired by Samuel Beckett's "Worstword Ho" in his role as curator, chosing works that suggest "no where to locate oneself, no where to stand."

  •    For most, going to an exhibition opening is about looking at the art. For Durell Godfrey, the Star's resident Elliott Erwitt, going to an opening is about looking at the people looking at art. Here are some scenes she captured on Saturday night at Guild Hall.