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  • The booths are set up and preparations are being finalized for the Ladies Village Improvement Society Fair, which opens at 10 a.m. on Saturday with attractions for children and adults alike.
  • Wondering what to do with the kids this weekend or how to keep them busy after school? From puppet shows to story times, art workshops to science explorations there's always something going on. 
  • Between yoga and dance and gardening, fishing and painting and cooking, surfing and skating and horseback riding, not to overlook opening three locations since the spring of 2015 and refurbishing a bus, it’s been a busy two years for Camp SoulGrow.
  • Mark S. Handler, a former president and chief operating officer of Macy’s who was instrumental in its transformation from a bargain-hunter’s destination to a fashion emporium, died at his East Hampton house on July 16.
  • Priscilla Bowden Potter, whose paintings captured the beauty and light of the East End, died in New York City after a brief illness on July 19.
  • Barbara Goldsmith, a prolific writer whose books included the 1980 bestseller “Little Gloria . . . Happy at Last” and who was a founding editor of New York magazine, died on June 26 at her New York City home.
  • Yan Wu and Shiyun Du of Shanghai have announced the engagement of their daughter, Wenjue Wu, to John Francis Cronopulos, the son of John Cronopulos and Meg Ventura of East Hampton.
  • Robert Barron, a drummer who in the 1940s toured with big bands and played with the likes of Teddy Wilson, Leslie Gart, and Lani McIntyre, died on July 12 at home in Amagansett.
  • Stewart Pearce, who had a 40-year career with the Metropolitan Opera in Lincoln Center, died at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan on July 17 with his husband, Kevin Kellogg, at his side.
  • Amagansett

    A red, white, and blue Trek mountain bike was stolen from the entrance to Indian Wells Beach around 7 a.m. on July 16. Mark Crandall told police he had left the bike along with his flip-flops in the sand while he went for a short walk. When he returned, the flip-flops remained, but the bicycle, valued at $250, was gone.

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