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  • This has been a week of parties for Mrs. Dixon, and given the momentous occasion, there are probably a few more celebrations to come
  •     Interviewed by The Star on the occasion of her 100th birthday in 2011, Camilla Roy Jewett offered the following advice for aging well: “Get out with young people when you have time. Learn what’s going on in your community. You have to have friends. No one wants to live an isolated life. It’s a great idea to read to educate yourself.”

  •     Even if you’ve never seen Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker,” you’ve probably had its most iconic song, “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy,” stuck in your head at some point this holiday season. Two local companies will present their versions of the Christmas classic this weekend.

  •     Even if you’ve never seen Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker,” you’ve probably had its most iconic song, “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy,” stuck in your head at some point this holiday season. Two local companies will present their versions of the Christmas classic this weekend.

  •     Every professional writer who makes his or her career gathering other people’s stories should be on the opposite end of that equation at some point. Sure, we write about ourselves and our experiences from time to time, but it is very different when someone else decides to take on your story, whatever it may be.

  • Roasted Pork Leg (Ecuador)

    Patricia Moyano’s family gatherings at Christmas were big ones, and this favorite recipe she passed along from, is enough to feed a hungry crowd and is possibly more than the average home oven can handle. If you’re cooking for a smaller gathering or don’t have enough space in your fridge to let a 20-pound pork leg marinate, you’ll want to halve the recipe.

    Serves about 40.


    20 lbs. whole pork leg

    Juice of 3 limes

    40 garlic cloves, crushed

  •     White’s in East Hampton was sold in August, but longtime customers of both the pharmacy and cosmetics departments will be happy to learn that much of what they love about the store is expected to remain under the new ownership — including its pharmacist, Vincent Alibrandi.

  • In Tuxpan, a village in Michoacan, Mexico, where Beatriz Rivas grew up and where her three grown sons were born, the streets are alive with songs and merriment in the nine days leading up to Christmas, as the whole town joins in a tradition known as Las Posadas (Spanish for “inns”), parading from house to house or street to street in a lively re-enactment of Joseph and Mary’s search for lodging.

  •        Bengt Hokanson and Trefny Dix, glass artists who recently moved back to East Hampton after several years in Durango, Colo., have launched a Kickstarter project to raise the money they need to move their glass studio from Colorado to East Hampton.

  •        East Hampton Town Supervisor-elect Larry Cantwell announced on Sunday that he will reappoint Len Bernard as the town’s budget officer in January.

           “While it is the supervisor who makes this appointment, I have consulted with all members of the town board who will hold office in January and they all agree with this appointment,” Mr. Cantwell said in a press release.

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  • Calvary Baptist Church in East Hampton will celebrate the installation of its new pastor, the Rev. Walter S. Thompson, with three days of special events starting on Thursday night.

    Mr. Thompson has been acting minister at the church since December and may be recognizable to the broader community from the church’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in January, when he delivered a moving address urging those in attendance to remember King’s message and to “join in a cause of transformation in our own community. . . .”

  • Anyone noticed that suddenly, this week, the rabbits seem to have returned? Could be they’ve turned up to help the Easter Bunny, who will make several appearances nearby between now and Easter Sunday.

  • Representative Lee Zeldin was among the officials who visited the Project Most after-school program at the John M. Marshall Elementary School in East Hampton on Feb. 23 to help celebrate the nonprofit’s receipt of a $31,000 grant to open Google Chrome labs at John Marshall and the Springs School.

  • It may be hard to imagine donning anything more fashionable than snow boots and ski pants with this winter’s weather, but Elements Fitness in East Hampton is betting that there’s some pent up demand for the days when function doesn’t have to trump fashion.

  • The East End Disabilities Group will host a mental health conference in Amagansett tonight at 7 as a first step toward identifying unmet mental health needs in East Hampton Town.

    The discussion will focus on "what are we not doing in East Hampton" to help people facing depression and other mental illnesses, said Glenn Hall, the Disability Group's chairman. "This is a community that does not speak up," he said, so his group is trying to speak up for it.

  • A noise analysis report on the East Hampton Airport is to be the subject of a special town board meeting on Thursday at 10 a.m. at East Hampton Village’s Emergency Services Building on Cedar Street.

    Peter Kirsch, an aviation attorney hired by the town, will be on hand to address the interim report and potential next steps for the town. Peter Wadsworth of the town’s airport finances subcommittee will review an analysis of 2014 airplane noise. A public comment period will follow the presentations.

  • Ghosts and goblins, not to mention princesses and Spider-Men, have plenty of places to go in the coming week. With All Hallows’ Eve falling on a Friday this year.
  • If the weekend is all about being with the kids, but you’d like to see something beyond the playground, head out to the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton on Saturday.