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  • The actor's house, at Stony Hill Farm in Amagansett, dates to the early-18th century.
  • The property, formerly owned by Jerry Della Femina, the advertising executive, is entirely seaward of the coastal erosion hazard line, which triggers Federal Emergency Management Agency regulations.
  • At its meeting on Friday, the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals briefly revisited the application of Mollie Zweig of 11 West End Road. In October 2013, Ms. Zweig received approval to construct a rock revetment on the ocean beach in front of her house over the strong objections of the East Hampton Town Trustees, who asserted jurisdiction. The revetment was constructed in November of that year, and the trustees filed an Article 78 court challenge to that determination.

  • The congregation of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Amagansett voted unanimously on Sunday to become a Reconciled in Christ congregation, meaning it is publicly welcoming to all, including gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people.
  • Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor has kept South Fork residents both warm and entertained through the winter of 2015 with an active calendar of musical events that will continue through the coldest and quietest months. On Saturday at 8 p.m., the venue will vary the entertainment being offered with the fifth All Star Comedy Show, hosted by Joseph Vecsey.

  • “Polishing the Mirror”
    Ram Dass and Rameshwar Das
    Sounds True, $16.95

  • Village Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. and Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell declared a state of emergency to begin at 4 p.m. on Monday.
  • Business owners and their representatives spoke out against proposed amendments to East Hampton Village’s lighting code, enacted in 2004, at a hearing on Friday.
  • Residents whose houses are on land leased from the East Hampton Town Trustees have criticizing a proposed increase in the annual fee of $1,500 per lot per year.
  • Business owners and their representatives spoke out against proposed amendments to the East Hampton Village lighting code during a hearing on Friday. Discussions will continue until early next month.

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  • In a sure sign that spring isn't too far off, the Amagansett Chamber of Commerce has named the grand marshal of its seventh annual Am O'Gansett Parade, which will begin at 12:01 p.m. on March 14 and conclude a few minutes later.

    With a theme of "Music is the Message," Michael Clark, who owns Crossroads Music at Amagansett Square, has been named this year's grand marshal. The announcement came at noon on Thursday.

  • Motorists and shoppers may have been confused this month by the ticket-dispensing machines at the entrance to the Reutershan and Barns Schenck parking lots in the East Hampton Village business district. On some days this month, the machines, from which motorists are to take a ticket allowing two hours' parking, were covered and out of service. On other days, they were not.

  • The Clamshell Foundation will hold its Great Bonac Chili Cook-Off on Sunday at American Legion Post 419 in Amagansett as a kickoff to its membership and fund-raising drive.

    The entry fee for individual home cooks is $25; for professionals, it is $100. The contestants will be limited to 32, and advance registration is required. Those interested can do so online at clamshellfoundation.org, under the “events” page, or by filling out a registration form at the Legion post.

  • The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will present the next installment of its Architectural Sessions program on Friday at 6 p.m. PRO BONO: Architects Who Serve Humanity will feature a discussion focusing on two architects who volunteer their time to charitable causes.

  • Cormac Orr, a third-grade student at the John M. Marshall Elementary School in East Hampton, was named this year's honorary Mayor for the Day in East Hampton Village. A ceremony at which the other mayor, Paul F. Rickenbach Jr., read a proclamation honoring Cormac was held at the East Hampton Village Board's meeting on Friday.

    Cormac, who is 9, is a participant in Project Most, an after-school enrichment program for elementary students at the John M. Marshall and Springs Schools. He won two gold medals in the Special Olympics last year.

  • Christmas Eve
    On Wednesday, Christmas Eve services will happen at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church and St. Peter’s Catholic Church at 5 p.m., and a candlelight service at the Amagansett Presbyterian Church will begin at 7 p.m.

    A Christmas Day service will start at 9 a.m. at St. Peter’s.

  • Lou Reed, the influential musician who died last year in Springs, is among the next inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The guitarist, singer, and songwriter, known for his work in the 1960s with the Velvet Underground and later as a solo artist, will be inducted in an April 18 ceremony at Public Hall in Cleveland. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame issued the announcement on Tuesday.

  • In the wake of highly publicized police killings of young African-American men, and the subsequent refusal of grand juries to indict the officers involved, a silent vigil for racial justice will happen Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Bridgehampton war memorial.

  • The East Hampton Lions Club will host its fall blood drive for the Long Island Blood Bank on Monday from noon to 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 419, at the corner of Montauk Highway and Abraham's Path. 

    The Lions Club, said Bob Schaefer, its president, has been helping with the blood drive for more than 40 years. The goal is to exceed 150 pints, each of which can help up to three people. 

  • A multi-agency drill for fire rescue and emergency medical services professionals and volunteers is scheduled for Sunday at 9 a.m. at Amagansett Farm, at 555 Montauk Highway in Amagansett. Severe weather will cancel the event.

    The drill is designed to coordinate assets in the event of a large-scale emergency and to allow local and regional agencies to work jointly on multiple scenarios. Participating emergency responders will practice the skills needed to execute rescues in difficult environments.