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  • After zigzagging between the south and north sides of Main Street in Amagansett for at least 25 years, Beth Eckhardt, her flowers, and her home furnishings items have now alighted at what may be her most plum spot, at 248 Main Street in the building that used to house Decorum.
  • John de Cuevas, a longtime resident of Amagansett and Cambridge, Mass., died last Thursday at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston of complications from acute myeloid leukemia.
  • One certainly doesn’t hear many plaudits for chain stores, so learning that employees at the Home Goods and T.J. Maxx stores on the South Fork were “helpful and kind” when Daisy Dohanos and Nina Landi of North Haven approached them was positive news.
  • It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that Liz Soroka practically grew up at the Hampton Classic Horse Show.
  • James Milton Villas, the author of 12 cookbooks who wrote hundreds of articles during 27 years as food and wine editor of Town & Country magazine and also made frequent television appearances, died in his sleep at his East Hampton home on Friday.
  • Susan Wood Richardson, a photographer who has worked for magazines and movie companies all over the world, recently dropped anchor in Amagansett in a house that is large enough for the furniture she has collected at auctions and yard sales and antiques shops, including Balasses House, which used to be in Amagansett.
  • Nancy Grover’s late husband’s family “had been in East Hampton forever,” she said, and when the couple took over the family’s summer house near Georgica Beach, she became interested in the early-20th-century resort history of the area.
  • What she could possibly give her husband as a 25th wedding anniversary present was on Yusi Gurrera’s mind about a year and a half ago when she came up with a perfect solution. She would ask a friend who is a sculptor, James Grashow, who lives in Connecticut, to create something that would epitomize her husband’s main interest — fish.
  • The owners of Almond bistro in Bridgehampton opened L&W Market last week to make many of their specialities available for takeout.
  • After opening a flagship store in Manila and selling items from his Blue Carreon Home line at Bergdorf Goodman and other boutiques in this country, the brand’s founder, Blue Carreon, has opened a shop this summer in East Hampton’s Red Horse shopping complex.

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