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  • I like my winter holidays cold. Though the weather we’ve had out here has been good for the thermostat, it just doesn’t feel like the holiday season. The warmer climate takes away from the essence of Thanksgiving.
  • Eothen, the oceanfront property on the eastern end of Montauk known as the Warhol Estate, is in contract to be sold to Adam Lindemann for close to $60 million. The purchase does not include the pasture known as Indian Field, which remains listed at $25 million, according to Paul Brennan of Douglas Elliman.
  • Members of the Montauk Playhouse Community Center Foundation visited the Montauk Citizens Advisory Committee on Monday to unveil the foundation’s latest plan for the building’s aquatic and cultural centers.
  • A panel including Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst, East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell, and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone addressed environmental issues at a standing-room-only forum sponsored by Concerned Citizens of Montauk at the Montauk Firehouse on Sunday.
  • The Family Service League is opening a resource center in the Montauk School. Starting next Thursday, it will be open from 7 to 8 p.m. for Montauk families and from 8 to 9 p.m. for parents only.

  • Most of us who live and work out here often find ourselves in close proximity to celebrities. They dine in our restaurants, shop in our stores, and even run lemonade stands with their children.
  • The Montauk Village Association got a bit of unexpected help on Tuesday from about 50 volunteers from the digital media group of Reader’s Digest Home and Garden magazine, who worked with it to clean up several small landscaped areas on the west side of the downtown business district.

  • Perry Duryea III was thanked by the Fighting Chance cancer organization and presented with a portrait of himself painted by Paul Davis, a well-known artist and friend of Fighting Chance’s founder, Duncan Darrow.
  • The Montauk Citizens Advisory Committee voted to recommend against reinstating a fee for the Kirk Park parking lot on Monday after a discussion elicited differing opinions.
  • When Laurie Cancellieri called this newspaper on Monday to report that a memorial plaque in honor of her son on a teak bench at the eastern Ditch Plain Beach was missing and presumably stolen, she had no idea the plaque would be returned before the issue went to print. But she did have a clue.

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  • The Montauk Library's budget proposal for a bit over $900,000 passed easily on Wednesday, 89 to 10. Carmine Marino and Barbara Grimes were re-elected to the library's board, with Mr. Marino collecting 74 votes and Ms. Grimes taking in 88.

  • Voting on the Montauk Library’s budget proposal of a little more than $900,000 will take place at the library on Wednesday from noon to 7 p.m. The tax rate increase is $1.54 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, which comes to a rate of $27.19. The library’s other income sources include payments in lieu of taxes, the Friends of the Montauk Library, fines, fees, and interest.

  • We Got This, a Walter family fund-raiser, will be held on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Inlet Seafood restaurant in Montauk. Tickets are $40 each and include buffet stations and a cash bar.
  • Dogpatch Productions will host an event billed as Save Montauk in Patchogue at 89 North Music on Wednesday at 7 p.m. to benefit the Eastern Long Island Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation in its fight against the Army Corps of Engineers' downtown Montauk beach project.
  • Christmas comes to the Montauk Lighthouse this weekend, starting on Saturday with its annual lighting, as members of the Gosman family turn on thousands of twinkling white bulbs at sundown. 

  • Ever wondered where some of the scenes from "The Affair" were filmed and if they are actually here? The Star map can help.
  • At St. Therese
    A family Christmas concert will be held at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church on Sunday at 5 p.m. The adult and children’s choir will be singing holiday tunes, some solo. The audience will be invited to join a sing-along of traditional carols.

    Christmas Eve services will be held at 4:30 p.m. and midnight at St. Therese, and in Spanish at 7 p.m. On Christmas Day, Masses will be celebrated at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.

  • A good-sized crowd turned out to support Rob Astorino, the Westchester County executive who is running for governor on the Republican and Conservative lines, at East by Northeast restaurant in Montauk on Thursday evening.

    Mr. Astorino, a former radio producer who lives in Mount Pleasant, N.Y.,  is making a bid against Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, a Democrat, in November. He announced his candidacy in March, and accepted the Republican nomination in May. He is in his second term as Westchester County executive.