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  •    Wherever she lives, Dana Forbes sets up a studio for her jewelry-making business. Right now that studio is in a sparely decorated, mostly white room in Montauk that is accented by her signature color, purple, on gift boxes wrapped in silver ribbon and waiting to be filled.
        “So it looks like a beautiful gift from the outside too,” she said on Monday, dressed in a colorful caftan, her hands resting on her pregnant belly.

  • No interest in public purchase, but pilots may want to buy it themselves
  •     The flower garden at the Montauk Community Garden on the grounds of St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church was dedicated in the memory of Sally Martin at a ceremony on Saturday. A parishioner, Mrs. Martin, who died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 65 on Dec. 16, was an ardent supporter of the garden and an active volunteer, another volunteer, Bill Becker, said.

  •     The directors of the Montauk Playhouse Community Center Foundation announced this week that they have decided to change Phase 2 of the plan and separate the aquatic center from the rest of the project, which will eventually include a performing arts center.
        “The Playhouse has been revised and rebooted to turn the dream of a year-round indoor pool for the whole community into a reality,” a release said.

  • Pointing to Navy Beach, Solé East, and Ruschmeyer’s as popular nightspots, residents have been meeting with East Hampton Town Police to discuss a strategy.
  • A three-day August music and fashion festival at Solé East in Montauk has not received approval from the Town of East Hampton and one of the hotel's partners has distanced himself from the plan.
  • An annual party billed as Shark Attack Sounds drew between 2,000 and 3,000 people, depending on who is doing the estimating, to Rick’s Crabby Cowboy Cafe
  •    East End Concierge is a new business in Montauk that wants to help people enjoy their visits out east without having to tend to the little annoyances in life. The concierge service was started by Mary Jo Walker, who has lived in the hamlet for 18 years and knows where you can get just about anything.

  •     Another crop of new businesses has opened in Montauk.
        Last Thursday, amid much fanfare, the Montauk Beach House, formerly known as the Ronjo, opened with a cocktail party around the expansive pool area. Local residents, shop owners, and the East Hampton Town supervisor and police chief were among the guests and were treated to champagne and other libations.

  •    While everyone in America is celebrating the Fourth of July on Wednesday, I will take a moment to celebrate my dog, Brodie, an incredible golden doodle who looks like a platinum blond, purebred golden retriever. Sounds silly, I know, but read on nonetheless and you too might celebrate him. He is my hero.

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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.