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  • Potentially one of the busiest summer weekends was boarded up and shut down by the winds and flooding Irene brought.
  •     All I want for Labor Day is for my power to come back on. It’s my turn this week to write this column and though I have several columns waiting to be published, how could I not write about the hurricane? I’m told we could be without power for 6 to 10 days!

  • Some 50 samples in Suffolk County have tested positive for mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus.
  •     Once a year, the staff at the Montauk Lighthouse presents Lighthouse Weekend, which offers an opportunity to take a step back in time and learn the ways of colonial people. The event will take place on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

  •     Lawrence Cooke of Montauk is on a one-man mission to get a Montauk Indian museum built in the hamlet. He has the collection, which includes several of his own pieces as well as some from the collections of others, but he needs money to get the job done, about $500,000.

  •     The night was hot and sultry when more than 300 guests attended the Montauk Playhouse Community Center’s Diamond in the Rough benefit Saturday, each paying $250 a ticket or more for special seating. A few celebrities were in the mix, but everyone was treated like one as they entered the party through the main doors at the Playhouse and walked somewhat of a red carpet to have their pictures taken.

  •     The Montauk Village Association, the group responsible for beautifying the hamlet with trees and pots of flowers, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and will party down on Friday, Aug. 19, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Montauk Yacht Club.

  • Birthdays come but once a year, which is a drag because on that one day I’m treated like a queen and even get away with not having to cook dinner. Mine was yesterday, and I’m sure by the time this is published I will be basking in the afterglow of a wonderful day. Do not fret, however, if you missed it, because in my house we have birthday week, which allows me to get away with a lot for the week, except preparing dinner. I will graciously continue to accept gifts, and if you need a hint, I’m still waiting for my Rolex watch, preferably in rose gold.

  •     For several years Carrie Karabelas-Yudelson and Joan Sullivan, both summer residents, have attended the Montauk Playhouse Community Center’s annual benefit party at the Montauk Lake Club. It was a lovely event, they agreed, but it needed to be jazzed up a bit. So they volunteered to jointly lead the party and plan to wow the guests who attend on Saturday night at its new venue on the Playhouse grounds, where a tent will be set up on the north side of the property.

  •      Since the beginning of summer a wide swath at Gin Beach at the end of East Lake Drive in Montauk has been roped off for a piping plover nest, causing many to wonder why, since no birds or a nest were visible.
        Tyler Borsack, an environmental technician for the East Hampton Town Planning Department, said that a nest with four chicks was found by a Suffolk County employee in early June. County land runs adjacent to the town-owned beach and is usually where the nests are established.

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  • 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