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  • School's out, and there's no end of things to keep young people busy -- puppet shows for the youngest, theater camps, concerts, computer coding, dance parties, art workshops, magic shows, nature walks. With all that, no kid should ever have to say, "I'm bored."
  • Someone with a BB gun shot out three garage door windowpanes on Hampton Place Saturday night. Valerie Street told police the vandalism occurred between 7:30 and 10.
  • Two fund-raisers for candidates for Southampton Town Board taking place over the next week.
  • Patricia A. Arceri, who had been ill for only a short time, died at home in Amagansett on July 14, with her husband and family at her bedside.
  • Paula Dankowski of Plattsburgh, N.Y., formerly of Wainscott, died on Aug. 3 at the Visiting Nurse Association Respite House in Colchester, Vt.
  • Donald Norton, who was born at home in East Hampton Village in 1923, died on July 29 at East End Hospice in Westhampton Beach at the age of 93.
  • A celebration of Kevin Raymond Young’s life was held on Cousin’s Island in Falmouth, Me., on Friday, which would have been his 56th birthday.
  • John Anthony Sasso of Montauk, who had a long career in business and was a music arranger and brass instrument instructor, died at home at noon on Sunday of an unexpected heart attack.
  • John M. Arms of New York City and Bridgehampton, an architect who was an associate partner at Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill for 37 years, died of heart failure on Friday at home in Bridgehampton.
  • James Joseph McLaughlin of East Hampton, who founded the Wall Street bond-trading firm McLaughlin, Piven and Vogel Securities, and continued to run the company after moving to Amagansett in the 1980s, died at home on Aug. 9 with his wife at his side.

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  • Collaboration between the Cornell Cooperative Extension's marine program, the East Hampton Town Shellfish Hatchery, and the Great Peconic Race Committee will take off on Tuesday with the first event in the Cooperative's Back to the Bays series designed to enhance shellfish populations and increase marine habitats.
  • An exhibition of modernist paintings by Kenneth B. Walsh at the Woodbine Collection gallery at 649 Montauk Highway concluded on June 25, but the artist's iconic "Montauk" painting will remain on display at the gallery for another month, along with select reproductions of his work depicting the hamlet.
  • Fourth of July festivities have passed, but there's no shortage of things to keep you busy this weekend. Here's the line-up of a few of them.
  • There are still spots available for a Fourth of July fireworks cruise sponsored by the Montauk Chamber of Commerce aboard the Viking Starship.
  • Fourth of July weekend means the South Fork is more jam-packed than usual, and there's plenty to do. Here’s a round-up of the weekend’s events.

    First, fireworks. There are several shows this weekend. On Friday, the Southampton Fresh Air Home will display Fireworks by Grucci at 9:15 p.m. Tickets are required for the event. It takes place at 1030 Meadow Lane in Southampton, but can be seen from various spots around the Shinnecock Bay area.

  • This summer's second issue of EAST, The Star's seasonal magazine, takes you down back roads and around unexpected bends to uncover the secrets and back stories of what might easily be mistaken for fully mapped East End territory.
  • Reservations may be required for many things "Hamptons," but even without reservations, you can get a great seat for one of the many local fireworks displays happening over the next week.
  • The annual Stony Hill Stables Foundation benefit is on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. on the stables’ grounds on Town Lane in Amagansett. The foundation is a not-for-profit organization that promotes equine sports through riding education and competitive opportunities for children and young adults. Tickets are $125, or $200 for a couple, and are available in advance at stonyhillstables.com/shsfoundation and at the gate on Saturday. Children under 12 will be admitted free.

  • The Amagansett Food Institute will hold the first in a series of business meet-ups for small food producers Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the headquarters of Plain-T, a purveyor of boutique teas, at 87 Powell Avenue in Southampton.

    Cheryl Clements, the founder and chief executive of PieShell, will discuss crowdfunding for small food businesses and describe how PieShell works. She describes the company as “a rewards-based crowdfunding site for food and beverage entrepreneurs that is changing the way food companies are funded,” saying it has “built a vibrant community of entrepreneurs, committed foodies, and trendsetters.”

    Alessandro and Tathiana Texeira, Plain-T’s co-founders, will provide tastings of several of their products.

  • Seventy-five years ago on June 13, four saboteurs came ashore on the beach at Atlantic Avenue in Amagansett from a U-boat, the northern prong of a two-prong infiltration by German-Americans planned by the Nazis.