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  • A vacant lot on Koala Lane was targeted by an arboreal-minded thief sometime between last October and Feb. 26. Brian McGrath, the owner of the property, said that there were now 44 holes on his property where once stood white pines.
  • As part of the Hamptons Arts Weekend Festival, a joint venture of South Fork cultural institutions, there will be programs for families on Saturday and Sunday at museums and art centers from Springs to Southampton.
  • Pearl Howard Leone of Osborne Lane, who came to East Hampton in 1943 to marry her first husband, David Howard, died of cardiopulmonary arrest on March 12 at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton. She had had dementia for five years. Ms. Leone was 95.
  • Ms. Hooton was 90 when she died at home on Jackson Street, East Hampton, on March 13, having been in declining health for several years. She had led a graceful and creative life.
  • A native of East Hampton, and the last surviving member of the second generation of the East End branch of the DiSunno family, Betty Cartwright DiSunno of Bluff Road, Amagansett, died on Jan. 5. She was 89.
  • David Peter McMahon, a fisherman, carpenter, businessman, and longtime resident of Montauk, died of a stroke on Feb. 7 at the Kanas Center for Hospice Care in Quiogue. He was 87.
  • Francis Joseph McPartlin, a former General Motors executive who was a longtime East End resident, died at his Noyac home on Monday. He was 81 and had cancer.
  • Salvatore Gulla, an artist who taught for over 30 years at Intermediate School 139 in the Bronx and who came to East Hampton over 25 years ago, died of a heart attack at the 80th Street Residence, an assisted living home in Manhattan, on March 9. He was 90 years old.
  • Brian Christopher Raphael Connelly died in the Catholic Hospice Inpatient Unit at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Jan. 11. Mr. Connelly was 70.

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  • Two workshops on important and serious subjects for teens will be held in the coming days — on suicide awareness on Saturday at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton and on dating violence at the East Hampton Library on Wednesday.
  • East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc and Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman will be the speakers at a League of Women Voters of the Hamptons forum on Monday at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton.
  • Project Most, the nonprofit that runs after-school programs at the Springs School and the John M. Marshall Elementary School in East Hampton, will hold its annual Empty Bowls soup fund-raiser on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at the Amagansett American Legion on Montauk Highway.

    This year, roughly 30 soups and stews prepared by expert chefs and local restaurants are expected. The cost is $15, $5 for children under 14. Quarts of soup to go are $15. Doughnuts will be provided by Dreesen’s, and Kona Ice will be there with ices for dessert.

    East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc and Councilwoman Kathee Burke-Gonzalez will be honored.

  • Citizens for Access Rights will hold a fund-raiser trivia night at the American Legion Hall in Amagansett tomorrow at 7. Teams of four can sign up in advance for $25 per person, $20 for current CfAR members, at Anyone who wants to take part but cannot form a team will be matched up with other players. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the first question at 7.

    CfAR advocates on behalf of four-wheel-drive enthusiasts who use the town’s ocean and bay beaches.

  • The Hampton Classic horse show has called for submissions for artwork for its annual poster. The deadline for entries is March 1.
  • Victims of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting will be honored on Saturday, as a group of East Hampton residents initiates lobbying efforts for gun control and school safety.
  • The death of Montauk’s Deborah Lee Scheffer on Feb. 9 has inspired an outpouring of generosity.

    Ms. Scheffer, who died on Feb. 9 at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital from complications of childbirth, was survived by her husband, Dan Scheffer, and the couple’s two sons, Coen, age 4, and Benjamin, their newborn.

    A GoFundMe page was created the next day by the Scheffer family and friends with the intention of raising money to help support Mr. Scheffer and his children through the difficult times to come.

  • Activities in the great outdoors in the coming days.
  • This weekend is the last chance to see Guild Hall's 2018 Student Art Festival, which features work by kids in kindergarten through 12th grade.
  • Job-seekers have been encouraged to attend an event Friday at the East Hampton Library presented by the Suffolk One-Stop Employment Center at which a range of businesses will meet prospective employees. No appointment is necessary, though the library has advised those planning to attend to take copies of their resumes and dress to impress. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.