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  • “A Cavalcade of Dolls and Toys” will open Saturday at Clinton Academy in East Hampton and remain on display on Saturdays and Sundays through December.

    The exhibition features dolls and toys from years past, among them a whale boat pull toy, a red fire truck, Mr. and Mrs. Weasel, Noah’s Ark, sleds, a milk pickup truck, and many more. A special feature is a Christmas village nestled beneath a tall Douglas fir, lent by an East Hampton resident who wanted to share her childhood display with the community.

  • Guild Hall is offering an eight-session Shakespeare workshop for actors and actors-in-training beginning today at 6 p.m. and continuing through Feb. 5. Students age 16 and up will work on sonnets, monologues, mask work, scene work, and more, culminating in a performance on the stage of the John Drew Theater on Feb. 11 at 7 p.m.

  • Amagansett

    Police were called to Old Stone Market on the morning of Nov. 3 because a man who had previously paid for items with a check that bounced returned and tried to buy cigarettes. He was told he was no longer welcome at the market. The man became irate, frightening Bienvenida Pujols, who works there and had been issued a court order of protection against the man several years ago, which has since expired. She told police she would not press charges as long as the man stayed away from the store.

  • Claire Mahoney-Haeg, who lived on Springy Banks Road in East Hampton for 10 years, died at home on Monday. She was 70 and had cancer for three years.

    She moved to East Hampton from Centerport in 1999 after her now-husband, Richard Haeg, moved here. They would have celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary on Sunday, but had been together about 16 years, Mr. Haeg said.

  • For Girls’ Empowerment

    Teenage girls from across the East End have been invited to attend the Girls Health, Wellness, and Empowerment Conference on Saturday at Riverhead High School. The conference, which will run from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., will focus on motivating young women to take control of their health, fitness, and general well-being, encouraging them to “become strong leaders, employees, or entrepreneurs.”

  • Officials of 19 Danish offshore wind companies that are visiting the United States to explore investment in the offshore wind market visited Long Island yesterday. The Long Island Association and Long Island Forum for Technology hosted the delegation.

    The group toured the Composites Prototyping Center in Plainview and held a discussion about manufacturing capabilities on Long Island. Representatives from Deepwater Wind, a Rhode Island company seeking to develop an offshore wind farm 30 miles east of Montauk, participated in the tour and discussion.

  • Richard and Karen Brown of Washington Avenue in Montauk have announced the engagement of their son, Richard Stuart Brown III, to Rebecca Lynn Harder. Ms. Harder’s parents are Dale and Sandra Harder of Sioux Falls, S.D.


     The couple met while working together at the Second House Tavern in Montauk. They live in Charleston, S.C., where they will be married on Nov. 6, 2015, at the Pepper Plantation.

  • Karen D’Avanzo, who had a doctorate in psychology from Long Island University, worked for Yale University in New Haven and the New School in New York City while also running a private practice and conducting clinical research. Her specialty was children and adolescents. She died on Oct. 23 of complications of Alzheimer’s disease at Southampton Hospital. She was 57.

  • Jesse M. Rodriguez Jr., who worked for 25 years as a custodian and bus driver for the Amagansett School District, died on Friday at Southampton Hospital. He was 82 and had been ill for several months, his family said.

    A lifelong Amagansett resident, Mr. Rodriguez enlisted in the Army in 1952 and served in Germany. He married Magdalene Yurkens of Sag Harbor on Sept. 7, 1957. She died before him.

    For 20 years the couple owned a home in Key Largo, Fla., where they spent winters. He enjoyed golf, fishing, camping, and spending time with his wife and family.

  • Frances L. Gaines, who raised three children in the house on Middle Highway in East Hampton in which her husband, Thomas E. Gaines, had been born, died in her sleep last Thursday following a long illness, her family said. She was 91.

    She married Mr. Gaines on June 7, 1947, in Little Rock, Ark. After he graduated from Oklahoma A&M, the couple relocated to East Hampton in the summer of 1949. In 1978, they moved to Dayton Lane in the village, where she had lived ever since. Her husband died in 2012.

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