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  • Lewis Zacks, a much-admired artist who lived in Springs, died on Nov. 16, a day after his 83rd birthday, at New York Presbyterian Hospital, following complications of a failed surgery.

    He was born in Taunton, Mass., the only son of Etta Hoberman and Robert Zacks. At the age of 5, he could draw anything his mother placed in front of him. When he was in middle school, a teacher who thought his talent remarkable gave up her Saturdays to drive him to Providence so that he could study at the Rhode Island School of Design.

  • Before Kathleen Ann Aufrecht and her husband, William Aufrecht, started Bill’s Pool Service in 1991, she was a high school home economics teacher at North Babylon High School. The couple bought their house in East Hampton 10 years earlier and decided to retire here, but had divided their time between East Hampton and Marco Island in Florida since 2004.

    Ms. Aufrecht died there, surrounded by family, on Nov. 13. She was 67 and had metastic breast cancer for eight years.

  • Kenneth Glen Rea of Church Lane in Springs, a World War II veteran of the Navy Seabees who served for 12 years on the executive board of American Legion Post 419 in Amagansett, died on Nov. 25 at Southampton Hospital after a fall in which he suffered a broken hip. He was 88.

  • AMAGANSETT
    FCSB A REO NY-Retail to F. Correa, part of 542 Montauk Highway, Sept. 29, $1,050,000.
    A. Lizza and trust (by executor) to G. Cacucciolo, 414 Main Street, .5 acre, Aug. 6, $1,200,000.
    Big Red Barn L.L.C. to 11 Indian Wells Highway, 11 Indian Wells Highway, 1.18 acres, Oct. 9, $4,700,000.

    BRIDGEHAMPTON
    203 Brick Kiln L.L.C. to M. Millie and V. Chant, 203 Brick Kiln Road, 2.02 acres, Sept. 26, $4,845,000.
    C. Kronfeld to 2101 W Anderson Lane, 335 Mitchell Lane, 1.4 acres, Oct. 1, $5,000,000.

  • Blumenfeld and Fleming, a Montauk ad agency, recently received a sweep of MarCom Awards in marketing and communications for advertisements created for East End clients.

    The advertising and design firm, which creates websites, logos, and ad campaigns for clients from Manhattan to Montauk, was founded by Lynn Blumenfeld and Jill Fleming, both with Madison Avenue backgrounds.

  • Friday, December 5
    GIRLS BASKETBALL, East Hampton at Westhampton Beach, nonleague, 4:30 p.m.
    BOYS BASKETBALL, Kendall Madison Tip-Off Classic, first-round games, Mattituck vs. Westhampton Beach, 5 p.m., and East Hampton vs. Pierson, 6:15, East Hampton High School.
    RUGBY, holiday dinner, South Fork Country Club, Amagansett, 7 p.m.

    Saturday, December 6

  • The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will screen “Four American Composers: John Cage” tomorrow at 6 p.m. An excerpt from Peter Greenaway’s 1983 documentary “Four American Composers,” it profiles the avant-garde composer, writer, and artist whose influence has been felt in the visual arts and dance, as well as by composers and musicians ranging from Stockhausen to Morton Feldman to Philip Glass to Frank Zappa.

  • The Southampton Cultural Center has announced a new program, Local Talent @ SCC, which will make the Levitas Center available without charge to East End artists of all disciplines for recital and performance.

  • The group called Our Fabulous Variety Show will return to Guild Hall this weekend with four performances of “A Spectacular Christmas Carol,” its retelling of Dickens’ classic story. The show will present the tale of Scrooge, played by Tony D’Alessio, and the three ghosts through song and dance.

  • The East Hampton Library will screen “Stuart Sutcliffe: The Lost Beatle” Saturday at 1 p.m. The 60-minute BBC documentary, directed in 2005 by Steve Cole, tells the story of Sutcliffe, who became friends with John Lennon in 1957 when both were students at the Liverpool School of Art, and joined the rock group, then known at the Quarrymen, in 1959.

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  • During the blizzard, East Hampton Town and Village officials are standing by to help, and here's a list of important phone numbers to keep handy. As you prepare for the storm, why not print this out?

    Emergency Numbers:

    The joint town and village Emergency Operations Center, which will field calls about storm-related issues, has two numbers, one for village residents and one for town residents. Village residents should call 631-907-9796, and town residents should call 631-907-9743. Emergency line remains 911. 

  • As the South Fork braces for the blizzard on Monday, we are beginning to learn of school cancellations and business closures. We will keep a running list below, but we'll need your help. Please email us announcements and information to TKV@ehstar.com to announce a meeting that has been canceled or to let your customers know you are closing early.

  • On Monday Martin Luther King's Birthday will be celebrated, and there are several observations planned on the South Fork this weekend and on Monday.

    Jack Hill, the dean of world languages and literature at the Ross School, will discuss the work of  Dr. King at Canio's Books in Sag Harbor on Saturday at 5 p.m. "The Legacy of Dr. King and Why King Still Matters" will cover his historical significance, his 1963 "Letter From Birmingham Jail," and the continuing importance of a nonviolent fight against injustice. 

  • The Ellen Hermanson Foundation, which has raised money for breast cancer research and education for two decades now, recently donated $295,000 to fund technology and patient support services for Southampton Hospital's Ellen Hermanson Breast Center.

  • As you're cleaning house after the holidays, not everything needs to be chucked.

    The East Hampton Library will take those holiday greeting cards that arrived via the postal service. Foldable cards will be used for a craft project on Jan. 24 at 3:30 p.m., when teenagers will make little boxes out of them, according Lisa Houston, a librarian. 

  • Hailing the Solstice
    All have been invited to a winter solstice celebration at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork meetinghouse on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike Saturday at 7 p.m. The gathering will begin with a potluck supper, and those planning to share have been asked to prepare a dish with a generous six portions. A candlelight ceremony will follow, with drumming, dancing, and music.

    A suggested donation of $10 for each adult will go to local food pantries and also benefit the meetinghouse.

  • "Paintings of Hope," an exhibition of work by Haim Mizrahi, an East Hampton artist, will open at Vered Gallery in East Hampton on Saturday at 6 p.m. The evening will include a candle lighting and songs with Chabad of East Hampton in celebration of the fifth night of Hanukkah.

  • A holiday concert at Ashawagh Hall Thursday evening will feature Caroline Doctorow performing with Russ Seeger, and the Job Potter and Friends band, with musicians to include Gerry Giliberti, Sarah Greene, and Randy Parsons.

    In store are folk, blues, and country music, including original songs, as well as holiday classics. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

  • There's one more chance before the holiday season to give the gift of a blood donation.

  • The East Hampton Historical Society has decked its halls, well, its lovingly maintained old structures, for two events this weekend.