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  • Nature Nick’s Menagerie

    The South Fork Natural History Museum will have a free Earth Day open house on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with lots of fun in store for kids. The highlight of the day will be a visit from Nature Nick and his live animals from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. His menagerie includes a kangaroo, a monkey, a snake, and a bird of prey.

  • The East End Disabilities Group will host a discussion of mental health services on Tuesday, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the community room at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Amagansett. The event will be free and open to the public.

    Art Flescher, director of the Suffolk County Department of Mental Hygiene, will speak about mental health services on the South Fork including preventive services, psychiatric care, accessing services, emergency services, financial issues, and social and recreational services.

  • Connie Jenny Anderson, who performed onstage and on television with Milton Berle, Jackie Gleason, Sid Caesar, Jimmy Durante, Red Skelton, and Ronald Reagan, among many other popular entertainers, died suddenly of cardiac arrest on April 7 at Southampton Hospital, her family said. She was 91.
  • Stuart Hall Bartle, a psychiatrist, advocate for the mentally ill, and summer visitor to East Hampton for many years, died at home in Cambridge, Mass., on March 26. He was 90.
  • Vivienne Caviglia, a former professional ballroom dancer and teacher who lived in Montauk for many years, died on March 27 at Sunridge at Desert Springs Care Facility in El Paso, Tex. She was 100.

    Born on May 8, 1914, and raised in the Bronx, Mrs. Caviglia was the only child of Aristides Whitehead and the former Annita Pagani, Italian immigrants. When she was 7, she and her mother spent a year with relatives in Valenza, Italy. She graduated from Evander Childs High School in the Bronx and attended Hunter College before pursuing a career in dance.

  • Robinson Allen Grover, a philosopher, teacher, and patron of the arts who split his time between East Hampton and West Hartford, Conn., died of myelodysplastic syndrome on March 28 at the Reservoir, a hospice in West Hartford. His family said he never complained about his illness, “calmly showing us all how to go forward with honesty, dignity, and grace.” He was 79.

  • Trond A. Myhr, a general contractor and master carpenter in East Hampton who had served in the Navy on nuclear submarines in the 1970s, died at his New York home on April 7. He was 61 and had had cancer for about a year.

    Born in Bergen, Norway, in 1953, Mr. Myhr immigrated with his parents, Svein and Ruth Myhr, to this country as a child. He grew up in Huntington Station and learned carpentry working with his father during summers.

  • Charles Robert Recktenwald, a proud Bonacker  who worked at The Star in the days when it was still printed in-house, died of cancer on March 25 at home on Jackson Street in East Hampton following a long illness. He was 81.

    Jackson Street is named for Mr. Recktenwald’s great-grandfather William Jackson Bennett, who made seven around-the-world whaling voyages and was a friend of Stephen Talkhouse.

  • Visiting hours for Gerard D. Wawryk of Sag Harbor, who died at Stony Brook University Hospital on Sunday, will be tonight from 7 to 9 at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor. A funeral Mass for Mr. Wawryk, who was 68, will be said tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in that village. An obituary will appear in a future issue.

  • A van that was parked in front of a Wainscott house when it erupted in flames on Wednesday afternoon nearly caught the house on fire, too.

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