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  • Visiting hours for Vera Lens Holden, who lived in Montauk for many years, will be held tomorrow from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Carmon Funeral Home and Family Center in Avon, Conn. Mrs. Holden died on Aug. 13 in Farmington, Conn., after a short illness. A service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Valley Community Baptist Church in Avon, Conn., with the Rev. Jay Abramson officiating. Mrs. Holden was 96.

    An obituary will appear in a future issue.

     

  • AMAGANSETT
    A., B., and J. Struk to T. Burke and R. Baker, 14 Stony Hill Road, .81 acre, June 11, $1,360,000.
    Amagansett Applied Art to Big Red Barn L.L.C., 11 Indian Wells Highway, 1.18 acres, June 4, $2,675,000.
    Eminate Real Estate to Bungi Wungi L.L.C., 27 Pine Way, .38 acre, June 18, $3,850,000.

    BRIDGEHAMPTON
    Butter Lane Farm L.L.C. to G. Sing and N. Chi, 5 Cody Way, 1 acre (vacant), June 10, $995,000.
    J. Weinberg to M. Antonaccio and Jacobs, 143 Sea Farm Lane, .4 acre, June 11, $999,999.

  • July 20, 1989

    . . . The Achilles tendon tear jeopardized Howard Wood’s career. “There were only a few teams that had confidence in me,” he said, “that would take me without a tryout.” One of them was Metro Santa Caloma, a team in the first division — just under the division of honor, Spain’s premier league, in which he’ll play in the coming season.

  • Thursday, August 21
    TENNIS, pro-am with Chris Evert, Jim Courier, and Patrick McEnroe, East Hampton Indoor-Outdoor Club, Daniel’s Hole Road, Wainscott, 12:30 p.m.

    Sunday, August 24
    HAMPTON CLASSIC, Atlantic Opening Day, with leadline classes judged by Joe Fargis from 9 a.m., and local hunter classes from 8 a.m., and the $50,000 Clear Channel Hunter Derby following the opening ceremonies at noon, Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton, showgrounds.

    Monday, August 25

  • The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill is presenting “Surf Movie Night, Vol. 2,” an outdoor screening of noncommercial surf films, tomorrow at 8 p.m. The short films were selected by Michael Halsband, a photographer and filmmaker, Mike Solomon, an artist, and Tyler Breuer, a producer and promoter of surf films. Tickets are $10, free for members, students, and children. Attendees have been advised to bring chairs and blankets. In the event of rain, the event will take place on the museum’s covered terrace.

  • Susie Essman, a stand-up comedian for 25 years who rocketed to fame as the profane Susie Greene during seven seasons of Larry David’s comedy series “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” will take the stage at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor Monday at 8 p.m.

  • The Hampton Theatre Company will hold open auditions for the first production of its 2014-15 season, “Harvey,” Mary Chase’s classic comedy about the friendship between Elwood P. Dowd and a six-foot-tall rabbit, on Monday and Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Quogue Community Hall on Jessup Avenue.

    The company is seeking five men, ages 30s to 60s, and four women, ages 20s to 60s. Both union and nonunion actors may attend. Rehearsals for “Harvey” will begin on Sept. 15, with performances running from Oct. 23 through Nov. 9.
     

  • Amagansett

    On July 17 at about 3:30 p.m., a resident of Old Stone Highway flagged down an officer on patrol and pointed out some “waste dirt with a putrid smell,” which he said had been illegally dumped onto his driveway, about 20 feet from the road. The estimated four to five yards of dirt was blocking access to three houses that share a common driveway. One of the homeowners called Bistrian’s to remove it.

    East Hampton

  • Smoke and Mystery

    The Nelson Illusions Smoke and Mystery Tour will materialize at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Wednesday with shows at 1 and 5 p.m. The show, according to the museum, “combines rare and original illusions from around the world with award-winning, jaw-dropping magic.” It is geared to those 5 and up. Tickets cost $16 for adults, $13 for kids, and $14 and $11 for members.

    An arts and crafts workshop focusing on an op-art project will precede the show at 4 p.m. The cost is $10, $8 for members.

     

  • Helen Cordier Johns, who had an abiding commitment to social justice and diversity and worked on causes from integration to the support of AIDS patients, died on Aug. 4 in Richmond, Va. She was 89.

    Throughout her life, Ms. Johns spent as much time as she could in East Hampton, in a house she built next door to one her maternal grandfather, Howard Ogden Wood, had built in the late 19th century on Georgica Pond. According to family lore, the house was constructed on the spot where a goose fell during a hunting trip to the area.

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  • The East Hampton High School boys soccer team defeated Jericho, the three-time defending state Class A champion, 2-1 on Saturday. It was the first time in five meetings that an East Hampton boys team had beaten Jericho.

  • Registered Democrats in East Hampton and easternmost Southampton Town who are wondering where to cast their ballots in the primary for governor and lieutenant governor can find a list here. The polling places are the same as for the general election. Polls are open Tuesday until 9 p.m. If you don't know your polling place, click here to find it.

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  • Suffolk County is holding a photo contest, and County Executive Steve Bellone is asking residents to get involved. 

    All residents have to do is take a picture that depicts why they love calling Suffolk County home and load it to Facebook with the #SuffolkSnapshot. Suggestions include landmarks, tourist attractions, natural resources, and downtowns.

    The contest, Mr. Bellone said, "gives residents a chance to capture that uniqueness and beauty of Suffolk County and share it with their friends and neighbors through Facebook." 

  • School starts next week in East Hampton, but first students — and parents — have orientation meetings.

    On Tuesday night, all parents of East Hampton students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to a workshop on how to access online school resources. Two sessions, one in English in the high school library, and one in Spanish in the auditorium, start at 6 p.m.

    Incoming kindergarteners and their families will have an orientation at the John M. Marshall Elementary School on Wednesday at 10 a.m.

  • Saturday's weather means you may have to change your day's plans. 

    The Clamshell Foundation's annual Sandcastle Contest at Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett was canceled for the first time in its 23-year history, according to the announcement posted on the foundation's Facebook page Saturday morning. No rain date was set, so sandcastle builders will have to wait until next year. T-shirts designed by Peter Spacek are still for sale, though. Visit the Clamshell Foundation's website for more information. 

  • This weekend will be the first time that it will be illegal to drink alcoholic beverages during the day at Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett. 

  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration honored Richard G. Hendrickson, a volunteer United States Cooperative weather observer since 1930, for his longstanding service on Sunday.

  • Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton will be temporarily closed to shellfishing from sunrise on Saturday through Wednesday, in anticipation of the annual fireworks show on Saturday, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced on Thursday.