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  • January 18, 1990

    Two boxing aficionados on The Star staff, Jim Mackin and Lee Minetree, traveled by limousine to Atlantic City, N.J., over the weekend to see the somewhat less than five-minute fight between Gerry Cooney, 32, of Springs, and George Foreman, 41, of Humble, Tex. The bout, billed as “The Preacher and the Puncher,” or “Two Geezers at Caesars,” drew a crowd of 12,000.

  • League Wrestling Tourney

    The League VI wrestling tournament is to be held at East Hampton High School Saturday, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

    Steve Tseperkas, East Hampton’s coach, said, “This is the first time in 14 years that we have hosted the leagues, and even though we may have a small squad, we will be competitive in a number of weight classes. The top four in each of the 15 classes are to advance to the county tournament at Hofstra University over the Feb. 14-15 weekend.”

  • Thursday, February 5
    BOYS SWIMMING, League II meet, Hauppauge High School, 4:30 p.m.
    BOYS BASKETBALL, East Hampton at Bayport-Blue Point, 4:30 p.m.
    GIRLS BASKETBALL, Bayport-Blue Point at East Hampton, 6 p.m.

    Friday, February 6
    BOYS BASKETBALL, Pierson at Shelter Island, 5:45 p.m., and Bridgehampton at Southold, 6.

    Saturday, February 7
    WRESTLING, League VI tournament, East Hampton High School, from 9:30 a.m.

  • LongHouse Reserve’s winter benefit, to be held on Feb. 25 at the Hearst Tower in Manhattan, will feature a piano performance by Nico Muhly, a musician and composer of contemporary classical music.

    Mr. Muhly has worked and recorded with classical and pop/rock musicians, including Bjork and Philip Glass. His compositions have premiered with the Chicago Symphony and the New York Philharmonic, and his opera, “Two Boys,” was commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera.

  • Christine Morro, a writer, photographer, and printmaker, will teach “Drawing With Natural Materials,” a class for adults and children age 8 and older, on Feb. 14 at 11 a.m. at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton.

    The class, which is for both beginning and experienced artists, will examine the direct nature of drawing, approaching it through an exploration of mark-making, using local grasses, stems, and branches as well as traditional brushes.

    There is a $15 materials fee, and the class is limited to 10 participants.

  • Lisa Gary, a jazz vocalist, lyricist, and composer from New York City, will perform in the Bridgehampton Museum’s Parlor Jazz series Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The program, “When I Fall in Love,” will be hosted by Jane Hastay, a pianist, and Peter Martin Weiss, a bassist.

  • The rafters will start shaking at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor on Saturday at 8 p.m. when local bands will duke it out with rotating sets of music by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.

    Organized by Joe Lauro, filmmaker, musician, and archivist, the performers will include the HooDoo Loungers, Black and Sparrow, Randall Hudson, Mama Lee and Rose, Joe Delia, Inda Eaton, and Sarah Conway, with other musicians expected to show up. Two bands will be onstage at all times, rotating sets of the best dance music by the Beatles and the Stones.

  • Fifteen short stories by Al Burrelli, a frequent contributor to The Star who died in 2014, have been collected in “Nuggets: Short Story Treasures.” The volume was self-published by his wife, Louise Burrelli, who wrote a foreword to the book.

    A retired public school teacher who turned to writing during the last five years of his life, Mr. Burrelli was awarded a literary prize for his first short story, “The Bride Wore Red,” and had a number of stories published by The Star over several years.

  • Amagansett

    A surveyor’s metal detector was stolen from a vehicle parked at a job site on Shore Road on Jan. 21. Joseph Welsh told police the missing DML 2000, which is used to find underground pipes and markers, was worth about $500.

    East Hampton

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  • Friday is the final day of the WPPB spring pledge drive, and the sole National Public Radio-affiliated station based on Long Island has taken to YouTube to extend its pitch. Geir Magnusson, a videomaker and commercial photographer, prepared the short spot, which features a number of the WPPB hosts.

  • For the first time in 16 years, the Bridgehampton boys are heading back to Glens Falls for a chance at a state basketball championship. 

    The Bees easily won the New York State southeastern Class D regional game, pouncing on Livingston Manor, from Sullivan County, 60-39 Friday evening at Suffolk Community College in Selden. 

  • The annual Empty Bowls event benefiting the Springs Seedlings Project happens on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at the American Legion. Guests who have been invited to bring their own bowls, large or small, can sampele soups prepared by 28 chefs. Bowls will be provided by those arriving without one. Guests can take soups to go as well. 

    The event also includes raffles and baked goods. Admission is $12, $5 for children 13 and under. Kids under 5 will be admitted free. 

  • The annual fund-raiser for the Kendall Madison Foundation happens Friday night at 8 at the Stephen Talkhouse. The $20 donation funds the Kendall Madison Scholarship Fund, established in 1995 in memory of a popular student athlete who died that year at the age of 21. 

    In addition to the scholarship, the foundation provides financial assistance to those in need and helps to fund the Kendall Madison Fitness Center at East Hampton High School. 

  • With a winter storm warning in effect for the East End through Thursday evening, many are keeping their doors closed for the day.

  • The Bargain Box and Bargain Books, the thrift shops at the Ladies Village Improvement Society in East Hampton, will reopen on Tuesday at 10 a.m. after a monthlong hiatus. 

    The shops, all gussied up for spring, will celebrate the season ahead with a raffle this week. When a customer makes a purchase, he or she will be entered in a raffle for a $50 voucher for a future shopping spree at the L.V.I.S. The drawing will be on Saturday at 4 p.m.

  • Bridgehampton beat Stony Brook 54-36 in the county Class C-D championship game at William Floyd High School on Saturday afternoon.

    The Bees may have gone into the game a little overconfident, according to their coach, Carl Johnson, because two of Stony Brook's best players were benched, including the point guard, who sat out with an injury. Nevertheless, Stony Brook kept up with Bridgehampton in the first half, waiting until the last few seconds on the clock during each possession to get off a shot. The Bees led 19-14 at the half.

  • Harborfields High School defeated the East Hampton High School boys basketball team in the county Class A semifinal game on Friday.

    The second-seeded Tornadoes prevailed 73-58 at home against the third-seeded Bonackers to qualify for the championship game on Tuesday at Walt Whitman High School in Huntington Station. 

  • A fire chief responding to an automatic fire alarm call at a house in Bridgehampton on Sunday morning smelled smoke, called for engines to respond, and then discovered flames that firefighters were able to quickly extinguish.

    The Bridgehampton Fire Department was called to a house on Job’s Lane, near Pointe Mecox Lane, at about 9:50 a.m. Mark Balserus, the second assistant fire chief, reported a strong smell of smoke at the house and had dispatchers alert the rest of the department about a fire at about 10:10 a.m.

  • Valentine's Day is Saturday, and before you start with the excuse that there's nothing happening in the Hamptons in the dead of winter, take a look at these ideas for spending time with your valentine. Even if you are sans date this year, the weekend's line-up is sure to keep your heart happy.