Nella Martin, a homemaker who raised eight children, was known as a crochet expert others called upon for guidance with a project. Though it was a skill she learned early in life, as she grew older she crocheted more frequently. She specialized in making baby clothes and baptismal outfits, and kept a room filled with yarn and wool.
Her daughter JoAnn Martin, who lived with her, said she often found that her mother had fallen into a nap in her crochet chair with a needle still in her hand.
Michael Brian Hessler, a retired New York City police officer who lived in Montauk until last year, died at Stony Brook University Hospital on Jan. 29 after a long illness. He was 75.
In 2000, he moved from Florida to Montauk, where Mr. Hessler “toughed out” the winters, to make his wife happy and be closer to family, his granddaughter Jessi Carlson said. Last year, he and his wife decided they didn’t need all the room in their house on Kirk Avenue and moved to Ridge.
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.