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  • Student Art at the Parrish

  • Esther Laufer died at home on Highland Lane in East Hampton on Sunday at the age of 101. Mrs. Laufer had been a concert pianist and a piano teacher. “One of the highlights of her life was playing a Rachmaninoff piece during a piano lesson and later learning that Rachmaninoff himself had heard and admired her rendition,” her family said in an email. Her prized possession was a Hardman baby grand.

  • Arthur E. Connors of Cooper Lane, East Hampton, who served as an assistant captain with the East Hampton Fire Department, died of a brain aneurysm on Jan. 13 at Ochsher North Shore Medical Center in Slidell, La. He was 90.

    “A wonderful man,” his daughter Pamela Schenck said.

  • Milton Freeman, an art collector and enthusiastic theatergoer who for many years owned 1780 Antiques House in Water Mill, died on Sunday at Southampton Hospital. He was 92.

    He was a designer of bed linens and bath towels when, in 1952, friends introduced him to Robert Ullman, a press agent working in the theater world of Broadway. Both men enjoyed attending the theater, and a lifetime partnership was formed. They also made regular trips to the city’s art galleries and museums.

  • John Robert Lemmon, a craftsman who also painted landscapes and seascapes, died of lung cancer on Dec. 5 at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin, Vt. He was 69.

    Mr. Lemmon had lived in East Hampton his entire life, but spent time at his partner’s, Carrie Kessler’s, farm in Corinth, Vt.

  • Carl Victor King, a Vietnam veteran who came from a large East Hampton family, died on Jan. 3 of complications during heart bypass surgery at the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Manhattan. He was 71.

    After he graduated from East Hampton High School, he joined the Army in the mid-1960s, seeing action in Vietnam. When he returned, he moved to Hampton Bays and later Flanders. He was most recently living in Riverhead, where he had moved last year. He worked as a self-employed plumber.

  • Nancy Janssen, one of the first female members of the Montauk Fire Department, serving as an emergency medical technician, died of complications of Alzheimer’s disease on Jan. 20 in Lancaster, Tex. She was 76 and had been ill for the last five years.

    Her family will remember her as a kind, happy, loving person who enjoyed the outdoors and being around her eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, said her daughter Dawn Stavola of Montauk. “She was really into the grandkids and great-grandkids,” Ms. Stavola said.

  • Thursday, January 29
    GIRLS BASKETBALL, Elwood-John Glenn at East Hampton, 5 p.m.
    BOYS BASKETBALL, Elwood-John Glenn at East Hampton, 6:15 p.m.
    BOYS SWIMMING, East Hampton at Deer Park, 5 p.m.
    KID WRESTLING, East Hampton High School wrestling room, 6-8 p.m.

    Friday, January 30
    DODGEBALL, for boys and girls ages 8 to 13, Sportime Arena, Abraham’s Path, Amagansett, 4-5 p.m.
    BOYS BASKETBALL, East Hampton at Mount Sinai, 4:30 p.m., and Ross School at Pierson, 6:15 p.m.

  • Guild Hall will show the Met: Live in HD’s simulcast of “Les Contes d’Hoffmann,” an opera by Jacques Offenbach, on Saturday at 1 p.m. First performed in 1881, four months after Offenbach’s death, the opera is based on three short stories by E.T.A. Hoffmann, who is the opera’s protagonist.

    The prologue shows Hoffman and his fellow students in Luther’s Inn at Nuremberg. He is persuaded to tell of his three love encounters, which form the three succeeding acts. The opera ends as it began, with an epilogue set in the tavern.

  • BookHampton Fights Back

    BookHampton, the independent bookstore with shops on Main Street in East Hampton and Hampton Road in Southampton, is fighting the encroachment of online retailers like Amazon and a slow winter with a new service — free home delivery of books from Montauk to Hampton Bays.

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