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  • Saturday, July 7
    SWIM ACROSS AMERICA, half-mile, one-mile, and 5K races in Gardiner’s Bay, Fresh Pond Beach, Amagansett, 6-10 a.m.
    Sunday, July 8
    RUNNING, Firecracker 8K, Lake Agawam Park, Southampton, 8:30 a.m.

  • Weekend Events
        There will be two sporting events of note here this weekend — Swim Across America’s long-distance Hamptons Swim races in Gardiner’s Bay, a fund-raiser for cancer research, which are to be held, from 6 to 10 a.m., at Fresh Pond Beach in Amagansett, and the Firecracker 8K road race, whose start-finish line is across the street from Lake Agawam Park in Southampton, at 8:30 a.m. Sunday.

  • July 2, 1987
        Costa Rica became on June 24 the East End Men’s Night Soccer League spring season playoff champion by virtue of a shot by Carlos Vargas late in the second half that found the upper right corner of the Springs-Village Shoe Store goal.

  • Furst Reads in Sag
        Ah, September in Paris — the bridges over the glittering Seine, the cafes, and, in Alan Furst’s latest novel of espionage, intrigue, and lust, the impending advance of Nazi tanks across the continent. It’s 1938 in “Mission to Paris,” and caught up in the machinations leading up to war are an Austro-Slovenian Hollywood actor, a German baroness, a Russian actress and spy, and for good measure a Hungarian diplomat or two.

  • Green Fashion
        Barbara de Vries’s design collection “Plastic Is Forever,” which incorporates plastic collected from beaches into fashion, jewelry, and lifestyle products, will be available at Flying Point Surf and Sport in Sag Harbor.
        A film about her project “One Beach” will be screened at the store on Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. It is sponsored by Barefoot Wine and the Surfrider Foundation,

  • For Gardeners

    East Hampton Presbyterian Church, Main Street.
    The Garden Club of East Hampton’s July 19 show has “Alice in Wonderland” as its theme, free admission, 1-4 p.m.
    Gardiner Brown House, Main Street, East Hampton.
     On July 28, the East Hampton Ladies Village Improvement Society will hold its annual summer fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

    Open Gardens

  •    Stories, Chess, and More

        The East Hampton Library hosts a story time for children 3 and older on Sundays at 1:30 p.m.

  •     Frances Alenikoff, who choreographed over 90 dance theater works, died on Saturday at Southampton Hospital at the age of 91, of complications following a stroke. She had lived full time on Hog Creek Road in Springs since 2002, while spending time in Mexico, Manhattan, New Jersey, and Hong Kong, where she lived for five months as artist in residence with the Modern Dance Theater of Hong Kong.

  •     Mary Lillian Morici, who with her husband operated the Stop 27 Motel in Montauk starting in the early 1950s, died at home in that hamlet under hospice care on June 13. She was 98. Her health had been declining for the past two years, her family said.
        Born in what was then the farm country of North Merrick to William and Sadie Lyons Bright on April 20, 1914, she grew up on a farm and went to school in North Merrick.

  •     Edward Gerrard Sheehan, who opened and ran the Dockside Bar & Grill in Sag Harbor in 1996, died on June 23 of lung cancer. He was 78.
        He was a natural as a bartender, said one of his sons, Jeffrey Sheehan, because he loved people, and people loved him. “He was one of the greats,” his son said. “He was classic New York salt of the earth.”

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