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  • Katie Osiecki of Amagansett received a proclamation from the New York State Assembly during an East Hampton Town Board meeting last Thursday, honoring her for saving a woman who was drowning in Napeague Bay last year.

  • Creature Camouflage

    On Sunday at 10 a.m. at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton, Melanie Meade will lead a program for 3 to 6-year-olds on how animals camouflage themselves in nature. Kids will play an outdoor game and then do a craft inside. Advance sign-up has been requested.

     

    Rocket Day

  • The Montauk Chamber of Commerce is still short $4,000 for a fireworks display scheduled for Saturday at 7 p.m. as part of the fall festival. The expected cost of the display is $16,000. The chamber issued a challenge two weeks ago to business owners, who, according to Laraine Creegan, the chamber’s director, were not too excited by it. The Montauk Fire Department and the Atlantic Terrace Motel have both donated $5,000, she said.

  • Evelyn and Bill Bates of Springs will reach a milestone on Wednesday, as they celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple, who lived in East Hampton in earlier years, have three grown children. 

    Mr. Bates was active in the East Hampton Fire Department, and his wife was president of the department’s ladies auxiliary for a time. He started Bates Electric, which a son now runs. She taught Sunday school at the Springs Presbyterian Church for many years and established Red Hat Ladies groups in Florida and Springs, according to a friend, Susan Flaherty.

  • Monica M. Brennan, a former owner of the Blue Haven Motel in Montauk, died in Mountain Lakes, N.J., on Saturday, two weeks before her 82nd birthday, after a brief illness.

    Mrs. Brennan and her husband, Thomas Brennan, had lived in Rockland County for 20 years, where they raised seven children. Mr. Brennan enjoyed fishing in Montauk, and they moved there in 1978, buying the Blue Haven Motel. “Montauk was the beginning of many special moments and lasting memories,” her family said.

  • Madeline Patricia Betts, who spent much of her life in Sag Harbor as both a year-round and summer resident, died at Sem Haven, a residential care center in Milford, Ohio, on Sept. 29. She had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease six years ago, her family said. She was 90.

  • Thomasina Rana Graham, who was born in Amagansett, died on Sept. 27 at home in Naples, Me. Stewart R. Graham Sr., her husband of more than 70 years, was at her bedside. She was 95.

    Known to friends and family as Mae or Maizie, Mrs. Graham was born on Sept. 12, 1919, the second child of Peter and Rose Rana of Amagansett. While working at the former Dominy Guest House in East Hampton, she met her husband, who was serving with the Coast Guard at its old Georgica Station in East Hampton.

  • AMAGANSETT
    J. and R. Bennett to Revive Ad L.L.C., 216 Cranberry Hole Road, .8 acre (vacant), July 28, $720,000.

    EAST HAMPTON
    K. Collum to T. Cooper, 74 Long Lane, .54 acre, Aug. 7, $400,000.
    M. Mitchnick and V. Keegan to O. Kukurudza, 85 Gould Street, .55 acre, Aug. 1, $1,300,000.
    A. and M. Tenenbein to M. and P. Kaplow Trusts, 20 Livery Lane, .89 acre, Aug. 8, $1,300,000.
    E. Bradley Jr. (by executor) to J. and J. Goldstern, 8 St. Regis Court, 2.77 acres, Aug. 8, $2,587,500.

    EAST HAMPTON VILLAGE

  • Rescue Squad Race

    A six-mile stand-up paddleboard race, the last in Main Beach Surf and Sport’s SUP series, is to be held Saturday as a benefit the East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue Squad. The boards are to be launched at Amagansett’s Lazy Point at 9 a.m. Registration will be from 7:30. The donation/fee is $75.

  • Thursday, October 9
    GOLF, Westhampton Beach vs. East Hampton, South Fork Country Club, Amagansett, 3:30 p.m.
    FIELD HOCKEY, Pierson-Bridgehampton at East Hampton, 4 p.m.
    BOYS SOCCER, East Hampton at Miller Place, 4:30 p.m.
    CROSS-COUNTRY, East Hampton boys at invitational, Indian Island County Park, Riverhead, and East Hampton girls at invitational, Red Creek Park, Hampton Bays, 4 p.m.
    GIRLS VOLLEYBALL, East Hampton at Mount Sinai, 5 p.m.

    Friday, October 10

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  • Hailing the Solstice
    All have been invited to a winter solstice celebration at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork meetinghouse on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike Saturday at 7 p.m. The gathering will begin with a potluck supper, and those planning to share have been asked to prepare a dish with a generous six portions. A candlelight ceremony will follow, with drumming, dancing, and music.

    A suggested donation of $10 for each adult will go to local food pantries and also benefit the meetinghouse.

  • "Paintings of Hope," an exhibition of work by Haim Mizrahi, an East Hampton artist, will open at Vered Gallery in East Hampton on Saturday at 6 p.m. The evening will include a candle lighting and songs with Chabad of East Hampton in celebration of the fifth night of Hanukkah.

  • A holiday concert at Ashawagh Hall Thursday evening will feature Caroline Doctorow performing with Russ Seeger, and the Job Potter and Friends band, with musicians to include Gerry Giliberti, Sarah Greene, and Randy Parsons.

    In store are folk, blues, and country music, including original songs, as well as holiday classics. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

  • There's one more chance before the holiday season to give the gift of a blood donation.

  • The East Hampton Historical Society has decked its halls, well, its lovingly maintained old structures, for two events this weekend.

  • With Hanukkah just days away and Christmas in just two weeks, this weekend offers plenty of opportunities to celebrate, shop, join others in song, or revel in those distinctly December aromas of gingerbread and hot cider. There are gift shows galore, several production of "The Nutcracker" and its variations, and even a "Frozen" show at the Southampton Arts Center for all the Anna and Elsa fans out there. Use this as a guide to make your list (and check it twice) of happenings through Dec. 14. 

    SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14

  • Carmen Adriana, an East Hampton stylist, will be the guest host at a shopping event at the East Hampton Theory store on Saturday.

    In an email announcing the event, Ms. Adriana said that “Theory is always on my short list when I begin building a wardrobe for someone” and that when the store asked her to host the event she “calmly said yes and then did the happy dance.”

    She will offer her styling expertise at the store, which is at 46 Newtown Lane, from 2 to 6 p.m.

  • Santa Claus' schedule is jam packed this weekend. He'll make appearances at the parade in his honor in East Hampton, and then later he will arrive by fire truck on Long Wharf in Sag Harbor. Find out where else the jolly old fellow will pop up Dec. 4 through Dec. 7, along with many other holiday events happening from Southampton to Montauk this weekend.

    FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5 

    WINDMILL LIGHT-UP: Refreshments, holiday treats, music, and crafts for kids, Stony Brook Southampton, 5-7 p.m.

  • There will be no shortage of holiday festivities in East Hampton Village this weekend, providing the weather cooperates, but rain, shine, or snow, the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center will ring in the season with cocktails, dancing, and live music at a fund-raiser on Sunday evening at the Palm.