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  • The Star welcomes submissions of essays for its “Guestwords” column, of between 700 and 1,200 words, and of short fiction, between 1,000 and 2,000 words.

    Authors can either email their pieces (in text or Word format) to, with “Fiction” or “Guestwords” in the subject line, or mail them, preferably on disk and saved in a text format, to The Star, Box 5002, East Hampton 11937. A very short biographical note should also be included.

    R. and L. Tepe to Bernstein and Safirstein, 61 Red Dirt Road, 2.6 acres, Nov. 14, $1,650,000.
    G. Balasses (by executor) to Devon’s Fancy Amagansett, 238 Fresh Pond Road, 5.39 acres, Nov. 14, $2,100,000.
    Farrell Holding Co. to E. Annunziato, 4 Old Station Place, .76 acre, Nov. 7, $5,700,000.

    R. and M. Simpson to 311 Surfside L.L.C., 311 Surfside Drive, 2.79 acres, Nov. 13, $37,125,000.


  • Thursday, January 15
    BOYS BASKETBALL, Bayport-Blue Point at East Hampton, 6 p.m.; Southold at Bridgehampton, 6 p.m., and Shelter Island at Pierson, 6:15.
    BOYS SWIMMING, East Hampton at Central Islip, 5 p.m.
    GIRLS BASKETBALL, East Hampton at Bayport-Blue Point, 4:30 p.m., and Pierson-Bridgehampton at Shelter Island, 5:45.

    Friday, January 16
    WRESTLING, East Hampton at Bayport-Blue Point, 4:30 p.m.

  • Richie Daunt, who is to fight at 141 pounds in the Golden Gloves at the end of this month, is offering boxing lessons Saturday mornings at the Body Tech fitness center in the Montauk Playhouse Community Center.

    He’ll teach 17-and-under students there from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m., and older ones from 10:45 to 11:45, beginning this week.

  • The John Drew Theater Lab will present a free staged reading of “What About Miami,” a new play by Rebecca Schull, on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Ms. Schull, a stage, screen, and television actress, was the founder and artistic director of Open World Theatre Company, which presented readings of plays banned in their countries of origin.

  • The Choral Society of the Hamptons will hold auditions by appointment for its spring concert on Friday, Jan. 23. The society has invited those interested to attend the first rehearsal, tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at the East Hampton Presbyterian Church. Auditions may be scheduled by emailing or by calling 204-9402.

  • “Mom, It’s MY Wedding!” — the latest collaboration between Ilene Beckerman and Michael Disher — will have its premiere this evening at 7:30 at the Southampton Cultural Center’s Levitas Center for the Arts and will run through Feb. 1.

    The play, written and conceived by Ms. Beckerman and Mr. Disher, examines the pitfalls, pauses, and the effects on the entire family as mothers and daughters face myriad pre-wedding day choices.

  • Teen Finance

    Budgeting, balancing a bank statement, and smart debit and credit card habits are among the topics on the agenda for a Wednesday evening session on personal finance for teenagers at the Amagansett Library. At 6:30 p.m. Lynn Allen of Allen Business Services and Eileen Espana, a senior at East Hampton High School, will discuss practical skills for those just starting to manage their own finances. And don’t worry about spending your hard-earned money on snacks to tide you over till dinnertime; they’ll be provided by the library.

  • When Kate Mund visited her doctor in September experiencing flu-like symptoms, she had no idea that the consultation would be the start of an ordeal that would continue through the fall and include partial paralysis, neck surgery, and a still-uncertain diagnosis.

    The lifelong East Hamptoner, a resident now of Amagansett’s Lazy Point, had been in good health, but then began to experience weakness and a lack of dexterity in her hands and legs.

  • A.I.A. Peconic, the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects, last month released the winners of its 2014 Daniel J. Rowen Design Awards. The top Honor Awards went to Maziar Behrooz, who has offices in East Hampton and Manhattan, and Roger Ferris, based in Bridgehampton, Manhattan, and Westport, Conn.

    Mr. Behrooz won Merit Awards for two separate projects. Other Merit Awards went to Paul Masi of Bates Masi + Architects in Sag Harbor and Stelle, Lomont, and Rouhani of Bridgehampton, whose partners are Frederick Stelle, Michael Lomont, and Viola Rouhani.

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