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  • A Summer of Friday Authors
        There are readings, and then there are readings at which you can wipe your mouth of a toothsome hors d’oeuvre, rise from your folding chair, and direct a question of your choosing at the author in attendance, plastic tumbler of chardonnay in hand.

  •    Direct from her sold-out performance at Lincoln Center, Audra McDonald, the celebrated soprano and actress, will perform with her jazz ensemble at Guild Hall on Saturday at 7 p.m.
        Ms. McDonald, who is touring in support of her new album, “Go Back Home,” was a presenter at the recent Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall. She then closed the show in a surprise performance with the actor and director Neil Patrick Harris.

  •    The Sag Harbor Historical Society is starting up its Fridays on the Porch series — informal open house events at the Annie Cooper Boyd House with refreshments and speakers. On Friday, July 12, Rebecca Radin will talk about the influence of William Merritt Chase’s Shinnecock Hills Summer School of Art on the painting of Annie Cooper Boyd.
        Ms. Radin, a former professor of philosophy at the University of Michigan, ran an art gallery in the first Borders bookstore. The event goes from 5 to 6 p.m. Donations would be appreciated.

  •    Dom Irerra, who has been nominated six times for an American Comedy Award, starred in countless comedy television shows for HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central, Fox, and Nickelodeon, and performed in four films, will take the stage as part of the 2013 Comedy Club at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor on Monday. Mr. Irerra sharpened his stand-up comedy skills growing up in a multigenerational Italian household in South Philadelphia.

  •    Music lovers have been invited to lounge on the lawn or the terrace of the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill tomorrow for a performance by SisterMonk. The band, mostly female-powered, makes music that is soulful, easy to dance to, and draws on a variety of cultures. They have previously performed with Zap Mama, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Anoushka Shankar, and the Karl Denson Trio.
        The show, from 5 to 8 p.m., is free with museum admission.
     

  •     While the votes for the two candidates for Sagaponack Village trustee were close in number on Friday, the race was not.

        Joy Sieger and William Barbour were each re-elected for two-year terms. Ms. Sieger got 47 votes; Mr. Barbour 46.

        The village board holds public meetings on the third Monday of each month and meets on planning issues on the second Monday of each month. A monthly calendar and legal notices are posted on the village’s Web site, sagaponackvillage.org.
     

  • East Hampton Village

    Emily Strauss reported her MacBook Air laptop missing early after she took a cab last week from Main Street to her house. Police called the driver, who said he had not seen the computer. Police encouraged her to retrace her steps.

    A man left his black gym bag on a bench at Herrick Park on June 14 to walk over to the swings for five minutes. It was gone when he returned.

  • The View From Year Round

        Us vs. them, locals vs. visitors, year-rounders vs. summer people. These points of contrast and conflict are constant on the South Fork and ones that students from Pierson Middle and High School have tried to address through the camera lens. The products of their exploration about what it means to be a year-round resident of the East End, and Sag Harbor, in particular, are part of the exhibit “But Do You Go to School Here?” opening tomorrow at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor.

  •     Wayne Vorpahl, a commercial fisherman who was raised in Amagansett, loved to be on the water, his family said. A bayman for most of his life, he started fishing with his uncle Dan King’s haulseine crew before he was out of high school.

        He was devastated when haulseining was banned in the 1980s, his family wrote. Mr. Vorpahl, who was known as Skeeter, also went clamming, baiting, crabbing, eeling, and trapping, and even “tried dragging, but didn’t like that much,” they said.

  •     Harold Burt Dominy, a Wainscott plumber, clockmaker, and veteran, died on June 17 at the VA Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. He was 91.

        Mr. Dominy, who was born in Southampton on Dec. 30, 1921, to Erastus J. Dominy and the former Elizabeth Ginn, grew up in East Hampton and graduated from East Hampton High School in 1938. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1940 and served during World War II for the next five years as a radio and radar operator. In 1950 he was recalled and served with the Air Force in the Korean war for a year.

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  • 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.

  • The Bargain Box and Bargain Books, the thrift shops at the Ladies Village Improvement Society in East Hampton, will reopen on Tuesday at 10 a.m. after a monthlong hiatus. 

    The shops, all gussied up for spring, will celebrate the season ahead with a raffle this week. When a customer makes a purchase, he or she will be entered in a raffle for a $50 voucher for a future shopping spree at the L.V.I.S. The drawing will be on Saturday at 4 p.m.

  • Bridgehampton beat Stony Brook 54-36 in the county Class C-D championship game at William Floyd High School on Saturday afternoon.

    The Bees may have gone into the game a little overconfident, according to their coach, Carl Johnson, because two of Stony Brook's best players were benched, including the point guard, who sat out with an injury. Nevertheless, Stony Brook kept up with Bridgehampton in the first half, waiting until the last few seconds on the clock during each possession to get off a shot. The Bees led 19-14 at the half.

  • Harborfields High School defeated the East Hampton High School boys basketball team in the county Class A semifinal game on Friday.

    The second-seeded Tornadoes prevailed 73-58 at home against the third-seeded Bonackers to qualify for the championship game on Tuesday at Walt Whitman High School in Huntington Station. 

  • A fire chief responding to an automatic fire alarm call at a house in Bridgehampton on Sunday morning smelled smoke, called for engines to respond, and then discovered flames that firefighters were able to quickly extinguish.

    The Bridgehampton Fire Department was called to a house on Job’s Lane, near Pointe Mecox Lane, at about 9:50 a.m. Mark Balserus, the second assistant fire chief, reported a strong smell of smoke at the house and had dispatchers alert the rest of the department about a fire at about 10:10 a.m.

  • Valentine's Day is Saturday, and before you start with the excuse that there's nothing happening in the Hamptons in the dead of winter, take a look at these ideas for spending time with your valentine. Even if you are sans date this year, the weekend's line-up is sure to keep your heart happy.