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  •     Diana M. Vogel, a poet, writer, and critic whose work appeared under the name D.H. Melhem, died in Long Beach, Calif., on June 15. A former summer resident of Springs, she was 86 and had been in declining health since she had a stroke in 2012.

        She published seven books of poetry, a fiction trilogy, short stories, essays, and academic articles, as well as two books of criticism on the African-American poet Gwendolyn Brooks.

  •     Word has been received of the death on July 13 of Sue Lynch, who lived in East Hampton as young child. Ms. Lynch died at home in Bakersfield, Calif. She was 64 and had been ill with breast cancer for about a year, said a cousin, Elaine Lynch of Riverhead.

  •    Kelly Wearstler, an interior and fashion designer, will have a trunk show on Saturday at 4 p.m. at MONC XIII on Madison Street in Sag Harbor, with cocktails and a book signing from 6 to 9 p.m.
       MONC XIII is a high-end furniture and home goods shop owned and operated by Natasha Esch, an interior designer and former president of Wilhelmina Models.

    S. Silverstein to N. Patel and H. Talib, 17 Fair Hills Lane, .92 acre, May 24, $3,150,000.
    R. Reid Jr. to I. and D. Friedrich, 619 Lumber Lane, .92 acre, May 24, $3,300,000.
    R. Mahler to Hampton Court Partners, 11 Hampton Court, .53 acre, May 24, $335,000.

    51 Cedar Street L.L.C. to Chateau Sardine #4 L, 51 Cedar Street, .5 acre, June 3, $525,000.
    W. Fowkes Jr. (by referee) to Waterfall Victoria, 300 Pantigo Place, Unit 117, May 30, $625,294.

  • Women Squash Pros Return
        The top 16 professional women’s squash doubles teams are to play in the Women’s Squash Doubles Association’s final tournament of the season, the second annual Wilson Cup, at the Elmaleh/Stanton courts at the Southampton Recreation Center this weekend, beginning today and ending Sunday.

  • Thursday, July 25
    SQUASH, women’s professional doubles Wilson Cup tournament, Elmaleh/Stanton courts, Southampton Recreation Center, through Sunday.

    Saturday, July 27
    SWIMMING, two-mile, one-mile, and half-mile ocean swims to benefit the planned Montauk Playhouse aquatics center, Kirk Park Beach, 7 a.m., registration from 6 a.m.
    POLO, Monty Waterbury Cup match, Heathcote vs. La Lechuza, Two Trees Stables, Hayground Road, Bridgehampton, 4 p.m.

  •     This weekend Peter M. Wolf will be making the rounds thrice over with his new memoir, “My New Orleans, Gone Away.” First, tomorrow at 5 p.m., he’ll read from the book and field questions about it for this summer’s iteration of the popular, shaded, and wet (with libations) Fridays at Five series at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton. Tickets cost $15.

  •     Not only is The Southampton Review’s new and loaded summer edition out and about to be celebrated with a couple of readings, the fledgling TSR Editions is unveiling its first effort, a book of photos by the playwright Joe Pintauro, with a reception and gallery show — all tomorrow, all at Stony Brook Southampton.

  •    “A Hundred Miles to the End,” a film by John Beattie that captures surf culture from Long Beach to Montauk, will be screened at Solé East on Second House Road in Montauk on Sunday as part of Smash Fest 1, a series of happenings from Brooklyn to Montauk showcasing surf films and art.

  •    The Parrish Art Museum’s Jazz en Plein Air series will resume tomorrow with the Richie Siegler Quartet’s jazz with Brazilian and Latin influences. Mr. Siegler is the founding director of Escola de Samba Boom, a 50-member percussion group that plays Brazilian music.

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  • The young dancers of the Hampton Ballet Theatre School presented their spring ballet this weekend at Guild Hall's John Drew Theater in East Hampton.
  • 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.