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  •     Mary Pritchard Durkin, who for 35 years spent her summers in East Hampton, died at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan on May 1. She was 72 and had lung cancer.
        Mrs. Durkin lived on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and spent winters in Boca Grande, Fla., but considered East Hampton her home. She would visit her house on Lily Pond Lane year round, and her family would spend holidays there.

  •     Foye Forbus (Bob) Black Jr., a former year-round resident of Amagansett who was a longtime member of the Professional Golfers Association and a “scratch golfer,” meaning that his handicap was zero, died of natural causes in Fort Worth, Tex., on April 18, just six days after his 82nd birthday.

  •     An obituary for Madge R. Lester that appeared in the April 25 issue omitted three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and three step great-grandchildren from among her survivors.
        Ms. Lester and her son, Ted Lester, cared for Helene Schall for seven years; the obituary erroneously said Ms. Schall had taken care of Ms. Lester during that time.

  •     Martin E. Forsberg Jr., who raised his family in East Hampton, died at Southampton Hospital on April 3. Shortly after going to sleep that night at his Springs residence he suffered a seizure, his family said, and never awoke. Mr. Forsberg, who was diabetic, was 45.

    P. Gibson to G. and S. Kearsley, 87 Hand Lane, .82 acre, Mar. 15, $2,450,000.
    C. White (by executor) to Hedges Lane L.L.C., 40 Hedges Lane, .3 acre, Mar. 20, $1,245,000.

    R. Anderman to J. Broderick, 42 Hedge Row Lane, .93 acre, Feb. 28, $2,000,000.
    R. and G. Swanson to B. and N. Freilicher, 93 Spring Close Highway, 1 acre, Mar. 15, $1,250,000.
    S. Newman and R. D’Angelo to D. and E. Ahl, 22 Buck’s Path, .83 acre, Mar. 22, $1,250,000.


  • Ruggers Lose
        The Montauk Rugby Club was ousted from the Northeast Division II regional tournament Saturday as the result of a 32-20 loss to the host side, Princeton, which the next day defeated Montclair, N.J., for the championship and the right to advance in postseason play.

  • Thursday, May 9
    BOYS TENNIS, East Hampton at William Floyd, scrimmage, 3:30 p.m.
    BOYS LACROSSE, Mount Sinai at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.

    Friday, May 10
    SOFTBALL, Westhampton Beach at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.
    BASEBALL, Mount Sinai at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.

  •    Hamptons Take 2 will present an evening with the documentary filmmaker Roger Sherman tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, at which the half-hour film “Zapruder & Stolley: Witness to an Assassination” will be shown, its first showing in New York State.
        The evening also includes a screening of “Alexander Calder,” a 60-minute film on the life and work of the American kinetic sculptor.

  •     Artists of all disciplines may apply to the Watermill Center now for residency slots in 2014, from January through June or September through December. The deadline is June 12 at 5 p.m.; selected artists will be notified in August.
        The center will host four information sessions for prospective applicants, two in Water Mill and two at its Manhattan studio. The sessions in the city happen at 2 p.m. today and at 6 p.m. on May 30 on the 10th floor at 115 West 29 Street. Sessions at the center are on May 21 at 6:30 p.m. and May 28 at 5 p.m.

  •    Guild Hall and the Naked Stage will present three staged readings on Tuesday from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the Boots Lamb Education Center. On tap are “WHOA!” by Lisa Bonner, “From Ship to Shape: An Excerpt” by Walker Vreeland, and “At the Bar” by Hortense Carpentier.

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  • During the blizzard, East Hampton Town and Village officials are standing by to help, and here's a list of important phone numbers to keep handy. As you prepare for the storm, why not print this out?

    Emergency Numbers:

    The joint town and village Emergency Operations Center, which will field calls about storm-related issues, has two numbers, one for village residents and one for town residents. Village residents should call 631-907-9796, and town residents should call 631-907-9743. Emergency line remains 911. 

  • As the South Fork braces for the blizzard on Monday, we are beginning to learn of school cancellations and business closures. We will keep a running list below, but we'll need your help. Please email us announcements and information to to announce a meeting that has been canceled or to let your customers know you are closing early.

  • On Monday Martin Luther King's Birthday will be celebrated, and there are several observations planned on the South Fork this weekend and on Monday.

    Jack Hill, the dean of world languages and literature at the Ross School, will discuss the work of  Dr. King at Canio's Books in Sag Harbor on Saturday at 5 p.m. "The Legacy of Dr. King and Why King Still Matters" will cover his historical significance, his 1963 "Letter From Birmingham Jail," and the continuing importance of a nonviolent fight against injustice. 

  • The Ellen Hermanson Foundation, which has raised money for breast cancer research and education for two decades now, recently donated $295,000 to fund technology and patient support services for Southampton Hospital's Ellen Hermanson Breast Center.

  • As you're cleaning house after the holidays, not everything needs to be chucked.

    The East Hampton Library will take those holiday greeting cards that arrived via the postal service. Foldable cards will be used for a craft project on Jan. 24 at 3:30 p.m., when teenagers will make little boxes out of them, according Lisa Houston, a librarian. 

  • 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.