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  •     The Star has received word of the death on Dec. 25 of Douglas A. Freytag of East Hampton. Mr. Freytag, who was 66, died at the Northport Veterans Administration Hospital of complications related to past exposure to Agent Orange, his family said.
        Mr. Freytag was born on Oct. 4, 1946, to Warren H. Freytag and the former Helen L. Brooks. He grew up in East Hampton and graduated from East Hampton High School, entering the Air Force just after graduation in 1965.

  •     Natacha Pehlman Dykman, a former president of the League of Women Voters of New York State who spent the last year and a half of her life in East Hampton with her son, Timothy Hogue Dykman, died at the age of 90 on April 14 at Southampton Hospital. She died of heart failure, her family said, but had been in declining health over the past several years, as she had Alzheimer’s disease.

  •     There will be a paddleout service to spread the ashes of John (Jeb) Stuart at Atlantic Terrace Beach in Montauk on June 23 at 3 p.m. The Montauk lobsterman died of liver and kidney failure on April 9 at the age of 61.

  •     A memorial service for Eugenia Bartell will be held on Saturday at the Montauk Community Church starting at 2 p.m. Ms. Bartell died on April 4 at the age of 75.

  •     A memorial service for Helen Louise Freytag of East Hampton, who died on April 12, will be held at 3 p.m. on May 17 at Maidstone Park in Springs.
        An obituary for Ms. Freytag’s son, Douglas A. Freytag, appears on this page.
     

  • The Arts at Ashawagh

        A Celebration of the Arts, opening at Ashawagh Hall on Tuesday evening, will highlight the Springs School’s visiting artists program, with work by both students and artists from the community who worked with them. Student films will be screened at the opening reception, which will run from 4 to 6 p.m. The show will be on view through next Thursday.

  •    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 e-mail their pieces (in text or Word format) to submissions@ehstar.com, 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.

  • AMAGANSETT
    C. Turlinski to M. and A. Gross, 228 Town Lane, 1.36 acres, Mar. 8, $1,200,000.

    EAST HAMPTON
    A. Kuhn (by executor) to J. Kim, 71 Harbor View Avenue, .23 acre (vacant), Feb. 20, $110,000.
    A. Kuhn (by executor) to M. Brennan, 73 Harbor View Avenue, .44 acre (vacant), Feb. 20, $110,000.
    T. Bacon to SeleneRMOF II, 124 Oakview Highway, .11 acre, Aug. 23, $460,451.
    E. Krug and J. Haubrich to C. Beirne and R. O’Dunne, 7 Shellfish Lane and 2-42.002, .86 acre, Mar. 8, $1,295,000.

  • Fund-Raiser
        The Greater East Hampton Education Foundation will benefit from a fund-raiser at East Hampton Point restaurant tomorrow night from 6:30 to 10:30. There will be a buffet dinner, dancing, a silent auction, and raffles. Tickets cost $35 per person.

    Off-Road Half

  • Thursday, May 2
    GIRLS LACROSSE, East Hampton at Mount Sinai, 6 p.m.

    Friday, May 3
    BOYS TENNIS, division tournament, first rounds, William Floyd High School, noon.
    SOFTBALL, Rocky Point at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.
    BASEBALL, East Hampton at Shoreham-Wading River, 4:30 p.m.
    BOYS LACROSSE, East Hampton at Babylon, 7 p.m.

    Saturday, May 4
    BOYS TENNIS, division tournament, quarterfinal and semifinal matches, William Floyd High School, 9 a.m.

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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 TKV@ehstar.com 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.