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  • St. Luke’s Family Fair

        Pony rides, face painting, a dunk tank, a fun house, and more are in store for kids at the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church’s Summer Family Fair on Saturday. Entry to the fair is free. The church is on James Lane in East Hampton.

    Hedgehog on the Go

  • East Hampton

    Scott Hinson of Accabonac Road noticed three checks missing from his checkbook on June 10. Five days earlier, he told police, he’d had a new boiler installed. When he called his bank he was told that two of the missing checks had already been cashed, for $625 and $495, with his signature forged on both. An ex-employee of the boiler company is suspected of having taken the checks, and police are investigating.

    East Hampton Village

  •     Grace Dominy Renkens started her 20-year teaching career in a one-room schoolhouse in upstate Leeds, N.Y., at a time when the older children would load the classroom’s coal stove and cook soup for the younger ones’ lunch. She died on June 28 at home on Sherrill Road in East Hampton. She was 97.

  •     Mary Viola Collum, who with her husband, William Collum, started Collum Signs in Southampton, died on Sunday at the Westhampton Care Center following a stroke. She was 85 and had spent nearly her entire life in East Hampton and Southampton.

        She married Mr. Collum, whom she had met at East Hampton High School, on April 19, 1947, at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in East Hampton. Two years later, the couple moved to Southampton.

  •     Brenda A. Grodski, a gardener, proprietor of the Long Island Perennial Farm in Riverhead, and a great supporter of veterans’ causes and other charities, died of liver failure on May 18 at New York Presbyterian Hospital. She was 62.

        Ms. Grodski, an East Hampton native, was born to William and Florence Talmage at Southampton Hospital on Sept. 11, 1950, and went to East Hampton High School.

  •     A memorial service is to be announced for James Carley of East Lake Drive, Montauk, who died unexpectedly on Monday in Tulum, Mexico. He was 60. An obituary will appear in a future issue.

  •     A graveside service for Ruth E. McDonald, a former East Hampton resident who died on May 25 in Boynton Beach, Fla., will be held on July 15 at 11 a.m. at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in East Hampton. Family and friends have been invited to gather at the American Legion Hall in Amagansett following the service.

        Her family has suggested memorial donations to Forgotten Soldiers Outreach, at, or St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital,

  •     A graveside service for Dorothy Moss of Mill Hill Lane, East Hampton, who died on Sunday, will be held at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in East Hampton at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow. An obituary for her will appear in a future issue.

    25 Golf Club L.L.C. to R. Lewin and D. Finesilver, 25 Golf Club Drive, 1.75 acres, May 14, $3,650,000.
    L. Metcalf to A. and C. Stewart, 64 Atlantic Avenue, .53 acre, May 13, $2,700,000.
    M. Eshagian Trust II to J. Allerhand and R. Schatz, 65 Hedges Lane, .63 acre, May 13, $2,412,000.

    B. Stavropoulos (by executor) to FEM Building and Development, 280 Halsey Lane, .54 acre, Apr. 18, $2,150,000.

    B. Cosgrove to J. and E. Daniel, 22 Abrahams Path, .1 acre, May 13, $271,600.

  • Stitch Celebrates
        Stitch will bring models and a D.J. to Southampton’s Fourth of July parade today from 9 a.m. to noon. The party will continue at the shop afterward, from 3 to 7 p.m., with a barbecue, refreshments, and surprise guests.
        On Saturday, the shop will have a sale on Biba clothing, fabric, and accessories.

    Beachwear a-Go-Go

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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.