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  •     “Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names” is the tagline for “Twenty Feet From Stardom,” a new documentary to be shown as part of the Hamptons International Film Festival’s SummerDocs series on Saturday.

  •     “It is most unusual that we have gone through May and at this writing on June 1 there was very little rainfall. Agriculturally it is dry, but I am sure, as long-term records show, rainfall will be here soon.” So wrote Richard G. Hendrickson, the United States Cooperative weather observer in Bridgehampton, in his monthly report for May.

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  •     The East Hampton Day Care Learning Center’s board of directors has two new chairwomen, Cornelia Randolph and Linda Calder. They are replacing Fred Doss and Diane Saatchi, who led the board for more than five years.

  • Faces in Printmaking

        A printmaking workshop at the East Hampton Library tomorrow will introduce kids 4 and older to this creative technique. Participants will look at faces in prints by famous artists and then print their own faces and shapes using techniques designed for their age group. The class runs from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Advance registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


    Scientists and Scavengers

  •     Peter Charles Durst, a Maidstone Park resident and a founding member of the Maidstoners, a local softball team, died on May 25 at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx after a yearlong battle with lung cancer. He was 59.
        Mr. Durst had followed in both his father’s and his brother’s footsteps, becoming an ironworker. As a member of Local Union 580, he had worked on many of New York’s iconic buildings, including the World Trade Center.

  •     Dr. Ralph H. Brancaccio, a retired radiologist who lived on Bayview Terrace in the Southampton Shores section of North Sea, died on May 25 at home. He was 96.
        Dr. Brancaccio had been in solo practice for more than 40 years, after receiving degrees from Columbia University and the Long Island College of Medicine. He was a member of the Bay Ridge Medical Society, the Brooklyn Radiological Society, and the American College of Radiology peer review board. During his career, he was awarded a fellowship from the American College of Radiology.

  •     In recent years Howard Dickinson of Water Mill and his wife, Sharon Lingwood Dickinson, traveled from Maine to Florida for Mini Cooper events. Her purchase of one of the sporty little cars in 2007 had turned him into an enthusiast.
        The couple also organized their own rallies, including a scavenger hunt, Minis Hunt the Hamptons. They put together one called Hamptons Drive Out Hunger to benefit the Southampton Food Pantry.

  •     Diana Victoria Rowe, a longtime resident of Amagansett and member of the Maidstone and Devon Yacht Clubs, died on May 14 at the home of her daughter Grace Rowe in Cataumet, Mass., after a brief illness. She was 93 years old.
        Born on the Fourth of July, 1919, in Brookline, Mass., where she spent much of her childhood, she attended St. Timothy’s School in Maryland, an all-girl’s boarding school. Her parents were George Chalmers Cutler and the former Susan Margaret Stackpole.

  • AMAGANSETT
    K. Woodward to J. Bell and I. Anguelova, 1853 Montauk Highway, .21 acre, April 4, $600,000.
    E. Diamond (by executor) to S. and S. Greenstein, 88 Indian Wells Highway, 2.54 acres, April 12, $7,500,000.

    BRIDGEHAMPTON
    E. Hampton (by executor) to D. Amada and M. Kumwenda, 26 Huntington Crossway, .51 acre, April 12, $292,580.
    C. and K. Picket to S. and J. Smigel and J. Luchs, 17 Woodruff Ln, .56 acre, April 3, $1,985,000.
    M. Lesser and M. Schneider to T. Solomon, 41 Jennifir Lane, 1.92 acres, April 18, $3,313,000.

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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.