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  • Lewis Zacks, a much-admired artist who lived in Springs, died on Nov. 16, a day after his 83rd birthday, at New York Presbyterian Hospital, following complications of a failed surgery.

    He was born in Taunton, Mass., the only son of Etta Hoberman and Robert Zacks. At the age of 5, he could draw anything his mother placed in front of him. When he was in middle school, a teacher who thought his talent remarkable gave up her Saturdays to drive him to Providence so that he could study at the Rhode Island School of Design.

  • Before Kathleen Ann Aufrecht and her husband, William Aufrecht, started Bill’s Pool Service in 1991, she was a high school home economics teacher at North Babylon High School. The couple bought their house in East Hampton 10 years earlier and decided to retire here, but had divided their time between East Hampton and Marco Island in Florida since 2004.

    Ms. Aufrecht died there, surrounded by family, on Nov. 13. She was 67 and had metastic breast cancer for eight years.

  • Kenneth Glen Rea of Church Lane in Springs, a World War II veteran of the Navy Seabees who served for 12 years on the executive board of American Legion Post 419 in Amagansett, died on Nov. 25 at Southampton Hospital after a fall in which he suffered a broken hip. He was 88.

    FCSB A REO NY-Retail to F. Correa, part of 542 Montauk Highway, Sept. 29, $1,050,000.
    A. Lizza and trust (by executor) to G. Cacucciolo, 414 Main Street, .5 acre, Aug. 6, $1,200,000.
    Big Red Barn L.L.C. to 11 Indian Wells Highway, 11 Indian Wells Highway, 1.18 acres, Oct. 9, $4,700,000.

    203 Brick Kiln L.L.C. to M. Millie and V. Chant, 203 Brick Kiln Road, 2.02 acres, Sept. 26, $4,845,000.
    C. Kronfeld to 2101 W Anderson Lane, 335 Mitchell Lane, 1.4 acres, Oct. 1, $5,000,000.

  • Blumenfeld and Fleming, a Montauk ad agency, recently received a sweep of MarCom Awards in marketing and communications for advertisements created for East End clients.

    The advertising and design firm, which creates websites, logos, and ad campaigns for clients from Manhattan to Montauk, was founded by Lynn Blumenfeld and Jill Fleming, both with Madison Avenue backgrounds.

  • Friday, December 5
    GIRLS BASKETBALL, East Hampton at Westhampton Beach, nonleague, 4:30 p.m.
    BOYS BASKETBALL, Kendall Madison Tip-Off Classic, first-round games, Mattituck vs. Westhampton Beach, 5 p.m., and East Hampton vs. Pierson, 6:15, East Hampton High School.
    RUGBY, holiday dinner, South Fork Country Club, Amagansett, 7 p.m.

    Saturday, December 6

  • The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will screen “Four American Composers: John Cage” tomorrow at 6 p.m. An excerpt from Peter Greenaway’s 1983 documentary “Four American Composers,” it profiles the avant-garde composer, writer, and artist whose influence has been felt in the visual arts and dance, as well as by composers and musicians ranging from Stockhausen to Morton Feldman to Philip Glass to Frank Zappa.

  • The Southampton Cultural Center has announced a new program, Local Talent @ SCC, which will make the Levitas Center available without charge to East End artists of all disciplines for recital and performance.

  • The group called Our Fabulous Variety Show will return to Guild Hall this weekend with four performances of “A Spectacular Christmas Carol,” its retelling of Dickens’ classic story. The show will present the tale of Scrooge, played by Tony D’Alessio, and the three ghosts through song and dance.

  • The East Hampton Library will screen “Stuart Sutcliffe: The Lost Beatle” Saturday at 1 p.m. The 60-minute BBC documentary, directed in 2005 by Steve Cole, tells the story of Sutcliffe, who became friends with John Lennon in 1957 when both were students at the Liverpool School of Art, and joined the rock group, then known at the Quarrymen, in 1959.

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