Samuel Alan Meddaugh, who was valedictorian of East Hampton High School’s class of 1954 before going on to a career in the fledgling computer industry in the 1960s, died at home in Eagan, Minn., on Oct. 13 of complications from a rare heart disease. He was 78.
Catherine M. Reid, who for many years did the bookkeeping for Reid Brothers auto repair in Sag Harbor, her sons’ business, died at home in Amagansett on Oct. 8. She was 88 and had been under hospice care, her family said.
She was born in Liverpool, England, on Dec. 27, 1925, to Charles J. Reynolds and the former Mary Margaret McNeish, and immigrated as a child to Australia, where her maternal uncles worked aboard ships.
Visiting hours for Joan M. Wyckoff of East Hampton, who died on Saturday at the age of 84, will be on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Nolan and Taylor-Howe Funeral Home at 5 Laurel Avenue in Northport. The service will begin at 3 p.m. that day at the funeral home. An obituary for her will appear in a future issue.
For early-bird snowbirds, Lynn University in Boca Raton will present a one-night reading of “East Hampton, Last Summer,” a new comedy with music by Tony Finstrom, at 7:30 p.m. on Monday. A retired opera star and her playwright companion compete for social status in the bygone days of 1960. Tickets for the reading are $10 and available through lynn.edu/tickets.
Michael Disher will offer a three-week acting class at the Southampton Cultural Center from Tuesday through Nov. 19.
“The Vocal and Physical Monologue” will meet on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Class size will be limited to 16 actors, who will gain an understanding of the range of their vocal skills and physicality using monologues.
The $175 course is open to actors over the age of 16. Those interested can contact Mr. Disher at mbentondisher@ gmail.com to request a brief informational form and further instructions.
Tomorrow at 6 p.m., Sandro Russo will perform the final concert of the Parrish Art Museum’s fall Salon Series. The Sicilian-born pianist will play works by Chopin, Rachmaninoff, and Lowell Liebermann, a contemporary American composer.
Mr. Russo graduated summa cum laude from the Vincenzo Bellini Conservatory in 1995 and earned the pianoforte performing diploma from the Royal College of Music in London. He has performed at numerous concert halls and received many awards. In 2008, he performed at the Music Festival of the Hamptons opening night.
“To Kill a Mockingbird” will return as Bay Street’s Literature Live! production in November. Public performances of the play will begin on Friday, Nov. 7, and will continue through the next three weekends on Fridays and Saturdays. In addition, some tickets for weekday performances, reserved for schools, will be offered based on availability.
Elements Fitness, a barre and dance-fusion studio on East Hampton's Newtown Lane, will show its appreciation for local teachers and employees with a discounted barre fitness class on Tuesday and discounts on class package purchases that day and through the end of the month.
The East Hampton Ladies Village Improvement Society's Bargain Box thrift shop opened on Tuesday ready for the change in weather. After clearing out summer merchandise with a dollar sale last week, the L.V.I.S.
With the goal of recruiting more local residents who can produce their own TV programming, East Hampton’s public access station, LTV, has planned an orientation workshop for Monday night at its studio in Wainscott.