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  •    Jason Richardson has joined the team of Wells Fargo home mortgage professionals. He is based in Southampton.
       A mortgage consultant, Mr. Richardson earned a master’s degree in business administration from Dowling College in Oakdale in 2009. Mr. Richardson has been a personal banker at Capital One in Quogue and at J.P. Morgan Chase in Riverhead.

  •    Ian Lynch, the Colgate-bound East Hampton High School senior and class valedictorian, made the all-state golf team as a result of his 15th-place finish in the state tournament played on Cornell University’s course last weekend.
       It was the first time that Lynch, who also was the recipient of Suffolk golf’s sportsmanship award, had made the all-state team.

  • Saturday, June 8
    MONTAUK TRIATHLON, 1-mile swim, 22-mile bike, and 10K run, intersection of West Lake and Star Island Drives, 7:30 a.m.
    SOFTBALL, state Class C semifinals, Morse Fields, Queensbury, 9 a.m.; final,  Adirondack Sports Complex, Queensbury, 2 p.m.
    BASEBALL, state Class C semifinals, Broome Community College, Binghamton, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.; championship game, 4.
    SWIM ACROSS AMERICA, kick-off reception, Sag Harbor Yacht Club, 6-9 p.m.

  • David Margolick on “Dreadful”
        Here’s a title to prick up your ears: “Dreadful: The Short Life and Gay Times of John Horne Burns.” Burns, a conflicted man of no small measure of inner turmoil and anger, came out with “The Gallery” in 1947, a debut collection of related stories praised for its descriptions of wartime Italy. It contained an early depiction of what it was like to be gay in the military and sold 500,000 copies.

  •    The Watermill Center will hold its last two open rehearsals of the spring season this week.
        On Sunday at 6 p.m., Susan Yan­kowitz, a librettist and playwright, and Kamala Sankaram, an Indian-American composer, will present “Thumb­print,” an opera-theater work inspired by the experiences of Mukhtar Mai, a Pakistani woman who famously brought her rapists to justice.

  •    The Perlman Music Program will present two evenings of collaborations in which “future stars of classical music” join such veterans as Paul Katz, Merry Peckham, Roger Tapping, Don Weilerstein, Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, and Itzhak Perlman himself to perform chamber music masterworks. A meet-and-greet reception with the artists will follow both events.

  •    Orion Weiss and Anna Polonsky will play for the Rising Stars piano series on Saturday at the Southampton Cultural Center’s Levitas Center.
        A renowned young American soloist, Mr. Weiss has been a Pianofest participant since he was 15. Ms. Polonsky, who will make her debut at Carnegie Hall later this year, will join him to perform Gabriel Faure’s “Dolly” Suite for four hands, Igor Stravinsky’s Concerto for Two Pianos, and George Gershwin’s “An American in Paris” for two pianos.

  •    The laughs continue at Bay Street Theatre’s Comedy Club on Monday, with Jim Breuer, a stand-up comedian, taking the mike. Raised UpIsland in Valley Stream, Mr. Breuer hit the big time when he joined the cast of “Saturday Night Live,” where he became known for his original character Goat Boy and for his impression of Joe Pesci, the actor. Since then, the comic has had roles in several movies, most notably “Half Baked,” in which he co-starred with Dave Chappelle.

  •     The Parrish Art Museum’s Landscape Pleasures garden tour and lecture benefit will take place on Saturday and Sunday. The theme of this year’s program, co-chaired by Lillian Cohen, Jack deLashmet, Martha B. McLanahan, and Linda Hackett Munson, is “Modernism, Minimalism, and Meadows.”
        On Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., a symposium will include three talks with Thomas Woltz, Richard Hartlage, and a joint presentation by Christopher LaGuardia and Viola Rouhani.

  •     An Ancient Highway, East Hampton, house was burglarized on May 20. Doreen Anderson told East Hampton Town police she had been out during the morning and retuned around 12:15 p.m. to find that the master bedroom had been ransacked.

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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.