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  • Freddy Plimpton, an artist and designer, died of respiratory failure on Feb. 22 at the Vermont Respite House in Williston, Vt. She was 73 and had lived on the South Fork, in Bridgehampton and Sagaponack, for 30 years.

  • Helen E. Sheehy of Amagansett, 87, died on Feb. 16 in Florida. She had gone there to celebrate a granddaughter’s Valentine’s Day engagement party in Jupiter, where, said her family, she had a wonderful time, laughing and dancing with family and friends. Two days later she died at the Palm Beach County Hospice at Palm Gardens Hospital. Death was attributed to heart failure.

  • Melvin Charles Bennett of Springs, known to most as Chuck, or Mel, died of lung cancer at Southampton Hospital on Feb. 25. He was 61.

    A mason for many years who most recently worked for the Cozy Cottages in Wainscott, Mr. Bennett was known as an all-around handyman. In his spare time, he most enjoyed clamming and fishing in the waters around Springs, and spending time with friends, family, and his dog, Molly. “He was a great friend to all who knew him,” said his daughter, Amanda Bennett of East Hampton.

  • Guild Hall’s 30th Academy of the Arts Lifetime Achievement Awards dinner will take place Monday from 6 to 10 p.m. at Sotheby’s in New York City.

    This year’s honorees are Jules Feiffer, whose literary-media arts award will be presented by Robert Caro, Matthew Broderick for performing arts and Ralph Gibson for visual arts, both of whom will be introduced by Laurie Anderson, and Linda and Harry Macklowe, who will receive an award for leadership and philanthropy from Michael Lynne.

  • Center Stage at the Southampton Cultural Center will begin a three-week run of “A Chorus Line” tonight at 7:30. The Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, conceived and choreographed by Michael Bennett, opened on Broadway in 1975 and ran for more than 6,000 performances. Set at an audition, the show celebrates the ambitions and disappointments of background dancers who perform in the shadow of a production’s stars.

  • As part of the Madoo Talks lecture series, Marilee Foster, an artist, writer, and farmer whose family settled in Sagaponack in the mid-1700s, will talk about “The Evolving Sagaponack Landscape” at the Madoo Conservancy in that village on Sunday at noon.

  • After a monthlong hiatus, the Fireside Sessions with Nancy Atlas will return to Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor tomorrow evening at 8. Ms. Atlas’s guests will include Billy Campion and Billy Ryan, formerly of the Bogmen, one of New York City’s biggest underground bands during the mid-1990s.

    The Nancy Atlas Project has been a mainstay of the East End music scene for many years. The group has opened for Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams, Toots and the Maytals, Jimmy Buffett, and Crosby, Stills, and Nash, among many others. Tickets to the show are $20.

  • The Montauk Library will be the site of “The Magic of Folklore,” a performance and talk by Matthew Harrison and Vlada Yaneva, two pianists, on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. They will perform two and four-hand pieces inspired by traditional folk motifs and discuss compositions by Manuel Infante, Isaac Albeniz, Chopin, Schumann, Karol Szymanowski, Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, and Dvorak. The program is free.

    North Whale L.L.C. to C. and L. Carr, 19 Katie Lane, 1.17 acres, Dec. 19, $2,825,000.
    M. Minkoff to Cranberry Hole Banana, 74 Cranberry Hole Road, 5.6 acres, Dec. 23, $3,750,000.
    H. Lorin to K. Oram, 60 Wyandanch Lane, .23 acre, Dec. 15, $1,950,000.

    Sag Harbor Turnpike to Town of Southampton, 1103 and 1095 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, 3.96 acres (vacant), Dec. 15, $595,000.
    K. Guilfoyle to B. Funk, 139 Meadows East, .92 acre, Dec. 19, $1,800,000.

  • Spring Sports

    Spring will officially be here Monday insofar as East Hampton High School sports — boys and girls lacrosse, girls and boys track, baseball, softball, and boys tennis — are concerned.

    As of last week, Lou Reale, the softball coach, couldn’t get into the shed where his pitching machine is stored, and, given all the snow cover, it seems as if it will take a while not only for the snow to disappear, but also for the softball and baseball infields to dry out.

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