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  •     Ernest Leroy Thomsen, a former East Hampton Town policeman who retired as a sergeant in 1974, died at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead on Feb. 20, from complications from diabetes and a heart attack. He was 84 and had been sick for a couple of months.
        Known as Roy, he was born in Queens to Ernest Thomsen and the former Jessie Bachelor on May 30, 1928. He grew up in Queens.

  •     Word has reached The Star of the death of Stefon Marcel Johnson of Portsmouth, Va., a childhood resident of Bridgehampton, who died on March 1 at the Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn. Mr. Johnson, who was 22, was born with sickle cell anemia, an inherited disease caused by an abnormal protein inside red blood cells.

  •     Rose M. Swanson of East Hampton, who worked as a waitress at such restaurants as John Duck’s and Balzarini’s in Southampton, died in Southampton on Feb. 26 at the age of 87.

  •     Edward John Golden, who was called Skip and spent the first half of his life in Montauk, died on Feb. 27 following a seizure. He was 48.
        Mr. Golden had been a resident of the Association for Help of Retarded Children’s intermediate care facility in Shoreham for the last 24 years.
        Born in Flushing on Aug. 10, 1964, he was the son of Edward Golden and the former Margaret Burke, now Margaret Lachman. His father died in 1969.

  •     Margaret Moffat Young, an East Hampton real estate agent who served as a nurse’s aide during World War II, died on Jan. 27 in Lancaster, Pa. She was 88 and had Alzheimer’s disease.
        She was born on Sept. 18, 1924, to John Gilchrist Moffat and the former Jane Scull. She attended the Knox School in Scranton, Pa., and Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. She married John Dowdney in 1947. They lived in New York and summered in East Hampton.

  •     Visiting hours for Gloria Rousell, 90, of Montauk, who died Sunday at Southampton Hospital, will be tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton. A funeral Mass for her will be said at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in Montauk at 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be at Fort Hill Cemetery in Montauk.

  •     A wake will be held at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton next Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. for Mary Dunne of Amagansett, who died on Sunday at the age of 94. A funeral Mass will be said on Friday, March 22, at 10 a.m. at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in East Hampton.
        An obituary will appear in a future issue.

    A. and N. Caputo to E. Crotty, 93 Mulford Lane, .15 acre, Dec. 28, $405,000.
    P. Eames to Kensington Realty, 25 Handy Lane, .65 acre, Dec. 18, $235,000.
    P. O’Connell (by executor) to Goode and Janowski-Goode, 110 Montauk Highway, 1.5 acres, Jan. 14, $1,200,000.

    A. and H. Luchnick to E. Kaufman, 6 Sand Hill Lane, .92 acre, Dec. 19, $620,000.
    J. and R. Sheehan to P. Johnson and R. O’Leary, 3 Spy Glass Lane, .57 acre, Jan. 23, $1,195,000.

  • Thursday, March 14
    BOYS LACROSSE, East Hampton at William Floyd, scrimmage, 4:30 p.m.
    GIRLS LACROSSE, East Hampton at Hauppauge, scrimmage, 4:30 p.m.

    Friday, March 15
    BASEBALL, East Hampton at Southampton, scrimmage, 4 p.m.

  • Max Cure Spin
        Fly Wheel Sports at 85 Montauk Highway, East Hampton, is participating in a nationwide fund-raiser for the Max Cure Foundation this Saturday, beginning at 2 p.m.

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  • Hailing the Solstice
    All have been invited to a winter solstice celebration at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork meetinghouse on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike Saturday at 7 p.m. The gathering will begin with a potluck supper, and those planning to share have been asked to prepare a dish with a generous six portions. A candlelight ceremony will follow, with drumming, dancing, and music.

    A suggested donation of $10 for each adult will go to local food pantries and also benefit the meetinghouse.

  • "Paintings of Hope," an exhibition of work by Haim Mizrahi, an East Hampton artist, will open at Vered Gallery in East Hampton on Saturday at 6 p.m. The evening will include a candle lighting and songs with Chabad of East Hampton in celebration of the fifth night of Hanukkah.

  • A holiday concert at Ashawagh Hall Thursday evening will feature Caroline Doctorow performing with Russ Seeger, and the Job Potter and Friends band, with musicians to include Gerry Giliberti, Sarah Greene, and Randy Parsons.

    In store are folk, blues, and country music, including original songs, as well as holiday classics. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

  • There's one more chance before the holiday season to give the gift of a blood donation.

  • The East Hampton Historical Society has decked its halls, well, its lovingly maintained old structures, for two events this weekend.

  • With Hanukkah just days away and Christmas in just two weeks, this weekend offers plenty of opportunities to celebrate, shop, join others in song, or revel in those distinctly December aromas of gingerbread and hot cider. There are gift shows galore, several production of "The Nutcracker" and its variations, and even a "Frozen" show at the Southampton Arts Center for all the Anna and Elsa fans out there. Use this as a guide to make your list (and check it twice) of happenings through Dec. 14. 


  • Carmen Adriana, an East Hampton stylist, will be the guest host at a shopping event at the East Hampton Theory store on Saturday.

    In an email announcing the event, Ms. Adriana said that “Theory is always on my short list when I begin building a wardrobe for someone” and that when the store asked her to host the event she “calmly said yes and then did the happy dance.”

    She will offer her styling expertise at the store, which is at 46 Newtown Lane, from 2 to 6 p.m.

  • Santa Claus' schedule is jam packed this weekend. He'll make appearances at the parade in his honor in East Hampton, and then later he will arrive by fire truck on Long Wharf in Sag Harbor. Find out where else the jolly old fellow will pop up Dec. 4 through Dec. 7, along with many other holiday events happening from Southampton to Montauk this weekend.


    WINDMILL LIGHT-UP: Refreshments, holiday treats, music, and crafts for kids, Stony Brook Southampton, 5-7 p.m.

  • There will be no shortage of holiday festivities in East Hampton Village this weekend, providing the weather cooperates, but rain, shine, or snow, the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center will ring in the season with cocktails, dancing, and live music at a fund-raiser on Sunday evening at the Palm.

  • With Thanksgiving behind us, the Christmas lights are going up and holiday markets abound. Take a look at what's coming up this weekend from Southampton to Montauk:


    ADOPT-A-FAMILY: Collection, presents and gift cards for clients of the Retreat, victims of domestic abuse. Call help line, 329-4398, for details.