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  •     Craig C. Morton, a Montauker who had lived in Rincon, Puerto Rico, for the past 15 years, died on Friday in Rincon after a brief illness. He was 49.
        Mr. Morton was an electrician and helped a lot of people in Rincon, according to his brother, Chuck Morton of Montauk.

  •     Richard T. Johnson, who was among the founders of the Concerned Citizens of Montauk, died at San Simeon by the Sound in Greenport on Feb. 21. He was 87. The cause of death was cancer, his niece, Frances Walton, said.

  •     Ruth Hedges Guyer, an early education teacher who, her family said, felt blessed to work with children, died at home in Bridgehampton of cancer on Feb. 26. She was 71.

  •     Toni Botta, who lived in Montauk for more than 30 years, died of cancer on Feb. 20 in Fort Myers, Fla. She was 61 and had been ill for eight months.
        Ms. Botta, known as Rusty, worked at the Montauk Marine Basin and the Montauk Medical Center, before retiring and moving to Lehigh Acres, Fla., with her husband, Anthony Botta, about 15 years ago. 

  •     John Peter Macca, a former sales manager for the Texaco oil company who was a summer resident of Amagansett for several decades, died on Feb. 27 at Treasure Coast Hospice in Florida following a stroke. He was 83.
        Mr. Macca was born on July 8, 1929, in New York City to Peter Samuel Macca and the former Rosana Muraca. As a young man, he served in the Army during the Korean War. He later earned a bachelor’s degree from Hofstra University in Hempstead.

  •     Norman Taylor Harrington II, a former English professor at Brooklyn College, died of cancer last Thursday at home in Manhattan. He was 86 and had been ill for 18 months.
        A part-time resident of Amagansett, he loved Fresh Pond, Louse Point, reading in the Amagansett Library, visiting the proprietor of Amagansett Hardware, having clams at Gosman’s Dock in Montauk, and conferring with his favorite plumber, Phil Gamble, his family said.

  • EAST HAMPTON
    A. Dupuis (by devisees) to T. Teeple, 27 North Hollow Drive, .92 acre, Jan. 16, $890,000.
    D. Hand Jr. to P. DeStaebler and Martin, 20 Oyster Pond Lane, .47 acre, Dec. 14, $760,000.
    D. and R. Bank to R. Gahagan, 20 Peters Path, .52 acre, Dec. 28, $800,000.
    M. and K. Kotuk, Kraus, and White to A. Herrero, 145 Middle Highway, Dec. 31, $1,300,000.
    M. Kotuk and N. and A. Kraus to A. Herrero, 147 Middle Highway, 2.3 acres, Dec. 31, $2,775,000.

    EAST HAMPTON VILLAGE

  •    The winter lecture series at the Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack will begin Sunday with Charlotte Moss, an interior designer and gardener from East Hampton. Her lecture, “Outside Influences,” will include a slide-illustrated tour of gardens from her worldwide travels as well as her own grounds. She will also sign copies of her book “Charlotte Moss: A Visual Life,” which will be available for purchase for $60, $50 for members.

  •    The Hampton Lifeguard Association will begin its junior lifeguard training program for boys and girls age 9 through 14 at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter pool Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
       The program, which is free, is to benefit from a fund-raising dinner at East by Northeast restaurant in Montauk tomorrow from 7 to 11 p.m. The tickets cost $40 per person ($75 for a couple) in advance, or $45 and $85 at the door. The party committee members are Kathy Piacentine, John Ryan Sr., Mary Lownes, Stephanie Bogetti, Lynne Calabrese, and Marigrace Ryan.

  • February 4, 1988
        The Bridgehampton High School boys basketball team would have to “win one more game to make the playoffs,” its coach, John Niles, said following the Killer Bees’ 89-84 victory Monday over Pierson, a Class D and League Seven rival.

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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. 

    SUNDAY, DECEMBER 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.

    FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5 

    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:

    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28

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