On July 17 at about 3:30 p.m., a resident of Old Stone Highway flagged down an officer on patrol and pointed out some “waste dirt with a putrid smell,” which he said had been illegally dumped onto his driveway, about 20 feet from the road. The estimated four to five yards of dirt was blocking access to three houses that share a common driveway. One of the homeowners called Bistrian’s to remove it.
The Nelson Illusions Smoke and Mystery Tour will materialize at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Wednesday with shows at 1 and 5 p.m. The show, according to the museum, “combines rare and original illusions from around the world with award-winning, jaw-dropping magic.” It is geared to those 5 and up. Tickets cost $16 for adults, $13 for kids, and $14 and $11 for members.
An arts and crafts workshop focusing on an op-art project will precede the show at 4 p.m. The cost is $10, $8 for members.
Helen Cordier Johns, who had an abiding commitment to social justice and diversity and worked on causes from integration to the support of AIDS patients, died on Aug. 4 in Richmond, Va. She was 89.
Throughout her life, Ms. Johns spent as much time as she could in East Hampton, in a house she built next door to one her maternal grandfather, Howard Ogden Wood, had built in the late 19th century on Georgica Pond. According to family lore, the house was constructed on the spot where a goose fell during a hunting trip to the area.
Thomas Corwin Tillinghast, a former member of the East Hampton Fire Department and charter member of the East Hampton Kiwanis Club, died of complications of heart disease at home in Southold on July 17.
Mr. Tillinghast, who was born on a dairy farm at Apaquogue and Georgica Roads, lived nearly all of his 61 years in East Hampton. He moved to Southold in 2011, said his brother, Robert Tillinghast of East Hampton.
A funeral service for Dominick Puglisi of Blue Jay Way in East Hampton, who died on Friday, will take place at the Robertaccio Funeral Home on Medford Avenue in Patchogue today at 11 a.m. A deacon from St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church will lead the service. Burial will follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Coram.
An obituary for Mr. Puglisi, who was 59, will appear in a future issue.
D. Raji to Edge Capital Management, 2128 Montauk Hwy, 2.58 acres (vacant), June 2, $2,575,000.
R. and K. Slater to A. Khalil and M. Asch, 4 Katie Lane, 1.09 acres, May 9, $2,375,000.
Putnam Amagansett Farm to Town of East Hampton, 551 and 561 Montauk Hwy, 18.86 acres, May 2, $10,150,000.
M. Pesek (by trustee) to 210 Bluff Road L.L.C., 210 Bluff Road, .74 acre (vacant), June 6, $3,311,000.
A. and J. Schrott Trust to M. Pommier and C. Jensen, 83 Gardiner Drive, .14 acre, June 13, $1,550,000.
“Songs and Stories,” a cross-genre performance series, will be launched by the Southampton Cultural Center on Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. The ongoing initiative will pair writers, poets, musicians, dancers, visual artists, and other creative individuals in free performances presented simultaneously at different venues in Southampton.
Inspired by the art exhibition “Tactility,” Iktus Percussion will perform two pieces at the cultural center. Sebastian Noelle Jazz will explore chance and the unconscious at Arthur T. Kalaher Fine Art.
The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will kick off the weekend tomorrow at 7 p.m. with its Maritime Film Festival, consisting of 14 short films, all under five minutes, that reflect filmmakers’ and artists’ appreciation of the sea.
Founded by Andrew Poneros, a sailor and artist, and Timothy Regan, it aims to explore the human legacy of life and expedition on the water and to create an arena for artists and filmmakers to share a deeper understanding of our relationship with the sea. Tickets are $10, free for members, students, and children.