Hook Pond Work
East Hampton Village will pay just over $56,000, or 37 percent of total cost, to the Nature Conservancy for work done from September 2006 to August 2010 to remove phragmites from the shore of Hook Pond. The Nature Conservancy led the project and covered 63 percent of the cost with private donations, according to Kim Doherty, a grants specialist at the conservancy.
Replacing Old Police Cars
Joe Hren III reported that a large “Trees for Sale” sign was stolen from the Hren Nursery on Montauk Highway the night of Oct. 5. The nursery is for sale and is closed.
Kuesune Brodie of Floyd Street told police last Friday that his $600 leaf blower had been stolen shortly after noon that day. He’d left it on his lawn near the sidewalk for about half an hour while he ran a few errands.
It’s Back! “The Magic Garden”
WPIX’s “The Magic Garden,” one of the country’s most successful locally produced children’s television shows from the early 1970s to the mid-1980s, will be recreated by the original stars at the Vail-Leavitt Music Hall in Riverhead on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Edwin Gifford Sr., a public relations pioneer who for many years had a house on Abraham’s Path, East Hampton, died on Sunday of complications of cholangeocarcinoma, a liver cancer, his family said. He was 88.
His professional life was in New York City but in East Hampton he cherished a quieter cadence in life. Saturdays were spent at the jetty at Maidstone Park fishing for snappers with bamboo poles. If the fishing was good a fire would be made and a breakfast of snapper and fried egg would be served up.
Franklin U. Gaugler, who stayed on the South Fork after being stationed in Montauk with the Coast Guard, eventually taking over the Blue Marlin restaurant in that hamlet, died at home in Bradenton, Fla., on Oct. 6. The cause was multiple cancers, his family said. He was 74.
Mary Cumming Tiedemann, whose love of art and nature brought her to East Hampton in early 1960s, died at Stony Brook University Medical Center on Oct. 7 following a stroke. She was 77.
Ms. Tiedemann loved the arts. She enjoyed painting, photography, and collecting craft art from all over the world. In the 1980s, she became a partner in the Elements Gallery, a craft gallery on Madison Avenue in Manhattan. She had an apartment on Fifth Avenue.
A funeral service for Patrick A. Malik of Montauk will be held at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in that hamlet tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Fort Hill Cemetery. Mr. Malik, who was 77, died on Sunday.
Friends and family will gather at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton from 2 to 4 p.m. today and from 7 to 9 tonight. An obituary will appear in a future issue.
Saturday's weather means you may have to change your day's plans.
The Clamshell Foundation's annual Sandcastle Contest at Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett was canceled for the first time in its 23-year history, according to the announcement posted on the foundation's Facebook page Saturday morning. No rain date was set, so sandcastle builders will have to wait until next year. T-shirts designed by Peter Spacek are still for sale, though. Visit the Clamshell Foundation's website for more information.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration honored Richard G. Hendrickson, a volunteer United States Cooperative weather observer since 1930, for his longstanding service on Sunday.
Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton will be temporarily closed to shellfishing from sunrise on Saturday through Wednesday, in anticipation of the annual fireworks show on Saturday, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced on Thursday.