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  •     Mark Jay Meyer, known to many who frequented the Amagansett Building Materials company and Village Hardware in East Hampton before that, died of unknown causes on Saturday. He was 50 years old.
        A funeral service was scheduled for today at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in East Hampton starting at 10:30 a.m. He was to be buried in the church cemetery on Cedar Street.

  •     Calvin M. Smith, who was born in the Hayground section of Bridgehampton on Aug. 11, 1927, died of a brain tumor on March 12 at home, across the street from where he was born. He was 85.

  •     Ann F. Walker, who was a director of nursing at New York Presbyterian’s Babies and Children’s Hospital in New York City before moving to Springs, died at home in Jupiter, Fla., on Sunday. No cause of death was given. She was 86.
        Mrs. Walker was known as Rusty. She was born in Haverstraw, N.Y., on Aug. 8, 1926, the daughter of Edward Freyfogle and the former Anna Brady. Her aunt and uncle, Kathryn and Irving Rose, adopted her at an early age and raised her.

  •     Gerald E. McCarthy, a retired detective with the New York Police Department and a devoted member of the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Bridgehampton, died on March 16 at Good Shepherd Hospice in Port Jefferson. His death was caused by leukemia, which was the result of myelodysplastic syndrome, a blood disease.  

  •     Ella N. Collins, a retired nurse who lived on Maidstone Avenue in East Hampton Village with her husband, Irad S. Collins, for many years, died on March 20 at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton of pulmonary hypertension, her family said. She was 91.
        Mrs. Collins worked as a nurse at Southampton Hospital for many years. She later worked at what was formerly the Southampton Nursing Home.

  • Diners’ Coupon Book
        An opportunity to dine at 34 restaurants on the East End with a buy-one-entree-get-one-free discount is available via a coupon book, the sales of which benefit East End Hospice. Now in their 14th year, the fund-raising books have remained at a price of $100 and can be ordered online at

    R. Parsons to Woodbury L.L.C., 67 Floyd Street, 1 acre, Dec. 28, $1,170,000.

    A., C., J., and D. Severance to AML Development, 4 Baldwin Drive, .62 acre (vacant), Jan. 28, $525,000.

    Internal Revenue Service Small Business Division to L. Biase, 50 Jermain Avenue, .27 acre, Jan. 25, $230,000.

    C. Delehanty to M. and D. Green, 57 Camberly Road, .43 acre, Nov. 21, $475,000.

  • Saturday, March 30
    BOYS LACROSSE, Riverhead at East Hampton, nonleague, 11 a.m.

    Tuesday, April 2
    BASEBALL, East Hampton at Bayport-Blue Point, 4:30 p.m.
    BOYS LACROSSE, East Hampton at Mattituck-Greenport-Southold, 4:30 p.m.

  • Talkin’ ’Bout Your Generation

  •     Rich harmonies and jazz rhythms will combine with moving texts and jazz interpretations of standards from the American songbook in “Frost, Love, and Jazz,” a program by the Choral Society of the Hamptons, on April 7 at 5 p.m. at the East Hampton Presbyterian Church.
        Jennifer Scott Miceli, head of the music department at the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University, will serve as guest conductor. Ms. Miceli directs the Long Island Sound Vocal Jazz Ensemble, among other groups.

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  • On Monday Martin Luther King's Birthday will be celebrated, and there are several observations planned on the South Fork this weekend and on Monday.

    Jack Hill, the dean of world languages and literature at the Ross School, will discuss the work of  Dr. King at Canio's Books in Sag Harbor on Saturday at 5 p.m. "The Legacy of Dr. King and Why King Still Matters" will cover his historical significance, his 1963 "Letter From Birmingham Jail," and the continuing importance of a nonviolent fight against injustice. 

  • The Ellen Hermanson Foundation, which has raised money for breast cancer research and education for two decades now, recently donated $295,000 to fund technology and patient support services for Southampton Hospital's Ellen Hermanson Breast Center.

  • As you're cleaning house after the holidays, not everything needs to be chucked.

    The East Hampton Library will take those holiday greeting cards that arrived via the postal service. Foldable cards will be used for a craft project on Jan. 24 at 3:30 p.m., when teenagers will make little boxes out of them, according Lisa Houston, a librarian. 

  • 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.