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    An East Hampton woman, Vaughan Allentuck, left her handbag in a shopping cart at the IGA Supersaver store on April 10 and drove away. When she returned, the bag was gone. It contained $200 and numerous credit cards, one of which, police learned, was used minutes later at a gas station. She immediately canceled all the cards. Police report no leads to date.

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  •     Alice H. Mund, a tireless volunteer for the Ladies Village Improvement Society in East Hampton, which she joined in 1955, and a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, died at home in Lewes, Del., on March 10. She was 84.
        She left her mark on all those with whom she came in contact, her family said, and was “a lady of the greatest generation, a lady who lived through good times and tumultuous times and personal trials, but always did so with grace, style, and good humor.”

  •     Elliott Goldberg, a former accountant and a 20-year resident of Montauk Highway in East Hampton Village, died at home on April 11. He was 75 and had been ill for some time, his wife, Ellen Goldberg, said.
        He was born on May 19, 1937, in Brooklyn to Samuel Goldberg and the former Esfir Sonkin. He grew up in Brownsville, Brooklyn, where he attended Thomas Jefferson High School.

  •     Ruth Foster Fleming of Cove Hollow Road, East Hampton, died on Saturday at Southampton Hospital of a respiratory condition. She was 79.
        Born in 1933 in Sagaponack to the former Amy Gould and Everett Foster, she grew up with her sister, Janet, on what is still known as the Foster Farm.
        She attended the Sagaponack School and Bridgehampton High School, and graduated with a degree in business administration from Skidmore College in Saratoga, N.Y., in 1955.

  •     The Star has received word of the death on Dec. 25 of Douglas A. Freytag of East Hampton. Mr. Freytag, who was 66, died at the Northport Veterans Administration Hospital of complications related to past exposure to Agent Orange, his family said.
        Mr. Freytag was born on Oct. 4, 1946, to Warren H. Freytag and the former Helen L. Brooks. He grew up in East Hampton and graduated from East Hampton High School, entering the Air Force just after graduation in 1965.

  •     Natacha Pehlman Dykman, a former president of the League of Women Voters of New York State who spent the last year and a half of her life in East Hampton with her son, Timothy Hogue Dykman, died at the age of 90 on April 14 at Southampton Hospital. She died of heart failure, her family said, but had been in declining health over the past several years, as she had Alzheimer’s disease.

  •     There will be a paddleout service to spread the ashes of John (Jeb) Stuart at Atlantic Terrace Beach in Montauk on June 23 at 3 p.m. The Montauk lobsterman died of liver and kidney failure on April 9 at the age of 61.

  •     A memorial service for Eugenia Bartell will be held on Saturday at the Montauk Community Church starting at 2 p.m. Ms. Bartell died on April 4 at the age of 75.

  •     A memorial service for Helen Louise Freytag of East Hampton, who died on April 12, will be held at 3 p.m. on May 17 at Maidstone Park in Springs.
        An obituary for Ms. Freytag’s son, Douglas A. Freytag, appears on this page.
     

  • The Arts at Ashawagh

        A Celebration of the Arts, opening at Ashawagh Hall on Tuesday evening, will highlight the Springs School’s visiting artists program, with work by both students and artists from the community who worked with them. Student films will be screened at the opening reception, which will run from 4 to 6 p.m. The show will be on view through next Thursday.

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  • The annual fund-raiser for the Kendall Madison Foundation happens Friday night at 8 at the Stephen Talkhouse. The $20 donation funds the Kendall Madison Scholarship Fund, established in 1995 in memory of a popular student athlete who died that year at the age of 21. 

    In addition to the scholarship, the foundation provides financial assistance to those in need and helps to fund the Kendall Madison Fitness Center at East Hampton High School. 

  • With a winter storm warning in effect for the East End through Thursday evening, many are keeping their doors closed for the day.

  • The Bargain Box and Bargain Books, the thrift shops at the Ladies Village Improvement Society in East Hampton, will reopen on Tuesday at 10 a.m. after a monthlong hiatus. 

    The shops, all gussied up for spring, will celebrate the season ahead with a raffle this week. When a customer makes a purchase, he or she will be entered in a raffle for a $50 voucher for a future shopping spree at the L.V.I.S. The drawing will be on Saturday at 4 p.m.

  • Bridgehampton beat Stony Brook 54-36 in the county Class C-D championship game at William Floyd High School on Saturday afternoon.

    The Bees may have gone into the game a little overconfident, according to their coach, Carl Johnson, because two of Stony Brook's best players were benched, including the point guard, who sat out with an injury. Nevertheless, Stony Brook kept up with Bridgehampton in the first half, waiting until the last few seconds on the clock during each possession to get off a shot. The Bees led 19-14 at the half.

  • Harborfields High School defeated the East Hampton High School boys basketball team in the county Class A semifinal game on Friday.

    The second-seeded Tornadoes prevailed 73-58 at home against the third-seeded Bonackers to qualify for the championship game on Tuesday at Walt Whitman High School in Huntington Station. 

  • A fire chief responding to an automatic fire alarm call at a house in Bridgehampton on Sunday morning smelled smoke, called for engines to respond, and then discovered flames that firefighters were able to quickly extinguish.

    The Bridgehampton Fire Department was called to a house on Job’s Lane, near Pointe Mecox Lane, at about 9:50 a.m. Mark Balserus, the second assistant fire chief, reported a strong smell of smoke at the house and had dispatchers alert the rest of the department about a fire at about 10:10 a.m.

  • Valentine's Day is Saturday, and before you start with the excuse that there's nothing happening in the Hamptons in the dead of winter, take a look at these ideas for spending time with your valentine. Even if you are sans date this year, the weekend's line-up is sure to keep your heart happy.

  • A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until Tuesday morning at 6, according to the National Weather Service. Officials in East Hampton and Southampton Towns are warning residents that travel could be hazardous due to snow and ice accumulations and reduced visibilities. 

  • The Artists Alliance of East Hampton announced Friday that its members exhibit this weekend at Ashawagh Hall in Springs has been canceled due to the weather forecast. The Winter 2015 show has been moved to March 7 and 8. The alliance said on its Facebook page that it would make more announcements as the new date approaches.

  • The start time for the East Hampton High School boys basketball game Thursday afternoon at Bayport-Blue Point, where they need a win for a share of the League VI title, has been switched from 4:3o to 4 p.m.

    The Bonackers will look for their 10th straight win when they take on the Phantoms. East Hampton defeated Elwood-John Glenn at home Wednesday night, 84 to 49. They shot 66 percent from the 3-point line and 70 percent from the floor, according to Jack Graves, The Star's sports editor.