A free screening of Handel’s “Messiah” will take place tomorrow at 8 p.m. at Guild Hall. Christopher Hogwood, a noted English conductor and musicologist, conducts the performance by the Academy of Ancient Music and the Choir of Westminster Abbey of Handel’s most well-known and beloved oratorio. The recording takes advantage of Westminster Abbey’s fine acoustics and architectural splendor.
The Hamptons International Film Festival is offering discounted Founders Passes to the 2015 festival, which will take place Oct. 8-12, 2015, through Dec. 31. The passes include express ticketless access to all screenings, opening and closing night films, V.I.P. events, all spotlight and centerpiece films, all general films, all panels and “conversations with,” and other special presentations.
S.T.R. L.L.C. to M. and M. Vasarhelyi, 2095 Montauk Highway, 1.1 acres, Oct. 20, $1,250,000.
C. and W. Friedman to S. Hash, 23 Bayberry Lane, .29 acre, Oct. 22, $3,400,000.
W. and K. Pelletier to Kloch, Nicholson, and Rive, 2248 Scuttle Hole Road, 2.65 acres, Oct. 17, $1,650,000.
J. Israel and E. Glicksman to K. and J. Mance, 311 Lumber Lane, 1.98 acres, Oct. 3, $1,775,000.
V. Kehoe Trust to Flex Development L.L.C., 10 Dominy Court, .98 acre, Oct. 14, $860,000.
The young dancers of Studio 3 in Bridgehampton will present “Mixed Nuts,” a production that is part “The Nutcracker,” part “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” tomorrow and Saturday at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor. The show includes ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, and other dance forms in an original holiday story with classic Christmas characters.
Alan York, an optometrist with a practice in a building he owned at 1 Main Street in East Hampton Village and a founding member of the Jewish Center of the Hamptons, died on Nov. 29 at Southampton Hospital. He was 89.
He counted among his patients the artist Willem de Kooning, with whom he spent hours discussing the old masters while watching him paint. Understanding how de Kooning painted helped him make glasses suitable for both his close-up and faraway work.
Harold Maurice Wit, a lawyer, poet, and longtime resident of East Hampton, died on Dec. 14 at his house in Santa Fe, N.M., after having had several strokes. He was 86.
Mr. Wit was an attorney with the Manhattan firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore, and was formerly managing director of the investment banking firm Allen & Company. He was also on the board of directors of Toys “R” Us, and M.C.I, a telecommunications company. He had established a lecture series, “Living a Spiritual Life in a Secular World,” at the Harvard Divinity School.
Robert W. (Buzzy) Mott, a member of East Hampton High School’s class of 1967, and the survivor of a traumatic brain injury in 1985, died just before midnight on Dec. 8, succumbing to complications of pneumonia at the Richmond University Medical Center on Staten Island. He had never fully recovered from the 1985 accident and had been institutionalized since then. He was 66 years old.
A hacker broke into the Fingerhut account of an Oakview Highway woman last month and changed the mailing address. Fingerhut was notified and is monitoring the account. Eileen Schaefer told police no purchases had been made on the account.
East Hampton Village
An anonymous caller told police that occupied cars were parked on Mill Hill Lane for extended periods of time Friday evening. Police found that there was a party going on and the cars were parked legally.
In East Hampton, veterans of World War II, the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and the wars in the Gulf, Iraq, and Afghanistan marched from Fithian Lane to the memorial green by the Hook Mill, where a brief ceremony was held to remember those who "made the supreme sacrifice in all our wars." Afterward, veterans and onlookers alike were invited to an Armistice Day service at the American Legi