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  •     Mary Viola Collum, who with her husband, William Collum, started Collum Signs in Southampton, died on Sunday at the Westhampton Care Center following a stroke. She was 85 and had spent nearly her entire life in East Hampton and Southampton.

        She married Mr. Collum, whom she had met at East Hampton High School, on April 19, 1947, at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in East Hampton. Two years later, the couple moved to Southampton.

  •     Brenda A. Grodski, a gardener, proprietor of the Long Island Perennial Farm in Riverhead, and a great supporter of veterans’ causes and other charities, died of liver failure on May 18 at New York Presbyterian Hospital. She was 62.

        Ms. Grodski, an East Hampton native, was born to William and Florence Talmage at Southampton Hospital on Sept. 11, 1950, and went to East Hampton High School.

  •     A memorial service is to be announced for James Carley of East Lake Drive, Montauk, who died unexpectedly on Monday in Tulum, Mexico. He was 60. An obituary will appear in a future issue.

  •     A graveside service for Ruth E. McDonald, a former East Hampton resident who died on May 25 in Boynton Beach, Fla., will be held on July 15 at 11 a.m. at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in East Hampton. Family and friends have been invited to gather at the American Legion Hall in Amagansett following the service.

        Her family has suggested memorial donations to Forgotten Soldiers Outreach, at, or St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital,

  •     A graveside service for Dorothy Moss of Mill Hill Lane, East Hampton, who died on Sunday, will be held at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in East Hampton at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow. An obituary for her will appear in a future issue.

    25 Golf Club L.L.C. to R. Lewin and D. Finesilver, 25 Golf Club Drive, 1.75 acres, May 14, $3,650,000.
    L. Metcalf to A. and C. Stewart, 64 Atlantic Avenue, .53 acre, May 13, $2,700,000.
    M. Eshagian Trust II to J. Allerhand and R. Schatz, 65 Hedges Lane, .63 acre, May 13, $2,412,000.

    B. Stavropoulos (by executor) to FEM Building and Development, 280 Halsey Lane, .54 acre, Apr. 18, $2,150,000.

    B. Cosgrove to J. and E. Daniel, 22 Abrahams Path, .1 acre, May 13, $271,600.

  • Stitch Celebrates
        Stitch will bring models and a D.J. to Southampton’s Fourth of July parade today from 9 a.m. to noon. The party will continue at the shop afterward, from 3 to 7 p.m., with a barbecue, refreshments, and surprise guests.
        On Saturday, the shop will have a sale on Biba clothing, fabric, and accessories.

    Beachwear a-Go-Go

  •    Peter Heinz, the latecomer who won the recent Turbo-Tri triathlon at Maidstone Park, took the lead on the 7-mile bicycle leg, not in the 300-yard swim, as was reported on these pages last week. Gary Zaino, 49, of Hampton Bays, the fourth-place finisher, was first out of the water.

  • Saturday, July 6
    SWIMMING, ‘Swim Across America’ half-mile, mile, and three mile races in Gardiner’s Bay, benefit cancer research and Fighting Chance, Fresh Pond Road, Amagansett, 6-11 a.m.

    Sunday, July 7
    RUNNING, ‘Firecracker 8K,’ benefit Southampton Rotary scholarship fund, Agawam Park, Southampton, 8:30 a.m.

    Monday, July 8

  • A Summer of Friday Authors
        There are readings, and then there are readings at which you can wipe your mouth of a toothsome hors d’oeuvre, rise from your folding chair, and direct a question of your choosing at the author in attendance, plastic tumbler of chardonnay in hand.

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