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  •     Word has reached The Star of the death of Stefon Marcel Johnson of Portsmouth, Va., a childhood resident of Bridgehampton, who died on March 1 at the Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn. Mr. Johnson, who was 22, was born with sickle cell anemia, an inherited disease caused by an abnormal protein inside red blood cells.

  •     Rose M. Swanson of East Hampton, who worked as a waitress at such restaurants as John Duck’s and Balzarini’s in Southampton, died in Southampton on Feb. 26 at the age of 87.

  •     Edward John Golden, who was called Skip and spent the first half of his life in Montauk, died on Feb. 27 following a seizure. He was 48.
        Mr. Golden had been a resident of the Association for Help of Retarded Children’s intermediate care facility in Shoreham for the last 24 years.
        Born in Flushing on Aug. 10, 1964, he was the son of Edward Golden and the former Margaret Burke, now Margaret Lachman. His father died in 1969.

  •     Margaret Moffat Young, an East Hampton real estate agent who served as a nurse’s aide during World War II, died on Jan. 27 in Lancaster, Pa. She was 88 and had Alzheimer’s disease.
        She was born on Sept. 18, 1924, to John Gilchrist Moffat and the former Jane Scull. She attended the Knox School in Scranton, Pa., and Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. She married John Dowdney in 1947. They lived in New York and summered in East Hampton.

  •     Visiting hours for Gloria Rousell, 90, of Montauk, who died Sunday at Southampton Hospital, will be tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton. A funeral Mass for her will be said at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in Montauk at 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be at Fort Hill Cemetery in Montauk.

  •     A wake will be held at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton next Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. for Mary Dunne of Amagansett, who died on Sunday at the age of 94. A funeral Mass will be said on Friday, March 22, at 10 a.m. at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in East Hampton.
        An obituary will appear in a future issue.

    A. and N. Caputo to E. Crotty, 93 Mulford Lane, .15 acre, Dec. 28, $405,000.
    P. Eames to Kensington Realty, 25 Handy Lane, .65 acre, Dec. 18, $235,000.
    P. O’Connell (by executor) to Goode and Janowski-Goode, 110 Montauk Highway, 1.5 acres, Jan. 14, $1,200,000.

    A. and H. Luchnick to E. Kaufman, 6 Sand Hill Lane, .92 acre, Dec. 19, $620,000.
    J. and R. Sheehan to P. Johnson and R. O’Leary, 3 Spy Glass Lane, .57 acre, Jan. 23, $1,195,000.

  • Thursday, March 14
    BOYS LACROSSE, East Hampton at William Floyd, scrimmage, 4:30 p.m.
    GIRLS LACROSSE, East Hampton at Hauppauge, scrimmage, 4:30 p.m.

    Friday, March 15
    BASEBALL, East Hampton at Southampton, scrimmage, 4 p.m.

  • Max Cure Spin
        Fly Wheel Sports at 85 Montauk Highway, East Hampton, is participating in a nationwide fund-raiser for the Max Cure Foundation this Saturday, beginning at 2 p.m.

  •     All have been invited to dance and party at the Erin Go Mardi Gras Party at Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theatre on Saturday at 8 p.m., which aims to combine Mardi Gras with the fun of St. Patrick’s Day.
        Joe Lauro’s Hoodoo Loungers and Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks will perform.
        Tickets are $15 in advance and can be purchased at the box office or online at Tickets at the door will be $25. Attendees have been asked to wear their best St. Patrick’s Day green or Mardi Gras finery.

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  • With students heading back to school after a hiatus because of the storm, school sports are also getting back on track.

    Joseph Vasile-Cozzo, the athletic director at East Hampton School District, said the boys and girls basketball games originally scheduled for Thursday have been rescheduled for Monday. The varsity teams will play at the high school, with the girls slated to play at 5 p.m., and the boys playing at 6:15 p.m. The junior varsity teams will play at the middle school at the same start times. 

  • During the blizzard, East Hampton Town and Village officials are standing by to help, and here's a list of important phone numbers to keep handy. As you prepare for the storm, why not print this out?

    Emergency Numbers:

    The joint town and village Emergency Operations Center, which will field calls about storm-related issues, has two numbers, one for village residents and one for town residents. Village residents should call 631-907-9796, and town residents should call 631-907-9743. Emergency line remains 911. 

  • As the South Fork braces for the blizzard on Monday, we are beginning to learn of school cancellations and business closures. We will keep a running list below, but we'll need your help. Please email us announcements and information to to announce a meeting that has been canceled or to let your customers know you are closing early.

  • 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.