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  • Barbara Goldsmith, a prolific writer whose books included the 1980 bestseller “Little Gloria . . . Happy at Last” and who was a founding editor of New York magazine, died on June 26 at her New York City home.
  • Yan Wu and Shiyun Du of Shanghai have announced the engagement of their daughter, Wenjue Wu, to John Francis Cronopulos, the son of John Cronopulos and Meg Ventura of East Hampton.
  • Robert Barron, a drummer who in the 1940s toured with big bands and played with the likes of Teddy Wilson, Leslie Gart, and Lani McIntyre, died on July 12 at home in Amagansett.
  • Stewart Pearce, who had a 40-year career with the Metropolitan Opera in Lincoln Center, died at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan on July 17 with his husband, Kevin Kellogg, at his side.
  • Amagansett

    A red, white, and blue Trek mountain bike was stolen from the entrance to Indian Wells Beach around 7 a.m. on July 16. Mark Crandall told police he had left the bike along with his flip-flops in the sand while he went for a short walk. When he returned, the flip-flops remained, but the bicycle, valued at $250, was gone.

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  • “Paint at the Parrish,” a monthly program of gallery discussions and activities tailored to people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia and their caregivers, will be honored tonight with a benefit sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center from 6 to 8.
  • Magdalene Brandeis, associate director of the Stony Brook Southampton M.F.A. in Film program offered in association with Killer Films, attended a special March on Washington Film Festival awards ceremony at the White House on July 20.
  • “Carousel,” a free concert by Robert Bruey, a singer-songwriter, will take place at the Montauk Library on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
  • “My Fair Lady,” the iconic Lerner and Loewe musical based on George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion,” will open a three-and-a-half-week run at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor on Tuesday. The production is directed by Michael Arlen, a Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle Award-winner for Best Director of a Musical for the Broadway revival of “Spring Awakening.”

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