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  • Frances Starr Todd, a teacher and philanthropist who spent summers in East Hampton, died on Aug. 28 at home in Far Hills, N.J. She was 73 and had cancer.

    She was married to John Todd, whose grandparents were among the first families to build summer houses on Dunemere Lane in East Hampton. The couple lived there for a time, her daughter, Mary Starr Todd Ganzenmuller, said. She later lived on Buell Lane in a house that became a gathering place for several generations of the family.

    T. Francke to CAHEJA L.L.C., 193 Lumber Lane, .18 acre, July 31, $995,000.

    M. Winsch to Zhicay and Munoz-Zhicay, 8 Harbor View Avenue, .27 acre, July 21, $399,000.
    K. Gaugler to Ruddy Properties L.L.C., 31 and 33 Three Mile Harbor, .85 acre, July 30, $1,700,000.
    D. Sander to J., S. and B. Terner and Damhuis, 215 Buckskill Road, 2 acres, July 29, $1,020,000.
    L. Schulte to J. Margolis, 21 Route 114 (vacant), July 18, $675,000.


  • Thursday, October 2
    GOLF, East Hampton vs. Ross School, East Hampton Golf Club, 3:30 p.m.
    CROSS-COUNTRY, East Hampton boys and girls at invitational, Fireman’s Field, Ridge, 4:10 p.m.
    BOYS SOCCER, East Hampton at Bayport-Blue Point, 4:30 p.m.
    BOYS VOLLEYBALL, East Hampton at Hauppauge, 5 p.m.

    Friday, October 3
    GIRLS TENNIS, Eastport-South Manor at East Hampton, 3:30 p.m.
    GIRLS SOCCER, McGann-Mercy at East Hampton, nonleague, 3:30 p.m.

  • Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will kick off Columbus Day weekend on Friday, Oct. 10, at 8 p.m., when Judy Carmichael and her quartet will perform music from “I Love Being Here With You,” her first all-vocal CD. One of the world’s leading interpreters of stride piano, Ms. Carmichael will sing standards by Peggy Lee, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, and others from the Great American Songbook. Tickets are $45 for side seating, $55 for center, while $75 includes admission to an after-party with the artist.

  • Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will hold an audition for children 8 to 12 years old for its November production of “To Kill a Mockingbird” on Monday.

    The audition for the Literature Live! production, directed by Joe Minutillo, will take place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds living within 50 miles of Sag Harbor have been encouraged to attend. Performance dates are Nov. 5 through

  • The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will open its Salon Series of classical piano concerts with the Lysander Piano Trio on Friday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m. Due to the past popularity of the series, a second performance by the trio will take place on Oct. 11 at 2 p.m. Each concert will be followed by an opportunity to meet the artists.

  • The John Drew Theater Lab will present a free reading of “Eastern Standard,” a play by Richard Greenberg, on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Peter Connolly will direct the production, with a cast of Chloe Dirksen, Joanna Howard, Kate Mueth, Christian Scheider, Tristan Vaughan, and Mr. Connolly.

  • Secrets of Disney Animation

    John Canemaker, who won a 2005 Oscar for his animated short “The Moon and the Son,” an imagined conversation with his father, will venture into “the Secrets of Walt Disney’s Movie Magic,” according to his new book’s subtitle, through one Herman Schultheis next Thursday at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton.

  • Amagansett

    A New York man who left a blue canvas bag on an outdoor picnic table at Brent’s on Sept. 17 while he went into the store for a short time, returned to find his wallet missing. Jonathan Papaik told police the brown Coach wallet contained about $400, credit cards, and two gift cards with several hundred dollars on them. The police report was censored, but it appears that the thief used one of the credit cards at the store’s cash register.

  • Registration is under way for the East Hampton School District’s adult education classes, which will start the week of Oct. 7 at the high school, middle school, and East Hampton Indoor Tennis.

    This fall’s offerings range from songwriting and Pilates to tennis and technology classes, all of which will run only with sufficient enrollment. Registration and payment is directly with the instructors.

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  • 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.

  • The East Hampton Historical Society has decked its halls, well, its lovingly maintained old structures, for two events this weekend.

  • With Hanukkah just days away and Christmas in just two weeks, this weekend offers plenty of opportunities to celebrate, shop, join others in song, or revel in those distinctly December aromas of gingerbread and hot cider. There are gift shows galore, several production of "The Nutcracker" and its variations, and even a "Frozen" show at the Southampton Arts Center for all the Anna and Elsa fans out there. Use this as a guide to make your list (and check it twice) of happenings through Dec. 14. 


  • Carmen Adriana, an East Hampton stylist, will be the guest host at a shopping event at the East Hampton Theory store on Saturday.

    In an email announcing the event, Ms. Adriana said that “Theory is always on my short list when I begin building a wardrobe for someone” and that when the store asked her to host the event she “calmly said yes and then did the happy dance.”

    She will offer her styling expertise at the store, which is at 46 Newtown Lane, from 2 to 6 p.m.

  • Santa Claus' schedule is jam packed this weekend. He'll make appearances at the parade in his honor in East Hampton, and then later he will arrive by fire truck on Long Wharf in Sag Harbor. Find out where else the jolly old fellow will pop up Dec. 4 through Dec. 7, along with many other holiday events happening from Southampton to Montauk this weekend.


    WINDMILL LIGHT-UP: Refreshments, holiday treats, music, and crafts for kids, Stony Brook Southampton, 5-7 p.m.

  • There will be no shortage of holiday festivities in East Hampton Village this weekend, providing the weather cooperates, but rain, shine, or snow, the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center will ring in the season with cocktails, dancing, and live music at a fund-raiser on Sunday evening at the Palm.

  • With Thanksgiving behind us, the Christmas lights are going up and holiday markets abound. Take a look at what's coming up this weekend from Southampton to Montauk:


    ADOPT-A-FAMILY: Collection, presents and gift cards for clients of the Retreat, victims of domestic abuse. Call help line, 329-4398, for details.