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  • Mac Griswold on “The Manor”

  •    Six noted designers and decorators who live or work on the South Fork have staged an unusual showhouse that will open this weekend as a benefit for the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons. They have taken over six rooms in the organization’s thrift shop, on the Montauk Highway in Sagaponack, and decorated them on intriguing themes. Grace Coddington, the creative director of Vogue, is the honorary chairwoman.

  • Amagansett

    A Stihl chainsaw and a Jaquelyne armchair were taken from a Surf Drive house early last month. To replace the missing items it will cost about $800.

    East Hampton

    Three screens were cut over the winter months in an apparent attempt to gain entry to a Cedar Street house. The owner, Scott Smith, told police on Friday that the house had been unoccupied from January through April. Despite the damage to the screens, valued at $60 each, there was no break-in.

  •     Ruth Holcomb, a former model and education activist who was active in volunteer work throughout her life, died at Southampton Hospital on April 24. She was 82 and had recently suffered a stroke.

  •     Elizabeth M. Lane, a Montauk resident known as Libby, died at her home on Edgemere Lane yesterday. She was 90 years old and had been in declining health.
        A resident of Montauk since she was 6 years old, Ms. Lane was a waitress at the Shagwong restaurant there for many years and a longtime and active member of the Montauk Community Church. She had many friends whom she cherished, and who cherished her, a friend, Beverly Kamensky, said.

  •     Linda E. Martin, a childhood resident of East Hampton, died surrounded by family and friends on May 1 in Charlotte, N.C., after a four-month battle with a particularly aggressive form of cancer. She was 51.

  •     Patrick Masone was a fighter, said Russell Masone, his son. He fought to regain his health so that he could remain in his house, on North Delphi Road in Montauk, with his son.
        “He really fought hard — that’s the only thing my cousin said to me,” Carol Gemon, Mr. Masone’s niece, said.

  •     Stella Kremer, a retired marriage and family therapist who had lived for many years in Barnes Landing and Elmont, died on May 3 in hospice in Delray Beach, Fla. She was 85 and had been receiving treatment for acute myeloid leukemia.
        For many years, Ms. Kremer, who was known as Dolly, and her husband, Dr. Herman Saling Kremer, had a house on Water’s Edge in Barnes Landing, Springs; it became their full-time home in the 1980s. After her husband died, she sold the house and moved to Huckleberry Lane in East Hampton.

  •     John E. Schaefer, 93, a founding member of the Noyac Golf Club who lived for 50 years in Noyac’s Northampton summer colony, died on April 13 at North Shore Hospital. He had been on kidney dialysis for the past 19 months.
        A native of Blue Point, where he grew up, Mr. Schaefer learned to golf as a caddie at the Rockville Links Club in Rockville Centre. He played throughout his life, past his 90th birthday.

  • East Hampton Town

    Seek Food Truck and Pool Bids

        East Hampton Town is soliciting bids from food truck vendors interested in leasing the exclusive right to sell at Gin Beach in Montauk. Bids must be received by 3 p.m. on Wednesday by the town’s Purchasing Department, which can provide specifications.

        Bids are also being sought for a rehabilitation — by marble dusting — of the pools at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter. They are due by next Thursday.

Blogs by this author:

  • The young dancers of the Hampton Ballet Theatre School presented their spring ballet this weekend at Guild Hall's John Drew Theater in East Hampton.
  • Friday is the final day of the WPPB spring pledge drive, and the sole National Public Radio-affiliated station based on Long Island has taken to YouTube to extend its pitch. Geir Magnusson, a videomaker and commercial photographer, prepared the short spot, which features a number of the WPPB hosts.

  • For the first time in 16 years, the Bridgehampton boys are heading back to Glens Falls for a chance at a state basketball championship. 

    The Bees easily won the New York State southeastern Class D regional game, pouncing on Livingston Manor, from Sullivan County, 60-39 Friday evening at Suffolk Community College in Selden. 

  • The annual Empty Bowls event benefiting the Springs Seedlings Project happens on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at the American Legion. Guests who have been invited to bring their own bowls, large or small, can sampele soups prepared by 28 chefs. Bowls will be provided by those arriving without one. Guests can take soups to go as well. 

    The event also includes raffles and baked goods. Admission is $12, $5 for children 13 and under. Kids under 5 will be admitted free. 

  • The annual fund-raiser for the Kendall Madison Foundation happens Friday night at 8 at the Stephen Talkhouse. The $20 donation funds the Kendall Madison Scholarship Fund, established in 1995 in memory of a popular student athlete who died that year at the age of 21. 

    In addition to the scholarship, the foundation provides financial assistance to those in need and helps to fund the Kendall Madison Fitness Center at East Hampton High School. 

  • With a winter storm warning in effect for the East End through Thursday evening, many are keeping their doors closed for the day.

  • The Bargain Box and Bargain Books, the thrift shops at the Ladies Village Improvement Society in East Hampton, will reopen on Tuesday at 10 a.m. after a monthlong hiatus. 

    The shops, all gussied up for spring, will celebrate the season ahead with a raffle this week. When a customer makes a purchase, he or she will be entered in a raffle for a $50 voucher for a future shopping spree at the L.V.I.S. The drawing will be on Saturday at 4 p.m.

  • Bridgehampton beat Stony Brook 54-36 in the county Class C-D championship game at William Floyd High School on Saturday afternoon.

    The Bees may have gone into the game a little overconfident, according to their coach, Carl Johnson, because two of Stony Brook's best players were benched, including the point guard, who sat out with an injury. Nevertheless, Stony Brook kept up with Bridgehampton in the first half, waiting until the last few seconds on the clock during each possession to get off a shot. The Bees led 19-14 at the half.

  • Harborfields High School defeated the East Hampton High School boys basketball team in the county Class A semifinal game on Friday.

    The second-seeded Tornadoes prevailed 73-58 at home against the third-seeded Bonackers to qualify for the championship game on Tuesday at Walt Whitman High School in Huntington Station. 

  • A fire chief responding to an automatic fire alarm call at a house in Bridgehampton on Sunday morning smelled smoke, called for engines to respond, and then discovered flames that firefighters were able to quickly extinguish.

    The Bridgehampton Fire Department was called to a house on Job’s Lane, near Pointe Mecox Lane, at about 9:50 a.m. Mark Balserus, the second assistant fire chief, reported a strong smell of smoke at the house and had dispatchers alert the rest of the department about a fire at about 10:10 a.m.