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  •     The Star welcomes submissions of essays for its “Guestwords” column, of between 700 and 1,200 words, and of short fiction, between 1,000 and 2,000 words.
        Authors can either e-mail their pieces (in text or Word format) to, with “Fiction” or “Guestwords” in the subject line, or mail them, preferably on disk and saved in a text format, to The Star, Box 5002, East Hampton 11937. A very short biographical note should also be included.

  • John Reinbold, a summer resident of Montauk, was the lucky winner of the East End Classic Boat Society’s annual raffle, which took place at the society’s holiday open house on Dec. 7. Mr. Reinbold won the Goeller dinghy that the society’s volunteer members had constructed at the Community Boat Shop.

    The society is planning another boat to construct for next year’s raffle, a sailboat modeled after the Cape Cod Oyster Sloop, a popular boat in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It will be called the East End Sharpie.

  • Starting in January, high school juniors and seniors will have an opportunity to study creative writing while also obtaining three college credits, as part of the Young Scholars program being offered at Stony Brook  Southampton. The deadline for applications is Jan. 3.

    The course will cover creative writing across multiple genres — from fiction to poetry to scriptwriting, with participants reading contemporary works, giving a public reading, and attending regular events alongside accomplished authors.

  • Y.M.C.A. Winter Camp

           The Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter is offering a full-day winter vacation camp for 5 to 12-year-olds on Monday, next Thursday, and Friday, Dec. 27. The program will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, and kids will do arts and crafts, play games, watch movies, and enjoy free play and other activities. The cost is $65 for one day, $124 for two, or $180 for all three. Advance registration is required.


    Games, Stories, Workshops

  •        The East Hampton Town Democratic Committee feted its own during a holiday party at the Palm restaurant in East Hampton on Friday, honoring retiring Justice Catherine A. Cahill for her 20 years of service to the town and saluting a number of committee members for their work on this year’s campaign.

           Among the crowd of 95 guests were Supervisor-elect Larry Cantwell, Councilwoman-elect Kathee Burke-Gonzalez, and Steven Tekulsky, who was elected to take Ms. Cahill’s place on the bench.

  • East Hampton Town

    Hunting Deadline Tomorrow

        Applications to hunt deer on East Hampton Town lands are due in the town clerk’s office on Pantigo Road by 4 p.m. tomorrow. Permits for individual hunters will be awarded in a lottery-type drawing. The 2014 deer-hunting season will open on Jan. 6 and last for the month, excluding Saturdays and Sundays. Guidelines are available from the clerk’s office.

    New York State

    D.E.C. Website Blackout

  •        Jutta Rose, a singer and voice teacher who survived the Holocaust, died at home in Bay Point, Sag Harbor, on Thanksgiving Day at the age of 95. Her last five years were fraught with suffering as a result of falls and deteriorating scoliosis, said Romany Kramoris, her spouse of 33 years, who cared for her at home, along with East End Hospice in the last 10 days of her life.

  •        Betty Jane Hermann of Sag Harbor died last Thursday at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton of complications from Alzheimer’s Disease. She was 75.

           Mrs. Hermann was born in Sag Harbor on July 8, 1938, to Louis Bennett and the former Hilda Loper. She grew up there and graduated from Pierson High School in 1956, eventually taking a job at Sag Harbor Industries, where she worked for about 35 years.

  •        Richard Charles Hoadley, who had been comptroller and senior vice president of the First National Bank of East Hampton, died on Nov. 26 at the Bethesda Memorial Hospital in Boynton Beach, Fla. His death was due to complications of renal failure following a lengthy illness. He was 77.

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