This year’s Kids Day at the Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton will be on Saturday. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., activities will include circus acts by the Bellini Family Circus and Friends, a magic show by the Amazing Zola, free pony rides, the music of the Laughing Pizza Family Band, face-painting, a petting zoo, a birds of prey demonstration, and more. Admission is free for kids under 12.
Mildred Warner King, who ran Rem and Mil’s restaurant on Newtown Lane in East Hampton with her husband, Remington Woodward King, for many years, died on Aug. 20 in Fredricksburg, Va. She was 95.
Her husband died in 2009 at the age of 96.
The Kings were both born and raised in East Hampton. Mr. King, born on Oct. 18, 1913, to Selden Leroy King and the former Mary Edna Bryant, grew up on Egypt Lane. The land that eventually became the Nature Trail was his backyard.
Rae H. Parks of Sag Harbor, who would have celebrated her 101st birthday on Wednesday, died on Aug. 11 at Southampton Hospital after a short illness. A former executive director of the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreation Center, Mrs. Parks lived for five decades in the Gull Rock Road house in Sag Harbor Hills that her husband, Dr. Mark E. Parks, built for the couple in 1951. He died in 2003.
Elizabeth Magee Daniels, who was a bookkeeper for the Golden Eagle hardware store in East Hampton for almost 25 years and was known as Betty, died at home in Meherrin, Va., on July 15. She was 81.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Clarence Daniels, formerly of Amagansett and now living in Virginia. The couple were married on June 23, 1951.
After 35 years on Long Island, the couple moved to Virginia, where they became active members of the Catholic church in Meherrin.
Mildred B. Conklin died at home on Dayton Lane in East Hampton on Aug. 19. She was 92 and a lifelong resident of the South Fork with a pedigree that included at least one whaling captain who sailed from Sag Harbor.
Her mother, Dorothy Hedges, was orphaned at a young age. She lived in the Hampton House in Sag Harbor and used to summer at a camp on Georgica Pond on property now owned by Faith Popcorn, said Mrs. Conklin’s son, James Conklin.
A brief funeral service for Mattie L. Smith of Sayre’s Path in Wainscott, who died Tuesday, will be this evening at 8 at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton, during visiting hours, which will begin at 7 p.m. and end at 9 p.m.
Burial will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Wainscott Cemetery. An obituary will appear in a future issue.
For those out there sulking at the recent lack of fireworks, a silver lining is in sight. At 8:30 p.m. on Saturday the East Hampton Fire Department will send summer out with a bang.
The department’s annual fireworks display at Main Beach will begin at dusk. Picnickers will have a good portion of the beach to themselves as vehicles will be prohibited from Egypt Beach to Georgica Beach. Those with town beach driving permits will be allowed to drive on at Two Mile Hollow and Wiborg’s Beach.
Remember, No Tax!
State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle reminded parents this week as they shop for back-to-school clothes that New York State has repealed its sales tax on clothing purchases up to $110.
The repeal went into effect in the spring and is expected to save the average family nearly $200 a year, according to a release from the senator’s office.
Leather and Wine
Suffolk County is holding a photo contest, and County Executive Steve Bellone is asking residents to get involved.
All residents have to do is take a picture that depicts why they love calling Suffolk County home and load it to Facebook with the #SuffolkSnapshot. Suggestions include landmarks, tourist attractions, natural resources, and downtowns.
The contest, Mr. Bellone said, "gives residents a chance to capture that uniqueness and beauty of Suffolk County and share it with their friends and neighbors through Facebook."
School starts next week in East Hampton, but first students — and parents — have orientation meetings.
On Tuesday night, all parents of East Hampton students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to a workshop on how to access online school resources. Two sessions, one in English in the high school library, and one in Spanish in the auditorium, start at 6 p.m.
Incoming kindergarteners and their families will have an orientation at the John M. Marshall Elementary School on Wednesday at 10 a.m.
Saturday's weather means you may have to change your day's plans.
The Clamshell Foundation's annual Sandcastle Contest at Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett was canceled for the first time in its 23-year history, according to the announcement posted on the foundation's Facebook page Saturday morning. No rain date was set, so sandcastle builders will have to wait until next year. T-shirts designed by Peter Spacek are still for sale, though. Visit the Clamshell Foundation's website for more information.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration honored Richard G. Hendrickson, a volunteer United States Cooperative weather observer since 1930, for his longstanding service on Sunday.
Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton will be temporarily closed to shellfishing from sunrise on Saturday through Wednesday, in anticipation of the annual fireworks show on Saturday, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced on Thursday.