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  •     Ronald E. Sullivan, a seaman who moved to Montauk to raise his family there, died at home in his sleep on Dec. 21 at 74 years of age. Doctors were uncertain of the cause of death, but his family said he died peacefully.
        Born in the Bronx to Edward Joseph Sullivan and the former Anne Dunham on March 16, 1938, he grew up in the Bronx, enlisting in the Navy after he graduated from high school.
        “He served all over the world — Spain, Tripoli, Scotland,” his daughter Julie Smith remembered yesterday.

  •     Holly B. Zink Miller of Dogwood Street in Noyac died on Sunday at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton. She was 58. Her death followed treatment for pneumonia at Southampton Hospital, her family said.
        Ms. Miller was described by her family as a mother and homemaker with a loving, generous spirit. She was an extraordinary cook, they said, and enjoyed sharing her baking and chocolate-making talents with her loved ones, especially during the many memorable celebrations she hosted at home.

  •      Margaret E. Stokes, who was 93 and lived at the mobile home park on Oakview Highway in East Hampton, died at home on Christmas Day. She had lived in this area for more than 30 years.

  •     Kelly Connaughton has been elected as the new president of the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce for 2013. She is the president of the Sag Harbor American Music Festival, which has been a boon to the village’s residents, businesses, and musicians.
        Ms. Connaughton will replace Robert Evjen of the Douglas Elliman real estate company, who has served as president for the past eight years. Mr. Evjen will continue in an advisory capacity and serve as chairman of this year’s HarborFrost festival.

  • AMAGANSETT
    R. and C. Rifkind to G. Shanon and Cacucciolo, 131 Meeting House Lane, .83 acre, Nov. 8, $2,711,000.
    438 Further Lane L.L.C. to 438 Further Lane East, 438 Further Lane, 2.9 acres (vacant), Nov. 26, $6,450,000.

    EAST HAMPTON
    J. Narvesen and M. Wolk to W. Rhind, W and R, 4 Sycamore Road, .46 acre, Nov. 13, $2,175,000.
    E. and J. Pearce (by executor) to R. Bertrand and A. Ferren, 11 Pioneer Lane, .58 acre, Nov. 9, $545,000.

  • Don’t Ask
        Neither Steve Tseperkas nor his assistant, Louis Russo, was inclined to talk during Monday’s practice about Bonac’s recent 49-30 wrestling loss at Mount Sinai.
        “We didn’t win one match,” said Tseperkas. “All our points resulted from forfeits.”

  • Thursday, January 10
    BOWLING, East Hampton vs. Rocky Point, Port Jefferson Bowl, 4:30 p.m.


    Friday, January 11
    WRESTLING, East Hampton at Elwood-John Glenn, 4 p.m.
    BOYS BASKETBALL, East Hampton at Amityville, 4:30 p.m.


    Saturday, January 12
    WRESTLING, East Hampton at Comsewogue tournament, 7:30 a.m.
    WINTER TRACK, East Hampton girls at Jim Howard meet, Suffolk Community College-Brentwood, 10 a.m.

  • January 7, 1988
        Kenny Wood, East Hampton’s 6-foot-4 1/2-inch junior center, who has averaged 31.3 points per game since the season began, and 35.0 in the past five games, during which he has been virtually unstoppable, tied the school’s single-game scoring record, set by Bill Myrick in 1968, as he tallied 40 points in Saturday’s game with Alexander Hamilton, which was played as part of a doubleheader at Manhasset High School. Even so, East Hampton wound up losing in the final seconds, 65-62.

  • Neoteric Symposium
        From 7 to 11 p.m. tomorrow, Neoteric Fine Art in Amagansett will present two events. First up is the “Neoteric Symposium,” a show-and-tell of multiple presentations by local people on a variety of topics. Based on the popular PechaKucha format (lately at the Parrish Art Museum), the symposium aims to provide a forum for ideas and introduce the people behind them. A listing of presenters is available on the gallery’s Web site.

  •    “Non-matriculated” is the operative mouthful of a word as relates to a trio of graduate-level workshops in writing and literature at Stony Brook Southampton this spring. Some quick details: The courses run weekly from Jan. 28 to May 22 and cost about $1,800. The deadline to apply is Saturday.
       The courses: Ursula Hegi is offering Contemporary Literature by Immigrant Writers. Ms. Hegi, the author of 12 books, is now editing an anthology of just this type of fiction, “Second Voices.”

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  • "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. 

    SUNDAY, DECEMBER 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.

    FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5 

    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:

    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28

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

  • Forget all that shopping and do something for yourself today. Air out those lungs, stretch those legs, and, maybe, get a couple of hours' break from those relatives: Two trails groups in East Hampton and Southampton are leading post-Thanksgiving outings, and newcomers will be welcomed.