Denise Parker, an actress and the widow of the abstract painter Ray Parker, who lived in New York’s Greenwich Village and East Hampton, died on Jan. 20 at New York-Presbyterian Hospital following a stroke. She was 86.
Peter Remington Nixon, who had been an East Hampton Little League coach and Cub Scout leader when his son was younger and worked as a viticulturist, died on Sunday in Millerton, N.Y. He was 62 and had been ill with cancer for a year.
“Children just flocked to him,” said Emily Liss, his former wife.
A wake for Jeremiah Harrington of East Hampton, who died in a car accident last Thursday in Sarasota, Fla., will be held tomorrow from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Graham Funeral Home in Rye, N.Y. A funeral will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Resurrection, also in Rye.
An obituary for Mr. Harrington, who was 67 and known as Jerry, will appear in a future issue.
Kidd Construction to C. and Y. McLaughlin, 6 Old Station Place, .56 acre, Dec. 5, $5,450,000.
Taxi East Real Estate to 159 Atlantic L.L.C., 159 Atlantic Avenue, .3 acre, Nov. 25, $3,773,000.
M. Steere (by executor) to D.J. Beach Home L.L.C., 77 Hampton Lane, .23 acre, Dec. 2, $1,675,000.
L. De Lesseps to 280 Highland Terrace, 280 Highland Terrace, 2.07 acres, Nov. 19, $8,000,000.
Two boxing aficionados on The Star staff, Jim Mackin and Lee Minetree, traveled by limousine to Atlantic City, N.J., over the weekend to see the somewhat less than five-minute fight between Gerry Cooney, 32, of Springs, and George Foreman, 41, of Humble, Tex. The bout, billed as “The Preacher and the Puncher,” or “Two Geezers at Caesars,” drew a crowd of 12,000.
The League VI wrestling tournament is to be held at East Hampton High School Saturday, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Steve Tseperkas, East Hampton’s coach, said, “This is the first time in 14 years that we have hosted the leagues, and even though we may have a small squad, we will be competitive in a number of weight classes. The top four in each of the 15 classes are to advance to the county tournament at Hofstra University over the Feb. 14-15 weekend.”
Thursday, February 5
BOYS SWIMMING, League II meet, Hauppauge High School, 4:30 p.m.
BOYS BASKETBALL, East Hampton at Bayport-Blue Point, 4:30 p.m.
GIRLS BASKETBALL, Bayport-Blue Point at East Hampton, 6 p.m.
Friday, February 6
BOYS BASKETBALL, Pierson at Shelter Island, 5:45 p.m., and Bridgehampton at Southold, 6.
Saturday, February 7
WRESTLING, League VI tournament, East Hampton High School, from 9:30 a.m.
LongHouse Reserve’s winter benefit, to be held on Feb. 25 at the Hearst Tower in Manhattan, will feature a piano performance by Nico Muhly, a musician and composer of contemporary classical music.
Mr. Muhly has worked and recorded with classical and pop/rock musicians, including Bjork and Philip Glass. His compositions have premiered with the Chicago Symphony and the New York Philharmonic, and his opera, “Two Boys,” was commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera.
Christine Morro, a writer, photographer, and printmaker, will teach “Drawing With Natural Materials,” a class for adults and children age 8 and older, on Feb. 14 at 11 a.m. at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton.
The class, which is for both beginning and experienced artists, will examine the direct nature of drawing, approaching it through an exploration of mark-making, using local grasses, stems, and branches as well as traditional brushes.
There is a $15 materials fee, and the class is limited to 10 participants.
Lisa Gary, a jazz vocalist, lyricist, and composer from New York City, will perform in the Bridgehampton Museum’s Parlor Jazz series Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The program, “When I Fall in Love,” will be hosted by Jane Hastay, a pianist, and Peter Martin Weiss, a bassist.
The New York State Assembly majority has introduced legislation to reform the state school tax relief program, known as STAR, to provide timely tax relief, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. announced on Thursday.
As the South Fork braces for a snowstorm Thursday, the event cancellations and business closures have begun. The Star will keep a running list below, but we'll need your help. Please email announcements and information to TKV@ehstar.com for meetings and other events that have been canceled or postponed.