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  •     Ruth Joy Schmitt of East Hampton, 79, died last Thursday morning at her house on Accabonac Road after an illness of two weeks. The family said she had been diagnosed with a possible liver-related illness a year ago.
        Born on Dec. 28, 1934, in College Point, Queens, to Ruth Ruddock Weiss and Charles Weiss, she grew up in Flushing, and graduated from Flushing High School. She was married in 1956 to Robert Lockier. The couple had three children, Charlene Bishop, Joseph Lockier, and Steven Lockier, all of whom live in East Hampton.

  •     Mildred B. Conklin, who had lived on Dayton Lane, East Hampton, since 1954, died at home on Sunday at the age of 92. She was a descendant of two of the families who had settled East Hampton.
        A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of The Star

  • Stories and Song
        Jack’s Waterfall will offer a mix of songs and storytelling during a family concert on Saturday at Miss Amelia’s Cottage in Amagansett.

        The group was founded by the singer-songwriter Jack Licitra, whose pop, blues, jazz, folk, and gospel influences will lead kids on a melodic adventure starting at 1 p.m.

        The Amagansett Library is hosting the show and in case of rain, it will be held in the library’s community room.

  • Amagansett
    Christine Cronin of Bluff Road told police that her house had been burglarized during the early morning hours of July 8. She was awakened a little before 4 a.m. that day, and reported seeing a man with a lit cigarette leave the premises with an iPhone, a Sony laptop, and $50 in cash. Police have been investigating since then but have not been able to come up with any clues.

  • AMAGANSETT
    Fontanals and Rasmussen to J. and R. Larkin, 12 Acorn Place, 1.84 acres, July 3, $3,000,000.
    G. Tannenbaum and Brittis to M. and J. Haggerty, 68 Leeton Road, .34 acre, June 29, $1,300,000.
    G. Behr to H. Koplewicz, part of 169 Skimhampton Road, (vacant), July 5, $2,000,000.
    G. Behr to L. Sirow, part of 169 Skimhampton Road, (vacant), July 5, $1,300,000.
    G. Behr to Jaskop L.L.C., part of 169 Skimhampton Road, (vacant), July 5, $1,700,000.

  • Volleyball Finals
        Semifinal and final beach volleyball league matches are to be contested this evening at Gurney’s Inn in Montauk. Top-seeded Air and Speed is to play Shelter Island in one semifinal, while the second-seeded Beach Diplomats are to play Team Dempsey in the other.
        The semis are to begin at 6, and the final is to follow. There will be a barbecue for players and spectators at Gurney’s beach bar next to the center court.

    Artists-Writers Game

  • Thursday, August 23
    BEACH VOLLEYBALL, semifinal and final matches, followed by awards ceremony and barbecue, Gurney’s Inn, Montauk, from 6 p.m.


    Friday, August 24
    TENNIS, clinics by Hall of Famer Mats Wilander, Montauk Racquet Club, West Lake Drive, 3-6 p.m., followed by dinner at Moby Dick’s restaurant.


    Saturday, August 25
    ARTISTS-WRITERS GAME, Herrick Park, East Hampton, 2 p.m., preceded by batting practice from noon.

  • Morning Music
        Peter Martin Weiss and Jane Hastay will perform at a musical Shabbat service on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Jewish Center of the Hamptons on Woods Lane in East Hampton. The couple, who live in Springs, play jazz and standards — Mr. Weiss on stand-up bass and guitar, Ms. Hastay on piano.

  •    Guild Hall has had a lot to offer this season and that continues in the final week of August.   

  • Books to Music
        Lee Knight will get kids of all ages singing and dancing during a Dream Big concert for all ages at the East Hampton Library next Thursday from 2 to 3 p.m. Ms. Knight sets favorite stories to music and invites kids to be part of the show.

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  • 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. 

  • This weekend will be the first time that it will be illegal to drink alcoholic beverages during the day at Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett. 

  • 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.