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  •     Irene Dynenson Steinman lived through one of the 20th century’s darkest times. The longtime resident of the Northwest area of East Hampton died on Nov. 30 in West Nyack, N.Y. She was 85.
        She was born in Lodz, Poland, in 1927. In 1941, her family fled the invading German army for Russian-controlled territory, where they obtained visas from Chiune Sugihara, Japanese diplomat to Lithuania. Sugihara is credited with saving the lives of thousands of Jews by way of the travel visas he issued.

  •     There will be a funeral service at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church for Sandra Cantey, a Wooded Oak Lane,  East Hampton, resident who died on Friday at Southampton Hospital.
        An obituary will appear in a future issue.

  • Boat Show Outing
        The Hampton Jitney has put together a package deal for those who would like to see the New York Boat Show at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan on Saturday. A bus will leave from the Jitney stop in East Hampton Village at 8:30 a.m., making stops in Bridgehampton and Southampton. The return trip departs at 5 p.m.

  • AMAGANSETT
    V. Mnuchin to C. and C. Karides, 12 South Wood Court, 1.93 acres, Nov. 15, $3,445,000.
    J. Johnson Trust to M. Frishberg, 21 Mako Lane, .17 acre, Sept. 19, $1,325,000.

    EAST HAMPTON
    E. Kolodny to P. Izaak, 9 Bull Path Close, 1.93 acres, May 8, $1,400,000.
    M. and K. Baldridge to 2012 C.J.P. Hampton Trust, 63 Cove Hollow Road, .58 acre, Oct. 25, $925,000.

    EAST HAMPTON VILLAGE
    D. and J. Berger to R. and H. Cooper, 22 Jericho Road, 1 acre, Nov. 16, $3,850,000.

  • Thursday, January 3
    BOYS BASKETBALL, East Hampton at Shoreham-Wading River, 4:30 p.m.
    GIRLS BASKETBALL, Shoreham-Wading River at East Hampton, 6:15 p.m.


    Friday, January 4
    WRESTLING, East Hampton at Mount Sinai, 4:30 p.m.


    Sunday, January 6
    WINTER TRACK, East Hampton girls at crossover meet, Suffolk Community College-Brentwood, 2:30 p.m.

  • ‘Les Troyens’
        Guild Hall will screen the Met: Live in HD’s presentation of “Les Troyens,” an opera by Berlioz based on Virgil’s “Aeneid,” on Saturday at noon. Fabio Luisi will conduct. The production stars Marcello Giordani as Aeneas, Deborah Voigt as Cassandra, and Susan Graham as Dido.

  • Happy New Year!

        Ten, nine, eight. . . . Children and their parents can do their own countdown to the new year 12 hours early when the Children’s Museum of the East End hosts a “ball drop” on Monday.  To prepare, kids can make holiday noisemakers that day at 11:30 a.m. At noon partygoers will be showered with confetti and toast 2013 with sparkling juice. The event costs $10 and is free to CMEE members. The museum will close for the holiday at 1 p.m.

  • Amagansett

    Ian Irving of Old Stone Highway discovered his 1982 Mercedes Benz missing from his driveway on the afternoon of Dec. 15. He had left the keys in the car, he told police, who searched and found the vehicle parked on Accabonac Road, keys still inside.

    East Hampton Village

    A metal hand truck was left in the middle of Gay Lane in front of the post office one afternoon last week. There were no identifying marks. Police took it to the lost-and-found at headquarters.

  •     Rosalie Strong Wootten of Taylors, S.C., an East Hampton native and member of one of the town’s founding families, died at home on Dec. 8 of a brain hemorrhage. She was 85.
        The only girl in a family of four children, she was born in East Hampton on Sept. 25, 1927, the daughter of James Madison Strong and Flora Sweeting Strong, and was called Rose by her family.
        Her great-grandfather was Capt. James G. Scott, who was the Montauk Lighthouse keeper for 25 years.

  •     Jonathan L. Auerbach, a resident of and lover of all things Sagaponack for the past 20 years, died of cancer on Nov. 29 in New York City with his family by his side. He was 70 years old.

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  • 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.

  • Middletown — The East Hampton High School boys soccer team won in the New York State Final Four match Saturday, 3-0 over Jamesville-DeWitt, which advances them to the Class A championship Sunday. For the full game story, click here.

  • Tuesday is Veterans Day, a time to honor those who have served the country. There are several parades scheduled between Montauk and Southampton, during which the community can applaud and salute the veterans living among us.