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.
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.