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  •     William Martin Stahl, M.D., a surgeon and professor of medicine who was considered a master teacher by his peers and legions of students and residents whom he trained, died at home in Larchmont, N.Y., on Dec. 22, at the age of 90. His family described his death as natural and peaceful.

  •     Claude Simon Sarfati, who owned the Huntting Inn in East Hampton for a season and managed the Bridgehampton Club for six years, died after a brief illness on Sunday at his house in East Hampton, three days short of his 83rd birthday.

  •     Sven E. Danielson Jr., whose passion and career, the restoration of historic buildings, were one and the same, died in Castine, Me., on Jan. 17 of metastatic melanoma. He was 70 and had moved to Castine 10 years ago.

  •     Alice Vera Darden, who had been a devoted member of the Bridgehampton First Baptist Church since 1935, died at the age of 101 on Jan. 23 and was eulogized there at a service conducted by the Rev. Frank Bryant on Tuesday.
        Born on Aug. 31, 1911, Mrs. Darden died at the home of one of her granddaughters, Alice Johnson, in Southampton.

  •     A Sag Harbor native who grew up on Bridge Street in that village, then married an East Hampton man and lived on Pantigo Road in East Hampton Village, Barbara P. Lester died on Sunday at the Riverhead Care Center. She was 93.
        Mrs. Lester worked as a housekeeper for many East Hampton residents, including the actress Dina Merrill, her family said.

  •     Josephine Iacono, the last surviving sibling of the six children who grew up on the Iacono Farm on Long Lane in East Hampton, died at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton on Sunday. She had lived there for the last two and a half years but her family, who visited her there the previous day, said she seemed in good health and her death was unexpected. She was 88.

  •     Irene McClain Weidert, who grew up in Sag Harbor and lived in Southampton and Lady Lake, Fla., over the years, died at home in Southampton on Jan. 20. She was 85 and had had a long illness.

  •     A memorial service for Dr. Ethel Person of Amagansett and Manhattan, sponsored by the Psychoanalytic Center of Columbia University, will take place on Feb. 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Uris Auditorium of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, 1300 York Avenue in Manhattan.
        Dr. Person, who died in October, was among those profiled in The New York Times Magazine’s annual end-of-year “The Lives They Lived” issue.

    P. McBrien to L. Geduld, 72 Shore Road, .56 acre, Dec. 3, $4,350,000.
    J. and J. D’Auria to P. and J. Walsh, 360 Town Lane, 2.11 acres, Dec. 7, $5,500,000.

    D. Cullum to T. Nguyen and H. Kiew, 151 Three Mile Harbor Road, 1.27 acres, Dec. 4, $495,000.
    Reutershan, Garde, to T. Cooper, 9 Cedar Court, .4 acre, Nov. 13, $525,000.
    Club 34 L.L.C. to Forst and Silverblank, 20 Sulky Circle, .69 acre (vacant), Dec. 6, $415,000.

  • Thursday, January 31
    BOYS SWIMMING, North Babylon vs. East Hampton, Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter, 4:30 p.m.
    GIRLS BASKETBALL, Elwood-John Glenn at East Hampton, 6:45 p.m.
    BOYS BASKETBALL, East Hampton at Elwood-John Glenn, 5 p.m.

    Friday, February 1
    BOYS BASKETBALL, Bridgehampton at Shelter Island, 4 p.m.

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  • On Monday Martin Luther King's Birthday will be celebrated, and there are several observations planned on the South Fork this weekend and on Monday.

    Jack Hill, the dean of world languages and literature at the Ross School, will discuss the work of  Dr. King at Canio's Books in Sag Harbor on Saturday at 5 p.m. "The Legacy of Dr. King and Why King Still Matters" will cover his historical significance, his 1963 "Letter From Birmingham Jail," and the continuing importance of a nonviolent fight against injustice. 

  • The Ellen Hermanson Foundation, which has raised money for breast cancer research and education for two decades now, recently donated $295,000 to fund technology and patient support services for Southampton Hospital's Ellen Hermanson Breast Center.

  • As you're cleaning house after the holidays, not everything needs to be chucked.

    The East Hampton Library will take those holiday greeting cards that arrived via the postal service. Foldable cards will be used for a craft project on Jan. 24 at 3:30 p.m., when teenagers will make little boxes out of them, according Lisa Houston, a librarian. 

  • Hailing the Solstice
    All have been invited to a winter solstice celebration at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork meetinghouse on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike Saturday at 7 p.m. The gathering will begin with a potluck supper, and those planning to share have been asked to prepare a dish with a generous six portions. A candlelight ceremony will follow, with drumming, dancing, and music.

    A suggested donation of $10 for each adult will go to local food pantries and also benefit the meetinghouse.

  • "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. 


  • 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.