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  • For the Birds
        Kids and their families can give the birds a holiday treat on Saturday at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton. Museum staff will work with visitors to make bird-friendly decorations for a holiday tree using seeds, suet, and dried fruit. Children have been asked to take a shoe box so that they can safely carry their decorations home for their own yards.
        The program begins at 10 a.m. and costs $4 per child. Reservations are required.

    Little Red in Sag

  •     Leonard B. Harmon, a retired insurance company owner  and championship bridge player who lived on Jason’s Lane in East Hampton and who was awarded the Purple Heart for an eye injury during World War II, died at home on Nov. 27. The cause was heart failure and stroke, his family said. He was 93.

  •     Jeffrey Brackett Potter died at Southampton Hospital on Saturday after a brief case of pneumonia. He was 94. A resident of East Hampton, he was the author of several books, including an oral biography of Jackson Pollock, “To a Violent Grave,” which was published in 1985.

  •     Miriam Brooks, known as Mim, died on Dec. 12, two days shy of her 94th birthday. She had moved from East Hampton to Binghamton, N.Y., in 2008, and lived most recently in Elizabeth Church Manor, a nursing home there.
        Born in Trenton, N.J., in 1918, the daughter of Marion and Bertram Thompson, she graduated from Trenton High School and went to work as a telephone switchboard operator.

  •     James Joseph Corless of Montauk and Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., died of a heart attack on Dec. 11 while en route to Montauk. Mr. Corless, who was known to friends and family as Jim, was the founder and chief executive of Datacom Management Sciences of Norwalk, Conn. He was 85.

  •     George Dayton Payne III died in his sleep on Dec. 11 at the East Hampton house where he had lived for most of his life. He was 86. In his last years he had emphysema and vascular disease that resulted in the amputation of one of his legs.

  •     John R. Talmage, who grew up in East Hampton and the Bronx, died on Dec. 5 in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, following an aneurism. He was 74.
        Mr. Talmage was born in New York City on Feb. 2, 1938. Raised in East Hampton by his mother, the former Ruth Thinnes, and his stepfather, Donald Gould, he graduated from East Hampton High School with the class of 1955 and went on to Pace College and Rutgers University, eventually becoming a certified public accountant.

  • BAYPOINT
    C. Giuseppone to G. and K. Kollitides, 69 Cliff Drive, .39 acre, Oct. 25, $2,700,000.

    EAST HAMPTON
    H. Edwards (by executor) to Old Hedge Capital, 72 Cooper Lane, .34 acre, Oct. 26, $867,000.
    M. Balsam (by executor) to D. Lepere and A. Watts, 716 Hands Creek Road, .76 acre, Oct. 19, $650,000.
    A. and B. Nadell to L. Razak and Attar-Razak, 506 Hands Creek Road, 1.4 acres, Oct. 26, $870,000.
    D. Kursch and V. Gray to C. Warren, 2 Seaton Street, Oct. 10, $550,000.

    BRIDGEHAMPTON

  •    Five female athletes from East Hampton were in the news this past week.
       Maddie Minetree, a freshman at Rollins College in Florida, and her three 800-meter relay teammates broke the school record by 13 seconds at a regional meet in Fort Lauderdale over the weekend, qualifying for the National Collegiate Athletic Association meet that is to be held in Birmingham, Ala., in March. It’s the first time that a Rollins relay team has done so.

  • Thursday, December 20
    BOYS SWIMMING, East Hampton at Sachem East, nonleague, 4:30 p.m.
    GIRLS BASKETBALL, Pierson-Bridgehampton at Port Jefferson, 4:30 p.m.


    Friday, December 21
    BOYS BASKETBALL, holiday tournament, East Hampton vs. Dalton, 6 p.m., and Southampton vs. Bridgehampton, 8, Southampton High School.

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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 a