Budgeting, balancing a bank statement, and smart debit and credit card habits are among the topics on the agenda for a Wednesday evening session on personal finance for teenagers at the Amagansett Library. At 6:30 p.m. Lynn Allen of Allen Business Services and Eileen Espana, a senior at East Hampton High School, will discuss practical skills for those just starting to manage their own finances. And don’t worry about spending your hard-earned money on snacks to tide you over till dinnertime; they’ll be provided by the library.
When Kate Mund visited her doctor in September experiencing flu-like symptoms, she had no idea that the consultation would be the start of an ordeal that would continue through the fall and include partial paralysis, neck surgery, and a still-uncertain diagnosis.
The lifelong East Hamptoner, a resident now of Amagansett’s Lazy Point, had been in good health, but then began to experience weakness and a lack of dexterity in her hands and legs.
A.I.A. Peconic, the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects, last month released the winners of its 2014 Daniel J. Rowen Design Awards. The top Honor Awards went to Maziar Behrooz, who has offices in East Hampton and Manhattan, and Roger Ferris, based in Bridgehampton, Manhattan, and Westport, Conn.
Mr. Behrooz won Merit Awards for two separate projects. Other Merit Awards went to Paul Masi of Bates Masi + Architects in Sag Harbor and Stelle, Lomont, and Rouhani of Bridgehampton, whose partners are Frederick Stelle, Michael Lomont, and Viola Rouhani.
Alfred Charles Hines, a retired tool and die maker who made some of the dies for parts of a popular 1950s children’s toy called Robbie the Robot and built a telescope that won a prestigious prize, died in Springs on New Year’s Day. He was 93 and had been in good health until that morning, said his son Patrick Hines of Amagansett.
Susan Ellen Akin of Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., a part-time resident of Montauk until 2002, died of emphysema on Jan. 3 at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Sleepy Hollow. She was 78 and had been in declining health since 2007.
Known as Ellen, she was born on Dec. 9, 1936, in Charles Town, W.V., to Laurence W. Lloyd and Susan Ellen Jones Lloyd and grew up there, eventually attending Duke University in Durham, N.C. She married Robert M. Akin III on July 2, 1960, and they began coming to Montauk after their marriage. Mr. Akin died in 2002.
Joyce L. Coleman, a nurse’s aide and an expert scallop-shucker, died on Dec. 29 at home on Spring Lane in Sag Harbor. Her family said the cause was a pulmonary embolism. She was 62.
Ms. Coleman worked for many years taking care of residents at the Huntting Lane Rest Home in East Hampton Village. She later went to work at the Todd Nursing Home in Southampton, which became the Southampton Nursing Home.
Tyler Robert Buckley, who was 22 years old, died at Southampton Hospital on Sunday evening after being found without breath in his mother’s, Susan Buckley’s, house on Crystal Drive in East Hampton. He had been sick for several months, and his family believes he was suffering from pneumonia when he went to sleep and did not wake up. The cause of death is being investigated, but police said no foul play is suspected.
As the South Fork braces for a snowstorm Thursday, the event cancellations and business closures have begun. The Star will keep a running list below, but we'll need your help. Please email announcements and information to TKV@ehstar.com for meetings and other events that have been canceled or postponed.