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  • Young softball and baseball players will be taught the fundamentals of hitting, fielding, pitching, and base-running in Saturday afternoon clinics at East Hampton High School’s gymnasium beginning this week and ending March 7.

    The proceeds (the clinics, to be taught by the varsity softball coaching staff and players, will cost $100 for six and $20 per at the door) will help underwrite the high school softball team’s spring training trip to Disney World in Orlando, Fla., in April.

  • December 21, 1989

    Enjoying the first pre-Christmas racing ice that local iceboaters can remember, the Mecox Ice Yacht Club swept the 1989 Long Island DN championships held Sunday on Lake Ronkonkoma.

  • Thursday, January 8
    GIRLS BASKETBALL, Wyandanch vs. Pierson-Bridgehampton, nonleague, Bridgehampton High School, 4:30 p.m.

    Friday, January 9
    BOYS BASKETBALL, Mount Sinai at East Hampton, 6 p.m., and Pierson at Ross, 6:15.
    GIRLS BASKETBALL, East Hampton at Mount Sinai, 4:30 p.m.
    WRESTLING, East Hampton at Westhampton Beach invitational tournament, 4:30 p.m., also Saturday.

    Saturday, January 10

  • Margaret (Peggy) Keller, 87, of South Delphi  Street in Montauk died Sunday evening of natural causes at Southampton Hospital surrounded by her family. Family and friends have been invited to gather at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton between 2 and 4 p.m. and 7 and 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 8. A funeral service will be held at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in Montauk at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 9, with the Rev. Thomas Murray officiating.

  • The Hampton Theatre Company will hold open auditions for “Clybourne Park,” Bruce Norris’s Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning drama about racism in a Midwestern city, on Monday and Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Quogue Community Hall. Union and non-union actors have been invited to attend.

    The play has roles for four men and three women, ages late 20s to late 40s. Three men and two women are Caucasian; one man and one woman are African-American. Readings will be from the script. Neither monologues nor appointments are necessary.

  • Guild Hall will present the Met: Live in HD’s broadcast of “The Merry Widow,” an opera by the Austro-Hungarian composer Franz Lehár, on Jan. 17 at 1 p.m. Premiered in Vienna in 1905, the comic opera concerns a wealthy widow from Ponteverdo, whose citizens fear their country will be bankrupted if she marries a foreigner and takes her money elsewhere.

  • A memorial service for Jeff Golub of New York City and Bridgehampton will be held Thursday at the Society for Ethical Culture at 2 West 64th Street in Manhattan at 1 p.m.

    Mr. Golub, a jazz, blues, and rock guitarist with a long solo career and who also played with Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Peter Wolf (of the J. Geils Band), John Waite, Vanessa Williams, Gato Barbieri, and Bill Evans, among many others, died on New Year's Day at home in New York.

    He was 59 and had been diagnosed with progressive supranuclear palsy, a brain disorder.

  • East Hampton

    A mailbox outside an Atlantic Street house was vandalized between Dec. 20 and Dec. 23. Vincent Aversano told police the black metal box was worth about $40.

    East Hampton Village

  • Marianne Ajamy, an artist and designer, succumbed to leukemia on Saturday at her Hoppin Avenue house in Montauk. She was 66 and had been ill for a year.

    Ms. Ajamy’s paintings had been exhibited on the East End, and a vase she had decorated, her “Butterfly Fantasy Vase,” was included in the book “The Painted Butterfly: 15 Painting Projects for Home Décor.” She also was known for painting children’s faces at birthday parties.

  • Isabelle Ray Morgan, a lifelong East Hampton resident who helped baymen by opening shellfish at her shucking shack in Springs, died of pneumonia on Christmas Day at Southampton Hospital. She was 86.

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  • Friday is the final day of the WPPB spring pledge drive, and the sole National Public Radio-affiliated station based on Long Island has taken to YouTube to extend its pitch. Geir Magnusson, a videomaker and commercial photographer, prepared the short spot, which features a number of the WPPB hosts.

  • For the first time in 16 years, the Bridgehampton boys are heading back to Glens Falls for a chance at a state basketball championship. 

    The Bees easily won the New York State southeastern Class D regional game, pouncing on Livingston Manor, from Sullivan County, 60-39 Friday evening at Suffolk Community College in Selden. 

  • The annual Empty Bowls event benefiting the Springs Seedlings Project happens on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at the American Legion. Guests who have been invited to bring their own bowls, large or small, can sampele soups prepared by 28 chefs. Bowls will be provided by those arriving without one. Guests can take soups to go as well. 

    The event also includes raffles and baked goods. Admission is $12, $5 for children 13 and under. Kids under 5 will be admitted free. 

  • The annual fund-raiser for the Kendall Madison Foundation happens Friday night at 8 at the Stephen Talkhouse. The $20 donation funds the Kendall Madison Scholarship Fund, established in 1995 in memory of a popular student athlete who died that year at the age of 21. 

    In addition to the scholarship, the foundation provides financial assistance to those in need and helps to fund the Kendall Madison Fitness Center at East Hampton High School. 

  • With a winter storm warning in effect for the East End through Thursday evening, many are keeping their doors closed for the day.

  • The Bargain Box and Bargain Books, the thrift shops at the Ladies Village Improvement Society in East Hampton, will reopen on Tuesday at 10 a.m. after a monthlong hiatus. 

    The shops, all gussied up for spring, will celebrate the season ahead with a raffle this week. When a customer makes a purchase, he or she will be entered in a raffle for a $50 voucher for a future shopping spree at the L.V.I.S. The drawing will be on Saturday at 4 p.m.

  • Bridgehampton beat Stony Brook 54-36 in the county Class C-D championship game at William Floyd High School on Saturday afternoon.

    The Bees may have gone into the game a little overconfident, according to their coach, Carl Johnson, because two of Stony Brook's best players were benched, including the point guard, who sat out with an injury. Nevertheless, Stony Brook kept up with Bridgehampton in the first half, waiting until the last few seconds on the clock during each possession to get off a shot. The Bees led 19-14 at the half.

  • Harborfields High School defeated the East Hampton High School boys basketball team in the county Class A semifinal game on Friday.

    The second-seeded Tornadoes prevailed 73-58 at home against the third-seeded Bonackers to qualify for the championship game on Tuesday at Walt Whitman High School in Huntington Station. 

  • A fire chief responding to an automatic fire alarm call at a house in Bridgehampton on Sunday morning smelled smoke, called for engines to respond, and then discovered flames that firefighters were able to quickly extinguish.

    The Bridgehampton Fire Department was called to a house on Job’s Lane, near Pointe Mecox Lane, at about 9:50 a.m. Mark Balserus, the second assistant fire chief, reported a strong smell of smoke at the house and had dispatchers alert the rest of the department about a fire at about 10:10 a.m.

  • Valentine's Day is Saturday, and before you start with the excuse that there's nothing happening in the Hamptons in the dead of winter, take a look at these ideas for spending time with your valentine. Even if you are sans date this year, the weekend's line-up is sure to keep your heart happy.