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  • All About Mushrooms

    Is it a plant, an animal, or something else altogether? Tyler Armstrong of the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton will explore the world of mushrooms, a k a fungi, in a program on Sunday for 8 to 12-year-olds. Starting at 10 a.m., kids will learn about how we use fungi and how they grow and reproduce. Then they’ll take a walk behind the museum to look for “the fungus among us.” Advance registration has been requested.

     

    Red Planet Discoveries

  • Robert E. Kalbacher, the founder of Kalbacher’s Auto in Springs, died on July 19 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. He was 82. The cause of death was congestive heart failure. He had been in ill health for a few years, his family said.

    Mr. Kalbacher, known as Bob, started his auto repair business in 1964 and expanded it to include storage in 1981. Kalbacher’s Auto, which specializes in imported cars, is now run by his son Robert Kalbacher of East Hampton.

  • Harry Lee Hinson, an interior designer who founded Hinson & Company, a leading wallpaper, textile, and lighting company, died on Sept. 4 at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia Hospital in Manhattan. He was 76.

  • Anthony Mammano, who had his own business making custom cabinetry and doing glasswork, died at Southampton Hospital after a short illness. He was 63 and had recently had several strokes and pneumonia.

    Mr. Mammano, who was known as Tony, was a member of the Living Water Full Gospel Church in Wainscott, where he volunteered to help run the food pantry. He also volunteered his time for fund-raisers for the East Hampton Food Pantry and for the Clamshell Foundation here.

  • Emmett Clarence Bennett, a lifetime resident of Springs and Wainscott, died of Huntington’s disease at the Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook on Sept. 16. He was 67 and had been ill for years.

    Mr. Bennett graduated from East Hampton High School with the class of 1964 and joined the Air Force two years later, serving as a mechanic for about four years. His roots here went way back. He was born at Southampton Hospital on Oct. 26, 1946, to Clarence Bennett and the former Clara Payne; he was related to the Lester family as well.

  • Barbara Osborn Babinski Meyer, a Wainscott resident whose roots go back to John Osborn, one of the first settlers of the hamlet, died at home surrounded by her family on Aug. 31 after a brief illness. 

    Mrs. Babinski Meyer is in the 10th generation of Osborns who live in the Town of East Hampton. John Osborn, the son of Thomas Osborne, who followed Lion Gardiner here in 1670, dropped the last letter of his surname, according to Hilary Osborn Malecki, the family historian. Twelve generations later, his descendants still live in Wainscott.

  • AMAGANSETT
    Amagansett Estates to Happy Acres Amagansett, 101 Montauk Hwy, .58 acre (vacant), July 23, $700,000.
    Amagansett Estates to Happy Acres Amagansett, 99 Montauk Hwy, 1 acre (vacant), July 23, $1,300,000.
    Amagansett Estates to Happy Acres Amagansett, 93 Montauk Hwy, 1 acre (vacant), July 23, $1,300,000.
    R. and S. Barron to T. and S. Herlihy, 211 Bluff Road, .33 acre, July 30, $527,000.

    BRIDGEHAMPTON
    16 West Pond Drive to N. Soylemez, 38 West Pond Drive, 1.11 acres, July 28, $6,700,000.

    EAST HAMPTON

  • Saturday, September 27
    RUNNING, Hamptons marathon and half-marathon, 8 a.m.; 5K, 8:15, Springs School.
    CROSS-COUNTRY, boys at Ocean State invitational, Brown University; girls at Eastport-South Manor invitational, 8 a.m.
    FOOTBALL, Southampton-Ross junior varsity vs. East Hampton-Bridgehampton-Pierson jayvee, East Hampton High School, 9 a.m.
    GIRLS SOCCER, McGann-Mercy at East Hampton, nonleague, noon.
    RUGBY, Montauk Rugby Club vs. Gotham R.C., Randalls Island, New York City, 1 p.m.

  • September 7, 1989
    While Ellen Cooper has lost 12 seniors from last year’s undefeated league-champion team, she has a number of starters back, including Megan Barnett, Dawn Da Costa Faro, Jennifer Vish, Andrea Wyche, Diana Lys, Danielle Ficeto, and Bridget McSweeney, as well as two juniors up from the jayvee, Michelle Hammer and Shana Menu, and five sophomores — Nicole Ficeto, Renee Grau, Paula Hatch, Rebecca Libath, and Carolina Vargas. . . . Miller Place edged East Hampton in the county Class B championship game here last year, in a shootout.

  • Classical music will be on offer at the Montauk Library on Sunday afternoon at 3:30, when Anne Cavolo Tedesco, a pianist, will perform works by Tchai­kovsky, Bach, Beethoven, Mendels­sohn, and Chopin, as well as selections from Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.”

    Ms. Tedesco is an adjunct professor of music at St. John’s University, where she teaches music history, theory, classical piano, and fine arts. She also maintains a schedule of solo recitals, adjudications, and lectures in the New York area.

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  • 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. 

    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.