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  •     The Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons will celebrate the completion of the Johnides Family Cultural Center on Sunday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and blessing by Bishop Andonios Paropoulos, chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

  •     “Where is winter?” Richard G. Hendrickson, the United States Cooperative weather observer in Bridgehampton, wondered in his monthly weather report for December. Last month was a mild one, with temperatures reaching 50 degrees or higher on 11 days and hitting 61 on the 11th. The low for the month was 20 degrees on Dec. 7.

  • Amagansett

    Henry Guzman of Springs reported his black Apple iPhone 4S stolen from the Amagansett Laundromat on the day after Christmas. He had set it down just for a minute, he told police, to pay attention to his young daughter.

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  •     Elayna Martin, a daughter of Diane and Tom Martin of East Hampton, and Eban Ball, the son of Kammy and Donny Ball of Amagansett, were married on Sept. 28 at Martha  Clara Vineyards on the North Fork.
        The bride works for the C.D.C.H. preschool. Her husband is an East Hampton Village police officer. They live in Amagansett.

  • Bugly Bugs

        Talking Hands Theatre will spin a tale of insects and what makes each one unique in “The Bugaboo Revue” on Saturday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre in Sag Harbor. The show is geared to children between the ages of 2 and 7. Tickets cost $10, $9 for members and grandparents, and $5 for children under 3.

    Anybody Hungry?

  •     William Cathor of Montauk, a retired New York City police officer, died while enroute to Southampton Hospital on Dec. 17. He was 63 had lung cancer for three-and-a-half years.
        Mr. Cathor was an army veteran and served with the New York Police Department. for 20 years. He was born on May 14, 1949, in Queens. He grew up in Flushing, attended the St. Ann’s parochial school there, and graduated from Francis Lewis High School, also in Queens.

  •     Like most college students, Grace Kaufman went to class and did her homework.  Unlike most of her classmates, however, she had earned her first academic degree when Franklin D. Roosevelt was president. Ms. Kaufman, a longtime East Hampton resident, died on Dec. 25 in Marlborough, Mass. She had lived for the last 12 years at Lasell Village in Newton, Mass., a retirement community whose residents do hundreds of hours of course work each year at Lasell University, which owns the complex.

  •     Sandra Cantey, a master gardener who designed the gardens at Home, Sweet Home in East Hampton in the 1970s and was also involved in a number of other village activities, died at Southampton Hospital on Dec. 28 after a long illness. She was 74.

  •     Ronald E. Sullivan, a seaman who moved to Montauk to raise his family there, died at home in his sleep on Dec. 21 at 74 years of age. Doctors were uncertain of the cause of death, but his family said he died peacefully.
        Born in the Bronx to Edward Joseph Sullivan and the former Anne Dunham on March 16, 1938, he grew up in the Bronx, enlisting in the Navy after he graduated from high school.
        “He served all over the world — Spain, Tripoli, Scotland,” his daughter Julie Smith remembered yesterday.

  •     Holly B. Zink Miller of Dogwood Street in Noyac died on Sunday at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton. She was 58. Her death followed treatment for pneumonia at Southampton Hospital, her family said.
        Ms. Miller was described by her family as a mother and homemaker with a loving, generous spirit. She was an extraordinary cook, they said, and enjoyed sharing her baking and chocolate-making talents with her loved ones, especially during the many memorable celebrations she hosted at home.

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  • During the blizzard, East Hampton Town and Village officials are standing by to help, and here's a list of important phone numbers to keep handy. As you prepare for the storm, why not print this out?

    Emergency Numbers:

    The joint town and village Emergency Operations Center, which will field calls about storm-related issues, has two numbers, one for village residents and one for town residents. Village residents should call 631-907-9796, and town residents should call 631-907-9743. Emergency line remains 911. 

  • As the South Fork braces for the blizzard on Monday, we are beginning to learn of school cancellations and business closures. We will keep a running list below, but we'll need your help. Please email us announcements and information to to announce a meeting that has been canceled or to let your customers know you are closing early.

  • 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.