Melvin Charles Bennett of Springs, known to most as Chuck, or Mel, died of lung cancer at Southampton Hospital on Feb. 25. He was 61.
A mason for many years who most recently worked for the Cozy Cottages in Wainscott, Mr. Bennett was known as an all-around handyman. In his spare time, he most enjoyed clamming and fishing in the waters around Springs, and spending time with friends, family, and his dog, Molly. “He was a great friend to all who knew him,” said his daughter, Amanda Bennett of East Hampton.
Guild Hall’s 30th Academy of the Arts Lifetime Achievement Awards dinner will take place Monday from 6 to 10 p.m. at Sotheby’s in New York City.
This year’s honorees are Jules Feiffer, whose literary-media arts award will be presented by Robert Caro, Matthew Broderick for performing arts and Ralph Gibson for visual arts, both of whom will be introduced by Laurie Anderson, and Linda and Harry Macklowe, who will receive an award for leadership and philanthropy from Michael Lynne.
The Springs School PTA has put out the call for submissions for the Springs Mystery Art Sale, a fund-raiser for the school's Visiting Artists Program.
After a hiatus last year, the popular sale will return to Ashawagh Hall from May 11 through 13. The deadline for submissions is May 1.