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  •    The 29th season of concerts by the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival begins next Thursday and will showcase a mix of well-known and up-and-coming musicians performing both classical and new music.

  • Amagansett
    Solomon Magid of Sandpiper Lane reported on Friday that at some point on the night of June 28 someone stole a wooden sculpture of a crane from his driveway.

    East Hampton

  • Family Fun at CMEE
        The Children’s Museum of the East End will host its annual family fair, called CMEE in the Great Outdoors, on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  The fair, the museum’s largest fund-raiser of the year, is a day of nature-themed arts and crafts, water slides, entertainment, games, music, food, and more. Tickets bought in advance start at $150 for adults and $100 for children, and increase by $25 each at the door.  CMEE is at 376 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton.

  •     Mary Jane Boehm, a woman who, in the words of one of her daughters, “led a quiet life of simple pleasures,” died at the age of 90 on July 1 when her heart gave out. She had come to live in East Hampton with her daughter Christina Boehm following her husband’s death in 1997.

  •     Emanuel P. Bono, who grew up in East Hampton and worked his way through college as a waiter at the Maidstone Club, died in his sleep at home in San Leandro, Calif., on June 22. He was 91.
        He had been active until his final year, when he fell into a weakened state, fighting renal failure, his son David Bono said.
        His parents, Philip and Catherine Viscuso Bono, emigrated from Italy in the early 20th century, eventually settling in East Hampton, where the older Mr. Bono ran a barbershop.

  •     Virginia Boening, who had worked in the Town of East Hampton Office of Housing and Community Development from its inception until her retirement, died on July 2 at Southampton Hospital. She was 74. Her brother, Leslie Boening of East Hampton, said she died unexpectedly while recovering from an earlier back surgery.

  • Winifred B. Meddaugh, who lived on McGuirk Street in East Hampton for 56 years with her husband, Samuel, died on June 25 in Williamsport, Pa. She was 96.
  •     Suzanne Lavenas, an editor and year-round Montauk resident, died in a car accident in that hamlet on July 4. She was 69.

  • Thursday, July 12
    SQUASH, professional women’s doubles tournament and pro-am begin, Elmaleh-Stanton courts, Southampton Recreation Center, from 2 p.m., through Sunday morning.
    VOLLEYBALL, beach league round-robin games, Gurney’s Inn, Montauk, from 6 p.m.
    Friday, July 13
    PADDLEBOARDING, clinic by Jamie Mitchell, 10-time winner of Molokai crossing, and sports nutritionist Adam Kelinson, Surf Lodge, Montauk, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

  • July 23, 1987
        Summer squash is about to make its debut on the East End, not only at farm stands, but also at the Omnihealth and Racquet Club in Southampton, which recently converted one of its four air-conditioned racquetball courts to accommodate the lively racket game.
        Richard Gold, the club’s director, said of the addition, “Frankly, our fourth racquetball court was underused, so we said, ‘Why not squash?’ ”

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  • Suffolk County is holding a photo contest, and County Executive Steve Bellone is asking residents to get involved. 

    All residents have to do is take a picture that depicts why they love calling Suffolk County home and load it to Facebook with the #SuffolkSnapshot. Suggestions include landmarks, tourist attractions, natural resources, and downtowns.

    The contest, Mr. Bellone said, "gives residents a chance to capture that uniqueness and beauty of Suffolk County and share it with their friends and neighbors through Facebook." 

  • School starts next week in East Hampton, but first students — and parents — have orientation meetings.

    On Tuesday night, all parents of East Hampton students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to a workshop on how to access online school resources. Two sessions, one in English in the high school library, and one in Spanish in the auditorium, start at 6 p.m.

    Incoming kindergarteners and their families will have an orientation at the John M. Marshall Elementary School on Wednesday at 10 a.m.

  • Saturday's weather means you may have to change your day's plans. 

    The Clamshell Foundation's annual Sandcastle Contest at Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett was canceled for the first time in its 23-year history, according to the announcement posted on the foundation's Facebook page Saturday morning. No rain date was set, so sandcastle builders will have to wait until next year. T-shirts designed by Peter Spacek are still for sale, though. Visit the Clamshell Foundation's website for more information. 

  • This weekend will be the first time that it will be illegal to drink alcoholic beverages during the day at Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett. 

  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration honored Richard G. Hendrickson, a volunteer United States Cooperative weather observer since 1930, for his longstanding service on Sunday.

  • Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton will be temporarily closed to shellfishing from sunrise on Saturday through Wednesday, in anticipation of the annual fireworks show on Saturday, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced on Thursday.