Rosalie Strong Wootten of Taylors, S.C., an East Hampton native and member of one of the town’s founding families, died at home on Dec. 8 of a brain hemorrhage. She was 85.
The only girl in a family of four children, she was born in East Hampton on Sept. 25, 1927, the daughter of James Madison Strong and Flora Sweeting Strong, and was called Rose by her family.
Her great-grandfather was Capt. James G. Scott, who was the Montauk Lighthouse keeper for 25 years.
Jonathan L. Auerbach, a resident of and lover of all things Sagaponack for the past 20 years, died of cancer on Nov. 29 in New York City with his family by his side. He was 70 years old.
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.