The Star welcomes submissions of essays for its “Guestwords” column, of between 700 and 1,200 words, and of short fiction, between 1,000 and 2,000 words.
Authors can either e-mail their pieces (in text or Word format) to email@example.com, with “Fiction” or “Guestwords” in the subject line, or mail them, preferably on disk and saved in a text format, to The Star, Box 5002, East Hampton 11937. A very short biographical note should also be included.
A vandal smashed a driver’s-side window and a rear taillight and dented the left-rear quarter panel on a 2008 Honda Accord parked in a lot at 121 Springs-Fireplace Road early Friday morning. Maria Restrepo estimated the damage at $500.
Guild Hall will host a Fiesta of the Arts Saturday to celebrate Latin American culture on the East End. There will be food, music, arts and crafts, and a pinata for kids. The free event runs from 2 to 4 p.m.
The Goat Reopens
The Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre in Sag Harbor reopens this week with Tot Art for kids 2 to 4 on Mondays, puppet play groups on Mondays and Fridays, creative movement on Wednesdays, and the first puppet show of the summer.
The Town of Southampton earned the highest rating possible from Standard and Poor’s Rating Services on Tuesday, when it was upgraded from AA+ to AAA. Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst said the new rating was the result of fiscal discipline at Town Hall over the past four years.
Kaitlin A. Ganga and Jeremiah L. Overton were married in the field behind the American Legion Hall in Amagansett on May 17, a date that marks both of their birthdays. East Hampton Town Justice Steven Tekulsky officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Megan Ganga of Glade Road and Anthony J. Ganga of Neck Path, both in Springs. Mr. Overton’s parents are Leon and Suzanne Overton of Three Mile Harbor Road, East Hampton.
Frederick C. Filasky, the onetime owner of an East Hampton bed and breakfast called the Plover’s Nest, died at Southampton Hospital on May 29 of congestive heart failure. He was 75, and had been ill for some time.
Kyu Bong Cho, who moved from Korea to Springs at age 18 and attended East Hampton High School, died of a stroke on May 12 in Alexandria, Va. He was 61.
Mr. Cho came to the United States to live with his sister, Myong A. Cho Miller, and her husband, Mickey Miller, a bayman. One of his first jobs was helping Mr. Miller lift his fish traps early in the morning.
Kenneth Richard Frankl, who served as the vice president and general counsel of RKO General until 1984, died at home in Amagansett on Monday. He was 90. His memorial will be held at the Jewish Center of the Hamptons in East Hampton Village at 3 p.m. on June 29. An obituary for him will appear in a future edition of The East Hampton Star.
A memorial service for Annamae Bennett, who died in November at the age of 78, will be held at the American Legion Hall in Amagansett on June 28 from noon to 3 p.m. Ms. Bennett lived on Neck Path in Springs.
The Bliss Sleep Center on the corner of Montauk Highway and Hayground Road in Water Mill is opening a Bliss Baby Store next door. The company is extending its nontoxic line of organic mattresses, bedding, and sustainable wood furniture to include mattresses and bedding for infants, as well as sustainable wood cribs and toys.
This weekend promises to be hot and humid, with some stormy weather in the forecast, too. But you don't have to sit inside because there's something for everyone happening in every corner of town. Have a look:
So much is happening this weekend, and it seems it's all happening in Amagansett. The hamlet is hosting several events, including a Junior Lifeguard Tournament at Indian Wells, and the Amagansett Presbyterian Church Summer Fair.