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  •     Fred Houseknecht, an Army corporal who was stationed at Camp Hero in Montauk in 1946 and was so taken with the scenery that he never left, becoming a builder who made his mark on the hamlet by constructing Montauk’s first motel, along with a host of others, died on Sunday at the Westhampton Care Center. He was 86 and had complications of a stroke he had five months ago.

  •     Emily Bodenheimer, a longtime North Haven resident, died at Eastern Long Island Hospital on Aug. 5 of cardiac arrest following hip surgery. Her age is not known; her sister, Arlene Ball Dempsey, said that “she never gave it out.”
         Ms. Bodenheimer was born to Andrew and Emily Dunne Kauffield in Jamaica Estates, Queens. She moved to North Haven in the late ’70s and to Peconic Landing, the retirement home in Greenport, in 2002, spending the last few years at its nursing home, the Shores Care Center.

  •    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 submissions@ehstar.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.

  • Antiques Without the Dig
        Nellie’s of Amagansett, an antiques store that specializes in American furniture, pictures, clothing, and collectibles, has announced a new collaboration with DECUR8, an online marketplace for vintage and antique home decor. The online store will offer selected items alongside pieces from like-minded dealers across the United States at shop.decur8.com.

    First Impressions

  • AMAGANSETT
    Bananas, L.L.C. to L. and M. Greenfield, 31 Windmill Lane .24 acre (vacant), July 12, $580,000.

    EAST HAMPTON
    B. Blumberg to J. Castantine, 94 Hands Creek Road, .43 acre, July 12, $447,000.
    J. Forrester to D. Dinizio, 48 Miller Lane West, .23 acre, July 19, $450,000.
    D. and J. Griffiths to D. Sheeler, 14 Boxwood Street, .31 acre, July 20, $762,000.
    M. Tomaino Jr. to E. and B. Zayicek Jr., 5 Spread Oak Lane, 1.2 acres, July 20, $955,000.

    EAST HAMPTON VILLAGE

  • Triathlon
        The 31st Mighty Hamptons Triathlon (.93-mile bay swim, 23.8-mile bike, and 6.2-mile run) is to be held at Long Beach, Sag Harbor, on Sunday beginning at 6:40 a.m.

  • Thursday, September 6
    GIRLS SOCCER, East Hampton at Southampton, scrimmage, 4 p.m.


    Friday, September 7
    BOYS SOCCER, Mattituck at East Hampton, nonleague, 4 p.m.
    GIRLS VOLLEYBALL, East Hampton at Hampton Bays, scrimmage, 4 p.m.
    FOOTBALL, East Hampton at Babylon, season opener, 6 p.m.

  •    The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center will present “Artists on Film: Motion and Emotion,” a series organized by Marion Wolberg Weiss, a film historian and art critic, on Fridays through September.
        In exploring how artists used film to communicate movement and expression, Ms. Weiss was inspired by Jackson Pollock and his role as an “action” painter. She will discuss the films after the screenings.

  •     On Friday, Sept. 14, the Watermill Center will celebrate the premiere of “Einstein on the Beach” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music with a benefit for the arts center.
        In addition to a premiere ticket, guests will be invited to a pre-show reception at 6 p.m. at the Berlyn restaurant, across from BAM, and a post-show reception there at 11:30 p.m. with Robert Wilson.

  •    The annual Box Art Auction to benefit East End Hospice will be held at the Ross School’s Center for Well-Being in East Hampton beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. Arlene Bujese organized the auction of the work of some 75 East End artists who contributed their takes on a plain box — keeping it simple or making rather grand transformations.

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  • The Montauk festivities will have to wait. Thanks to the rain, Saturday's plans have been canceled with the exception of a fireworks show on Saturday night.

  • With Election Day is a little more than a month away, State Senator Lee Zeldin, who is challenging Representative Tim Bishop to represent New York's First Congressional District, visited East Hampton, where he met supporters on Thursday. The cocktail-hour for Mr. Zeldin was held at Cittanuova restaurant in East Hampton Village. The East Hampton Town Republican Committee sponsored the event.

  • Additional batches of tickets to several choice screenings during the upcoming Hamptons International Film Festival went on sale Thursday.

  • The East Hampton High School boys soccer team defeated Jericho, the three-time defending state Class A champion, 2-1 on Saturday. It was the first time in five meetings that an East Hampton boys team had beaten Jericho.

  • Registered Democrats in East Hampton and easternmost Southampton Town who are wondering where to cast their ballots in the primary for governor and lieutenant governor can find a list here. The polling places are the same as for the general election. Polls are open Tuesday until 9 p.m. If you don't know your polling place, click here to find it.

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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.