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  •     Irene Dynenson Steinman lived through one of the 20th century’s darkest times. The longtime resident of the Northwest area of East Hampton died on Nov. 30 in West Nyack, N.Y. She was 85.
        She was born in Lodz, Poland, in 1927. In 1941, her family fled the invading German army for Russian-controlled territory, where they obtained visas from Chiune Sugihara, Japanese diplomat to Lithuania. Sugihara is credited with saving the lives of thousands of Jews by way of the travel visas he issued.

  •     There will be a funeral service at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church for Sandra Cantey, a Wooded Oak Lane,  East Hampton, resident who died on Friday at Southampton Hospital.
        An obituary will appear in a future issue.

  • Boat Show Outing
        The Hampton Jitney has put together a package deal for those who would like to see the New York Boat Show at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan on Saturday. A bus will leave from the Jitney stop in East Hampton Village at 8:30 a.m., making stops in Bridgehampton and Southampton. The return trip departs at 5 p.m.

  • AMAGANSETT
    V. Mnuchin to C. and C. Karides, 12 South Wood Court, 1.93 acres, Nov. 15, $3,445,000.
    J. Johnson Trust to M. Frishberg, 21 Mako Lane, .17 acre, Sept. 19, $1,325,000.

    EAST HAMPTON
    E. Kolodny to P. Izaak, 9 Bull Path Close, 1.93 acres, May 8, $1,400,000.
    M. and K. Baldridge to 2012 C.J.P. Hampton Trust, 63 Cove Hollow Road, .58 acre, Oct. 25, $925,000.

    EAST HAMPTON VILLAGE
    D. and J. Berger to R. and H. Cooper, 22 Jericho Road, 1 acre, Nov. 16, $3,850,000.

  • Thursday, January 3
    BOYS BASKETBALL, East Hampton at Shoreham-Wading River, 4:30 p.m.
    GIRLS BASKETBALL, Shoreham-Wading River at East Hampton, 6:15 p.m.


    Friday, January 4
    WRESTLING, East Hampton at Mount Sinai, 4:30 p.m.


    Sunday, January 6
    WINTER TRACK, East Hampton girls at crossover meet, Suffolk Community College-Brentwood, 2:30 p.m.

  • ‘Les Troyens’
        Guild Hall will screen the Met: Live in HD’s presentation of “Les Troyens,” an opera by Berlioz based on Virgil’s “Aeneid,” on Saturday at noon. Fabio Luisi will conduct. The production stars Marcello Giordani as Aeneas, Deborah Voigt as Cassandra, and Susan Graham as Dido.

  • Happy New Year!

        Ten, nine, eight. . . . Children and their parents can do their own countdown to the new year 12 hours early when the Children’s Museum of the East End hosts a “ball drop” on Monday.  To prepare, kids can make holiday noisemakers that day at 11:30 a.m. At noon partygoers will be showered with confetti and toast 2013 with sparkling juice. The event costs $10 and is free to CMEE members. The museum will close for the holiday at 1 p.m.

  • Amagansett

    Ian Irving of Old Stone Highway discovered his 1982 Mercedes Benz missing from his driveway on the afternoon of Dec. 15. He had left the keys in the car, he told police, who searched and found the vehicle parked on Accabonac Road, keys still inside.

    East Hampton Village

    A metal hand truck was left in the middle of Gay Lane in front of the post office one afternoon last week. There were no identifying marks. Police took it to the lost-and-found at headquarters.

  •     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.

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  • With students heading back to school after a hiatus because of the storm, school sports are also getting back on track.

    Joseph Vasile-Cozzo, the athletic director at East Hampton School District, said the boys and girls basketball games originally scheduled for Thursday have been rescheduled for Monday. The varsity teams will play at the high school, with the girls slated to play at 5 p.m., and the boys playing at 6:15 p.m. The junior varsity teams will play at the middle school at the same start times. 

  • During the blizzard, East Hampton Town and Village officials are standing by to help, and here's a list of important phone numbers to keep handy. As you prepare for the storm, why not print this out?

    Emergency Numbers:

    The joint town and village Emergency Operations Center, which will field calls about storm-related issues, has two numbers, one for village residents and one for town residents. Village residents should call 631-907-9796, and town residents should call 631-907-9743. Emergency line remains 911. 

  • As the South Fork braces for the blizzard on Monday, we are beginning to learn of school cancellations and business closures. We will keep a running list below, but we'll need your help. Please email us announcements and information to TKV@ehstar.com to announce a meeting that has been canceled or to let your customers know you are closing early.

  • On Monday Martin Luther King's Birthday will be celebrated, and there are several observations planned on the South Fork this weekend and on Monday.

    Jack Hill, the dean of world languages and literature at the Ross School, will discuss the work of  Dr. King at Canio's Books in Sag Harbor on Saturday at 5 p.m. "The Legacy of Dr. King and Why King Still Matters" will cover his historical significance, his 1963 "Letter From Birmingham Jail," and the continuing importance of a nonviolent fight against injustice. 

  • The Ellen Hermanson Foundation, which has raised money for breast cancer research and education for two decades now, recently donated $295,000 to fund technology and patient support services for Southampton Hospital's Ellen Hermanson Breast Center.

  • 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.

  • There's one more chance before the holiday season to give the gift of a blood donation.