Madge T. Lester of Sandra Drive in Springs, who was her husband’s fishing partner and a cook who lent her skills to local restaurants, died at Southampton Hospital on April 17. She was 74 and had been ill for a long time.
She was born on March 20, 1939, in Southport, N.Y., and was adopted by Homer Thayer Heaton and Gay Bernard Heaton. The couple owned Fireplace Lodge, a summer camp at the end of Springs Fireplace Road. Madge Heaton grew up in Springs where she met Stewart Lester, a bayman who also was an offshore lobster fisherman.
Ethel E. Salomon, whose family was among the first to have a house at Sammy’s Beach, East Hampton, and who had worked for Robert Moses at the Long Island Parks Commission, died last Thursday in Boca Raton, Fla., after a long illness, her family said. She was 96.
Ms. Salomon was, on her mother’s, Edith’s, side a descendent of the Young family, which arrived on the North Fork in the 1600s. She was born on April 16, 1917, in the Philippines, where her mother and father, Walter Salomon, lived for a time.
Friday is the final day of the WPPB spring pledge drive, and the sole National Public Radio-affiliated station based on Long Island has taken to YouTube to extend its pitch. Geir Magnusson, a videomaker and commercial photographer, prepared the short spot, which features a number of the WPPB hosts.
For the first time in 16 years, the Bridgehampton boys are heading back to Glens Falls for a chance at a state basketball championship.
The Bees easily won the New York State southeastern Class D regional game, pouncing on Livingston Manor, from Sullivan County, 60-39 Friday evening at Suffolk Community College in Selden.
The annual Empty Bowls event benefiting the Springs Seedlings Project happens on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at the American Legion. Guests who have been invited to bring their own bowls, large or small, can sampele soups prepared by 28 chefs. Bowls will be provided by those arriving without one. Guests can take soups to go as well.
The event also includes raffles and baked goods. Admission is $12, $5 for children 13 and under. Kids under 5 will be admitted free.
The annual fund-raiser for the Kendall Madison Foundation happens Friday night at 8 at the Stephen Talkhouse. The $20 donation funds the Kendall Madison Scholarship Fund, established in 1995 in memory of a popular student athlete who died that year at the age of 21.
In addition to the scholarship, the foundation provides financial assistance to those in need and helps to fund the Kendall Madison Fitness Center at East Hampton High School.
With a winter storm warning in effect for the East End through Thursday evening, many are keeping their doors closed for the day.