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  •     The Rev. Peter Larsen will officiate at a memorial service for Lysbet Elting Rogers at St. Andrew’s Dune Church on Gin Lane in Southampton on Saturday at 2 p.m. Ms. Rogers, who was known as Bumpy, died on March 7.
        She lived on Highland Terrance in Bridgehampton, and her family has invited friends to join them at her house for a reception following the memorial service.

  •     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, 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.

  • Claire Reed Toughs It Out
        Claire Reed left behind a privileged life of country clubs and golf outings to wade hip deep into the feminist fights, civil rights struggles, and disarmament movement of the latter part of the last century. She would become a tireless organizer and activist for a number of progressive nonprofits, and the right-hand woman of Bella Abzug leading up to and during Abzug’s Congressional career.

  •    Tomorrow night the Parrish Art Museum will launch the first in a series of summer jazz concerts aimed at the local business community, whose members can mix and mingle while enjoying live music on the museum’s terrace.

  •    The Southampton Cultural Center will present a dance recital by Steps Repertory Ensemble on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the center’s Levitas Center for the Arts. Under the guidance of Claire Livingstone, the artistic director and a former dancer with the Royal Ballet, the ensemble has grown to a company of 10 to 12 professional dancers.

  •    Valerie Coates, a mezzo-soprano, and Jason Andrews, a pianist, will perform Wagner’s “Wesendonk Lieder” and Verdi’s “Composizioni da Camera” on Sunday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Montauk Library. The free concert is part of a series of events sponsored by the library in honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of both composers.

  •     East Hampton Town police have released two images taken from a surveillance camera of a red Jeep that may have a connection to the May 7 burglary of a Gardiner Avenue, Springs residence.

                Chris Foran, who lives there, told police almost $2,000 in cash was stolen from her. According to Det. Lt. Chris Anderson, Ms. Foran has been diagnosed with breast cancer and the money had been raised for her treatment and for related breast cancer programs.

  •     Memorial Day observances begin Monday morning at 9 with a ceremony at Main Beach in East Hampton for those members of the United States armed forces who were lost at sea.

        At 10 a.m. veterans and others will begin to gather near Guild Hall for a 10:30 parade along Main Street. Traffic will be diverted onto Dunemere and Further Lanes for the duration.

  • Amagansett

    A wallet containing $20 and an East Hampton High School I.D. card was stolen last Thursday from Jeffrey Yusko’s 2012 Honda Civic, which was parked on Katie Lane. Mr. Yusko told police that his son was at a party at a house there, and that his 17-year-old daughter’s wallet was in the car.

    East Hampton

  • Paint Like Pollock

        Family tours and drip-painting workshops will return to the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in Springs on Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Joyce Raimondo will lead the workshop this weekend and every Saturday starting June 29. The cost is $35 per person. Advance registration has been requested via e-mail at or online at

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