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  •     Franklin U. Gaugler, who stayed on the South Fork after being stationed in Montauk with the Coast Guard, eventually taking over the Blue Marlin restaurant in that hamlet, died at home in Bradenton, Fla., on Oct. 6. The cause was multiple cancers, his family said. He was 74.

  •     Mary Cumming Tiedemann, whose love of art and nature brought her to East Hampton in early 1960s, died at Stony Brook University Medical Center on Oct. 7 following a stroke. She was 77.
        Ms. Tiedemann loved the arts. She enjoyed painting, photography, and collecting craft art from all over the world. In the 1980s, she became a partner in the Elements Gallery, a craft gallery on Madison Avenue in Manhattan. She had an apartment on Fifth Avenue.

  •     Arlene (Lee) Jackson, a former East Hampton resident who owned and ran the In Essence clothing store in Amagansett, died on Oct. 5 in St. Petersburg, Fla. She was 83 and had been ill with Alzheimer’s for seven years.

  •     Robert Sidney Thanhauser Jr., the former majority owner and chief executive officer of Fidelipac, a leading manufacturer of four-track cartridges, died on Sunday at his Main Street, East Hampton, home. He was 71. The cause was lung cancer, his family said.

  •     A funeral service for Patrick A. Malik of Montauk will be held at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in that hamlet tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Fort Hill Cemetery. Mr. Malik, who was 77, died on Sunday.
        Friends and family will gather at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton from 2 to 4 p.m. today and from 7 to 9 tonight. An obituary will appear in a future issue.
     

  •     A funeral Mass for Joan Shea, who died at home in Montauk on Monday at the age of 82, will be said on Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in Montauk. An obituary for Ms. Shea will appear at a later date.
     

  • Caro’s a Finalist

        Robert A. Caro, whose house in East Hampton has an accompanying uninsulated writing shed that’s known herculean bouts of key-pounding, has been named one of five finalists for a National Book Award in nonfiction. The title, need it be said, is “The Passage of Power,” the latest installment in what might be the biography of the age, “The Years of Lyndon Johnson,” published by Alfred A. Knopf. The winners will be announced on Nov. 14 at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan.

  • Watermill Center Events

        The seventh annual Artist Residency Program at the Watermill Center will begin with residency events tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

  • The East Hampton Volunteer Ocean rescue Squad searched off of Indian Wells beach Friday morning in coordination with the United States Coast Guard and the East Hampton Town Marine Patrol, concerning the report of two flares fired and flashing lights reported the previous night.
  •     Budgets for the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton and the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor passed by comfortable margins on Sept. 29.
    The Hampton Library’s 2013 budget of just over $1.5 million passed with 56 for and 7 against. Residents of the Bridgehampton and Sagaponack School Districts cast ballots in the library vote.
    Harvey Loomis, who ran unopposed, was elected to represent the residents of Sagaponack on the library board.
    In Sag Harbor, the budget of just over $2.2 million was approved 163 to 24.

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  • With Thanksgiving behind us, the Christmas lights are going up and holiday markets abound. Take a look at what's coming up this weekend from Southampton to Montauk:

    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28

    ADOPT-A-FAMILY: Collection, presents and gift cards for clients of the Retreat, victims of domestic abuse. Call help line, 329-4398, for details.  

  • Forget all that shopping and do something for yourself today. Air out those lungs, stretch those legs, and, maybe, get a couple of hours' break from those relatives: Two trails groups in East Hampton and Southampton are leading post-Thanksgiving outings, and newcomers will be welcomed.

  • Middletown — The East Hampton High School boys soccer team won in the New York State Final Four match Saturday, 3-0 over Jamesville-DeWitt, which advances them to the Class A championship Sunday. For the full game story, click here.

  • Tuesday is Veterans Day, a time to honor those who have served the country. There are several parades scheduled between Montauk and Southampton, during which the community can applaud and salute the veterans living among us.  

  • Vinnie Grimes is the Montauk Chamber of Commerce’s person of the year and will be honored at the chamber’s End of Season Gala on Nov. 15 at East by Northeast.

    "Vinnie has given a lifetime of service to his community which is why the Montauk Chamber selected him as Person of The Year for 2014,” Laraine Creegan, the executive director of the chamber, said.

  • 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.