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  •     Mildred (Midge) LaGuardia, a Corcoran real estate broker and Old Northwest Road, East Hampton, resident for more than 30 years, died on Tuesday in Southampton at the age of 74. Visiting hours will be on Saturday at noon at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton. Burial will follow at Green River Cemetery in Springs.
        A full obituary will appear in a later issue.

  • Word has reached The Star that Helen Palmer Edwards died at home in East Hampton on Sunday. She was 86. Funeral arrangements were private. Mrs. Edwards was married to the late James N. Edwards. A full obituary will appear in a future edition.
  • Events in East Hampton
        Mark Addison, a design and “entertaining expert,” will open a satellite office in East Hampton this summer for his company, Eventstyle. Mr. Addison’s special-event clients have included big corporate names like eBay, Nestlé, and Target, but he also designs private parties and events.
        For the past dozen years, Eventstyle has produced an upscale charity yard sale here, known as Super Saturday.

    T. Nesbitt by Administrator to Amagansett Estates, 93 Montauk Highway, 1.5 acres, April 4, $975,000.

    B. and D. Polk to M. and E. Steinberg, 19 Surrey Court, .73 acre, March 26, $1,500,000.
    R. Lubin and J. Kalish to T. and E. Pizenberg, 23 Fetlock Drive, .69 acre, March 30, $1,720,000.

    R. and K. Romagnola to East Hampton Cottage, 8 Conklin Terrace, .2 acre, April 2, $1,650,000.

  •    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.

  •    Assuming the rain held off, the East Hampton High School softball team was to have played for a share of the League VI league championship here with Sayville Tuesday afternoon.
       Sayville lost 3-1 to Shoreham-Wading River and East Hampton defeated Miller Place 6-2 in games played Monday. The win improved East Hampton’s record to 13-4 and dropped Sayville’s to 14-3.

  • Day Care Races
        The East Hampton Day Care Learning Center will benefit from a 5K for those 10 and up, a mile race for 5-to-8-year-olds, and from a 400-meter race for 3-to-4-year-olds on Saturday at 9 a.m. Registration at the center, which is behind the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter, is to begin at 8.

    Girls Track

  • Friday, May 18
    BOYS TENNIS, county team tournament, Ross-Mattituck winner at Harborfields, 4 p.m.
    Saturday, May 19
    RUNNING, East Hampton Day Care Learning Center races, 5K, mile, and 400-meter dash, 2 Gingerbread Lane Extension, 9 a.m., registration from 8.
    GIRLS LACROSSE, playoffs, first round, East Hampton at Eastport-South Manor, noon.
    Monday, May 21
    BOYS TRACK, division meet, Comsewogue High School, 3 p.m.

  •    The Bridgehampton Historical Society and the Peconic Land Trust will co-host the second annual Bridgehampton Barn Tour on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will include barns of all styles, ages, and uses in the Bridgehampton region and extending into areas of Water Mill and Sagaponack.
       The barns chosen are good examples of construction trends and may also demonstrate efforts at restoration and adaptive reuse of the typical vernacular barn. There will be eight barns in all, some public and some private. The tour is self-guided.

  • Jong on E.L. James
        BookHampton will host a provocative discussion with Erica Jong on Saturday at 8 p.m. at the East Hampton store. She will discuss the book “Fifty Shades of Grey” in a talk called “Is This What We’ve Come To?”
        Ms. Jong’s 1973 “Fear of Flying” was one of the first popular erotic novels penned by a woman. She has continued to write in that genre, crafting some of the more graphic sexual descriptions in contemporary fiction.

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