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  •     At the Living Room restaurant at c/o the Maidstone in East Hampton, the menu was changed at the beginning of the month to reflect a Scandinavian or Nordic influence, with a selection of dishes featuring seasonal items. Another section of the menu is devoted to items that are “always at the Living Room,” such as the Lojrom caviar served with a crispy potato cake and herring three ways. The seasonal portion of the menu will change approximately four times throughout the year.

  •    Anne M. Black Koehler of East Hampton, a maternity nurse at Southampton Hospital for 24 years, died on Nov. 24 at St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn of complications following heart surgery. She was 78.
        Many people who recognized her from the hospital would stop her on the street or in a store to introduce her to their children whom she had helped deliver, her family said. “People always told us what a special nurse she was to them.”

  •     Timothy Allen Smith, a 27-year member of the Springs Fire Department whom friends called Chick, died on Nov. 30 of a heart-related illness. He was 51.
        His friends said he was “a born, bred Bonacker.” A lifelong resident of East Hampton and graduate of East Hampton High School, Mr. Smith was a carpenter who enjoyed boating, fishing, clamming, and watching Nascar races.

  •     Louise Wilson, who had worked as a housekeeper for many prominent East Hampton families since coming here from Walterboro, S.C., in 1956, died on Saturday at the Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. She was 74 and had been ill with lung cancer for a year.

  •     Daniel Varuolo of North Haven, an usher at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Sag Harbor who worked at his nephew’s Emporium Hardware in Sag Harbor, died at home on Monday. He was 88 and had been an active member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion’s Chelberg and Battle Post 388 in Sag Harbor.
        With his wife, Rosetta, Mr. Varuolo moved to North Haven in 1985 and built a retirement house on Cove’s End Lane. Mrs. Varuolo survives.

  •    George Dayton Payne III, who died on Tuesday, will be buried at Green River Cemetery in Springs tomorrow at a time to be announced. The Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton is handling the arrangements and will be able to provide a time for the service once it is settled. An obituary will appear in a future issue. Mr. Payne was 86.

     

  •    Juana M. Bahamondes of Queens Lane in East Hampton died on Tuesday at the age of 78.
        Visiting hours will be today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton, with a funeral Mass scheduled for tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery on Cedar Street. A full obituary will appear in a future issue.

  •    Project MOST’s Earthsavers Club, a program on the environment run in partnership with the Group for the East End, had fourth graders in the Project MOST after-school program at Springs and the John M. Marshall Elementary School learning about the digestive systems and diets of owls last week. Students dissected owl pellets to find the fur and bones of small animals like voles and mice.

  • Can You Hear Me, Major Tom?
        Is there life on Mars? Joe Malave, a teacher and Mars researcher, will discuss NASA’s mission to the Red Planet with kids in third grade and above today at the Amagansett Library, then offer a look through the library’s telescope. The program will begin at 3:30 p.m. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served.
        Following a carousel story time on Saturday at 3:30 p.m., families will make their own carousel mobiles to take home. Reservations are required for both programs.

  • AMAGANSETT
    130 Meeting House Lane to J. and N. Schwartz, 130 Meeting House Lane, .61 acre, Oct. 12, $2,000,000.

    EAST HAMPTON
    R. Gibbons to G. Stephens and L. Wang, 60 Oakview Highway, .44 acre, Oct. 25, $400,000.
    G. Topal to T. Silva, 6 Woodhollow Drive, .93 acre, Oct. 16, $1,550,000.
    J. and H. Forst to S. Moskowitz, 9 Jasons Lane, 1 acre, Oct. 16, $1,595,000.

    EAST HAMPTON VILLAGE
    J. Bennett (by executor) to D. Henry and C. Fornal, 17 Stratton Square, .15 acre, Oct. 26, $800,100.

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  • 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.

  • The East Hampton Historical Society has decked its halls, well, its lovingly maintained old structures, for two events this weekend.

  • With Hanukkah just days away and Christmas in just two weeks, this weekend offers plenty of opportunities to celebrate, shop, join others in song, or revel in those distinctly December aromas of gingerbread and hot cider. There are gift shows galore, several production of "The Nutcracker" and its variations, and even a "Frozen" show at the Southampton Arts Center for all the Anna and Elsa fans out there. Use this as a guide to make your list (and check it twice) of happenings through Dec. 14. 

    SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14

  • Carmen Adriana, an East Hampton stylist, will be the guest host at a shopping event at the East Hampton Theory store on Saturday.

    In an email announcing the event, Ms. Adriana said that “Theory is always on my short list when I begin building a wardrobe for someone” and that when the store asked her to host the event she “calmly said yes and then did the happy dance.”

    She will offer her styling expertise at the store, which is at 46 Newtown Lane, from 2 to 6 p.m.