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  • Kathaleen M. Benbenek died at home in East Hampton on June 8, having celebrated her 72nd birthday the week before. Ms. Benbenek, who had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in January, died of cardiac arrest.
  • Ida Alberta Lindsay, a real estate broker in Sag Harbor for more than 40 years, died in Norwich, Conn., on June 13. She was 88.
  • nita N. Clifford, a longtime resident of Wainscott who had been chairwoman of the Georgica Association’s beach committee, died in Essex, Conn., on May 19 after a long period of declining health. She was 79.
  • AMAGANSETT
    D. Alegre to M. Koyfman, 16 Schellinger Road, .37 acre, May 11, $1,160,000.
    C. and A. Green by executor to S. O’Molony, 55 Gilbert’s Path, .67 acre, May 2, $2,150,000.
    K. Fossum to S.B.M.F.G. L.L.C., 4 Tyson Lane, 1.3 acres, May 7, $7,000,000.

    EAST HAMPTON
    Old Hedge Capital to A. Bernstein, 5 Old Hedges Lane, .98 acre, May 10, $2,995,000.
    L. Fishman to M. Kulikov and V. Averbukh, 3 Livery Lane, .8 acre, April 30, $1,025,000.

    EAST HAMPTON
    VILLAGE

  • Exercise Studio Opens
        Chaise23, an exercise studio at 15 Lumber Lane in East Hampton, will hold its grand opening on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. Fifteen-minute private consultations with instructors will be available, as will equipment demonstrations.

    Blue & Cream’s New Line

  • Sailing Classes
        The first of the East Hampton Town Recreation Department’s summer series of two-week sailing sessions is to begin Monday at the south end of Lake Montauk. Preregistration at the Parks and Recreation Department, behind Town Hall, is required. The morning and afternoon sessions are limited to 15 students. The minimum age is 12. The fee is $200 per person.

    Riding Scholarships

  • June 4, 1987
        The old men beat the young ones, and also the 90-degree heat in Saturday’s 5K Race Against Drug Abuse in Sag Harbor. Ted Haiman, 44, a part-time Amagansett resident who holds the masters record of 4 minutes and 22 seconds in the Fifth Avenue Mile, was the winner in 16:23.
        “I wanted to relax in a low-key race,” Haiman said afterward, “but then I saw Cliff Clark and Kevin Barry. . . . But, on the other hand, that legitimized the race for me.”

  • Shakespeare on Aging
        Maurice Charney, a past president of the Shakespeare Association of America, will give a talk called “Shakespeare on Aging” at the Montauk Library on Sunday afternoon.
        In the 17th century no one expected to live much past 60 or so, and Shakespeare himself never quite got there; he died at 52. Nevertheless, the theme of aging can be found throughout his poems and plays.

  • Poetry Pops Up
        Poets, prick up your ears: A new venue to air your verse has made itself available, open mike and all. On Tuesday starting at 5:30 p.m., Phao restaurant on Main Street in Sag Harbor will inaugurate Poets’ Prix Fixe with a couple of journal-published East End writers, Lucas Hunt and Michelle Whittaker, both of them associated with the M.F.A. program in Southampton. The organizer is Teri Kennedy, known for putting together shows of performance art and readings at Ashawagh Hall in Springs.

  • Trunk Show at Surf Lodge
        The Surf Lodge in Montauk is hosting a Lemlem trunk show this weekend, from Friday through Sunday. Liya Kebede, a supermodel, actress, and former good-will ambassador, started Lemlem to support the traditional weavers of her native Ethiopia. Reservations for the pre-fall collection show can be made at rsvp@rb-br.com. 

    Baby-Sitting and More

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  • School starts next week in East Hampton, but first students — and parents — have orientation meetings.

    On Tuesday night, all parents of East Hampton students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to a workshop on how to access online school resources. Two sessions, one in English in the high school library, and one in Spanish in the auditorium, start at 6 p.m.

    Incoming kindergarteners and their families will have an orientation at the John M. Marshall Elementary School on Wednesday at 10 a.m.

  • Saturday's weather means you may have to change your day's plans. 

    The Clamshell Foundation's annual Sandcastle Contest at Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett was canceled for the first time in its 23-year history, according to the announcement posted on the foundation's Facebook page Saturday morning. No rain date was set, so sandcastle builders will have to wait until next year. T-shirts designed by Peter Spacek are still for sale, though. Visit the Clamshell Foundation's website for more information. 

  • This weekend will be the first time that it will be illegal to drink alcoholic beverages during the day at Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett. 

  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration honored Richard G. Hendrickson, a volunteer United States Cooperative weather observer since 1930, for his longstanding service on Sunday.

  • Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton will be temporarily closed to shellfishing from sunrise on Saturday through Wednesday, in anticipation of the annual fireworks show on Saturday, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced on Thursday.