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  •     Christina Lynch Markham, a Westbury native, first started dancing when she was 2 in a toddler ballet class, where, she says, “I was always in a time-out. I just had too much energy.”

  • Open Auditions
        Center Stage at the Southampton Cultural Center will hold open auditions Wednesday and next Thursday at 6 p.m. for its forthcoming production of “Inherit the Wind.” The play will be performed at the Levitas Center for the Arts.

  • At the Library
        The East Hampton Library will hold its annual Children’s Fair at the Gardiner Farm on James Lane on Sunday from 2 to 5:30 p.m. This year’s pirate-themed spree will inspire literacy and the love of reading through a host of fun “bookaneer” activities including pirate chanteys by Bradley True, illusions by Magic Al, and a special performance by the Story Pirates, a nationally recognized educational sketch comedy troupe that will enact winning stories from the Young Author Search writing contest.

  •      In a release issued Tuesday, Representative Tim Bishop vowed to protect the mortgage interest and charitable contribution tax deductions that are slated to end next year.
    Mr. Bishop said that curtailing or eliminating the mortgage interest deduction would reduce the value of housing nationwide, put more homeowners under water, and take the wind out of the recovery.

  • Amagansett
    Mary Edwards called police on Sunday to report that her Trek bicycle, valued at $600, had been stolen from her driveway on Montauk Highway at some point in the previous night.

    East Hampton
    Theresa Lindstrom of Marion Lane told police on July 30 that her mailbox had been vandalized the night before. It was the second time the box had been damaged in the past six months.

    East Hampton Village

  •     Kenneth J. Wilson, a 20-year veteran of the New York Police Department who lived on East Lake Drive in Montauk for more than 30 years, died of melanoma on July 23 at Southampton Hospital. He was 73.

  •     Visiting hours for Charles T. Re of Wireless Road in East Hampton will be at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. There will be a funeral Mass for him at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in East Hampton tomorrow at 11 a.m. Mr. Re, who was 80, died at Southampton Hospital on Monday.An obituary will appear in a future issue.

  • The family of Skip Cannon, a Montauk resident who died on April 10, 2011, will release his ashes into the Atlantic Ocean during a surfboard paddle-out, at 4 p.m. on Saturday. Those interested in attending have been invited to 69 Surfside Avenue, Montauk, to walk across the street to the beach. Those not wishing to enter the water have been invited to watch from the beach.

  • Protecting Baby Bums
        After failing to find effective and chemical-free sunscreen for her two young children, Kristen Peterson of East Hampton, the founder of babyhampton, decided to create her own, and this summer launched the beach*bum S.P.F. 30 sunscreen and sunstick line for babies.

    A. White and Trust to 74 Mako Lane L.L.C., 74 Mako Lane, .17 acre, June 12, $1,389,500.
    N. Sandler to A. and C. Shapiro, 9 Deerfield Way, .31 acre, June 22, $2,500,000.

    R. Solomon to V. Napoli, Treescape Drive, Unit 9D, June 22, $550,000.

    A. and H. Jason to D. Weiswasser, 46 Buell Lane, 1 acre, June 21, $1,400,000.

    P. Kelly to 389 Montauk L.L.C., 389 Montauk Highway, May 25, $685,000.

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  • 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.

  • Additional batches of tickets to several choice screenings during the upcoming Hamptons International Film Festival went on sale Thursday.

  • The East Hampton High School boys soccer team defeated Jericho, the three-time defending state Class A champion, 2-1 on Saturday. It was the first time in five meetings that an East Hampton boys team had beaten Jericho.

  • Registered Democrats in East Hampton and easternmost Southampton Town who are wondering where to cast their ballots in the primary for governor and lieutenant governor can find a list here. The polling places are the same as for the general election. Polls are open Tuesday until 9 p.m. If you don't know your polling place, click here to find it.

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  • Suffolk County is holding a photo contest, and County Executive Steve Bellone is asking residents to get involved. 

    All residents have to do is take a picture that depicts why they love calling Suffolk County home and load it to Facebook with the #SuffolkSnapshot. Suggestions include landmarks, tourist attractions, natural resources, and downtowns.

    The contest, Mr. Bellone said, "gives residents a chance to capture that uniqueness and beauty of Suffolk County and share it with their friends and neighbors through Facebook." 

  • 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.