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  •     James Bernard Leonard, a former newspaper pressman, died on Thanksgiving Day in a hospital in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. He was 91 and had gone to Florida to visit a son.
        Mr. Leonard’s career in newspapers included a stint as a flyboy, a pressroom apprentice who literally caught stacks of papers as they flew off the presses. He went on to become a pressman for The New York Journal-American, The New York Times, and The Daily News, working for that paper in Long Island City until he retired.

  •     Johanna Liesbeth de Kooning of Springs and St. John in the United States Virgin Islands died on Friday while at home on St. John. Ms. de Kooning, who was known as Lisa, was the daughter of the Abstract Expressionist artist Willem de Kooning. She was 56. No services have been announced. An obituary will appear in a future issue.
     

  •     Visiting hours for Emilio Pidilla Berrezueta, 18, a student at Southampton High School, who died on Monday in Montauk, will be tonight from 5 to 9   at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton.
        A funeral Mass will be said tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in East Hampton. An obituary will appear in a future issue.
     

  •     Visiting hours for Ellen Menaik Cox of Sag Harbor, who died at Southampton Hospital on Sunday, will be held tonight from 7 to 9 at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor. Ms. Cox was 86. A service will be held at the funeral home tomorrow at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery in Sag Harbor. An obituary will appear in a future issue.
     

  •     Visiting hours for Joseph Holmes of Oakview Highway, East Hampton, who died on Tuesday at the age of 70, will be at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m.
        A funeral for him will be Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at the Yardley and Pino. Burial will follow at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in East Hampton.
     

  •     Elaine Tuccillo, 66, died at home in Montauk on Nov. 16. She will be buried at Fort Hill Cemetery in that hamlet on Saturday at 1 p.m. A full obituary will appear in a future issue.
     

  •     An obituary in last week’s paper for William W. Talmage, who died on Nov. 13, gave the street address but not the mailing address for one organization to which his family has suggested memorial contributions. The mailing address for American Legion Post 419 is P.O. Box 1343, East Hampton 11937. His family also suggested donations to the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street, New York City 10011-4211.
     

  • Christmas Shop
        C. Whitmore Gardens of Amagansett has launched its Christmas shop, which is stocked with such holiday items as Fraser fir Christmas trees, a mixed variety of wreaths, garlands, and poinsettias, ornaments including selections from the Jim Marvin Collection (decorator of the White House Christmas tree), fresh floral arrangements and centerpieces, and other decor including glittering decorative branches, flameless and traditional candles, and home fragrances. 

  • AMAGANSETT
    Mandel, B to G. and B. Medlin, 737 Old Stone Highway, 1.8 acres, May 4, $1,725,000.
    P. and W. Turgeon to J.C.T. Group L.L.C., 44 Miankoma Lane, .5 acre, Oct. 4, $1,450,000.
    Ashawagh Cottage L.L.C. to R. Oliver, 276 Bluff Road, .51 acre, Oct. 15, $5,250,000.

    EAST HAMPTON
    H. and R. Matheson to C. Saar, 51 Miller Lane East, .12 acre, Oct. 3, $565,000.
    S. Fletcher to Garcia-Lugo and Hunault, 22 Edwards Avenue, Oct. 12, $670,000.
    R. and H. Cooper to C. Brennan, 2 Livery Lane, .81 acre, Oct. 5, $2,725,000.

  • Boys Soccer
        Rich King, coach of the county-champion East Hampton High School boys soccer team, said this week that J.C. Barrientos and Donte Donegal had been named to the all-county team, and that Barrientos, a senior, was the most valuable player in League VI.
        Moreover, Denis Espana and Nick West were named to the all-conference team, and Nick Tulp and Alex Serna made all-league. Christian Calle was named to the all-county academic team.

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  • During the blizzard, East Hampton Town and Village officials are standing by to help, and here's a list of important phone numbers to keep handy. As you prepare for the storm, why not print this out?

    Emergency Numbers:

    The joint town and village Emergency Operations Center, which will field calls about storm-related issues, has two numbers, one for village residents and one for town residents. Village residents should call 631-907-9796, and town residents should call 631-907-9743. Emergency line remains 911. 

  • As the South Fork braces for the blizzard on Monday, we are beginning to learn of school cancellations and business closures. We will keep a running list below, but we'll need your help. Please email us announcements and information to TKV@ehstar.com to announce a meeting that has been canceled or to let your customers know you are closing early.

  • 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.