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  • John Leguizamo, an Emmy Award-winning actor and comedian who has appeared in more than 50 films, will take the stage at Guild Hall’s John Drew Theater at 8 tonight with “Ghetto Klown,” a one-man play directed by Fisher Stevens. Mr. Leguizamo will draw upon characters from his adolescent memories of Queens, his early acting career, and Hollywood film sets. Balcony tickets are $45, $43 for members; orchestra tickets are $65 and $63, and prime orchestra seats are $100, $95.

  • East Hampton

    A mailbox along Washington Avenue was reported stolen Friday morning. Bruce Bates said it had been removed from its post at the end of his driveway. It was later found on Indian Wells Beach.

    East Hampton Village

    A white-and-red 12-speed woman’s bicycle with black lettering was reported stolen from a Further Lane property. The owner told police Saturday that the theft had occurred sometime during the past week, and that workers on the property had access to where the bike had been stored.

  • Project Most, a nonprofit after-school program for elementary students in East Hampton and Springs, has established a new scholarship committee.
  • Kids at the Mill

    On Mondays and Thursdays through Aug. 7, the Water Mill Museum will give children 5 and up a glimpse of the colonial era as they help with a task that was important to daily life then — milling corn into grits, flour, and more. The hands-on milling sessions will be a lesson in engineering and water power, according to the museum. They are free, but advance registration is required by calling 726-4625. Donations will be accepted for the historic mill, which is at 41 Old Mill Road.


  • An object falling from the sky brought out the East Hampton Town Marine Patrol to search for about an hour Tuesday evening near Gardiner’s Island. Ed Michels, the town harbormaster, said they received a call from a boater, who could not describe the falling object, except to say it was definitely not a body.

    “We got the call about an hour before dark,” Mr. Michels said. “We used the whole Gardiner’s Island crew.” The search was called off after about an hour as the sun sank below the horizon.


  • An Army Corps of Engineers’ amphibious vehicle known as a LARC, for Lighter Amphibious Resupply Cargo, will be out in the ocean and along the beach between Ditch Plain and the eastern edge of Washington Drive in Montauk today in preparation for the design of a beach protection and reconstruction project.

    The “vehicle is designed to allow surveying in the water, across shoals, and even through the surf zone up to the base of the beach dunes,” according to a release.


  • Franco Stephen Denaro, a chef, caterer, and food stylist who lived on Joshua Edwards Court in East Hampton, died on May 28 at Southampton Hospital. Mr. Denaro, who was 61, had a heart attack at the Ross School, where he worked as a chef.

    He was a talented gardener and fisherman, said his son, Stephen Denaro of East Hampton. “He was a good guy, an honorable guy,” he said.

  • Julian Norman Koenig, a renowned advertising copywriter who nevertheless described himself as just “a writer of short sentences,” died at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan on June 12. He was 93 and had suffered what was believed to be a stroke about a week before.

  • Richard Cummings, a prolific writer and scholar, died of prostate cancer on June 18 in Southampton. He was 76.

    As a young man, Mr. Cummings was an associate at a Manhattan law firm, Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan, and at the United States Agency for International Development in Washington, D.C. He later taught at law schools in the West Indies and Ethiopia.

  • Kenneth B. Frankl, an Amagansett resident who in the course of his legal career was a corporate attorney, a New York City assistant district attorney, and a private practitioner, died at home on June 16. He was 90, and had Parkinson’s disease for many years, and had a stroke in 2005.

    Mr. Frankl was passionate about music and played the piano for hours daily, almost until the end of his life, his family said. He loved Shakespeare, bridge, football, and politics, along with his family and the Amagansett community.

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