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  • Sharon E. Gentile of East Hampton “was known by the people in her life to love, laugh, and dance for joy,” her family wrote. She died on April 14 in San Diego following what her family said was a long illness.
  • Ann Adele Watson, 88, a lifelong resident of East Hampton who had worked at the old East Hampton News Company and the Bank of the Hamptons, died on Sunday at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton.
  • Summer theater brought Thomas J. O’Mara to the South Fork, and after settling in East Hampton he continued to be involved in community theater for many years, both onstage and building scenery and sets.
  • Jacqueline Kuykendall, a nearly lifelong Springs resident who was remembered for her many kindnesses and generous spirit, died on April 22 in Pleasanton, Tex., where she had lived for the last two years with a daughter.
  • A homemaker who raised her four children on Miller Lane West in East Hampton, Loretta M. King was the glue that held her family together, they said.
  • Mary Ellen Hegarty, who split her time between Glen Head and Montauk, died on Easter morning at home in Glen Head. She was 75 and had had cancer for over eight years.
  • Jean Ann Hantz of Amagansett and Potsdam, N.Y., who was described by her family as “as survivor of difficult times and an orchestrator of joyful times,” died on April 22 at the Home of the Good Shepherd in Malta, N.Y., where she had been in the Memory Care Center for four and a half years.
  • Jane Van Kovics, a former member of the Sag Harbor Village Board, died on April 14 in Port Charlotte, Fla., where she had retired. She was 94 and had congestive heart failure.
  • Joseph James Holub of Sag Harbor, a Korean War veteran, died on April 19 at Southampton Hospital at the age of 79.
  • This week's reported deed transfers.

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  • An exhibition of modernist paintings by Kenneth B. Walsh at the Woodbine Collection gallery at 649 Montauk Highway concluded on June 25, but the artist's iconic "Montauk" painting will remain on display at the gallery for another month, along with select reproductions of his work depicting the hamlet.
  • Fourth of July festivities have passed, but there's no shortage of things to keep you busy this weekend. Here's the line-up of a few of them.
  • There are still spots available for a Fourth of July fireworks cruise sponsored by the Montauk Chamber of Commerce aboard the Viking Starship.
  • Fourth of July weekend means the South Fork is more jam-packed than usual, and there's plenty to do. Here’s a round-up of the weekend’s events.

    First, fireworks. There are several shows this weekend. On Friday, the Southampton Fresh Air Home will display Fireworks by Grucci at 9:15 p.m. Tickets are required for the event. It takes place at 1030 Meadow Lane in Southampton, but can be seen from various spots around the Shinnecock Bay area.

  • This summer's second issue of EAST, The Star's seasonal magazine, takes you down back roads and around unexpected bends to uncover the secrets and back stories of what might easily be mistaken for fully mapped East End territory.
  • Reservations may be required for many things "Hamptons," but even without reservations, you can get a great seat for one of the many local fireworks displays happening over the next week.
  • The annual Stony Hill Stables Foundation benefit is on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. on the stables’ grounds on Town Lane in Amagansett. The foundation is a not-for-profit organization that promotes equine sports through riding education and competitive opportunities for children and young adults. Tickets are $125, or $200 for a couple, and are available in advance at stonyhillstables.com/shsfoundation and at the gate on Saturday. Children under 12 will be admitted free.

  • The Amagansett Food Institute will hold the first in a series of business meet-ups for small food producers Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the headquarters of Plain-T, a purveyor of boutique teas, at 87 Powell Avenue in Southampton.

    Cheryl Clements, the founder and chief executive of PieShell, will discuss crowdfunding for small food businesses and describe how PieShell works. She describes the company as “a rewards-based crowdfunding site for food and beverage entrepreneurs that is changing the way food companies are funded,” saying it has “built a vibrant community of entrepreneurs, committed foodies, and trendsetters.”

    Alessandro and Tathiana Texeira, Plain-T’s co-founders, will provide tastings of several of their products.

  • Seventy-five years ago on June 13, four saboteurs came ashore on the beach at Atlantic Avenue in Amagansett from a U-boat, the northern prong of a two-prong infiltration by German-Americans planned by the Nazis.
  • East Hampton Town is selling surplus items, from used police cars to trucks, snowplows, and roll-off containers, through an online auction site