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  •     A funeral Mass for Joan Shea, who died at home in Montauk on Monday at the age of 82, will be said on Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in Montauk. An obituary for Ms. Shea will appear at a later date.
     

  • Caro’s a Finalist

        Robert A. Caro, whose house in East Hampton has an accompanying uninsulated writing shed that’s known herculean bouts of key-pounding, has been named one of five finalists for a National Book Award in nonfiction. The title, need it be said, is “The Passage of Power,” the latest installment in what might be the biography of the age, “The Years of Lyndon Johnson,” published by Alfred A. Knopf. The winners will be announced on Nov. 14 at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan.

  • Watermill Center Events

        The seventh annual Artist Residency Program at the Watermill Center will begin with residency events tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

  • The East Hampton Volunteer Ocean rescue Squad searched off of Indian Wells beach Friday morning in coordination with the United States Coast Guard and the East Hampton Town Marine Patrol, concerning the report of two flares fired and flashing lights reported the previous night.
  •     Budgets for the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton and the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor passed by comfortable margins on Sept. 29.
    The Hampton Library’s 2013 budget of just over $1.5 million passed with 56 for and 7 against. Residents of the Bridgehampton and Sagaponack School Districts cast ballots in the library vote.
    Harvey Loomis, who ran unopposed, was elected to represent the residents of Sagaponack on the library board.
    In Sag Harbor, the budget of just over $2.2 million was approved 163 to 24.

  •     In an effort to address concerns about density, lot coverage, and “excessive use of land,” the Sagaponack Village Board is considering a number of changes to its village code to deal with maximum building coverage, seasonal rentals, and coverage as it relates to accessory structures like swimming pools, playing courts, fences, walls, decks, and patios. A hearing on the changes will be held on Monday at 4 p.m. at Village Hall.

  • East Hampton Town

    Disciplinary Matters

        The East Hampton Town Board turned its attention this week to several disciplinary matters involving employees.

        Two employees of the East Hampton Town Human Services Department were suspended from their jobs for 30 days on Tuesday following disciplinary charges brought against them by Diane Patrizio, the human services director. 

  • Amagansett

    A Carry-All Club Car golf cart, valued at over $3,000, parked outside the office at the Ocean Colony motel, was stolen on the night of Sept. 24.

    East Hampton

    A 15-speed Newport bicycle was stolen from the Cove Hollow Road driveway of Patricia Sales during the last week of September. The bike was valued at $500.

  •     David H. Hernandez, an East Hampton High School junior and a devout Catholic whose favorite place here was the East Hampton Cinema, took his own life on Sept. 29.
        Born in Cuenca, Ecuador, on Dec. 28, 1995, to Carmita Barros and Humberto Hernandez, he came to East Hampton to live with his mother and sister in 2009.

  •     Barbara Ann Norton McNally, who retired from a position as an account administrator with the Dreyfus mutual fund company in Melville to enjoy a life year round in Montauk, died on Oct. 1 at home on Duval Place. She was 77 and had pancreatic cancer, her family said.
        Ms. McNally was married twice; first, for 30 years, to Raymond Norton. After Mr. Norton’s death she married Harry McNally, who died in 2009.

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  • 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.

  • With Hanukkah just days away and Christmas in just two weeks, this weekend offers plenty of opportunities to celebrate, shop, join others in song, or revel in those distinctly December aromas of gingerbread and hot cider. There are gift shows galore, several production of "The Nutcracker" and its variations, and even a "Frozen" show at the Southampton Arts Center for all the Anna and Elsa fans out there. Use this as a guide to make your list (and check it twice) of happenings through Dec. 14. 

    SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14

  • Carmen Adriana, an East Hampton stylist, will be the guest host at a shopping event at the East Hampton Theory store on Saturday.

    In an email announcing the event, Ms. Adriana said that “Theory is always on my short list when I begin building a wardrobe for someone” and that when the store asked her to host the event she “calmly said yes and then did the happy dance.”

    She will offer her styling expertise at the store, which is at 46 Newtown Lane, from 2 to 6 p.m.

  • Santa Claus' schedule is jam packed this weekend. He'll make appearances at the parade in his honor in East Hampton, and then later he will arrive by fire truck on Long Wharf in Sag Harbor. Find out where else the jolly old fellow will pop up Dec. 4 through Dec. 7, along with many other holiday events happening from Southampton to Montauk this weekend.

    FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5 

    WINDMILL LIGHT-UP: Refreshments, holiday treats, music, and crafts for kids, Stony Brook Southampton, 5-7 p.m.

  • There will be no shortage of holiday festivities in East Hampton Village this weekend, providing the weather cooperates, but rain, shine, or snow, the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center will ring in the season with cocktails, dancing, and live music at a fund-raiser on Sunday evening at the Palm.

  • With Thanksgiving behind us, the Christmas lights are going up and holiday markets abound. Take a look at what's coming up this weekend from Southampton to Montauk:

    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28

    ADOPT-A-FAMILY: Collection, presents and gift cards for clients of the Retreat, victims of domestic abuse. Call help line, 329-4398, for details.