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  •     Carl G. Marino of Sag Harbor, a boater and real estate agent, died at Southampton Hospital on Saturday. He was 72 and had Parkinson’s disease.
        Born in the Bronx on Sept. 20, 1940, to P. George and Mary Grace Marino, he attended Mount St. Michael High School, and went on to work for his father in the garment trucking business in New York until 1976. He had vacationed in Sag Harbor with his family since he was a boy and in 1976 moved there year round with his wife, the former Barbara Hager, and their children, Debi and Carl Jr.

  •     A funeral service was held on Monday at Christ Episcopal Church in Sag Harbor for Sam Van Kuren Willson, a retired advertising executive who had been organist and choirmaster of the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church for over a decade. Mr. Willson, who had a heart attack in 1995, died at Southampton Hospital on Oct. 2 after a brief illness. He was 84 and lived in Sag Harbor and New York City.

  • Bridge Bancorp Dividend
        Bridge Bancorp, the parent company of the Bridgehampton National Bank, has announced a third-quarter cash dividend of $0.23 per share, payable on Oct. 30 to shareholders of record as of Oct. 17. In an accompanying release, the company said the dividend continues an “uninterrupted” progression.

  • AMAGANSETT
    D. and B. Zucker to 24 Cross Highway L.L.C., 24 Cross Highway, .8 acre, Aug. 10, $3,100,000.

    EAST HAMPTON
    Taormina, Lange, et al. to J. Gutama and R. Pacho, 2 Montauk Avenue, .52 acre (vacant), July 30, $218,000.
    T. Bourie (by referee) to S. and B. Metro, 23 Quarty Circle, 1.44 acres, Aug. 29, $1,130,000.
    J. Rosenman to D. Talevi, 38 Old Northwest Road, 1.56 acres (vacant), Aug. 24, $405,000.

    EAST HAMPTON VILLAGE
    S. and S. Marden to C. Sellars, 38 David’s Lane, .7 acre, Aug. 1, $3,750,000.

  • Thursday, October 11
    GOLF, Pierson vs. East Hampton, South Fork Country Club, Amagansett, 4 p.m.
    FIELD HOCKEY, Shoreham-Wading River at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.
    GIRLS VOLLEYBALL, East Hampton at Miller Place, 4:30 p.m.
    BOYS VOLLEYBALL, East Hampton at Westhampton Beach, 4:30 p.m.
    CROSS-COUNTRY, East Hampton boys and girls at invitational meet, Indian Island County Park, Riverhead, 4:30 p.m.

  • ‘Kook’ Surf Film Wins
        Danny DiMauro and Tin Ojeda have won best short film and viewers choice for short film for their movie “Kook Paradise,” about the insane popularity of Montauk’s Ditch Plain as a surfing destination despite its inconsistent surf conditions.
        The film and its makers were featured in The Star in August.

  •     A fall 2013 wedding is planned for Meghan Ryan and Nick Finazzo, Montauk residents who had been introduced by friends and became engaged on Aug. 19.

  • East Hampton

    An East Hampton landscaper, Jason Lester, told police late in August that a Husqvarna leaf blower and a car battery charger were stolen from his truck while his crew was working at Settlement Court. Police have interviewed neighbors and nearby businesses over the past month, but no one seems to have seen anything.

    A Grant Avenue woman, Carla Desiderio, reported her Coach wallet stolen from her unlocked car, which was parked in her driveway, on the night of Sept. 25. She had credit cards and $15 cash in the wallet.

  •     Phyllis Marion McKay, a former housekeeper at Gurney’s Inn who lived on West Lake Drive in Montauk for many years, died of natural causes on Sept. 26 at Kettle Brook Care Center in East Windsor, Conn. She was 93.
        She was born on July 7, 1919, in Port of Spain, Trinidad, to John DeCastro and the former Delphena Calderia. She married John McKay, a native of Scotland, on March 31, 1951.

  •     Dorothea Verzillo, a frequent visitor to the East Hampton home of her niece Madeleine Meehan, died in her sleep at her residence in Florence, Italy, on Sept. 26. She was 104.
        She was born in Berlin on May 8, 1908, a daughter of Dr. Leo Meyer and the former Irma Goldstein. She was working in the art market at a time when National Socialism under Hitler began restricting creative freedoms, and left Germany for Florence. Her parents stayed behind, and perished in the Holocaust.

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  • "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.  

  • Forget all that shopping and do something for yourself today. Air out those lungs, stretch those legs, and, maybe, get a couple of hours' break from those relatives: Two trails groups in East Hampton and Southampton are leading post-Thanksgiving outings, and newcomers will be welcomed.