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  • Books to Music
        Lee Knight will get kids of all ages singing and dancing during a Dream Big concert for all ages at the East Hampton Library next Thursday from 2 to 3 p.m. Ms. Knight sets favorite stories to music and invites kids to be part of the show.

  • Amagansett
    David Winthrop, who works at Brent’s on Montauk Highway, called police on July 28 after catching a man stealing a pickle from the store. He told police he did not want to press charges, but did want the man told he was banned from Brent’s.
    Basil Reinboth-Lynch of East Hampton told police on Aug. 1 that at some point that day someone had stolen his wallet from his Dodge pickup truck, which was parked in the Atlantic Avenue Beach parking lot.
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  •     Jane M. Smith of Sag Harbor, a bookkeeper who started the Eastern Suffolk Chapter of Sweet Adelines, died at Southampton Hospital on July 20 at the age of 88.
        Her love of singing led her to start a Sweet Adelines chapter in Marblehead, Mass., as well, and she sang in the choir at the Old Whalers Church in Sag Harbor for many years.
        Ms. Smith lived on Rector Street, and enjoyed preparing gourmet dinners for friends at her house.

  •     Charles T. Re Jr., an automobile salesman and sports car enthusiast, died of renal failure on Aug. 6 at Southampton Hospital. He was 80.
        Mr. Re had been a resident of Wireless Road in East Hampton for 16 years, after moving from the Bronx. He was born in that borough on Oct. 10, 1931, a son of Charles T. Re Sr. and the former Bella Kornblum.
        A veteran of the Korean War, he received a Silver Star for his service in the Army from 1950 to 1952.

  •     When Dr. Richard J. Koeppel, a longtime resident of Springs, died of cancer-related causes at Southampton Hospital on Aug. 2, the world lost one of only 10 birdwatchers who can claim to have seen over 7,000 different avian species. He was 76. 

  •     As a teenager, Robert Byrnes lived in the Montauk village located on Fort Pond Bay at the time. It was during Prohibition and he was known to help local bootleggers on occasion.
        Mr. Byrnes died at Southampton Hospital on July 31. He was 92 and had been ill for the past few years.

  • Eco-Chic
        Sweet ’tauk, Montauk’s juice haven now in its second year of operations, will try its hand at sweetening up the hamlet’s fashions. A pop-up shop at its 34 South Etna Avenue store will show off Made in Montauk, a locally made eco-chic clothing line which boasts organic hand-dyed and hand-block printed designs. There will be an opening reception at the shop tomorrow from 4 to 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The sale runs through Friday, Aug. 24.

  • EAST HAMPTON
    C. and K. Johanson and Hand-Pike to P. Campanella and Reilly, 74 Sherrill Road, .16 acre, June 25, $715,000.
    G. and J. Fox Trusts to L. Walters, 2 Surrey Court, .76 acre, June 28, $1,415,000.
    M. and R. Lester by Referee to 24 Skimhampton L.L.C., 24 Skimhampton Road, 1 acre, July 2, $566,000.
    G. Schwartz and A. Seidman to A. Crabtree Brown, 2 Huckleberry Lane, June 21, $1,200,000.
    S. Kremer Trust to W. Kayen and W. Silverman, 55 Huckleberry Lane, June 12, $850,000.

  • Thursday, August 16
    BEACH VOLLEYBALL, rounds one and two of playoffs, Gurney’s Inn, Montauk, 6 p.m.
    WOMEN’S SLOW-PITCH, game three of best-of-three final series, if necessary, Terry King ball field, Abraham’s Path, Amagansett, 7 p.m.

  •     Christina Lynch Markham, a Westbury native, first started dancing when she was 2 in a toddler ballet class, where, she says, “I was always in a time-out. I just had too much energy.”

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  • The Montauk festivities will have to wait. Thanks to the rain, Saturday's plans have been canceled with the exception of a fireworks show on Saturday night.

  • With Election Day is a little more than a month away, State Senator Lee Zeldin, who is challenging Representative Tim Bishop to represent New York's First Congressional District, visited East Hampton, where he met supporters on Thursday. The cocktail-hour for Mr. Zeldin was held at Cittanuova restaurant in East Hampton Village. The East Hampton Town Republican Committee sponsored the event.

  • Additional batches of tickets to several choice screenings during the upcoming Hamptons International Film Festival went on sale Thursday.

  • The East Hampton High School boys soccer team defeated Jericho, the three-time defending state Class A champion, 2-1 on Saturday. It was the first time in five meetings that an East Hampton boys team had beaten Jericho.

  • Registered Democrats in East Hampton and easternmost Southampton Town who are wondering where to cast their ballots in the primary for governor and lieutenant governor can find a list here. The polling places are the same as for the general election. Polls are open Tuesday until 9 p.m. If you don't know your polling place, click here to find it.

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  • Suffolk County is holding a photo contest, and County Executive Steve Bellone is asking residents to get involved. 

    All residents have to do is take a picture that depicts why they love calling Suffolk County home and load it to Facebook with the #SuffolkSnapshot. Suggestions include landmarks, tourist attractions, natural resources, and downtowns.

    The contest, Mr. Bellone said, "gives residents a chance to capture that uniqueness and beauty of Suffolk County and share it with their friends and neighbors through Facebook." 

  • School starts next week in East Hampton, but first students — and parents — have orientation meetings.

    On Tuesday night, all parents of East Hampton students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to a workshop on how to access online school resources. Two sessions, one in English in the high school library, and one in Spanish in the auditorium, start at 6 p.m.

    Incoming kindergarteners and their families will have an orientation at the John M. Marshall Elementary School on Wednesday at 10 a.m.

  • Saturday's weather means you may have to change your day's plans. 

    The Clamshell Foundation's annual Sandcastle Contest at Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett was canceled for the first time in its 23-year history, according to the announcement posted on the foundation's Facebook page Saturday morning. No rain date was set, so sandcastle builders will have to wait until next year. T-shirts designed by Peter Spacek are still for sale, though. Visit the Clamshell Foundation's website for more information. 

  • This weekend will be the first time that it will be illegal to drink alcoholic beverages during the day at Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett. 

  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration honored Richard G. Hendrickson, a volunteer United States Cooperative weather observer since 1930, for his longstanding service on Sunday.

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