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  • Act Now!
        Fall after-school workshops run by Stages, a Children’s Theatre Workshop, started last week, but space is still available for serious young thespians looking to polish their skills.

  • East Hampton Town

    Consider C.P.F. Buys

        Two properties being eyed for preservation through a town purchase with the community preservation fund will be the subject of an East Hampton Town Board hearing next Thursday at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.
        The board will take comments from the public on the proposed purchase of 1.1 acres at 8 Deer Path in Springs, owned by Barry McCallion and JoAnne Canary. The cost is $385,000.

  •     The Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor has invited the public to watch the presidential debates between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on Wednesday, on Oct. 16 from Hofstra University in Hempstead, and on Oct. 22. They will be shown on a large projection-screen television. The Joe Biden-Paul Ryan vice presidential debate on Oct. 11 will also be shown, as will election night coverage. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the debates begin an hour later.
    Admission is free. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase at the bar in the theater’s lobby.

  •     Willie James Brown of Sag Harbor, who ran the James Brown Barber Shop on Halsey Avenue in Southampton for generations, died at the Bridgehampton house of his brother, Hanson Brown Jr., on  Sept. 21. He was 70 years old and had myeloma, a blood cancer.

  •     A graveside service for Margaret L. Butts will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at St. Andrew’s Cemetery in Sag Harbor.
        Ms. Butts died on March 15. She was 72. Known as Peggy, she was a secretary for 30 years at Pierson High School in Sag Harbor. She retired from the school district in the early 1990s and moved with her husband, Fred L. Butts Jr., to Florida to be near their children and grandchildren. Mr. Butts died before her.

  •     Annette Sabin of Amagansett died yesterday of heart disease. She was 89 and is survived by her children, Barbara Mikulic and Robert and Andrew Sabin.
        A private service will be held tomorrow. Friends have been invited to call on Andrew Sabin at his house on Bluff Road tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and on Monday at his home in New York City.
        A full obituary will appear in a future issue.


  •     A jazz memorial for Hal McKusick, a noted musician who lived in Sag Harbor and in recent years taught at the Ross School in East Hampton, will be held at Saint Peter’s Church at 619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street in Manhattan on Monday at 7 p.m. Mr. McKusick died on April 10 in Sag Harbor.

  •     Edmund Raphael Davis of Ocean Road, Bridgehampton, died on Monday at Southampton Hospital. He was 86. His funeral service will be private. An obituary will appear in a future issue.

    F. and L. Baker to 27 Indian Wells L.L.C., 27 Indian Wells Highway, 1.5 acres, July 20, $2,590,000.

    A. Gregg Jr. (by referee) to Kondaur Capital Corporation, 34 Morris Park Lane, May 5, $242,000.
    R. Perone to J. Rubino, 4 Amy’s Lane, 2 acres (vacant), Aug. 14, $1,175,000.
    N. Eckert to J. and D. Weldon, 311 Two Holes of Water Road, 3.3 acres, Aug. 9, $1,877,500.

    S. and T. Bernstein to R. and M. Vinder, 10 Baiting Hollow Road, 1.03 acres, July 31, $5,200,000.

  • Thursday, September 27
    GOLF, East Hampton vs. Center Moriches, Maidstone Club, 4 p.m.
    GIRLS SOCCER, Eastport-South Manor at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.
    BOYS VOLLEYBALL, Eastport-South Manor at East Hampton, 5 p.m.
    CROSS-COUNTRY, Westhampton boys vs. East Hampton, 4 p.m., and Elwood-John Glenn girls vs. East Hampton, 4:30, Indian Island County Park, Riverhead.

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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. 


  • 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.


    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:


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