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    Somebody siphoned gasoline from a Chevy van parked outside the Senior Center on Springs-Fireplace Road last Thursday night. Diane Patrizio told police that the center’s fleet all had full gas tanks the day before, but when a driver went to start the van its tank was only half full.

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  •     Lottie Schaffer of Clearwater Beach in Springs, a local cook and active member of her church as well as the  Springs Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, died on Oct. 29 at Southampton Hospital. She was 89.
        In 1930, the then-7-year-old Lottie Dublanski emigrated from Poland with her mother, the former Helen Toporowska, and a sister, Eugenia. They passed through Ellis Island on their way to reunite with Peter Dublanski, the girls’ father, who had come from Poland earlier to find work and settle his family.

  •     Dolores Mulvihill Zebrowski, an Army nurse during World War II and a nursing and administration official at Southampton Hospital during a career of six decades, died there on Oct. 24. She had been in failing health for several months and was 90 years old.

  •     A Mass for Nancy Anne Byrne, 41, of East Hampton and Shelter Island will be said today at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Isle Catholic Church at 5 Prospect Avenue, Shelter Island. Ms. Byrne died last Thursday while vacationing in Orlando, Fla. An obituary will appear in a future issue.
     

  •     A gathering to celebrate the memory of John De Maio, formerly of Montauk, who died in Palm Beach, Fla., on Oct. 1, will be on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Snug Harbor Motel on West Lake Drive in Montauk.
     

  •     Visiting hours for Martin Benjamin Rubenstein will be held tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton. Mr. Rubenstein, a retired taxi driver, died on Sunday at Southampton Hospital. He was 86 and had lived in East Hampton since 1969.
        Donations have been suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project at 370 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1802, New York City 10001, or online at woundedwarriorproject.org.
     

  • AMAGANSETT
    T. and L. Sears to Leisure Tech Group, 101 Cross Highway to Devon, 1.94 acres (vacant), Sept. 6, $800,000.
    G.W.G. Enterprises to K. Cruz, 912 Montauk Highway, 1.38 acres, Sept. 14, $2,190,000.
    S. and L. Gordon to F. and K. Skibo, 924 Montauk Highway, .16 acre, Sept. 7, $1,862,500.
    D. Liben (by executors) to S. and L. Jacoby, 78 Cross Highway, .74 acre, Sept. 20, $1,275,000.
    J. Tabone to Denlon 2012 Trust, 73 Miankoma Lane, .59 acre, Sept. 21, $4,800,000.

  • Thursday, November 8
    BOYS SOCCER, first round county Class A tournament, Miller Place at East Hampton, 2 p.m.
    BOYS VOLLEYBALL, first round Division II tournament, East Hampton at Sayville, 5 p.m.


    Friday, November 9
    BOYS SOCCER, county Class A semifinal, Eastport-Shoreham winner vs. East Hampton-Miller Place winner, site of higher seed, 2 p.m.
    GIRLS VOLLEYBALL, county Class B championship game, site of higher seed, 4 p.m.

  • Shevchenko to Perform
        The Southampton Cultural Center will present Margarita Shevchenko on Saturday at 7 p.m.
        Ms. Shevchenko, a Russian who lives in this country and a performer and coach at Pianofest, will be performing for a second time at the cultural center. The program will include works by Handel, Tchaikovsky, Scriabin, and Chopin. Ms. Shevchenko has won a number of international Chopin competitions.

  •     In the race for the best title of a collection of poems, the Street Press boys are neck and neck. Graham Everett, the founding editor of the press and of its accompanying magazine, has come out with a new one, “An Incomplete Dictionary of Disappearing Things.” One of the poets he publishes, Dan Giancola, The Star’s book reviewer this week, just released “Data Error,” but, better, also wrote “Part Mirth, Part Murder” and “Songs From the Army of the Working Stiffs” (Karma Dog Editions).

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  • With students heading back to school after a hiatus because of the storm, school sports are also getting back on track.

    Joseph Vasile-Cozzo, the athletic director at East Hampton School District, said the boys and girls basketball games originally scheduled for Thursday have been rescheduled for Monday. The varsity teams will play at the high school, with the girls slated to play at 5 p.m., and the boys playing at 6:15 p.m. The junior varsity teams will play at the middle school at the same start times. 

  • During the blizzard, East Hampton Town and Village officials are standing by to help, and here's a list of important phone numbers to keep handy. As you prepare for the storm, why not print this out?

    Emergency Numbers:

    The joint town and village Emergency Operations Center, which will field calls about storm-related issues, has two numbers, one for village residents and one for town residents. Village residents should call 631-907-9796, and town residents should call 631-907-9743. Emergency line remains 911. 

  • As the South Fork braces for the blizzard on Monday, we are beginning to learn of school cancellations and business closures. We will keep a running list below, but we'll need your help. Please email us announcements and information to TKV@ehstar.com to announce a meeting that has been canceled or to let your customers know you are closing early.

  • On Monday Martin Luther King's Birthday will be celebrated, and there are several observations planned on the South Fork this weekend and on Monday.

    Jack Hill, the dean of world languages and literature at the Ross School, will discuss the work of  Dr. King at Canio's Books in Sag Harbor on Saturday at 5 p.m. "The Legacy of Dr. King and Why King Still Matters" will cover his historical significance, his 1963 "Letter From Birmingham Jail," and the continuing importance of a nonviolent fight against injustice. 

  • The Ellen Hermanson Foundation, which has raised money for breast cancer research and education for two decades now, recently donated $295,000 to fund technology and patient support services for Southampton Hospital's Ellen Hermanson Breast Center.

  • As you're cleaning house after the holidays, not everything needs to be chucked.

    The East Hampton Library will take those holiday greeting cards that arrived via the postal service. Foldable cards will be used for a craft project on Jan. 24 at 3:30 p.m., when teenagers will make little boxes out of them, according Lisa Houston, a librarian. 

  • 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.