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  • Mark Doty on “Writer’s Almanac”
        Mark Doty, the Springs poet who won a National Book Award in 2008 for his collection “Fire to Fire,” will have one of his poems, “In the Community Garden,” read on Saturday on American Public Media’s “The Writer’s Almanac,” given voice weekly and richly by Garrison Keillor of “Prairie Home Companion” fame. It can be heard locally on WPPB 88.3 FM.
        The day is, by program tradition, Mr. Doty’s birthday.

  •     Children in the East Hampton School District who are not yet enrolled in prekindergarten for September can still do so at the East Hampton Day Care Learning Center, which operates the pre-K program for the district.

  • Amagansett

    A Woodedge Circle homeowner called police on the morning of July 20 after finding his 2012 Ford Escape with four flat tires and egg yolk all over it. Leland Winslow said that he had received text messages and voicemails from an unnamed person, who also drove in front of the house in a silver van the night before. Police interviewed the man, who claimed to know nothing about the incident but agreed to stay away from Mr. Winslow’s property and stop contacting him.

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  •     If you are looking for some deep thoughts after your beach time, the Watermill Center’s lecture series may have something to offer. 

            Tonight at 7:30 it continues with “A Parallel Universe: Alternatives to Conventional Performance Spaces.” In a multimedia presentation, Victoria Newhouse will discuss unconventional spaces being used for operas and concerts and how they compare to more traditional venues.

  • Camp Shakespeare

        The Hamptons Shakespeare Festival’s Camp Shakespeare will run from Monday through Aug. 16, with one or two-week options available.

  •     Elizabeth Ann Rea, who married a Springs native and as a full-time homemaker raised four children, two of whom live in East Hampton, died of Parkinson’s disease on July 13 at the Mound Guest Home, an assisted-living facility in Ventura, Calif. Mrs. Rea, who was known as Betty, was 80.

  •     Charles B. Price Sr., a longtime summer resident of East Hampton, died of pneumonia at Griffin Hospital in Derby, Conn. on June 29 at the age of 79.

        Mr. Price, who also lived in Shelton, Conn., retired in 2007 as the marketing director of Belvac Production Machinery in Lynchburg, Va. Prior to that, he worked for the former Continental Can Company.    

    P. and M. Oliver to J. Kline, 249 Bluff Road, .41 acre, May 31, $2,075,000.
    I. and S. Lundberg to M. Leydier, 83 Cliff Road, .44 acre, June 5, $1,870,000.
    J. and S. Schatz to JMCAI L.L.C., 97 Central Avenue, .29 acre, June 6, $2,012,500.
    J. and L. Scalia to Lyjenelle L.L.C., 72 Surf Drive, .23 acre, June 5, $4,050,000.

    101 Co. L.L.C. to R. Rubin and Trusts, 2 Checkered Path, 2.98 acres (vacant), June 10, $1,000,000.

  • Thursday, August 1
    BENEFIT SOFTBALL, Travis Field  memorial softball tournament, opening day, Terry King ball field, Abraham’s Path, Amagansett, 5 p.m.

    Friday, August 2
    BENEFIT SOFTBALL, Travis Field memorial softball tournament, games from 5 p.m.

  •    The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will continue its summer music series, East End or Busk, tomorrow from 5 to 8 p.m. with the eclectic and electric violinist Lorenzo Laroc. A D.J. will accompany him on the terrace, and food and beverages will be provided by the Art of Eating.
        Admission is included in the $10 museum ticket price.

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