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  • The Hunt is On
        Tomorrow at 3:30 p.m., children in grades K through 6 have been invited to a monster hunt at the Amagansett Library. The children’s search is sure to take them all through the shelves and many Dewey-decimal destinations.

  • East Hampton

    A 14-year-old East Hampton High School student told police that her brand new Apple iPhone 5, valued at $700, was stolen at the school from her bag on Oct. 9. She had left the bag beneath her locker, unattended, for a half hour.

    East Hampton Village

    Police received a call on Oct. 22 alerting them to the presence of two “protestors” near the Post Office. An officer found two people seated at a table, which had on it political literature. No action was taken.

  •     Howard John Brown, a lifelong resident of East Hampton Town and part of the team that established the Springs Ambulance Company, died at Southampton Hospital on Sept. 18 of complications from myelodysplastic syndrome, formerly known as preleukemia. He was 84 years old.

  •     Tara Loper-Mansir of Springs, a mother of four and the founder of Nana Cares, died on Sunday of cervical cancer. She was 43 years old.
        Born in Southampton on Feb. 24, 1969, to James H. Loper Jr. and the former Kattie R. O’Sullivan, Ms. Loper-Mansir graduated from East Hampton High School in 1988 and from the White Plains, N.Y., Berkeley Business School in 1990. She later attended the State University’s Empire College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., studying psychology until she was too ill to stay in school.

  •     John Judge, 61, a longtime resident of Amagansett and friend of many in the community, died on Oct. 23 after being struck by a vehicle that did not stop. A story about the hit and run appeared in last week’s issue; police have the incident under investigation.  
        Mr. Judge was an electrician who worked for several people in the hamlet. He had just left Astro Pizza and was crossing the street when he was struck.

  •     Steven Lockier, a lifetime resident of the South Fork, died at Southampton Hospital last Thursday of complications relating to cancer. Mr. Lockier, who was 55, had been sick for four years.

  •     Frances Ferrari, an Italian cook and matriarch of a family that she nurtured not only with selfless care, her family said, but with holiday and everyday meals, died at home in East Hampton on Friday. She was 89.
        Born in Hackensack, N.J., on July 15, 1923, to Anthony Lucente and the former Rose Urato, she graduated from Hackensack High School in 1941.

  • Thursday, November 1
    BOYS SOCCER, first round county Class A tournament, Miller Place at East Hampton, 2:30 p.m.


    Friday, November 2
    GIRLS SWIMMING, East Hampton at League III championship meet, Hauppauge High School, 4:30 p.m.
    FOOTBALL, first round Division IV tournament, East Hampton at Babylon, 7 p.m.


    Saturday, November 3
    GIRLS VOLLEYBALL, county Class B semifinal, East Hampton High School, 10 a.m.

  • Golf Champs
        The following won championships recently at the Sag Harbor Golf Club: Tim Sweeney, men; Robin Corwith, women; Peter Donohue, senior men; Jean Thompson, senior women, and Ray Romano, first flight.
        In addition, Mark Weinhardt was the men’s low qualifier, and John Acquino and Liz Granitz were the president’s cup winners.

  • The Crucible’
        Beginning on Tuesday, the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor will present “The Crucible” as part of its Literature Live! series of plays taken from the core curriculum of American schools. The play, by Arthur Miller, will be staged for school groups on weekdays and for the public on weekends. A special matinee at 2 p.m. will be performed on Nov. 24 in addition to that evening’s closing performance.

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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.