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  • Expected to attend the Concerned Citizens of Montauk's candidates forum on Sunday are State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, a longtime incumbent, his Democratic challenger, Southampton Town Councilwoman Bridget Fleming, as well as Representative Tim Bishop and his Republican challenger, Randy Altschuler, and Wendy Long, who is challenging Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for her Senate seat.
  •     Ille Arts, an Amagansett gallery, is sponsoring an artists studio tour on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour takes in a great deal of the South Fork, including stops in East Hampton and Bridgehampton in addition to Amagansett.

  •     Patrick (Pat) Malik of Montauk died at Southampton Hospital on Oct. 14 from complications of cancer. He was 77. With his wife, Dorothy Malik, who survives, he was a regular at the Montauk Senior Nutrition Center, where he enjoyed socializing with friends and playing Bingo and other games.
        Mr. Malik was in the Air Force and stationed in Montauk when he met the former Dorothy Lussoro on the beach. He was very persistent in getting a first date, according to his wife. They were married in 1957.

  •     Patricia H. Hansen, who split her time between Wainscott and Vero Beach, Fla., died on Saturday at the Visiting Nurse Association Hospice House in Vero Beach. She was 74 and had been ill with liver bile duct cancer for almost two years. In June she celebrated 50 years of marriage to David Hansen, with whom she had raised three children.

  •     Arne Charles Besser, an internationally renowned artist, died last Thursday at Southampton Hospital. The cause of death was heart failure, said Duke Morell, his partner of 47 years. Mr. Besser was 77.

  •     Louis C. Nolan Jr., a former resident of Sag Harbor who worked in the restaurant business on the South Fork, died at the Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead on Oct. 15 at the age of 70.
        Mr. Nolan worked for many years at the J.G. Melon restaurant in Bridgehampton. He was born in Southampton on June 12, 1942, the son of Louis C. Nolan and the former Rosalie Pintavalle, and grew up in Bridgehampton. He was a graduate of Pierson High School.

  •     A graveside service for William P. Bain and Frances G. Bain will be held at 1 p.m. on Nov. 3 at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in East Hampton.
        Mr. Bain died on February 19 at home in Boyton Beach, Fla. Mrs. Bain died on May 2, 2008.
        They owned the Rose Rexall Pharmacy on the corner of Main Street and Newtown Lane for many years before retiring to Florida. A celebration of their lives will follow at the American Legion in Amagansett.
     

  •     A funeral for Tamara Celment Gianis, 83, who died at home on Ocean Avenue in East Hampton on Monday, will be at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Burial will follow at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in East Hampton. An obituary will appear in a future issue.
     

  • AMAGANSETT
    M. Albert to 142 Central Ave L.L.C., 142 Central Avenue, .25 acre, Sept. 6, $1,150,000.

    EAST HAMPTON
    I. Palaez and A. Leon to W. Cathcart, 344 Accabonac Road, 1.4 acres, Aug. 29, $650,000.
    11 HRL L.L.C. to L. Newlove, 11 Hedge Row Lane, .75 acre, Sept. 10, $3,300,000.
    H. Richard (by executor) to Wieder and Muller-Wieder, 16 Huckleberry Lane, Unit 8, Aug. 30, $665,000.
    C. Robertson (by executor) to Saint Exupery L.L.C., 190 Daniel’s Hole Road, Unit 5, Sept. 12, $150,000.

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  • 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.

  • 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. 

    SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14