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  •     Lisa de Kooning, the only child of the Abstract Expressionist painter Willem de Kooning and an artist in her own right, died on Nov. 23 at a family home on the island of St. John in the Virgin Islands, reportedly from injuries after a fall. She was 56.

  •     Beatrice Lorraine Terry Strong, who lived in Wainscott for many years with her husband, Douglas Pierson Strong, and raised a family there, died on Tuesday in Albemarle, N.C., where she had lived for several years. She was 85 and had Alzheimer’s disease, her family said.
        As a New York Telephone Company switchboard operator, Ms. Strong’s voice would have been familiar to several generations of South Fork residents. Later in her working life, she was the switchboard operator at Southampton Hospital.

  •     A funeral service for Timothy Allen Smith, a 25-year member of the Springs Fire Department who was known as Chick, will be held at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton tomorrow from 4 to 7 p.m. A reception will follow at the fire department. An obituary will appear in a future issue.

  •    WordHampton Public Relations has been recognized with a MarCom Award for its work on Long Island Restaurant News, a Web site on the region’s dining scene.
       The company, which has an office in Springs, won the Gold International Communicator Award for best business-to-business Web site. WordHampton represents restaurant, real estate, hospitality, and lifestyle businesses on Long Island and throughout the metropolitian area.

    C. and L. Follenius to R. and J. Munkelwitz, 50 Hand’s Creek Road, 5.02 acres, Oct. 19, $1,790,000.
    T. Garcia and C. Totaro to D. and L. Fuller, 35 Miller Lane West, .13 acre, Sept. 19, $589,000.
    A. and K. Stewart to A. Azoulay, 14 Harvest Lane, .63 acre, Oct. 4, $1,290,000.
    D. and M. Zornow to S. and S. Glaser, 10 Shorewood Drive, .94 acre, Oct. 4, $1,847,625.
    J. and B. Weinstein to E. Fassberg, 14 Bay View Avenue, Oct. 16, $660,000.
    P. and T. Baird to J. and E. Agnello, 25 Rivers Road, .69 acre, Oct. 2, $360,000.

  • Thursday, December 6
    BOWLING, Rocky Point vs. East Hampton, East Hampton Bowl, 3:30 p.m.

    Friday, December 7
    BOYS BASKETBALL, East Hampton at Pierson, nonleague, 6 p.m.
    GIRLS BASKETBALL, East Hampton at Hampton Bays tournament, 5:15 p.m.
    RUGBY, holiday dinner, Page restaurant, Main Street, Sag Harbor, 7 p.m.

    Saturday, December 8
    WRESTLING, Frank (Sprig) Gardner tournament, East Hampton High School, from 9 a.m.

  • November 5, 1987
        The East Hampton-Pierson cross-country team continued its stellar season Saturday by adding the Conference Four title to the league championship it had already won.
        Led by Jim Lattanzio, East Hampton-Pierson won five of the top 10 places in the 3.1-mile race over the hilly Sunken Meadow State Park course to easily defeat its rival, Stony Brook, 25 to 38. East Hampton and Stony Brook, in turn, bested Mattituck, Westhampton, Hampton Bays, LaSalle Military Academy, and Center Moriches.

  •    Anne Chaisson, a longtime adviser to the Hamptons International Film Festival, will take over as its executive director, the festival has announced.
        She will replace Karen Arikian, the director for the past five years, who is leaving to pursue new opportunities, according to a press release. Ms. Arikian will continue as a United States/East Coast delegate to the Berlin International Film Festival and a U.S. consultant for European film promotion.

  •    Igor Lovchinsky will play at the Southampton Cultural Center on Saturday as part of the Rising Stars Piano series at 8 p.m.
        Mr. Lovchinsky was born in Russia and now lives in the United States. He last played with the series three years ago, and also at Pianofest and the Rogers Memorial Library. He will perform works by Chopin, Prokofiev, and Liszt-Horowitz.
        Tickets are $15 and free for students under age 21. They can be purchased at or at the door 40 minutes prior to the performance.

  •    “Westerly,” a collection of poems by Will Schutt of Wainscott, is the winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets prize for 2012. Since 1919 the prize has been awarded to “the most promising new American poets.” Past winners include John Ashbery, W.S. Merwin, and Adrienne Rich. The award means that Yale University Press will publish Mr. Schutt’s collection in April. And new this year, the winner receives a writing fellowship at the James Merrill House in Stonginton, Conn.

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  • The Bargain Box and Bargain Books, the thrift shops at the Ladies Village Improvement Society in East Hampton, will reopen on Tuesday at 10 a.m. after a monthlong hiatus. 

    The shops, all gussied up for spring, will celebrate the season ahead with a raffle this week. When a customer makes a purchase, he or she will be entered in a raffle for a $50 voucher for a future shopping spree at the L.V.I.S. The drawing will be on Saturday at 4 p.m.

  • Bridgehampton beat Stony Brook 54-36 in the county Class C-D championship game at William Floyd High School on Saturday afternoon.

    The Bees may have gone into the game a little overconfident, according to their coach, Carl Johnson, because two of Stony Brook's best players were benched, including the point guard, who sat out with an injury. Nevertheless, Stony Brook kept up with Bridgehampton in the first half, waiting until the last few seconds on the clock during each possession to get off a shot. The Bees led 19-14 at the half.

  • Harborfields High School defeated the East Hampton High School boys basketball team in the county Class A semifinal game on Friday.

    The second-seeded Tornadoes prevailed 73-58 at home against the third-seeded Bonackers to qualify for the championship game on Tuesday at Walt Whitman High School in Huntington Station. 

  • A fire chief responding to an automatic fire alarm call at a house in Bridgehampton on Sunday morning smelled smoke, called for engines to respond, and then discovered flames that firefighters were able to quickly extinguish.

    The Bridgehampton Fire Department was called to a house on Job’s Lane, near Pointe Mecox Lane, at about 9:50 a.m. Mark Balserus, the second assistant fire chief, reported a strong smell of smoke at the house and had dispatchers alert the rest of the department about a fire at about 10:10 a.m.

  • Valentine's Day is Saturday, and before you start with the excuse that there's nothing happening in the Hamptons in the dead of winter, take a look at these ideas for spending time with your valentine. Even if you are sans date this year, the weekend's line-up is sure to keep your heart happy.

  • A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until Tuesday morning at 6, according to the National Weather Service. Officials in East Hampton and Southampton Towns are warning residents that travel could be hazardous due to snow and ice accumulations and reduced visibilities. 

  • The Artists Alliance of East Hampton announced Friday that its members exhibit this weekend at Ashawagh Hall in Springs has been canceled due to the weather forecast. The Winter 2015 show has been moved to March 7 and 8. The alliance said on its Facebook page that it would make more announcements as the new date approaches.

  • The start time for the East Hampton High School boys basketball game Thursday afternoon at Bayport-Blue Point, where they need a win for a share of the League VI title, has been switched from 4:3o to 4 p.m.

    The Bonackers will look for their 10th straight win when they take on the Phantoms. East Hampton defeated Elwood-John Glenn at home Wednesday night, 84 to 49. They shot 66 percent from the 3-point line and 70 percent from the floor, according to Jack Graves, The Star's sports editor.

  • Josh Lamison, a Bridgehampton High School junior, scored his 1,000th point as a Killer Bee in a home game against Stony Brook Tuesday night.

    Lamison, a junior who has been a Killer Bee since the eighth grade, is a strong inside player, according to Jack Graves, The Star's sports editor. Lamison needed only 4 points to reach the milestone basket in the second quarter Tuesday night at the Hive. 

    Game action was stopped so he could savor the moment. His parents joined him on the court for pictures. 

  • The Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt canceled its full "snow moon" hike Tuesday night, opting instead for a full "worm moon" hike next month. The deep snow and ice made it too dangerous to trek out into the Vineyard Field trail for the moonlit walk. Co-sponsored by the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton, the leisurely paced hike is now slated for March 5 at 7:30 p.m.