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  •     Guild Hall will be the home of a literal variety of events beginning tonight with the visiting group Our Fabulous Variety Show presenting “An Eclectic Cabaret,” an evening of burlesque, melodies, comedy, and dances, hosted by the Rev. Ricky Ray and featuring a large ensemble of local talent. Shows will begin at 7:30 tonight and tomorrow. It is a benefit for Your Day Away, which gives parents of children with special needs a day of rest and pampering. Tickets start at $15 and are available on the group’s Web site.

  • Stony Brook doctors were unable to save a girl who was hit by a vehicle on Route 27 in East Hampton Village Saturday afternoon. Police have not released the victim's name.
  • Fab Dads

        At the East Hampton and Amagansett Libraries this week, kids can enjoy a little art along with their books. A Surrealist-inspired program at the East Hampton Library tomorrow from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. will have kids 4 and older swirling and folding to create a paint surprise. Then on Wednesday, the same age group can listen to a summer story and let their summer dreams loose during a craft session. The program runs from 4 to 5 p.m. Adults must accompany the young ones.

  •     An East Hampton Town police undercover operation Friday to root out sellers of alcoholic beverages who sell, knowingly or unknowingly, to minors, resulted in five arrests.

        “For the most part, there is compliance to the law,” Detective Lt. Chris Anderson said Tuesday about local merchants.

  • East Hampton

    Kathryn Perry of Atlantic Street told police that she had applied for a job in early May and received an e-mail that she thought was confirming her employment. It was followed by an e-mail asking for personal information. She responded but was suspicious, and when she received a request via e-mail to do a series of bank transactions, she contacted police. The East Hampton Town Police looked into the sender of the e-mails and discovered an apparent pattern of fraudulent transactions.

  •     Mina M. Kennedy, “the last of the line of an amazing generation in our family,” her daughter Patti Tuths recalled, died on June 4 at home in East Hampton after a brief illness. She was 96.
        Mrs. Kennedy, her daughter said, “was about family and friends. She had great faith and was the strongest person I ever knew. She kept us all close.”

  •     Mary-Anne Szabaga, who taught Spanish at Junior High School 141 in Astoria, Queens, for 31 years before retiring to Montauk, died on May 30 at Southampton Hospital after a brief illness. She was 70.
        Born in Astoria on Aug. 22, 1942, to Stephen Szabaga and the former Julia Opys, Ms. Szabaga graduated from Queens College in 1964, after which she spent weeks touring Europe with her best friend, Norma Giorgetti. An avid traveler, she spent many vacations and sabbaticals throughout her career exploring the world.

  •     Joan B. Ruffins, who started summering at Nineva Beach in Sag Harbor in 1961 and moved there for good in 1992, died of complications from lung cancer on May 31 at Stony Brook University Hospital. She was 81 and had been diagnosed in the fall of last year.

  •     Catherine McNally McByrne, a longtime resident of Montauk, died on June 3 following a long illness.
        Mrs. McByrne was born Feb. 21 in Manhattan to Patrick McNally and the former Anna McCafferty. She did not like to tell her age and her family declined to provide it. She grew up in the Bronx and attended the Thorpe Secretarial School.

  •     A graveside service will be held at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in East Hampton at 1 p.m. on Saturday for Alice and Henry Mund, longtime residents of East Hampton. Ms. Mund died on March 10 at the age of 84; her husband died on May 5. He was 87.
        The service will be immediately followed by an afternoon tea at the Ladies Village Improvement Society on Main Street in East Hampton, for which Ms. Mund was a volunteer. A happy hour in honor of Mr. Mund will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. at the American Hotel in Sag Harbor.

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