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  •     Earl Burdette Vorhees Jr., a longtime resident of East Hampton, died at home in Greenport on July 10 following a five-month battle with acute myeloid leukemia. He was 78.
        “Husband, father, thespian, teacher, writer, factory manager, labor organizer, timber-framer, yacht and barn restorationist, skier, and sailor — he was passionate about them all,” his wife, Pat Mundus, wrote. “His friends half-jokingly called him ‘the most interesting man in the world,’ ” she said.

  •     Sheila Coffin Bills “had friends around the world, and deserved them,” according to her family. Ms. Bills, a former college professor, died at her house in East Hampton on June 30. She was 92, and had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease 10 years ago.
        Ms. Bills was “all about art,” said a son, Charles (Chick) Gordon Bills of East Hampton. She retired in 1988 from the Cleveland Institute of Art, where she taught art history.

    P. Bistrian Jr. to 477 Gansett L.L.C., 499 Montauk Highway, .45 acre, May 22, $350,000.
    E. Velasquez, and Y to Zebra Bumida L.L.C., 28 Hedges Lane, 1.23 acres, May 20, $2,525,000.

    Stuebe and O’Mara-Stuebe to A. Johnson, 833 Millstone Road, 2.36 acres, May 22, $2,025,000.
    D. Farcas to G. Orloff, 216 Millstone Road, .63 acre, May 26, $1,500,000.
    S. Schreiber to L. Mueller and E. Marchand, 29 Meadows East, .93 acre, May 7, $850,000.

  • Bridge Bash
        The Southampton Chamber of Commerce has planned a networking night next Thursday at the Peconic Land Trust’s Bridge Gardens at 36 Mitchell Lane in Bridgehampton. A $15 entry fee to the 5 to 7 p.m. event comes with appetizers, beer from the Southampton Publick House, wine courtesy of the Wolffer Estate Vineyard, and music by Jim Turner.

  • Thursday, July 18
    BEACH VOLLEYBALL, co­ed games, Gurney’s Inn, Montauk, from 6 p.m.

    Saturday, July 20
    TENNIS, Pro-Am tournament to benefit the Retreat, Hampton Racquet Club, Buckskill Road, East Hampton, 4-6 p.m.
    POLO, opening day, Two Trees Stables, Hayground Road, Bridge­­hampton, 4 p.m.

    Sunday, July 21
    TRIATHLON, Montauk Sprint, one-half mile swim, 14-mile bike, and 5K trail run to the lighthouse, East Lake Drive, 7 a.m.

  • Three Races, Three Wins
        Owen Dawson, a Penn State miler and half-miler who is working this summer at the Gubbins Running Ahead New Balance store here, is indeed running ahead.
        As of earlier this week, Dawson, who is one of four elite collegiate runners in Gubbins’s employ, had won all three races he’d entered — in Mastic, West Chester, Pa. (his hometown), and Bellport. As a result, he’s won “about $1,250” in prize money.

  •     The East Hampton Historical Society Antiques Show will return to Mulford Farm on Saturday and Sunday. The show will open with a preview cocktail party tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m., and will offer patrons an early buying opportunity of the various antiques, art, jewelry, and collectibles that will be on display. Steven Gambrel, an interior designer, will serve as the honorary chairman of the Friday preview. Ticket proceeds will benefit the East Hampton Historical Society.

  •    Friday, the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will screen “Growing Farmers,” a short documentary about the work that the Peconic Land Trust is doing with new farmers on eastern Long Island. The film won the audience award for Best Short Film at last year’s Hamptons International Film Festival.

  •    Dick Cavett will read the leading role of Len in Joni Fritz’s “In the Car with Blossom and Len” on July 29 at Guild Hall. Lynne Taylor-Corbett will direct. Proceeds of the reading will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at
    At Guild Hall
        On Saturday at 4 p.m., John Alexander will speak about his work at Guild Hall. An interview with the artist appears on C1.

  •    The Southampton Center, a new arts and cultural center at 25 Job’s Lane in Southampton Village, has announced a schedule of free programs to be presented throughout the rest of the summer. It will include movie showings, visual art presentations, live concerts, dance performances, interactive educational workshops, and children’s programs such as the Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre.

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