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  •     Betty Nugent Cook, a former resident of East Hampton, where she was a member of the Ramblers, the Ladies Village Improvement Society, and the South Fork Country Club, died on Sept. 14 at Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport. She was 95.
        Ms. Cook had lived at Peconic Landing in Greenport since 2002, but enjoyed reunions with her friends from years past. She was active in the community in her younger years and belonged to the American Association of University Women as well as the East Hampton Presbyterian Church.

  •     Leane B. Cheek, a retired speechwriter for the New York City Department of Aging, died on Sept. 12 at Southampton Hospital after a brief illness. She was 78. Mrs. Cheek lived on Augie’s Path in East Hampton for 13 years.
        She was born in Manhasset to James Bancroft and the former Ethyl Creselius. She graduated from Manhasset High School and went on to attend Smith College, where she graduated with the class of 1956. Later in life she studied psychology at the New School for Social Research in New York City.

  • September 10, 1987
        John Kenney of New York and Shelter Island, who nine days before had won a 5K here, continued the string by leading some 200 runners across the line in Monday’s Great Bonac 10K race in Springs.
        Kenney, a 31-year-old IBM systems engineer, covered the 6.2-mile course in 31 minutes and 41 seconds. Kevin Barry, also of Shelter Island, who won this race last year and in 1985, was third in 33:04.

  • Thursday, September 20
    GIRLS SOCCER, Rocky Point at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.
    GOLF, Westhampton Beach vs. East Hampton, South Fork Country Club, Amagansett, 4 p.m.


    Friday, September 21
    FIELD HOCKEY, Port Jefferson at East Hampton, 6 p.m.

  • AMAGANSETT
    S. Richardson to M. and J. Kreps, 35 Windmill Lane, .27 acre, Aug. 1, $565,000.
    L. Lester by executors to Da Grove L.L.C., 18 Cross Highway, .5 acre, Aug. 9, $500,000.

    EAST HAMPTON
    304 Abrahams Path Realty to 304 Abrahams Path L.L.C., 304 Abrahams Path, .92 acre (vacant), Aug. 9, $462,500.
    R. Ahn to J. and C. Consiglio and C. Clancy, 13 Settlement Court, 1.03 acres (vacant), Aug. 06, $500,000.
    J. Reeves and R. Lewis to Clover Bottom L.L.C., 34 Old Orchard Lane, 1.53 acres, Aug. 1, $4,700,000.

  •    The Hamptons International Film Festival opens its box office today for advance sales of individual tickets. While a program was not available by press time, the festival has announced that it will honor Richard Gere with the Golden Starfish Award for Lifetime Achievement in Acting on Oct. 6.
        The festival, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, will run from Oct. 4 through Oct. 8 in East Hampton and other venues on the South Fork.

  • National Theatre Live
        Guild Hall will have its first fall presentation of the National Theatre Live series with “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” on Saturday at 8 p.m. The play, which was recorded recently in London, is based on a novel by Mark Haddon and stars Sophie Duval, Nicola Walker, Rhiannon Harper Rafferty, Nick Sidi, and Howard Ward.

  • At about 1 p.m. Thursday, East Hampton Fire Department volunteers responded to a report of a barn on fire off Long Lane in East Hampton.
  •      Felipe Z. Cruz, 41, of Southampton was arrested on Friday afternoon after driving a white dump truck, pulling a lawn mower trailer into a van that then hit the flagpole at Buell Lane and Main Street in East Hampton Village. He left the scene of the accident, according to village police.

  •     “After nine years, the East End of Long Island — from the Lobster Inn to the Lighthouse — can finally take a deep sigh of relief, for Gerry Starr and Joanlee Montefusco have at long last tied the knot,” Ms. Montefusco’s daughter, Lily Singer of East Hampton, wrote in an e-mail announcing their marriage.
        The two were wed on Friday on the bluff top at Camp Hero in Montauk, with a family friend, Jane Sigelbaum Holmes, officiating, and dinner following at the Crow’s Nest in Montauk.

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  • 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

  • Carmen Adriana, an East Hampton stylist, will be the guest host at a shopping event at the East Hampton Theory store on Saturday.

    In an email announcing the event, Ms. Adriana said that “Theory is always on my short list when I begin building a wardrobe for someone” and that when the store asked her to host the event she “calmly said yes and then did the happy dance.”

    She will offer her styling expertise at the store, which is at 46 Newtown Lane, from 2 to 6 p.m.

  • Santa Claus' schedule is jam packed this weekend. He'll make appearances at the parade in his honor in East Hampton, and then later he will arrive by fire truck on Long Wharf in Sag Harbor. Find out where else the jolly old fellow will pop up Dec. 4 through Dec. 7, along with many other holiday events happening from Southampton to Montauk this weekend.

    FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5 

    WINDMILL LIGHT-UP: Refreshments, holiday treats, music, and crafts for kids, Stony Brook Southampton, 5-7 p.m.

  • There will be no shortage of holiday festivities in East Hampton Village this weekend, providing the weather cooperates, but rain, shine, or snow, the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center will ring in the season with cocktails, dancing, and live music at a fund-raiser on Sunday evening at the Palm.

  • With Thanksgiving behind us, the Christmas lights are going up and holiday markets abound. Take a look at what's coming up this weekend from Southampton to Montauk:

    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28

    ADOPT-A-FAMILY: Collection, presents and gift cards for clients of the Retreat, victims of domestic abuse. Call help line, 329-4398, for details.