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  •     It’s Back! “The Magic Garden”
        WPIX’s “The Magic Garden,” one of the country’s most successful locally produced children’s television shows from the early 1970s to the mid-1980s, will be recreated by the original stars at the Vail-Leavitt Music Hall in Riverhead on Saturday at 2 p.m.

  •     Edwin Gifford Sr., a public relations pioneer who for many years had a house on Abraham’s Path, East Hampton, died on Sunday of complications of cholangeocarcinoma, a liver cancer, his family said. He was 88.
        His professional life was in New York City but in East Hampton he cherished a quieter cadence in life. Saturdays were spent at the jetty at Maidstone Park fishing for snappers with bamboo poles. If the fishing was good a fire would be made and a breakfast of snapper and fried egg would be served up.

  •     Cheryl K. Lewin, a graphic and interior designer who worked as a creative director for some of the country’s top consumer product companies, including Estee Lauder, died at home in Bridgehampton on Oct. 6 after a long illness with breast cancer.

  •     Franklin U. Gaugler, who stayed on the South Fork after being stationed in Montauk with the Coast Guard, eventually taking over the Blue Marlin restaurant in that hamlet, died at home in Bradenton, Fla., on Oct. 6. The cause was multiple cancers, his family said. He was 74.

  •     Mary Cumming Tiedemann, whose love of art and nature brought her to East Hampton in early 1960s, died at Stony Brook University Medical Center on Oct. 7 following a stroke. She was 77.
        Ms. Tiedemann loved the arts. She enjoyed painting, photography, and collecting craft art from all over the world. In the 1980s, she became a partner in the Elements Gallery, a craft gallery on Madison Avenue in Manhattan. She had an apartment on Fifth Avenue.

  •     Arlene (Lee) Jackson, a former East Hampton resident who owned and ran the In Essence clothing store in Amagansett, died on Oct. 5 in St. Petersburg, Fla. She was 83 and had been ill with Alzheimer’s for seven years.

  •     Robert Sidney Thanhauser Jr., the former majority owner and chief executive officer of Fidelipac, a leading manufacturer of four-track cartridges, died on Sunday at his Main Street, East Hampton, home. He was 71. The cause was lung cancer, his family said.

  •     A funeral service for Patrick A. Malik of Montauk will be held at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in that hamlet tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Fort Hill Cemetery. Mr. Malik, who was 77, died on Sunday.
        Friends and family will gather at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton from 2 to 4 p.m. today and from 7 to 9 tonight. An obituary will appear in a future issue.
     

  •     A funeral Mass for Joan Shea, who died at home in Montauk on Monday at the age of 82, will be said on Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in Montauk. An obituary for Ms. Shea will appear at a later date.
     

  • Caro’s a Finalist

        Robert A. Caro, whose house in East Hampton has an accompanying uninsulated writing shed that’s known herculean bouts of key-pounding, has been named one of five finalists for a National Book Award in nonfiction. The title, need it be said, is “The Passage of Power,” the latest installment in what might be the biography of the age, “The Years of Lyndon Johnson,” published by Alfred A. Knopf. The winners will be announced on Nov. 14 at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan.

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  • 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