The Montauk Chamber of Commerce is still short $4,000 for a fireworks display scheduled for Saturday at 7 p.m. as part of the fall festival. The expected cost of the display is $16,000. The chamber issued a challenge two weeks ago to business owners, who, according to Laraine Creegan, the chamber’s director, were not too excited by it. The Montauk Fire Department and the Atlantic Terrace Motel have both donated $5,000, she said.
Evelyn and Bill Bates of Springs will reach a milestone on Wednesday, as they celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple, who lived in East Hampton in earlier years, have three grown children.
Mr. Bates was active in the East Hampton Fire Department, and his wife was president of the department’s ladies auxiliary for a time. He started Bates Electric, which a son now runs. She taught Sunday school at the Springs Presbyterian Church for many years and established Red Hat Ladies groups in Florida and Springs, according to a friend, Susan Flaherty.
Monica M. Brennan, a former owner of the Blue Haven Motel in Montauk, died in Mountain Lakes, N.J., on Saturday, two weeks before her 82nd birthday, after a brief illness.
Mrs. Brennan and her husband, Thomas Brennan, had lived in Rockland County for 20 years, where they raised seven children. Mr. Brennan enjoyed fishing in Montauk, and they moved there in 1978, buying the Blue Haven Motel. “Montauk was the beginning of many special moments and lasting memories,” her family said.
Madeline Patricia Betts, who spent much of her life in Sag Harbor as both a year-round and summer resident, died at Sem Haven, a residential care center in Milford, Ohio, on Sept. 29. She had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease six years ago, her family said. She was 90.
Thomasina Rana Graham, who was born in Amagansett, died on Sept. 27 at home in Naples, Me. Stewart R. Graham Sr., her husband of more than 70 years, was at her bedside. She was 95.
Known to friends and family as Mae or Maizie, Mrs. Graham was born on Sept. 12, 1919, the second child of Peter and Rose Rana of Amagansett. While working at the former Dominy Guest House in East Hampton, she met her husband, who was serving with the Coast Guard at its old Georgica Station in East Hampton.
J. and R. Bennett to Revive Ad L.L.C., 216 Cranberry Hole Road, .8 acre (vacant), July 28, $720,000.
K. Collum to T. Cooper, 74 Long Lane, .54 acre, Aug. 7, $400,000.
M. Mitchnick and V. Keegan to O. Kukurudza, 85 Gould Street, .55 acre, Aug. 1, $1,300,000.
A. and M. Tenenbein to M. and P. Kaplow Trusts, 20 Livery Lane, .89 acre, Aug. 8, $1,300,000.
E. Bradley Jr. (by executor) to J. and J. Goldstern, 8 St. Regis Court, 2.77 acres, Aug. 8, $2,587,500.
A six-mile stand-up paddleboard race, the last in Main Beach Surf and Sport’s SUP series, is to be held Saturday as a benefit the East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue Squad. The boards are to be launched at Amagansett’s Lazy Point at 9 a.m. Registration will be from 7:30. The donation/fee is $75.
Thursday, October 9
GOLF, Westhampton Beach vs. East Hampton, South Fork Country Club, Amagansett, 3:30 p.m.
FIELD HOCKEY, Pierson-Bridgehampton at East Hampton, 4 p.m.
BOYS SOCCER, East Hampton at Miller Place, 4:30 p.m.
CROSS-COUNTRY, East Hampton boys at invitational, Indian Island County Park, Riverhead, and East Hampton girls at invitational, Red Creek Park, Hampton Bays, 4 p.m.
GIRLS VOLLEYBALL, East Hampton at Mount Sinai, 5 p.m.
Writers, you have until the end of the month to get your submissions in for the new Robert Reeves $1,000 Prize in Comic Fiction, courtesy of Stony Brook Southampton and judged by the college’s Daniel Menaker, a former fiction editor at The New Yorker. Stories of up to 5,000 words can be sent to The Southampton Review. The fee is $15.
Also on Shelter Island, bluegrass and traditional American music will be on offer as part of the Plant & Sing festival at Sylvester Manor Saturday from noon until 10 p.m.
The day will begin with the planting of garlic and the harvesting of fall crops, after which the music will get into full swing on the waterfront lawn. This year’s performers will include the Wainwright Sisters, the Deadly Gentlemen, Eastbound Freight, Edith & Bennett, the Ed Howe Bluegrass Band, and Jeff Davis & Friends.
As the South Fork braces for a snowstorm Thursday, the event cancellations and business closures have begun. The Star will keep a running list below, but we'll need your help. Please email announcements and information to TKV@ehstar.com for meetings and other events that have been canceled or postponed.