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  •    The Star welcomes submissions of essays for its “Guestwords” column, of between 700 and 1,200 words, and of short fiction, between 1,000 and 2,000 words.
       Authors can either e-mail their pieces (in text or Word format) to submissions@ehstar.com, with “Fiction” or “Guestwords” in the subject line, or mail them, preferably on disk and saved in a text format, to The Star, Box 5002, East Hampton 11937. A very short biographical note should also be included.

  • Antiques Without the Dig
        Nellie’s of Amagansett, an antiques store that specializes in American furniture, pictures, clothing, and collectibles, has announced a new collaboration with DECUR8, an online marketplace for vintage and antique home decor. The online store will offer selected items alongside pieces from like-minded dealers across the United States at shop.decur8.com.

    First Impressions

  • AMAGANSETT
    Bananas, L.L.C. to L. and M. Greenfield, 31 Windmill Lane .24 acre (vacant), July 12, $580,000.

    EAST HAMPTON
    B. Blumberg to J. Castantine, 94 Hands Creek Road, .43 acre, July 12, $447,000.
    J. Forrester to D. Dinizio, 48 Miller Lane West, .23 acre, July 19, $450,000.
    D. and J. Griffiths to D. Sheeler, 14 Boxwood Street, .31 acre, July 20, $762,000.
    M. Tomaino Jr. to E. and B. Zayicek Jr., 5 Spread Oak Lane, 1.2 acres, July 20, $955,000.

    EAST HAMPTON VILLAGE

  • Triathlon
        The 31st Mighty Hamptons Triathlon (.93-mile bay swim, 23.8-mile bike, and 6.2-mile run) is to be held at Long Beach, Sag Harbor, on Sunday beginning at 6:40 a.m.

  • Thursday, September 6
    GIRLS SOCCER, East Hampton at Southampton, scrimmage, 4 p.m.


    Friday, September 7
    BOYS SOCCER, Mattituck at East Hampton, nonleague, 4 p.m.
    GIRLS VOLLEYBALL, East Hampton at Hampton Bays, scrimmage, 4 p.m.
    FOOTBALL, East Hampton at Babylon, season opener, 6 p.m.

  •    The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center will present “Artists on Film: Motion and Emotion,” a series organized by Marion Wolberg Weiss, a film historian and art critic, on Fridays through September.
        In exploring how artists used film to communicate movement and expression, Ms. Weiss was inspired by Jackson Pollock and his role as an “action” painter. She will discuss the films after the screenings.

  •     On Friday, Sept. 14, the Watermill Center will celebrate the premiere of “Einstein on the Beach” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music with a benefit for the arts center.
        In addition to a premiere ticket, guests will be invited to a pre-show reception at 6 p.m. at the Berlyn restaurant, across from BAM, and a post-show reception there at 11:30 p.m. with Robert Wilson.

  •    The annual Box Art Auction to benefit East End Hospice will be held at the Ross School’s Center for Well-Being in East Hampton beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. Arlene Bujese organized the auction of the work of some 75 East End artists who contributed their takes on a plain box — keeping it simple or making rather grand transformations.

  •     Liana Diane Tutino and Luis Miguel Morales were married on June 29 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton. The Rev. Denis C. Brunelle officiated. A reception with friends and family was held later at East Wind Caterers Inn and Spa in Wading River.
        The bride is a daughter of Diane and Philip R. Tutino of East Hampton. Her husband’s parents are Miguel Morales and Nelva Morales Castillo, also of East Hampton.

  • Amagansett

    Angela Campbell of Amagansett left a load of towels in the dryer at the Amagansett Laundromat at 2 p.m. on Aug. 11, and they were gone when she returned three hours later, she told police. The manager said he had to remove the towels to allow others to use the dryer, and apparently somebody folded them up and walked off with them. They were returned the next day, although Ms. Campbell reported that a couple were still missing.

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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.