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  •     James Albert Christensen of Laurel Trail in Sag Harbor, a 91-year old World War II Veteran, died at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton on Jan. 14, seven weeks after suffering a brain hemorrhage.
        Born on Sept. 25, 1921 in Carrollton, Mich. to the former Iva King and Albert Christensen, Mr. Christensen grew up in Saginaw, Mich., where he graduated from St. Andrew’s High School. While there, he served on the Eucharistic committee, English club, Sodality fellowship, and was a member of the football team.

  •     James H. O’Connell of Bayberry Lane on North Haven, who appeared in numerous community theater productions and was an active member of the Sag Harbor Knights of Columbus and  a lector at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Sag Harbor, died of pneumonia at Southampton Hospital on New Year’s Day. He was 99.
        Mr. O’Connell had retired from Met Life in 1978, where he had a 44-year career as an underwriter and in marketing.

    T. Baldwin Jr. to J. and A. Archer, 27 Fair Hills Lane .97 acre, Oct. 11, $2,725,000.

    D. and R. Fernandez (by referee) to Hudson City Savings, 11 Tub-Oarsman’s Road, July 19, $576,903.
    Cook Lane Associates to A. and S. Jaros, 15 Peach Farm Lane (vacant), Nov. 30, $522,000.
    M. Cullum Living Trust to D. and K. Seeherman, 11 Quarty Court, 1.58 acres (vacant), Dec. 3, $650,000.
    M. Cullum Living Trust to D. and K. Seeherman, 12 Quarty Circle, 1.6 acres (vacant), Dec. 3, $650,000.

  • Thursday, January 24
    BOWLING, Westhampton Beach vs. East Hampton, East Hampton Bowl, 3:30 p.m.
    BOYS SWIMMING, East Hampton at West Islip, 3:30 p.m.
    BOYS BASKETBALL, East Hampton at Miller Place, 4:30 p.m.

    Friday, January 25
    GIRLS BASKETBALL, Miller Place at East Hampton, 6:15 p.m.
    WINTER TRACK, East Hampton boys at freshman-sophomore meet, Suffolk Community College-Brentwood, 5 p.m.
    WRESTLING, East Hampton at Rocky Point, 6 p.m.

  • Guild Hall Happenings
        On Saturday at 8 p.m., Guild Hall will present a screening of “The Magistrate” by Arthur Wing Pinero. The National Theatre Live presentation stars John Lithgow as the magistrate and Nancy Carroll as his wife, Agatha.

  •     Jean and John Cowen of Sag Harbor have announced the engagement of Mrs. Cowen’s daughter, Jenna K. Brill, to Gary Cadwell. Mr. Cadwell’s parents are Floyd Cadwell and Mary and George Adams of New Mexico. Ms. Brill is the daughter of the late Jeffrey Brill of East Hampton.
        The couple live in Colorado, where an autumn 2013 wedding is planned.

  • Amagansett

        Two decorative stone pillars, one with the address “276” on it, were stolen from an Amagansett house late in December, the owner, Ellen Oliver, reported last week. Police checked various addresses in town having that number but failed to find the missing pillars.

    East Hampton

  • Student Art Extravaganza

        Artwork by thousands of kindergarten through eighth-grade students from across the South Fork and Shelter Island will be on display at Guild Hall starting on Saturday in the first part of the annual Student Art Festival.

  •     Robert G. Lamparter of Montauk, a civic activist, Boy Scout leader, and dedicated surfcaster who worked passionately to give back to the hamlet he called home, died last Thursday at Southampton Hospital. He was 77 and had cancer.
        Mr. Lamparter built a summer house in Montauk in 1973, splitting his time between Montauk and Commack until he moved east year round in 1996, when he retired from his job as an art and photography teacher at Walt Whitman High School in Huntington.

  •     Thomas Solheim, a Navy veteran who worked at the Montauk I.G.A. for many years, was found dead at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in Montauk last Thursday. The cause of death has not been determined. He was 56.
        He was born on Dec. 28, 1956, on Staten Island, a son of John and Gladys Ford. Mr. Ford survives and lives in Montauk.

Blogs by this author:

  • The young dancers of the Hampton Ballet Theatre School presented their spring ballet this weekend at Guild Hall's John Drew Theater in East Hampton.
  • Friday is the final day of the WPPB spring pledge drive, and the sole National Public Radio-affiliated station based on Long Island has taken to YouTube to extend its pitch. Geir Magnusson, a videomaker and commercial photographer, prepared the short spot, which features a number of the WPPB hosts.

  • For the first time in 16 years, the Bridgehampton boys are heading back to Glens Falls for a chance at a state basketball championship. 

    The Bees easily won the New York State southeastern Class D regional game, pouncing on Livingston Manor, from Sullivan County, 60-39 Friday evening at Suffolk Community College in Selden. 

  • The annual Empty Bowls event benefiting the Springs Seedlings Project happens on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at the American Legion. Guests who have been invited to bring their own bowls, large or small, can sampele soups prepared by 28 chefs. Bowls will be provided by those arriving without one. Guests can take soups to go as well. 

    The event also includes raffles and baked goods. Admission is $12, $5 for children 13 and under. Kids under 5 will be admitted free. 

  • The annual fund-raiser for the Kendall Madison Foundation happens Friday night at 8 at the Stephen Talkhouse. The $20 donation funds the Kendall Madison Scholarship Fund, established in 1995 in memory of a popular student athlete who died that year at the age of 21. 

    In addition to the scholarship, the foundation provides financial assistance to those in need and helps to fund the Kendall Madison Fitness Center at East Hampton High School. 

  • With a winter storm warning in effect for the East End through Thursday evening, many are keeping their doors closed for the day.

  • The Bargain Box and Bargain Books, the thrift shops at the Ladies Village Improvement Society in East Hampton, will reopen on Tuesday at 10 a.m. after a monthlong hiatus. 

    The shops, all gussied up for spring, will celebrate the season ahead with a raffle this week. When a customer makes a purchase, he or she will be entered in a raffle for a $50 voucher for a future shopping spree at the L.V.I.S. The drawing will be on Saturday at 4 p.m.

  • Bridgehampton beat Stony Brook 54-36 in the county Class C-D championship game at William Floyd High School on Saturday afternoon.

    The Bees may have gone into the game a little overconfident, according to their coach, Carl Johnson, because two of Stony Brook's best players were benched, including the point guard, who sat out with an injury. Nevertheless, Stony Brook kept up with Bridgehampton in the first half, waiting until the last few seconds on the clock during each possession to get off a shot. The Bees led 19-14 at the half.

  • Harborfields High School defeated the East Hampton High School boys basketball team in the county Class A semifinal game on Friday.

    The second-seeded Tornadoes prevailed 73-58 at home against the third-seeded Bonackers to qualify for the championship game on Tuesday at Walt Whitman High School in Huntington Station. 

  • A fire chief responding to an automatic fire alarm call at a house in Bridgehampton on Sunday morning smelled smoke, called for engines to respond, and then discovered flames that firefighters were able to quickly extinguish.

    The Bridgehampton Fire Department was called to a house on Job’s Lane, near Pointe Mecox Lane, at about 9:50 a.m. Mark Balserus, the second assistant fire chief, reported a strong smell of smoke at the house and had dispatchers alert the rest of the department about a fire at about 10:10 a.m.