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  • Pony Up
        This year’s Kids Day at the Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton will be on Saturday. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., activities will include circus acts by the Bellini Family Circus and Friends, a magic show by the Amazing Zola, free pony rides, the music of the Laughing Pizza Family Band, face-painting, a petting zoo, a birds of prey demonstration, and more. Admission is free for kids under 12.

    Go, Suzi!

  •     Mildred Warner King, who ran Rem and Mil’s restaurant on Newtown Lane in East Hampton with her husband, Remington Woodward King, for many years, died on Aug. 20 in Fredricksburg, Va. She was 95.
         Her husband died in 2009 at the age of 96.
        The Kings were both born and raised in East Hampton. Mr. King, born on Oct. 18, 1913, to Selden Leroy King and the former Mary Edna Bryant, grew up on Egypt Lane. The land that eventually became the Nature Trail was his backyard.

  •     Aaron Feinsot of Springs and Manhattan, an innovator in education who held a number of posts at colleges and universities, died at home in Manhattan on Aug. 2. He was 88.

  •     Rae H. Parks of Sag Harbor, who would have celebrated her 101st birthday on Wednesday, died on Aug. 11 at Southampton Hospital after a short illness. A former executive director of the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreation Center, Mrs. Parks lived for five decades in the Gull Rock Road house in Sag Harbor Hills that her husband, Dr. Mark E. Parks, built for the couple in 1951. He died in 2003.

  •     Elizabeth Magee Daniels, who was a bookkeeper for the Golden Eagle hardware store in East Hampton for almost 25 years and was known as Betty, died at home in Meherrin, Va., on July 15. She was 81.
        She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Clarence Daniels, formerly of Amagansett and now living in Virginia. The couple were married on June 23, 1951.
        After 35 years on Long Island, the couple moved to Virginia, where they became active members of the Catholic church in Meherrin.

  •     Mildred B. Conklin died at home on Dayton Lane in East Hampton on Aug. 19. She was 92 and a lifelong resident of the South Fork with a pedigree that included at least one whaling captain who sailed from Sag Harbor.
        Her mother, Dorothy Hedges, was orphaned at a young age. She lived in the Hampton House in Sag Harbor and used to summer at a camp on Georgica Pond on property now owned by Faith Popcorn, said Mrs. Conklin’s son, James Conklin.

  •     A brief funeral service for Mattie L. Smith of Sayre’s Path in Wainscott, who died Tuesday, will be this evening at 8 at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton, during visiting hours, which will begin at 7 p.m. and end at 9 p.m.
        Burial will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Wainscott Cemetery. An obituary will appear in a future issue.

  • For those out there sulking at the recent lack of fireworks, a silver lining is in sight. At 8:30 p.m. on Saturday the East Hampton Fire Department will send summer out with a bang.

    The department’s annual fireworks display at Main Beach will begin at dusk. Picnickers will have a good portion of the beach to themselves as vehicles will be prohibited from Egypt Beach to Georgica Beach. Those with town beach driving permits will be allowed to drive on at Two Mile Hollow and Wiborg’s Beach.

  • Police said that George Richardson, 50, was last seen at Hartmann's Briney Breezes Motel on Old Montauk Highway.
  • Remember, No Tax!
        State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle reminded parents this week as they shop for back-to-school clothes that New York State has repealed its sales tax on clothing purchases up to $110.
        The repeal went into effect in the spring and is expected to save the average family nearly $200 a year, according to a release from the senator’s office.

    Leather and Wine

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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. 


  • 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.


    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:


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