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  • AMAGANSETT
    R. Acker and J. Mannix Jr. to A. Hecker and K. Barberi, 106 Meeting House Lane, .46 acre, July 16, $1,800,000.

    EAST HAMPTON
    G. Friedman to J. Shelly, 137 Springs Fireplace Road, .25 acre, July 13, $275,000.
    S. Lester (by executor) to J. De­Rario, 20 Skimhampton Road, 1.2 acres, June 4, $980,000.
    L. Lesserson to T. Fitzsimons and Kasper, 40 Woodpink Drive, .86 acre, July 11, $580,000.
    T. Walshe and J. Orenstein to N. Butler, 8 North Cape Lane, .62 acre, July 9, $550,000.

  • Thursday, August 30
    HAMPTON CLASSIC, hunter and jumper classes in all five rings, with featured events to include the $5,000 Junior Jumper Classic and the $5,000 Strong’s Marine A-O Jumper Classic in Jumper Ring 2, the $10,000 Sam Edelman Equitation Championship in the Grand Prix Ring at 1:30 p.m., and the $2,500 Marshall & Sterling Adult Amateur Hunter Classic in the Hunter 2 Ring at 1:30, Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton, showgrounds.

  • Paddle Relay Race
        Despite southwest winds that made paddling in Gardiner’s Bay difficult, the three-person, three-mile stand-up paddleboard relay race overseen by Paddlers for Humanity went on as scheduled Sunday with 13 teams participating.

  • Goodbye Judy
        Tonight brings the last chance to catch the inimitable Judy Garland on the big screen as Guild Hall concludes its Red Carpet Film Series, which this summer was an all-Judy celebration, 75 years after she made her first movie. The film, “Summer Stock,” which co-stars Gene Kelly, is the story of a small-town farmer, down on her luck, whose homestead is invaded by a theatrical troupe invited to stay by her ne’er-do-well sister.

  •     Slow Food East End, thanks to the Joshua Levine Memorial Foundation, has been able to fund three interns who currently work as school garden coordinators in the area.

  •     Mark Wayne Havers, a longtime East Hampton resident, died at Southampton Hospital on Saturday from complications of congestive heart failure. He was 92 years old.
        Born on June 25, 1920, in Hamilton, Ontario, to Alex Havers and the former Kate Murphy, Mr. Havers was educated as an artist. He fell in love with New York City’s energy in 1939 when he first visited there, and returned to live in Manhattan after serving with the Royal Canadian forces in World War II.

  •     Ruth H. de Blasis, 85, an afficionado of the opera who was well known in East Hampton as a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and the Ladies Village Improvement Society, died after a long illness on Aug. 14 in Omaha, where she had lived in recent years. Her family described her as a woman of grace and humor, who always had a welcoming smile.

  •     Catherine Burnikel, who died at 82 on Aug. 14 in Southampton following a long illness, had to teach herself Italian to complete a dissertation and earn a doctoral degree in an aspect of European history from Loyola University in Chicago.

  •     James Donald Brierley, a former civil engineer, died at home on Lion Head Rock Road in Springs last Thursday after a long illness. He was 76.
        His lifelong passion, his family said, was his wife, the former Anne Marie Eagan, whom he married in 1956 and who survives him. The couple began spending summer vacations in East Hampton and moved here full time in 1972.

  •     Ruth E. Intermaggio, who had worked for the optometrist Dr. Alan York in East Hampton, died on March 27 at the Sunset Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center in Venice, Fla., after a six-month illness. She was 82 and had lived in Wainscott for 44 years.

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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.