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  •    Music lovers have been invited to lounge on the lawn or the terrace of the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill tomorrow for a performance by SisterMonk. The band, mostly female-powered, makes music that is soulful, easy to dance to, and draws on a variety of cultures. They have previously performed with Zap Mama, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Anoushka Shankar, and the Karl Denson Trio.
        The show, from 5 to 8 p.m., is free with museum admission.

  •     While the votes for the two candidates for Sagaponack Village trustee were close in number on Friday, the race was not.

        Joy Sieger and William Barbour were each re-elected for two-year terms. Ms. Sieger got 47 votes; Mr. Barbour 46.

        The village board holds public meetings on the third Monday of each month and meets on planning issues on the second Monday of each month. A monthly calendar and legal notices are posted on the village’s Web site,

  • East Hampton Village

    Emily Strauss reported her MacBook Air laptop missing early after she took a cab last week from Main Street to her house. Police called the driver, who said he had not seen the computer. Police encouraged her to retrace her steps.

    A man left his black gym bag on a bench at Herrick Park on June 14 to walk over to the swings for five minutes. It was gone when he returned.

  • The View From Year Round

        Us vs. them, locals vs. visitors, year-rounders vs. summer people. These points of contrast and conflict are constant on the South Fork and ones that students from Pierson Middle and High School have tried to address through the camera lens. The products of their exploration about what it means to be a year-round resident of the East End, and Sag Harbor, in particular, are part of the exhibit “But Do You Go to School Here?” opening tomorrow at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor.

  •     Wayne Vorpahl, a commercial fisherman who was raised in Amagansett, loved to be on the water, his family said. A bayman for most of his life, he started fishing with his uncle Dan King’s haulseine crew before he was out of high school.

        He was devastated when haulseining was banned in the 1980s, his family wrote. Mr. Vorpahl, who was known as Skeeter, also went clamming, baiting, crabbing, eeling, and trapping, and even “tried dragging, but didn’t like that much,” they said.

  •     Harold Burt Dominy, a Wainscott plumber, clockmaker, and veteran, died on June 17 at the VA Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. He was 91.

        Mr. Dominy, who was born in Southampton on Dec. 30, 1921, to Erastus J. Dominy and the former Elizabeth Ginn, grew up in East Hampton and graduated from East Hampton High School in 1938. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1940 and served during World War II for the next five years as a radio and radar operator. In 1950 he was recalled and served with the Air Force in the Korean war for a year.

  •     After graduating from high school here, Bruce Stephen Bunce of East Hampton pursued his love for food and cooking. Possessing no formal training and only natural talent, he worked in several local restaurants, including the Maidstone Arms, Gordon’s of Amagansett, and Spring Close.

        Mr. Bunce died on June 13 in Lady Lake, Fla., where he had recently moved to be cared for by family members following a cancer diagnosis. He was 60.

  •     Word has been received here of the death on June 15 in Utila, Honduras, of Benoit Bellenoue of Utila, a frequent visitor to East Hampton with his family. He was 46.
        Mr. Bellenoue’s wife, Danielle, is the daughter of Nancy and Richard Horwich of Hollow Tree Lane in Northwest.

  •     Nanette Lepore, a fashion designer, is inviting guests, including style bloggers and celebrities, to the Styleliner, a curated mobile boutique, when it rolls through the South Fork from July 3 through July 9. Swimwear, shoes, accessories, and exclusive products from Ms. Lepore’s collection will be featured.

    K and J of Amagansett to N. Glass, 20 Private Road, .54 acre, May 3, $2,900,000.
    T. Kaufman to P. Ezersky, 50 Stony Hill Road, 3.63 acres, May 3, $4,300,000.
    E. and M. Rad to S. and P. Brennan, 16 Katie Lane, 1.08 acres, May 6, $1,550,000.
    R. Tulp Trust to Brandt-Leland L.L.C., 20 Old Montauk Highway, .8 acre, April 24, $650,000.

    Warren Partners L.L.C. to A. and A. Taetle, 27 Grouse Drive, .92 acre, April 26, $3,150,000.

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