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  • Starting in January, high school juniors and seniors will have an opportunity to study creative writing while also obtaining three college credits, as part of the Young Scholars program being offered at Stony Brook  Southampton. The deadline for applications is Jan. 3.

    The course will cover creative writing across multiple genres — from fiction to poetry to scriptwriting, with participants reading contemporary works, giving a public reading, and attending regular events alongside accomplished authors.

  • Y.M.C.A. Winter Camp

           The Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter is offering a full-day winter vacation camp for 5 to 12-year-olds on Monday, next Thursday, and Friday, Dec. 27. The program will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, and kids will do arts and crafts, play games, watch movies, and enjoy free play and other activities. The cost is $65 for one day, $124 for two, or $180 for all three. Advance registration is required.


    Games, Stories, Workshops

  •        The East Hampton Town Democratic Committee feted its own during a holiday party at the Palm restaurant in East Hampton on Friday, honoring retiring Justice Catherine A. Cahill for her 20 years of service to the town and saluting a number of committee members for their work on this year’s campaign.

           Among the crowd of 95 guests were Supervisor-elect Larry Cantwell, Councilwoman-elect Kathee Burke-Gonzalez, and Steven Tekulsky, who was elected to take Ms. Cahill’s place on the bench.

  • East Hampton Town

    Hunting Deadline Tomorrow

        Applications to hunt deer on East Hampton Town lands are due in the town clerk’s office on Pantigo Road by 4 p.m. tomorrow. Permits for individual hunters will be awarded in a lottery-type drawing. The 2014 deer-hunting season will open on Jan. 6 and last for the month, excluding Saturdays and Sundays. Guidelines are available from the clerk’s office.

    New York State

    D.E.C. Website Blackout

  •        Jutta Rose, a singer and voice teacher who survived the Holocaust, died at home in Bay Point, Sag Harbor, on Thanksgiving Day at the age of 95. Her last five years were fraught with suffering as a result of falls and deteriorating scoliosis, said Romany Kramoris, her spouse of 33 years, who cared for her at home, along with East End Hospice in the last 10 days of her life.

  •        Betty Jane Hermann of Sag Harbor died last Thursday at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton of complications from Alzheimer’s Disease. She was 75.

           Mrs. Hermann was born in Sag Harbor on July 8, 1938, to Louis Bennett and the former Hilda Loper. She grew up there and graduated from Pierson High School in 1956, eventually taking a job at Sag Harbor Industries, where she worked for about 35 years.

  •        Richard Charles Hoadley, who had been comptroller and senior vice president of the First National Bank of East Hampton, died on Nov. 26 at the Bethesda Memorial Hospital in Boynton Beach, Fla. His death was due to complications of renal failure following a lengthy illness. He was 77.

  •        Laurie Nan Soroka, a lover of animals, antiques, and Jewish studies, died at home in East Quogue on Nov. 27 of complications of a spinal cord injury. She was 61 and had recently moved there after having lived in Sag Harbor for many years. She injured her spine about 12 years ago.

  •     Leonard Joseph Smalling, who for 30 years worked in East Hampton for the phone company that came to be called Verizon, died on Dec. 11 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md., of a brain aneurism. He was 70.

        Mr. Smalling, who served in the Navy in the early 1960s, lived in Bridgehampton for about 50 years before moving to Onley, Va., after he retired.

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