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  • Amagansett
    David Winthrop, who works at Brent’s on Montauk Highway, called police on July 28 after catching a man stealing a pickle from the store. He told police he did not want to press charges, but did want the man told he was banned from Brent’s.
    Basil Reinboth-Lynch of East Hampton told police on Aug. 1 that at some point that day someone had stolen his wallet from his Dodge pickup truck, which was parked in the Atlantic Avenue Beach parking lot.
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  •     Jane M. Smith of Sag Harbor, a bookkeeper who started the Eastern Suffolk Chapter of Sweet Adelines, died at Southampton Hospital on July 20 at the age of 88.
        Her love of singing led her to start a Sweet Adelines chapter in Marblehead, Mass., as well, and she sang in the choir at the Old Whalers Church in Sag Harbor for many years.
        Ms. Smith lived on Rector Street, and enjoyed preparing gourmet dinners for friends at her house.

  •     Charles T. Re Jr., an automobile salesman and sports car enthusiast, died of renal failure on Aug. 6 at Southampton Hospital. He was 80.
        Mr. Re had been a resident of Wireless Road in East Hampton for 16 years, after moving from the Bronx. He was born in that borough on Oct. 10, 1931, a son of Charles T. Re Sr. and the former Bella Kornblum.
        A veteran of the Korean War, he received a Silver Star for his service in the Army from 1950 to 1952.

  •     When Dr. Richard J. Koeppel, a longtime resident of Springs, died of cancer-related causes at Southampton Hospital on Aug. 2, the world lost one of only 10 birdwatchers who can claim to have seen over 7,000 different avian species. He was 76. 

  •     As a teenager, Robert Byrnes lived in the Montauk village located on Fort Pond Bay at the time. It was during Prohibition and he was known to help local bootleggers on occasion.
        Mr. Byrnes died at Southampton Hospital on July 31. He was 92 and had been ill for the past few years.

  • Eco-Chic
        Sweet ’tauk, Montauk’s juice haven now in its second year of operations, will try its hand at sweetening up the hamlet’s fashions. A pop-up shop at its 34 South Etna Avenue store will show off Made in Montauk, a locally made eco-chic clothing line which boasts organic hand-dyed and hand-block printed designs. There will be an opening reception at the shop tomorrow from 4 to 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The sale runs through Friday, Aug. 24.

  • EAST HAMPTON
    C. and K. Johanson and Hand-Pike to P. Campanella and Reilly, 74 Sherrill Road, .16 acre, June 25, $715,000.
    G. and J. Fox Trusts to L. Walters, 2 Surrey Court, .76 acre, June 28, $1,415,000.
    M. and R. Lester by Referee to 24 Skimhampton L.L.C., 24 Skimhampton Road, 1 acre, July 2, $566,000.
    G. Schwartz and A. Seidman to A. Crabtree Brown, 2 Huckleberry Lane, June 21, $1,200,000.
    S. Kremer Trust to W. Kayen and W. Silverman, 55 Huckleberry Lane, June 12, $850,000.

  • Thursday, August 16
    BEACH VOLLEYBALL, rounds one and two of playoffs, Gurney’s Inn, Montauk, 6 p.m.
    WOMEN’S SLOW-PITCH, game three of best-of-three final series, if necessary, Terry King ball field, Abraham’s Path, Amagansett, 7 p.m.

  •     Christina Lynch Markham, a Westbury native, first started dancing when she was 2 in a toddler ballet class, where, she says, “I was always in a time-out. I just had too much energy.”

  • Open Auditions
        Center Stage at the Southampton Cultural Center will hold open auditions Wednesday and next Thursday at 6 p.m. for its forthcoming production of “Inherit the Wind.” The play will be performed at the Levitas Center for the Arts.

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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.