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  • The East End Disabilities Group will host a discussion of mental health services on Tuesday, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the community room at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Amagansett. The event will be free and open to the public.

    Art Flescher, director of the Suffolk County Department of Mental Hygiene, will speak about mental health services on the South Fork including preventive services, psychiatric care, accessing services, emergency services, financial issues, and social and recreational services.

  • Connie Jenny Anderson, who performed onstage and on television with Milton Berle, Jackie Gleason, Sid Caesar, Jimmy Durante, Red Skelton, and Ronald Reagan, among many other popular entertainers, died suddenly of cardiac arrest on April 7 at Southampton Hospital, her family said. She was 91.
  • Stuart Hall Bartle, a psychiatrist, advocate for the mentally ill, and summer visitor to East Hampton for many years, died at home in Cambridge, Mass., on March 26. He was 90.
  • Vivienne Caviglia, a former professional ballroom dancer and teacher who lived in Montauk for many years, died on March 27 at Sunridge at Desert Springs Care Facility in El Paso, Tex. She was 100.

    Born on May 8, 1914, and raised in the Bronx, Mrs. Caviglia was the only child of Aristides Whitehead and the former Annita Pagani, Italian immigrants. When she was 7, she and her mother spent a year with relatives in Valenza, Italy. She graduated from Evander Childs High School in the Bronx and attended Hunter College before pursuing a career in dance.

  • Robinson Allen Grover, a philosopher, teacher, and patron of the arts who split his time between East Hampton and West Hartford, Conn., died of myelodysplastic syndrome on March 28 at the Reservoir, a hospice in West Hartford. His family said he never complained about his illness, “calmly showing us all how to go forward with honesty, dignity, and grace.” He was 79.

  • Trond A. Myhr, a general contractor and master carpenter in East Hampton who had served in the Navy on nuclear submarines in the 1970s, died at his New York home on April 7. He was 61 and had had cancer for about a year.

    Born in Bergen, Norway, in 1953, Mr. Myhr immigrated with his parents, Svein and Ruth Myhr, to this country as a child. He grew up in Huntington Station and learned carpentry working with his father during summers.

  • Charles Robert Recktenwald, a proud Bonacker  who worked at The Star in the days when it was still printed in-house, died of cancer on March 25 at home on Jackson Street in East Hampton following a long illness. He was 81.

    Jackson Street is named for Mr. Recktenwald’s great-grandfather William Jackson Bennett, who made seven around-the-world whaling voyages and was a friend of Stephen Talkhouse.

  • Visiting hours for Gerard D. Wawryk of Sag Harbor, who died at Stony Brook University Hospital on Sunday, will be tonight from 7 to 9 at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor. A funeral Mass for Mr. Wawryk, who was 68, will be said tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in that village. An obituary will appear in a future issue.

  • A van that was parked in front of a Wainscott house when it erupted in flames on Wednesday afternoon nearly caught the house on fire, too.
  • The Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival will present “Iris,” the last film by Albert Maysles, who died in March at the age of 88, on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at Bay Street Theater.

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  • The fourth annual I Love My Park Day is an effort to enhance New York State Parks, and a chance for residents to show how much they love them.
  • The young dancers of the Hampton Ballet Theatre School presented their spring ballet this weekend at Guild Hall's John Drew Theater in East Hampton.
  • Friday is the final day of the WPPB spring pledge drive, and the sole National Public Radio-affiliated station based on Long Island has taken to YouTube to extend its pitch. Geir Magnusson, a videomaker and commercial photographer, prepared the short spot, which features a number of the WPPB hosts.

  • For the first time in 16 years, the Bridgehampton boys are heading back to Glens Falls for a chance at a state basketball championship. 

    The Bees easily won the New York State southeastern Class D regional game, pouncing on Livingston Manor, from Sullivan County, 60-39 Friday evening at Suffolk Community College in Selden. 

  • The annual Empty Bowls event benefiting the Springs Seedlings Project happens on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at the American Legion. Guests who have been invited to bring their own bowls, large or small, can sampele soups prepared by 28 chefs. Bowls will be provided by those arriving without one. Guests can take soups to go as well. 

    The event also includes raffles and baked goods. Admission is $12, $5 for children 13 and under. Kids under 5 will be admitted free. 

  • The annual fund-raiser for the Kendall Madison Foundation happens Friday night at 8 at the Stephen Talkhouse. The $20 donation funds the Kendall Madison Scholarship Fund, established in 1995 in memory of a popular student athlete who died that year at the age of 21. 

    In addition to the scholarship, the foundation provides financial assistance to those in need and helps to fund the Kendall Madison Fitness Center at East Hampton High School. 

  • With a winter storm warning in effect for the East End through Thursday evening, many are keeping their doors closed for the day.

  • The Bargain Box and Bargain Books, the thrift shops at the Ladies Village Improvement Society in East Hampton, will reopen on Tuesday at 10 a.m. after a monthlong hiatus. 

    The shops, all gussied up for spring, will celebrate the season ahead with a raffle this week. When a customer makes a purchase, he or she will be entered in a raffle for a $50 voucher for a future shopping spree at the L.V.I.S. The drawing will be on Saturday at 4 p.m.

  • Bridgehampton beat Stony Brook 54-36 in the county Class C-D championship game at William Floyd High School on Saturday afternoon.

    The Bees may have gone into the game a little overconfident, according to their coach, Carl Johnson, because two of Stony Brook's best players were benched, including the point guard, who sat out with an injury. Nevertheless, Stony Brook kept up with Bridgehampton in the first half, waiting until the last few seconds on the clock during each possession to get off a shot. The Bees led 19-14 at the half.

  • Harborfields High School defeated the East Hampton High School boys basketball team in the county Class A semifinal game on Friday.

    The second-seeded Tornadoes prevailed 73-58 at home against the third-seeded Bonackers to qualify for the championship game on Tuesday at Walt Whitman High School in Huntington Station.