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  •    Sixteen juniors from four South Fork high schools were honored Monday night at an East Hampton Star Academic All-Star awards dinner at East Hampton Point restaurant. David Rattray, the editor of the newspaper, introduced representatives of the Bridgehampton, East Hampton, Pierson, and Ross schools, who, in turn, introduced their nominees and spoke about each student's accomplishments.

  •     On Monday, the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons will conduct a program in the Bridgehampton Library meeting room assessing the state of recycling efforts in East Hampton and Southampton Towns.

  •     The Ross School will mark its 20th anniversary on Saturday evening with its annual Live at Club Starlight gala, this year featuring a musical performance by Roberta Flack, a multiple Grammy-winning recording artist.

  •     Sharon McCobb, a coach with I-Tri, an organization for at-risk adolescent girls, will lead a free triathlon-training event for those 17 and up on Sunday at Maidstone Park in Springs, beginning at 2 p.m. Ms. McCobb will provide tips and techniques for runners, particularly those planning to participate in I-Tri’s upcoming Turbo Tri race.

  •     Antiques, collectibles, and estate pieces will go on the block in a benefit auction for the Old Whalers Church Community House Fund on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the church on Union Street.
        More than 300 lots will be available for bidding and put up by Paul Bailey, a certified auctioneer. A preview of the items will begin at 8 a.m. the day of the sale. The lots will include furniture, lighting, rugs, glassware, vintage toys, and other unique items. Objects offered will date from the late 19th century through the 1960s.

  • Creative Theater Camp

        The Southampton Cultural Center is staging a one-week summer camp, from June 25 through 29, for budding thespians.

        The workshop, called “Creatively Creating Characters,” is for students 9 through 13, and seeks to introduce theater basics through improvisation, movement, character exploration, and more.

  •     Contributions to the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund, from a 2-percent real estate transfer tax on most land sales, for last month are up from April, 2011, totaling $6.1 million this year versus $5 million last year.
    “Hopefully, this is an indication that we are entering a robust period for real estate sales,” New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. said in a press release this week.

  •     The 20th anniversary of the Peconic Estuary’s being named an estuary of national significance by the federal Environmental Protection Agency will be celebrated on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Long Island Science Center, 11 West Main Street in Riverhead. The estuary also has been called “One of the Last Great Places in the Western Hemisphere” by the Nature Conservancy.

  • East Hampton

    An Inkberry Street resident called police Saturday morning to report that someone had stolen a concrete lion from his front porch sometime during the week. He reported a similar theft of a ceramic pot last October. The two items were together valued at $350.

  •     Vincent Lyons, the former proprietor of Lyons Bar and Grill on Newtown Lane in East Hampton, died at home in East Hampton on May 23. He was 90, and had been ill for some time.

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