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  • Sydney Steven Griffin, a longtime resident of Northwest Landing Road in East Hampton and a dedicated merchant seaman, died on Christmas Day at Southampton Hospital. He was 76 and had been in declining health for several years.

  • A service for Patricia Liptrot of Springs will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in East Hampton. A wake is being planned with the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home, but details had not been finalized as of press time. Mrs. Liptrot, who was 84, died on Tuesday at Stony Brook University Hospital. A full obituary will appear in a future issue.


  • A funeral Mass for Dorothy Marie McGinnis-Haberstroh, who died on Dec. 26 in Weeki Wachee, Fla., at age 104, will be said tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in East Hampton. Mrs. Haberstroh was a former East Hampton resident. An obituary will appear in a future issue.

  • Young softball and baseball players will be taught the fundamentals of hitting, fielding, pitching, and base-running in Saturday afternoon clinics at East Hampton High School’s gymnasium beginning this week and ending March 7.

    The proceeds (the clinics, to be taught by the varsity softball coaching staff and players, will cost $100 for six and $20 per at the door) will help underwrite the high school softball team’s spring training trip to Disney World in Orlando, Fla., in April.

  • December 21, 1989

    Enjoying the first pre-Christmas racing ice that local iceboaters can remember, the Mecox Ice Yacht Club swept the 1989 Long Island DN championships held Sunday on Lake Ronkonkoma.

  • Thursday, January 8
    GIRLS BASKETBALL, Wyandanch vs. Pierson-Bridgehampton, nonleague, Bridgehampton High School, 4:30 p.m.

    Friday, January 9
    BOYS BASKETBALL, Mount Sinai at East Hampton, 6 p.m., and Pierson at Ross, 6:15.
    GIRLS BASKETBALL, East Hampton at Mount Sinai, 4:30 p.m.
    WRESTLING, East Hampton at Westhampton Beach invitational tournament, 4:30 p.m., also Saturday.

    Saturday, January 10

  • Margaret (Peggy) Keller, 87, of South Delphi  Street in Montauk died Sunday evening of natural causes at Southampton Hospital surrounded by her family. Family and friends have been invited to gather at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton between 2 and 4 p.m. and 7 and 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 8. A funeral service will be held at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in Montauk at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 9, with the Rev. Thomas Murray officiating.

  • The Hampton Theatre Company will hold open auditions for “Clybourne Park,” Bruce Norris’s Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning drama about racism in a Midwestern city, on Monday and Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Quogue Community Hall. Union and non-union actors have been invited to attend.

    The play has roles for four men and three women, ages late 20s to late 40s. Three men and two women are Caucasian; one man and one woman are African-American. Readings will be from the script. Neither monologues nor appointments are necessary.

  • Guild Hall will present the Met: Live in HD’s broadcast of “The Merry Widow,” an opera by the Austro-Hungarian composer Franz Lehár, on Jan. 17 at 1 p.m. Premiered in Vienna in 1905, the comic opera concerns a wealthy widow from Ponteverdo, whose citizens fear their country will be bankrupted if she marries a foreigner and takes her money elsewhere.

  • A memorial service for Jeff Golub of New York City and Bridgehampton will be held Thursday at the Society for Ethical Culture at 2 West 64th Street in Manhattan at 1 p.m.

    Mr. Golub, a jazz, blues, and rock guitarist with a long solo career and who also played with Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Peter Wolf (of the J. Geils Band), John Waite, Vanessa Williams, Gato Barbieri, and Bill Evans, among many others, died on New Year's Day at home in New York.

    He was 59 and had been diagnosed with progressive supranuclear palsy, a brain disorder.

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  • With students heading back to school after a hiatus because of the storm, school sports are also getting back on track.

    Joseph Vasile-Cozzo, the athletic director at East Hampton School District, said the boys and girls basketball games originally scheduled for Thursday have been rescheduled for Monday. The varsity teams will play at the high school, with the girls slated to play at 5 p.m., and the boys playing at 6:15 p.m. The junior varsity teams will play at the middle school at the same start times. 

  • During the blizzard, East Hampton Town and Village officials are standing by to help, and here's a list of important phone numbers to keep handy. As you prepare for the storm, why not print this out?

    Emergency Numbers:

    The joint town and village Emergency Operations Center, which will field calls about storm-related issues, has two numbers, one for village residents and one for town residents. Village residents should call 631-907-9796, and town residents should call 631-907-9743. Emergency line remains 911. 

  • As the South Fork braces for the blizzard on Monday, we are beginning to learn of school cancellations and business closures. We will keep a running list below, but we'll need your help. Please email us announcements and information to to announce a meeting that has been canceled or to let your customers know you are closing early.

  • On Monday Martin Luther King's Birthday will be celebrated, and there are several observations planned on the South Fork this weekend and on Monday.

    Jack Hill, the dean of world languages and literature at the Ross School, will discuss the work of  Dr. King at Canio's Books in Sag Harbor on Saturday at 5 p.m. "The Legacy of Dr. King and Why King Still Matters" will cover his historical significance, his 1963 "Letter From Birmingham Jail," and the continuing importance of a nonviolent fight against injustice. 

  • The Ellen Hermanson Foundation, which has raised money for breast cancer research and education for two decades now, recently donated $295,000 to fund technology and patient support services for Southampton Hospital's Ellen Hermanson Breast Center.

  • As you're cleaning house after the holidays, not everything needs to be chucked.

    The East Hampton Library will take those holiday greeting cards that arrived via the postal service. Foldable cards will be used for a craft project on Jan. 24 at 3:30 p.m., when teenagers will make little boxes out of them, according Lisa Houston, a librarian. 

  • 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.