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  • Montauk residents concerned about hunting on Fort Pond in proximity to the houses ringing its shores, as well as downtown Montauk, appealed to the East Hampton Town Board on Tuesday to restrict hunting on the pond. A petition with over 100 signatures supporting a hunting ban was submitted to the previous board in 2012, Jane Bimson said at a board work session, but no action was taken. She urged the current board to consider the matter.

  • CMEE, Sima, and a Ballerina

    Finger painting is always fun, but when you make your own finger paints it’s even better, and on Saturday at 10 a.m. kids 2 to 6 can do just that at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton. After mixing the paints, they will create their own masterpieces. The cost is $15, including museum admission, or $10 for members. On Sunday at the museum, Sima will read stories about fall at 11:30 a.m. The story time is free with museum admission.

  • Barbara S. Moore, who had lived in East Hampton since 2002, died in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 28 with her husband, children, and beloved springer spaniel by her side. She was 66 and had ovarian cancer.

  • Barbara Gordon Rickards, who lived on Schellinger Road in Amagansett for the last 35 years of her life, died of heart failure at home on Monday. She was 84 and had been in declining health for the past year.

    “She enjoyed her family,” said her daughter Liz Pucci of East Hampton. “She enjoyed antiquing and painting — she was a painter.”

  • Evelyn C. Fischer, a longtime resident of Montauk, died peacefully at the Seabury at Fieldhome, an assisted living facility in Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., on Oct. 30. She was 95.

    Mrs. Fischer was born in the Bronx on Nov. 28, 1918, to Ole and Jenny Christiansen. The family later moved to Pelham, N.Y., where she graduated from Pelham Memorial High School. Prior to getting married, she worked for The New York Times.

  • Lewis Zacks, an artist who lived in Springs, died on Sunday at the age of 83. He leaves his wife, the poet Fran Castan, two sons, Stephen and Daniel Zacks, a daughter, Jane Birbara, and their families. A full obituary will appear in a future issue.

    133 Mulford L.L.C. to S. Matz and J. Kim, 133 Mulford Lane, .15 acre, Aug. 29, $725,000.
    H. and C. Costorf to A. and S. Mintzer, 67 Leeton Road, .18 acre, Sept. 10, $1,125,000.
    136 Main Street Amagansett to 136 Amagansett L.L.C., Amagansett Business Center, 136 Main Street, 1 acre, Aug. 15, $4,111,500.
    S. Houze and S. Svetkey to E., J., and W. Moore, 4 Wyandanch Lane, .29 acre, July 22, $1,717,500.
    B. Mauro Trust to The Heirloom Trust, 409 Marine Boulevard, .42 acre, Sept. 9, $4,800,000.


  • Turkey Trots

    Turkey trots for Springs School students, with a Shipyard Lane loop for kindergartners through second graders and a Landing Lane loop for third through eighth graders, will be held Monday at the school, beginning at 9 a.m.

    The students have been asked to raise at least $20 in pledges, which, the PTA says, ought to fully underwrite the school’s swim program at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter and an ice-skating event for sixth through eighth graders at the Buckskill Winter Club.

  • Monday, November 24
    RUNNING, Springs School turkey trots, 9 a.m.
    MEN’S SOCCER, 7-on-7 league final, Bill Miller-Bateman Painting winner vs. Maidstone Market-Tortorella Pools winner, Herrick Park, East Hampton, 7 p.m.

    Thursday, November 27
    RUNNING, Town Recreation Department and John Keeshan Realty 3 and 6-mile turkey trots, the Circle, Montauk, 10 a.m., check-in from 8 to 9:30.

  • “A Cavalcade of Dolls and Toys” will open Saturday at Clinton Academy in East Hampton and remain on display on Saturdays and Sundays through December.

    The exhibition features dolls and toys from years past, among them a whale boat pull toy, a red fire truck, Mr. and Mrs. Weasel, Noah’s Ark, sleds, a milk pickup truck, and many more. A special feature is a Christmas village nestled beneath a tall Douglas fir, lent by an East Hampton resident who wanted to share her childhood display with the community.

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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. 


  • 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.


    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:


    ADOPT-A-FAMILY: Collection, presents and gift cards for clients of the Retreat, victims of domestic abuse. Call help line, 329-4398, for details.