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  • For Sandra Jarvis, her children and grandchildren were her life. The resident of Cosdrew Lane, in Northwest Woods, died on Friday at Stony Brook University Hospital after a brief illness. She was 66.
  • Nancy Ann Reals Perl Benderoth, an artist, designer, and producer of a documentary film that was nominated for an Academy Award, died at her Jericho Road, East Hampton, house on Feb. 6. She was 84.
  • Dr. Robert Hayes Stackpole of Elizabeth, N.J., and Bluff Road in Amagansett died on Jan. 28 at Trinitas Hospital in Elizabeth. He was 87.
  • Nina Walker Wainwright, a graduate of the Brearley School in Manhattan and of Pine Manor College, outside Boston, died at home on Dunemere Lane in East Hampton Village on Friday after a long illness, her family said. She was 88.
  • Sharon Einsmann of Durham, N.C., died of pulmonary failure there on Monday, at the Treyburn Rehabilitation Center. She was 74 and had been in poor health for some time.
  • The prices below have been calculated from the county transfer tax. Unless otherwise noted, the parcels contain structures. Data provided by Suffolk Research Service of Southampton.
  • Local Sports Schedule
  • To kick off Sag Harbor’s HarborFrost weekend, Bay Street Theater will present a new All Star Standup Comedy program tomorrow evening at 8.
  • Readings of Eve Ensler’s Obie Award-winning play “The Vagina Monologues” will take place at the Southampton Arts Center on Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m.
  • The Star welcomes submissions of essays for its “Guestwords” column of between 700 and 1,200 words. Submissions can be sent for review by email, in text or Word format, to

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  • Two workshops on important and serious subjects for teens will be held in the coming days — on suicide awareness on Saturday at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton and on dating violence at the East Hampton Library on Wednesday.
  • East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc and Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman will be the speakers at a League of Women Voters of the Hamptons forum on Monday at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton.
  • Project Most, the nonprofit that runs after-school programs at the Springs School and the John M. Marshall Elementary School in East Hampton, will hold its annual Empty Bowls soup fund-raiser on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at the Amagansett American Legion on Montauk Highway.

    This year, roughly 30 soups and stews prepared by expert chefs and local restaurants are expected. The cost is $15, $5 for children under 14. Quarts of soup to go are $15. Doughnuts will be provided by Dreesen’s, and Kona Ice will be there with ices for dessert.

    East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc and Councilwoman Kathee Burke-Gonzalez will be honored.

  • Citizens for Access Rights will hold a fund-raiser trivia night at the American Legion Hall in Amagansett tomorrow at 7. Teams of four can sign up in advance for $25 per person, $20 for current CfAR members, at Anyone who wants to take part but cannot form a team will be matched up with other players. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the first question at 7.

    CfAR advocates on behalf of four-wheel-drive enthusiasts who use the town’s ocean and bay beaches.

  • The Hampton Classic horse show has called for submissions for artwork for its annual poster. The deadline for entries is March 1.
  • Victims of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting will be honored on Saturday, as a group of East Hampton residents initiates lobbying efforts for gun control and school safety.
  • The death of Montauk’s Deborah Lee Scheffer on Feb. 9 has inspired an outpouring of generosity.

    Ms. Scheffer, who died on Feb. 9 at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital from complications of childbirth, was survived by her husband, Dan Scheffer, and the couple’s two sons, Coen, age 4, and Benjamin, their newborn.

    A GoFundMe page was created the next day by the Scheffer family and friends with the intention of raising money to help support Mr. Scheffer and his children through the difficult times to come.

  • Activities in the great outdoors in the coming days.
  • This weekend is the last chance to see Guild Hall's 2018 Student Art Festival, which features work by kids in kindergarten through 12th grade.
  • Job-seekers have been encouraged to attend an event Friday at the East Hampton Library presented by the Suffolk One-Stop Employment Center at which a range of businesses will meet prospective employees. No appointment is necessary, though the library has advised those planning to attend to take copies of their resumes and dress to impress. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.