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  • Just before the holiday, the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons took in 13 breeder dogs that were rescued from puppy mills in Missouri.

    The dogs, all of which are small breeds, including Yorkshire terrier, Coton de Tulear, shih tzu, Pekingese, and pug, are being treated for ailments that are typical of dogs at puppy mills. ARF reported that some were suffering from rotten teeth, eye injuries, and injured feet from living on wire floors. Meanwhile, others are in good health, but shy from not being in close contact with people. 

  • Christmas Eve Services 
    Wednesday, Dec. 24

    Amagansett Presbyterian Church, candlelight service, 7 p.m.

    Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church, Christmas pageant and candlelight service, 5 p.m.

    Community Bible Church, Noyac, 5 p.m.

    East Hampton Presbyterian Church, candlelight services, 5 and 11 p.m.

    Incarnation Lutheran Church, Bridgehampton, 7 p.m.

    Montauk Community Church, candlelight service, 5:30 p.m.

  • An episode of Jerry Seinfeld's "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" filmed in East Hampton Town with a fellow comedian and fellow South Fork homeowner, Jimmy Fallon, hit the Net last week. 

  • With Christmas just days away, the Montauk businesses with the best Christmas decorations have been named.

    The Montauk Chamber of Commerce, which announced the winners of the Star Bright contest, broke the friendly competition into four categories. J&P Pool, Spa, and Patio, which has a storefront on South Erie Avenue, won for brightest display, while the Sunrise Guest House on Old Montauk Highway won for best display. 

  • The Mitten Line at the Sag Harbor Elementary School helped fulfill 500 wishes for local schoolchildren this holiday season.

    The mitten project was created several years ago as a way for elementary students and their families to give to the community. Children in need write down what they need or want — everything from winter coats to school-related items, art supplies to toys — on the back of mittens, which are then hung in the elementary school lobby. 

  • Blood donations are always needed, particularly during the holiday season when many seem too busy to sit for a half-hour to give blood.

    The New York Blood Center will be on the South Fork several times this month, starting Wednesday at Pierson High School. Donations will be accepted from 7:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at the school on Jermain Avenue in Sag Harbor. 

  • Meals on Wheels' clients were well fed over the Thanksgiving holiday.

    The day before Thanksgiving, Meals on Wheels delivered turkey dinners, prepared at Dreesen's catering kitchen on Gingerbread Lane in East Hampton Village. Rudy DeSanti Jr., who runs Dreesen's with his wife, Christina, and is contracted by the program to make daily meals, reported that he made Thanksgiving dinners for about 65 Meals on Wheels clients. 

  • Though it may be the off-season for the Hampton Classic Horse Show, the show's staff is working hard to drum up items for its annual food drive. 

    The drive, which was started a few years ago, calls for more than just non-perishable food donations. The Classic is also looking for household goods, pet food, and King Kullen gift cards, all of which will be donated ot the Sag Harbor Community Food Pantry, which serves about 250 people per week.

  • The Montauk Fire Department will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a parade on Saturday.

    The parade will be held start at 11 a.m with Craig Tuthill, a 60-year member of the fire department who is the grand marshal of the parade, leading it from Kirk Park to the Hank Zebrowski Memorial Ball Park.

  • Julianne Moore, an Academy Award-winning actress and best-selling author who owns a house in Montauk, will read from her new children's book, "My Mom Is a Foreigner, But Not to Me," and sign copies for kids and their parents at BookHampton in East Hampton on Saturday.

    Charline Spektor, the owner of the independent bookshop on Main Street, said Ms. Moore's appearance was scheduled at the last minute. Ms. Moore has done readings at the store before, for books in her "Freckleface Strawberry" series.