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  •     Jacob Siwicki, a part-time Sagaponack resident who in the past two years has played football for two nationally ranked high schools, Upper Saint Clair in suburban Pittsburgh and DeMatha in Hyattsville, Md., outside of Washington, D.C., has decided to take a postgrad year at the Northfield-Mount Hermon preparatory school in Northfield, Mass., in order to broaden his college prospects.

  •     Amar Kuchinad, the former Harvard miler who the week before won the Giant Steps 5K, made it two in a row with his win at Saturday’s 10K Run for Ron at Amagansett’s Fresh Pond Park.
        The 37-year-old New York City resident, who crossed the line near Gardiner’s Bay in 39 minutes and 36 seconds, has a chance for a trifecta should he enter — as he said he was planning to do — the Miss Amelia’s Cottage 2-miler in Amagansett this Sunday, a race that he hopes to run in 11 to 11-and-a-half minutes.

  •     The final series in the East Hampton Town men’s and women’s slow-pitch softball leagues were to have begun this week, with Men at Work challenging undefeated Bostwick’s in a best-of-three showdown, and with Stephen Hand’s Equipment going up against the men’s pennant-winner, Schenck Fuels, in a best-of-five set.

  • Thomas H. Bergmann, 59, died unexpectedly following a brief illness in Cancun on July 27.
  •     A crew from Town and Country magazine was here a couple of weeks ago, and, at the end of the day, the young reporter appeared at my door.

  • Giant Steps 5K in Amaganset
  •     Peter Kazickas, who is soon to matriculate at Hamilton College, where he expects to start at a guard position for its basketball team, recently returned from having spent a month in Zimbabwe working with his fellow Amagansetter Mark Crandall’s Hoops 4 Hope program, which, with basketball as its focal point, counsels Zimbabwean and South African youth.

  •     When last interviewed, three and a half years ago, Joe Vetrano, fresh from having won Pan-American karate championships in fighting and self-defense, said his martial arts education had just begun.
        A third-degree black belt now, Vetrano, 51, who lives with his wife, the former Karen Slattery, in Amagansett, still studies with John Turnbull at the Aikenkai Shotokan Karatedo Federation dojo in Southampton, a small school of dedicated students most of whom live here the year round. And he is still winning international championships.

  •     The Max Cure Foundation will benefit on Aug. 13 from a two-hour B-East adult spin class and a boot camp/obstacle course for kids at Amagansett Square — a tune-up for the third Roar for a Cure carnival the following Saturday at the East Hampton Indoor/Outdoor tennis club in Wainscott.
        The foundation was set up in 2007 to fund pediatric cancer research when 4-year-old Max Plotkin, the grandson of a part-time Amagansett resident, Richard Plotkin, was diagnosed with a rare form of B-cell lymphoma.

  •     I bought two books at the recent Amagansett Library book fair — a nice clean copy of Bartlett’s for my office, which I will proceed to mark up, and “Rapid Italian for Students and Tourists,” which better provide pretty rapid results indeed, for my wife and I are talking about going to Italy in September, even though the dollar’s worth about 70 cents over there.
        “Maybe Little Italy would be better,” I said the other night, “or Sam’s.”

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