Daily Grind

As of 6 p.m. on Wednesday, a number of schools and government agencies had announced they planned to be closed on Thursday, due to an anticipated winter storm.
Due to the blizzard forecast on Thursday, the jazz jam at Bayburger in Sag Harbor with Iris Ornig has been postponed until Friday.

There will be benefit ocean plunges Monday at Gurney's Resort in Montauk, at Main Beach in East Hampton Village, and at Beach Lane in Wainscott.
A holiday centerpiece workshop at the East Hampton Town Senior Citizens Center on Monday was the culmination of months of work by the Garden Club of East Hampton, which started gathering and assembling materials for the popular program in late October.
Masses and services
When the deadline passed for sealed bids for the life-size giraffe sculpture that stood in an East Hampton Village holding pen since its discovery near the Nature Trail some 18 months ago, an unnamed party's $3,333 offering was the highest of 14 received.
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