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  • When Spencer Granelli was making plans to surprise his girlfriend, Shivali Khetan, with a marriage proposal after the Polar Bear Plunge at Main Beach on New Year’s Day, he had one nagging doubt.
  • The Dopo La Spiaggia restaurants in East Hampton and Sag Harbor are offering two prix fixe dinner specials. Almond presents a salute to A.J. Liebling at Artists and Writers dinner.
  • “Coming here is a whole acceptance that this is the end, and the worst-case scenario is when nobody talks to families about these things,” said Mary Crosby of the Kanas Center for Hospice Care.
  • New Year's Eve at Almond and party platters at Stuart’s Seafood Market for your celebration of the arrival of 2019.
  • The new 11,000-square-foot market features a pizza oven, a lobster tank, two kitchens, an expansive display case for prepared foods, a dining area, wire shelving filled with snacks, condiments, and sundries, and a farm stand’s worth of fresh produce.
  • Frank Newbold, the chairman of the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals, who has said his 15 years on the board provided him with a front-row seat to East Hampton’s evolution, announced his resignation at a Z.B.A. meeting on Friday.
  • A last-minute change in the site plan for the proposed 17,000-square-foot expansion of T.J. Maxx, a chain store in Bridgehampton Commons, was unveiled at a Southampton Town Planning Board public hearing last Thursday. The board closed the hearing, but will hold the record open for 30 days for written comments.
  • An application from the Jewish Center of the Hamptons for variances and permission to convert a garage into classrooms and legalize existing accessory structures, including a shed and a tent, was discussed at the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals meeting on Friday.
  • Christmas deals and Christmas meals for both Eve and Day as well as New Year's Day options on the South Fork
  • London Jewelers announced last Thursday that it has launched a trade-in program for luxury watches. Customers can choose whether to receive the cash value for a watch or get a store credit that is 20 percent higher than the quoted price.

Blogs by this author:

  • It has taken more than 10 months, but Sag Harbor has a pizza parlor again. Sag Pizza opened in the Main Street space formerly occupied by the village's beloved Conca D'Oro earlier today.
  • After spending decades looking after the beautification of East Hampton Village at large, the Ladies Village Improvement Society focused on a project even closer to home this winter, refurbishing its headquarters and thrift shops at 95 Main Street.
  • The South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton is heading out into the wild to do some species spotting. Tomorrow night at 7, Joe Giunta, a birding instructor for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, will lead participants on an owl prowl. The evening starts off indoors with a slide show and an audio presentation of various owl calls and then ventures into the woods as Mr. Giunta attempts to call the nocturnal birds into viewing range. The museum says odds are good for spotting an eastern screech owl and possibly a great horned owl. Binoculars have been recommended.