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  • This weeks happenings for Kids.
  • A decapitated deer was found on land off Georgica Close Road on New Year’s Eve. The property manager called police at about 10 a.m. He was told that if the deer was moved to the road, the village’s Department of Public Works would remove it.
  • Michael Forst was named the East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue 2018 member of the year at the group’s annual year-end dinner party at the Harvest in Montauk on Sunday.
  • Josephine Valenti Johnson, an artist and art historian who lived in Springs during its Abstract Expressionist heyday, died at her Southampton home on Dec. 29. She was 90.
  • Shana Rimel Conron, who held top legal posts with Citibank and was chairwoman of the board of directors for Citibank Delaware before retiring to Sag Harbor in 2004, died on Dec. 19. She was 79 and had been in declining health.
  • Ruth Elizabeth Gaynor of East Hampton, who was a domestic employee for a number of celebrities for over 50 years, died of pulmonary failure at home on Town Lane on Dec. 30. She was 84, and had been ill for two weeks.
  • Yani Cuesta, who coaches East Hampton High’s girls winter track team, reported Sunday that her charges had done very well at the Art Mitchell invitational meet at Suffolk Community College-Brentwood earlier that day.
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  • John Ely of North Haven died at Stony Brook University Hospital on Jan. 1 of leukemia. He was 70 and had been ill since July.
  • Production design by Mark Friedberg showcases artwork by his former Springs neighbor Bill Tarr.

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  • The annual corned beef and cabbage dinner will be held at the Point bar and grill on March 9 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Montaukers who tuned in to the Super Bowl on Sunday may have seen a familiar face in one of the commercials. Francisco Estrella, a second grader at the Montauk School, was featured in a CBS Network 2019 TV commercial, “Dream Big, Kid,” shown at halftime during Super Bowl LIII.

    Francisco is the son of Cynthia Neat and Francisco Estrella of North Shore Road. He’s working with Nouveaux Talent Management, a company that represents children and young adults, in Manhattan. At the audition for the commercial 98 children tried out, and, according to his mother, CBS wanted only him, despite the fact that he had no acting experience. The commercial can be seen on YouTube, by searching “CBS Sports Dream Big Super Bowl LIII.” 

  • On Saturday and Sunday at noon, a Montauk State Park naturalist will lead a three-mile hike to see seals and shorebirds.
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation will be taught in a series of sessions beginning on Monday at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter on Gingerbread Lane.
  • Stories From Suffolk, a policy conversation among leading experts in the field on substance use and opioids, will take place at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons next Thursday to assess the next steps that should be taken to combat the epidemic.
  • A weekend-long relationship workshop for single people ages 25 to 40 will be held at the Cormaria Retreat House in Sag Harbor Village starting on Friday.
  • Change your mind-set, change your life: That is the message on Wednesday at the Spur in Southampton, where Theresa Roden, the founder and executive director of the I-Tri empowerment program for girls, and Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, an author, New School professor, and IntenSati fitness program leader, will lead an interactive workshop using mind, body, and spirit to achieve goals. Participants will be shown practices like visualization and affirmations to make life changes. 

    The workshop is meant for those ages 13 and up. Comfortable clothes have been suggested. The free workshop will be held at the Spur’s temporary space at 280 Elm Street from 6 to 8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
     

  • A gray seal pup was found in a driveway on Egypt Lane in East Hampton Village on Sunday morning around 6:40 a.m.
  • With temperatures having plummeted on Long Island, the Suffolk Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is reminding pet owners that cold weather can be dangerous for animals, too. 

    On the East End, temperatures are in the single digits and low teens Monday and winds are blustery with dangerously cold wind chills. The National Weather Service reported wind chill readings as low as -14 degrees. 

    There is even concern for horses in such frigid temperatures. At Stony Hill Stables in Amagansett, lessons were canceled on Monday. "The horses, cats and humans are going to stay in the barn," the stable posted on its social media accounts.

  • The stores were packed on Thursday when the sale began, with bargain shoppers sifting through the racks.