03/23/17 4:30pm

 

COURTESY PHOTO | The classic dodgeball.

COURTESY PHOTO | The classic dodgeball.

You’ve seen the movie, you’ve played the game, and perhaps you’ve even nursed the wounds.

Now it’s time to get back out onto the court and work through all those unresolved playground issues.

Yes, we’re talking about dodgeball, a game which, just like Red Rover, has separated the sensitive from the psychotic for generations, turning many a well-adjusted elementary-age student into a damaged adult. (more…)

03/16/17 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Celtic fiddler Katie McNally

COURTESY PHOTO | Pianist and mandolin player Neil Pearlman and Celtic fiddler Katie McNally.

Musically speaking, this will be an active weekend on Shelter Island with the Presbyterian Church slated to host not one, not two, but three very different concerts in the days ahead.

First up on Friday, March 17 is a good dose of folk music with fiddler Katie McNally and pianist Neil Pearlman who play traditional tunes from Scotland and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church and is presented by Sylvester Manor Educational Farm. (more…)

03/10/17 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Gift of Life Foundation President Ken Lewis addresses the crowd at the Ram’s Head Inn.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Gift of Life Foundation President Ken Lewis addresses the crowd at the Ram’s Head Inn.

The 17th annual Cheryl Hannabury Memorial “Celebration of Life” community cocktail party was held on March 4 at the Ram’s Head Inn.

The gala, an Island tradition, is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Island Gift of Life Foundation which helps families across the East End with uninsured costs incurred during treatment of serious diseases —including travel and lodging expenses for family members when treatment centers are beyond driving range of home.  (more…)

03/09/17 4:30pm

 

COURTESY PHOTO | Storyteller and singer Jim Hawkins with his bodhrán.

COURTESY PHOTO | Storyteller and singer Jim Hawkins with his bodhrán.

When March rolls around, lovers of all things Irish start making plans for corned beef dinners and Celtic inspired cultural programs to satisfy their annual need for the green.

Fortunately for Islanders, there will be a bit of both coming up in the days ahead.

On Friday, March 11, Shelter Island Library welcomes Jim Hawkins and his “Stories and Songs From the Irish Tradition.” His presentations offer different themes in Irish history, culture and tradition. (more…)

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03/08/17 4:30pm
Still image from Dr. Delaney Ruston’s film ‘Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age.’ Above: Young girls check out a cell phone during class.

Still image from Dr. Delaney Ruston’s film ‘Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age.’ Above: Young girls check out a cell phone during class.

It’s a dilemma that parents face at some point — generally when kids reach adolescence.

For Dr. Delaney Ruston, that point came when her 12-year-old daughter Tessa needed a new cell phone. Dr. Ruston wanted to replace her daughter’s basic flip phone with a similar model, but Tessa wanted a smart phone that would allow her to text with her friends, go online and use social media. (more…)