AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | ‘Keith’s Nervous Breakdown’ offers a margarita mix and a rum punch mix.
North Haven resident Jimmy Buffett may have been “wasted away again in Margaritaville,” but he certainly wasn’t there alone.
According to Nielsen CGA, a joint venture between New York-based Nielsen and CGA Strategy, United Kingdom, a 2016 survey indicated that the margarita is the most popular cocktail in the United States.
That’s great news for Shelter Island’s Art Williams who recently became chief operating officer of “Keith’s Nervous Breakdown,” a new ultra-premium margarita mix that’s just hitting market shelves. (more…)
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Jules Feiffer in his new Island home with piano and favorite drawings.
On Tuesday, May 30, Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor opens “The Man in the Ceiling,” a world premiere musical with book by Shelter Islander Jules Feiffer, music and lyrics by Broadway composer Andrew Lippa, and direction by Jeffrey Seller.
Based on a young adult novel by Mr. Feiffer, the musical tells the story of Jimmy Jibbett, a boy who struggles in sports and school, but excels at cartooning. All the adults in his family are less than encouraging about his passion for cartooning, except his Uncle Lester who yearns to be a Broadway composer and understands Jimmy and his dreams.
Recently, Mr. Feiffer sat down at his home for an interview with the Reporter share his thoughts on the play, his work, and his new life on the Island. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO The Dering Harbor home of Kirk Ressler will be the site of a July 15 cocktail fundraiser for Fighting Chance.
There’s probably no better motivator for innovation than having a problem in need of a solution.
For Sag Harbor’s Duncan Darrow, that problem was cancer and it arose in 2002 when his mother learned she had been diagnosed with the lung variety, probably metastatic, and they should prepare for a tough road ahead. (more…)
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The 2017 Lions Club Citizens of the Year, Al and Tippi Bevans at the Reporter’s office.
For years, Tippi and Al Bevan have given generously of their time and energy to ensure that no one on the Island goes hungry.
Since 2006, the Bevans have managed the Food Pantry at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church and for the past 25 years, they have been delivering Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors on the Island.
On Thursday, May 25, they will add another title to their list of achievements — the Shelter Island Lions Club’s 2017 Citizens of the Year. (more…)
GARY SENFT PHOTO | Mashomack Preserve hosts “May-gration” bird walks on Sunday, May 21 and Sunday, May 28 from 7 to 9 a.m. The walk is for ages 12 and up. Call (631) 749-4219 to register or email [email protected]
The Shelter Island Presbyterian Church’s annual yard sale is Saturday, May 27 starting at 8 a.m. The sale will be held rain or shine. Donated items for the sale may be dropped off Friday, May 26 after 2 p.m. Please. no books, electronics or exercise equipment. Call (631) 749-0805 extension 5# if you have questions. (more…)