Articles by

Judith Hole Surratt

09/16/18 3:00pm
STOCK PHOTO Frank Milano will speak about his time in Zaire as a teacher in the Peace Corps.

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Frank Milano will speak about his time in Zaire as a teacher in the Peace Corps.

“It was the most rewarding time of my life and I wouldn’t trade it for anything,” says Frank Milano about his 1984-1986 Peace Corps experience in Zaire, a time when the country was host to between 65 to 70 Peace Corps volunteers. Zaire is now the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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06/10/18 3:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO sabel Vincent’s book ‘Dinner with Edward: A Story of an Unexpected Friendship.’

COURTESY PHOTO Isabel Vincent’s book ‘Dinner with Edward: A Story of an Unexpected Friendship.’

Journalist Isabel Vincent’s well-received 2016 memoir, “Dinner with Edward: A Story of an Unexpected Friendship,” is being made into a movie starring British actor David Suchet, best known for playing Hercule Poirot for more than two decades. Suchet will play Edward, the 93-year-old widower whom Isabel met shortly after Edward’s wife of 69 years had died.

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03/12/18 10:00am
A 2006 portrait of Sandra Day O'Connor by Jean Marcellino, a member of of The Painting Group and one of 25 artists who painted Ms. O'Connor during a six-hour sitting. (Courtesy National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Jean Marcellino)

A portrait of Sandra Day O’Connor made by Jean Marcellino, a member of of The Painting Group and one of 25 artists who painted Ms. O’Connor during a six-hour sitting in 2006. (Courtesy National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Jean Marcellino.)

Imagine being in the same room with former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Conner as each of 25 artists creates, in just six hours, a portrait of one of the most famous women on the planet. Well, you will have that chance on March 16 at 7 p.m. when Friday Night Dialogues at the Shelter Island Library presents the documentary “Portraits of a Lady.” The screening is being presented in partnership with the Hamptons Take Two Documentary Film Festival and will be followed by a discussion with Walter Bernard, co-producer of the film. (more…)