02/19/18 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | More than 30 people gathered at the library last Friday for a fast-paced Battle of the Brains, led by host Bob DeStefano.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO   The 2017 Battle of the Brains, led by host Bob DeStefano.

Long before the internet, cell phones, Google and Alexa, we used our brains to discover things, engage with others, develop community and actually talk to people! Feel like practicing what at times seems like a lost art? Trivia night at the Shelter Island Public Library on February 23 with emcee and question master Bob DeStefano will facilitate your participation in a real Friday Night Dialogue.   (more…)

02/19/18 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Barbara Silverstone

COURTESY PHOTO | Barbara Silverstone

“I believe in turnover of leadership,” Barbara Silverstone told me in an interview last week.

Barbara, the Senior Citizen Foundation’s president, took over leadership of the benevolent organization just two years ago and plans to step down from the helm at the group’s April meeting.  (more…)

02/17/18 3:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Graduation photo of the new canine unit teams taken during the January 31 ceremony at Grand Central Terminal in New York City.

COURTESY PHOTO | Graduation photo of the new canine unit teams taken during the January 31 ceremony at Grand Central Terminal in New York City.

Thirteen canine and police officer teams graduated from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Department explosives detection and anti-terrorism training at a January 31 ceremony at Grand Central Terminal in New York City. The canines are now official officers of the MTAPD and have small police shields affixed to their collars.

Among the new officers is Joey, a dog named in honor of U.S. Army First Lieutenant Joseph J. Theinert, a Shelter Island native who was killed by an IED in Afghanistan in 2010. Joey’s partner is MTAPD Officer Christopher Matias. (more…)

02/15/18 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Violinist Sean Lee.

COURTESY PHOTO | Violinist Sean Lee.

The first concert of the 41st season of the Shelter Island Friends of Music heralds the return of distinguished violinist Sean Lee. A widely praised and honored member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Mr. Lee has performed on the Island as a member of the Perlman Music Program faculty, and has studied with both Ruggiero Ricci and Itzhak Perlman. (more…)