04/27/16 2:00pm
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | This is the log I’m working on. The holes still have about half or maybe three quarters of an inch more to go.

CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | This is the log I’m working on. The holes still have about half
or maybe three quarters of an inch more to go.

Onward with succulents…

So many surprises!  First — and perhaps best — the discovery that Stephanie Needham Sareyani, with whom I have been joined at the garden hip for several decades, was an enthusiast and, as usual, knowledgeable. (more…)

04/26/16 4:30pm
LOIS B. MORRIS PHOTO | Pianist Thomas Pandolfi at Shelter Island School where he talked to students about classical composers and offered a preview of his April 12 Shelter Island Friends of Music concert by performing ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ by George Gershwin.

LOIS B. MORRIS PHOTO | Pianist Thomas Pandolfi at Shelter Island School where he talked to students about classical composers and offered a preview of his April 12 Shelter Island Friends of Music concert by performing ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ by George Gershwin.

When Thomas Pandolfi gives a concert, as he did for the Shelter Island Friends of Music on April 23, he dazzles his audiences on a nine-foot grand piano. But in the Shelter Island school auditorium the day before his concert, the students were treated to what might be called a world premiere: a virtuoso classical performance by Mr. Pandolfi on a small electronic keyboard, not what he expected.  (more…)

04/26/16 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO The 2016 Lions Club Citizen of the year, Phil Power, center, with his wife, Phyllis, in a photo taken when he was named Firefighter of the Year several years ago. Former Fire Department Chief Tim King is congratulating Mr. Power.

COURTESY PHOTO  |  The 2016 Lions Club Citizen of the year, Phil Power, center, with his wife, Phyllis, in a photo taken when he was named Firefighter of the Year several years ago. Former Fire Department Chief Tim King is congratulating Mr. Power.

The Shelter Island Lions Club 2016 Citizen of the Year is Phil Power. On Thursday, May 26 at 6 p.m., Mr. Power will be presented with the award during a gala dinner at the Pridwin Hotel. Tickets for the dinner are $42 (cash bar) and go on sale April 28 at the Shelter Island Library.  (more…)