03/30/15 2:01pm

 

CATHY DRISCOLL PHOTO Sleep like a bear at the Hotel de Glace, Quebec.

CATHY DRISCOLL PHOTO | Sleep like a bear at the Hotel de Glace, Quebec.

Want the adventure of a lifetime? Travel with your grandchild! You will get to places you never thought possible and really enjoy them.

The easiest way to do this is with intergenerational travels through Road Scholar; I was given this gem by Marcia Byington. There is a program in every state and a program for every interest. What makes these programs special is that they are geared to grandparents and grandchildren in different age groups (For example, 8 to 10 years old). Therefore, younger children are not in a group with teenagers. The programs start at about age 8, which is an age most children can bear to be away from home. (more…)

03/28/15 3:00pm
RICHARD LOMUSCIO

RICHARD LOMUSCIO

I read with interest and can recommend the insert in last week’s Reporter, Northforker 50+.

It’s loaded with senior-sensitive ads as well as stories of seniors reinventing themselves after age 50. There’s also advice on dating, diet and exercise. (more…)

03/26/15 5:00pm
KIRSTEN LEWIS ILLUSTRATION | Artwork from the cover of ‘Francis Dering at Newark Academy,’ a volume of ‘The Dering Letters.’

KIRSTEN LEWIS ILLUSTRATION | Artwork from the cover of ‘Francis Dering at Newark Academy,’ a volume of ‘The Dering Letters.’

The name “Dering” is a familiar one on Shelter Island. There’s the harbor, the village and the inn, to name just a few prominent places, many of which we pass every day.

But with the publication of the four-volume series, “The Dering Letters,” the name may also come to mean a fascinating glimpse into the quotidian lives of Islanders and the fledgling United States during the 18th and 19th centuries. (more…)

03/26/15 4:30pm
JIYANG CHEN PHOTO| Violist Matthew Lipman will be performing this Saturday in the Perlman Music Program’s Alumni Recital.

JIYANG CHEN PHOTO|
Violist Matthew Lipman will be performing this Saturday in the Perlman Music Program’s Alumni Recital.

The Perlman Music Program’s mus-icians will be back on the Island this weekend, chasing those winter blues away with beautiful music. PMP alumnus and violist Matthew Lipman will be accompanied by pianist Christine Wu on Saturday, March 28 at 5 p.m. at the Clark Arts Center on the Shore Road Campus. They will perform a recital of works by Brahms, Takemitsu, Telemann and others. (more…)