05/20/18 3:00pm
 COURTESY PHOTO | Brandon Ridenour

COURTESY PHOTO | Brandon Ridenour

The theme of Shelter Island Friends of Music Concert Series for 2018 is “A Season of Prizewinning Virtuosos.” The next SIFM concert is Saturday, June 2 at 8 p.m. at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church with trumpeter and composer Brandon Ridenour and pianist Corey Smythe. Mr. Ridenour is a winner of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition and has played at disinguished venues around the world.

A meet-the-artist and cheese reception follows the concert. Admission is free with donations appreciated. For more information visit Facebook.com/SIFM concerts

05/19/18 3:00pm
MICHAEL HELLER PHOTO Refusing to curse the darkness, residents from East End communities gathered May 12 in Hampton Bays for a candlelight vigil remembering loved ones who have died from opioid overdoses.

MICHAEL HELLER PHOTO
Refusing to curse the darkness, residents from East End communities gathered May 12 in Hampton Bays for a candlelight vigil remembering loved ones who have died from opioid overdoses.

On May 12 in Hampton Bays, as a cold rain fell on a large crowd of the broken-hearted, speaker after speaker told deeply personal stories about how the opioid epidemic that is sweeping America has changed their lives forever. (more…)