02/22/18 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Happy times at a past Gift of Life celebration at the Ram's head Inn, one of the most festive and important annual Island events.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Happy times at a past Gift of Life celebration at the Ram’s head Inn, one of the most festive and important annual Island events.

ANNUAL ‘CELEBRATION OF LIFE’
The 18th annual Cheryl Hannabury Memorial “Celebration of Life” community cocktail party will be held on Saturday, March 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Ram’s Head Inn.

This Island tradition is the biggest yearly fundraiser for the Island Gift of Life Foundation, which helps East End families with uninsured costs during treatment of serious diseases such as travel and lodging expenses for family members to distant treatment centers. Last year’s event raised over $40,000. (more…)

03/02/17 4:30pm
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REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Ken Lewis at a previous Celebration of Life gala dressed as a mermaid… or rather a merman.

A crawfish, a mermaid, a lady in black.

These are just three of the disguises Ken Lewis has donned in recent years in his role as auctioneer at the annual Cheryl Hannabury Memorial “Celebration of Life” community cocktail party. (more…)

03/04/16 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | One of the auction prizes at the Island Gift of Life gala Saturday: A stay at this lighthouse off the coast of Maine.

COURTESY PHOTO | One of the auction prizes at the Island Gift of Life gala Saturday: A stay at this lighthouse off the coast of Maine.

Would you be interested in bidding on a three-night stay at an historic island light station off the coast of Maine? Does a week in a villa in Tuscany sound appealing? How about a glass table sculpted by Hap Bowditch and two Adirondack chairs crafted by Brian Cass? (more…)