12/08/17 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Mollie Numark as a dancer with the Blackpool Tower Chiildren's Ballet

COURTESY PHOTO | Mollie Numark as a dancer with the Blackpool Tower Children’s Ballet

A panel of four interesting Shelter Islanders will speak about their holiday memories — some spent in far flung places and others closer to home. The panelists for the special holiday session of Friday Night Dialogues are Christina Cunningham, Roger McKeon, Mollie Numark, and Angela Van Rynbach.  (more…)

12/07/17 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

EVENTS

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7

Needlepointing Christmas ornaments, a workshop for senior citizens sponsored by the Senior Smarts Program. 9:30 a.m. to noon, Senior Center. $5. Space is limited, register a (631) 268-5723.

Pearl Harbor Day Dinner, by Freddy Ogar. 6 p.m., American Legion Hall. $20 ticket reservation preferred. Call (631) 749-1180. (more…)

11/09/17 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

EVENTS

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10

Cell phones for soldiers, in honor of Veterans Day drop off used cell phones at FIT Center for program that recycles them and provides pre-paid calling cards for soldiers. Open 6 a.m. to noon and 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Veterans Day bus trip, to Long Island Aquarium for students in grades K-8. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Youth Center. Bring a bag lunch. $30 ($33 non-residents). (631) 749-0309. (more…)

11/05/17 3:00pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Jennifer Maxson

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Jennifer Maxson

If you are thinking about becoming a writer, you might want to wait until you’ve heard “Writing Wrongs,” Jenifer Maxson’s one-woman performance at the Shelter Island Library’s Friday Night Dialogues on November 10. She will discuss in a “tongue in cheek” manner, her basic rules for how not to become a writer.  (more…)

11/02/17 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Author Helene Stapinski speaks at Friday Night Dialogues on November 3.

COURTESY PHOTO | Author Helene Stapinski speaks at Friday Night Dialogues on November 3.

MURDER IN MATERA

Writer Helene Stapinski grew up hearing lurid stories of her great-great-grandmother Vita who had committed murder in southern Italy and fled to America with her three children.

More than a century later, and over the course of 10 years, Ms. Stapinski traveled to Basilicata, a mountainous region in Italy’s “instep” to discover what really happened. (more…)