06/30/17 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | 1907 ‘Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I’ by Klimt

COURTESY PHOTO | 1907 ‘Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I’ by Klimt

RECOVERING LOOTED NAZI ART

Raymond Dowd, an attorney specializing in recovery of art looted by the Nazis, will be the next guest speaker at the Shelter Island Library’s Friday Night Dialogues program on June 30. Mr. Dowd’s talk begins at 7 p.m. and he will share details about how looted art bankrolled the Nazi war machine and about legal efforts to return art to the rightful owners, despite opposition from some of the world’s most prominent museums and art collectors.   (more…)

06/21/17 4:30pm
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTOS | Sylvester Manor decked out in its finery and ready for the 2016 benefit.

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTOS | Sylvester Manor decked out and ready for the 2016 benefit.

Sylvester Manor Educational Farm began its life as a working plantation. Though it may have a lot of history behind it, this is definitely not a museum. Rather, it’s a living, breathing, working farm that functions according to the seasons, the demands of the land and the livestock and, most importantly the vision of those who work and care for this unique place.

On Saturday, when guests come to the Manor for the sixth annual “Farm to Table Dinner,” what they will see, taste and smell are the actual fruits of the labor that go on year round — right down to what’s on their plate. (more…)

05/20/17 3:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | The Dering Harbor home of Kirk Ressler will be the site of a July 15 cocktail fundraiser for Fighting Chance.

COURTESY PHOTO The Dering Harbor home of Kirk Ressler will be the site of a July 15 cocktail fundraiser for Fighting Chance.

There’s probably no better motivator for innovation than having a problem in need of a solution.

For Sag Harbor’s Duncan Darrow, that problem was cancer and it arose in 2002 when his mother learned she had been diagnosed with the lung variety, probably metastatic, and they should prepare for a tough road ahead. (more…)

03/23/17 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO | The classic dodgeball.

COURTESY PHOTO | The classic dodgeball.

You’ve seen the movie, you’ve played the game, and perhaps you’ve even nursed the wounds.

Now it’s time to get back out onto the court and work through all those unresolved playground issues.

Yes, we’re talking about dodgeball, a game which, just like Red Rover, has separated the sensitive from the psychotic for generations, turning many a well-adjusted elementary-age student into a damaged adult. (more…)

09/19/13 5:00pm

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | The crowd of pink poses last Saturday at Crescent Beach.

Real men wore pink.

And so did the women, kids and dogs. Pink was everywhere on Crescent Beach last Saturday when more than 200 people came together on a beautiful afternoon for the annual ‘Real Men Wear Pink’ photo shoot. The event was ‘not so much about raising money as it was about raising awareness,’ according to organizer Towny Montant, who started the event to honor his late wife, Teresa, who succumbed to breast cancer in 2011.

Island businesses donated appetizers, served by members of the Shelter Island School National Honor Society. There was also a raffle and a bean bag toss for kids and adults, and a chance to sign up for “Team Flamingo,” which will participate in the Shelter Island 5K Run/Walk that takes place on Saturday, October 19. All proceeds go to the local breast cancer beneficiaries of the 5K.

A committee of seven Islanders including Towny, Debbie Speeches, Ann Marie and Vinnie Seddio, Louise Clark and Anne and Bob DeStefano organized the event. Ann Marie and JoAnn Pushkin, both breast cancer survivors, spoke about the need for routine mammograms and the push for legislation for doctors to inform women if they have dense breast tissue.

Most of all it was a chance to greet friends and offer support for a good cause.