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02/22/17 4:30pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Franz Stangl, the former commandant of the Treblinka and Sobibór extermination camps, was arrested in São Paulo, Brazil.

The United States performed a nuclear test at a site in Nevada.

The movie version of “Thoroughly Modern Millie” starring Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moore was released.

Frank Sinatra and producer Jimmy Bowen won Grammy Awards for “Strangers in the Night.”

Actor George Eads of CSI fame was born in Fort Worth, Texas.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

02/17/17 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Christine Gallagher, former president of the Shelter Island Educational Foundation, with the organization’s new president, JoAnn Kirkland.

COURTESY PHOTO | Christine Gallagher, former president of the Shelter Island Educational Foundation, with the organization’s new president, JoAnn Kirkland.

Reprinted from ‘The Inlet’

BY LUCAS QUIGLEY-DUNNING (grade 9)

The schooner trip, “The Nutcracker,” the opera trip, Broadway shows, trips abroad and to the Grand Canyon, running camps and other individual student enrichment opportunities — Do you know what all of these incredible experiences have in common?

They were paid for in part or in full by generous support from the Shelter Island Educational Foundation (SIEF).  (more…)

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10/07/16 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Julia Labrozzi at the Shelter Island School, with students from past years on display behind her.

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Julia Labrozzi at the Shelter Island School, with students from past years on display behind her.

Julia Labrozzi, who has just started her senior year at the Shelter Island School, is eager to tell me something important about her early school days.

Once upon a time the wide white-striped street crossing in front of the school led to a tiny store, known as Carol’s Luncheonette that was every schoolchild’s delight. Stocked with lollipops and gum, with a refrigerator full of Yoo-hoo chocolate drink and shelves full of knickknacks, magazines, newspapers and toys, it was an after school hangout that figures prominently in the memories of many local people. (more…)

10/06/16 2:00pm
The official 2016 Hamptons International Film Festival poster featuring ‘Ship of Fools,’ a painting by artist John Alexander.

The official 2016 Hamptons International Film Festival poster featuring ‘Ship of Fools,’ a painting by artist John Alexander.

HAMPTONS FILM FEST

The first hint of fall is in the air, and for film lovers that means just one thing — the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) is gearing up for another run on the East End over Columbus Day Weekend.

The 24th edition of the HIFF runs from October 6 to 10 and includes 68 features and 58 shorts — representing the work of filmmakers from 32 countries — that will be screened at venues in East Hampton, Sag Harbor and Southampton. In addition to the movies, HIFF also hosts panel discussions and parties.

For full schedule, film descriptions and ticket packages and passes visit hamptonsfilmfest.org. (more…)

08/12/16 8:00am
PHOTO CREDIT The Battlers — Madeleine McNally, Henry Lowell-Liszanckie, Jasper Yang and Emmett Cummings — convene outside the library gearing up for the competition.

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The Battlers — Madeleine McNally, Henry Lowell-Liszanckie, Jasper Yang and Emmett Cummings — convene outside the library gearing up for the competition.

Picture this: Six pre-teens and teens huddle around a table, enthusiastically debate the particulars of a book, and finally arrive at consensus.

A parent’s fantasy? (more…)