COURTESY PHOTO | Sidney Stark and PMP alumnus violinist Kenneth Renshaw after Mr. Renshaw’s performance at the Stires-Stark Alumni Recital on May 6.
The Perlman Music Program (PMP) has received a $250,000 grant from the Stires-Stark Family Foundation for the creation of the Stires-Stark Alumni Fund. Early on, Sidney S. Stark and her late husband, PMP Board President Morgan B. Stark, recognized the importance of supporting students of the program and its 500-plus graduates. As longtime champions dedicated to engaging the program’s alumni, the family is committed to upholding competitive compensation for graduates who share their time and talent as PMP representatives. (more…)
YANG BAO PHOTO | Violinist Kenneth Renshaw
Perlman Music Program presents alumnus violinist Kenneth Renshaw in concert at the Clark Arts Center on Saturday, May 6 at 2:30 p.m. Mr. Renshaw will perform works by Bach, Mozart, Schumann and Kreisler with pianist John Root. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Thia Hatchet with her award-winning flower design.
The Garden Club of Shelter Island celebrated over 20 years of Daffodil Shows on April 22 with a spectacular assembly of blooms at Quinipet Camp & Retreat Center. The show was adjudicated by nine American Daffodil Society judges from around the country.
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Community Preservation Fund collects taxes on real estate sales to spend on open space aquisitions and water protection programs.
Shelter Island is bucking the trend when it comes to East End municipalities’ declining Community Preservation Funds. They are down throughout the East End by 14.6 percent for the first quarter of 2017 as compared with the same period last year.
But on the Island, which frequently lagged the other four towns last year, CPF revenues are up by 30 percent, rising from $330,000 for the first quarter of 2016 to $430,000 for the same period this year. Funds come from a 2 percent tax buyers pay to buy East End properties and is used to purchase open space and fund water protection programs. (more…)