BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS | Bridget Staff and Greg Senken keep their fingers crossed in hopes of winning an auction prize.
The 18th annual Cheryl Hannabury Memorial “Celebration of Life” community cocktail party was held Saturday, March 3 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. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | “Negative Space,” a stop-motion animated short, will be screened at Bay Street Theater on February 24 (See “Across the Moat” section). The film will be screened in partnership with the Hamptons International Film Festival and is about a father and son bonding over the shared ritual of packing for his frequent business trips.
FEBRUARY’S CELEBRITY CHEF
The next Celebrity Chef dinner at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church will feature Michelle Beckwith. The dinner will be held Thursday, February 15 at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall and the menu will include antipasto, Ceasar salad, chicken saltimbocca over spinach, parmesan rice and panna cotta with berries. To reserve, call the church office at (631) 749-0805. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | Ben Jones
The cemeteries are filled with irreplaceable people, as the old saying goes. It’s true and not true, since we are all diminished by the deaths of those who have dedicated their lives to doing good, but there are always others who pick up the fallen standard to replace them. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|
To the Editor:
I own a house in a community of half acre lots in which two houses have been built and rented out to at least four families at a time for as little as a night, a weekend or a week. There are often six cars in the driveway or on the street. My understanding is that the property owner has approached a third person to buy another lot between the other two. (more…)
PHOTOS: ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO Like father, Brett, like son, Jackson.
When Brett Surerus and his wife, Kelly, moved from Brooklyn back to his hometown of Shelter Island, he knew he’d be giving up many of the benefits and conveniences that come with a vibrant city life.
But he also knew he would gain something much greater in return — time to be a father. (more…)