03/04/19 4:30pm

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO A happy — and generous— crowd of revelers attended the 19th Annual Gift of Life Celebration at the Ram’s Head Saturday night.

Like a bright candle, the 19th Annual Gift of Life Celebration drew Islanders out of hibernation on Saturday, March 2, to help this worthy cause. Music, drinks and light fare were served up at the Ram’s Head Inn, where folks caught up with neighbors they hadn’t seen for a while. (more…)

02/28/19 8:00am

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Cheryl Hannabury, founder of the Island Gift of Life Foundation.

Gift of Life
One of the Island’s great winter traditions mixing fun, community spirit and helping others in need is back this Saturday evening at the Ram’s Head Inn from 6 to 9 p.m. (more…)

02/27/19 12:00pm

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Cheryl Hannabury, founder of the Island Gift of Life Foundation.

Cheryl Hannabury’s gift keeps on giving

“There’s no greater gift than a community coming together and supporting each other and that’s what Shelter Island does best,” said Gina Krauss, a board member of 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.

The Foundation is hosting its 19th Annual Cheryl Hannabury Memorial “Celebration of Life” community cocktail party on Saturday, March 2, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Ram’s Head Inn. The evening will feature live music, an open bar, light fare, a 50/50 raffle, a Chinese auction and an experiential bid auction.

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02/15/18 2:00pm
“Negative Space,” a stop-motion animated short will be screened at Bay Street Theater . It’s about a father and son bonding over the shared ritual of packing for his frequent business trips.

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…)

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04/15/16 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Man on a mission: Pepe Martinez getting STARs ready for another day.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Man on a mission: Pepe Martinez getting STARs ready for another day.

It was 5 a.m. on a dark March morning in the Heights, but the lights were bright at STARs Café.

Owner Pepe Martinez was in the kitchen setting up for the opening rush. After making himself a cup of green tea, he slipped on a pair of food-grade gloves and began the morning baking. (more…)