12/12/19 8:00am

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Ms. Andrews’ book makes a great holiday gift.

“Home Work” 

By Julie Andrews with Emma Walton Hamilton 

Hachette Books

The title of this memoir reflects the very difficult experiences that Julie Andrews, stage and screen star, repeatedly faced in trying to create a stable home for her family. She seemed from afar to have a magical existence, being tapped for leading roles in “Mary Poppins” and “The Sound of Music,” as well as a sophisticated drama with James Garner, “The Americanization of Emily.” Those three films were made in the space of a few years in the early 1960s, launching the former vaudevillian into the highest Hollywood echelons.

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05/23/19 8:00am

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The Shelter Island Public Library’s Friday Night Dialogues on Friday, May 31 presents a conversation with John Dileo, author of ‘And You Thought You Knew Classic Movies,’ a book of 200 movie quizzes.

Think you know classic films? How about this: Who was the uncredited actor in the movie “Dead Heat” on a merry-go-round who went on to become the second highest grossing U.S. domestic star?

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12/02/14 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Happy bargain hunters at the Chequit Inn tag sale Saturday. More than $6,000 was raised to benefit the Tot Lot.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Happy bargain hunters in the crush of shoppers at the Chequit tag sale Saturday included, left, Linda Zavatto and Kristina Lange  More than $6,000 was raised to benefit the Tot Lot.

Although the advertised opening of the tag sale at the Chequit Inn Saturday was 9 a.m., it was besieged with people a half hour before that.

At least two hundred people streamed in and out of the grand Victorian pile in the Heights, mobbing a large room, where everything from coffee mugs to antique mirrors were on display and priced to sell. (more…)