05/26/19 11:00am

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Soprano Alejandra Sandoval will perform for the Shelter Island Friends of Music audience on Saturday, June 1, at 8 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church.

The much-admired young Mexican soprano Alejandra Sandoval will perform for the Shelter Island Friends of Music audience on Saturday, June 1, at 8 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church. Continuing its 2019 survey of talent from Europe, Asia, and North and South America, Ms. Sandoval will bring music from France (Poulenc), Austria (Korngold), Germany (Richard Strauss) and Italy (Donizetti).

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COURTESY PHOTO | Helene Stapinski

COURTESY PHOTO | Author Helene Stapinski

Is there a murderer in your past?  Have you ever wondered what you would find if you dug deep enough into your family history?  We’re not talking an internet genealogy search here, but more like a detective’s investigation, with travels to the alleged scene of the crime, archive searches and interviews. (more…)

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09/21/15 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Christine Matthäi with two of her works on display at the Alex Ferrone Gallery in Cutchogue.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Christine Matthäi with two of her works on display at the Alex Ferrone Gallery in Cutchogue.

To the busy and the practical, Shelter Island ferries are utilitarian crafts of steel. Artist and Shelter Island resident Christine Matthäi sees the ferry as her passage to a refuge, a place where she can do work that expresses her hard-won calmness and understanding.

“When you come rushed and you want to go on the ferry, sometimes there is no ferry. You have to sit there, take a deep breath, and wait for the cradle to come,” she said. “And then it cradles you back home.” (more…)