01/15/18 4:30pm
PHOTOS BY SCOTT FEIERSTEIN OF RED SWEATSHIRT PHOTOGRAPHY | From left, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes on fiddle, mandolin player David Benedict, bass player Nate Sabat, guitarist and singer Evan Murphy, and Catherine “BB” Bowness on banjo.

PHOTOS BY SCOTT FEIERSTEIN OF RED SWEATSHIRT PHOTOGRAPHY | From left, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes on fiddle, mandolin player David Benedict, bass player Nate Sabat, guitarist and singer Evan Murphy, and Catherine “BB” Bowness on banjo.

A quintet of talented musicians traveled to Shelter Island from Massachussets last weekend to perform in Sylvester Manor’s annual bluegrass concert. The January concert is a long-standing Island tradition and it takes place each year in the school auditorium. Tom Hashagen, who organizes the concerts for Sylvester Manor, has developed a knack for finding the hottest young bluegrass bands on the circuit today — and Saturday’s concert was no exception.
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03/15/17 8:00am

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Max William Verwymeren was born on Sunday, March 12 to parents Sara (nee Hashagen) and Nicholas Verwymeren of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Max joins siblings Lucy, 5 ,and Sam, 3.  Proud grandparents are Lisa Shaw and Tom Hashagen of Shelter Island and Paul and Trish Verwymeren of Winnipeg.

Extra-proud great grandmothers are Cora Verwymeren and Beth Kathler, also of Winnipeg.