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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The February 22 Friday Night Dialogue will feature historian Christopher Verga speaking about the history of civil rights on Long Island.
The February 22 Friday Night Dialogue promises to be an important and thought-provoking event, when historian Christopher Verga presents an illustrated talk on the often overlooked history of civil rights on Long Island (also the title of his book).
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Which is your go-to fork, North or South?
As a Shelter Islander, do you tend to identify with the North Fork or the South Fork?
COURTESY SYLVESTER MANOR
Julia Dyd Havens Johnson, ca. 1884, Manor housekeeper for over 40 years and the last known person to be buried in the Burying Ground.
In 1652, an Englishman named Nathaniel Sylvester sailed with his wife Grizzell from his family’s sugar plantation in Barbados and landed on Shelter Island. He, along with his brother and two other investors, had purchased the Island from an English aristocrat to create an 8,000-acre estate as a “provisioning plantation,” servicing the sugar plantations of the West Indies.
SCOTT FEIERSTEIN PHOTO From left, Donnamarie Barnes of Sylvester Manor, Henry Maxwell Letcher II, Shane Weeks, Karl Schwarz and Georgette Grier-Key during the 2018 panel discussion at Bay Street Theater in honor of Black History Month.
Panelists will discuss slavery on the East End at the Bay Street Theater on Sunday, February 24, from 2 to 4 p.m.