The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, which supports the study of New York and Suffolk County history, has donated $30,000 to Suffolk County Community College for a Town of Islip history scholarship.
Every year until 2018, three $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to students who live in the town and study history at the college. The foundation was established in 1986 by Robert David Lion Gardiner, who lived in East Hampton and owned Gardiner's Island jointly with his sister, Alexandra Gardiner Creel, until his death in 2004.
Maxfield Panish, an East Hampton local who attends the Manhattan School of Music, is hoping to raise money to buy a professional level Sverdlik violin. Mr. Panish has been playing the violin since he was five years old and now, at the age of twenty, he is preparing for a professional career in music.