The Power of Community

Originally published in the East Hampton Press, June 23, 2022, page 17. Photographs taken at the private screening of “The Power of Community: How One Small Town Stood Against Domestic Violence” on Sunday, June 19, 2022 at the Sag Harbor Cinema. Photos by Richard Lewin.

Precious Cargo on Board

Susan Cook

I began to volunteer at The Retreat’s shelter a little over ten years ago. There was a different director and a smaller physical space. Times have changed and there’s a new director and the building has expanded to provide larger bedrooms, a big modern kitchen and a great outdoor playground. It reminds me that on […]

Intimate Partner Violence Awareness on Netflix: Maid

Disclaimer: minor spoilers ahead, sensitive content  by Emily LeRolland Domestic violence is a topic that is often avoided in popular media, so it came as a surprise to me that Maid is currently in the top 10 on Netflix. Before watching the show, I went down the review rabbit hole and was equally surprised to […]

Thoughts on Writing a Blog

Watercolor painting of a house on a hill with stars in the sky.

What is a blog, really? I have volunteered to write this for The Retreat, and I don’t know what I am doing!  So, I will just reminisce for a little while. I have been involved with the Retreat for many decades starting with a luncheon in August 2000 at what was then Amagansett Eastside Tennis […]