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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01/12/18 12:00pm
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTOS

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTOS

With the New Year have come several transitions at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm.

The big change came on December 31, 2017 with the retirement of Jo-Ann Robotti as the Manor’s executive director. (more…)

01/12/18 10:00am
ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTOS | The new lower level space is ready for the library’s littlest visitors.

ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTOS | The new lower level space is ready for the library’s littlest visitors.

It all began with a visit to the South Fork where Terry Lucas, director of the Shelter Island Library, and some members of the Shelter Island Friends of the Library traveled to Bridgehampton to take part in a seminar at the Hampton Library.

As the group gathered in the library’s downstairs community room, one of the Shelter Island participants noticed that the children’s area was also on the lower level, adjacent to the community room.

This was in stark contrast to the Shelter Island Library where the kids’ section has always been on the main floor and, at times, bothersome to the adult patrons.  (more…)

01/11/18 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

 

EVENTS

THURSDAY, JANUARY 11

Art exhibit, works in colored pencil by Bernie Gillespie. Library gallery through January. (631) 749-0042.

Igloo fortresses, a workshop for kids. 2:30 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042.

Winter Reading Club, for kids of all ages. Runs through March 14. Sign up at the library. (631) 749-0042. (more…)

01/05/18 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Mile Twelve

COURTESY PHOTO | Mile Twelve features, from left, Dave Benedict, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, Nate Sabat, Evan Murphy, and Catherine ‘BB’ Bowness.

Each January as winter strengthens its grip on the East End, Sylvester Manor helps lift spirits and warm hearts by bringing an up-and-coming traditional music band to Shelter Island School for a much needed and always well attended night of music.

This year is no exception. On Saturday, January 13, the Boston-based bluegrass band Mile Twelve will perform in concert at the school and get the year off on the right foot (stomp). (more…)