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Annabelle Woodward

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08/31/18 2:00pm
ANNABELLE WOODWARD PHOTO

ANNABELLE WOODWARD PHOTO

This is the third in a series about religious institutions on Shelter Island.

According to Shelter Island Presbyterian Church’s newly appointed Pastor Bob Griffin, all religions are alike in that they identify a problem and propose a solution.

The problem today? Existential duress, the kind that Pastor Griffin believes is symptomatic of “way too many people all over the media telling you what you are and who you should be.” (more…)

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08/31/18 10:00am
MARTIN BURKE PHOTO

MARTIN BURKE PHOTO

On August 11, Shelter Island police officers, assisted by Southold police officers and one “underage agent,” visited four restaurants on Shelter Island and arrested bartenders at The Dory, SALT and Sunset Beach Hotel.

The bartenders allegedly failed to ask the underage agent to present identification and sold him alcohol. (more…)

08/23/18 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS Elisabeth Heimann with artist Melora Grifis.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS
Elisabeth Heimann with artist Melora Grifis.

On August 18, people came from all over the Hamptons and the North Fork to participate in the 9th annual Artists of Shelter Island (ArtSI) Open Studio Tour. Fourteen local painters, sculptors, potters, mixed media artists, and one woman who creates “works that show surprise,” opened their in-home studios to tour participants — sometimes serving watermelon and other snacks, always eager to talk about their lives and works.

The Reporter interviewed three artists about their respective mediums, messages, and relationships to Shelter Island.

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08/23/18 8:00am
ANNABELLE WOODWaRd PHOTO Library Director Terry Lucas points at a photograph of “The Old Windmill,” which was the location of the Island’s second library, and where the Shelter Island School now stands.

ANNABELLE WOODWARD PHOTO
Library Director Terry Lucas points at a photograph of “The Old Windmill,” which was the location of the Island’s second library, and where the Shelter Island School now stands.

The Shelter Island Public Library recently tasked someone to take a bunch of old boxes labeled “Miscellaneous Information” out of a shed. The simple chore revealed not only old tax records, but a boon of historical treasures, including one document that explains the origin of the Island’s unique referential term of “harelegger.” (more…)

08/18/18 3:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Author Jeanne McCulloch and her book, ‘All Happy Families.’

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Author Jeanne McCulloch signing her book, ‘All Happy Families ’ for a fan.

On August 11, a large group gathered at Finley’s Fiction to congratulate Island resident and author Jeanne McCulloch on the publication of her memoir, “All Happy Families,” recently published by Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollins.

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