04/18/15 8:00am

 

JO ANN KIRKLAND

JO ANN KIRKLAND

If you’re not doing anything this weekend, why not head down to Virginia Beach for the annual descent of 40,000 college kids? For two weekends in April, there’s a bacchanal of frat boys and Girls Gone Wild, lorded over by the 20-foot stone statue of Neptune, god of the Atlantic Avenue boardwalk.

Maybe that’s not your idea of a vacation.

It wasn’t ours either, which is why we hit the beach a month and a half ahead of the season. Our son attends college in Richmond, Virginia, so we decided to piggy-back onto his spring break at the beginning of March and go to Virginia Beach. (more…)

04/16/15 12:00pm

 

PETER WALDNER ILLUSTRATION | One of Peter Waldner's Paw Print cartoons that originally appeared in the Reporter.

PETER WALDNER ILLUSTRATION | One of Peter Waldner’s Paw Print cartoons that originally appeared in the Reporter.

 

The Reporter’s cartoonist, Peter Waldner, will tell why “I’m Not Doing This for the Money!” at Friday Night Dialogues on April 17 at 7 p.m. at the Shelter Island Library. (more…)

04/10/15 1:08pm
COURTESY IMAGE

COURTESY IMAGE

Karen Brush, second vice president of the Garden Club of Shelter Island announced on April 8: “The Garden Club of Shelter Island has regretfully cancelled our Daffodil Show at the Ram’s Head on Saturday, April 18 due to the severity of the winter and dearth of flowers or even buds. We are exploring having a Daffodil Exhibition at a later date.

“The Garden Club welcomes new members interested in any or all aspects of gardening, conservation, horticulture and flower arranging and design. Come to a program and learn more. Our next public lecture will be on Ikebana: The Art of Japanese Flower Arranging  on Wednesday, May 13 at 12:30 p.m. at St Mary’s Parish Hall. The program is free.”