03/26/15 5:00pm
KIRSTEN LEWIS ILLUSTRATION | Artwork from the cover of ‘Francis Dering at Newark Academy,’ a volume of ‘The Dering Letters.’

KIRSTEN LEWIS ILLUSTRATION | Artwork from the cover of ‘Francis Dering at Newark Academy,’ a volume of ‘The Dering Letters.’

The name “Dering” is a familiar one on Shelter Island. There’s the harbor, the village and the inn, to name just a few prominent places, many of which we pass every day.

But with the publication of the four-volume series, “The Dering Letters,” the name may also come to mean a fascinating glimpse into the quotidian lives of Islanders and the fledgling United States during the 18th and 19th centuries. (more…)

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12/04/14 8:00am
  BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO ‘The Servant’s Last Serve’ being performed in 2010.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
‘The Servant’s Last Serve’ being performed in 2010.

Get ready to laugh out loud when “The Servant’s Last Serve,” an original comedy by John and Karl Kaasik, is performed as a staged reading at Friday Night Dialogues at the Library on December 5 at 7 p.m. (more…)

07/25/14 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO |  The library is a place to keep house guests happy and entertained.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | The library is a place to keep house guests happy and entertained.

House guest season is upon us and with it comes the need to have plenty of entertainment options up your sleeve for when the weather is bad or the pleasures of the outdoors start to fade.

As the house guest calendar starts to fill, check out the resources available at the library. It’s the place to send your tired, your bored and your huddled guests longing for high-speed Internet access. (more…)

06/11/14 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO |  Mary Hogan with her latest book, ‘Two Sisters.’

COURTESY PHOTO |
Mary Hogan with her latest book, ‘Two Sisters.’

Author Mary Hogan calls “Two Sisters” her “unintentional novel.” Her publisher has labeled it her “debut” novel, despite the fact that Ms. Hogan has published seven young adult novels before this. (more…)

05/23/14 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Kimberly Auth of Table of Content, which is featuring a new spot serving coffee and pastries outside.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO |
Kimberly Auth of Table of Content, which is featuring a new spot serving coffee and pastries outside.

Buy an Island-made baby gift. Enjoy a cappuccino sitting in the sunshine or a big-screen movie in your backyard. Craving sushi? You won’t have to leave the Island.

These are just a few of the new businesses that Shelter Islanders and visitors alike will be able to enjoy during the summer of 2014. (more…)