04/29/15 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Enchanted and enchanting, as always. Mimi Brennan as Tatiana in a 1964 production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’

COURTESY PHOTO | Enchanted and enchanting, as always. Mimi Brennan as Tatiana in a 1964 production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’

“Our Mimi” is how many Island residents think of that energetic wisp of a woman, who for two decades, played such a pivotal role in this community. Just about everyone who lives here knew her, or of her, but may not have realized that Mimi’s real name was Mary Jane Gross Brennan. (more…)

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02/17/15 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Bucks players are looking for families to host them for the summer season.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Bucks players are looking for families to host them for the summer season.

For several years we talked about hosting a Shelter Island Buck for the summer baseball season, but there were always reasons why it wasn’t convenient. We are so busy, we have too much company, the house is a wreck — it’s amazingly easy to find a reason to not do something. But finally last year we decided to give it a try. (more…)

08/31/14 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO

Our house is quiet. Eerily quiet.

Now and then I hear a sound from the bedrooms upstairs; a bang, a thunk or a ca-clunk. But whatever’s making noises above my head is either a raccoon or a ghost. Our most recent occupants have vacated the premises and we are, once again, home alone, just like countless others who hold their breath and cock their heads — the standard pose of empty nesters — when they stop to listen to the phantom echoes. (more…)

07/29/14 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | One Day in History comes to the Havens House on August 2.

COURTESY PHOTO | One Day in History comes to the Havens House on August 2.

If history teaches us anything, it’s that plenty of people on Shelter Island love it.

That’s why the Historical Society’s annual “One Day in History,” put on with the help of 100 volunteers, attracted nearly 400 people last year and promises to enthrall at least that many again this year on Saturday, August 2. (more…)