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03/20/15 12:00pm

 

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO Both male and female bluebirds on a marked nestbox. The labeled boxes allow the birds to be easily monitored.

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO | Both male and female bluebirds on a marked nestbox. The labeled boxes allow the birds to be easily monitored.

As another nesting season for eastern bluebirds approaches at Mashomack Preserve, it was a real treat to see Beverlea Walz’s wonderful photo of bluebirds bathing and drinking at her heated watering hole in the midst of this stormy winter (“Bev’s bluebirds of happiness,” January 29). Besides providing inspiring testimony to the many folks who feed and supply water for birds in the winter, this photo has another story to tell. (more…)

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03/14/15 3:00pm
CHARLES TUMINO ILLUSTRATION | The Sylvester Manor staff thanks the community for supporting its program of the Blues and roots celebration the  weekend of February 28.

CHARLES TUMINO ILLUSTRATION | The Sylvester Manor staff thanks the community for supporting its program of the Blues and roots celebration the weekend of February 28.

Island welcome
To the Editor:
On February 27 Shelter Island warmed up a chilly Friday evening as Sylvester Manor celebrated worksong and the origins of the Blues at the Shelter Island Library. The next morning Islanders arrived with open hearts at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church for a community remembrance of the indentured and enslaved interred in the Sylvester Manor Burying Ground. (more…)

02/27/15 12:00pm

 

Members of the Aunita R. Lucas Scholarship Fund presented a check for $26,145.10  to the Shelter Island Ambulance Corps on February 23 at the ambulance barn. From the left, Phyllis and Phil Power, Sam Case, Mark Kanarvogel, Charlotte Hannabury, Bob Morgan, Edith Lechmanski and Mary Kanarvogel.

Members of the Aunita R. Lucas Scholarship Fund presented a check for $26,145.10 to the Shelter Island Ambulance Corps on February 23 at the ambulance barn. From the left, Phyllis and Phil Power, Sam Case, Mark Kanarvogel, Charlotte Hannabury, Bob Morgan, Edith Lechmanski and Mary Kanarvogel.

In 1970 the Aunita R. Lucas Scholarship Fund was created as a memorial to one, who in her lifetime, directed her interest to the furtherance of education for those in the field of the healing arts. (more…)