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04/24/15 4:30pm
MIMI BRENNAN

MIMI BRENNAN

Mimi Brennan
Mimi Brennan passed away at her home on Shelter Island on April 20, 2015. As her friends know, she became a full-time community activist on Shelter Island after retiring here in 1996. (more…)

04/03/15 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Bucks players will be swinging for the fences in front of dedicated fans this summer, just as the photo above shows action from 2014.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Bucks players will be swinging for the fences in front of dedicated fans this summer, just as the photo above shows action from 2014.

BY LAURA GURNEY

“Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world.”
— Babe Ruth

Shelter Island Bucks Nation is on the brink of our team’s fourth amazing season. The roster is in with 27 ballplayers and two excellent coaches. The players, who are picked from colleges all over the country, share an intense love for the game of baseball and, simply put, it’s their life’s dream to play. The young athletes will arrive in early June and are busy with games and practice until early August when they depart. Shelter Island presents a truly unique opportunity for these ballplayers. (more…)

03/29/15 3:00pm
CHARLES TUMINO GRAPHIC

CHARLES TUMINO GRAPHIC

BY RICHARD AMPER

On April 2, East Enders will be celebrating the Community Preservation Fund’s having generated more than a billion dollars and preserved more than 10,000 acres of open space and farmland.

Approved by voters in 1999, the CPF uses a small tax on real estate purchases to preserve land and protect water. It is arguably the most successful land preservation program in the country. (more…)

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…)