10/20/17 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Bennett and some of his cut paper artwork

COURTESY PHOTO | Bennett and some of his cut paper artwork

Bennett Konesni, cofounder of Sylvester Manor Educational Farm, will share some of the traditional paper cutting techniques his ancestors used to create timeless images of everyday moments at a “Zenday Workshop” decorative paper cutting class. The workshop will be held in the Manor dining room on Saturday, October 21 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and everyone will take home art pieces they create. (more…)

10/19/17 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Kathy Najimy, Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker in Disney’s ‘Hocus Pocus.’

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Kathy Najimy, Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker in Disney’s ‘Hocus Pocus.’

Come one, come all! The Shelter Island Educational Foundation invites kids and adults to a “Fall Carnival and Outdoor Movie” on Friday, October 20 at the home of Jimbo and Mary Theinert, 54 North Menantic Road.

The fun starts at 4:30 p.m. and kids are invited to paint pumpkins, make a popcorn treat, get their faces painted, play games and try for prizes. There will also be a raffle. The movie, Disney’s “Hocus Pocus,” begins at 6:30 p.m. Rated PG, the film portrays the adventures of two teenagers who explore an abandoned house and find a surprise. (more…)

10/19/17 10:00am
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EVENTS

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19

Decoupage lanterns, a workshop for school-age children. 3 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042.

Ferry Writers, hone your writing skills with a supportive group. 5 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042. (more…)

10/18/17 2:00pm
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REPORTER FILE PHOTO  |  Shelter Island 5K Run/Walk is October 21.

5K RUN/WALK 

The 18th Annual Shelter Island 5K Run/Walk is Saturday, October 21 at 11 a.m. The race is held in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and supports the North Fork Breast Health Coalition, the Coalition for Women’s Breast Health at Southampton Hospital and Lucia’s Angels.

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10/17/17 2:00pm
KATERINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | An artifact from when Shelter Island was a key player in the industry of the east coast.

KATERINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | An artifact from when Shelter Island was a key player in the industry of the east coast.

Fish in general and oysters in particular have long been a way of life on Shelter Island, providing sustenance and a profession to generations of residents. Until the 1950s, the Shelter Island Oyster Company was a booming aquatic enterprise located on the shores of Dering Harbor. That was then, and though not as plentiful as they once were, efforts are underway across the East End to bring oysters back to local waters — which is reason enough to celebrate. (more…)