05/22/16 3:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Movies at the Library presents Wes Anderson's "The Royal Tenenbaums" on May 24.

COURTESY PHOTO | Movies at the Library presents Wes Anderson’s “The Royal Tenenbaums” on May 24.

“The Royal Tenenbaums” is a 2001 film by writer/director Wes Anderson. One of Mr. Anderson’s early efforts, the film is clearly inspired by back issues of The New Yorker magazine with a streak of arch whimsy running through it. (more…)

05/19/16 2:00pm

COURTESY PHOTO | Stephen Barney, Jr.’s new book ‘The Barneys of Flushing Meadows, American History.’

Shelter Island’s deep and rich history has become increasingly familiar to us through the ever-expanding efforts of the Historical Society, Sylvester Manor, Island historians and indeed many Islanders and visitors whose families trace their roots to its earliest years. (more…)

05/19/16 1:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | The Shelter Island Public Library.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Stephen Barney, Jr. speaks about his family at a Friday Night Dialogue at Shelter Island Library on May 20.


Stephen Barney, Jr. is the author of “The Barneys of Flushing Meadows,” a book that details lives of family members who lived between 1800 and 1940, including his great-grandparents who in 1850 were employees of the Nicoll family on Shelter Island.  (more…)