SARAH SHEPHERD PHOTO
The wild air blows through the branches on this old hillside of white pine trees. These moments spent in nature teach me another layer of the woods. One that can only be learned from the trees in this season and place. There are many species of the pine tree (or genus Pinus). One of the most useful trees, providing medicine, food, shelter and fuel. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO A turkey (or is it David Chamberlain gone wild?) set to race into the bay Saturday.
More than 150 brave (unbalanced?) people of all ages raced into the frigid waters of Peconic Bay Saturday, cheered on by as many friends and family members.
The 7th annual Turkey Plunge, a joyous Island tradition on the Saturday of the Thanksgiving Day weekend, is a benefit for the Friends of the Shelter Island Library. More than $15,000 was raised to fund projects not covered by the library’s budget. (more…)
I remember noticing the plethora of gray squirrels around my house on this Island during my first visit.
I found this noteworthy because squirrel hunting was a big deal where I was living in upstate New York. A few fat squirrels made an excellent Brunswick stew that was not gamey at all. (more…)
Shelter Island takes care of its own. These Island groups represent all age groups and address a range of community programs and services, supported largely by volunteer efforts and donations. In addition, each of the Island’s churches provides outreach programs. During this season, please consider helping out or lending a hand — and let us know if we have inadvertently omitted any group. (more…)
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24
Thanksgiving community potluck dinner, 2 p.m., fellowship hall of Shelter Island Presbyterian Church. Bring a dish to share. Turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie provided. Call Dana or Emily at (631) 7498-5092 for details. Call ahead to arrange rides or for a meal to be delivered to a homebound resident. (more…)