08/27/14 8:00am

 

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Snappers beware: A sign found in front of the police station.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Snappers beware: A sign found in front of the police station.

Labor Day weekend wouldn’t be the same without the annual Snapper Derby, which will take place this year on Saturday, August 30, hosted by the Shelter Island Lions Club. All kids are welcome to participate — there is no registration or cost; all you have to do is go fishing, bring in your largest snapper and/or bluefish and keep track of how many you release. (more…)

08/22/14 10:00am
CARRIE MILLER PHOTO |  Hippy Hive HoneyBee Cooperative member Sarah Shepherd (left), who has been keeping bees for about five years, will be at Shelter Island’s Green Expo Saturday, August 23 to explain the importance of the bees in our food supply.

CARRIE MILLER PHOTO |
Hippy Hive HoneyBee Cooperative member Sarah Shepherd (left), who has been keeping bees for about five years, will be at Shelter Island’s Green Expo Saturday, August 23 to explain the importance of the bees in our food supply.

Environmental problems are significantly worse than when Tim Purtell was a summer kid on Shelter Island.

But he suspects peoples’ awareness has improved in recent years and that gives him hope for a reversal when it comes to saving his beloved Shelter Island. (more…)

08/21/14 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County is hosting free sessions to educate the public on ticks and mosquitoes.

COURTESY PHOTO |
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County is hosting free sessions to educate the public on ticks and mosquitoes.

What type of tick is that? Is citronella effective to repel mosquitos? Did you know bug zappers do not attract mosquitos and actually kill many beneficial insects? (more…)