08/21/14 11:54am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island Public Library will be present a discussion on Emperor Augustus by historian Dryden G. Liddle, at  Friday Night Dialogue stomorrow.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Shelter Island Public Library will present a discussion on Emperor Augustus by historian Dryden G. Liddle, at Friday Night Dialogues tomorrow.

With more than a little — and much needed — perspective on today’s political sturm und drang, noted historian and Ram Island summer resident, Dryden G. Liddle, comes to Friday Night Dialogues at the Library on August 22 to discuss Emperor Augustus, whose legacy embraces the development of today’s political, social and economic institutions. (more…)

08/19/14 3:02pm
JOANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Chrystyna Kestler talks about the latest efforts to enure the Strongpoint Theinert Ranch in New Mexico becomes a reality for active troops and veterans and their families and Gold Star family members who have lost relatives in war. Behind her is a tulip tree that was an anonymous gift to her in the wake of the death of her son, First Lieutenant Joseph J. Theinert in Afghanistan in June 2010.

JOANN KIRKLAND PHOTO |
Chrystyna Kestler talks about the latest efforts to enure the Strongpoint Theinert Ranch in New Mexico becomes a reality for active troops and veterans and their families and Gold Star family members who have lost relatives in war. Behind her is a tulip tree that was an anonymous gift to her in the wake of the death of her son, First Lieutenant Joseph J. Theinert in Afghanistan in June 2010.

When Chrystyna Kestler initially conceived of creating a ranch where active service members, veterans and Gold Star families could find respite and rehabilitation for a week at no cost, she picked land she and her husband owned in Magdalena, New Mexico. (more…)

08/19/14 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Two volunteers working  to restore memorial tabletops at the rear of the Presbyterian Church.

COURTESY PHOTO | Two volunteers working to restore memorial tabletops at the rear of the Presbyterian Church.

The Shelter Island Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is midway through the preservation project of the Brinley and Mary Sylvester and Thomas and Mary Dering tabletops at the rear of the Presbyterian Church. (more…)

08/15/14 12:00pm
MIKE RUSSO PHOTO| Shelter Island Pilot's Association member Jim Pugh at the dedication of a new sign at Klenawicus Field Wednesday.

MIKE RUSSO PHOTO| Shelter Island Pilot’s Association member Jim Pugh, left, at the dedication of a new sign at Klenawicus Field Wednesday.

Wednesday the Klenawicus family, friends, pilots, Supervisor Dougherty and members of the Shelter Island Historical Society, partnered with the Shelter Island Pilot’s Association to create a a new marker of historical events that have occurred at Klenawicus Field. (more…)