01/17/18 4:30pm
SCOTT FEIERSTEIN PHOTO | A wedding at de Seversky Mansion in Brookville, New York shot by Scott Feierstein.

SCOTT FEIERSTEIN PHOTO | A wedding at de Seversky Mansion in Brookville, New York shot by Scott Feierstein.

Shelter Island photographer Scott Feierstein is pleased to announce that he has been inducted into The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame for 2018. The Knot is an online wedding app and only wedding professionals and vendors who have earned four or more of the organization’s Best of Weddings awards are inducted into the Hall of Fame. (more…)

01/15/18 4:30pm
PHOTOS BY SCOTT FEIERSTEIN OF RED SWEATSHIRT PHOTOGRAPHY | From left, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes on fiddle, mandolin player David Benedict, bass player Nate Sabat, guitarist and singer Evan Murphy, and Catherine “BB” Bowness on banjo.

PHOTOS BY SCOTT FEIERSTEIN OF RED SWEATSHIRT PHOTOGRAPHY | From left, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes on fiddle, mandolin player David Benedict, bass player Nate Sabat, guitarist and singer Evan Murphy, and Catherine “BB” Bowness on banjo.

A quintet of talented musicians traveled to Shelter Island from Massachussets last weekend to perform in Sylvester Manor’s annual bluegrass concert. The January concert is a long-standing Island tradition and it takes place each year in the school auditorium. Tom Hashagen, who organizes the concerts for Sylvester Manor, has developed a knack for finding the hottest young bluegrass bands on the circuit today — and Saturday’s concert was no exception.
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01/14/18 11:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Maggie Davis leading a fitness class in the park.

COURTESY PHOTO | Maggie Davis leading a fitness class.

Many of us start the New Year with the best of intentions but find it difficult to maintain our resolve. Everyone struggles with temptation and procrastination. These are not individual weaknesses or personal inadequacies. Just as we can lift weights and make our muscles stronger, we can strengthen the brain and become better decision makers. Taking willpower out of the moral domain and putting it in the scientific domain is empowering. (more…)

01/12/18 10:00am
ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTOS | The new lower level space is ready for the library’s littlest visitors.

ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTOS | The new lower level space is ready for the library’s littlest visitors.

It all began with a visit to the South Fork where Terry Lucas, director of the Shelter Island Library, and some members of the Shelter Island Friends of the Library traveled to Bridgehampton to take part in a seminar at the Hampton Library.

As the group gathered in the library’s downstairs community room, one of the Shelter Island participants noticed that the children’s area was also on the lower level, adjacent to the community room.

This was in stark contrast to the Shelter Island Library where the kids’ section has always been on the main floor and, at times, bothersome to the adult patrons.  (more…)

01/11/18 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Mile Twelve bluegrass band plays at Shelter Island School on January 13.

COURTESY PHOTO | Mile Twelve bluegrass band plays at Shelter Island School on January 13.

MUSIC MAKING BY MILE TWELVE 

Sylvester Manor Educational Farm kicks off its 2018 concert series with a performance by Mile Twelve, the International Bluegrass Music Association’s 2017 Momentum Award-winning band. Happily hosting this annual post-holiday tradition will be Tom and Lisa and Friends. The concert is Saturday, January 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Shelter Island School Auditorium.  (more…)