01/16/17 12:00pm
PETER BOODY PHOTO | Bill and Mary Boeklen at home in May 2014. Mr. Boeklen died last summer, 22 days after being diagnosed with cancer.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Bill and Mary Boeklen at home in May 2014. Mr. Boeklen died last summer, 22 days after being diagnosed with cancer.

Listening to Mary Boeklen’s answering machine’s message, you’d likely conclude she’s a person without a care in the world.

That’s what faith can do, said South Ferry co-owner Cliff Clark, commenting on the strength that has carried Ms. Boeklen through the painful months since her husband, Bill, a much loved-South Ferry captain, died last summer, just 22 days after being diagnosed with cancer. (more…)

01/15/17 3:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO This map of walkable trails and open space and preserved lands is available on the town’s website at ShelterIslandTown.us/OpenSpace.

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This map of walkable trails and open space and preserved lands is available on the town’s website at ShelterIslandTown.us/OpenSpace.

In an effort to practice what I preach, I began the new year with a walking regimen. Part of my resolution to get more exercise and realize the attendant benefits.

My past week of walks has been a combination of walking along roadways — always facing the traffic — and walking through some of the town’s designated open-space areas. (more…)

01/12/17 2:00pm
The Shelter Island Library is offering tickets to screenings of the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD at Guild Hall in East Hampton. Tickets are $15 and performances include “Romeo et Juliette” on January 21. (Courtesy photo).

The Shelter Island Library is now offering tickets to screenings of the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD at Guild Hall in East Hampton. Tickets are $15 and performances include Barlett Sher’s production of Gounod’s opera “Romeo et Juliette” with Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo (above) on January 21. (Courtesy photo).

MET LIVE TICKETS

The Shelter Island Library is currently offering tickets to see performances of the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD which will be broadcast on a large screen at Guild Hall’s John Drew Theater in East Hampton on select Saturday afternoons in coming months. Tickets are $15 each and available for purchase at the circulation desk. Performances include “Romeo et Juliette” on January 21, “La Traviata” on March 11 and “Eugene Onegin” on April 22. All performances begin at 1 p.m.

Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton. For more information, call the library at (631) 749-0042. (more…)

01/12/17 10:00am
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EVENTS

THURSDAY, JANUARY 12

Young Adult Book Club, discuss great books over snacks. Suggestions for future titles welcome. 2:30 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042.

Shelter Island Book Club, “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett. 5 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042. (more…)

01/11/17 12:00pm
Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant in 'Florence Foster Jenkins.' Courtesy photo.

Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant in ‘Florence Foster Jenkins.’ Courtesy photo.

Stephen Frears’ 2016 film ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ will be screened at the Shelter Island Library on Tuesday, January 17 at 7 p.m. Written by Nicholas Martin, the biographical comedy-drama stars Meryl Streep as Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who, in the 1940s, became an opera singer known for her painful inability to sing. The problem was, she didn’t know she couldn’t sing. In this film version of her life, Hugh Grant plays her husband and manager, English Shakespearean actor, St. Clair Bayfield, who did his best to shield Florence from her critics, of which there were many.