11/16/17 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

EVENTS

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16

Ecumenical breakfast, for senior citizens. 10 a.m. Shelter Island Presbyterian Church. $5. Reserve at (631) 749-1059. If possible, bring a food item or monetary donation for the food pantry.

Banana piano, use the library’s Makey-Makey kit to build a banana keyboard. 3 p.m., library. (more…)

11/15/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Emerging from the frigid waters during the inaugural plunge in 2010.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Emerging from the frigid waters during the inaugural plunge in 2010.

Calling all turkeys … and gorillas and clowns and superheroes! The 8th annual Turkey Plunge is Saturday, November 25 at 11 a.m. sharp at Crescent Beach.

For the uninitiated, the Turkey Plunge, a brief, but frigid dip into the waters of the bay, is a Thanksgiving weekend tradition in these parts. Sponsored by Friends of the Shelter Island Library, costumes are highly encouraged while plunging and money raised from entry fees and fundraising efforts benefit library programming all year long.

It’s a tradition that began back in 2009 when Peter and Gail Vielbig’s daughter and grandchildren were visiting for Thanksgiving.  (more…)

11/15/17 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO

The birthday of the United States Marine Corps is celebrated every year on November 10 with a traditional ball and cake-cutting ceremony.

On that day in 1775, the Continental Marines were established.

Though no ball was held at the Shelter Island American Legion hall last Friday to honor the day, there was cake to share — and cutting it were Bill Kraft and Mitchell Clark.

11/14/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ | Andy Steinmuller blows out the candles on his cake at the Center firehouse.

BEVERLEA WALZ | Andy Steinmuller blows out the candles on his cake at the Center firehouse.

Andy Steinmuller, a long-time member of Shelter Island Fire Department’s Board of Fire Commissioners, celebrated his 90th birthday on Sunday, November 12 at the Center Firehouse.

Helping to commemorate the occasion were family, friends and fellow Fire Department members and auxiliary members who packed the place in order to wish Andy a very happy birthday.

11/13/17 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Legion Commander Dave Clark raising Old Glory — with some help from his friends— at Veterans Day services Saturday in the Center.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Legion Commander Dave Clark raising Old Glory — with some help from his friends— at Veterans Day services Saturday in the Center.

A large crowd gathered near the flagpole in front of American Legion Mitchell Post 281 last Saturday in the Center to honor all those who have served in the armed forces. (more…)