12/01/16 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO These hardy souls helped raise more than $15,000 for the Friends of the Library.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO These hardy souls helped raise more than $15,000 for the Friends of the Library.

Thanksgiving weekend on Shelter Island, like many American places, provides space for a special time, when people celebrate with their families by either travelling to or hosting loved ones.

This sense of having a place to share happy memories is, if we’re lucky, one of the benefits of the long weekend. But we’re doubly fortunate that many Islanders remember more than just family gatherings from the past, but provide all of us with reminders of the community values of sharing and contributing that make our home better.

Plus, we have fun doing it. (more…)

12/01/16 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Shelter Island Historical Society's Havens Barn

COURTESY PHOTO | Shelter Island Historical Society’s Havens Barn will be the site of a holiday open house and Santa’s workshop on December 4.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

The Shelter Island Historical Society’s Holiday Open House & Santa’s Workshop in Havens Barn is Sunday, December 4, from 1 to 4 p.m. On view will be the Shelter Island School “Student & Faculty Art Show.” (more…)

12/01/16 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

 

EVENTS

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1

Make a snowball wreath, to decorate the children’s room at the library. 2:30 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042.

Shelter Island Book Club, discussion on “Remarkable Creatures” by Tracy Chevalier, 5 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042. (more…)

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12/01/16 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Eastern Long Island Hospital.

COURTESY PHOTO Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport.

President-elect Donald Trump campaigned on a platform that included a promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as “Obamacare,” raising questions about how health care could change in 2017.

Local hospitals are preparing by keeping a close eye on how the new administration is taking shape, including any developments regarding Mr. Trump’s goals and cabinet appointments. (more…)