03/08/18 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

EVENTS

THURSDAY, MARCH 8

Tai Chi classes, for senior citizens. 11 a.m. to noon, Senior Center. Classes meet Thursdays through April 26. Free. Register by calling the Senior Center at (631) 749-1059 or the instructor at (631) 853-6472.

“Equal Means Equal,” a screening of a documentary about women’s rights and the Equal Rights Amendment. 7 p.m., Shelter Island Library. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Shelter Island. (631) 749-0042. (more…)

09/19/14 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Portrait of Gertrude Jekyll by William Nicholson, painted in October 1920, commissioned by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

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Portrait of Gertrude Jekyll by William Nicholson, painted in October 1920, commissioned by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

The two grande dames that come to mind immediately are Gertrude Jekyll and Edith Wharton.

Gertrude Jekyll was born in London in 1843. Her father was an officer in the Grenadier Guards and her younger brother was a close friend of Robert Louis Stevenson — so close that Stevenson felt free to borrow the family’s last name for his famous story, “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.” (more…)

08/25/12 8:00am

The Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce will hold its 49th annual show of fine arts and quality crafts  from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

Nearly 100 artisans, some new and quite a few local, will exhibit their original work on the grounds of the Shelter Island School. In addition to the ceramics, paintings, artisanal foodstuffs, photographs, hand-carved duck decoys and much more, there will be a Shelter Island section with plenty of Island-themed gifts.

For information call 749-0399.