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08/05/14 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Shelter Island Police Officer Chris Drake had some guests in his police cruiser recently on one of his tours, with budding journalists getting a sense of what it’s like to be on patrol.

COURTESY PHOTO |
Shelter Island Police Officer Chris Drake had some guests in his police cruiser recently on one of his tours, with budding journalists getting a sense of what it’s like to be on patrol.

On a cloudy summer afternoon, three young teenagers sat locked in the back of Shelter Island Police Officer Chris Drake’s police cruiser. Curious bystanders may have noticed there were no metallic handcuffs, but the youngsters had their hands full with pens and notebooks. (more…)

07/26/14 8:00am
PETER WALDNER PHOTO

PETER WALDNER PHOTO

Acclaimed Shelter Island artist Bob Markell, or a reasonable facsimile, last seen on a  boat going off-Island, is shown here enthralling — or maybe puzzling — a group of Camp Quinipet kids this week.

Watch this spot in coming weeks, as we track Bob’s progress through the Island, all leading to the annual ArtSI Studio tour coming up August 16 and 17.

For more information, visit artsi.info.

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06/21/14 12:00pm
COURTESY ART | It's the course, of course, that attracts many runners to the Shelter Island 10K.

COURTESY ART | It’s the course, of course, that attracts many runners to the Shelter Island 10K.

From the breathtaking views of the Island, to the chance to watch Meb Keflezighi, winner of the Boston Marathon and the American record holder for 10 kilometers, the 35th annual running of the Shelter Island 10K is ticketed to be a memorable event. (more…)

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06/11/14 11:30am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO One of many summer programs that has been hosted at Camp Quinipet is this SigmaCamp program for students with advanced abilities in science and technology. The camp not only hosts other groups, but offers its own programs for both day and overnight campers.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
One of many summer programs that has been hosted at Camp Quinipet is  SigmaCamp  for students with advanced abilities in science and technology. The camp not only hosts other groups, but offers its own programs for both day and overnight campers.

Shelter Island is not only a paradise for adults, but also for children with a host of activities — everything from one-day to summer-long programs. But competition is stiff for many of the activities, so it’s important to make choices rapidly and get registered. (more…)

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05/09/14 2:30pm
SCOTT ENSTINE PHOTO Lisa Krekeler at home with her new children’s book, “Emily and the Kindness Bracelet,” which ties in with her jewelry-making business.

SCOTT ENSTINE PHOTO
Lisa Krekeler at home with her new children’s book, “Emily and the Kindness Bracelet,” which ties in with her jewelry-making business.

A 29-year-old former upstater who lives with her husband Scott Enstine on Shelter Island, where she directs the summer sailing program at Camp Quinipet, Lisa Krekeler has done something surprising with her extensive academic background in communication — that’s “communication” ending with an “N” not an “S.” (more…)