04/13/18 12:00pm
DARIO ACOSTA PHOTO | Piano virtuoso Drew Petersen will perform on April 21 as part of the Shelter Island Friends of Music 2018 series.

DARIO ACOSTA PHOTO | Piano virtuoso Drew Petersen will perform on April 21 as part of the Shelter Island Friends of Music 2018 series.

The familiar theme of “local boy makes good” is coming to the Shelter Island Friends of Music 2018 series. On Saturday, April 21, at 8 p.m. the greatly admired, 24-year-old American pianist Drew Petersen, who has long-standing ties to the East End as a summer resident of East Hampton, will return to the Island for his third appearance with the Friends of Music. Admission is free. (more…)

01/11/18 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Mile Twelve bluegrass band plays at Shelter Island School on January 13.

COURTESY PHOTO | Mile Twelve bluegrass band plays at Shelter Island School on January 13.

MUSIC MAKING BY MILE TWELVE 

Sylvester Manor Educational Farm kicks off its 2018 concert series with a performance by Mile Twelve, the International Bluegrass Music Association’s 2017 Momentum Award-winning band. Happily hosting this annual post-holiday tradition will be Tom and Lisa and Friends. The concert is Saturday, January 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Shelter Island School Auditorium.  (more…)

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11/20/17 5:15am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Community Preservation Fund collects taxes on real estate sales to spend on open space aquisitions and water protection programs.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Community Preservation Fund collects taxes on real estate sales to spend on open space aquisitions and water protection programs.

Three of the five East End towns are reporting increases in Community Preservation Fund (CPF) revenues for the first nine months of 2017, but Shelter Island and East Hampton are showing decreases. (more…)

10/10/17 12:00pm
TIM PURTELL PHOTO | American elm in the Heights.

TIM PURTELL PHOTO | American elm in the Heights.

Latin Name: Ulmus americana

Locations: The American elm is a rare tree on Shelter Island. One large tree grows in the Heights across from the tennis court and there’s another elm nearby on the ferry line road. There’s a nice specimen in Sylvester Manor to the right side of the entrance road as you approach the Manor. And three huge trees can be found on the sides of Baldwin, South Menantic, and Sunshine roads. In East Hampton, magnificent old trees line Main Street and other locations.   (more…)

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08/29/17 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Community Preservation Fund collects taxes on real estate sales to spend on open space aquisitions and water protection programs.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Community Preservation Fund collects taxes on real estate sales to spend on open space aquisitions and water protection programs.

Seven months into the year, Shelter Island continues to show an increase in the amount of Community Preservation Fund money that is flowing into town coffers from a 2 percent tax paid by home buyers. (more…)