07/07/17 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Shelter Island Library.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Shelter Island Library.

The Shelter Island Public Library has a full slate of events planned for the big tent set up all week in the lot on Bateman Road next door to the library. There is something for everyone! (more…)

11/28/15 4:10pm
BEVERELA WALZ PHOTOS | Hardy (foolish?) souls racing to the water for the 6th annual Turkey plunge Saturday morning at Crescent Beach.

BEVERELA WALZ PHOTOS | Hardy (foolish?) souls racing to the water for the 6th annual Turkey Plunge Saturday morning at Crescent Beach.

The 6th annual Friends of the Library Turkey Plunge at Crescent Beach this morning, with all proceeds gong to the library, was once again one of the most joyous events of the season.

With temperatures approaching 60 and no wind, veteran plungers responded with bravado; one participant said, “It’s a day at the beach,” and a local who hails from the other side of the pond compared the morning to “a summer’s day in England.” (more…)

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07/03/15 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The remains of the Artemus Ward boathouse that was destroyed by amateur fireworks in July 1995.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
The remains of the Artemus Ward boathouse that was destroyed by amateur fireworks in July 1995.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The Equal Employment Opportunities Commission was established. (more…)

12/01/14 11:53am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | More than 130 people of all ages dashed into the bay from Crescent Beach Saturday for the 5th annual Turkey Plunge, a fundraiser for the Friends of the Library.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | More than 130 people of all ages dashed into the bay from Crescent Beach Saturday for the 5th annual Turkey Plunge, a fundraiser for the Friends of the Library.

Among the costumed revelers at Crescent Beach Saturday for the 5th annual Turkey Plunge, was a man dressed in a black and purple cassock.

Asked what his costume represented, Reverend Stephen Fearing, pastor of the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church said, “An ordained Presbyterian minister. Free baptisms today. A baptism you’ll remember.” (more…)

11/03/14 10:00am
PETER WALDNER ILLUSTRATION |

PETER WALDNER ILLUSTRATION |

Save the date: Saturday, November 29 at 11 a.m. at Crescent Beach, where the 5th annual Shelter Island Turkey Plunge will take place, rain, snow, sleet or shine. They’re hoping for shine.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, this year’s plunge will be dedicated to Gail Vielbig, who, along with her granddaughter Charlotte del Col, was a moving force behind the idea for the event. She successfully raised money by asking for donations for her not to plunge! (more…)