12/01/17 4:30pm
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SHELTER ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SHELTER ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

Shelter Island takes care of its own. These Island groups represent all age groups and address a range of community programs and services, supported largely by volunteer efforts and donations. In addition, each of the Island’s churches provides outreach programs. During this season, please consider helping out or lending a hand — and let us know if we have inadvertently omitted any group.
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08/12/17 8:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The interior of Shelter Island’s Union Chapel.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO
The interior of Shelter Island’s Union Chapel.

August 13, marks the 81st annual memorial service for The Garden Club of Shelter Island, a tradition begun in 1936. The Reverend Thomas LaMothe, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Greenport, will preach. (more…)

08/05/17 3:00pm
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | The baskets the children are holding represent designs they created for a garden habitat for their favorite animals. Owls, sharks, guinea pigs, dolphins, kittens, ducks, chickens, tigers and pandas were all represented — as well as deer and butterflies. Front row, kneeling or seated, from left: William Marshall, Gracie Marshall, Christopher Ward, Alfie Brigham, Thia Hatchett, Regina Weisenberg and Eliza McCarthy. Back row: Arianna Riley, Jayla Jones, Ryan Sanwald, Mae Brigham, MacKenzie Speece, Johanna Kaasik, Sadie Green-Clark, Juliana Medina and Maeve Purcell. Carol B. Russell, youth chair of the Garden Club of Shelter Island, stands behind the group.

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | The baskets the children are holding represent designs they created for a garden habitat for their favorite animals. Front row, kneeling or seated, from left: William Marshall, Gracie Marshall, Christopher Ward, Alfie Brigham, Thia Hatchett, Regina Weisenberg and Eliza McCarthy. Back row: Arianna Riley, Jayla Jones, Ryan Sanwald, Mae Brigham, MacKenzie Speece, Johanna Kaasik, Sadie Green-Clark, Juliana Medina and Maeve Purcell. Carol B. Russell, youth chair of the Garden Club of Shelter Island, stands behind the group.

GThis year, the Garden Club of Shelter Island celebrated Youth Recognition Day on June 15 at Gardiner’s Bay Country Club.

This event ends a school year’s worth of participation for the youth members of the Garden Club. (more…)

07/13/17 2:00pm
LINDSAY MORRIS PHOTO  |  Chris Pickerell

LINDSAY MORRIS PHOTO | Chris Pickerell, a marine biologist, offers ‘Backyard Archaeology’ at the Shelter Island Historical Society on July 15.

This week

ARCHAEOLOGY BEGINS AT HOME 

Chris Pickerell is a marine biologist and director of the marine program at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County.

He normally writes and lectures about science, but also enjoys discussing and writing about the things he collects whenever given the chance. On Saturday, July 15 from 4 to 6 p.m., Mr. Pickerell will present “Backyard Archaeology: Piecing Together Local History One Fragment At A Time” in the Shelter Island Historical Society’s Havens Barn.  (more…)