08/13/17 11:00am
BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO Valerie LaPapa giving a golf lesson to Mia Wilutis.

BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO
Valerie LaPapa giving a golf lesson to Mia Wilutis.

For many of you who play golf on Shelter Island, you know Valerie LaPapa.

Valerie is the person you meet when you golf at Gardiner’s Bay Country Club (GBCC) who immediately makes you feel better just because you’ve met her. (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…)

07/27/17 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | This 'brother' to the Havens House is among the homes on view in the Shelter Island Historical Society's biennie House Tour on August 5, 2017.

COURTESY PHOTO | This ‘brother’ to the Havens House is among the five homes on view in the Shelter Island Historical Society’s bienniel House Tour on August 5, 2017. The tour runs from 2 to 5 p.m. and is based on the theme “Living with History/Making Choices.

This week

CLASS FUNDRAISER

On Saturday, July 29, the Shelter Island classes of 2022 and 2023 will hold a multi-family yard sale, bake sale and car wash on the school grounds. The hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (more…)

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06/14/17 12:00pm
COURTESY ART

COURTESY ART

From the breathtaking views of the Island, to the chance to watch elite runners in action, the 38th annual running Saturday of the Shelter Island 10K/5K Run/Walk is ticketed to be a memorable event.

The Island’s signature sporting event highlights a strong field of athletes, including runners who have competed on the world’s stage. While a select few run with the intent of winning and capturing prize money, the majority of the field will simply be pleased to cross the finish line at Fiske Field. (more…)

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05/09/17 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Jay (Jake) Card III teeing off.

COURTESY PHOTO Jay (Jake) Card III teeing off.

This past weekend at the challenging Naples National Golf Club in Naples, Florida the club kicked off its Terra Cotta Invitational. This tournament has been held since 1996 and is ranked 79th in the world in men’s amateur events.

Being an invitational, the club makes it clear that it encourages applications that are carefully reviewed by the selection committee. They look at things such as world amateur rankings as well as college tournament performances. This year, with a little help from Gardiner’s Bay Country Club member Bryan Hanypsiak and the cub’s golf professional, Leigh Notley, Shelter Island’s Jay (Jake) Card III secured one of the 75 invitations for the tournament. (more…)