07/27/17 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

EVENTS

THURSDAY, JULY 27

Farewell party, for Garth Griffin, longtime Recreation Director for the Town of Shelter Island. 4 to 7 p.m., American Legion Hall. $10. Cash bar.

Great Decisions, monthly discussion of today’s important world affairs. Topic: “Saudi Arabia in Transition.” 5:30 p.m., library. Call Jocelyn, (631) 749-0042 for details. (more…)

07/20/17 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

EVENTS

THURSDAY, JULY 20

Ferry Writers, join in writing exercises with a supportive group. 5 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042.

FRIDAY,  JULY 21

The Examined Life, a philosophy discussion group led by Wendy Turgeon. 1 p.m., library. Read and discuss essays from “The Stone Reader.” (631) 749-0042.

Friday Night Dialogues, Callie Atkins and Glenn Waddington discuss their circumnavigation of the entire Island on foot. 7 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042. (more…)

04/27/17 2:00pm
DON BINDLER PHOTO  |  Redstart and babies at Mashomack Preserve.

DON BINDLER PHOTO | Redstart and babies at Mashomack Preserve.

BIRDING AT MASHOMACK

Know the difference between cardinals and blue jays, but not much else? Like the outdoors and learning new things? On Sunday, April 30 from 8 to 10 a.m. Mashomack Preserve offers “Birding for Beginners.”  (more…)

06/09/16 4:30pm
ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO | Moderator and retired Foreign Service Officer Kirk Ressler exchanges ideas with Ann Brunswick at the May 26 ‘Great Decisions’ discussion.

ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO | Moderator and retired Foreign Service Officer Kirk Ressler exchanges ideas with Ann Brunswick at the May 26 ‘Great Decisions’ discussion.

From where we sit on eastern Long Island, sometimes it can be difficult to grasp the complications of the world’s social, political and economic realities. The evening news offers only a fleeting glimpse of what’s happening abroad — these days the circus-like atmosphere of national presidential politics gets far more airtime — and putting the wider world into context can be extremely difficult.

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