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EVENTS

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12

Book in the woods, through October read pages of “Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn” on half-mile Mashomack Preserve trail. Adult must accompany children. Call for details (631) 749-4219.

Voter registration, for library budget vote. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Library, upper level. (more…)

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11/01/16 7:29am
Steppin' lively as the parade kicks off Monday afternoon.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Steppin’ lively as the annual Shelter Island Halloween Parade kicks off Monday afternoon in the Center.

A perfect autumn afternoon was the special setting for the annual Shelter Island Halloween Parade in the Center Monday. Many veterans of the parade said it was the best attended in years.

Revelers of all ages strutted their stuff and then headed into the firehouse for hotdogs and other treats. Soon it was off to Smith Street and environs for trick or treating and more fun.

Reporter staff photographer Beverlea Walz captured part of the  the joyous day. (more…)

11/06/15 12:00pm
 CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Island scallopers heading out from Congdon Creek at sunrise.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Island scallopers heading out from Congdon Creek at sunrise.

Early November is a time of Halloween hangovers, abbreviated afternoons, yard signs screaming for votes and, at least for some, Ishmael’s “damp, drizzly” weariness of the soul.

Around here you can add an important date — the opening day of scallop season. For a string of years of poor harvests, the first Monday in November was a time baymen were right in tune with the “Moby Dick” narrator’s feelings of loss for a way of life that seemed to have ended. (more…)

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11/04/14 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO The Shelter Island School cross country team’s state qualifiers. From left, Kal Lewis, Jack Kimmelmann, Sawyer Clark, Joshua Green, Lindsey Gallagher, Emma Gallagher, Caitlin Binder and Francesca Frasco.

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The Shelter Island School cross country team’s state qualifiers. From left, Kal Lewis, Jack Kimmelmann, Sawyer Clark, Joshua Green, Lindsey Gallagher, Emma Gallagher, Caitlin Binder and Francesca Frasco.

On Halloween the Shelter Island boys and girls cross country teams traveled to Sunken Meadow State Park for the Section XI State Qualifiers. They came away with a solid second place behind Pierson, narrowly missing the Class D team first place prize by a mere three points.

But one Island racer brought home a championship. (more…)