05/05/17 4:30pm
PHOTO: TIFFANY LAUFER/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS A monarch butterfly feeds on Joe Pye Weed, Eutrochium maculatum.

PHOTO: TIFFANY LAUFER/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS A monarch butterfly feeds on Joe Pye Weed, Eutrochium maculatum.

With so many signs of spring around us and a few summer-like days already here, most of us have probably started to think about our gardens and landscaping. Many early flowering plants have passed their peak and the sound of the lawnmowers have begun to penetrate our peaceful neighborhoods. Since this is the season of ‘things new,’ maybe we want to consider creating something different.

This is the time to break a bit from ordinary patterns and add adventure to our lives — or, at the very least, our landscaping. (more…)

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03/17/17 10:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The 'de-watering' project at the Shelter Island Historical Society construction site.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The ‘de-watering’ project at the Shelter Island Historical Society construction site.

The water in a recently created pond next to the Shelter Island Historical Society headquarters on Route 114 has been tested and given a clean bill of health. (more…)

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11/01/16 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Historical Society trustees and staff: From left, Bill Pederesen, Elizabeth Pederesen, Nanette Lawrenson, Jean Dickerson, Belle Lareua, Phyllis Wallace, Lily Hoffman, Alexandra Binder, Stephanie Lebowitz and Thom Milton

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Shelter Island Historical Society trustees and staff: From left, William Pedersen, Elizabeth Pedersen, Nanette Breiner-Lawrenson, Jean Dickerson, Belle Lareau, Phyllis Wallace, Lily Hoffman, Alexandra Binder, Stephanie Lebowitz and Thom Milton.

After years of planning and an ambitious $1.7 million capital campaign, the Shelter Island Historical Society created its own history on October 29 when it broke ground on construction of a state-of-the-art vault and study center to be built on the Havens House grounds on Route 114. (more…)

05/27/16 2:29pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Sarah Shepherd and her bees at last year’s Farmers Market.

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Sarah Shepherd and her bees at the Farmers Market.

Summer is here and so is the Havens Farmers Market. The market opens for the season on Saturday, May 28 and hours are 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Held on the grounds of the Shelter Island Historical Society’s Havens House Museum at 16 South Ferry Road (Route 114), Shelter Island, the market runs every Saturday morning, rain or shine, and ends Saturday, September 3. Vendors for 2016 include Alice’s Fish Market, the Blue Duck Bakery, Hampton Jam, Nofo Crunch and Goodale Farms. Admission is free.