03/01/18 10:00am
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COURTESY PHOTO

EVENTS

THURSDAY, MARCH 1

Book in the Woods, “Mud” by Mary Lyn Ray and Lauren Stringer. Take half-mile walk and read a story as you go. Through March. Mashomack Preserve.

Art history course, by Otis College of Art and Design sponsored by the library. Learn about the role of the French avant-garde in modern approaches to art in the 19th century. Four-week program with video presentations and on-line reading. Thursdays in March at 5:15 p.m. in the lower level Community Room. Free, but registration required. Call (631) 749-0042 to register. (more…)

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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03/10/17 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Gift of Life Foundation President Ken Lewis addresses the crowd at the Ram’s Head Inn.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Gift of Life Foundation President Ken Lewis addresses the crowd at the Ram’s Head Inn.

The 17th annual Cheryl Hannabury Memorial “Celebration of Life” community cocktail party was held on March 4 at the Ram’s Head Inn.

The gala, an Island tradition, is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Island Gift of Life Foundation which helps families across the East End with uninsured costs incurred during treatment of serious diseases —including travel and lodging expenses for family members when treatment centers are beyond driving range of home.  (more…)

03/02/17 4:30pm
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REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Ken Lewis at a previous Celebration of Life gala dressed as a mermaid… or rather a merman.

A crawfish, a mermaid, a lady in black.

These are just three of the disguises Ken Lewis has donned in recent years in his role as auctioneer at the annual Cheryl Hannabury Memorial “Celebration of Life” community cocktail party. (more…)

12/17/16 11:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The new map of Shelter Island produced by the Chamber of Commerce and designed by Designed by Louise O’Regan Clark of Shelter Island Graphics.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO The new map of Shelter Island produced by the Chamber of Commerce and designed by Designed by Louise O’Regan Clark of Shelter Island Graphics.

Staying close to home
Family-run businesses are the backbone of the Shelter Island economy. And these businesses — some new, some decades old — are a huge part of what makes the Island such a unique place to live and visit.

Small-business owners also serve as defacto community leaders. They sit on boards of local nonprofits. They run for office. Above all, they get involved. (more…)