09/07/17 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Summer sunset seen from the Pridwin.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO  |  Summer sunset seen from the Pridwin.

“Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,

Old time is still a-flying;

And this same flower that smiles today

Tomorrow will be dying.”

This first stanza of the poem “To the Virgins, To Make Much of Time” by 17th-century British poet Robert Herrick that comes to mind each year as I watch another summer end. (more…)

09/03/17 3:00pm
RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO | Myla and Leonardo Dougherty and red-tailed hawk with handler Jim MacDougall at Saturday’s Green Expo.

RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO | Myla and Leonardo Dougherty and red-tailed hawk with handler Jim MacDougall at Saturday’s Green Expo.

There were so many things to do here this past weekend. The Island was very busy with something for everyone. And it almost felt like it was the last weekend of the summer, even though Labor Day was yet to come.

It may be that schools are starting earlier or that parents want to get their kids ready for those schools that begin immediately after Labor Day. (more…)

08/31/17 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO  |  Pianist Weiyin Chen performs a solo concert at Perlman Music Program's Clark Arts Center on Friday, September 1.

COURTESY PHOTO | Perlman Music Program alum pianist Weiyin Chen performs a solo recital in the Clark Arts Center on Friday, September 1.

A WEEKEND OF MUSIC

This Labor Day weekend, Perlman Music Program hosts two musical events in the Clark Arts Center as part of its Stires-Stark Alumni Recital Series. On Friday, September 1 at 7:30 p.m., pianist Weiyin Chen performs a solo recital of Brahms, Schubert, and Schumann. (more…)

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10/21/15 4:30pm
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | Kenna McCarthy leading her teammates  onto the floor.

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | Kenna McCarthy leading her teammates onto the floor.

Seven really is a lucky number, especially for the Shelter Island School’s volleyball program.

With a win at Port Jefferson Tuesday, the varsity team claimed an incredible seventh consecutive undefeated league championship for the Island. But, actually, luck had nothing to do with it. Skill, teamwork and heart carried the Blue and Gray to victory. (more…)

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09/09/15 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Colibiri Lopez leaping to the ball in the Shelter Island School volleyball team’s home victory over Stony Brook Tuesday.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Colibri Lopez leaping to the ball in the Shelter Island School volleyball team’s home victory over Stony Brook Tuesday.

August 24 seems like a long time ago.

That was when Shelter Island Volleyball started practice for the 2015 season. The teams have come a long way in two weeks, Coach Jim Theinert is back in the gym, and now the Shelter Island junior varsity and varsity teams have completed their first league volleyball matches. (more…)