07/21/17 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTOS | The Spain travellers (back row, from left) Michael Payano, Devon Bolton, Taylor McNemar, Owen Gibbs and Janine Mahoney; (front row, from left) Laura Mayo, Camryn Page, Mia Clark, Lizzie Cummings, Madi Hallman, Bianca Evangelista, Issie Sherman and Brenda Mayo.

COURTESY PHOTOS | The Spain travelers (back row, from left) Michael Payano, Devon Bolton, Taylor McNemar, Owen Gibbs and Janine Mahoney; (front row, from left) Laura Mayo, Camryn Page, Mia Clark, Lizzie Cummings, Madi Hallman, Bianca Evangelista, Issie Sherman and Brenda Mayo.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Shelter Island Educational Foundation, assistance from the Lions Club and a great amount of fundraising, earlier this month, 10 Shelter Island students (and their chaperones) traveled to Cádiz, Spain where they spent 10 days living with host families in this coastal Atlantic city.

A bike tour included a stop at Castillo de Santa Catalina in Cádiz.

A bike tour included a stop at Castillo de Santa Catalina in Cádiz.

After attending school daily, the group explored old Cádiz — thought to be the oldest city in Western Europe. They toured on bicycle, learned flamenco, explored Phonecian ruins, dined on tapas, cooked paella, surfed, and mastered the use of public transportation.

Two day-trips to the British territory of Gibraltar and the city of Sevilla were highlights. From Gibraltar, students were able to see the Mediterranean, the Atlantic and the continent of Africa, all from one view. In Sevilla, the group visited the site of the creation of the first world map and the cathedral holding the remains of Christopher Columbus.

After 10 wonderful days, the students sadly said adiós to their host families and returned home, a little better at Spanish, a little more independent, and ready to take on the world.

06/11/17 11:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Matthew, left, and Brian Feinstein.

COURTESY PHOTO
Matthew, left, and Brian Feinstein.

Through the years, Shelter Island has been proud of its golfers. The way this year is panning out, that’s not going to change. Golfers continue to show we can play darn good golf right here on this little island.

Through the years we’ve enjoyed accomplishment after accomplishment and not just on our Island, but throughout the state and country. Just last week 61 year-old Jay Sessa was playing in a national event as the oldest player in the field. The week before that and the week after, Jay “Jake” Card III finished second in two major tournaments. (more…)

05/25/17 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

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EVENTS

THURSDAY, MAY 25

Senior Citizen trip, to Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut. Bus leaves 7:15 a.m. for Orient Point. Particpants will buy their Sea Jet tickets at the Cross Sound Ferry office. Call Mollie Strugats for details and information at (631) 749-1456.   (more…)

10/06/16 2:00pm
The official 2016 Hamptons International Film Festival poster featuring ‘Ship of Fools,’ a painting by artist John Alexander.

The official 2016 Hamptons International Film Festival poster featuring ‘Ship of Fools,’ a painting by artist John Alexander.

HAMPTONS FILM FEST

The first hint of fall is in the air, and for film lovers that means just one thing — the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) is gearing up for another run on the East End over Columbus Day Weekend.

The 24th edition of the HIFF runs from October 6 to 10 and includes 68 features and 58 shorts — representing the work of filmmakers from 32 countries — that will be screened at venues in East Hampton, Sag Harbor and Southampton. In addition to the movies, HIFF also hosts panel discussions and parties.

For full schedule, film descriptions and ticket packages and passes visit hamptonsfilmfest.org. (more…)