04/27/17 2:00pm
DON BINDLER PHOTO  |  Redstart and babies at Mashomack Preserve.

DON BINDLER PHOTO | Redstart and babies at Mashomack Preserve.

BIRDING AT MASHOMACK

Know the difference between cardinals and blue jays, but not much else? Like the outdoors and learning new things? On Sunday, April 30 from 8 to 10 a.m. Mashomack Preserve offers “Birding for Beginners.”  (more…)

04/26/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Owen Gibbs checks out an offer of summer employment at the Gardiner's Bay Country Club from golf pro Leigh Notley.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Student Owen Gibbs checks out an offer of summer employment at Gardiner’s Bay Country Club from golf pro Leigh Notley.

Employers came because they want to keep it local. Students came for opportunities to gain summer employment and, for some, make connections that could lead to future full-time employment.

The second year for the Shelter Island School’s Job Fair on Friday, organized by guidance counselor Martha Tuthill, was a success, she said, expressing delight with the turnout on the part of both employers and students. (more…)

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04/24/17 2:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Supervisor Jim Dougherty at the Ram’s Head Inn Sunday giving the ‘State of the Town’ address

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Supervisor Jim Dougherty at the Ram’s Head Inn Sunday giving the ‘State of the Town’ address

The need to replace aged septic systems on the Island could surpass the crisis of tick-borne diseases as a priority on Shelter Island.

That’s according to Supervisor Jim Dougherty, who spoke to more than 100 people Sunday at the Ram’s Head Inn for the annual State of the Town address, sponsored by the Shelter Island League of Women Voters. (more…)

04/20/17 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Daffodil days are here again. The annual Shelter Island Daffodil Show is Saturday, April 22.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Daffodil days are here again. The annual Shelter Island Daffodil Show is Saturday, April 22 at Camp Quinipet.

DAFFODIL TIME IS HERE!

The Garden Club of Shelter Island will be celebrating over 20 years of Daffodil Shows this year with its event on Saturday, April 22 at Quinipet Camp & Retreat Center from 2 to 5 p.m. The show was founded by the late Alice Fiske, who was the first Lady of Sylvester Manor. It will be adjudicated by nine American Daffodil Society judges from around the country who will be spending the weekend on Shelter Island.  (more…)