09/08/18 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Rev. Nancy Remkus spearheaded the Kids’ Community Peace Chorus.

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Rev. Nancy Remkus spearheaded the Kids’ Community Peace Chorus.

The Reverend Nancy Remkus, interfaith/interspiritual minister from Sag Harbor, will preach at Union Chapel at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 9. Her sermon is entitled “To Everything There is a Season: Preparing for Fall.” This will be the closing service for Union Chapel’s 2018 season.

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08/30/18 2:00pm
JADE ECKARDT PHOTO The annual Kids' Snapper Derby goes all day long on Saturday, September 1.

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The annual Kids’ Snapper Derby goes all day long on Saturday, September 1.

A round-up of Shelter Island events and activities for the week of August 30, 2018.

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08/17/18 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTOS Kerry Kearney.

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Kerry Kearney.

On August 19, renowned blues musicians Kerry Kearney and Jack Licitra will perform at the Dering Harbor Inn for a pro-bono “Blues Afternoon” concert in honor of longtime Island resident Beau Gage, who died in April of 2017.

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08/16/18 2:00pm
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EVERY WEEK

50+ drop-in basketball, Sundays, noon to 2 p.m., school gym. No charge.

Adult coed drop-in basketball, Mondays and Thursdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., school gym. No charge.

Adult coed drop-in soccer, Tuesdays, 8:30 to 10 p.m., school gym. No charge.

Adult coed drop-in volleyball, Wednesdays, 7 to 10 p.m., school gym. No charge.

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08/13/18 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Composer Julian Grant will speak at the next Friday Night Dialogues at the library.

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Composer Julian Grant will speak at the next Friday Night Dialogues at the library.

Between January and October in 1828 two men from Edinburgh, William Burke and William Hare, taking advantage of a shortage of cadavers to be supplied for medical school dissection, systematically murdered 16 people, receiving a premium sum for each of their victims. In 1871 poet Edward Lear, as part of his compilation “Nonsense Songs, Stories, Botany and Alphabets,” wrote the “The Owl and the Pussycat,” which became a popular children’s rhyme. How are these two events, one of such a grisly nature and one of such whimsy, related?

In a word, musically!

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