08/11/17 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Pictured recently are , from left, Julia Labrozzi, Sophia Strauss and Tim Purtell interviewing Lucio Martinez for the Shelter Island Historical Society’s ‘Living History’ program. .

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Pictured recently are, from left, Julia Labrozzi, Sophia Strauss and Tim Purtell interviewing Lucio Martinez for the Shelter Island Historical Society’s ‘Living History’ program.
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The Shelter Island Historical Society’s “Living History” program is one that involves Shelter Island students interviewing other students about their lives here. (more…)

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11/01/16 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Historical Society trustees and staff: From left, Bill Pederesen, Elizabeth Pederesen, Nanette Lawrenson, Jean Dickerson, Belle Lareua, Phyllis Wallace, Lily Hoffman, Alexandra Binder, Stephanie Lebowitz and Thom Milton

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Shelter Island Historical Society trustees and staff: From left, William Pedersen, Elizabeth Pedersen, Nanette Breiner-Lawrenson, Jean Dickerson, Belle Lareau, Phyllis Wallace, Lily Hoffman, Alexandra Binder, Stephanie Lebowitz and Thom Milton.

After years of planning and an ambitious $1.7 million capital campaign, the Shelter Island Historical Society created its own history on October 29 when it broke ground on construction of a state-of-the-art vault and study center to be built on the Havens House grounds on Route 114. (more…)

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10/07/16 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Julia Labrozzi at the Shelter Island School, with students from past years on display behind her.

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Julia Labrozzi at the Shelter Island School, with students from past years on display behind her.

Julia Labrozzi, who has just started her senior year at the Shelter Island School, is eager to tell me something important about her early school days.

Once upon a time the wide white-striped street crossing in front of the school led to a tiny store, known as Carol’s Luncheonette that was every schoolchild’s delight. Stocked with lollipops and gum, with a refrigerator full of Yoo-hoo chocolate drink and shelves full of knickknacks, magazines, newspapers and toys, it was an after school hangout that figures prominently in the memories of many local people. (more…)

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09/22/15 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Havens House, headquarters of the Shelter Island Historical Society on South Ferry Road.

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Havens House, headquarters of the Shelter Island Historical Society on South Ferry Road.

There’s apparently some good news emanating from the Shelter Island Historical Society relating to fundraising to cover construction costs for the planned vault, classroom and display space.

But details will have to wait for a press release from Executive Director Nanette Breiner Lawrenson next month. (more…)