02/15/18 2:00pm
“Negative Space,” a stop-motion animated short will be screened at Bay Street Theater . It’s about a father and son bonding over the shared ritual of packing for his frequent business trips.

COURTESY PHOTO  |  “Negative Space,” a stop-motion animated short, will be screened at Bay Street Theater on February 24 (See “Across the Moat” section). The film will be screened in partnership with the Hamptons International Film Festival and is about a father and son bonding over the shared ritual of packing for his frequent business trips.

FEBRUARY’S CELEBRITY CHEF

The next Celebrity Chef dinner at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church will feature Michelle Beckwith. The dinner will be held Thursday, February 15 at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall and the menu will include antipasto, Ceasar salad, chicken saltimbocca over spinach, parmesan rice and panna cotta with berries. To reserve, call the church office at (631) 749-0805. (more…)

01/11/18 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Mile Twelve bluegrass band plays at Shelter Island School on January 13.

COURTESY PHOTO | Mile Twelve bluegrass band plays at Shelter Island School on January 13.

MUSIC MAKING BY MILE TWELVE 

Sylvester Manor Educational Farm kicks off its 2018 concert series with a performance by Mile Twelve, the International Bluegrass Music Association’s 2017 Momentum Award-winning band. Happily hosting this annual post-holiday tradition will be Tom and Lisa and Friends. The concert is Saturday, January 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Shelter Island School Auditorium.  (more…)

12/17/17 11:00am
DON BINDLER PHOTO A snowy owl in flight Thursday.

DON BINDLER PHOTO |  A snowy owl captured in flight on Shelter Island last January.

The killing of game birds and non-game birds on Christmas was a long held custom by sportsmen and others.

Then in 1900, this annual event was turned into a non-consumptive count by National Audubon ornithologist Frank M. Chapman who envisioned this census of birds as an accurate way to collect data on bird populations across the United States. Today, it is one of the longest running citizen science projects in the world. (more…)