11/29/18 8:00am

COURTESY PHOTO
On November 20 Shelter Island School held a bagel breakfast in celebration of 77 students in grades 6 to 12 who achieved either Honor Roll or High Honor Roll status for the first quarter of the 2018-2019 school year.

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11/21/18 8:00am

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Thanksgiving Shelter Island style: scallops and Brussels sprouts.

If pilgrims and Native Americans actually had a feast of Thanksgiving in the fall of 1621, they probably ate bay scallops, and probably did not eat turkey. Certainly, the Butterball had not yet been invented.

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10/21/18 8:00am

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Long Island cheese pumpkins.

Have you noticed how Halloween is marked these days?

Or should I say the Halloween season? After all, the official date for ghosts and goblins is October 31, the day before All Saints Day on November 1. But the season of pumpkins begins around the last week in September and runs through the month of October. (more…)

08/23/18 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS Elisabeth Heimann with artist Melora Grifis.

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Elisabeth Heimann with artist Melora Grifis.

On August 18, people came from all over the Hamptons and the North Fork to participate in the 9th annual Artists of Shelter Island (ArtSI) Open Studio Tour. Fourteen local painters, sculptors, potters, mixed media artists, and one woman who creates “works that show surprise,” opened their in-home studios to tour participants — sometimes serving watermelon and other snacks, always eager to talk about their lives and works.

The Reporter interviewed three artists about their respective mediums, messages, and relationships to Shelter Island.

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08/01/18 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Alex Volpi, who broke the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League home run record this season while leading the Bucks into the post season.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Alex Volpi, who broke the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League home run record this season while leading the Bucks into the post season.

On July 20, Shelter Island Bucks first baseman Alex Volpi hit his 14th home run of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League (HCBL) season, breaking the league’s single-season record. But he wasn’t finished. The next day, Volpi set the HCBL career home run record with his 15th homer of the season. (more…)