COURTESY SYLVESTER MANOR EDUCATIONAL FARM Professor Eben B. Horsford, ca. 1890.
When food historian Linda Civitello, author of “Cuisine and Culture: A History of Food and People,” tells the story of baking powder, as she did at a recent Friday Night Dialogue at the library, she starts by describing the state of bread baking in this country before baking powder existed. An America unrecognizable to this reporter; a place without chocolate chip cookies and cupcakes. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO Winners all. From lef, Matthew Strauss, Emma Teodoru, Jane Richards, Katharine Doyle and Luke Lowell-Liszanckie. The first four took home trophies from the Long Island Science Congress while the ASM International Long Island Chapter presented Luke with a $50 check for his science achievements.
Shelter Island students are among a small group statewide who have undertaken scientific explorations for which there was no technology even a few years ago.
Thanks to the cooperation of Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, the students are engaged in projects that will move scientific knowledge forward and put them on the road to careers where they can continue to provide new knowledge to the wider scientific community. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO Shelter Island High School alums Margaret Michalak and Matt BeltCappellino had a chance to meet up at the Collegiate Club Volleyball Nationals in Kansas City, Missouri.
When high school athletes think about playing sports in college, normally they envision a varsity team at a NCAA level. While that may be the goal of elite athletes willing to dedicate themselves to their chosen sport six or seven days a week, there are other choices to continue playing sports at the collegiate level. (more…)
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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…)
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Senior Emily Hyatt will attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a prestigious school of science and engineering.
Given a choice, most teenagers would avoid changing high schools. Emily Hyatt has no regrets for making the change. (more…)