09/27/18 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTOS Rebekah Brown and Abraham Susser were married last Saturday afternoon.

COURTESY PHOTOS
Rebekah Brown and Abraham Susser were married last Saturday afternoon.

Rebekah and Abraham met and fell in love on Shelter Island and worked together at Vine Street Café during the summers of their courtship. Their wedding on the first day of fall was warm and sunny, but more to the point, marine conditions were perfect, since the bride arrived in an Island-made boat that was borrowed and blue.

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07/20/18 8:00am
DAVE RUBY PHOTOS Participants in ‘Rocking the Boat’ hard at work on their wooden H12 boat.

DAVID RUBY PHOTOS
Participants in ‘Rocking the Boat’ hard at work on their wooden H12 boat.

On Wednesday, July 25, the Shelter Island Yacht Club (SIYC) will host a race and dinner for participants of the “Rocking the Boat” program, a non-profit youth empowerment initiative that offers boat building, environmental science education, and youth sailing and rowing to at-risk high school students in the South Bronx — the nation’s poorest congressional district.

Their slogan? “Kids don’t just build boats, boats build kids.”

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07/09/17 8:00am
JANINE MAHONEY PHOTOS | The 7th graders and crew aboard the Alabama.

JANINE MAHONEY PHOTOS | The 7th graders and crew aboard the Alabama.

On June 19, a group of 14 seventh graders from Shelter Island School ferried to New London and boarded the Alabama, a 124-foot schooner built in 1928, owned by Black Dog Tall Ships. This annual trip, funded in great part by the Shelter Island Educational Foundation, gives students a real world experience as members of the crew. (more…)