PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SHELTER ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY.
Shelter Island takes care of its own. These Island groups represent all age groups and address a range of community programs and services, supported largely by volunteer efforts and donations. In addition, each of the Island’s churches provides outreach programs. During this season, please consider helping out or lending a hand — and let us know if we have inadvertently omitted any group.
Anne DeStefano of Shelter Island passed away unexpectedly in her sleep in the early hours of Thursday, August 17, 2017 at North Shore Hospital in Manhasset where she was awaiting heart surgery. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO James Monatgue flashing some power at the charity cricket match last year at the field next to the Island Boatyard .
The story of one of the signature community events of the Shelter Island summer began in England. (more…)
THURSDAY, JULY 20
Ferry Writers, join in writing exercises with a supportive group. 5 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042.
FRIDAY, JULY 21
The Examined Life, a philosophy discussion group led by Wendy Turgeon. 1 p.m., library. Read and discuss essays from “The Stone Reader.” (631) 749-0042.
Friday Night Dialogues, Callie Atkins and Glenn Waddington discuss their circumnavigation of the entire Island on foot. 7 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042. (more…)
Jim Preston (center), head of the non-profit Shelter Island Ambulance Foundation, and Detective Sergeant Jack Thilberg, the Town’s director of Emergency Medical Services, (right) present $85,000 check to Supervisor Jim Dougherty toward the purchase of a future new ambulance.
The Shelter Island Emergency Medical Services team takes pride in quickly responding to medical emergencies and rapidly getting patients to the area hospital that best suits their needs — despite being surrounded on all sides by water. (more…)