08/15/17 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Superintendent Christine Finn with Board of Education President Graffagnino .

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Superintendent Christine Finn with Board of Education President Graffagnino .

The Shelter Island Board of Education is continuing to interview candidates to replace business leader Tim Laube who resigned last month to take a job as business manager in the Eastport-South Manor School District, much nearer to his home. (more…)

08/11/17 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Pictured recently are , from left, Julia Labrozzi, Sophia Strauss and Tim Purtell interviewing Lucio Martinez for the Shelter Island Historical Society’s ‘Living History’ program. .

COURTESY PHOTO
Pictured recently are, from left, Julia Labrozzi, Sophia Strauss and Tim Purtell interviewing Lucio Martinez for the Shelter Island Historical Society’s ‘Living History’ program.
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The Shelter Island Historical Society’s “Living History” program is one that involves Shelter Island students interviewing other students about their lives here. (more…)

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07/29/17 11:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

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Catching the boat
To the Editor:
A point of clarification on Jimi Rando’s Letter to the Editor (“Missing the Boat,” July 20.) (more…)

07/21/17 2:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS Shelter Island Friends of Fighting Chance hosted a charity cocktail reception on July 15 at the Dering Harbor home of Kirk Ressler. The crowd enjoyed a fine summer day with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails on the lawn. Friends of Fighting Chance include, from left, Barbara Groves, Nancy Greenberg, Julie Karpeh, Dr. Marty Karpeh, Karrie Robinson, Duncan Darrow (chair and founder of Fighting Chance), Laura Grenning, Kirk Ressler (host) and Susan Scanlon.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS
Shelter Island Friends of Fighting Chance hosted a charity cocktail reception on July 15 at the Dering Harbor home of Kirk Ressler. The crowd enjoyed a fine summer day with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails on the lawn. Friends of Fighting Chance include, from left, Barbara Groves, Nancy Greenberg, Julie Karpeh, Dr. Marty Karpeh, Karrie Robinson, Duncan Darrow (chair and founder of Fighting Chance), Laura Grenning, Kirk Ressler (host) and Susan Scanlon.

The Shelter Island Educational Foundation’s 8th annual Porch Party took place on July 16 at the Ram Island home of Margaret and David Doyle, who are shown above with their guests.

The Shelter Island Educational Foundation’s 8th annual Porch Party took place on July 16 at the Ram Island home of Margaret and David Doyle, who are shown above with their guests.

Hay Beach Property Owners Association hosted its 2017 Summer Cocktail Party on July 15 at the home Kathryn and Tom Speechley who are shown above with Fred Bonocore (center), president of the association.

Hay Beach Property Owners Association hosted its 2017 Summer Cocktail Party on July 15 at the home Kathryn and Tom Speechley who are shown above with Fred Bonocore (center), president of the association.

 

07/21/17 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTOS | The Spain travellers (back row, from left) Michael Payano, Devon Bolton, Taylor McNemar, Owen Gibbs and Janine Mahoney; (front row, from left) Laura Mayo, Camryn Page, Mia Clark, Lizzie Cummings, Madi Hallman, Bianca Evangelista, Issie Sherman and Brenda Mayo.

COURTESY PHOTOS | The Spain travelers (back row, from left) Michael Payano, Devon Bolton, Taylor McNemar, Owen Gibbs and Janine Mahoney; (front row, from left) Laura Mayo, Camryn Page, Mia Clark, Lizzie Cummings, Madi Hallman, Bianca Evangelista, Issie Sherman and Brenda Mayo.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Shelter Island Educational Foundation, assistance from the Lions Club and a great amount of fundraising, earlier this month, 10 Shelter Island students (and their chaperones) traveled to Cádiz, Spain where they spent 10 days living with host families in this coastal Atlantic city.

A bike tour included a stop at Castillo de Santa Catalina in Cádiz.

A bike tour included a stop at Castillo de Santa Catalina in Cádiz.

After attending school daily, the group explored old Cádiz — thought to be the oldest city in Western Europe. They toured on bicycle, learned flamenco, explored Phonecian ruins, dined on tapas, cooked paella, surfed, and mastered the use of public transportation.

Two day-trips to the British territory of Gibraltar and the city of Sevilla were highlights. From Gibraltar, students were able to see the Mediterranean, the Atlantic and the continent of Africa, all from one view. In Sevilla, the group visited the site of the creation of the first world map and the cathedral holding the remains of Christopher Columbus.

After 10 wonderful days, the students sadly said adiós to their host families and returned home, a little better at Spanish, a little more independent, and ready to take on the world.