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.

 

07/13/17 2:00pm
LINDSAY MORRIS PHOTO  |  Chris Pickerell

LINDSAY MORRIS PHOTO | Chris Pickerell, a marine biologist, offers ‘Backyard Archaeology’ at the Shelter Island Historical Society on July 15.

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ARCHAEOLOGY BEGINS AT HOME 

Chris Pickerell is a marine biologist and director of the marine program at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County.

He normally writes and lectures about science, but also enjoys discussing and writing about the things he collects whenever given the chance. On Saturday, July 15 from 4 to 6 p.m., Mr. Pickerell will present “Backyard Archaeology: Piecing Together Local History One Fragment At A Time” in the Shelter Island Historical Society’s Havens Barn.  (more…)

07/07/17 11:35pm
COURTESY PHOTO The Jim Hurst Trio

COURTESY PHOTO The Jim Hurst Trio

JIM HURST TRIO CREEKSIDE 

Sylvester Manor welcomes back guitar veteran and “house concert alum” Jim Hurst to kick off the 2017 Creekside Concerts this Sunday along with bassist Erik Alvar and fiddler/mandolinist Nate Lee. Jim Hurst Trio performs at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 9 at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm. Gates open at 5 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the gate. Kids under 10 are free. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. For details visit sylvestermanor.org or call (631) 749-0626. (more…)

06/30/17 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | 1907 ‘Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I’ by Klimt

COURTESY PHOTO | 1907 ‘Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I’ by Klimt

RECOVERING LOOTED NAZI ART

Raymond Dowd, an attorney specializing in recovery of art looted by the Nazis, will be the next guest speaker at the Shelter Island Library’s Friday Night Dialogues program on June 30. Mr. Dowd’s talk begins at 7 p.m. and he will share details about how looted art bankrolled the Nazi war machine and about legal efforts to return art to the rightful owners, despite opposition from some of the world’s most prominent museums and art collectors.   (more…)