BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS | Carolers will take part in the tree lighting at The Chequit on December 9.
TREE LIGHTING AT THE CHEQUIT
On Saturday, December 9, The Chequit hosts a Christmas tree lighting to benefit the Shelter Island Historical Society. The event runs from 4 to 6 p.m. and includes a bake sale, refreshments, ornament and cookie decorating, carolers and photo booth with Santa. 4 to 6 p.m. (more…)
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30
Tea & Tree deadline, if you’re not already a member or donor — join Sylvester Manor by December 1 to receive invitation to annual members, donors, volunteers and sponsors holiday celebration scheduled for December 10. Details at sylvestermanor.org or (631) 749-0626 (more…)
PETER WALDNER ILLUSTRATION | Get ready to take the Turkey Plunge — it’s Saturday, November 25 at Crescent Beach.
TAKE THE PLUNGE!
A plunge into the frigid waters of the bay in support of the public library has become a Thanksgiving weekend tradition here. The 8th annual Turkey Plunge is Saturday, November 25 at 11 a.m. sharp at Crescent Beach and costumes are highly encouraged.
REPORTER FILE PHOTO
To the Editor:
A couple of errors in the October 26 Reporter article sharing the happy news that the town came in with a modest 3.6 percent budget increase for 2018 — the important one to correct being the misstatement that $1 million is in the general fund balance. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | Author Helene Stapinski speaks at Friday Night Dialogues on November 3.
MURDER IN MATERA
Writer Helene Stapinski grew up hearing lurid stories of her great-great-grandmother Vita who had committed murder in southern Italy and fled to America with her three children.
More than a century later, and over the course of 10 years, Ms. Stapinski traveled to Basilicata, a mountainous region in Italy’s “instep” to discover what really happened. (more…)