04/19/18 4:30pm
1950 pictorial map of Shelter Island illustrated by The Nelson Studio, St. James, N.Y. (Donor: Helen Wortis)

1950 pictorial map of Shelter Island illustrated by The Nelson Studio, St. James, N.Y. (Donor: Helen Wortis)

The board room at Shelter Island Town Hall is often dominated by discussions pertaining to pressing issues that will affect Islanders in the future. But right now, at least one wall of the room is dominated by a pictorial slice of Shelter Island’s past. (more…)

04/19/18 2:00pm
DARIO ACOSTA PHOTO  |  Piano virtuoso Drew Petersen will perform on April 21 as part of the Shelter Island Friends of Music 2018 series.

DARIO ACOSTA PHOTO | Piano virtuoso Drew Petersen will perform on April 21 as part of the Shelter Island Friends of Music 2018 series.

ON PIANO, DREW PETERSEN

The Shelter Island Friends of Music Concert Series for 2018 is proud to present “A Season of Prizewinning Virtuosos” and a performance by piano virtuoso Drew Petersen. According to composer Lukas Foss, Mr. Petersen “… feels the music, he can make it come alive again, make you touched by it… That’s what is unusual. … He is not just a child prodigy but is a brilliant musician.”   (more…)

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04/02/18 12:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Civil rights leader and Nobel Prize laureate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. 

Senator Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota won the Democratic primary in Wisconsin, but Hubert Humphrey would go on to claim the nomination and then be defeated by Republican Richard Nixon in the general election.

“2001: A Space Odyssey,” directed by Stanley Kubrick, premiered in Washington, D.C.

North Vietnam leaders agreed to meet United States representatives to setup preliminary peace talks.

The Academy Awards were postponed until April 10 because of the Martin Luther King murder.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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03/31/18 3:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Cris DiOrio is the new manager of the Havens Farmers’ Market which is held throughout the summer on the grounds of the Shelter Island Historical Society.

COURTESY PHOTO |  Cris DiOrio is the new manager of the Havens Farmers’ Market which is held throughout the summer on the grounds of the Shelter Island Historical Society.

This spring, the Shelter Island Historical Society welcomes Cris DiOrio as the new manager of the Havens Farmers Market. After graduating from the Shelter Island School, Mr. DiOrio volunteered for AmeriCorps in New Orleans where he helped build a community garden. He later enrolled at Middlebury College in Vermont, and during his first year there helped develop a community group that built the Middlebury Area Community Garden (MACG).  (more…)

03/15/18 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Chef Seth Nathan of Isola will be the culinary guest at the next Celebrity Chef Dinner on March 21, 2018. This will be the last Celebrity Chef for the season — the series will return in the fall.

COURTESY PHOTO | Chef Seth Nathan of Isola will be the culinary guest at the next Celebrity Chef Dinner on March 21, 2018. This will be the last Celebrity Chef for the season — the series will return in the fall.

CELEBRITY CHEF

Seth Nathan from Isola is the  next chef at the popular Celebrity Chef Dinner series offered by the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church.  (more…)