12/07/17 2:00pm

 

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS  |  Carolers will take part in the tree lighting at The Chequit on December 9.

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…)

11/30/17 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

EVENTS

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…)

11/22/17 2:00pm
PETER WALDNER ILLUSTRATION | Get ready to take the Turkey Plunge — this Saturday, Crescent Beach.

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.

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11/06/17 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Curious
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…)

11/02/17 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Author Helene Stapinski speaks at Friday Night Dialogues on November 3.

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…)