08/04/17 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Havens House

REPORTER FILE PHOTO  | The Shelter Island Historical Society’s Havens House. The August 5 house tour begins at the property on Route 114.

Seldom do we buy the house of our dreams. How we go about creating it is the theme of the Shelter Island Historical Society’s biennial house tour “Living with History/Making Choices,” which will be offered Saturday, August 5 from 2 to 5 p.m. On view will be five fabulous Island houses which present “choices” made, ranging from the minor to the radical. The homeowners will share their houses and their stories, showing how they went about creating their dreams and taking visitors on a trail that runs from the Heights to the end of Ram Island.  (more…)

08/03/17 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

EVENTS

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3

Battle of the Books, young adults practice. Noon, library. Practice Thursdays and Saturdays until final battle at Stony Brook University, August 12. (631) 749-0042.

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07/27/17 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | This 'brother' to the Havens House is among the homes on view in the Shelter Island Historical Society's biennie House Tour on August 5, 2017.

COURTESY PHOTO | This ‘brother’ to the Havens House is among the five homes on view in the Shelter Island Historical Society’s bienniel House Tour on August 5, 2017. The tour runs from 2 to 5 p.m. and is based on the theme “Living with History/Making Choices.

This week

CLASS FUNDRAISER

On Saturday, July 29, the Shelter Island classes of 2022 and 2023 will hold a multi-family yard sale, bake sale and car wash on the school grounds. The hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (more…)

07/27/17 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

EVENTS

THURSDAY, JULY 27

Farewell party, for Garth Griffin, longtime Recreation Director for the Town of Shelter Island. 4 to 7 p.m., American Legion Hall. $10. Cash bar.

Great Decisions, monthly discussion of today’s important world affairs. Topic: “Saudi Arabia in Transition.” 5:30 p.m., library. Call Jocelyn, (631) 749-0042 for details. (more…)

07/20/17 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A 2015 Shakespeare performance on the lawn at Sylvester Manor.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A 2015 Shakespeare performance on the lawn at Sylvester Manor.

SHAKESPEARE AT THE MANOR

Bringing dynamic arts programming to Shelter Island is a vital part of the mission at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm and since 2009, “Shakespeare at the Manor” has been a cornerstone in the Manor’s commitment to encourage deeper connections to culture and place. (more…)