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…)
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19
Decoupage lanterns, a workshop for school-age children. 3 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042.
Ferry Writers, hone your writing skills with a supportive group. 5 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042. (more…)
KATERINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | An artifact from when Shelter Island was a key player in the industry of the east coast.
Fish in general and oysters in particular have long been a way of life on Shelter Island, providing sustenance and a profession to generations of residents. Until the 1950s, the Shelter Island Oyster Company was a booming aquatic enterprise located on the shores of Dering Harbor. That was then, and though not as plentiful as they once were, efforts are underway across the East End to bring oysters back to local waters — which is reason enough to celebrate. (more…)