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03/16/17 4:30pm


“Our story as Christians begins with the refugee story,” Father Charles McCarron said, telling the saga of two adults traveling a great distance where their baby was born, and then soon after fleeing to a foreign country to escape tyranny.

The refugees to whom the St. Mary’s Episcopal Church priest was referring were, of course, Mary and Joseph and their journey to Bethlehem for the birth of the baby Jesus and then their fight into Egypt. (more…)

03/16/17 10:00am




Ferry Writers, 5 p.m., library. Advance registration requested. Email Jocelyn Ozolins at [email protected] or call (631) 749-0042 to register.


Make a rainbow jar, a children’s workshop to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. 3 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042.

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner, at the American Legion Hall. Seatings at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Corned beef and cabbage prepared by Fred Ogar. $20. Benefits the Shelter Island Food Pantry. Co-sponsored by Our Lady of the Isle Parish. Reserve at (631) 749-1180. (more…)

03/16/17 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Celtic fiddler Katie McNally

COURTESY PHOTO | Pianist and mandolin player Neil Pearlman and Celtic fiddler Katie McNally.

Musically speaking, this will be an active weekend on Shelter Island with the Presbyterian Church slated to host not one, not two, but three very different concerts in the days ahead.

First up on Friday, March 17 is a good dose of folk music with fiddler Katie McNally and pianist Neil Pearlman who play traditional tunes from Scotland and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church and is presented by Sylvester Manor Educational Farm. (more…)

03/12/17 1:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Reverend Stephen Fearing

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Reverend Stephen Fearing

I met last week with the Reverend Stephen M. Fearing, the young pastor at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church. Stephen, as he likes to be called, comes from Georgia, and was installed as pastor in July of 2014. He’s 29 years old and holds two masters degrees from Columbia Theological Seminary in Georgia.  (more…)

02/09/17 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Shelter Island Presbyterian Church

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Shelter Island Presbyterian Church.


Linda Bonaccorso will perform “Songs of Faith and Inspiration,” an afternoon of contemporary Christian music, gospel and hymns. The music takes place on Sunday, February 12 at 3 p.m. at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church. Refreshments will follow. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. For more information, call (631) 749-0805. (more…)