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05/18/17 4:30pm
ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO The 2017 Lions Club Citizens of the Year, Al and Tippi Bevans at the Reporter’s office.

ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO
The 2017 Lions Club Citizens of the Year, Al and Tippi Bevans at the Reporter’s office.

For years, Tippi and Al Bevan have given generously of their time and energy to ensure that no one on the Island goes hungry.

Since 2006, the Bevans have managed the Food Pantry at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church and for the past 25 years, they have been delivering Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors on the Island.

On Thursday, May 25, they will add another title to their list of achievements — the Shelter Island Lions Club’s 2017 Citizens of the Year. (more…)

05/18/17 2:00pm
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GARY SENFT PHOTO | Mashomack Preserve hosts “May-gration” bird walks on Sunday, May 21 and Sunday, May 28 from 7 to 9 a.m. The walk is for ages 12 and up. Call (631) 749-4219 to register or email mashomackpreserve@tnc.org.

YARD SALE

The Shelter Island Presbyterian Church’s annual yard sale is Saturday, May 27 starting at 8 a.m. The sale will be held rain or shine. Donated items for the sale may be dropped off Friday, May 26 after 2 p.m. Please. no books, electronics or exercise equipment. Call (631) 749-0805 extension 5# if you have questions. (more…)

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05/12/17 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

Warming up
To the Editor:
The Reporter’s editorial is not the half of it (“What was the point?” May 4).

At an earlier Shelter Island League of Women Voters (SILWV) State of the Town luncheon, I led off with one of Governor Mario Cuomo’s favorite stories that he told many times. Boss Murphy stopping in a Catholic Church on the way to Tammany Hall, praying for “wisdom,” “compassion” and “kindness,” concluding, “We’ll steal the rest.”

In front of students and constituents, this display of bigotry against the Irish and condoning of theft and bribery was scandalous — perhaps there should be an independent investigation of the supervisor? (more…)

05/06/17 3:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Eric Silberger performing at the Shelter Island Friends of music concert at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church on April 22.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Eric Silberger performing at the Shelter Island Friends of music concert at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church on April 22.

Any concert of classical music offers the opportunity to provide something special: a unique performer, an extraordinary instrument, a daring program, a valued accompanist, and an unusually engaged audience.

Last week’s concert of the Shelter Island Friends of Music generated all of these results. (more…)

04/13/17 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO  |  The Slocan Ramblers will perform a living room concert at Sylvester Manor on Saturday, April 22.

COURTESY PHOTO | The Slocan Ramblers will perform a living room concert at Sylvester Manor on Saturday, April 22.

MUSIC AT THE MANOR 

The Slocan Ramblers are Canada’s young bluegrass band to watch. The group performs two shows in Sylvester Manor’s Living Room on Saturday, April 22, at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Rooted in bluegrass tradition, fearlessly creative, and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, the Slocans have quickly become a leading light of Canada’s roots music scene. They have built on their reputation for energetic live shows, impeccable musicianship and their uncanny ability to convert anyone within earshot into a lifelong fan.

Tickets are $25. To reserve, visit sylvestermanor.org. (more…)