11/18/14 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Ninth grader Francesca Frasco working on a Science Fair project in teacher Daniel Williams’ laboratory after school hours as she prepares for the 50th annual event to be held at the school December 5. At rear is ninth grader Emily Strauss working on her Science Fair project.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Ninth grader Francesca Frasco working on a Science Fair project in teacher Daniel Williams’ laboratory after school hours as she prepares for the 50th annual event to be held at the school December 5. At rear is ninth grader Emily Strauss working on her Science Fair project.

Francesca Frasco, 14, is exploring estrogen mimics — artificial hormones that can affect our bodies.

Like any good scientist, the Shelter Island School freshman chose the topic because she wanted to break new ground. No one in the 50 year history of the school’s Science Fair has explored her subject.

“I thought it would be cool,” she said about the project she’s calling “Flies and Guys.”
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10/22/14 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Jenifer Maxson, who will perform ‘Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins,’ last spring at her Island home.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Jenifer Maxson, who will perform ‘Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins,’ last spring at her Island home.

Inspire some. Infuriate others.

That’s the reaction from the audience Jenifer Maxson expects when she performs “Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins” at the Ram’s Head Inn this Sunday, October 26 in a League of Women Voters fundraiser. (more…)

10/13/14 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Communities That Care leader Marilynn Pysher made a pitch to the Town Board last week for Shelter Island School’s part-time social worker Jennifer Olsen to provide part-time townwide services.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Communities That Care leader Marilynn Pysher made a pitch to the Town Board last week for Shelter Island School’s part-time social worker Jennifer Olsen to provide part-time townwide services.

Calling it an “exciting, needed, progressive, practical opportunity,” Communities That Care leader and Shelter Island Board of Education member Marilynn Pysher appealed to the Town Board last week to hire the school’s part-time social worker for additional part-time hours. (more…)