COURTESY PHOTO | The booklet cover is a map of Shelter Island by Louse Tuthill-Green.
Visitors to Shelter Island love the beaches, woods, events and eateries on the island, but first-timers don’t always know the extent of the diversity of the community.
Terry Lucas of the Shelter Island Public Library and Cindy Belt of Mashomack Preserve put their heads together over the winter and came up with the idea of the Shelter Island Scavenger Hunt. (more…)
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Kids at the parade in 2014.
Shelter Island’s Memorial Day events and ceremonies honor those who died while serving in America’s armed forces. They are a quintessential part of small town life and an annual tradition for locals and visitors alike.
This year, Memorial Day falls on Monday, May 30 with Shelter Island observances presented by American Legion Mitchell Post 281 and Ladies Auxiliary, as well as the Shelter Island Fire Department and its Ladies Auxilary. The Shelter Island Lions Club sponsors post-parade activities and food. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | Violinist Door Na will perform at the Clark Arts Center on Sunday, May 29.
The Perlman Music Program kicks off its summer season with full slate of events over Memorial Day weekend for fans of both music and art. (more…)
JAMES COLLIGAN PHOTO | A pair of bluebirds check out a nest box.
There is both good news and bad news for bird lovers at Mashomack. Under the bad news heading, the bout of cool, wet weather during the last week of April and first week of May has led to the deaths of numerous bluebird nestlings and eggs. (more…)
ADAM FLAX PHOTO | Pausing in a Mashomack field to listen (and look) for spring migrants as a swallow passes overhead.
A couple of Sundays ago, 38 different bird species were spotted during a “May-gration” bird walk at Mashomack Preserve.
To the uninitiated, that may sound like a remarkable number for a single outing, but Tom Damiani, who leads “May-gration” walks every Sunday of the month, was not impressed. (more…)