05/28/16 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | The booklet cover is a map of Shelter Island by Louse Tuthill-Green.

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…)

05/27/16 8:00am
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO |

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…)

05/13/16 4:30pm
ADAM FLAX PHOTO | Pausing in a Mashomack field to listen (and look) for spring migrants as a swallow passes overhead.

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…)