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07/09/14 9:27am
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | A South Ferry boat crossing the Shelter Island Sound at sunset.

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | A South Ferry boat crossing the Shelter Island Sound at sunset.

Crisis averted.

The Suffolk County Legislature voted unanimously to approve funding to dredge the South Ferry channel connecting Shelter Island with North Haven with work expected to be done between October 1 and January. (more…)

06/11/14 10:40am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Unveiling Tuesday of a mural commissioned by Jamie Figenbaum (right) to honor her parents, Alfred and Maud Figenbaum. It was painted by artist Catherine Brigham and hangs in the Shelter Island Elementary School wing.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Unveiling Tuesday of a mural commissioned by Jamie Figenbaum (right) to honor her parents, Alfred and Maud Figenbaum. It was painted by artist Catherine Brigham and hangs in the Shelter Island Elementary School wing.

Jamie Figenbaum loves Shelter Island.

So did her parents, Alfred and Maud Figenbaum, who were married here many years ago and brought her to the Island when she was only four. That’s why she wanted to offer the students of Shelter Island a lasting memory by commissioning a mural that artist Catherine Brigham created for the elementary school wing. (more…)

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05/08/14 2:00pm
MATT ROHDE PHOTO | An osprey-like view from Matt Rhode's second installment of a video project.

MATT ROHDE PHOTO | An osprey-like view from Matt Rhode’s second installment of a video project.

South Ferry Captain Matt Rohde has completed another of his beautiful videos of Shelter Island as part of his “Osprey Project.”

Captain Rohde uses a “quad copter” with a GoPro Hero 3 camera attached. He remotely guides the copter as it records video and he does all editing himself plus synchs music to make the incredible art works celebrating the beauty and mystery of Shelter Island. (more…)

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05/02/14 8:00am
PETER BOODY PHOTO | Bill and Mary Boeklen at ‘The Resort,’ as their cozy home — with its kayaks, XBox, fishing gear, pool and other fun things — is known among the kids in their extended family.

PETER BOODY PHOTO | Bill and Mary Boeklen at ‘The Resort,’ as their cozy home — with its kayaks, XBox, fishing gear, pool and other fun things — is known among the kids in their extended family.

South Ferry Captain Bill Boeklen is a happy man and everyone who sees him working the deck knows it.

“He’s the one who’s always smiling, always happy,” said his wife Mary, a special education aide at the Shelter Island School.

“I’ve always been like that,” said Bill. “People all my life have always been asking me, ‘Why are you smiling?’” (more…)