12/19/17 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Jimbo Theinert, far left, with participants in a recent veterans’ retreat at the Strongpoint Theinert Ranch in New Mexico. A Shelter Island couple has raised $20,000 for construction of a bunkhouse that will expand the capacity of the ranch to offer restorative retreats, free of charge, to active and veteran soldiers and Gold Star families. The charity was created in honor of Mr. Theinert’s brother, Lt. Joseph L. Theinert of Shetler Island, killed in action in Afghanistan in 2010.

COURTESY PHOTO Jimbo Theinert, far left, with participants in a recent veterans’ retreat at the Strongpoint Theinert Ranch in New Mexico. A Shelter Island couple has raised $20,000 for construction of a bunkhouse that will expand the capacity of the ranch to offer restorative retreats, free of charge, to active and veteran soldiers and Gold Star families. The charity was created in honor of Mr. Theinert’s brother, Lt. Joseph L. Theinert of Shetler Island, killed in action in Afghanistan in 2010.

A girl who died of leukemia at age 4 nearly 40 years ago is being remembered by her family in a gift to the Lt. Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Fund that her mother said helps fulfill a promise she made to “live in happiness for her.” (more…)

11/28/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Will Smiley going strong to he hoop in the annual Thienert 3 on 3 tournament last weekend at the school gym.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Will Smiley going strong to he hoop in the annual Thienert 3 on 3 tournament last weekend at the school gym.

Once again, this year’s “3 on 3” basketball tournament was a huge success, helping support the nonprofit Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Fund.

This event is just one of several that are hosted throughout the year to fund the Strongpoint Theinert Ranch, which helps veterans and Gold Star families. (more…)

08/03/17 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | The Barefoot Movement will perform on the lawn at Sylvester Manor on Sunday, August 13 at 6 p.m

COURTESY PHOTO | The Barefoot Movement will perform on the lawn at Sylvester Manor on Sunday, August 13 at 6 p.m

IT’S SUMMER — LET’S GO BAREFOOT! 

Sylvester Manor Educational Farm continues its summer concert series with The Barefoot Movement on Sunday, August 13 at 6 p.m. The group first appeared at Sylvester Manor two years ago at a sold-out house concert, and returning to the summer Creekside stage will be fiddler Noah Wall, mandolinist Tommy Norris, guitarist Alex Conerly and upright bassist Katie Blomarz.

Sample provided food and beverages or bring a picnic and enjoy the wonder and serenity of a Creekside Concert at Sylvester Manor.

Tickets for the Barefoot Movement are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate. Visit sylvestermanor.org or call the Manor at (631) 749-0626.

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08/03/17 10:00am
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EVENTS

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3

Battle of the Books, young adults practice. Noon, library. Practice Thursdays and Saturdays until final battle at Stony Brook University, August 12. (631) 749-0042.

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07/27/17 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | This 'brother' to the Havens House is among the homes on view in the Shelter Island Historical Society's biennie House Tour on August 5, 2017.

COURTESY PHOTO | This ‘brother’ to the Havens House is among the five homes on view in the Shelter Island Historical Society’s bienniel House Tour on August 5, 2017. The tour runs from 2 to 5 p.m. and is based on the theme “Living with History/Making Choices.

This week

CLASS FUNDRAISER

On Saturday, July 29, the Shelter Island classes of 2022 and 2023 will hold a multi-family yard sale, bake sale and car wash on the school grounds. The hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (more…)