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07/21/17 4:30pm
Andrew Porzio started growing food in his backyard when he was a kid. He’s scaled up a bit.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Andrew Porzio started growing food in his backyard when he was a kid. He’s scaled up a bit.

When Andrew Porzio came to Sylvester Manor Educational Farm in the spring of 2016 as a farm apprentice, he’d already been growing food for a decade.

At 13, he walked into the backyard of his family’s home near Buffalo, picked a spot and started fencing it in with sticks. He was undeterred when his dad said his garden site was, “a little shady.” (more…)

07/06/17 10:00am

 

COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

EVENTS

THURSDAY, JULY 6

Fundraising party, to benefit the Strongpoint Theinert Ranch for veterans in New Mexico. 5 p.m. on the lawn at South Ferry. Cocktails and canapes served. Ferry cruise aboard the M/V Lt. Joe Theinert follows with dinner and dancing from 7 to 9 p.m. Register at jjtmf.org or call (631) 835-6503. (more…)

06/22/17 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

EVENTS

FRIDAY, JUNE 23

Endless Summer cocktail party, in support of the 60th annual Shelter Island Fireworks. 6 to 9 p.m., Sunset Beach. Open bar, hors d’oeuvres, music and raffles. $75 in advance, $100 at the door. Details at shelterislandfireworks.com (more…)

06/15/17 2:00pm
JUDY CARD PHOTO And they're off! The start of the 2016 Shelter Island 10K.

JUDY CARD PHOTO  |  And they’re off! The 2017 Shelter Island 10K/5K Run/Walk is June 17.

38TH ANNUAL 10K/5K

The 38th annual Shelter Island 10K/5K Run/Walk is Saturday, June 17 at 5:30 p.m. After the race, head to Island Boat Yard for the annual Runners Festival from 7 to 10 p.m. featuring food trucks, beer and wine, dancing with DJ Twilo, kids fun area with bounce houses, games and crafts, raffle prizes, a silent auction, and more. (more…)