11/22/17 2:00pm
PETER WALDNER ILLUSTRATION | Get ready to take the Turkey Plunge — this Saturday, Crescent Beach.

PETER WALDNER ILLUSTRATION | Get ready to take the Turkey Plunge — it’s Saturday, November 25 at Crescent Beach.

TAKE THE PLUNGE!

A plunge into the frigid waters of the bay in support of the public library has become a Thanksgiving weekend tradition here. The 8th annual Turkey Plunge is Saturday, November 25 at 11 a.m. sharp at Crescent Beach and costumes are highly encouraged.

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11/16/17 2:00pm
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | Sophia Strauss (center), with saloon girls Lyng-

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | On Friday, November 24, Peter Waldner will host a screening of “Behind Curtains,” his documentary about the 2017 Shelter Island School production of the musical “Curtains.” Above, a western-themed number from the show.

SIEF GRANTS CELEBRATION

All Islanders are welcome to join board members of the Shelter Island Educational Foundation (SIEF) and grant recipients at the Grants Celebration on Sunday, November 19 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Shelter Island Library. The event is a chance for students and teachers to talk about opportunities they’ve had in the past to learn outside the classroom through the SIEF grant program. (more…)

10/26/17 2:00pm
ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO | Sylvester Manor

ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO | Sylvester Manor Educational Farm hosts “Mysteries of the Manor” on October 28.

MYSTERIES AT THE MANOR

On Saturday, October 28 from noon to 3 p.m., Sylvester Manor Educational Farm hosts “Mysteries of the Manor,” an afternoon of frightful family fun with ghoulish games, creepy crafts, a freaky photobooth, face painting and farm animals. Costumes are encouraged and fefreshments will be for sale. Admission is $5, free for ages 10 and under. Visit sylvestermanor.org for details. (more…)

10/25/17 10:47am
COURTESY PHOTO Joseph Denny, ready to hit the trail.

COURTESY PHOTO Joseph Denny, ready to hit the trail.

Shelter Island is full of hiking trails, but beyond the trail system at Mashomack Preserve, the location of many of the other public trails that dot the Island is not common knowledge.

Which is why Joseph Denny is setting out to change that. (more…)

10/20/17 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Bennett and some of his cut paper artwork

COURTESY PHOTO | Bennett and some of his cut paper artwork

Bennett Konesni, cofounder of Sylvester Manor Educational Farm, will share some of the traditional paper cutting techniques his ancestors used to create timeless images of everyday moments at a “Zenday Workshop” decorative paper cutting class. The workshop will be held in the Manor dining room on Saturday, October 21 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and everyone will take home art pieces they create. (more…)