08/07/18 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Shelter Island Early Childhood Learning Center teachers Hannah Gray (left) and her assistant, Samantha De Mar.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Shelter Island Early Childhood Learning Center teachers Hannah Gray (left) and her assistant, Samantha De Mar.

Ask Hannah Gray what she did on her summer vacation and she’ll tell you about her week in Gilwel Park, north of London, which she describes as “a lovely area for children and foxes.”

It wasn’t your typical kick-back vacation. (more…)

08/01/18 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS Maestro Itzhak Perlman performing with the PMP column.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS
Maestro Itzhak Perlman performing with the PMP column.

“A Taste of the Island,” the Perlman Music Program’s (PMP) annual summer benefit, took place at the waterfront campus on Friday, July 27.

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07/26/18 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO Students of the Perlman Music Program will perform August 3 at 7:30 p.m. under the tent on the Perlman campus

This week

AUTHOR READINGS

Finley’s Fiction is hosting book signings by authors and sisters Carrie Doyle and Liz Doyle Carey, who will be at the bookstore on Thursday, July 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. Carrie Doyle has a Hampton Murder Mystery series about an innkeeper who lives in East Hampton and has her fourth book in the series, “The Death in Bull Path,” coming out next week. Liz Doyle Carey has a Junior Lifeguards series geared towards ages 10 to 14 and will be celebrating her fifth and sixth books, “Mayday” and “Take a Stand.” (more…)

06/15/18 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Shelter Island students on a scavenger hunt for edible plants at the Sylvester Manor Educational Farm.

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Shelter Island students on a scavenger hunt for edible plants at the Sylvester Manor Educational Farm.

It was a busy Friday at Sylvester Manor when elementary school students descended on the farm field in early morning to learn that the staff was preparing for the first Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) pickup scheduled for the following day.

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06/13/18 4:30pm
SCOTT FEIERSTEIN PHOTO Acabonac Farms owner Stephen Skrenta with his herd, which is calling Sylvester Manor’s pastures home for the summer.

SCOTT FEIERSTEIN PHOTO Acabonac Farms owner Stephen Skrenta with his herd, which is calling Sylvester Manor’s pastures home for the summer.

Around 40 grass-fed cows have booked a summer home on the Island.

For the second consecutive summer, Sylvester Manor Educational Farm is home to a herd of grass-fed cattle that belong to Acabonac Farms. The Amagansett-based beef producers lease 60 acres from the Manor to “finish” cattle, utilizing an intensely managed system of rotational grazing that promotes soil health regeneration and carbon sequestration.

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