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…)
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…)
THURSDAY, JUNE 29
Great Decisions, monthly discussion of today’s important world affairs. “Conflict in the South China Seas.” 5:30 p.m., library. Call Jocelyn, (631) 749-0042 for details. (more…)
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…)
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…)