02/10/17 10:00am
TIM PURTELL PHOTO | White Pines at Sylvester Manor.

TIM PURTELL PHOTO | White Pines at Sylvester Manor.

This week, the Reporter begins a new column by Tim Purtell, the president of the non-profit organization Shelter Island Friends of Trees. Each month, Tim will explore the history, name and statistics associated with  various tree species found on the Island and provide details of where you can see them for yourself. Enjoy! (more…)

01/10/17 4:30pm
The Lonely Heartstring Band, George Clements (guitar), Matt Witler (mandolin), Charles Clements (bass), Patrick M'Gonigle (fiddle), and Gabe Hirshfeld (banjo). (Courtesty photo).

COURTESY PHOTO The Lonely Heartstring Band, George Clements (guitar), Matt Witler (mandolin), Charles Clements (bass), Patrick M’Gonigle (fiddle), and Gabe Hirshfeld (banjo).

Local bluegrass fans know that each January, Shelter Island is the place to be when Sylvester Manor presents its annual traditional music concert in the school auditorium.

But when The Lonely Heartstring Band heats up the school’s stage this Saturday evening, bluegrass lovers will hear at least one player who had to move thousands of miles and cross an international border in order to tap into the traditional American music form he now calls his own. (more…)

01/03/17 4:30pm
The Lonely Heartstring Band. (courtesy photo)

The Lonely Heartstring Band. (courtesy photo)

Bluegrass is coming back to the Island.

Sylvester Manor sponsors its annual bluegrass concert at Shelter Island School on Saturday, January 14 at 7 p.m. The January concert has historically featured some of the hottest bands on the traditional music scene. This year is no exception, and this time around, the music will be provided by The Lonely Heartstring Band. Based in Massachusetts, the group describes as being “nourished by deep roots in the expansive canon of traditional American music.” (more…)

12/13/16 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Student Olivia Yeaman at the Board of Education meeting Monday night, speaking about the  advantages of  a mindfulness program she hopes will become part of every student’s day at Shelter Island School.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Student Olivia Yeaman at the Board of Education meeting Monday night, speaking about the advantages of a mindfulness program she hopes will become part of every student’s day at Shelter Island School.

Concerned about students who, with their parents, have opted for education off-Island, the Shelter Island School’s administration and Board of Education are trying to get a handle on their motivations and what can be done to entice them to attend Shelter Island School. (more…)

12/08/16 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

EVENTS

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8

Lego Club, 2:30 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042.

Third annual Decorate Your Door, Store or More, a contest sponsored by the Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce. Vote online for your favorite through December 18. shelterislandchamber.org. (more…)