11/18/14 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Ninth grader Francesca Frasco working on a Science Fair project in teacher Daniel Williams’ laboratory after school hours as she prepares for the 50th annual event to be held at the school December 5. At rear is ninth grader Emily Strauss working on her Science Fair project.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Ninth grader Francesca Frasco working on a Science Fair project in teacher Daniel Williams’ laboratory after school hours as she prepares for the 50th annual event to be held at the school December 5. At rear is ninth grader Emily Strauss working on her Science Fair project.

Francesca Frasco, 14, is exploring estrogen mimics — artificial hormones that can affect our bodies.

Like any good scientist, the Shelter Island School freshman chose the topic because she wanted to break new ground. No one in the 50 year history of the school’s Science Fair has explored her subject.

“I thought it would be cool,” she said about the project she’s calling “Flies and Guys.”
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11/10/14 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Shelter Island Education Foundation Board members Christine Gallagher (left) and Kristina Lange talked about the upcoming Grant Celebration at Sylvester Manor and funding that has been provided to individuals and programs.

JULIE LANE PHOTO |
Shelter Island Education Foundation Board members Christine Gallagher (left) and Kristina Lange talked about the upcoming Grant Celebration at Sylvester Manor and funding that has been provided to individuals and programs.

As the Shelter Island Educational Foundation looks ahead to its Sunday, November 16 Grant Awards Celebration at Sylvester Manor, board members are reflecting on the almost $1 million raised through the years for Island students. (more…)

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10/08/14 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Sara Gordon on the back porch of the Manor House, with a view of Gardiner’s Creek that has remained unchanged for hundreds of years.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Sara Gordon on the back porch of the Manor House, with a view of Gardiner’s Creek that has remained unchanged for hundreds of years.

When Sara Gordon, strategic director at Sylvester Manor, takes her usual walk around the property, her route takes her past the site of an ancient Native American settlement on the peninsula that pokes into Gardiner’s Creek. (more…)