KIRSTEN LEWIS ILLUSTRATION | Artwork from the cover of ‘Francis Dering at Newark Academy,’ a volume of ‘The Dering Letters.’
The name “Dering” is a familiar one on Shelter Island. There’s the harbor, the village and the inn, to name just a few prominent places, many of which we pass every day.
But with the publication of the four-volume series, “The Dering Letters,” the name may also come to mean a fascinating glimpse into the quotidian lives of Islanders and the fledgling United States during the 18th and 19th centuries. (more…)
Sylvester Manor’s second house concert will feature Nashville musician Jim Hurst, in two back-to-back performances at the Manor on Saturday, March 28 at 6 and 8 p.m. (more…)
CHARLES TUMINO ILLUSTRATION | The Sylvester Manor staff thanks the community for supporting its program of the Blues and roots celebration the weekend of February 28.
To the Editor:
On February 27 Shelter Island warmed up a chilly Friday evening as Sylvester Manor celebrated worksong and the origins of the Blues at the Shelter Island Library. The next morning Islanders arrived with open hearts at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church for a community remembrance of the indentured and enslaved interred in the Sylvester Manor Burying Ground. (more…)
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO
Deer cull numbers rise as the town’s Deer & Tick Committee members speculate on the increase of kills.
With only days remaining in the 2014-15 hunting season, Shelter Island has experienced a marked increase in the number of deer taken — 346 compared with 250 last year. (more…)
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Sylvester Manor’s Executive Director Cara Loriz, was honored at a farewell party, held at the American Legion, on February 21. Board Treasurer Kathleen Minder was one of the many well-wishers.