07/22/17 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Codger at home with Crone  (a ka a Lois B. Morris) and Cur (Milo) at their West Neck Road home.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Codger at home with Crone (aka a Lois B. Morris) and Cur (Milo) at their West Neck Road home.

In celebration of his second anniversary at this corner, Codger is available for questions.

Is it impolite to honk at three bicyclists riding slowly abreast in front of my car?
It certainly is, and it violates the spirit of Shelter Island civility, libertarianism and passive-aggression. Honking can only be justified as an alternative to running them over. Codger disapproves of that, in most cases. (more…)

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07/21/17 4:30pm
Andrew Porzio started growing food in his backyard when he was a kid. He’s scaled up a bit.

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…)

07/20/17 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A 2015 Shakespeare performance on the lawn at Sylvester Manor.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A 2015 Shakespeare performance on the lawn at Sylvester Manor.

SHAKESPEARE AT THE MANOR

Bringing dynamic arts programming to Shelter Island is a vital part of the mission at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm and since 2009, “Shakespeare at the Manor” has been a cornerstone in the Manor’s commitment to encourage deeper connections to culture and place. (more…)

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07/07/17 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Annette Hinkle outside the Reporter’s office last week.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Annette Hinkle outside the Reporter’s office last week.

In the Shelter Island Reporter, you won’t often find stories about the staff, even though they are some of the most interesting people you’ll ever meet.

But Community News Editor Annette Hinkle’s story is too good not to be told. (more…)

06/30/17 12:00pm

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Story Thyme: Sylvester Manor and the Shelter Island Library are partnering again this summer to provide an immersive reading experience for little ones. Every Saturday from 10 to 10:30 a.m., come to the Sylvester Manor Farmstand on Manwaring Road to enjoy a story. The stories about farm life, vegetables and animals fit well with the surroundings, and participants can also partake in the vegetable pickup and visit the chickens and pigs. (more…)