BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Emerging from the frigid waters during the inaugural plunge in 2010.
Calling all turkeys … and gorillas and clowns and superheroes! The 8th annual Turkey Plunge is Saturday, November 25 at 11 a.m. sharp at Crescent Beach.
For the uninitiated, the Turkey Plunge, a brief, but frigid dip into the waters of the bay, is a Thanksgiving weekend tradition in these parts. Sponsored by Friends of the Shelter Island Library, costumes are highly encouraged while plunging and money raised from entry fees and fundraising efforts benefit library programming all year long.
It’s a tradition that began back in 2009 when Peter and Gail Vielbig’s daughter and grandchildren were visiting for Thanksgiving. (more…)
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTOS | Here’s the window box, as close up as I could manage.
And so the season draws to a close with enormous amounts of rain, really surprising downpours. This is exceptionally good for our evergreens, sending them into dormancy with their needles full of water, just as we would have wished. It continues to be unseasonably warm and many perennials look like they’re going to re-bloom any minute, but, of course, they’re not. (more…)
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10
Cell phones for soldiers, in honor of Veterans Day drop off used cell phones at FIT Center for program that recycles them and provides pre-paid calling cards for soldiers. Open 6 a.m. to noon and 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Veterans Day bus trip, to Long Island Aquarium for students in grades K-8. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Youth Center. Bring a bag lunch. $30 ($33 non-residents). (631) 749-0309. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Shelter Island Presbyterian Church.
A Thanksgiving community potluck dinner will be held in Fellowship Hall at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church on Thursday, November 24 at 2 p.m. All are welcome. Please bring a dish to share or help out in the kitchen. The hosts will provide turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie.
For more information call Dana or Emily at (631) 749-5092. Rides and meals for the homebound can be arranged in advance.
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Traditions over the holiday season extend to food.
Those traditions in my family have followed a progression: Thanksgiving turkey, seafood pasta on Christmas Eve, a roast on Christmas and a cold smoked fish platter with champagne on New Year’s Eve. (more…)