As a March storm lashed Shelter Island with wind-driven rain, John Needham noted an ominous sight — water lapping at his shop door at Coecles Harbor Marina.
Mr. Needham, who has spent almost his whole working life on the harbor, had an immediate thought; “It’s in all of our interests that protection is maintained.”
He was speaking about Reel Point — that spit of land jutting from the southern tip of Big Ram Island, a natural barrier that once guarded Coecles Harbor and the homes and businesses that line its shore from high seas and destructive storms. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Shelter Island style on display at The Stand Mercantile, a new boutique at the Island Boatyard.
It will be a summer of discovery for locals and visitors to Shelter Island with new restaurants opening and old favorites sporting fresh menus, plus new businesses alongside tried and true destinations with innovative takes on merchandise and presentation. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Ken Lewis at a previous Celebration of Life gala dressed as a mermaid… or rather a merman.
A crawfish, a mermaid, a lady in black.
These are just three of the disguises Ken Lewis has donned in recent years in his role as auctioneer at the annual Cheryl Hannabury Memorial “Celebration of Life” community cocktail party. (more…)
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Shelter Island National Honor Society members new and old are (l-r) Sophia Strauss, Isabella Sherman, Julia Labrozzi, Will Garrison, Olivia Yeaman, Sydney Clark, Nicolette Frasco. Elizabeth Larson, Sara Lewis, Luke Gilpin, Madison Hallman, Francesca Frasco, Melissa Frasco, Bianca Evangelista, Lindsey Gallagher and Emily Strauss.
Excitement written on their faces and surrounded by relatives who came to share in their golden moment, eight students were inducted.
Tuesday night into the Shelter Island Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS). Eight others, already in the honor society, participated in a re-induction ceremony. (more…)
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Amber Brach-Williams looks to have won a seat on the Town Board over incumbent Councilwoman Mary Dudley.
Amber Brach-Williams, the Republican challenger to Democratic incumbent Mary Dudley for a seat on the Town Board, is the presumed winner in a stunning victory Tuesday. (more…)