THURSDAY, MARCH 16
Ferry Writers, 5 p.m., library. Advance registration requested. Email Jocelyn Ozolins at [email protected] or call (631) 749-0042 to register.
FRIDAY, MARCH 17
Make a rainbow jar, a children’s workshop to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. 3 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042.
St. Patrick’s Day Dinner, at the American Legion Hall. Seatings at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Corned beef and cabbage prepared by Fred Ogar. $20. Benefits the Shelter Island Food Pantry. Co-sponsored by Our Lady of the Isle Parish. Reserve at (631) 749-1180. (more…)
At the corner of Burro Hall Lane and North Menantic Road stands a beautiful old farmhouse that gave the little street its unusual name. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO The ‘sediment pond’ at the Shelter Island Historical Society headquarters on Route 114.
Contractor Chris Fokine, overseeing the construction at the Shelter Island Historical Society headquarters on Route 114, told the Town board Tuesday that a new pond that’s sprung up as a result of work there is being called “Lake Fokine.” (more…)
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
The Manhanset House — which opened in 1874 on the bluff just east of Locust Point — was destroyed when lighting struck and it burned to ashes in 1910, leaving a colony of cottages that eventually became the Village of Dering Harbor.
One hundred years ago, on September 9, 1916, a clerk with flawless penmanship recorded in a leather-bound poll book the names of 10 incorporators — seven men and three women, most of them of significant social standing — who brought into being New York State’s smallest municipality, the Village of Dering Harbor. (more…)
How much do Island residents really know about the streets and roads we traverse each day? This is the first in a series to unravel the mystery of their names. (more…)