03/16/17 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

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EVENTS

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…)

Featured Story
02/15/17 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO The 'sediment pond' at the Shelter Island Historical Society headquarters on Route 114.

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…)

Featured Story
09/09/16 2:00pm
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Shown in a brochure photo, the Manhanset House ­— which opened in 1874 on the bluff just east of Locust Point and was expanded after an 1896 fire — was destroyed when lighting struck and it burned to ashes just weeks before it was to open for the 1910 season, leaving unmoored its colony of cottages that eventually became the Village of Dering Harbor.

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…)