12/12/19 8:00am

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Ms. Andrews’ book makes a great holiday gift.

“Home Work” 

By Julie Andrews with Emma Walton Hamilton 

Hachette Books

The title of this memoir reflects the very difficult experiences that Julie Andrews, stage and screen star, repeatedly faced in trying to create a stable home for her family. She seemed from afar to have a magical existence, being tapped for leading roles in “Mary Poppins” and “The Sound of Music,” as well as a sophisticated drama with James Garner, “The Americanization of Emily.” Those three films were made in the space of a few years in the early 1960s, launching the former vaudevillian into the highest Hollywood echelons.

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12/06/19 10:00am

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Shelter Island School’s eighth-grade class, the class of 2024, went to Florida with the Reporter from Nov. 4 through 8. While they were there, they participated in the Disney Youth Education Series entitled the Science of Disney Imagineering.

The Reporter has racked up its frequent flier miles this year as so many of our readers love to take it with them when they travel. If you’re hitting the road (or the sky) over the holidays, don’t forget to bring a copy with you and send it to us. 

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12/05/19 2:30pm

The Shelter Island Historical Society presents Santa’s Workshop in the Barn on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Shelter Island History Center.

THIS WEEK

PTSA BOUTIQUE

The PTSA Holiday Boutique is where students shop for family members and volunteers wrap gifts. It is currently accepting donations of new and used items. Especially needed are gifts for dads, grandpas, uncles and brothers. Gift wrapping supplies are also needed. Donations can be dropped off in the Shelter Island School lobby through Tuesday, Dec. 10. Stuffed animals, clothing, blankets or other fabric gifts are not accepted. Details: [email protected]

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12/05/19 2:00pm

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS The official opening of the Christmas season happened yesterday with the annual tree lighting in front of Police headquarters in the Center.

Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, cookies and cider were contributed by Islanders for all who attended the great winter event. The school’s band was on hand for seasonal songs and carols, and the chorus kept the spirit alive. (more…)