REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Shelter Island PTSA presents an all ages back-to-school barbecue on Friday, Sept. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the school playground.
BACK TO SCHOOL
The Shelter Island PTSA presents an all ages back-to-school barbecue on Friday, Sept. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the school playground. It will feature music, burgers, hot dogs, a raffle, handprint murals for $1, pie throwing for $5, games and more. Bring sides and sweets to share. Details: [email protected]
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Taylor’s Island
Sylvester Manor offers self-guided tours of the Manor House and “All that has Been: Our Roots Revealed” exhibition on Friday, Aug. 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $10. sylvestermanor.org.
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Shelter Island Cleanup Day returns Saturday, May 4.
The second Annual Shelter Island Cleanup Day hosted by the Shelter Island Lions Club returns Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants are asked to meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Center Firehouse.
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Last Saturday Islanders removed trash from the shoreline in various areas of Mashomack Preserve for International Coastal Clean-up Day.
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Camryn Page, Taylor Tybaert, Dr. Bill Zitek and Elizabeth Cummings cleaning the beaches of Mashomack Preserve.
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These disturbing statistics come courtesy of the Ocean Conservancy and confirm what many of us may have already suspected.
We’re literally killing ourselves (and our fellow living beings) with garbage — much of it plastic, which we love as consumers because it is strong, durable and long-lasting, and hate as environmentalists for exactly the same reason. (more…)