COURTESY PHOTO | This week, Mashomack Preserve welcomes fall with a Saturday beach cleanup event followed on Wednesday by an after school autumn outing for children.
BEACH CLEANUP DAY
You can make a difference! Join in the annual international coastal cleanup effort which clears and categorizes the various marine debris found on local beaches. On Saturday, September 16 from 9 to 11 a.m., Mashomack Preserve hosts “Beach Clean Up Day.” Come help prevent sea turtles, seals and birds from being injured by trash while beautifying the coastline. All ages welcome. Community service hours available for students. Visit [email protected] or call (631) 749-4219 for information. (more…)
ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO | And they’re off! The 4th annual Great Peconic Race is this Saturday, September 9. Paddlers of all types of craft will take part.
PADDLE FOR THE PECONIC
The 4th annual Great Peconic Race is Saturday, September 9 with the start and finish at Wades Beach, and a party at the beach following the race. (more…)
ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO | The 2017 Lions Club Citizens of the Year, Al and Tippi Bevans at the Reporter’s office.
2017 CITIZENSHIP AWARD
Each year, the Shelter Island Lions Club bestows its Citizenship Award on an individual (or two) who embodies the spirit of volunteerism in the community. This year’s recipients are Tippi and Al Bevan who run the Shelter Island Food Pantry and deliver food to homebound Islanders through the Meals on Wheels program. Members of the Lions Club will present the award to the Bevans at a dinner on Thursday, May 25 at The Pridwin. Tickets are $45 and are available at the library. (more…)
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI
East Hampton native Courtney Wingate has been hired by Sylvestor Manor Educational Farm to fill the new position of director of development.
Courtney Wingate has joined Sylvester Manor Educational Farm as director of development, a new position created by the no-profit to oversee fundraising. Born and raised in East Hampton, Ms. Wingate has over 16 years of experience in business, education and the nonprofit sector. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Sylvester Manor is the focus of an extensive story in today’s New York Times.
Today’s New York Times “Home” section devotes three full pages and several photographs to Sylvester Manor.
Check it out online at http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/11/garden/sylvester-manor-on-shelter-island-returns-to-its-roots.html?_r=0.
The story’s focus is on the energy and ideas Bennett Konesni has brought to the Manor since he was offered the 17th century masterpiece and accompanying property by a family member seven years ago when he was 23.
It’s a poignant and entertaining story on how Mr. Konesni has kept the spirit of the place alive by making it a working farm and educational resource.
The Manor is all over the news these days, and it’s not just an extensive color spread in the Times. An exhibition has just opened at New York University in Manhattan that runs through July 15 called “Sylvester Manor: Land, Food and Power on a New York Plantation.”
For further information, call the Manor at 749-0626 or go to sylvestermanor.org.