07/06/19 8:00am

David Lichtenstein, Ph.D.

Union Chapel in the Grove welcomes David Lichtenstein, Ph.D., and members of the Shelter Island Historical Society on Sunday, July 7 at 10:30 am. Dr. Lichtenstein will speak about “A Treasure Hidden in Plain Sight,” the history of the Japanese-style bridge in South Ferry Hills. Members of the Historical Society will participate in the service as readers and ushers.


05/02/19 4:30pm

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Calling all Janeites!

“Austen Mania” is alive and well and will be explored in depth at the Shelter Island Public Library on Friday, May 3, at 7 p.m. when critic and reviewer Joan Baum will discuss the enduring popularity of Jane Austen. (more…)

08/20/17 11:00am


One element in an issue I got involved with more than 30 years ago — the use of nuclear power in space — will come to a climax next month. That’s when the Cassini space probe carrying more plutonium than ever used on a space device will be sent on a crash course into Saturn by NASA. (more…)

06/25/16 11:30am


For this year’s valedictorian, Peter Kropf, achieving success has been a convergence of lessons learned at home, in the classroom and on the basketball court.

Hard work and a bit of grit are at the foundation, but he humbly noted that keeping a sense of humor and just enjoying the ride are equally important as striving to make the grade. (more…)