03/28/19 8:00am

Textile artist Susan Schrott united Islanders to create a quilt for the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

Islanders came together with an outpouring of love and compassion with the creation of a Tree of Life quilt in response to the October 2018 shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. (more…)

02/27/19 12:00pm

Cheryl Hannabury, founder of the Island Gift of Life Foundation.

Cheryl Hannabury’s gift keeps on giving

“There’s no greater gift than a community coming together and supporting each other and that’s what Shelter Island does best,” said Gina Krauss, a board member of Island Gift of Life Foundation, which helps East End families with uninsured costs during treatment of serious diseases such as travel and lodging expenses for family members to distant treatment centers.

The Foundation is hosting its 19th Annual Cheryl Hannabury Memorial “Celebration of Life” community cocktail party on Saturday, March 2, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Ram’s Head Inn. The evening will feature live music, an open bar, light fare, a 50/50 raffle, a Chinese auction and an experiential bid auction.


02/26/19 2:00pm

Pictured are Elizabeth Weslek, Regina Weisenberg, Michelle Martinez, Emily Shepherd, Cynthia Hatchet, Rafael Carbajal, Eliza McCarthy, Emily Lupo, William Marshall, Johnny Gurney and Charlotte James.

On Wednesday, February 13, Shelter Island School’s students and teachers celebrated the 100th Day of School. Elementary students and teachers celebrated by dressing up as if they were 100 years old.

Meanwhile, students in pre-K through 3rd grade in physical education classes were challenged to balance a bean bag for 100 seconds, gallop around the gym 100 times, toss and catch a ball for 100 seconds, do 10 different yoga poses for 10 seconds each and run in place for 100 seconds. They all earned certificates for either completing the challenge or attempting it.


12/07/18 10:00am

A recent painting Ms. Shatken created by pouring watercolors.

Two Island artists, June Shatken and Katherine Hammond, will open their studios to the public on Saturday, December 15, from 1 to 4 p.m. They invite art lovers to visit their studios where their art will be on exhibit and for sale. 


11/02/18 2:00pm

A ‘healing art quilt’ created by the community will be sent to the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

Island artist and therapist Susan Schrott invites the Shelter Island community to contribute to a “healing art quilt” for the Tree of Life Synagogue community in Pittsburgh, where 11 people were shot and killed on Saturday, October 27.