COURTESY PHOTO | “Negative Space,” a stop-motion animated short, will be screened at Bay Street Theater on February 24 (See “Across the Moat” section). The film will be screened in partnership with the Hamptons International Film Festival and is about a father and son bonding over the shared ritual of packing for his frequent business trips.
FEBRUARY’S CELEBRITY CHEF
The next Celebrity Chef dinner at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church will feature Michelle Beckwith. The dinner will be held Thursday, February 15 at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall and the menu will include antipasto, Ceasar salad, chicken saltimbocca over spinach, parmesan rice and panna cotta with berries. To reserve, call the church office at (631) 749-0805. (more…)
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A bald eagle soaring over Shelter Island.
Teens of any species apparently will behave the same.
That’s the message sent by young bald eagles spotted around Shelter Island in recent weeks, who are acting out and testing limits. (more…)
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Face-to-face with a mute swan. These birds can be aggressive during their nesting period, which runs from late March to early April.
Stakeholders on both sides of a life-or-death debate met in Albany last Thursday to discuss the future of the mute swan, an invasive species on the cusp of widespread population growth in New York.
There are approximately 2,200 mute swans in the state, according to the Department of Environmental Conservation, which are expected to reproduce at a rate of 13 to 20 percent annually. (more…)