05/19/19 3:00pm

SHELTER ISLAND SCHOOL PHOTOS
From left, Luca Martinez, Jalill Carter, Hayden Rylott, Ben Waife, Mrs. Taylor, Bella Springer, Elijah Davidson, Noah Topliff, Bazzy Quigley-Dunning, Angelina Rice, Madigan Teodoru, Andrea Napoles, Cassandra Espinoza, Kathy Ramos Nieves, Ariana Carter and Lily Page.

Under the direction of the Nature Conservancy’s Cindy Belt and Shelter Island teacher Carolyn Taylor, Shelter Island School’s earth science class had a fantastic day completing a field lab at Mashomack last month. Skills included map and chart reading, orienting with compasses to find a “pregnant tree,” a glacial erratic, a glacier re-enactment, observing soil horizons and reviewing types of rocks.

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04/11/19 4:30pm

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTOS
Gomez Addams (Owen Gibbs) and daughter Wednesday (Francis Regan) contemplate love.

Electrical chairs, crossbow hunting in Central Park and falling in love with the moon were just some of the antics that were front and center in “The Addams Family,” the Shelter Island School Drama Club’s spring musical presented at the school April 4 to 7.

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03/08/19 8:00am

JANINE MAHONEY PHOTOS
From left, back row, Dan Martin, Lucas Quigley-Dunning, Amelia Clark, Walter Richards, Brandon Velasquez and Jonas Kinsey. Front: Lauren Gurney, Nick Labrozzi and Lyng Coyne.

The Shelter Island National Honor Society (NHS) collected over 500 items and $40 during their Souper Bowl of Caring food drive competition. In a competition with Odd Grades pitted against Even Grades, the Odd team was victorious.

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02/20/19 2:00pm

COURTESY SYLVESTER MANOR
Julia Dyd Havens Johnson, ca. 1884, Manor housekeeper for over 40 years and the last known person to be buried in the Burying Ground.

In 1652, an Englishman named Nathaniel Sylvester sailed with his wife Grizzell from his family’s sugar plantation in Barbados and landed on Shelter Island. He, along with his brother and two other investors, had purchased the Island from an English aristocrat to create an 8,000-acre estate as a “provisioning plantation,” servicing the sugar plantations of the West Indies.

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