CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Vicki Weslek — wife, mother, community organizer and self-described ‘work in progress.’
Anyone who has gone to an Empty Bowls event can tell you it’s all about filling things. The bowls made by children get filled with soup donated by local restaurants and everyone who attends is filled with the satisfaction of doing some good for the community.
It’s been a success from the very start; the third annual event takes place this Sunday at the Shelter Island School.
One of the guiding spirits of the program is Victoria Shields Weslek, a 37-year-old wife and mother of three. She’s one of the original organizers in 2013 of the Shelter Island School Edible Garden and Empty Bowls, the Garden’s primary fundraiser. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | Shelter Island High School student Melissa Frasco with two of the bowls for the upcoming Empty Bowls benefit.
With spring upon us, Shelter Island School art teacher Stephanie Sareyani and her students are looking forward to getting their hands dirty by digging into the school’s edible garden. (more…)
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South Ferry notice
To the Editor:
As of today and through the end of April you’ll notice numerous construction vehicles blocking regular access on the eastern lane of Route 114 by our North Haven slips. These vehicles are part of Verizon’s efforts to relocate an existing communications cable in anticipation of Suffolk County’s planned dredging of the area immediately around our slips next winter. (more…)
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Eliza McCarthy chose her favorite bowl at last year’s Empty Bowl fundraiser.
With spring officially here — despite what it looks like outside — the Shelter Island Edible School Garden is getting ready to sprout. This year the garden is in need of a shed, which the school’s shop class is willing to build if materials are supplied.
Empty Bowls, a fundraiser for the Edible Garden and the Shelter Island Food Pantry, will help fill the coffers. On Sunday, March 22 from 12 to 3 p.m., the school cafeteria will be filled with the aroma of dozens of different kinds of soup and families eating soup out of handmade bowls. (more…)
STEPHANIE SAREYANI PHOTO | Francis Regan shows off her newly made bowl for the Empty Bowls fundraiser on Sunday.
With spring officially here, the Shelter Island Edible School Garden is getting ready to sprout. To provide the green stuff — financial support — the garden needs to get going, Empty Bowls, a fundraiser for the Edible School Garden and the Shelter Island Food Pantry, will take place on Sunday, March 30 from 12 to 3 p.m., in the school cafeteria.