07/21/18 11:00am
STOCK PHOTO The Shelter Island Public Library Tennis Tournament returns on Saturday, August 18.

STOCK PHOTO
The Shelter Island Public Library Tennis Tournament returns on Saturday, August 18.

 Summer and tennis for this region means the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadow Park. But for Shelter Island, it’s about to mean the first Shelter Island Public Library Tennis Tournament since 2005 on Saturday, August 18. (more…)

05/03/18 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Harrison Weslek throws a ball at his opponent, Bazzy Quigley-Dunning.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Harrison Weslek throws a ball at his opponent, Bazzy Quigley-Dunning.

It was dodgeball for a good cause on April 28 when the Shelter Island Early Childhood Education Center sponsored a fundraising tournament for the school. The event raised $4,000 for the center and the good news is, nobody got hurt!   (more…)

06/30/17 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | 1907 ‘Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I’ by Klimt

COURTESY PHOTO | 1907 ‘Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I’ by Klimt

RECOVERING LOOTED NAZI ART

Raymond Dowd, an attorney specializing in recovery of art looted by the Nazis, will be the next guest speaker at the Shelter Island Library’s Friday Night Dialogues program on June 30. Mr. Dowd’s talk begins at 7 p.m. and he will share details about how looted art bankrolled the Nazi war machine and about legal efforts to return art to the rightful owners, despite opposition from some of the world’s most prominent museums and art collectors.   (more…)

06/21/17 4:30pm
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTOS | Sylvester Manor decked out in its finery and ready for the 2016 benefit.

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTOS | Sylvester Manor decked out and ready for the 2016 benefit.

Sylvester Manor Educational Farm began its life as a working plantation. Though it may have a lot of history behind it, this is definitely not a museum. Rather, it’s a living, breathing, working farm that functions according to the seasons, the demands of the land and the livestock and, most importantly the vision of those who work and care for this unique place.

On Saturday, when guests come to the Manor for the sixth annual “Farm to Table Dinner,” what they will see, taste and smell are the actual fruits of the labor that go on year round — right down to what’s on their plate. (more…)