10/22/19 2:00pm

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A two-way street of love between father and son — scientist David James and Benjamin.

When scientist David James showed up at Shelter Island School a couple of weeks ago to surprise his children with lessons about the universe, son Benjamin, 10, a 5th grader, got to see his father.

But his class was called out to a special assembly, so students never got to hear from Mr. James, who works with a team of scientists on the “Black Hole Initiative” at Harvard University and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. (more…)

10/13/19 11:00am

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Scientist David James cuddles with son Tennessee as he lectures to first graders about astronomy in teacher Cheryl Woods’ class.

Surprise! The guest speaker Friday at the Shelter Island School was a renowned scientist from the Harvard University/Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory who is engaged in a project called the Black Hole Initiative. (more…)

09/21/19 11:00am

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On Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., the Art/Rich Poetry Roundtable of Shelter Island will present a poetry reading at the Shelter Island Library to celebrate the Bicentennial of Walt Whitman’s Birth.

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05/29/14 2:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO |  Traffic backed up at one of Mike Loriz’s hives at Sylvester Manor.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Traffic backed up at one of Mike Loriz’s hives at Sylvester Manor.

The smell of honey flows through Mike Loriz’s garage.

Which stands to reason, since Mr. Loriz looks after four colonies of buzzing honeybees at Sylvester Manor. In his garage, he houses bee feeders left with the syrupy nectar that keeps hives humming. (more…)