ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO Sylvester Manor
Sylvester Manor is an essential institution on Shelter Island. When it rebranded itself as an “educational farm,” it clearly defined its mission and the day-to-day benefits its staff provides to the Island community.
The Manor brings history alive to all ages, from confronting America’s original sin — slavery — to chronicling the Island’s progression through the centuries. It also undertakes a careful stewardship of our natural resources that have brought, and continue to bring, sustenance and beauty to all. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO This is what we call a ball. Shelter Island Cricket Club founder David Shillingford explains the finer points of the game to a group of Shelter Island Bucks.
Christian Molfetta of the Shelter Island Bucks stood behind the popping crease and looked across the pitch at the bowler, with a bat in his hand. He wore batting pads, padded gloves and stood in front of the wicket. The bowler bounced one in and Molfetta swung — he may have tipped it — the wicket keeper caught it on a fly and a cry went up: ”Howzat?” (more…)