05/15/19 12:00pm

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO
Whoa! A scene from a past Shelter Island Dodgeball Tournament.

You’ve seen the movie, you’ve played the game, and perhaps you’ve even nursed the wounds. Now it’s time to get back out onto the court and work through all those unresolved playground issues. (more…)

02/06/19 10:00am

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Kelly Surerus, president of the Board of Directors of the Shelter Island Early Childhood Learning Center, appealed to the Town Board Tuesday for help in funding the preschool.

Representatives of the Shelter Island Early Childhood Learning Center made a case for funding, asking the Town Board Tuesday afternoon for $25,000.

That would provide funding through the end of the current school year for the morning pre-school, along with a small cushion for the September term. (more…)

05/02/18 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Dodging for dollars at Saturday’s Dodegeball Tournament fundraiser for the Early Shelter Island Early Childhood Learning Center.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Dodging for dollars at Saturday’s Dodegeball Tournament fundraiser for the Early Shelter Island Early Childhood Learning Center.

It’s been a couple of years ago since Shelter Island’s private preschool program at the Presbyterian Church was fighting for its life. Today it’s thriving. (more…)

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09/06/17 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Kelly and Brett Surerus with their children, Piper, left, and Jackson.

COURTESY PHOTO
Kelly and Brett Surerus with their children, Piper, left, and Jackson.

When Jackson Surerus, 4, makes his way into the Shelter Island “big school” preschool program this morning, and sister Piper goes to the Shelter Island Early Childhood Learning Center or “little school,” as it’s known in the Surerus family, it may be a traumatic day, according to their mother, Kelly Surerus. (more…)