09/19/19 2:00pm

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Camryn Page, Taylor Tybaert, Dr. Bill Zitek and Elizabeth Cummings cleaning the beaches of Mashomack Preserve last year. The beach cleanup returns on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 11 a.m.

THIS WEEK

BEACH CLEANUP

Help make a difference at Mashomack Preserve on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 11 a.m. Join in the annual international coastal cleanup effort that clears and categorizes the various marine debris. All ages welcome. Community service hours available. 631-749-1001.

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06/07/19 10:00am

ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO  Moderator and retired Foreign Service Officer Kirk Ressler exchanges ideas with Ann Brunswick at a 2016 ‘Great Decisions’ discussion.

Great Decisions, America’s largest discussion program on world affairs, returned to the Shelter Island Library with “Refugees and Global Migration” on May 30.

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05/29/19 2:00pm

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Soprano Alejandra Sandoval will perform on Saturday, June 1.

For the third concert in the 2019 Concert Series, the Shelter Island Friends of Music presents Alejandra Sandoval with accompanist, Andrés Sarre, on Saturday, June 1, at 8 p.m. at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church.

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05/17/15 8:00am
BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO Tim Dalton with his prize-winning photo.

BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO
Tim Dalton with his prize-winning photo.

My son is a scuba diver, and one day last week I was looking at one of his diving magazines called “Beneath the Sea.”

I came upon a picture that won first prize in an underwater photography contest, of a scalloped hammerhead shark taken just as the shark was turning, about three feet from the photographer. The photographer was Tim Dalton, a long-time Islander who has lived here since he was five years old. (more…)

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08/04/14 10:00am
DON BINDLER PHOTO | This male ruby-throated humming bird will soon be pulling up stakes on the Island,heading out early for winter quarters.

DON BINDLER PHOTO | This male ruby-throated humming bird will soon be pulling up stakes on the Island, heading out early for winter quarters.

We received this note from our friend Don Bindler on summer guests:

“Although summer is only half over, many of these beautiful garden jewels will be leaving us shortly. Male ruby-throated hummingbirds, like the one (above) seen in my garden last week, start their long journey to Mexico and Central America as early as mid summer. The females and young will hang around until late September.”