09/03/19 10:00am

A new mural painted by former teacher Erica Mailand now adorns the math, science and technology wing at Shelter Island School.

The Reporter caught up with Shelter Island School’s district clerk, Jacki Dunning, to talk about life on campus.

Who painted the new mural and what was the inspiration/theme behind it? 

The new mural in the MST Wing (Math Science Technology) was painted by Erica Mailand, who was an elementary teacher and teacher assistant in our school last year. The mural design of three female scientists was suggested by three of our very own female scientists — Lauren Gurney, Emma Gallagher and Abigail Kotula.


08/17/19 8:00am

Father David Marcott will preach at Union Chapel on Sunday, Aug. 18.

David Marcotte, S.J., Ph.D. will preach about “Cultivating compassion in a fear-filled world” at Union Chapel in the Grove on Sunday, Aug. 18 at 10:30 am.


08/03/19 8:00am

The Rev. Samuel T. Clover will preach at Union Chapel’s Choir Sunday.

The Union Chapel summer choir has performed on the first Sunday in August for more than 20 years. Members of the Shelter Island community are invited to participate. The rehearsal will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, at Union Chapel. This year the Choir will perform “God, We Praise You” by Haydn under the direction of Linda Shelton Betjeman, chapel organist and music director.


06/28/19 10:00am

JOHN KRAUS PHOTO | Bill Gordh will lead the annual Children’s Service, titled ‘Echoes of Caring,’  at historic Union Chapel on Sunday, June 30 at 10:30 am.

Bill Gordh: Educator, master storyteller and banjoist

The annual Children’s Service, titled “Echoes of Caring,” will take place at historic Union Chapel on Sunday, June 30 at 10:30 am. Bill Gordh designed and will lead the service for the fourth year. People of all ages are encouraged to attend, with or without children.


06/06/19 8:00am

Sculptor Mary Anne Moy and her African parrots Ito and Faust.

As I sat soaking up the sun last week at Shell Beach, I heard some rustling around the wrapping on my sandwich. Some small pooch was trying to have a snack. Before I could complain, the dog’s owner came by and apologized. I rose from my beach chair and noticed that she was camped out some 100 feet from me with two parrots.