10/18/19 10:00am

Journalist Karl Grossman will give a presentation on Gardiners Island on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 1 p.m. at Suffolk County Historical Society in Riverhead.

Journalist discusses ‘time capsule’

For residents of Shelter Island, who regard Gardiners Island as a distant, somewhat mysterious cousin, there can be few guides as well-acquainted with this 3,300-acre jewel as Karl Grossman, a journalist who first ventured there almost 50 years ago. Mr. Grossman, who has covered Long Island for more than four decades, writes the Suffolk Closeup column that appears weekly in the Reporter. He first met Robert David Lion Gardiner, the self-described “16th Lord of the Manor,” when he covered a large campout of Boy Scouts hosted by Mr. Gardiner in 1971.


09/07/19 11:00am

Thomas Spotteck.

The Shelter Island Historical Society gave Islanders a taste of recent history with a presentation on Aug. 25 by winemaker Tom Spotteck, reviewing the history of Long Island wines. Although Long Island has supported strong farming traditions for centuries, the winemaking culture has flourished here only within the last few decades. Mr. Spotteck is the winemaker and oenologist at Lenz, owned by Peter and Deborah Carroll.


06/22/19 11:00am

COURTESY PHOTO | On Sunday, June 23, Reverend Marjory J. Roth will preach at the historic Union Chapel in the Grove.

On Sunday, June 23, Reverend Marjory J. Roth will preach at the historic Union Chapel in the Grove. Her sermon is titled, “Finding Hope.”


06/14/19 12:00pm

DONNAMARIE BARNES PHOTO | Sylvester Manor house.

There’s a lot going on at Sylvester Manor this summer including an archeological excavation, wigwam construction and a new exhibit.


06/14/19 8:00am

Runners hit the pavement during the 2018 Shelter Island 10k.

The race begins promptly at 5:30 p.m.

As of early this week, there were 1,450 runners and walkers signed up to participate in Saturday’s 40th Annual Shelter Island 10k Run/5k Run/Walk with many more expected to register before the race is started.