09/12/19 2:00pm

REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Shelter Island PTSA presents an all ages back-to-school barbecue on Friday, Sept. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the school playground.

THIS WEEK

BACK TO SCHOOL

The Shelter Island PTSA presents an all ages back-to-school barbecue on Friday, Sept. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the school playground. It will feature music, burgers, hot dogs, a raffle, handprint murals for $1, pie throwing for $5, games and more. Bring sides and sweets to share. Details: [email protected] 

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09/06/19 10:00am

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTOS
Clam chowder made from Melva Sherman’s recipe.

On the East End of Long Island, people have been opening clams and eating them for a very long time, starting with native Americans who left piles of clamshells behind to attest to their enthusiasm. The Shelter Island Historical Society has a letter written in 1820 by Sylvester Dering describing the discovery of a large number of clam shells found while digging a well- 40 feet down, suggesting some very old archaeological evidence of clam consumption. 

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09/05/19 2:00pm

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Sylvester Manor offers a vegetable garden seed saving workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

THIS WEEK

GREAT DECISIONS

The Shelter Island Library presents “Great Decisions: Cyber Conflict and Geopolitics” on Thursday, Sept. 5, at 5:30 p.m. Cyber conflict is a new and continually developing threat, which can include foreign interference in elections, industrial sabotage and attacks on infrastructure. There will be a short film followed by a group discussion facilitated by Kirk Ressler.

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08/29/19 2:00pm

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The Shelter Island Lions Club presents its annual Snapper Derby on Saturday, Aug. 31.

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LONG LIVE THE KING

The Shelter Island Library presents Richard Zoglin discussing his new book “Elvis in Vegas” during the next Friday Night Dialogue on Friday, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m. The conventional wisdom is that Las Vegas is what destroyed Elvis Presley, launching him on a downward spiral of drugs, boredom, erratic stage behavior and eventually his fatal overdose. But in Elvis in Vegas, Richard Zoglin takes an alternate view, arguing that Vegas is where the King of Rock and Roll resurrected his career, reinvented himself as a performer, and created the most exciting show in Vegas history.

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12/03/18 10:00am

SHELTER ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY PHOTO
Alfred Tuthill in Peconic Bay, 1949 in a catboat, the scallopers’ vessel of choice at the time.

One offshoot of running a company that’s been in the shellfish business for 90 years is aquatic and historical clutter. Ken Homan’s office at Braun Seafood in Cutchogue is an archive of shellfishing ephemera and Native American history, a collection that feels like a room at the American Museum of Natural History. (more…)