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12/16/15 2:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO A $100,000 grant from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation will offset the costs related to restoring the porch on the south side of the Mashomack Preserve Manor House, according to Preserve Director Mike Laspia.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | A $100,000 grant from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation will offset the costs related to restoring the porch on the south side of the Mashomack Preserve Manor House, according to Preserve Director Mike Laspia.

Just as Mashomack Preserve has embarked on a $1.8 million project to restore its Manor House comes word that the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation has contributed a $100,000 grant to The Nature Conservancy. The grant is specifically earmarked to underwrite the cost of rebuilding a covered porch on the south side of the building. (more…)

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03/14/15 3:00pm
CHARLES TUMINO ILLUSTRATION | The Sylvester Manor staff thanks the community for supporting its program of the Blues and roots celebration the  weekend of February 28.

CHARLES TUMINO ILLUSTRATION | The Sylvester Manor staff thanks the community for supporting its program of the Blues and roots celebration the weekend of February 28.

Island welcome
To the Editor:
On February 27 Shelter Island warmed up a chilly Friday evening as Sylvester Manor celebrated worksong and the origins of the Blues at the Shelter Island Library. The next morning Islanders arrived with open hearts at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church for a community remembrance of the indentured and enslaved interred in the Sylvester Manor Burying Ground. (more…)