02/22/19 2:00pm

COURTESY PHOTOS
The cast on stage in the school auditorium

Shelter Island School’s 4th and 5th graders hit the stage to present “Freeze Frame” on Wednesday, February 13. Performers spun their way into positions depicting favorite wintertime activities. “Our hosts keep things moving as the celebrity panelists try to guess the action being shown on stage,” said music teacher Deanna Locascio. 

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02/21/19 10:00am

COURTESY PHOTO
Activities and events on Shelter Island.

EVERY WEEK

50+ drop-in basketball, Sundays, noon to 2 p.m., school gym. No charge.

Adult coed drop-in basketball, Mondays and Thursdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., school gym. No charge.

Adult coed drop-in soccer, Tuesdays, 8:30 to 10 p.m., school gym. No charge.

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02/20/19 4:30pm

MAP BY KIKI BOUCHER
Which is your go-to fork, North or South?

As a Shelter Islander, do you tend to identify with the North Fork or the South Fork?

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02/20/19 2:00pm

COURTESY SYLVESTER MANOR
Julia Dyd Havens Johnson, ca. 1884, Manor housekeeper for over 40 years and the last known person to be buried in the Burying Ground.

In 1652, an Englishman named Nathaniel Sylvester sailed with his wife Grizzell from his family’s sugar plantation in Barbados and landed on Shelter Island. He, along with his brother and two other investors, had purchased the Island from an English aristocrat to create an 8,000-acre estate as a “provisioning plantation,” servicing the sugar plantations of the West Indies.

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02/20/19 12:00pm

SCOTT FEIERSTEIN PHOTO From left, Donnamarie Barnes of Sylvester Manor, Henry Maxwell Letcher II, Shane Weeks, Karl Schwarz and Georgette Grier-Key during the 2018 panel discussion at Bay Street Theater in honor of Black History Month.

Panelists will discuss slavery on the East End at the Bay Street Theater on Sunday, February 24, from 2 to 4 p.m.

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