05/26/19 11:00am

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Soprano Alejandra Sandoval will perform for the Shelter Island Friends of Music audience on Saturday, June 1, at 8 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church.

The much-admired young Mexican soprano Alejandra Sandoval will perform for the Shelter Island Friends of Music audience on Saturday, June 1, at 8 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church. Continuing its 2019 survey of talent from Europe, Asia, and North and South America, Ms. Sandoval will bring music from France (Poulenc), Austria (Korngold), Germany (Richard Strauss) and Italy (Donizetti).

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05/19/19 3:00pm

SHELTER ISLAND SCHOOL PHOTOS
From left, Luca Martinez, Jalill Carter, Hayden Rylott, Ben Waife, Mrs. Taylor, Bella Springer, Elijah Davidson, Noah Topliff, Bazzy Quigley-Dunning, Angelina Rice, Madigan Teodoru, Andrea Napoles, Cassandra Espinoza, Kathy Ramos Nieves, Ariana Carter and Lily Page.

Under the direction of the Nature Conservancy’s Cindy Belt and Shelter Island teacher Carolyn Taylor, Shelter Island School’s earth science class had a fantastic day completing a field lab at Mashomack last month. Skills included map and chart reading, orienting with compasses to find a “pregnant tree,” a glacial erratic, a glacier re-enactment, observing soil horizons and reviewing types of rocks.

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05/17/19 10:00am

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Bill Geist’s latest work is a memoir of his teenage years working in a family-owned resort at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri.

Viewers of “CBS: Sunday Morning” over the last three decades, and readers of the New York Times before that, have come to know Bill Geist as an entertaining observer of idiosyncratic people and customs all across America. His latest work is a memoir of his teenage years working in a family-owned resort at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. 

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05/13/19 8:00am

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The over 200-year-old stout-trunked white oak’s sprawling branches dwarfed its admirers.

Mashomack Preserve’s Big and Odd Tree Tour on March 30 offered nature lovers a rare chance to explore the interior areas of the Preserve by truck and hike.

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