03/15/18 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

EVENTS

THURSDAY, MARCH 15

Youth yoga, for ages 6 to 12 with Kelci McIntosh. 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. on Thursdays. American Legion/Youth Center. Children are accompanied from school to the Youth Center by a recreation aide. $5 per class. (631) 749-0309. (more…)

03/17/17 8:00am
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO Irish eyes. Fiddler Haley Richardson performing last year on St. Patrick's Day at the Presbyterian Church.

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO Irish eyes. Fiddler Haley Richardson performing last year on St. Patrick’s Day at the Presbyterian Church.

A man took a seat at The Dory on Bridge Street the other evening and asked Jack for a Jameson’s. The man on the stool next to him said, “You like the Irish, same as me,” pointing to his drink.

“I do,” the newcomer said, and noting the man’s accent, added, “Whereabouts did you call home over there?” (more…)

03/09/17 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Storyteller and singer Jim Hawkins with his bodhrán.

COURTESY PHOTO | Storyteller and singer Jim Hawkins with his bodhrán.

When March rolls around, lovers of all things Irish start making plans for corned beef dinners and Celtic inspired cultural programs to satisfy their annual need for the green.

Fortunately for Islanders, there will be a bit of both coming up in the days ahead.

On Friday, March 11, Shelter Island Library welcomes Jim Hawkins and his “Stories and Songs From the Irish Tradition.” His presentations offer different themes in Irish history, culture and tradition. (more…)

03/17/16 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Author Frank McCourt

COURTESY PHOTO | Author Frank McCourt

During my childhood in Michigan, I was surrounded by Irish relatives who were fiercely proud of their Celtic heritage. Inevitably, I was exposed, at a tender age, to the dubious charms of St. Patrick’s Day. (more…)