02/21/19 2:00pm

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Mashomack Preserve is offering a Kids’ Winter Break Workshop on Thursday, February 21, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Activities and events on Shelter Island.

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02/21/19 10:00am

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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 2:00pm

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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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02/15/19 10:00am

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President of the Board of Directors of the Shelter Island Early Childhood Learning Center Kelly Surerus appealed to the Town Board Tuesday for help in funding the preschool.

It won’t be official until the Town Board votes at its March 1 meeting, but members unanimously agreed at Wednesday’s work session to allot $10,000 from the town’s contingency fund to support the Shelter Island Early Childhood Learning Center. (more…)