04/15/16 2:00pm
HALSEY QUINN PHOTO Newly minted town animal control officer Beau Payne at home with a friend.

HALSEY QUINN PHOTO Newly minted town animal control officer Beau Payne at home with a friend.

The announcement that the town will hire Beau Payne to take charge of the efforts to reduce tick-borne illnesses is welcome news.

We applaud the choice of Mr. Payne, an outdoorsman and environmentalist who has a deep love and respect for Shelter Island’s natural beauty and will be dedicated to protecting it for us all. (more…)

04/11/16 8:00am
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | Cast of "The Drowsy Chaperone"

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTOS | Cast of “The Drowsy Chaperone” flies high.

By Annette Hinkle

As Broadway musicals go, “The Drowsy Chaperone” is definitely a lesser known one. But the play’s high energy action makes it popular with audiences, as the Shelter Island Drama Club, under the direction of John Kaasik, proved last weekend when presenting the musical to packed houses in the school auditorium. (more…)

04/07/16 2:00pm
Shelter Island Drama Club presents the 1920s inspired musical 'The Drowsy Chaperone" April 7 to April 10.

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | Shelter Island Drama Club will present the 1920s inspired musical ‘The Drowsy Chaperone.’

DRAMA CLUB SPRING MUSICAL

The Shelter Island High School Drama Club presents its spring musical, “The Drowsy Chaperone,” by Bob Martin and Don McKellar with music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, from Thursday, April 7 through Sunday, April 10 in the school auditorium. (more…)

03/30/16 4:30pm
The cast of "The Drowsy Chaperone" in rehearsal, including (from left) Kelly Colligan, Jack Kimmelmann (hidden), Julia Labrozzi, Henry Lang, Will Garrison, Danny Boeklen, Olivia Yeaman, Serena Kaasik, Owen Gibbs, Zoey Bolton, Max Moroz and Rodrigo Barros.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | “The Drowsy Chaperone” cast reherses at Shelter Island School (from left), Kelly Colligan, Jack Kimmelmann (hidden), Julia Labrozzi, Henry Lang, Will Garrison, Danny Boeklen, Olivia Yeaman, Serena Kaasik, Owen Gibbs, Zoey Bolton, Max Moroz and Rodrigo Barros.

It’s a fact — the annual spring musical offered by the Shelter Island Drama Club is a huge deal. Island residents know that one weekend each year they can count on seeing friends and neighbors filling the seats of the school auditorium for a crisply produced and entertaining theatrical experience. (more…)

03/30/16 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Jay Card, Jr., Judy Card, Jay Card III and Tommy Card in front of Carnegie Hall.

COURTESY PHOTO | Jay Card, Jr., Judy Card, Jay Card III and Tommy Card in front of Carnegie Hall.

Island resident Jay Card, a senior at High Point University in North Carolina, is a vocal performance major and a member of HPU’s male a cappella group, The Toccatatones.

On Sunday, March 20, The Toccatones performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City along with other singing groups from across the country who had been invited to be part of an a cappella choir for Total Vocal 2, the second annual celebration of contemporary a cappella music. (more…)