The Rev. Samuel T. Clover will preach at Union Chapel’s Choir Sunday.
The Union Chapel summer choir has performed on the first Sunday in August for more than 20 years. Members of the Shelter Island community are invited to participate. The rehearsal will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, at Union Chapel. This year the Choir will perform “God, We Praise You” by Haydn under the direction of Linda Shelton Betjeman, chapel organist and music director.
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Chloe Kaye at Wades Beach Monday afternoon staring at the sun with special glasses during the eclipse.
Islander John Kenney was a man on a mission, walking quickly through the parking lot at Wades Beach Monday around 2 p.m.
“I’m under orders,” Mr. Kenney said with a smile, on his way to meet his wife, Jane, to witness the eclipse. (more…)
KATHERINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | A mute swan mother with her cygnets.
Despite its overwhelming passage in the State Legislature, Governor Andrew Cuomo has vetoed a measure that would have blocked the outrageous plan of the New York Department of Environmental Conservation to go after the 2,200 mute swans in the state.
Most of these beautiful birds, some 1,600, are here on Long Island. (more…)
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Charles Olton and Poppy at home in Hay Beach.
From Charles and Barbara Olton’s house on the northern tip of Shelter Island, the sweeping view takes in Gardiners Bay to Orient. But when Charles gazes out, he also sees across several centuries.
The 18th century, to be exact, when the British fleet en route to attack New York in 1776, lay becalmed off Hay Beach Point, keeping their horses alive with hay harvested just below his living room windows. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | JO ANN KIRKLAND
When I was in my 20s and working in a boring office job, taking ballet classes at night, I decided to learn French. Ballet taught me the only French I knew: ronde de jamb, plié, tour jeté. Nothing useful in real life. (more…)