03/02/16 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Shelter Island Preschool Board President Victoria Weslek.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Shelter Island Preschool Board President Victoria Weslek.

They’re still meeting, still talking.

The Shelter Island School District and  representatives of the private Shelter Island Preschool are continuing the search for ways to maintain the best of both worlds for young children, Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik told the Board of Education at the February 25 meeting.

But it remains unclear what that might be. (more…)

02/02/16 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Shelter Island Preschool Board President Victoria Weslek made the case last month before the Board of Education why the private program needs help to remain viable.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Shelter Island Preschool Board President Victoria Weslek made the case last month before the Board of Education why the private program needs help to remain viable.

Talks on cooperative efforts continue between representatives of the Shelter Island School District and the private, non-denominational Shelter Island Preschool (SIP) operated at the Presbyterian Church.

But to guide officials at both schools for decisions on preschool classes for the 2016-17 school year, statistics have to be updated. (more…)

06/19/15 2:00pm
COURTESY ART | It's the course, of course, that attracts many runners to the Shelter Island 10K.

COURTESY ART | It’s the course, of course, that attracts many runners to the Shelter Island 10K.

At the sound of the horn, the participants will zoom past the Presbyterian Church on their way to glory.

Yes, this tomorrow afternoon belongs to the runners, walkers, wheelchair athletes and, new this year, stroller people. But there is so much more to the success of our race. Volunteers and spectators play an essential role we should never forget. (more…)

02/22/15 8:00am
KAREN KAIER PHOTO ‘Tables’ located behind the Presbyterian Church. The one on the right marks the graves of Mary and Brinley Sylvester, on the left are Thomas and Mary Dering. Note the bases of the tables — the grass has been removed. A significant percentage of damage in cemeteries is due to lawnmowers and weed whackers.

KAREN KAIER PHOTO
‘Tables’ located behind the Presbyterian Church. The one on the right marks the graves of Mary and Brinley Sylvester, on the left are Thomas and Mary Dering. Note the bases of the tables — the grass has been removed. A significant percentage of damage in cemeteries is due to lawnmowers and weed whackers.

This is the first column of an occasional series, courtesy of the Shelter Island Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, updating Islanders on who’s who in the Presbyterian Church cemetery and why it’s such an essential place. Careful readers will also find out how to win a prize. (more…)