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10/29/18 10:00am

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Jeanne Merkel at home on Shelter Island.

Jeanne Merkel was 23 years old with three children under five when her husband left their marriage. It was an early lesson in how to navigate crisis and transition. (more…)

08/18/18 11:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTOS The interior of Shelter Island’s Union Chapel.

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The interior of Shelter Island’s Union Chapel.

On Sunday, August 19, Reverend Galen Guengerich, Senior Minister of All Souls Unitarian Church in New York City, will speak at the historic Union Chapel in the Grove. His sermon is titled, “The Feast of Your Life.” This service, at 10:30 a.m., marks Sylvester Manor Harvest Sunday.

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03/09/18 4:30pm

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They were here, nearly from the founding of Southold Town in the mid-17th century. Their presence has not been widely discussed or been part of the conversation in either Southold or Riverhead towns, where the stories of the founding English families have dominated the narrative for generations as if theirs were the only stories worth telling. (more…)

08/19/17 8:00am
PHOTO CREDIT Author John Rousmaniere will speak at Union Chapel Sunday about sea disasters

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Author John Rousmaniere will speak at Union Chapel Sunday about sea disasters

Best-selling author, historian and accomplished sailor John Rousmaniere will give a talk entitled “How to Write About Shipwrecks Without Becoming a Wreck Yourself” at Union Chapel on Sunday, August 20 at 10:30 a.m. (more…)

03/16/16 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Jeanne Marie Merkel in Mullaghmore, Ireland.

COURTESY PHOTO | Jeanne Marie Merkel in Mullaghmore, Ireland.

Join Jeanne Marie Merkel for an evening of Celtic music, poetry, image and storytelling at Friday Night Dialogues at the Shelter Island Library on March 18.

In her presentation, “Inner and Outer Landscapes of the Celtic Soul,” Ms. Merkel will reflect on her May 2006 vision quest in Ireland and what she learned about the Celtic way of being in relationship to the earth, how it can enrich our inner lives and awaken our dedication to protecting the landscapes we love. (more…)