11/26/13 12:30pm
Photo by Beverlea Walz | Harrison Weslek negotiating with Santa at the PTSA Breakfast with Santa.

Photo by Beverlea Walz | Harrison Weslek negotiating with Santa at the PTSA Breakfast with Santa.

Holidays on “The Rock” include some of our favorite events and activities of the entire year. Starting the weekend after Thanksgiving, our quiet island revs up. Come on over for festive fun and maybe even some snow. (more…)

10/11/13 12:30pm
Photo by Tara Smith | The view from SALT on Shelter Island, where will perform this Saturday.

Photo by Tara Smith | The view from SALT on Shelter Island, where The Rhino will perform this Saturday.

Columbus Day weekend is a good time to visit Shelter Island. While things are quiet on The Rock, there are several live music events scheduled. (more…)

10/11/13 10:30am

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Scott Cuellar, the fiery winner of several prestigious piano competitions, has been described as having “a formidable technique” and “nerves of steel.” He’ll be coming to the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church on Sunday, October 13 at 8 p.m., direct from Carnegie Hall. Four days earlier, the powerful young American pianist will make his Carnegie Hall recital debut. In a unique circumstance, the pianist will play the same program here at the Columbus Day weekend concert presentation of the Shelter Island Friends of Music. (more…)

09/24/13 10:30am
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Photo by Eleanor P. Labrozzi | Jenifer Maxson at her previous performance of ‘Coming of Age’ on April 20, 2013.

For years, Jenifer Eklund Maxson has written, appeared in or directed plays about other people’s lives.

Now, she has created and stars in a one-woman musical about her own. “Coming of Age” will be performed on Saturday, September 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church, an encore performance from her successful first show in April. (more…)

08/31/13 10:30am
Jeanette Vecchione

Courtesy Photo | Jeanette Vecchione, coloratura soprano will perform on Shelter Island Sunday September 1.

Music lovers on Shelter Island are in for a genuine treat: an evening of great singing from the extraordinary, young coloratura soprano, Jeanette Vecchione. on Sunday, September 1, at 8 p.m. She will perform music from operas of Handel, Verdi, Puccini and Bernstein, as well as beloved melodies from legendary Broadway musicals. (more…)

08/23/13 12:30pm
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Photo by Beverlea Walz | Bouncing in the bounce house at the Country Fair.

Shelter Island will be an island of fun tomorrow Saturday, August 24. At the Center firehouse, located on Route 114 in the heart of town, the Shelter Island Fire Department will host a Country Fair between noon and 3 p.m. There will be something for everyone — a pig roast, turkey, sausage and peppers, kielbasa, as well as hot dogs and burgers with all the accompaniments. Kids can enjoy the bounce house, try their luck at games and take a tour of the firehouse and the firetrucks. There will be music by Joe Lauro’s band and a food raffle sponsored by Schmidt’s Market. (more…)