08/28/15 6:00am
Find a great bargain this weekend. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Find a great bargain this weekend. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Whether you’re looking for unique tchotchkes to decorate the mantel or are on the hunt for vintage clothing (or maybe an octagonal fish tank!), you’re in luck: Here are two scheduled yard sales on Shelter Island for Saturday, Aug. 29.

Find a sale nearby, as listed in the Classifieds section of the Aug. 27 edition of the Shelter Island Reporter.
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08/27/15 6:00am
The Jon Divello Band (Pictured above) will perform at (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The Jon Divello Band (Pictured above) will perform at The Ram’s Head Inn on Tuesday. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Happy birthday, Itzhak Perlman! Seventy years young this week, Mr. Perlman will be celebrating with the rest of the wonderful musicians at the Perlman Music Program this coming Saturday. In 1958, when he was just 13 years old, Itzhak performed in Tel Aviv with several other Israeli musicians for Ed Sullivan, who promptly brought him to the United States and introduced him to the world. He played on the show again six years later, the same year Mr. Sullivan introduced another famous act — from Liverpool!

Here’s the rest of this week’s lineup: (more…)

08/27/15 6:00am
A scene from the author's recent bike tour of Shelter Island.

A scene from the author’s recent bike tour of Shelter Island.

The only way to get to Shelter Island is by boat, and when you take the North Ferry from Greenport, your voyage is 10 glorious minutes of salty air, sailboats, seabirds and charming Victorian cottages. With that kind of introduction, it’s easy to imagine the ferry is taking you back to an earlier time.  (more…)

08/26/15 6:00am
Shelter Island Library. (Credit: Shelter Island Reporter File Photo)

Shelter Island Library. (Credit: Shelter Island Reporter File Photo)

Talia Carner, the author of “Jerusalem Maiden,” “China Doll” and “Puppet Child,” will return to the Shelter Island Library to read from her latest book, “Hotel Moscow,” at the Friday Night Dialogues program on August 28.

Ms. Carner spoke at the library in 2013, after the publication of her novel, “Jerusalem Maiden.” (more…)

08/25/15 4:09pm
A scene from last year's race. (Credit: Beverlea Walz)

A scene from last year’s race. (Credit: Beverlea Walz)

It’s not the Kentucky Derby. It’s not even the Soapbox Derby, but in many ways it’s more fun.

What has rapidly become one of the delightful traditions of summer on Shelter Island is coming around again this Sunday, August 30 — the fourth annual Chamber of Commerce Duck Race, a fundraiser to support the Island’s business community. (more…)

08/25/15 2:36pm
Many parts of Shelter Island are easily accessible to pedestrians (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Many parts of Shelter Island are easily accessible to pedestrians
(Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Most people who have never visited Shelter Island assume they need a car to traverse the island. But that is not entirely true. (more…)