07/04/17 6:15am

The 2015 Shelter Island fireworks display. (Credit: Bev Walz, file photo)

Way back in 1957, the Soviet Union launched the first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1, into space, Elvis Presley bought a mansion in Memphis and named it Graceland, and Shelter Island residents were enjoying the first fireworks show in the skies over the dark blue of the nighttime bay.

In the years that have followed, those fireworks have become an annual tradition, and this year’s 60th annual Shelter Island Fireworks Show will be Saturday, July 8 at Crescent Beach. READ

06/28/17 6:02am

Tickets are now available for the Shelter Island Historical Society’s annual “Black & White” party.

This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, July 22 from 6 to 10 p.m. in Havens Barn.

The Historical Society’s signature fundraising summer event is an opportunity to support the organization while dancing to great music, enjoying a raw bar, dinner by Marie Eiffel Market, complimentary photo of each guest by Island photographer Eleanor Labrozzi and a silent auction.

Come wearing your favorite summer black and white. For tickets, call (631) 749-0025 or visit shelterislandhistorical.org.

02/25/17 11:29am
Wooden fish (24” and 30”) that are being offered to artists to create silent auction pieces.  (Courtesy photo)

Wooden fish (24” and 30”) that are being offered to artists to create silent auction pieces. (Courtesy photo)

Taylor’s Island in Coecles Harbor on Shelter Island is perhaps best known as the site of the Smith-Taylor Cabin, the Adirondack style log cabin that was built around 1900 by business magnate Francis Marion Smith (of 20 Mule Team Borax fame).  (more…)