07/10/17 1:11pm
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO Mother Nature sets the stage for the show at Crescent Beach Saturday evening.

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO Mother Nature sets the stage for the show at Crescent Beach Saturday evening.

On the warm evening of Saturday, July 8, families and friends met on Crescent Beach, fighting a strong breeze as they spread out blankets and opened up chairs for the 60th Annual Shelter Island Fireworks. Kids kicked off shoes and ran up and down the beach, playing in the dwindling sunlight. (more…)

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

11/29/15 11:57am
BEVERELA WALZ PHOTOS | Hardy (foolish?) souls racing to the water for the 6th annual Turkey plunge Saturday morning at Crescent Beach.

BEVERELA WALZ PHOTOS | Hardy (foolish?) souls racing to the water for the 6th annual Turkey Plunge Saturday morning at Crescent Beach.

The 6th annual Friends of the Library Turkey Plunge at Crescent Beach Saturday morning, with all proceeds gong to the library, was once again one of the most joyous events of the season.

With temperatures approaching 60 and no wind, veteran plungers responded with bravado; one participant said, “It’s a day at the beach,” and a local who hails from the other side of the pond compared the morning to “a summer’s day in England.”

See the photos on the Shelter Island Reporter’s website.

11/24/15 7:56am
More than 130 people dashed into the bay from Crescent Beach last year for the 5th annual Turkey Plunge. (Credit: Beverlea Walz)

More than 130 people dashed into the bay from Crescent Beach last year for the 5th annual Turkey Plunge. (Credit: Beverlea Walz)

The turkey has been eaten, the relatives are restless and you’ve got a long weekend ahead of you. Don’t worry, there’s plenty to do.

Here are three events to check out on Shelter Island this weekend.  (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…)

08/18/15 12:41pm
Glamour Magazine September cover  (Credit: Tom Munro)

Glamour Magazine September cover
(Credit: Tom Munro)

Glamour magazine’s September issue is one of the most anticipated of the year, but local subscribers have an added bonus to look forward to this season: The cover and main fashion spread, starring model Karlie Kloss, were shot on Shelter Island.

Glamour’s crew told us they shot both the cover and interior photograph series at a private residence on the secluded island, but kept mum on additional details.

“We found the perfect location that suited our concept,” a Glamour magazine rep said.  (more…)