10/02/16 6:01am
The Pridwin will host a scallop dinner to benefit the Shelter Island Lions Club. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

The Pridwin will host a scallop dinner to benefit the Shelter Island Lions Club. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Here’s a secret: If you really want to get to know the ins-and-outs of a small town community, make an effort to show up at those small town events.

In this small community of Shelter Island, one of the longest running and most beloved annual fall traditions is coming up on Saturday, October 8 at the Pridwin Hotel — the Lions Club Annual Scallop Dinner. (more…)

10/07/15 2:50pm
Plant and Sing will return to Shelter Island this weekend. (Credit: Beverlea Waltz)

Plant and Sing will return to Shelter Island this weekend. (Credit: Beverlea Waltz)

The crowds are gone, the weather is comfortable and Shelter Island is still hopping with activity. This weekend is a great time to sample the Island’s seafood, community activities and local traditions.

Here are five activities to check out.

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09/02/15 11:38am
COURTESY PHOTO What all the fuss is about — the beautiful and feisty snapper.

COURTESY PHOTO
What all the fuss is about — the beautiful and feisty snapper.

Hard to believe though it may be, summer is coming to a decisive close over the next several weeks.

The sunsets are rapidly moving farther and farther to the south and the Shelter Island Yacht Club’s cannon blast denoting the evening event is getting earlier almost every day.

Kids are getting ready to go or have gone back to school and most college students are on their respective campuses.

But the big news, the “unofficial” end to fishing festivities for the past 25 years or so is upon us. Of course I’m talking about the annual Snapper Derby, sponsored by the Shelter Island Lions Club along with many individuals. (more…)

08/29/13 10:30am
snapper derby shelter island lions club

Photo by JoAnn Kirkland | Hand-painted signs by young artists advertising the Snapper Derby

The hand-painted signs are all around Shelter Island. “One small step for mankind. One giant swim for snappers,” and “Stop napping and go snapping,” so join in the fun at the annual Shelter Island Lions Club Snapper Derby on Saturday, August 31. (more…)