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
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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…)