December 14, 2017 - Come join in the 4th annual Menorah lighting

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Rabbi Berel Lerman, assisted by Alan Sive, lighting the first candles for Hanukkah in front of Shelter Island police headquarters in 2015.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Rabbi Berel Lerman, assisted by Alan Sive, lighting the first candles for Hanukkah in front of Shelter Island police headquarters in 2015.

The 4th annual public menorah lighting ceremony will be held on the front lawn of the Shelter Island Police Department on Sunday, December, 17 at 6:30 p.m. Town elected officials will be in attendance and all residents are invited as well.

“The Menorah commemorates the story of Hanukkah and symbolizes the triumph of freedom over tyranny, light over darkness and good over evil,” remarked Rabbi Lerman, spiritual leader of Center For Jewish Life – Chabad in Sag Harbor who will lead the ceremony. “It’s a wonderful time to come  together and kindle a flame of hope, resilience and positivity”

During Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, public menorah lighting ceremonies are held across the United States and around the world. Here on the East End, there will also be menorah lightings taking place in Southampton, Sag Harbor, East Hampton and Montauk.

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December 14, 2017 - What’s Happening: December 14, 2017

COURTESY PHOTO | Ellen Johansen and Marlene Markard will perform a Christmas concert in Sag Harbor on Sunday, December 17.

COURTESY PHOTO | Ellen Johansen and Marlene Markard will perform a Christmas concert in Sag Harbor on Sunday, December 17.

MUSIC MAKING BY MILE TWELVE

Sylvester Manor Educational Farm will kick off its 2018 Concert Series in style with a performance by Mile Twelve, the International Bluegrass Music Association’s 2017 Momentum Award-winning band. Happily hosting this annual post-holiday tradition will be Tom and Lisa and Friends. The concert is Saturday, January 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Shelter Island School Auditorium. 

Mile Twelve is a fresh, hard-driving young band beautifully walking the line between original and traditional bluegrass. Fast gaining recognition for their outstanding performances in bluegrass and folk circles, Evan Murphy, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, Nate Sabat, BB Bowness and David Benedict write captivating songs and daring instrumental pieces from diverse influences. Doors open at 7 p.m. Reserved seats are $25 to $40. Visit sylvestermanor.org/concerts/ to purchase.

EXPANDED HOLIDAY HOURS AT THE GATEHOUSE

The Gatehouse at Sylvester Manor is available to help shoppers with holiday needs, from stocking stuffers, to special gifts to festive food treats, from now until Christmas Eve. There are holiday specials, as well and discounts on selected products. Spend $25 and get a free Morgenstern’s ice cream cup.

You’ll find wonderful, “low tech” toys for the kids; one-of-a-kind works of art and ceramics; fun holiday decorations and a well-curated selection of books. There’s no need to brave the traffic on the Forks or wait for internet delivery when you can find locally-produced and sourced items. All purchases benefit the work of Sylvester Manor Educational Farm so your gift keeps on giving.

This week, the shop will be open on Friday, December 15 from noon to 8 p.m., Saturday, December 16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, December 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For those last minute gifts, the shop will also be open on Saturday, December 23 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, December 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Gatehouse is located on the corner of Route 114 and Manwaring Road, across the street from the entrance to Sylvester Manor.

MENORAH LIGHTING

The 4th annual public menorah lighting ceremony will be held on the front lawn of the Shelter Island Police Department on Sunday, December, 17 at 6:30 p.m. Town elected officials will be in attendance and all residents are invited as well.

“The Menorah commemorates the story of Hanukkah and symbolizes the triumph of freedom over tyranny, light over darkness and good over evil,” remarked Rabbi Lerman, spiritual leader of Center For Jewish Life – Chabad in Sag Harbor who will lead the ceremony. “It’s a wonderful time to come  together and kindle a flame of hope, resilience and positivity”

During Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, public menorah lighting ceremonies are held across the United States and around the world. Here on the East End, there will also be menorah lightings taking place in Southampton, Sag Harbor, East Hampton and Montauk.

DECORATE YOUR DOOR 

The Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce’s 4th annual “Decorate Your Door Contest” began December 1. Businesses compete it three categories: classic, original and whimsical. Judging by the committee will take place by December 17 and the winners will be announced in the Shelter Island Reporter’s holiday issue.

ISLANDERS NIGHT

The Recreation Department is hosting a February bus trip to Barclays Center in Brooklyn to see the New York Islanders play the Columbus Blue Jackets. The trip will be Saturday, February 3, and the bus will depart Greenport at 3:45 p.m. for the 7 p.m. game. The cost is $65 ($75 non-residents) which includes bus transportation and game admission. Advance registration and payment is required. Contact Bethany Ortmann, recreation director, at (631) 749-0309.

Across the moat

OUR AMERICAN VALUES

The Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center is presenting an exciting and provocative film series entitled “American Values” that explores the diverse and enduring ideas that have shaped our country and its people, transcend our current political climate, and continue to inspire us today.

An original series and the first program of the new Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center, each screening followed by in-depth discussion with a director, writer, artist or journalist associated with the film.

On Sunday, December 17 at 2 p.m., the 1979 film “Town Bloody Hall” will be screened at Pierson High School in Sag Harbor. Academy Award winning filmmakers D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus will talk about their documentary, which covered a raucous debate that ensued during a 1971 forum moderated by Norman Mailer at New York’s Town Hall.

On Sunday, December 23 at 2 p.m., the series will screen “Toy Story” with Academy Award nominated screenwriter Alec Sokolow. The screenings are free and will be held at Pierson High School in Sag Harbor but registration is required at sagharborcinema.org/american-values.

Other films coming up include “All The President’s Men” with a talk by journalist Carl Bernstein on Sunday, January 14 at 7 p.m. at Guild Hall in East Hampton, followed by “Casablanca” with actress Isabella Rossellini (daughter of the film’s star Ingrid Bergman) at 7 p.m. on Sunday, January 28 at Guild Hall. More films will follow in February.

The American Values series is being presented at partner-venues across the East End while the Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center works to rebuild the Sag Harbor Cinema.

HOLIDAY PIANO CONCERT 

Pianists Ellen Johansen and Marlene Markard are playing a mini-holiday concert. The duo will be performing old and new classics, including selections from “The Nutcracker Suite,” a “Sleigh Ride Fantasy,” and more. The concert will include a fun sing-along, admission is free and the concert is appropriate for all ages. The date is Sunday, December 17 at 3 p.m. at the Old Whalers’ Church, 44 Union Street, Sag Harbor.

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December 14, 2017 - Shelter Island Police Department Police blotter

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Those named in arrest reports or receiving police summonses have not been convicted of a crime. In court, the charges against them may be reduced or withdrawn or the defendants may be found not guilty.

ACCIDENTS
Roberta Lynn Cooke of Shelter Island reported to police December 8 that the left rear bumper of her car had been damaged at some unknown time.

The damage was estimated at less than $1,000.

Judith Hole of Shelter Island reported she was driving southbound on North Ferry Road around 2:30 p.m. on December 11 when a deer ran into the right front bumper of her vehicle. The deer did not survive the accident. Damage was estimated as less than $1,000.

SUMMONS
Geoffrey R. Wells of Riverhead was ticketed December 5 on New York Avenue for speed not reasonable and prudent.

OTHER REPORTS
Police were investigating a possible grand larceny reported by a Center caller December 5. Another caller reported a possibly injured turkey on the roof of a Center building; the responding officer used a pole to coax the bird to fly away.

PSEG was notified to make repairs when a transformer blew just after midnight on December 6 in the Center, causing a power failure. Later, a Heights resident reported that an unknown person may have used his car without permission. That afternoon, a microchip matched a stray cat that had been found hanging around in a Hay Beach backyard to its owner, who said the cat had run away and was no longer wanted. A police officer assisted in turning the cat over to the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons.

A person walking in Silver Beach who reported being accosted by two unleashed dogs on December 7 said dogs running at large were a problem in the area.  Later, an elderly dog got tangled in briars and its Hay Beach owner requested police assistance.

A wallet found in the Heights on December 8 was returned to its owner. A HiLo Shores homeowner reported that a floating dock had floated onto his property,

A disabled vehicle reported December 9 in the Menantic area was awaiting towing services. Later, an officer investigated a report of gun shots in the Center, but found nothing amiss.

A dog found at large in the Center on December 10 was returned to its owner. Later, police received a report domestic in nature.

On December 11, officers: helped a caller locate missing items in the Heights; helped another person with fingerprinting for employment purposes; provided DMV forms to a caller who lost a license plate; and took a report from a Hay Beach caller who said she’d been approached by an unknown man.

AIDED CASES
Shelter Island Emergency Medical Services teams transported eight aided cases to Eastern Long Island Hospital last week.

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December 14, 2017 - Weekly Calendar: December 14 — December 24, 2017

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EVENTS

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14

Holiday concert, grades Pre-K to 7. 7 p.m. Shelter Island School auditorium.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15

“Paint by Sticker”, create calendar of masterpieces, one sticker at a time. 10 a.m. Library. $5 materials fee. Sign up at circulation desk. (631) 749-0042.

Sylvester Manor Gatehouse, open for extended hours. Noon to 8 p.m. today, Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Gatehouse will also be open December 23 and 24. (631) 749-0626.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16

Holiday Extravaganza, with visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. 1 p.m. Library.

Coffee and coloring for adults, color away stress while enjoying complimentary refreshments. 1 p.m. Library. (631) 749-0042.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17

Christmas with Santa, Shelter Island Fire Department. 1 p.m. Center firehouse.

Annual holiday concert, presented by the Shelter Island Community Chorus. 3 p.m., Shelter Island Presbyterian Church. All are welcome. Free.

4th annual menorah lighting, 6:30 p.m., Shelter Island Police Station, Center.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 18

Mystery Book Club, discussion on “Fields Where They Lay” by Timothy Hallinan. 5 p.m. Library. (631) 749-0042.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19

Movie at the Library, 1954 classic “Christmas in Connecticut.” Noon, library. (631) 749-0042.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20

Silver Circle, scallop luncheon and reading by Mollie Numark of “The Carpenter’s Gift.” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Senior Center.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21

Longest night of the year service, 7 p.m., Shelter Island Presbyterian Church.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24

Children’s Christmas Pageant, 4 p.m. Our Lady of the Isle Church.

MEETINGS

(At Town Hall unless otherwise noted)

December 18: Water Advisory Committee, 7 p.m.

December 18: Fire Commissioners meeting, 7:30 p.m., Center firehouse

December 19: Town Board, work session, 1 p.m.

December 21: Water Quality Improvement Advisory Board, 6 p.m.

EVERY WEEK

Adult coed drop-in basketball, Mondays and Thursdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Shelter Island School gym.

After school arts and crafts, for grades K-5. One Friday per month, 3 to 4:30 p.m. American Legion/Youth Center. $10. (631) 749-0309. Call for dates.

After school fun zone, for grades K-6. Mondays through Wednesdays, 2:45 to 5 p.m. Children accompanied by a recreational aid from school to the American Legion/Youth Center. $10. (631) 749-0309.

Alcoholics Anonymous, Fridays, beginners meeting, 7:30 p.m., Presbyterian Church. Open discussion Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. St. Mary’s; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.

Al-Anon, Saturdays, 10 a.m., library, St. Mary’s.

Alateen, for ages 11 to 18, Tuesdays, 3 p.m., Presbyterian Church, downstairs.

Alignment & Base Exercise, Wednesdays with Callie Atkins, 5:30 p.m., Recreation Department, Legion Hall, $5.

American Legion, Friday night dinners with Stephanie Tybaert, Tuesdays with Michelle Beckwith, 6 p.m. For legionnaires, auxiliary members and boosters. (631) 749-1180.

Art Barnett Poetry Roundtable, Tuesdays, 4 p.m., library.

Basketball, for ages 50+, Sundays noon to 2 p.m., Shelter Island School gym. Free.

English as a New Language, Thursdays, 4 p.m., library. For adults. Free.

Essentrics with Laury, low-impact exercise. Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m., American Legion/Youth Center. $5.

Family story time, Mondays, 11:15 a.m., library. (631) 749-0042. Call for dates.

Functional Fitness, with Maggie Davis. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:15 a.m. American Legion/Youth Center. $5/class.

Gatehouse at Sylvester Manor, Friday noon to 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this week only.

Kids yoga, Thursdays, 10:15 a.m., library. (631) 749-0042. Call for dates.

Knitting club, Thursdays, 5 p.m.,  library.

Mah-jongg club, Mondays, 10 a.m., library lower level. Instruction available. Stephanie Zinger (631) 749-8805.

Metropolitan Opera live at Guild Hall, tickets available at library circulation desk, $15. Call (631) 749-0042 for dates.

Open gym, for students in grades 6 through 12, Fridays and Saturdays, 7 to 10 p.m., Shelter Island School. (631) 749-0309.

Pickle Ball, for all ages and levels, Mondays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon. American Legion/Youth Center. Free.

PiYo, Pilates/yoga based exercise with Julie Romanchuk-Weisenberg. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.; Tuesdays, 6 p.m. American Legion/Youth Center. $5. (516) 659-9155.

Poker table, Thursdays, 1:30 to 5 p.m., Senior Activity Center. (631) 749-1059.

Preschooler and parent drop-in gym, Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Tuesdays 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  American Legion/Youth Center. $3.25. (631) 749-0309.

Senior Mah-jongg, Fridays and Mondays, 1:30 to 5 p.m., Senior Activity Center, SCAC. (631) 749-1059.

Senior yoga, Fridays and Mondays, 10 a.m., Senior Activity Center, Fridays $5, Mondays free. (631) 749-1059.

Sensory exploration, young children play at multiple stations. Wednesdays, 11:15 a.m., library. Call (631) 749-0042 for dates.

Shelter Island All-Faith Youth Group, grades 8 to 12. Wednesdays 6 to 7:30 p.m., Camp Quinipet’s welcome center.

Silver Circle Social Club, Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Senior Activity Center. Call (631) 749-1059 for details.

Snack Attack, young adults bring after school snacks and play games or make crafts. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042.

Story and a craft, Saturdays, 11 a.m., library. (631) 749-0042. Call for dates.

Teen Yoga, for ages 13 and up. Thursdays, 4 to 5 p.m. American Legion/Youth Center. $5. (631) 749-0309.

Yoga, with Kelci McIntosh. Wednesdays, 7 p.m. All levels. American Legion/Youth Center. $5/class.

Yoga, with Dawn Hedberg. Thursdays, 5 p.m. American Legion/Youth Center. Free in December with a non-perishable food item for the food pantry. $5/class beginning in January.

Yoga story time, for children. One Saturday per month, 11 a.m. Call (631) 749-0042 for dates.

Youth Yoga, for ages 7 to 12. Thursdays, 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.  American Legion/Youth Center. $5. (631) 749-0309.

Zumba, with Susan Binder, and Melanie Matz. Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. and Mondays, 5:30 p.m. American Legion/Youth Center. $5/class.

Zumba Gold, with Susan Binder. Fridays, Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. American Legion/Youth Center. $5/class.

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Come join in the 4th annual Menorah lighting

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Rabbi Berel Lerman, assisted by Alan Sive, lighting the first candles for Hanukkah in front of Shelter Island police headquarters in 2015. The 4th annual public menorah lighting ceremony will be held on the front lawn of the She...

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