06/17/18 3:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Rich Varney, Pat Lutkins and Roger McLeon read poems by Pablo Neruda at a Friday Night Dialogues in February, 2016.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Rich Varney, Pat Lutkins and Roger McLeon read poems by Pablo Neruda at a Friday Night Dialogues in February, 2016.

BY VIRGINIA WALKER

Islander Richard Varney died on May 28 in the Kanas Hospice after a long battle with cancer. As he told his friends, he misjudged how much time he had left. In early May he and I were planning a summer relaunch of the Art Barnett Poetry Roundtable which meets Tuesdays at 4 p.m. in the Shelter Island Library.

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06/17/18 8:00am
Jo Ann kirkland PHOTO Dad John Quinn with his daughter — and our reporter — Halsey at the finish line of Saturday’s 10K.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO John Quinn with his daughter — and our reporter — Halsey, at the finish line of the 2015 10K.

This story appeared in the June 25, 2015 issue of the Reporter

The 3-mile marker of the 36th annual Shelter Island 10K Run was a lot more than just a milestone, much more than a sigh of relief as I approached the halfway mark.

The white picket fence and green grass of the golf course, the rush of the race and the thud of sneakers on concrete were all familiar. For years I stood by that fence, handing out high-fives and words of encouragement to the racers, but I was always waiting for one person — my dad, John Quinn. (more…)

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06/16/18 11:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Discussing their running and coaching careers with Dr. Frank Adipietro on WLNG Friday afternoon were (from left) author and coach Owen Anderson, runner Linus Kiplagat, who trains with the coach; and Olympians Bill Rodgers and Joan Benoit Samuelson.

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Discussing their running and coaching careers on WLNG Friday afternoon were (from left) author and coach Owen Anderson, runner Linus Kiplagat, who trains with the coach and Olympians Bill Rodgers and Joan Benoit Samuelson.

A little more than 24 hours before runners and walkers begin the 39th Annual Shelter Island 10K Run/5K Walk, two former Olympians, an author and coach and one of his trainees discussed training techniques and ways to get and stay healthy with Dr. Frank Adipietro on WLNG Friday afternoon.

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