02/19/17 3:00pm
SARAH SHEPHERD PHOTO | Aromatic herbs and flowers can help cheer the heart.

SARAH SHEPHERD PHOTO | Aromatic herbs and flowers can help cheer the heart.

In this busy age of constant communication and high speed movement, our bodies are constantly being stimulated and it may be difficult to find a pause in our day for a simple moment of relaxation. In different times we may have retreated to a garden — in a little aromatic corner, finding time for reflection and admiration for the beautiful things in life. Taking time, like the old saying goes, “to stop and smell the roses.” (more…)

02/19/17 11:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Reverend Charles McCarron at the annual blessing of the pets ceremony.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Reverend Charles McCarron at the annual blessing of the pets ceremony.

I spent last Friday getting to know the Reverend Charles McCarron, the Rector of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church here on the Island.

Father McCarron has been here for two years and is actively involved with his parish and the community. He is also the pastor of Holy Trinity Church in Greenport. (more…)

02/18/17 3:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Laurie Fanelli spoke at the Shelter Island Women’s Community Club on February 7.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Laurie Fanelli spoke at the Shelter Island Women’s Community Club on February 7.

How many of you are over 50, your kids don’t need you, your job identity is gone, and maybe your spouse is no longer with you and you’re alone? You’re depressed and feel there’s no more purpose to your life.

At the Shelter Island Woman’s Community Club meeting held on Tuesday, February 7, Laurie Fanelli, R.N., M.A., psychiatric nurse practitioner and director of our Senior Center, told the ladies of the club, “you’re ready for your second adulthood.” (more…)