05/21/18 2:00pm
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | Some of my ‘dafs.’ I like to plant in frequently traveled spots. These are right outside my front door.

CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | Some of my ‘dafs.’ I like to plant in frequently traveled spots. These are right outside my front door.

Finally, finally, finally! After such a hideous April, a wonderful May! I keep wondering if it’s my imagination or not, but it feels like a more beautiful one than usual. One thing that is definitely not my imagination, however, is that there are far more than the usual number of ospreys. Every single nest is full. I can’t remember the last time that was true. (more…)

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05/21/18 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Stella Lagudis, executive director of the Shelter Island Heights Property Owners Corporation.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Stella Lagudis, executive director of the Shelter Island Heights Property Owners Corporation.

The Heights Property Owners Corporation (HPOC) Morning Program for children between the ages of 4 and 7 is taking registrations for the summer program that runs from June 25 through August 10 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. (more…)

05/21/18 10:00am
A cute (and well trained) puppy is the way to go. STOCK IMAGE

STOCK IMAGE A cute (and well trained) puppy is the way to go.

I was pleased to hear from Senior Center Director Laurie Fanelli last week that she’s getting out of rehab after fracturing her hip. She said she’d be back at her office this week. Great recovery Laurie! You were missed at the Center and everyone’s glad you’re returning.

Laurie recently found herself in a predicament that’s all too common with seniors. She was walking her daughter’s dog when it pulled her down. An accident, and not the pooch’s fault, but a scary situation nonetheless. (more…)

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05/21/18 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Girl Scouts from Troop 1711 assembled poppies at the American Legion Post Tuesday. They will be selling the poppies on Memorial Day. Pictured are Scouts Allie Brush, Francis Regan, Bella Springer, Kaitlyn Gulluscio, Legion Auxiliary member Rita Gates, Karen Brush and Laura Lomuscio. In the foreground are Myla Dougherty and Natalie Regan. Known as the Remembrance poppy, they were inspired by the World War I poem “In Flanders Fields” written by Canadian physician Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Girl Scouts from Troop 1711 assisted members of the Legion Auxiliary last Tuesday in assembling poppies at the American Legion Post. The Auxiliary organizes the preparation and sale of the poppies annually and they, assisted by the Girl Scouts, will be selling the poppies on Memorial Day. All proceeds raised from the sales go to efforts to assist veterans, according to Auxiliary President Mary Dudley.Pictured are Scouts Allie Brush, Francis Regan, Bella Springer, Kaitlyn Gulluscio, Legion Auxiliary member Rita Gates, Karen Brush and Laura Lomuscio. In the foreground are Myla Dougherty and Natalie Regan. Known as the Remembrance poppy, they were inspired by the World War I poem “In Flanders Fields” written by Canadian physician Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae.