Living the dream — Islanders Bill Hannabury and his son Shane in front of the Augusta National clubhouse at the 2015 Masters in Augusta, Georgia during the tournament.
I am more than aware that technically March 21 is the first day of spring every year. But when you live on eastern Long Island you find that date laughable.
My reminder of spring is always in April and specifically when I see the beauty of everything blooming in Augusta, Georgia. The Masters you watched last week kicked off the season for 2015. (more…)
Ron Jernick at work as the official scorer for the Miami Marlins.
Hang around Shelter Island and you never know what will pop up next.
In the bank last week I ran into young Ron Jernick, town worker who helps keep the Island beautiful. Our discussion caught my full interest when he told me what his mom and dad were doing in Florida. Even though his parents moved away from the Island over 25 years ago, I did remember Ron Sr. but knew nothing about what he was doing or why he had moved to Florida. (more…)
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Anne DeStefano feeding the giraffe, with Bob Jr. and the columnist behind her.
I am finding that one of the things that comes with age is having the time to just sit around and think.
As I sit here in Florida, this column will prove that although the weather is just about perfect, I have very little to do.
So, as I start my second week of a two-week vacation, what I have to report is — I’m writing this column. (more…)
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Perfect weather for our columnist.
It’s cold and windy and the ground is covered with snow here on Shelter Island.
Those of us who are living here year round are entering into the time of year that many have dubbed “The February Follies.” (more…)
BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO | Sid “Ironman’ Beckwith
In covering sports in over 100 Reporter columns, there is one remarkable feat that rises above the others. (more…)