BEVERELA WALZ PHOTOS | Hardy (foolish?) souls racing to the water for the 6th annual Turkey Plunge Saturday morning at Crescent Beach.
The 6th annual Friends of the Library Turkey Plunge at Crescent Beach this morning, with all proceeds gong to the library, was once again one of the most joyous events of the season.
With temperatures approaching 60 and no wind, veteran plungers responded with bravado; one participant said, “It’s a day at the beach,” and a local who hails from the other side of the pond compared the morning to “a summer’s day in England.” (more…)
PHOTOS BY BEVERLEA WALZ| Ready for the race, early Sunday morning.
The second annual running of the Great Peconic Race Sunday , a 19.5 mile circumnavigation of Shelter Island, was a resounding success, with great competition and camaraderie. Wades Beach, where the race began and ended, was turned into a late summer all-day festival.
Below, some images of the great day from Reporter staff photographer Beverlea Walz. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Try some of this, Mr. Fireman.
The annual shaving cream “fight,” at Camp Adventure — a special program for pediatric cancer patients and their families at Camp Qunipet — ends with the Shelter Island Fire Department hosing down the participants, especially welcome on an August day.
Our photographer Bev Walz captured the moment today when a camper, enamored by firefighter Brian Lechmanski, reached up to spread some shaving cream on the delighted Mr. Lechmanski’s face.
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Proud grandad Greg Sulahian introducing a Shelter Island tradition to little Westin.
Saturday’s Shelter Island Fire Department’s annual Chicken Barbecue was a tasty and fun-filled event.
Below are some sights from the great community gathering at St. Gabe’s field captured by Bev Walz. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Fireworks over the bay Saturday night..
A perfect summer night on the Island was illuminated by one of the most spectacular fireworks shows in memory.
The 58th annual midsummer event, an all-volunteer effort this year, drew a large and ecstatic crowd to Crescent Beach to take in a thunderous and gorgeous display over the bay. (more…)