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09/21/15 8:44am
PHOTOS BY BEVERLEA WALZ Ready for the race, early Sunday morning.

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…)

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08/18/15 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Everyone joins in the fun at Camp Adventure

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.

08/17/15 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Proud grandad Greg introducing a Shelter Island tradition to the little one.

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…)

07/12/15 8:00am


BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Oohs and ahhs was the soundtrack for this display.

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…)