COURTESY PHOTO Jimbo Theinert, far left, with participants in a recent veterans’ retreat at the Strongpoint Theinert Ranch in New Mexico. A Shelter Island couple has raised $20,000 for construction of a bunkhouse that will expand the capacity of the ranch to offer restorative retreats, free of charge, to active and veteran soldiers and Gold Star families. The charity was created in honor of Mr. Theinert’s brother, Lt. Joseph L. Theinert of Shetler Island, killed in action in Afghanistan in 2010.
A girl who died of leukemia at age 4 nearly 40 years ago is being remembered by her family in a gift to the Lt. Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Fund that her mother said helps fulfill a promise she made to “live in happiness for her.” (more…)
With holiday lights a’blazing, the Island looks especially festive during these longest nights of the year. While many shops scale back hours in winter, you can still find all sorts of gift items or plan for holiday catering without boarding a ferry. (more…)
MARTIN BURKE PHOTO Dawn breaking over Dering Harbor.
After considerable go-round, the Village of Dering Harbor officially licensed a row of holly trees planted along the backyard of a property that has been at the center of the community’s debate over hedges and other forms of “living fences.” (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Brrr! A bracing Turkey Plunge on Saturday.
Under sunny skies and amid the raucous barking of dogs and squealing of super excited children, about 150 hearty bathers of all ages “plunged” into the chilly waters off Crescent Beach on Saturday morning in support of the Shelter Island library. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | An assortment of cheese and fruit available by special order through Marie Eiffel Market for Thanksgiving, or any celebration.
When the Island hunkers down for winter, seasonal eateries close but many cafés, restaurants and shops stay open and, along with community programs, will be serving over the long weekend.