01/26/18 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Christine Finn at the Women’s Community Club meeting on January 9.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Christine Finn at the Women’s Community Club meeting on January 9.

The Shelter Island Women’s Community Club met on Tuesday, January 9 and welcomed speaker Christine Finn who became the new superintendent of the Shelter Island School District on September 1, 2017. (more…)

11/26/17 8:00am
MOLLIE STRUGATS PHOTO | Ron Adler displays the medals he won at the Maccabiah Games.

MOLLIE STRUGATS PHOTO | Ron Adler displays the medals he won at the Maccabiah Games.

Ron Adler remembers getting up early on cold, rainy mornings to milk the goats, and being grateful for their warmth. Featured speaker at the November Women’s Club November 14 luncheon meeting, Ron shared his experiences growing up on a kibbutz in Israel, and talked about his participation in last summer’s Maccabiah Games. He supplied the food — in the form of Romanian eggplant, tahini, pita, and baklava — and props: photos of the kibbutz and the games, along with the medals he won. (more…)

05/10/17 2:00pm
LINDA PULS PHOTO A view of Taylor’s Island.

LINDA PULS PHOTO  | A view of Taylor’s Island.

How many Shelter Islanders know they have a vested interest in a little island within Shelter Island?

For those of us who didn’t, P.A.T. Hunt, President of the Taylor’s Island Foundation and Co-Chair of the Taylor’s Island Preservation and Management Committee took the ladies and guests of the Shelter Island Women’s Club on an historical journey to this special place called Taylor’s Island.

It sits within Coecles Harbor and is really a tombolo, an island only at high tide. (more…)

02/18/17 3:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Laurie Fanelli spoke at the Shelter Island Women’s Community Club on February 7.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Laurie Fanelli spoke at the Shelter Island Women’s Community Club on February 7.

How many of you are over 50, your kids don’t need you, your job identity is gone, and maybe your spouse is no longer with you and you’re alone? You’re depressed and feel there’s no more purpose to your life.

At the Shelter Island Woman’s Community Club meeting held on Tuesday, February 7, Laurie Fanelli, R.N., M.A., psychiatric nurse practitioner and director of our Senior Center, told the ladies of the club, “you’re ready for your second adulthood.” (more…)

11/15/16 4:30pm
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO | A male cardinal, spotted in Mashomack last winter.

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO | A male cardinal, spotted in Mashomack last winter.

“Cover, food and water are what birds need.”

So began Mashomack Preserve’s Tom Damiani in his slide presentation to the Shelter Island Women’s Club on November 1.

He went on to say: “All birds need cover to protect them from their prey and while most can forage for food throughout the year, during the winter, water is often at a premium. If you provide it, try to keep it from freezing.” (more…)