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07/28/14 12:00pm
PETER BOODY PHOTO |  Carole and Richard Baron, World War II POW and former publisher of Dial Press during the Civil Rights era, outside the beachfront home where they host children, step-children, grandchildren and step-grandchildren.

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Carole and Richard Baron, World War II POW and former publisher of Dial Press during the Civil Rights era, outside the beachfront home where they host children, step-children, grandchildren and step-grandchildren.

Many Islanders know Richard Baron, a regular in the Memorial Day Parade, as a member of that “Greatest Generation” of Americans, a man who fought from North Africa to Anzio and on into Germany, where he was captured and spent the last four months of World War II as a prisoner of war.

His military record, from his wounding in Italy to his capture in Germany, makes for a fascinating tale, part of which is told in a book he co-authored in 1981 called “Raid,” about General George S. Patton’s disastrous attempt to free his son-in-law from the camp where Richard was a prisoner. (more…)

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06/24/14 12:13pm
PETER BOODY PHOTO | Kimberlea Rea on her back deck at Bass Creek.

PETER BOODY PHOTO |
Kimberlea Rea on her back deck at Bass Creek.

You know there’s a good story behind an attorney who keeps prints of Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson on the wall behind her desk in the Shelter Island office she shares with her law partner, Town Justice Mary-Faith Westervelt. (more…)

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05/30/14 12:25pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Grown-up Shelter Island summer kid Paul Ben-Victor as Moe Howard from the 2000 made-for-TV biopic, ‘The Three Stooges,’ which will be screened at the library at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10.

COURTESY PHOTO | Grown-up Shelter Island summer kid Paul Ben-Victor as Moe Howard from the 2000 made-for-TV biopic, ‘The Three Stooges,’ which will be screened at the library at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10.

Paul Ben-Victor should have no trouble making it to the screening of the ABC-TV biopic “The Three Stooges” at the Shelter Island Library’s June 10 edition of its Tuesday Movies at the Library series at 7 p.m., as promised.

As the actor who played the lead role of Moe Howard, he agreed to be there with another Shelter Islander, Janet Roach, who wrote the screenplay, to discuss the film with the audience right after the screening. (more…)

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05/16/14 4:00pm
JOE STILLMAN PHOTO |   Former Shelter Islander Deborah Ziegler, well known here for her work with former Presbyterian Church Pastor Bill Grimbol, as well as for her paintings and photographs, at her upstate home near Oneonta.

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Former Shelter Islander Deborah Ziegler, well known here for her work with former Presbyterian Church Pastor Bill Grimbol, as well as for her paintings and photographs, at her upstate home near Oneonta.

Many Shelter Islanders remember Deborah Ziegler, who served for 12 years as administrative assistant at the Presbyterian Church, a job that required her to manage the whirlwind of counseling and social services that then-Pastor Bill Grimbol gave to anyone on the Island who needed help. (more…)

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05/09/14 2:30pm
SCOTT ENSTINE PHOTO Lisa Krekeler at home with her new children’s book, “Emily and the Kindness Bracelet,” which ties in with her jewelry-making business.

SCOTT ENSTINE PHOTO
Lisa Krekeler at home with her new children’s book, “Emily and the Kindness Bracelet,” which ties in with her jewelry-making business.

A 29-year-old former upstater who lives with her husband Scott Enstine on Shelter Island, where she directs the summer sailing program at Camp Quinipet, Lisa Krekeler has done something surprising with her extensive academic background in communication — that’s “communication” ending with an “N” not an “S.” (more…)