COURTESY PHOTO Anna Wyche
Anna Ratkus Wyche was called to eternal rest on Friday, June 19, 2015 at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland. She was born in Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport to the late Anthony G. Ratkus and Florence (Almonaitis) Ratkus. Anna was raised and lived on Shelter Island, and was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Isle. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A deer feeding at a 4-poster stand, brushing against a post treated with a chemical, permethrin, that kills ticks.
Time to turn pro
To the Editor:
Peter Reich, in his farewell letter, put it well: “If all five (board members) agreed on everything, we would only need one person up there.” Disagreement is the essence of a democracy, but how the disagreement is expressed is critical; views expressed too strongly can become upsetting and counterproductive. (more…)
DON BINDLER PHOTO A Baltimore oriole spotted yesterday in Silver Beach.
A summer visitor was spotted over the weekend, already decked out in his summer finery. The Baltimore oriole above was captured singing his heart out by Don Bindler in a mock crab apple tree yesterday in Silver Beach. (more…)
SY WEISSMAN PHOTO | MIMI BRENNAN
Mimi Brennan passed away at her home on Shelter Island on April 20, 2015. As her friends know, she became a full-time community activist on Shelter Island after retiring here in 1996. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Bucks players will be swinging for the fences in front of dedicated fans this summer, just as the photo above shows action from 2014.
BY LAURA GURNEY
“Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world.”
— Babe Ruth
Shelter Island Bucks Nation is on the brink of our team’s fourth amazing season. The roster is in with 27 ballplayers and two excellent coaches. The players, who are picked from colleges all over the country, share an intense love for the game of baseball and, simply put, it’s their life’s dream to play. The young athletes will arrive in early June and are busy with games and practice until early August when they depart. Shelter Island presents a truly unique opportunity for these ballplayers. (more…)