COURTESY PHOTO | The Shelter Island Ace Hardware team, a fan favorite, at a past 3-on 3 tournament. This Saturday the annual holiday tournament reconvenes at the Shelter Island School gym.
MELISSA MUNDY | CONTRIBUTOR
The Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Fund will hold its annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on Saturday, November 28 at 1 p.m. at the Shelter Island School gymnasium.
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Joe Theinert made the ultimate sacrifice on June 4, 2010 while serving his country during Operation Enduring Freedom. The inaugural tournament was held in November of that year thanks to the efforts of event co-founders and coordinators Carla Cadzin and Ian Kanarvogel, who were both schoolmates of Joe’s. After a summer of solemn remembrance ceremonies, Carla and Ian wanted to host a celebratory event that would bring together all those who knew Joe best. (more…)
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | The Shelter Island Preschool Board of Directors are asking for support from Islanders.
Support the Preschool
To the Editor:
The Shelter Island Preschool Board of Directors would like to take this opportunity to accomplish two things: publicly thank the Shelter Island Lions Club for their continued support, including a tremendously successful Scallop Dinner, which benefited the Preschool; and provide more information to members of the community and candidates running for office about the Preschool. (more…)
SY WEISSMAN PHOTO| Mel Mendelssohn
Mel Mendelssohn, a significant contributor to the cultural life of Shelter Island, died peacefully in his sleep on Friday, October 2, 2015.
Mel, a resident for over 20 years, had been a professional fundraiser for colleges and charities, and he used this talent as a leader in raising funds for the creation of the Island Fitness Center. (more…)
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Gorillas and elephants
To the Editor:
Last week’s article, “Politics takes a back seat,” certainly raises serious questions about Supervisor Dougherty’s budgeting process for 2016.
However, my view is that politics remains in the front seat. His budget process reveals that we are facing another budget deficit for 2016. The supervisor’s latest “guesstimate” for a budget increase under 5 percent likely will be achieved by appropriating more fund balances, than the $150,000 shown in his tentative budget, to fill the budget gap. (more…)
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Frank J. Cunningham will speak at Friday Night Dialogues on October 2.
Friday Night Dialogues at the Library will host genealogist Frank J. Cunningham, founder of AncestryTold.com, on October 2 at 7 p.m. He will share insights and tips about researching family ancestry designed for both the novice and the professional.