Articles by

Richard Lomuscio

07/30/17 3:00pm
RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO | In New Jersey, signs warn drivers when senior citizens are out and about.

RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO | In New Jersey, signs warn drivers when senior citizens are out and about.

I just returned from a week of baby-sitting two grandchildren in New Jersey. It will take me some time to recover. And that’s to recover from the long and exhausting trip and all the energy it takes to keep a 2-year-old boy and 7-year-old girl  occupied and happy.

You must remember that this was last week when the temperatures were above 90 each day. But I was determined to get them out in the fresh air and not glued to a TV in the air-conditioned comfort of their home. So I planned some events. (more…)

07/22/17 3:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | The hot days of summer are upon us. Seniors can stay cool during the hottest hours by visiting the Senior Center.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | The hot days of summer are upon us. Senior Citizens can stay cool during the hottest hours by visiting the Shelter Island Senior Center.

I was speaking with Senior Center Director Laurie Fanelli the other day and she urged me to remind seniors that as the weather becomes hot and humid, staying cool is necessary for good health.

The Senior Center on Route 114 below the Medical Center is a great cooling center during the oppressively hot weather. There is also the opportunity for socialization, nutrition and recreation for folks whose homes are not up to top notch cooling standards. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. And when a heat emergency occurs, extended hours are announced. (more…)

07/15/17 11:00am
CAITLIN PANARELLA PHOTO

CAITLIN PANARELLA PHOTO

I made a point of attending the library fundraiser under the tent last Friday evening. What a treat!

It was billed as “Suds and Song” and featured folksinger Caroline Doctorow on guitar along with two other musicians. There were times when the audience could join in the singing. (more…)

07/09/17 3:00pm
RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO | 1970 XKE Jaguar, 1967 Austin Healy Roadster and MGTC from the late 1940s owned by Joe Hine.

RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO Vintage rides at the Shelter Island Classic Car Show in June included a 1970 XKE Jaguar, 1967 Austin Healy Roadster and MGTC from the late 1940s.

I spent the past week trying to complete a project that I started  two years ago. I am almost done but not quite.

In August of 2015, I began attempting to install new brake lines in my 1956 Jaguar roadster. (more…)

07/02/17 3:00pm
RICHARD LOMUSICO PHOTO | Volunteer Alison Binder helping out at the Senior Center yard sale on June 24.

RICHARD LOMUSICO PHOTO | Volunteer Alison Binder helping out at the Senior Center yard sale on June 24.

The extremely heavy rain we had here last Saturday made the Senior Center yard sale get off to a slow start.

However, once the rain stopped and the sun peeked through, more and more visitors showed up.  (more…)