Old memories of old boats. (Stock image).
Spring has certainly been a long time coming. I remember leaving for the South in February and figuring I’d be gone for the worst weather.
I was wrong.
I am still getting large heating bills even though they’re for April. I do have electric heat but it’s never been this bad. Let’s hope that May is warm. (more…)
RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO | Susan Binder preparing to lead a Zumba class at the American Legion.
Islanders ranging in age from their mid 40s to 80s feel very comfortable exercising in “Zumba Gold” classes offered at the American Legion Hall on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. for $5. (more…)
Yep, it’s been a cold spring! (stock image).
I spent last Friday and Saturday enjoying our wonderful weather. It was such a pleasant change from the foul weather we’ve been having for the past month. It is supposed to be spring! (more…)
Many seniors choose to live alone on Shelter Island. (Stock photo).
There was a culture here on this Island that goes way back to the beginning of the last century and the end of the one before that. It still exists to a certain extent — second homeowners who love the Island and all it has to offer for their families in the summer months. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Tom Charls changes batteries in Gert Bourne’s smoke detector so she won’t have to climb the ladder.
As we move through our senior years we come to realize that there are some activities that we cannot perform with the same success as we could when we were younger.
We must come to accept these limitations. During the years over 65 we know that there are some activities that we just can’t do without consequences. And some of us have to learn this the hard way. (more…)