COURTESY PHOTO William Theinert with Nancy and Cooper at home in Connecticut.
Whether the next President of the United States is red, blue or purple, one of the helicopters in POTUS’s fleet will be made by the aircraft manufacturer Sikorsky, with electrical systems designed by Shelter Island High School Class of 2002 graduate William Theinert. (more…)
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTOS Pasta with pea shoots, prosciutto and pecorino.
Vigorous exercise is a good excuse for eating well, so the Shelter Island 10K is a highlight of my summer. My husband started training for and running the 10K in 1992. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Happiness at a tag sale.
It’s yard sale season on Shelter Island. Spare me that tired line about paying good money for someone else’s junk. And I scoff at your environmental piety when you say, “It’s good to recycle old things.” And as for yard sales being the best way to find a bargain? Ridiculous.
Everyone knows that an Island yard sale is entertainment. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Returning to action for the Bucks Opening Day June was team mascot Billy Buck with veteran batboy Tate Ford.
Shelter Island Bucks General Manager Frank Emmett and Assistant GM Dave Gurney were in high spirits before the team’s opener at Fiske Field last Friday afternoon even though the day had delivered just enough precipitation to keep the crowds at bay.
But soon the evening turned warm and clear, getting better with every run the Bucks racked up to beat the Sag Harbor Whalers, 12-2. (more…)
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Dave Clark, commander of the American Legion Mitchell Post 281 at the Legion Hall.
Dave Clark, commander of the American Legion Mitchell Post 281, has conflicted feelings about his service in the Marines, especially the months he spent in Beirut getting shot at.
But he is very clear about whose military service should be remembered on Memorial Day, and it’s not his.
“It’s a time to think of men and women who gave their lives, to reach out to their families and give them a hug,” Dave said. (more…)