08/12/18 3:00pm
Charity Robey

CHARITY ROBEY

The great thing about living in a small town is that everyone knows you. The awful thing about living in a small town is that everyone knows you.

My bedtime, how long the television stays on, who is visiting me, all may as well be a matter of public record. If I fail to pick up after my dog during our morning walk my neighbors may not care, but they will certainly notice. (more…)

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08/10/18 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO A sign on Route 114 marks the entrance to the Friends outdoor meeting place.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
A sign on Route 114 marks the entrance to the Friends outdoor meeting place.

It was 38 minutes into the one-hour Quaker meeting before anyone said a word.

Gathered on the grounds of Sylvester Manor, seated on a jumble of rough-hewn logs fashioned into long benches in a wooded glade, there were six at the meeting, seven if you count the small white dog on Shelter Islander Jim Pugh’s lap. (more…)

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07/27/18 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO John Pagliaro’s works explore masculine and feminine imagery. This is one of his large sculptural works, and includes an element he calls ‘the white spike.’

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
John Pagliaro’s works explore masculine and feminine imagery. This is one of his large sculptural works, and includes an element he calls ‘the white spike.’

John Pagliaro spends about 300 days a year on the waters around Shelter Island, so he wasn’t all that surprised when his phone rang while he was kayaking in icy conditions between the Island and Southold. A friend on the other end asked if he was O.K. (more…)

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07/26/18 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO Kirstin Zabel in kindergarten.

COURTESY PHOTO
Kirstin Zabel in kindergarten.

When Kirstin Elizabeth Zabel was born in December 1986, her parents, Donald and Claudia, brought her home to Cartwright Road on Shelter Island. Thirty-one years later she was buried in the cemetery at Shelter Island Presbyterian Church. (more…)