10/08/18 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island Library

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Shelter Island Library

The Shelter Island Library is hosting a donation drive as part of The Great Give Back, a community service initiative created by the Suffolk County Public Library Directors Association and the Suffolk Cooperative Library System.

This year’s Give Back will give the donations to The Retreat, a local organization offering domestic violence services.

This year, the Give Back is requesting new/unused items including women’s and children’s pajamas, socks in all sizes, sneakers in all children’s sizes and gift cards for King Cullen, Rite Aid, Stop n’ Shop, CVS and Kmart. Donations can be made throughout the month of October.

The mission of the Great Give Back is to provide opportunities for the patrons of Long Island libraries to participate in meaningful, service-oriented experiences. The Retreat has been a safe haven for families in crisis since 1987 while providing domestic violence and sexual assault services and education to families, friends and neighbors on the East End. Their services include a 24/7 domestic violence crisis hotline, counseling, legal advocacy, a shelter, violence prevention education and other services.

10/06/18 11:00am
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO The Harvest Moon on September 24 signaled the end of the gardening season.

CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO
The Harvest Moon on September 24 signaled the end of the gardening season.

And so, my fellow gardeners, the season comes to a close after all that dreadful heat and humidity. At least we have cooler temperatures to sustain ourselves as we do the last chores of the season. And let’s talk about them now.

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10/05/18 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO This novel is a fast-paced story about strong female characters and takes the reader through twists and turns.

COURTESY PHOTO
This novel is a fast-paced story about strong female characters and takes the reader through twists and turns.

The Banker’s Wife

Christina Alger

Putnam

This is a riveting, clever tale, a novel about three women whose stories — and fates — are interwoven.

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10/05/18 8:00am
STOCK PHOTO There are many sources of help for anxiety and depression.

STOCK PHOTO
There are many sources of help for anxiety and depression.

I was watching my granddaughter’s JV volleyball team play a tense game against Port Jefferson at the school gym last Friday when I began saying to myself, “This is too stressful.There’s too much anxiety and tension being created by this tight game!”

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10/04/18 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

A weekly round-up of can’t miss events on Shelter Island.

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