11/19/14 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The competition was fierce between the Wounded Warriors and Islanders, two teams competing at last year’s Joseph J. Theinert 3-on-3 basketball tournament. Wounded Warriors and their friends are from the left: Chris Doyle, Manny Jimenez, Tomas Rodriguez, Maggie Reilly, Mary Larsen and Michael Bartomioli. Peter Miedema was the ref.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
The competition was fierce between the Wounded Warriors and Islanders, two teams competing at last year’s Joseph J. Theinert 3-on-3 basketball tournament. Wounded Warriors and their friends are from the left: Chris Doyle, Manny Jimenez, Tomas Rodriguez, Maggie Reilly, Mary Larsen and Michael Bartomioli. Peter Miedema was the ref.

Sign up now for the fifth annual 1LT Joseph J. Theinert 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on Saturday, November 29, starting at 1 p.m. in the Shelter Island School gym. (more…)

11/19/14 1:59pm
COURTESY PHOTO | A new book of poetry is dedicated to a worthy cause.

COURTESY PHOTO | A new book of poetry is dedicated to a worthy cause.

November is National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and two poets, Islander Virginia Walker and Michael Walsh of Rocky Point, both active in East End poetry workshops, have pledged their new book, “Neuron Mirror,” to help fight pancreatic cancer. (more…)

11/19/14 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Hay Beach Author Chuck Olton with

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO |
Hay Beach Author Chuck Olton with Brenda Bergman and Mollie Strugats.

Chuck Olton, author of ‘Heroic Vision: A Story of Revolutionary Art and Politics,’ shared his expertise last week on history and geology as it relates to the American Revolution at the Women’s Community Club.

He told of how in 1776, British soldiers and sailors harvested the hay crop to feed New York-bound horses where the king’s army defeated Washington’s army at the Battle of Brooklyn Heights. Mollie Strugats introduced Mr. Olton and pointed to the location of her home on Hay Beach. Brenda Bergman is in the background.

11/18/14 4:20pm
COURTESY PHOTO Mike Zisser’s artwork from the Shelter Island Poetry Project’s ‘Goldengrove Unleaving: Poems for Fall and Beyond.’

COURTESY PHOTO
Mike Zisser’s artwork from the Shelter Island Poetry Project’s ‘Goldengrove Unleaving: Poems for Fall and Beyond.’

Six veterans of the Shelter Island Poetry Project — Forrest Compton, Carol Galligan, Stephen Gessner, Georgia Griffis, Kathleen Minder and Maryann Moderelli — will be at the Shelter Island Library on Friday, November 21 at 7 p.m. with readings that usher out the Project’s sixth season: “Goldengrove Unleaving: Poems for Fall … and Beyond.” (more…)