02/19/17 11:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Reverend Charles McCarron at the annual blessing of the pets ceremony.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Reverend Charles McCarron at the annual blessing of the pets ceremony.

I spent last Friday getting to know the Reverend Charles McCarron, the Rector of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church here on the Island.

Father McCarron has been here for two years and is actively involved with his parish and the community. He is also the pastor of Holy Trinity Church in Greenport. (more…)

02/18/17 3:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Laurie Fanelli spoke at the Shelter Island Women’s Community Club on February 7.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Laurie Fanelli spoke at the Shelter Island Women’s Community Club on February 7.

How many of you are over 50, your kids don’t need you, your job identity is gone, and maybe your spouse is no longer with you and you’re alone? You’re depressed and feel there’s no more purpose to your life.

At the Shelter Island Woman’s Community Club meeting held on Tuesday, February 7, Laurie Fanelli, R.N., M.A., psychiatric nurse practitioner and director of our Senior Center, told the ladies of the club, “you’re ready for your second adulthood.” (more…)

02/17/17 4:30pm
DAVID LAPHAM PHOTO | Nothing warms the winter soul like a bowl of bouillabaise, served with a toasted baguette topped by a little aioli.

DAVID LAPHAM PHOTO | Nothing warms the winter soul like a bowl of bouillabaise, served with a toasted baguette topped by a little aioli.

An easy and elegant dish to serve in the dead of winter, bouillabaisse (fish stew) has its roots in the southern French city of Marseilles.

Historically, fishermen would sell the best parts of their catch at the market and then save whatever was left over for their own families — and from that came bouillabaisse.  (more…)

02/17/17 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Christine Gallagher, former president of the Shelter Island Educational Foundation, with the organization’s new president, JoAnn Kirkland.

COURTESY PHOTO | Christine Gallagher, former president of the Shelter Island Educational Foundation, with the organization’s new president, JoAnn Kirkland.

Reprinted from ‘The Inlet’

BY LUCAS QUIGLEY-DUNNING (grade 9)

The schooner trip, “The Nutcracker,” the opera trip, Broadway shows, trips abroad and to the Grand Canyon, running camps and other individual student enrichment opportunities — Do you know what all of these incredible experiences have in common?

They were paid for in part or in full by generous support from the Shelter Island Educational Foundation (SIEF).  (more…)

02/16/17 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Bob DeStefano will be the master of ceremonies for a return engagement of 'Triva Night' at the library.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Bob DeStefano will be the master of ceremonies for a return engagement of ‘Triva Night’ at the library.

Think you’re smart? Now’s your chance to prove it!

The mid-winter, blues-busting “Trivia Night: Battle of the Brains” returns to the library’s Friday Night Dialogues on February 24 — 7 p.m. in the library’s Community Room — a perfect antidote to the daunting days of winter when the days are short and sunlight is sparse. (more…)