Kids, by nature, are scorekeepers. Meaning they’re constantly comparing what they have — or more specifically, what they don’t have — with other kids, and keeping track.
I know this because I was a kid and I knew plenty of other kids, too. We all kept score, whether it was a blockbuster movie another classmate got to see first, a neighbor’s vacation to Disney World or trip to Action Park, or everyone having Reebok Pumps except for you. (more…)
Mimi Brennan passed away at her home on Shelter Island on April 20, 2015. As her friends know, she became a full-time community activist on Shelter Island after retiring here in 1996. (more…)
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Dering Harbor Village Hall.
The Dering Harbor Village Board has approved an increase in its 2015-16 budget of 1.9 percent – from $318,680 budgeted in 2014-15 to $324,800 — or a difference of $6,120.
The vote followed a public hearing on Saturday morning, April 21 in Village Hall at which Mayor Tim Hogue reviewed the proposed budget, line by line, for the six residents who attended. He said the budget remained relatively flat for the coming year with some exceptions. (more…)
RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO Witch Hazel on the shelf at Target.
Strange in name but benign in use, witch hazel is a natural astringent with powers that go far beyond minimizing pores. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO
Director of Physical Education and District Operations Todd Gulluscio outlined for the Board of Education the process necessary for seventh and eighth grade students to move up to junior varsity athletic teams if they meet rigid standards.
An Academic Hall of Fame will take shape this spring to complement Shelter Island School’s Athletic Hall of Fame that was launched two years ago. (more…)