JULIE LANE PHOTO | Dan Fokine (left) and Joe Denny would like to bring Islanders back to the woods. The pair are among leaders of a new effort to create hiking trails that would link about seven miles of open space and preserved lands.
Childhood memories of playing in the woods and freely hiking trails sparked Dan Fokine and Joe Denny to give the same experiences to their children and other Islanders. A first step was starting what they’re dubbing the Shelter Island Trail Club.
It’s something of an expansion of Vinebusters, the volunteer group that devotes time and energy to clearing cat briar and other invasive plants that block many trails. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr.
A new state initiative funded at $50 million to support tourism in New York State drew applause from Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor). (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO A wary wild turkey making its way around the Island this week.
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Tens of thousands of Vietnam War protesters picketed the White House and then marched to the Washington Monument. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A typical holiday gift basket fromTable of Content where two local women will now be managing the shop.
It has been more than two years since the specialty store Table of Content opened its door on North Ferry Road in the Center. Now, it’s adding a couple of local flavors to its bill of fare.
The store, still owned by Kimberly Auth, will be managed by two long-time Islanders well known to their neighbors — Mary Boeklen and Laurie Eckhardt. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Andy Reeve will run unopposed for a full five-year term on the Shelter Island Board of Fire Commissioners.
Shelter Island Fire Commission Chairman Andy Reeve is running unopposed for a five-year term. (more…)