11/21/14 2:00pm

 

BOB DeSTEFANO

BOB DeSTEFANO

After spending the last two weeks in Winthrop Hospital with my wife, I understand that I may not be a doctor, but I can now understand words I never heard in my life.

While there, my mind frequently drifted toward a Shelter Islander who was as sick as anyone could be. A man who had a tragic accident, never complains or asks for help and has successfully and totally reinvented himself. (more…)

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 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO This 12 pound, 32-inch redfish was released after our columnist caught it since it was just over the local slot limit.

COURTESY PHOTO
This 12 pound, 32-inch redfish was released after our columnist caught it since it was just over the local slot limit.

Greetings from sunny Bonita Springs, Florida where Fish On is hiding out until May.

Fishing had pretty much wound down when we left Shelter Island on October 12 after a riotous wrap up to the best false albacore season in the past six years and the worst striper season for sport fisherman in over 10 years. (more…)

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11/11/14 4:30pm
Courtesy PHOTO |  Shelter Island volleyball team jerseys set out before the southeastern regional match Saturday in Brentwood. Coach Cindy Belt wrote: “The jerseys were lined up on chairs during warmups. I like the statement it makes — "We are here to play."

COURTESY PHOTO | Shelter Island volleyball team jerseys set out before the southeastern regional match Saturday in Brentwood. Coach Cindy Belt wrote: “The jerseys were lined up on chairs during warmups. I like the statement it makes — “We are here to play.”

Both Shelter Island and Haldane entered the Southeastern New York regional volleyball championship match on November 8 with statements to make. (more…)

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11/11/14 12:00pm
BRYAN GALLAGHER PHOTO Senior Sawyer Clark, in blue at his last cross country race, achieving his dream of running at the state championships. At left, Joshua Green.

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Senior Sawyer Clark, in blue at his last cross country race, achieving his dream of running at the state championships in Canton New York November 6. At left,  in blue, Joshua Green.

Did someone say Canada?

After a warm and much appreciated send off by the Shelter Island School, our athletes began the long journey to the New York State Cross Country Championships on November. Destination? Canton, New York, about 15 miles from the Canadian border. (more…)