06/16/17 12:00pm
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO Water stations were just one part of a community effort at last Satruday’s 10K Run.

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO Water stations were just one part of a community effort at last year’s 10K Run.

Friday, June 16
•    5:30 to 8 p.m. — Pre-Race Pasta Buffet presented by Shelter Island students at the American Legion Hall opposite the Shelter Island High School. Price: $15 in advance, $20 at the door, $5 children under 12, $30 maximum for one family, $15 anytime for Shelter Island residents.

•    5:30 to 8 p.m. — Registration and package pickup at Shelter Island High School Gym. (more…)

06/11/17 11:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Matthew, left, and Brian Feinstein.

COURTESY PHOTO
Matthew, left, and Brian Feinstein.

Through the years, Shelter Island has been proud of its golfers. The way this year is panning out, that’s not going to change. Golfers continue to show we can play darn good golf right here on this little island.

Through the years we’ve enjoyed accomplishment after accomplishment and not just on our Island, but throughout the state and country. Just last week 61 year-old Jay Sessa was playing in a national event as the oldest player in the field. The week before that and the week after, Jay “Jake” Card III finished second in two major tournaments. (more…)

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06/10/17 3:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Proof: Our columnist with the biggest striped bass he’s caught on his boat in a decade.

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Proof: Our columnist with the biggest striped bass he’s caught on his boat in a decade.

In last week’s column I was pretty vocal complaining about how capricious the spring weather had been and how it was slowly improving as we approached the end of May.

Even though we had been getting a few fish here and there I was hoping it would warm up a bit, but even more than that, I wanted the ever-present stiff winds to get tired of blowing. Then, the weather forecast for May 28 predicted wind speeds would drop to a mere 10 m.p.h. and temperatures would move up to the mid-60s. A good omen and I hoped the fish were paying attention, too.

A little nostalgia to set the stage: Some of you may remember the song that Dinah Washington made famous called, “What A Diff’rence a Day Makes.” (more…)

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06/06/17 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Our columnist’s daughter, Donna Winston, moments after landing a 27-inch striper in Coecles Harbor.

COURTESY PHOTO Our columnist’s daughter, Donna Winston, moments after landing a 27-inch striper in Coecles Harbor.

The way this whole fishing thing is supposed to work is when the water warms up from the frigid temperatures of winter all sorts of fish are supposed to show up and start to feed on whatever they eat as soon as they are comfortable doing so. (more…)

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06/05/17 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Joan Benoit Samuelson

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Joan Benoit Samuelson

Joan Benoit Samuelson is best known to the world for being the first woman to win an Olympic Gold Medal in a marathon, when she topped the field in Los Angeles in 1984 with a time of 2:24:52. It was the first year that women competed in an Olympic marathon. (more…)