BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO Surf’s up. Dave Hamilton heading out in — what else? — one of his Jeeps.
Each week I find myself thinking: I need a story this week. And I only have a couple of days to deadline. Somehow, something always seems to pop up.
This week was no exception. I was having coffee at Stars Café and started talking to Dave Hamilton. The more we spoke, the more fascinating his life seemed to be. Until then, I didn’t know much about Dave except the fact that my son bought a Jeep from him. It’s an understatement to say Dave has a passion for Jeeps. In fact, he enjoys them so much he makes his living from them. Dave buys, sells and works only on Jeeps. (more…)
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Lindsey Gallagher, taking the lead in her victory at Goat Hill Monday.
After much dedication, hard work and anticipation, the Shelter Island School varsity cross country teams were very happy that our first race had finally arrived.
On Thursday, September 17, the boys’ and girls’ teams traveled to Red Creek Park in Hampton Bays for the Peconic Cross Country Invitational. Both Island teams competed in the 5K race. Red Creek is a tough course through pine barrens with its share of uphills, downhills and sand hills. (more…)
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Kal Lewis competing Monday against Stony Brook on Shelter Island School’s new cross country course at Goat Hill.
For the first time in many years, Shelter Island School’s cross country team has a home it can call its own.
The team initiated the course at Goat Hill in fine fashion with both the boys and girls teams putting up comfortable wins over Stony Brook Monday afternoon. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO Brian Feinstein at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland, pointing to his score after qualifying in the National Drive, Chip and Putt Championship.
Islander Brian Feinstein, in the boys 14 to 15 division, qualified in the Middle Atlantic Regional Qualifier for the National Drive, Chip and Putt Championship that took place on Sunday, September 20 at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland.
Brian will now have the opportunity to drive, chip, and putt on the 18th hole at Augusta National Golf Club on the Sunday before the 2016 Masters Tournament.
PHOTOS BY BEVERLEA WALZ| Ready for the race, early Sunday morning.
The second annual running of the Great Peconic Race Sunday , a 19.5 mile circumnavigation of Shelter Island, was a resounding success, with great competition and camaraderie. Wades Beach, where the race began and ended, was turned into a late summer all-day festival.
Below, some images of the great day from Reporter staff photographer Beverlea Walz. (more…)