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04/14/15 10:00am

 

COURTESY PHOTO Numbers 7, 8 and 9, Kelly Colligan, Kenna McCarthy and Margaret Michalak, from Shelter Island on The Fury Club Team.

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Numbers 7, 8 and 9, Kelly Colligan, Kenna McCarthy and Margaret Michalak, from Shelter Island on The Fury Club Team.

BY PETER McCARTHY
Three Shelter Island girls, Kelly Colligan, Kenna McCarthy and Margaret Michalak have all distinguished themselves at the high school varsity level, earning All-League, All-Conference and All-Tournament honors. But the last couple of years they’ve proved they can also play with the ‘big” girls at the more competitive Club Volleyball. This level of competition is where the best players from area schools join together to form All-Star teams to play in large regional tournaments. (more…)

04/12/15 3:00pm
RICHARD DENNING

RICHARD DENNING

If just the word “exercise” brings back memories of that sadistic grade school gym teacher, then you are my audience.

If you think finishing the 36th annual 10K on June 20 and winning the New York Lottery have equal probability, then congratulations, you fit the profile. If you accept a challenge to try — just try — I guarantee you will be a winner. (more…)

04/05/15 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Ron Jernick at work as the official scorer for the Miami Marlins.

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Ron Jernick at work as the official scorer for the Miami Marlins.

Hang around Shelter Island and you never know what will pop up next.

In the bank last week I ran into young Ron Jernick, town worker who helps keep the Island beautiful. Our discussion caught my full interest when he told me what his mom and dad were doing in Florida. Even though his parents moved away from the Island over 25 years ago, I did remember Ron Sr. but knew nothing about what he was doing or why he had moved to Florida. (more…)