03/30/15 2:01pm

 

CATHY DRISCOLL PHOTO Sleep like a bear at the Hotel de Glace, Quebec.

CATHY DRISCOLL PHOTO | Sleep like a bear at the Hotel de Glace, Quebec.

Want the adventure of a lifetime? Travel with your grandchild! You will get to places you never thought possible and really enjoy them.

The easiest way to do this is with intergenerational travels through Road Scholar; I was given this gem by Marcia Byington. There is a program in every state and a program for every interest. What makes these programs special is that they are geared to grandparents and grandchildren in different age groups (For example, 8 to 10 years old). Therefore, younger children are not in a group with teenagers. The programs start at about age 8, which is an age most children can bear to be away from home. (more…)

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03/30/15 12:39pm

 

JULIE LANE PHOTO Scott Murphy seeks approval from the ZBA to enlarge his house at 8 Chequit Avenue. The Heights Property Owners Corporation supports the application.

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Scott Murphy seeks approval from the ZBA to enlarge his house at 8 Chequit Avenue. The Heights Property Owners Corporation supports the application.

The Zoning Board of Appeals last Wednesday offered a mild reminder to Heights Property Owners Corporation general manager Stella Lagudis that when the organization renders an opinion of an application, it must clearly state whether it’s the product of the HPOC Board or a subcommittee. (more…)

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03/30/15 10:00am

 

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Don and Corinne Dunning, and their dog, Wally, enjoying some couch time in the Shelter Island home they built. Don is holding their wedding portrait, which he carries in his wallet.

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Don and Corinne Dunning, and their dog, Wally, enjoying some couch time in the Shelter Island home they built. Don is holding their wedding portrait, which he carries in his wallet.

Don Dunning is a man who enjoys telling a story on himself. Like the time he walked into Fedi’s shortly after finding out he had been elected to the board of the Shelter Island Public Library, and ran into Mimi Brennan, the Dorothy Parker of the Island.

Mimi congratulated him. “I said I was kind of shocked because I don’t even read that much,” Don said, and Mimi cracked, “I was shocked too, because I didn’t think you could read.” (more…)

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03/30/15 8:30am

 

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The Reporter took home four first place prizes awarded by the New York Press Association for journalism excellence.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The Reporter took home five first place prizes awarded by the New York Press Association for journalism excellence.

The New York Press Association honored your hometown paper this past weekend with eight prizes for journalism excellence — including five first place prizes — at its annual conference in Saratoga Springs. (more…)