Shelter Island students who participated in Wednesday morning’s teach-in marking the one-month anniversary of the Parkland, Florida shootings. (more…)
Donald B. Bender
Donald B. Bender, a regular summer visitor to Shelter Island for more than six decades, passed away on December 11 after a brief illness. He was 95. (more…)
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Shelter Island takes care of its own. These Island groups represent all age groups and address a range of community programs and services, supported largely by volunteer efforts and donations. In addition, each of the Island’s churches provides outreach programs. During this season, please consider helping out or lending a hand — and let us know if we have inadvertently omitted any group.
Shelter Island’s Memorial Day events and ceremonies honor those who died while serving in America’s armed forces. (more…)
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Dave Clark, commander of the American Legion Mitchell Post 281 at the Legion Hall.
Dave Clark, commander of the American Legion Mitchell Post 281, has conflicted feelings about his service in the Marines, especially the months he spent in Beirut getting shot at.
But he is very clear about whose military service should be remembered on Memorial Day, and it’s not his.
“It’s a time to think of men and women who gave their lives, to reach out to their families and give them a hug,” Dave said. (more…)