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10/16/18 6:00am

BOB DeSTEFANO

Well, you are over 35 years old and you think you are over the hill. You feel that your old fun-filled baseball games that you played as a child are part of your past. Not so fast!! If you live on Shelter Island, you still have the fun of the Old Timers softball game held every fall.

Yes, this was the game started back in 1973 by two fun community minded guys, Ben Jones and Jack Cahill. Jack backed his bar and restaurant, the old Harbor Inn, and Ben fought for The Dory. Fun was the name of the game back then and if last Sunday was any indication, it looks like things have not changed today.

Of course, they don’t have anyone like Frank Klenawicus today. People remember him dressing like a woman and he’d be a catcher behind home plate. In this high pitch game of softball, the pitcher will occasionally pitch a grapefruit instead of a ball. Too bad no batter fell for it because nothing is funnier than seeing them hit a grapefruit. (more…)

09/13/18 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Shelter Island’s 9/11 Memorial on North Ferry Road, Tuesday, September 11, 2018.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Shelter Island’s 9/11 Memorial on North Ferry Road, Tuesday, September 11, 2018.

Our country was changed forever on September 11, 2001, and in the aftermath of the terrible events of that day there has been nothing glorious — except the inspiring deeds of individuals in service to others. (more…)

10/24/17 12:00pm
EVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Emma Martinez Madjdisova gave a stirring rendition of the Star Spangled Banner before the start of the 5K Saturday.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Emma Martinez Madjdisova gave a stirring rendition of the Star Spangled Banner before the start of the 5K Saturday.

It was a red letter day for the Shelter Island School cross country teams as Kal Lewis, 15, and Joshua Green, 17, placed first and second respectively to win the top spots in their hometown 5K race Saturday. (more…)

09/08/17 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Shelter Island Fire Department members at the 9/11 memorial on the Center firehouse grounds, September 11, 2016 Sunday.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Shelter Island Fire Department members at the 9/11 memorial on the Center firehouse grounds, September 11, 2016.

Our country was changed forever on September 11, 2001, and in the aftermath of the terrible events of that day there has been nothing glorious — except the inspiring deeds of individuals in service to others. (more…)

12/28/16 8:00am
COURTERY PHOTO | Ben Jones

COURTESY PHOTO | Ben Jones

The cemeteries are filled with irreplaceable people, as the old saying goes. It’s true and not true, since we are all diminished by the deaths of those who have dedicated their lives to doing good, but there are always others who pick up the fallen standard to replace them. (more…)