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06/26/18 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | The annual Shelter Island Fireworks show is July 7, 2018.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | The annual Shelter Island Fireworks show is July 7, 2018.

With only a little under two weeks until the 61st annual Shelter Island fireworks show, fundraising efforts are still under way.

A rite of passage for children and a beloved tradition for adults, the annual pyrotechnics caps off a leisurely day of beaching, barbecuing with family and friends on Crescent Beach under the light-splashed night sky. (more…)

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PETER BOODY PHOTO | Bill and Mary Boeklen at home in May 2014. Mr. Boeklen died last summer, 22 days after being diagnosed with cancer.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Bill and Mary Boeklen at home in May 2014. Mr. Boeklen died last summer, 22 days after being diagnosed with cancer.

Listening to Mary Boeklen’s answering machine’s message, you’d likely conclude she’s a person without a care in the world.

That’s what faith can do, said South Ferry co-owner Cliff Clark, commenting on the strength that has carried Ms. Boeklen through the painful months since her husband, Bill, a much loved-South Ferry captain, died last summer, just 22 days after being diagnosed with cancer. (more…)