PETER BOODY PHOTO | Bill and Mary Boeklen at home in May 2014. Mr. Boeklen died last summer, 22 days after being diagnosed with cancer.
When a memorial service was scheduled for South Ferry Captain Bill Boeklen on a weekday afternoon last July at the American Legion Hall, the family asked that those attending wear “comfortable Hawaiian attire” and bring a beach chair or a blanket to sit on.
The dress code was because of Bill’s love of everything Hawaiian. The request to bring something to sit on was good advice for those who didn’t want to stand for hours, shoulder to shoulder, in the packed space. The turnout for Bill, his wife, Mary, and sons, Danny and Billy, was nothing short of extraordinary. Everyone who crammed into the room and those who had to stand in the lobby, however, weren’t in the least surprised at the support and love shown the Boeklen family. (more…)
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When British citizens voted in late June to leave the European Union, the referendum sparked fear in the global economy, prompting investors to sink their money into options long thought to be secure, such as treasuries.
In doing so, they benefited American homeowners by helping to further lower already plummeting interest rates on home mortgages. This makes it a good time to potentially lower your monthly payment by refinancing. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Dering Harbor Village Hall.
The Village of Dering Harbor had its annual reorganization meeting on Saturday, July 16.
The mayor and trustee voted on key appointments, acted on items of business and, after conducting a public hearing, put in place new regulations limiting the hours of for noisy construction projects in the Village. (more…)
BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO | Cori Cass at his desk at Chase.
Give this a try: For the year 2006, name the Heisman trophy winner, Miss America, Academy Award winners for Best Actor and Actress and the winner of the Pulitzer Prize. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | Artist’s rendering of new archival space and research center at the Shelter Island Historical Society.
A late November letter to Shelter Island Historical Society members reports the Society has about 90 percent of the $1.7 million it needs for construction of a new archival vault and research center. (more…)