BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Foaming fun at Camp Quinipet during its annual shaving cream fight. Camp Adventure has moved on campus for the week for children with cancer.
A ride through Camp Adventure on August 11 found suitcases and gear strewn throughout the area as campers — pediatric cancer patients and their siblings — arrived for a week-long respite from the stressful day-to-day logistics of their conditions. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO
During the fall, the Camp Adventure “family” gathered for its annual CampsGiving weekend at Quinipet. Campers and staff descend on Shelter Island Saturday for a week-long respite from cancer treatments to turn their attention to fun with friends.
Dinosaurs roamed the earth thousands of years ago and their remains have been uncovered by archeologists, but were they on Shelter Island? (more…)
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Because the town of Winneconne, Wisconsin wasn’t included on any maps, it filed for secession from the United States, but rescinded the secession declaration a day later.
The first air conditioned New York City subway car appeared on the F line that runs from the southern tip of Brooklyn, through Manhattan and out to Queens.
Singer, rock guitarist and songwriter Jimi Hendrix quit as the opening act for the Monkees during the group’s American tour.
Dr. Thomas Starzi at the University of Colorado performed the first successful liver transplant on a 19-month old child.
The Beatles signed a petition printed in the London Times calling for the legalization of marijuana
And on Shelter Island . . .
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Changing of the guard. Greg Sulahian congratulates new Fire Department Chief Anthony Reiter at the Center firehouse Monday evening.
When Greg Sulahian became chief of the Shelter Island Fire Department 17 months ago, he admits he had a big learning curve. He had expected to have another year as first assistant chief to learn the ropes, but when Will Anderson resigned as chief in November 2015, he was flung into the job and took it on with confidence, he said.
Still, after eight years in what’s known as “the chief’s line” and with children now grown, he and his wife Debbie agreed it’s time to have more time together and with their grandchildren. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Staffers and families who have been dealing with cancer gathered at Camp Quinipet in late November for the Kids Need MoRE CampsGiving retreat. Now they’re looking to next fall for a way to give back to Islanders who have supported their efforts over the years.
For 17 summers, Camp Quinipet has opened its doors to Camp Adventure for a week each August and Islanders have opened their hearts to children stricken with cancer and their siblings. (more…)