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11/29/16 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Camp Quinipet hosted the Kids Need MoRE CampsGiving crowd for a retreat during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Camp Quinipet hosted the Kids Need MoRE CampsGiving crowd for a retreat during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

While the holidays can be a time for merriment and relaxation for many, some families with members who have cancer may find the fast pace anything but restorative.

That’s what brought 56 people — all involved with Kids Need MoRE — to Camp Quinipet this past weekend to participate in a their annual CampsGiving program of fun, relaxation and restoration. (more…)

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09/30/16 4:30pm
KATERINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | An artifact from when Shelter Island was a key player in the industry of the east coast.

KATERINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | An artifact from when Shelter Island was a key player in the industry of the east coast.

No one is indifferent to oysters. (more…)

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09/15/16 8:00am
BEVERLEA WAZLZ PHOTO Kayaks lining Wades Beach before the third annual Great Peconic Race Saturday.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Kayaks lining Wades Beach before the third annual Great Peconic Race Saturday.

Two years ago, when I turned 60, I decided I would kayak around Shelter Island as a personal challenge. With very little training, I set out one morning in a plastic sit-on-top 12-foot boat I’d bought for my wife. Seven hours later I finished and a bucket list item was checked off.

Later that summer I discovered after the running of the first Great Peconic Race (GPR) in 2014 that circumnavigating the Island in a kayak wasn’t exactly an original idea. When I saw the times posted by paddlers, I realized I had a lot of work to do. (more…)

08/25/16 2:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Happiness at the Shelter Island Fire Department's 53d annual Chicken Barbecue

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Happiness at Saturday’s Shelter Island Fire Department’s 53d annual Chicken Barbecue

The old saying, “No rest for the weary,” should be, “Little rest for the bravest,” when it comes to putting together one of summer’s greatest traditions for our community, the Shelter Island Fire Department’s Chicken Barbecue. (more…)

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08/16/16 1:59pm
SHARON DONNO PHOTO  The shaving cream fight, one of Camp Adventure’s favorite annual events, on the Camp Quinipet campus Monday.

SHARON DONNO PHOTO
The shaving cream fight, one of Camp Adventure’s favorite annual events, on the Camp Quinipet campus Monday.

It’s”Shark Week” at Camp Adventure, where more than 150 campers and as many staffers have gathered to celebrate a respite from doctors, hospitals and medical tests that has informed the young campers’ lives since they were diagnosed with cancer. (more…)